Rapper Adjnamedroach Is At The Centre Of The Water Crisis In Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi, is experiencing an unprecedented health crisis after the recent flooding disrupted its main water facility. While this is a natural disaster that nobody could predict, the results are catastrophic for the 200,000 people living in Jackson.

Rapper Adjnamedroach, born Bryan Dunn has donated more than 10,000 cases of water in the past two weeks to help the people in Jackson. He has been struggling to raise awareness of the issue by reaching out to his friends and family across the United States.

Rapper Adjnamedroach, says, “There’s a water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, and it seems like nobody cares.” He adds, “And I’m not one to accuse people of racism, I’ve got so many other worries in the world, and to be honest, it annoys me when that’s the first thing to come out of people’s mouths. But there aren’t many white people in Jackson, Mississippi, and I think that plays a role in this scenario.”

The water crisis has deprived people of safe running water for an indefinite period. The situation is so dire that schools have moved to virtual learning, restaurants are closing down, and stores are running out of water. Unfortunately, this crisis is expected to leave lasting effects on Jackson’s economy and business community.

Apart from the business sector, the regular people living in the area are forced to buy clean bottled water to survive these difficult times. Between the cost of drinking water and high water bills, the already low-income population is struggling to make ends meet.

Roshanda Shell, who works at a local hotel, says, “I spend about $200 on bottled water every month. That’s mainly what I use that money for, to buy five big cases of water for the month. I really want to leave Jackson so bad.”

Rapper Adjnamedroach (Bryan Dunn) is from Florida but has a lot of friends in Jackson. He confesses, “What’s going on in Mississippi is messed up. It’s hardly on their news. I don’t think I would even know about it if it weren’t for my friends. And I think that’s kind of how the world works. If you’re not living in a place or know someone who is, you simply block out bad things in the world because you’re focused on your own struggles. But we are talking about water. This is something so basic. I think everyone in the United States takes water for granted. At least from my point of view, I always expect to have it. I’ve never gone without water, whether at home or in jail, so I couldn’t even imagine going through something like this.”

This isn’t the first time the water system in Jackson has failed its residents. Last year, a harsh winter storm knocked the system out, leaving the people without clean water for a whole month. Even when they do have access to water, it’s not safe for drinking.

The severe floods last week were the final straw in an already failing system. They wreaked havoc on the treatment plan, and the city’s residents are still deprived of a critical necessity: water.

Experts agree that the crisis in Jackson isn’t sudden but has been building up for many years. The city is void of essential infrastructure upgrades because of insufficient funding. The leaders of this majority- Black city have been requesting additional funding to help resolve its problems. However, they haven’t received a positive response from the White Republicans who run the state.

In response to the critical situation in Jackson, Mississippi, state officials and the National Guard are distributing water in the city. However, there are many who don’t trust people in uniforms, including the 500 immigrant households residing there. 

State officials accept the crisis in Jackson as a human rights failure. They warned, “The consistent delays in timely maintenance have hampered (the water facility’s) ability to properly respond to the demands placed upon it.”

Rapper Adjnamedroach adds, “I can’t fix this. The cases of water I brought and passed out are probably long gone by now. There are so many people there, and I’ve given probably 10 or 20,000 cases of water, but the health department and common knowledge say the average person needs about 8 cups of water a day to survive with basic health. And I know for a fact that I personally drink about 3 to 4 times of that in a day. I guzzle down water and quench my thirst. I can’t imagine not being able to go to the faucets and get a big ol’ glass of water. Something needs to be done about this.”

“Call Elon Musk; I can’t fix this by myself. No way.”

Bryan Dunn is a regular person trying to make a difference, but he knows the scale of the calamity can’t be easily fixed. While some people are supporting his cause, he needs more volunteers to fund clean water for the residents of Mississippi.

Rapper Adjnamedroach insists that influential people with money like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos should come forward and help in this cause. Bryan Dunn and his friends are just rappers and not even rich ones, therefore, their resources are limited. “I’ve got a couple of thousands to my name, but I feel bad for these people. I can donate a few thousands of cases at a time, but that isn’t enough. I want to help these people. I want to help these kids. I grew up playing football in the yard, and running to the water house and guzzling it right from the hose. It was the best tasting water I ever had in my life, and I can’t believe there are kids living in the United States that can’t have that basic experience.”

 This is a national disaster that requires government attention. Rapper Adjnamedroach says, “I’m going to keep on donating water, but I wish the world would start caring and someone would fix this. Everybody wanted Joe Biden in the office; well, where is he at during all this? I haven’t seen one news story about him even mentioning the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi. I think Trump would’ve had this stuff fixed by now.”

 The residents of Jackson are a part of the United States, and their ‘American dream’ is as real as ours. Since clean water is a fundamental human right that no one should be deprived of, this issue needs national attention and immediate solutions.

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Hip Hop Cultures First Indoctrination Into Medellin, Colombia South America’s Historic Flower Festival

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History was made by Rob Rose (Robert Thorn III) and Pete Betiku of F.U. Entertainment, creators of the first annual Rose Festival, in Medellin, Colombia presented legend Coolio and Edley Shine of “Born Jamericans”, along with 27 other Latin American artists.
“If there was a Netflix series about Medellin, Coolio’s Gangster’s Paradise would be the theme song. It was very important to bring Coolio to Colombia as the headliner for the first annual Rose Festival. “Gangsters Paradise” is the most iconic hip hop song in the Country of Colombia. Rob Rose stated “Now that the seed has been planted, we at F.U. Entertainment plans to bring many international artists from multiple genres of music to the Rose Festival annually.”
Apache, Akapellah, Clandes, Pablo Medina and many more. After its success, the Rose Festival has been officially added to the city’s annual flower festival which has taken place over the past 61 years. Rose Festival is now the first music festival to be owned by foreigners. Added to the event list of the historic flower festival in Medellin Colombia.

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NEWARK NEW JERSEY’S ‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ NO MORE! HERE’S A RECAP OF ‘SOUL LINE DANCING’ AT THE 15th ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

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NEWARK NEW JERSEY’S ‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ NO MORE!

HERE’S A RECAP OF ‘SOUL LINE DANCING’ AT THE 15th ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL’S STEP 4 STEP LINE DANCING DEBUTS OUTSIDE IN THE PARK – FIRST TIME EVER

NEWARK, NJ (August 3) — The 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival, Newark NJ’s “best kept secret”, hosted a week long series of free outdoor events that included – for the first time ever – a “Soul Line Dancing” experience presented by Newark Symphony Hall.  Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing is a social dancing phenomenon that is an easy and energizing way to get some exercise while enjoying some great music and good company. Each dance is a choreographed routine set to music from the latest R&B artists to classic hits of the Motown and funk eras, gospel, zydeco, hip-hop, and everything in between. And in Jersey, you might even hear some old school house music.

The popularity of modern soul line dancing can be traced to a Broadway dancer named Ric Silver who devised a dance set to Jamaican reggae artist Bunny Wailer’s “Electric Boogie”.  The essential list of all time “Soul Line Dancing” hits now includes “The Wobble”, “The Cha Cha Slide”, “The Cupid Shuffle” and the iconic “Electric Slide” (performed at the end of the 1999 film The Best Man to Cameo’s “Candy”).  In Newark, NJ, Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing takes place the 2nd Friday of every month in Newark Symphony Hall’s Terrace Ballroom and is hosted by Andrea “Lil Bit” Mason, Jillian “Lady J” Barrick and Douglas “X-Man” Hawkins with tunes by DJ Chris Blues (We Dancing Over Here). In honor of Lincoln Park’s 15th Anniversary, the collective opted to bring the sensation to the festival house music day dance floor, where attendees received short lessons interspersed with  line dances that the entire community could enjoy.

Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing at the 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival Celebrating the Spirit of Dance, July 28, 2022 Photos courtesy of Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

About Lincoln Park Coast Music Festival

The annual Lincoln Park Music Festival (LPMF) is the largest music experience rooted in traditions of the African American and Afro Caribbean diaspora in the tri-state region.  LPMF has expanded into an audience of 50,000-60,000 international attendees that comes together, over two weekends, to experience multiple genres of music including Gospel, Jazz, House, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Kompa and of the Latinx/Hispanic diaspora, as well as film, tech and music business education.

About Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (Non-Profit, 501c3)

The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc. (LPCCD) is a non-profit organization actively engaged in the practice of economic development through Creative Placemaking. Its mission to plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of downtown Newark.  LPCCD’s main arts & culture programs are the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, Lincoln Park Music Speaks citywide humanities initiative, the Lincoln Park Jazzy Soul music series, the Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community Podcast and the public art initiative Lincoln Park Gallery Without Walls.

For more information about Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and its 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival, connect with @LincolnParkCoastCulturalDistrict and @LincolnParkMusicFestival on Facebook; follow @LincolnParkMusicFestival and @LPCCD on IG; and @LPCCD on Twitter.

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Former Motown Records recording artists Clarence KD McNair Gives Insightful Message at Mayor Brandon M. Scott Youth Summit

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Prophet Jones – Lifetime
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Youth Summit; July 28, 2022
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On July 28, 2022, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott hosted his second annual Youth Summit to connect youth with local entrepreneurs and provide skills for their entrepreneurship or career journey. Getting to the Bag: The Pathways to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Development in Baltimore had interactive breakout sessions, panel discussions, professional development activities, and more. Panelists included Deputy Mayor Ted Carter, Marc Broady, and Clarence “KD” McNair. “It was an honor to receive the invitation from the Mayor’s office to give encouraging words to our youth,” McNair said. “It was important for me to discuss how to overcome the challenges in business and  life.” McNair is a Baltimore, Maryland native who began his career as a recording artist and producer in his early teenage years. He landed a music contract with his mother’s help at Motown Records. KD was a part of Prophet Jones. Prophet Jones was an hip-hop\R&B group from Washington, D.C. that consisted of Patrick “P” Rowe, Kevin “K.D.” Jackson, Tony “Hollywood” Dumas and Jerome “Goldee” Lattisaw (who is also known as the brother of R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw). This opportunity led his music group to work with Grammy-awarded music producers. In November 2019, McNair released his first book “Give It One More Try,” to shed light on the importance of mental fitness. He shares the depths of his early traumatic experiences and how he found ways to push for the life he has now. “Most of our challenges sometimes start at home,” McNair said. “Maybe you want to change your family’s future, but there are so many challenges seeking to influence self-doubt. Remember to find value in what’s worth the challenges to stay motivated to achieve your goals.” McNair continued his message by expressing the power of mentorship. He believes that if he realized the value of mentorship as a recording artist, he could have better maximized his opportunities during his career. Today, he is a successful brand architect and author who advocates for programs that help the youth “get ready for obstacles in the world.” Many of his teachings focus on mental health and positive solutions for minorities.

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Former Motown Records recording artists Clarence KD McNair Gives Insightful Message at Mayor Brandon M. Scott Youth Summit

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Prophet Jones Live at the Teen People Magazine Event (1998)
https://youtu.be/Tqrq1_JfNyE

Youth Summit; July 28, 2022
https://youtu.be/mm36ToChPAA

On July 28, 2022, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott hosted his second annual Youth Summit to connect youth with local entrepreneurs and provide skills for their entrepreneurship or career journey. Getting to the Bag: The Pathways to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Development in Baltimore had interactive breakout sessions, panel discussions, professional development activities, and more. Panelists included Deputy Mayor Ted Carter, Marc Broady, and Clarence “KD” McNair. “It was an honor to receive the invitation from the Mayor’s office to give encouraging words to our youth,” McNair said. “It was important for me to discuss how to overcome the challenges in business and  life.” McNair is a Baltimore, Maryland native who began his career as a recording artist and producer in his early teenage years. He landed a music contract with his mother’s help at Motown Records. KD was a part of Prophet Jones. Prophet Jones was an hip-hop\R&B group from Washington, D.C. that consisted of Patrick “P” Rowe, Kevin “K.D.” Jackson, Tony “Hollywood” Dumas and Jerome “Goldee” Lattisaw (who is also known as the brother of R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw). This opportunity led his music group to work with Grammy-awarded music producers. In November 2019, McNair released his first book “Give It One More Try,” to shed light on the importance of mental fitness. He shares the depths of his early traumatic experiences and how he found ways to push for the life he has now. “Most of our challenges sometimes start at home,” McNair said. “Maybe you want to change your family’s future, but there are so many challenges seeking to influence self-doubt. Remember to find value in what’s worth the challenges to stay motivated to achieve your goals.” McNair continued his message by expressing the power of mentorship. He believes that if he realized the value of mentorship as a recording artist, he could have better maximized his opportunities during his career. Today, he is a successful brand architect and author who advocates for programs that help the youth “get ready for obstacles in the world.” Many of his teachings focus on mental health and positive solutions for minorities.

Maxwell Billieon and Los Angeles County Community College District (LACCD) Announce New Deal For CAPITALIZE Virtual Program

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Los Angeles, Ca: Maxwell Billieon and Los Angeles County Community College District (LACCD) announce new deal for CAPITALIZE virtual business program.

Maxwell Billieon is a multi-media businessman and Los Angeles County Commissioner. Mr. Billieon is recently in the media as the socio-political advisor to Wendy Williams in her battle against banking giant Wells Fargo. Mr. Billieon brings his CAPITALIZE business program to LACCD to address Los Angeles’ need for it’s college students to learn innovative modernized business practices. Commissioner Billieon designed CAPITALIZE as a 100% virtual alternative to pre-covid classroom attendance demands.

Launching on the LACCD virtual platform both enrolled college students and non-students will be able to attend virtually. CAPITALIZE will kick-off inJuly 2022 with a bevy of superstar business professionals as Mr. Billieon’s guest teachers. The first of which is superstar NBA Hall of Fame basketball player and international businessman, Isiah Thomas. Mr. Thomas and Mr. Billieon teamed up for their forthcoming INDUSTRIAL HEMP program which is the works with LACCD’s Pierce College. For the July 2022 CAPITALIZE debut, Isiah will teach his Top 4 business principles to become a successful business person.

“Capitalize is a groundbreaking virtual business platform for everyone that wants to learn the modern business principles for success”, Mr. Billieon say’s.

Mr. Billieon who was the Executive Producer of “Maxed Out” on WE tv digital and is a Two time Best-Selling author has a new ig page for CAPITALIZE and there is a youtube channel in the works to be launched in June 2022.

For more info follow the new CAPITALIZE instagram page @capitalizellc.

NYC EVENT: Bobby Schmurda, Dave East, Cam’ron, and more come together to Support the Robert Fulton Community with Avianne FIT

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CELEBRITY AND LUXURY THIRD GENERATION JEWELERS AVIANNE & CO’S AVIANNE FIT GIVE BACK TO THE INNER CITY WITH A MESSAGE OF “SPREAD HOPE NOT HATE” AND “STOP THE VIOLENCE” WITH BASKETBALL AND BURGERS ON MAY 22nd

Tournament To Be Held at Manhattan’s Robert Fulton Community

Food and Drinks by Burgerology Midtown

Basketball Gear by Lasso and HypeKills Inc

Face painting for kids by Maya

Sounds by DJ Jus Ske and DJ Rob Dinero

Special Guests: Cam’ron, Dave East, James Bouknight, Chris Colbert, Gerald Hodges, Andrew Stiller, 26AR, Bobby Shmurda , GaleBrewer (Member of the City Council, Former Manhattan Bureau President) and more.

New York, NY – (May 17, 2022) – Famed Luxury Avianne & Co. known for their creation of bespoke jewelry for some of today’s best of the best in pop culture including Pete Davidson, Coi Leray, Future, 21 Savage, Migos, T-Pain, the Kardashian Family, Von Miller (MVP of Super Bowl 50), Bobby Shmurda, Kevin Durant, Jalen Green, Carlos Arroyo, Jada Pinkett Smith and many others have taken their message of hope to the inner city. Avianne Fit was born to inspire kids in the inner city to give them hope, inspiration and give them a steady mentorship program.

Brothers Joe and Izzy Aranbayev, the Avianne & Co second generation family leaders of their successful brand were brought to the States to learn the family business and craft the brand that exists today. The hard work that it has taken to build this business from being in the hardcore streets of the culture to the luxury world of the diamond business wasn’t without its pitfalls and tribulations. Joe Aranbayev took what he learned and channeled his emotion for the positive and learned the art of Judo which led to the birth of Avianne Fit.

Avianne Fit is the luxury brand’s health and wellness branch that works with inner city youth around New York City and the boroughs to help give kids structure through physical activity and sport. On May 22 from 3pm – 8pm, Joe Aranbayev along with his decorated allies for the advancement of Aranbayev’s message of “Spread Hope, Not Hate” and “Stop the Violence” to give back to the Robert Fulton community and get the youth involved with a celebrated Basketball tournament as a positive way for kids to play and interact with public figures from their community. In addition, Avianne Fit has committed to donating to the community on the day of this event. Cam’ron, Dave East, DJ Jus Ski, Bobby Schmurda, James Bouknight, Richardson Hitchins, Zachary Ochoa, Chris Colbert, Gale Brewer (Member of the City Council, Former Manhattan Bureau President) are among the special guests scheduled to appear. The event will also feature face painting by Maya for the kids to enjoy. Food and Beverages will be provided by Burgerology Midtown. “Working with people from all walks of life that include music, politicians, athletes, and business owners is so very important as I want to show the kids that a dream can be possible and hard work through positivity and hope with working on one’s selves from the inside from a health and wellness perspective only makes kids feel better about themselves. When we moved to this country, we had strong family ties that helped us kids focus and learn a craft that helped us self-serve in our community. We grew up in the inner city hard knocks of East New York which is why it’s so important to give back,” says Joe Aranbayev.

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[Event April 30th 2022] Fine Dining For Your Soul

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Fine Dining For Your Soul was created by a restaurant owner who lost her business during COVID and wanted to continue to serve and inspire others. Notcho Momma Seafood and many other businesses had to close its doors so Business Owner Katrina Jones wanted to prove that God can turn your lemons into lemonade. She created an event where people can learn about business and avoid the mistakes she encountered and enjoy high quality food prepared with her recipes. Fine Dining For Your Soul is an event designed for you to look at the potential in you and make something out of nothing. It’s designed to spark the flame in you!

Atlanta rising star Clay James just revealed the full line-up for his ‘Clay James & Friends’ Stage during SXSW

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Atlanta rising star Clay James just revealed the full line-up for his ‘Clay James & Friends’ Stage during SXSW in Austin, Texas presented by Strictly 4 Da Streets. This concert series started in Savannah, Georgia which is James’ hometown and it featured some of the areas hottest acts. Due to the success of the first show, Clay decided to bring the concert series to Atlanta, and it was a sold out show. Now it’s time for Austin to get a glimpse of what Clay James and his Playas Club Music Group movement has to offer. There is no better time for James to showcase his talent as well as his artists’ than during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. As a lot of you may recall James went to SXSW and performed on a number of stages in 2016 and that is how he caught the eyes of hip hop legend Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records imprint, then the rest was history. Clay James & Friends Concert will be held on March 18th 12-6p at Tellers 607 Trinity Street Austin, Texas and it features some big independent acts from all over the country as well as the entire Playas Club Music Group roster. These acts include: Pimp Sweet Tooth, Sunni The Rapper, Runway Richy, Bigg Troye, King Elway, Kris J, Petty Levels, Popp Hunna, Pee Supreme, Squalla, DAD, Tommy Swisher, Fabdon, Trigger Oc, and many more. The music will be held down by DJ Iceberg and it’s hosted by Class Of Stoners. This concert is definitely a must see if you’re in Austin for SXSW.

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When it comes to Hip Hop Concerts on the West Coast, iKon Presents is setting a new standard!

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It’s no secret that Las Vegas has become the Entertainment Capitol of the world. Home of some of the biggest festivals in the world, EDC, Life Is Beautiful, Day N Vegas, IHeart, & others.

iKon Presents recently announced their own home-grown festival names Strong Music Festival. The 1 day event will feature 12 artists including Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, Tory Lanez, Lil Tecca, Las Vegas’s Very Own Dizzy Wright & others.

There has been a void to large hip hop concerts in Vegas, and outside of the clubs on the strip, no one has done hip hop concerts the right way in Vegas in a long time. With shows like the festival & Lil Durk coming up, as well as Rod Wave, Bryson Tiller, Blxst, and others recently, it’s great to see Hip Hop finally has a home in one of the countries fastest growing cities.

visit ikonpresents.com or instagram.com/ikonpresents for more info & tickets to their upcoming shows.