Indie Wednesdays: J Alston


Welcome back to another edition of Indie Wednesdays!
This week we present an emcee originally from Cameron, NC who goes by the name of J Alston.
Not long ago he made moves to Atlanta to further his dreams and now he's about to drop napalm with his LP later this month!
"We Good" the title of his leading single featuring "Rashine LoKey" is a melodic groove complimented with flows that cut through the track like a hot knife to butter, real smooth.
With a drake-esque hook and its mesmerizing production by "Kid Class", you are guaranteed to get pulled into a zone!
We decided to link up with "J" and ask him a few questions to learn more about his beginnings, his move to the "A", and his new album!

Check out our Q&A below! ...READ MORE

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Do Different and Make a Difference...

Do Different and Make a Difference...

Today is filled with new opportunities. The choice is yours what you do with them. In every moment, every action, every word and every thought there is an opportunity. In every place and every circumstance, opportunity is abundant. But you have to decide to seize the opportunity and turn it into something wonderful.

Today you can do different and make a difference. Take the opportunity as it presents itself and create a difference.

All your hopes, desires and dreams are yours for a reason. You have a unique, beautiful and vital purpose. Strive to find that purpose in every opportunity that you are given.

Even the smallest accomplishments from yesterday will move you forward.
Nothing about your day is ever wasted. Every moment, every action, every word and every thought contributed to where you are right now.
Today choose to give yourself permission to make something truly wonderful out of this day.

Seize the opportunity that is now within your reach. Success is y ...READ MORE

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Vinyl Destination | Ep. 16 'Proper Lube' On Season 2 With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

Okay, okay. Been a minute since we came with the Vinyl Destination posts. Apologies all around to all appropriate parties. AND sooo... if you are a stickler for watching in order, we do a solid. Start by watching AFTER THE JUMP (start it from the bottom then come here).

So we come to day 3 of European jaunt for this Vinyl Destination episode. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the best in the biz, riding out in the world's smallest minivan, to Annecy, France. Not always 'deluxe accommodations' but chilling. Cookies and chips. get it IN... Pop Plage!! Then off Belfast, Ireland. Then to London...whew, they're working people! And before you ask, yes the title is indeed 'Proper Lube' and NO... not saying anymore about that here. Watch the vid.

"Community hand towels? I'm cool. ...READ MORE

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2014 Neighborhood Awards - Arrivals [PICS]

Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson

LisaRaye McCoy, Kandi Burruss, Michael Jai White, Chrisette Michele, and more....the celebrities were out to support Steve Harvey's 12th Annual Neighborhood Awards. Photographer Aaron J. and were there to bring you the experience! Previously in Las Vegas, Nevada, this year's event and weekend of activity was held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center. Many of the nation's neighborhood choirs, barbershops, community leaders, and more were recognized.

For more pics from this event's star studded blue carpet sponsored by Ford Motor Co, including many of the nominees and more of the celebrities, check out

Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson


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DMVF Unleashed

DMVF Unleashed

Check out tonight's episode of DMVF Unleashed with Big Hurt Bryan Carr and BLKGOP Jason Terrell. Enjoy the fun in Hurt's House.

Show starts at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST. Listen to the live stream at or call in at 347-215-8558 ...READ MORE

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Meet Esther Renee Daniels Wright and Yemaja Jubilee


The Sharvette Mitchell Radio Show | | Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. EST

First Segment: Bestselling Author Esther Renee' Daniels Wright of What's Under Your Rug? Bestselling Author | Speaker | Empowerment Coach | Minister About The Book Have you been harboring unforgiveness, bitterness, and feelings of self-defeat? Is the guilt of your past hindering your plans for the future? Are you ready to overcome your hidden issues and walk victoriously and unashamed? This inspirational and effective book is a great resource for anyone ready to take their relationship with God to the next level. Through God's Word. This book offers encouragement and hope for healing and freedom. This heartfelt work offers steps to assist in the journey through love and compassion.

Second Segment: Yemaja Jubilee of Cultural Libations Movement and Motivational Specialist Yemaja presents a new show, "Vivacious" - A Tribute to Minnie Riperton ?at The Shop Zero 4th Street - August 22nd @ 7:30 P. ...READ MORE

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Happiness is a Cause...

Happiness is a Cause...

Happiness is a cause, not a result. Which explains why there are plenty of people who appear to have every reason for happiness, but are in fact miserable. And there are others who seem to have no reason to be happy, yet they are as happy as can be.

There are many people that find themselves waiting for a reason before allowing themselves to be happy. The problem is that reason will likely never come. But when you find yourself able to be happy even though there's no reason for it, pretty soon an abundance of reasons will start to appear.
When you choose to smile, there will be much to smile about. When you choose to be thankful, there will be plenty of reasons for being thankful. Remember that happiness is a cause, not a result. Don't make your happiness conditional. When you do, you'll limit it and drive it away.
So instead of waiting for happiness to flow toward you, let it flow from you. Such happiness will never fail to find its own very good reasons. After all, happine ...READ MORE

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DJ Blakmagic Helps 'Usher' In the 15-Year Celebration of the R&B King's New Look Foundation

Good work by the homie DJ Blak Magic. A video recap of the celebration for the good work Usher's New Look Foundation has been doing over the past 15 years. Scholarships for the youth; this year raising over a million dollars' worth. Check out the celebs in the house, including but not limited to, hosting duties held down by fellow ATL-ien Ludacris.

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Events: Rapper Big Pooh & CYHI The Prince

Events: Rapper Big Pooh & CYHI The Prince

Rapper Big Pooh 8.21 / CYHI 8.25. Both in ATL. Mark your calendars. Check the flyers below for details.

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Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds...

...Much like jazz... they have no rhythm or no rhyme

Unexpected improv patterns

Impromptu peaks, plateaus and valleys

I even dig the darkest places

Like cognac and live blues in sexy night spot spaces

Tucked into a cozy booth

Where shadows hide your inner truth

Thoughts come in waves of depth and intensity

Much like the soul stirring bass of R&B

And ideas come and go in droves

Few settle in to make themselves at home

Yeah, your mind is like sweet music

And I love the way you use it

Not of sound mind some might say

But I love all of the sounds you play

An infinitely intelligent instrument

Playing wisdom and words and wondrous whit

I see you...

And I get you

Unlike most mere mortals do

I hear you... mentally
No need to explain verbally

Beautiful... dangerously
Exuding and executing creative mastery

I'm so attracted to your mind that I can't get you out of mine...

Perhap ...READ MORE

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