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|Tue, March 2, 2021 at 7:51 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
VANCOUVER, BC, March 24th, 2021 - "Till The End," a new single from up-and-coming hip hop artist Samson Brown, has officially hit streaming platforms. Written by Brown and produced by Saad & Tory Danhousen, the edgy and provocative hip hop track can now be streamed and playlisted via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and more.
A departure from Samson's typical R&B style, Till The End showcases Brown's maturity as an artist into a more aggressive and confrontational hip hop genre. The rising Vancouver-based rapper's captivating cadence and vocal flair are set to act as a catalyst for what looks like a crazy year for the young artist. Brown blends his boundary-pushing vocals, akin to artists like JPEG MAFIA and DoeBoy, with heavy and intoxicating electronics and a cadence that can be easily traced to his influences from 2Pac and Biggie Smalls.
"This song is very different from most of the other songs that I've recorded in the past, it's more aggressive and really edgy. I wanted to give my listeners a different and new type of vibe that they never heard from me before," says Brown.
The rising star, who has over 24k followers on Spotify, recorded the track in Toronto and says he was inspired by the mood he was locked into in the city. The narrative is inspired by an innocent one-night-stand that blew out of control. "I hooked up with a girl from the bar and it turned out she had a boyfriend that wasn't pleased to find out in the morning," says the artist.
Raised in Edmonton after immigrating from Ghana, Brown started making music at the age of 13 on his Windows '98 computer, mixing songs on OG software Mixcraft. Brown says although he cites old school hip hop as his main inspiration, he is also inspired by how much the genre has evolved over the years. "The whole culture-it's grown so much, and I'm really happy to be a part of it," says Brown. "Till The End" is the first of many upcoming hip hop singles that Brown is dropping this spring. Listen to the new track here.
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|Mon, February 22, 2021 at 12:37 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Meet Mike Bellot, the CEO and Co-Founder of Solo Bag - an innovative school backpack that provides light for reading and power for charging mobile phones and tablets. The backpack was cleverly designed with a built-in solar panel to help students in third world countries who have little to no reliable access to electricity.
Bellot, who is 26-years old and from Haiti, studied global politics and international trade in Taiwan. He says he was inspired to invent the bag when his cousin tragically died from a fire in Haiti. His cousin, who aspired to be a doctor, had been studying late at night when the candle he was using caused a fire in his house and sadly he became trapped inside.
After the tragic incident, Bellot became determined to create a solution that would be safer, cost-effective, and accessible - not only to Haitians - but also to the other 1.2 billion people around the world who do not have access to electricity, according to the International Energy Agency in 2016.
Solo Bag, which was created with the help of Mike's friend, Torcel Wendianne, is embedded with a solar panel that absorbs energy that is stored in a battery bank. It powers the LED lamp installed in the bag, and it's enough power to safely illuminate a room for up to 6 hours - plenty of time for students to do their homework at night. The bag also comes with a USB port where mobile phones and other electronic devices can be charged and a GPS tracker in case they are lost.
Forbes Magazine says that Bellot is among the 10 most prolific Haitian entrepreneurs reinventing Haiti's narrative. He was also one of the 100 winners of Meaningful Business in 2020 and was named "The Most Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2019" by the young International Chamber (JCI-Haiti).
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|Sat, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Micah Harrigan, a 10-year old entrepreneur from Philadelphia who started selling lemonade on the sidewalk last summer, is ready to upgrade his business. In fact, he just purchased a school bus that he plans to convert into a food truck.
Micah, a 5th-grade honors student, thought of the lemonade business idea last winter. Since it wasn't ideal at that time, he was only able to work it out last March before the stay-at-home orders were executed.
He started packaging the lemonade and iced tea in bottles and bags but it wasn't cost-effective. Three months after, he discovered 16-ounce clear plastic cups with lids and used those to pack lemonade he sold at his sidewalk stand. On the first day, his company, Micah's Mixx, instantly sold out.
With the help of social media promotion from Micah himself and other people who shared his story, his sales continued to increase. He eventually began doing pop-up events and sold more than 1,500 bottles. He saved up from his profits and also received donations in cash and in-kind from people who believed in him.
His mother, Danielle, first thought of purchasing a trailer to attach to her car but realized that it wouldn't be easy to drive that in the city. That's when they began searching for mini school buses online. Eventually, they found and purchased a yellow minibus for $4,000 that was previously owned by a private school.
Now, they have started a GoFundMe page to help raise the funds needed to convert the bus into a food truck with counters and refrigeration, which would cost around $10,000. So far, they have raised over $1,700 of their goal.
Once Micah is able to officially launch his lemonade food truck business, he says that he hopes to sell more bottles of lemonade to pay his mother back and give away free lemonade to the homeless people who live in his city as well.
For more details about Micah and his journey, follow him on Instagram @micahsmixx