Every rose needs the rain sometimes. How true is that? Pain and hurt serve as obstacles in life that help us to bloom and evolve. Sometimes we have to let it go and release the tears and hidden emotions. August Alsina's new single "Song Cry" produced by Brandon Hodge is so sincere and true. August speaks on numerous things on the track such as two faced people , undercover haters, trying to figure out which way to go in life , learning how to love, the loss of his brother, hate from his family , and how fame nor money can't get the love that he wants from those close to him, and staying inebriated to distance his mind from hurting . This song is so on point. August also references to contemplating suicide. (So glad he didn't ) . I think it's so important that August is telling his story and letting his supporters know that they can relate. That fame isn't all it's made out to be. That there are still problems and things money can't buy. To anyone that may be reading this if you are in a rough place in your life remember that it's okay to cry, it's okay to ask for help, and it's okay to let people know how you really feel. You can get through it ! It may seem hard now but things will change for the better. If you are thinking of committing suicide please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention hot line 1-800-273-8255. August is for sure letting his soul cry through these words. Even though he's stating that he's hurt by the people around him, he still has their back and still cares for them. This is a real track! I feel it. I'm pretty sure we all have cried once or a couple times because of pain whether internal or external. No matter who you are or what you are a going through a good cry and release of emotion whether its through tears, singing, art, dancing, writing etc , just might make you feel better. Just to get it out of your system. Who knows your story might just inspire someone else to keep going and not give up. I think August is a great and gifted young man.I'll keep him in prayer for sure. August releases his sophomore album "This Thing Called Life" soon. Stay tuned to his Twitter @AugustAlsina for updates.
Purchase August Alsina "Song Cry" http://smarturl.it/iSongCry
As a 24 year old I'm really looking forward to "25" Adele's new album. It's been four years since her last album "21" released. The glamorous mom, singer, and songwriter is back with her first single "Hello" written by herself and Greg Kurstin. Adele quickly takes you into her world with her soul touching , heart felt, voice and lyrics ( Did anyone else fight back tears)? This song is so emotional and moving. You just might want to pick up the phone and say "Hello" to your ex or someone you miss dearly. Adele released her single and video the same day starring Tristan Wilds as her leading guy (perfect choice by the way). The video is directed by director and actor Xavier Dolan. The video is beautiful shot in sepia tone and it's the first video to be shot in IMAX. The scenery, the rain, and the camera angles together create a gripping yet refulgent visual. "Hello" gained over a hundred million views within 24 hours earning its title as the second video to get the most streams on Vevo. "Hello" is amazing and Adele looks stunning in her fur coat in the woods as the leaves fall . Her track list for "25" released and here it is
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion
Oh, I can not wait for this album! Adele is back with a new power, a new outlook, and a new walk and style . Adele has stepped into a whole new path and she's happy to thrive ! On November 20, 2015 you'll be able to purchase "25" .
‘Hello' is taken from the new album, 25, out November 20. http://adele.com
Pre-order from iTunes http://smarturl.it/itunes25
Pre-order from Amazon http://smarturl.it/25amazon
Pre-order from Google Play http://smarturl.it/hellogplay
If you haven't heard 23 year old Tiffany Evans new EP "All Me" let me put you on right now. The beautiful songstress is spicing up the seven track project with her soulful, lovable, and strong voice. Tiffany's vocals are solid and her lyrics are enticing, charming, blazing, sexy, mature, and turned up. She is letting everyone hear and see her growth as not only a artist but a young women as well.
"All Me" EP is truly a must have. Vocally and lyrically Tiffany Evans has given us a project that you want to keep on repeat, share with your friends, and turn on "T.M.I" or "Talk A Good Game" and dance for your boo! She delivered this one first class okay hunee! Speaking of "Hunee", Tiff released some really dope and fly bomber jackets displaying her number "92" , under her "EyeHunee" brand. Visit (www.eyehunee.com) .It's official the young CEO is working 100 Percent and I love it! The EP is straight fire from the lyrics to the instrumentals. I think it's too cool that Fetty Wap is featured on her song "On Sight". So check out a few of her tracks below and purchase "All Me" . Tiffany is doing it big ! Congratulations girl! Hands in da air all the way! Me and you should definitely do an interview soon lady!
Tiffany Evans Instagram :https://instagram.com/tiffanyevansofficial/
Tiffany Evans Twitter : https://twitter.com/mstiffevans
Buy "All Me" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AllMe
Buy "All Me" on Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gAllMe
Buy "All Me" on Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/aAllMe
Atlantic Records artist PnB Rock released his mixtape "RNB3" today on iTunes. The mixtape is lit from beginning to end. PnB Rock delivers fire projects and performances . I've seen PnB Rock perform live at the Revolt "Local Love Tour" and Power 99's "Powerhouse 2015" . Although he has a laid back demeanor he puts on a very entertaining show that gets the crowd super hype. The girls were go crazy for the "On Fleek" , "Hit Me Up" rapper. His new mixtape "RnB 3" shows exactly why he's rocking Philadelphia right now. The mixtape is popping! It's trill, adrenalizing, and unique. PnB Rock even linked with rapper Fetty Wap for his track "Jealous"
( hotttt collab). I dig the entire project . I think you ladies will definitely enjoy it too. I also think the fellas will definitely rock with him on this one.
Congrats PnB Rock on your deal with Atlantic and the release of your mixtape. Much success!
Purchase "RnB 3"
The Mogul Minute has been rocking with singer and actor Rotimi since his "Beautiful Music" , "The Resume" and "While You Wait Days". So it's definitely a thrill to see him on the big screen in movies such as "Black Nativity" and "Divergent" and as well s the TV screen . Don't you love his role as "Andre" on the Starz Series "Power" produced by 50 Cent? One things for sure Rotimi's #TeamROyals are loving his single "LOTTO" ft 50 Cent. Today Rotimi just released the official video on BETJams and MTVJams. Rotimi definitely hit the jackpot with this one so check it out. If you want more Rotimi follow him on
Twitter @Rotimi and Instagram @RotimiMusic .
So hit the play button on "Lotto" below and keep winning !
S/o to Rotimi, 50 Cent and G-Unit Records.
Here's a Throwback Thursday , my first interview with Rotimi (Here) .
Its been a minute , it's definitely time for a new one.
Canadian born music artist Tory Lanez is super duper dope. The young rapper and singer is making it clear he's in a lane of his own. His recent single "Say It" is so addictive. I personally can not stop listening to it ( It's literally on repeat on my iPhone ) .The smooth sample mix of the 1992 hit " If You Love Me" by Brownstone and Tory's sleek mod fresh lyrics are perfectly blended for a new school classic. On his song B.L.O.W , Tory raps about people who doubted him and how he can't wait to blow on them. Well with #1 peak position on the Billboard charts , a spot on the USA Top 100, and tons of fans he's definitely blowing up. He released a fire EP this summer called "Cruel Intentions" and his debut album is set to release in 2016. Tory is kicking off his "The SwaveNation Tour " featuring special guest West Coast rapper Boogie (@BoogieTheBeast) on
October 27, 2015 in Boston, MA . Tickets are now on sale (Here) .If You want to hang out with Tory during his tour make sure you Shazam "Say It" to enter the official Shazam contest. You can tell Tory is definitely going to keep the game lit because he is an impressive and supreme talent. So just say SAY IT , "Tory Lanez is HOT because he's doing more than just proving it.
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SwaveNation
Instagram : https://instagram.com/torylanez
Vevo : Tory Lanez Vevo
Buy "Say It" on iTunes (Here)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : STEVE HARVEY AND ELLEN DEGENERES ARE PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOUR LITTLE BIG SHOT ( WRITTEN BY THE MOGUL GIRL)
Multi award winning, comedians, TV show host and moguls Ellen Degeneres and Steve Harvey are producing their new show "Little Big Shots". The world knows that these two big shots love to give back in a even bigger way. They love kids and they've used their platform as celebrities to enlighten and change their lives in major ways. Their show "Little Big Shots" will show case the nations most extraordinarily talented, quirky, and fun kids. Steve Harvey is the official host of the show. Just know you will see kids that will make you say wow , experience some heart warming moments, and you're in for lots of laughs. "Little Big Shots" begins filming in Hollywood , October 23, 2015 to October 31, 2015. Wouldn't you love to be there for the taping of the show? Well , Steve and Ellen would love to have you in the audience. You can get tickets here via On Camera Audiences. You must be 16 or over to attend . Make sure you follow @IAmSteveHarvey and @TheEllenShow for updates. So get your tickets and stay tuned for the official debut of "Little Big Shots". I think this is an awesome opportunity for kids to share their talent on TV with the world. Huge shout out to Steve Harvey and Ellen Degeneres for putting the spotlight on the Little Big Shots across the nation and continuing to give kids the opportunities to follow their dreams.
Chris Brown is many things phenomenal, creative, he's one of the greatest dancers and singers, he's legendary, he's an electrifying artist but most of all he is a FATHER. The country boy from Virginia is happy to be the father of his beautiful 1 year old daughter Royalty. Have you seen the pictures and videos of Chris Brown and his little princess? You can see the joy, happiness, love and the fact that he is so proud to be her dad. Well Chris Brown is letting us all know that it's all about 'ROYALTY". He is releasing his seventh studio album entitled "Royalty" featuring his singles "Liquor" and "Zero. Of course #TeamBreezy is anticipating this album. CB let us know via Hot 97's own Ness and Camilo that the album is set to release November 27, 2015 "Black Friday" . Happy aren't we ? Yes indeed! Chris is the definition of an artist both in music as well as his #Konfuzed art. I'm looking forward to this album and more videos. Huge shout out to Riveting Entertainment for Chris Brown's amazing "Liquor/Zero" visuals. This album is going to be exactly what its named "Royalty" and definitely it's show off Breezy's kingship for sure . Today he released his album cover above. He's holding his princess in his arms. Love It !!! So watch the video and click the links below for more breezy. I definitely hope that Chris Brown links with PixMob (Here) when he goes on his tour for "Royalty" Mike G ! That would be out of this world!
"Zero" Available Now!
Listen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Zeros?IQid=YT
Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/Zeroa?IQid=TY
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Zerog?IQid=YT
"Liquor" Available Now!
Listen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/CBLiquors?IQid=YT
Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/CBLiquora?IQid=YT
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/CBLiquorg?IQid=YT
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THE MOGUL MINUTE : THE MISSION CONTINUES DEE-1 "MY STUDENT GOT MURDERED (BOTH SIDES OF THE GUN" VIDEO ( WRITTEN BY THE MOGUL GIRL )
There's a Yiddish proverb that says " The soldiers fight and the kings are heroes". New Orleans lyricist Dee-1 is both a soldier and a hero. As a soldier he is fighting for change, Jesus, positivity, and mission vision . He is using his heart and voice to change lives. As a hero he is saving the youth and adults by being real, righteous, and relevant. This guy is so strong and unstoppable. This week Dee-1 released the visuals for his song "My Student Got Murdered (Both Sides Of The Gun) off of his 3's Up EP. The song is based on a true story. Dee-1 was a teacher in New Orleans before leaving the class room to pursue his dream as an artist. These boys that Dee-1 speaks on in this song were his students. These two kids definitely meant a lot to him and this murder affected Dee-1 heavy because he knew the shooter and the victim (both sides of the gun) .However, to be honest and tell the truth Dee-1 is still teaching through his music and videos. His classroom just got bigger . It isn't inside of a building the world is his classroom. He is unafraid to tell the truth, speak up, and say what needs to be said . He is standing for something real and that can not be shaken or moved. This video is proof that the violence needs to stop, that our youth needs us, and that what happens at home can have a positive or negative outcome .Therefore things needs to be changed in households all over. The shirt that Dee-1 wears reads "Silence Is Violence". Deep right? Another truth. Not speaking up and keeping quiet doesn't help the situation at all. Speaking up about the injustice can go a long way. So world continue to pay attention to the man on a mission. It's mission vision ya heard me.
Watch the video below and follow @Dee1Music on Twitter
3's UP EP on iTunes (Here)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : WHEN YOU START UP YOU CAN IMPACT THE WORLD ( INTERVIEW WITH SEQUOIA BLODGETT ) BY THE MOGUL GIRL
Air, the element associated with Libra means reaching higher and that's exactly what Sequoia Blodgett is doing. As a beautiful entrepreneur, college graduate, business owner, and Libra Sequoia has her mind set on impacting the world in a great way. With nine years in the entertainment industry as a commercial and music video director she has worked with major artist such as K.Michelle, Jacob Latimore, and Justin Bieber. One thing is for sure she's about her business and she will not be defeated. In March of 2014 Sequoia became ill and was hospitalized . During this time she was confined to her hospital room. The doctors ran numerous test and couldn't put their finger on the problem. As she sat in this hospital room she started to reflect on all of her work and began to wonder if she didn't make it through would that be her only contribution to the world. That's when Sequoia realized she had to get better, go harder and do it bigger. So she began brainstorming about starting her own business. She's always had an interest in self help and personal development and wanted to pursue that field. After her miraculous recovery Sequoia began teaching photography as the basics for branding at an all girls entrepreneurship camp across the street from Stanford University. The parents of the students were venture capitalists and CEOs of major businesses. One of the instructors mentioned Draper University and Sequoia was thrilled about the university. She applied and was accepted to the university. In the process she was given a partial scholarship . After completing the program at Draper University , Sequoia earned a investment from billionaire and third generation venture capitalist Tim Draper whom also matched her with another investor. With all the interesting things that were happening at Draper University in Silicon Valley, Sequoia thought that they should have a reality show. Words have power because that's exactly what happened. ABC Network picked up their show and began filming 10 students in a seven week program who pitch their ideas "Shark Tank" style. The show titled "Startup U" premiered
August 18, 2015. The finale airs on Thursday October 15, 2015 on ABC at 5 P.M.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Sequoia and lets just say I felt so motivated and inspired speaking with her. I hope you will feel the same. It's evident that when you start focusing on your dreams and goals you can do great things.
So let's get into the interview below.
1.) The Mogul Girl : You taught photography in 2014 if you could capture your life in a photo, what would it include?
Sequoia : Wow! Wow! If I cold capture my life in a photo? ( thinks) Probably a big black hole. I don't know what the next destination, milestone, or journey is. I'm kind of just going through it. I think that would be the best way to explain it. I'm blindly going into the midst and whatever happens... happens.
2.) The Mogul Girl : What advice would you have for people whom have a health condition but want to pursue their dreams and business?
Sequoia: Depending on what the health condition is. I would say if it's not debilitating and you can functionally move go out and do it. Regardless of your expectation, regardless of your fears, regardless of your opinions because you're going to get a lot of those. Just get out and do it. What I feel is really interesting about Silicoln Valley is that you are taught that "Failure is good". You can have a meeting with a VP and they'll say "Oh you failed that means you're seasoned". Where as anywhere else you feel bad, you don't want to talk to anyone. You just get a different perspective. If you do have a health ailment just go out and try it. If it doesn't work do as we say in Silicoln Valley " Pivot and try something else". We are all put on this earth for a short amount of time so if you have the ability to do something go out and do it.
3.) The Mogul Girl : The number seven in numerology means spiritual, focused, intelligent, intuitive, and wisdom. So why did you name your company "7 AM" ?
Sequoia: So what's interesting is at first it wasn't called "7 AM" . It was "Love Uncut". It was set out to be all relationship based with a little personal development. I spoke to the former CEO of match.com and saw a bigger opportunity for the e-learning course. This next point is interesting. Research the name of your business and the trademark. I thoroughly researched "Love Uncut" . I searched under rocks to make sure the name wasn't taken. After every aspect of the name was set including the domain etc I went to trademark it. It was at this point I found out a woman in D.C was using that name. She doesn't have to trademark it because she has seniority over the mark. So whenever she registered it it's hers. So then it becomes a situation because Love Uncut had become this huge business like Facebook. I was so married to that name. I had to just brainstorm to come up with another one. That's when I decided to name the company "7 AM " is short and catchy and to top it off its the beginning of a new day, Our company represents a new beginning. Maybe things didn't go right the day before, the week before, the month or their life before. We are here to help you start a new journey and start over. So that's what 7 AM symbolizes. P.S. I sent my life coach three other names and we went with this (laughs) .
Sequoia is super fantastic, inspiring, and it was a joy to interview her. I wish her tons of success and that she wins in all she does. Thank you La Tasha (@Tash1216) for this wondrous connection.
Startup U TV FINALE
OCTOBER 15, 2015
AIRS ON ABC TOMORROW
THURSDAY 5 PM
Tyrese and Rev Run are two powerful innovators that have inspired millions around the world. Both of these men have impacted the lives of many throughout the years through their career. In 2014 Tyrese and Rev Run released their book New York Times Best Seller "Manology" . I purchased the book and I must say it is truly refreshing and a must have ( Seriously it's a must have as in go order it right now) . The two became best friends after Tyrese received one of Rev Run's "Words of Wisdom" emails. Tyrese didn't agree with it so he emailed Rev Run back. Rev Run replied to Tyrese's email and told him to call him. After numerous phone conversations their connection developed into an "iron sharpens iron relationship". Fast forward to 2015 these to Fathers, business men, and friends are releasing a show "It's Not You It's Men" on Oprah's OWN Network. The show will breakdown all things relationship with frank and sometimes uncomfortable opinions, celebrity interviews, relevant and and dynamic experts, real people interaction and…A LOT OF FUN!! Tyrese and Rev Run begin shooting the show in L.A in November. They want all their fans and supporters to be in their live audience. They are currently looking for couples who are fun, energetic, and have been married for five years or more to be apart of the show. To participate you have to send a picture of you and your spouse along with some information about your marriage to ItsNotYouItsMenTV@gmail.com . So if you would like to be in the audience visit (Here). I think it's amazing that these two men have their own show launching on TV. I think they are going to continue to change lives together . For updates on the show follow @Tyrese and @RevWon on Instagram and of course The Mogul Minute will keep you in the know.
Men are powerful kings
that enlighten as they lead.
Their wisdom is appreciated
it's definitely something we need.
We are strengthened by their spirit.
The bold truth you will definitely hear it.
Tyrese and Rev Run are sent hear to guide.
They've been through some things that can help our lives.
We should all be proud that they became friends.
So get ready world for "It's Not You It's Men"
- The Mogul Girl
Order "Manology" online (here)
Twenty year old QT Jazz is absolutely awesome. As a singer, dancer, actress, and Sprite P.O.U.R Reporter from Atlanta she is dedicated to her career and education. The ATL Pop Princess is holding her ground and not letting the opinions of others stop her shine. She feels that music definitely chose her. With so much going on in her world QT Jazz is sending out good vibes and love. I really enjoyed chatting with QT Jazz and I'm sure you'll enjoy reading what this beauty had to say. Stay tuned because this young lady is on the verge of greatness. She has opened up for Neyo, Monica, Diggy, T.I. , Tiny and more. Q.T Jazz said "Being an artist is is sharing your life story with the world, flipping through the pages together." So I need you all to turn to the QT Jazz section of your glam books.
1.) The Mogul Girl : QT Jazz I know you love your heels & bags. Do you see yourself launching your own line of heels and bags?
QT Jazz : Absolutely! Its kind of hard for me because I dance. I feel like dancing is one of my niches. So people like to see me in that vibe or that perspective but I absolutely love wearing heels. So any chance I get to wear heels whether I'm going out with Sprite or Coke I wear them. If I'm hosting or an interviewing , its like come on I'm not wearing tennis shoes. So there will definitely be more heels, bags,in the future. More make up and everything.
2.) The Mogul Girl :You get to be on both sides of the microphone as an artist and as a Sprite P.O.U.R reporter. What have you learned from both experiences?
QT Jazz : Wooh let me tell you. I have been in the position as a reporter and working with Sprite P.O.U.R . When you're dealing with artist you get a lot of introverts who only know how to express themselves through art and not through talking or answering questions. So before I sit down to for the interview I to talk to them about random things to make them comfortable. It taught me as someone who is on the other side as an artist , what are they really looking for out of this interview or my answers? That's why I always ask in interviews "Did I answer your question?" I understand I might ask someone "What kind of struggles do they go through?" and with that answer I need another question. So, I definitely learned how to answer questions better. To really just see it from a different side its just way different to be on the other side of the carpet.
3.)The Mogul Girl : What music video did you learn from top to bottom as a child or teen?
QT Jazz : Oh my gosh! My mom had me learn a lot of different routines and stuff especially from Janet Jackson videos. There's a Janet Jackson video when she's on the train , I can't think of the name but I definitely know that one front to back. I've learned a couple of Ciara videos especially "Like A Boy". So its been real in the house and streets. Especially if I was doing a tribute to someone I'd have to learn their choreography , so it got real growing up.
4.) The Mogul Girl : Speaking of your mom. My mom is my everything. What's has your mom taught you that you take to heart?
QT Jazz : My mom and I have a very different type of relationship. She's very much about her business. So the best advice or the thing I cherish the most is when she refers to the industry she reminds me its a business . I get so caught up in the art of it, that she reminds me that , Jasmine it has to make money. So she's always my secret reminder of keeping me on track and grooming me into becoming a women versus just playing in my career.
5.) The Mogul Girl : How excited are you about your EP?
QT Jazz : Oh you don't even know! I'm so excited. Just the feedback I got from the "At Your Best Remix" from my personal friends and people that have watched me promote online. My personal friends have called me and said "I didn't even know you released that but my friend from college told me to check you out" . I'm like but you're my cousin why wouldn't you listen to it initially ? Its gotten to that point where everybody is saying to keep going and keep putting stuff out.
There was a big break between "Heels Bags" and "Tornado" where I just took time to out to just learn some things. So putting out new music and new stuff is the best feeling in the world.
Interviewing QT Jazz was so much fun. She's very energetic, driven, and delightful .
I'm sending a special shout out and thank you to La Tasha from The Mogul Minute.
QT Jazz "At Your Best Remix"
Xscape Tribute "Understanding Cover" by Zonnique , QT Jazz, Bahja, and Kelsie .
Filmmakers are designed to bring movies and videos to life. Their job is to tell a story whether fiction or facts. Baltimore raised filmmaker Sheldon Candis (now L.A based) has used his child hood love for movies to bring forth a reality through film and music videos. With skill, hard work, and passion Sheldon has reached new heights and plans to keep climbing higher. Now it's time to adjust our focus to his world. Are you ready to zoom in ?
1.) The Mogul Girl: What do you want viewers of your productions to gain from your work?
Sheldon Candis : I believe that I not only have an duty to 'entertain' but also to 'educate'. Every time I make a film I want to have your attention. I want for audiences to have an emotional experience and feel some geninue within the human condition. To state it simply. I'm always digging into the 'heart of the matter'. I'm a very emotional guy. I fortunately and unfortuantely experienced a lot of emotionally mature things in childhood growing up in Baltimore.
2.) The Mogul Girl : Is there anything special that inspired you to become a director/producer/actor?
Sheldon Candis: I'm always trying to find myself back to 'Sundays in Baltimore' when my dad would faithfully take us to watch movies in the inner harbor. I fell in love with cinema at a very young age, but also had my heart broken when my parents relationship ended.
Watching my mom and dad be these two passionately in love people and for it all to end to before my tenth birthdate had a profound affect on my heart.
Also, there was nothing like the feeling Spike Lee movies gave me growing up along with seeing Boyz N The Hood for the first time. I'm a big film nerd, so Steven Spielberg is my hero. David Cronenberg's The Fly changed my life. I had no business seeing that at 9 years old, but thank God I did!
3.) The Mogul Girl: If you could've directed any movie from the past what would it be and why?
Sheldon Candis: Not sure I would want to direct any movies that have already been made. Here's two great ideas. Let me direct the Michael Jackson bio-pic and the Tupac bio-pic. Tupac was from Baltimore people! Please believe me!
4.) The Mogul Girl : You directed J.Cole's video "Crooked Smile" video which is dedicated to 7 year old Aiyana Stanley Jones whom was murdered by the SWAT Team of Detroit. What is your stance on the constant murders of minorities by police?
Sheldon Candis : Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter. It continues to be a sad time in America. But the light will always outreach the dark. Change is coming. May be slow. But the tide will shift. The People are awake. The young generation is no longer passive in their spirit. They are speaking out. I believe the good spirit of mankind will win.
I can't bring Aiyana Stanley Jones back. But I can make a film that makes her light shine forever. Her spirit guided Crooked Smile. Her mother's prayers sent an energy. The energy of the universe - God was present on that film set. Love to the freedom fighting J.Cole.
5.) The Mogul Girl: As a man in the entertainment business, what is your advice to young men whom want to pursue acting,directing, producing?
Sheldon Candis : Don't stop studying. Be patient. Rome wasn't built overnight. Michael Jordan wasn't great immediately. Be a constant student of your craft. Your moment will come. I came to Hollywood in 1999. LUV premiered at Sundance in 2012. Read Malcolm Gladwell's the '10,000 Hours'.
6.) The Mogul Girl : Do you have an all time favorite song
Sheldon Candis : OFF THE WALL. Album & Song. Hands down.
7.) The Mogul Girl : Do you have any new projects on the way?
Sheldon Candis : ESPN 30 for 30 on the greatest high school basketball team ever the struggles of a beautiful American city - Baltimore in the early 1980's and the Dunbar Poets. A 5'3" phenom named Muggsy Bogues doing the impossible.
Writing Throw Like Mo - Mo'ne Davis bio-pic for Disney and ESPNW. We've never witnessed anything like her. Groundbreaker.
8.)The Mogul Girl : Is there anything special you want The Mogul Minute readers and the world to know about you?
Sheldon Candis : I'm left handed. I used to literally think I was Michael Jackson as a kid. I used think he could be two places at once. He was somewhere and I was at the other. Ask my mom. I really believed I was MJ!
9.) The Mogul Girl : What advice have you recieved throughout the years that has kept you motivated and strong?
Sheldon Candis : No matter how hard the horse bucks you, don't let go... it can be dragging you through the mud... DON'T LET GO!'
Desire for anything good in the heart is God's confirmation to you that it's yours beforehand.' -Denzel Washington
10.) The Mogul Girl :The moment your film LUV was complete and you watched it in its entirety, what we're you thinking ?
Sheldon Candis : Very emotional experience. So many many years just believe that it wasn't 'if' but only 'when'. Life in LA has not been easy. It's the beautiful struggle. Once I finished the film, my soul was on fire - It can never been taken from me. It exist. My dream is alive. USC Film School can be proud. Baltimore be proud. My family can celebrate. I was never supposed to survive Baltimore. I remember a CNN report once that said, 'The Baltimore inner city young black male life expectancy was age 16 during my childhood.'
This dark proclamation galvinzed my being. I vowed to myself and prayed in the sky, staring at the sun. God please make the exception to what has been spoken.
Appreciate you Shayna. Thank you for your spirit.
Godspeed to those who believe in the impossible.
Instagram : http://instagram.com/sheldoncandis
Twitter : www.Twitter.com/SheldonCandis
I wish Sheldon Candis continued success and many blessings . Thank you for using your gift to entertain and educate. You are appreciated.