Ingenuity and tenacity are always at the core of any company’s success. Just ask CEO and entrepreneur Anthony Dyson if you ever find him with an idle moment. Known as D$Money Dyson, he understood it would be an uphill climb to start Tri-State Entertainment Records when he teamed up with his partners Jared “Boss P” Person, and Brandon “Yung Bama” Bridges to form the label in 2007.
Releasing hits like A-state Gigolo, Hard Work No Play, Interstate Trafficking, and Reckoning Day, Tri-State Entertainment reflects the company’s eclectic history. First, their roots were firmly established on their home scenes which includes Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida. Second, their musical development has evolved from a home-grown blend to an international brew. Third, all three label members honorably served their country as sailors in the United States Navy before coming together to make their music.
Stints in the Navy took them to the Middle East. Nothing deters this crew. Even life in Bahrain gave them opportunities to demonstrate their ambition and nurture their creative forces. It appears that being in harm’s way only helped them to become more driven. Tri-State officers are also astute enough to appreciate the importance of reaching out. Dyson’s collaboration includes artists from 3MG label circa their transitions, Zadrion “Dj Yung Stylez” Hawkins and a best beat selling producer. Hawkins has been associated with Atlantic Records.
Staying true to their roots, these men have returned home to enroll at local college and universities honing hone their talents by studying business management, photography, and nuances of entrepreneurship. Dyson encourages his partners to embrace all highs and lows of each endeavor. The Tri-State Entertainment label doesn’t allow anything to interfere with their mutual vision. A lull in opportunities becomes a platform for restructuring. A service obligation became a value proposition, and a challenge became the fuel for creativity. Music fans, it’s a wise choice to follow Mr. Dyson and his artists. Beware, their music is not for the faint at heart or tender ears. But those of kindred spirits doesn’t include you. So click Anthony D$Money. Anthony offers up some Arkansas Swag with Florida flavor.
Anthony “D$ Money” Dyson is an entrepreneur, business management major at a local university, and proud veteran of the United States Navy. He diligently serves his community by helping other artists and students. His artists are staples at local entertainment venues. Contact Anthony
Consider Nathan B. Brooken’s For My Beautiful Black Sisters collection of poems for the woman who has everything. This is the gift for almost every woman in your life. Sorry, bosses and other professional might need to be excluded. Everyone else is fair game. Show them your appreciation runs deep. Crack open the cover. Read Brooken’s poems out loud.
There is a poem for every female in your life. The message will be loud and clear. You appreciate her. You can also appreciate an artistic work. Her emotions will be undeniable. From front cover to back cover his poems allows us to relive the conflict and whimsy of his relationships. To restrict these poems to one ethnic group is disservice. By the time you reach the last page you realize Brooken’s lyrical musings create sonnets that caress the ear as he tells his story.
Brooken’s choices works. The transparency in each poem more than makes up for any literary missteps. Brooken willingly offers a chance for the world to delve the timeline of his life. His work manages to transcend literary caution creating a meeting ground for an evolution among gender and genre. What more can you ask from a gift?
Nathan B. Brooken, a Jacksonville native and University of Central Florida graduate is also the author of the novel, In Love to Death. He is also currently working creating a script based on the Wonder Woman series. Brooken’s works have been presented locally at Florida State College-Jacksonville, Everest University, and the Jacksonville Public Library. Brooken has also presented at the Decatur Georgia Book Festival. Visit him on Facebook or Nathan’s Place.
Owners: Cholis and Stephen Henry
Lite Hyppo Entertainment, LLC (LHE) is the parent company of a diverse catalogue. Projects include a book, a film, and a 2013 spring toy line release in the children’s toy market with Key Knows. LHE is owned by husband and wife team Cholis and Stephen Henry. They are two South Florida Superheroes who are redefining their community. Located in the Hollywood/Miami area, the Henrys have an ambition plan which includes providing jobs for their community.
They for their goals in an old fashion manner. They save their money, pay cash for company expenditures, and work to make things happen. LHE also has a campaign on Indiegogo.com. Soon their altruistic efforts will pay off in their community. The Superhero Rewards Campaign’s literacy initiatives are all about opening doors for altruists. South Florida, you won’t have to look far to find acts of altruism in your neighborhood.
LHE is determined to use its company ingenuity to help South Florida residents using their Key Knows brand. In its development stage, Key Knows offers a spin on the friendship bracelet. This campaign will target children ages 5 and up. SRC encourages everyone to be a hero in someone’s life. The Henrys have taken this charge to heart with their LHE campaigns.
Your local artists and businesses provide more than a service. They define the quality of life where you live. You can do your part. Superheroes Rewards Campaign wants to help you get involved. LHE wants to see a change in their community. Make a difference.
Artists and community businesses provide more than a service. They define the quality of life where you live. You can do your part by participating Superheroes Rewards Campaign. Get involved. Change a life. Help LHE change in their community.
Look up LHE on their face book page Lite Hyppo Ent. Key Knows. Or use the contact information below:
Lite Hyppo Entertainment
4110 SW 21 St
West Park, FL 33023
Artists in Northeast Florida generously share their gifts throughout the year. Now is the time to repay them by giving their art pieces as Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Be generous. Buy something for yourself. Imagine what our world would be like without their celebrations of life through their crafts. Thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s (CCoGJ) we don’t have to concern ourselves. Many artists obtain tools to sustain their career because of CCoGJ’s efforts. This is the season to remember these artists and CCoGJ in your giving.
Alisha Lewis’ appreciation of the human figure, satire, and humor offers opportunities to own unique piece of art which speaks to the soul of the urban experience through African-American Diaspora.
Like Lewis, some artists bring color to the landscape. Other artists stimulate our senses with their unique interpretations on a common perspective. Purchasing Lewis’ pieces contributes to the livelihood of a local artist which boasts the art scene many work tirelessly to maintain. Click on Lewis’ image to view and purchase from her catalogue.
S. Joy Poulard
S. Joy Poulard aka Sister Feathertoe delivers sarcastic dexterity is an eclectic demonstration of creativity. Paint dancers are interpretative or expressive dancers who use paint with their dancing to express an art form. Her performances have been well received at Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Energizing and eccentric, Poulard crosses platforms to entertain. Visit http://sisterfeathertoe.tumblr.com/currentprojects to see more information on adding events to Poulard’s future calendar.
Terese Muller uses her art medium is acrylic, watercolor, inks, charcoal, and collages. Her diverse renderings are objects configured on wood, paper, and canvas. Muller’s creations depict a world where color rules. Any of Muller’s pieces would be a great ice breaker in your home or office. Show your clients the possibilities with color. Visit http://teresemuller.com/collections/50504 to view and purchase her work.
Science tells us that light and sound waves will travel at different speeds through mediums with different densities. This process is called refraction. Somewhere in the greater Jacksonville listening area refractions aid radio waves in creating a lingering vibe. This vibe is called The Sidewalk Kids Show. It happens every Tuesday night. The Sidewalk Kids are culprits with lots of dirty little secrets. Their secrets are hosted by the Dirti Sugar Radio Network (DSRN).
Scientists didn’t account for this phenomenon called The Sidewalk Kids. Nor did anyone consider their dirty little secrets would cause a bunch of dirty words to form audio-cosmic phenomena forcing ear buds to pop out and speakers to quake. This is phenomenon is a threat to our landscape of status quo. Yet the public wants it.
Jacksonville is lucky to get it. But others can become privileged if they are in the know. Those who aren’t in the know just keep inquiring. The Sidewalk Kids sill keep dishin’ the dirt. DSRN is bent on expanding. May be their secret is the fine art of distraction. It’s an ancient practice which preys upon the unsuspecting. What we do know is their two-hour show on http://dirtisugar.tumblr.com/radio from 8 – 10 PM every Tuesday night is infectious.
Listeners must beware of any symptoms. Initially their arsenal of tools will seem harmless. Nothing on the show will appear as it seems. The need to feel offended will often become compelling. You will find yourself yelling, “No they didn’t.” About an hour later, you will embrace some of their madness as logic. That is when things will really get scary. By next Tuesday you are logging on for another dose. Finally loved ones notice you are logged on Dirti Sugar Radio and it’s not even Tuesday. You just can’t help yourself. You have hit the point of no return.
Your only cure is to pass it one. Get somebody else to log on. You’ll want the company. The need to gain acceptance for your getting’ dirty fetish is very compelling. Water cooler crowds won’t understand. Don’t worry. Getting dirty is never fatal unless you let little ones listen to this show. It will never be PG thing. The Sidewalk Kids will always sling something dirty. So join the ranks. Log on and tune in.
Go back to DSRN at will for a repeat during the week and let you ears tingle. Sorry, DSRN is adamant about this disclaimer.
“Causing a tingling sensation to the rest of your parts is up to you. DSRN and said author assumes no responsibility for any residual effects to or on behalf of The Sidewalk Kids listening audiences. ”
Knowing how to cope with this phenomenon makes who and why issues seem unimportant. What is important is the opportunity to experience something fresh. Remember, put the little ones to bed or plug-in your headphones. The secret is out. Gettin’ Dirti with The Sidewalk Kids is a must.
Log on to http://dirtisugar.tumblr.com/radio from eight to ten where the show might get a little dirty but it is a good time.