We had the good fortune of connecting with ACM JUICE and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi ACM JUICE, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
I had the pleasure of reading the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. I enjoyed this book for so many reasons. It gives you the ability to see things for what they are instead of what you think they should be. Well at least what I thought they should have been. It reaches the inner business owner in whoever decides to read it. I think what I like most about the book is that in the beginning of the book Robert stated that rich people don’t work for money, and of the course the obvious response to that statement would be “well, what do they work for”? He leaves it up to the person asking the question to figure it out. I just think it leaves so much suspense that it leaves the curious mind to wonder and seek the answer.
This book was literally mind altering. I no longer think the same when it comes to business if I must say so myself. All things are possible when it comes to creating revenue. Weather it’s me believing that I am able to sell vegan cakes at one of shows, or starting a shuttle business back and forth from sports events, where drivers can park far and I would provide an experience for them before they even were to reach the reason they came in the first place. I really believe it might be one of the most important books ever ever read other than “The Biography of Malcolm X” but i’ll save that for another day.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I like to think of my “art” as universal. Naturally occurring is what I like to think of when I am feeling creative.
I try not to think of others when I’m being creative. I don’t want to get in the thought of maybe being influenced by something they do and add my twist to it. I mean nothing is wrong with that concept, I just want my art to be a resemblance of my creativeness. Whether it is visually or musically. I really like to think of myself artistically inclined having no limits to what I can do. Now I will say that I have a problem with the organization portion of it. like writing it down and planning it out to prepare it for presentation.
I am most proud and excited about the fact that I am accomplishing all of my goals. I haven’t accomplished them all but for the most part I am completing them one by one, shoot maybe even three or four of them at a time. I am really doing and excelling at what I set out to do.
I got to where I am by staying consistent. No it wasn’t easy. Working when I didn’t want to work, recording when I didn’t feel like recording. Sitting on the phone for hours at a time. planning periods etc. But I can say the reward is definitely worth the effort in the end. Most importantly believing in myself when no one else did or I didn’t see or feel like what I was doing was being seen or heard.
Again, the importance of remaining consistent thru all obstacles is really the determining factor for all challenges I think.
Im still learning. Learning is never ending when is comes to growth. The day you stop learning is the day you stop growing. Ive learned that it is ok to accept genuine help. People who want to see you win just because, not because they see a benefit in it for themselves but genuinely wanting to see you “win” just because it would make you happy. also I learned nobody is exempt from hard work. We all have to go through the “process’ which is why everyone like to say ” Trust the process”
I want the world to know that we worked really hard to get to where we are. Nothing was given. Even though it may look easy, IT WASNT! and one more thing we plan on working as hard as we have to, to see our vision come to life!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well I would start off on Monday a we would pull up to the coalition Dj’s weekly new music Monday, Thats where all the up and coming artist promote new music to the Dj’s.
Tuesday I would would hit cosmopolitan for for their weekly artist showcasing. or you could hit Delowe loft out east point for some good down to earth vibes. All types of artist conjugate there.
Wednesday you could hit we could chill out in bulkhead or go downtown to one of the many bars they have down there and let the wind take us wherever.
Thursday we could spend the day trying different restaurants through out the city. We could visit Pappadeauxs or we could hit one of my personal favorites Southern Fire Kitchen in the Brookhaven Area of Atlanta.
Friday you could literally do just about anything you want to do! Club, Eat, sightseeing. etc But try to work around traffic because it could get a little hectic. Other than that Atlanta is a wonderful place to be/visit. Parks, historical monuments, Downtown, You name it. The only thing that Atlanta doesn’t have is a beach but other than that this is a wonderful place to be.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First of all I would like to thank God for the opportunity for growth. He is the reason that I am able to sit here and express how important it is to forgive yourself for past mistakes and to move forward.
I also would like to thank my mother, my three sisters and my children for the motivation to become a better son, brother and most importantly a better father.
I would also like to give a s/o to my boy shea dollars for encouraging me to stay strong even in his time of need.
Jasmine for helping me also thru the most doubtful times of my life, showing me that I was more than I can see.
Ale nuke for putting me in my first movie believing that I was a star before I could even see that far
Lucky, Chatona, G White, Eliseu. Anybody else who believed in me on this journey
Reece Ridah, Pella, Toph, South Side Yoko, VA black, Kelja GlasxxTV, Shai VA, Bri, Daddy, Porter. Whoever else helped me on this journey!
Dion Stephenson, Heysus captures, Eishoot, Capture the moment