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Meet Miss Dimplez: One Of The Hardest Working Design & Marketing Talents In The Industry

Meet Miss Dimplez: One Of The Hardest Working Design & Marketing Talents In The Industry

Article by Jamar Thrasher Photo by Rebecca “Miss Dimplez” Ijeoma For Miss Dimplez the internet is her stomping ground. She has made friends through the internet, which harken back to her college years when she documented the foibles of her roommates. And also, she has built a reliable reputation as one of the most successful digital marketers.

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State of Union: Freedom In Voting

State of Union: Freedom In Voting

Article by Jamar Thrasher Equality and peace, in terms of economic freedom, wartime affairs, and civil engagement among American people and its political leaders were some of the points President Barack Obama discussed in his State of the Union address to the American people. The most poignant point for me was President Obama’s assertion that voting should be accessible to […]

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[Feature] Azad Right: A Voice Of Freedom

[Feature] Azad Right: A Voice Of Freedom

Feature by Jamar Thrasher (@JamarThrasher) When For The Hopeful drops sometime this Spring, Azad Right hopes to finally show the world more of his artistic capabilities. The project, which will be released as a free album, has more samples than his debut album, The Time is Right. “As an artist it took a minute to find my voice,” Azad said. […]

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[Feature] Chris Marsol: In These Uncertain Times

[Feature] Chris Marsol: In These Uncertain Times

Article by Jamar Thrasher (@JamarThrasher) One day, Chris Marsol met his producer Eric G. and from there success blossomed. That story isn’t the full story of Chris Marsol’s success, but if there was one sentence to sum it up, it would probably be that. The pair released quality music and saw a wave of momentum back their projects. Now, the […]

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[Feature] Vakseen: Connect The Dots

[Feature] Vakseen: Connect The Dots

Article by Jamar Thrasher (@JamarThrasher) In a world where people are just a phone call or click away from each other, independent A&R Vakseen thrives. A self-described “connector,” Vakseen has been able to establish relationships for himself and others in the music industry which have spurred successful recording artists and negotiated multi-million dollar deals.

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[Feature] G-Eazy: The Road To Stardom

[Feature] G-Eazy: The Road To Stardom

Article by Jamar Thrasher (@jamarthraser) Photo by Bobby Bruderle On an off day on the America’s Most Wanted Tour, rapper G-Eazy still found himself working. Instead of parlaying with groupies and partying heavy, as his rhymes often boast, G-Eazy was busy recording material in the studio on his tour bus. By the time the tour made it to Dallas the […]

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[Lifestyle] The Best Thing Kanye West Taught Us

[Lifestyle] The Best Thing Kanye West Taught Us

Article by Jamar Thrasher (@jamarthrasher) The first time I heard of Kanye West was senior year of high school. I was watching 106 and Park and they were playing a new video by the latest Roca Fella signee, Kanye West. The video was “Through the Wire,” and as I watched the video, I chuckled, because as aesthetic as the video […]

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[Feature] Elliott Wilson: The Godfather

[Feature] Elliott Wilson: The Godfather

Article by Jamar Thrasher (@jamarthrasher) If Elliott Wilson could offer one bit of advice to new artists, it would be to remain focused on one thing at one time. Wilson, who has a career that spans more than two decades, has documented the lives and careers of hip-hop artists as an editor of some of the most popular hip-hop publications, […]

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The Significance of Jay-Z’ “Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation”

The Significance of Jay-Z’ “Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation”

Article by Jamar Thrasher (@jamarthrasher) Jay-Z, who is probably one of the wealthiest high school drop outs ever, still recognizes the importance of an education. The platinum-selling rapper and successful business tycoon has released information on his scholarship foundation, The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The foundation promises to award scholarships to all students who qualify. We at JENESIS Magazine believe this […]

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Rewind: Jay-Z Talks Crafting The Perfect Song

Rewind: Jay-Z Talks Crafting The Perfect Song

What makes a great song? Is there an algorithm to make a great song? Rolling Stone two summers ago asked Jay-Z what makes a good song and the God MC wrote an entire essay on good songs and song-writing. If anyone knows how to make a song, it’s Hov. We felt like now was a good time to re-visit the […]

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