VERSE CONTEST SEASON 3 REGISTRATION
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CONTEST DEADLINE JUNE 30TH 2013
BRINGING TOGETHER THE HOTTEST&SEXIEST IN THE INDUSTRY
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TOP 10 COUNTDOWN
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ou may have seen Michelle grace the cover of Playboy Venezuela. As a matter of fact, you may have seen Michelle Grace the cover of many popular magazines in the USA and Venezuela, she has more covers under her belt than we can count on both hands. This Miami Beach, Florida model has made quite the name for herself in the modelling world. Growing up in the big city of Maracay, Venezuela, Michelle never seen herself pursuing a modelling dream. As she got older, she slowly made her way into the scene. Having a crazy schedule was holding her back. When she wasnâ€™t studying, she would make the effort to do some gigs, but time just did not allow it. That is, until one warm spring night in 2009, when a life changing opportunity unfolded and the kick start of Michelle and the modelling industry took off. She has flourished in the spotlight, concentrating mostly on fitness mixed with a little glamour. Even landing the cover of Muscular Development Latino. HNS caught up with Michelle for a quick Q&Aâ€Ś. WWW.MODELMICHELLE.COM
CONTINUED Where is your favourite place in the world to be? “Los Roques is paradise on earth. Google it!” Where do you get the majority of your support for your career? “My family is extremely supportive. When I did the cover of Playboy, the proudest person in the world was my grandma!” Up to this point, what has been your favorite moment in your career? “Every time someone contacts me for an interview is a favourite moment. I still have no idea why anyone is interested in what's going on in my life, but I'm happier than ever that it's really like that!” Where do you see yourself in the future? “I'm starting to compete in fitness now, so I see myself struggling where to put all those trophies haha!” What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you? “I did my first shoot with Angel Keynner in Venezuela. He was a great photographer in the small island of Isla de Margarita. We connected directly, we have loads of fun and when we work we always create magic. He's more artistic, I'm glamour and the mix is the killing concept.”
Is there anyone in the industry who inspires you? “Right now a girl called Jen Jewell. It's like a goal to reach her level.” What is your idea of an ideal career for you? “When Victoria's Secret calls and needs replacement for Miranda Kerr. They are the rockstars in modelling and what's after that? Hmmm... hard to say.!” A part of the world you would like to do a shoot? “Los Roques again. I still haven't shot there, there's unlimited amount of great
locations and I have saved some clothes and other stuff for just that occasion, whenever it comes...” Are there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Well, keep your eyes open for me on the fitness scene... My goal is Masters in Miami.”
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Getting to know… Michelle Lewin What do you consider to be undesirable traits for guys to have? “Guys telling jokes to be funny. I hate jokes. I cannot laugh at someone trying to be funny when the person not really is. Genuinely funny guys are on the other hand hard to resist.” What do you consider to be inappropriate characteristics for a girl to have? “Envious girls.” If you were deserted on an island, what three things would you hope to have with you? “My iPhone, my bikini and the genie in the bottle. Problem solved.” If your life was a flavor what would it be? Why? “Strawberry. Not a cliché, take a bite a see for yourself. I eat strawberry protein shakes, strawberry smoothies and fresh strawberries all the time.”
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SHYONA ROYSTON “Beautiful, Strong Independent.”
hyona Royston born and raised in Lansing, Michigan exemplifies a beautiful, strong, independent woman. With gorgeous green eyes and luscious pink lips, she lights up any room upon entering. With a classy and confident demeanor and a humble and caring heart most people find themselves falling in love with her personality.What’s unique about Shyona is her determination as well as her work ethic. She is selective on the work she does and if it doesn’t coincide with her brand or herself as a person she won’t take it. “It’s about
quality work not quantity, “I have actually had a lot of great offers that I have had to turn down because it didn’t reflect me as a person. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything” says Shyona. Growing up in a single parent home, Shyona learned the value of independence and a strong work ethic at a young age. She was determined to make a way for her mother, whom she learned from for many years. Throughout her younger days Shyona initially had dreams of becoming a WNBA
basketball player, after all she was a tomboy. But after a traumatic asthma attack in high school she had to make a hard decision and let go of her basketball dream. She tried cheerleading, hockey, as well as dance but nothing got her attention like Modeling. Modeling became her new found passion and she began to take the steps needed to persevere. After graduation, Shyona moved to Atlanta to attend college and take her career to the next level. During her studies she was heavily involved with
…mentoring and tutoring the youth, as well as volunteering to feed the homeless. Being new to Atlanta it was vital to learn her atmosphere before diving in, especially the industry. After attending many casting calls she led her first cameo in Guerilla Zoe ft. Rick Ross ‘What it is’ video. Shyona didn’t have intentions of being recognized as a video vixen or a glamour model, but as a diverse commercial and print model. Shyona took a different approach. After becoming a young mother, she knew she had to set a great example for her daughter, as well as other young girls who looked up to her. Being labeled as a diverse model Shyona was able to go into any market and dominate with her versatility. She began submitting
herself to castings for TV, film, commercial and print work. Landing her first acting role in Boomtown Productions “The Spot” as character Tiona, she was determined to be on set. Shyona has been on set of “The Game”, “Let’s stay together”, “Good Deeds” as well as “Vampire Diaries”. In addition she has been featured in Source magazine as well as various websites. Shyona has recently launched her 2k13 Calendar and become the new face of “Goldilox Hair House” where she will represent a luxurious hair extension company. Shyona says “I feel very blessed to have come this far against all odds,
even though I am nowhere near where I want to be, it feels great. I believe in staying two steps ahead because it’s better than falling one step behind.” This is only the beginning of Shyona’s legacy, at the young age of 22 she will continue to persevere and she will succeed. Capitalizing on becoming a diverse model, actress, philanthropist, and business women she has a great future ahead of her. “To be recognized as more than just a MODEL but a ROLE MODEL: to inspire, uplift, and educate our youth and girls like me in a positive aspect,” Says Shyona. “WHEN you can’t find a WAY…..you make a WAY. You must first..
S H Y O N A
…have FAITH, CONFIDENCE, DETERMINATION, and AMBITION. But all in all you must be the best version of YOU.” Shyona has accomplished so much since her First Music Video Cameo in 2009 Guerilla Zoe ft. Rick Ross ‘What it is’ video, and has been labelled a diverse model. As an actress she has been on several sets including The Game, Let's Stay Together, Good Deeds, Vampire Diaries and more.
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The independent and unsigned talent is often represented wrong, perceived as a waste of time to many the majority don't want to spend even 30 seconds of their time to check out an underground artist they never heard about. Reason being they previously have gave something a chance and was disappointed. So can we blame them for sticking to the mainstream top 40 hiphop and R&B that is being broadcasted on all the major Radio, and T.V music channels? Models do have the advantage because it only takes one second to check out a model, you donâ€™t have to press play and listen to a song or video, but believe it or not many amazing models are over looked by the eyes that can really make a difference in their career. HNS Magazine hopes to make a difference for amazing unsigned talent. Thereâ€™s so much of it out there, videos and songs that are hits and quality as good as what we see on B.E.T the world would love to see, but don`t have time to look for it. So with strict filtering HNS brings the best talent forward. Our readers trust HNS Magazine to deliver nothing but the best independent models and artists in the industry. The HNS Magazine interview or seal of approval cannot be purchased. Our ad pages can be purchased and are very affordable but it wonâ€™t have the authentic HNS Stamp on it. Record labels and modelling agencies are beginning to use HNS Magazine and HNS Radio as a tool to find new hot talent. Our digital magazine is always free which has allowed HNS to grow very fast in the last year. Last month we launched HNS Radio www.hnsradio.com as a FREE live broadcast, which sticks to the same principles as our magazine The hottest unsigned Hiphop and R&B music. Its been our main tool for discovering Artists to feature in the Magazine. Every song we play is underground and hot. Were forced to let many down in order to maintain this
level of standards, in many occasions the models are amazing, but lack good quality photography. There are also very talented artists, but lack good sound quality. But we listen to every song submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and we check out every model that submits online interviews on hnsmag.com, we treat everyone equal. If you don’t make the cut the first time we encourage all to try again with new material at a different time. If your amazing and deserve to be a star, HNS will do all we can to help you get there. And we’re 100% nonprofit. We don`t require any payments or credit cards unless you want to purchase print copies of our magazine, ad pages or model calendars. Our digital magazine is free and very popular, with page turning and interactive links. HNS Magazine began in 2010 as a printed only publication that was distributed yearly in North America, the company went through major changes during the recession and re-launched under new directors with majority of shareholders. This issue marks the 1 year anniversary of the relaunch of the new HNS Magazine. We plan to keep raising the bar and moving forward. We thank everyone that’s been supporting the HNS movement. We won’t let you down.
GILBERT STA INES THE INTERVIEW Favorite place in the world to be? “Where ever my Pelican suitcase is.” What has been your most memorable moment in your career so far? “When I met the beautiful aspiring model named Gwedolynne Gee at her Las Vegas apt Oct 2010. I was her first shooter.” What is your ultimate career goal? Where do you see yourself inthe future? “To be with the likes of Arny Freytag; My favorite Playboy/Celebrity photographer. I do not know where but Hawaii and San Diego is very warm for me:-)” Who or what influenced you to become a photographer? “Not clear how but I can recall my dad buying an old Canon T50 from my uncle and handing it to me to shoot around my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary. The camera stuck with me since then. I still have it in its original bag.” When did you become interested in photography? “I dreamed of becoming a great wedding photographer but I always end up with the bridesmaids and the brides. The job chose me basically.
Why is photography important to you? “I love the adventure of meeting someone new who is trusting me with their first few steps towards a career in modeling or in show business.” Do you have a favourite photograph? “I have a picture of a girl standing on a log where the boats tie a rope around them. She is facing the ocean in self embrace and the sky is just blazing across on top of her. I'll show later.” What do you feel you have to offer, that sets you aside from other photographers? “I really do not like being compared. I consider myself an artist and artists do not compete with each other. You have people who know you by what you do. I guess I am just waiting for someone to tell me what I do that is so special.” Any future projects you would like to discuss? “I have a studio in San Diego CA and I would love to have another one here in Oahu Hawaii soon.”
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TOP VIDEO PICK COUNTDOWN SEASON 3
10 Landing in at #10 on our Top Video Pick countdown is a relatively new rapper, “White” from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s pretty impressive that he reached the countdown, as most of you wouldn’t know that this is his first video. This Cliff Road Entertainment recording artist has the drive and the motivation to keep pushing.
WHITE DIRECTED BY WESTNYLE FX/SONICLIFEMEDIA
DIRECTED BY SCARLET WAR AND JAY SANGZ; PRODUCED BY SCARLET WAR AND FAWN BOWEN; FILMED BY NEXTUP; MEDIA & JOSH GLASSBURN; CASTING BY FAWN BOWEN
SCARLET WAR FT. FOOLIO AUTO
Scarlet War is a hip hop artist from Nebraska who successfully jumped into the mainstream world of hip hop. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Scarlet War now continues to conduct business and make music in Los Angeles, CA. Scarlet War is a rapper, music producer, song writer, and actor. Recently Scarlet War teamed up with business partner Jay Sangz to form Sky9 Productions and the two have been hard at work crafting sounds for some of the industry’s hottest talent. Scarlet War’s video “Bet Big Win Big” snuck in at the #9 spot. With his crafted sound captivating the listeners, this hip hop artist formerly known as G Wizz, is reinventing himself, striving to be the best.
8 Saks 5th Sick’s video “Hold me Back” is one of the best videos we have seen this year. Coming to us from Las Vegas, Nevada, this rapper is pullin’ out all the stops on promoting this track “Hold me Back” off his mixtape titled 10-30-85. This video has a Bonnie and Clyde feel to it, and is very entertaining with it’s movie like scenes. This video is one you won’t want to miss!
DIRECTED BY TAY PRICE
7 Here is the #7 video in our Top Video Picks, Mata with “Dum Dum”. The video starts off with a movie like intro, with a touch of humour, just enough to keep you wanting more. Once the beat drops, the vibe gets energetic and Mata starts to shine. With the eye appealing visuals and the suspenseful ending, Mata’s “Dum Dum” was a big favourite among the staff at HNS.
TRACK PRODUCED BY MEECHIE; TRACK MIXED BY DJ STICKUBUSH; DIRECTED BY DINO TERRORTINO; PRODUCED BY TEKK SUPPORT PRODUCTIONS; LABEL THE ROUTE/ARTILLERY SOUTH
DIRECTED BY JAISON BLACKROSE AND PRODUCED BY EBROS
Lex Lavo comes to us from Harlem, Ny. This isn’t his first time claiming a spot in the Top Video Picks. Last year, his video for song “The Beginning” made the countdown and he was featured in our Spring 2012 Issue which landed him a feature. One year later and Lex is back again. Lex is a genuine hip hop artist and if you are a real fan of hip hop you would really enjoy Lex Lavo’s music. He brings the roots of hip hop back and his video “Funky Piano” makes you feel the vibe as well. Lex Lavo’s video makes it to #6 on season 3’s Top Video Picks.
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MISS JERRE You may recognize Miss Jerre if you frequent our HNS network and she is no stranger to the rap game. She holds it down for the female rappers out there. Her new video “Success” made it to the #5 spot. Brilliantly narrated and swagged to the max, Miss Jerre has sold us again. This is her best one yet and we know it won’t be the last hype video we see from this upcoming Chicago rapper.
4 Coming in at #4 of the Top Video Pick Countdown is Aaron Staccato ft. Ewill. This love story video quickly caught our attention, with both the song and the video telling us a story. Aaron’s video for “We can hold it” keeps you captivated and itrigued with each frame. This single is available for purchase online. Check out Aaron Staccato and Ewill’s video for this hit single.
AARON STACCATO FT EWILL PRODUCED BY FAMO; LYRICS BY A.PULLINS IV (BMI) AND BACKGROUND VOCALS BY ERICA.P
3 The long anticipated first official music video produced for DOE WIZ, a Queens, NY native, whose music career is taking flight at an incredible speed. The video "FOOD 4 THOUGHT" showcases the first single off the upcoming mix album "The Doe Theory" produced by Kurt Stock and hosted by the legendary mix king Ron G. Watch out for the public release of the mix album March 27th 2012 on www.datpiff.com. It is available to members and non-members of said site. It is important to note that this is the FIRST EVER music video shot at the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Park Ave, Manhattan NY.
DIRECTED BY BRANDON FRANK, CAMERA SHOT KENT MROGAN AND EDITED BY BRANDON FRANK
DIRECTED BY PROF OF CAPTURED VISIONS AND CO DIRECTED BY SEAN CHAPLIN OF POSITIVE NRG FASHIONS
REEPAH RELL Reepah Rell’s official video to the smash single “same Way” made #2 on this season’s top video pick. This video features models Allie Thomas, Kristina and artist, Moni Nayo. There is also a cameo by Love, as well as hip-hop's Erica Dixon and host of the event, Ron Cooke. “Same Way” has stunning visuals and footage that makes you feel as if you were right there watching. It is one of our most favourite video by all of our judges. It was a tough call for the top spot this year, but no matter what the result, Reepah Rell is top in our books.
1 LAURâ€™E PEN @Laure_Pen
Laur'e Pen, breakthrough artist in her first major video off her debut album "Black Leather", has put together a story like no one ever imagined. It shows the emotional torture a woman goes through when dealing with the habitual cheating boyfriend.
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“Feelin’ It” OFF THE NEW ALBUM
just want to be great at what I do, forever humble. I always wanted to make innovative music, changing the course of music today." Laur'e Pen is most definitely staying true to her dreams. It’s evident in this outstanding masterpiece, that everyone is adding to their favourites list on youtube, the Video "poison". HNS can’t absorb all the credit for discovering this amazing video. Laur'e Pen’s local Hiphop radio station 107.5 Featured Laur'e as an upcoming artist along with a remarkable write up on her Video "Poison" Even though there was an extremely high level of talent in this season’s Top Video Pick, I'm sure we can agree the judges got it…
…right by voting Laur'e Pen’s "Poison" Video number 1 for HNS Magazine top 10 Video Picks. The video has over 55,000 views on youtube which is amazing numbers for an independant Artist. Laur'e Pen is a Singer/Songwriter, born and raised in the midwest region Columbus, Ohio. She realized she has a natural talent for singing at the age of 13, and took it to a serious level when she turned 18. Laur'e Pen got her name from her alter ego. Laur'e is sexy, and confident, and Pen is notably for her excellent song writing skills. When we sat down with Laur'e Pen tells HNS "I feel as though I make classic music, music that can withstand the test of time. I also feel that I am a
very versatile artist with a wide genre span. My music can range anywhere from Pop to Neo-Soul. Because of that, this sets me apart from a lot of others in my profession." Laur'e Pen stands out from the other artists because she is multi-talented, and she thinks outside the box. Not only can she sing and song write, she also produces music and does a bit of audio engineering as well. Laur'e is now working on an EP project "Black Leather", with her first single to be released "Poison", provided in this EPK. She has already made a substantial impact with her mix-tape project she has released, titled "Diary of Lost Love". She drew the attention of hundreds of listeners through self-promotion and over 30 download’s for one mix-tape song alone.
San Bernardino, CA
What characteristics do you look for in people as far as choosing your friends? “Loyal, hardworking, caring.”
What do you consider to be undesirable traits for guys to have? “cockiness” What do you consider to be inappropriate characteristics for a girl to have? “Bitchiness” If you were deserted on an island, what three things would you hope to have with you? “A knife, a fishing pole, underwear.”
If your life was a flavour, what would it be? why? “Goji berry. It’s refreshing, exotic, and delicious.”
Favourite food? “Nachos, bbq, or sushi.”
Favourite drink? “The white Monster energy”
Favourite artist/song? “Carrie Underwood: Good Girl”
Cuddling or Clubbing? “Cuddling”
“IF I PAID FOR THE LEASE OF THIS INSTRUMENTAL WHY DID SOUNDCLOUD TAKE MY SONG DOWN?”
efore You lease or buy another beat off a Beat-maker you have previously did business with, I would like you to read this important info I have to share with you. It will protect you, your music, and the money you spend on leasing beats. Buying beats online, sending your money internationally and waiting patiently for your beat to come in the email. During that wait period you feel like there's a chance that the Beat won’t come. Sometimes it takes longer than it should to arrive. When it does arrive you feel relief as if the beat maker came through for you. A certain wave of respect is built instantly because he delivered. You feel like the beat maker has held up his end of the bargain. But to be honest there is still the agreement we agreed to, usually without reading it. We don’t even have to sign it. Making our payment is
actually the form of contract approval. It’s easy to hold up our end of the lease agreement. Most underground artists don’t sell their music anyway, its usually free downloads. A beat maker’s goal is to lease a beat. From basic lease $20, to premium lease around $60 and lately I been seeing tracked out leases for over $100. Giving you more rights, but still no ownership. So after they make all that lease money and the beat is out there all over music sites and videos you made with the beat. The beat Maker then sells the beat’s exclusive rights away to a buyer, a lot of times a label. The label then searches the internet for lease holders and contacts radio’s and Soundcloud etc. to have the music taken down that you created on, what’s now their beat. And they show the agreement proving they own the beat. Music sites like Soundcloud
@permarecords CONTINUED …anything you received in relation to the beat lease. Just incase your music is taken down and you want to appeal it. You’re going to need everything you can use to protect yourself. I use the print screen button and paste the agreement or receipt in Microsoft Word and save it as a Jpeg.
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3. Try to avoid premium leases because when the beat gets sold exclusively your still at risk of having your music taken down. Either go for the standard Lease or exclusive. If you’re going to go exclusive try to get the beat as soon as it’s released, before anyone has leased it. Face it, who really wants a beat that's already circulating radio stations and getting heavy play etc. Like I said in my previous article a talented low key undiscovered beat-maker will always be the best way to go. They are harder to find its good to sometimes listen to the tags in the free beats that others are using then Google search them. -PERMASHINE
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CONTINUED …are not to blame, they are forced to by law to remove any illegal music. How can we avoid being victims of this? You can't go after anyone legally because the agreement usually backs up the beat-maker because that's who made the agreement. You would be surprised how often this happens. See for yourself, visit a site that you have leased online beats from and I'm sure you will see "SOLD" signs on some of the instrumental’s you once leased. Meaning there's someone just waiting to come across the song you created, with what's now legally their beat, to report it and have it taken down. As an artist I feel that’s not right. I copied this part of a lease from a popular beat site. I blocked out the beat makers name for privacy reasons. 6. This document serves as the standing agreement between you and Beat-Maker In the event that someone buys exclusive rights to the beat you have leased, your rights shall stand and the beat is still yours to use. 7. Leasing rights can be re-sold to more than one
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client. Upon purchasing leasing rights, the seller still owns the beat(s) and the seller is able to resell the beat(s) to any other party until exclusive rights have been purchased. “It’s confusing because once you sell exclusive rights away, how can you still grant previous rights to lessor? So, since we can't do anything about it as in terms of rights, these 3 tips will keep you under the radar and protect you and your music. 1. If you buy a beat with a hook or chorus already in it make sure you name the song you create completely different. Example: If the hook is already on the beat you leased, "I rep My City I rep My City I rep My city" do not name your song "Rep My City" Your song will be taken down shortly after that beat is sold exclusively. Name it something unique like "Where I'm From" that will keep you under the radar allowing you to keep your music online. 2. Always keep all your proof of purchase credit card receipts etc…
t’s a rare occasion when we come across multi talent sensations like Alicia Hartwell. Not only is she an internationally published Model, she’s also a top 10 hip hop artist on HNS RADIO. Her single "Throw it back" has gotten our request lines lighting up like the slot machines in Casino Niagara. "I am not just a booty glam video vixen type model. I actually started out doing high fashion and I'm still doing until this day." She explains. Not only that she also landed a role in a film. So you know HNS Magazine had to head down to Philly to get the exclusive interview on Alicia Hartwell.
So where are you from? “Philly.” What quality do you feel you have
“Actress. Singer. Model.”
that sets you aside from others? “In my
dropping my single soon and doing videos profession, it’s that so moves are definitely that I am a versatile being made, so stay model. I make sure I tuned! And follow touch on everything me.” because you’re not just taking a picture, your creating.”
Is there anyone you would like to shout out? “I want to shout Are there any out my other half K upcoming projects Trav love you baby! you would like to Make sure yal check discuss? “Well I just him out, just google K. wrapped up one of my Trav. And Big Shout latest projects. I have a out to HNS Magazine leading role in an for giving me this independent film, wonderful titled Love and opportunity. That's Infatuation. Make love xoxo.” sure you look out for it Fall 2013.”
Is there anything else you would like to discuss? “I'm not just a pretty face. I have plenty of other talents. I'm actually going to be starting my music career very soon. I will be dropping my single soon and doing videos so moves are definitely
LORIS GONFIOTTI ITALY
LORIS GONFIOTI PHOTOGRAPHER
Meet Loris Gonfiotti, he is a talented photographer from
Montecatini Terme, Tuscany. When we asked this Italian photographer why photography was important to him, he told us “Because it is the means by which I can represent my emotions my visions, what my eyes see.” We got to ask Loris some of our famous Q&A questions. He also shared some of his work with us. Find out more about photographer Loris Gonfiotti. Who or what influenced you to become a photographer? “My wife who is a model, helped to evoke in me the passion for photography.” Do you have a favorite photograph? “Of course, to my newborn daughter”
CONTINUED What has been your most memorable moment in your career so far? “Every time you click a new photo shoot is like the first time, great energy and adrenaline.” “What is your ultimate career goal? “Where do you see yourself in the future? My goal is to make a calendar important for an international magazine, in the future I see myself always new models ready for action and adventure.” When did you become interested in photography? “I started to photograph the event for about six years ago, until that moment I did not think of becoming a photographer, but I fell in love with my vocation.” Do you think that a person must possess talent to capture emotion and expression in the picture? “Of course photography is innate within us, I think it's a matter of instinct, vision and emotions strictly personal and unique.” Does location matter to you when shooting? “Rather photograph in ambient light outside where I can get a feel of the moment in all its diversity.”
In your opinion, what makes photography an art? “Being unrepeatable and unique each photo is the result of an instant.” How would you describe your overall style of photography? “GLAMOUR is purely my style and I would add in my own way, I call my glamour.” If you weren’t a photographer, what would you want to be? Why? “I could have been a DJ, because the music is my second passion, I have been but then my vision has been changed to the photography.” What do you feel you have to offer, that sets you aside from other photographers? “May I offer my experience, but in reality only advice on how to bring out the best, always.” Any future projects you would like to discuss? “This year will be the turning point in my career. I have several major projects that now remain a secret.”
LELE RATCHET “CHARACTER LELE RATCHET IS RISING TO STARDOM IN BOTH WORLDS”
HNS Magazine LELE RATCHET
NS Magazine was thrilled to receive the great news. The rising superstar, Lele Ratchet agreed to pose for the cover of HNS Magazine. You may recognize Lele as the co-star in the hip-hop oriented Cartoon Comedy show "Chilltown". Lele is also the star of her own show Lele's Ratchet Advice Show. The Lele’s Ratchet Advice Show is a very funny advice show that delivers a heavy dose of laughter. She wraps it up by taking a question from a lucky fan and replying on the show with hilarious advice, powerful enough to even force a chuckle out of the skeptics and haters. Lele’s growing success recently landed her a gig as a regular guest on KRYC Rhythm 105.9's business report with GiGi Capone. She does a 60 second wrap up on the week’s entertainment, gossip and news. As we can see, it’s the skies the limit for Lele Ratchet, but can we give all the credit to Lele Ratchet the cartoon character? Lele's character is played by Leesa Dean, The creator, writer, and animator of both the
â€ŚLele's Ratchet Advice Show and also the NEW wild hip-hop oriented cartoon comedy that everyoneâ€™s talking about Chilltown. Leesa Dean is a university graduate from the Bronx, who has selfpublished her own underground comic book, Chilltown. The show won the Xeric Award (best Indy Comic). The comic was featured in major magazines, radio and newspapers.
When we asked Leesa Dean, “Up to this point, what would you say is your most memorable moment in your career?” She replied, "Launching Chilltown, my first cartoon online. The positive response right from the get-go was thrilling!" That same positive response helped to get Chilltown listed by ABCNews/Univision as a Web Series to Watch! The article can be viewed, here's the link to the ABCNews/Univision article--> http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Entertainment/webseries-watching/story?id=18853208#2 Leesa pulled out all the stops on Chilltown, by building a roaster of comedians that have worked with Dave Chapelle and late great Patrice O’Neal. Also, with some original music by Alicia Keys. This addictive cartoon is quickly creating a massive buzz. Episode 7 was just released May, 1st 2013. You can watch all episodes of Chilltown and Lele Ratchet Advice show here http://www.chilltowntv.com/chilltown/episodes/
CHILLTOWN’S LELE RATCHET
LELE ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS AT THE END OF THE SHOW
HNS Magazine PHOTOGRAPHY
HNS WINTER COVER MODEL
This particular shoot was nothing more than being at the right place with the right model. I have been using my fish eye for years now so I'm getting better at seeing potential great shots I would never be able to get with another lens. This shot shows that.
NS FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER Raza Ry (rah-zah-rye)
first became interested in photography at the age of 8 years old. He tells us “My dad gave me my first camera, I haven’t put it down since”. His influence for his love for photography may have started with his father, but as he got older Raza Ry became inspired by such photographers as 10photos and Van Styles. As life went on, he realized the gift that he had, and everything fell into place with the
camera in his hand. Raza Ry, who is from PG County, Maryland describes the importance of photography to him as “It gives a different perspective on the world. The smallest details are more prominent to me now.” He is not only a photographer but is also an entrepreneur with his own clothing line “Unique and Uncontemporary” HNS was pleased to have the chance to sit down with our featured photographer Raza Ry.
What has been your most memorable moment in your career so far? “Wow that’s actually a hard question to answer! So far I would have to say it’s a tie between the party I shot for DJ Drama and a party I shot with Heroes and Villains. They were both crazy nights and I got to meet a lot of cool people I never would have gotten to meet.” What is your ultimate career goal? Where
do you see yourself in the future? “My ultimate goal is for all of my endeavours to be profitable together. Between my photography work and my clothing line, Unique and Uncontemporary. Being able to do what I love and not have to worry about money.” Do you think that a person must possess talent to capture emotion and expression in the picture? “Honestly yes, but I would say it takes more skill than talent. When it comes to working with models
where you are trying to capture that emotion you must be able to communicate with that model and get them to a point of conformability that allows you to get the best shot. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you don’t have any people skills you’re stuck.” Does location matter to you when shooting? “No, but I do prefer on location shoots over in studio.” In your opinion, what makes photography an art? “The ability to capture
moments in life and being able to warp the perception of what is being seen in that moment. You’re painting with light.” How would you describe your overall style of photography? “I’ve been told my style is very energetic. My photo sessions are a lot of fun and it comes off through my work. One thing I try to do with my work is a person being able to feel the energy of that shoot by looking at the pictures that came from it.” ………
Do you think that society would be different if photography was never invented? “It would be a lot less interesting. But I’m sure something would take its place.” If you weren’t a photographer, what would you want to be? why? “A full time Graphic Artist or Industrial Engineer. Two things I’m already currently doing with being a photographer.”
Richardson, Van Styles, 10photos, Aris Jerome, Neef Fresh, and some others.”
What do you feel you have to offer, that sets you aside from other photographers? “Growth. I’m only 21 Tell us someone in and have been your art, you would shooting love to work with? professionally for 3 years now. I would ”There’s a couple have never thought models I’d love to that I would be work with. Vashtie, Skin Diamond, Ashley progressing this fast career wise but I am. I Moore and Alysha try to stay humble in Nett are a couple. Photographers I would everything I do in order to learn more love to work with about my craft and it. would be Terry
shows through my work. My journey is just beginning and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Any future projects you would like to discuss? “A couple music videos with artist in NC and MD. My first showcase with RAWartist in DC in June. Unique And Uncontemporary’s Summer LookBook for 2013. And some other stuff I can’t talk about yet. Just stay tuned!” Anyone you want to shoutout? “My Parents, Dez Mai, The entire UxU Family, ENTmag, Socially Inc, Inergee Studios, Keep Cool Watches, and everyone else who I’ve worked with. I wouldn’t be here with you guys and I thank you!”
MARSHALL orn and raised in Canada, BJenn Marshall finds most of her support from her close friends and family. She has travelled all throughout North and South America doing various shoots. Jenn has also worked as a model for several companies such as Smirnoff, Coors Light, Sauza Tequila and Jack Daniels. She has also been featured on Playboy Radio and is a Go Go dancer for a promotional company, Eager Beaver Entertainmentâ€Ś.
PHOTOS BY KENNY ROWLAND
CONTINUED HOMETOWN: Live in Kelowna, B.C, born in Red Deer, AB. MAJORITY OF SUPPORT: I definitely get the majority of support from my close friends and family but I do have a great fan following as well :) MOST MEMORABLE PERSON I WORKED WITH: I think all the friends I've met on this journey and all the great photogs are all memorable, I've made some amazing friends and consider myself very blessed! WHO INSPIRES ME: My friend Ana Braga is a huge inspirational! Not only is she beautiful and extremely talented, she’s such an amazing friend and she inspires me every day, don't know what I'd do without her! I WOULD LIKE TO SHOOT IN: Egypt would be sooo amazing! I’ve been obsessed with Egypt since I was 12 and want to go there so bad...not sure how being half naked and modeling in front of the pyramids would go over though! FUTURE PROJECTS: I just recently signed to a local talent agency, so I'm hoping to get lots of acting gigs…
PHOTOS BY GORD KLIMCHUK
UNDESIRABLE TRAITS: I can’t date someone who constantly manipulates people into thinking he’s something he’s not. Dishonesty and falseness are horrible traits and I seem to get turned off by people with no ambition CHARACTERISTICS I or passion for what they LOOK FOR IN PEOPLE: do, that's a major thing Honesty, I love being around people who are laid for me! I need someone who knows what they back, yet have ambition. want and get it. Someone with goals and the determination to make things happen. The people INAPPROPRIATE I surround myself with are CHARACTERISTICS FOR A GIRL: Girls that so funny, kind and all can’t get along with other around talented. I've girls or always have a new slowly been getting rid of those who treat me poorly. best friend every other week are kind of a red Negative, toxic people are flag for me, and girls that not welcome in my life! …soon and I've got some awesome features and publications coming out in the next lil’ while that I can’t say but am very excited for!!
constantly sleep around. Don’t get me wrong I’ve done my stupid things but when you’re in your midtwenties, already divorced and have a few kids but you’re always at the bar every weekend with a different guy…it may be time to re-evaluate your life! EMBARASSING MOMENT: I can’t recall but I don't get embarrassed easily anymore, I did when I was younger. My daughter, when she was younger did pull my shirt down when I was carrying her past a group of hot construction workers, lol.
For several months we taunted and teased our readers with the idea of their favourite magazine featuring Adella Pasos, with the coming soon ads circulating throughout the network, the idea was beginning to form into reality. And yes as you can see we not only followed through but we went that extra step, and secured Adella Pasos as HNS Magazine Spring 2013 front cover girl…..
t all began for Adella in 2006, when she broke through into the modelling world, and that is just the beginning. Not only is her beauty captivating, her intelligence and drive to succeed is a pretty powerful sight. Adella’s love for modeling comes from a business side more than anything it seems. She sees the big picture when it comes to the modelling industry and clearly knows how to maximize her name, which is really her product, speaking in business terms, that is. Adella has organized many modelling promotional events, as well as celebrity parties and many more events. This talented girl not only possesses good looks, but intelligence as well, drive and the authority to effectively communicate amongst the experts in the business. Despite all the hectic activity with her career, she is finding the time to make runway show appearances and is working with experts in the film and music business. She hopes to engage in a film career, she is currently pursuing commercial opportunities as well. Adella recently began hosting a show on youtube called “All good things”, it’s a show where entertainment categories, such as the hottest new video game or the hottest…
CONTINUED …new movies are reviewed by featured models. Adella is the sweetest girl we have met in a long time. Not only is she super likable and down to earth, she also is a big part of her community and uses her modeling as a way to give back. She has been involved in fundraisers, corporate giving events, charity organizations, churches, schools, etc. It doesn’t matter how crazy her schedule gets, Adella finds the time to give back. It’s a wonder where she finds the time and energy for all of this. But it doesn’t end there! Adella also founded a few businesses of her own and has pretty big projects coming up in the near future. One of her businesses she founded in 2009, called Clubwear Central which is a line directed more to the modelling industry. Clubwear Central sells a broad range of clothing from high fashion couture, swimwear
Clubwear dresses and accessories. She also developed the brand wear called “Dare”, a tee shirt line that focuses it’s designs on art, with a wide range on design, that appeals to any age or lifestyle. The name “Dare” was chosen to symbolize inspiration. Adella also has a few other projects coming up, in the fall she will be revealing her new bracelet line called Divino, with exquisite designs. And if you thought that was it, you were wrong. Adella is also going to be hosting a brand new fitness show, expected to come out in fall 2013 called Fine&Fit…
CONTINUED …When we asked Adella what the most memorable moment of her career so far, she told us “I've had many memorable moments, however the one moment that meant the most to me was when I was given the opportunity to host a celebrity charity event. This event offered a wealth of networking opportunities, as well as opened my eyes to philanthropy and how I can use my platform to help others.” It doesn’t surprise us that this genuine sweetheart’s most memorable moments were the times that she was helping others. We here at HNS know why Adella stands out to her fans, but we decided to ask her how she felt she differed from the others in the industry and what made her stand out. She
Says, “I have the ability to carefully listen to anyone’s needs and being able to understand what steps have to be in place to achieve a winning position or meet our goals. I'm very flexible, responsible, and present myself in a humbly manner. I think these qualities that separate me from other models.” There is just one more thing we haven’t mentioned, and that is Adella is working on a CD, and she is expecting to release her first single in this year. We are sure this isn’t the last you will hear about our cover girl Adella Pasos. With the drive and the ambition to succeed, this Chicago beauty will be present for many years to come.
NS Magazine is just another notch on the belt for this highly rated Hiphop Artist Ty-Rant. He's already
attempt to do what Tyrant is doing but lack the main ingredient, which is making it sound super HOT. Tyrant is not afraid to voice his been on BET, and is opinion. Tyrants video played on several radio "We Gone Rise" stations. Tyrant is also (President Barack the only St.Louis rapper Obama Tribute ) is near to receive a cd review half a million views, and with 5 out of 5 stars in his video 47% is pushing the INBOX MAG. He’s 125k….as an also voted #1 overall independent artist, draft pick at that’s unheard of. HNS Stlhiphop.com unsigned recommends that you hype. So it’s evident that check out Tyrant He is Tyrant is a strong on his way to the top, independent artist. As and we congratulate him soon as you listen to his on his success. music you will understand why. Tyrant is different than your Where are you from? average rapper. He “St.Louis, MO.” writes songs about politics the struggle and Up to this point what reality. Many artists would you say is your
most memorable moment in your career? “Being on BET was pretty exciting, but receiving all the love from my latest work is great also.”
What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from others in your profession? “That’s simple if you have ever heard "Ty" content that's marketable will completely change mindsets.”
Is there anyone you would like to shout out? “Gah Faith Ent, MainAttractionProductions, J BlingCity, Ball Beatz, Darrell, Eugene, King Odie…
CONTINUED …MPire Mag, Definition of Fresh, Fametube, Tom Joyner, 100 Blk Men, all the stations playing Ty. All the Dj's playing Ty. All the schools Ty goes to, Dj Smoke, too many to name!”
Are there any upcoming projects you would like to discuss?
“We Gone Rise Videohttp://www.youtube.com /watch?v=KKVMTYD_Hz c *47% Video http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=0UcadaH2j_w http://twitter.com/Darre llEHarris http://twitter.com/TheR ealTy314 www.MainAttractionProductions.com”
J SIN & KELLY DEVINE
J SIN A
t HNS we come across hundreds and hundreds of new faces in the hiphop scene weekly, so itâ€™s easy for us to sometimes forget artists unless they are really making noise, like J Sin. He was recently featured in XXL Magazine which was definitely a power move. But J Sin is making a whole lot of noise with his new project. Everyone is on the edge of their seats, awaiting the release of one of the most talked about music videos in the underground. The song is called "Sextape" starring Sinister J Sin and Adult Film star Kelly Divine. Everyone is waiting to see what went on in this video. So Far, all we have been able to see are mini trailers and teasers, but the questions are still unanswered. Did they do it? The song is doing very well on itunes and one of the trailers is near 80k plays on youtube. Read more about J Sin in our interview with himâ€Ś
CONTINUED Where are you from? “NewCastle, Delaware” Up to this point what would you say is your most memorable moment in your career? “this far, the most memorable moment is being mentioned alongside of my picture, in the May 2012 issue of the world renowned Hip Hop magazine XXL. May is also my Birthday month, being in XXL was a very beneficial experience that I like to refer to as an early Birthday gift.” What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from others in your profession? “My work ethic is what clearly has separated me from other music artists. A lot of people do have the desire for success but not everyone has the type of determination it takes to achieve it. I do. I’ve proven time
www.hnsmag.com and time again to myself and many others, that by self promotion, networking and by properly utilizing all resources, goals can be met and success can be obtained. “ Are there any upcoming projects you would like to discuss? “I’m very excited about my next video filming. I got to work with one of the hottest adult film stars in the porn industry right now. She’s is featured in my video. I’m very confident, that her energy and electrifying performance will far surpass the normal type of video girl and video vixens usually showcased in music videos. This is ground breaking and monumental .” What was it like working with Kelly Devine? How did you come up with
this brilliant trend setting idea? “She was great... felt like I was just kicking it with a friend of mine. like just chillin’ with my home girl. I really enjoyed our time together. I’m gonna do a censored one for youtube, and an explicit one for world star. Gonna welcome in summer time with a bang. Hip Hop, rap big booty girls, porn too, go together like salt and pepper. I think it was a really cool idea to try, and luckily it worked so well. Because of her being a celebrity from the adult film world, me working with her, has gotten me so much exposure. Exposure from people that wouldn’t have knew me. Working with her has been so beneficial already, and the whole video hasn’t even been released yet.
CRISTAL CATALINA O
n our journey through Florida, we stop in Orlando to get acquainted with soon to be Playboy model Cristal Catalina. Cristal is an internationally published fulltime Glamour Model. You know you’re one of Florida’s Sexiest Models when it becomes your fulltime profession. With a high level of comfort and naturality in every stunning image there was no chance at flying under the HNS radar. You damn right we got the exclusive interview. Where are you from? “Orlando, FL” Up to this point what would you say is your most memorable moment in your career? “The places I travel and the awesome people that I
What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from others in your profession? “My personality and charisma.” Are there any upcoming projects you would like to discuss? “I have a
catalog dress shoot from Saks.”
Is there anything else you would like to discuss? “Soon to be
Cristal is a full time published print glamour model specializing in swimwear, lingerie, beauty, girl next door, editorial, implied, workshops, etc. She works various events, promotions, tradeshows as a spokesmodel and brand ambassador. Most events she works are cars/bike shows, skincare/makeup, hair/beauty, clothing, animals, wine/liquor tasting, bridal, fashion, fitness, etc. You get the point? She only travels if expenses/food is paid for and she is only looking for paid work. She says “This is my full time job and I do it well! I look forward
to meeting and working with all of you. Much love, Cristal Catalina.”
ANTJUAN DECARLOS PHOTOGRAPHY
ANTJUAN DECARLOS PHOTOGRAPHY
KASH BELL Kash Bell’s Tonehe moment and only producer
Bash Peter let him hear the amazing instrumental for “Always” he knew exactly what he was gonna write the song about. He said " I wanted to write something that would inspire people, mainly people from his hometown." He definitely paid homage to his home town Lakeland FL with a catchy well placed line in the chorus that goes "My City's on so there’s nothing you can tell us" he continued "It was also a good way to get a lot off my chest as far as relationships go. And other issues I wanted to touch on. I figured people could relate a little." HNS Feels he achieved exactly what he set out to do with HNS Radio Top 10 #1 song Always by Kash Bell…
How did you come up with your artist name? “I went by the name Kidd Kash when I first started out. As I got a little older the name didn’t seem to fit me or my style of music anymore and it was also being used by a lot of other artists. I kept the Kash part because a lot of people knew me by just Kash, so I didn’t want to take that part out. I started looking at random names on the internet and bell stuck out to me, I didn’t See any artist with the name so that’s how I got Kash Bell.” If you weren’t in music industry, what would be your second career choice? “Probably an astronomer for the simple fact that I have a weird interest in outer space.” Up to this point what would you say is your most memorable moment in your career? “performing in St.Pete
in front of a large audience for the first time.”
What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from others in your profession? “Being able to be comfortable with being versatile with the music I make. Making music with meaning and different subjects. not being afraid to put out some music with a message sometimes.”
“flights go higher, we no American idols though vital to your survival Want the crown and the thrown and the top and the title And we coming for it hand on my grandmother’s bible They trash we don’t recycle though we all about the green till its longer then a rifle”
Are there any upcoming projects you would like to discuss? “I’m currently working on a mix-tape called "Kash Bell unplugged", with mainly original music produced by Bash Peters. I don’t have an official release date right now but definitely coming soon.” Is there anything else you would like to discuss? “I will be working on my first EP after the release of my next mixtape with 5 original tracks. This project will be available on itunes.
HOTTEST 4 BARS
LEXXI BROWN With the nice spring weather moving abruptly leaving the long dreadful winter in the rear-view HNS felt it was only right to make the climate even Hotter for our readers. Model Lexxi Brown comes to us from Montreal Quebec in Canada. She is an experienced model, who has travelled abroad doing what she does best. And not only does she model for the exposure, she also loves to learn all the behind the scenes action too. She tells us, “I like to learn a lot. Not just model things but also everything that goes on behind the camera, the editing, marketing, the whole business and all. I want to know how everything works so I can have a different perspective and elevate my game. I'm ambitious and a big dreamer too but I think that's one thing we probably all have in common in this business.” There is a bright future in path of Foxy Lexxi Brown. Keep a look out for this Canadian gem.”
hen Sir B teamed up with Grammy Nominated producer M-16 and singer Young Prynce (not to be confused with HNS cover artist Young Prince) They created a top 10 HNS Radio Banger called #1 Fan. HNS feels a good word to describe the song #1 Fan is "Perfect". Sir B split flames on the hook which is complemented with light background vocals, followed by that authentic Sir B. fire in the verses, that seem to take off from the hook like a F16 peeling off a runway, "effortless". Making Sir B. an artist you’re gonna want to keep your eye on. We were pleased his song made the top 10 so we could meet up for the interview.
How did you come up with your Artist name? “My artist name was given to me by my homie Ikey Boy which was the head engineer at the studio I worked at. Don't know how he came up with that but it just stuck with me and everybody that ever came through the yo.”
If you weren’t in music industry, what would be your second career choice be? “I really can't think of doing anything else besides music or entertainment... I'd definitely be in someone's studio or on someone's stage.”
Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career? “At this point I'd say working with Akon and Waka Flocka... and dropping my debut mix-tape which was recorded and mixed by me entitled "SiRtified".
Are there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Like I said, I just dropped a mix-tape late 2012 and it's just something I put out for the people to get a feel of what I can offer.”
www.hnsradio.com CONTINUED... …If you want to hear any music from just hit me up on Facebook or twitter at www.facebook.com/sirbeezy or follow me at @ITSMESIRB.”
“HOTTEST 4 BARS” In your opinion what is your hottest 4 bars you ever wrote? “I ain't gotta leave but them hoes do?/ No! you ain't gotta leave but them clothes do/ Eve... get naked like you sposed to my trees of life got dope fruit/ in the garden of eden's where we go to/ so I guess I'm Adam, when I eat it, now we both screwed.”
Any shout outs? “S/O to the MF's that actually listen and support. I fucks with those who fuck wit me.”
HNS SUMMER 2013
BRENNA MCKENNA The Interview
NS Magazine is Hknown for featuring
only the Hottest N' Sexiest Models in the world. It could prove to be a difficult task until we ran into Brenna McKenna. Even though Florida is packed full of hot competitive models, she shines at the top. This beautiful internationally published fitness model has been n several magazine publications including Maxim UK and Planet Muscle. Evidence from a quote from her online profile explains her goals and passion for life. "Everyone wants to be Bikini Body Pretty, "My goal is to be lifetime pretty...to remain real, grounded and engage others with my heart. This is a beauty that never fades." With that said HNS was very pleased to get the opportunity to catch up with Brenna Mckenna for the exclusive....
Hometown/place of birth? “Ft. Lauderdale, FL.” Where is your favorite place in the world to be? “The Beach.” Where do you get the majority of your support for your career? “My husband. he continuously encourages me to keep going. “ Up to this point, what has been your favorite moment in your career? “Where I am right now. I have a better knowledge of the industry, and feel confident in my abilities and experience. “ Where do you see yourself in the future? “I have a strong entrepreneur spirit & I see every day as open opportunity. The possibilities are endless!” What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you?
“Most recently, Andrew Nicholson, with Nicholson Studios. Not only an amazing photographer, but Andrew had an incredible balance of humor & professionalism. He has been exceptional to work with.” Are there any current or future projects you would like to share? “I am working on several upcoming magazine publications that I am very excited about. I also have plans to publish my first book in the future.” What do you feel that you have that sets you aside from other models? “I do not chase success. I pursue my personal best, and seek out opportunities to cultivate & share my abilities. I was never one that felt the need for the spotlight. Modeling to me is an art of self-discovery & expression, and a magical connection between the body & soul.”
AMY LOUISE M
eet Amy Louise. A city girl from the beautiful Brisbane, Queensland in Australia. This Australian hottie is surely eye candy for anyone who sets their eyes on her. Amy Louise was recently in a monster energy girl contest, where she came in the top 50 out of 400 contestants. This down to earth model, hopes of making modeling her fulltime job. When we asked Amy Louise where she sees herself in relation to her future she says, “I see myself living a stress free, happy, fun & easy going life. & I would LOVE to be a model full-time.” But whether it’s modeling or a different career path she chooses to go down, she says “My ideal career would be to do something I absolutely enjoy and will never get tired of doing. I want to wake up every day and be excited to go to work!” The team here at HNS was thrilled to have the chance to meet this Australian city girl. Any photographer that’s had the pleasure to focus their lens on...
Amy-Louise will tell you that she’s confident and very fun to work with. Amongst all the sexy images on her online profile, you may just come across an image of Amy-Louise making a funny face. She takes great pleasure in making others laugh and smile, that's just the icing of the cake. With over 11 years of experience in her younger years, as an award winning actress. She is most definitely fine-tuned for the entertainment business. She's done promotional work for ‘Arrive & Drive’ & became the face of their company. She's also worked for Promotional Models Australia (PMA) doing lingerie, costume & bikini waitressing. She's worked with Flawless FX's XXXClusive Party Cruises, ‘Million Dollar Photos and many others. she also got accepted into Playboy Golf. HNS has a feeling AmyLouise has big things to come in her future and were Happy to be a part of her amazing journey!
What do you consider to be undesirable traits for guys to have? “Arrogance. Arrogance
is the most unattractive thing in this world... & steroids hehe...” What do you consider to be inappropriate characteristics for a girl to have? “Arrogance. Like I
said... Arrogance is the most unattractive thing in this world.” If you were deserted on an island, what three things would you hope to have with you? “My phone, my make-
up & my puppy.”
If your life was a flavor what would it be? why?
“Strawberries and Cream! Just because I love strawberries and cream!” Is there an embarrassing moment you would like to share? “I will never
share it, ever!” Favourite food? “Italian” Favourite drink? “Bundaberg Rum” Cuddling or Clubbing? “CLUBBING!!!”
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WHAT YOU SAID We asked our Facebook Group Members...
“DOES AUTO TUNE MAKE A SONG BETTER? Rahimu Pettit says: “I
(Auto tune:The Computerized studio audio effect sometimes used to help off key singers hit high notes. Jay-Z attempted to kill the use use of Auto tune in Hiphop but it survived).
still refer to it as PITCH correction. And rappin’ and Shakim Gav'real Yø Shallah says: “Well it just doin’ whatever wit it has been among the key elements in making like it’s a filter..kills my ears, music what Jay only did was talk about the and I won’t listen to it. If ya monotony... nothin’ mo, nothin’ less.” singin...I mean harmonizing, and using your voice as an instrument ie. Lead...then coo...but not a whole verse, let alone a song. I mean, REAL singers don’t need Elena Charis says: “Melodyne. Because most can't tell the difference when something is truly pitch it. Coo for FX and shit corrected.” tho. My humble opinion
Yoggi-Ber Musick says: “OH YEAH AUTO TUNES PEOPLE FORGET MADE THE EIGHTYS GO HARD ROGER AND ZAPP DROPS SOME OF THE BEST JOINTS IN HISTORY.”
says: Honestly I feel that auto tune is an amazing tool when used correctly. I think if you’re just using it to sound better because you're not that talented of a singer, then you’re just going to fall in a long line of other artist sounding the same way. Now on the other hand if you're being creative and innovative in your attempt to use "Auto Tune" then that’s aces. Never anything wrong with taking an idea and revamping it or completely switching it up.
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Ismael Seals says: I
Michael WyteMike Glenn says: “My uncle told me a saying, "Keep It Simple Stupid"..... Never use too much of anything.... The right amount will do wonders.... Auto-Tune can make songs sound pretty amazing though, just don’t use it for the wrong reason....”
Marcus Brooks says: “YEAH I LIKE
cant really agree that Auto Tune survived. TPain is a distant memory, 808's N Heartbreaks was corny, and the DOA was a precursor to people getting back to making real music. It was nice while it lasted, but lets let the past be the past. If you can sing sing, if you can't recognize that and move on. Real talent should be the focus of Good Music
IT MORE ON TRAP SHIT THAN I DO ON LIKE PARTY TRACKS AND LOVE SONGS..... IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW YOU DO IT CAUSE THE BIG HOMMIE FUTURE BE KILLIN SOME SHIT..... BUT LIKE THAT ON TRACK JUMPIN OUT THE WINDOW WITH THIS ONE RON BROWN SHOULD TOOK HIS OWN ADVICE... BUT LIKE I SAID KIRKO TPAIN FUTURE... DONT ABUSE IT LIKE WANYE AND SOMETIME KANYE YAY.....”
Curtis L. Gardner says: “It’s really all in how u do it and the type of song u create while using it. The industry went overboard after T-Pain 2nd album and every artist was doing it even ones who never needed it.
Hnsmag Hnsmagazin says: “The First person to use Auto Tune was Cher.”
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LEROY BROWN THE MIXTAPE
PROPHET R ap artist Prophet is from Chicago, IL.
His hit single is doing very well on HNS Radio called "Brick Of Yola" This artist is doing it for the streets. Be on the lookout for his Mixtape Leroy Brown. We asked him what sets him aside from the other artists in the game and he told us, “My skill level and versatility as an artist.” As for upcoming projects, he says “I’m dropping a mixtape called Leroy Brown and a video for the track money on my head, off my mixtape and shows on top of shows...” Be on the lookout for this upcoming rapper.
he Song Rebound did very well on the HNS Radio Countdown. Rebound wasn't the first hit Dominic was involved in. Dominic sang the hook on the lead single of Joe Budden's “Padded Room” album titled, "The Future" ft. The Game. Dominic is a Producer/Singer/Songwriter who has established himself within the television and music industry. From music for shows on MTV to writing songs for artists on Island Def Jam. Dominic is on his grind. So a hit song like "Rebound" coming from Dominic is the usual, especially when teamed up with the heavy hitting producer Fyuchur. Fyu-chur produced the Joe Budden “Padded Room” hit single. He was also nominated for producer of the year 2012 by KJMZ Radio.
â€œLooks only last so long, education lasts a lifetime.â€?
MISSY COOL Model M issy Cool is not just a pretty face. She is a full time nurse at the Veteran Affairs Hospital and takes her nursing career and education very seriously. Even with a crazy schedule, Missy still finds time for the other tasks in her life. She tells us, “My days off I spend modeling, so I’m a busy girl. I love going to the gym, and adore indoor cycling…it gives me a high like nothing else.” Kind and lovable is two words to describe how we feel about Missy Cool. She’s a down to earth sweetheart, who seems like she would make a great friend. “My friendships mean the world to me…it’s hard to find good peeps now a days!! I love to smile, and hope to make others smile!” We hung out with Missy and asked her a few of our HNS Q&A questions…
What is your idea of an ideal career for you? “Any career that one can put their heart and soul in!! If it makes you happy, then that’s what you should be doing. I’m living mine…nurse and model.” Where do you see yourself in the future? “Working on a pediatric oncology unit. Looks only last so long, education lasts a lifetime.” Where do you get the majority of your support for your career? My boyfriend….
…Jamie. He got me into the whole modeling scene. He’s been my biggest fan and supporter Up to this point, what has been your favourite moment in your career? “Being hand selected by Hef to be a painted lady for his Midsummers party.” ~ What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you? “Wow…I’ve had the opportunity to work with many wonderful ladies, but I would say that Brande Roderick really sticks out for me.” Is there anyone in the industry who inspires you? “I’m inspired by many…but I have to admit that Pamela Anderson was a big inspiration for me.”
What do you feel that you have that sets you aside from other models? “Humility…I’ve never forgotten where I came from and those that have supported me from day one.” Do you have a website or fan page, where your fans can give you feedback and possibly get a response from you? “If you write me on twitter I always answer me fans!! So be sure to follow me @pblivesmissy.” Any shout outs? “I would like to thank Dave at HM Photography for the amazing photos and Jamie A.K.A. Body Artist for his unconditional support. Also a big thank you to all my fans…I love you all!!!!”
NAIMAH HNS RADIO’S #1 SONG “CIRCLES” NAIMAH FT. K CLARK
we’re motivated to move others with our music. We’re all Assetartists out to do one thing, and that’s to make a hit record. At HNS
Radio one afternoon listening to submission after submission, in what seemed as an endless tiring ordeal, pressed play and Naimah ft. K. Clark in Circles started running. The song immediately energized me like a triple espresso we knew it was a hit right away. After 3 plays on HNS Radio the request started flooding our inbox. The Song hit #1 on our countdown in less than a week and held the spot for 3 ½ weeks. HNS made it our mission to track down the hit maker Naimah for the interview.”
Let's talk about the song "#Circles". An HNS Radio #1 HIT, it’s a Super HOT song. Who was involved in the making of this amazing track? “Dr. Snipe
G. Young came up with the concept of Circles, as a solo artist, he was…
… circles, as a solo artist, he was actually one of the first people to reach out to me. Every time he sent me a track I wanted to be challenged, I wanted to step out my comfort zone. So, when he sent the track for Circles, K. Clark had already laid a rough draft of the hook, which was on point and Snipe simply said, “Let’s see what you do with this, Ha.” So I put my emotions and heart on paper everything that I was going through, and everything that was happening around me and the end result was a banger! Thank God.”
Describe the feeling after you first heard the finished version of Circles.
“Shit, I couldn’t believe it was me, lol. I played it about 20 times before I accepted that I could do anything if I believe in myself. It was a banger, I only let a few people hear it and they couldn’t believe it was me. This is the kind of music you hear in the industry from major artist, not too many unsigned artist can leave their safe zone.”
How did you come up with your Artist name? It’s actually my birth name “Naimah”, which means “A blessing in Paradise.” My first rap name was Da Joka inspired by Jack Nicholson(The Joker).
Where is your Hometown? “I
was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Rollllllllllllllllllllllllll Ttttttiiiiiddeee baby!!!!!!”
If you weren’t in music industry, what would be your second career choice? I would be a veterinarian, I love animals.
Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career? “Making my second music
video “HD Life”. This was the anthem for Naimah and for my hood. It made me feel empowered… like I can do anything I set my mind to and I can…”
Are there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Yes, I’m
currently working on the release of my second single off my LP album “Universal Remote” entitled “Usually Don’t. Oh yes, in the studio recording a new project set to release around fourth quarter so keep our eyes open Naimah is here.”
“HOTTEST 4 BARS” in your opinion what is your hottest 4 bars you ever wrote.? “Spit hot shit all the
time cause I’m fye/ and that’ll be a lie if I ain’t hot/ I drop a Ep and I’m still flowing Lp, bill boards still going/ I want that #1 and beyond that cause it’s a fact that I gotta em selling off the shelves downloads and my ringtones get at me if you thank I can’t shake sumn.” _Break Sum (song “Universal Remote”).”
Is there anything else you would like to discuss? “Log
on to www.naimahofficial.com and download all my music and watch all my videos, then sign my guestbook. Turn up.”
fter going on a beat hunt, we came across this track. We sat in the studio for a day or so. Once we lived with it for a while we unleashed the flows and dropped the hook". Yoggi From Karpay DM tells HNS. That same hook was the building structure for the top 10 song "Go Low" But let’s rewind a little bit. What's interesting about Karpay DM is that the group is a male /female duo that dropped everything And Left California together in pursuit of their music career in Atlanta. After discovering that you can imagine the questions that began
to surface. Of course we asked if there’s a romantic involvement between the two. Yoggi replied "We're like family. We argue a lot but we laugh twice as hard lol. I've learned in this journey that if you ever attempt to accomplish something great with another and you don't argue?? It's probably not that great to begin with then." Karpay DM performed on the B.E.T Blaze the Stage Concert the show can be seen here http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=I5WcFE c_YWo. A FEW WORDS FROM KARPEY: “This mixtape is going to be the best work we've put out to date.
We promise you your head will bob way more than you expect a Boy/Girl group to make it do so. The production is sick and the rhymes and flow never sound the same. As the beats change so does the flow and concepts, making @karpay_diem the best choice for new music out and for new music to come. Follow Karpay DM.
BUCKMAN Crew: THUG LIFE CREW(TLC). Career goal is to take over the Ghana Music scene. Buckman started doing music in 1995. He's released several mixtapes. His new HIT single "Tonight is Your Night" ft.De Boy(Sunshyn) is rapidly climbing its way up the HNS Radio Charts. Be sure to help Buckman make the top 10, by requesting his song on hnsradio.com.
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2$LICK 2$lick aka BlackZod from Queens, NY describes what makes him stand out, “I can sing like I’m in a church choir and I can rap about any topic. I have an unorthodox use of expanded vocabulary and a savvy for catchy hooks.”
Featured group member Gemma Louise tell HNS, “I have a unique universal look that can work with almost any genres”
HNS group member and Hottest Verse contestant Reapa is always spittin’ that fire. Check him out in Hottest Verse Contest Season 3.
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JAH Jah was a finalist in our hottest verse contest season 2. Another hot artist that HNS supports!
PROL’E, who’s from Ann Arbor, Michigan, was one of our top 3 finalists in the Hottest Verse Contest Season 1. Prol’e recently released a new mix-tape called “Ann Arbor”. We have a feeling there is a lot more to come from this talented artist.
WWW.HNSMAG.COM HITMAN One of the founders of EMINENT ENT. â€œWe are Hip Hop, Dirty South, Gangsta Rap and so much more.â€?
ASHISHA Ashisha (pronounced Ah-he-sha) aka MzVIB, is much more than just a pretty face and great body. The Fayetteville, Arkansas native is equal parts outgoing and confident, and will win you over with her smile. However, the 5 foot 2 exotic beauty--a mix of Native Indian, AfricanAmerican and Caucasian--has always had big dreams of modeling ever since she was a young girl. She carries that vivacious personality in front of the camera with each shoot, making her one of the most adaptable and in-demand models working today. Now a resident of Portland, Oregon, Ashisha is ready for her time in the spotlight.
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Lucchi talks to HNS about why he feels he stands out from other artists in this industry, “I have feeling, raw emotion. Everything I say comes from a place inside of me. People gravitate towards an artist who speaks from real situations, negative or positive. You can’t forget a person who can describe something to you and make you feel exactly how he or she feels.” Lucchi works hard at the game and has a few mixtapes under his belt. Find out more about Lucchi on the following sites:
www.facebook.com/lucchi www.reverbnation.com/lucchi www.youtube.com/lucchi4k TWITTER @lucchi4k
YOUNG JESS Young Jess is coming out with his FIRST ALL ORIGINAL HIP-HOP MUSIC MIXTAPE called "BRAIN FOOD" March 2012 and will be available for purchase on his official website www.iAmYoungJess.com follow him on SoundCloud www.soundcloud.com/yo ungjess his first single on it is called "N WE SPIT THAT (REAL HIPHOP)" produced by Paris-France team "Fratello Beats"
Good music is good music and after a decade of perfecting his craft, Zay is delivering just that. His hit Single “Worthwhile” hit the top 10 countdown on HNS Radio, leaving us all craving for more. "Getting my Song played on HNS Radio was a nice shining moment for me and my team." He tells HNS and then continues: "But the past is nothing but memories and history, I look in the direction of the future." He explains. With that being said HNS Magazine plans to keep our eyes on upcoming work from Zay.
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