MEET THE AGNB EDITORIAL STAFF
Name: Jackie Green (pictured left)
California State University, Dominguez Hills Sophomore - Communications Major
Jacquelyn Green was born and raised in the Inland Empire and became interested in the field of Communications at the tender age of 15 when she joined her high school’s event planning committee. Green enjoys shopping and discovering new trends and talent. She has a strong passion for music, writing and spending time with family and friends. Jacquelyn is also very interested in empowering young black women with self-esteem and overall image issues, as Jacquelyn has been a victim of discrimination among a broad variety of social issues within the black community. She is currently involved in a mentoring program on campus for young black women as a mentor, and one day aspires to become a mentor. Jacquelyn’s career goals include working for a major Public Relations firm in the LA area or becoming a senior editor for Essence magazine. Jacquelyn Green is a proud member of All Gas No Breaks and anticipates helping put AGNB on the map in the cyber world.:) #teamAGNB
Name: Cam Cameron
California State University Dominguez Hills Transfer Student - Business Administration Major
Cambrea Cameron was born and raised in the beautuiful city of San Diego, California. Shes 19 years old and plans to pursue a career in owning her own corporation or possibly engaging in a career as a sports agent. She’s extremly in tune with the sports industry. Cambrea’s been playing basketball since the ripe age of 9. Another passion of hers is music, she enjoys writing as well. Her greatest mucial influences are Lauryn Hill, singer Tank whose constantly underestimated, and Keri Hilson whose style is rare and eclectic. Cambrea enjoys indulging in different grades of music. She honors music that empowers black women, and doesnt exploit the sterotypical black image.Cambrea has been a victim of color discrimination amongst the black community. However, she chooses to stay dedicated to her morals and goals. “AGNB symbolizes the progression of black youth, even though this is only the beginning, I strongly believe we will impact African-American society especially the youth. Black culture and music is constantly evolving, and I’m honored to be apart of the movement”.
- 2 years ago
AGNB INTERVIEWS PRODUCER NICO MALONE
- Where are you from?I was born and raised in the san fernando valley, california
- What type of music do you produce?
I mainly produce hip hop tracks but sometimes I like to venture out into other genres
- Who are your greatest musical influences of all time?
Dj quik is one of my favorite musicians. I admire the fact that he doesn’t just do one thing. He engineers everything himself and usually plays all the instruments that you hear in his songs.
- At what age did you begin making beats?I have been writing and rapping since I was 8 and producing fod about 5 years now. I started when I was 14
- What artists have you produced music for?Right now I mainly produce for local artist trying to develop a buzz
- What producers have impacted you? Again, Dj quik is at the top of my list just because he takes the word producer to another level. Dr.dre is another one of my favorite producers because he is a perfectionist and a true master of the craft.
- Where do you plan to take your music making talents? I plan to grow old in the music industry be that go to guy
- Any advice for up and coming producers like yourself?My best advice would be to never stop working on perfecting your skill. Its always possible to delve deeper and learn more about what your doing. If you’re really serious then you nees to make music more than just a hobby. If you only tend to make music when you have free time I can guarantee there’s somebody out there that doesn’t have any free time due to the fact that there making music.
- Where can we find your beats?You can find my music online at soundcloud.com/nicomalone
- Are you currently with a label?I am not currently signed to a label. However, I’m reading and learning on the subject of starting my own label.
- How did you become apart of AGNB?A friend of mine called me early in the morning and handed the phone to Chardae who said she was looking for some producers. Within an hour I had sent in some tracks, and it was a done deal from there.
- What challenges do you face as a producer? A big challenge I am faced with is keeping the music relevant and fresh at the same time. Everybody is looking for a radio single, but the radio is really house and techno induced, so I’m trying to make people move while at the same time bring new and original material.
(Interview conducted by Jackie Green, Chief Editor for AGNB)
- 2 years ago