Juels Pierrot Curator Of Moxie 1973
On April 1st 2017, Jersey City will be graced by the presence of Moxie 1973’s Juice Hip Hop Exhibition. This cultural label on the rise, has been curated by Jersey City native himself , Julian (Juels) Pierrot .
During his collegiate year at Alabama A&M University, Juelz recognized that although the campus had everything on lock education wise, the social life was thirsting for something different and unique. While many of his friends, classmates, and associates were from various parts of the country, he recognized that one of the main commonalties amongst them all, was “Hip Hop”. Juels then began to develop a means to get everyone in the same room representing their culturally formed version of hip hop calling it “Who Got Bars – The Juice Hip Hop Exhibition”. Performers would engage in battle raps also known as ciphers to see who had the best rhymes. Winners would be based on the audience as the judge.
From small sets on campus, Juels managed to grow “Who Got Bars” to off campus locations big enough to house audiences from Alabama A&M University, and neighboring schools. Soon there after Juelz would graduate and continue on his work with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in Brooklyn, New York, and in his hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey. Check out our interview below to hear more about his journey, and what to expect when you come out to Moxie 1973’s – “Juice Hip hop Exhibition”.
Jasmine Mans is an author, poet, performer and teacher. Jasmine is a Newark , New Jersey native that has made a name for herself both tristate and beyond. Since adolescence, Jasmine has consistently produced a body of heartfelt poetry. In 2012 she released her first book, “Chalk Outlines”, tackling social issues and stigmas women and men face today. Her works have led her to open up for artists such as Janelle Monae, Mos Def, and Goapele. She has also become a creative writing teacher at her Alma Mater University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she shares her knowledge, and assists artist in the development of their craft.
Jasmine, does not write merely to entertain. Instead, Jasmine breaks past the walls of discomfort and speaks on emotional truths. If you are ever privileged to witness her poetry live, prepare yourself for a time of reflection and healing.
When asked what compels her to write, Jasmine responded, ” I believe I am a messenger of God”.
Jasmine Mans is an artist in the boldest form and a gem of the millennial generation. She is the perfect example of what it means to hone in on your craft as an artist, and use the power of art for change. To read and watch her work visit her site JasmineMans.com
I was able to catch up with Jasmine at her NYC performance of the BlCK FLK TOUR at the Nuyorican Café.
To watch our interview click the link below.
Ms. Ayana Iman (Ayana Gibbs) is a professional speaker, life coach, and mother. Hailing from Trenton New Jersey, Ayana has made a name for herself uplifting women and men though conversation. However, her conversations aren’t based upon surface topics.
Ayana Iman creates moments that allow individuals to step out of their comfort zone, and talk about what’s real. As a result, she has developed her installations #AuthenticConvos.
On July 31st, I was able to catch up with Ayana at her fourth installation entitled #AuthenticConvos : How To Date A Creative . There she gathered a panel of influential creatives, who without hesitation shared their views on self love, loving your partner, dating creatives , and being single and happy!
See my interview and pics from the event below!