DJ Da Truth Welcomes You to the Real


It doesn’t get more real than DJ Da Truth. This Indiana artist has compiled what I think is one of the most brutally honest and heartfelt collections of music I’ve ever heard. Let’s start with Grind On. DJ Da Truth consistently uses powerful intros on his tracks that help create a definitive mood. Grind On…

Taking it to the Maxx


Columbus, Ohio rapper Willie Maxx might look like a schoolboy, but don’t be fooled by his innocent demeanor. This young man is going places. I took some time to listen to several of his tracks. Now, I am no expert on rap or hip hop, but with somewhat of a background in music (piano and…

Rap/Hip Hop Artists Who Get Social Media Right


Rap and hip hop artists are doing a better job of utilizing social media than a lot of social media experts. There, I said it. To preface, social media is an all-encompassing term for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and so on. As a communications advisor, I routinely check out social media gurus to stay current with…

Tweet Tips for Celebrities: #2 – Respond to Tweets


Yes, you’re very busy. You’re a celebrity. We know how important you are. And if you are a BIG celebrity, you may have thousands or hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter. You should still respond to tweets. We, the little people, follow you because we like you. Or maybe we admire your work or…

Tweet Tips for Celebrities: #1 – Be yourself


You are a unique individual. You are not the role you play. We get this. We, your faithful tweeps, are a tough and hardy bunch. We follow you to get a glimpse into your life. We want to know what you think and feel. By following you, we get to feel like we are a…

Life is fleeting


Hi everyone. Sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I lost a friend and mentor last week and I just don’t feel like trying to be clever or sarcastic.  Tell someone close to you how much they mean to you.

Why Facebook isn’t Cool Anymore…and Why Twitter Still Is


Facebook started out cool. You could only join the party if you had an .edu email address. And word-of-mouth publicity and internet rumor-mongering shot Facebook to the top of the “I wanna be a part of it” social media adventure. That was then, this is now. And now, Facebook isn’t cool and Twitter is. Who…