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It’s never easy for an artist to succeed in the industry under one genre of music. But the challenge gets even bigger as one ventures further by creating his own category. For Philadelphia artist JaVon Stukes, best known as Rockstar Nova, merging rock and pop genres together was a risk worth taking.

Although Rockstar Nova was born in Virginia, his love for music reached its peak in Philadelphia. At 12 years old, he discovered his passion for R&B, and it further piqued his interest in becoming one of the biggest names in the industry. At 17, the artist began writing songs with Chris Brown, the music icon who is also a native of his hometown, Tappahannock, VA. After dropping his first mixtape called Kick in the Door at 22, the artist’s career took greater heights. …


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Randie Graves, best known as Chryst Young, is a true jack of all trades as he effortlessly excels in every hustle he lands in the entertainment industry. The hip-hop artist, songwriter, and actor generated admiration from fans all over the world with his hosting skills in the television show called The Sneaker Game. Today, as the show moves into its second season, Chryst ensures viewers that they are in for a treat as he remains the voice of the show.

The Sneaker Game is a hit show featuring interviews of famous athletes, sneaker collectors, sneaker store owners, restoration professionals, and insights on some of the most celebrated sneaker conventions in the county. The show embodies the authenticity of the sneaker culture, and for its first season, it was Chryst Young who became the face of the show. …


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SoCal Beauty is a lash salon based in Orange County that has found a way to expand its reach at a time when the world was on lockdown. The pandemic brought severe implications for businesses worldwide as many businesses had to shut down their doors or shut down operations permanently. The worst-hit industries are those that render personal/physical services like the salon industry. Despite the uncertainty, SoCal Beauty’s founder, Brittani Hamilton Strong, has taken the opportunity to develop a new product to keep lash artists in business without inhibitions.

Brittani Hamilton Strong reminisces the devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it. In her words, “It was not enough that we adhered to the highest safety and sanitation practices. We were bound to comply with the pandemic rules to keep everyone safe. But at the same time, we also had to make sure our clients didn’t feel abandoned. So I got creative and worked out a way to serve our clients from a safe distance by developing the Designer Custom Magnetic Strip Lashes by SoCal Beauty.” This innovative product that SoCal Beauty developed is the first of its kind in the industry. …


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Despite how the Internet has made the world a lot smaller in this generation, it is undeniable that there are still so many artists out there struggling for their creations to get the attention they need. There is still a huge gap between an extremely talented visual artist and the passionate art collector who seeks eclectic talents. Through the Esoteric Collection, a hub that curates over 100 promising artworks from various artists, the veil keeping many artists hidden has finally been lifted to reveal so many untapped artists who have the makings of the next generation visual arts geniuses.

Founded by art enthusiast and philanthropist Aaron Von Ossko, the Esoteric Collection intends to remove the gap that separates thriving artists from connecting with eager art collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world. Unknown to many, so many artists have fallen victim to the industry’s art gallery standards. Many of them have been made to believe that the only way for them to get noticed is if they mount a show in a well-known art gallery. Ossko is changing this traditional practice by giving artists the mileage they need. …


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Nothing propels a person more towards success than following one’s passion. True enough, some of the most sought-after people in any industry owe much of their success to their willingness to chase their passionate pursuits. Being one of those people who dropped everything to pursue their dreams, Luis Corchon sheds light on why he decided to take down his network security firm to venture into the art and science of film and robotics.

Venturing into something new and unfamiliar can be a risky thing to do. While others find solace in attaining security, comfort, and stability, some individuals go out of their way to chase their dreams and pursue success. And more often than not, those who make it their mission to persevere and achieve their goals are the same people who are destined to reach the peak of triumph. …


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Amidst the chaos, some exceptional people go over and beyond to promote peace, unity, and positive well-being in others’ lives. These are the people who spark hope and ignite transformation despite the odds being pitted against the circumstances. And among those who dedicate themselves in the service of others is a Generation Z author and entrepreneur filled with endless vigor and an optimistic spirit — Mary Yuan.

As someone who aspires to make the world a better place, Mary Yuan has made it her life’s mission to create waves of change by inspiring and motivating others toward positive growth and personal development. But as the world continues to change in the most unexpected ways, it has become difficult for others to cope and adapt. Seeing how this unfortunate circumstance existed for quite some time, Mary Yuan took it upon herself to send a message of hope for those struggling through her online community and an upcoming book. …


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The hospitality industry is one of the most heavily affected fields amid the pandemic. Still, a few notable business establishments managed to thrive and scale despite the global crisis. Behind the success of such businesses are brilliant managers and leaders. Rhys O’Connell has been an authority in the industry over the past 20 years. Yet he proves that his success is not dependent on luck, but on knowledge as he thrived as a top-tier crisis manager in today’s time.

Rhys has been integral in the success of many prominent establishments across the country. He began his career in 2011 with the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, the only hotel on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. There he found his niche as he got exposed to various functions of the establishment and contributed a 30% improved rating for the hotel on Tripadvisor. In 2015, Rhys landed the director’s position at Shutters, one of North America’s most luxurious hotels on the Beach in Santa Monica. …


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Getting into accidents due to the negligence of others can be challenging circumstances. Beyond the medical challenges, there are also the legal aspects of a case that can cause unnecessary stress to already distressed victims. Yet in times of great challenge, Sterin Law has proven to be a helping hand in cases including personal injury accidents, worker’s compensation, and lemon law.

Sterin Law is an exemplary practice worth emulating. Beyond their strategic approach to legal cases, their drive and commitment to genuinely care about all their clients are unparalleled. …


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Entrepreneur and real estate expert Valentin Siroon has her hand in a lot of things. Yet even as a Jane of all trades, she continually excels in all she does, whether it’s real estate, business, design, entertainment, and writing.

Valentin owns and operates Home Sweet Home Realty, Inc., a real estate company with coverage in multiple counties, including Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area. She is extremely passionate about providing homeowners, investors, and sellers with quality service and expert insight. …


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Decorating a home and making it more in tune with one’s sense of style does not need to be an expensive endeavor. Many people have turned towards DIY projects to make these adjustments to their homes. For some who are just beginning to dip their toes into the world of DIY, they may be overwhelmed when they begin a new project. Luckily, numerous internet sources serve as guides and inspire different creative projects. Krista Howard is among those who have made it easier for DIY enthusiasts to learn new methods or figure out what to do for specific home projects.

Krista Howard is a DIY home blogger, business owner, and content creator based in Colorado. She specializes in budget-friendly home projects, where she guides other people through an easy to follow approach. …

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