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What it do with LUE: Cool Cass

Cool Cass

Cool Cass

By Lue Dowdy

Smile! Take Three! Quiet on the set! Let’s Go! Just a few call out words that are used when on a live set. This week Cool Cass, the videographer, is WHAT IT DO.

In the entertainment industry you have to make so many connections in order to get your music out there. Artists must add visual which leads to what they call a music video. It’s a beautiful relationship that comes alive on film between the artist and the videographer. Here is more on the Cool Cass the Videographer!

Despite accessibility to technology, capturing today’s short attention spanned audience has proven to be much more challenging than film makers (enthusiast and pro’s alike) anticipated. These challenges ultimately force the requirement of storyteller purist Cool Cass and he has flourished under the new-leveled playing field. His robust background stems from a sports oriented family which undoubtedly led to playing college football in California; however, added ingredients like his service in the military and 2-year stay overseas further push the boundaries of storytelling that one is just not accustomed to seeing.

Ever since cutting ties with network marketing venture that proved semi-successful, Cool Cass has been applying knowledge gained from these experiences to the art of storytelling through music and video. He continuously showcases his ability to translate visions over a multitude of genres delivering smash hit videos such as, “Talk 2 You” and “Girl With The Tattoo” for Oakland, CA superstar Young Gully and “Wutz The Name” for Queen of Rock and Flow, Shirlee Temper.

Cool Cass takes pride in furthering the journey of self-development and enjoys the company of individuals with comparable traits. Need some video work done at an affordable rate? Contact COOL CASS now!

Until next week L’zzzz!

What it do with LUE: Tipse SmashGang

By Lue Dowdy

“Runnin’ Threw Hunnits” with Tipse SmashGang is WHAT IT DO Inland Empire! OMG! When it comes to having high energetic performances, mixed with a dope beat, and fire lyrics, Tipse SmashGang got it.

JayQuan is his name but he goes by Tipse SmashGang in the music field. Born in Los Angeles, Tipse discovered that rapping was his talent during his childhood and coming up in age. He started pursuing music during his junior high school days and ended up falling in love with it.        This talented recording artist is so focused. Tipse is currently working on a new project titled, “Coming from the Westside.” Tipse SmashGang knows the importance of teamwork and how it makes the dream work. He formed his own crew called “SmashGang.”

“No it is not a gang it is just the name of our team,” Tipse explains. “SmashGang stands for Stacking Money And Swagging Hard Getting Any Necessary Gwap.”

Some of Tipse’s musical influences include legends such as, Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg, T.I., and Ice Cube. He feels their music was real music and would love to bring it back. With his fan base of all ages and all over growing like wild fire, he’s bringing attention to his hit single. “Runnin Threw Hunnits” and “Go.” Performing through Southern California and with artist’s like Yg, Snoop Dogg, and Bone Thugs n Harmony, Tyga, Problem, Nipsey Hussle, Joe Moses and many more it won’t be long before he gets that big DEAL.

Overall, Tipse SmashGang has worked very hard to get to where he is now and he’s not going to give up until he makes it to the top. The love of his three beautiful children motivate him every day. This artist has his eye on the prize. Check out his music on websites such as Soundcloud, World Star Hip-hop, YouTube and several other websites under “Tipse SmashGang.” 

Until next week L’zzz waaaaay up cause I FEEL BLESSED!

 

What it do with LUE: BJ, Founder of The Garage Dance Studio

BJ, founder of The Garage Dance Studio

BJ, founder of The Garage Dance Studio

Do you like to dance? Do you like to move? This week BJ, founder of The Garage Dance Studio, is What It Do! Living in an urban community with many talented youth, I am so happy that a positive individual like BJ is giving back. What a breath of fresh air for our youth. Not everyone sings, raps, or plays an instrument; some simply dance! With that being said here’s more about the choreographer they call BJ.

As a young child growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, BJ sat in front of his parent’s TV set constantly mimicking dance moves from artists such as Michael Jackson. He eventually received a chance to perform in front of crowds of people. From family parties, to dance competitions, and dance studios, the talented dancer impressed the public with his street choreography. Watching artists and dancers perform moves motivated him to dance and get better. By his teenage years, BJ realized that dancing could be something to pursue, so he kept going.

BJ was introduced to the dance world when he began touring doing background dancing for upcoming artists and other dance crews in need of extras. His first tour was back in 2000 and from there he has been addicted to the popularity.

He continued to push fourth and was added to a popular tour called “Scream tour” with artists that included as Bow Wow, B2K, and other big names. BJ soon began to make a name for myself in the Dance community when he was a part of the Dance show called “Dance 360,” which aired on UPN where he was called out to battle amongst five other people and won.

With his journey and experience in dance, BJ believes that if he ever had the opportunity to open his very own dance studio he would in a heartbeat and that is exactly what happened. This dude turned his mother’s garage into a mini dance studio and name it “The Garage Dance Studio.”

“Knowing that there is no source of entertainment or dance here in the Lost City a.k. Colton, California motivated me to open the dance studio,” BJ states.“For me being a dance lover, I wanted to open the facility to give youth the opportunity to come and learn dance. A lot of these kids don’t have the means to go to LA. I figured why not give it a shot and open something for them. With over seventeen years of professional experience under my belt, I provide lots of variety to students. My dance instruction involves a mixture of hip-hop, pop, and old-school dance styles.”

“All in all, I feel like I have lived up to my childhood dream by becoming a hardworking, successful dancer and I will continue to push fourth until I reach the top. There are lots of things that I have to still accomplish until I past that bridge. I will continue to bless others with my gift of dance.”

 Make sure you support this young man and his efforts. Remember to make the world your DANCE FLOOR. L’z!