Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Last Blog until 2009

2008 was interesting. It had it's ups and down, but this year is the year that evolved into a woman. I finally realized who I am. I am a high energy, kind, and intelligent Black woman who strives for success. I used to be afraid of success, but I am not anymore! If Puffy and Jay-Z can be artists and business owners, why can't I? Over the past year and a half, I started DJing which continues to be a challenge, but it's been a lifetime dream; built a PR business called GoodGirlPR from scratch with a young, ambitious lady; Everything takes patience and RESPECT; and I am on the path to becoming one of the best attorneys who will always empower people (I am launching my firm in 2011). Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey, ya'll I just posted a new blog at www.djnickiee.blogspot.com. Please comment.

Touching Base With Myself

I know it's been a while since I have wrote something substantive in the blog. I have been so busy. I am always running around or in meetings. I guess this is what I wanted, and this is what I created for myself. I am literally working on three companies, and of course, working on myself. I have not practiced the art of DJing as much as I would like. I think I know why? I started DJing because I loved hip-hop. What the radio stations play is cool, but not the music that I love. What happened to the feeling that would overcome you when you bought a new album. Just like the economy, it seems like art is declining as well. Or perhaps, the game is so messed up to the point that real artists cannot get exposure.

I love DJing dope, hip-hop music. And, I will continue to try to create a following that loves the music I love. Now I know, I have to play to please the crowd, but damn! So I am DJing at the Mercury Bar tomorrow, and my goal is to create a set that I love as well as the crowd:

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This Friday, DJ NIckiee @ The Mercury Bar, 493 Third Ave. @ 33rd. This party is fun as hell! Rsvp at rsvp@goodgirlpr.com

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just had the best weekend. It's important to work hard and be focused. But what is life if you don't make time to spend with those who make you happy and inspire you?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I just was named the Associate Producer of a major film. God is good..

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Finally escaped the library. Hit the gym, got trained. Now meetings..meetings...and the Q Tip Concert..
GoodGirlPR is looking for fitness models for a national photo shoot. Please email full body photos to goodgirlprgroup@gmail.com.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Back Home Again

I am on the plane traveling from Denver where I visited my family for Thanksgiving. I sleep the entire time that I was there. My mom said that I need to get more sleep, but when I am in New York, sleep is not an option because there is just too much opportunity here. I ate so much-to the point where my jeans would not buckle (Working out the Big Rich should fix this). My sister, Samantha, said that when I come home I behave as if I have never seen food in my life. The food is just so damn good. I wish everyone could experience one of my family’s home cooked meals. Olivia and I are planning a big party in June for our birthdays. I think the party is going to have to be catered by my mom, Aunt Novia, and Grandma (Aunt Novia I know you’re reading this so don’t make any plans). I have been trying to get my mom to focus on a cookbook, but she is just too all over the place being a “Mom.” My mom exudes my energy times twenty. Her energy level is nuts; if only she could overcome this “I Can’t” attitude, she could harness that energy and truly be happy with herself.

December is here already. Those who read my blog know how goal oriented I am; therefore the year end is very important to me as I evaluate the upcoming months. I was reading Oprah Magazine, and she said that we should focus in the moment. I think the fact that I was always thinking about the future is one of the reasons why I am not where I could be in my career. I never had the patience to grind out the little accomplishments in the moment, which would eventually accumulate into something magnificent. Thank god, I learned that lesson at a young age. I tell people all the time that life is not perfect. Those who are obsessed with perfection are usually procrastinators. Mistakes have been apart of my education. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and part of my journey is making mistakes. With that being said, at this moment, I am going to focus on Olivia and I’s PR company, becoming a better DJ (this is definitely a process), being the best attorney I can be on the behalf of my clients and empowering people with knowledge (I will be launching my law firm in June 2008), and striving to be the best woman that I can be.

10 Lessons learned this year:

1. Never compromise your personality to please someone else. Just be you, and all that you are will be attracted to you.
2. Make large goals, then plan how to achieve them.
3. Keep positive people around you.
4. Avoid insecure people.
5. Never say, “I Can’t.” We have a Black president.
6. Love like you’ve never loved before. If you do right by someone, and they don’t love you back, you don’t need them, in your life anyway.
7. If you fail, try again and again.
8. Put yourself first, and everything else will fall in line.
9. Surround yourself with successful people, and you will indeed be successful.
10. Listen.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In Denver...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Meeting after meeting....work, work, and more work. Headed to Denver in the A.M.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Back in New York

Thank god the project in Seattle is over. While I was there, I worked and stayed in the hotel. Now that I am back in New York, I realize that the city energizes me. I can't sit still; there is just too much opportunity here. This week was very productive, and I began a workout with Big Rich. Check out his website at totalasn.com. I am pretty strong, but he worked me out! I brought my partner, Olivia, along as well. I say this all the time, but it's important to work out. Exercise gives you energy, and if you are consistent, you will look great as well.

On the DJ tip, I am finally going to start making mixtapes. The first one will drop next month! I have an event on November 30th for the Dreammaker Foundation. Stay tuned for the press release.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I am sore. I had a great workout w/ Big Rich. He truly challenged me. I know that I can reach my goals w/ his help. I fell off in Seattle.
Getting ready for my appointment to workout with Big Rich at 12PM along with my business partner Olivia. He is going to whip me into shape!

Monday, November 17, 2008

About to hit the gym and then the streets. Scarcity is good so people will miss you. People devalue you if you're ALWAYS around!
I am back in New York, handling business. It's great to be back!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Stuck at the Seattle Airport. I missed my flight! I always miss my flight...
I finished my project in Seattle. I am back to the hustle of New York City.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Going Back to Cali

I have been in LA for the past two days. I needed to get some sun. In addition, GoodGirlPR had an event at the Ivar located in Hollywood. I opened for DJ Rampage. All I have to say is that I need to focus more on the craft. I have the business side down. I think I have been so focused on getting organized that I have not been practicing as much as I used to in the past. I feel guilty when I don't practice. Some DJs brag about not practicing, but that's nothing to brag about. The best DJs still practice, and I want to be one of the best. I have a long way to until I reach my goal. I am enjoying my evolution as a DJ, and I appreciate all the guidance long the way. It is truly challenging, and I am so elated that I overcame my fear to become a DJ.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We Can!

Today, I cried. I cried because I am truly happy and blessed. Often in my blog, I talk about my goals, and my firm belief that goals can be achieved through action and consistency. Barack Obama is our President Elect. We can no longer have excuses or blame others for our mishaps or misfortune. If America elected a Black man as President of the United States, then we all can achieve our dreams. You must try through fear! People will hate and stand in your way. The same mentality exists in every culture-it is simply human nature. My point is that you should not let obstacles obstruct you. Barriers are the building blocks of your strength, and you must embrace them as you focus relentlessly.

I continue to surround myself around positive people. I do not tolerate negativity. I have no time for pettiness, drama, or insecure people. I just want to work hard and enjoy life. I'm learning not to care what anyone thinks. Each day, I continue to try, learn, and to evolve into a better person. I will never stop trying, and I recommend everyone do the same.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sleeping in Seattle

I am in Seattle, working on a project. I have been here for two weeks, and I am so relaxed. When I am in New York, I am in a frenzy. I'm literally crazed. I will head back to New York at the end of the month. I have a photo shoot with K Foxx on the 25th, and the 2nd Annual Ghost Ball on 10/31.

Seattle is a beautiful city, and the restaurants are excellent. I admit I have gained at least 5 pounds since I have been out here. I have to focus. In fact, after I relax for another hour, I'm jogging for an hour before I hit the street.

The DJs out here are dope! I will be practicing with Dv One while I am out here. He helped create the Rane Serato mixer. It's time that I step my game up. I don't want to be like every other female DJ. I want to be better.

Last night, I went bowling. I rolled strike after strike. Then all of a sudden, bowling turned into a competition among the other bowlers, and strikes became few and far between. My point is I was having the game of my life and could have easily scored 200 points, but I let the competition get into my head, and I lost focus. I can't do that again.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Beat Goes On

This week has been quite eventful. After the "Back to the '90s Event" was over, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. The following day, I attended the VH1 Hip Honors Ceremony. I received two tickets to attend the event. As usual, I arrived late, and the line was down the block. I approached one of the Viacom security guards, and I mentioned that I worked with Brent Redstone-the son of the Sumner Redstone who owns Viacom, and he walked me right into the event. My first year of law school, I had two jobs. One of which was at a firm with Brent Redstone, and he gave me a job at Viacom while I was in law school.

The VH1 Hip-Hop Honors in 2007 was much better than this year. It seems like "New Hip-Hop" was at the Hammerstein Ballroom, but I just have not gotten into the new Hip-Hop generation yet-I am not quite sold yet.

On Friday, I took the day off, and I partied at the Mercury Bar where there was good music all day, and I enjoyed libations throughout the night! Friday was a good night.

The Hip-Hop Cultural Center invited me to be a guest at the Female Rapathon. Honestly, I thought I was going to be panelist because I have so much to say and feel that I would have a strong impact on the youth, but they wanted me to DJ (as if! lol). After I got on the turntables, I immediately headed to the "The Red Alert Tribute" at Drom located in the heart of the West Village. I, along with GoodGirlPR, assisted The Justo Mixtape Awards with the planning of the event. As I walked into the venue, I reminisced back to 1992 when I heard Red Alert for the first time on the radio. Back then I never imagined that I would be at at an event filled with Hip-Hop legends, and they would know who I am-DJ Nickiee. You can never foresee the future, but you can be proactive in obtaining your dreams. I had the opportunity to DJ because SuperStar Jay had to leave early, but I missed out on a great opportunity. I learned a very valuable lesson that I should always have my DJ equipment (my Serato box and records, RCAs, needles, headphones, extra power cord, extension cord) on me.

Here is a picture of me with my new look (I needed a change):

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A new element of the blog will include music. This section of the blog will be called, "In DJ Nickiee Ears". As you know, I am a multi-faceted DJ. I can rock anywhere from a fashion party to a hood party so my music recommendations will run the gamete.

In DJ Nickiee's Ears

New Music

Cassie - Unofficial Girl

Ne-Yo & Jadakiss - By Your Side


Music Flashback


Jadakiss - By Your Side

HOT 80s

Animotion - Obsession

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead, October 1st

As you know, I started a PR company, along with Olivia Baltimore. Our first event was on October 1, 2008 at the Volstead. The party was in conjunction with TLAPR, DJ Shogun, Thermal Soundwaves, and the Justo Mixtape Awards. We grinded really hard for this event, and the line was literally down the block:


VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

The party was overwhelming. We had difficulty finding a venue for this party because New York venues are not supportive of the hip-hop movement even if it's a quality crowd. The venue pretty much shut our event down at 9:30pm.

Notables in the building were DJ Premier, Ed Lover, AZ, Brand Nubian, and it was rumored that Kanye West drove by and other VIPs, but the door was unbearable. Here are some pictures from the event:

DJ Nickiee on the Turntables



DJ Shogun

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

Rahzel and DJ Premier

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

Brand Nubian (Alamo)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

AZ

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

Kendall Holt, WBO Light Welterweight Champion

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

Nina B

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

Other Pics

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Pre-party @ Volstead

VH1


The party had a cool vibe, and everyone enjoyed themselves! The next event is on October 31st, 2008-The Ghost Ball hosted by Thomas Jones.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Month At a Glance

I have not written in my blog for a while. I have been so busy. I got a new assistant. She is really dope, but I need two more, seriously.

As you know, I was starting an event planning company which my partner named after himself. I still agreed to be a partner which shows how humble I am, but I decided to back out of it because my partner didn't respect my opinion, and whenever I gave a suggestion he would knock it down. I think my partner wanted to be in control. He needed to be a sole proprietor, instead. Next...

Partnerships are important to me because I realize that you can only do so much by yourself. Successful people are surrounded by a team and everybody plays their position. After this experience, I asked around to see what makes a successful partnership. No one had an answer, but someone referred me to a book written by the partners of Amway-duly noted.

I was extremely disappointed about the event planning company when another DJ suggested that I start a PR company since I have done such a great job promoting myself. In law school, career counselors often referred to public relations as an alternative career to practicing law.

I learned a hard lesson. I hired a PR company, and they were full of shit-taking me to events that I can get into by myself. In fact, one time, I had to get my non-aggressive PR rep into a party. I'm trying to go to Sundance not a DSA Media event. WTF!! Why did I hire them-I could do a better job.

I took the DJs advice and started a PR Company. A good friend of mine mentioned that she was doing PR for models so I asked her to be a partner. Then there was another young lady who I have socialized with over the past year-very articulate and presentable so I asked her to be the other partner.

Over the past month, I have been trying to guide my assistant, and delegate duties to partners in order to make this company successful. Our first event is on 10/1 and it has truly been a test. The weak links were exactly who I thought they were, and they failed 10 days before the event. Why? They didn't listen or think reasonably, always had an excuse, and could not handle guidance or criticism.

By no means am I perfect, and I have made mistakes but one thing that I realize is when someone's heart is not into something they always have a excuse as to why they can't complete a simple task. e.g. "I'm sick", "I can't", or "I don't know." I have no time for bullshitters. I bullshitted in Corporate America because my heart was not in it so I know bullshit excuses-I used to use those excuses above including "I didn't get the email." and "My computer is slow". I have no time for people who fail before they start. The bottom line is let's get the job done, and we don't take "no" for an answer. I love the hustle, and I work through thick and thin, rain or shine, and even if I have the sniffles.

I refuse to have a company that doesn't meet deadlines and is not relentless in achieving client goals! The majority of black businesses that I encounter are full of shit. I am not going to be one of them.

You know it is truly hard being a woman in this industry. I am feeling the struggle. A industry co-worker emailed me and said, "You are an ambitious girl, but..." Girl? This is coming from a 24 year old male from the suburbs who is an office assistant. He truly had his nerve, and I put him in his place.

Everyone should just let my team and I do us. My team roster is finalized-Jason, Olivia, TLAPR, Sharonda, Josh and Excel, and it is comprised of nerds, with stellar educations from school and/or life experience, who are gogetters who "follow through" with no excuses to the end. Don't worry about what we're doing-just do you. I can't do business with flakes anymore.

On another tip, DJing is going well for the month of September. As you know, Shogun and I, had our second installment of "Back to the 90s." I DJed at the Pristine Style Magazine Launch and Rock Me TV which were all good looks! And, save the date for October 1, 2008.

By reading this, I hope you don't think I am bitter. I'm happy. I am just tired of people wasting my time. And, from now on I am going to be very choosey with whom I choose do business.

Friday, August 22, 2008

DJ Nickiee, a Panelist at the Hip-Hop Summit

ECSMG PREPARE FOR STAR-STUDDED
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC WEEKEND


Fri, Aug 22 @ Weequahic Park and Sat, Aug 23 @ NJPAC
Newark, NJ – (August 18, 2008) ECSMG prepare for a Celebrity Packed Golf Classic on Friday, August 22 at Weequahic Park, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and a Hip Hop Business Summit on Saturday, August 23 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets needed to attend weekend events. Golf Classic proceeds benefit Newark Youth Golf, Inc.
Along with the Celebrity Golf Classic and Hip Hop Business Summit, the line-up of events include an exclusive Welcome Reception, Golf Awards at Weequahic Parks Golf Club, Comedy Show featuring Comedienne Queen Aishah at Sugar Rays, 10 Park Place, Nwk, NJ on Fri., Aug 22nd and a VIP “White” Party on Sat, August 23rd at The Spot Lounge located at 45 Commerce St., with special celebrity guests, surprises and a musical performance by The Branford Hayes Quartet at 8 p.m.

The Hip Hop Business Summit –aka- Hood Economics will focus on encouraging entrepreneurship by highlighting business opportunities that exist in the community, providing interactive discussions, sharing personal success stories and key business tools. The panelists of entrepreneurs which include Industry executives, business leaders and celebrities will share their keys to success and offer advice on ways to succeed.

Summit Highlights Include a welcome by Councilman at-Large Donald Payne, Jr., Book-signing of “Let’s Talk About Pep” with Pepa from “Salt-N-Pepa,” Celebrity & Leading Business Panelists, Successful Teenage Business Story, Submission of Music CDs and Business Plans, Q&A Session, Give-Aways, and more.

Confirmed weekend guests include: Greg Watkins, CEO & Founder of AllHipHop.com, Chuck Creekmur, Co-Founder of AllHipHop.com, Navarrow Wright, CEO & President of Global Grind.com, Big Ced, Co-Founder & Owner of the IndustryCosign.com, Lance Smith and Walter Briggs from the NFL, Kurt Thomas, Eric Williams, Brevin Knight, Ira Bowman, Steffond Johnson and Randy Smith from the NBA, Actors Brian White (Stomp The Yard) and Michael B. Jordan (All My Children), DJ Nickiee of Hot 97.1 FM Street Soldiers , “Cookie” from Nickelodeon, Publisher Karen Hunter, Def Jam Comedienne Queen Aishah, Hip Hop Artists “Pepa” of Salt-N- Pepa, Loose Cannon and Bun B and many more.

ECSMG Consulting, LLC

The mission of ECSMG is to provide the highest quality of service to clients, by performing at a maximum level. The business strategy is to leverage expertise in providing business consulting services to professional athletes and entertainers, as well as managing and hosting celebrity golf tournaments globally. ECSMG is rapidly becoming the leading firm in the industry with a specially designed transition for athletes and entertainers. ECSMG also hosts charity events, which assists clients in improving global communities.

Facts about Newark Youth Golf, Inc

Newark Youth Golf, Inc (NYG) is a 501(c) (3) charitable exempt organization, incorporated in 2001. As a community based organization, risk prevention program, the mission of NYG is to introduce the fundamentals of golf and its principals to the historically underprivileged and economically disadvantaged minority children in the greater Newark, NJ area. NYG teaches how exposure to golf and its history provides individual skill growth, which builds self-esteem, etiquette, discipline, honor, integrity, and broader job opportunities. The training also consists of implementing life skill components such as a mentoring program, computer literacy, problem resolution, peer mediation and business training.

For celebrity confirmations & general info contact Ernest Ruffin at 973.573.2505 or eruffin@ecsmg.com. Media credentials and event itinerary contact Tafia L. A. Pringle @ 973.902.6749 or tafia@tlapr.com. Purchase tickets at http://www.ecsmg.com.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Riding the Waves

The show on "Down Low Brothers" went well last week. JL King cancelled at the last minute so he had to call in. Check out his book about the signs of a down low brothers at www.jlking.net. The other guest was my mentor, Tru Master. Tru Master is the producer of songs such as "Brooklyn Zoo" by Old Dirty Bastard "Fish" by Ghostface Killah, just to name a few. He is also a self-taught scholar. I have learned a voluminous amount of knowledge from him over the past year. From how to make beats to the Uniform Commercial Code (long story). Sometimes, he overwhelms me to the point that my head hurts, literally. Knowledge is POWER. I was not at the show this Sunday because I was out of town, but I guess Tru Master proclaimed that the music industry was run by a bunch of "homos." I had no idea that he was going to say that on air. Wow. On another note, it was difficult to secure a woman who was willing to discuss her relationship with a "down low brother." The majority of women I know are friends of a woman who have experienced this unfortunate reality, and, of course, were too devastated to come forward. Talk about an ego deflatter!

Again, this weekend, I will be a panelist at the Hip-Hop Business Summit. For more informatiom regarding the Summit, please go to at www.ecsmg.com.

Next Wednesday night, "Ode to the 90's Part II" will be at Origine located on Spring Street between Lafayette and Crosby in NYC. Myself and DJ Shogun will be on the turntables. This will be the second edition, the third edition will be in conjunction with Hip-Hop Honors Week on October 1, 2008 so stay tuned.

Harry from JumpOff T.V. has volunteered to film the Panel and the 90's party. I will post the footage on YouTube next week. Thanks Harry for all of your advice!

This month, I have spent endless hours in an effort to get my business tight. I realized that I can only depend on me to get stuff done in a prompt professional matter. People in this industry talk a good game, but they never complete tasks. Sorry my people, but I have gone to other side when it comes to certain matters.

I hope everyone likes the new blogspot lay out. I uploaded one of the pictures from my photo shoot. I appreciate the positive comments that I have received thus far.

I ran approximate four miles today. I am still on the mission to get back to my toned bliss. Before I go to sleep, I am going to hit the gym and lift weights.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In South Carolina

I justed landed down south. I met a man in first class that can assist me with becoming a member of the Millionaire Girls Club. I invested in this business, and the one thing that we need is a prototype built. Can you guess what this man does? He builts prototypes. In fact his specialty is robotics. I had no idea this man could help me. I was just being my normal outgoing self, and look what happened! God works in mysterious ways. As much as I love the music world, the industry has changed-I missed the pot of gold-my other endeavors are going to get my ranch-style house in the Hollywood Hills. Music is just my passion.

I am my own event planner, dj, and art director. My ideas for the shoot really came alive with the help of my stylist, Jewel, Jennifer, my make-up artist, and Gavin, my fashion photographer. The shoot lasted from 10pm to 5am. I cannot wait to reveal the pictures. I relish organizing photo shoots, and the pictures are incredible.

I am going to relaunch my myspace page and blog on August 26th.

I literally left the shoot and raced to the airport. Now, I am in the car with my mom, and she is complaining about my blackberry usage so I will sneak in another blog in a few days (I feel like I am 12). She just reminded me not to talk about what I do with other family members. It's unfortunate that you can't share your accolades with your family or the rest of the world because, at the end of the day, everybody is the same. Why can't I be proud and share my accomplishments with people. I think this exact statement is the reason why I was afraid of success, always stayed under the radar, and was humble to a fault. But, it's a new day. Fuck that! I've worked my ass off. You can either support me, learn from me, or kick rocks.

This week on Street Soldiers-the topic is down low brothers. I have the author, JL King, Tru Master of the Wutang Clan, Dr. Jeff, and a woman who has been in a relationship with a down low brother as guests on the show. Ironically, all of my close girlfriends knew a woman with an ex-boyfriend that was gay, but are too crushed to come forward. This show should be very interesting so tune at 9pm on HOT 97.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I sleep too much so I am told

It's two o'clock in the morning, and I am laying in bed. I just got home from the gym an hour ago. I had a long enjoyable weekend-and I have been smiling for two days straight. Normally, I am a happy person, but I am definitely happier these days.

My friend told me I sleep too much. I normally get eight hours of sleep.I slept 10 hours on Sunday, and I loved every minute of it. How do I cut down on my sleeping time without looking old and haggard? I have to research that tomorrow.

I know I said that I was going to stay in but there is a black tie event hosted by Jay Z tomorrow. I am definitely going to post pictures on the blog from the event.

I have good news. I am going to be a panelist at the Hip-Hop Business Summit on August 23rd along side the likes of Pepa, Bun B, All Hip-Hop, and others. I will send out the press release tomorrow.

Goodnite.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This Sunday on Street Soldiers

This Week on Street Soldiers-Rapist in Queens

In recent months, nearly 10 other women have been raped or sodomized by a serial attacker who preys on victims in the same predominantly black Queens neighborhoods. I scheduled State Senator Malcolm Smith as a guest so that he can discuss his mission to get the National Guard to police the streets of Queens in an effort to combat the rapist. In addition, I booked Tanya Davis a Queens Community Board member who will discuss the importance of being active in your community and participating in government.  I asked her what  is the role of the Board, and she explained that the Board serves as the representation of the residents in its respective neighborhood, helps to allocate budgets for different initiatives which affect the community (e.g., teenage pregnancy), and monitors the Borough President who works in concert with the city council and Mayor Bloomberg.  Our conversation made me think about how we all can have an impact on the democratic process and our form of government, but I feel that people become so overwhelmed, in our daily lives, that it becomes difficult to make a commitment.  A rape counselor and a past rape victim will also participate on the show.  It was very difficult  to find a rape victim, and I admire her courage for being willing to help others.

Assisting with the production Street Soldiers has been an enjoyable experience; thus far. It is definitely a team effort.  I also have met so many interesting people, and the experience continuously reminds me that there is a world beyond the industry world-a real world. Please log on to Please go to www.myspace.com/hot97streetsoldiers to tune in.  

My other ventures are going well.  I will have updates soon. I am focusing on my 90’s party for this month and producing a mixtape for the event, and also will be having a 90's party during Hip-Hop Honors Week at a new club in the city.

Please go to www.myspace.com/hot97streetsoldiers

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jeezy Album Release

The Jeezy Album Release Party was cool. I was the only girl (not including Jazzy Joyce) there despite the fact the party was for DJs. It reminded me that the world of DJing is still male dominated. Other DJs were suprised that I was there. I guess I have "tight ass" tattooed across my forehead.

The Jeezy album was not necessarily different than any of his other albums. Truthfully, I would not mind listening to it in the car, but he does not have many singles on his album especially as compared to Lil Wayne.

This month, I am taking a hiatus from being out in the clubs. I would like to focus on rolling out my projects and mixes so they are complete before Fashion Week. The year is almost over.

I know this weekend, Bobby Joseph is having his 3rd Annual Softball Game in Edgewater. I am down for a game of softball.

Next weekend, I have to go to a Family Reunion in Greenwood, S.C. I want to spent time with my family. I am going to put work on pause for three days.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Burning the Midnight Oil

It is almost 4 a.m., and I am still up which is most likely due to the fact that I took at least two naps on Sunday.

This weekend was pretty chill. I completely forgot what I did on Friday, but Saturday was pretty eventful.

This Saturday was DJ homework night. I hit up three different spots in the City. I checked out the Highline Bar which was packed. DJ Shadow Red was killing it. Then I went to see DJ Syn City at Spotlight Live. I also realized that Patron, Long Island Iced Tea, and vegetarian Halal Food do not mix.

I ran into Thomas Jones of the Jets last night. He hosted the Ghost Ball last year and he agreed to do it again. His presence will definitely bring the ladies out because I have a male following.

This week, my manager and I are launching our event planning website. In addition, I have squared away all the projects that I will be working on which includes my TV show, my music and TV production company, my event planning business, a digital distribution company, a venture that will change the environment, and of course, DJing.

I am able to accomplish all of my goals because I have a great team. Everyone on my team is book smart and street smart. I have realized that I have no tolerance for people who I have to hold their hand. I don't have time for it. Use your brain and get it together. When I decide to mentor someone that is when I will hold hands. As I get older, I realize the importance of analytical skills and reasoning.

My thirst for learning is at it's all time high. I have someone in my life that really encourages and accents my personality. I have started to review Spanish everyday because I am losing it and complete exercises to increase my vocabulary. There is this great book called "Word Smart Made Easy" and once you finish it you will understand the meaning of every word.

This week's Street Soldiers was about "snitches." I had a really hard time booking snitches for the show, ironically. Next week's show is about the string of rapes in Queens. If anyone knows a rape counselor or a rape victim, please let me know.

Well, I guess I should go to bed now. I was supposed to go to a seminar about air rights in the morning, but I don't think I can make this one.

Tomorrow, I have a few meetings and need to wrap the event planning website. Of course, I have to hit the gym. I am definitely seeing results because I changed my diet-that is the only way.

Monday, July 21, 2008

It's Business

The show was successful tonight. All of the booked guests attended. I had difficulty booking a gun-toting minor, but Tone Capone booked Money Morri, a 17-year old Blood from Brooklyn. It was really disappointing to hear him speak. He honestly felt that it was ok to carry a gun to defend himself. Who are his parents and why isn't he in school? Sometimes, I feel like my people do not understand the value of education. Until we educate ourselves as Black people, we will continue to be narrow-minded and think on "our block" instead of having a worldly perspective.

I am working on some interesting shows in the upcoming weeks, including "The State of Hip-Hop." Any suggestions as to who I should book? I think that Nas would be a good guest, and Saigon because he's a loose cannon. I heard Nas' new untitled album is classic, by the way-it's about time. I was in the studio with him once, and it seemed like he was very impressionable. I remember him asking, "I just want to know what people are feeling?" If you live your life to please everybody, you end up losing yourself. Hopefully, this album is a revisitation of his 1993 self-classic.

Today, I had to be a polite jerk to a few people. I honestly feel that people take my kindness for a weakness. As soon as you do that, if we are working together, the DJ hat comes off, the jerk in me surfaces, everything has to be in writing, and all free knowledge ceases. I think people forget that my education cost over 300k and that's not present value, and whatever I tell you is worth about $350 per sentence. When I was a VP at Deutsche Bank, I had the white boys intimidated so I learned to dumb down because that is the game if I want to move up fast, but don't let my down to earth personality get you twisted. I hate throwing paperwork in people's faces, I would rather nuture the relationship, but it seems like in this industry, everything has to be in writing because people have convenient memories and always want some shit done for free. I am not mad at the barter system, but for free? Honestly, you don't want me to start pulling out my contracts-I have some contracts that these industry cats have never thought of and literally have everything cornered if that was my aim. Remember your lawyers only tell but so much so you can keep coming back-I have access to and know where to find everything! Knowledge is POWER. I think I am a very humble person and rarely throw my educational background in someone's face, but sometimes I have to remind people of who they are dealing with. Sorry, I am having a Kanye moment.

I am headed to bed. I have a meeting in the morning.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This Week on Street Soliders

I don't know if I mentioned this but I am currently working on HOT 97 (behind the scenes) with Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers on Sundays from 9-10pm. This week's show is about gun violence in New York City. I booked Harlem Mothers Save, a organization of women whose children's death were the result of gun violence, and Paul Martin, a former prosecuter, to be guests on the show. I tried to get a representive from the National Rifle Association ("NRA") to participate, but I received no response.

Unfortunately, gun-related crimes are increasing. I truly believe that this is due to the bad economy. People are hungry. I heard through the grapevine that there is a drug drought. I presume the drug trafficers cannot afford airplane fuel due to rising gas prices so drug dealers are now robbing people instead.

Next week's show is about the city of Paterson banning hip-hop clothing. In fact, I have to book the councilman who advocated the ban. I would love to hear is rationale.

My event planning company is organzing a birthday party for AJ Crimson and Estelle on August 18, 2008 at Origine. Stay tuned for the details.

Otherwise, I had a wonderful weekend. It feels good to be surrounded around positive people.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I am excited!

Ok, I am excited. The working out is paying off or should I say that I am seeing results. By the way, the gym is always empty when I go because everyone put in their work during the winter time. I really thought I was going to have my four-pack regardless of what I ate or drink. Everything in life requires maintenance, I see. I am giving myself October 1st to get right. I think the main reason that I am seeing results is that I stopped eating red meat, chicken, and hog moss (lol) plus I am lowering my carb intake along with my all natural supplements.

Robyn said she has a picture of me from 2007 that will continue to inspire me (Thanks, Robyn). I remember that night-one of the chicks from a R&B group that shall remain nameless kept on staring at me and I couldnt figure out why, LOL.

This week has been eventful. I am now on the commitee for the Justo Mixtape Awards. The goal with the Awards is to make it classy. Ok? That will take some time. The majority of hip-hop DJs are inherently ghetto, but let's give it a try. I know I shouldn't stereotype, but...

Troy Alexander (my manager) and I's new event planning company is throwing AJ Crimson's Birthday at Origine on August 11th-Estelle to host the party. Of course, I will djing.

I decided to postpone the 90's party to the 27th of August at Origine which will be a Miss DJ Crew and DJ Shogun production. We need some more female DJs in the crew. Suggestions, anyone?

A major light bulb went off the other night. I set another list of goals, and it is time to put them in action.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Time to Get Back to Work!

I had a great weekend. My night in DC was very eventful. I got lost in DC on the way back from the club-long story. In the midst of surfing the streets of DC, I stopped at a Chinese food restaurant because me and J were starving. This had to be the most ghetto sight that I have ever witnessed. People were hanging out in front of the restaurant on the stairs and the chinese restaurant owner was serving alcohol at 4 a.m. in red plastic cups over the counter. As he poured each cup, he stared at the front door (hilarious).

Last night, I went to the Brand Jordan Party at the Marquee. Beverly Bond, DJ Premier, and DJ Shogun were on the 1s and 2s all night in different rooms. The same usual suspects were there Busta Rhymes, Fabulous, Mashonda, and Mel Testamark, etc. I guess I am starting to realize how small the industry is. Everytime I go out which is not often these days unless it is DJ related, I see the same people. I want to start meeting new people-people who are enterprising on a level that I could never imagine.

DJ Shogun let me get on the turntables to close the night. That was cool (Thank you Shogun for the opportunity).

Today, I didn't get up until 3 PM, and I am happy as hell.

There are alot of events tonight, but I think I should stay in the office and do some work, and of course hit the gym.

Friday, July 11, 2008

DC Bound

It's Friday morning, and I feel good. I have to catch a plane to Washington, D.C. in a few. While I have some time off, I thought I should go visit my family.

Family is truly important. When I was younger, I definitely feel like I took my family for granted. But as my mother and grandparents are aging, I realize that they are not going to be here for forever.

Four years ago, I made a decision to go to New York to pursue my goals, leaving my family behind. Moving forward, I have to make an effort to visit my family at least four times a year.

My grandparents were so excited to see me. One of them said that, "She was in her glory with me by her side." This trip made me want to work harder. I can't wait for the day when I can spoil those who have helped me be who I am today.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Headed to Denver.

My night was eventful in Detroit. I am always hungry especially since I am lifting weights. The trainers in the gym said I go hard. I was surprised by that comment because I have not seen the results that I want, but in time. I just have to stay consistent.

I took a ride to Dearborn, MI with my new D-town driver, Carlos. Dearborn has a huge Middle Eastern population. Can I get some grilled shrimp and some hummus, please? I ordered shrimp, but they keep on giving me meat. Was that a sign that I need to revert back to my meat-eating ways? I have a friend that compares meat to crack-I think that is hilarious. I have not reached that point yet, but meat is definitely calling me. Being in Denver, around my family and pork ribs is definitely going to be a test of my discipline and focus.

I started my position at HOT 97 as a guest booker for Street Soliders (Thanks, Tone Capone and Rich Rose). I am very interested in doing radio, and I have to start somewhere. Plus, this position will give me some time to get my cutting and scratching skills up to par. I was a guest on Street Soliders last year so this new endeavor is quite ironic.

I was trying to book Flava Flav to host my 90's party, but he wants this ridiculous amount of money. Does he know it's a recession? I have a few other options that I am going to explore.

When, I am in Denver. I definitely am going to hit up every club and event planner in the city.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stuck in Detroit

I was headed to Denver, and couldn't get on my flight. I was being my normal, silly self to the ticket agent, and she called the hotel and got me a room. I am in some hotel near the airport in the middle of nowhere. I hit up DJ Black, amd he said I can do a set. For the past month, I have observed a great DJ by pure coincidence. As a new jack DJ, I plan to use all of his advice and rock this party. The club is called Club Envy.

I will be in Denver tomorrow. I got a few offers to do sets there as well, and intend to take advantage of the opportunities while I visit my family. It's July, and I am still on my mission.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

June is almost over!

I have not written in my blog for a while. I admit I was overwhelmed when I had three events in a week and a little bit distracted in a good way. Plus, it is difficult to organize events, promote, and DJ, at the same time. But, if I don't do it-no one else is going to do it for me.

My friend, Robyn, who started this dope clothing line called Black Boy, gave me this brilliant idea to have all female promoters, and we throw quality, exclusive events in the city. Immediately, I called Monee from Waibig Media and Aura of Allthatsfab.com. Our first event, will be on June 25th in at a loft in Williamsburg. The party will be sponsored by a "clear rolling paper manufacturer; therefore, this party should be very interesting.

The 90's Party Part I went well-DJ Shogun was on time and really held me down (Thank you). Cipha Sounds of HOT 97 and Music Rocka came through as well. The music was perfect. The 90's Party Part II will be on July 30th so stay tuned. I intend to make this a monthly event.

My workout routine is going. I am still pissed off at myself for allowing myself to get borderline out of control. The results definitely don't happen over night, but I know with consistency-I will get back to where I was just 10 months ago. I stopped eating chicken and beef almost a week ago. I have so much more energy as a result of my decision.

In August, I have a family reunion in South Carolina. I know I am going to starve to death unless as a vegetarian I can eat collard greens cooked with fat back and hamocks. The juice of the meat doesn't count right?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Tomorrow is my big day. I have planned many events, but I think this 90's party may be my favorite.

As usual, I have a million and one things to do. I want to make room for a yoga class today despite my busy schedule.

Tonight, Cipha Sounds is having his comedy show which is hilarious so I will stop by Comix. Also, Monee of Waibig Media is having a producer showcase so I plan on showing love there as well.

Luckily, my PR firm, Buzz International, has taken a huge weight off my shoulders by preparing a press release for tomorrow's event:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Irene Myers
The Buzz International Group
(212) 360-0399 (T)
imyers@buzzig.com (E)


DJ Nickiee presents “Ode to the 90’s” Event
DJ Nickiee kicks off a three part series of old school 90’s Hip Hop

June 16, 2008 (New York, NY) - Out with the ‘80s, let’s bring the 90’s back! Not the 90’s in general, but 90’s hip-hop with DJ Nickiee, the Princess of Techniques, along with a guest DJ set by Cipha Sounds of MTV and Hot 97, who rose to prominence in the late 90’s, DJ Hot Day and Music Rocka. With a combined partnership of Origine and The Buzz International Group, this event will be filled with tastemakers of the music and fashion industries from the ages of 21 to 40.

Part I of the three part 90’s party series will be held at Origine located at 71 Spring Street (between Lafayette & Crobsy) in NYC. The event will be held from 8pm to 12am on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Get ready to be entertained by the top DJ’s in New York City and come join in a special birthday celebration for the DJ of the night – DJ Nickiee!

Please send all RSVP’s to: rsvp@djnickiee.com


ABOUT DJ NICKIEE “THE PRINCESS OF TECHNIQUES”


DJ Nickiee is asked by renowned producers and rappers about her thoughts regarding their music because her appreciation, love, and knowledge of hip-hop and music in general is so profound. After being mentored by a legendary DJ, she decided to transition an age old hobby into a career. Nickiee has rocked clubs in New York and Europe such as the 40/40 Club, Runway, Madison, and Club Passage exemplifying that she can work any crowd. She has spun at special events in entertainment and media such as Kanye West’s Platinum Party, Erykah Badu Concert After-Party, Soft & Beautiful Skincare Fashion Show, Simon and Shuster’s “Marvelous World” Book Release Party, and the Ghost Ball for the non-profit organization, Safe Horizon. Aside from spinning on the ones and twos, DJ Nickiee is the writer and producer of Rock the Party and is the official DJ for Fulani Clothing located in Vienna, Austria, and the co-founder of a female DJ crew called “Miss DJs”. DJ Nickiee is destined to be one of the most recognized and technically skilled female DJs in the world and more.
For more information please visit- www.djnickiee.com

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saturday, June 14th-The Month is Flashing By..

I just woke up. I was dead tired. I worked 12 straight hours yesterday. My manager said it takes 24 hours, but I can't do that-I refuse to look old and haggard lol.

It's Saturday! I have a long day ahead of me. Tonight, I will be spinning at Sputnik in Brooklyn. It's True Master of the Wutang Clan's album release party. True Master is one of the smartest men that I know, and it's no surprise that his music is so brillant-More Fish, Brooklyn Zoo, and my favorite, Biscuits. Big Daddy Kane will be performing and Tony Touch will be spinning as well.

Let's not forget about my 90's party/Birthday party on Wednesday at Origine. Origine is this sexy spot in Soho-71 Spring Street to be exact. Cipha Sounds said he would come by and do a guest set. A few other DJs may stop by too.

My manager and I will be launching an event planning company this month called Troy Alexander. I am purely the Chief Music Officer and quite gangsta at planning events, but I don't want to spread myself too thin. I need an assistant bad. One of our upcoming events will be The Second Annual Ghost Ball to benefit Safe Horizon in October. The event planning company will definitely be next level so stay tuned.

I am still on my workout routine, and it is paying off. I am actually working towards a goal, but I will surprise you with the picture. Everything in life truly takes consistency.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND-Another year has passed!

Another year has passed. I'm older and so must wiser.

I moved back to New York in April 2004. After law school, I didn't know what I wanted to do with myself. I was working for this NFL agent. He paid me eight dollars per hour, and I worked my ass off, but I loved what I was doing. I couldn't move back to New York on that salary so I started throwing parties. My first party was for Raekwon. My second party was for Erykah Badu. My third party was for Kanye West, and I made enough money to move back to New York. Thanks Kanye! I bought a ticket and packed a duffle bag, and left all of my clothes and personal belongings in my aunt and grandmother's house. My stuff is still there. In fact, they called me before my birthday and reminded me that I have a library of law books, dishes, and lord knows what else in their garages.

Last year, I wrote a list of things that I wanted to accomplish. At that time, I was working on Wall Street and I was miserable. In two years, I had a big house in North Jersey and a brand new BMW, and I still was not happy. I left Wall Street and a took a huge pay cut to pursue my dream of becoming a DJ. A dream that I had since I was 15 years old. No one took me seriously, and that just made me work harder. On my list, I wrote down several things:

**Practice Djing everyday (No one would teach me)
**Create a dope MySpace Page
**Design My Logo
**Build my email list up by networking
**Travel the World
**Get a APT in the City
**Go to the Mixtape Awards (I wanted to go since 1998)
**Start a Compliance and Legal Consulting Business

Well, I didn't practice DJing everyday, but at least 8 hours a week. I created a dope logo and my MySpace Page has been published. I've DJed at clubs throughout the city and aboard. I have a crash pad in midtown, and I was one of the DJs at the Mixtape Awards. I am a firm believer that you can do anything. You just have to write your goals down and focus. People may think I am focused, but Djing is the first thing in my life that has kept my attention. It's my therapy. School books came easy to me, but school doesn't teach you how to hustle, and I love the hustle. It fuels me and keeps my attention. DJing is a hustle-and I love music too.

Today, I still write down my goals, but I keep it in the form of a project list with deadline, statuses, and notes. Corporate America definitely was not a waste of time-it taught me the game. The game is the same regardless if you are a SVP at Goldman Sachs or a DJ on the rise. The hustle, on the other hand, comes from within. You must have no fear. If you fail-you fail. You try again, but you simply have to try. You can't wait to try-you have to do it now (today). One day, I realized that I will be on earth for a long time. My grandmother is 84 years old, and still goes to the gym. My other grandmother is 74, and goes to Las Vegas on the regular, and she is so smart. I have time to make mistakes, learn from them, and succeed-that's life and I am glad I was granted another year to achieve my goals because I am going to continue to try new things.

In 1989, in L.A., I was an avid fan of YO MTV Raps. There was this rapper named Big Daddy Kane, and I loved , "Aint No Half Steppin" and "Smooth Operator". I loved him to the point, that I broke my tapes. Well, this Saturday, I will be spinning before Tony Touch, and Big Daddy Kane is performing (Thanks, True Master) at Sputnik in Brooklyn. Dreams do come true eventually; you just don't know when.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

1 week down, 3 more weeks to go!

Today, I woke up, and my first thought was that I needed to go to church so I called my manager, Troy, and asked him, “What time are you going to church? I want to meet you.” At first, he whispered that he was still in the bed, but awoke out his sleep and that he said he needed to go to church too. Before I got dressed, I ran along the Westside Highway for 30 minutes and then proceeded uptown to meet with Troy. The church was on 116th and Adam Clayton Powell, but I could not find it. Every black man in Harlem was trying to help me find the church, but I ended up going to an entirely different church because I was determined to go. The church was called the Cannes Baptist Church of God. It was your typical Southern Baptist church-not the church for me because the congregation was older, but I definitely will go back to visit. I met up with Troy after the service, and we went to this quaint restaurant for some brunch. I like talking with Troy because he doesn’t misconstrue my statements as being cocky and brash. He looks at me like the strong black woman that I am, appreciates it, and doesn’t try to one up me. We had a great conversation about how we need to keep positive people around us and keep haters at bay. He’s right. After I got back from Vienna, I truly cleaned house and eliminated all the bad energy out of my life. I don’t like to argue-I just want to chill.

Right now, I am at the Reebok Sports club with my laptop in my lap, chilling by the Jacuzzi at peace and with no one getting on my nerves. One thing that I do have control over is my life and happiness. Taking care of myself physically and mentally makes me happy. If anyone or anything take away from my good energy-I cut them or it off.

I meet with my digital marketing team last week. Aura and Franz are really going to assist with getting my name out. I’m starting to delegate more duties to other people to give me more time to focus on my music. Right now, I am really feeling the, “Best Thing” by Usher & Jay-Z. I play that song over and over again.

I have two events to attend this week, the opening of some club uptown and Radar magazine event this Thursday. I wonder where Kanye’s Birthday Party will be? We have the same birthday June 8th, and I am accustomed to celebrating my birthday with him each year since 2005. I have a lot of respect for Kanye. Everyone claims he is so cocky, but I honestly feel that his “confidence” is what got him where he is today, and I applaud him because he’s not afraid to take a risk and be different. Fear really hinders people. Kanye has no fear. The successful people I know, I have no fear. If you fail, try again-simple. I had a conversation with a rapper friend of mine, and he stated that Kanye has attached himself to this female artist called Kid Sister, our newest hipster star. I think Kanye is on to something. This group called the Cool Kids, a hipster rap group, is having a performance this weekend, and I am going to check it out.

I going to take a nap for an hour, and then go hit the weights. I think I will stop by Room Service tonight.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lil Waynes disses all Mixtape DJs

I was done writing for the day until I heard Lil Wayne diss all Mixtape DJs. Check Lil Wayne in action at http://nahright.com/news/2008/05/28/lil-wayne-fuck-you-if-youre-a-mixtape-dj/

Day 4/Day 5

It's Thursday. I wanted to write yesterday but my day was hectic.

Wednesday

I got up at 6:30am, ran 4 miles collectively. I live on the Westside of Manhattan so I literally ran to my gym which is approximately two miles away, lifted weights, and then ran back home. This routine is no joke. And, to be honest, I'm pissed off at myself that I even allowed myself to get out of shape to the point where I have to work this hard. I was cursing myself out on the way back from the gym.

Last night, I attended the Ryan Leslie event. The usual suspects were there. I spotted Damion Dash and Sylvia Rhone just to name a few. DJ Mos was on the 1's and 2's, he's actually a really dope DJ. I stayed at this event all but for 30 minutes and then I went some to get rest.

Thursday

I slept in this morning. My body was aching. I tend to overdue things. The last time, I put myself on a exercise routine, I was doing a football workout. After which, I got a horrible cold in the middle of summer. Today, I am going to hit the gym, but will be taking a couple days off from running.

This afternoon, I was a guest on WVKR FM with DJ Tek-Wun. I did a little 12 minute mix. Thanks, DJ Tek-Wun.

Tonight, my little sister is coming in town from Chicago. Tamika is the polar opposite of me with dredlocks, and she is a vegan. She plays the cello, and will be performing with a band in the city. She has to be one of the dopest celloists in the country. Can you believe that she has played with Tony Bennett? I am so proud of her.

Before she arrives, I have to do two mixes and I have a meeting with my new digital PR team. I can't wait to get some more work done. Being a DJ is more than just turntables-you have to be business savvy too, and I know this factor will separate me from other DJs. There is a DJ that I helped in Los Angeles, he was so grateful that he send me a Fire Lite drive with thousands of songs.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Day3

I jogged along the Westside Highway this morning. I was the only fool out there since it rained this morning, but if I don't stay on schedule I will have sugar relapse. "Rain or Shine" is my new slogan.

Last night, I went out with a friend from my NYU days. We went to a local bar. If I hope to attain my fitness goals, I cannot drink alcohol or beer, which is my weakness. I officially blame my love of beer on my mother who used to leave Michelob bottles around the house, and I would drink the remnants at an young age that I will not disclose.

It's 4:25pm and I have so much stuff to do. I have to work my second workout in before my hair appointment. My hair and working out is a constant battle for me. Nice hair or a nice body? I have decided that I would rather have a nice body because I can also get a weave like 90% of the black female population. Black men cannot tell the difference anymore until they attempt to run their hands through and other races could careless.

I have a meeting with Stephan Marbury's chef at 8pm to discuss a project. I have to find a venue for my 90's party with my hip-hop idol, and do two mixes.

I spent all morning, setting up my merchant account with Zazzle. Little stuff like the aforementioned, takes hours out of my day. Three hours to be exact unless I am just slow. I need an assistant-at least that is what DJ Tola told me. I need help with completing ministerial, brainless tasks. I need a super assistant-one that does not ask me stupid questions. I think I am going to put an ad on NYU CareerNet and see who responds.

4 weeks until the BET Awards

I am finished Day 2 of my two-a-days. That means I have 28 days to go. I will never neglect my workouts ever again. I spent two years working out consistently and lost all of my hard work in literally four months. Well, I am back and here to stay. 6:30 am is the wake up call.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Summer is Here

Memorial Day weekend is almost over. I did not travel to Miami, Aruba, DR, or Puerto Rico, I stayed home and relaxed. I can't bear another plane ride. I clocked in 34 hours of air time in April and May. Therefore, I'm going to chill until the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

I set some great goals for myself this weekend. I decided to chill on dating, and focus more on myself for the next two months. Dating just takes too much time from my goals. I really don't understand how women juggle their careers, relationships, and maintain their bodies. They must be rich so they can hire a nanny, cook, and personal trainer or have good genes.

Each morning, I will wake up a 6:30 am. My goal is to run at least twice a day up and down the Westside Highway, and lift weights each day. I can alternate running with a spinning class or swimming. I will take Sundays off to relax-I will only run once. I also want to take a hot yoga class and pilates class each week as well. If I commit to this two-a-day routine for the next 6 weeks, I will be in pretty good shape by July.

Besides my workout goals, I want to start doing more special events in the upcoming year. I have several contacts that I need to send mixes too. I have to submit a mix to balleralert.com. Balleralert.com is a hilarious website which sends text messages to women with siting of "ballers ." I admit that I decided to get involved with it because I have a feeling this website is going to become very controversial. Controversy is always good for PR.

Then there is practicing-Djing that is. I feel horrible when I don't practice so I will be practicing everyday from now-that's a must.

Well, I'm logging off to go run.

Friday, May 23, 2008

DJ Nickiee Blog Spot

Hey, everybody! Let me start with saying that I am going to be very real on this Blog. I am sure my PR people, will want to edit the things that I talk about eventually, but I want everyone who reads this to really get to know me as a person. I am a true gemini. There are two sides to me-the sweetheart and the bitch, but I would prefer to be a sweetheart all day.

Who am I?

I am a female DJ, but I am also a nerd at heart. I was blessed to attend some of the greatest schools in the world from elementay school to graduate school. I believe my education defines who I am as a woman. If you look at my pictures, you may see one image, but once you talk to me, you may become very confused. I have a great family. I used to give them a hard time because I am a perfectionist and want everyone in my life to be perfect, but I have learned that perfection is impossible.

I love hip-hop. I live and breath it everyday. You will see.

Here, I will write about my daily adventures on the grind in New York and abroad. I will share my thoughts and lessons learned, and I hope it entertains and educates you. My life is nuts. I am a DJ, but also went to law school, and have putting off practicing law for years, but plan on launching my own law practice in 2009 as I strive to be the best female DJ!

Welcome to the life of DJ Nickiee..