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 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:


Irene Myers
The Buzz International Group
(212) 360-0399 (T) (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:


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.
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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.