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):


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


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


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.