Saturday, March 23, 2013

TREP$- empowering kids through entrepreneurship

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As an entrepreneur myself, as soon as I found out about this program I knew instantly that I had to support this. In my opinion, teaching young children how to run a business is as essential as any other school subject in their curriculum. Because if the goal is to prepare these young minds for the real world and prepare them to succeed in it, then entrepreneurialism is definitely a defining factor. This is a such great cause and I humbly ask that you consider supporting it as well. ~alx.O  

TREP$ (short for enTREPreneurS), is an after-school program in which children in grades 4-8 are taught everything they need to know to start their own businesses in about 6 weeks. The program ends with a large scale flea-market style event called The TREP$ Marketplace, giving the new entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch their businesses, selling real products to real customers for real money! Talk about a motivating experience.

Winner of NJPTA'S Champion for Children Award, TREP$ is helping many schools in New Jersey and New York teach important skills while engaging and motivating the children.

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Where I'm From: JAY Z Barclays Center Documentary

I really enjoyed this documentary, again it really showcases how smart this man really is. ~alx.O

In this short documentary, JAY Z's Life+Times takes an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the creation of JAY Z's Barclays Center opening concerts. Includes never before seen footage of JAY Z's rehearsals and live performance as well as the now infamous meeting between JAY Z and a stranger (Ellen Grossman) on a New York City subway train. 

JAY Z - "Evolution Of My Style"

Definitely one of my greater influences in music. I read this book on JayZ titled "Empire State of Mind" written by Zack O'Malley Greenburg and it really gave me a deep understanding of how far ahead of his time this man really is. Definitely a good read. ~alx.O

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Beyonce's Back - The Truth with Elliott Wilson

Beyonce is back with a whole new sound. Elliott gives you his opinion of Mrs. Carter's new track "Bow Down/I Been On", on today's episode of The Truth.

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Jadakiss On New "Top 5, Dead Or Alive" LP- The Round Up With Shaheem Reid

Jadakiss gets quizzed on his top 5 favorite Jordans, hip-hop beats and television shows in honor of his new album "Top 5 Dead or Alive".

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I'm really feeling this track. I feel like its good mix of golden era tones with some new era ideologies. I'm looking forward to hearing more from this guy. What do you think? ~alx.O

Mobb Deep Talk Feud & Reunion

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Last year, there were a lot of back-and-forth‘s between Prodigy and Havoc. But now, the duo have reconciled for their upcoming 20th anniversary tour. Today, they visited MTV to explain their fallout and truce.
“Mobb Deep is like brothers, and brothers, we go through things,” Havoc said in an exclusive interview. “At the end of the day, the music is the most important thing and our love for each other it’s only right we’re gonna get right back to work,” Prodigy chimed in.
“The tweets definitely happened and I take my part in that,” Hav told us, with Prodigy seated beside him to his left. “When family goes through things it’s like, they shouldn’t be handled in the streets. I definitely take responsibility for that.”
“Me and Hav got a different type of relationship man. We been through a lot of stuff growing up, just personal stuff,” Prodigy said. “When you dealing with somebody for that long every day, you’re gonna have your little squabbles or whatever, it’s nothing.”

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