“It’s only natural, I get it she want a title. The way your heart be beating could tell the feelings are vital”. Rapper Quiz spits this atomic bar, in song titled “Cool For Me” released on his latest project Air Max 90’s.
The humble rapper gives it to you straight with his collected cool demeanor and laid back flow. Born and raised in Los Angeles and Moreno Valley, Quiz pursues his music career on his home turf. Quiz is a seasoned MC who has proven to be a well-polished diamond in the rough. He learned to face his battles early on, when at the age of the three he was the recipient of a liver transplant. Then at age twelve, discovered inactive Hepatitis C in his blood stream due to a blood transfusion.
His love for music came at an early age. His uncle owned a record shop that his father managed. His father, a trumpet player with an extensive funk & jazz CD collection also aided him on his musical journey by introducing classic hip hop and teaching him the origin of where the songs were sampled.
Quiz musical journey began when he decided to quit his day job and go on tour with Glasses Malone, Tech Nine, E40, Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar for Strange Music’s “Independent Grind Tour”. Quiz states “I’m forever thankful to Glasses Malone for inviting me on that tour, it changed my life forever”. He’s worked with artist such as: Crooked I, Rapper Big Pooh (from Little Brother), School Boy Q, Thurz, Ill Camille, Glasses Malone just to name a few. In 2013 Quiz released his most successful project “Dope Kicks Fresh Hats” which established him as a fan favorite with a bright future. In 2015 he released “Air Max 90’s” which was a tribute to the music and times that influenced him the most musically.
Quiz possesses the power to make an impact, with a conscious mind, and intellectual way of thinking. Consistently working on his craft. He spreads wisdom through his music which makes his listeners instantly connect. Quiz has a soulful yet infectious energy and shows genuine dedication to every single song he records. To him taking risk and making sacrifices is a part of the journey. Quiz is on the rise, with music in his heart.
“I never gave up! I kept fighting, trying to understand. I love rap. I love music. I appreciate this journey.” He’ll assure you.
Quiz’s most recent work is available on iTunes “You’re Not Alone” Ft. GHRIMM X NAMEBRAND
“From the boys of Florida Georgia Line comes this redefined, truly unique and innovative fusion of country, pop and hip-hop”
F.G.L (Brian Kelley & Tyler Hubbard) released their newest creation which embodies everything the two believe in from cultural acceptance to enjoying the simple things in life. Before releasing their newest product, the fellas had already made their mark in the country music world. Having skyrocketed to success with hits like Cruise ft. Nelly, This is How We Roll ft. Jason Derulo and not to mention their latest single featuring The Backstreet Boys which has sold over 400K copies. Both Brian and Kelley knew that venturing out and growing the F.G.L name was the right move and this was the right time. The guys kept it country by focusing on the one thing all cowboys know how to do, drink! But Florida Georgia Line added more than just a wooden cask flavor to their whiskey and tastefully incorporated two of the south’s most traditional staples, peaches and pecans.
Old Camp Whiskey debuted the new bottle and made it available for the public at limited stores for those lucky few who could get their hands on it. Now the whiskey is sold through out the country with it’s home in Nashville, Tennessee at the guy’s most recent investment…The FGL House Restaurant & Bar. A multi-level attraction serving southern comfort food and dance floors that play everything from hip-hop to country. Yet again showing that these two boss-men have everything going right for them and want to share it with the world.
Visit OldCampWhiskey.com to find a local retailer that carries this one of a kind whiskey and if you’re ever in Nashville show the guys some love by visiting the FGL House.
Many men find it an essential part of their morning to add the finishing touches to that perfect hair-do. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Grooming Lounge, men spend an average of 30 to 45 minutes a day getting ready in the bathroom. Combing and styling their hair soaks up most of this time.
Can you blame us? With a vast selection of hair products to choose from and only 30 minutes to get it right before walking out…it’s a race against the clock. That’s why we decided to break down the types of products that are most common and tell you with what hairstyles they work best. You’re welcome.
Pomade: Typically a water based product which gives the hair a shiny and slick look. Probably one of the most known pomades today is Suavecito, beware however, as many people have reported hair fall-out after using it. Pomade is appropriate for men who seek a pompadour or straight-slick hairstyle. It has an excellent hold and molds easily with a little water, not to mention it dries almost instantly for that shiny finish.
Clay/Paste: A much thicker consistency than the other products, this option is most common for longer/thicker hair. Clay or paste really have no hold to them, very little if any and are meant for those men whom perspire heavily or are athletic. Why? Well, these products are ALOT harder to wash out and last a longer time in the hair, letting the person who applied it to wear it for more than just one day. A very greasy feel to it, this option is suitable for “beach” hair, curly heads, blow out looks and basically people who don’t have much time. Side note: Never wear a hat when using this, consider your hat ruined and this your warning!
Gel: Unless you’re in elementary school or a pre-teen, you shouldn’t be using gel. Everyone at one point has used or touched gel whether it came from a bottle or an over-sized tub. Gel is meant for little kids, water-based as well and scented with floral hints (which makes no sense) gel is ideal for moms wanting to dab some in their hands and give their 7 year old some cool spiky hair. However, we all know that boys will be boys and want to style their own hair, which is perfect because almost all gels are easy to mold and wash off from hands and hair in seconds.
Wax: The beautiful balance between pomade and clay with the clean up time of gel. Wax has a firm hold but not a crispy (it feels like my hair is about to break off) one and molds and spreads like butter. The amazing thing about wax products is that you can style your hair and still run your fingers through it with no greasy palms coming out of it or hairs being pulled. Probably ideal for all types of hair but more commonly used in barber shops for “messy” looks, side part pompadours, man-buns, comb-overs and many more. Offered in a variety of scents (not floral) and sizes, every man should try it out and create that perfect style.
We hope that these tips helped many of you out there, and now you’ll be strutting into work with that new look because you used the right product. Shine on!
I’m sure we’ve all heard the iconic lyrics by now, the ones that seem to have taught everyone and their mother Spanish…well one word to be exact. “Despacito” aka slowly, was released in January of this year by Latin artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. The song only had reached a few million views on YouTube shortly after its release and wasn’t being played on every radio station every 15 minutes. Fast-forward to April when Canadian pop start Justin Bieber heard the song while dancing the night away in Spain and extended a proposal to jump on the track. Hit the golden buzzer!
In the four months after it debuted featuring Bieber, Despacito made its way onto almost every air-wave as this Summer’s hottest hit. So much so that it surpassed See You Again (#2 originally #1) and Gangnam Style (#3) as the most viewed YouTube video, with over 3 billion views. However, it’s not the version featuring the Biebs that conquered the top spot, its the original track from January that has Latino’s proud.
This is the first time for both Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee in the #1 spot and only the second time a Spanish-language song reaches this position after the Macarena did back in 1996! According to TechCrunch.com, Despacito gets viewed nearly 15 million times a day, giving it enough views to keep the track in the top spot for a good while.
May their success last long and this be a reminder to all that Spanish music is alive and growing.
Alex Perez is a multi-talented radio host with a passion for all things music. From Reggaeton to Mexican Regional, to Hip-Hop, to Top 40, his broad knowledge has brought him to achieve many goals within the entertainment industry. Having graduated from CSB Broadcasting School in 2008, Alex quickly began to learn the ropes of his career when he landed an internship with SBS Entertainment, which is a profoundly known Latino company that emphasizes in concert production. Alex has played a major role in concerts such as the world famous Calibash, Spring Break Bash and many other well-known productions.
Alex continued his growth within the entertainment industry by working with the first bilingual station in Los Angeles formerly known as Latino 96.3 FM, now Mega 96.3 FM. In 2011 he worked for the SBS Los Angeles street team catering to both Latino 96.3 FM and their sister station 97.9 La Raza. Shortly after a year, he was promoted to weekend On-Air jock. Alex has assisted in various prime time on air shifts including the Morning Drive.
Off the air, he is one of the creative forces behind popular DJ record pool “DJcity Latino” where he is in charge of managing social media. His Love for news and entertainment has allowed him to inform and entertain his huge following on his own social media accounts. Now in 2017, you can catch him rocking the mic and living his dream in the city he was born and raised, Monday through Friday 12am-5am on Mega 96.3 FM “LA’s #1 Party Station” and keep up with him on social media @AlexPerezNet.
Boss Mann Luis Mercado is a native of Palm Springs CA, now residing in Los Angeles sat down with us to share his story. He began acting at an early age. He was 8 yrs old when he started doign stand up comedy. He impersonated everyone from Jim Carrey to Chris Tucker to name a few. Although he was involved in Theather througout middle school & high school, martial artis eventutally became his true passion. Training in sports such as Karate, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai & Wresteling eventually prepared him for his college career. Shorftly after high school, Luis went on to wrestle for Palomar College where he served as a Team Captain and led his team to a 2007 California State Championship title.
After graduating from college Luis ran into a Hollywood manager who encouraged him to start an acting career. He decided to relocate to Los Angeles to purse his acting career and shortly after his move he booked a National Commercial for Amtrak which gave him all the confidence in the world to truly purse more work in the lm industry. A highlight of his career was securing a role along side actor Raymond Cruz in a national TV show “Major Crimes”. Throughout his acting career he has been able to book over a dozen National Commercials in addition to multiple TV shows. As an entrepreneur using his acting skill experience he was able to create initial content using YouTube platform that went viral in upwards of 10 million views, this sudden success led to a partnership with his long time friend to create a YouTube channel called “To Catch a Cheater”. The channel has grown to over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and Facebook within the rst year of existence, totaling over 400 million views. Luis tells us that his story is still being written and to stay tuned for the continued growth he is forecasting to have.
Luis continues to book acting jobs in addition to staying disciplined with his purple belt
martial arts training under Sean Flannery (The Boondocks Saints). He trains at the Hollywood Brazilian Jitsu & MuaThai under world renowned coach Rafael Cordeiro. If all that was not enough, he also runs a rental company during his free time to make sure he stays productive with his time all day every day. Luis’s daily life is definitely fast pace and exciting.
In addition to his acting career, Social Media and Internet success and rental property responsibility Luis also possesses a background in Psychology and Social Dynamics. At one point he taught body language seminars. Luis is very passionate about human behavior and learning patterns. A piece of advice he gives us is that it takes about 5-10 years to become an overnight success.