69: “You have to have fear to overcome it.” Rapper, writer, producer, MVP stops by SQR podcast and drops nothing but jewels. Wise beyond his years.

“You have to have fear to overcome it.” Rapper, writer, producer, MVP stops by SQR podcast and drops nothing but jewels. Wise beyond his years, MVP eloquently shares his journey from birth to present. Growing up in a single parent household in Jersey City NJ, mom instilled a strong work ethic and brutal honesty, which he appreciates to this day. Listen as he shares his mom’s honesty about Santa Clause, the responsibility that comes with having that information at such a young age and its impact on others. MVP holds nothing back in this heart to heart recap of his times in high school, which he genuinely enjoyed. On the 1st day during freshman orientation he was presented with a challenge or an opportunity which he confidently stepped up to and, in an instance, made his mark on the entire freshman class. MVP shares the disadvantages of starting high school with all the attention and his lack of commitment to his grades. Retrospectively, he speaks of the importance of education and a significant shift in his perspective on good grades throughout high school. MVP recaps a passionate “A–ha” moment when the principle sat him down and she demanded him to step up to his full potential, which he did and never forget. Talented and wise, MVP separates himself from others with authenticity. Enjoy

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68: F.E.D.S. Magazine Founder & Owner Antoine Clark

 

Enjoy this riveting and concise journey through the life of F.E.D.S. founder and owner Antoine Clark. Antoine held nothing as he shares of growing up in a single parent home where mom played the role of dad, best friend and a strong disciplinarian. Babysitting his brother, Antoine passionately embraced his big brother role and took his brother wherever he went and do whatever he did.  A very focused and driven young man, Antoine was never distracted by the drug infested surroundings he grew up in. Women were his distraction, this led him to becoming a dad while in high school and welcomed the birth of his daughter. Antoine speaks eloquently of that time and the emotions felt by both him and his girlfriend as they both were still in high school and now parents. This experience transformed him into a man, as he did not want to neglect his role nor his daughter unlike his experience with his dad neglecting him. Unable to complete high school due to his responsibility, Antoine goes right to work to provide for his family.  Inspired by Larry Flint, Antoine shares about the birth F.E.D.S. The name which came to him as he wrapped up a meeting in the village (NYC) at a restaurant called FEZ. F.E.D.S. magazine became the bible of the streets. Overcoming all the issues from publishing to distribution Antoine did it so he could tell the story of gangsters like Alpo, Rich Porter, Pistol Pete and Santra Rucker to name a few. Great content and connecting with the right people allowed Antoine Clark to tell the story of the street, not to glorify it but to deter others from making the same mistakes.

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67: Comedian, Actor & Writer Omar Thompson

Comedian, actor, writer Omar Thompson honored SQR Podcast with an honest and revealing walk through his life. Growing up in a household as the only child to 2 drug addicted parents, Omar eloquently shares of his childhood in Baltimore and being isolated by his cousins. Developing a creative mind set as he played with his toys and his imagination, kept him away from the drugs and distractions he was surrounded by. Listen as he shares the constant ass kicking, he got from a girl in the neighborhood “Fists” who probably liked him. Little did he know she was making him stronger for his transition to Harlem NYC. A move that greeted him by being jumped by a group of kids as he played outside. Living with Mom and going to high school in the 90’s, enjoy Omar’s colorful recall of that period and the influences of the gangs. Bloods and Crips, he had to make a choice. The shooting and death of a close friend was the warning he needed to lay low for the summer before college as he refused to be a statistic. The transition to college and exposure led him find his true talent, from a poet with a well-received poem to wanting to be the ‘Blackest” guy on campus, a search that led him to a book titled “Nigger”, the biography of activist & black comedian Dick Gregory. 

Omar leaves nothing out as he details his journeys into comedy full time, being homeless the funnier he got and the people who were instrumental in his survival through those seasons. Enjoy as he recaps his biggest break, Madison Square Garden Hot 97 April’s Fools Day Comedy show and the circumstances which led to an initial 1 min stage time to over 5 min with double standing ovations. Now a Husband, father and home owner in a new town, Omar has so such material to weave into his style as he is more than funny, he is a comedian who has something to say.  Another jeweled filled podcast.  

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66: World renowned reggae artist Red Fox ( The Original Red Fox) blessed SQR Podcast

World renowned reggae artist Red Fox (The original Red Fox) blessed SQR Podcast with one of our most honest and riveting podcasts yet. Enjoy this detailed journey through the life of Red Fox. Growing up with his grand parents in the country, as mom migrated to the United States and dad passing away, allowed Red Fox to develop a character of survival as he navigated childhood. Subjected to a lot of bullying due his complexion and his freckles, Red formed an alliance with the only other person in the neighborhood who looked similar, his friend Gibbs. As both Red and Gibbs battled each other for the title of best lyricist, little did he know that was the beginning his talent as a reggae artist. Going to high school in Spanish Town, Red Fox felt at home in the city. Still working on his Talent battling everyone and anyone who would step up, led to him meet “Punk Busta”, a local DJ that slaughtered him in a battle. “Punk Busta” gave him the name Red Fox. After performing at his high school BBQ and seeing the response of the audience Red Fox was now a super star on campus.

Migrating to the U.S. after high school, Red Fox shares his 1st experience traveling, his expectations and landing in Brooklyn. On a faithful ride in the elevator to his apt, he overheard his neighbor playing some reggae music and performing live, this  grabbed Red’s attention, he decided to stop on their floor and participate. They allowed him to get on the mic and he killed it. This chance meeting propelled him into the circles to be recognized and grow. Consistently performing and developing his talent allowed Red Fox to garner bigger stages with acts like Shabba Ranks and Super Cat, where he shined and often out performed the headliners.

Red Fox speaks of his history with his brother from another mother, reggae artist Shaggy and the role he played in getting Shaggy the exposure he needed. An amazing reflection of his Life, past and future; collaborations, new music and a profound resiliency are among the many jewels dropped throughout this refreshing podcast. Enjoy

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65: Expert real estate advisor and investment mentor Domingo Rodriguez

Expert real estate advisor broker and investment mentor, Domingo Rodriguez stops by SQR podcast and shares his life’s journey. Enjoy this intimate dialogue, as he speaks of his family background and growing up in Passaic NJ. Dad leaving at a very early age, Mom being his only support, being her college baby, she wanted the best for him. Losing Mom at age 14, Domingo gives a detailed description of that time and the emotions felt. The hilarious life changing opportunity which got him into college and the comment of a college friend which lit an inextinguishable flame in him to Succeed.  Domingo’s introduction to the Real estate world was inspired via an impromptu open house and a recommendation from his Uncle Barney. Domingo Rodriguez has fine-tuned his craft which has propelled this trailblazer to set himself apart from all other agents and be the expert real estate advisor broker and investment mentor. Enjoy

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64: Rapper & Story Teller Fly Jones 330 “The Masked Rapper”

SQR Podcast most fascinating guest, rapper and story teller Fly Jones. Coming straight out of the east side of Akron Ohio, Fly Jones passionately embraces the (330) area code. Growing up in the Black version of the partridge family, listen as Fly Jones shares about his mom with 4 sons from 4 different fathers and dad with 3 kids from various outside relationships and still having more. Listen as he passionately speaks of his Grandmother “Ruby” who allowed him to experience secondary love. Navigating a world with pimps, hoes and bank robbers, Fly Jones 330 shares his journey from Akron to Queens NY to live with his Dad, meeting Pepper from Salt & Pepper and the big sister role she played in his life. Kidnapped by Mom and shipped back to Akron he eloquently expresses the world of drugs he was thrust into. A story made for the big screen, Fly Jones 330 is adamant not to duplicate his past. Now a dedicated father determined to keep all his kids under the same roof. A story of rising from the bottom, against all odds and rewriting his family history to reflect his story Fly Jones (330) is a podcast you will enjoy.

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63: Author & Biographer of “Imprisoned by Addiction” Dennis Brew

Listen as this riveting author and biographer takes you on a colorful journey through his life. Growing up in a quintessential family setting as the youngest of 3 boys, he realized at an early age his love for everything fun. Dennis’s vivid accounts of his time through high school, dropping out and working in the sign business, to meeting his 1st wife and becoming a young father addicted to alcohol and coke, lead to his need for change and a trip to California. A life filled with the perpetual chase for that high, Dennis holds nothing back as he dissects his experiences.  Back to Jersey where stealing cars to support his habits led him to the Passaic County Jail and the life changing, God sent blessing, Judge Reddin.  A truly honest and jewel filled podcast, Dennis Brew celebrates a life of sobriety with his beautiful wife and family, sharing his story and changing the world. Enjoy 

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62: Fitness Coach & fighter Movement founder Leandra J Boney

A captivating walk through the life of Fitness coach & Fighter Movement founder Leandra Boney. Listen as we take the scenic route from growing up in a household with 3 sisters and being the tomboy of the crew. Going to a predominantly white high school where she experienced and embraced the differences. A collection of experiences in college which led to a health science major, the launch Fighter Movement and her fitness coaching empire. Being comfortable in one’s own skin, being disciplined and aware, are among the many traits of this Phenomenal woman. Enjoy

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61: Squirrel Rosenberg explores the high school experience with 3 Seniors getting ready for the next chapter of their lives.

Squirrel Rosenberg dissect the high school experience with 3 fascinating seniors from PCTI. Listen as they recap entering high school and adjusting to the controlled freedom, work load and 4000 other teens. Figuring things out and settling into a grove they all developed into confident seniors getting ready graduate and the next chapter of their lives. Enjoy

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60: Confidence coach A.T. Jones stops by the SQR Podcast and delivers another one. Creative Jewels, Great Music and Powerful life lessons.

The experience was so nice we had to do it twice, Confidence coach A.T. Jones stops by SQR Podcast with the keyless Rowland and delivers another jeweled filled podcast. By the way, the impromptu music oozing throughout the podcast is amazing. You are welcome.

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