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DJ Superstar Jay, “Mixtape King of New York”

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DJ Superstar Jay
Mixtape King of New York

One of the more interesting aspects of modern music has to be the rise of the mixtape. So many artists from so many genres make their bones these days by crafting a killer mixtape, distributing it and finding the right audience. It’s really an unbelievable concept, and it’s been around forever. DJ Superstar Jay, who has an album coming out called Why Not? knows the mixtape game all-too-well.
“My grandmother bought me my first deck, my first turntables, when I was 12,” Jay said. “That’s what got me started. For a while I was playing basketball, and I had a promising ball career ahead of me. Then I went to college, and it didn’t pan out like I wanted.”
Indulging his other passion, music, Jay began spinning for different radio stations, venues, and more. When he came to New York, he knew he had to make a splash, because the level of talent and the amount of people looking to do what he was doing was incredibly high.
“It’s funny because, I get asked that question all the time, how I got started and all that,” Jay said. “It was just a hobby at first, local stuff, parties, mixtapes. DJ-ing was always the love of my life. RUN DMC were my idols. I wanted to be Jam-master Jay. I didn’t want to be the rapper, you know? The DJ controls the crowd.”
Jay was spinning when he was in college and was met with some doubters, but he showed them that not only could he spin, he could spin great. “People used to call me basketball Jay,” he said. “People started calling me Superstar Jay, which was good and it’s stuck with me. I came home from college after graduation and I was on the radio. When I came to New York City I had to find a way to stick out from the crowd, and mixtapes was it. I haven’t stopped since.”
The landscape of mixtapes has changed over the years. Back in the day it was literally a cassette tape handed out, person to person, generations of tape being copied and distributed until finally, an artist finds their audience or a producer who elevates them to another level.
With the advent of the internet, the mixtape game has changed forever. With sites like SoundCloud and others, it’s much easier for an artist to distribute their mixtape amongst a wide group of people. Jay has approached the Internet possibly the best way possible, by dominating it and turning it into an avenue to get his work out there.
“I feel mixtapes are always going to be the most important thing for an artist,” Jay said. “Whether you’re getting into the game or getting back into the game, it’s a free art, you know what I mean? Youre giving it out for free. Hit records come from the people, and they come from the streets. When I was in college, I never denied technology. The Internet was blowing up. In 2004, friends were downloading music, and I knew this was the future. I was getting the hottest music from my friends, and from these sites. MP3’s began replacing tape, you know? It’s easier for a guy in Hawaii to download a song in one minute, than it is for him to seek out your material. Whatever gets my music out to the public faster.”
One of the characteristics of a great mixtape is collaboration. Whether it’s with an unknown artist or with someone well-known like Tony Yayo, DJ Superstar Jay knows the value in a great collaboration. “I just recently got off the phone with some of my collaborators in G-Unit, they were some of the first to give me my break,” Jay said. “It meant a lot to me then, and still does. They’re still big, and I remember how big they were at the time, and they really embraced me. Dealing with artists and anything I put out, I want it to be a classic. Everyone I’ve worked with, many are perfectionists, and I’m very hands-on. So whatever advice or guidance I can provide, I do it, because I had it from when I was starting out. It’s good to know what records are hot, and what records are not. DJ’s can give rappers an idea of what’s hot or not, and really give them an idea of what’s going on. The bond between artists and DJ’s is real good.”
Reaching an audience is what every artists strives to do, and DJ Superstar Jay does just that, not only by using the internet to reach his audience, but also by touring quite a bit. “Right now, I’m working on an album called Why Not? I feel that when I was putting my album out originally, there was so much to go through but now, you put it out on iTunes, and it’s much easier,” Jay said. “People will gravitate to it and purchase it, or listen to it. Why not? I figure, why not cut an album, you know? Also, I got a website that I partnered with, that I’ve been working on for a while with a friend, it’s similar to WorldStar. It’s called GlobalHipHopTV. It caters to a global audience, and the music game worldwide is so big, it’s important to bring more talent together from the global community.”
That passion for bringing the global hip hop community together is something that really sets Superstar Jay apart from his contemporaries. You never know where the next big thing is going to come from. Jay is on the cutting edge of that with his website and his concepts, it’s really an exciting idea.
“It’s good to shine a light on talented artists from other places, so those in the United States can see what music is like in other parts of the globe,” Jay said.
Jay’s toured all over the place, but his favorite country he’s visited and performed in is Canada, Toronto to be exact. Not only one of the world’s cleanest cities, Jay highlights the fact that the city is really in-tune with the music scene. “Toronto is very good, as far as knowing what’s going on,” Jay said. “Puerto Rico is pretty great, too. I’m just, you know, very into Toronto. It’s not my favorite country to get into, but it’s my favorite country to party in. It’s very difficult to get into Canada these days!”
Jay started talking a bit about his connection to the bully breed and what drew him to check out Bully Girl Magazine. “I’ve always been in love with dogs, but when I did my research into the magazine, I had no idea the bully breed was one of the top breeds, and that there are breeders all over the country who focus solely on this particular breed,” Jay said.“ I just did my research and looked into kennels and breeding. I felt like the magazine brings what’s going on now to the public. It’s what’s going on right now, you know? The magazine brings a nice collaboration between pretty girls, beautiful dogs, hip hop, sports and the culture together in a way that’s a lot like a mixtape.”
“You can put different things in this magazine, the love of dogs, pretty girls, I think it’s a dope idea. I’m really happy to be a part of it,” Jay said. “Bully love is a great thing and it’s a great thing to see in a magazine. Bringing people’s love of the breed together is a great thing. You read other magazines and get everything from the cover. With this magazine, you can read about dogs, the proper care, different breeds, kennels, breeders themselves. It’s interesting.”
Of all the praise I’ve heard of Bully Girl, I think the mixtape analogy is the best. You blend different aspects of culture, life and the love of a great breed of dogs into one magazine. On one page, you’re looking at a gorgeous young lady, on the next, you’re reading an interview with a talented artist or athlete. You’re holding something pretty fascinating in your hands right now, and DJ Superstar Jay is the one who put it all in perspective.

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American Bully Show: The Allentown Bully Convention 5

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The Allentown Bully Convention 5 Show

If you missed the American Bully Show this past weekend, don’t worry, Bully Girl Magazine has you covered with video and photos from the Allentown Bully Convention 5! Hosted by Bully Supplies and Hidden City Kennels, this show had a great turnout and there were bully breed dogs from all over. This was the 5th Annual Allentown Bully Convention and it has definitely grown along side the bully breed throughout the years. The theme for this ABKC American Bully Show was halloween, there were tons of people, children, and even dogs in full costume adding even more fun to this event. This was a family friendly event, so if you are considering bringing you little ones to the next one, they will definitely have fun. There was even a bounce house, which kept all the small children and their parents happy.

Bully Girl Magazine was in the building with all of new Bully Girl Clothing, and accessories. If you didn’t get a chance to come out to the show, or even if you were at the show and didn’t get a chance to stop by our booth, you can always visit our online store BGM Warehouse. For more cool videos and footage from events like this one, make sure you SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel.

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Iron Bulldogs | French Bulldog Breeder – Germany

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Iron Bulldogs - Germany

State your name, and where your kennel is located.
We are located in Germany NRW Rees am Niederrhein, and our kennel name is Iron Bulldogs.

What type of dogs do you breed, and what inspired you to get involved with that particular breed?
We breed French bulldogs. We love this breed, because they fit perfectly into our family. We breed sporty, slimmer dogs, with longer backs, and more nose.

What type of diet do you keep your dogs on throughout the year?
Our breeders all get the same food. Vollmers Anti-allergy with Reindeer Meat. Our puppies get a little bit of everything – wet food, dry food, meat, etc. This way they get to know everything.

Iron Bulldogs - GermanyWhat is your favorite bloodline?
Of course, our own bloodline is our favorite.

What advice do you have for any upcoming breeders?
Breeding should not be taken lightly. You should always act for the sake of the respective breed. Breedings should be well thought out, and you should have a goal. You main goal should always be health. Breeding costs a lot of time and money.

What do you think, is the most difficult thing for people in the bullygame to overcome?
The most difficult thing to overcome are other breeders, and the envy. You need a thick coat and must make your decision. There aren’t many honest friends amongst successful breeders.

How do you think they can overcome this thing?
I’ve already been down this road. Now I have a small selection of breeders, whom I call friends and that I choose to exchange with.

Who do you look up to in the bully game, and why?
I do not take anyone as an example. No-one can really look into the cards and you never really know who is genuine. I admire honest breeders who have come to a goal through their long-term work, and have not just bought their way to the top by the work of others.

Tell us about one of your most memorable moments, in 2017 so far.
Most of all this year I am looking forward to our still outstanding cast of our own generation. From this litter we of course will reserve a puppy.

Describe how you would want things, in the bully Community, to be 10 years from now.
I would like to see everyone being fair to each other, and see more respect for health evaluations.

What separates your kennel from the competition?
Class instead of mass. Our puppies are a part of the family, just like our breeders. We are very transparent, and maintain very close contact with our puppy parents.

What other hobbies or interests do you take part in?
We don’t have much time for other hobbies besides the dogs and the family. Dog breeding is our biggest hobby. I’m still interested in photography, but only involving the dogs.

What motto do you live by?
Live and let live. One’s life is far too important to deal with the other.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl Magazine has a good approach. They have very interesting and informative content that runs worldwide. Keep it up!

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Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt Rider

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Bully Girl Robyn Stunts

First off, we want to thank you for giving up some time in your busy schedule to do this interview for us. For those people who don’t know you, can you shed some light on your personal background and let us know what got you into the world of motorcycle stunt riding?
Of course! Thank you so much for this opportunity to speak with Bully Girl Magazine. I’m Robyn Diamond aka Robyn Stunts, and I’m one out of a handful of female motorcycle stunt riders. I started riding motorcycles in 2011, and started trying to wheelie in 2011 as well. I was born and raised in MA, and decided to move to CA in 2014 for the weather and change of pace. I’ve been lucky enough to land some really sweet gigs because of my wheelies. I’ve stunt doubled for Taylor Swift, rode in a French Montana video, and did a fashion campaign shoot with Armani Exchange – all on one wheel. Those are just a few of my fav gigs.

My brother turned me onto stunt riding. He used to do crazy fast wheelies on the highway, and I thought – wow he’s so cool I want to be like him haha. Once I got my motorcycle license, I met some riders that rode slower more controlled parking lot wheelies, and I decided to learn to do it too.

Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt Rider

Are you just naturally fearless, or do you ever worry about the risk of injuries that can come from stunt riding?
I would say I’m not naturally fearless. I’d say I’m right in the middle of safe and fearless. I like to do extreme things, get outside my comfort zone and push my limits – but that “be careful” voice kicks in a little more often than I would like haha. I def worry about the risk of injury, but I try not to let it get to me too much. I think you can get more injured just street riding, or driving a car. Most of my stunts are at a pretty slow speed. If I break something, it will heal.

What was the first street bike you ever rode, and how long did it take you to master your first stunt?
The first street bike I ever rode was a 2005 Honda CBR 600rr. 🙂 I still miss that bike. I sold that bike when I bought my stunt bike, because I didn’t think I needed two bikes. Now I know better haha. I have two and want about twenty more! I never did stunts on that bike. My first stunt bike was the same bike I have now – a 2006 Kawasaki 636. It took me about 6 months to “master” the wheelie. Ok, let’s be honest I am still not a master and never will be haha, but it took me about 6 months to easily ride a wheelie across the entire practice area.

What is your favorite stunt to do on a bike?
Scrapes! That is when you wheelie and scrape the tail (metal stunt bar) of the bike on the ground. I have titanium on mine, so it makes some sick sparks. It looks cool, feels cool, and it’s always a little challenging for me if I haven’t done it in a while… so it gets my adrenaline pumping.

Do you repair your bike(s) on your own, or do you stick to the stunt riding and leave that to the mechanics?
I actually do a lot of the repairs and maintenance on my own, or with the help of my boyfriend. However, sometimes I’m lazy and prefer to bring my bike to a mechanic for bigger jobs such as an engine swap – which I’m actually having done right now. It’s pretty fun to work on your own bike and understand how it works.

Has your popularity grown, due to stunt riding?
Only on social media, I think. I don’t really like to mention it randomly – but it does come up often in conversations such as when people ask “what are your hobbies?” When I tell them and then show them, I can see that some people go from semi-interested in me to very interested in me, haha.

Do you participate in a lot of motorcycle events?
I try to. I host a once a month all females ride and also go to local events. Sometimes I am in them, sometimes I just go to spectate. I would say in addition to the girls ride, I go on one large group ride or to one large motorcycle event at least once a month.

Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt RiderTell us about one of your favorite events to attend, or participate in.
Anything motorcycle related is my favorite, haha. I love performing at shows, going on group rides, or just practicing with my friends. Every show and event bring new experiences and opportunities, so I really can’t pick just one. I will say that my favorite types of events are now Hollywood doubling or stunt extra events. I love booking a job and going on set to perform. I have so much fun and get to meet some really cool people, and of course some sick celebs!

What advice do you have for any female looking to learn how to stunt ride?
Buy a bike, find someone local to ride with and go for it. Don’t make excuses, don’t give up. Just do it. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Just like anything else in this world that is worth it, it takes some time. If you feel it in your blood, you won’t need advice. You’ll know what to do and you will naturaly keep pushing yourself.

Outside of the bike scene, what are some of your favorite hobbies or interests.
Other than riding, I love to hike and keep in shape, whether it be some yoga in my bedroom or a bicycle ride. I love staying active. Love playing with my dog – a 13 year old Min Pin named MJ.

What do you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
The apparel is really cute. I first saw it when my friend @nikki636 started rocking it. I love the old school jacket and the leggings. They look so good on her. I also like that they have the logo, but it’s not over powering. It’s simple and stylish.

What motto do you live by?
“You are only old when your dreams become regrets.” I love this quote/motto because often times I find myself saying, “I wish I did this when I was younger” or “I wish I got into such n such earlier.” This motto reminds me that you’re never too old to chase your dreams. It gives me the last bit of motivation I need to go for the things I want in life.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I love it. I don’t have a bully, but I have a dog and I love all dogs. My boyfriend and I want to get a mini Bull Terrier for our next dog! Anyways, the magazine is packed full of gorgeous photos and good reads. I loved the article about misunderstanding the breed. I actually felt like I could relate to it personally. In the same way that people hear “bully” or “pitbull” and think bad dog, I feel like a lot of people hear “stunt rider” and think trouble maker or full of themselves. Stereotyping is unfortunate, especially when the stereotype gives a good thing a bad name. This magazine is awesome for bully owners, bull enthusiasts, and even those who may have their stereotypes about bullies. They should read up to learn more! There is so much passion that goes into this magazine, and so much passion from the owners to their four legged friends. <3

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