Onyx @onyx254 ?

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"Now that I am a Global Account Manager if you have a need for any travel group rates anywhere in the world…i’ll be glad to assist you & your crew! : ) #TheDayGig Artists dont ever quit your day job, [...]" · View
  • Onyx posted an update:   6 days, 1 hour ago · View

    Now that I am a Global Account Manager if you have a need for any travel group rates anywhere in the world…i’ll be glad to assist you & your crew! : ) #TheDayGig Artists dont ever quit your day job, find a balance and INVEST!

  • Onyx posted an update:   3 weeks ago ·   updated 3 weeks ago · View

    Hello Global 14! If You’re an ARTIST or apart of the music industry and you don’t mind reading…check out the article below to help you decide if maybe moving to a new city can help your career!!!

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      Onyx · 3 weeks ago

      SHOULD YOU MOVE TO MAKE IT BIG???

      There’s countless number of movies and true stories that depict the artists or actors who left their small town in hopes to “make it big!” They hopped aboard that long bus…train ride, or even drove & arrived to their destination with nothing but two dollars, fifty cents and a suitcase. They headed north or west to embark on this journey for New York City, Los Angeles, or in today’s time your Atlanta, Austin, and Miami. But is moving really necessary in order to “make it?” And if so when is the time to consider it? There are no set rules to determine when this life event should occur but there are some key factors you can consider before quitting your day job for the road to stardom.

      Factor number one:

      For the sake of time, let’s say your priorities are pretty much in order but you have yet to see any progress in your desired field. Your family or close ones may not be on board with your desire for a new setting, but you’re able to transition and start fresh in a new city. You may even have arranged a job transfer and have nearby relatives, friends, or networks awaiting your decision. Seems like all checks and balances are in place. However, if all of your basic needs are already met and in order, why is it that you find you’re unable to progress where you currently reside? Sometimes we can find ourselves blaming it on “the city” when in actuality, it’s really us. This is what I like to call Self Reflection. What have I not done to ensure I am moving forward in the right direction with my goals? One should look to see what they have not yet tried and why. Business plans? More networking? Professional advertisements versus just the open mic nights at the bar and lounge? For Example: If an individual has a desire to lose weight, it is to not the blame of the Fast Food establishments or restaurants for why they haven’t seen a change in their appearance or health. It is simply because they have yet to make the proper choices and invest the necessary time to see the target goal all the way thru. This includes preparing the mind and having the mentality to stay motivated and focused among all curve balls thrown. Exercise would be ideal. One should remember that in any and all that you aim to achieve, if you do not put in the work, you will not only NOT see the results, but you will not reap the benefits either. In music you will not progress (the results), and you will not be noticed as you should (the benefits). If you didn’t hustle in your own comfort zone, what will encourage you to branch out among the unknown and suddenly feel inspired to do any real work? When you are doing all that needs to be done, you will most certainly progress. It may not be overnight, but it will most definitely be a step forward.

      Factor number two:

      Progression has taken place, your ego cup is overflowing and you’ve got a fan base established. That’s wonderful! You could abandon ship and get out of dodge, but you’ve worked so hard for what you have. Is it time to move on just yet? Sure why not? But it is very possible to garner the attention of industry executives or investors right outside of your front door. You are your brand, you become the product, and if you can be sold you won’t have to look far and wide searching for that “one”, because they will be looking for you! Once you’ve accomplished much within your town or city, focus on building the region. See if you can get the same support system and fan club going. See how receptive the DJs are to your music. Now you are working your actual Market as far as the map concerns. When referring to market in mainstream as it relates to genre that’s another article to come at a later date. For now, it looks like you’ve got something. And you may even want to consider remaining or becoming solely an independent artist/label. Keep Working.

      Factor number three:

      You’ve done all you can do. You’ve exhausted all means, resources and networks. You could leave for five years, return to your city with no problem and still having a piece of the pie percentage because you’ve made your mark. Well now you’re ready to travel into a new region and see how well your projects do. It’s time to see if you have what it takes to generate a fan base who knows nothing about your groundwork laid, and willing to give an outsider a chance. Keep in mind you’ll be among a sea of competitors. They will be more advanced, talented, among other “ups” over you. Learn the area and research tirelessly before you arrive. Network and link up with the major players in that area. If you come in with a mindset that you are going to “take over,” they will shut you completely down and force you to go back wherever it is that you came from. You can’t just go into someone’s hood and post up on their block without speaking or permission first. When you do it the smart way, you can work with them, not against them. You’ll easily gain fans and much more this way.

      In conclusion, there is no floor plan in which you should determine when moving is right for you. My rule of thumb is that once you have thoroughly mastered a market/region, it is perfectly fine to try for another. Also, when opportunity or money calls, I am all for a trip or move. Once you do arrive in the city, don’t expect them to know who you are because they won’t…and when you tell them, they won’t really care. The internet has helped much, but without an online presence or radio spins, the local or underground fame can only stretch but so far. Remain humble and be ready to work from ground up all over again. Make decisions that are best for you and yours. In the end what is for you, is for you. I’d like to leave you with this anonymous quote — All movement is not progress; just as all motion is not forward.

      -Onyx, Queen of Killeen, Singer•Songwriter | Music Professional | Executive Producer & Host of Jermaine Dupri’s Global 14 the Cut 2014 SEA Internet Hustler of the Year
      (C) Nov 2013
      (P) May 2014

  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks ago · View

    SHOULD YOU MOVE TO MAKE IT BIG???

    There’s countless number of movies and true stories that depict the artists or actors who left their small town in hopes to “make it big!” They hopped aboard that long bus…train ride, or even drove & arrived to their destination with nothing but two dollars, fifty cents and a suitcase. They headed north or west to embark on this journey for New York City, Los Angeles, or in today’s time your Atlanta, Austin, and Miami. But is moving really necessary in order to “make it?” And if so when is the time to consider it? There are no set rules to determine when this life event should occur but there are some key factors you can consider before quitting your day job for the road to stardom.

    Factor number one:

    For the sake of time, let’s say your priorities are pretty much in order but you have yet to see any progress in your desired field. Your family or close ones may not be on board with your desire for a new setting, but you’re able to transition and start fresh in a new city. You may even have arranged a job transfer and have nearby relatives, friends, or networks awaiting your decision. Seems like all checks and balances are in place. However, if all of your basic needs are already met and in order, why is it that you find you’re unable to progress where you currently reside? Sometimes we can find ourselves blaming it on “the city” when in actuality, it’s really us. This is what I like to call Self Reflection. What have I not done to ensure I am moving forward in the right direction with my goals? One should look to see what they have not yet tried and why. Business plans? More networking? Professional advertisements versus just the open mic nights at the bar and lounge? For Example: If an individual has a desire to lose weight, it is to not the blame of the Fast Food establishments or restaurants for why they haven’t seen a change in their appearance or health. It is simply because they have yet to make the proper choices and invest the necessary time to see the target goal all the way thru. This includes preparing the mind and having the mentality to stay motivated and focused among all curve balls thrown. Exercise would be ideal. One should remember that in any and all that you aim to achieve, if you do not put in the work, you will not only NOT see the results, but you will not reap the benefits either. In music you will not progress (the results), and you will not be noticed as you should (the benefits). If you didn’t hustle in your own comfort zone, what will encourage you to branch out among the unknown and suddenly feel inspired to do any real work? When you are doing all that needs to be done, you will most certainly progress. It may not be overnight, but it will most definitely be a step forward.

    Factor number two:

    Progression has taken place, your ego cup is overflowing and you’ve got a fan base established. That’s wonderful! You could abandon ship and get out of dodge, but you’ve worked so hard for what you have. Is it time to move on just yet? Sure why not? But it is very possible to garner the attention of industry executives or investors right outside of your front door. You are your brand, you become the product, and if you can be sold you won’t have to look far and wide searching for that “one”, because they will be looking for you! Once you’ve accomplished much within your town or city, focus on building the region. See if you can get the same support system and fan club going. See how receptive the DJs are to your music. Now you are working your actual Market as far as the map concerns. When referring to market in mainstream as it relates to genre that’s another article to come at a later date. For now, it looks like you’ve got something. And you may even want to consider remaining or becoming solely an independent artist/label. Keep Working.

    Factor number three:

    You’ve done all you can do. You’ve exhausted all means, resources and networks. You could leave for five years, return to your city with no problem and still having a piece of the pie percentage because you’ve made your mark. Well now you’re ready to travel into a new region and see how well your projects do. It’s time to see if you have what it takes to generate a fan base who knows nothing about your groundwork laid, and willing to give an outsider a chance. Keep in mind you’ll be among a sea of competitors. They will be more advanced, talented, among other “ups” over you. Learn the area and research tirelessly before you arrive. Network and link up with the major players in that area. If you come in with a mindset that you are going to “take over,” they will shut you completely down and force you to go back wherever it is that you came from. You can’t just go into someone’s hood and post up on their block without speaking or permission first. When you do it the smart way, you can work with them, not against them. You’ll easily gain fans and much more this way.

    In conclusion, there is no floor plan in which you should determine when moving is right for you. My rule of thumb is that once you have thoroughly mastered a market/region, it is perfectly fine to try for another. Also, when opportunity or money calls, I am all for a trip or move. Once you do arrive in the city, don’t expect them to know who you are because they won’t…and when you tell them, they won’t really care. The internet has helped much, but without an online presence or radio spins, the local or underground fame can only stretch but so far. Remain humble and be ready to work from ground up all over again. Make decisions that are best for you and yours. In the end what is for you, is for you. I’d like to leave you with this anonymous quote — All movement is not progress; just as all motion is not forward.

    -Onyx, Queen of Killeen, Singer•Songwriter | Music Professional | Executive Producer & Host of Jermaine Dupri’s Global 14 the Cut 2014 SEA Internet Hustler of the Year
    (C) Nov 2013
    (P) May 2014

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Hello Global 14! If You’re an ARTIST or apart of the music industry and you don’t mind reading…check out the article below to help you decide if maybe moving to a new city can help your career!!! · View
  • Onyx posted an update:   3 weeks, 6 days ago ·   updated 3 weeks ago · View

    Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol

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      KMonroe · 3 weeks, 6 days ago

      Awwww!! 30 is even better!!! ; ) HBD!! You hv to do something!..

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        Onyx · 3 weeks, 6 days ago

        Nah had my $ & passport ready but if the crib is sounding like a great alternative lol

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        Onyx · 3 weeks, 6 days ago

        Thank you!

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      QPid · 3 weeks, 6 days ago

      He’s here in Memphis Saturday night. Hosting a party at Reign. And happy early bday!

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        Onyx · 3 weeks, 6 days ago

        Oh he’s hosting? No wonder couldnt find anything. Lol and thanks!

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          cynaamonjLTL · 3 weeks, 6 days ago

          HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME❤❤

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      The Caterer Hitmaker · 3 weeks, 5 days ago

      happy birthday in case i don’t see u on :)

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        Onyx · 3 weeks, 2 days ago

        Thank you!

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      Ashley · 3 weeks, 5 days ago

      Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy it!

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        Onyx · 3 weeks, 2 days ago

        Thank you Ashley!

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      Kim Atwater · 3 weeks, 5 days ago

      Happy Birthday in advanced! God Bless!

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        Onyx · 3 weeks, 2 days ago

        Thank you Kim!!

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      Rose · 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      Happy Birthday

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        Onyx · 3 weeks ago

        Thank you!!

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      JD · 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      Happy Birthday !!!

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        Onyx · 3 weeks ago

        Thank you!!!

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      SPOTLYTE · 3 weeks ago

      Happy Bday

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        Onyx · 3 weeks ago

        Thank you!!

  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks ago · View

    Thank you!!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
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    Thank you!!!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
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    Thank you!!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    Thank you Kim!!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    Thank you Ashley!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
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    Thank you!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks, 6 days ago · View

    Thank you!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks, 6 days ago · View

    Oh he’s hosting? No wonder couldnt find anything. Lol and thanks!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   3 weeks, 6 days ago · View

    Nah had my $ & passport ready but if the crib is sounding like a great alternative lol

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Turning 30 this weekend & I really wanted to go on a cruise but I might be stuck…Furthermore I did not see one Jeezy Concert scheduled : / miss my 20s already lol · View
  • Onyx posted an update:   1 month, 2 weeks ago ·   updated 1 month, 1 week ago · View

    Someone told me yesterday sometimes what we think we dont need turns out to be just what we needed. Couldnt be more accurate : )

  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    Yes!!!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Someone told me yesterday sometimes what we think we dont need turns out to be just what we needed. Couldnt be more accurate : ) · View
  • Onyx posted an update:   1 month, 4 weeks ago · View

    How many more homicides before true Justice will be served?

  • Onyx posted an update:   2 months, 1 week ago ·   updated 2 months ago · View

    Although his journey is not mine to tell It’s been a long one ever since I can remember around age 4. Your past never has to dictate your future! My brother came home in 2011 & today he received GM of the year over the nation after only 2 1/2 years with the company! Dreds, tats, & no other factors or excuses. You work ethic & God’s plan for your life. So proud of him & I’m sharing it with the world! He is truly the REAL MVP & no matter what your background you can do it too! GET OUT HERE & GET IT!!!
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      QPid · 2 months, 1 week ago

      awesome

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        Onyx · 2 months, 1 week ago

        So proud!

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      Kim Atwater · 2 months, 1 week ago

      Beautiful!

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        Onyx · 2 months ago

        Yes!!

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      cynaamonjLTL · 2 months ago

      ❤❤ THIS IS MY SMILE FOR 2DAY!! ( HUGGS). :) . THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD! HE CAN CHANGE ANY CIRCUMSTANCE..JUST PUT UR BEST FOOT FORWARD AND LET HIM DO THE REST!! :) . ❤❤

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        Onyx · 2 months ago

        It was a blessing to the family too!! So glad!

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      Cindy Sanders · 2 months ago

      Wonderful!!!

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        Onyx · 2 months ago

        Amazing!

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      SPOTLYTE · 2 months ago

      ❤️

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        Onyx · 2 months ago

        Want to be like him when i grow up lol

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      JD · 2 months ago

      Dope

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        Onyx · 2 months ago

        Ty Yes I thought so too!

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      KMonroe · 2 months ago

      Congrats!! ;)

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        Onyx · 2 months ago

        Ty! Hes awesome!

  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   2 months ago · View

    Want to be like him when i grow up lol

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Although his journey is not mine to tell It’s been a long one ever since I can remember around age 4. Your past never has to dictate your future! My brother came home in 2011 & today he received GM of the year over the nation after only 2 1/2 years with [...] · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   2 months ago · View

    Ty! Hes awesome!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Although his journey is not mine to tell It’s been a long one ever since I can remember around age 4. Your past never has to dictate your future! My brother came home in 2011 & today he received GM of the year over the nation after only 2 1/2 years with [...] · View
  • Onyx posted a new activity comment:   2 months ago · View

    Ty Yes I thought so too!

    In reply to - Onyx posted an update: Although his journey is not mine to tell It’s been a long one ever since I can remember around age 4. Your past never has to dictate your future! My brother came home in 2011 & today he received GM of the year over the nation after only 2 1/2 years with [...] · View
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