Global14 t shirt sighting!

Global14 t shirt sighting on the new episode of Love and Hip Hop ATL


Bryan Michael Cox x The Global Cool x W Atlanta Downtown

A couple of months ago I told JD that I wanted to do something special for the Lifers. I was inspired by the Crown Life 1414 Tour that he did last year so I decided to come up with a concept that brings together style, culture, and of course music. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many incredible people in my travels and I plan to spotlight these incredible talents through this initiative. This event is called The Global Cool and the first one is going down this Thursday, April 19th in Atlanta at the W ATL Downtown. Come through. Drink, party, and experience the next level of cool shit. This event will be curated by the legendary stylist Mike B. and Japanese Reggae Sensation Mighty Crown. To RSVP please hit [email protected] to be put on the guest list. Remember you HAVE to be on Global14 in order to get on the list.

-BMC, the Texas Ranger.

04-19-12 Global Cool web

Thoughts on G14: Music, the New Frontier.

I posted this on First of December a couple of days ago. G14 I want to know your thoughts:

Earlier I tweeted: “We are in the new frontier of the music business, the old way of thinking is becoming obsolete.” And I got a couple of followers asking me to elaborate. Well, my thought process is: now the creative entities (artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, recording engineers; etc.) have more control over the music and it’s output more than ever now. The game to be in is the independent game. The traditional way of breaking artists is becoming obsolete. If you have a hit record, now you have the means to get it to the public virally. This whole game is going viral and yet the older regime of the game is still holding on the old way of thinking. People still believe that you NEED to be signed to a label when the truth is, even when you sign to a label, they are going to expect YOU to get YOU hot anyway. The first questions they’re going to ask are: “What is your twitter follwing looking like?” or “What’s your youtube following looking like?” And they don’t have an understanding of new media at all. If they did, the way that they go about breaking artists should be different. Why am I paying so much money to get my song played on the radio when the majority of people are now discovering new music online? Why am I paying so much for a video when there are artists who are gaining momentum without having to spend a 10th of what the labels spend? And finally, why am I paying so much to get the record mixed and mastered when it’s going to be reduced down to mp3 form and the compression on it is going to make sound like every other record. My point is: WE HAVE THE POWER. The creative people have the power! So let’s execute it. Stop sitting around and hoping for a label to sign you or for a producer to discover you. Get on your grind and put your music out there to the public. Sure, it’s not sexy but in order to get to the sexy you have to work and by work that means more than just making the record. Do your research, get online and find out ways to market and promote your music. Move into the new frontier of music.

Dopeness on G14: Numark 4Trak Tracktor Controller x Akai MPC DJ


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Headed to the store on Monday



Jermaine Dupri Talks About His First Social Media Venture


Posted 11-4-2011 8:49 am

With the accessibility of Twitter and popularity of Facebook fan pages, artists continue to dip into the social media game as a way to connect with their fans and followers. Hit-making producer Jermaine Dupri stopped by New York City Wednesday on his “1414” tour, which his first social media venture. JD is dropping in on 14 cities across the country in 14 days to promote his newest site, Global14, in partnership with Crown Royal whiskey.
I decided to do this tour to really connect with the lifers,” JD says, a term he coined for his Global 14 members, now more than 28,000 of them. The blog ( showcases the music maker’s interests, dedicated to various topics in lifestyle, fashion, sex, education and music. Global 14 was born from random posts Dupri would share daily to see what kind of reaction he could get.
“A year ago, I came up with this blog and just started sharing my random thoughts,” Dupri told VIBE. “There’s no real way to tell how many people come to your site but I started seeing a hundred comments on one thing then another.”
He also began to notice people throwing up “L” signs (the “lifer” gesture) at events, witnessing the reach of his site first-hand. But in a world of blogs on blogs on blogs and multiple social media platforms, JD says the difference between his blog and the likes of Twitter and Facebook are that people can connect based on one common thread.
As JD swipes through his 305,000-follower timeline, he demonstrates how users can get lost in the many thoughts coming at them on Twitter. On Global 14, people can create their own groups and forums on a specific topic and just post whatever they’d like, but not get lost in the shuffle. It’s even become a pseudo-Craigslist in that JD wants people looking for work to come to the site and use it as a resource.
“I even tell artists to come to my site and tell ‘em there’s people on there who willing to work for free, just to do it,” JD says, citing freelance photographers as an example. He also pointed out the contrast between Global 14 and Facebook is the connection with the creator.
“People don’t know Mark Zuckerberg beyond what they saw in the movie,” JD said. “But even then, people still don’t know who he is.” And JD lets his personality show in his posts, ranging from video games he plays to interesting phone apps he uses to fly cars he’d ride in. As his site gains more attention, Dupri denies working on personal musical projects, even ruling out a possible follow-up to his 1998 debut album Life in 1472.
His main priority is creating a space for the people to bond through his site and showing love to them in-person on this tour.
“If one person finds someone else with the same interests, then they can meet each other in person and be like, we have something in common.” –Adelle Platon


ATTENTION Lifers & Gforce!



Lifers/Gforce!  The 1414 Tour is going down starting next week with our Halloween bash kick-off in Chicago on Monday.  As part of the tour, you’ll also be able to get at me, Mr. Dupri, with special q+a sessions all 14 days.


I’ll be taking over the @TheCrownLife twitter feed from 4-5pm EST everyday on the tour.  Tweet your questions at


@TheCrownLife during that time and I’ll hit you up with answers to your questions about the tour.


#1414 baby!




Demetrius Ervin
DueSouthNation Demetrius Ervin

Global 14 the Truth S/O @Mr_Dupri !!!!! #FACEBOOKKILLER

Richard Soundz
RichardSoundz Richard Soundz

@Mr_Dupri every1 go to, great site for everything musical nd good to get feedback #followme


Everyone should check out by @mr_dupri. It’s hott!!

Yo JD on some real ishh….Time to spent a lil’ money and get G14 everywhere….Get Spielberg to wear G14 Tee to his next…I think you onto something with that site….I love it and I think its simplicity and versatility is irreplaceable…..especially to a hip-hop loving fashion conscience individual…SWAG!!!!…..
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