BONICS BIRTHDAY WISH!

September 4, 2015 bonics blog 0 Comments

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Yes! Today is my Birthday and I am 35. Whoa! Sounds old if you’re young and sounds young if you’re old. It’s all about perspective. Truthfully I’m not great at celebrating my birthday. I’m not good at making birthday plans. I can’t even tell you what I’ve done my last few years on this day. My friends and family ask me what I want for my birthday and what I want to do and I never have a solid answer. If you know me, I’m not the type of guy to focus on me. I’m the guy that focuses on everyone else cause I’m usually behind the turntables trying to make sure everyone is having a great time. I’ve never had “The Bonics Big Birthday Bash” where ladies get in free before 11. Ha!

With that being said, I finally figured out what I want. If you have listened to my podcast I recently posted (www.soundcloud.com/hooked-on-bonics) you may have heard me interview this student from Temple University who recently, with 2 of his friends and the help of his family, started a movement to help raise money and awareness to something that moved him/

You see, last year Jeff and his family went to Florida to the Moat Marine Laboratory. There he learned about sea turtles and how threatened and on the verge of extinction they are.  For some reason it stuck with him. Skip ahead just a half a month later Jeff wanted to help somehow.  At 22 years old Jeff decided to put a Turtle on a shirt and his intention was that through that, he wanted to raise money and awareness for Sea Turtles.  And that he did.  On July 7th, 2015 him his friends start MAKAI CLOTHING CO. “Makai” a Hawaiian word meaning “Towards the Sea.” And since then they have already raised close to $10,000 for their partner seeturtles.org.

 

Now I definitely support the “turtle cause” but what really made me gravitate towards this whole thing is the simple fact that this kid WANTED to DO SOMETHING! He wanted to CHANGE SOMETHING. And so through creativity and good intention Makai came to be and in just a little over 2 months it’s caught on like a wild fire.

 

You see, I’m a kid from the University of Pittsburgh who started DJing in his dorm room. And through passion, hard work, and dedication I’ve traveled the world through music.   I’m completely moved by the passion that these kids have. It gives me hope and makes me feel that the future of our world is in good hands.

 

So today, September 4th, I ask you to support these guys. For me, it’s not just supporting the Turtles it’s supporting these kids who have the power to change the world. There so much going on in the world today. But this cause is not driven by race, sex, class, gender, or politics. It’s motivated by love.  I have everything I ever wanted and I want to pay it forward and let these kids know that I support their cause to make a better world.

 

Instead of a Birthday gift I ask you to at least check out www.makaiclothingcompany.com. If you are feeling generous please purchase a shirt or share it and know that your are not only saving the turtles but supporting young innovative creative millennial minds, and it will make me happy knowing that we can all make a difference together.  

 

www.makaiclothingco.com

 

Happy Birthday to me!

Yes! Hooked on Bonics the Podcast continues with Episode 5 ft. an exclusive interview with @RobMarkman! If you don’t know who he is, well here you go! “Markman most recently served as senior hip-hop editor at MTV News, where he managed all hip-hop content for TV and online. Over his career, he has written cover stories for such titles as Complex, The Source, Vibe and XXL, where he worked as deputy editor from 2007 to 2011. He’s also a Shade 45 personality, a former host on Hot 97 and Power 105 radio stations, and he currently hosts The Red Light Special R&B podcast." How does one get into all that? That what I wanted to know. We always see and hear interviews of artists, athlete’s, or some political shit. But who gets to interview the interviewer. I wanted to ask Rob about how he became who he was. If have you intrest in getting in the business this interview is you! Rob talks about starting his career, where he’s from and where he is going. He also tells a personal story about meeting Wiz and also talks about his new position at (Rap) Genius!I also recently met these students from Temple University in Philly who were moved by a visit to see sea turtles. I got to sit down with one of these Jeff who felt compelled to help the sea turtles and he did it in his own way and the results have been incredible. @makaiclothingcoThanks everyone for tuning in! Link in Bio: www.djbonics.com – from Instagram

September 3, 2015 bonics blog 0 Comments

Yes! Hooked on Bonics the Podcast continues with Episode 5 ft. an exclusive interview with @RobMarkman! If you don’t know who he is, well here you go! “Markman most recently served as senior hip-hop editor at MTV News, where he managed all hip-hop content for TV and online. Over his career, he has written cover stories for such titles as Complex, The Source, Vibe and XXL, where he worked as deputy editor from 2007 to 2011. He’s also a Shade 45 personality, a former host on Hot 97 and Power 105 radio stations, and he currently hosts The Red Light Special R&B podcast." How does one get into all that? That what I wanted to know.  We always see and hear interviews of artists, athlete’s, or some political shit.  But who gets to interview the interviewer. I wanted to ask Rob about how he became who he was.  If have you intrest in getting in the business this interview is you! Rob talks about starting his career, where he’s from and where he is going.  He also tells a personal story about meeting Wiz and also talks about his new position at (Rap) Genius!I also recently met these students from Temple University in Philly who were moved by a visit to see sea turtles. I got to sit down with one of these Jeff who felt compelled to help the sea turtles and he did it in his own way and the results have been incredible. @makaiclothingcoThanks everyone for tuning in!  Link in Bio: www.djbonics.com - from Instagram

Hooked On Bonics Podcast Ep. 5 – Rob Markman

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Yes! Hooked on Bonics the Podcast continues with Episode 5 ft. an exclusive interview with Rob Markman! If you don’t know who he is, well here you go!

“Markman most recently served as senior hip-hop editor at MTV News, where he managed all hip-hop content for TV and online. Over his career, he has written cover stories for such titles as ComplexThe SourceVibe and XXL, where he worked as deputy editor from 2007 to 2011. He’s also a Shade 45 personality, a former host on Hot 97 and Power 105 radio stations, and he currently hosts The Red Light Special R&B podcast.”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6663866/genius-recruits-hip-hop-journalist-and-editor-rob-markman-to-head-artist 

How does one get into all that? That what I wanted to know.  We always see and hear interviews of artists, athlete’s, or some political shit.  But who gets to interview the interviewer. I wanted to ask Rob about how he became who he was.  If have you intrest in getting in the business this interview is you! Rob talks about starting his career, where he’s from and where he is going.  He also tells a personal story about meeting Wiz and also talks about his new position at (Rap) Genius!

I also recently met these students from Temple University in Philly who were moved by a visit to see sea turtles. I got to sit down with one of these Jeff who felt compelled to help the sea turtles and he did it in his own way and the results have been incredible.

Thanks everyone for tuning in!

 

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