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Movie star Akeem Mair is the entertainment industry’s up-and-coming icon !!!

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AKEEM MAIR

Movie star Akeem Mair is the entertainment industry’s up-and-coming icon. In his career as an artist, he has appeared in several movie productions including Its on You, 417: Person with a Gun, Gangster City, Jolly Boy Friday, Life of a Villain, Red, Fine Line, Happy Birthday, The Kidnap, etc.

Akeem has signed with two agencies: Commercial Talent Agency (under Sarah Angeli) and Minc Talent (under Mariko Ballentine). At 33, Akeem is in his prime. With his noteworthy work ethic and passion, he is destined for greater heights. In fact, he has over 5 million views for a single video alone – the time when he appeared for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which Ellen described as “the best episode she’s ever seen.” Also appearing on Iyanla’s Fix My Life on Oprah’s network, Apex Legends commercial with over 1 Million views on YouTube, Let’s Make A Deal with Wayne Brady, and many more.

Besides this feature with Shoutout LA, Akeem appears in many publications such as Voyage LA, 360 Magazine, Cliche Magazine, Occhi Magazine, KB Popculture, Kivo Daily, Naluda Magazine, Tha Wilson Block Magazine, The Hype Magazine, Dark Magazine, Vents Magazine, We Entertainment News, Star Central Magazine, Natfluence, US Reporter, American Reporter, Time Bulletin, Top 15 Entrepreneurs, LA Wire’s Top 20 IG Accounts to Follow in 2020, and many more.

How did you get started in acting?

I didn’t grow up thinking I wanted to make it out of Hollywood. I actually wanted to be a financial banker. I watched Michael Douglas in the movie called, “The Game,” and I was hooked. The 2000 BMW 740 i, the classy suits, and the stock exchange office. From his personal maid that lives with him in a fancy mansion, I was convince to be financed banker. But one day while working at Ralph’s grocery store, a loyal customer changed my destiny. I was a cashier at Ralph’s when a customer I knew quite well was apparently in a sad mood. So I did my best to brighten up her day using my big positive personality that my customers loved so much. I remember saying, “hi it’s so good to see you again, I hope you found everything ok?” She said quietly, “yes thank you!” I told her, “usually  I see you smiling but whatever you’re going through I know God will pull you out of it!” “ He’ll never give you anything you can’t handle!”

After the transaction I said, “have a bless day, I hope to see you again!!” She stood there frozen for a minute and then finally looked at me. I could see the tears in her eyes when she replies, “Are you an actor?” I said, “No. Why do you ask?” She said, “Because you have this big positive energy. You move people by it. You lifted my spirits after I just lost my home in a foreclosure today.” Her words cut deep within me. After my shift, I rushed home and wondered, What would my life look like if I was a successful Actor? I thought about how I could help millions of people with my big personality the same way I helped her. It was that night I knew I wanted to become an actor. I searched how to get started in acting and it lead to me to Central Casting. And as they say, the rest is history!

What is the most rewarding aspect about being an actor? 

It’s most rewarding when you inspire people around you to go after their dreams or fight for whatever they want in life. Sometimes you don’t notice that people are watching you secretly. I remember a few years back when I was going through a serious depression and had given up my pursuit in making it in Hollywood. One of my friends notice I disappeared from the entertainment world and reach out to me to find out what happened. I told him, “it’s been rough and my progress became stagnant. A big casting director slammed the door in my face and I crashed my truck.” After hearing that my friend said, “that’s why you quit??” He said, “let me be honest with you bro I was so inspired by you and what you’ve been able to accomplish. I said to myself if Akeem can do it, then I can do it!” “You can’t just quit bro because you will let me down!” He really opened my eyes that day. I didn’t realize that people are watching me and low key keeping tabs on me. One day I turned  the lights off in my bedroom and stared into the darkness pondering on what I wanted to do and all of the people who are counting on me to stick with it. This time I attack my dreams head on while carrying the weight of everyone’s expectations on my back. When you hear people tell you how inspired they are by what you do everyday it is the most rewarding feeling.

What sets you apart from other actors or actress in the industry?

What sets me apart from everyone else in Hollywood is that I’m not afraid to fail or dream big. You’re gonna be doubted, called delusional, or laughed at for having big dreams. And it may even come from people you care about like your friends and family. I didn’t care. Some people are afraid to stand out and try new things because it leads to failure and it’s uncomfortable to be in the unknown. I didn’t care. My strong faith has always been my biggest weapon. I just refused to think small or doubt if it will work out. I have always carry the idea that God has my back in everything I do. So regardless if the opposition is stacked high against me, I’m always attacking. Sometimes I fail and do I’ll do it again, fail and keep going like I didn’t fail at all. I am a go getter at heart and so nobody needs to baby me. I got this!

So, how are things going today? How did grit and resilience lead to your eventual success?

Things today are going better than they were years ago. Since recovering from my depression and attacking my dreams in a different way of thinking than before, I booked a Nintendo Switch Apex Legends Commercial, Dominguez Firm Commercial still airing on TV, appeared on CBS Let’s Make A Deal last December, Appeared on Ellen Degeneres Show August 2019, Booked two feature films “It’s On You” and “Black Caesar Pirate King,” Appeared in several Magazines such as Naluda Magazine, 360 Magazine, Vents Magazine, Kivo Daily, LA Voyage, We Entertainmemt News, KB Pop Culture, The Hype Magazine, The Native Influence, Occhi Mag, Cliche Magazine, Tha Wilson Block Mag, Star Central Magazine, NY Wire’s Top 25 Individuals, US Reporter’s Top 15 Entrepreneurs, LA Wire’s Top 20 IG Accounts to Follow in 2020, and many more. I feel like grit and resilience is in every in I do. How you must hold your head up in all your auditions. Even if doesn’t go your way, know that you did your best and there are so many opportunities still out there. Being resilient even if you don’t have a lot of money and you got so much to pay for like acting classes, online services, clothes, and stuff like that to make it in this business. The grit and resilience to stay up in the middle of the night to get things done when you hear people sleeping or watching tv in the other room. It’s not easy but it’s my passion. I must have grit and resilience to make it!

Where do you see yourself in the entertainment industry in the next 10 years?

In the next 10 years I see myself doing exactly what Denzel Washington or Will Smith has done with their respective careers; win an Oscar, become A Lister, be apart of plenty blockbuster movies, become a household name, a true superstar in Hollywood. My main goals has always been the same in this industry, I want to be at the top of the mountain. It’s never been about the money or the fame but being the greatest of all time! What I’m asking for is tremendous hard work and sacrifices but I’m willing to pay the cost.

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Breaking Boundaries: Block Bezzle’s New Single “Where We At” Trending Now

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Block Bezzele's Storytelling Is On Another Level

Renowned for his lyrical prowess and authentic storytelling, Miami native and independent hip-hop artist Block Bezzle is back with a bang, unleashing his latest track titled “Where We At” on April 26, 2024.

With a distinct blend of catchy beats and compelling lyrics, “Where We At” showcases Block Bezzle’s undeniable talent and unwavering commitment to his craft. Drawing inspiration from his experiences
growing up in Miami, Block Bezzle delivers raw and unfiltered verses that resonate with audiences far
and wide.

“Where We At” serves as a testament to Block Bezzle’s evolution as an artist, highlighting his versatility and ability to captivate listeners with his unique sound. From the infectious hook to the mesmerizing production, the track is set to leave a lasting impression on hip-hop enthusiasts worldwide.

Block Bezzle’s passion for music and dedication to his artistry shine through in every verse, as he continues to push boundaries and defy expectations with each release. With “Where We At,” he invites listeners on a journey through his world, offering a glimpse into the realities of life in Miami while
delivering an anthem that is sure to resonate with audiences everywhere.

On April 26, 2024Listeners can stream “Where We At” on all major platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

For more information about Block Bezzle and his music, please follow him on Instagram, Tik Tok, and X at @blockbezzle.

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About Block Bezzle: Block Bezzle is a Miami native and independent hip-hop artist known for his authentic lyrics and
captivating performances. With a distinctive sound that blends elements of trap, rap, and R&B, Block

Bezzle continues to push boundaries and make waves in the music industry. His latest single, “Where We At,” is a testament to his talent and unwavering dedication to his craft.

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“Benzino and Natalac Set to Shake Up the Scene with ‘Trending Topic’: Made-In-Detroit Single and Video Release Date Revealed”

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Benzino and Natalac Trending Topic

Natalac, the Jacksonville-famous rapper and CEO of Natalac Records and trucking company Natalac Express, has announced a brand new upcoming single drop featuring entrepreneur, TV personality, and rapper Benzino. “Trending Topic” will make its official debut on streaming platforms everywhere on April 12, 2024.

Benzino made waves in the hip hop and rap world when he released “Rap Elvis”, an Eminem diss that featured Natalac in white mink within the single’s official Detroit-filmed video. Benzino and Natalac collaborated on projects before “Rap Elvis” including “Run Tell That” on the ‘Love & Pimp-Hop’ album by Natalac, which was released in 2021.

“Trending Topic” is the newest partnership between Natalac and Benzino. The official video for this single was also filmed in Detroit and also features Bo$$ Money. “Trending Topic” is slated to be included in the upcoming Natalac album entitled ‘Return of Goldie’.

Natalac’s career in music spans more than two decades, with his voter’s rights single “Fire in Florida” catching the attention of the NAACP “Get Your Vote On” tour for the 2000 Presidential election. Since then, he’s released a steady stream of albums and worked on numerous projects over the years including the 2012 ‘Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 183’ with Wyclef Jean, Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris and several volumes that would follow. Right now, Natalac is signed with his label Natalac Records.

Natalac has earned billions of views online with his charisma, talent, and raw perspective and is also known for his character A Pimp Named Slickback, which was featured on Adult Swim’s ‘The Boondocks’.

On April 12, 2024, fans and followers of both Natalac and Benzino can check out “Trending Topic” as it debuts online via leading streaming services. Learn more about Natalac now by visiting https://natalac.com/ and by Googling Natalac at http://bit.ly/2RcUJpn .

ABOUT NATALAC: Natalac is a Jacksonville, Florida, based rapper and CEO of Natalac Express and Natalac Records.

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“Jerzey Julz: Urban Melodies from Orange, New Jersey”

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Jerzey Julz

In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, fresh voices often spring forth from unassuming origins, injecting vitality and innovation into the landscape. Jerzey Julz, a promising talent hailing from the urban backdrop of Orange, New Jersey, epitomizes this trend. His artistic expression knows no bounds, seamlessly blending the rugged authenticity of hip-hop with the velvety harmonies of R&B and the profound soulfulness of traditional rhythm and blues.

Early Beginnings

Born and raised in Orange, NJ, Jerzey Julz discovered his love for music at a young age. Surrounded by the rich cultural heritage of his hometown, he was exposed to a diverse range of musical influences, from the soulful sounds of Motown to the gritty beats of East Coast hip-hop. Inspired by artists like Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, and J. Cole, Jerzey Julz began honing his craft, writing lyrics, and experimenting with melodies.

His debut mixtape, “Versatility,” dropped on Spinrilla, marking the beginning of his journey into the music world. Tracks like “Show-N-Prove” and “Let It Go” showcased his raw talent and lyrical prowess, garnering attention from both local audiences and industry insiders.

Artistic Evolution

As he matured as an artist, Jerzey Julz’s sound evolved, blending elements of rap, R&B, and soul to create a sound uniquely his own. Drawing from his personal experiences and the world around him, his music reflects the struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of everyday life. With introspective lyrics and infectious hooks, Jerzey Julz has garnered attention for his authenticity and storytelling ability.

Rise to Prominence

Jerzey Julz’s talent caught the attention of industry insiders and music enthusiasts alike, leading to performances at local venues and collaborations with fellow artists. His EP “Love Cycle” further showcased his versatility and storytelling ability, earning him critical acclaim and a growing fanbase. Tracks like ‘Show-N-Prove’ and “Let it go” resonated with listeners, capturing the essence of his journey from Orange to the world stage.

Impact and Influence

Beyond his musical endeavors, Jerzey Julz is committed to giving back to his community and inspiring the next generation of artists. Through mentorship programs and community outreach initiatives, he aims to empower young creatives to pursue their passions and overcome obstacles. By sharing his own experiences and offering guidance, Jerzey Julz hopes to create opportunities for aspiring artists to thrive.

Future Prospects

As Jerzey Julz continues to make his mark on the music industry, his future prospects are bright. With a growing discography and a dedicated fanbase, he is poised for further success and recognition. Whether he’s performing on stage, collaborating with other artists, or giving back to his community, Jerzey Julz remains true to his roots and committed to making a positive impact through his music.

In conclusion, Jerzey Julz’s journey from Orange, NJ, to the forefront of the music scene is a testament to his talent, dedication, and authenticity. With his distinctive sound and unwavering passion, he is destined to leave a lasting legacy in the world of music. Keep an eye on this rising star as he continues to shine bright and inspire others along the way.

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