EP 017 - Director X by Netic Rebel

An Artist through and through, Director X is the epitome of creativity working it's self out.  He's Hip Hop royalty on another level staying not only relevant but celebrated for 20years, The Man is MASTERED.... Winning The MTV VMA for Best Collaboration with Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign then doubling down and killing it, winning BET's 2016 Video of the Year for Rihanna's "Work". 2016 saw X design a 55ft Art installation piece outside of Toronto's City hall titled "Death of the Sun" which now is currently touring with Drake as his center stage piece. As if that wasn't enough he shot the Video commercial campaign for Alexander Wang. X has been noted for his high-budget, visually distinctive music videos for popular music singles, including videos for The WantedR. KellyUsherKanye WestJay-ZKornDavid GuettaNelly FurtadoSean PaulJustin BieberDrakeNicki MinajT.I.Little Mix, Rihanna, Union JFifth Harmony, and Iggy Azalea. He is currently represented by Luti Media. In 2015, Director X founded his own production company, Popp Rok in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Twitter: @iDirectorX

@instagram: @iDirectorX

EP 016 - Lola West by Netic Rebel

 

Lola C. West is a managing director at Westfuller Advisors. For almost a decade of her successful career, Lola served as a wealth advisor with Merrill Lynch and a senior partner of LWF Wealth Management Group. Today, she continues to advise clients and institutions on how to build a vision for the future and directs the achievement of results-oriented financial goals and aspirations. 

Lola is active in the New York City community as a board member for Jazz at Lincoln Center and a Charter Member for the Advisory Council for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at Brooklyn Museum. She is also listed among Who's Who of American Women and is the recipient of the Proclamation: "Lola C. West Day" in the City of New York, for "exemplary prowess as a health care administrator." 

Lola is one of those people who are social enigmas, she'll be with the Obamas in the White House one week and the next week she'll be hanging in Costa Rica or trekking through India. I find her perspective and approach to life and finances quite interesting and I figure you might too... 

Her firm: http://westfulleradvisors.com/

 

EP 015 - Sophia Roe by Netic Rebel

 

 Netic on Sophia: "Few people I have met have the clarity and self determination of Sophia Roe. When I speak of living in "unapologetic self truth" and "radical honesty" Sophia is a great example of such. I celebrate our relationship with an understanding that Sophia has a vision for Sophia that is not to be comprehended by anyone who hasn't yet come to realize that "people are their own creations". She doesn't need your approval or mine, She has her own council of her mind which is far more diligent and critically analyzing than anyone from the outside world could ever be. She isn't just on target, Sophia is the steady in the arrows flight, she is the perfectly drawn bow crafted by the hands who shot it and the open eye that aims. That isn't what makes Sophia unique because we all are that perfect, what makes Sophia unique is her ability to remind herself that she is all of that." 

Zady Lady on Sophia: https://zady-com0.a.ssl.fastly.net/features/zady-lady-meet-chef-and-wellness-expert-sophia-roe

Vogue on Sophia: http://www.vogue.com/13447589/curly-hair-tips-best-shampoo-treatments-sophia-roe/

EP 014 - Jonathan Mannion by Netic Rebel

Jonathan Mannion is widely known for his work in celebrity portrait photography. His work can be characterized by his unique ability to orchestrate a moment that exposes the subject’s inner essence. He consistently communicates their stories with authenticity, respect and enduring relevance. In Mannion’s words, “My goal is to create the definitive portrait of that person at that moment, every time I shoot.”

Mannion was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970 and graduated from Kenyon College. In 1993, he turned a serendipitous meeting with iconic photographer Richard Avedon into a full-time position that would profoundly shape his craft and career.

Mannion first established himself as a cultural force through his work with the recording industry, documenting over twenty years of hip-hop music. Early in his career, when many in mainstream media were dismissing rap music as a passing fad, Mannion was hustling to create the cover art for Jay-Z’s debut LP, Reasonable Doubt. It was the first of many iconic album covers with prominent MC’s that quickly crowned Mannion as hip-hop’s premiere visual biographer. His reputation spread farther through a founding partnership with FADER Magazine, a collaboration that produced dozen of memorable cover images for the publication. He established and elevated a new aesthetic within the genre. The result, in the words of DJ Quik, is that “the world sees hip-hop through [his] eyes.”

Over the course of two decades, Mannion has become the go-to creative collaborator for brands and celebrities alike. His portfolio includes many of the most fascinating figures in pop culture, from LeBron James to Kanye West, while his recent brand work includes a global multi-year print ad campaign for Bushmills. Mannion has produced integrated content for iconic brands such as Nike and Hennessey, and was commissioned by venerable photo brand Leica to capture the culture of New Orleans through his lens. Building on this legacy, in 2011 and 2012, Mannion partnered with Reebok to usher the brand’s foray into the art scene during Art Basel in Miami and at MILK Gallery in Los Angeles during Grammy Week. His photos have also been featured at the Grammy Museum, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Mannion’s tremendous influence on our collective photographic memory is evident, yet he continues to seek and catalyze “what’s next” in culture. From Japan to Jamaica, Mannion has been turning the streets into his studio, partnering with contemporaries who challenge the status quo. Every step of the way, he is sharing the journey in real time, with a public that is hungry for a truth well told.

http://jonathanmannion.com/

IG: @jonathanmannion

EP 013 - Hey Fran Hey - Part 2 by Netic Rebel

Part 2 of My Conversation with Hey Fran Hey... 

Francheska Medina is a lifestyle influencer based out of Harlem, New York. After years of battling a chronic illness and then healing herself through alternative medicine, nutrition and fitness, she became an advocate of more conscious living.

In hopes of inspiring other to do the same, Francheska founded HeyFranHey.com in January of 2011; curating easily accessible, affordable and comprehensive healthy living resources. Since launching, HeyFranHey engages via monthly health & fitness challenges, mental and emotional hygiene discussions and Q&As on issues spanning from homemade remedies for acne and hair loss to DIY recipes for lotion and lip balm. Francheska has since launched the HeyFranHey YouTube Channel and is also 1/3 of the Loud Speakers Network wellness podcast, The Friend Zone.

HeyFranHey has been featured in Ebony, Essence, Nylon, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Refinery29, Vibe, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post; 2015 “Travel & Wellness Ambassador” For Marriott International, Lifestyle Ambassador for Levi’s Jeans and currently developing a “Health & Beauty” series on YouTube with Whole Foods Market.

Francheska hopes to continue to expand and spread her message of optimum health for all.“ www.heyfranhey.com

EP 012 - Hey Fran Hey - Part 1 by Netic Rebel

 

Part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Hey Fran Hey. On this episode I sit with Hey Fran Hey and talk for mad long.  Francheska Medina is a lifestyle influencer based out of Harlem, New York. After years of battling a chronic illness and then healing herself through alternative medicine, nutrition and fitness, she became an advocate of more conscious living.

In hopes of inspiring other to do the same, Francheska founded HeyFranHey.com in January of 2011; curating easily accessible, affordable and comprehensive healthy living resources. Since launching, HeyFranHey engages via monthly health & fitness challenges, mental and emotional hygiene discussions and Q&As on issues spanning from homemade remedies for acne and hair loss to DIY recipes for lotion and lip balm. Francheska has since launched the HeyFranHey YouTube Channel and is also 1/3 of the Loud Speakers Network wellness podcast, The Friend Zone.

HeyFranHey has been featured in Ebony, Essence, Nylon, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Refinery29, Vibe, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post; 2015 “Travel & Wellness Ambassador” For Marriott International, Lifestyle Ambassador for Levi’s Jeans and currently developing a “Health & Beauty” series on YouTube with Whole Foods Market.

Francheska hopes to continue to expand and spread her message of optimum health for all.“ www.heyfranhey.com

 

EP 011 - Keith White & Daoud Abeid by Netic Rebel

 

Kieth White & Daoud Abeid are two of my favorite people, both I consider big brothers whom I have learned much from. Keith a brilliant attorney, music manager and social political commentator, Daoud a Native warrior of times past, a healer, teacher and film maker, both offer great conversation and interesting insights in whatever direction the conversation goes. 

EP 010 Mr. Flawless (Greg Yuna) by Netic Rebel

 

On this episode of This Message Will Self Destruct, Netic sits down with NYC Jeweler and Instagram fly guy Mr. Flawless aka Greg Yuna aka The 6th Ave God. Netic explores how Greg got his start in the jewelry industry and how Instagram made him famous. They also talk about Greg's influences for his now famous 6th Ave photos and plans for the future.

 

EP 009 - Dr. Belisa Vranich by Netic Rebel

Belisa Vranich, PsyD, is a renowned clinical psychologist, author and public speaker. She is a regular guest on Good Morning America, Today Show, CNN, Fox News, Inside Edition and VH1. She is the author of five books, the most recent being Breathe: 14 days to oxygenating, recharging, and fueling your body & brain. 

Dr. Vranich is on the Shape Magazine advisory board. She was previously the health and sex editor at Men's Fitness magazine. Dr. Vranich has been widely published in outlets such as Jane, Latina, and America Online. She has also been interviewed as an expert in hundreds of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Spin, AARP, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and Parenting.

Dr. Vranich is an author and public speaker in the area of health and mental health. She has a decade of experience in developing educational campaigns, presenting, and lecturing nationwide, including at The National Mental Health Association, Planned Parenthood, and The NYC Board of Education, and teaching at New York University. 

EP 008 - Alaska Gedeon + Carlos Campbell by Netic Rebel

Alaska Gedeon is an entrepreneur, former Director of A&R at Atlantic Records and Artist Manager. He and His wife were featured Newlyweds on Bravo TV's "Newlyweds the first year". Alaska's journey has taken him from Haitian immigrant to record exec to church deacon to Psychedelic advocate. 

Carlos Campbell is an ex professional athlete turned TV physical challenge consultant from NBC's new show Strong to the smash NINJA Warrior. Carlos Tests and consults to help create the varying levels of difficulty for some of the most grueling tests of strength and endurance.

EP 007 - Matthew Evertsen by Netic Rebel

Matthew Evertsen is a passionate advocate for the arts. A lifelong devotion to multimedia expression inspired the founding of RONIN, music styling and brand strategy consultancy company. Positive social impact, cultural aesthetics and authentic associations through music and the visual arts are Matthew’s highest priorities. He is also the host of "The Ronin Hour" radio show on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/roninology 

EP 006 - Henry Akins by Netic Rebel

Henry Akins is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson's fasted Black Belt and former head instructor at Rickson's California academy. He is now a owner/Instructor at Dynamix MMA in Santa Monica CA. He has a somewhat mythical status around his understanding of weight distribution and pressure fighting. "He weighs 190lbs but feels like 400lbs" is the running commentary (It is TRUE!). Henry's website www.HiddenJiuJitsu.com explains and explores the concepts of his style.

Ep 005 - Ralph Sutton by Netic Rebel

Ralph Sutton – Host of the hilarious "SDR show" (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll podcast) a top 40 podcast on itunes, he has been the host of a nationally syndicated rock radio show called The Tour Bus for the past 10+ years, and has hosted concerts, TV shows, and more – all for the betterment of rock (all while trying to get laid in the process).

Ep 004 - Rose McAleese aka Rose Etta Stone by Netic Rebel

Rose is a LA based Writer, Comedian & Poet & she's hilarious, originally from Seattle by way of Ireland... She's making a bunch of names for herself in the LA tv and comedy world. Rose teaches comedians how to stay fresh and edgy without being stupid, racist and sexist (which apparently is impossible.. lol ). check it out. 

Ep 003 - Bryce Wilson by Netic Rebel

 

Bryce Wilson is a record producer/entrepreneur and actor. He was formerly half of late 1990s duo Groove Theory, and former artist on the early 1990s dance music/electro hip-hop band Mantronix. Netic and Bryce discuss Music, film, Martial arts, women & NY vs. LA. 

Ep 002 - Abraham Wolke by Netic Rebel

Abraham Wolke is an artist, designer and adventurer who shares many of the same passions as Netic, including Girls which is how they came to meet. Netic talks to Abraham about growing up with a physicist father, being home schooled, getting famous in China & his new organic protein bar that Abraham swears tastes delicious and much more... 

Ep 001 - Patrick Clark and Sara X by Netic Rebel

Netic sits and talks with his friend Patrick Clark about a bunch of nothing but they have a good time doing it then later internet star and youtuber Sara X joins in on the conversation to basically tell Men to stop being dumb when they are trying to holler at girls. check it out.