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Are you an avid Shark Tank watcher? Do you recall season 6 – episode 11? An extremely poised Lydia Evans and her SWAG Essentials Company positioned a product before the Sharks and viewing audience that addressed the skin care and grooming concerns of countless men; that would be the dreaded affliction of Pseudofolliculitis (Razor Bumps). Since this episode, Lydia and her Swag Essentials brand have grown tremendously by offering a range of products that address the grooming healthfulness and sensibilities of an array of people, all while experiencing a revenue growth of more than 250%.

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On this episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats kick it with Lydia Evans to discuss her life and journey towards entrepreneurship, her Shark Tank experience, and the future of SWAG Essentials.

And as usual, the #TCOHHL Team takes you on a journey of #HipHop’s glorious history, past and present, by way of the strategically constructed playlist.

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Since the beginning, Hip Hop culture has always rested firmly upon the premise of education and the need thereof.  Submitting to the idea of education serving as the basis of honing a discipline was always integral to the success of Breakers, Graffiti Artists, Lyricists, and DJs/Producers/Beat Makers alike. The idea was simple – without a devotion to learning the craft, one would likely be considered a fraud; a Half-Stepper according to the assertion of the legendary Big Daddy Kane.

But as Hip Hop progressed, these skilled and educated Hip Hop Artists began to gain more monetary success for their talents, creating some extremely comfortable lifestyles in the process. But when the money comes in fast and regularly, the pace of the financial education needed to act responsibly with it is often not commensurate.

As minorities, we generally lack education in personal finance.  From Vehicles to Homes, we often make purchase decisions using the desires of the heart and ego and not the pragmatism and rationale of the mind, thereby resulting in the stress heavy experience of living beyond our means; a problem that also confronts our White counterparts but often goes undiscussed and unconsidered within the confines of Black and Brown communities. And why should it? The responsibility of rectifying instances of educational and financial disparities should never rest with those that cause the disparity, but instead, those that are disparaged, for the purpose of fulfilling the desire to be better and tapping into the inherent greatness that resides within begins with introspection and self-initiative, resulting in self-betterment or perhaps even, the realization of self-purpose.

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So, being devoted to Hip Hop and also having a genuine concern for the education of our people, we found it necessary to leverage the culture’s 5th and perhaps most unexplored element of ‘Knowledge/Education’ as a tool to impart some enlightenment on the matter of Personal Finance. To facilitate this, on our next episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, we’ll be speaking with the wonderful, LaShonda Johnson of the Houston Housewives of Finance; a national organization [with a growing list of chapters] that successfully empowers individuals with the tools necessary to arrive at a place of effective financial literacy. From credit cards to the dreadful Student loan(s) to the selection of the appropriate life insurance policy, LaShonda graciously schools us on various aspects of personal finance while dispelling some of the long-standing misconceptions and circumstances of financial miseducation that so many of us have fell victim to – like my severely misguided and uninformed decision to purchase a $600.00 leather Avirex jacket [back in 1997] while being a full time College Student with part-time employment.

Taking notes while listening to this episode is recommended – Class will be in session!

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What’s your expectation of fashion?
Is it aestheticism? Perhaps it’s intent; the conveyance of a particular message that the brand has committed itself to. For us at TCOHHL, it’s both; the ability of the brand to have visual appeal but also be suggestive in its message. Burgeoning apparel line, Blacktag Apparel (blacktagapparel.com), effectively fulfills both expectations. And you don’t have to take TCOHHL’s word for it. Just refer to the countless celebrities and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that have endorsed/supported B.T.A.

This Wednesday on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, the dynamic duo, D.D. Turner and C. Stats, will be kicking it with Abdul Chatman, Founder and Designer of Blacktag Apparel. We’ll be discussing his journey, the creation of Blacktag Apparel, the intent/focus of the brand, and the future.
Call yourself a fashion aficionado? Then you’re going to love this episode! So tune in on Wednesday, September 30th, from 8-10pm est on tenacityradio.com.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird. Tune in and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL and #BlacktagApparel. #WordBorn!

On the go? Then tune in to the live show on Wednesday, September 30th, via our mobile app using the link attached below.

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Did you know that the H.H.D. Domain (Feedback’s Crib) in “The Chronicles if a Hip Hop Legend” is inspired by an actual location in Brooklyn, NYC’s, East New York section? Just look for the huge mountain at the Pennsylvania Ave exit along the eastbound Belt Pkwy. Well, it appears that the good folks at Google have hooked us up. Check out the map reference! Even more of a reason why you should check for this series. Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com to get the #freeaudiobook today!
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The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend literary series represents the first multi-installment Hip Hop Fanta-Sci series. Albeit a work of fiction, the tale incorporates some aspects of real Hip Hop history to make for a comprehensive and captivating read/listen. Tune in every month as we release an additional 5 chapters of the installment. Simply follow us to receive the announcement of our new uploads. Our release schedule is as follows:

August – Chapters 1-5
September – Chapters 6-10
October – Chapters 11-15
November – Chapters 16-20
December – In recognition of the Holiday Season, it is likely that our gift to you will come in the form of more than the usual 5 chapter release!
January – Chapters 21-25
February – Chapters 26-30
March – Chapters 30-36

By March, you would have completed the entire 1st book in The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend series and will prepared to take on the 2nd installment in the series, Cipher and The Lost Relic of Pangea’s Core. So stay tuned, it is sure to be a magical ride for you and the culture of Hip Hop. Word is born!

Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com to begin your #freeaudiobook journey!

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Get the #Freeaudiobook today! Take the journey 2 save Hip Hop from evil! Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com #hiphopfantasci

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The release is around the corner! Free streaming and download of the entire first installment (36 Chapters): The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend, Paths of Grand Wizardry.

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To say the least, The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend, remains an unparalleled literary series. We challenge you to find something similar to it. From Sneaker Culture to Gargoyles to Wizards to Sorcerers to Mix-Tapes to Flying Cars to Teenage Love to Education to Music Production to DJing, this work of fantasy-fiction literature provides your imagination with a rigorous workout. And never does D.D. Turner miss the mark of generational relevance. In short, this series is…Above The Rim.

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A unique literary series that is...Above The Rim