How Does Music Influence You?

By Tiki Welcome

Recently, I was teaching a class that was made up of boys and girls between the ages 7-13 years old. There was a recess break in which they grouped themselves based on familiarity and comfortability – Boys vs. Girls. The boys were all indulging in being cheerleaders or talking smack as each other takes a chance on the game. The girls were having an array of conversations that simply came and went. At this point I was in supervision mood but clearly not paying keen attention to every word uttered.

As time went on- the conversation among the girls were about the song pergunson. I mean the reflect of attention the boys displayed from the video games to musical conversation rapidly happened. It brought excitement, it showcased cognitive behaviors of great memory of lyrics. It brought about conversations of what it meant and if anyone among them ( extended to family/associates) have ever indulge in the very thing.

This fixation caused me to stop and ponder how influential music is to us as adults and how impressionable it is on younger individuals.
Music has the power to set and change our moods. Have you ever heard a song that immediately makes you think of a sad or emotional thing you’ve been through? It forces you to think about that very thing that you may have been avoiding. It applies light and in that moment it may bring clarity. Then, there are times we wake up feeling gloomy and you turn on some “trap music” or “soca music” that builds your energy and allows dophamine to release. But music does more than elevate your mood, it influences the way we think and the things we become interested in.

It represents culture, it tells us what is prevalent and what we should give a try- what is morally right and wrong. And music isn’t the definite cause for violent behavior but it is an inhibitor. Music carries much more power than we know so let’s be aware and allow our music to be those of positive influence.

#NewMusicMondays – Spades Saratoga – What U Want

We back at it again with the music videos…

So this week I’m reviewing Spades Saratoga’s newest remix video entitled “What U Want”! Having followed this guys success since a little before he featured on Freestyle Friday via 106 & Park, I’m proud to finally have a platform I can show my support on. This video was directed by one of my favorite upcoming directors, @Director_Picaso! So you know I had to see this.

I must say the video is a lot simpler than I expected. In comparison to his music videos for his original songs, I’m glad the quality still exists without a story line. I think that’s what a lot of artists don’t understand. It’s quality over quantity. Even for remix tracks. Stop dropping music videos for everything looking crazy and you don’t always need a story line long as the visual looks good.

I did find it very comical that shorty in the orange twerked the ENTIRE video!! Kudos to you for the energy lol. Make sure you check out the video for yourself and tell us what you thought in the comments below.

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-Dyme Smith (@thereal_dyme)

#NewMusicMondays – Kwoat – Ms Jackson


So this video wasn’t officially user submitted per say…. However, after suffering through a few pretty undesirable visuals, we decided to take a break and submit a video we like from our supporters. It was as if it was calling out to us!

Kwoat is a dope Haitian music artist from the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. He is one of those upcoming music artists that you know is going to make it! From the variety in his sound to the visual quality of his music videos… he brings a breath of free air to a very saturated New York underground scene.

When you watch the video you will understand what Blaq and I consider a great visual from our previous feedback via this segment. The video starts off in a beautiful skyrise apartment in where I presume to be Manhattan. He and his … girlfriend? get into a disagreement about something she saw on his phone. The content of the song mostly relays to how he doesn’t intend to make her upset though he’s a player. As a female, the lyrics spoke to me in a “this is our generation, men have multiple women and like them all, get over it” type of manner. “Told myself I never break a heart again. But if I break another woman’s heart Ill be the man in this generation.”  Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, where a man is glorified for being a serial heart breaker. But I digress…

I’m saying though, Stussy and TMobile need to slide through with the check for the product promotion!  Anyway, the girl gets so upset that she leaves… and another girl shows up! Kwoat, you know you wrong for that lol. What’s funny is, this girl was just as beautiful as the first girl and the level of excitement he showed when he seen her made me forget all about the first girl. This video was so well put together and seemless… Make sure you contact Zurisaddai Nikko Corona Jr on Facebook so he can direct and shoot your next video!!

Oh yea and Kwoat? Make sure you follow his rise to success.. You’ll be real mad in the future if you don’t 😉 Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Facebook: Kwoat’s FB Like Page

Instagram: @kwoatalent

To get your video reviewed on’s #NewMusicMondays segment, email a link and your social media to and follow @lyvelyferadio on Instagram and like on Facebook 😉

-Dyme Smith (@thereal_dyme)


#NewMusicMondays: Smoove Boy Jay

This week’s review is a double hitter. Artist Smoove Boy Jay released the video for his “Chill Bill Remix” this past April and was also featured in Severe Jones’ “Feel So Right” video.

So let’s start with the “Chill Bill Remix” which is actually a freestyle to Rob $tone’s “Chill Bill” from summer 2015. The video starts with a slide of the first amendment, pretty cool I guess, I’m not completely sure what it had to do with the video exactly. But I’m all about getting a message across so cool! The video continues with Smoove Boy Jay in a park….and that’s about it! Not much to really say, the video quality was good. There were points in the video where I thought I was watching one of those old Kung Fu movies since the vocals didn’t match the video when he was mouthing the words. But then again what do you really want in a video for a freestyle. Not the best but definitely not the worst.

The second video with Severe Jones looked like the duo was having a lot of fun. The good vibes and chemistry between these two artist is what gives this video it’s entertainment value. However like the first video there was only one scene. I think the video could have had more locations or even some WOMEN!!! I mean…judging by the title I just really expected to see some women… Ok ok, we all know I might just be a little biased with the last request. But seriously, overall a good video just more locations next time guys (and possibly some females).

Check out more of this artist:
Instagram : Simplysmoove_J
Twitter: SimplySMOOOVE_J
Facebook: Smoove Boy Jay

Thanks for reading! Follow DJ Blaq Bully on IG @djblaqbully. Make sure you tune in for LyveLyfeRadio every Thursday 8-10pm on WVMR.

Beyond The Art – Me9awear

Where did you come up with the name Me9awear?
It is a name my hubby came up with that basically joined our family .. because he has 4 children before me and I had 4 before his and our bond baby makes 9.
Do you have any formal education or are you self taught?
My mother taught me the basics the rest is self taught.
Describe your creative process?
A vision of an outfit or a dress etc.. just pops in my head and I just create it.
How was your experience participating for CelebsInFashion1?
That was my very first time participating in a fashion show. It was exciting.
How do you stay on top of fashion trends?
I try to pay attention to what’s what mainly through social media.
If you can style any living celebrity in your clothing, who would it be and why?
Beyoncé or Rihanna.. because I feel like the would rock the hell out of my designs.
What is something you would say to a young designer looking to break into the business?
Have patience because it takes time ,never give up, & be on top of your game .. oh and definitely dare to be different!
Where can our readers find out more about your line and place orders?
I am currently working on my website but they can always contact my on my Ig page @zentencreation or my Facebook page Zentencreation.