What up my people! Welcome to the new site, this is where the blog will be. Life & Grind's first blog will start here, at VIPSquad Digital HQ! You may see posts from cast members, from myself (Dez Nado), and/or VIPSquad members. We're prepping for some solid 2018 developments, much thanks to yall for the continued support! New album, LogophiliYaH was too dope to rush and release the original date September 2017, so we'll be releasing February 13, 2018. Stay tuned for release party info, pre-order link, and…Read more
Where there is no VISION, the people perish! Prov. 29:18
Welcome to the home base for all digital things VIPSquad Entertainment. There is no eye in TEAM, but there are two in VISION.
VIPSquad Entertainment was founded in 2006 by two teen-aged business partners in Jacksonville, Florida. One of the partners, Dez Nado, is an American hip hop and reggae singer, songwriter and record producer from Jacksonville, Florida. He is also a television producer who produces and directs Jacksonville's first and only cable reality TV series Life & Grind: Duval.
VIPSquad Entertainment is a multi-faceted, urban entertainment company, specializing in event management and production, including (but not limited to) event coordination, marketing, promotion, digital asset management and creation, public relations, media relations, communications (mass and inter-personal), communication/marketing strategies, business management and consulting, advertising and budgeting, scriptwriting/creative services, talent booking, event hosting and staffing, venue booking, content creation and production, logistics, quantitative and qualitative data collection/analytics and research, proposal drafting and presentation, contract drafting and negotiation, songwriting and music production, studio engineering, mixing, TV/radio commercial casting and production, blogging, publishing and royalty consultation, image consultation, TV coaching, life coaching/motivational and public speaking, copywriting, DJing, audio/visual editing, TV/movie pitching and placement, concept development, website development and basic HTML coding, and more
Our front artists are Dez Nado, Caribbean/American Hip Hop songwriter & music/TV producer who created the smash southern hit urban reality TV series "Life & Grind" (currently airing on CW17/DeKalb-Comcast25), G-Slim da Vet, Jacksonville-born southern rapper and quality street music savant, and Bangem Bandz, rapid-firing southern bar-spitter currently heating up the West Coast.
SEASON FINALE "Life & Grind" cable TV series (CW Network/Bouncce/DeKalb-Comcast 25)- Dez Nado wins 2014-2015 Artist of the Year at Duval Music Festival and is featured on ABC25/NBC12's "The Chat" TV Show -- INQUIRIES - firstname.lastname@example.org | 'like' Jax's 1st & Only cable reality TV series @ www.facebook.com/LifeGrindDuval | Full Season 1 & 2 @ whoisdeznado.com - COPYRIGHT 2015 VIPSquad Entertainment LLC All Rights Reserved
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New Leads: #FreestyleFilez5 and #FLAsFinest5 are now available for FREE! Visit the Secure VIPSquad DJs Mediafire page to download the FULL Florida's Finest Vol. 5 Tape and if you want to download the FULL Freestyle Filez Vol. 5 tape with exclusive content straight from the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards CLICK HERE to download via the secure Mediafire Page for #FreestyleFilez5 [Promotional Use ONLY]
Tickets available/donations for the Feed Those In Need Drive accepted TODAY --> DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 Official Facebook Event Page --> https://www.facebook.com/events/163698864401730/
DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 Official Eventbrite Page --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duval-spring-fest-ryb-2018-tickets-41809559518
11/18/2017 -- Two of the most downloaded mixtape series in the south #FreestyleFilez5 and #FLAsFinest5 by the VIPSquad DJs are now available. Visit the VIPSquad DJs Secure Mediafire site for Florida's Finest Vol. 5 [Free Download, Promo Use Only] **Also Available** Freestyle Filez 5 -- Click to Download this FULL mixtape series from VIPSquad DJs Secure Mediafire site -- Visit the "MUSIC" tab at the top of this website to preview both mixtapes on SoundCloud before you download if you prefer.
Freestyle Filez, which is for promotional use only and protected by fair use copyright laws, is the second mixtape series produced by VIPSquad DJs, a music group under Dez Nado's VIPSquad Entertainment. The mixtape series is less party-based than the more commercial Florida's Finest mixtape series and is more focused on celebrating the art form of hip hop, lyricism, and production, in addition to exclusive freestyles and heavy-hitting, bar for bar tracks from indie and major artists. Florida's finest, on the other hand, features Florida's best artists’ original music, and is released during one of the biggest weekends for urban entertainment in the state: The Florida Classic, where hundreds of thousands descend on Orlando to see the two largest HBCUs in the state meet up in an annual football game, culminating in a halftime show featuring Florida A&M and Bethune Cookman University's marching bands. The two mixtape series together have amassed a total play/download count of over 325,000. Quietly, these series are gaining a lot of industry attention and becoming one of the most sought after platforms by both indies and majors.
DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 + Rep Yo Brand! Fashion & Talent Expo 2018
VIPSquad Entertainment | CW17's Life & Grind TV Series | First Coast Lupus Fight | Jax Young Urban Professionals Present
DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 | Rep Yo Brand! Business & Talent Expo 2018 FRI March 23-SUN March 25 Jacksonville, FL
DUVAL Spring Fest, a Jacksonville-based, all-indie music concert series, has been held every spring since the founder (Jacksonville-based Hip Hop/Caribbean artist and music/TV producer Dez Nado) was a student at the University of North Florida circa 2006, the year that the first Spring Fest was held at "Wackadoo's" on the campus of the university. The event was designed to be a platform for local talent, local businesses, and local musicians to showcase themselves and their brands, with the over-arching goal being to raise the level of awareness for local music/business while offering locals more opportunities to connect with potential fans/supporters and upping the quality of the local entertainment scene at the indie level.
Since then, the event's brand has developed into an impactful yearly rite of passage for many involved in the local music scene, having received acclaim from Starz TV Producer & Eminem protégé 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, Def Jam Records executive A. Lindsey, local news & entertainment media including Folio Weekly, Buzz Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine, The Chat, River City Live, and more. This year, Spring Fest is partnering with a similarly structured local event, called "Rep Yo Brand! Business and Talent Expo" along with Top Golf, First Coast Lupus Fight, and Jax Young Urban Professionals to bring another aspect to Spring Fest weekend; community health awareness, by calling on the community to support non-profit organizations like First Coast Lupus Fight for the betterment of the local community's health as a whole.
The goal this year is to not only raise awareness and support for Jax's local entertainers and entrepreneurs but also to raise awareness and support for those within and outside of the entertainment industry battling incurable illnesses, including lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Graves' Disease, HIV/AIDS, and more. Their goal is to not just raise funds to donate to non-profits like First Coast Lupus Fight, but to also boldly be the voice for those suffering, many of whom often feel voiceless in today's society.
The lineup of events includes a kick-off party on Bay street Friday night (March 23), a Community Benefit Luncheon for victims of the aforementioned illnesses Saturday, March 24, 12-3pm followed by an artist showcase for local bands and musicians that night, and on Sunday, March 25, they wrap up the weekend with Feed Those in Need 3-6pm at Hemming Park, and finally "Rep Yo Brand!" from 6-9pm at Top Golf, featuring Jacksonville's top musical talent, models, fashion designers, and small businesses on display.
For sponsorship, vendor, performer, or other info: 904.651.7960 | 904.270.9403 | 904.576.3676 | Facebook.com/RepYoBrand | Facebook.com/LifeGrindDuval Facebook.com/DezNado | Facebook.com/LifeGrindATL | Facebook.com/VIPSquadENT