LIVE from New Jax City
"LIVE... from New Jax City" -- The show is about "Duval's trending/best talent, music, & events with an urban focus" plus a look at & into some of the hottest regional, national, and international urban events and music/art/film/cultural trends from a Jacksonville perspective.
Airs 2nd Sundays at 6pm ET on CW17/WCWJ (Season 2 Coming Summer 2019)
Charlie Bravo, Makeeta Le Model, Guru, Bridget J., Chief Session
Dez Nado - Executive Director/Producer | Associate Directors/Producers - Charlie Bravo, Makeeta Le Model, Guru, Bridget J., Chief Session
More NJC UNCUT Content Coming Summer 2019!
VIPSquad Ent & the Vision Is Power Network are partnering Jacksonville resident Lala Founta to make a push and help those affected by cancer. To donate, visit The Facebook Donation Page or PayPal.me/LalaE
Lala's experience with cancer began when she was diagnosed at age 26. After successfully battling it into remission in her late 20's, it came back with a vengeance and at 30 years old it had spread through her breasts which she was forced to remove in hopes of fighting off round 2 of her struggle with the invasive disorder. Unable to work and undergoing chemotherapy, it was at this time that Lala's medical bills really started to pile up. Though she had little financial help, her cancer began to go into remission again. Any relief she felt was short-lived, because at 32 she learned the cancer was metastatic, meaning that it had spread to other parts of her body. Doctors informed her at that point that the cancer had made it to her brain, and they gave her only 5 years to live.
At 35 she lapsed into a coma, but fought through pneumonia to be released from the hospital and back to a somewhat normal life until just two months ago when a now 36-year-old Lala suffered a severe stroke, rendering her partially blind in her right eye and without full use of her leg. Needless to say, her medical bills are higher than ever. She is currently in need of financial assistance, and any amount would help! Sadly, she is not the only one fighting the monster known as cancer. That's why we are calling on the local, regional, national, and global community to help Lala and the millions of others with stories similar to hers. Our goal is to raise a total of $10,000, in an ongoing effort to help her cover her medical expenses, including an upcoming surgery on April 9th to install a metal rod in place of damage to her femur caused by the cancer.
Ep 1: This introductory episode kicks off from the firsthand perspective of guests at the LIVE...from New Jax City casting party, where local talent performed and prospect hosts participated in the city's first ever live audition for a cable reality TV series. Snippets of the actual interviews from the audition are shown with Charlie Bravo, Guru, and Bridget J including some familiar faces from the show's sister series "Life & Grind" @LifeGrindDuval @LifeGrindATL, followed by footage from the cast's first photo shoot and reflections on the casting party and viewers are introduced the cast up-close and personal.
Ep 2: This episode is the official format of the series, recorded at Get Candid Studios, Jacksonville, featuring hosts Makeeta Le Model, Charlie Bravo, Guru, Bridget J., and Chief Session. The hosts feature music from Veen and event coverage from Super Producer MgeeZy's Tribute Party and the grand opening of "Saucy Sundays", with interviewees Miss Lipz from Duval Royalty Ent, International Reggae singer-songwriter Ras Midas, Chris from Candid Poetry, and some familiar faces from the show's sister series "Life & Grind" @LifeGrindDuval @LifeGrindATL.
Ep 3: Recorded at Get Candid Studios, Jacksonville, featuring hosts Makeeta Le Model, Charlie Bravo, Guru, Bridget J., and Chief Session. The hosts feature music from Jasmine Rhey and Wes Pipes featuring Cash Money Records' T-Rone, along with event coverage from the Memorial Day Weekend Edition of Saucy Sundays, a monthly event held in Jacksonville highlighting up-and-coming entertainers and entrepreneurs, with interviewees 418 Band, Urban Champ of Life & Grind: Duval Seasons 3 & 4, and Jax-based R&B singer Chris Knite-- @LifeGrindDuval @LifeGrindATL.
Ep 4: Recorded at Jacksonville Beach, FL, featuring hosts Makeeta Le Model, Charlie Bravo, Guru, Bridget J., and Chief Session. The hosts feature music from Pettidee and Guru, along with event coverage from the annual Black Magic Live Art Fashion Show at Wonderland; Bonus footage includes the show's producer @deznado covering the BET Awards Experience from Los Angeles, in footage that features new R&B star DaniLeigh, Empire's Jussie Smollett and Luke James from "The New Edition Story"-- @LifeGrindDuval @LifeGrindATL.
Ep 5: Season Finale-- Recorded in Downtown/South Jacksonville, FL, featuring hosts Makeeta Le Model, Charlie Bravo, Guru, Bridget J., and Chief Session. The hosts feature music from Charlie Bravo, Republic Records Artist Alja Kamillion, and Guru, along with event coverage from the annual DJ Dr. Doom Productions: Indie Artist Showcase at Cuba Libre Ultra Lounge; Interviewees include Capitol Records' Executive Chris Green, BGR/Plies Manager D. Walk, Warner Bros. Records Executive Wilt Wallace, Top 3 Performer Chase Turner, and MORE.
Life & Grind: Duval
A brand new cable television series that will air bi-weekly on CW17 Jacksonville in Jacksonville and surrounding areas from southeast Georgia to northcentral Florida. Life & Grind, created and produced by Jacksonville-based hip hop artist and music producer Dez Nado, highlights independent artists, entertainers, and entertainment entrepreneurs making impacts in the community in support of the greater local arts community. What makes the show distinctly unique and refreshingly entertaining is its signature first-hand glimpses into the lives and "grinds" of local entertainers and media as they pursue their dreams.
Entering its 4th season, the show's basis is a select cast of 8 to 10 entertainers and entertainment entrepreneurs who are actively engaged in the pursuit of their dreams. Executive producer Dez Nado recently signed an 8-episode deal to bring the show's upcoming 4th season to the CW Network from the smaller Bounce-Jacksonville network that the first 3 seasons aired on. This move allows for greater visibility of the Life & Grind TV series, which will now be viewable via all cable providers to approximately 80,000 cable TV viewers each airing, in addition to approximately 17,500 viewers who enjoy the Atlanta version of the show Life & Grind: ATL, which premiered on Atlanta's DeKalb-Comcast 25 earlier this year.
The official premiere party for Life & Grind: Duval - Season 4 was held at Candid Poetry Studios in Jacksonville, where supporters, media, and others interested in viewing the show with the cast or getting involved with the buzzing series watched while the show actually taped footage for the current season. Past episodes can be viewed in full at www.youtube.com/LifeGrindDuval
For features, sponsorship/advertising opportunities and/or info, contact Jay Scott at 904-651-7960 or VIPSquadENT@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/LifeGrindDuval | www.facebook.com/LifeGrindATL | www.facebook.com/DezNado | www.youtube.com/LifeGrindDuval
Life & Grind airs every Sunday on Bounce Network (Comcast channel 225/Digital 17-2) and every Monday on JaxTV (Digital 18-1)! Visit the Life & Grind: Duval Facebook page to stay current on updates, new cast/season info, etc.
**BREAKING NEWS** The Life & Grind Project is expanding and coming to a city near you! Be on the lookout for local casting calls and if you or someone you know has talent and wants Life & Grind to film a season in your hometown, contact vipsquadent [at] gmail.com (remove the "[at]" and replace with "@" character in your email message, this is done on this webpage to prevent spammers).
Life & Grind: Duval
"Life & Grind: Duval" is Duval's FIRST reality series about the lives and grinds of Jacksonville artists and entrepreneurs who are actively trying to "make it big" in the urban entertainment world. This new docu-reality series, created, coordinated, and produced by Dez Nado and VIPSquad Entertainment, is CW17/BounceTV's newest program and aired a 9-episode season in Spring 2014, introducing the world to the Life and Grind in Duval County as it has NEVER been seen before. The first season was a smash hit, becoming Bounce TV's most watched program (south Georgia/north Florida markey; approximately 4000 regional households) Season 2 is set to air in the Spring of 2015! For feature/advertising/sponsorship inquiries contact vipsquadent [at] gmail [dot] com
Season 1 Episodes
Episode 2: Meet the Cast pt. 2
Episode 4: Sleep With It/Mr. Low
Episode 5: Two Shows, Two Cities, One Day
Episode 6: After Party & Cherrelle's Behind The Scenes Filming/Blaza Duval
Episode 7: Madina's audition & cast member confessionals/KindaDed Remix Video & David Frost
Episode 8: Bangem's Birthday Turn Up & Tattoo Shop/F.M. & Marcus Matrix Episode 9: Season Finale - Last day house party, Deland show and final thoughts