Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fox of the Week [12/30] Chrystiana Carter

Chrystiana Carter is a model from Atlanta. She has been featured on I Dream of Dollhouse, a DJ Smoke radio mixtape, among others. She discusses, the rush and nerves of modeling, models she admires, and her goals in the business.

How did you get started modeling?

I started modeling in 2005, I went to an E’Lon Cosmetics fashion show casting just to see what it would be like and ended up being asked to do the show. The adrenaline rush I got from being on the runway made me want to do it more. I’ve been modeling ever since.

Describe how you felt at your first photoshoot?

My first photo shoot I was nervous, and I still get nervous at EVERY photo shoot. I know what I WANT to look like in my pictures but ensuring that I come off that way makes me nervous. I’ve only been doing print work since the beginning of 09 so I still have a lot to learn.

What would you say is your best feature?

My best feature is probably my smile. [laughs] You don’t get to see it often in my pictures but I have a Kool-Aid smile. I’ve been told my eyes have an effect about them but I don’t see it. [laughs]

What is your ideal photoshoot location? Why?

I don’t have an ideal location. I love to shoot in different places, and as long as we can have fun on set while being professional that is all that matters to me.

Who are some models you admire?

I admire Heidi Klum because she knows how to work a runway but she has the girl next door personality, which a lot of models do not possess. I also admire Vanessa Veasley (Show Magazine editor) she has done a lot of different types of modeling but is most known for her Urban Glamour. I admire her because she can model and she knows how to handle the business side to modeling. I think sometimes as models people forget that the more you know about the “industry” the more beneficial it will be for your own personal growth.

What is the most rewarding part of modeling?

The most rewarding part has to be when people ask you how you got started and do you have any advice for them. There is no real point in being in the “spotlight” if you don’t plan on using it to help others. Whether it be with modeling or just talking with them to lead them to their own passion. Sometimes people just need encouragement from others.

What is one goal you hope to accomplish?

One goal I would like to accomplish…..My long term goal is to own a modeling agency. I love to use my experiences to help other models. Modeling is fun but there is an education behind it and I think we overlook that at times. Anything you want to do with your life you have to invest time and money into it.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Maryland rap/hip-hop artist PA: I'm hip-rop

How did you get started making music?

PA is a rap/hip-hop artist from Maryland. he describes his beginnings, his style, and his ideal band (spoiler alert: it includes a Fox Tracks model).

My Friend B-Ezzy kinda forced me freshman year in college. Before then I was a poet and sang in choirs but nothing was taken seriously.

Describe your style for someone who has never heard your music.

I'm Hip-Rop: Hip-hop, Rock, and Pop. And I'm not done absorbing styles. I wanna create a new genre and I won't cease till I do.

If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would it be? Why?

Charles Hamilton. I relate with him the most He's like me in music and real life.

If you were going to perform one show with a full band, who would you get to be in your band?

Breaking Benjamin, Charles Hamilton, and Ladi Mahogany Da Foxx. Why Ladi Mahogany? Cuz Once she gets the peak of modeling she gonna record with me (she don't know yet).

What sets you apart from other rap/hip-hop guys?

I'm passive aggression. I put my heart in it all and in everything I spit, sing, or write, I'm real. Hip-hop is missing its REAL. So let's switch it up.

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

If I wasn't I wouldn't do anything. Music is my passion. Without that vibe I can't exist. I'm hungry.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fox of the Week [12/23] Coli Hellraiser

Coli Hellraiser is a model from Virginia. She has been featured on Awesomebods, Blockdymez, GGurls, and Examiner, among many other sites. She discusses her work, her first photoshoot, and her ideal photoshoot location. She appears courtesy of Tawag Promotions.

Give us a brief course in Coli 101.

Im 5'4 and a mix of Cherokee, Powhatan, and Mulatto. My measurements are 32BC-24-37, Im based out of Virginia but I travel out of state often. Ive been featured on 30 men's interest, automotive, and modeling websites since 2007. I work the import and domestic car show circuit and have worked with names such as HIN, NOPI, and Funkmaster Flex. I do bikini competitions, host, go-go, spokesmodel, just about everything in the modeling realm. On weekends I do most of my traveling for gigs but on weekdays I work a 9-5 and am enrolled in college part-time pursuing a degree in graphic design/fine art.

Describe your first photoshoot.

My first photoshoot was an on location shoot at a car show. It was alot of fun, We brought a lot of traffic to the booth I was working, we had a lot of fun and got some great shots!

What do you think is your best feature? Why?

My best features are my mini curves. I'm petite but curvy.

What would you say is the most difficult part of modeling?

Finding people who are legit and serious to work with, the industry is overrun by scammers, cons, and creeps.

What is the most rewarding?

Finding people who are equally serious and driven to work with!

You have a lot of features on your resume. Of which one are you most proud?

That's a hard question, I definitely can't pick one. I am grateful for every feature because those companies and people took the time to see my potential and that I take my career seriously and am trying to bring my dream to life. At the end of the day that means the most to me. Every litte bit helps.

If you could do a photoshoot anywhere, what location would you choose? Why?

Hawaii, on one of its famous black sand beaches. I've only seen them on TV or in music videos. They're beautiful. Who wouldnt like to see a beautiful woman rolling around in the waves and exotic black sand? That would be the sexiest shoot ever!

What is one goal you feel you must accomplish?

I must break into mainstream modeling. I've been just on the cusp for a while now and I'm working overtime to contact or be noticed by the right people who can help me take my career further.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chicken Coupe Deville: one part poultry, one part GM luxury car

Chicken Coupe Deville is a four-piece band from Los Angeles. I first heard this band on Radio Free Bakersfield. (Aren't you listening yet? It's a great way to find new bands.) The band answers some questions about its sound, why you should have CCD in your collection, and who they would like to share a 12-pack with.

Complete the sentence. Chicken Coupe Deville is...

One part poultry, and two parts GM luxury car.

What sets CCD apart from other bands?

A restraining order.

What is essential to every CCD song?

At least 3 guitar solos.

Why should I have your music in my collection?

It just feels good in there.

If you could have a beer and a conversation about music with anyone, who would it be? Why?

How about we split a twelve-pack, that otta keep you from talking too much.

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

Trying to get all this blood out of my clown suit.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fox of the Week [12/16]: Lady J

Lady J is a model from New York. She discusses her accomplishments, great photos, and her dream photoshoot location. Lady J appears courtesy of Tawag Promotions.

What would you say is your best feature?

I would say my best feature would be between my smile and smooth sexy legs. I've always been complimented on my smile and if you know me well enough you would know that I'm smiling most of the time. I personally feel that my legs are my best feature because the natural observation is from bottom to top and back. My legs are the type that when you see them, it is hard to resist touching. Any girl can just show their ass for attention, but my legs are what make you want to keep looking.

Of what accomplishment are you most proud?

At the moment I think I'm most proud of my work with First Love Dynasty Girls website. Although it is fairly new site coming into the game, I feel it has the potential to be very successful Eye Candy site as well as provide an opportunity for upcoming models. I'm a major visual on the site, between being the splash on most pages to the face you will see on the navigation icons. It is a great site and I take pride in the fact that they chose me to be the major face of their brand. The entire site will be up end of December/early January 2010, so be sure to check me out there and some other hot models!

What makes a great photograph? What makes a great photo shoot?

A great photograph, to me, is one that can evoke strong emotion and draws people in. It can paint a vivid story to the viewer and creates a connection. The best photos I've ever seen were ones that kept me wondering about what was going on when the shutter snapped.

A great photo shoot is the collaboration between an open mind and just pure creativity. Some of my best shoots were the result of a spur of the moment idea and going with it. I feel that the success of a photo shoot doesn't just fall upon the qualifications of the photographer, but the dynamics of the talent as well.

If you could do a photo shoot anywhere, what location would you choose? Why?

I think I would choose somewhere in Jamaica or the Bahamas. Coming from a Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, the tropical atmosphere is home to me and where I feel I would be most in tune with my creative side. I would also just love the opportunity to travel to either of these beautiful sets of islands and b e captured along with the natural wonders these lands posses. I most desire having a shoot set under a waterfall or just near it.

What is one goal you hope to accomplish?

I hope to make a name for myself in this modeling industry not only for my looks, but also for one day the opportunities I will try to create for other girls who started out just like myself. I'm not high fashion industry standard in height and I don't have the classic glamour model look entirely. My girl next-door look sometimes gets me passed over in one realm and being only 5'7" makes it harder for runway. I've always looked up to Tyra Banks for how much she has given back to aspiring models and if I could accomplish even a fraction of what she has then I'd feel fulfilled.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tacoma band Si Si Si: We'd do a song with the devil

Si Si Si is a three-piece band from Tacoma whose music I found on Music Alley. (By the way, if you are a hound for new music, this site is a great resource.) The band's raw sound intrigued me enough to contact the members about being featured here on Fox Tracks. The band discusses the essence of every one of its songs, doing a song with the devil, and cheeseburgers.

Complete the sentence. Si Si Si is...

a snotty rock n' roll band from Tacoma, WA.

Why should I have your music in my collection?

Cause you can't afford anything better.

What is essential to every Si Si Si song? What is essential to every show?

Reverb is essential to the guitar. fuzz to the bass. Alcohol to the drums. Anything else doesn't really matter. We just like to play together. Beer and people that don't mind having a good time are essential to the shows.

If there is an afterlife and you get to be part of the house band, who do you get to fill out the band?

Jimmy Cuts. Dilly the Kid. Alex Danger. the dude with the gold fronts from that band The Black Lips.

If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose and why?

We'd do a song with the devil. He could probably write some cool music and make us better at our instruments. And the MUMMIES. They enjoy cheeseburgers like us!

What would you be doing if you weren't playing music?



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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fox of the Week [12/9]: SoCal Glamour Girl Nevaeh Eden

Nevaeh Eden is a model for SoCalGlamour Girls. She discusses her first modeling job, her ideal photoshoot location, and the best part about being a Glamour Girl.

Complete the sentence. Nevaeh Eden is...

Nevaeh Eden is one of the sweetest and sexiest girls you will ever meet! She is the hot gamer model of SoCal Glamour Girls and loves to have fun! Nevaeh is never a bore and always FULL of energy, and always ready to play and put you in a good mood after a long and hard day! She can be sweet and innocent, but has a hot sexy side too, so don't be fooled. She is also a runway model, standing 5'9", and absolute perfection. Hitting the gym is one of her favorite things to do to keep a tight fit body just for YOU!

Describe how you felt at your first modeling gig.

My first modeling gig was actually a LOT of fun! I was really nervous at first, but once I let go it just kinda flowed. It wasn't anything sexy, if you can believe that, but it was a GREAT start. Ever since then I knew absolutely that modeling was what I was born to do and I LOVE it!

What about modeling is the most rewarding? The most challenging?

Modeling is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done! Not only does it make me feel extremely sexy and super confident about myself when I do a shoot and see the pictures and just think "Wow! That's really me!" but knowing that somewhere there could be another girl looking at those pictures hoping she can be just like me! It's also a great pick-me-up! When I'm having a bad week, I always try to schedule a shoot ASAP! Like I said, it totally boosts my self-confidence, but it also relaxes me because I love modeling so much!
It can be challenging at times too though. I've had to learn so many new skills since I began modeling. I've learned how to put together outfits, and do my own makeup and my own hair sometimes too! It gets rough when there is a lot of traveling involved; I always worry that I've forgetten something. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Though I also always worry about getting lost! This one time I had to drive to L.A. and the photographer gave me bad directions, and then yelled at me for being late!

What is the best part about working for SoCal Glamour Girls?

Not only do I have the hottest boss ever, but I also have the best coworkers! We always have SO much fun and get super crazy when we all get together for our Wednesday and Saturday night parties. But aside from the parties and fun we're a family. I’ve been able to get so close to many of the girls, and it truly does feels like a family. Even when we fight, we end up coming out of it loving each other (the makeup sex is GREAT!).
We’re also a community, where I get to interact with the sweetest guys ever! My fans always brighten up my day when I wake up, check my tweets and I have a bunch sitting in my inbox saying “luv u Nev” or “Ur the best sweetie!” To me, the fan appreciation is the greatest thing ever! Plus I feel like we are completely unique not only because our girls are the hottest, but we’re the most fun, the goofiest, the nicest and all-around best (naughty) girls on the web!

If you could do a photoshoot anywhere, what location would you choose? Why?

I would have to say I can't choose just ONE location! I want to shoot all over the place! I love to travel even though it can be stressful! I want to shoot in Hawaii someday on their beautiful beaches since well, its Hawaii, and who wouldn't want to go? I've always wanted to shoot in London, I love their fashion and if I could have a stylist dress me up, I would be in HEAVEN! The streets of London tend to be pretty dark and muggy but so full of life! I've been there quite a few times, but never since I've been modeling, so I think it's time to start saving up for a trip! Yay! Another place I would love to go shoot is in New York! The parks are just gorgeous and there is so much history, I would be tempted to spent more time sight seeing than shooting! [laughs] I'm planning on a trip there in the spring hopefully!

What is one goal you hope to accomplish?

My one biggest dream and goal to accomplish is to be a Victoria's Secret runway model! I've always loved their cute and sexy undies and would just be absolutely happy with life if I could accomplish that! All their models are so sexy and unique I just wish I could be like that. My biggest role model is actually Gisele B√ľndchen. You can see her on covers of many top fashion magazines including W, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Allure, as well as international editions of Vogue and many more, including more than 500 other magazine covers world-wide!! She is an amazing person, and I hope I can be a role model for another girl like she is for me.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Foxy Girls love Fox Tracks

Nevaeh Eden of SoCal GlamourGirls, who will be featured later this week, made this video showing some holiday love for Fox Tracks.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Birmingham rap/hip-hop artist ROME: I need music to get me through life

ROME is a rap/hip-hop artist from Birmingham, and the CEO of Dynasty Enterprise Music Group. He discusses his writing, his flow, and who he would want to perform with if he formed a hip-hop supergroup.

How did you get started in rap and hip-hop?

When I was 12 I started dibbing & dabbing in music. Mainly on the production side. At that time I was more intrigued by the behind the scenes work because it fit my personality more. I still wrote a lot but didn't really understand the basics of making music. After high school, when I saw that the hood hoop dreams wasn't gonna be a reality, I had to make a decision. Either back to my old lifestyle or figure out a way to make any of my dreams a reality and music was always something I felt I was very good at aside from playing ball. At 18 I co-founded the label Dynasty Enterprise Music Group LLC with my friend Junior Houser and we've been grinding and establishing our brand ever since.

Describe your style for someone who has never heard your music.

Well throughout the past 5 years I went through a lot of styles. As you grow and mature as a person so does your music as an artist. It took me years to REALLY find my sound and style and the direction I wanted to go in as far as being a rap artist. I had to get comfortable and secure with what I do and what seperates me from others. I've never been a punchline "ooh" and "aah" rapper. I commend those who are because in some ways they keep the listener's ear but my main thing is metaphors and clever wordplay. Recently I've been digging deeper than the surface for inspiration to make music. Before, you could consider my style as hardcore southern music. Now I don't feel anyone can put me in a box or circle. After rapping/hearing the same topics/approaches for years, you start to miss the music that made you fall in love with music and that's the direction I had to go with my music. One thing that can't be mistaken and will always be remembered is the flow is 2ND TO NONE!

What inspires you to write?

When I 1st started writing as a kid, I had just jumped off the porch so I was fascinated with the street life. Early off in my career I used to write about things I saw and did, or what everybody else was rapping about that was listening to. After going through things in life that makes you look at life itself in a different light, then it doesn't feel right speaking about the same things anymore when there's more going on than those limited subjects or concepts. When I stopped rushing and writing music and I started letting it come to me when I feel it and stopped writing, I started to speak about what I felt and not so much what I've done or saw. And I needed music to get me through life and certain situations and I couldn't find any that hit me in my stomach so I had to start making that my forte. I got memory like an elephant so I've got 24 years of life experiences that I can revisit at any moment.

If you could write and perform a song with any one music artist, who would it be? Why?

If he was living Pac of course! He raised me along with No Limit, Face, Outkast, etc. His words got me through and still do to this day so that would be interesting to see. On stage his energy was phenomenal so that definitely woulda been one for the books.

If you are putting together an all-star band/group who do you get to join your band/group?

Well dayuum! That's the Wu ain't it? [Laughs]. Nah but I would say myself, Em, Tip, Dre, Face, my man POS and another me!

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

I can't even pretend about not making music. IT'S ALL OR NOTHIN!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fox of the Week [12/3] SoCal Glamour Girl Jordan

Jordan is a model with SoCal Glamour Girls. She discusses her love of football (both professional and lingerie), her love for her job, and her admiration of a certain actor.

Give us a quick course in Jordan 101.

I'm Jordan, your cool party chick from Sothern California. I love sports, especially NFL Football. Go Chargers! But, I'm not just a fan, I am also captain of an all girls lingerie football team. I like it rough! But I can also be the caring yet HOT nurse.

What do you think is your best feature?

I think my best feature is my smile. I get many complements on it, especially on my dimples. I love smiling!

Tell us about SoCal Glamour Girls and what you do for them.

SoCal Glamour Girls is a great website full of beautiful women with whom you can chat and video date via a webcam. You can also see photos of the models and videos of their photoshoots. SoCal Glamour Girls also has sexy, naughty, news videos!! We broadcast live "Hump Day" parties every Wednesday night on out site! Basically, I model, play with the other girls and act in goofy and sexy videos. It's a rough job but someone's gotta do it. Seriously, I LOVE my job!

You're a big football fan. Who is your team? Take us through a typical Sunday watching football.

My favorite team is San Diego Chargers!!! Go Bolts!! [laughs] OK, so I get up on a Sunday, go to church with my #85 (Antonio Gates) jersey on. Then, I put whatever game is on at that moment on the TV. I love football so I watch all the NFL games that I can. I will then pick the team that I want to win, usually the team that I know will help the Chargers out. For example, when the Denver Broncos played the Washington Redskins, like a few weeks ago, I cheered for the Redskins because I know that the Broncos are in the same division as the Chargers. So, the Broncos need to lose. I will really get into the games too. I will yell at my TV, not answer my phone, and I won't get up until halftime. Just like a guy, I know. [laughs]

Who are some models you admire? Why?

I mostly admire actors. I am an aspiring actress. I admire Sandra Bullock. I love all her movies that she is in. She can play any role, and I love her on camera attitude. She always has a smile on.

What is one goal you feel you must accomplish in your career?

I feel that I must accomplish one thing at least and that is to be recognized for my work as an actress. I love being onset, the camera on me, and getting to be someone else. I hope that one day I will be recognized on film for a movie, or TV show. I hope I can inspire someone as I have been inspired.

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