NaNA Love

Kellie O' Brien  

Tiffany Spriggs



-Jermaine Hamilton.



Written by: Laron Bailey

Edited by: Kellie O'Brien

Sometimes mistakes place us in higher understandings of life. The mistake Hunnidbal Neno is currently paying for in San Quentin State Prison has given him time to reflect. No matter the circumstances, he never feels the need to change his amazing genuine outlook on life. We all make mistakes, however WE CAN ALL BE GREAT!

How do you feel creativity and optimism is important to promote to our generation?

Very important. Innovation is mostly important. It’s always important to stay creative and optimistic during most seasons of life.

“Without those pieces to the puzzle it's hard to set yourself apart from the norm and continue to be motivated while doing so. There will be good and bad days with promoting your content but you can't let the bad days hold you down.”

This is so therapeutic to write about someone in such a dark place, yet that person has so much light in their spirit. DJ MELI MEL will tell you first hand from being one of Hunnidball Neno’s close friends for many years, that his spirit seems to be one that loves to put people in unity . Working with a handful of artists, not just in Sacramento, but all throughout California has brought him a ton of support from his peers as he goes through the hurdle he is leaping over now.

How have you overcome a trial and tribulation as a company using creativity and optimism? If so what ?

Just keeping the viewers eyes fresh! You have to step outside your comfort zone and be the person outside of the box instead of repeating the methods of everyone inside of it.

Like you could just post your cover art and say check out my new song...or you could go inside the mall with a bottle of champagne and pop and spray the bottle and record it for your followers! Trust me they'll like the excitement because you're doing things they'd never do!

There’s a lot of people in the world who say they will live by the words they preach. Very few do so, however it is encouraging when we can get such positive answers from questions asked about equality from someone in such a dark space in life. While some may see this space as the lowest of the lowest, others may call it the best thing to ever happen to them. It’s amazing to get answers to things like, “what are your beliefs of how we can all be characterised as equal, being that all have the trait of being creative and optimistic?”

Honestly partnerships are cool and being considered equal is okay within your camp. Just think, a boss isn't going to act like an associate.

When no answer is a wrong answer because everyone has their own opinion, it gives everyone a voice, no matter your situation , sex , race , disability or beliefs . We all have our own views of life, and sometimes we can relate to people . However, to know that when you don’t relate to anyone in some way somehow that makes you special .

How hard is it to stay creative with your brand and what would you say to somebody experiencing this same issue?

It's only as hard as you make it. Things get better with consistency. You've got to keep it going.

It’s such a great feeling when you're able to make people think for the better to help make the world a better place. We asked HunnidBall Neno,

“Will equality be something your brand will promote after this blog/interview and why?” And we get answers like

It could be.. I wouldn't mind incorporating equality into my future work.

This gives this article such a healing and refreshing piece of content . Fully embracing the aspect of HunnidBall Neno wanting to promote equality and creativity even in his situation as it stands now. The main ones in HunnidBall Neno’s circle include Meli Mel who primarily contributes to his brand, and operation HunnidBall Records which also incorporates TokyoQuinn and his artist JPop

It takes constant work everyday. We’re talking and figuring out new moves and goals to succeed.

If there were three things you could have done differently, earlier , or better while building your brand What would it have been ?


Started earlier. That's it. That's all.

Taking the time to cater to a primarily adult audience. What can we teach our adult audience to do in order to be examples of equality for our youth?

Keep working together! Post each other's work and accomplishments. Show selflessness!

It states that after being a felon you can’t own a firearm.

Do believe in the right to bear arms & how important do you think it is to be able to do so

I mean to each his own honestly. I'm serving time for a shooting case right now.. so all I can say is be prepared for what comes with it.

Police brutality is nothing new, and good police are nothing new either. We have to make that clear , good police fight for us as well as play basketball in the middle of the street with our kids on a hot sunny day.

If we’re talking about EvenRights, Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, PERIOD.

Do you think educational tutorials for police officers of how equality, creativity and optimism would be able to help better their decision making they are forced to make in the field?

Man. The police are something different. They'll make the right choices if they choose. Some would take it seriously. Others would call it bullshit. You know how that goes.

How can we strengthen the curriculum of schools with more life awareness skills and strategies?

Just being more active with the schools. Especially if you make it exciting for the kids to remember!

Would you support the bill to eliminate private prisons?

I would. No doubt!

No matter our mistakes , we can always give our hearts and minds to the positive light .

Updated: Dec 12, 2021

Edited by: Tiffany Spriggs

For the consistent and tunnel visionary's specifically, explains Impala Beats strictly. Her ambition stems from pure love for her craft as a music producer. She and her creative director, Vicki, make an extreme powerhouse for building Impala's brand as a whole—selling beats through her beat store

Her ambition, mixed with her consistency, has not only brought her a financial reward but notoriety with a strong awareness of her being a high-quality music producer. We asked Impala, what are your​ beliefs about how we can all be equal?​ Impala responds, "We are all equal! There are initially different possibilities for people. But I am convinced that if you work hard and strive for your goal, everything will work out. We all have talents. You need to be able to reveal them."

Impala's routine of staying active in the Gym has made fitness another outlet for Impala to remain not only consistent but in shape and mentally at peace.

The Russian native producer has reached across different parts of the world. She started in Miami and worked her way to Los Angeles, where she grew her network and brand as a producer.

Maintaining consistency in your personal life must be hard to stay creative with your brand, what would you say to somebody experiencing this same issue?

Impala excitedly says, “Do not give up! I would tell em, everyone has problems. You just need to stick to the intended path in your career.”

It is good to take the positive chance you may be afraid of taking. Go after whatever you want in this life with a consistent mindset. A positive change may be a new job opportunity, a way of thinking, or a healthier diet. The positive change may even be a fear you have yet to conquer.

However, that positive change may be the one you need to take to change your entire life. A great thing to do is think of the solution and focus only on how to turn the problem into an opportunity to take up new spaces and mindsets.

Impala How have you overcome a trial and tribulation by using creativity and optimism?​

"Business is constant stress! Working at a high level takes strength and emotion instead! We try our best to make the highest quality product! It takes strength and constant inspiration! Find inspiration in the reboot! in good music! in delicious food!"

When asked what is the importance of finding one's inspiration when it does not always present itself and most have to do the work to seek it out. Is there anything you could have done differently, earlier, or better while building your brand? Impala responds, "I spent more time studying marketing and advertising! I am interested in the sphere of interaction between business and people!"

It's interesting to think that Impala feels as if she needed more time in marketing and advertising because of how well she exemplifies on her social media platforms and beat store

It's great for the younger generation to understand that everyone is equal because we all have our own emotions. We all have creativity and a chance to be optimistic about situations we may encounter. How do you feel creativity and optimism are essential to promote to our generation?​

Our young generation needs creativity and optimism! After all, creativity is a conductor through which information flows and emotions. We love music for emotions and those moments that it gives us. We visualize, dream, and soar to the music. Staying organized and consistent no matter how fast you move will always feel like a flow. Taking a routine profound has been something that Impala has focused on with Gym and producing beats.

Edited By: Tiffany Spriggs

Drae the Barber has established himself as a top notch Barber with his persistence of professionalism, class and authenticity. World Class Fader is the barbershop Drae currently works out of, located in Sacramento, California. Taking a liking to his abstract hair cuts, it’s been no coincidence why his brand is growing so rapidly. Coining himself

King Lewi” as a brand after spending time being incarcerated, Drae’s natural energy has acted as a source of wisdom to others around him.

Drae’s spirit has the faith of Jesus showcased through his ministry for the past 3 years at Pentecost Fellowship Church. Along with 30 years of attending the congregation, Drae speaks highly of his Pastor

Tamara Bennett and her husband and Elder of the congregation Quentin Bennett.

Recently a 16 year old young man named Camran Tucker was suspended from high school for a day for cutting hair in the barbershop.

Drae’s response in regards to the matter was straight forward, “Why would he be suspended! What is the expectation of your kids? When teaching everything you're teaching them, why suspend a kid for doing what you're teaching him!”

Now we all know overcoming trials and tribulations can be difficult. However, being creative and optimistic, Drae found a way to get out of a situation with his recent 9-5 job. After the struggle of being concerned with the structure his 9-5 job not serving his true purpose. Drae knew there was something better out there for him, something that would make him happy. He did what was necessary for him to remove himself, from any doubt or failures and take a chance to remove himself and head in the direction of where he truly wanted to be. Drae gathered the money he needed to put towards the school education he needed in order to excel to where he is today.

Asking a question a lot of people are afraid to answer, we asked Drae, would he be opposed to eliminating private prisons? Drae answered, “I think it’s unfair for someone who has committed a crime and you judge them publicly, and then you send them to a private prison? To me, private systems separate themselves from the judicial system.”

Drae is pretty straight forward but still very humble. That power at any age is extremely valuable. It’s extremely important we teach our youth the power of respecting space, the power of creativity and optimism. Understanding that each and everyone of us holds the power to get through anything in our unique way.

That makes us equal, Drae added to that and said

“Our future is in our youth. Based off how they approach life, is what our future is gonna look like.

Anticipation and evolution is in the form of creativity and optimism. New ways of cutting hair, new ways of driving, etc.”

Overall equality seems to fall short across a lot of categories within America’s system. However, speaking of it in terms of the Judicial system, as a convicted felon you can no longer hold the right to bare arms, to protect your family from a burglar and possibly save his or her life in the case of immediate danger. Drae made some interesting statements from

His point of view.

“I can’t protect myself. I can’t survive. You put me back out into a world that challenges that so therefore I should be able to be equipped with that. Now, yeah I understand there’s a potential I’ve shown you a trace of me being a criminal. I can understand that now you have a reason to think I’m going to commit something. However you gotta give me that opportunity to prove that right or wrong if you’re going to release me back into the community/society, give me society access.”

With all the traumatic measures that have been inflicted on our communities. Understanding the necessities of life and the importance of that is at an all time high. Understanding financial literacy and health education starts in our youth. Therefore, pinpointing the younger generations to learn and understand the way the system works is tremendously important. How can we strengthen the curriculum of schools with more life awareness skills and strategies?

Drae: “I think religion, I think that’s important. I think so because it helps you get different perspectives.”

Do you think there is a form of education that could be delegated to police officers as a refreshments in education courses. In which we could program different forms of approach by police officers to the community on how equality, creativity and optimism may be able to help better their decision making they are forced to make in the field?

Drae: “I think it’s in everything else, so if cops got routine tutorial videos and classes that would be a quick efficient way to make sure that our officers have more understanding of what today’s situations are that we are all facing. Help them understand what your community is dealing with. Then it would eliminate a lot of decors “guessing” a officer may have to deal with in the field.

It won’t be as much second-guessing going on if you are already in an understanding Environment you are suppose to keep safe.”

To anyone out there carrying their own cross and the communities constantly being faced with multiple hurdles, it is not easy being creative and staying optimistic during tough times.

Drae can relate in regards of his rebuttal.

“Today has so much demand for creativity. Today you got so much creativity coming from different angles. It’s an every day challenge to brand or rebrand yourself.”

The smartest thing you can do is never give up. There will be hurdles, there will be times that the universe seems to be working against you. It’s on YOU to use your creative ideas to further your mind set and then body! It’s on YOU to be optimistic about your situation and find the positives through and with solutions.

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