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The Ram Jam TV Show has been away for a little while. I have been dealing with a family emergency for a few months that resulted in my being taken away from my proper duties. Let’s start this blog off with a great band I had the pleasure of inviting in the studio, The Slade Rhythm Band. Led by Boo Jones and consisting of some incredible musicians such as singer/ sax player Jazzy Steve, Guitarist Willie C, Percussionist Mark Pratt,  Base player Larry Carter, Drummer Terry Page and Female vocalist Yonni Soul. The Slade Rhythm Band are a newly formed band from the DMV bringing their brand of GO- GO music to a welcoming audience, belting out covers and original songs that keep the audience grooving throughout their set. It was great having them in the studio and even the film crew managed the get their boogie on while the played.


slade rhytm

I know things have been tough since the Zimmerman trial and I must say I am at a loss for words other than my prayers go out to the Martin family, no parent should have to bury their children and say goodbye too soon.TRAYVON_MARTIN_NEW_PHOTO_1

I just want to say I for one will be glad when things like this will end in our society, when the violence and stereotypes will no longer be an issue so we can stay focused on the things that really matter in life which is to live in harmony and peace.

I love all my Ram Jam fans out there and pray for each and every one of you to be kept safe and blessed.

Until then Keep your heads up and reach for the stars.

Happy Jamming!!


Audio: Eye on the Artist

Featured Artist: Mick MoneyBaggs

Genre: Rap

Location: Racine,Wisconsin



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* To our affliates in New York, our thoughts and prayers are with you as your recovery progresses from Hurricane Sandy.

Video: Featured Artist

Empire Nightclub

Location: Springfield, VA

Genre: Down DMV Life 2012 Showcase Part 2


DMV Life 2012 headed up the event at the Empire Nightclub in Springfield, VA. Calmplexxx put on a master show with serious DMV artists. Professional, poised for success and managers in tow, these artists are already living the life of a junior in the big league game of rap. I never realized the influence this culture has. The tri-state area including Northern Virginia has the potential to feed, clothe and decently house its local artist. Face it; most artists have to go national to eat. But isn’t that the happy-ending, to be known worldwide? Well in this case, the praise speaks for itself. We are boasting artists in the know (how to make a dollar) is none other than Ms. Ria Ria Gottaluvme from Landover, MD. Her talent doesn’t just stop at rap, she also models, dances and host. Hooking up with lyrical genius, her collaboration with Krystal Platinumpuff titled “Xtra, Xtra” makes you wonder how this dynamic duo had hidden for so long. With their flow as tight as it is, I thought they were definitely not newbies.

A star is born! Kenton Dunson has been carrying a successful career that has taken him places working with artists like John Legend and Ryan Kellie Dunson is DMW‘s own Kanye West, seriously his sound is wicked. Be on the lookout for more of Dunson in our featured videos. Let me ask you a quick question: You know how success is so close that you can smell it? As is the case with 17 Bangas! Fun, Energetic and Smart. If I could name them, that’s exactly what it would be FES. Wildboy Booka, Pimplilblack and CardoLotto also display the hype that comes from this area. For example Dirty South has their own now we see that DC alone can’t contain it. This talent is hard-hitting, the beat is kickin and the lyrics are non-stop. 17 Bangas formed out of Landover, Maryland, look them up on Facebook and Twitter. Check out their video –

Finally, if I keep going on about these famous acts you’d be here half the day and I’d lose readers. But be sure to look ’em up, support ’em! A special thanks to DMVLife, Calmplexx, Empire Nightclub, all the studios that showed up and especially the artists. Sunne, C-City,  and Eddie Black are also featured on this episode and can be found all over social media. Auditions for Part 3 will be held on November 10th &11th at Catwalk Studioz go to website to learn more.


The DMV from a Native’s Perspective

After over 40 years in this area, my how things have changed. If I could pull up all of the yearbooks beginning with George Washington Jr. High School, I would go further but anything beyond that, for the most part, is happy-go-lucky so it doesn’t really count. In my school went two races, the millionaires and the not millionaires. Bear in mind, where one group lacked, the other had in abundance. Suddenly out of the clear blue, along comes the middle class, a mixed group with a different language able to adapt to any environment. Before this could be considered a obstacle to either side along comes another class. Many of us found it difficult to ascertain any socio-economic level, this group was just too quiet and covering a large geographic area whether they walked or rode the bus was also illusive. That was the story until TC Williams High School. A little voice became louder and louder, more and more vocal until we are no longer the same. The landscape has broadened. Many languages are now spoken, many tribes are now heard. That’s the beauty of my strong, every-growing corner of the world in which I live. Many voices, many cultures, much music, art and expressions in the young and the wisdom of the old, it takes three-not one – to acquire a spot on the map. Not that type of bullet.

MD 202 in Greater Landover

MD 202 in Greater Landover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Until next time,

Happy Jamm’in,


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Audio: Eye on the Artist

Feature: Kayo Guevarra

Genre: Hip-Hop/Positive Rap


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Video: Featured Artist

Maggie Anderson

Location: DMV

Genre: Acoustic Rock

Connect: Facebook/Maggie Anderson Music

Maggie Anderson from Chantilly, Virginia was our first acoustic artist in the studio. Maggie brought the sunshine in with her and left us with a new appreciation to the beautiful song of a guitar. Maggie’s sound was on point as was her attitude. The outline of a true music professional, she is currently studying music business. She is interested in performing at venues throughout Washington, DC. Maggie performed three original songs for us, all of which share a haunting melody, a pleasant remembrance. Connect with Maggie on Facebook and support her music. But remember where you saw her first – This is RAM Jam!

Singer/Song writer

Climbing the stairs of stardom






Coming soon! A new website for RAM Jam that will provide detailed information about our show, artist’s links, merchandise and more. But the things we are most excited about are FULL EPISODES. Finally after all this time our Twitter followers will be able to SEE what I’m always going on about. We are passionate about our unknown artists but if we have it our way, they won’t be “unknown” for too much longer!


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A Word from the Coach

Doreen Rainey, Success Coach,

Founder Radical Women’s Conference


Dress for Success!

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world. Each year we reach more than 50,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies.

On her initial visit, a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.

While we may be best known for providing suits to women, it is our employment retention programs that are the cornerstone of the organization. Soon after Dress for Success was founded we came to recognize that finding work is only one step in a woman’s journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.

Suits and Blouses Ready For Clients

To meet the need for services that would help women both find and keep jobs, they established the Professional Women’s Group (PWG) program, which offers women ongoing support as they successfully transition into the workforce, build thriving careers and prosper in the mainstream workplace. Once a woman joins the PWG she is a member for life, able to attend meetings at any affiliate throughout the world and can benefit from additional employment retention and mentoring programs.

Dress for Success also has developed Career Center, an initiative that promotes confidence and professionalism by providing women career guidance, the chance to acquire technology skills and assistance in their job searches.

“RADICAL Success Coach Doreen Rainey helps her clients Get RADICAL – by defining success for themselves and having the guts to go after it. Get her FREE RADICAL Success Starter Kit at”

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Until next time,

Happy Jammin’!