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Is Vincent de Boer the best new rapper?

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Vincent de Boer, unknown to the mass. Known to people in the underground Hip Hop scene. This rapper living in The Netherlands is making a name for himself, one track at the time.

Famous for his beat ”Goodnight” & his song ”Highest in the room’‘. This 19 year old rapper from Groningen, The Netherlands is reaching new heights. Inspired by Lil Peep & Lil Tracy, his song ”Lost in Space” is an ultimate banger. With lyrics such as ”This love is real, and not pretend”. He is expressing his feelings with loving someone in this day and age. Because he is one of the only ones that truly can express himself, nowadays most men are to muscular to even say that they love their partner. This also makes him part of cloud rap, slow rap while expressing his feelings on a dreamlike beat. Vincent de Boer has over 13k monthly listeners on Spotify, and that in just a couple of months. So it couldn’t come as a surprise he is already working on his first videoclip!

Picture of Vincent de Boer in Italy (Black&White)
Vincent de Boer while touring (Italy)

Vincent de Boer has been touring through Europe to perform for free, and meet his fans. Thousands of fans showed up during his tour.

de Boer took his time for autographs and pictures

We sat down with Vincent in London, to ask him some questions to get to know him better, and talk about his music.

The Interview: Getting to know Vincent de Boer.

Hi Vincent, how have you been?

I have been fine, working hard on a couple of projects. Surprising features are coming, planning my next & first album.

You wanted us to address you as a rapper, but you also produce. Why is this?

Yeah, I produce music as well. I do a lot haha. Writing, producing, singing and also rapping. Currently working on my first rap album, so that’s one of the reasons. Plus, I like rapping better.

Why do you like rapping more than producing?

I like it mostly because I can express myself better, and be more creative when I play with words.

We’re currently in London, for your tour. How do you like being on tour?

It’s amazing. Its great, I love the vibes on the cities I’ve been too. Exploring different cultures. Eating good of-course

Are you planning to go to America for your tour too?

Maybe, I am not sure yet. Firstly I want to see how this tour ends.

Well, I want to wish you the best of luck! We are sure you will get big

I hope so! Almost sure I will 🙂

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Meet Jack Doherty: The Sixteen Year Old Who Has Accumulated Over 2.5 Million Subscribers in YouTube

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Jack Doherty is a 16 year old YouTuber who has 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube. His  most popular video, titled “I flipped all of these!”, has gotten over 26 million views. He posts videos that are pranks, challenges, and other funny videos. He is well known for his series where he skips school or gets kicked out of stores. His crazy stunts have catapulted his Youtube channel to success and changed his life.

Ever since he was a little boy, Jack knew he wanted to be successful.

“Everyone thought I would become a professional athlete because I was good at every single sport there is. Instead, I ended up posting YouTube videos. Once I saw that they started doing good, I decided to go full time with that and really wanted to make a change and inspire other kids to do what they love. I have now been doing YouTube for 3 years,” he says.

His inspiration to start his own Youtube channel came from seeing other YouTubers posting crazy videos while having fun. 

“I said that I want to become big on YouTube and one day meet all the YouTubers that I look up to, and now I’m good friends with almost all of them,” he says.

Because of his age, Jack faced many challenges when it came down to being taken seriously. He advises those looking to start their own business to not worry about what other people think. 

“Don’t let people get in the way of your goals and you being successful. Also don’t let age get in the way of that either. I started Youtube when I was just thirteen and I didn’t let anyone tell me that I can’t do it or let anyone hold me back. I knew what I had to do to be successful and I did it,” he shares. 

For Jack, mindset was extremely important. because 

“You have to be motivated and you have to want it. You can’t let other people get into your head and change your vision. You can’t think about the past and your mistakes because that will only hold you back. Don’t let fear scare you away from taking risks and not taking the step forward that you need in order to achieve your goals,” he says. 

Jack’s definition of success is being in a spot where he is happy and able to inspire others to be successful and take the risks they need to take in order to do so. To him it also means being financially free and being able to do what he wants. 

Jack is constantly looking for ways to make his videos better, and this is what sets him apart from the competition. His originality and creativity with his content is what has gotten him to where he is today, and the following that he has.

Right now, Jack is working on taking his YouTube career to the next level. He is also learning e-commerce, and learning how to take profits from that. He recently bought a house as his first investment property at only sixteen years old, and plans to continue buying more.

Jack Doherty has catapulted himself into Youtube stardom through his crazy stunts and creative videos. As a sixteen year old self made millionaire, Jack has a clear view of what he wants for himself. He plans to continue growing, and inspiring those around him to not let anything or anyone stop them from doing whatever it is they want to do.

To follow this entrepreneur’s journey, please click here.

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WHY #PAY TAMPA BAY

Florida is home to the third-largest cluster of insurance and banking companies in the U.S., making it an ideal location to launch and support a fintech venture.

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#PAY TAMPA BAY | 02.20.2020 | EMBARC COLLECTIVE
#PAY TAMPA BAY has opportunities for speakers, sponsors and supporters.

On my recent trip to Las Vegas for the Money 20/20 event, I received a lot of questions about #PAY TAMPA BAY. I’m writing this blog to share my vision for this unique event.

First and foremost our technology corridor is experiencing tremendous growth with startup incubators and accelerators in all three major cities, Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater. Huge investments from business leaders and local government cooperation is expediting growth.

Tampa Bay Lightning Owner, Jeff Vinik is collaborating with Bill Gate’s Cascade Partners to revitalize the downtown business district with a new innovation hub as a keystone in the project.

Strategic Property Partner’s $3 Billion dollar Water Street Project will catalyze the city and it’s technology oriented growth for 2020 and beyond. Water Street Project Website

As a native of Tampa Bay this is exciting news to me and it provided an opportunity to showcase this growth to the financial services industry. We want to attract attention and investment to the area to aid in growth and prosperity.

Embarc Collective is a 33,000 square foot, $12 million dollar, state-of-the-art innovation hub opening in 2020. #PAY TAMPA BAY is the first official event following the grand opening. The hub will have private workspaces, a public cafe, outdoor lounge and lending library. 

“We’ve created an urban porch for this historic, brick warehouse,” Jan Barna, president of Kreher/Barna Design Studio, said in a release. “And designed an interior that reflects a microcosm of our urban environment.”

To make the massive space a little more close-knit, it will be split up to “mini-neighborhoods” which are intended to have the tenants create close connections with their neighbors.

“You have different companies in private offices that have a small shared area, so it’s a community inside of a community,” she said. “These companies get to know each other, cheer each other on, but in a much smaller community.”

As important as this infrastructure is, it’s the people and their passion that make the difference. We have found that Tampa Bay is full of passionate leaders that are highly involved in fintech.

Two of those people are Rosa Shores and Gabe Higgins, Founders of BlockSpaces. We have partnered with this blockchain innovation studio that is focused on creating value-added solutions to organizations looking to leverage emerging technology to organize and present this upcoming event at this brand new, downtown innovation hub.

There is a number of other local passionate leaders in the fintech realm here in “the other Bay Area”. Numerous financial services giants are opening their doors in the corridor to leverage our burgeoning fintech industry and perks of a warmer climate.

Today, Florida is home to the third-largest cluster of insurance and banking companies in the U.S., making it an ideal location to launch and support a fintech venture. We’re reaching out to the fintech industry in many different ways to attract attention and investment to the area.

Recently a cohort representing St. Pete’s financial services leaders joined the Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC in Times Square on October 25 during the Finovate Fall event to talk to New York-based companies about the business opportunity in the Sunshine City.

Greater St. Pete EDC President, J.P. Dubuque was joined by Intrinio, Presence, Raymond James, Dynasty Financial Partners, and the City of St. Petersburg, who shared their Florida Fintech story with the Finovate Fall delegates and members of the media.

“St. Pete is young and vibrant, it’s a happening place. It’s one of the most up-and-coming cities in the Southeast”

Shirl Penny, President & CEO, Dynasty Financial Partners.

“Financial services companies don’t need to be in New York, they can be in St. Pete, thrive, succeed and be much happier” said St. Pete EDC President.

“I think we need to pump our chest out and be proud of who and what we are, and even more so about what we’re becoming” said Tash Elwyn, President and CEO of Raymond James, Private Clients Group.

“We need to continue to do more of this, we need to tell the story, work together and we need to make sure everybody knows how special St. Pete is”.

I personally find a great challenge in this and am joining the ranks of those already working to attract attention and investment to the area. I have committed my company to organizing this event with the intention of helping to build progress, talent density and take part in the growth and transformation of this thriving technology corridor.

#PAY TAMPA BAY has opportunities for speakers, sponsors and supporters. We want to challenge companies in the financial services space to get involved and participate in this special one day event designed to bring fintech leaders to the Tampa Bay area.

If you want to support innovation and gain insight to what Tampa Bay has to offer please contact us. We’re happy to discuss your organization’s participation in this unique and inspiring event.

The Mandalay Group Inc. www.paysymposium.com | [email protected]

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Ways To Use Instagram Stories And Highlights For Guaranteed Success

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The Instagram Stories feature is a useful one because it allows users to post on the platform at a higher frequency but make sure that they are not over-posting. This will prevent the main feed from clogging up. The two most unique features of the Instagram Stories are:

  • These are usually less-polished and more organic photos and videos and
  • Just like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Story also disappears after 24 hours.

However, Instagram Stories are all about authenticity. The difference between Instagram Stories and Instagram feed is that the Stories can be a little raw as compared to the more polished phots that feature in your Instagram feed.

  • The use of the feature will allow you to show the behind-the-scenes look of your brand and especially showcase the culture of your company
  • You can also use the Stories feature of Instagram as a helpful tool to showcase any live event that you may have hosted or attended.

This is because, the Instagram Stories feature is much more time-sensitive and therefore helps you to gain more auto IG likes on your posts, positive comments and even a lot of sharing among the users.

Posting the Instagram Stories

You will actually get three offers from Instagram while posting your Stories. Instagram offers three options for posting to your Story.

  • You can tap the camera in the upper left corner
  • You can click on the Your Story button located just above your feed or
  • You can just swipe right to access the camera.

When you use your camera, by default it will turn to Normal but there are several other camera settings that you can have apart from that which you should know and focus. These are:

  • Type: This setting will allow you to create a text post.
  • Music: This setting will pair a music clip of your choice to the image or video.
  • Live: This setting will allow you to capture and publish live content for your followers to watch.
  • Superzoom: This is the feature of the camera that will allow you to add an animated zoom to the video.
  • Focus: This feature will focus on the subject and blur the background.
  • Hands-Free: This will allow you to capture video but you will not have to keep on holding the record button down.

In addition to the above settings, the thunderbolt icon will control the flash just like the camera you find on a typical phone. Finally, the arrow icon will switch the camera view from front to forward-facing.

Instagram has recently added the filters feature like Snapchat that you can access by clicking on the smiling face located next to the arrow icon. This feature will help you to add personality to your content easily. All you have to do is:

  • Swipe to the right or left to access the filters and then
  • Select the pen icon to add a doodle and to choose a color.

Lastly, if you want to add text with your keyboard, press the Aa icon. The smile icon will allow you to add a location, music, GIF, poll, and several other fun features.

Tagging other accounts to Stories

Instagram Stories feature will also allow you to tag another account in your Story. This ideally is a wonderful way to establish a connection with other followers and businesses. If you want to tag some other account, the process to follow involves:

Typing the “@” symbol followed by the username of the particular account you would like to mention. This will make the tag clickable and enable the viewers to visit the profile of the tagged account. Likewise, if you are mentioned in the story of someone else, you will receive a notification.

Once you are ready to publish you will need to press the Your Story icon. If you want to publish later you will need to save it to your camera roll. to publish later. If you want to add to your Story as well as send it to other users directly, you will need to clock on the Send To button.

Summarizing Instagram Stories feature

The Stories usually appear at the top of the Instagram feed and also through your profile picture. If you want to see who viewed your content, you will have to swipe up when you view your Story.

Instagram Stories are much similar to Snapchat, though Snapchat has a facial recognition feature and Lenses or filters. The Instagram Stories feature provides a great opening for the businesses to be discovered due to its large and active user base combined with the search capabilities of it.

Therefore, if you are wondering whether or not you should use Stories for your business, the answer is a comprehensive “yes”.

Instagram Story Highlights

The fact that Instagram Stories life expectancy is only 24 hours make the businesses to use the Instagram Story Highlights feature. This is the actually the Instagram Stories that are preserved for over the set 24-hour period for posting on an Instagram profile. You will find this in a small circle under the Instagram bio.

  • Story Highlights are a great way to showcase the best stories and post them in your account semi-permanently for your followers to see.
  • You can use these to showcase different things such as your business products and services, promotions and new launches and more.

The most significant reason that the Instagram Story Highlights is far better than other features is that your Highlights can include a link to external sites.

The Instagram Story Highlights can also serve as a menu of some sort. Most of the Instagram businesses use Story Highlights to post different things such as their:

  • Business hours
  • Current promotions
  • Salesteam member
  • Shop location info
  • Behind-the-scenes video and much more.

Since the Story Highlights are placed at the top of your Instagram profile, these are usually considered to be an extension of the bio. Another good thing about it is that you can add Highlight Covers to keep your profile branded and illustrate your Story Highlights.

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