My name is Jason “Phatlace” Edwards. I’m from Plainfield, NJ. I graduated from Long Island University Brooklyn campus with a degree in Media Arts. While in school I had my own on campus radio show and had a full athletic scholarship from track and field. After graduating I did some work with BET on a show called “The Center”. I was a part of the Center Crew for 2 years from 05 to the end of the show in 07. I also did some extra work on shows like The Chapelle Show and was a MC for the Jazz band The Supa Lowery Bros. Through this whole time I maintained paying my bills in the education field ,teaching and coaching while pursuing my passion for media.
What made me start my show Beards n Baldheads was I wanted to keep pursuing my passion for hosting but I needed a purpose bigger than just myself. I created my platform to praise hair stylist ,barbers and shed more light on the hair culture. I believe the people in this profession have been not been as appreciated in media properly so let me be the person to do it. To me their is nothing like the confidence one can have after getting a fresh cut or hair style.
Some of the challenges I faced in my journey have been staying true to my mission even when others have their opinions of how I should do my show. My mission is to do God’s work by praising and empowering others. When you do God’s work the Devil is always around trying to put his spirits in others to deter ones mission. So I always have to keep my faith and stay consistent.
The advice I have for others when starting their own business is to keep their faith and don’t let anyone stop you from pursuing your dream. The people closest to you will be the ones with negative energy and try to bring you down and not always on purpose. Stay true to yourself and keep working on your craft. Also be willing to always strengthen aspects of the business for improvement. Most importantly have fun!!!
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