Are you Xperienced?!

During 2021, many people were scrambling to find work, to pivot from an existing job, or to simply stay healthy and learn how to navigate through what seemed a never-ending barrage of challenges in  the wake of  the 2020 pandemic. This turbulent time challenged many people to find a way to keep moving forward, let alone thrive. In the midst of all that darkness and craziness, there were some who rose to the occasion and propelled themselves forward in their purpose, trusting their vision and leaning on their faith. Nichole Nunn, owner and founder of FlashMe Xperience in Nashville, was one of those rare gems. Nunn, a Nashville native and a graduate of Tennessee State University, may best be described as a free spirit, someone who clearly operates beyond what is known and constantly challenges herself to create from the heart with love and faith. In this realm of limitless potentially, she birthed her business during one of the most unknown periods in history and on February 5, 2021, she opened her doors for the first time, not sure what would lie ahead for herself or her business.

One year later, Nichole showed up dressed to the nines in a stunning gold dress, celebrating one year of success of FlashMe Xperience, surrounded by endless friends, clients, and acquaintances, who have all been touched by Nichole’s vibrant spirt, unyielding enthusiasm, and a faith that would make the biggest skeptic a believer. And just as any great visionary, Nichole has been open to change and evolution in the last year. Her business is a reflection of that. The eclectic walls of FlashMe adorned new visuals on the anniversary/ birthday this month that were inspired by Nichole’s trust and faith, along with the talent of her family and friends. Nichole spoke her testimony of faith and perseverance while attendees raised their glasses to toast to a year of triumph against all odds on February 5, 2022. Her speech was followed by a performance by Nashville’s own ViB and Lord Goldie

You can’t help but be affected by Nichole’s enthusiasm and passion. Her business has thrived during a time when so many others folded. She attributes her success to truly owning her life. “I own my actions, my thoughts, my results,” she’s quoted as saying in one her recent instagram posts. So after all this, you may wonder…just what IS FlashMe Xperience? At its most basic level, it’s an immersive self portrait gallery, but truth be told, it’s so much more. It’s a reflection of the rich history of the very section of Nashville that FlashMe is located in, right on historic Jefferson Street.

Jefferson Street was developed as the historic center of the city’s African American community, with three historically black universities within its radius- Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee State University, Nunn’s alma mater. It was an epicenter for rock-n-roll and rhythm and blues artists in the 1940s-1960s, as well as a center for sit-ins in the 60’s. Unfortunately, the construction of Interstate 40 across the street in 1968 led to Jefferson Street’s economic decline, but the history remains and FlashMe Xperience is a revival of the black excellence, which served as the very foundation of Jefferson Street.

FlashMe Xperience offers an array of different opportunities and experiences to explore- from bridal showers, birthday parties, photo/video shoots, etc. Many Nashville music artists have taken advantage of the unique backdrops in the space to add a dynamic flair to their music videos already, along with photo shoots, and live performances. Artists like Daisha and Triple Play Squeek are two hip hop artists who have created amazing visuals in the space.

Congratulations to Nichole and her thriving business on an epic year of success. And the best is yet to come! For more info on how to get your FlashMe experience, visit the website. You can also follow Nichole on instagram to stay connected and find out how you can support this amazing creative soul and this vibrant eclectic space that’s inspiring Nashville locals and tourists alike.

“If it’s not here, it’s not hot. This is what’s hot in hip hop!” 

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Ladies & Gentlemen, It’s Sho-Time!

For hip hop heads in NYC, Sho-time TV is a household name. The brand, founded by Karine “Sho-time” Thornton, offers an array of services and content catering to the hip hop world and beyond. Born in the birthplace of hip hop. Thornton has helped solidify The Bronx as the ongoing mecca for hip hop, where the culture and traditions were born.

No stranger to the artistic realm, Sho-Time attended the High School of Art & Design, studying architecture and animation. It was there that the seed was planted for his passion to create music. While on that path, working with producers like Tron on the Beat, he also began to venture out into various other branches of the entertainment world at large. While successfully adding those experiences and roles to his resume, he needed to create a home for all the content he had been creating. Thus the birth of Sho-timeTV, a one stop shopping media outlet developed in 2010.

After working with countless labels, media outlets, and artists, Sho-time proceeded to create Sho-time Battle Rap League in 2015. Plucking some of the most elite talent and creating an epic roster of battle rap MC’s, Sho-time continued to elevate the genre of music, particularly the sub-culture of battle rap, which has its own unique set of talent and its own dedicated audience.
Sho-time has recently been verified across Facebook and Instagram, further demonstrating his stature within the community and his expertise within the hiphop community and the media world as a whole. Be sure to follow Sho-time on Facebook and Instragram to watch what’s next for this public figure who’s making waves in NYC and beyond.

If it’s not here, it’s not hot. This is what’s hot in hip hop!

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Let me hear you say, “Oooo Yeah!”

In addition to my role as a blogger for WHIHH, I’m also a singer, rapper, and songwriter. In fact, it’s through music that I first connected with my WHIHH family. The evolution of our relationship has become as vast as my evolution as an artist and human being. For that, I’m thankful! Hip hop is one of my true loves and it’s taken me

WHIHH Chief Blogger KFhox at Wix Lounge

some time to become comfortable integrating it into my personal sound. I’ve always been a huge fan and it’s how I came into the role of blogging about it. Actually doing it took some time as I had such a profound respect and reverence for hip hop that I wanted to ensure I was serving the music at the level I felt was necessary.

After moving to Nashville, I met my producer, Darin “D-Roc” James, and we had an instant connection in the studio. I wrote the first single that we dropped together within the first time ever hearing the music for the song. That single was “L-O-V-E,” which came out in June 2019 and the video was highlighted right here on What’s Hot In Hip Hop.

“Fresh to Death” by Kfhox

It was just one of those relationships that happened effortlessly and immediately. D-Roc has become my family since moving to TN and we’ve been building ever since.

We took advantage of the downtime  of the global pandemic and continuously worked on music and visuals all 2020. I’m thrilled to share my first single of the new year, “Fresh to Death!” If fashion was a song, this is IT! It’s an uptempo record with a catchy hook that will have you singing “Oooo yeah” long after the song has ended.

You can hear the song on all major streaming platforms now and also watch the official music video on my youtube channel by clicking here

“If it’s not here, it’s not hot. This is what’s hot in hip hop!” 

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