Rude Girl: Nea Dune, Face Of Numerous Brands

Name: Nea Dune
Hometown: Croatia
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Photographer Credits: Quantography, Igor Dugandzic, Jon Lilley, Marko Mihin

Tell us briefly about your modeling career and what has come out of it.
My journey started accidentally in 2009 when I was asked to catwalk for one of my fave alt designers in Croatia. I turned professional in 2012, signed with agencies in the UK and HR and here I am working as a full-time model and actress and absolutely loving it!

Tell us some of your greatest achievements in your career today.
Face of numerous brands around the world (Manic Panic spokes model for Voodoo Blue & Blue Steel, Dawnamatrix, Pandora Deluxe, Lindy Bop, MIJUN, Ryder etc.), covergirl for international magazines, appeared in many music videos (i.e. 30 Seconds to Mars or Picture Me Broken), shot movies and series like The Originals or State of Desolation, to name a few!

What are some of the toughest challenges about your job and what are some things you do to overcome the challenges?
Besides the occasions when you’re on set way over 12hrs, there are two main challenges I’d say. When you got to shoot (i.e.) a latex cat suit in extreme heat and freeze in a bikini in winter or in the desert at night! Second is the animosity, which I quickly learned to ignore as it comes from insecure people and jealousy. You know what they say – kill them with a smile and bury them with success.

What are some characteristics you should have to be prepared in this industry?
Grow some thick skin, it’s all you need. It’s not an easy job, whether you’re and actress or model, usually takes way longer working hours than other regular jobs and a lot of running around. Plus it’s a very superficial industry!

What should aspiring female models be careful of? What are some things that can be unforeseen?
Aspiring models are often very young and have no life experience. There are always going to be some creepy people in the industry, so I would say always have an escort and someone to watch over you till you get the hang of it. Learn to know who you are, what you want out of it, and especially what your limits are!

What hobbies are you into outside of modeling? What do you do on weekends and on your time off?
Way too many! I’m a professional dancer and aerialist, instructress, and choreographer. Also an avid lover of extreme sports like snowboarding and rock climbing, work as a freelance makeup artist, and occasionally draw. When I’m free I love going out with my friends to concerts, occasional movies, and chillax! In love with traveling so I try to combine it as much as possible with work, that’s one of the best perks.

Any last statements for Rude Boy viewers?
Keep your heels, head, and standards high!

8 Rappers Who Were Born Rich

RB Lifestyle presents 8 Rappers Who Where Born Rich. The struggle from zero to hero is often glorified in the music industry. Such rappers as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and 50 Cent were all examples of an amazing struggle to the top; an underdogs dream. However, some rappers are much more fortunate, to the point where it was just all given to them the minute they were born. Check out our list of these eight lucky rappers.

Jaiden Smith

It’s a given when your dad is Will Smith, you can pretty much do whatever you want to do. Not only was Jaiden born rich, he is one of the top paid child actors in the film industry. He is now taking a stab at a rap career.

Lil Romeo

Lil Romeo is Master P’s son. Master P still has a net worth of over half a billion dollars, so you know Romeo literally has nothing to worry about. He is also a child actor and entrepreneur as well.

Richard James Hilfiger

Richard is the son of Tommy Hilfiger who is worth billions. There’s not more than needs to be explained. Richard has released a couple of albums in his music career and is currently in a relationship with Rita Ora.

Redfoo from LMFAO

Redfoo from LMFAO has parents who have been in the music industry for a long time, and they are very wealthy. His father is Barry Gordon, that about finishes this segment. He is rich and probably very spoiled when it comes to releasing music.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a well known person from Beverly Hills who went to school with Angolina Jolie. He currently works with Shady Records and Eminem. He is also a very successful DJ and producer working on his own.

Chet Hanks

Chet Hanks is the son of actor Tom Hanks. He also is an actor and has many siblings all in the entertainment business. We don’t know exactly what albums or projects Chet has released recently, but we do know he decided to go into a rap music career.

Diggy

Diggy Simmons is Reverend Run’s fourth child. He has five other siblings and was part of the MTV reality TV series Run’s House. He is also part of a hip-hop group called All City Chess Club.

Jermaine Dupri

Despite Jermaine’s successful career as a hip-hop mogul on his own, his parents were also executives in the music industry which helped boost his career dramatically. His father was Michael Mauldin who was the president of Columbia Records.

12 Rappers Who Own Very Successful Clothing Lines

1. Ja Rule – Left Right Brand

We often see Ja advertising his clothing brand Left Right Brand on Facebook and social media. From where the spark of this line came from, we haven’t found out, but we know it is actively being worn by the masses. It’s not on the level of Rocawear, but you’ve got to give the man credit for the creation of the successful line.

2. Lil Wayne – Trukfit

Little did Wayne know when he started his start up clothing company Trukfit, that it would appeal to the masses. Are we surprised? Of course not, it’s Lil Wayne, anything he creates will sell. However, the creative part of Trukfit is that it’s actually a skateboarding line to which has nothing to do with rap.

3. Chris Brown – Black Pyramid

A not well known brand commercially, but popularized directly by Brown through direct to consumer relations, Black Pyramid quietly climbed to the top as one of the best start up lines in hip hop clothing. We are unsure of when he started the brand, but was introduced as an addition to his popular blog.

4. Jay-Z – Rocawear

Rumor has it that Rocawear still makes around $500M a year. To where they distribute, we don’t know. But we know they are still coming out with new collections every season. Since 2014, they’ve signed on Fabolous to model for some of the new fits.

5. Big Sean – Aura Gold

Big Sean’s new clothing line was launched in 2013. We know very little about the line, but if Sean is backing it up, what can go wrong?

6. Pusha T – Play Cloths

Many people did not know that Play Cloths was a brand owned by Clipse member Pusha T. It started in 2008 by him and his brother Malice (The Clipse). We know first hand they make some pretty high end garments. Do not expect this brand to go away any time soon.

7. Jim Jones – Vamp Life

In 2011, Jim Jones started his clothing line called Vamp Life. We didn’t find out until recently that he had a few disputes with the investors of the line, but until that time, the brand was doing quite well. Jim’s clothing line features dozens of varieties of shirts, sweaters and general street wear.

8. Nicki Minaj – Nicki Minaj for Kmart

Nicki started her clothing line in 2013 called the Nicki Minaj collection exclusively for K-Mart. That is very nice of her, and her styles are fresh as well. We didn’t even know K-Mart still existed. Her collection also includes accessories and housewares.

9. Kanye West – Yeezy

We don’t know what to say about Yeezy. We haven’t seen too much of it, besides of the rag styles that are being sold at ridiculous prices. However, it seems like people want to buy it; a high price to pay to look homeless if you ask me.

10. Tyga – Last Kings

Tyga created this clothing line influenced by Egyptian culture and his reflection of a “king.” His clothing line is highly successful and sales figures looked relatively high through the last few years.

11. Pharrell Williams – Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream

It is no surprise that Pharrell is still on top of his game when it comes to the fashion industry. His lines BBC and Ice Cream still dominates a lot of retail as well as online sales space. He also has Billionaire Girls Club as well.

12. Diddy – Sean John

Yup, it’s true, Sean John is still around and still coming out with new merchandise every season. This is another line that we don’t know where distribution comes in, or where the sales come from. But we do know that there are still a few Sean John stores in existence. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Diddy is still banking off SJ!

 

Q&A With Young Jeezy – Life, Business & Music

“I think they just don’t understand our culture. If you listen to the music, it’s uplifting material, even though it sounds crazy.” – Trap Music

There really isn’t a need or introduction to hail this Atlanta’s own artist. The life and career of hip hop artist Young Jeezy is nothing less than great and if anything, interesting. He’s had such a rough brush with his career, that this intends to tell the story for itself. Young Jeezy is not a new name, but a well known household item; built by none other than himself. His history in the music business is as relevant as Bill Gates in technology. He is the original father of Trap Music, and this is what he has to say. ATL, stand up, for Young Jeezy.

RB: How do you stay consistent through your entire career? What does that really take?
First of all you have to remain true, and be honest to yourself. You have to work hard. I’m in the studio all the time, whether recording new material, or promoting something. I don’t waste any time in the studio. I give it my all and my heart. That’s the difference between me and the next person. When I hear a beat, I already know I need to kill it. Your heart has to be in the music, that’s the only way to consistently do this.

What is your personal drive to put out your records?
I just feel like I need to do it for my fans and my people. I was given the opportunity to be able to talk to them so I just keep that as my motivation. I was blessed to have people want to hear my material, so I give them my all. Whether it’s party music, or real life material, it’s in my heart. The people and my fans keep me going at it.

What was life like before the explosion of your rap career?
Man, it was bad. Most of the nights I couldn’t sleep was waking up all the time to nightmares. I wanted this rap music to take me away from all the negativity that was surrounding my life. It wasn’t until way later that I knew that my rap music was going to take me somewhere. This is a dream. Life was not what I wanted before this, put it that way.

How is the current state of the music scene in ATL?
Wow, it’s great. There are so many different types of talents, and so many different types of people that are doing it, it’s amazing. The new cats are making music is such efficient ways with their beats and they don’t even use any equipment. They have a lot of passion in their music, and that’s what it’s all about. Everyone here does music, every single person has something to do with music, one way or another. I love seeing these younger cats shine. Everyone thought we were just country people, but you’ve got to come to Atlanta to experience it yourself. A hit record starts in Atlanta.

What is the biggest advice you can give to a new hip hop artist today?
You’ve got to set goals. That’s as important as life in itself. You have to stay determined with your mind on that goal, and you cannot lose. The moment you lose focus on your GOAL, then you have gone the wrong way. Never ever lose that focus. Period.

Do you think you’ve improved as a rapper lately?
Yes, you know I have my own style and I’m on my own lane without anybody there. I switch things around but I’m still Young Jeezy. I have a deep pride in my music and I plan on keeping it that way. So yes, it’s all about improvement, day in and day out.

What is your opinion on current “Trap Music?”
I think I have a new face for trap music. I’m a real hustler, a real leader, that’s who I am. I lead the trap scene. It’s my obligation especially with my new album to make room for more of it. All these new cats coming into the game right now, the are not going to be able to keep putting out the same materials with the same substance and expect to survive in the game. It’s about doing something new with it. My material is too authentic and real, other cats cannot get into my lane.

Why do people look down on trap music?
I think they just don’t understand our culture. If you listen to the music, it’s uplifting material, even though it sounds crazy. Especially for people in the hood, because that’s the dream they case. They want to hit the club with their fleet, chain and their car and be that one guy that’s flashy. I’ve been there, so I completely understand the lifestyle and culture. I opened the door for trap music, that’s how I got out of my situation, and people just identify with it.

What was the deal with you and the Def Jam beef?
Everything is cool right now. I was just telling them that they aren’t the only ones in the realm, and I’ve got options. I’m a boss myself. I can move around into corporate buildings. I’ve been in this game. I’ve been at Atlantic head of A&R. I A&R my own materials with Def Jam.