Jason Francis

Bio

Jason Francis is a creative thinker, writer & blogger based out of New Rochelle, NY with a business and executive background in Management & Human Resources. He also specializes in Marketing and Promotions. His online work ranges from running the social media activity of the International Nomadness Travel Tribe to covering various events around the nation. Jason has over 10 yrs of blogging and online promotional experience. His work covers a number of lifestyle genres including social media, music, travel, entertainment and more from a entrepreneurial man’s perspective. He has worked with brands like Duane Reade, Walgreens, Walmart, AXE, Bump Patrol, Hotels.com and YRB magazine to name a few. Jason is a social media specialist that excels at on-the-scene live content syndication. He recently covered the Super Bowl and SXSW to name a few.

Don't Hate, Appreciate: How To See The Pure Genius In Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda'

By Jason Francis
At the stroke of midnight, the greatly hyped and highly anticipated video for Nicki Minaj’s latest material, "Anaconda," went live. Jaws hit the floor as viewers identified their new song for motivation at the gym. The song, which samples and flips…

The Best Thing Men Can Do After The Ray Rice Incident Is Hear Women Share #WhyIStayed

By Jason Francis
As the TMZ video footage of the violent interaction between former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice and his then-fiancée Janay gets replayed repeatedly across networks and websites, I have to turn away. This is not an attempt to avoid the reality…

Iggy Vs. Snoop: How The Internet Blows Up Petty Drama

By Jason Francis
Hip-hop is in a strange place right now. Classic rules and beliefs are being cast aside for a more "everything goes" culture. As a result, artists many of us grew up with are doing things and acting in a manner that is troubling. Each time I glanced…

Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea And The Struggle For Females In The Hip-Hop Industry

By Jason Francis
On the heels of the 2014 BET Awards, the hip-hop Internet community was buzzing with posts of #NoShade and GIFs of Nicki Minaj, the five-time Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year winner, grooving to her own beat while ignoring the performing…

Why Society Should Thank ESPN For Its Annual Body Issue

By Jason Francis
In a world where everything is based on appearance and fitting into the mold created by others, ESPN's annual Body Issue helps to deliver a much-needed message of self-acceptance. While all who are featured are in prime shape, there is a diversity…

Eminem: The Rap Icon Unknown To Younger Generations

By Jason Francis
It's been about 15 years since the foul-mouthed Detroit MC appeared on the national music radar. He was armed with lyrical skill that was often overshadowed by the vulgar, disrespectful and highly offensive songs he created. Eminem’s career has…

No Sympathy For Rappers Who Can’t Adapt To Success: Meek Mill Incarcerated, Again

By Jason Francis
Coming from the unforgiving streets of Philadelphia, rapper Meek Mill (born Robert Williams) has pretty much lived the classic rags-to-riches hip-hop success story. As a feature member of Maybach Music Group, led by Rick Ross, Meek positioned…

Carmelo Anthony's Offseason Will Redefine The Meaning Of 'Wanting To Win'

By Jason Francis
The past two months for the New York Knicks have been nothing short of exciting since they fell one game short of post-season competition back in April. Since that time, 11-time championship-winning coach Phil Jackson, who is now president of the…

What The New Female Thor Might Mean For Female Representation In Comics

By Jason Francis
The Marvel comic universe is about to shake things up again when one of its central characters undergoes a major change. Thor, the champion of Midgard, who has stood as one of the most powerful characters in Marvel will lose his title as the God of…

How Last Night's BET Awards Felt A Bit Like A Family Reunion

By Jason Francis
Last night, the city of Los Angeles hosted the 2014 BET Awards. Chris Rock hosted the award show and presented a collection of accolades and performances that crossed a range of entertainment fields. We also saw a glimpse of young musical talents…

Why It's Not Surprising That Michael Brown's Death Resulted In Outrage And Riots

By Jason Francis
Just a couple nights ago, the collective frustrations of a small suburb just outside of St. Louis reached its boiling point and exploded in a display of rage, violence and destruction. As police officers confronted the town's enraged citizens with…

The Basketball Gods Have Not Been Kind To Melo, But It's His Own Fault

By Jason Francis
The summer of 2014 in NBA free agency was viewed as a grand homecoming with the two of its brightest stars elected to be true to hometown heroes instead of checking out greener pastures. First, LeBron James shocked the sports world by leaving the…

Thanks To The Zen Master, The Knicks Will Be A Whole New Team Next Season

By Jason Francis
On the eve of the NBA Draft, the New York Knicks were on the outside looking in. They traded away their respective picks when they acquired Andrea Bargnani, and that move didn't pay off to the degree that was expected. The choice made the lost draft…

Without Angie Martinez, Hot 97 Loses The Face To Its Name

By Jason Francis
During what was an otherwise pretty regular day in New York, the hip-hop radio scene was hit with a seismic jolt that will continue to be felt for months, if not years to come. With no warning, this past Wednesday, Angie Martinez, the longtime host…