We had the good fortune of connecting with D.O.M. MixedByUnstable and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi D.O.M., we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I recently watched the Last dance documentary on Netflix about the chicago bulls and Michael Jordan historic run to 6 rings. And what stood out to me was Jordan’s mentality. He said why would I think about missing a shot I haven’t even taken yet. And that stuck out to me, it’s super important to be present, take that shot, start that business, go after those dreams.
Taking risk has played a major role in my life. The things I appreciate most came from taking risk, it came from putting my heart on the line and doing in life what really inspires me. I’m most inspired by life it self. It will surprise you right at the time you think you have it figured out. Eventually, you come to realize you’re never going to have it figured out. Life is for you to enjoy, hurt, struggle and succeed. All of it, and if you embrace it all and take those risk that are presented to you, life will be a reflection of your dreams.
It’s our responsibility to bring our dreams to life. It’s how we serve humanity. Taking our light and shining it SO BRIGHT, it allows others the space to do the same.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
This question was a hard one to pick and choose as far as category because I am such a diverse being. My artist/creative side help birth D.O.M. (Destiny Ova Money) and Mixedbyunstable. I’ve been DJing for 10 years this year, but now have expanded into making music of my own. Simply put I make music and beats but I also curate the vibes of a party where I could mix in the music and beats I’ve created. My creative side also help me start Girls Love R&B (in 2019 right before the pandemic) which now has brought to chicago some of the most amazing, fun, and safe events that include Girls love R&B paint and drank, Girls Love Art Beat, and much more to come. It took years to grow the confidence in myself to believe in the things I have been manifested in my head. But God doesn’t give you these thoughts or dreams for no reason. He gives them to you to live out and inspire others in the process! My Clothing line ‘Fitty Winks’ and my Nonprofit artist development organization ‘6D Networktainment’ is also a testament to that. Overcoming adversity breeds success. I want to become a beacon of hope that states with actions “keep going”.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love my city, Chicago has some of the most beautiful places ever to eat, experience, and enjoy at. If I had a friend visiting from out of town for food we would visit Truth Italian restaurant, Harold’s, Batters and berries, or Flavors to name a few. For entertainment I would have them experience Womanish or Girls Love R&B on Thursdays at The Renaissance bronzeville (shameless plug lol) or Persona Lounge downtown just to name a few.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost I want to shoutout the big dawg GOD for holding me down and having my back all these years. My #1 supporters my family, my parents, and my little brother. I also want to shoutout out my close friends who’s been there to support and experience life with me. Shoutout to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc, GOMAB. I also want to shoutout my different businesses that kept me grounded and in growth…First, my nonprofit organization 6D Networktainment (5013c) an artist development organization in chicago, second my event curation company Girls Love R&B LLC and last but not least my clothing line Fitty Winks LLC . Shoutout to my mentors in the DJ game, DJ mile high, Kid clay, YaboiDiggs. Shoutout Sigma Chris for being a mentor in event curation.