Catching up with Size Postive
West Coast Rapper Jadox!
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Jadox - West Coast Producer/Rapper
It was the end of 2004 when I was annoyed irritated by email and werid guys messaging me. When I got a email from yet again another guy saying he raps about BBW's. Lets say I was not very interested, (see January 2005 article featureing Jadox).
Issue #11 - January 2005
But the song Big Girls by Jadox changed all that for me on that day. I featured Jadox and we started a little friendship. We talked on the phone over the years a few times. We first met in Standford Connecticut, it was May 2005, after I told Juantia Sanford (Size Positive Party Promoter) about Jadox and his buddy Tofu (another size postive great talented guy) both West Coast Dudes making good Size Postive Music.
Jadox, Tofu and me hung out that night in Conneticut and we had fun. Jadox and me took a memoriable photo of our first meeting. It because famous mostly because years later it was stolen by a website in London called TheLondonPaper.com, who used it, and imposed married couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony faces over ours. The Theme of the picture was saying: What it would look like if Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were fat and ghetto.
May 2005 - Stanford Connecticut
Jadox and Tofu perform
Raqui and Jadox meet for the first time
Our picture stolen, illegally altered to look like Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Our second meeting was also in 2005 when Jadox performed in Mahattan NYC when Big Boogie Nights (a West Coast Size Postive Party Promoter) did a East Coast event. Seeing Jadox again was great and so was hearing him rhyme.
Jadox and Raqui
It wasnt until 2012 that I was able to see Jadox agagin. We would talk on the phone every so often. Try to catch up on social media. Jadox and I couldnt seem to bump into each other. When I went to a West Coast event he wasnt able to make it. When he attended I was not there either.
Jadox participated in a couple of LargeInCharge Radio shows, I played one of his newer songs (Status Update) which I keep on my rotation to throw in when I can because I really love it. I always supported his expression and I enjoyed his flow and how he choose his words. I was disappointed that we kept missing each other at events. So when I saw that familar face and smile walking across the dance floor to me. It was a total surprise I had no idea that Jadox would attend the Vegas BBW Bash that year. I hear that same voice call out RAQUI... JADOX... I replied and we gave each other a big hug!
The moment unknown to us was captured by an event photographer, you can tell when old buddies unite even when they are not in contact much. I will always have fond memories of that respectful, articulate, smooth, kind guy on the West Coast who stands for something and found a way to express it...
Gotta Send my Love out to Jadox... Keep it coming Bro.
Check out Jadox's Music at the Following Links:
Big Girls on Google Play: The first song I heard from Jadox
Sound Cloud: www.soundcloud.com/jadox
LargeInCharge.com: What is your name?
Jadox – aka Doxola. (Some people call me Joule.)
LargeInCharge.com: Where are you from and what is your current Location?
Born and raised in Bay City, Texas. Current location: Southern California
LargeInCharge.com: When did you first appear in LargeInCharge Magazine?
Issue #11 - January 2005
LargeInCharge.com: Please tell us why you were featured?
I want to say because of my charm and good looks, but it was more likely that I was featured because I promote Fat Acceptance through hip-hop and rap music.
LargeInCharge.com: How did you feel when you appeared in LargeInCharge?
Quite naturally, I was honored. I believe that may have been the first time I was featured in any online publication. So yes, it was special for me.
LargeInCharge.com: How do you feel now about being included in our special Decade editions?
(Once again,) honored, actually, I'm just a regular guy. (Are y'all sure y'all got the right person?) :-)
LargeInCharge.com: How has your life and endeavors changed since your appearance?
Mainly I've worked on more positive music for FA's and BBWs. That's not the only subject matter I cover in my songs, but it's certainly a recurring theme.
LargeInCharge.com: What changes have you made to advance your career/business?
Making music has always been a hobby of sorts. Outside of continuing to network with other artists and occasionally post the fruits of our collaborations, I've spent a lot of time just listening to music, trying to find and share songs I enjoy.
LargeInCharge.com: How long have you invested in your venture/career?
LargeInCharge.com: Tell us
about some of the most exciting events/occasions, you/your business have
LargeInCharge.com: Have you
been featured in any press, on tv, newspapers etc?
LargeInCharge.com: What changes have you seen for plus sized people since your first appearance?
Believe it or not, the fashion scene/offerings for people of size seems to have improved since then. Also, more and more people of size are being featured in leading roles of movies, television shows, and even in print media. (Thank Goodness!)
LargeInCharge.com: Are there any changes you had to make for your venture/career flourish?
The only change that I didn't make was refusing to give up what I enjoyed doing. I had only a few goals that I wished to achieve, and I was successful in accomplishing those goals.
LargeInCharge.com: What are some of the most important things you have learned through the years?
· There are two types of people in this world: Talkers, and DO-ers
· No one can really define what “normal” is.
· There's nothing that can compare to the feeling of being “in love” with (and accepting of) yourself.
· I'm comfortable with being a positive-minded/optimistic person, no matter what the circumstances.
LargeInCharge.com: How is your standing in the Plus Sized Community
among the people? Good
feedback, negative feedback, learning lessons?
· I've got some people out there who like my music & message.
· I've got some people out there who dislike my music & message.
I've got love for them all.
LargeInCharge.com: What would you say inspires you most in life?
While something inside of me generally “strives for perfection,” I think what is truly inspirational is the desire to strive for positivity, or positive change. I would like for the world to be a better place for my kids, their kids and everyone else.
LargeInCharge.com: Any new ventures/items/products you have planned for the future?
I might record a few more songs by the end of 2014. After that, I might switch to producing. Then again, I might do something entirely different. Only time will tell.
LargeInCharge.com: What are your future goals?
To be able to watch my kids grow up to be happy, productive members of society, and assist them in whatever way I can.
LargeInCharge.com: What advice would you give to other people of size who might be interested in doing something similar?
If you receive negative criticism, that isn't necessarily a bad thing (especially when it's objective). On the other hand, if it's being given simply for the sake of being negative or mean, then dismiss it.
LargeInCharge.com: Describe yourself/ your company/org with one word.
Cliché (I know), but: Me.