Hip-hop entrepreneur opens one-stop shop in Bunnell

 

David Freckleton parlayed his original idea of owning a clothing store into owning recording and photography studios as well. PHOTO:JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY/DAYTONA TIMES

David Freckleton’s 27th birthday this past December was the turning point of launching his own one-stop shop.

All of his ducks had lined up with the realization that his passion for urban wear, recording and photography were already earning him raves that could be profited by owning his business.

His friends would ask him: Where were your shirt, watch and hat purchased?

He answered that his urban wear – or hip-hop clothing that the generation today is wearing – was purchased in Daytona, Orlando or St. Augustine. These hot items were unavailable for purchase in Flagler County.

A light bulb popped in David’s head! He began thinking of how to keep the money in our community.
He took on the brand of owning his name.

Started Best Vibes
He signed on to owning his name, copyrighting it as Best Vibes Entertainment because he maintains, “I feel wherever you are, you want to have the best buys.”

The hip-hop entrepreneur markets shea butter, African black soap, aloe butter, body lotion, and coco butter – “all natural stuff,” he affirms.

The older and hip-hop generations have bought into his brand of purchasing women’s and men’s fragrances and women’s and men’s clothing. David makes custom-made T-shirts for family reunions.

He parlayed his original idea of owning a clothing store into owning recording and photography studios as well.

Music master too
As he scouted to find a location to set up his business, he could see potential in having a studio where artists, producers and promoters can book studio time to make recordings as the calling cards to gigs. He helps young and old alike discover their hidden talents.

David says that folks have visions but sometimes they do not take risks or a leap of faith. He says you cannot jump and expect things to automatically happen. He says you must work hard.

Music for David is his life. His friends again began asking him: Who recorded you? He’s a mix-master and an artist in the studio, who has made a splash as a vocalist and comedian in Tampa.

“People that watched me would become amazed of how I could make things sound,” he said, “and how I could make things sound on recordings.”

Started early
He started singing as a child. He credits Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus Director Amy Fulmer with helping him learn how to use his voice.

David got “buzz” growing up knowing lots of people, and scoring as a deejay and rapping.He credits longtime friend/rapper Troy Reddin with talent and “having juice.”

David attests to keeping folks positive because after graduation from high school, he earned a degree in Human Services and a minor in psychology.

He is the son of retired Army Colonel/New York Department of Corrections warden Lloyd J. Freckleton and Dr. Deborah Freckleton, assistant professor of English and Social Sciences at Bethune-Cookman University.

His dad is from Jamaica. His mom was born on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Photos and videos
In the same vision of owning a recording studio, David could see the photography studio. He started using his iPhone to enhance his music with videos.

People began asking him which camera had he used. He replied to using his iPhone.

When the technology changed, he started shooting his music videos with a camera that had better resolution and clarity. The technology of today’s cell phone is better than when he first started.

David steps into the spotlight and takes pictures for weddings, communions, funerals, graduations, holiday cards, businesses and promos.

David’s one-stop shop was launched a little over two months ago. He is located in Marvin’s Garden, 4601 East Moody Boulevard in the F-8 storefront in Bunnell. The shop is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The phone number for Best Vibes Entertainment is 386-439-9661.

Gunn brings The Net to beach
George is back!

George Gunn

George Gunn is the former owner of the Fishermen’s Net in Flagler Beach. He’s even better known as the owner of The Net by George.

It was great seeing him on Sunday, catching up on old times, and discovering his new restaurant.

To his groupies and followers: George Gunn relocated to Europe and the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands after selling the Fishermen’s Net. It was his business since 1992.

Now, he’s back on the beach.

The Net by George is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Net by George is more than a seafood eatery. It accommodates private parties and is a club meeting place.

To his groupies and followers: George is located at 1916 S. Ocean Shore Blvd. His phone number is 386-338-3358.

Deltas to host‘Marshall’ at movies
Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith announced that the Palm Coast/Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has set an Oct. 14 date for the Red Carpet movie, “Marshall.”

The local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a showing of the movie “Marshall’’ on Saturday. The movie about Thurgood Marshall’s early career stars Josh Gad, Chadwick Boseman and Sterling K. Brown. COURTESY OF
OPEN ROAD FILMS

Long before Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court, he was a young, rabble-rousing NAACP attorney. The movie reflects on the relevance of today’s society – the essence and spirit of continuing the fight.

Actor Chadwick Boseman connects in the lead as Marshall. He is best known for his roles starring as baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson and the legendary James Brown.

The community is invited to the matinee at 2 p.m. for the big-screen showing at Palm Coast Epic Theater, 1185 Central Ave. The Deltas ask that you share the information with neighbors.

The number for the showtime schedule is 386-206-9757.

The Delta Red Carpet performances provide support for cultural and artistic endeavors where African-American story lines are depicted.
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As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted, the prodigal son, or daughter, and the bereaved.

Celebrations
Birthday wishes to Nicole McGlown, Luther White, Oct. 12; Wanda White, Oct. 13; Michael Booker, Oct. 15; the Rev. Brian Bernard of Tauranga, New Zealand; Clifton Daniels, and Thomasina Brown, Oct. 17.

Happy anniversary to Luther and Wanda White, Oct. 12.

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