Virtue Magazine interview with Nation19 / APDTA

Nation19 / APDTA CEO Queen Muhammad Ali

Reprinted from Virtue Magazine winter 2014

Nation19 / APDTA CEO Queen Muhammad Ali
Nation19 / APDTA CEO Queen Muhammad Ali on the cover of Virtue Magazine Winter 2014

 

“Keep family first and have fun at what you are doing. Never let money be your only motivation and you will be successful.” –Queen Muhammad Ali

Virtue- What is Nation 19? Can you please give us a little background information on yourself and your company?

Queen- Nation19 is a lifestyle project influenced by a variety of defining traits from UFO phenomenon, metaphysics, ancient civilizations, archeology, indigenous cultures, and Hip-Hop. Owned and operated by our Scottsdale design and marketing firm, Mobile Regime, LLC. Nation19 has several distinctive brands that are trademarked in the US and abroad. Sold worldwide online and stock lists in boutique stores across the United States, Nation19 has expanded beyond apparel, accessories and headwear, to a seasonal magazine and youth movement. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer, my husband Hakeem Khaaliq serves as Chief Creative Officer, Sylvester Muhammad (Advisor), Cherrie Muhammad (Advisor), Ronald Muhammad(Sales Manager-PHX), Jahsua Muhammad Ali (Translator), Shahida Muhammad (Writer), Hadiyah Muhammad Ali (Proof Reader), Alberto Alvarez (International Business), Steven Muhammad (Business Associate-PHX) We also have many other photographers and talented people throughout the world.

Virtue- What are some of the logos used on the clothing? Can you explain their meaning? (Ex. APDTA means “All… etc.)

Queen and Hakeem-The number “19” (Alfa & Omega which means beginning & ending) is a sacred and universal code used in ancient books and archeology. The number “19” actually has no association with religion and is purely a mathematical code used by advance indigenous civilizations throughout the world. The 19 code was identified and discovered by Egyptian Chemist Rashad Khalifa, PHD in the late 1960’s.

APDTA stands for many different things to many different people for example, To the Hip Hop community it represents: “All People don’t think alike”. To Muslims and the Islamic world it means: “All Praises due to Allah”. To the Mexican community especially in Arizona it means: ”All Patriots don’t trust Arpaio or America”.

Virtue- What suggestions do you and your husband have for young couples who want to build a business together?

Queen- Hakeem and I know our roles, our weaknesses and strengths. This is crucial when working together as family. Keep family first and have fun at what you are doing. Never let money be your only motivation and you will be successful.

Virtue-What about siblings? What is the benefit of working with family? What other family members are involved in your business and in what way?

Queen- Our family plays a very important role in Nation19, but we look at every person who is a part of our business as family. Working in this manner helps us to create a creative work environment that is productive, and fun. Virtue-Why did you all decide to do a documentary? What information did you find the most inspiring?

Queen-After the passing of my Grandmother, a prominent figure in the American Samoan Christian community, I lost the strongest influence of my maternal ancestry. And that was the catalyst in the making of the film, “The Last Matai” We also wanted to stress the importance of knowing your roots and history, especially the youth…and not waiting for someone else to write it for us. We can’t let what happened in Egypt to the Sphinx keep happening. We have to be the ones to tell the next generation how great of a people we were and still are in order for them to build the future. When a people think that they come from an ancestry of savages and cannibals, they will always look to another people for salvation, but if they know that they come from an ancestry of Kings, Queens, and an advanced civilization, they will look at themselves as the gods they are and solve their own problems. My husband, Hakeem, is a film Director and Designer who has worked with Kobe Bryant, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, David Banner, Derrick Rose and more. This project is his 4th documentary.

Hakeem- Filming in Samoa was a life changing event for all of us. Basically the Island is paradise on earth. The experience of documenting Queen reconnecting with her history was the equivalent of watching Roots on TV.

Ronald Muhammad- The whole Matai system which is the ancient governmental system, and the way young people respect and honor the parents and elders was inspiring for me. This was my first trip outside the US and traveling with Nation19 was an awesome experience.

Virtue – What is the vision you have for Nation 19 and where can we get some of the products?

Hakeem- The vision of Nation19 is whatever God guides us to do. We don’t embark on projects or create products to only make money. It’s from inspiration and wanting to deliver high science and truth in a universal way.

Queen- The vision is TOP SECRET. (Laughing). Google us, we’re on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest or go to Nation19.com. Virtue – Yes, ma’am. (Laughing). We will definitely encourage our readers to check out your website if they want to learn more. Peace.

http://www.virtuemag.com/

Kanye breaks down the fashion game with Sway!

Kanye breaks down the fashion game to Sway: APDTA

Peace,
Before you watch this video please keep a couple of things in mind. Kanye is a genius pure and simple. Unfortunately, we have seen others speak of the same problems ye is building on. Notable black entertainers like Micheal Jackson, Oprah, Bill Cosby, Micheal Jordan, Dr Dre and others who reached a certain threshold with success are systematically marginalized by certain powers that don’t want to loose the power over the masses. There is so much important info Kanye dropped in this interview but most will probably only hear his anger and ego and not his heart to establish a business of quality products. APDTA (all people don’t think alike)

Sway is right tho…you don’t need to goto Nike. But we understand why Kanye did.

Actual Facts

Nike’s ‘most anticipated shoe ever is designed by Kanye West. Kanye is not an athlete he’s a rapper.

– Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

Behind the scenes “Happy” APDTA

Go behind the scenes of Pharrell Williams’ HAPPY video shoot to see how the world’s first 24 hour music video was created. From the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Check outhttp://24hoursofhappy.com to watch the full 24 hour version. Directed by We Are From L.A.

Purchase the song here: http://smarturl.it/PharrellHappy

Performed by Pharrell Williams
Written and Produced by Pharrell Williams
Background Vocals performed by Rhea Dummett, Trevon Henderson, Ashley L. Lee, Shamika Hightower, Jasmine Murray and Terrence Rolle
EMI April Music, Inc. obo Itself and More Water From Nazareth (ASCAP), Universal Pictures Music (ASCAP)
Recorded by Mike Larson for i am OTHER entertainment
Assisted by Matthew Desrameaux
Digital Editing and Arrangement by Andrew Coleman and Mike Larson for i am OTHER entertainment
Recorded at Circle House Studios, Miami, FL.
Mixed by Leslie Brathwaite at Music Box Studios, Atlanta, GA
© 2013 Universal Studios

i am OTHER:
Executive Producer – Pharrell Williams
General Manager – Caron Veazey
Creative Director – Mimi Valdés
Executive Producer – Robin Frank
Associate Producer – Bethany Gould
Assistant Producer – Alexandra DePersia
Digital Marketing – Aviva Yael

The Citizen Hearing

From April 29 to May 3, 2013 researchers, activists, and military/agency/political witnesses representing ten countries gave testimony in Washington, DC to six former members of the United States Congress about events and evidence indicating an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure was an unprecedented event in terms of size, scope and the involvement of former members of the U. S. Congress. With over 30 hours of testimony from 40 witnesses over five days The event was the most concentrated body of evidence regarding the extraterrestrial subject ever presented to the press and the general public at one time. APDTA.

Fall America Survival Kits: Nas unboxing!

Nas and a few lucky people in London, Martinique, Australia, Canada and 50 people in the US got our limited kit . Video of Nas Unboxing his survival kit.

If your just now reading this you are a little late. Nas and a few lucky people in London, The island of Martinique, Australia and 50 people in the US got our limited kit last year. They sold out in one day. Rapper Nas met with Nation19 to be the first to get the specialty package.

The “Survival Kit” included:

Custom limited “Alive” tee on black combed cotton (collectors edition)
Extremely soft and durable Nation19 vintage black, jersey knit, pullover hoodie
Military grade water canteen
WWII authentic dog tag with personalized name (12 characters max)
Band Aids
Survival tips
All conveniently packed in an actual durable, secure, artillery military cartridge. All items included are only available in the “Survival Kit” and are not sold separately.

Today’s community understands the importance of disaster preparedness in some type of way. Whether we believe in the fall of this economy, being attacked by UFO’s, or just want to be prepared just in case we can’t make it to the store during a blackout.

In fact…

76% of movies produced in 2011/2012 were about the end of the world or a natural disaster.
Several news agencies in the US reported or covered stories of preparation for survival.
Over 50% of America’s youth are unaware of the importance of disaster preparation.
(Source: Mobile Regime, LLC a Scottstdale Multimedia Design and Marketing firm)

On February 19th 2013, they will be releasing the limited collectors package “Survival Kit”.

Nas Unboxing Nation19's Limited Survival kit
Nas and a few lucky people in London, Martinique, Australia, Canada and 50 people in the US got our limited kit . Video of Nas Unboxing his survival kit.
Nas Unboxing Nation19's Limited Survival kit (Nas displaying camo 19 tee)
Nas Unboxing Nation19’s Limited Survival kit (Nas displaying camo 19 tee)
Nas Unboxing Nation19's Limited Survival kit (Nas displaying Nation19 APDTA bankrupt tee)
Nas Unboxing Nation19’s Limited Survival kit (Nas displaying Nation19 APDTA bankrupt tee)