Broke-Ass of the Week

Broke Ass of the Week – Jasmine Solano

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Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit'probably not.

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Jasmine or as I know her, Anna, is one of those people you grow up with and know they’re made to do bigger things. She’s since graduated from open mic nights, to ruling the airwaves as a radio personality, and now spinning at clubs around the city when she’s not performing on the road. But I just knew her as the girl with dope-ass hair and always good taste in music.  You can catch her performing her single “That’s Not It” or opening for Ghostface Killah.

Name: Jasmine Solano

Age: 24

Occupation: DJ/Raptress/Femcee

What neighborhood do you live in?: Brooklyn

Best money saving tip: Treat credit cards like prescription pills. ONLY USE WHEN ABSOLUTELY NEEDED. Don’t get addicted!

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Not much, unfortunately. Bad music may be the only thing.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A trip to Jamaica 

How’d that feel?: Worth it 😉

Favorite cheap eat: S’nice vegan sandwiches in Brooklyn

Favorite dive bar: Union Hall in Park Slope

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: All my clothes and jewelry my stylist Radio Rose, lets me keep ; )

Favorite free thing to do: Indulge in everything that a life based on music has to offer.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A condo in Brooklyn (any New Yorker that pays rent understands this deeply) and a condo in Bali for my folks

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: ABSOLUTELY. Money doesn’t define my life. I just really need it to press up mixtapes

Do you own my book?: No, can I get a complimentary copy, please?! Or does that defeat the point of the interview?

Best hangover cure: Pizza + Ginger ale + The couch

Are you a hipster?: Well, when I dress like a boy. I suppose then I am


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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).


  1. Anna G
    November 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Laura– Ummm, you know she’s on FrankRadio aka my place of employment? That’s crazy! How did we not know about this connection?

  2. Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe
    December 18, 2009 at 10:17 am

    What really? That’s awesome