Broke Ass of the Week – Jasmine Solano
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
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