My Book With Henry Stone Cited in New Book About Morris Levy


I am very proud to say that the primary source strategy I employed in writing and releasing my first book worked.

The book I conceived myself and then co-wrote with Henry Stone, PAYOLA! Cash, Cocaine, Cars, and The Music Biz, has been cited in Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy (American Made Music Series), a new biography by Richard Carlin for the University Press of Mississippi, a highly regarded publisher with full academic distribution.

I recently purchased a hardcover copy of this great work in musical biography and loved seeing my name in it, especially printed next to Henry Stone, an absolute titan of the music industry and a legend whose influence will live on forever.


Edible South Florida Magazine Article


Cool article I wrote and photographed for award winning magazine Edible South Florida winter 2016.

This is the cover (i didn't shoot this picture)



Book I Co-Wrote Mentioned in Grantland Article

Pretty cool shoutout in a new article on the ESPN sports-n-more website Grantland. Click here to read it online. Here's a screenshot:


My Rise 2 Fame by Fresh Kid Ice

It's a great honor to have the continued opportunity to work on the writing and success of this book with Fresh Kid Ice, co-founder of 2 Live Crew. Official release date is August 4th, 2015. It's a motherfucking hit. The people are going to go crazy for it.

Back Cover of Christopher Wong Won aka Fresh Kid Ice's Book "My Rise 2 Fame" co-written by me, Jacob Katel



My First Miami Tech Article


Check out this article I wrote for WLRN about the science of nanotechnology and how it's being used in Miami to develop portable disease diagnostics using machine-intelligent health clouds, biomarker crunching algorithms, phones, wearables, and other biosensors.
Screenshot from WLRN.org

Dixie Elixirs Talks Marijuana Edibles (video)


I shot and edited this video about marijuana manufacturer Dixie Elixirs for the Westword, a big and influential weekly newspaper in Denver, Colorado. It was 1 of 3 videos I shot and edited profiling the leading Marijuana Edibles companies in the state. I also visited Incredibles, and Sweet Mary Jane. Here are those videos as well.

All My Music Interviews So Far

All of these interview subjects are musicians, music industry professionals, party promoters, DJs, nightlife people, singers, dancers and they were all published. When I get some time I will link to each article. For now, here's the list. UPDATE: linking in progress, hang tight this takes a while,

ABEBE LEWIS
AHOLSNIFFSGLUE2 3
ALUKARD
ALVIN LEE (LEE BOYS)
AMOS LARKINS II
ANA TIJOUX
ANJULI STARS
ARTIE LANGE
ASKULTURA
B REAL AND SEN DOG CYPRESS HILL
BASSNECTAR
BATUKE SAMBA FUNK
BELĂ“
BENNY LATIMORE
BIG BEN
BIG POPPA E  2
BIRDMAN FROM BLOWFLY BAND
BIZERK
BLOWFLY
B.O.B.
BOBBY MACINTYRE
BORGORE
BRISCO
BROTHER MARQUIS - 2 LIVE CREW
BUFFALO BROWN
BUGGAH DA GOVANNAH
CALIGULA
CALI STYLZ
CALLE 13 - RESIDENTE
CANDYE KANE
CHAD BERNSTEIN - SUENALO
CHARLIE RODRIGUEZ
CHEECH AND CHONG
CHICO MANN
CHRISTIAN WENZEL
CHUBBY TAVARES
CHUMBUCKET
CORNERSTONERS
CULTURA PROFETICA
CYPRESS HILL
DAG SOCAVIVOR
DARIO L JARAMILLO
DAVID HONEYBOY EDWARDS
DAVID HUDSON
DE LA TIERRA
DEAD PREZ
DEATH ANGEL
DEENO & JOHN LEWIS THE FIFTH
DENZEL CURRY
DERICK G
DESTINEE
DESTROYIO RECORDS
DIEGO GARCIA
DIE TRYING
DINO FELIPE
DIRTY SOLJA AND THE MISH
DIZZY WRIGHT
DJ ATRAK
DJ DRASTIC X
DJ G OR DIE
DJ HELL
DJ HERON
DJ LANCE-O -2-
DJ LAZ
DJ MASEO - DE LA SOUL
DJ MR BROWN
DJ PAUL - THREE 6 MAFIA
DJ PURFIYA
DJ R3K
DJ SELFBORN
DJ TENDJIZ
DJ WOOZLES
DRE FILMS
DRO FROM THE305.COM
DROP DEAD BEATS
ELASTIC BOND
ELECTRIC PIQUETE
ERIC BOBO (CYPRESS HILL)
EVAN LAMB (JUKE)
EYEHATEGOD
FAT JOE
FIFI'S RECORD SHOP
FILLUP BANKS FROM 305HIPHOP.COM
FISHBONE
FLESH N BONE AND BIZZY BONE - BONE THUGS
FLUME
FRANK OBA LORDS
FREDDY MADBALL
FRESH KID ICE - 2 LIVE CREW
G2
GANG GREEN
GARCIA
GARFIELD BAKER
GEORGE MCCRAE
GHETTO STYLE
GILBY CLARKE FROM GUNS N ROSES
GOLDDUST LOUNGE
GOBLIN
GODSMACKS ROBBIE MERRIL
GRAHAM WOOD DROUT
GUNLINE ENT
GUNPLAY DON LOGAN
GUSTAVO MATAMOROS
HENRY STONE 2 3 4 5
HONOR ROLL MUSIC
HOWARD AND RON ALBERT
ICE BILLION BERG -2-
IDLE HANDS
JAMES COTTON
JK CITIZEN
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
INNER CIRCLE
INSPECTER 7
IRA SULLIVAN
ISKANDER
JAMES COTTON
JEFF WALKER - CARCASS
JERRY ONLY - MISFITS
JESSE PEREZ
JIM JONSIN
JIMI DRED - INNASENSE
JK CITIZEN
JSIN JIMENEZ
JOE STONE
JOHNNY DREAD
JONATHAN COWAN
JOSE EL REY
JOSE ELIAS - AFRO ROOTS WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
JT MONEY
JUSTIN LOPEZ
KEVIN RUDOLF
KING COLOSUS
KULCHA SHOK LANCE O
KY-MANI MARLEY
LANZALLAMAS MONOFONICA
LEAH KAIRE
LEE BOYS
LEVEL (ALUKARD)
LIL DRED
LITTLE BEAVER
LLAMABEATS
LOCOS POR JUANA -2-
LORD JAMAR - BRAND NUBIAN
LOS ALDEANOS
LOTUS
LOWERCASE
LUDACRIS
LUMAR LEBLANC - SOUL REBELS
MAD SKREWS
MAGRUDERGRIND
MARLOW ROSADO
MARTY (SOUTH BEACH MUSIC EXCHANGE)
!MAYDAY! -II- -III-
MC PARABLE
MC YOGI
MECCA AKA GRIMO
MELISSA GILES - SOULFRITO FEST
MEMPHIS BLAC
MEPHISKAPHELES
METRO ZU
MICHAEL BRUN
MICHAEL ALLMAN
MICHAEL GARDNER - HEADLINER
MICHAEL MUT - ELECTRIC PIQUETE
MIKE BANGER
MIKE SCORE (FLOCK OF SEAGULLS)
MR FEATHERS
NAG CHAMPAYONS
NEGATIVE APPROACH
NEGRONI'S TRIO
NOSLEEP305
NOTORIOUS NASTIE
OF A REVOLUTION
O'GRIME
OTTO VON SCHIRACH
PALO!
PARABLE
PASTOR VINCENT SPANN
PAUL OAKENFOLD
PEPE BILLETE
PETEROCC FROM GAMERTAG RADIO
PHIL THE MAYOR
PITBULL
PLAYBOY TRE
PLUCK FROM INK MUSIC GROUP
PRETTY TONY
PROBLEM KIDS
RAHEEM DEVAUGHN
RAT PACK NOW
REV PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND
RICARDO GUERRERO
ROB BASE
ROBBIE MERRIL (GODSMACK)
RODNEY NOEL OF NOEL N CECIBON
ROOFLESS RECORDS
RUSTED ROOT
SAHEED THE LYRICAL
SARAH PACKIAM
SHAGGY
SHEEK LOUCH - THE LOX
SHEER TERROR
SHEPARD FAIREY
SHLEU SHLEU
SKINNY PUPPY
SMOKAHONTAS JONES
SONNY FROM POD
SPAM ALLSTARS
STEPHEN MARLEY
STEVE ALAIMO
STEVE STARKS
THE LOX
SUGARHILL GANG
TABOU COMBO - YVAN KAPI ANDRE -II-
TED LUCAS
TEEPEE
THE AGGROLITES
THE ALKAHOLIKS
THE CASUALTIES
THE NO NAME BAND
THE PHARCYDE
THE REVIVALISTS
TICO PASQUET (MAGNUM BAND)
TIMMY THOMAS
TO BE HATED
TREETOP
TRINERE
TRU STORY ENT
TWERK TEAM MIA
UB THE UNDERBOSS
UNCLE LUKE
UNDA SURVEILLANCE
URBAN WASTE
UZI RAPPER
VIN ROCK - NAUGHTY BY NATURE
WALE
WALSHY FIYAH
WANITO
WILLIE CLARKE
WREKONIZE
YESJULZ
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
YOUNG SCRILLA
ZACH DEPUTY
ZIGGY MARLEY
ZILLION DOLLA MAN