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OneTAKE: 50th Episode Celebration

With Shay Washington

With Jim Ramer

Shay Washington
Podcast Producer & Social Media Manager

Red Shaydez (Shay Washington's hip-hop artist alter-ego) is a woman of countless talents. The Boston-native powerhouse is a hip-hop artist, professional video producer, lyricist, filmmaker, public speaker, and youth mentor. Red’s undeniable talent and electric personality have been widely praised by both local and national media such as MTV, Fox 25 News, Hot 96.9, Boston Magazine, WBUR,Dig Boston, The Boston Globe, NPR MUSIC, and the Boston Herald. Her music video/mini film for 'Little Sabrina' was selected for the 2020 Roxbury International Film Festival as well. 

Red Shaydez has been headlining shows and performing at festivals like A3C, Hubweek, BAMS Fest, various Porchfests, and area universities in Boston for over a decade. After being co-signed by the legendary MC Lyte, Red has released multiple EP’s, two studio albums, and was nominated for “Best Female Rapper of the Year” at the 2015 NYC Underground Music Awards. She has also been nominated for four Boston Music Awards including Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and more! Listen to Red’s 2016 Debut album Magnetic Aura, featuring standouts such as “Little Sabrina” and “Relapse,” her sophomore return Feel the Aura, with masterpieces like “Steppin Out,” “Come Here Lil’ Baby,” and “They Call Me Shaydez,” and fan favorite “Self Care ‘18” from 2019 EP Chillin in the Shade. Impressively, all of Shaydez’s work is entirely self-made, self-funded, and self-servicing. Everything from street team to video direction, from album art to beat selection is hand-picked and Shaydez approved.

Jim Ramer
Senior Manager of Creative Solutions

With more than 23 years of experience in television and video production, there isn’t much Jim Ramer hasn’t seen when it comes to producing video content. Having graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in telecommunications, Jim has since had an extensive career in everything from news media to commercials and promos.

After spending over a decade with SNN News in his home state of Florida, Jim worked with several enterprise-level agencies and production companies prior to his time at SYKES. Beginning in March 2017, Jim was hired on as the senior manager of global marketing and creative solutions. In his role with SYKES, he helps build and run the in-house studio, producing vodcasts (video podcasts) like OnBrand and CareerTALKS in addition to his incredible work on OneTAKE Live.

EP50 December 14, 2020