Use everything as a lesson turn everything to a bLessing , I swear I'm never contesting that's God's Work - Westside Boogie
So recently I saw Westside Boogie's video for "N*gga Needs" and visually the video is not only powerfully- attention grabbing but the lyrics are real talking the hard times, being a church boy, Westside banging, finding balance, being real not being a fraud, and what's needed. After seeing the video I had to go watch his other videos and then I realized I heard "No Way" months ago. I'm sitting there like why didn't I listen to more after hearing that lit song.
After listening to Thirst 48, Thirst 48 Part II, and The Reach let me just say Boogie is on my favorite lyricist list. Straight up it's just something special about his delivery, his beat choices, the topics he elaborates on in his raps, the fact that he loves and is proud of his son, you just feel something different while listening to him. Man, on "Sunroof" I literally feel like I'm riding through the Westside with my fingers through the sunroof just vibing, soaking up the sun. His music just reaches you and makes you thirst for more. I'm loving what I'm hearing from the rapper from Compton. His mix of church (gospel background) , his Compton roots , and life experiences , create undeniable epicness. You can't help but feel what he's saying. I definitely can't wait to interview Boogie and see him rap live. So I'll save the rest for the interview write-up , I gotta speak it into existence.
Despicable Me 3 , is the third installment of the Despicable Me series produced by Illumination Entertainment released by Universal Pictures. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon. Despicable Me 3 is written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and stars the voices of Steve Carell as "Gru" and "Dru" in a dual role, Kristen Wiig as "Lucy" and Trey Parker as "Balthazar Bratt". Pierre Coffin voices "Mel" and the Minions, Miranda Cosgrove voice stars as Margo, Nev Scharrel as Agnes and Dana Gaier as Edith.
Tuesday night I saw a private screening of the animated film. As always Despicable Me films leave the crowd in smiles and laughter. I enjoyed the film. I'm sure you all will have a great time watching the 90 minute film. Pharrell Williams and Heitor Pereira put together an awesome soundtrack for the film. So get your tickets , Despicable Me 3 hits theaters June 30, 2017 .
THE MOGUL MINUTE : IN ORDER TO CATCH A DREAM YOU HAVE TO CHASE IT FIRST. MEEK MILL RELEASES YBA FT THE DREAM
Meek Mill third studio album "WINS & LOSSES" is on the way. Meek has let us hear a couple snippets during his live Instagram sessions and let's just say he's in his bag with bangas!!! He just released his new single "YBA" ( Young Black America ) ft The Dream produced by Street Symphony . The song discusses various issues that blacks deal with here in America including poverty, drugs, blacks being killed by whites and there's no conviction, black on black crime, felons not being able to get a good job so they turn to the streets for money, family issues and kids not having a wide perspective only thinking they could rap and play ball instead of going to school or being a lawyer . He talks about the system , males doing life sentences , pain a mama feels when her son is gone. This song is relative for so many reasons because a lot of young black males don't have the right influences so they get influenced by the wrong things just to make it , to feel love, or try to be accepted in circles they don't belong in . The video even includes the campaign speech from Donald Trump in which he directed towards blacks and said "You're living in poverty, your schools are no good , you have no jobs , 58% of your youth is unemployed-- what the hell do you have to lose ?" . As chilling as those words are the reality is that the system wasn't designed to treat us equally or to make things better for us here in America at all. It's a sad reality but our faith in God has to continue no matter what. Meek shares a lot of his stories as well as things he's been exposed to in his music . So check out the song below and watch the video and stay tuned for the official release date of "WINS & LOSSES"
Cardi B has been on her grind. She released two mixtapes in six months "Gangsta B*tch Music 1 & 2" which landed her two BET Award nominations for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Best New Artist . Her single "Bodak Yellow" quickly became a favorite , so Cardi B headed to Dubai to film the video. The Bronx artist released a captivating visual directed by Picture Perfect. Within hours, there were thousands of views. So check the video out and follow@IAMCARDIB
The Dream is a six time GRAMMY Award winning singer, songwriter, producer and artist. The Dream just released his brand new single "Summer Body" featuring Fabolous. "Summer Body" is the lead single from his upcoming album , is hands-down the season's most essential and consummate anthem. Driven by The Dream's instantly recognizable production and towering falsetto, the track builds a scorching hook punctuated by a standout guest spot from Fabolous.
Recently, The-Dream, sat with Rap Genius for the first installment of Genius Level, where they christened him “the greatest songwriter of our generation.”
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, and performer Terius Youngdell Nash—better known as The-Dream—is one of the most prolific artists of this generation. Born in Rockingham, North Carolina and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he has spent a lifetime cultivating his musical gifts. The-Dream’s songwriting credits include chart-toppers like Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Britney Spears’s “Me Against the Music,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” and Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed.”
As a solo artist, he has released five critically acclaimed studio albums between 2007 and 2013, generating such hits as “Shawty Is a 10,” “I Luv Your Girl,” “Falsetto,” and “Walkin’ on the Moon.”
The-Dream won BET’s Best New Artist award in 2008 and received a Grammy for “Song of the Year” for Beyoncé’s global smash “Single Ladies” in 2010. He would go on to win Grammy awards for “All of the Lights” (Kanye West, Rihanna) and “No Church In the Wild” (Jay Z, Kanye West). In addition to his career-defining work with Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Kanye West, The-Dream has collaborated with many other notable pop, R&B, and hip-hop artists, including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, J. Holiday, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, and LL Cool J.
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I've always wanted to be a ballerina but however due to health issues as a kid I couldn't fulfill the dream . My mom even put me in a ballet class when I was younger but I was the only black girl. Nobody wanted to be my partner and teased me and I ended up quitting. So seeing Misty Copeland achieve so many amazing things is beyond inspiring. Ballet dancer extraordinaire Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina in the history of American Ballet Theatre, will be a guest judge on the July 18 and July 25 episodes of NBC’s new high-rated competition series “World of Dance.” Copeland will be joining for round three of the competition, “The Cut,” where the competitors face the deepest and most intense cut of the season. More than half of the acts will be sent home, and only the top two acts from each division will move on to the Division Final.
“When judging the best of the best, we knew we needed an all-star guest judge with passion and credibility to mentor these incredible dancers,” said judge/executive producer Jennifer Lopez. “Misty Copeland is at the top of her game and we are so honored that she was able to lend her expertise and experience to the ‘World of Dance’ stage.”
In its first three weeks, “World of Dance” has averaged a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #2 entertainment series of the summer to date in 18-49 and total viewers, behind only NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” In 18-49, it’s the highest-rated first-year summer series through its first three weeks since 2013 and CBS’ “Under the Dome,” and in total viewers, it’s the most-watched first-year summer alternative series at this point in nine years. The May 30 “World of Dance” premiere grew to a 3.0 rating in “live plus three day” Nielsen’s, with the increase of 0.64 of a rating point being the biggest L+3 lift ever reported by Nielsen for an alternative series premiere.
ABOUT WORLD OF DANCE
“World of Dance” gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and compete for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million, led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum. In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.
Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1-4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). Our panel of experts score the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Final and the World Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the World Final — the winner from each division will compete against each other for the $1 million grand prize.
Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas & Benny Medina executive produce for Nuyorican Productions. Also executive producing are Kris Curry, Matilda Zoltowski, Alex Katz, David Gonzalez, Matthew Everitt and Al Hassas. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Nuyorican Productions and World of Dance.
ABOUT MISTY COPELAND
Misty Copeland joined ABT’s Studio Company in 2000, joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001 and in 2007 became the company’s second African-American female soloist and the first in two decades. In 2015, she was promoted to principal dancer, making her the first African-American woman to ever be promoted to the position in the company’s 75-year history. That same year she made her Broadway debut co-starring in the critically acclaimed musical “On the Town.” In 2014, Copeland debuted in the lead character of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker." Later that year she made history as the first African-American woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile in American Ballet Theatre's "Swan Lake" during the company's inaugural tour to Australia. Copeland is the author of 2014 New York Times bestselling memoir “Life in Motion,” co-written with award-winning journalist and author Charisse Jones. Her new book, “Ballerina Body,” also a New York Times bestseller, was published this year.
Khemist has lyrically conquered multiple beats. Sharing his life and speaking on every day issues meanwhile still using his lyrics to uplift , he has perfectly puzzle pieced everything that the game needs. He is not afraid to stand flat footed , go against the grain and project the deep thoughts that he has in my mind and his heart. Although he embraces world-wide topics in his music, he still vividly paints pictures of his Philly - born "Logan Valley" bread story . He isn't you average "rapper" . You have to listen to him and sometimes run things back just in case the intensity of the lyrics or his profound vocabulary went over your head. Khemist just released a project "WOLVES" and has a few other things in the works , so it was about time that we did and interview, check it out below.
1. The Mogul Girl : What does hip hop mean to you?
Khemist : It is an outlet for me to express myself and be creative with different sounds and sh*t like that.
2. The Mogul Girl : You've done a lot of shows . What has been your all time favorite set ?
Khemist : I was in D.C at Bohemian Tavern. I did a show with BJ Simmons ( a jazz artist). So it was a hip hop/jazz set. I recently did the Clef Club and had a ten piece band. I like it when I get to bring in instruments and can rock out with no restrictions.
3.The Mogul Girl : If you can change anything about the music industry what would it be?
Khemist : Politics. It gets deep. I've seen a lot of things and its been a lot of foul sh*t . It's a uphill battle but I knew this when I started.
4.The Mogul Girl : I'm from North Philly you're from Logan Valley what has growing up in your part of the city taught you?
Khemist : A bunch of street lessons and different codes. I know a lot of Cambodians and picked up on a few Cambodian words. Their language is "Khmer". I grew up in a house full of musicians and we had a piano. On the weekends when I went to my grandma's house in Nicetown she had a piano too and my uncle was a jazz musician. So I've always been surrounded by music.
5.The Mogul Girl: What are you currently working on ?
Khemist : The "Wolves" EP is out with Zaytona and DJ Rick Geez .Rick is from Philly but lives in V.A and he DJ's for Pusha T. My album is coming . I've been working on it for two years.
6.The Mogul Girl : Besides music what are some other things you're interested in doing?
Khemist : Reading , poetry, spoken word, and helping homeless people. I love art. When I was 12 my mom put me in art school. So I like painting with pastels and water colors.
7.The Mogul Girl : If you could have collaborated with any artist that passed away who would it be and why ?
Khemist : Michael Jackson! Just the music, instrumentals, high musicality, you can't find that anywhere else. I'd also collaborate with Prince. Since I've been in the studio I've referenced to and learned from Michael Jackson.Its one thing to hear great sh*t and know that it's great. It is another reason to want to know why it's great. Michael Jackson said in an interview once that " I study the great people". So that's why I study him.
8.The Mogul Girl : Is there anything you want The Mogul Minute readers to know ?
Khemist : The "WOLVES" EP is out. Scrap Metal 2 is in the works . The album is coming but there's still so much more to be done.
9: The Mogul Girl : Since I ask everybody about food in my interviews , what's your go to favorite food ?
Khemist : I would say a cheese steak but I haven't eaten meat in four months . I'm trying to change my diet. Its not easy but I still like whiting fish , so you could consider me being Pescetarian .
It was so dope to interview Khemist, because he's definitely been putting in a lot work in the studio and on every stage he's touched. He's lyrically telling his testimony from the streets . So get the "WOLVES" EP and stay on the look out for his upcoming album.
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“Nothing will work unless you do.”
– Maya Angelou
Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny known to the world as "Little Miss Flint" is a power house and she's working hard . For such a young girl she has taken charge and brought so much attention to the Flint Water Crisis . She has done so much to help the city she loves so much . Yes, there still is a water crisis in Flint if you have forgotten. She shares a real life account of what's going on day by day in Flint. She's even worn a "Flint Lives Matter" T-Shirt because their lives do matter and they shouldn't have to deal with this issue . There's no way that Flint, Michigan should be without clean water for over one thousand days . She's recently shared a photo of a waiver that Flint residents had to sign in order to have their lead service line replaced. It's absolutely heart breaking that the people of Flint still do not have fresh water to bathe , cook , or drink. Mari posted a picture of her arm that had a rash on it from the chemicals and lead in the water. So many people have shared their stories on social media about how this crime is affecting their lives. However, Amariyanna is continuing to shine and show love to not only her city but she has big dreams for the world. She is a true leader and truly inspiring. I wish I had her bravery and strength at her age. Proudly wearing a shirt that says " I Am Your Future President" . With her persistence and her fight for what's right , just might take Mari from Flint Michigan all the way to the Oval Office as President. There's been so much support of people donating money and water to Flint , but more things have to be done. People have died and are still sick from the lead . Mari keep striving to be the best you are a revolutionary. Everyone please keep Flint, Michigan in your prayers and continue to share the information about this problem and do what you can to help. Mari has met some really famous celebrities and even President Barack Obama knows who she is and now you do to .
Philly raised a beautifully , dedicated and determined young queen. Taylor Marie is so hardworking and she's not taking no short cuts . Her drive and her energy is completely put into her dreams 100%. Whether she's excelling at Radio 103.9 in New York, promoting her T Marie clothing line ,or rocking tracks in the studio , she's on her grind. You have to salute and show love to this lyrical college grad from Philly . Much respect to Taylor Marie. Watch her new video "My Way" by Views From My Lenz and purchase the official song produced by Danklordz. Taylor comes with heavy bars, real ambition , and real Philly boldness and style . Definitely proud of you for this!
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
Chris Brown truly is a winner Before I get into this documentary I just want to say if you missed his Party Tour , you missed a good time. I surprised my little cousin with tickets to his show in Philadelphia and it was lit as always. Now back to the documentary. I remember Riveting Entertainment announcing that Chris had a doc coming soon but a release date wasn't slated . I've been Team Breezy for a while . I remember running to the TV when "Run It" came on 106 & Park or dragging my dad to the mall to get the Chris Brown CD. Do you know how many times I played "Young Love" , " Ya Man Ain't Me" , "Winner", and "Poppin"? His music is just amazing and you can't take that away. As I sat in the theater watching his film , not only did Chris share his secrets, he talked about his drive, his love of his family, his love for music and wanting to do more in the world . Every article I've written about Chris I always wanted to focus on his creativity , his passion, his gifts as appose to bashing him like the rest of the media. I remember reading headlines about Chris and going but he just gave teens scholarships for Debbie Allen's dance school, he just gave away Christmas toys, he directed his own music video, he collaborated with Ron English, he has a label and his clothing line Black Pyramid is doing great . I'm like why is the media always saying negative things instead of positive despite that we are all human and we face hardships and regrets. I don't want to spoil the doc for those of you who haven't seen it . Some of the biggest celebrities were featured on the film and each of them discussed his down falls, his heavy work ethic, and despite many battles he over came and he's one of the greats.
Chris Brown rolls out the welcome mat to his life and let's us all the way in. He discusses some very personal stories , deep pain, and hurtful memories. For once he tells his side. We know all the major news stories that released about Chris Brown and how many incidents affected his life in a major way. There's so many situations he speaks on in the doc and he wants to tell his truth of his journey and no you may not like it but he's telling his side. He also speaks on gong into a deep depression , the nasty jail conditions, and reading his bible. His mother and aunt also talked about how special he is and how much he's grown over the years. Chris has accomplished a lot at a young age but his greatest accomplishment is his daughter Royalty. He spoke about tattooing her face on his back because she always got his back and how much she has changed his life . The visuals of them together just makes you smile because its love and that can't be broken. Chris Brown wanted Team Breezy and people that don't like him to see who he is and what he feels. The documentary came from place of raw-truth.
There's no boxing this man in! We all mess up sometimes but we learn from it and continue to grow even more. He let his pain make him fearless and decided that he was going to be the baddest on stage.
If you missed it you have another opportunity to see it , Wednesday June 21, 2017 . So check out Welcome To My Life and get to know Chris Brown a little more. Huge shout out to Producer Andrew Listermann, Director Andrew Sandler, the whole Riveting Entertainment and of course Chris Brown ! Chris Brown is truly one of the greats and that can't be denied. A few years ago I tweeted Chris Brown about designing some Breezy Art Sneakers and not only did he favorite my tweet he also followed me. I don't know what happened but he currently only follows 1 person. So hopefully I'll just pray the day I get to interview Chris Brown I can get him to design some sneakers lol. Anyways go see this documentary and get a new understanding and a new look. There's points where you'll laugh, dance, cry, get upset, but when you walk out the theater just know that you've gotten a deeper view into the life of Christopher Maurice Brown not just Chris Brown the superstar , dancer, singer, songwriter, actor, director, designer but Chris the son, nephew, man, human being, father, and friend. You all know Chris directing skills are ill so I can't wait to see a real movie he directs , maybe we might get an animated series since Chris can draw and he loves cartoons. Heart Break On A Full Moon is his ninth album , and its on the way ! Get excited Team Breezy!
2 Chainz album "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music". The album features Monica, Migos, Pharrell, Jhene Aiko, Drake , Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz and more. So with the release of the album , 2 Chainz opened the "TRAP SALON" in connection with Spotify. 2 Chainz invited the pretty girls in Atlanta to come get their nails done on him today .
August Alsina released his single "Don't Matter" recently and it's quickly become a favorite. August just announced his collaboration with Japanese eyewear label "A.D.S.R" . He always has some fly sunglasses on, so this collaboration is huge for the New Orleans singer and songwriter . The collaboration with A.D.S.R realeases this Friday at Wild Style LA . So stay tuned for details, but if you're in L.A on Friday make sure you visit.
August Alsina x A.D.S.R. at Wild Style
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
Congratulations August Alsina!
Joyner Lucas debut album "508-507-2209" just released and it's definitely and interesting "Ultrasound" of everything that's going on inside himself . Joyner's flow and ability to tell stories about his past , present ,and future is "Lovely". "FYM" you haven't listened to this album yet ? Not only is it worth listening to, its an epic story. "Keep It 100" the album is raw , lyrical, and so for real. Joyner Tweeted that "I put my blood, sweat , and tears into this sh*t", and he did. It's Fathers Day and I'm home listening to this album and it's preaching to me in a way . "Winter Blues" is hard record. It's one of those go get it and don't stop till you do songs. The album is relative in so many ways because Joyner is speaking from a place of personal growth , life's hardships, family , and not wanting to be "Just Like You" the people who just gave up or content with a messed up life , he wants more. I'm not telling you to listening to the album "Just Because" I think Joyner is an ill lyricist but because this album isn't a game. Its straight to the point and its a good. "Lullaby" makes you think of your child hood and some of the battles you faced. Honesty is the "Way To Go" . Joyner isn't hiding his inner thoughts on this debut. "Look What You Made Me Do" is a turnt song on the album featuring Stephion Don. The deeper you get into this 16 track project you can tell that Joyner is working ,and slaying these tracks so that he can let his family and his supporters know "We Gone Be Alright." "Forever" is a deep record because he's speaking to his son whom is not old enough to understand how he fought and inner battle when he found out he had a baby on the way . The track discusses being scared to become a father and then being filled with the love of his son. So "I Need more" is a wake up track. Joyner emphasizes that material things, money , and stunting on the internet , and being surrounded by fake people isn't what's popping . Maybe we might get a mini-movie from Joyner Lucas one day because he always puts out attention grabbing visuals to his songs ."Literally" you can tell that he really put his emotions into this album. "I'm Sorry" is a heavy song because it speaks on suicide an having so much weight to deal with. Sometimes in life we feel like that but we all have to remember suicide isn't the answer. Overall, Joyner you dropped an amazing project. He shared so many relative topics , life , Jesus , his flaws , his wins and so much more. So whether you're having "One Lonely Night" or a really lit day , press play on this album "508-507-2209" produced by @mastersmusic
The new movie Transformers : The Last Knight is directed by Michael Bay. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner , and Santiago Cabrera . The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours. So don't miss Transformers : The Last Knight
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Roc Nation singer and songwriter Justine Skye released her EP "8 Ounces" in December . The EP is written and produced by Grammy, award-winning artist/producer The Dream. Awesome collab right ? The film is available on the music platform WAV.
WAV is the premier place to watch music. From hip-hop to electronic, interact with your favorite artists, discover who’s next, and watch exclusive content from the world’s most innovative creators. Leveraging technology to narrate stories in unique and interactive ways, WAV provides a 360 degree support system for emerging artists. An incubator for young and rising talent, WAV grants artists the tools to express their music creatively and expand their audience reach. The ideal avenue for audiences to access real-time content and engage with the leaders in the music, WAV has collaborated with chart-topping and award-winning artists like T-Pain, Juicy J, and Joey Bada$$, Migos, as well as partnering with publishers such as The FADER, OWSLA, HipHopDx and EDM Sauce to craft exclusive and exciting audio and visual content. WAV’s parent company NAVER Corp., is the premier Internet company in Korea. NAVER has an impressive track record of incubating new tech startups, such as LINE, a leading global messaging app with more than 220 million monthly active users in more than 230 countries. WAV benefits greatly from NAVER’s rich ecosystem of consumer-friendly tech companies.
Leading WAV is CEO Jeanie Han, former CEO of LINE Euro-Americas Corp. Han recruited veteran music executive Steve Rifkind, former founder and chairman of Loud Records and SRC Records, to shepherd the talent group at WAV. Rifkind focuses on discovering up-and-coming artists and creating a collective of A&R executives to sign rising talent.
"8 Ounces" the short film is directed by Alex Loucas (AKA Grizz) and styled by Maeve Reilly, the eye-catching short film parody takes fans through a humorous one on one interview with Justine Skye while also showcasing her striking beauty, style and soulful voice. The “mock-umentary” film features highly anticipated music videos from the EP, including “Still,” “Girlfriend,” “Jezebel,” “Too Young To Die” and “Agenda.”
All in all the 21 year old , Caribbean swagger filled, singer song writer from Brooklyn is putting in work. Before collaborating with Tyga on Collide and Vic Mensa Justine Skye had pulled in two million views on YouTube. Both "Collide" and "I'm Yours" pulled in eight million Spotify streams in less than a year. Her success not only grabbed the attention of fans, but also of the press as she has received acclaim courtesy of Vogue, V Magazine, Billboard, Fader, and more. Most recently, Justine is featured on “Overtime” from ScHoolboy Q’s chart-dominating Blank Face LP alongside Miguel, and has ignited stages at Apple Music Fest in London and Made In America 2016. She was also recently featured as one of Forbes 30 under 30 – Music in 2017. Justine’s debut single for Roc Nation Records, “U Don’t Know” [feat. Wizkid] offers a proper introduction to her singular sound, merging Afrobeat energy, reggae flavor, and her powerhouse vocals. The rising artist recently surprised fans by releasing an unannounced EP entitled 8 Ounces on 12/23. 8 Ounces, the average weight of a woman’s heart, combines the legendary songwriting skills of The Dream, award-winning production of Tricky Stewart and Justine’s raw emotion and talent.
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THE MOGUL MINUTE : "FROM A KID THAT COULDN'T AFFORD A PAIR OF JORDANS TO HAVING HIS OWN JORDAN SHOE!" - @nick cannon
Nick Cannon showed his mega shoe collection exclusively to host Joe La Puma of Complex on Complex Closets brought to you by Cricket . Complex set up their cameras in Nick's NJ home to discuss sneakers, his 2 million dollar custom Tom Ford shoes with white diamonds set onto white gold, with a total carat weight of 340 carats. Nick Cannon hopes to one day auction them off and give the money to charity. After showing his favorite pairs of sneakers and custom shoes he announced his collaboration with the Jordan brand. "From a kid that couldn't afford Jordans to having his own Jordan shoe", Nick proudly tells Complex . After a long time of waiting for this collab it's official ! Wild'N Out has entered it's ninth season and Nick says ever since he launched the show he's wanted a Wild'N Out Jordan. He knows Michael Jordan personally and he's asked him plenty of times and Michael Jordan encouraged him ,maybe one day! However with persistence and determination the official limited edition Wild'N Out Retro 7 Jordan is launching. The sneaker features all the colors dear to Nick Cannon's heart . In other words the sneaker our decked in suede and all Wild'N Out team colors including red, gold, platinum, black , and the Wild'N Out logo on the bottom . Nick is so happy of this collaboration and worked hands on with the team on this sneaker. Nick said "This is the first" and has eyes on partnering with Jordan again to create more sneakers. Congrats Nick !
Tammy Rivera is a mother, wife, and owner of the luxurious
T Rivera Swimsuit brand . Today she officially released her single "All These Kisses" produced by the incredible Rico Love. A few months ago Tammy posted a video of her on Instagram working in the studio and discussed her love for singing on Love & Hip Hop ATL. Tammy has worked really hard and has experienced so many things. Now she's at the point where she's finally letting her voice be heard. On last week's episode of LHHATL Tammy played a snippet of her track for her husband Waka Flocka . She wanted to do this music venture on her own and she did it ! Now that the official release of "All These Kisses" is here congratulations ! After playing it on repeat the song is definitely sensual, warm hearted , and a sincere track . I'm feeling this one and I'm definitely looking forward to more tracks from Mrs.Tammy Rivera.
"Distance" the hit single from Omarion's upcoming album "Reasons". The super-lit dance record has become a top song for dancers everywhere. Omarion has been traveling all across the world prior to this album release. A week ago he kicked off the #DistanceChallenge and challenged his fans to upload a video of them dancing to "Distance" . Every Friday he'll pick a winner and post it on www.1Omarion.com . One lucky winner will win a signed orange hoodie like the one Omarion wore in the video. #DistanceChallenge videos have taken over the Instagram and Youtube! Just click on the hashtag in the Instagram post below to see all the uploaded videos. Don't forget to upload your video. just as Omarion said "We need to dance just a little bit more".
THE MOGUL MINUTE : TOGETHER IS POWERFUL ! RIHANNA AND GLOBAL CITIZEN FOUNDATION UNITE TO MAKE A CHANGE IN MALAWI, AFRICA!
"Everybody wants something . Gotta want something. What are you living for? Everybody needs something" these are lyrics from Rihanna's 2011 song "We All Want Love". It's true we all do want love, support, and help from one another . Last year Rihanna was the headliner for the 2016 Global Citizen Festival. This year Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation and Global Citizen Foundation visited Malawi, Africa where the Muzu school is located. The average income is 90 cents per day and 50% of the population live below the poverty line. The Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen to advocate for strong education systems that ensure the world's poorest kids can get a quality education. Rihanna sat down with the minister of education, science, and technology , the prime minister of Australia, the CEO Hugh Evans of Global Citizen and other educational officials to see first hand what the students and teachers experience and learn how they could unite to make a difference. In one class alone there might be 100 kids to one teacher. Education is cherished but also can't be afforded by all families . So the drop out rate rises due to poverty. The lack of books, food, rainy weather , no chalk, and sickness causes a lot of problems. There are so many challenges that girls face including travel challenges , arranged child marriages, and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Watching this documentary and seeing Rihanna interact with the kids was just beautiful. She just brought so much light to them as they did to her. She taught math , played, and read to the kids. You can tell how much she cared and that she isn't giving up until a change is made. It was just an awesome feeling to see how smart the kids are and how much they love school despite it's challenges. The 14 year old who narrated the video wants to be a business man in the future.
Rihanna called on her Navy to target Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask him to step up in support of education. She then engaged in a twitter back-and-forth with former French President Francois Hollande where he ultimately declared ‘education is my number one priority . She's at it again, but this time she has not one or two, but 20 of the world’s most powerful leaders in her sights.
As GPE’s Global Ambassador, Rihanna is standing with GPE and its Chair, Julia Gillard, to call for an historic step-change in financing for education, and on the G20 and other donors to step up and #FundEducation at GPE’s next replenishment so it can raise $3.1B between 2018 and 2020.
That's $3.1B that can build new classrooms, fund books, teachers, water sources, fees, uniforms and, most importantly, a higher quality of education for over 870 million kids. However , we need the world’s richest countries to lead the pack. In July, the G20 will meet in Hamburg and set an ambitious agenda they can work together on. Rihanna and Global Citizen need your help in the coming month to make sure education is at the top of that list.
"Together is powerful. You share your knowledge and skills. Together is powerful. Promote eachother. Together is powerful. America came together. Africa to came together. Europe came together". Narrated by a 14 year old male student at the Muzu Primary School.
If you want to help tell our most powerful leaders to support education at the G2O
"Marvel Studios" highly anticipated film “Black Panther” releases February 16, 2018. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.
The movie follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The internet has going insane with the official release of the first trailer! You can definitely expect this film to be powerful and it's going to conquer the box office. I hope you enjoy the trailer below and you're in the theater when "Black Pather" debuts opening day .