THE MOGUL MINUTE : USHER'S NEW LOOK FOUNDATION "DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION SUMMIT " IS INSPIRING HUNDREDS TO BE LEADERS
Usher Raymond IV founded the New Look Foundation in 1999 to develop the Next Generation of Disruptivators! Over the weekend the New look Foundation brought together 300 youth leaders to take part in the Disruptive Innovation Summit! The 2-day summit includes the Spark Tank Competition, motivational speakers ,networking opportunities, and various other fun and educational activities, performances & more. Young people from the ages of 17 to 24 years old that desire to use their "spark" to make a positive change in the world attended the summit presented by Imagine World, Atlanta Teen Magazine, and sponsored by WM Events, General Electric , AT&T , Ford and South West Air. Usher kicked off the conference. The first panel included Disruptivators of the Internet including Jay Versace, Barry White Jr, and Vanessa Wilson. Other speakers included CEO Of Lava Records Jason Flom, Political Educator - Popular Education Project Ciara Taylor, Executive director Hudson - Sean Pica, Education director, Anti-defamation league - Erin Peachman , Mew look student, activist & politician - Mary Pact Hector, Author, Speaker & mentorship specialist - Shawn Blanchard, Executive Director, Choose ATL & Founder, Kate's Club - Kate Atwood, Singer, Songwriter & Actress - Starshell, Violinist, Composer & Inspirational Speaker - Eric Stanley , Founder, NYC Together - Dana Rachlin, Disruptivator Award Honoree - William Kamkwamba, FOUNDER, Partpic Jewel Burks, Founder, My Scholly app - Chris Gray, Artistic Alchemist Brandan 'B-Mike' Odums, Founder, Love Beyond Walls - Terence Lester , and Disruptivator Award Honoree Drew Charter - Inven Team. The panels are going to be very informative and all attendees heard stories and speeches from various game changers and leaders. During the Spark Tank competion one attendee will walk away with a 5,000 dollar check to invest in their idea. Tony Beton Jr, served as the moderator for the summit. Global Ambassador Of Youth (Ushers New Look Motivational speaker 1/2 Urban Republic , CEO of Loudpack Productions Dewey Da Don also spoke attended the event.
Although there will be tons of educational segments there will also be an opportunity for the youth to mix and mingle with 300 of their fellow Disruptivators at a networking party featuring Music, "Disruptive" Performances , the AT&T Dream Market & more. Performers are AYO & TEO , Cashae, Torion, and Jasmine Pollard. This 2 day event took place at SunTrust Park 755 Battery Avenue SE in Atlanta, GA . I think its amazing that the attendees received this opportunity and all the speakers cut out time in their schedules to offer their voice to the youth. The goal of this event is set out to connect passion, career & service and for each person to leave with a blueprint for living on purpose. During the summit the $5,000 funding check was awarded to Justina for her innovative idea, an organization that helps connect adopted people with their families via Ancestry DNA. Overall this two day conference inspired the youth to be passionate about their ideas and innovate great things. Huge shoutout to everyone in attendance and the entire New Look staff!
I am a proud Sprint customer . I am very appreciative up my service as well as the numerous sales and opportunities that they provide. So I was thrilled to learn the Sprint Foundation launched the 1Million Project . The new initiative will ensure more high school students have the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential.
According to statistics 70% of America's high school teachers assign homework which requires internet access. Yet more than five million families with high school students do not have internet access at home. This creates the "Homework Gap". Growing up, I remember a lot of students went to the library or stayed later after school because they didn't have a computer yet alone internet. I appreciated my family for providing me with and computer and the internet.
So for the next five years Sprint's 1Million Project will provide one million free devices and free wireless service to low income high school students to complete their assignments in the comfort of their home.
Sprint hopes that this initiative will help students like Armelia who travels to her aunt's home at 11pm after she returns from work so she can do her assignments online. Or, Rhea who goes to school an hour before the doors open so she can sit on the front steps to connect to Wi-Fi and finish her homework. At Sprint, we feel that we have to do what we can to erase these obstacles to learning and succeeding.
The journey to fulfill 1 million students homes with internet ready devices is a big effort . This will affect the students in great way and it will bridge the homework gap . This initiative needs your help, and Sprint hopes you'll join the mission. We've made it easy. Just go online or visit a local Sprint store to make a donation.
"Also, Sprint and our music partner TIDAL have teamed up so that Sprint will contribute $2 for every new phone activated thru 12/9/17 up to a maximum of $1 million to support the 1Million Project. So, there are many ways you can help us make a difference . For more information, please click here.
Thank you for considering a donation of any size that will help create more opportunities for these young people across the country" .
President, 1Million Project
Visit for more information, and follow and support the program on social media by using the hashtag #1MillionProject.
Where my girls at ? Yes, we could all use a vacation but for now we're heading to the movies. Universal Pictures present the new feature film "Girls Trip" starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah , Tiffany Haddish , and Jada Pinkett Smith. I'm loving this cast already . There's so much beauty , power and one things for sure we are bound for some much needed smiles and laughter. I remember hearing about this movie being filmed ( I wanted to be apart of it sooo bad ) and I literally could not wait for its release. So of course with glamorous queens like this , we're also in for some appearances from handsome male co-stars including Larenz Tate, Kofi Siriboe, Mike Epps , Diddy , and so many more. we are definitely in for a treat with this film. The film is directed by Malcolm. D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris, Karen McCullah , Tracy Oliver and Erica Rivinoja. Aren't you excited ladies ? The cast also looked beautiful on the cover of the July issue of Essence magazine. so grab your girls ,sisters, and special ladies in your life and head to the theater to see "Girls Trip."
Film Synopsis : When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Girls Trip opens July 21, 2017
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr.Martin Luther King Jr
After watching Meek Mill's new video "Young Black America" and "The O.J Story" along with the Footnotes by Jay Z I decided to write this article. I've always been very open about my feelings about racism and the mistreatment of blacks here in America. Recently I saw a video of a black man being attacked by a K-9 regardless of the reason he was being arrested, he was handcuffed, not fighting back , on the ground and the dog was still biting him. The officer had no control over the dog at all. It made me think of the black and white Civil Rights videos I saw growing up when the dogs were attacking black people for no reason. There are so many videos of blacks being mistreated, and hashtags of victims who have been murdered by police it's beyond heart breaking . Recently in the case of the murder of Philando Castile the cop was acquitted. A murder was live streamed and there was no punishment , that is a tragedy and its sickening and continues the injustice here in America. We wait for justice and it doesn't happen.
Poverty, unemployment, drugs, the school system lacking funds and credible teachers to educate students, single parent house-holds, little to no community funding, continue to create problems in communities nation wide . There are so many issues that one faces growing up dealing with these issues and some people go on to be great leaders and game changers and inspire others from the neighborhood. This only goes to show that your surroundings can either build you up, break you, or make you stronger.
There is a problem here in America where black men report that their job told them "The microwave and water fountain were for white only". Sad right? Racism is still alive! Let me make this clear as I have plenty of times before there is good and bad in all people including cops. It doesn't matter what race you are, if you're a good person or a bad person it shows through your heart , actions, and character. However, if your bad it shows too. The mass incarceration of black males is modern day slavery. Did you know in 2016 black males were still picking cotton at the Louisiana State Prison known as "Angola"(the country in Africa, from which many of the enslaved Africans came who worked on the former plantation that occupied this territory). Some prisoners get paid as little as two cents an hour.
The more we come together, build up ourselves and the communities the better we can be. Do not give up on yourselves. The stories that I've seen and heard from black males, my heart hurts for them. The fact that they feel as Michael B Jordan says " Being black in America is being in a tiny compressed box sinking in the bottom of the ocean with 10,000 pounds of pressure on you at all times". Listening to Marsha Ali say " The difference between black men and white men is black men move through the world playing defense". Keep these black males prayed up and uplifted. I put this Young Black America playlist together with songs from black hip hop artist whom are telling their stories, views, and experiences through music. I've also included some videos I think are important and should be viewed. No matter what we are all strong , we all face difficulty (males and females) but we have to face it and continue to push for greatness because Black Excellence is real.
It's currently 4:35 A.M I should wait until 4:44 to start writing about how enlightening, transparent, didactic, and epic Jay Z 's 4:44 album is. Jay Z released his thirteenth solo album June 30,2017 on his music streaming company TIDAL exclusively to Sprint customers. In January Sprint invested $200 million in TIDAL. As a proud TIDAL subscriber and Sprint customer I was ecstatic when I heard the news. The album is produced by NO I.D and Jay Z . The ten track release features Gloria Carter (his mother ) , Frank Ocean, Beyonce and Damian Marley. The album includes samples from The Alan Parsons Project, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, Sister Nancy, Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, Fugees, Notorious B.I.G, Quarteto 1111, Donny Hathaway, Raekwon, Toto La Momposina, and Sylvia. Jay Z also released some visual clips to accompany the exclusive release including Adnis, MaNYfacedGod, Kill Jay Z , The Story Of O.J, and The Story Of O.J Footnotes . The Story of O.J Footnotes was super interesting. The video features clips from celebs like Chris Rock, Michael B Jordan , Kendrick Lamar, Mack Wilds , Marsha Ali, Will Smith , Lil Rel and more . These men discussed racism , switching up the system, slavery, being black , success, and how there's so much pressure on black men. That impact of that video shed light on so many issues that black males face but at the same time inspires them to surpass and exceed even with the bad cards they may have been dealt .
The 4:44 album is fundamental and sincere. Jay Z released the meaning behind each song a to give listeners insight on each track. Jay Z opened up about his career, the ups and downs of his marriage to Beyonce and falling short as a husband , his childhood , his search to find God, his children , the system , investing , love, growth , business , phoniness in the industry , and surviving no matter how hard it gets . As a mogul Jay Z has conquered both the music and business world . His song "Legacy" is highly important. Not only is Jay Z a super star , he also is a husband and a father . As a young black woman, I discuss with my mom and grand-mom how important it is to have a legacy . In a lot of other cultures children continue their family business that their family owns. In some cultures it's tradition. However in the black community legacies really aren't thought about as much because surviving at the moment is hard enough. In some cases it's a let's make it through point A so we can get to point B and we'll figure out the rest from there kind of situations . In reality when you launch a business and begin to generate wealth in high levels , it changes the whole dynamic of family and takes you to new heights . I think we all should want to leave a legacy, own instead or renting or borrowing , and invest so that our future generations have better opportunities and foundations to stand on . Jay Z and Beyonce have created a way for their family to eat and be taken care of for years to come ( #WhatsBetterThanOneBillionaire? Two)
The album titled track "4:44" discussed Jay Z and Beyonce's separation , his unfaithfulness, apologizing , and wanting to be a better father and be the husband she needs . Beyonce opened up about her pain and damage on her "Lemonade" album and Jay Z confirmed it on this track. Beyonce is an incredibly beautiful mother, wife, singer , and business women . Yet they are both human. They go through obstacles that we face too. I'm just happy that they were able to work their marriage out despite the hurt . Throughout the album Jay discusses his transformation from Marcy Projects in New York to fame, yet Marcy is always a part of him and that no matter his "financial" accomplishments he is STILL BLACK!. He incorporated all of his maturity , rough times , adversities , and happiness to make this ten track album . He even quoted Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Act 4 , Scene 5 with Claudius and Ophelia "Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be". In the Story Of O.J Footnotes Jay said "I had a strong belief in my talent ". So even though his life wasn't the way he wanted it to be as a child, he knew good things were going to happen in the future . "BAM" is another favorite of mine on the album in particular the line when Jay says "I'll line you all up with one finger wave , Make n***** weave, n***** is out here fake , Laced front to the back, don't front . Y'all gonna make me wig, I'ma give y'all what you want". The way he flowed that was just so dope! As of yesterday 4:44 has already reached Platinum status . I had a feeling it would, so I waited to write this review . Also I had a feeling some more content would be released and I was right. Jay Z has planned to release physical copies of the album which features bonus tracks . One of the bonus tracks is "Blue’s Freestyle/We Family" which features Blue Ivy rapping a few bars. She's the daughter of two of the top entertainers in the world, so boom shaka laka music in her genes. The new big sister to the Carter twins sounds adorable on her daddy's song . I can't wait to hear the full track. Beyonce also blessed the album with her amazing vocals on Family Feuds. He also released a 4:44 visual . All in all Jay Z spoke on numerous topics and also took the time to speak on issues of the industry. This album is definitely a guide and gives you a new perspective on Shawn Carter "Jay Z" . Life is all about making mistakes, trusting God, loving what he's given you and not risking losing it or taking it for granted, beating the system and not letting life's obstacles hinder you , and success not just in money or fame but being good at heart, honesty, and using your life to build , make a way for others, and leave a legacy. Congrats to the Carters. I really enjoyed the 4:44 album.
Jay Z inspired me when he said “Every human being has genius level talent, there are no chosen ones, God has gave everyone genius level talent, you just have to find what your good at, and Tap into it". So much so I designed a shirt with "Genius Level Talent" on it!
I dream it, I work hard, I grind 'til I own it
I bet you started singing the rest of the song right and dancing a little ? Yes, Formation! Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing actress and fashion designer Iyana Halley . The young entrepreneur and entertainer is locked in on her dream and working hard to accomplish her goals.
Iyana stars as Bria in the upcoming movie "True To The Game". The film is based on the urban fiction novel written by Teri Woods. Teri Woods is an incredible author and she's from my city of Philadelphia. I can't wait to see the movie . The feature film also stars
Vivica. A. Fox, Columbus Short, Draya Michelle, Nafeesa Williams , Nelsan Ellis, and Erica Peeples. The "True To The Game" book trilogy takes tons of twist and turns. Visuals for the three part series have been highly anticipated since part one. A trailer for the film ran during this years BET Awards celebration. It was time for the world to get a first look at trailer . Iyana is excited about her role and her fashion design company , "Haus of Halley (Haus is "house" in German) . So let's get into this interview with the beautiful Iyana.
1. If you could be president for a day, what holiday would you invent ?
I’d want to invent some kind of day where the hard workers can get a day to fully relax. Its so many people who work hard daily to support their families and never get to have time for themselves. I know a few. This day would be a fully compensated day without the work. Instead, they’d get to travel to a local beach or spa or whatever they want.
2. Congratulations you're in the film "True To The Game" based off the book , how does it feel , what's your role ?
Thank you so much! I play Bria in the movie. If you’re familiar with the book, you’d know Bria was a twin. For movie purposes my twin doesn’t exist LOL! It was so fun playing Bria though. She’s pretty sassy but she’s also really smart at the same time. When I play different roles I always find our similarities and in a lot of ways, Bria is really like me. I’m excited for everyone to meet her. True to the Game is the first feature film I did and the cast is incredible. I got to do scenes with Vivica Fox, Columbus Short and Nelson Ellis who has been in the acting game for a while. Working alongside them was a great learning experience. The whole cast was amazing.
3. If you could change anything about the entertainment industry for females , what would it be and why?
Even in 2017, a lot of things aren’t equal with the women and men in the industry. If I could change something it would just be more about equality. I do see a lot more women producers, directors, etc getting the shine they deserve which is important.
4. Family is so important. What's two things have you've learned from your family that you cherish and will never forget ?
I’m very very close with my family and BOTH of my parents are very hardworking. I’ve learned a lot about just being a hard worker from them. My dad literally talked about producing his OWN movie one day and fully did it on his own someway some how. My parents come up with ideas and they actually fully execute it. My mom is always so supportive as well so not only do I work hard but I realize how important it is to just be a supportive person as well. They’ve taught me so much and honestly still teach me new stuff everyday.
5. What is your all time favorite song of all time ?
My all time favorite song would have to be anything Beyonce! But as of RIGHT NOW… Wild Thoughts (DJ Khaled/Rihanna/Bryson) is bumping. I can’t get in my car without playing that song! I also love the song CREW by GoldLink!
6. If you could've been in any movie from the past what would it be and why ?
I’ve always loved the movie the Wood. Malinda Williams did her thing as Alicia but I could definitely see myself playing that role as well! I'm actually really in love with time pieces (where the films are from the 80’s/90’s). I recently has a small scene in a Bounce TV show where I played a younger version of a character in the 90s. SO MUCH FUN! I love back in the day roles :-).
7. What are some other things besides acting that you love to do ?
I absolutely love designing! I love to go think of my own different designs in my head and go to my local fabric stores and pick the best fabrics to bring my visions to life. I’ve been designing on and off for a couple of years now. I also love shopping and I'm getting more into makeup now!
8. Social media has given thousands of opportunities to promote oneself , and inform others of their career , music , etc . How has social media impacted your life ?
Social media is so powerful and I love it. As I’ve stated, I design clothes. I have an Instagram page for my designs(@hausofhalley) and simply because of my IG , I’ve received several orders and inquiries. You truly can make so much money if you use social media in the right way.
9. A lot of young women and men need encouragement to go after their goals . What advice do you have for them ?
I really just have to say DON’T GIVE UP AND REMAIN CONSISTENT. That really sounds so cliche and I think everyone hears that all the time. But for those especially pursuing acting, I must say its HARD! You can go to a bunch of auditions and not hear anything for a while. Most people would give up and just think its not for them. With me, I remain consistent and keep training and simply remain patient. Timing is everything with any career choice and just because you may think its your time…God may have another time set for you. Relax. Train. And Keep going!
10. Is there anything else you'd want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you ?
I have a couple of projects I’ve been working on and I’m so excited for everyone to see them. I’m new and up and coming so I appreciate the support from everyone! I’m so happy to be featured on this site and I hope that I can inspire someone to keep going and to never give up. Thank you!
I'm so looking forward to seeing Iyana on the big screen and stay updated on her fashion designs. "True To The Game" is an Imani Motion Pictures film directed by Preston. A. Whitmore II , produced by her her parents Manny and Yolanda Halley along with Columbus Short. The movie definitely looks interesting and you can see it at the movies this fall . For more on True To The Game book trilogy and the movie make sure you're following@TrueToTheGameMovie . Congratulations to Iyana , Manny and Yolanda Halley , and the whole entire cast and crew.
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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THE MOGUL MINUTE : MEEK MILL, CHRIS BROWN , AND TY DOLLA $IGN ARE READY TO GIVE YOU "WHATEVER YOU NEED" (NEW MUSIC)
The Meek Streak continues. A few weeks ago Meek Mill played a few lit snippets of his unreleased tracks on Instagram live. I watched a few minutes and I remember hearing Chris Brown's vocals for a few seconds on one of the songs . So I highly anticipated hearing the full track . On May 6, 2017 Meek celebrated his 30th birthday and released a three track project entitled "Meekend Mu$ic" via MyMixtapez followed by music videos for "Left Hollywood" and "Litty" ft Tory Lanez. This week he released his new song and video "Glow Up" . One things for sure , Meek isn't letting up any time soon . I have a feeling that he's going to keep dropping banger after banger until he releases his full album . If you want to see Meek shut down the stage this summer , get your tickets to the "Against All Odds Tour" featuring Yo Gotti. Last night Meek Mill released his new single "Whatever You Need" featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign. The song samples the 1991 single "Whatever You Want" by Tony, Toni, Tone. This new track is produced by DJ Mustard. All three of these talented artist brought their unique styles and flows together to create a perfect mix of rap and R&B . This track is straight heat . Meek , Chris , and Ty Dolla $ign did their things with this one. FACTS!!!
THE MOGUL MINUTE : JUST "LISTEN" TO THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC MADE BY RON BULTONGEZ ( INTERVIEW WITH THE MOGUL GIRL )
I'm scrolling through Periscope a few weeks ago when I discovered this young man playing his guitar and singing. It only took a minute to see and hear the beautiful talent of Ron Bultongez. His voice literally gives you the chills. Its so pure and heart warming . I could not wait to interview him about his music and get to know more about Ron Bultongez . His voice is magical and the emotion, soul, genuine passion, positive words will quickly intrigue you. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, currently in Plano, TX Ron is continuing to let his voice be heard. He just wrapped his tour and is set to work on his full project. His new single "Listen" is on iTunes, Spotify, Soundclud and more . He wants to create music that positively changes lives and heals pain. Overall, Ron want his music to be loved while spreading love through his music . He also wants to share his story that despite how or where you grow up you can follow your dreams , and he wants to leave a positive impact on all who hears him.
"GET OUT" is mind boggling, eye- opening, shocking, creative , mysterious, and heart racing. I had the privilege of viewing the new Jordan Peele and Blumhouse Productions film on Tuesday February 21st. The comments, screams, and laughter from the entire audience definitely set the mood for the horror/mystery movie. From beginning to end "GET OUT" takes you on the ride of your life. Daniel Kaluuya,Allison Williams,Catherine Keener, and Lakieth Stanfield, LilRel Howery, Betty Gabriel, Bradley Whitford, and more star in the film. The movie tackles some very tense moments which might surprise you. The movie doesn't give you a second to look away. Once it starts you're glued in and it's going to take 1hr and 43 minutes to get out. The film opens everywhere in theaters Friday February 24 ,2017 make sure you and your friends get out and go see it . After you see the film , I'd love to hear your thoughts. Comment on this post or tag me on Instagram or Twitter . Check out the trailer below. Once you see "Get Out" you'll definitely want to see it again . I might be heading back to the theater soon !
The second film installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy is here. The "Fifty Shades Darker" movie officially opened in theaters world wide today February 10,2017. If you've read the books written by author
E.L James and saw "Fifty Shades of Grey" you are definitely in for an erotic and mysterious movie going experience . The film starring Dakota Johnson as "Anastasia Steele" and Jamie Dornan as "Christian Grey" is completely intriguing and you don't want to miss any of this dazzling yet steamy thrill ride full of twist and turns directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard . I attended a private screening of the film and let's just say its quite a sensuous and enthralling. The cast also includes Rita Ora, Robinne Lee, Isabella Heathcote,and Victor Rasuk to name a few. So here are five reasons why you should go see "Fifty Shades Darker" this weekend
if you are a little thrill seeker and you need just a smidge of suspense then this is the film for you! So if you've been waiting around for a film to catch your eye then head to the theaters to see "Fifty Shades Darker" .
2. date night
With Valentines Day in four days "fifty Shades Darker" is definitely an interesting movie to see for date night. So definitely add a trip to the movie to your valentines day plans. If you're single and want to avoid the V-day crowd grab your friends and have a friends night out and go see a it. Don't forget the popcorn.
3. if you love the "fifty shades of grey" trilogy
if you were one of those people that couldn't get your head out of the book, you set reminders for release dates, or you were at the bookstore early to get your copy then you'll love the second film. If you didn't read the book but enjoyed the first installment film and you love Christian and Anastasia then get going! You will definitely gasp a few times and indulge in some laughter while watching.
So Christian Grey is into a lot of various questionable pleasures. As in the book there are some very shocking moments in the world of Mr.Grey. So the film doesn't fail to bring his fetishes to life. So if you're heading to the movies just know you are in for some surprises .
5. the soundtrack
What's better than watching a good movie? A great soundtrack that is. Fifty Shades Darker the soundtrack features some of your favorite artist. I had to contain myself from singing some of the songs . The soundtrack is out now on all music avenues . So don't forget to check it out.
1. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” – ZAYN | Taylor Swift
2. “Not Afraid Anymore” – Halsey
3. “Pray” – JRY (feat. Rooty)
4. “Lies in the Dark” – Tove Lo
5. “No Running From Me” – Toulouse
6. “One Woman Man” – John Legend
7. “Code Blue” – The-Dream
8. “Bom Bidi Bom” – Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj
9. “Helium” – Sia
10. “Cruise” – Kygo (feat. Andrew Jackson)
11. “The Scientist” – Corrine Bailey Rae
12. “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” – Jose James
13. “Birthday” – JP Cooper
14. “I Need a Good One” – The Avener (feat. Mark Asari)
15. “Empty Pack Of Cigarettes” – Joseph Angel
16. “What Would It Take” – Anderson East
17. “What Is Love?” – Frances
18. “On His Knees” – Danny Elfman
19. “Making It Real” – Danny Elfman
Special thanks to Allied and Fifty Shades of Darker. At the film screening each guest were given a special Virtual Reality set to get a little more "Fifty Shades Darker" at home .
Technology is constantly changing and expanding every second of the day. Somewhere in the world a new idea is born. "Virtual Too", is a virtual reality company that uses technology to connect friends, families , and businesses with unforgettable experiences and immerse them in a new reality. I am a huge gadget lover. Learning about new technology and how its advancing and accelerating into new heights is exciting. Virtual Too gives users the platform to view areas in 360 degrees in 8K pixels. How awesome is that ? I recently did an interview with Virtual Too , Manager of Business Development
Ana . L. Ciordia.
1) The Mogul Girl : Why was Virtual Too created ?
Ana : One of our partners attended a cruise that exposed him to virtual reality. After that, the drive to innovate a product that could connect people and give them a new experience became super important.
2) The Mogul Girl : What's your favorite thing about Virtual Too?
Ana : The fact that the user can be immersed in a whole new world. Whether its snowboarding videos sports events, traveling , real estate , documentaries about animals, you can be connected in that virtual world. You can be home and experience being in a ferry in Africa at the same time while using Virtual Too.
3) The Mogul Girl : It's a new year what can be expected from your company ?
Ana: Definitely expansion! More advertising and more business collaborations and travel.
4) The Mogul Girl What are two important facts when building a business ?
Ana : First to create something that's innovating and different. Also to build a product that people can join together and use for emotional , business, and adventurous experiences.
5)The Mogul Girl : Technology is forever changing. However, what is your favorite Virtual Too memory?
Ana : The day we launched Virtual Too and the commercial . Our team of 10 is young and we worked super hard. We are willing to take risk and make things happen. So to see our ideas finally come to life. It was just awesome, exciting, and fun.
There you have it world! Virtual Too is a new technology company that is all about transformation , vision, and working together to build products that are going to make a huge impact in social , travel, and employment settings. You can learn more about the company by visiting