The 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show sponsored by State Farm has officially arrived at the Convention Center . If you are a fan of exotic, classic , fast , and Hollywood cars then you don't want to miss this years show. On January 27, 2017 I attended media day and had a first-look at the cars before opening day on January 28th. The Convention Center has multiple automoile displays on two floors. I'm sure that you'll definitely find the car of your dreams some where among the hundreds of featured cars. The nostalgia and adrenaline rush you get from custom interior, super-fast engines, one of a kind design , and constant product development is an incredible feeling as you continue to submerge yourself in the automobile world.
2017 marks the 116th edition of the auto show, which features a variety of cars from the following participating brands
The Dub Magazine car room has motorcycles, Slingshots, urban automotive rides, and customized bikes, trucks, and more. If you love unique, creative rides, this is definitely the go to room for you. Overall you will have an awesome experience. So you'll get to have an amazing time, check out cars, and donate to charity. The ADAGP donates $2 from every ticket sold to the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. The foundation uses the funds for programs benefiting area children like its Driving Away the Cold effort, which provides brand new winter coats to kids that need them the most. The Philadelphia Auto Show also has two Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Access events during the 2017 show on Jan 28 from 9 A.M to 3 P.M and January 31 from 4 P.M to 9 P.M . ASL interpreters will also be available during this time.
So I know your engines are revving up and you're ready to get to the show. Go get your tickets on www.phillyautoshow.com and discount tickets are available as well. So don't miss it! Get your tickets and check out some of my pictures below .Thank you to the Philadelphia Auto Show for 116 years of incredible car displays and philanthropic proceeds to charity.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : LISTEN TO THE SPEAKER COWBOY BEEBOP IS THE KEY NOTE ( EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW) WITH @THEMOGULGIRL
Cowboy Beebop is definitely one of Philly's illest young MC's . From his versatility to crush beats to his clever and eloquent vocabulary , he is guaranteed to draw you into his zone. Cowboy Beebop has released songs on his soundcloud as well as a few solo projects including "Dear Jane" and "SATURDAY". His flow is very unique and his lyrics are authentic. He has a style and creativity that is needed in the music scene. You can't just listen to one of his songs, you definitely have to play a couple more . Cowboy Beebop's music gives off that intelligent, productive, chill, celebration, yet still hood, prepared for good things in the future, relative, I love my family and supporters, type of vibe. All in all his ability to combine numerous vibes in multiple songs is for sure what relates to his fans and the streets. Cowboy Beebop deserves recognition for his dedication to his dreams and his passion for music . So check out my exclusive interview with him below.
1. The Mogul Girl : What made you love music ?
Cowboy Beebop : I've been in love with music since the womb. My mom and pop actually met at a rap contest at the community center at 27th and Daulphin.My mom won the competition and my pop won her.So I feel like I never got a chance to fall in love with music .It just was always there, like a apart of me.
2.) The Mogul Girl : Who or what inspires you ?
Cowboy Beebop : I'm a very aesthetic person. I see the beauty in all forms of art. Rather it be visually or sonically. I go to art museums, plays, concerts, dance offs etc.., I draw inspiration from all these different outlets. That's why all my projects are conceptual. Cause I draw from these things then re-interpret them through my music. Far as a person Kid Cudi . He's the complete artist.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Favorite lyrics from a song of yours ?
Cowboy Beebop : "Get Free". A song from my mixtape called "Saturday." I say "Mama tell me face-time/but I never take time/I be on a straight grind/Girl I gotta make mine/She don't never judge me cause she love me like I'm Fazon/She just scared to lose me to the system like Trayvon" . I was basically saying that I been working so hard that I barely have the time to deal with anyone on a social level, not even my mother. Also explaining how my mother was afraid for me because of all the police violence toward black folks at the time.
4.) The Mogul Girl : Is it anything you want your fans to know ?
Cowboy Beebop : I miss they (***) lol . I'm sick that I let them down . I'm going through a growth stage and I hope they're willing to go through it with me I'll be hone soon.
5.)The Mogul Girl : How do you think you impact the game?
Cowboy Beebop : I feel like I'm the bridge between the gangsters and the hipsters at least at a local level. I am the beautiful contradiction. The hood N**** who can crowd surf at Powerhouse or SXSW. The artist who's on the same wave as the Uzi's and Thuggas but can rap like the Nas and Jay-Z and get respected by the J-Prince's and Shug Knight's.
6.) The Mogul Girl : If you could work on a song with any artist who would it be and why ?
Cowboy Beebop : Probably PartyNextdoor. Dude just knows how to capture a certain mood in his music. I would love to learn how to do that. Plus, I think our chemistry would be heavy,
7.)The Mogul Girl : If you could do a song with any artist who would it be and why?
Cowboy Beebop : It's a documentary by Big Sean called the "Road To Hall Of Fame". It's about his creative process while he was making his second album. I watch this jawn and it bring it bring me right back.
8.)The Mogul Girl : Most cherished lesson you learned in life ?
Cowboy Beebop : Most cherished lesson would be the law of attraction.When you have a clear picture of what you want and you focus and work towards it, the universe brings things in your life that help you achieve it .
9) The Mogul Girl : What does Philly mean to you ?
Cowboy Beebop : It's home. I have a love/hate relationship with the city.I've been to a lot of different cities and nobody has their own swag like Philly male or female. Everywhere we go we standout. But on the negative : The city is to hard (lol) . We don't gotta be ganster all the time. We gotta learn to embrace the fact that we're all different . Some n***** are street dudes , some dudes are hipsters . It's too cliquey.
10.) The Mogul Girl : Tell me what you want listeners to gain from your music ?
Cowboy Beebop : An understanding of me. My lyrics are so personal. Which I do intentionally. I want people to feel like they know me. I want my fans to be my friends , that way I'll be good no matter where I go in the world.Also if I can give some kind of insight on doing what you want with your life and not what people think you should, then I'm happy with that.
11.)The Mogul Girl : What was your dream growing up ?
Cowboy Beebop : My dream was and still is to be remembered. I'm scared to die as a nobody and have death and time destroy my legacy.
Shoutout to my daughters Melaysia and Milan
Shout out to @EarlyBBq on Instagram , Get Free Movement , La Beinot @LilSisTho on Instagram.
Although Cowboy Beebop is currently incarcerated he is missed by his family, friends, and supporters . This was a great interview and I'm glad I got this opportunity to do this interview. Thank you Flok (@Flokobama32) for the connect I appreciate it. This goes to show everyone that the Get Free Movement is real. No matter where you are you can be free to go after your dreams and let them be heard.
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As I walked into he Fillmore the LOVE sign glowed as smiling faces welcomed my mother and I. After checking our tickets we ventured up the stairs to another kind face whom greeted us and informed us to enter a contest to win concert tickets and receive updates on upcoming shows. The dim lights of the Budweiser Club room illuminated the stage where LION BABE and Kamau would be performing.
We stopped at the table to view merchandise before cruising around a little. A tall young man wished us to have a great time before directing us to our seats under the Pink promotional framed photo. The area is beautiful. The red vintage leather couches , red curtains, and brick wall set for a sultry alluring vibe.
After we were seated we took in the view. The show room started to fill with concert goers and music of Erykah Badu, Musiq Soul Child, and other artist streamed on the TV as their music floated through the air. My mom and I talked and posed for a few pictures. Seated on the other side of the curtain was Style Connoisseur Eugene Simms of DC. I snapped pictures of the stylish music lover. My mother, Eugene and I all sat together in our booth as we waited for the show to start. We all talked , laughed , and shared stories.
Soon the Budweiser Club was full and fans were beyond excited. The lights faded a little more before artist Kamau took the stage. Kamau is a D.C lyricist and singer. As he took to the stage we headed to the floor to get the full vibe of being at the concert. He performed songs from his EP “ A Gorgeous Fortune” and spoke about the injustice in America and that it’s not just a black problem but a problem. As he performed “Pohlease” we held our fist as the names of victims of police brutality rang out through the speakers the energy shifted in the room. Did you feel that? It was something powerful about that moment. The energy of those souls definitely were in the room during that time. He even brought artist No Wyld, on stage to perform “Jusfayu” with him. His set was packed with so much goodness. You can get his EP ( here) .
After his set music continued to play for a while before Interscope artist “LION BABE” took the stage. The duo Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman have joined forces to create incredible music. Jillian welcomed all of us Philly fans as she proudly said “We are Lion Babe”. She looked beautifully golden. She’s stunning and her hair just gives off so much life . Lucas rocked out doing the production for the set. The crowd turned up as they performed songs from their "Begin " EP such as “Wonder Woman” ( I LOOOOOOOVE THAT SONG) , Got Body, On The Rocks, Stressed Out, Hold On , Treat Me Like Fire, Jungle Lady, Where Do We Go, Impossible , and a couple other records. Jillian also took the time to shout out her parents the beautifully talented Vanessa Williams and producer and entertainment industry exec Ramon Hervey II. Jillian also expressed her feelings about the importance of stopping the violence and that lives matter and dedicated her song "Little Dreamer".
The crowd was pumped as we danced and sang along with Lion Babe. Huge shoutout to her band and live audio engineer Brandon for keeping the sound on fleek and sounding good.Lion Babe closed out the show with a performance of their hit song “Jump Hi”. We jumped up and down as she showed off her amazing dance skills. Once the show was over Lion Babe took photos with their supporters.
All in all the show was beyond amazing. You have to put a “LION BABE” show on your bucket list. You have to put a “Kamau” performance on your must see list. The Fillmore is an awesome venue to see a show. Definitely follow them on social media. I’d also like to thank John Legere the CEO of T-Mobile for T-Mobile Tuesdays and lacing me with special tickets from Stubhub to see the show. Get LION BABE album and follow them on social media. Love to everyone that attended and thank you LION BABE and Kamau for being absolutely awesome.
Three days later and I'm still floating from Beyonce's Philly "Formation World Tour". I'm literally beaming. After the release of "Formation" on Tidal and her powerful Superbowl performance we all knew the Queen was up to something. Then her promo for her tour comes across the TV screen. If you're anything like me you were up early on February 10th to get tickets for the show ( I got mine in the pre-sale) . Where were you when "Lemonade" dropped on HBO and Tidal on April 23, 2o16? Beyonce is iconic. She is doing what she loves and what she dreamed of as a little girl and it's just magical to see. "Lemonade" is a musical production that will always be remembered. The emotional stages that Beyonce and her large team ( which she credited) brought to life on her album and visuals is strong, creative, sexy, relative, loving, sincere, informative, edgy, steamy , and hard.
Finally June 5, 2016 arrives my mom and cousins arrive at Lincoln Financial Field. The skies are gray, rain in falling ( lots of rain) , but the smiles laughs , prayers, and excitement still fills everyone's face. I saw "IVY PARK" apparel, fans in Formation merch, and fans in their favorite Beyonce styles. After the approval for us to go to our seats was given we entered. My Mom and I sat in Section 222 Row 1. The seats were great by the way ( I'm so glad I could surprise her with tickets she's my best friend, love you mom) . The sun was coming out, our clothes were drying and we were smiling and laughing and thankful that God let the rain stop. The LFF started to fill with more of the beyhive. Music fro Sevyn Streeter, Chloe & Haley, and Yonce's "IVY PARK" ad played as we waited for the concert to start.
DJ Khaled's booth started to light up and then Mr. Major Key himself hit the stage and brought out Yo Gotti, The Young Gunz , Rick Ross, and Meek Mill . The day was already off to a hot start. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how hype I was (laughs). So the audience is already excited and awaiting Beyonce to slay. After DJ Khaled's set a couple minutes passed and then the lights dropped and the roar of the audience and the energy just spread through thousands. Beyonce's intro popped up on her giant screens and it was officially time to get in Formation.
I will post clips from my Instagram of me turned up below. I'm yelling "I see her". The Lincoln Financial Field officially lit up and everyone was ready to party on a Sunday night with Beyonce, My mom, my row, and I are screaming, singing, dancing, and having a great time. Just watching the happiness from everyone around as we all watched our favorite do exactly what she loves. It's truly the definition of art and passion. I'm watching her perform "Crazy In Love, "Don't Hurt Yourself, "Me, Myself & I" , "All Night", "Hold Up", "Freedom", and "Naughty Girl", just to name a few and going "Oh my goodness we're really at her concert. Like we're really seeing her , like ahhhhhhh". This was my second time seeing Beyonce live in concert. I might have been 13 when I saw her the first time . This time at 24 I really got to party it up and slay . Beyonce is just beautiful, gracious, funny, and just amazing to see perform. The fact that her set was just mind blowing. She made sure that her fans no matter where they were sitting in the arena could see her and not miss any of the show. Hearing Beyonce say "The best relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself", hearing her say " I'm a very country girl from Houston Texas, I am you and you are me If I can be up here I promise you can do anything, all you have to do is dream there's gone be blood, sweat, tears, haters, but you gotta fight and you will be here I promise you " . She's just so gracious, inspiring, and it was just an amazing night. Thank you Beyonce for never giving up and for grinding and really being a star! Thank you to everyone for being apart of her team and making the Formation World Tour incredible. I have to go back September 29th. Beyonce is truly one of the greats and she slayssssssss. Thank you TIDAL.
Some of my photos!
Some cool photos I saw on Instagram
Romeo Miller released his new video for his song
"Ask About Me" directed by Philly Fly Boy. Romeo just wrapped the season of "Growing Up Hip Hop" on We TV two days ago. "Ask About Me" has a catchy feel. Romeo is currently in the studio working on new music. Stay tuned to his grind by following him on Instagram @RomeoMiller You can also catch Romeo in the film "Brotherly Love". I also got be apart of this film shot by Jahmall Hill here in Philadelphia.
The Villa " I Matter" program is giving high school seniors the opportunity to earn a scholarship . The award amount ranges from $1,000 - $5,000 . I think that this is an excellent award and it will greatly benefit students financially. Thirty students were awarded in previous scholarship selections and they've tremendously impacted the students in a special way. The full list of recipients is (Here). The Villa's "I Matter" program is about understanding why you matter as an individual. Even though we are all different, WE ALL MATTER! Embrace your strengths, and help to bring about your positive change in your family, school, community and city. The Villa has been a great asset in the community and their support is greatly appreciated . So if you are a student or you know a student that deserves a scholarship you can apply below. Please read the eligibility requirements and then enter. Don't forget to follow @RUVilla on Twitter for updates. I wish you all the best and much success in your future.
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Young Savage released his video "Young Curry" produced by Charlie Heat & Kenif Muse directed by Des. This 5'6 lyricist has been doing it big since he started. The notorious 20 minute free-styler has constantly delivered reputable records , mixtapes, and has consistently delivered illustrious metaphors and sparked up lines. As far as beats go Young Savage knows how to work em always. Its definitely hot to see Young Savage develop a new style and stand up for what he believes in. He's grinding and if he's kicking off like this at the beginning of the year. You all are definitely in for a treat. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @YoungSavage215
Atlantic Records artist PnB Rock released his mixtape "RNB3" today on iTunes. The mixtape is lit from beginning to end. PnB Rock delivers fire projects and performances . I've seen PnB Rock perform live at the Revolt "Local Love Tour" and Power 99's "Powerhouse 2015" . Although he has a laid back demeanor he puts on a very entertaining show that gets the crowd super hype. The girls were go crazy for the "On Fleek" , "Hit Me Up" rapper. His new mixtape "RnB 3" shows exactly why he's rocking Philadelphia right now. The mixtape is popping! It's trill, adrenalizing, and unique. PnB Rock even linked with rapper Fetty Wap for his track "Jealous"
( hotttt collab). I dig the entire project . I think you ladies will definitely enjoy it too. I also think the fellas will definitely rock with him on this one.
Congrats PnB Rock on your deal with Atlantic and the release of your mixtape. Much success!
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There comes a time in one's life when you have to go the distance for everything you believe in. Time when your blood, sweat, and tears finally pays off. The very moment when everyone that ever doubted you will finally witness your greatness. On November 25, 2015 you'll have a front row seat to the "CREED" main event to watch Adonis Johnson Creed the son of Apollo Creed continue the legacy of his father and establish his own. Director Ryan Coogler of the award winning film Fruivale Station has put together a star studded cast for the beloved "Rocky" film series spin-off. The movie "CREED" stars Michael .B.Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Graham McTavish, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, and more. The film is co-written by Aaron Covington and produced by Sylvester Stallone "Rocky Balboa' . Short synopsis of the film Rocky Balboa takes Adonis under his wing to train and mentor his late friend and former rival's son. The film was shot in numerous places around the world including my city of Philadelphia of course. Remember when Rocky ran up the Art Museum Steps known as the "Rocky Steps". Honestly I can not wait to see this movie. I am so proud of all the actors involved in this film and the entire crew. I can definitely see many awards coming. I also had an amazing time on set as a background actor thanks to Heery Casting . I loved seeing how hard everyone worked and how dedicated they are. Also meeting Ryan Coogler, Tessa Thompson, and Michael. B. Jordan was fantastic of course. They're really great inspiring people. Remember November 25, 2015 is the main MGM Studios , Warner Brothers . Are you ready to see and feel greatness?
For more on the movie follow @CreedMovie on Instagram and @CreedMovie on Twitter . Also like the official "Creed" movie Facebook page (Here) . For more "Creed" updates stay tuned to www.creedthemovie.com
So if you're super excited about "CREED", I challenge you to take the
and post videos or photos about your excitement for "CREED" and "What you want your legacy to be?"
Don't forget to #CreedMovie and #CREED
I'd love to see your post so tag me @TheMogulGirl on Instagram or Twitter @TheMogulGirl
Lovin It! Revolt TV and McDonald's teamed up to show love to local artist across the United States (Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Detroit, and Philadelphia) . In order for the artist to perform in their city they had to submit their work in a video to be chosen for this amazing opportunity. On June 23, 2015 The Local Love Tour stopped in Philly at the Theatre of The Living Arts (TLA) on South Street. The building was packed , DJ RL was cranking music for the crowd, and the good vibes of Philly love was definitely felt throughout the night. People were smiling for the Posey booth camera and enjoying the McDonald swag bag which contained Revolt TV T-shirts, McDonald's coupons and a McDonald's towel . The show was hosted by Philly's own Mina Say What and REVOLT TV host DJ Damage. Its so motivating and inspiring to see Damage do his thing and to know that his hard work in the city helped him to pursue dreams and be able to help the dreams of others. The show was live from beginning to end. Eno opened up the show with a cool performance. Aquil came to share his music with his supporters. Griffy brought Dakota Black and Melal out for a turned up set.Philly's own Freeway hit the stage and even brought out his artist Scholito. The crowd was vibing as Crowd Pleazers danced to music from Dj Swizzymack and Dj Tizz. The Local Love Tour was definitely going up on a Tuesday. Mont Brown and The Astronauts turned up the stage with Kevin One DR on the guitar as well as the rest of his band. Yes, I said band!! Mont Brown definitely kept the crowd focused. His band included a violin player, drummer, saxophonist, and multiple guitar players. Mont Brown also had his daughter and little bro touch the stage as well. After Damage took a group selfie for REVOLT TV with all the audience members PNB Rock, rocked out with performances of "On Fleek", " Oh Yeahh", and his Cosmic Kev freestyle. The ladies in the the TLA went crazy for him. The show ended with performances from Kur and Meek Mill's DreamChaser Records Omelly. As a McDonald's Mover and Shaker , I had a fun time at the show. It was good to see everyone having a fun time and enjoying The Local Love Tour. Mogul Shoutout to Diddy, REVOLT TV , and McDonald's for putting this together. Special love to Alicia Gentlie, OhYinks, Jennifer Walington, McDonald's and all of my beloved Movers and Shakers . Shoutout to Dj Damage for bringing The Local Love Tour back to his hometown. Much love to Power 99 and shoutout to Gillie Da Kid and the funny comedian Fresh 215 whom were also in the building
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On June 12, 2015 50,000 Swifties filed the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour. The first of two sold out shows. There were tons of smiles, cute costumes, matching 1989 Taylor shirts, dancing and limitless screams and singing from her fans. Taylor put on an excellent show. She performed some of your 1989 favorites such as Blank Space, Bad Blood, New York, Clean, Style and of course her award winning iHeart Radio Song Of The Year "Shake It Off". Taylor also had multiple positive messages for her audience. She informed us all that "You are not going nowhere just because you haven't gotten there yet " and how important it is to not give up on your dreams.
Taylor had beautiful costume and set changes. Her stage added such a cool feature to her show. It turned 360 degrees and brought her super close to her fans. She also shared videos of her cats and friends and even brought her girlfriends out on stage including a surprise performance of "Cool Kids" with Echosmith. Taylor always knows how to have a fun time. To add even more spice and flare to her 1989 Tour she joined forces with PixMob. PixMob produces wearable LED wireless technology that transforms objects into pixels. Everyone at Taylor's concert world wide received a PixMob wrist band upon entry to the show. I absolutely adore PixMob's products so I was super excited to wear one at the the concert. This special wristband designed specifically for Taylor changed multiple colors throughout the show .
The audience was filled of array of purple, blue, orange, green, pink, and yellow. How cool is it that 2.5 million wristbands will be given to tour goers world wide via (Asia, USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia) ? The show started in Tokyo with 50,000 wristbands and is set to have 70,000 in her upcoming tour in Sydney. To enhance the crowds experience PixMob used two groups to program different effects in the crowd. The effects were amazing including shimmers, strobe, pulses with RGB colors ( in other words the wristbands can light up in as many colors as you could imagine). Taylor's 1989 Tour is a must see. The show runs until September so you'll have an opportunity to party with Taylor and PixMob. I wish I could party with Taylor and PixMob all the time. Taylor's 1989 album is currently available in stores and on iTunes . PixMob has so many big things in the works. You definitely want to stay tuned to what this phenomenal company is up to. They have worked in over 25 countries. They've also teamed up with 250 various shows before Taylor Swift's tour. So that's one million before the tour and four million after the tour. So if PixMob counts all their projects, five million people will have lived the PixMob experience. You can get tickets to Taylor Swift's 1989 Tour (here) and for more on PixMob visit www.pixmob.com . Also check out my interview with Commercial Director Jean Olivier Dalphond (Here) . Huge mogul shoutout to PixMob and all the wonderful members that have built such an amazing company ! Can't wait to see what's next. Taylor is a beautiful performer, and writer. She definitely shined bright in the middle of the PixMob Galaxy of lights. The show ended with breath taking fireworks over Lincoln Financial Field . If you adore your wristbands which I know you do there is an instructional video on how to change the batteries on YouTube (here) . Don't miss out on Taylor Swift and PixMob girls and guys!!! You have to live this experience. Become apart of the PixMob Galaxy !
How Lit Is The Taylor Swift Concert? Supppper Lit Thanks To PixMob (@pixmob). Isn't Technology Amazing? You Can Read My Interview With The Commercial Director Of PixMob > Jean Olivier Dalphond On www.themogulminute.com. This Is What 50,000 PixMob Wristbands In Sync With #TaylorSwift Looks Like #1989WorldTour #ShakeItOff #PixMob #Technology #Swiftie #1989TourPhilly #Swifties
Philly director and rapper Tre Prada high lights the seriousness of trust, chasing your dreams, and violence in his new video "Tension". The song touches on numerous topics such as multiple police killings, hate, not having a father around, being raised in a single parent home, the senseless acts of murder in the communities, and more . This is definitely an attention grabbing video that is a must see. Watch the video below and follow Tre Prada on Instagram
@TrePrada to stay tuned to his grind! This video carries a serious message. Watch who you trust, don't always tell your next move, stop the violence, and like Lil B told me in an interview " one person doesn't have to lose for you to win". Think before you act people, violence isn't the answer and things will get better!
Are you excited about "Fantastic Four" ? The action packed Sci-Fi film based on Marvel's original comic book . I am !!! The movie is about four young outsiders whom teleport to an alternate dangerous universe which alters their physical form and gives them superhero abilities . F4 releases August 7, 2015 world wide. MJB takes on the role of "Johnny Storm" whom can engulf his entire body in fire and he can also control fire. The film is directed by Josh Trank. One things for sure this role is going to be straight fire , the cast is amazing, and everyone can agree that Michael .B. Jordan is definitely a hot commodity. So MJB get your flame on and continue to be the trailblazer that you are #HumanTorch style!
Actor Michael. B. Jordan is truly an sensational . I can't wait until the day we all see him give his first of many Oscar acceptance speeches with his heart warming smile. There's no doubt about it , that this young man works hard and definitely deserves numerous awards, tons of congratulations and applause, and don't forget for everyone to go see him on the big screen. He is superb and absolutely fantastic , and here's four reasons why.
Its just something special about him when you see him on screen . He's super captivating and makes you feel his character. In the new Rocky spin-off "CREED" which releases in November , MJB plays Apollo Creed's son Adonis whom comes to Philadelphia to be trained by Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stalone). Michael worked really hard along side real life Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet to get his body toned up for his role as Adonis. The movie also stars the beautiful Tessa Thompson . This is going to be huge considering its the 40th anniversary of the Rocky .
MJB trained super duper hard for this film directed by the incredible Ryan Coogler whom also directed "Fruitvale Station" in which MJB portrayed 22 year old Oscar Grant whom was fatally and wrongfully murdered by a police officer in Oakland, California on January 1, 2009. Michael has the ability to be very compelling.He's definitely in a league of his own and he's going for the win. He's powerful, influential and strong!
A lot of times people are scared to stand up for what they wholeheartedly believe in because they fear how others will judge them, their career, or they don't feel others will believe in their cause. When "Fruitvale Station" was released it showed how blatant young black males are killed by police on the big screen . We see it in the news all the time but its rarely shown in a film. Ryan Coogler deciding to share a story that not only was real but one that hit so close to home and pulled on so many heart strings globally was epic and unforgettable. To have Michael a black male whom is so close to the age of Oscar take on this role and bring life to Oscar's story so truthfully and honestly was mind blowing. The film showed you how much MJB is willing to stand up , make some changes, and take on roles that are daring, mind provoking, important , and challenging. He is also apart of the non-profit "Blackout". Blackout is a network of filmmakers, spiritual leaders, musicians, advocates and more whom stand up for victims whose human rights are violated in the USA. You can find out more about "BlackOut" on www.blackoutforhumanrights.com. As a young man to stand up for human rights, for justice, for equality, for change, and for peace is inspiring and bold and we definitely need more people like him in today's world!
4. HE'S THE MAN
Michael.B. Jordan is the man to watch! 2015 is going to be an amazing year for him. So far he has two major films releasing and I'm sure he has some more epic things to come. Over all he's the true definition of an actor with versatility, a human with a heart, and a mind with big dreams . Whether he's making you laugh in a film such as "That Awkward Moment" or making you shed tears , Michael . B. Jordan is definitely the one to watch. He's stylish, handsome, assiduous, and he's the man.
P.S . I met Michael.B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler on the set of "CREED" in Philly as a background actor thanks to Heery Casting of Philadelphia . To see them in action is marvelous and exciting. Congratulations and much success! Flammmeeee On! Now I'm thinking an interview would be perfect!!
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"On my grind so I can shine for the next nine summers"
The name Sam in Hebrew means sun child or bright sun.Therefore Philadelphia hip hop artist "Young Sam" is on his grind and he is going to be shining for a very, very long time. The acclaimed "Voice Of The Streets" has consistently dropped songs and videos to share his story, to show his grind, and to let the world know just what he's thinking. I've been tuned into Young Sam's grind for a while and he's definitely one of my favorite Philly artist. Sam speaks on being raised in a single parent home, his dreams to become giant, not having all he wanted growing up, losing friends to the street, growing up without a father figure and how since he's grown things have changed, girls , not letting his mom down, and making his dreams a reality . If you are hustling for your dreams and have a goal to make things better for yourself, your family, and those you love, you can definitely relate to the rawness and lyrical honesty from Young Sam.
There's no doubt about it that he is lyrically fire and the ladies love him. On March 13,2015 he dropped a blazing "BET Cypher Freestyle" which currently has over 157K views. Young Sam is for sure an artist to keep your eyes on. I wanted to know more about his story so I reached out to him for an exclusive interview. Actually he's the first Philly rapper I've interviewed this year! So Congrats Sam and keep shining. Read his "The Mogul Minute" interview below.
1.) The Mogul Girl : What or who inspired you to rap?
Young Sam : It's a few things that inspired me to rap for one I kinda grew up on rap. Besides that I think it's the whole art of it, it's sorta like a therapy. I was inspired by rappers I could relate to that spoke about how the hood was like Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss & DMX.
2.) The Mogul Girl : Where's your favorite place to eat in Philly?
Young Sam : Well I don't actually have a favorite it's a lot of good places but one of my favorites is Ishkabibble's.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Out of all your songs what are your favorite lyrics?
Young Sam : That's hard. I have too many hot verses but one that I really like a lot is on YouTube when I was on the Come Up Show rapping to my mom.
4.) The Mogul Girl : There's a lot of violence plaguing communities all over. What do you think about that?
Young Sam : It's been going on for years it's nothing new it's just that technology upgraded and made it easier to actually see what's going on, you know the type of things the news would never show.
5.) The Mogul Girl : If you could have been featured on any hip hop track from the past what would it be and why?
Young Sam : Probably Nas ft Lauryn hill "If I ruled the world" because it's basically speaking on how the world would be if you had the power to change it.
6.) The Mogul Girl : You are one of the rappers the ladies really like . What do you look for in a lady?
Young Sam : Well I'm the type to like people for who they are. Most females wanna put on an act to impress the person they like. So for the most part just them being themselves . I like the hustle in a woman. Any female who isn't too dependent on a man and who doesn't settle or wait around is something I look for.
7.) The Mogul Girl : What do you want your supporters to get from your music?
Young Sam : That it's a way even when you haven't figured it out. I want them to get that the hood isn't the best of places but it makes you a strong person and you have to utilize it and see the good in it even tho it's messed up for most young black kids growing up.
8.) The Mogul Girl : Are you dropping a project soon?
Young Sam : Yea, aiming early summer. I'm only a few tracks in on it and still don't have a title for it yet.
9.) The Mogul Girl : What do you want The Mogul Minute readers to know about you?
Young Sam : That I'm a super humble person, sometimes people listen to my music and mistake that. They think because I rhyme cocky that I walk around every day all day with my nose in the air but that's just how you're suppose to flow. Music is all about having confidence in yourself but off the mic I'm a very down to earth and laid back person.
10.) The Mogul Girl : Are there other things you'd love to do in the business?
Young Sam : Not really, besides actually making the music it's not too much I rather do. If I was to ever get signed I would probably become an actor before anything.
11) The Mogul Girl : What's your message to the world?
Young Sam : To think bigger and strive further in life. Sometimes your vision may be clouded by the type of environment you grew up in or the crowd you choose to hang around. You have to learn to be your own self motivation and know that doing the impossible is possible you just have to believe in yourself and be dedicated to what you love.
So there's this lady that is kind, incredible, and marvelous but oh wait there's more. She is beautiful, hilarious, and divine and her name is Kim Coles. The actress, producer, author, playwright, comedian, and self love guide will be in Philadelphia on April 11th with "Hairlicious". Since 2010 she has been touring the world to KIMspire natural haired divas to love themselves, be themselves, to be fabulous, be- YOU-tiful, to live holistically , and enjoy life. The day will be full of exhibits and workshops you don't want to miss.
2:00 - 3:00 P.M - "What Does Your Hair Say About You? (Change Your Vibration, Change Your Hair, Change Your Life"
*Kim Coles and her fiance Reggie Mckiver whom is a renowned holistic expert who will lead an eye opening, educational, and innovative workshop raising your energy vibrations and more.
5:30 - 6:30 P.M- "Live With The Curl Whisperer! Tameeka's Transformation"
* The curl whisperer Tameeka McNeil Johnson will be sharing her advice on how to transform your hair, there will be live makeovers, and her Milk& Honey mask will be available to purchase at a discount.
3:30 P.M "Simply Netfah : The Art of Head Wrapping"
4:30 P.M " Loc It Up With Kim Rollins ( Oxun Hair Salon Phila, PA)
5:00 P.M " Karen of Karen's Body Beautiful"
8:00 P.M " Kim's Comedy Show" ( with Ayanna , Dookie, and Denny Live)
April 11, 2015 at "The Voyeur" at 1221 St James St in Philadelphia , PA is going to be amazing! Come and get your laugh on! Your smile brighter, your heart warmer, and your energy, vibrations and love for being you raised higher. For more information and ticket pricing for "Hairlicious" visit www.hairliciousevent.com . There will also be raffles, swag bags, and more from major sponsors. So lets party together and have a HAIRLICIOUS time. Woo...woo....woo!
The P.A. Conference for Women was absolutely splendid. You could feel the love , power, and strength through out the Philadelphia Convention Center. The smiles, the warm embraces, the speeches, and the open hearts that shared stories and cherished moments with thousands of people paved the way for a powerful day here in the city of sisterly love. There were 100+ speakers . The keynote speakers were Tamala Edwards, Mrs.Jane Pauley, Jill Abramson, Candy Chang, Monica Malpass, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, Diane Keaton, Tory Johnson, and Robin Roberts. Guest speakers including Stephanie Humphrey "TechLife Steph" , Ms.Loraine Ballard Morrill, Emma Johnson, Susan Tabor- Kleiman, Tina Wells, Beth Rubino, Andrea Ramsey, and Lauren Mailian Bias. The day consisted of various sessions that uplifted, moved, and informed the women and girls on ways to change their financial situation, being brave, using their time wisely, how to market oneself, live a healthy lifestyle, maintain and pursue education/ career, informative ways on how to use technology and social networks, style in the work place, and how important your story and life is. In Diane Keaton's speech she said "you gotta have balls" , the room was full of laughter after that quote and by that she means you have to be super tough to make it in the world . Tory Johnson interviewed Robin Roberts. At the the end of the interview Tory Johnson had everyone stand up as she recorded a video of Robin Roberts and all the women in the convention center in Hall B screaming "Everybody's Got Something" which is the title of Robin Robert's book. The speeches were beyond touching and educating. There were also tons of exhibitors at the conference including Dress For Success, Partyhasher,Whole Foods Market, Polish The Nest, QVC, Cradles To Crayons, Rizzieri Salon/Spa , Mary Kay, Pearls With Purpose, Mainline Models, and numerous others. I had a phenomenal time at the conference . I met so many wonderful people and I am so thankful. Special thanks to Ms.Julia Ballantyne for the amazing opportunity. I interviewed Tech Life Expert, TV personality and blogger TechLifeSteph, Director of News and Community Affairs ; Ms. Loraine Ballard Morrill, the iconic Mrs.Jane Pauley , and independent business #PartyHasher For more on the Pennsylvania Conference for Women visit www.paconferenceforwomen.org and follow @PennWomen on Twitter . Check out the interviews below!
Here's Some Cool Photos Of The Amazing Women At The Conference !!