"My girlfriends there through thick and thin. My girlfriends there for anything." Remember that theme song sung by Angie Stone for the TV show "Girlfriends"? I loved that show. I wish they would reboot a show like that , or make a movie don't you? I watched that show all the time after school and I admired that they were always there for each other no matter what. However these days not only do we not hang together as much but we need to stop tagging each other on social media or quick text messages that half us are too distracted to answer and just call up our girlfriends. Remember when you and your closest friends use to talk on the phone for a while about everything? Nowadays our trust factors are super-low, our schedules are packed, and sending a quick emoji in response is much faster . These days there's so much going on in our lives and the lives of everyone around us that we barely talk and keep things to ourselves . A lot of us portray an image that everything is okay even when it's not. Not realizing your friend could shed some light or maybe be able to help you.
The media, magazines, and the internet is always telling us women how we should be , what we should look like, etc but in reality all that matters is that you are healthy, happy, and free. We as women not only are judged by others but we judge ourselves. That has to stop. We really have to love ourselves and each-other.
Everyone thinks being solo is cool, and riding alone is what's new. God didn't put billions of people on this earth for that. Ladies we flip out when guys say wrong things about us but celebrate when we do it. That's backwards. We shouldn't be tearing each other down. We should be building each other up. Yes, we go through things with friends ( I don't think there's any perfect friendship) and sometimes you have to speak on it hunty.
So I created this playlist on Tidal entitled "Call Up My Girlfriends" . It features 60 songs from some very inspirational artist about various topics to inspire and uplift you. Sometimes we have to call up our girlfriends for advice about hair, clothes, work , a guy , chat about what's going on , or just see how they're doing. There's also tracks on here for the things you don't talk to your friends about ( as I said before you don't have to tell them everything). We women are beautiful, valuable, strong, intelligent, talented and so much more. So ladies press play, share this playlist, and don't forget to "Call Up Your Girlfriends".
Uhhhh Ohhhhh a maniac just escaped!!! Jhene Aiko just released her new single "Maniac". The song is fiery and seductive. Jhene is repping the lil booty ladies with this one. She mixes rapping with her alluring voice on this sweet yet spicy single. Check it out below on all music networks
I'm digging the track and I'm waiting for more. I definitely hope we get some celebs on the remix like Chris Brown, Big Sean or Nicki Minaj (lucky wishing) .
Congratulations it's the m***** ******* chasers. The highly anticipated album "DC4" by Meek Mill released on October 27,2016 the day before he headlined Power 99's annual Powerhouse Concert here in Philly. If you follow me on Twitter it's full of Meek lyrics right now. I've been waiting for this since DWMTM (that went #1 in case you forgot) The internet is still buzzing about the DC4 and so are the charts. Yesssssss his new album is coming in at the number one spot on various charts as it should. DC4 features his queen Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Don Q, Young Thug, 21 Savage, YFN Lucci, Tracy T, Pusha T, Guordon Banks, French Montana, and Lil Snupe (R.I.P to Lil Snupe). Meek definitely took his time with this project and worked with Jahlil Beats, SR Beats, OZ,Rara, Pyro, Tarik Azzouz, Sonny Digital, Dj Ryu, Beat Bully, Butter Beats, and MP808 to name a few. The lyrics are fire, the beats are dope, and the videos to accompany the album are litty. Despite what the media says about him he doesn't quit and he continues to do his thing. So last year I dropped an article on The Mogul Minute about why 2015 was big for Meek so of course I had to drop one about 2016. So let's get in to it!
1. DC4 LIFE
First of all , I love this album. I think Meek wanted us to really feel his story, feel his pain, be motivated , get stronger , and shine on everybody that doubted or prayed for a downfall. He chose really dope artist to feature on his album. So the versatility and creative collaborations are major. The album def has a song you're going to feel heavy. He def is letting everybody know that he's Blessed Up and that You Know he's going to keep it Litty . Blue Notes is one of my favorite songs. Again this album is Way Up on the charts we're talking #1. Now that's how you Shine On The Regular . So at the end of Tony Story 3 did you all peep the part four gone be a movie ? Maybe we might actually get a full movie style - visual for all of Tony Story. His wrist still Froze and he proudly wears his D.C. chains so we can see that s***. The Difference, Lights Out, Two Wrongs, Offended, definitely are hot tracks. So from track one to the outro "DC4Life" is straight heat.
2. HIS SON PAPI STARTED KINDERGARTEN
Meek posted this picture of Papi on Instagram in celebration of him starting Kindergarten. That definitely is a big moment to be proud of. It's good to see this. Meek is a proud dad before anything and he is happy to give his son the opportunities and the life he didn't have.
3. MEEK AND NICKI STILL LIVE TOGETHER !!!
On "Froze" Nicki said "Meek and I still live together" and Meek told Noisey Raps in a recent interview that " I wake up in my bed and I just look at Nicki , like man this sh*t has gotta be a dream because we used to dream all this sh*t and it's just going on right now ". So haters might as well give it up , they winnnnn! Both Nicki and Meek had another successful year. Nicki covered Marie Claire magazine and did a very heart felt interview about her career , her life, being a boss, girl power, her upcoming TV series, Yonce and Jay-Z, and how black women also carry the weight of racism and murders of husbands and boyfriends. Nicki also released her eighth fragrance Trini Girl. These two have been putting in work as always . You can't help but be proud of that!! Ouuuuuuuuuuuuu!
4. MEEK RELEASED HIS NEW DREAMCHASER COLLECTION SNEAKER "BLAZE OF GLORY AND BASKET " WITH PUMA
Meek's "Blaze Of Glory And Basket" sneaker collaboration with Puma released in July. The sneaker launch was held at Foot Locker in the Roosevelt Mall in Philly. Meek signed autographs and took pics with the supporters that came out to see the debut of the sneaker inspired by Philly and Bike Life.
5. MEEK WAS FEATURED ON THE SOUNDTRACK FOR BIRTH OF A NATION
The song "Black Moses" by Pusha T ,Meek Mill, and Priscilla Renea is featured on the soundtrack. The track is one of sixteen songs that add a musical story to the importance of Nate Parker's film. The track idiscusses slavery, fighting for freedom, injustice, incarceration, and believing in God to handle it. The soundtrack features major artist and all of them helped to make a project and create perfect songs for such a powerful film.
6. HE DROPPED A LITTY FREESTYLE ON FUNK FLEX
The freestyle said it all! He ripped this.
Meek puts on for Philly. He's chasing his dreams and living them at the same time. He work hard it's evident. So it's obvious that all you gotta do is not give up . No matter what people say as long as you believe in yourself and stay focused , you can do anything!
I had to drop this article. Make sure you read last years article if you all haven't yet.
Made In America is back it again with the hottest line up for it's 2016 celebration in Philadelphia. Every year this 2 day concert gets more exciting, bigger, and better. Everyone's favorite Bad Gal Rihanna and those rocking guys Coldplay are the official headliners for the show. No matter what your taste in music is Made In America definitely has an artist that will fulfill your musical appetite . The show officially kicks off September 3rd and 4th. The TIDAL and VIP pre-sale starts 6/22 at 10am EST. Don't forget to download the Made In America app so you can get exclusive content, updates, and more. If you're super ecstatic about the upcoming concert log on to Tidal and check out the exclusive
Made In America 2016 playlist for cuts from your fave artist. Made In America is brought to you by Tidal, and partnered with Twix and Vitamin Water to bring you this ultimate Budweiser MIA Experience.
Follow @MIAfestival and @Tidal on Twitter for updates
Here's you full list of artist that will be performing at the show
Queen Beyonce is #1 ! Her new album "LEMONADE" released on Tidal is number one on the Top 200 Billboard charts. B definitely knows how to make the world stop . LEMONADE is the perfect mixture of sweet, cold, sharpness, refreshment, and cohesion.
Her visual album for Lemonade premiered on HBO April 23, 2016 . The 1:50 :05 visual showed 11 various stages of growth in life
These are trials we all face at some point in life. No matter who we are or where we're from we are all are human . Beyonce is definitely serving life, power, and art in this project. She also included cameos from some very powerful young females including Chloe & Halle, Winnie Harlow, Zendaya, Serena Williams, Quazanae Wallace, Ballerina Michaela DePrince, Ava Clark, and Amandla Sternberg, to name a few. She also included 90 year old Civil Rights activist Leah Chase . Her father, husband Jay-Z, and daughter Blu Ivy also appeared in the project. Beyonce and Jay Z have also stood up for change, love, and the Black Lives Matter movement. B, also honored Sybrina Fulton mother of Trayvon Martin , Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden by placing them in the video as well. I love the album and the film. Beyonce also took the time to credit every person that helped with "LEMONADE" which is absolutely amazing. The album is inspiring and important ! #LEMONADE
I was so moved by Beyonce's album I wrote this poem. I''m so excited to get to see her Formation World Tour in Philadelphia 6/5
What is art with out FREEDOM?
What is LOVE with out a DROUGHT?
PRAY YOU CATCH ME is what LEMONADE is all about.
FORMATION is power.
You can HOLD UP, SANDCASTLES in a flood.
SORRY but she's never giving up !
6 INCH heels to flip flops
She still stands as queen.
ALL NIGHT, all day and everything in between
DADDY LESSONS made her strong
Fast FORWARD the scene
DON'T HURT YOURSELF Tryna Boycott.
BEYONCE is here and living the dream!!!
-THE MOGUL GIRL
Listen and buy to "LEMONADE" on TIDAL(HERE)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : JHENE AIKO AND BIG SEAN ARE IN THE BUSINESS LIKE "U" AND "I" WATCH "OUT OF LOVE" SHORT FILM #TWENTY88 ( THE MOGUL GIRL )
Woah!!! Jhene Aiko and Big Sean released "Out Of Love" fifteen minute film for their "TWENTY 88" album on TIDAL at 8 PM EST. This duo brings pure fantasy, sex appeal, futuristic creativity on and off screen . Big Sean and Jhene are explosive together. This album is everything. You get love, hurt, sex, and passion . Their chemistry is alluring and let's just say it... they look absolutely beautiful together . So you have a 2 Minute Warning to press play on the video . This album will have you "On The Way" to see your bae ( do we still say bae? Okay well ..your boo) . As far as that play button goes, you have to Push It, did you do it yet? Don't be Selfish share your favorite songs off the album and lyrics . If I had a reality "Talk Show" I'd definitely have them on for an interview. If your Memories Faded make sure you play it again and again. You'll know all the lyrics soon enough it'll hit you like Deja Vu. I promise you'll fall for this album and short film like the London Bridge. The short film was written and directed by Lawrence Lamont. #TWENTY88
Get "TWENTY 88" (here)
The number eight is said to be spiritual , material, goal oriented, and authoritative. Kanye West released his eighth album February 14,2015. After posting the abbreviation T.L.O.P the other day on Twitter and having social media try to figure it out . Kanye announced his album entitled "The Life Of Pablo". On Thursday Kanye West held his album release and Yeezy Season 3 showcase at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
(Kanye Sold Out Madison Garden For A Mega-Listening Party And Fashion Show). Kanye's new album is currently streaming on TIDAL. The album is demiurgical, inspiring, theatrical, leading edge, chimerical, animated, and high-spirited. Straight up, personally "I Love Kanye" for this album. Not only is the production sensational but the features are astounding. Kanye is definitely in his zone. The album from beginning to end is a movie. Kanye might get an Oscar for this one. This album is "Ultralight Beam" worthy . Ye must have said "Father Stretch Out My Hands" for Pt 1 and "Pt2" of this album.
Although Ye is super "Famous" he shares his "Feedback" on the industry and life in his music. "Low Lights" turned to "Highlight" because Kanye lit lyrics smashed every beat. Ye definitely hit a "Freestyle 4" the people that say "I Love Kanye". We definitely feel these "Waves" .This album rides so hard. Even though sometimes it's like "FML" we have to thank God for our "Real Friends" because there are "Wolves" in sheep clothing and we always have to stay focused. What's more precious than silver and gold ? If you don't know this answer you might have to take a "Silver Surfer Intermission". Wow I bet you the world listens to #TheLifeOfPablo within "30 Hours". Although Kanye said "No More Parties In L.A." I definitely want to turn up whenever I visit L.A (lol). Check the "Facts" Kanye is the man, straight up. You can't "Fade" greatness. S/o To Kanye for #TheLifeOfPablo.
Follow Kanye On Twitter @KanyeWest .
This album is past lit, this album is sirius ( if you study astrology) you'll get this one.
Go stream the album now on TIDAL below
1. “Ultralight Beam” (feat. Chance the Rapper & Kirk Franklin)
2. “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” (feat. Kid Cudi)
3. “Pt. 2” (feat. Desiigner)
4. “Famous” (feat. Rihanna)
6. “Low Lights”
7. “Highlights” (feat. Young Thug)
8. “Freestyle 4” (feat. Desiigner)
9. “I Love Kanye”
10. “Waves” (feat. Chris Brown)
11. “FML” (feat. The Weeknd)
12. “Real Friends” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
13. “Wolves” (feat. Frank Ocean & Caroline Shaw)
14. “Silver Surfer Intermission”
15. “30 Hours”
16. “No More Parties in LA” (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
17. “Facts (Charlie Heat Version)”
18. “Fade” (feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)
THE MOGUL MINUTE : INFORMATION IS POWER AND BEYONCE JUST SLAYED, OKAY !! ( THE MOGUL GIRL) #FORMATION
Political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis once said "Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation". Beyonce's new song and video "Formation" is not just art. The song sends a very strong message that high lights women's rights, injustice against minorities, and financial freedom. Of course Queen B always surprises us. Remember when she released her "Beyonce" album in 2013? She made the world stop and Yonce has done it again. Her song/video "Formation" released on TIDAL a day before her Pepsi Superbowl Halftime performance. Her progressive art has gained a lot of buzz and a lot of conversation. Beyonce's video featured her beautiful daughter Blu Ivy , the voice of Messy Mya ( whom was shot and killed by police, at the age of 22) and rapper Big Freedia. In the New Orleans based video . Some of her scenes depict the devastation of Hurricane Katrina , Mardi Gras, a young black child in a hoodie dancing, a sign that says stop shooting us, a newspaper displaying Martin Luther King which reads "More Than A Dreamer" , and her on top of a police car. She and her dancers payed homage to the Black Panthers as they dressed in all black leather and berets with their fist in the air. Beyonce's performance was super and she used her artistic abilities and platform to propel people toward social emancipation as Angela Davis said. For those of you that don't know what social emancipation it's the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation. Beyonce speaks on working hard, grinding until she owns it. So let's get in formation ( which means together) and get information (because knowledge is power) . After Beyonce's performance at the Superbowl she announced her "The Formation World Tour". l am so excited and I can't wait to see her show in Philadelphia June 5,2016. Get your tickets (here) and watch the "Formation" video below.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : IT'S HER #uRIHverse RIHANNA DOES THINGS HER OWN WAY DARLIN #ANTI ALBUM ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Woo! Finally Rihanna's eighth studio album "ANTI" is here . The Navy went crazy the other day when Rihanna posted a selfie wearing Dolce & Gabbana x Frends golden crowned headphones with the caption "Listening to ANTI". This definitely set social media on fire . Then yesterday she released her single "Work" featuring Drake . Everyone was jamming out to the upbeat-spunky track and what a surprise she released the full "ANTI" album last night on TIDAL. Since it's release the album has been streamed over 13 million times. ( Round of applause and a twerk for Rih-Rih) . "ANTI" is very edgy, groovy, original, daring, animated, and hypnotic. Her features SZA and Drake are great choices and the beats are blazing. The vibes on this 13 track project range from somber, to Yeah I Said It , to straight fierce and savage unapologetic boldness. Although Rihanna is straight forward ANTI has a mysterious addictive flavor. ANTI takes us a little higher into Rih's #uRIHverse. Her voice is sultry, spicy, strong, and classically sexy. I'm definitely loving that she went against all the rules and did things her own way darlin. #ANTI has it's own direction and the NAVY definitely got the message and the navy definitely approves.
What are your favorite tracks on #ANTI so far?
Listen and purchase ANTI below on Tidal.
Purchase tickets to "ANTI World TOUR" (Here)
ANTI (Deluxe) by Rihanna (Here)
Get Rihanna "Work" ft Drake ( Here)
World Stop and watch the Queens do their thang in their "Feeling Myself" video. I know I'm not the only one (Sam Smith voice) that has been playing this video non stop since it release on TIDAL today. I think we all are feeling ourselves right now doing the bounce dance to this video. Nicki and Beyonce are movements by themselves but together they burn it up. Not only is the video sexy but its so fun. I could so go for a burger and fries at the moment , nevermind I could always go for a burger and fries. This video is super dope and I love it. Maybe we'll get an collaborative album one day (crosses fingers and wishes on a star). They def should be feeling themselves , they deserve to after all the hard work they put in.