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New Music Video: XXXTentacion - 'Moonlight'

Posted On: October 01, 2018

Since his passing in June, XXXTentacion's spirit continues to live on and conjured through his music. In the wake of XXXTentacion's 'SAD' music video, the visuals for 'Moonlight' has been released.

Moonlight exhibits XXXTentacion at a social gathering in the woods somewhere. Sitting under the moonlight, X seems to be having a moment of reflection, wearing headphones and bops his head to whatever he is listening to. XXXTentacion eyes a shorty at the function and moves through the crowd as if no one is around, absent in his own world.

The video was written and creatively directed by X himself, in association with JMP.

Check it out below.

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Dior Archives Classic 'Saddle Bag' for Fall/Winter Collection

Posted On: October 01, 2018

Dior chronicles its prime, classic 'Saddle Bag' and unleashes it as part of their Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The Saddle Bag launched during Dior's Spring/Summer runway show in 2000 and has been a favorite ever since.

Remastered and redesigned, Dior's FW18 Saddle Bag cultivates the original blueprint of John Galliano and hallmarks '70 inspired patchwork of ''Peace, Love Dior' on the denim composed bag.

The FW18 Dior Saddle Bag collection also, illustrates daring, bold colors, exquisite hand embroidery, refined beading; and fashionably engineered.

Spearheaded by Dior's artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri disclosed the versatility of the Saddle Bags and its adaptation to an individual's style.

"The Saddle bag is a bag that is worn in exactly the same way as a shirt or jacket, and it’s so comfortable to wear with it’s long strap that you almost forget it’s there. The bag is also practical because it allows you to carry everything you need with you. It’s for this reason that I wanted it larger and more robust, but also very colorful, embroidered or with beaded fringe because, like a chameleon, it adapts to all situations."

Check out the lookbook of Dior FW18 Saddle Bag collection below.

For more info and to purchase, click on the link below.

Dior Saddle Bags

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New Music Video: Will Smith, Marc Anthony & Bad Bunny -'Está Rico'

Posted On: September 30, 2018

Age is nothing but a number and you're only as young, or as old as you feel. And Will Smith defines this notion in the visuals for his collaborated joint 'Está Rico,' with Marc Anthony and Bad Bunny.

Living it up, getting his mack on and pimpin' style, Will Smith celebrates life with the fellas; and a bevy of beautiful women.

The seductive caliente video will transport its viewers into the fantasy night filled, enticed reverie.

Keeping it cool towards the end of Está Rico's footage, Will Smith, Marc Anthony and Bad Bunny chill out during a game of poker. With a cameo from Luis Guzmán.

Check it out below.

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New Album Stream: Lil Wayne - 'Tha Carter V'

Posted On: September 28, 2018

Lil Wayne finally released his long anticipated album, "Tha Carter V" and it's fair to say it was worth the wait. Although, the delay of the LP was due to trial and tribulations stemming from legal issues, in the midst of that storm, Tha Carter V was baptized.

We all know the legal disputes between Lil Wayne and Birdman, which resulted in favorable outcomes for both parties involved.

Weezy first stepped on the Hip hop scene debuting, Tha Block Is Hot in 1999. At sixteen years old Lil Wayne brought heat for the streets and continued to blaze the inferno as a lyrical dragon. Tha Carter V not only celebrates Lil Wayne's birthday (Happy Birthday!), it also celebrates his liberation, his contributions to Hip Hop; and the salvation of his creativity. Conjunctive with his legal situation, in 2014 Lil Wayne expressed in a tweet how he felt imprisoned and so did his creativity. This is a momentous album for Weezy, his fans and creatives alike.

He stood for the freedom to create without measures nor restrictions. And Tha Carter V is the epitome of that, derived in its purpose. Starting off with the intro: 'I Love You Dwayne' of Lil Wayne's mother in a heartfelt, tearful statement of love expressing how proud she is of him, his strength; and Weezy's endurance to overcome against all odds. The LP continues with 'Don't Cry' in drying Tunechi's mother's tears. The track features the late XXXTentacion in the euphonic induced instrumentals. Following with acceleration of 'Dedicate' where Wayne is multi-tasking with his flow and gets political indicating a need for Barack Obama. And the song is treated with a verse of Barack noting Weezy.

Next is the Swizz Beatz produced 'Uproar' displaying sampling from G. Dep's 'Special Delivery.' Electrified on the track, Weezy spits lyrics that will go over some people's head. He's rapping like Lil Wayne. The 'Let It Fly' Travis Scott assisted track bangs like all the rest and definitely keeps those speakers knocking. Wayne's deliverance and sequence of lyrics are immaculate. Intertwined with wordplay.

There's more...

The 23 tracked album signifies Tha Carter V in numerology (23 - 2+3 = 5).

Tha Carter V is a masterpiece that is well equipped with some heavy-hitters such as: Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, other features include: Ashanti, Mack Maine, Nivea, Lil Wayne's daughter Regina Carter; and more. And assembled with a team of hit-makers such as: Swizz Beatz, Mannie Fresh, Dr. Dre, DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin; and more.

With that said,

It's TGIF so grab those headphones and stream it below.

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New Movie Trailer - Creed II featuring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Posted On: September 26, 2018

After the release of yesterday's marketing poster, Creed II  launched the official second trailer for the film. Starring Michael B. Jordan  (Adonis) and reappearance of Rocky Balboa from the Rocky movie franchise, played by Sylvester Stallone.

The movie's storyline is formatted and stems from the Rocky movies but instead, Creed and Creed II is about the late boxing legend Apollo Creed's son. Apollo was a character in one of the Rocky films. In Creed II, Apollo's son Adonis Creed is gearing up to avenge his father in a boxing match with the son of Ivan Drago, Viktor Drago played by Florian Munteanu.

Creed II's trailer details Adonis preparing for the fight of his lifetime, facing one of his biggest challenges that will change and propel him into the man he will become. And also, facing the demons of his father's past to liberate his father's estate and family's name. In Creed II's, Adonis is not only fighting for himself and his father, Adonis is fighting for the family he has now created. The pressure is on with his pregnant girlfriend played by Tessa Thompson and a baby on the way. His mother played by Phylicia Rashad, reminds Adonis it's not just about him anymore. That he is now a man with responsibilities.

Sylvester Stallone's character's Rocky Balboa is training Adonis Creed, in an effort to mentally and physically equip him for this fight. The trailer illustrates some of Balboa's history with the Dragos and how Adonis' fight with Viktor is also about him. Rocky is facing his own demons from the past, Ivan Drago played by Dolph Lundgren to finally claim victory, and find closure in the midst of what happened between Apollo and Ivan.

Creed II is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and written by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker. The film also stars: Wood Harris, Andre Ward and Russell Hornsby.

The trailer can be viewed below and Creed II will be in theaters nationwide on November 21.

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Bela Beyonce Comes Through With the Feugo in 'Mi Gente' Remix feat. J. Balvin & Willy William

Posted On: September 29, 2017

Let me find out Beyonce got some Latin blood in her! Because she is coming through with the feugo, speaking in tongues!

I like Spanish Bey, let's go!


Remixing 'Mi Gente' by J. Balvin and Willy William, the Queen Bee adds a royal touch to the Latin/Caribbean song. Beyonce is actually singing in Español and sounds great! Will we be hearing more of Bey with the Spanglish? Well, I hope so.

Beyonce's mix of Mi Gente is an act of altruism of utilizing music, to bring awareness to displaced people affected by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Mexico and parts of the Caribbean islands.



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Bey's non-profit organization BeyGood, enlisted other organizations on their website that they are working with for people to join in and assist with relief efforts.

Beyonce stated, she will be donating proceeds from the song Mi Gente towards relief efforts as quoted below:

"I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands"

Mi Gente can be streamed on iTunes and purchased on Apple Music.

And also, viewed on YouTube below.





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New Music Video: Maroon 5 feat. SZA - 'What Lovers Do'

Posted On: September 28, 2017

Maroon 5 enlist neo soul and R&B songstress SZA in collaborating on a song called 'What Lover's Do.' Releasing the video for the track, the visuals demonstrate a vivid, pictorial motion picture of cinematic digital effects.

Channeling their inner child, front-man Adam Levine and SZA are seen surrounded by floating butterflies, running up a tree and falling back to the realities of being adults. The two continue on their run through Alaskan like backdrops with penguins to participating in a marathon and surf boarding with dolphins. Adam Levine ends up deep in the sea where SZA is a mermaid.

The video continues with Adam and SZA playing cards at a casino, closing out with Levine waking up from his dream.

Check it out below.




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New R&B Joint: Majid Jordan feat. dvsn - 'My Imagination'

Posted On: September 28, 2017

The Canadian crooners Majid Jordan are back with another one titled, 'My Imagination' featuring dvsn.

Majid Jordan brings us the soulful, mellowed feel good music. It's music to dance to, make love to and sing along with.

The duo Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman who make up the group Majid Jordan are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album "The Space Between," which will be released October 27th.

In the meantime, fans and music listeners are treated to the single My Imagination off the upcoming LP.

Grab your earphones and plug to it below.




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Oprah Engages in Conversation With 7 Trump Voters & 7 Anti-Trump Voters and Things Get Real

Posted On: September 28, 2017

Ever since Donald Trump's candidacy to become president and his campaign journey to it, many can attest to it being a controversial one. Although lacking the credentials as a politician, Donald Trump sold himself into his presidency being the businessman he is and some of the public brought into it. Now that he is president of the United States of America, Trump is not doing good job in uniting America. We can focus on the problems and issues President Donald Trump stirs or we can focus on solutions for a better America. Trump will either improve as a president or those in politics will discover ways to impeach him.

Focusing on solutions is Oprah Winfrey, who sat down and engaged in a conversation with 7 Trump voters and 7 anti-Trump voters to see where America stands as a nation divided at this time. Based on history, America has always been a nation divided due to racism and ignorance, President Donald Trump basically exposed it and brought it to light. Not in a manner many are please with but in manner of revealing everything that has been wrong with this nation since the genocide of the Native Americans and the slave trade.

Anyhow, getting back to 2017 where racism and ignorance are still prevalent, Oprah tried to get to the root of things, in hoping America will flourish into a more united nation.

During a segment of "60 Minutes," Oprah Winfrey sat down with 14 individuals, 7 of them who voted for Donald Trump and 7 of them who did not. The 60 Minutes segment set the tone blaming President Donald Trump for the division in this country and it is too much credit to give him, because it's something that was already in place before he got there. Trump basically unmasked the division in America, an issue which has been swept under the rug, hidden and is the elephant in the room everybody ignores. Now, how can anybody ignore an elephant in the room? Well, Oprah chose not to and confronted it heads on.


As the conversation began and continued about President Donald Trump and his leadership, the 14 individuals remained divided in their opinions of the president and only agreeing on how he should have social media etiquette to tweet with caution. Tom, a member from the round table panel expressed his admiration for Donald Trump:

"I love it. Every day I love him more and more. Every single day."

But not many agreed and opposed the notion, one of them was Jennifer, who elaborated on the lack of leadership and professionalism of President Donald Trump, stating America looks like a joke to other foreign countries. Jennifer also expressed, her distaste and dissatisfaction of the president quoted below.

"He's a horrible president."


Oprah questioned the panel about the state of America during the next presidential election and if things would get better in unification of the nation. The panel was not optimistic in seeing a more united America, if anything their vision for America is not a good one. Out of the 14, Laura opened up about being fearful of a nation already divided, resulting in civil war and bloodshed for America to become united. And most of the group agreed with Laura, sharing in her opinion.

Is this where America is headed? Towards civil war?

Hmmm.

Closing the 60 Minutes segment, although things got heated amongst the panel, the group however in unison expressed conversations like the one they shared needs to happen more often. Despite opposing opinions, everybody should and needs to be heard.

To check out the full segment and transcript, click on the link below.

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50 Cent Chats With The View About 50 Central, Power, Fatherhood, Donald Trump's Backlash On NFL Players & More

Posted On: September 25, 2017

A few days before the premier of his show 50 Central on BET this Wednesday (9/27), 50 Cent made an appearance to chat with the ladies of The View.

With the success of his hit TV series "Power," 50 Cent continues to branch in TV and movie media. Let me also add while we are on the topic, how 50 Cent is truly breaking barriers in TV production. Power's momentum takes it up a notch every time and when you look at the cast of Power, it reflects the world's reality when it comes to the diverse nature of humanity. Most TV shows and movies we see, the casts are predominately Caucasian and 50 Cent is changing the face of it and also, innovating it as well. Power even has a character as head of a District Attorney office called Tameika Robinson and illustrated diversity in the image of a meeting taking place in the D.A's office. How innovative is that? Displaying the realness of the world, instead of some fictionalized exhibition of the world we often see in movies and TV of mostly predominately Caucasian characters. Props to 50 Cent who doesn't realize the impact and history he is making.

Anyhow, let's get into his interview with The View.


Earlier today during a broadcast of The View, 50 Cent chatted up with the ladies about his many endeavors and one of them is his upcoming 50 Central show on BET. He expressed his view about President Donald Trump's recent backlash of NFL players protesting against police brutality. 50 Cent makes a good point, he stated asking if Donald Trump has any advisors or anybody advising him in the right direction as a president.

Things that make you go hmmm.

The View continued to interview 50 Cent and talked about his controversial posts centering the network STARZ which Power is broadcast on. Curtis Jackson implied on how TV viewers have more power than they think. He went on to talk about fatherhood and bonding with his sons. The interview got into the behind the scenes of 50 Central and recruiting the cast/comedians for the show. Even showing a clip with one of the members of 50 Central. Last but not least, 50 Cent conversed about Power's season finale shockers and cliffhangers.

Check it out below.

"You smell good, you smell very good."

I wonder what was going through her mind when she said that.


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Weekend Recap: Jaguars' Owner and Players Kneel & Link Arms to Protest Following President Trump's Ignorant Comments

Posted On: September 25, 2017

Despite President Donald Trump's attempt to influence NFL owners to fire any players that participate in protesting during the National Anthem, members of the NFL banded together in unity.

During the airing of football games yesterday (Sept.24th), many took part in support of the movement Colin Kaepernick started.

As displayed in the above picture, Jaguars' owner Shahid Khan and players linked arms in solidarity and unity, to show Trump what it means to be true leaders who stand up for the rights of others.

In a statement, Shahid Khan expressed that the NFL is an organization of different races and cultures. And how there is a lot of work to be done in countering racism and ignorance. He has faith and so do I that it can be done and will be done. Although as Shahid Khan conversed, Trump does not make it easier but hard. And regardless of all the odds, Khan understands unity is the key to unlock a new world.

"Our team and the National Football League reflects our nation, with diversity coming in many forms -- race, faith, our views and our goals. We have a lot of work to do, and we can do it, but the comments by the President make it harder. That's why it was important for us, and personally for me, to show the world that even if we may differ at times, we can and should be united in the effort to become better as people and a nation."

The Jaguars played against the Baltimore Ravens, who also protested and generated an energy of unity to counter injustice and racism. Baltimore Ravens' coach John Harbaugh led his players in the protest.


Ravens' Hall of Famer Ray Lewis was in attendance and he took two knees to make a double impact supporting a fellow player, who had the courage to kneel alone for something he knew in his heart was the right thing to do.



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