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New Movie Trailer: 'Almost Christmas'

Posted On: June 21, 2016

Christmas' movies have always somehow, made the holidays a little more festive. Well, this year "Almost Christmas" rolls into theaters to maintain the joyous festivities. 

The storyline for the movie is about a man who lost his wife and brought his children and family together for the holidays, to relive family moments he had with her. As usual, personalities will clash, disagreements will occur and sometimes, dysfunction will rear its ugly head. Through it all, love is what keeps a family together and creates a bond that is unbreakable. Almost Christmas has the perfect blend of eggnog to treat yourself and your whole family to a movie outing. 

In an all star studded cast consisting of: Danny Glover, Mo'Nique, Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Usher, Nicole Ari Parker, DC Young Fly and more; Almost Christmas is a movie that is comical and dramatic. It will make you laugh, reflect on what family means, it will make you cry, smile; and enjoy this season of Christmas coming up. 

The movie is scheduled for release on November 11th, until then, check out the preview of it below. 


Father's Day Cocktails to Make a Toast & Enjoy Your Day

Posted On: June 19, 2016

 Today (June 19th) is father's day, men all across the nation are enjoying their days with their children, at the golf course, maybe somewhere on a beach getting a sun-kissed tan; or with the homies toasting it up! 

On this Father's Day, TODAY compiled a list of cocktails for you to sip to, something smooth, a little light to make you feel nice, alleviate some stress; and just do you. 

Starting with the Poppa's Pride Cocktail 

The main ingredient in this cocktail is the ginger beer that gives it a zest, along with the the lemons to make it tangy. 

Check out the recipe below. 

  • 2 ounces Kentucky bourbon
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • Soda water
  • Angostura bitters

Mix the first four ingredient listed in a shaker, add some ice and shake. You could dance or sing while you getting your shake on. After you are finished, pour into a glass, throw some mint leaves and drink up! 

The next cocktail is the Cherry Gin & Tonic

It's a sweet drink that will make love to your tastebuds. 

Let's check out the recipe to it below. 

  • 3 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces tonic
  • 3 lime slices
  • Fresh cherry for garnish

To prepare this drink, fill a glass with cherry juice, squeeze some lime for flavor. Get some ice in there, squeeze some more lime juice, pour some gin, squeee another lime slice; and add your tonic to top it off. Garnish with a lime and a cherry to eat afterwards. Cheers! 

Last but not least is the Picasso Julep Cocktail

The art of drinks and cocktails, a masterpiece of decadent flavors to drink and toast to. 

To make it, you need: 

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce maple syrup
  • 4 raspberries
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 dashes bitters

 Pour maple syrup into a cup of your choice, add three raspberries and mint to base the flavor. Then pour your whiskey and some more maple syrup. Get you some cracked ice and fill the cup with it, leave enough space to add some crushed ice on the top. The rest of the mint and raspberries, use it to garnish your drink. Reflect on why this day is special to you, smile and have a toast! 

Below is footage on how to make a Mango Moscow Mule cocktail. 


Article Reference: TODAY

Father's Day Hat & Cocktail Picture by: Wendi Nordeck



Kevin Hart Lays Bars Over Desiigner's Panda

Posted On: June 19, 2016

Kevin Hart was recently on BBC Radio 1 as part of his promo runs for his upcoming movie, The Secret Life of Pets. During the course of his interview, the turntables started to spin live on the 1's and 2's and Kevin sort of brought out Chocolate Droppa to lace the mic. 

Well, more like the lead character 'Snowball' he plays in the film, to cover Desiigner's hit 'Panda.' What would a freestyle or even a remixed version to any song be without Kevin Hart's comedic nature. 

Check out the clip below. 


50 Cent's 'Power' Season 3 Debuts on July 17th

Posted On: June 12, 2016

The anticipation grows as televison consumers wait for the return of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's drama series 'Power' to return. 

I've written it before and expressed, Power's writers are some extraordinary and amazing writers. I don't know whose imagination came up with the character James "Ghost" St. Patrick (who is basically three different man in one body) because he is one of the best kingpin/gangster characters ever created. What makes Ghost unique from other characters is, Ghost embodies his moniker and truly moves like Casper. This was well exhibited and displayed when he entered Rolla's crib without being detected in Season 1

In their new marketing ad for Season 3, Power showcases the menancing and phantom characteristics of Ghost pictured below.

Since the launching and broadcasting of Power, the drama/action packed series does not lose its momentum and this is something that Power will continue to be successful in. It's unsure if Power was created and developed by 50 Cent or its writers. As the series progresses, Power evolves and gets better with mystery and knowing how to leave viewers in suspense, wanting more of it. Power also leaves viewers at the edge of their seats, it was able to accomplish this in both Season 1 and 2. The storyline, the settings, the plot and the growth of Power's characters is what great TV writing and production is all about. 

Last season, Power ended with Tommy and Ghost's friendship on the rocks. Angela unsure about St. Patrick because of his betrayal to prevent Tommy from going to prison and taking out members of his organization, in order to keep his drug empire/cartel untouchable. In season 2, 50 Cent's character Kanan really came into play, his vengeance towards Ghost, Kanan killing his own son which was shocking to viewers and disclosed what makes Kanan a twisted and psychotic character. Is he more dangerous than Ghost? Or just a shadow of the haunting that Ghost unleashes or an illusion of his character. Viewers were left perplexed and in suspense of Power uncovering that Kanan (pictured below) made it out the burning building Ghost left him in.

Power's cast, their writers, producers, directors and etc. keep a tight lip about the show which is good. Because it maintains the mystery of it. Power returns and makes its debut on July 17th. 


Mazzanti Reveals Italy's Most Powerful Super Car, The Evantra Millecavalli

Posted On: June 12, 2016

During their participation at the 2016 Turin Auto ShowMazzanti revealed the Evantra Millecavalli.

With oohs and ahhs from the audience, Evantra Millecavalli made history in Italy's automotive as the most powerful supercar to be built and manufactured. 

The Evantra Millecavalli has V-8 engine that can go up to 1,000 in horsepower, equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox and has 885 pound-per-feet of torque. Drake goes 0 to 100 but the Millecavalli goes 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds, exceeding at 250 miles per hour. 

Millecavalli's engine is what makes the car stands out, the highlight of it and the horsepower it generates. With that type of an engine, the car needs brakes to sustain it. The Evantra has ceramic units which gives drivers control and can halt the car at 186 miles per hour in just seven seconds.

Mazzanti introduced the Evantra Millecavalli as a prototype, however 25 cars have been manufactured and a few of them sold. 



Video Game Trailer: Injustice 2

Posted On: June 12, 2016

Inspired by the movie Batman V Superman, a new video game will be released in the market called Injustice 2. It features Batman, Superman and a list of other superheroes dueling with each other. 

In getting consumers ready for the video game, a trailer was released for viewing. Injustice 2 is the video sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us and depicts arena style matches between DC superhero characters. The video game comes with some upgrades which allows gamers to customize characters with different options and level up. 

Injustice 2 will hit the market next year in 2017 for Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. 

Until then, check out the trailer of it below. 


Selena Gomez Breaks Down During Dedication Song to Christina Grimmie

Posted On: June 12, 2016

During a concert at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida as part of Revival Tour, Selena Gomez broke down on stage during a dedication song to her friend, Christina Grimmie.

Gomez tried to hold back tears as she expressed to the audience, how Christina valued her faith and the importance of it. 

"One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely to her," Selena revealed. 

She then continued opening about the news of Christina's passing being unreal to her, especially with the type of faith Grimmie believed in and trying to understand why it happened. 

"I think it’s not about a religion and it’s not about good deeds. I think she just had faith and I don’t really understand how this really happened, but I would like to dedicate this song to her."

Gomez then proceed to perform her dedication song but was emotionally overwhelmed, dropped the mic, apologized to her fans who understood and left the stage. 

As previously reported, Christina Grimmier was fatally shot after a performance and passed away.

Check out the emotional video below. 

Continued prayers and condolences. 


Jabbawockeez Get It Crunked In a New Dance Video

Posted On: June 11, 2016

 Making their comeback into the spotlight with a show in Las Vegas called JREAMZ, the Jabbawockeez are getting it crunked once again. 

As the inspiration and motivation for dancers across the world, the Hip Hop dance group continues to reign supreme. 

Jabbawockeez dominated the stage during the airing of America's Best Dance Crew and became the best and greatest dance group. 

In a new dance video titled 'Its Just Begun,' Jabbawockeez exhibit their classic dance styles that took them to the top, their unique creativity of combining all genre of dance to create their own routines; and basically have fun while getting crunked with some funk to it.

Check it out below. 



Enjoy The Views of The Ocean, Sailing Away in a Black Swan Superyacht

Posted On: June 09, 2016

The ocean is one of God's many masterpieces on earth. I've written before, if one desires to create in the likeness of God, study God's work amongst the earth and get intimate with Mother Nature. 

Anyhow, there's something about the ocean that is therapeutic for some, for others it's watching the sun rise and experiencing the different color effects it gives when the sun sets. And summer is here to experience that on a Black Swan Superyacht.


Designed by Timur Bozca, the yacht looks like it came straight out of a James Bond movie. It's exterior is a black polished and glossy finish. The Black Swan features a helicopter pad (a mini heliport), one master suite and six guest suites, a swimming pool, three different outside chillin' areas and much more. Black Swan is constructed to make summer a memorable one. 

Check out more pics below. 


For more info and to check out some other yacht designs, click on the following link: Tim Bozca 


Lil Wayne Gets in The Digital Business and Reveals His Own App Game To Be Release Soon Called, Sqvad Up

Posted On: June 07, 2016

Lil Wayne is trying to mature his Young Money brand and gets into the tech and digital business. Weezy is a skateboarder and introduced the lifestyle and hobby of skateboarding to Hip Hop. It's also a sport and gives youth an alternative to keep themselves occupied, a substitute in exercising and contributes to staying healthy. Lil Wayne attest to it with this statement below. 

"Skating is a perfect way for kids today to stay out of trouble and be positive and active."

Weezy also expressed his skating journey and the purpose of it.

"I started skateboarding at 29, not just because I thought it looked cool, but also because I wanted to be able to inspire kids to get outside and play."

Earlier today (June 7th), Lil Tunechi revealed the release of his digital/mobile game called, Sqvad Up

"I’m super excited to drop my first mobile skateboarding game Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up as a way to share my passion for skateboarding."

Komin soon

A video posted by Lil Wayne (@liltunechi) on

Lil Wayne colaborated with mobile media company UTILITY to created the app. Inspired by skateboarding and reflects the many different styles, tricks and stunts skateboarders do. The game was designed to service all consumers and features a throwback arcade design to it. The soundtrack for Sqvad Up crafted by Lil Wayne with productions by Nesby Phips who worked on Hollygrove.Tunechi expressed, Sqvad Up celebrates his hometown Hollygrove and New Orleans by illustrating what makes it such a dope place.

Sqvad Up is scheduled for release on June 10th and will be available for iPhone and Android users. 

Hmmm, who knows what will follow after this, maybe Weey's own line of skateboards. 


New Movie Trailer: Marauders

Posted On: June 07, 2016

In this new action packed movie trailer for Marauders, the storyline is a group of elite bank robbers that are modern days Robin Hood. Taking millions from the banks and givng it to charities like churches depicted in this trailer. The movie stars Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista and Christopher Meloni, who plays the character detective Elliot Stabler on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Bruce Willis' character is the head of a prominent bank but the papertrail on him leads to dirty money. The deeper the detectives played by Meloni and Bautista dig, the more dirt they uncover and began to understand the motives of the bank robbers. 

 Marauders is set to be one of this summer's blockbusters and will be in theaters July 1st. 

Until then, hit that play button.