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Skrillex Remix: Kendrick Lamar - 'Humble'

Posted On: September 25, 2017

I'm not sure about this mix even though Skrillex is that dude with this music production thing. But this remix of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' with the electronic dance music, hmmm I can't quite put my ears to it. 

The instrumentals are not bad, sounds like Skrillex is playing with the MPC and some keyboard instrumentals. At least he is being creative and this mix will definitely spin at a rave club. Who knows maybe after a few spins and Henny, one can bop their head to this.

Well, you can bop to it now.

Blaze it below.



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Another One Bites The Dust: Cipha Sounds Resigns From HOT 97

Posted On: January 28, 2015

Dang, what's going on over at HOT 97? First Angie Martinez, now Cipha Sounds, hmmm... things that make you raise an eyebrow.

There's some speculations with this story, but it's evident Cipha Sounds no longer works at HOT 97. Different sources are reporting he got fired, some are saying he resigned but whatever the reason might be, it was a mutual agreement between Cipha Sounds and the administration department at HOT 97. But one thing for sure, HOT 97 will never be the same.

After working for HOT 97 for 17 years, Cipha Sounds called it quits. In a recent Juan Epstein podcast, Cipha Sounds expressed his frustration with the popular music station and revealed how he turned down a job offering at their rival station, Power 105.1 out of loyalty for HOT 97. Cipha Sounds vented to his colleague Peter Rosenberg about the lack of communication at HOT 97 when it comes to their bosses. Cipha also opened up, about Nessa Nitty from California joining the station in replacement of Angie Martinez and having no issues with her.

Cipha Sounds went on to state, how he was not sure where he stood with the radio station and was uncertain about his future there. But expressed how he wants HOT 97 to be successful regardless, if he continued to work there or not.

Hmmm... There's more.

Check out the the whole broadcast of the podcast below.

After the episode on Juan Epstein, Cipha Sounds announced his departure at HOT 97. Both parties involved, Cipha and HOT 97 released statements about the matter.

Below is the statement released from HOT 97.

"Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM. We wish him well on his future endeavors."

Cipha Sounds statement below was a little more lengthy.

“After 17 years, I’m leaving Hot 97. I¹m changing my relationship status from ‘it¹s complicated’ to ‘single’. It¹s been an amazing ride – from intern to weekends to morning show host to fill Angie¹s seat in afternoons. Many years of incredible, life-changing experiences and enough amazing memories to last five lifetimes. The next move is already underway and I promise it’s going to be huge.”

So far, no other statements have been released. I'm sure wherever Cipha Sounds goes or ends up, he'll be okay and do fine. With his experience, Cipha Sounds could even start his own radio station. Cipha is talented, this could be the set up for something big.

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2016 Grammy Awards Highlights: Taylor Swift's Performance

Posted On: February 15, 2016

As the opening act for the 58th annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J, Taylor Swift hit the stage and performed her song, 'Out of The Woods.'

 

Taylor was shining in a jumpsuit, Chinese style bob cut and sparkled on stage. Urging the audience to clap their hands, Swift moved like the wind going back to the future and gave off a choir like vibe. 

Tap the play button to view the footage. 



 

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History Maker Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line

Posted On: March 25, 2015

Mo'ne Davis made history when she became the first African-America girl to play in the Little League World Series. She was also one of two girls to play for the league. Not stopping there, Mo'ne became the first little league player to cover Sports Illustrated magazine in 2014.

Wanting to be the source of motivation for little gilrs like herself across the world, Mo'ne is joining forces with M4D3 to design and launch her own sneaker line. M4D3 which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, is a social non-profit group that collaborates with individuals or companies to help raise funds and improve social changes around the globe. Mo'ne is teaming up with them in an effort to create sneakers that will aide in helping girls across the world combat and overcome poverty from lack of education, medical benefits, housing and etc. Also coming aboard for this project is Because I Am A Girl, which is a global intiative to promote the rights and civil rights of girls, raise them out of poverty and provide education in developing countries.

The sneakers will hit the market at $75 per pair, 15% off every sale will go towards Because I Am A Girl's campaign to alleviate girls around the world from educational, economic and social poverty.

Mo'ne Davis took part in the design process of the sneakers, adding some baseball signature touches to it, lacing them up in suede and giviing it a finishing canvas look. The sneakers will have Mo'ne's imprint on them. They are available for pre-order, just click on the link: Mo'Ne Davis Sneakers

At a press conference, Mo'ne expressed her how it felt to be a role model for young girls.

“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool,” said Davis.

She then went on to talk about inspiring girls towards a better future through the accomplishments of their goals and how the sneakers will be the key to open doors for them. 

“If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross Graces The Cover Of 'Essence' Magazine

Posted On: February 27, 2015

In their newest magazine edition, Essence recruited actress Tracee Ellis Ross to grace their March 2015 cover.

The March 2015 issue for Essence is to honor and celebrate Black women in Hollywood. Tracee Ellis Ross represents one of the many Black women in Hollywood and is the star of of her own television show called, 'Blackish.'  The cover is also about style and grace, about Black women embracing their natural beauty with Tracee Ellis Ross sporting her signature tresses.

The magazine is already on newsstands and can be purchased anywhere magazines are sold.

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Miguel and Travis $cott Performs 'Waves' On The Ellen Show

Posted On: February 24, 2016

Miguel made a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a couple of days ago to perform his remixed track, 'Waves' featuring Travis $cott. 

The song is off Miguel's current album, "Wildheart" and footage of him and La Flame surging the crowd with the sounds of music can be viewed below. 

 

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New Music Video: Jason Derulo - 'Want To Want Me'

Posted On: March 24, 2015

Jason Derulo unleashes the visuals for his banger 'Want To Want Me.'

The production on this song is dope, it has that feel good and dance vibe to it.

In the video, Jason seems to be having a flashback and so is the woman that is in flashback. Both have problems sleeping because of their yearnings for each other. He hops in the cab, goes to the woman that's keeping him up at night, things get wild and their passion for each other explodes everywhere. In the video, Jason is having a lot of fun, does his little Michael Jackson twirl and moonwalk, like he's really feeling himself. The video was directed by Colin Tilley and Derulo is currently working on his next album, which will be in stores during the summer.

Check the video out below.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Their "Empire" Inspired Clothing, Accesories and Shoes

Posted On: September 01, 2015

FOX hit show Empire and Saks Fifth Avenue partnered to propel their fashion inspired trend collections from the show. The collection features wardrobe from the characters Cookie, who is played by Taraji P. Henson, Lyon who is played by Terrence Howard and the rest of the Lyon family.

The wardrobe consist of inspired clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories from the main characters of Empire. 

 

Saks Fifth Avenue is working with Jimmy Choo, MCM, Cushnie et Ochs and Alexis Bittar for their Empire collection. The president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Jeffrey Godsick expressed the potential of Empire becoming a brand of their own.

“The influence Empire has had on so many aspects of popular culture proves it has the ingredients to become a stand-alone fashion brand.”

There has been several TV shows, including movies that marketed products, even in fashion from the characters and theme of those TV shows and movies. It's a possibility that Cookie might come out with her own fashion line, furs, bold necklaces and accesories. There is potential for Empire to market themselves on a new level.

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Nike Celebrates Cleveland Cavaliers' Win With the Release of 'Worth The Wait'

Posted On: June 20, 2016

In an effort to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers for making history last night (June 19th), Nike release a celebratory video honoring their graceful win. This is the Cavs first championship in the last 50 years, so last night was something beyond special for the people of Cleveland. 

The Nike video is called "Worth The Wait" and it takes viewers into the emotional journey of Cleveland's outlook and apprehension for the 2016 NBA Finals. Keeping their hope alive in patience, to believe in what may have seemed impossible to others, the fans of Cleveland knew in their hearts of its possibility. 

Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, NBA's MVP LeBron James and more are featured in the video below. 


Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Champions

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Adele's Performance of 'When We Were Young' at The 2016 BRIT Awards

Posted On: February 25, 2016

Adele was one of the headline performers for the 2016 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in London, England yesterday (Feb. 24th). Styled in a multi-colored Valentino, full sleeved dress, Adele graced the stage and gave a rendition of her song, 'When We Were Young.' 

Adele's performance was the curtain call of the show and while the spotlight was on her, Adele sparkled like the star that she is.

Check it out below. 

Adele won four awards: Brittish Female Solo Artist/Brittish Single/Global Succes and Brittish Album of The Year. During her acceptance speech, Adele expressed her support for Kesha who made national headlines when a judge declined/rescinded her request to leave her record label, stemming from a sexual abuse allegation against her music producer.

Also, Adele opened up about some of her trial and tribualtions, revealed she was lost and unsure if she would be back. 

But due to the light of her talents, Adele found her way back and babygirl is shinning! 

 

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New (International) Movie Trailer: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted On: November 07, 2015

Stars Wars: The Force Awakens released another movie trailer, this time international.

The second trailer was released by Walt Disney Studios in Japan. The visuals in Star Wars: The Force Awakens previews more in-depth scenes featured in the movie, introducing new characters like, BB-8 and detailed clips of the other characters such as: Finn, Rey, Leia, Han and more.

The footage of the international movie trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one minute and fifty two second long, with the movie's theme in bold Japanese letters: “It awakens. Now, the world is yours.”

Check it out below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th nationwide and global.

 

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