Saturday, July 08, 2017

Rap Game Season 3


Here he is y'all...the winner of Rap Game Season 3...hailing from Reading, PA 16 year old Nova. Smooth, suave, swag-a-docious, lyrical and the one with the chain. 


First, let me start this off by giving respect where respect is due. Nova, you did your thang thang. He was clearly T.T.G. and ready from the gate. He managed to hit first place more often than not and was acing challenges left and right. He definitely deserved to win and no one can take that away from him. He was the obvious choice for JD and we as fans of the show are ecstatic to see another young star on the rise. He's not wasting no time either and has recently released "Stay Over" featuring Cash Money Record's Jacquees.

Now though I might have saw that coming from the beginning of Rap Game Season 3; by the middle of the season I saw that a lil star in the making sporting a bow tie and a crown was beginning to shine brighter and brighter with each challenge. King Roscoe. Won’t HE do it! This boy was coming from the rear and began tearing shizz up! I was enthralled by this young man and especially at that rap battle challenge!! He was a beast in that challenge and undoubtedly rattled some cages. No one was expecting ya boy to hit em hard like dat! Two of his competitors actually admitted that they were not even prepared to battle him.


 No one was and he did that with a shoulder lean and brush off of his shoulders. Mean. Just mean. The boy got skills. He’s definitely a contender and I look forward to seeing what opportunities come his way to keep him on the rise.


Good luck to all of this years contenders. They all did a fantastic job at displaying the skills they entered the game with and packing more tools into their toolboxes for the future of their rap careers. I’m excited to see what’s next for this youngstas.

The winners and kids from seasons past recently embarked on JD’s So So Summer Tour. Yassss gawd. The tour included Miss Mulatto, Mani, Lil Key, Nia Kay and more.


I'm sure it was a treat for fans and a great experience for the performers alike. I wish it had come to San Diego. I would have loved to support the kids by coming out and seeing them perform live and in living color. Maybe next year I'll get my chance.

What do you think of the Rap Game? Are you a fan? Do you watch the show? Do you think JD's on the money with the winners he has chosen thus far? Or is he missing the mark?


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Day 2nd & 3rd Day at BlogHer: Experts Among Us

My day 2nd & 3rd Day at Blogher16: Experts Among Us started off a little bit rocky because the hotel I choose to patronize thought it was ok to have one working elevator without notifying anyone and have us all waiting and wondering what was the problem like we didn't have ish to do. And...my business cards weren't ready at the agreed upon time so I had to arrange another pick up plan but that's another post. 

Anywho, my 2nd morning consisted of a yummy continental breakfast compliments of Merck for Mothers, an organization that is committed to making pregnancy and childbirth a safer, healthier experience. I attended their panel discussion regarding Maternal Mortality. The discussion was an eye-opener. The statistics are staggering and more than double in the United States with black and non-Hispanic women ranking the highest.  

This was my 1st time attending Blogher and I was totally astounded at discovering so many new things and reminders of things to implement that I had heard or seen before and never put into motion. I realized what I am lacking in my blogging business and where I need to use my nerve, creativity and talent (thanks Ru!) to tweak things here and there to take it to the level it should be. There were definitely invaluable gems to be had.

Here are some pics I took while surveying the scene in the exhibit hall.
I made sure to also spend time in the exhibit hall perusing the vendor booths and just walking up and down each aisle to see what everyone had to offer and what info I could garner that would be beneficial to me and my blogs (https://www.2liveanddineindaygo.com and https://www.alittlebitofnikkig.com). A few of the booths I visited were Jamba Juice, CLR, Babybel Cheese, EndoMEtrosis, Embassy Suites...there were so many it was a bring-some-extra-bags-to-carry-swag-home-in extravaganza. I still have stuff to go thru. I mean I have went thru the items and even used some of them; however, the bottom of my bag is a treasure trove of items that I have yet to use. 

The speakers wow'd the crowd of course, including Kim K. Yes, Kim K was a keynote speaker. She spoke of a pending reality show she is working on. She talked about her emoji's including the one of her ugly cry face. She talked about rumors about herself that she thought was totally bogus and the one she spoke of was a rumor that she wasn't ever pregnant with Saint at all because he hadn't been seen in pictures at that point in time. Since then we've all since his lil cocoa cherub face so we know he does exist. Afterwards she posed for pictures with the convention attendees and was quoted all over the place, of course. Kim K says being considered "talentless"  is a big misconception. It takes a lot of creative energy to keep your name trending and at the top of every social media outlet on a daily basis. I'll say. Women lie. Men lie. Numbers don't lie. 



Did you attend BlogHer? Do you plan to attend the next one? What other blogger meet ups or conferences have you attended or intend to attend?

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Are you ready for The Dark Tower?

I have watched the trailer for The Dark Tower several times and get more excited about seeing it each time. August 4th is a loooonnnnnggg time to wait for a movie to come out but alas....what am I to do. So I did a little research and found more info including the fact that this movie is based on eight novels , 30 comi series entitled the Dark Tower written by best-selling author Stephen King.

Now as far as adaptations go I have read plenty of comments by plenty of fans who are bracing themselves for the worse most likely because the idea of eight books and 30 comics being condensed into a two hour movie has got to have fans wondering how are they going do it? And what is going to be left out?

A movie that combines the old west with magical finesse, of course, with science fiction, horror and dark fantasy with inspirational nuances taken from King Arthur and Lord of the Rings (a fav of mine) as well as some of Kings other novels and some of the characters from these other novels that we have grown to know and maybe love or hate whichever your preference. The point is The Dark Tower movie will have to be a massive cumulative compilation of eight novels, 30 comics, multiple genres, new and previously seen characters, with enough to satisfy the legion of fans it already has and to capture the minds and money of new fans. That's a hefty order.


One of the main things I have read that is bothering some fans, not all, is the fact that Idris Elba was cast as Roland who appears in all illustrations and characterizations as blue-eyed white male basically a Clint Eastwood dobble-ganger.


A few commenters mentioned the fact that Idris wasn't cast as the first black James Bond so this was the politically correct thing to do. Cast him as the black version of Roland Deschain, the movie's main character the last of a line of gunslingers who is trapped in an eternal feud with a man described as worse than the devil himself The Man in Black played by Matthew McConaughey who the gunslinger must keep from tumbling the Tower. Now based on some of the descriptions I have read, sans the color of his skin, Idris is indeed a great choice especially with that scruffy beard but hey what do I know. I know he has the acting chops and he's already gotten the role so the proof will be in the pudding so enough.

I am eager to see this movie and am planning to run to my local library to grab the books so I can read them prior to see the movie. I will probably make an updated post at that time with more insight. Are you excited to see The Dark Tower? What is your favorite movie adaptation? What is your least favorite movie adaptation?

Until next time...Go forth and read, comment and share!! Bye loves :)

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Essence Fest, the NO and Me

Once again I am gearing up to attend the Essence Festival 2017 held in New Orleans, Louisiana this summer!! I am so excited. I've booked my room and am now working on my itinerary of fun thangs to do once I touch down. I will be meeting up with friends and family while I am there so that'll make it double the fun.

Check out the lineup. Which day are you attending the concert? Friday, Saturday, Sunday...all 3?!


The line-up is like whoa...and Xscape just got added! I'm am blown away at that. Just so super ready to get there. In my search of things to do thus far I have found a few interesting things to check out. I have compiled a few fliers below...check them out.




Did you attend Essence Fest 2017? What was your experience?

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Damn....

I'm just gonna leave this right here. Kendrick Lamar's recently released 4th studio album DAMN has hit the ground running with no intentions of slowing down and is currently numero uno in the country. 


The current reigning number one song in all of the land Humble already had conversations buzzin because of such lyrics as "I’m so f*cking sick and tired of the Photoshop. Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor. Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks..."


I got you K Dot and many women started the slow clap in celebration posting pics of themselves au natural such as this pic Porsha Williams posted of herself sans makeup inspired by Kendrick Lamar.



Now it wasn't all kumbaya let's all do the happy dance and throw that ass full of stretch marks in a circle. Some females voiced their displeasure with Kendrick's lyrics citing that he is only saying what he is saying because of his own sexual wants, needs and preferences. They didn't perceive his remarks as being real and thought-provoking but more so as shallow and superficial. I mean it's his words, thoughts and expression so....

You'll be able to see Kendrick Lamar on a stage near you soon as he is kicking off his DAMN Tour on July 12th in Phoenix, AZ. 




July 12th: Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
July 14th: Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
July 15th: Houston, TX, Toyota Center
July 17th: Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
July 19th: Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
July 20th: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
July 21st: Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
July 22nd: Boston, MA, TD Garden
July 25th: Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
July 26th: Detroit, MI, The Palace at Auburn Hills
Jul. 27th: Chicago, IL, United Center
July 29th: Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
Aug. 1st: Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome
Aug. 2nd: Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
Aug. 4th: Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
Aug. 5th: Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
**Aug. 6th: Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center**


Currently Kendrick Lamar is booked to the high heavens and can be seen on a stage in a variety of places. He'll be headlining the Rolling Loud music fest May 5th thru 7th at Bayfront Park, Miami FL along side Future and Lil Wayne. 


Celebrities and fans alike are showing their love for Kendrick Lamar by using the track as the background music for their life. Le Bron James recently uploaded a highlight reel from 2015, 2016 and 2017. 


Kendrick declares he's the realest ninja after all...do you agree or disagree? If he isn't, who is?

Until next time...Go forth and read, comment and share!! Bye loves :)



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Me

Not too long ago my boo thang and I set off to Pompano Beach, FL to meet up with Fav Cousin and Cousin-In-Law for a fabulous weekend of fun and togetherness. We had a great time as we usually do when we meet up; however it is never long enough but that's another post. I wanted to share some highlights of my trip with you. My Top 5 Most Memorable Moments of my FL trip were:



1. Spending quality time with my family. Face it, most of us value quality time with family and take advantage of an opportunity to spend time with them even if it was a quick drive by or it meant you'd be staying in a shoe box and could barely do a full 360 in it. Being with family makes  all the difference in the world. My cousin and I grew up together like sisters and take every opportunity to spend time together. So seeing her face when I got off of the plane is my number one favorite thing about my trip. Traveling and experiencing new things with my boo thang is equally close to my heart.


2. Pulling up at the Wyndham Palm-aire Resort. It. Was. Beautiful. It was also all-inclusive, plenty of things to do including miniature golf of course there were beautiful pools, Jacuzzis, a restaurant right on the premises that served a mean breakfast sandwich with Ghirardelli's hot chocolate, if you indulge in that sorta thing which I do. Our accommodations were fully loaded, full kitchen, dining room, nice sied bedrooms, jacui tubs, balconies...the works. And...the resort wasn't too far from Golden Corral another favorite spot of mine. We don't have one locally so I gotta hit one when I can.


3. Seeing Young Jeezy at Club Pulse left me deaf in both ears for about 3 days. I thought the ringing in my ears would never cease. I felt like my ears were in a fish bowl. The DJ that proudly referred to himself as "your baby mama's favorite DJ" was getting it popping right in my ear hole. See, we thought we had strategically placed ourselves close to the stage so when Pastor Young hit the stage we'd be right there. How'd that work out you ask? Glad you asked, let me enlighten you. This ninja appears with a mic in one hand and a blunt and a cup in the other on the other side of the club up in the seating area across from us like it's right. Nah, it wasn't but it's Jeezy what are you gonna do?! Check out his Snap filter from that night. I love it...in my Jeezy voice.



4. The club food was off da hook. R&R Bbq had a set up in an area in the back of the club and for a lil bit of change they got you right. My boo thang bought me a fat plate so I could eat and get my party on properly. The bbq chicken, mac n cheese and seafood rice is worth going back for and I live all the way in Cali. Have you heard that term bbq so good make you wanna slap yo mama? Well...are you picking up what I'm putting down here?!



5. So we're strolling through Lincoln Mall in Miami on the way to the beach when we pass this restaurant. Plenty of customers outside enjoying the brisk air and their food and drinks. Then out of the corner of my little eye...I spy smoking drinks. Yes, bubbling like lil mini cauldrons of Jesus Juice. I had to imbibe. The restaurant is called the Sugar Factory. They serve finger foods such as wings in a variety of flavors, mini-burgers and fancy fries along with the mini cauldrons of bubbling Jesus Juice. The liquor is poured over dry ice which causes the smoky bubbles. I will have to locate the name of the drink I had and update that later but for now I can say it was delicious and almost to purty to drink. Well...maybe not. Lol. Y'all know I enjoys my cocktails.


We're currently planning to meet up in New Orleans for the Essence Fest 2017. I am so excited I can hardly wait especially since they're recently added Xscape to the line-up. It was already gonna be a stone cold jam up in the Dome but now....it's really gonna be rocking. I am a Xscape fan and a bigger Kandi Burress fan. Yes, I am #teamkandi all day. I am so happy that her business endeavors are paying off for her. The Old Lady Gang Restaurant is off to a great start and did you see that snippet of Kandi in her new movie role? Kandi is on a roll right now like hot butter and I wish her well. What's your fav Xscape song? Are you traveling anywhere soon? Are you going to Essence and if so, who are you looking forward to seeing?

Anywho, stay tuned for more travel tales. 


Until next time...Go forth and read, comment and share!! Bye loves :)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Inspiration...won't she do it!

It started from a meme now we're here.  The ball on ideas is rolling at a crazy pace and we are anxious like lil hyped up kids on Christmas morning. Let the brain-storming of ideas rain down upon us. I am so here for it. 

The birth of a buddy movie starring Rhianna and Lupita Nyong'o is a co-mingling of the blood, sweat and shared tweets of fans across the globe. The whole idea is to die for.  I don't know if the person who took this photo and tossed it into the universe and jumped off the flow of creative juices knew what would ensue but thank gawd they did. Not since Zola's story of a weekend in hoe hopping and pussy popping hell has an idea of a forthcoming movie had Twitter ablaze AND folks is with the business?! Chit chatter swirled around and had us ready to buy movie tickets and popcorn but alas our lil feelings were crushed as nothing came to fruition regarding #thestory of Zola. In case you missed it here's a snippet to remind you. I digress....

                                                      

 EW News has reported that Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae are already locked and loaded. 
I definitely need to do more research and follow this story closely. Here are some tweets regarding this idea:

The original posts

It started on Tumblr now we're here with the Black Twitter takeover....

The official announcement...

The corroboration...



I just really dig this flick so yea...here it is again.


So the question everyone is asking is who's getting the credit for the initial idea and like Wyclef sang: "where the money at?!" 


What's your favorite buddy movie? Who would your pair up for a buddy movie and why?

Until next time...Go forth and read, comment and share!! Bye loves :)
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