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Sip & Read 9/22 5-7pm

Please join Attorney/Author Tiffany Simmons for her special Sip & Read from the 1st series of Trap Novels “The Plug’s Lawyer,” and you will be in for a treat! Joining her will be Model/Author Karras Jordan reading excepts from his two books “Mind of a Maniac” and “My Beautiful Ugly Life” Reloaded.

From 5-7pm at Tees & Quotes located 244 Peters Street you can sip on courtesy cocktails from Courvoisier and listen to these two beautiful minds and hear how they actually got their books published. If you have ever wanted to publish a book and didn’t know how to go about getting started I’m sure these two can give you some helpful tips.

Tiffany Simmons is an accomplished attorney who just completed her 4th novel “The Plug’s Lawyer.” She has won every case that’s gone to trial. Simmons is from Michigan and she is a real stand up type of girl/young lady. Come out to meet her and see for yourself.

Karras Jordan has been seen in music videos, and is a three time Cover Model for Zane’s Chronicles books. He is also an aspiring artist and actor. Find out the motivation behind his book titles as well. We hope to see you tomorrow for a couple of hours. Kick of the weekend the right way by Sipping and Reading with us at Tees and Quotes.

Houston Artist “Marquo” releases new single titled PAIN

Houston Artist “Marquo” has been looking at the situation surrounding his current city of residence and what an appropriate time to release a single about something that’s on the minds of everyone dealing with Hurricane Harvey and the losses that affected them. PAIN was the common element. Sure things can be replaced but nothing ever tops the Pain that people will feel daily as they reflect upon this trial some time.

Or was Marquo just talking about the everyday emotions and “PAIN” from a breakup? Well, you will have to check out his new single from his upcoming album and find out what this 20something year old knows about pain. The Prarie A&M graduate and former student athlete has probably been through one or two school love breakups and he wants to school you on how that “PAIN” made him feel. I’m sure there are a few hundred thousand of you out there that read this blog who can totally relate. When was your most recent breakup? Can you describe the “PAIN” in our comments? In the meantime let us know what you think about this new hit!

 

 

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Yahya McClain 30 years in the entertainment industry

Yahya McClain former two time world champion, professional boxer has hung up his boxing gloves and replaced them with a directors chair and movie equipment to better spearhead his career in the world of film and television. The latest work is Yahya’s new documentary titled Casualties of W.A.R. and the women’s regime. A subject currently close to his heart is the injustice of the family law system.

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Reese Haines, Khalimah Gaston, Saidah Wade -Photo Credit Nappy JC

Love’s Last Episode is one of the hottest stage plays of 2017. Written by Faizah Imanhi and directed and produced by her as well. This thesbian playwrite got the idea to write her own play while working as a stand in on one of Tyler Perry’s tv productions. Talk about taking a job to heart. She has poured her life savings into putting on this production. Love’s Last Episode is entertainment at it’s finest, a story about a celebrity real estate broker dealing with male issues that aren’t usually addressed in today’s society. ” Watch the ups and downs of a man struggling to find love, while overcoming a deep dark secret from his past. You will laugh. You will cry. You may leave mentally changed forever, allowing your heart to experience the true definition of empathy.

The production not only speaks to men. It also speaks to the women who love them.

For one day only there will be two opportunities to experience this stage play of the year. Sunday September 10th Two shows 3pm & 7:30pm at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Community Center in Decatur, GA. Come and take your mind off Hurricane Irma for two hours you won’t regret.

Tickets are currently on sale at https://fivo-entertainment–productions.ticketleap.com/loves-last-episode-stageplay-labor-day-weekend-2017-atlanta/  for $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Grab a date and come out!

 

 

Starring Tobias Truvillion from Empire

Product of the America Ghetto is an excellent movie which you can tell was a passion project. It’s action packed and entertaining. You will see some of your favorite actors in this movie like Robin Givens, Darren Dewitt Henson and Keith Robinson which goes to show it’s a great project which veteran and new actors loved being a part of the movement. Appearances by Rodney Perry, Yung Joc, Tobias Truvillion (Empire). It was also the movie that allowed vh1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Mama Dee to have her break out role. Let’s weigh in on the synopsis of the film.

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New Rythm & Blues Native Long Beach, California artist Ria Rosae landed herself a artist development through Smokey Thomas aka “Smokey” who is the cousin of Charlie Wilson and Ronnie Wilson of “The Gap Band”. Under the tutelage of “The Gap Band for over 15 years Smokey learned everything there was to know through them. In 2014 Smokey decidedl to open up his own artist development company called “Smoke Bomb Entertainment making him the CEO of his company. Smokey discovered breakout artist Ria Rosae.

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My blogger buddy The Jasmine Brand spilled some tea about the Tupac movie coming out this weekend, All Eyez on Me!  She said new details have surfaced as to why John Singleton is not producing All Eyez On Me, the film about the late rapper Tupac. The film’s producer LT Hutton says that ultimately they had creative differences with Singleton. In fact, Hutton says that Singleton wanted to add a scene where Pac got raped in prison. He also says that Singleton wanted to add an anal scene as well. Hutton explains,

 

The raped in jail stuff – yeah, he wanted to put that in there….He wanted to start the movie off: Tupac goes in the studio – one guys in the studio, he’s getting head….Tupac is with the other girl and these girls are white and Tupac tries to give her anal. 

John Singleton Wanted Tupac To Be Raped In Jail In Movie, Attempted Anal w/ White Girl

Hutton continues,

Now first of all anal wasn’t even around at that type of time — it wasn’t cool yet.

Continuing with how Singleton wanted to do the scene, he adds,

The girl denies him [Tupac]. He kicks her out. And he tells the white girls to Go home to tell your dad you got f*cked by a n*gga today. End scene. 

Hutton says,

What movie is that bro?

Hutton also hints that Singleton was fired from the project. See the clips below.

 

 

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