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Atlanta is ablaze thanks to the epic listening party for Bankroll Mafia hosted by rapper T.I. and powered by the good people over at Seagrams. The epic event was held at Atlanta’s newest entertainment hotspot Top Golf. Atlanta’s biggest and brightest stars came out to celebrate the works of Bankroll Mafia and have a good time that involved music, Seagrams, and southern hospitality.

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Beyonce: Lemonade Served Hot!

Prince has died and Beyonce’s out here serving lemonade!

The music industry in the last 72 hours lost an iconic part of black history with the passing of one of Music’s biggest pioneers, Prince left us in heavy rotation of falling “Purple Rain,” but Beyonce got her umbrella out here serving this bitter sweet purple lemonade and she’s serving it with a dose of hot sauce!

The anticipated album from the muva’ of roc nation dropped only moments ago on Tidal preceded by an hour long visual album special that aired on HBO that will have your head spinning, jaw dropped all the way past the concrete and your sub conscience going “i knew it”. Did she deliver? The answer is simple, doesn’t she always? She gave us southern hospitality, goth, emo, even a little country. This is none like any album she has put forth to date. This is Beyonce exposed and this should come as no surprise that she is exposing and validating truth on her terms! You might however want to sip slow and sit down whiles ingesting this glass of “Bey’s truth because the relativity to your own life might choke you!

The HBO special delved deep into the very core of Black people and why more than ever it is truly time for us to get in “Formation” and it’s not just because our sons, brothers, husbands or fathers are being killed, but also because black people are divided and are hurting each other! The many high profiled cameos that came through to support Beyonce with this project demonstrated what power and change can look like if we as black people learned to love ourselves, heal each other and build each other up!

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We heard the sultry voice of “The Weekend”  as Bey gave us some “red-light special” action in “Emptiness”. Serena Williams strutted her beautifully structured curves in “Sorry” as Bey looked all kinds of crazy in the chair she was sitting in, but she was everyone woman sitting in that chair that has been through the hurt and embarrassment of being betrayed by the one you love. We saw intimate moments that took place in her private home life with husband Jay-Z and even never before seen footage of her pregnant belly, putting to rest the rumor that she had a surrogate carry Blue Ivy.

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It seemed as though Bey was talking to every man and woman that has felt the pangs of people hurting people who claimed it was in the name of love through this album and HBO special, whiles subliminally airing her personal warning letter to her husband. It’s apparent that this album is personal! Years of speculation that her marriage was a tumultuous one validated by her in one night! She bears it all, her vulnerability, her ego, her jealousy and her crazy!

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The lyrics to some of the songs alludes to the possibility of a forthcoming divorce, validating the rumors that circulated on the net that Jay-Z had in fact cheated on her. In this HBO special though, Bey served him a dose of reality and read him right saying “This is your final warning, You know I give you life. You try this s–t again, you gonna lose your wife,” a line from the song “Anger”. She is not playing, letting him know that she is not the one to be cheated on! Shots were fired and she blew a baseball sized hole through her target’e ego and all of the “sidechicks” that want to think about being his sidechick!

This lemonade gives you life, your life, it serves you a dose of reality, hers and yours, Bey gives you intimacy, pain, betrayal, anger, crazy, but most importantly she gives us the secret to healing and forgiveness. With each of these lessons heard through the 12 songs that’s on this album, Queen Bey has yet again demonstrated why her crown stays on top of her head, it’s because she’s figured out the secret to a happy life and that’s embracing your crazy, so that you can stay sane! Now this is how you “break the internet” with purpose!

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 Full “Lemonade” track list:
1. Pray You Catch Me
2. Hold Up
3. Don’t Hurt Yourself
4. Sorry
5. 6 Inch
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
8. Sandcastles
9. Forward
10. Freedom
11. All Night
12. Formation

 

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What do you think about Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Well let’s explore this ideal together. In one way It makes me say, yea! But in a another way, it makes me think why now. Where is it coming from? What is the purpose for it! What are they saying this is supposed to mean. Is it going to bring recognition to Harriet Tubman in all that she did? Or is it suppose to bring attention to slavery? Let us work through this.

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Ayesha Curry: She’s the REAL MVP!

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The year was 2015 the date December 5, Ayesha Curry committed treason! She dared to voice her moralistic opinion on the way a woman should be “appropriately dressed” in public. Why did this make headlines? Why was this even considered a traitorous or ambiguous statement against womankind? I’ll tell you why, because the demographics of “feminist” has evolved.

Today, being a supporter of women’s equality means you have to be “open-minded” about the way women choose to conduct and “express” themselves. In other words don’t condemn a woman who dresses like this

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Wait, sorry that’s not a dress and that’s not a woman; that’s actually Kanye’s wife!

In today’s “modern world Ayesha Curry is an anomaly and so are her views about what should be sacred for your husband, that’s right Husband, not boyfriend, or boo thing! It’s no longer considered moralistic to feel naked when you’re not wearing any clothes in PUBLIC, instead it’s viewed as a form of “expression” and all about a woman being “comfortable” in her own skin. Le sigh….

Ayesha is a full proponent for women respecting themselves in a manner that’s also respectful of others, to suggest that she is a feminist or a “slut shamer” is ludicrous, but to brand her as an anomaly should be shameful to ALL women. There should be no debate on whether being nude in public is distasteful, it’s just plain wrong, especially if you are a role model to or for younger girls!

She makes being a woman look so easy, but i bet that’s because she has a man that supports her and treats her like the Queen she portrays herself to be. Her husband maybe a bigger celebrity than she is, but when it comes to keeping it all together he gives the credit to God and to her.

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In a world where politicians are trying to “Make America Great Again” by antagonizing minorities and encouraging hate and segregation, where women are devaluing each other, “hip-hopping in the name of love” we need more women like Ayesha Curry who can stand in a kitchen all prim and proper and show how us how revenge to haters is best served!

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Rihanna drops new song “Needed me” on 4/20

Rihanna has proven time and time again, that she really is not the one to be played and tested and in her recent video, her money paid the price her mouth said it could bring!

The video starts off with the Bajan beauty scantily clad in a transparent teal lingerie leaning against sliding doors with a view looking out at a bay. It’s clear that she had something or someone on her mind. She was “lost in cognition!”

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She takes us back in her memory through her ego busting lyrics, about taking out a lover that was nothing more than a “past time” who had caught way too much feelings, a lot more  than the sultry singer cared for at the moment.

 

With lyrics like,

“You was good on the low for a faded fuck, on some faded love
Shit, what the fuck you complaining for?
Feeling jaded huh?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin’ to you,
Had some fun on the run though, I give it to you ,But baby, don’t get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine”

 

As she enters the club walking towards her intended target with her “bestie (her gun) on her side,” Riri interrupts her lover’s personal lap dance and fires off two shots as he stares back at her not surprised at all that she was savage enough to “take him out”  before falling from the lounge chair he was sitting in. Im guessing he was one of those men that believed that “if you love it let it kill you!” 4/20 needed Riri and as always she delivered!

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Oprah Winfrey Network hosted a dope first look for their new-mega church series called Greenleaf at at private luncheon in New York at the Roxy Hotel. The series is generating a great deal of buzz and a select group of influncers had the opportunity to see it.

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If you have been wondering what the songstress Alicia Keys has been up to lately you won’t have to wait much longer. According to People.com, Alicia Keys set the stage on fire at BET Network’s Upfront with her vocals, reminding the room that “hers is a voice to be reckoned with.” READ MORE

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Remember when girl groups were just as popular as the boy groups if not even more popular. Well these fine young girls from this all girl group called “MakoGirls” are sure to bring you back to experiencing a pure, genuine, fun girl group that will remind you of the girl groups we grew up listening to and loved, such as SWV, 702 and TLC. They all changed the music in a whole with their good energy and empowering lyrics becoming world classic acts hit after hit. The “MakoGirls” are ready to bring back that music and share their party, dance moving songs to all of the world reminding us to have fun again.

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