Month: June, 2015

Budweiser Made In America Festival Line-Up is Here!!


The Made in America Festival returns to Philadelphia making it four years in a row of its musical existence. It’s also announced that Beyonce’ and The Weeknd will be headlining the festival this year. The festival will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Labor Day weekend featuring performers J. Cole, DJ Mustard, Big Sean, Future and Nick Jonas.

The roster also displays diversity with additional artists such as G-Eazy, Santigold, Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt. It was announced in the beginning of this month that the festival with no return to Los Angeles where its been consistently held every year. Tickets will go on sale Monday June 30th.

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Lil Wayne signed a deal with Jay Z?


It was an interesting day for hip hop when Lil Wayne took the stage at the KMEL Summer Jam this past Saturday. The crowd began to cheer as the rumors started to fly as Weezy announced that he signed a deal with none other than Jay Z. Could this mean that Weezy is now apart of the Roc Nation family? NEGATIVE!! Lil Wayne’s manager set the record straight that it was more like his new involvement with Tidal as a co-owner for this month, followed by him dropping a new track called “Glory.” Of course the fans and blogs would take this story and run with it after he spoke about the new deal. What Lil Wayne actually referred to was his new partnership with Jay Z and his new deal as an artist owner on Tidal.

Now his may have been disappointed for it now being the collaboration they expected, but signing any deal with Jay Z can only mean a big success!! Knowing that Lil Wayne and Jay Z are two of the biggest hip hop artists with several awarded Grammys with #1 radio hits between them, Jay Z has expressed interest in him years ago before signing to Cash Money. Now thats tea for sure!! A while back Jay Z stopped by Power 105.1 when he mentioned in a Breakfast Club interview that he called him out of respect and that it was only right to bring him in on the deal.

But hold up, wait a minute!! Let’s not forget that Lil Wayne is till indeed signed to Cash Money which has always been his home away from home since his first recording back in 1993. Since the news of Wayne’s departure from Cash Money, he’s not holding back on his opinions about Cash Money and Birman.

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J. Cole Announces Dollar & A Dream Tour 3

It’s the third round for the young hip hop star J. Cole as he announces the third annual Dollar and A Dream Tour in honor of the fifth anniversary of his mixtape, Friday Night Lights.   


The four city tour will make its first stop in Dallas, Texas next Sunday June 21, 2015 followed by New York, Atlanta and ending in Los Angeles. Cole will be joined by fellow Dreamville artists, Bas, Cozz and Omen. During his concerts he will perform the entire mixtape, excited about his tour Cole tweets… “Last year was special, 3rd times a charm. Dollar and A Dream Tour 3: Friday Night Lights.” – @JColeNC

Of course we all know that the tickets are $1 and it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Jessica Alba Equals Self Made and Paid!!

Jessica Alba has managed to secure one of the top spots on the cover of Forbes Magazine where she is declared “America’s Richest Self Made Woman”. The 34 year old actress is the owner of a new business called, “The Honest Company”. Now we all know her from her break out acting role on the hit show, Dark Angels which only lasted on air for two seconds. However, Alba has obtained several roles after is now worth $200 million dollars which puts her another $50 million away from being toe to toe with Jay Z and Beyonce’s net worth.


In 2008, Alba decided to launch “The Honest Company” which consists of organic and eco-friendly line that targets infants and those who are in need of household products. These decisions were inspired by her own experiences where she suffered from redness and welts on her skin during her pregnancy as a reaction from a laundry detergent that contained chemical based ingredients. Based on her childhood Jessica suffered from multiple hospital visits and allergy outbreaks which caused her to research the ingredients that are used in these laundry and cleaning products.

After her appalling revelation, Jessica made several attempts to create her own organic products at home but was unsuccessful which began her quest to conducting research and using the help of professionals to grasp the better concept of going green.

It’s now been 3 years since “The Honest Company” made its first appearance on the shelves from making  gross estimate of $10 million to now racking in a whopping $250 million this year! One time for her and I encourage every do their research on the products that may relate to the skin. This is a great time where people are stepping into their own, becoming self made business owners and being successful at it.

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Gucci and team up to create a flashy new smart band continues to reinvent himself, not just with music, but in the technology world. The Blackeyed Peas member and Gucci has decided to collaborated on creating a new standalone smart band called The timepiece is expected to make and receive calls, send messages, store music, run email apps and also act a fitness tracker. states that they will be developing a device that’s both fashionable and technologically advanced that is unique to the marketplace. For those who are familiar with the musician’s previous timepiece venture with Puls smart watch-style cuff that has the same blueprint, but not with the Gucci Timepiece brand.
Whether the product is rebranded or made to become a different device, the Puls brand still remains to be seen. Vogue magazine was the first to receive an exclusive on the product, unfortunately the report didn’t provide any technical detail. The smart band wasn’t officially revealed at the launch event, however and Marco Bizarre CEO of Gucci  wore prototypes.

Drake, Nas, Rakim and Notorius B.I.G Will Take Over Sprite Cans For The Summer


Sprite has recently launched a big campaign which could be good for hip hop and Coca Cola. The soda’s new campaign, “Obey Your Verse” which features hip hop lyrics from artists such as Drake, Rakim, Nas and the late and great Biggie Smalls on the side of the soda can. These artists were carefully picked based on being true to themselves, hip hop music and leading culture.

There will only be 16 limited edition cans, bottles and multipacks that will show some of the most memorable hip hop lines from these four legendary artists and will be available throughout the summer. Lyrics such as “Know yourself, know your worth” from Drake, “The world is yours” from Nas, “Paid in full” from Rakim and last but not lease “One more chance” from Notorious B.I.G. Make sure to enjoy every lyric while you quench your thirst!!

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