Sunday, October 1, 2023

Time Warp... 2003: Fallen | Mya

Circa 2003.
Kicking off the month with a time warp from my fellow Libra sister.  Fallen was a single off her third album Moodring.  Arguably, it could be my favorite Mya song.  Such a great record.  During press for the Moodring release, she had an album signing at a record store in Hyattsville, MD.  As an avid Mya fan who had and knew both previous albums front to back, I was there waiting in line to meet her.  She had a Moodring calendar, also.  When I met her, I told her that my birthday was the day after hers and asked could she sign there.  She smiled and was cool about it.  She signed Happy Bday and her name in between the 10th and 11th on the October calendar.  Moodring hit its 20th anniversary this year.  I wish that second bridge breakdown was featured on the album (water scene).  It still goes crazy.
My head's up in the clouds...

{Trailer} Mass Appeal x BET Original Documentary... "Welcome to Rap City"

I've been excited about this for months.  We finally have a date (and a trailer).  For those of us who grew up watching Rap City after school in the late afternoon/evenings, we personally appreciate what this show did for the culture.  It was a thing to have the hottest rapper and/or your favorite visit 'The Basement' and talk with Big Tigger, who I met in 4th grade btw at one of our elementary school events.  Back then, he was just an upcoming intern at our local radio station. It wasn't the watered down stuff we get today.  Rap City had real authentic conversations about whatever, beef included, and the latest rap videos shown in between.  The best part?  The booth.  Some of the most memorable and legendary freestyles took place there.  Hov, Beans, Wayne, Cam.  The list goes on.

Mass Appeal partnered with BET to produce a 3-part documentary series about the birth, evolution, and revolution of Rap City.  
Watch the trailer below!

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: Millennial Nail Bar Launch Event

Ever grow weary with just the mere thought of sitting in a nail salon?  Millennial Nail Bar (MNB) is a mobile service that caters to you and your needs.  You select a nail service, your location, and they will send a nail technician over to you.  That's right.  The service comes to you.  7am-9pm.  7 days a week.  The D.C. Launch Event was filled with such empowerment, style, and love.  It featured a fireside chat (moderated by Kim Roxie, Founder of Lamik Beauty) where attendees could meet the founder of MNB, Kadeadra McNealy and learn more about MNB, its origin, and what it stands for.  
Before the chat, there were giveaways, food, drinks, networking, and free nail and eyebrow services offered.

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is Now At a Target Store Near You

The goal has always been to bring Fenty Beauty to as many people as possible.  I’m excited to introduce the Fenty Snackz and give Ulta Beauty at Target guests a new way to experience our brand.

Access granted.  Fenty Beauty officially launched their new collection exclusively with Ulta Beauty at Target today.  "Fenty Snackz" was curated as a set mix of top selling and new mini size products.  In addition to this collection, full-size fan favorites will also be featured in store.  

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: "A Night Circus" #ArtAllNight

Kid in a candy store.  Carnivals/Arcades/Theme Parks all that good stuff are totally my jazz.  For sure, one of my happy places.  Washington D.C. started holding an annual event called Art All Night.  It's where there are countless of Art installations, exhibits, festivities and so forth in the entire city; at one time for one night.  I went to "A Night Circus".  This event featured carnival games, flame performers, face paint, airbrush tattoos, jugglers, aerialists, magicians, and interactive art activities etc.  DJ Divine had the place bumpin.  Join in on the fun and walk with me through the circus...

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time Warp... 2000: Get Up | Amel Larrieux

Circa 2000.
I was in North Carolina at my cousin' house for summer break.  This was one of Unc's many CDs.  I played it on my own when he and my aunt went to work one day and my cousin was like 'Why you listenin to this?'. LOL.  Me and Unc always connected on the music tip, among so many other things now as an adult.  He knew the vibes.  A bond unbreakable. 
You transitioned exactly two weeks ago.  The pain felt in my heart is hard to convey with words.  "Niece" will forever keep your name alive.  Here we were on the beach this year, sippin and relaxin to the tunes from your speaker.  I'll always hear this song and think of you; and the lyrics were a message of something you always pushed.  
Happy Birthday Uncccc.  Take a break from settin ppl straight up there. lol.  
This is for you.

Related Post:  Time Warp.... 2000 : What Means the World to You | Camron

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: Graffiti Alley | Toronto, ON

My personal post drafts are backlogged, but we're making progress.  Circling back to Toronto, we stopped by Graffiti Alley.  The weather was beautiful and the artwork ... ahh the artwork... exceeded my expectations.  I had imagined it would be a small alley, but it was actually about 4 blocks long.  Maybe 5?  Phone was fully charged and I was ready to capture it all.  Such a great time.
Take a look through my lens...

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

{Trailer} Apple TV+ Explores 90s Fashion Runway Legends with Docuseries, "The Super Models"

It wasn't about the fashion. 
It was about the women. 

Naomi Campbell.  Cindy Crawford.  Linda Evangelista.  Christy Turlington.  
These supermodel legends reunite to share their personal experiences with dominating the world of modeling in this one of a kind docuseries.  The four-part event showcases their extraordinary careers, behind the camera and beyond the runway, that helped influence and impact the shape the evolving industry forever.  

Ups. Downs. Smiles. and Frowns.  Raw and uncut.  
Watch the trailer after the jump!