Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Time Warp...1973 :: Living for the City x Stevie Wonder


Circa 1973.

...his patience long, but soon he won't have any.
....I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow...
...this place is cruel, nowhere could be much colder.  

 I had just returned home from a grocery run Saturday before last only to discover a grocery store in Buffalo was shot up, specifically targeting and killing our people.  The thought alone was and is all around terrifying.  Here we are, just a little over a week later... feeling the grief of yet another mass shooting; this time targeting kids.  
I stay silent on a lot of sh-t, quiet as kept... word to Trademark da Skydiver.  Constantly watching MADNESS unravel in your community and throughout the country, while trying to keep a level head above water in your own personal life is exhausting.  Disconnecting into a drift of musical bliss has always been an outlet.  When folk refer to 'timeless music', this is a prime example.  Almost 50 years later and the relevancy of the lyrics is still there.  Gazing off...
DadadadaaaDuhduhdaaa...Dadadadadadadaa...Dadadadaaa...Dadaduhdadaaaa.



{Watch}:: Nipsey Hussle's 'The Marathon Cultivation' Documentary

'The Marathon Cultivation' chronicles the late great Nipsey Hussle's journey into the business side of the Cannabis world.  Accompanied by his brother, Samiel "Blacc Sam" Asghedom, the documentary gives us an intimate look into the development of their Marathon OG cannabis strain.  
The Marathon Cultivation will open its first official flagship dispensary, The Marathon Collective, on June 18, 2022 at 7011 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303.  


I specifically screenshotted this scene because it gave me chills.  Nip opening the door and looking into the brightest of lights... having it shine on him.  You have to see for yourself.  Watch the 35 minute documentary in full below:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

{Trailer}:: New Series... 'Recipe for Change: Amplifying Black Women', hosted by Mary J Blige, Saweetie, and Tabitha Brown

Love love love this.  
YouTube Originals presents a special dinner series comprised of celebrity Black women sharing their stories and lived experiences.  Hosted by Mary J. Blige, Saweetie, and Tabitha Brown, 'Recipe for Change' celebrates our identities, traditions, and most importantly.... US.  Premiering tomorrow, May 19th, the series also features some notable guests: Kelis, Lynn Whitfield, Kelly Rowland, Chloe Bailey, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Jackie Aina, and Chef Danielle Saunders to name a few.
Executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter with the SpringHill Company, be sure to check this out on the Jubilee YouTube channel.  Watch the trailer after the jump!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

{Watch} New Video:: N95 x Kendrick Lamar


It's been a little while since a video and/or song has gotten an individual post on here, but that's how much I dig this.  Kendrick's latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, has taken over conversations and air waves since dropping yesterday.  Staying afloat of the tidal, he has released a new video for one of the hardest songs IMO from the album.  The video, just like the other below, is nothing short of commanding and captivating.  
Watch:


Just in case you've been super busy or sleeping under a rock, catch his video from last week... "The Heart Pt. 5".  Chills.  

{Personal Post} PHOTOS:: Spence v Ugas fight x XOXO Brunch

 

Easter weekend, I finally got to see my boy Errol Spence fight live in person.  My excitement leading up to this moment was through the roof.  My best friend accompanied with no questions asked.  Here's how the weekend went....



SZA x Crocs Collab Commemorates Mental Health Awareness month


Last week, SZA x Crocs released their limited collaboration capsule with efforts of bringing attention to mental health and self-care.  Crocs has donated to three organizations that provide and/or fund mental health support to those in need.  This capsule aims to inspire all to find zen, personal comfort, and spread positivity.  Mental health advocates Sage Adams  (sadgirlsclub.org), Yaris Sanchez (sadgirlsclub.org), and Donte' Colley (borislhensonfoundation.org) were enlisted to be apart of this campaign, also.  

Giving Back:: Future Renovates the Weight Room at his former High School


Future's nonprofit organization, FreeWishes Foundation, recently partnered with Foot Locker Atlanta to complete a full renovation of the weight room at Future's former high school, Columbia High.  Last December, Foot Locker Atlanta also teamed up with 2Chainz to complete the renovation at his, North Clayton High.  

“Since our foundation is very big on health and wellness it was important for us to help create an environment for students in which they could be comfortable, have pride, and perform their best. Also, research shows that students who are physically active tend to excel academically, have better attendance. They are less likely to struggle with depression and other mental health issues.”- Tia Wilburn (Future's sister and Community Engagement Director of FreeWishes).  

{Watch} Trailer:: Pusha T's executive produced Crime Thriller film, "Respect the Jux"


Let the smokers shine the coupes.
Just a couple weeks after Push released his "It's Almost Dry" album follows his executive produced urban crime thriller, "Respect the Jux"; produced by Anthony 'Tone' Jacobs. The film follows a young Jamaican man who ventures to the U.S. in quest of the 'American Dream'.  With his corrupt past, his failed attempts of doing things the 'right' way lead him to return to his old ways.  


The cast features Jaime Lincoln Smith, Tony Sirico, rapper Vado, Robert Constanzo, Ed Lover, Ciera Payton and Tobias Truvillion to name a few.  Check the trailer out after the jump!

Thomas Ashbourne presents new Premium Craft Cocktail, "Hardscatto" by. Playboi Carti


Thomas Ashbourne has recruited hip-pop (intentional) star Playboi Carti as the face of this new white wine gluton free inspired crafted cocktail.  "Hardscatto" is described a reminiscent of muscat blanc grapes with aromas of peach, apricot, and delicate elderflower.  It is, also, kosher and 40 proof.  

WNBA Legend, Lisa Leslie, launches Luxury Real Estate firm...Aston Rose


"By Pros for Pros."
Lisa Leslie... Four time Olympic Gold Medalist.  Two time WNBA champion.  Author.  Coach.  
With 5 years of real estate under her belt, the Hall of Famer added another accomplishment by launching her own real estate firm...Aston Rose.  Aston Rose is a luxury real estate firm specializing in finding properties for high net worth individuals, including but not limited to athletes and celebrities.  Hailing in the California and Florida market, so far, the firm has closed more than $500 million property transactions combined.  


We understand that many African American and minority athletes are making money for the first time. Unfortunately, so many of those athletes fall into the trap of it being about things that don't appreciate in value for them; our firm is changing that- Leslie.