Father’s Love [written by @KoffeeB]
A strong relationship between father and daughter is key in this day in age. I love a man that can interact with their female child and not feel as though his masculinity is being challenges. I saw this clip on WorldStarHipHop of this guy dancing with his daughter and thought to was the cutest thing! What are some things you would do or have done with your daughter that might challenge the role of masculinity?
DANCING WITH DAUGHTER VIDEO!
Women and Hip Hop [written by @KoffeeB]
Women in hip hop is nothing new, but recently there has been a shortage. I’m starting to think that every decade has their break out female MC and while Nicki Minaj is still on top, there are six up and coming ladies ready to dethrone her. The first five ladies star on Oxygen Network newest show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop”, starting August 12. The show follows five females;
SIYA born in California, raised in Brooklyn, Siya is set out to be the first openly gay female rapper.
NYEMIAH SUPREME from Jamaica, Queens, former back up dancer for Chris Brown and Lil Mama.
DIAMOND from Atlanta and former member of the rap group Crime Mob.
BRIANNA PERRY from Miami who’s been features in magazines such as the New York Times, Vibe, and XXL just to name a few.
BIA also from Miami, who is is currently being crafted by Pharrell.
Bringing them all together in New York to take their craft to new heights is executive producer T.I. T.I. is starting these girls from scratch with training, showcases, studio sessions with Missy, Eve, and some mega producers, basically showing them that no matter what you have been doing in your city, you have to be prepared to take on the world. These girls are hungry for fame and just by watching the preview special, one, if not all, will be grabbing it soon!
The next female that is making moves is Dreezy. Dreexy is a Chicago rapper that has been buzzing majorly since she came out with her remix to Lil Herb ft. Nicki Minaj, Chiraq. Dreezy has been featured on WorldStar HipHop, Sway in the Morning, and has been tweeted by many hitters in the game. Recently Rapper/ actor Common has taken her under his wing as well as other Chicago artist to show them that people are listening. Dreezy hits hard with her metaphors and her voice that demands attentions with the passion that comes from each word.
These six females are definitely ones to look out for! Who knows maybe its almost time for male rappers to take the back seat for a sec.
What do you think? Comment…
Things to do in - Chicago [Written by @De_Misha]
Chicago is costly for some of us looking to have a good time….but believe it or not outside of all the negativity and the many opinions Chicago has a lot to offer other than just crime. There’s sooooo much to do for free!!! ¥€$… I said just that, FREE!!! So while searching the web looking for something to get into, I stumbled across a site www.timeout.com/chicago/things-to-do and it gives you a whole genre of different events and activities to do throughout the Chicago area. It also gives you the option to search other cities that you may be visiting as well. I don’t know about you but I’m definitely adding this site to my favs list in my browser.
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Chicken and Waffles w/a TWIST! @HashHouseAGOGO, [written by @De_Misha]
So, I’ve never been a chicken and waffles type of girl because I’ve never understood the hype or maybe I just haven’t been to the right spot. But now I think I’ve came across one of the BEST Chicken and Waffle dishes I’ve ever tasted thus far, Hash House A GO GO, located at 1212 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610.
What makes them different is that they don’t just serve your typical chicken and waffle, they serve it with a twist. They serve two pieces of nice, moist and crunchy rosemary chicken breast, stacked on top of fluffy waffles with smoked bacon. To top that off, the dish is then drizzled with syrup and rosemary sprigs on top for décor. When I say delish! I mean just that, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. Their drinks aren’t bad either. With all of that being said, if you’re looking for a place to have a good time, awesome food and drinks for a reasonable price Hash House A GO GO, is the place to try.
What’s your drug?? [written by @koffeeb] #YesMerch
Just admit it, social media has a way of controlling your life on what you do, how you do it, and leaves you with the question of how can you capture it to show the world. I view social media as a drug and the one that gets me higher than the rest is instagram. Each site serves its purpose. So, let’s break down the four most used social media sites. Facebook is the safe zone, strictly for friends, family, coworkers and your mom’s friends Lol. Instagram (IG for short) is for pictures that you dare not put on Facebook and where anybody, who has enough pictures proving who they really are, can follow you. Next we have twitter. I view twitter as a place where you can be connected with your favorite celebrities and say ANYTHING your little heart desires. And last but not least, Vine. Vine is seven seconds of… Well anything you can fit in seven seconds and I think that’s what makes it so great. People do whole skits, songs, movies, you name it, and dedicated Viners know how to get it done! All in all, social media is a great way to express yourself.
So, what’s your drug of choice?
#MusicMonday: By Any Means - Kevin Gates [written by @WahlaSmalls]
Social media is a blessing and a curse at the same time. It doesn’t take no time for a video and/or picture to go viral now a days and depending on the content it can have a positive effect or an ignorant one. Recently, Louisiana rapper, Kevin Gates, instagram video went viral of him speaking of his specific sexual activities. What people are not focusing on is the musical talent and intellect of Kevin Gates.
Sway in the morning with Kevin Gates [http://goo.gl/mHLzZI ]
Kevin has a very interesting past that he openly shares within his music and interviews [http://goo.gl/450Naj]. From being a two time convicted felon, receiving his Masters in Psychology in prison and having two kids a week apart Kevin’s life is a “Movie” as he describes on his mixtape, “By Any Means”. According to dictionary.com “Passion” is a “strong amorous feeling or desire; love”, Kevin brings to life the definition within his music. He’s aggressive with his message, but it’s genuine. You have to respect someone who is very open to vulnerability and embraces their flaws, characteristics not found in too many rap artist. Get to know the man behind the Instagram/vine/Facebook/Twitter meme’s and download his mixtape “By Any Means” http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-By-Any-Means-mixtape.585535.html
GET UP! Let’s work out! #YesMerch [written by @KoffeeB] #YesMerch
Whether you are working out for fun or working out to get healthier, I wanna remind you to workout to LIVE! Working out can lower stress, lower your blood sugar and possibly cure diabetes. I personally workout for all these reasons. After being diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes at the age of 25, the severity didn’t hit me till 3years later. Not taking my meds, always being sick and having headaches is really no fun. With working out, being on a regulated diet and taking my meds properly I have lowered my blood pressure. On top of that I’m 53lbs down! I joined JoiWithFitness in Zion, IL which offers Zumba, Piloxing, Boot Camp, stepping classes and more. She makes getting in shape fun! So if you are ready to live, start today! Peace!
#SavorTheFlavor: Puerto Rico Comida [by: @De_Misha]
I had the pleasure of visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico this past weekend and I must say….Amazing!!!! Beautiful, sunshine, and great food. If you’re ever in the area and a seafood lover such as myself, I recommend you visit the the restaurant Genesis located in Old San Juan. The dish to try is the Seafood Paella…its Spanish rice with lobster, shrimp, and a white fish tossed with cilantro… Yummmm! Did I say Awesome!!! A must try.
You may thinking “I’m not visiting Puerto Rico no time soon!” Don’t fret! I got just the place for you here in Chicago, “Havana’s” located on 412 N. Clark St. Their known for their Latin Cuisine and Cuban flare and their Paella Combo will definitely have you revisiting because I sure do!
Written by Demisha B.
Congrats to Brandy today for becoming an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.