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Entertainment, everyday thoughts, technology

Traditional Television SUCKS: word from Millennials

August 29, 2016 • By

Aside from missing the VMA’s last night I can’t think of the last time where I felt the need to indulge in some good ass traditional cable television. To sit and flicker through channels for day-time television or to catch my fave drama weekly, my TV is kiiiiiiind of useless. I mean, I use it for my nintendo 64 and blue ray player but it seems like now — for millennials, cable is totally played. Here goes a few reasons why I feel that way…

Who’s tryna pay a stinkin cable bill??

But for real though. Why would I want to pay $50 a month for a handful of channels that I’m not going to watch regularly? That’s excluding wifi as well. Don’t get me wrong, if you got it, do what you want. If I could buy channels like singles from iTunes that’ll be ideal. Maybe perfect even but then I’ll be paying more so for ads. The same ads that I see on social media, radio etc. It’s a lose/lose. To keep it a bean (“💯💯💯💯”) according to MarketingCharts.com it shows us viewing trends from 2011 to the beginning of 2016. We can already see where the pattern is going regardless of missing info from the second quarter…So yeah we’re not that invested anymore.

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…which leads to my next point.

Music

Bad Boy Celebrates 20 Years Of Hits With 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition

August 29, 2016 • By

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is the original hustler. Birthed from Harlem, New York he took his no-nonsense mentality and unforgiving work-ethic and made himself a multi-millionaire because of his business ventures in music, fashion, TV, movies and more. As of 2016, Forbes has Diddy worth an estimated $745 million dollars. But before he was jet-setting around the world with Apple Ciroc bottles at hand, he was a young 20-something year old phenom at the helm of a record label called, “Bad Boy.”

At the peak of his burgeoning job at Uptown Records, Andre Harrell fired Puff Daddy in 1993. In a lucky turn of fate, Diddy received 10 million dollars from Clive Davis at Arista Records to start Bad Boy Records this same year. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Records and Diddy and The Family have decided to release a box set full of your favorite jams from over the past 20 years. There are literally 16 songs on each of the five discs that will be included with the box set and it also comes with a 64 page booklet.

There are too many hits to name but some fan favorites include, “Can’t You See” (featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Total), “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G., “Love Like This” by Faith Evans, “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G (featuring Mase, Puff Daddy) and so many more. You won’t find one soul out there who doesn’t fantasize about the nostalgic nature that the 90’s brought to all of us so if that’s you, then head over to Itunes to purchase this one of a kind gem.

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Anime/Manga, Comics, Review

Welcome to Class: My Hero Academia Arrives

August 18, 2016 • By

My Hero Academia. This title, along the graphic associated has passed by my eyes more times than I care to admit. I’ve seen it pop on lists of what to watch. I’ve been told to check it out from friends. I’ve literally been given links on to where to find the manga in full up to its current issue yet, like the great procrastinator I am, I waited. Well, the time finally came on a boring Sunday night, and just like clockwork, I instantly regretted holding off on this amazing series. My Hero Academia was def an instant winner.

 

The plot of this anime series written by Izuku Midoriya, tells the tale of a young boy named Izuku Midoriya born powerless in a powerful world. An event on earth has led to most of its population being granted with special powers or “quirks” as its called in series with the number growing more by each generation (Think mutants from the X-men, ‘cept these traits are often passed down hereditarily from parent to child). These powers have of course led to the birth of heroes and villians with both sides using abilities to hurt, help, or just plain out exploit society. In the center of the chaos lies the greatest hero, All Might, who notices the true heroism inside the main character Izuku after rescuing a childhood bully from a villian. From their All Might passes down his power to the rookie as the series shows the young lad starting his first year at the top hero Academia U.A

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The diverse cast of characters in this series is what caught my eye initially with every hero & villian being as detailed in personality as they are in design. Quirks in this series literally mold and change the everyday person so to witness a cast ranging from a kid who has a head like a hawk but body like a boy, another kid who sweats nitro glycerin, and another one that has pink skin and black eyes but is the every day school girl was refreshing in a sense of the normality of this series is essentially the abnormal. You can see HEAVY inspiration taken from american comics in the costume designs of each character giving it a nice little twist.

Music

Anderson .Paak | Am I Wrong Feat. Schoolboy Q

August 18, 2016 • By

So I learned a painful lesson a few weeks ago. A lesson that is so textbook and trivial, my 10-year-old little cousin would shake his head at me in disappointment. That lesson was, “Never EVER Judge A Book By It’s Cover.” For awhile now, I’ve heard this beautiful music blaring from my brethren Aaron Morton‘s Snapchat and for the life of me, I was wondering, searching and asking about who it was that I was hearing every-time I would watch his story. So one day as I was browsing on Youtube, I happen to stumble across Anderson .Paak’s song titled, Am I Wrong. Needless to say, I was floored, and I almost broke my phone as I threw it out of a concoction of excitement and disbelief. Let me explain why;

As you can see from my above tweet last Sunday, I slept on Anderson .Paak TOUGH. I first heard about him when Dr. Dre dropped his Compton album last year. I heard such rave reviews about his writing skills to his style of rapping but still, I took a cat nap, eyes crusty and half-open to the caliber of this man’s talent. It took AIW to finally wake me up out of my sleep. This song literally gave me that feeling that I felt back in 2003 when Pharrell, Snoop and others were dropping those summer jams. Check out Am I Wrong below.

 

#BecomeInspired

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Entertainment, Music

Quin’Ton XL | 85 on the Lodge

August 15, 2016 • By

When you think of doing 85 on the Lodge, specifically sometime in the evening, you’re able to clear your mind and ponder on whateverthefuck. Whether it’s about  relationships with people or what you’re going to eat for dinner, that drive is serene. Clear of clutter. Just enough space for you to collect and reflect.

In Quin’Ton XL‘s case, 85 on the Lodge, is a story of him moving forwardStill being able to reminisce on what once was and then confrtonting what lies ahead. You know, the shit you often contemplate about after something (big or small) happens. To where you need to think on your feet and not sit still. As relatable as it it, I’m appreciate for the sample as well as the honesty. AND the fact that I have something smooth to listen to while on the freeway. Enjoy.

Entertainment, Music

Trippy Visuals: H.U.E. x Just Snazz

August 15, 2016 • By

I love a trippy song. I love a trippy video. I love tripping out honestly, and this song is a great to trip out to. Eastside Detroit native Just Snazz recently released her project Monochromatic and H.U.E. is the first single from the interesting project.

Based on drug trips and failed relationships the whole album will remind you of a foggy time in your life when you were just trying to make it out alive. H.U.E. is no different sounding like things a bitter ex would call you and tell you. The video helps you see the song from an acid trip perspective with it’s fuzzy view full of colors. If you haven’t seen this video it’s time for you to light up and enjoy.