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JAY ELECTRONICA – “LETTER TO FALON” New Music ! via @lisafordblog

We're sending a huge salute JAY ELECTRONICA for dropping "LETTER TO FALON", his new joint inspired by and dedicated to Kevin Durant. After sending a series of Tweets which spoke about how KD's performance in the NBA finals led him to drop a new song, Jay Electronica stated, "Letter to Falon is dedicated to all who are pushing forward through adversity, hard trials and hate from the naysayers. Keep going."
Films

First look at Angelina Jolie’s Animated Film About Life Under the Taliban (Trailer) via @lisafordblog

Angelina Jolie is lending her support to the Canadian co-produced movie, "The Breadwinner". “I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter. Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to do what no one should ask little girls to do.” - Angelina Jolie
PhotosPolitics

Zoe Kravitz slays on the new cover of Allure (Photos) via @lisafordblog

If you haven't yet watched HBO's "Big Little Lies" featuring Zoe Kravitz, then you are doing yourself a terrible disservice. On the critically acclaimed limited series, Zoe Kravitz plays Bonnie Carlson, the free-spirited second wife of Nathan Carlson— the ex-husband of Monterey, California’s queen bee, Madeline Martha Mackenzie. Kravitz plays the only black woman on the show. Allure magazine writes, "Her character, Bonnie, kind of an alt-left paragon on the surface at least, seems uncannily laid-back and reasonable and generous in the drama’s tense, repressive environment, full of helicopter moms and competitive parenting." Now Zoe is featured on Allure Magazine's June 2017 cover and in light of recent political events, in the article she speaks on identity politics. Zoe states, “Racism is very real, and white supremacy is going strong.” And identity is not something to be mocked or taken lightly. It’s better in her words: “I am definitely mixed. Both my parents are mixed. I have white family on both sides. The older I get, the more I experience life, I am identifying more and more with being black, and what that means — being more and more proud of that and feeling connected to my roots and my history. It’s been a really interesting journey because I was always one of the only black kids in any of my schools. I went to private schools full of white kids. I think a lot of that made me want to blend in or not be looked at as black. The white kids are always talking about your hair and making you feel weird. I had this struggle of accepting myself as black and loving that part of myself. And now I’m so in love with my culture and so proud to be black. It’s still ongoing, but a big shift has occurred. My dad especially has always been very connected to his history, and it’s important to him that I understand where I come from.”
Entertainment

10 Reasons Why “BLUME SUNDAYS” Is The Best Hip Hop Party In South Florida

Dress to impress and let your hair down when partying at Blume Nightclub on a Sunday night. Blume Sundays has redefined nightlife in Miami's financial district, Brickell, and has become the new playground for celebrities, models, and sports figures. What is the appeal? What makes Blume Sundays so special and so attractive to locals and tourists alike? We are giving you 10 reasons why Blume Nightclub on a Sunday night is the only place in the world you need to be.
Music Video

FUTURE – “MASK OFF” (MUSIC VIDEO) ft. Amber Rose via @lisafordblog

Today, FUTURE released the visuals for his latest hit, "Mask Off" featuring Amber Rose as the leading lady. TheFader writes, "After teasing the video earlier this week, Future has dropped the official "Mask Off" visual. In the big budget video, which you can see above, Future drives past as an armed robbery spills out onto the street. The dark and murky scene is filled with flaming trash cans, a snake, multiple flute players, and Amber Rose in the passenger seat. Later on we see the armed robbers clashing violently with police. The Colin Tilley-directed video comes after "Mask Off" went platinum and became Future's highest charting single to date."
Uncategorized

Beyoncé Launches The “Formation Scholars” Scholarship Program via @lisafordblog

Beyoncé's “Formation Scholars” Scholarship Program wants to reward young women studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at 4 designated Universities; Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design. and Spelman University. Beyonce's goal is to support young women who are not afraid to think outside the box.
Music

RAEKWON – “THE WILD” – The Chef’s 7th Solo Album!! (Stream) via @lisafordblog #WUTANG

CONSEQUENCES OF SOUND: "The Wild’s production is absolutely modern, but many of these beats have a dark edge that pairs much better with the angry flow Raekwon has perfected over the past three decades. “This Is What It Comes Too” immediately recalls classic ’90s Raekwon. The New York MC effortlessly drops vivid, hard-hitting lines like, “Stroke my bullets with cyanide/ So when they touch you that’s a case closed.” Raekwon spits an endearing recount of the life of Marvin Gaye on “Marvin”. The song features a big hook from CeeLo Green, who cuts through this boom-bap track like an outstretched hand pulling the cut into 2017. “Marvin” and “I Have Nothing” both come with the boom-bap foundation that should please Raekwon’s longtime fans."
Entertainment

GAME OF THRONES Premieres 7.16!!! (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

Possibly the best series ever written for modern television, HBO's GAME OF THRONES Season 7 will be leashed upon us July 16th according to the new video preview released today. It's rumored that this will be the last season of this amazing show derived from a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. If you haven't kept tabs on GAME OF THRONES through watching previous seasons, you have missed out on an incredibly addictive phenomenon.
Music Review

ARTIST_LR Is When Epic Meets Dope. (Interview) via @lisafordblog #MusicMonday

ARTIST_LR reaches out to the consciousness of rap music lovers with unapologetic politicism and romanticism. His music is definitely not an on-the-surface, bland-sounding experiment. It contains messages about surviving in the face of hardship and the battling against societal underestimation. ARTIST_LR digs deep with blunted-swing sophistication through raw lyricism accompanied by harmonic beats that will haunt your brain cells. His upcoming project is an intimidating epic anchored with brutal honesty and sophistication.
Music Review

Is KAIJU THE UNCONQUERABLE The Greatest Rapper Alive? (Interview x VIDEO) via @Lisafordblog

KAIJU THE UNCONQUERABLE is a creative genius who one can say is well ahead of his time. Although futuristic, with alien-like tendencies, his music unearths the past and tends the roots of elemental 90’s Hip Hop reinvigorating the genre completely in a new era. KAIJU THE UNCONQUERABLE is that Artist who breaks new ground with a refutation of polished sheen and maximal perfection. Creating a sound that is difficult to reproduce, KTU possesses his own DNA pattern on Hip Hop with the most complete concept since Wu-tang.
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