J. Cole Performs “Power Trip” On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]
On Jimmy Fallon we can always look forward to The Roots adding their touch to any song or melody.
Backed by The Roots, Cole gave a smooth rendition of the hit song ‘Power Trip’ ft Miguel. Captain Kirk of the legendary band was there to back vocals of the “Adorn” singer’s chorus to give it that live effect.
Release date for Born Sinner is June 18 to compete with Kanye West’s sixth studio LP Yeezus. ”I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album,” Cole told Billboard’s The Juice blog.
DIY Exfoliating Serum: Homemade Remedy to better Skin
If you shave, it’s important that you exfoliate your skin. Before I show you a quick way to create a homemade exfoliating serum remedy; it’s important to know the reason why we exfoliate!
Our skin cells renew every 28 to 45 days. We all have “daughter” cells that are situated in the deeper layers of the skin, also known a dermis. They then travel up to the surface of the skin and slowly die in the process, residing at the surface- dead skin cells called Epidermis.
Once they fall off parent cells “produce” more dermis.
When we do nothing to help this process, dead skin cells sit on the surface and start to clump together. Our skin does not have that fresh look anymore and it can also plays a factor in razor bumps. Which is why it is recommended to exfoliate after shaving.
This home remedy contains natural products that are healthy and good for your skin and body.
Full Body Serum
- 1/3 Virign olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil is also loaded with amazing antioxidants like Vitamins A and E. These essential vitamins repair and refresh your skin that is damaged by pollutants ex. overexposed to the sun, suffocating from cigarette smoke, eating unhealthy and fattening foods and more.
- ½ cup – 1cup of Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is abrasive enough to remove old skin cells without causing your skin harm or irritation. Brown sugar is a source of B vitamins due to its molasses content, and could be beneficial to your skin by preventing and reverse signs of photo aging (skin damage you encounter from the sun’s harmful UV rays)
- 1 tbsp - Agave
Agave nectar removes pus producing bacterias. The nectar is also known for its anti-aging properties.
Healthy additive: When salt gets added to Agave nectar, its anti-microbial property gets even further boosted! Agave
- Pour Oil, Sugar and Agave into a bowl
- Mix around to form a clumpy serum
- Apply to skin
- Note- the Brown Sugar tends to clump,apply in small portions and massage the serum into skin.
- wash off serum
Where can you get products?
- Agave Nectar Syrup 333g – David’s Tea - $6.50
- Extra Virgin Oil – Local grocery store – Prices Vary
- Brown Sugar— Local Grocery store -Prices Vary
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- 3 outfits
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GSUS Sindustries A/W 2013 Media Preview
Intricate is not a bold enough word to describe the patterns and designs of Gsus Sindustries; Instinct is. On May 9th, Torontonians were able to preview the three storied themed masterpeices of the 2013 Autumn/Winter collection for Gsus. Inspired by Military, Folklore and Russian culture, each fabric and detail led right back to their unique Brand mark and slogan- ‘Made by Instinct’.
Gsus Sindustries is a clothing line founded in 1993. The name came from the love of music and a strong faith in christianity. The clothing has a 3 staged philosophy that is still implemented today: craftmanships/intuition, Dreams/Logic and Precision/Free Association. Gsus is “Style that works in harmony but thrives for confrontation”. The masterpieces aren’t thoought of over night, designers spend time in finding elements that increase the quality of clothing without decreasing in style.
In one aspect one can see the elements added through their clothing, such as the added pins, additional zipper, or multiple pattterns. However, the Gsus Denim, will blow your mind. One example, is the incorporation of Aloe Vera plant extract in their jeans. The Aloe Vera remains on the fibres rubbing into your skin protecting the skin from premature aging by reducing the effects that noxious pollutants and UV exert” Other Denim elements that are beneficial to the consumers are made up of small details that enhance the quality of the denim such as Dry Resin, Herringbone, towel tough and more. Each element prevents everyday hassles like dye wear out, or threading.
Gsus also focuses on the philosophy of logic, naming certain items and pieces after well known genusis or impactful humans, ie, Newton, Einstein and more. Meaning is behind each name, as specific merchandise is tailored and equipped with a stylish and unique purposes.
See for yourself, and stop by their online store at http://www.g-sus.com, look out for their summer items and inspirations.
See More A/W 2013 Photos Here and watch their Brand Mark video below.
Nothing better than a female that can spit. Rising in the New York city game, Dante is a Brooklyn born hip hop artist described as “witty rhymes, slick punch-lines, polished flow, and melodic voice”.
Walk It is the first single from her upcoming project Nevermore, produced by Dot Da Genius ( also producer for Kid Cudi ). Nevermore is due out this summer.
Check out the video below.
With all the passion and detail written in books, fans can’t wait for most novels to turn onto the big screen.
The powerful speaker and author, Sister Souljah, spoke to a diverse crowd on Thursday at York University.
Fans of all backgrounds came to hear words of the author that once wrote a shocking life story called ‘No Disrespect’ (1996) and continues to move readers with her fictional books.
Recently releasing a new book called ‘A Deeper Love Inside’ in January- the sequel to her Top Seller ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’.
The story talks about a young girl named Porsche Santiaga who starts her preteen years in a Juvenile detention. As she continues on life’s journey, she discovers the truth about her family and copes with making ends meet in the city of Brooklyn.
Sister Souljah, talks to her fans about the inspirations behind each character and story, as well as questions about plot development; right down to the first line in the book.
However, what really made the evening for most souljah book readers was her confirmation to an upcoming movie for ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’.
Souljah explains the initial plans for a film with HBO pictures, in which many rumours were sparked. Unfortunately, the partnership didn’t pull through. She then assures her fans that there is action taking place.
“I’d like to confirm that this year I am more serious and focused on preparing a film [for the coldest winter ever]… and in preparation I mean the basic paper work and planning” said souljah to a anxious fan who inquired.
Alongside Souljah, 2010 Image Award winner and director Jada Pinkett-Smith will be assisting in directing and producing the new movie.
The Coldest Winter has been a top seller for years. It’s a fictional book depicting the life of a self-centered female named Winter Santiaga from New- York. Santiaga takes pride in materialistic things and her appearance. Her lifestyle is depicted through her narration as she goes through the struggles of hustling, group homes, family, street crimes, boys and more.
Each chapter is intensified, leaning fans to send Souljah emails and tweets about how they feel after chapters or at the end of her books.
“I have fans emailing me saying ‘sister souljah, you ain’t right why did you do that to me’ or fans telling me which characters they can or cant’ relate to”
The evening consisted with several readers and students stepping up to the mic and pitching questions not only regarding her novels, but topics on relationships, as well as deep rooted issues that are raised within the afrocentric communities.
Souljah’s insight and feedback gained several applauds and “yes” remarks from the audience.
The evening ended in a long line up of readers anticipating a signature.
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story is available at Chapter Indigo and Amazon.
Out of The Box: Rise of the Sneaker Culture
Sneaker Heads went crazy on April 25th at the Bata Shoe Museum’s launch of the ‘Out of the Box’ showcase. Shoes from various brands- Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebox and more flourished in the top level of the musuem. Some pairs were donated and others archives pulled out by the museum.
The night was also a tribute to legendary DJ and current film maker for the Movie Doin it in the Park, a Film project that captures the beauty of street basketball and all it’s attributes, right down to the kicks. Alongside a book that has more shoes that were displayed that night and the famous athletes that wore them. Fans were eager to meet Garcia and get their books signed.
The night had a lot on display, but it was the audience that made an impact. Sneaker fans came through with various one of a kind exclusive footwear like the Air Yeezys, Foamposites, Adidas Originals, and of course Jordan brands.
Take a look at the video below for more coverage of the event and see more photos here
Life after my, One Year Hair Challenge : My hair is healthy and growing faster than before. I’m proud with my accomplishments. Every two weeks I experience new growth. I’m currently in a complex, should I keep cutting it, or should I let it continue to rapidly grow?
New Video: Kendrick Lamar - Don’t kill my vibe. (BTS video)
Kendrick recently shot a visual for ‘B*tch Dont Kill My Vibe’. The clip will feature cameos from Juicy J and Mike Epps. Pretty Pictures captured behind the scenes footage.‘Good kid m.A.A.d. city’ in stores now.
New Music: Kelis- Jerk Ribs
Kelis is back, and with a new sound rooted in the genre of soul. Her new track, “Jerk Ribs,” displays a jazzy feel and funny melody.
The funk fueled melody was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, and is the lead single from her upcoming album, FOOD.
Source: SoundCloud / kelis
New EP: Yours Truly 2 - J.Cole
More soul searching and mind blowing music from yours truly- the Rocnation first prince J. Cole. Still humble in his lyrics he mentions throwing 4’s beside Hov as he throws 50’s; Cole hits us with his sequel to his EP Truly Yours with about 16 hours of anticipation. Much like the first, it is filled with some very dope tracks that Cole World had stored in his vaults, including ones featuring Southern vets like Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz. Look out for his Debut Album June 25th ‘Born Sinner’.