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VIDEO: H.E.R. (feat. Chris Brown) – Come Through

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Slowly climbing, H.E.R. released her single Come Through (feat. Chris Brown) a few weeks ago, and it’s really doing quite solid. It’s climbing up the Urban Radio, as well as the Billboard R&B Charts.

Today they released a video, and its giving the same vibe as the song….mellow but captivating. Check it out below.

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Rico is Ready to take You to the Next Level

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Marketing & branding manager Rico Creed is a natural born hustler in every sense of the word. The New Orleans native always knew that with dedication & determination anything was possible. Growing up Master P, Juvenile , Lil Wayne & Curren$y who all came from the same area was just the inspiration he needed to pursue his own career. With that same drive & passion for his own music he landed him a record deal in 2012 , where he ultimately began working alongside Roc Nation’s Lawrence Parker. As Rico made a name for himself on the road opening for major acts including August Alsina , Kidd Kidd & Kevin Gates he slowly but surely learned how important branding & marketing was for success.

As he quietly put the artist side to rest , Rico decided to step behind the scenes teaming up with other artist helping them with their brand. Teezy Baby was just one of the first he helped to gain over 200K social media followers and amassed over half a million plays on multiple music platforms. From then on helping acts like Tripped Redd , Yung Tory , Nick Nack Patti Whack & more have proven to be the fuel he needed to start his own label & management company. Now with ID Management, Rico is ready to work with the next best thing and all it takes is the right talent for him to make things truly happen.  If you think you got that star power , follow him at @SayRico via Instagram to see if you got what it takes to become the next big star.

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Verzuz: SWV/Xscape

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So last night, was finally another Verzuz that everybody had been waiting on. Let me start off by saying, every lady on that stage was loved and has brought something to the show. However, I’m gonna have to go with Xscape for the win. That’s based on consistency the whole show, as well as singing/playing the songs we wanted to hear.

As for SWV, I feel like it set a tone that the first song played was a solo song by Coko. At times it felt like it was Coko vs Xscape, and why wouldn’t it be? She legit sang lead on a majority of their catalogue, as well as backgrounds. Xscape brought some controversial swings to the battle by playing songs written by the members (Bills Bills Bills, No Scrubs), but why not use them? It’s their work.

What I didn’t care for was the U And Dat, Everything I Love, Men In Black and a couple others, because those slots could have been filled with songs from the catalog that were actually overlooked. After a night full of celebrating good music, because lets face it, ladies don’t sing like this no more, the mentioned going on tour together. Lord I want to be in that number.

XscapeSWV
Is My Living In VainEndow Me
Feel So GoodCan We
Am I DreamingAll Night Long
What’s UpWhen U Cry
The Arms Of The One Who Love YouDowntown
Keep On Keepin OnSomeone
Work Me SlowEverything I Love
Just Kickin ItYou’re The One
Bills, Bills, BillsRight Here (Human Nature)
TonightIf Only You Knew
My Little SecretI’m So Into You
Softest Place On EarthAin’t No Man
U And DatUse Your Heart
Always Be My Baby (Remix)Men In Black
Thug HolidayYou’re Always On My Mind
Can’t HangSunshine
Do You Want ToMan Crush Everyday
No ScrubsRain
Who Can I Run ToAnything
UnderstandingWeak

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Movie Review: Without Remorse

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Yesterday, Amazon released the long awaited film, “Without Remorse“.

A little background about this movie. Plans to shoot this movie started back in the 90s. Some of the biggest action movie heavy hitters have been attached to this movie in some way shape or form. People like Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Gary Sinise. For years, nothing happened with this movie, until 2012 when Tom Hardy and Kevin Costner were tied to the movie. Then in 2018 Michael B. Jordan was announced as the lead role, and would star in a two part series, Without Remorse and Rainbow Six. The film was shot from October 2019 – October 2020. Due to the pandemic there were breaks in filming of course.

Now about the movie! I’ll say this movie, for me, was refreshing. Does Hollywood have any idea how tired people are of all these black lead movies revolving around racism and slavery? Like yeah, we get it, there are stories to be told, and they should be. But every once in a while, we do enjoy just seeing shit get blown the fuck up! We showed out in record breaking numbers to see Black Panther, because for once it was just great black cinema that doesn’t remind us of the world we live in every day. Coincidentally, Michael B Jordan was in there too.

Although, Michael did a great job acting, the movie is still pretty bland overall. It’s more of a feel good, something to look at type of movie, and less of a blockbuster. In other words, if I had to pay to see this in the theaters, I’m not sure I would be ok with giving them my money. Being that it’s on streaming services, I am ok with it, although I do believe it would have done good in the box office. I just think the material was a little predictable and

I must also note that I was really happy to see Jodie Turner-Smith. It took me a minute to realize why she seemed so familiar, then in one random frame it hit me… that’s “Queen” from Queen & Slim. This melanin and dynamic between the two characters just did something for me.

Overall, I’d give the movie a 3.5/5. The storyline wasn’t too exciting, but the acting was giving what it was supposed to have gave. And #JusticeForLaurenLondon, she never gets the screen time she deserves.

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