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You are Definitely One in a Million: RIP Sweet Aaliyah

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“Your love is a one in a million, it goes on and on and on, You give me a really good feeling, all day long” ~Aaliyah

The Princess of R n B was definitely a one in a million.  Only 22 years old when she departed this Earth.  She had some banging albums and songs that will make you fall in love all over again.  You will never be forgotten! RIP baby girl! Here are some of Aaliyah’s hottest hits on her albums.  

We Need a Resolution

Are you that Somebody

4 Page Letter

Rock the Boat

One in a Million

Age Aint Nothin but a Number

Back N Forth

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Hustle and Soul Recap: I’m Back Bishes!!!

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“Can somebody please turn off the heat, because it’s flamming in this kitchen! If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen!”  

Whew! The new season of Hustle and Soul is Flamming sky high and has officially broke the thermometer!  The Pink Tea Cup located in Brooklyn, New York is ran by Lawrence which is the Owner and CEO and it’s lovely staff, Ana, Thandi, the twins Dominic and Stefen, Sana and now the new bartender, Cola.  Besides the great food and hospitality, the drama is very public at the popular restaurant and everyone can feel the heat front and center.  It’s like sitting in the audience at the Jerry Springer show because you never know when a fight is about to break out.  But the drama has still rolled over to the new season and Lawrence has gotten himself into a bit of a love triangle I should say.  Okay so Ana is the “baby mama” of their son and has been together for about seven years.  Seven long years of staying together and not married. That’s the question I would like to know, “Why didn’t Lawrence pop the question since they already acting like husband and wife?”  The ladies must really love Lawrence because the now floor manager and once general manager has a thing for him and it’s more besides business.  Ana took her in when Thandi didn’t have anywhere else to stay and she was actually the one that brought her to the Pink Tea Cup to work!  Sounds like pure betrayal to me and now she’s after Lawrence for good.  I want to know why Lawrence couldn’t committ to Ana long enough so none of the nonsense didn’t have to happen.  

Like the saying goes, you can’t mix business and pleasure and that is exactly what Lawrence is doing.  He got these ladies all sprunged, especially Thandi.  I mean that’s Ana’s ex, but she is still the baby mama with more power.  Ana and Thandi never really got along for some reason at the Pink Tea cup because Thandi felt some type of way.  Maybe she wanted what Ana has, even Lawrence.  Last season when Candice (former bartender) was working there, her and Lawrence got into a huge arguement and Candice broke a lot of the glasses at the bar.  That was a very hard time for Lawrence and Thandi hung around claiming she would always be there for Lawrence.  He was crying and all and laid on Thandi’s chest for comfort.  I guess Thandi used that moment and ran with it because now she already done told Ana that her and Lawrence are a couple who apparently is sleeping together. Yes, he admitted that to Ana when he moved out of their place.  He really is in the dog house for sure and has dug a deeper hole for his grave.  Of course Ana did leave the Pink Tea Cup last season, but guess what?  She gave it some thought and is now back there and yes she took Thandi’s position as the General Manager; she took it back right from under her nose.  So now Thandi is back to being floor manager.  The expression on her face was PRICELESS! You sleeping with Ana’s ex knowing that they have a son together and you still don’t care?  I don’t feel sorry for Thandi at all from this point on!  She has no respect for Ana whatsoever.  

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Lawrence did admitted to Ana that he wants his family back.  What do yall think? Should Ana take him back and try to work things out after all?  I’m just not sure if Thandi’s heart and soul can take it if they ever got back together, but it’s really not her decision to make that call.  A girl got to learn how to stay in her lane for real.  But when Ana holds her first staff meeting after coming back and regaining her position as GM, I could feel that Thandi felt threatned and insulted.  Now Candice on the other hand did get fired from the Pink Tea Cup because of the incident last season and was working at another bar.  Sana and Candice were extremely close while working together and decides to pay Candice a little visit to see if she would consider coming back to the restaurant.  The twins has something up their sleeves trying to get Candice and Lawrence to sit down and talk one-on-one by telling both Candice and Lawrence that they wanted to apologize.  Although it was a big set-up, they eventually talked it out and both of them apologized. Now as far as Candice coming back to the restaurant, that’s going to add more drama on top of the old drama because Ana doesn’t like her. 

 

All-White Affair: The Big Surprise

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If you watched the first season of Hustle and Soul, then you know Lawrence is big for surprises.  He always has something up his sleeve.  But this surprise will blow everyone away!  The big surprise everyone at The Pink Teacup has been waiting for is…….*drum roll please*……..The new Pink Teacup in MIAMI!!!! That’s right, there will be a second restaurant on the beach!  And guess who will be the owner of it? It’s ANA!  That was always her dream to own her own restaurant in Miami.  Way to go Lawrence making boss moves!  And that means Thandi will be running the one in Brooklyn.  So if Ana is in Miami, that means no more drama…for now.  But I’m curious though, will this be a good idea since Lawrence is in love with both Thandi and Ana?  Or should he just choose which restaurant to stick with? Honestly I thought it was a proposal all-white affair.  Oh well, Ana was very happy and I haven’t seen her that happy all last season long.  She deserves it!  But why is the new bartender Coca saying that Lawrence will be having different hoes in different area codes? Lol, lawd she’s a mess already.  

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So Lawrence thought it would be a good idea for both Ana and Candice to meet up to hash things out since they both had a lot of drama.  I’m not sure about the social media beef they had going on about Ana’s son, but Ana was really heated by that.  They didn’t have much of a conversation, because next thing you know, Ana done ran up on Candice and popped her on the face..the end!  OMG! Ana done put them paws on Candice.  Until next Thursday catch a new recap on what happened with Ana and Candice and will Candice be considering working at the Pink Teacup after all?  

 

Tune in every Thursdays on WE TV at 10 PM for new episodes of Hustle and Soul and read new and juicy recaps only on That Riverz Gurl Media Entertainment News.  

 

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Grown-Ish Star Yara Shahidi Makes it on the Cover of Essence Magazine!

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“Watch out world, I’m grown now” song by Chloe x Halle which is the theme song to the hit TV sitcom Grown-ish.  18-year old Yardi Shahidi makes it to the April Issue of Essence Magazine which will bring lots of spotlight to this young star on the television screens.  Besides being a very talented activist, Shahidi started her career quite early doing a lot of print advertisements for major companies such as McDonald’s, The Children’s Place, Target, the Gap Kids, Ralph Lauren, Guess kids and Disney.  Finally in 2009, she made her big cinematic debut starring alongside with Eddie Murphy and Paramount Pictures, “Imagine That”

 

She received the Young Artist Award nomination for the category of best performance in a feature film category.  As you may or may not know, Shahidi has high hopes and plans to going to Harvard University to study Social Studies.  The 18-year old star plans to get her education on while still pursuing her career in acting.  Her plans are underway as she still tries to figure out her work schedule.  Breaking into the television big, in September of 2014, Shahidi starred in Black-ish that aired on ABC Family network.  The 14-year old star got a chance to be on a show with Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.  In December of 2014, she won the NAACP Image Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress in Comedy. Then in January 2018, she was called back to become the headliner of the show Grown-ish that was a spin-off to Black-ish.  

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So the world now has to watch out for this dynamic star who is on the rise! She is grown now!

 

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Album Review: The Kids are Alright

 

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The Bailey Sisters, Chloe and Halle performing at the BET 2016 Hip Hop Awards 

 

The Bailey Sisters; Chloe x Halle are blowing up the music stream when their debut album “The Kids are Alright” was released March 23rd.  These young sisters has always been musically inspired way before the 2016 BET performance.  Back in 2013, Beyoncé Knowles was the ones who discovered the musically talented sisters after seeing the Pretty Hurts cover on the Bailey sister’s You Tube page that went viral.  What a great way to get Queen Bey’s attention.  2014 was a great year as the good news that they were signed to Bey’s Parkwood Entertainment Record Label made everything the sisters worked hard for stick to solid concrete.  Way to go Chloe and Halle!

““We literally were flipping out, because as young girls, of course everyone looks up to Beyoncé,” Halle, 17, says.  (source from http://www.ew.com)

The Kids are Alright and You can now download the entire album on Itunes Music today!

 

Lit Music Review

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After listening to the entire album two days in a row, there was definitely a connection with each song as it told a story about life in it’s very own way.  Check out some of That Riverz Gurl Media’s favorite songs on the album:

~Hello Friend (Intro) This is the very first song and I could feel the warmth of the introduction that talks about embracing the self-love of you.  We all talk to ourselves sometimes and embrace life of our own.

~The Kids are Alright– This is the second song on the album.  The beat and vocals on this track is so amazing.  It’s just refreshing to hear the positivity energy of Chloe x Halle letting the world know that they are alright and they are here to stay for the long run.  You can’t allow the world to steal your joy, so doing you and what makes you happy is the best meditation ever! Awesome sauce!

~Grown- Okay so we all should know that this is the theme song to Freeform’s new show “Grown-ish” starring Yara Shahidi (this show is off the charts!)  It just basically tells the story of how they are at the point of life that they are mature and grown.  We all have reached that point in our life when we start feeling ourselves and think we can do what we want to do. Lol.

~Everywhere- The fifth song on the album! “I got money everywhere falling off the trees….I got money everywhere as far as you can seeee….”  Let’s make it rain yall because we got money everywhere we walk! Money cometh to me NOW!  The beat to this track is Lit!  And their vocals fits every beat and instrumental tune.

~Fake( featuring Kari Faux)- Very self-explanatory.  This world is filled with them and you just have to walk in life being humble.  Sometimes the fake ones are the ones who are always in our space without even knowing it.  “Why you even speak my name…..I guess you feel some type of way.”

~Cool People- This song has that sweet medley in the beginning; soft-spoken and easy.  This song is just a reminder that there are still cool and decent people in the world.

~Baby on the Plane- The opening to this song is sooo cute.  A baby voice crying on a plane.  I’m not sure what the inspiration was behind this particular track, but I love it indeed!  My interpretation of this song is crying out all of your pain and worries.

Overall the entire album is awesome!  This is the type of music that should be on major radio stations all over the world! Music like this with a solid meaning on each of the track gives life to us all!  That Riverz Gurl Media definitely rate the album a 10!  Great job ladies!

 

The Kids are Alright Musical Score with That Riverz Gurl Media Entertainment Website is a 10  ladies and gentlemen!

 

 

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