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Jersey Rapper Dominates Hip-Hop Charts With New Single

 

American-Jamaican rapper and musical artist YQ Dreams released his newest single “Could Be” “Could Be” is a story of overcoming your internal battles and not allowing them to dictate who you are. It encourages listeners to have hope and place trust into themselves, that they can become who they inspire to be.  YQ Dreams says “Could Be is my story of everything, I’ve overcome and realized that upholding my faith led me on a path to everything meant for me and made me into a better man.”

Fans adore YQ’s artistry because he transparently shares the reality of his life struggles, insecurities, and how he was able to overcome the many obstacles that he has faced through his music. As he features hip-hop and melodic vibes that will take you through each walk of his life, you will find yourself relating to him from the first song to the last. This young talented artist is using his craft and life experiences to relate to his listeners and to change the world. Make sure you listen to his newest single “Could Be” on all streaming platforms.

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TRGB MEDIA: What made you want to get into the music industry? Any motivation behind it?

YQ DREAMS: Well I never really looked at it as getting into the music industry.  I just gravitated towards a coping method and it was natural like that; it just took off.  Also, I had to stay committed to it.

TRGB MEDIA: Ok, would you say it was like a gift or a passion?

YQ DREAMS: Oh yes, 100 percent! I believe I was given this voice for a reason.  It was given to me to make a change in the world.

TRGB MEDIA: When did Year music career took off?

YQ DREAMS: It depends. I don’t really see my music career as taking off.  So hopefully this year, I can accomplish all that I want to accomplish.  At least start the blue prints.  This will be my real rookie year, some real serious business.

TRGB MEDIA: What are some of your favorite music idols?

YQ DREAMS: I would definitely say Nas, Big Sean, Kendrick Dagore.  I really like people that portray different visions through their music and to keep the listeners engaged as oppose to talking.  So, I would say story-telling rappers are like top-of-the-top for me.

TRGB MEDIA: Through your music are you telling a story? Is it based on a theme?

YQ DREAMS: The thing about my music is I usually create when I’m in distress or facing adversities so everything you hear in my music will always be authentic and genuine. A lot of people respect me because they know if I don’t do it, I won’t portray that I do it. I stand behind what I do and the life that I live and my lyrics back that up.

“I do have to battle depression; a lot of my old music is about me going through depression. Thankfully I am in a much better state.  But there is a lot of hardships in the music industry and I don’t think people realize that.”

TRGB MEDIA: Do you have somebody co-writing your songs with you or do you write your own lyrics?

YQ DREAMS: I 100 % write my own lyrics. I believe it would be impossible to call myself a creator or an artist if my work wasn’t mine; or if somebody had to create it for me.  It just wouldn’t feel right.  I feel like that’s a special part of the journey that has to be embraced to see something come from scratch.  So yes, I do write all my lyrics and always will.

TRBG MEDIA: I want to talk about your new single ‘Could Be’ that was released last year November.  So basically, tell us about that new single.

YQ DREAMS: Well basically ‘Could Be’ is about me going through hard times and trying to figure out who I could be.  It’s basically like a talk within myself.  If you realized, the first verse is like a song and the second verse is way more personal and my tone switches. It’s like a mental talk to myself and me coming to the realization that I had all the tools I needed to succeed and all I had to do was believe in myself and to know who I could be. So that’s what I really wanted to emphasize to people that no matter the hardships they go through, as long as you know who you are and what you can do, you can become it.

TRGB MEDIA: Now is this part of your EP/Album or do you have an EP or album out?

YQ DREAMS: The ‘Could Be’ is not apart of an EP or album and I don’t think it will be. The music and the way I am, I’m always evolving and growing, so if I was to use anything that was a few months old it would kind of make me feel weird, but I do want to put out a project by the end of this year.  It’s going to take a lot of me focusing and coming up with a strategic plan for it before I do that.

TRGB MEDIA: Because it’s the new year, do you have any new projects you are working on?

YQ DREAMS: I currently have a single called “What do You Mean” and this single is me showing versatility and the fact that I just don’t make motivational and inspiring music, like I’m versatile and I can make anything.  I’m basically going to be sitting behind the single and see what it does.

TRGB MEDIA: As a music artist, where do you see yourself five years from now?

YQ DREAMS: Five years from now, I see myself in a position exactly where I was. Music is my gateway; I hope to one day start something with people living with mental health and a single parent household like me that doesn’t have anybody to talk to; they have to keep all their problems to themselves.  So that’s my long-term goal.  And I don’t believe I will be there in five years, but I do believe I will be on the right path to it and that I’ll be making a difference in a positive way.

TRGB MEDIA: Within your music career, have you faced any challenges so far?

YQ DREAMS: Oh yes, of course. There are challenges of people not respecting their craft, not wondering why you have gotten the things you have gotten and why they have it, so I’m still human at the end of the day.  These are all things that affect me.  ”

TRGB MEDIA: For someone who wants to become an artist like yourself, what advice would you give them?

YQ DREAMS: Probably my biggest advice would be is to not let the things of others portray you what you do in your life. For instance, a lot of people always have a lot to say and I realized that people will try to hold you back or will try to put you down just because they aren’t where you are and they are insecure with themselves.  You can’t let other people’s insecurities become your insecurities. I would definitely say protect your space, stay focused and if you do feel in your heart that you have a passion for it then continue at it and see where it takes you.

TRGB MEDIA: Now how can people connect with you?

YQ DREAMS:  My social media handles is @yqdreams on everything including all streaming platforms. I have a website that I’m working on and will be updated with new music and everything else.

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Michael B. Jordan Kicks off First Campaign with Coach

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This millennial actor is no stranger in the film industry and definitely knows how to flaunt style with that 1 million dollar smile in all of his photos!  It was announced last year that Michael B. Jordan will be the new face of Coach.  He is surely kicking off the new year with plenty of chic style.  

Bringing heat to the Spring Menswear Campaign by Coach, Jordan shares with his fans on social media thanking his photographer Craig McDean.

According to Foot Wear News, Jordan is the first celebrity to represent the men clothing line with Coach. What an honor!

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Photo Credit Craig McDean and Michael B. Jordan Instagram page. 

 

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Congratulations to Regina King and Mahershala Ali on their Global Win

The 76th Golden Globes Awards was filled with laughter, tears and a lot of great wins! But the two wins that stood out the most from the African American Film Industry are two familiar faces that we all have seen on the big screen before.  ‘Moonlight’ star Mahershala Ali and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk‘ star Regina King has set their mark in their careers taking home the win of ‘Best Supporting Actor/Actress of a Motion Picture’ category.  This is both their first win for any Golden Globes Award, but for Regina, she won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film ‘Seven Seconds’  

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The speech King made was very heart-warming and encouraging women.  (Rolling Stone) “Regina King Speech

 

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Love N Hip Hop Reality Star and Singer Amara La Negra gets labeled as “the side chick” on the show

STOP THE PRESSES! How did the Afro Latina reality star and singer gets mixed up as being the “side chick” already on Season 2 of Love N Hip Hop Miami? You know how Mona Scott-Young is already writing this mixed up and crazy story lines just to get the ratings up.  But this innocent reality star didn’t know what she was getting to as season two rolled around with some messy drama and everyone know hating on La Negra.  One of the main cast mate Gunplay has accused La Negra for sliding into his Dm’s knowing that he is still seeing Keyera. 

Mona Scott-Young already pissed off fans with this crazy script against the break-out star.  Do you think it’s because La Negra is booking major events and appearing on major TV screens such as one of the stars on BET’s newest TV series ‘Fall Girls’

If you haven’t been tuned in to La Negra and her big accomplishments, she clearly has no time for the drama. 

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La Negra gives us the full run-down of what she has going on.  She clearly has no time for the rumors and negativity.

 

 

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Tommicus Walker and Letoya Luckett-Walker Welcomes Baby Girl Gianna Iman Walker to the World!

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Former Destiny’s Child singer and Greenleaf star Letoya Luckett-Walker and her husband Tommicus Walker welcomed their first child together on January 4, 2018. Baby Gianna Iman Walker weighs 7 lbs and 15 oz!  Luckett-Walker is officially a mom and can now enjoy the beautiful moments of being a mom.  

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The couple first announced that they were expecting their first child June of 2018.  Luckett-Walker also co-stars on TI and Tiny Family Hustle and Friends.  Meeting through a mutual friend, the power couple were engaged and married within a short time. Congratulations to the couple and welcome to motherhood Letoya Luckett-Walker!

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R N B Singer and Florida Native Denequia opens up for Lil’ Duval

 Florida get ready for a night that you can’t forget! R n B singer originally for Florida Denequia will be opening up LIVE for Lil’ Duval on November 30th at Shaun’s Celebrity Birthday Bash.  If you are in the area, please show up and show your support for this Queen who is new in the music game.  You don’t want to miss this birthday bash!

Denequia has recorded two albums and is working on the Heartbreak Visual which will be coming soon. Make sure you download her latest album “Therapy 365” which is on all music platforms. 

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Love N Hip Hop Star Bianca Bonnie talks on New Music and New Projects

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It was all a dream….until it came true!

It all started when Bianca started singing all the lyrics to songs including some songs from Luther Vandross.  She has been writing songs since elementary school and it carried on to Junior High and High School.  Before she even thought about singing/rapper, Bonnie was also a dancer.  This talented individual is definitely what this industry need, a bright young individual who is serious about her craft.  She has been on tours with other celebrities such as the scream tour with Bow Wow and with Chris Brown.  Bianca has traveled just about anywhere making moves.

Big Break with Love N Hip Hop New York

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“It was a point in time where I was on a hiatus and I wasn’t sure what to do about music.  All eleven years of making music, I wasn’t signed to management.  Everything I was already doing, I was doing on my own,” said Bianca “Love N Hip Hop actually dm’ed me on Instagram.  When I went to the interview, they announced that it was Love N Hip Hop,”

The Portrayal of the Show

Although the show only portrayed the “negative” scenes of Bianca with her fighting, outside of the show, she was constantly grinding putting out new music.  She was already a fan show and was already established as a music artist long before Love N Hip Hop New York.

“It helped me build my fan base.  People are still finding my chicken noodle soup video,” Bianca said “I just have fun with it! As long as I’m happy, I don’t try to stress,”

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Bianca has that sultry unique voice that can hypnotize you indeed! With her curves and smooth skin, her lyrics will definitely give you the business!  Her latest album “10 Plus” is now available to download on I tunes and other music platforms where music can be downloaded.  Bianca is currently working on new projects which is planned to be released next year.

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“My fans don’t care about nothing else but me putting out new music.  I like writing.  I’m good at writing music,” Bianca said “I don’t care about becoming a star.  It’s my passion,”

There is also another project/song/visual she she creating calling “Celebration

Besides being a singer, rapper and television personality, is working on a documentary for You tube so that all of her fans can see her more on a weekly basis and what she actually does behind the music scenes and when she isn’t in front of a camera.  It’s like an up-close and personal part of her life waking to be awakened.  Even though none of these female rap artists or singers inspires her, she loves some good ol’ R N B Music!

“Growing up I loved R N B Music.  Some of my inspiration came from artists like Aaliyah, Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill, people that does both rapping and singing,” Bianca said

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The Goddess Bianca Bonnie modeling “The Pink Collection” by Stevie Boi at the New York Fashion Week

 

What’s Next for Bianca Bonnie?

She is looking to get singed to a management team/record label, putting out more music and visuals and to keep her fan base growing.

You can connect with Bianca Bonnie on Twitter, Instagram and You Tube

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Instagram: @Biancaisking

Twitter:  @biancaisking 

 

 

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The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has Passed Away at the age of 76

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The Queen of Soul who has touched many hearts and lives has passed away earlier this morning at the age of 76.  Aretha Franklin was a very private person so a lot of people didn’t know she was battling with cancer for awhile.  During the last stages of life which media said she was “gravely ill” was on hospice home care surrounded by family and loved ones.

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How can you forget a sweet soul and history when it came to her music and lyrics!  Some of fans favorites are “Respect,” “Freedom,” “Chain of Fools,” A Natural Woman,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and more!  Aretha Franklin will definitely be missed but never forgotten in our hearts!

 

Video Credit by frOzenintimeee via YouTube 

 

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‘Luke Cage’ Actor Elijah Boothe talks about His Journey as an Actor and Next Moves

Marvel’s Luke Cage Actor, Elijah Boothe is no stranger when it comes to the acting field.  His breakout in the acting industry came in 2016.  He has acted alongside Moonlight Actor Mahershala Ali and others.  Elijah has earned significant parts in movies and tv series such as “Golden Boy,” “Coin Heist,” “Are We There Yet (the tv series), and “Blue Bloods” Besides acting, Elijah has been featured in international magazines such as Vogue, WWD and W Magazine.

 

How did you get started in the acting business? Did you go to school for it?

 

      I sort of fell into the business at the age of 10 when I auditioned for The Lion King on Broadway and I’ve been doing it ever since.

 

Let’s talk about your character “Young Cottonmouth” on Luke Cage.  How did you land the role?

 

       The audition process for me was very short actually. Of course, anything Marvel is super confidential, so I had no idea that it was Luke Cage initially. Casting called me in to read once, and the rest is history.

Were there any amazing people you met on set while filming?

Absolutely! Both the cast and crew were a blast to work with. Cheo Hadari Coker (Creator), Jeph Loeb (Producer), Akela Cooper (Producer), and Andy Goddard (Director) were all amazing to work with! They gave me full reign to create who I wanted Young Cottonmouth to be which was amazing. Also getting to work with the legendary Alfre Woodard, Latanya Jackson, and share the same character as Oscar Award Winner Mahershala Ali was mind blowing. I made sure to be a sponge and soak up all the knowledge I could from these veterans.

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What keeps you motivated and inspired doing what you love doing the most?

 

         So many things but mainly my test and trials. My supporters definitely keep me going as well.

 

Out of all the films and tv shows you have been a part of, which ones has been your favorite and why?

 

I loved working on A Rainy Day In New York with Selena Gomez and Timothee Chalamet. I also had a blast working on Golden Boy on CBS with Greg Berlanti. Everyone was so amazing and gave me so much knowledge that I still carry with me to this day.

 

Do you have any upcoming projects coming up that you are able to discuss?

 

           I start filming a new series soon called The Line Up alongside Isaiah Washington and La La Anthony. The Line Up is a story about various women who use their street smarts, wit, and sexual energy to dominate men. The women in this story know how to use what they have to get them what they want, and that’s money, power, and respect. I play Crit on the show.

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Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten years from now?

 

            Honestly, I just want to tell real stories that evoke change and inspire. I definitely see myself directing, writing, and producing very soon.

 

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing?

 

           If I wasn’t acting I would definitely be singing full time. I grew up singing in the church so music will always be my first love.

 

Are you a big Marvel fan? If so, what are some of your favorite characters and movies?

 

         I’m obsessed with Marvel which is why I freaked out when I found out I got the role on Luke Cage! WAKANDA FOREVER! Black Panther is definitely my favorite character of all time.

 

What’s next for Elijah Boothe?

 

       I’ll be releasing my EP at the end of the year produced by Knxwledge

 

How can your readers connect with you? Social media links? Imdb link?

 

        You can reach me on Instagram @ElijahBoothe

https://www.instagram.com/elijahboothe/?hl=e

 

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Janet Jackson kicks off SOTW Tour

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“It’s Ms. Jackson if you ask me!”  Janet Jackson is kicking off her State of the World Tour where she will be making her first appearances during the Essence Festival.  The summer tour kicks off on June 11th.  She will be performing in cities such as Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Charlotte, Tampa Bay, Miami, New York and much more!

 

To see which cities Janet Jackson will be performing in, visit http://www.consequenceofsound.net for a complete listing.

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