It seems like a lot of people is playing the race card especially for 34-year old Isaiah Peoples who intentionally tried to run a group of 8 pedestrians over in Sunnyvale, California based on the faith he “thought” they were Muslim. All eight victims are hospitalized; youngest victim is 13.
Peoples has been charged with eight counts of attempted murder trying to kill the pedestrians by driving up to them. If he is convicted of these charges and is pronounced guilty, he could be serving a life sentence in prison. Peoples is due back in court on May 16th.
The youngest victim who is a seventh grader, 13 at Sunnyvale Middle school is in a coma fighting for her life. Her conditions are life-threatening. Part of her skull was removed to stop the pressure and bleeding on the side of her brain. One of the witnesses, a 72-year old lady saw the car Peoples was driving that drove high speed towards the people with one of the victims, a lady fly up in the air and landed right in front of her car.
Sources (The Chronicle Reports) stated that Peoples was on his way to bible study at the time of the accident.
Matthew Knowles definitely knows how to make things happen as far as the Destiny’s Child group that was created in the early 200’s. Now he wants to create a Destiny’s Child Broadway musical as he is working closely with the director, writer and producer for the show, Je’Caryous Johnson which the show will be called “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”
Knowles has been managing the group when it was created in 1990 where it consisted of six members and then it was three where Michelle Williams joined the group. The show is set to premier next year in Houston, TX
Tyler Perry has yet done it again in the last and farewell film featuring Madea “Madea Family Funeral” Everyone loves the character that Perry has made since his debut movie “Dairy of a Mad Black Woman” Madea had no filter and will definitely tell it like it is no matter what. She is like the mother you never had…except for the violence and foul mouth, but who doesn’t love a dose of laughter for your soul?!
“Madea Family Funeral” is definitely filled with jokes and laughter for days. Perry has added his other characters from “Madea Boo” movie such as Hattie and Aunt Bam. Of course everyone knows Joe, Madea’s brother who she constantly jokes on. The plot of the story isn’t really all that difficult as it lies around family secrets. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Well in another one of Perry’s movies “Why Did I Get Married,” it revolved around drama and secrets as well and the family finds a way to fix everything. In this particular movie, the movie was suppose to be about the anniversary of the parents, but when Perry, Uncle Joe, Hattie and Aunt Bam discovers a dark secret and everything goes south in a freak accident. Even though Perry reportedly stated that this is the last movie with Madea in it, I believe she will probably come back. Perry has captured every problem and solution with this movie with great actors and actresses to take on their roles. Although this wasn’t Perry’s best movie compared to other ones he has directed and wrote, what kept this one in the top three for box office ratings were the jokes! The plot needed a little bit more work since it’s not really a good one and it has been used before in some of his other films. Perry could definitely do a much better job with the plot. What made the movie special were the characters as well. Without Joe, Heathrow (new character) Hattie and Aunt Bam, the movie would have drowned underneath other movies that recently came out.
I still recommend people to go see the movie because it is Perry’s last Madea movie and because he always creates and adds good characters that can pull their own weight when it comes to acting.
On March 22nd, the sexy soul-sultry singer has released the anticipated album “LivingLegend” that includes 17 songs that has all the right songs from love-making to dancing on the dance floor. Wilson is a nominee for the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding New Artist” which will be airing live on March 30th on TV ONE.
Wilson’s mix of sexinesses and soul comes from legends Keith Sweat to the late James Brown. This Tyrese sound-alike isn’t playing any games when it comes to the music industry.
“LIVING LEGEND” Track listing:
Find A Way
Dream Come True
It’s A Man’s World
Got Ya Sayin’
Sounds That You Make
She Got It
Smokin’ On You
A Million Ways
Get To Know You
A Change Is Gonna Come
For additional information on OMAR WILSON or to arrange for a phone interview, please contact Ra-Fael Blanco at 2R’s Entertainment & Media PR at 646.326.4803 or via email at TwoRsEnt@aol.com.
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.
“You can’t let other people’s insecurities become your insecurities.”
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.
Thank you Milan Mobley of Umanagement Entertainment Public Relations for allowing TRGB Media to interview your client YQ Dreams.
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’
The speech King made was very heart-warming and encouraging women. (Rolling Stone) “Regina King Speech
Princess Love, Love N Hip Hop reality star and wife to singer and actor Ray J Norwood released her new cosmetic line on New Years Day! Products for your lips and eyebrows are available to purchase on her website Prella Cosmetics
Photo Courtesy by BCK Online and Letoya Luckett-Walker
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.
Photo Courtesy by Essence Magazine Online
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!
If you missed season 1, then you are missing out something interesting with new cast, new vibes and new drama! The Love n Hip Hop franchise continues now in Miami. The cast includes, singer and dancer Amara La Negra whose looks are more than an Afro, Rappers Trick and Trina, Bobby Lytes and more! This season just got even hotter so make sure you are well hydrated because the thirst gets real! Season 2 premieres on a new night Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 8 Pm on BET
By Tyra Grayson, Graphic Designer, Photographer and Musician
MBK4L Ralo’s Annual Bday Bash “Bag Season Tour” took place at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC In Birmingham, Alabama with MBK’s artists “Lil Bam, YBN DayDay, Rudy Ru, Whitt, along with special celeb guests Pap Chanel, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Key Glock, and Lil Baby. This concert was a different vibe for the city. This was also one of the biggest shows I’ve ever shot, lineup wise.
It was great to get these artists under my portfolio. I also connected with other fellow photographers and press members there. It’s always good to network because you never know who you’ll run into and who could be your lifetime business partners or potential clients. Shout out to DJ Dirty Vegas, DJ New Era, 3000Ent, and MBK4L for putting on such a calm, collective, and good event.
Freelance Writer, Tyra Grayson can be reached on IG @tyraisme