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See Nas Without Leaving Home

The documentary film, “Nas: Time is Illmatic” about legendary MC, Nas is now available on iTunes, in movie theaters in select cities AND On Demand. As soon as I received the email from the Tribeca Film Festival about viewing On Demand, I saw the film the same day from my TV. Tribeca was the first to screen the film. That means that you can see how Nas transcended a seemingly insurmountable life as kid growing up in the Queensbridge Projects–in the comfort of your home (or your friend’s). It’s as easy as going to the On Demand section for your cable company and pressing play. Plus, it’s much cheaper than seeing the film at the movie theater and you won’t need to hear someone talking or texting on their phone.

Nas’ rise in the hip-hop game shows the importance of family support and  self-confidence. The film, directed by One9, takes you on a journey through Nas’ childhood and the hip-hop industry during its infancy. It shows that young DJs and MCs like Nas wanted to be in hip-hop for the love of the music and the way that it made them feel. It was not just about chasing the dollar. Yes, I am throwing some shade, because there are artists that are willing to sell their soul, so they can buy a new rope chain, sneakers or a new whip. Anyway back to Nas. . .this is a film for anyone who loves hip-hop or wants to know how it all began.

Peace,

Jen

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Michael Jackson is Back?

We all had Michael Jackson back for just a moment as hologram at the Billboard Awards.

It’s unfortunate that the same people who ridiculed and criticized him are now heralding him as one of the greatest entertainers ever. Whatever. Newsflash! his “true fans” already knew that he was one of the most prolific singers and dancers (without training) that has graced the stage. I think that generations will continue to celebrate Michael Jackson as an artist. It’s just too bad that he was not here to see it. The release of the album, Xscape will give all of MJ’s fans a chance to hear new music from producers that Michael Jackson has worked with previously like Epic Records chairman, L.A. Reid, and Rodney “DarkChild” Jerkins.”

Btw, I know that singer and songwriter, Paul Anka, is not usually linked to pop and R&B artists like Michael Jackson, but he seemed to write songs that were perfect for Michael. He co-wrote Love Never Felt So Good and This is It with Michael.

I’m looking forward to hearing all of the Xscape album. I like the songs I’ve heard so far.

See clips of Michael dance moves to the song Love Never Felt So Good

 

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Nas Celebrates 20 Years of Illmatic at the Tribeca Film Festivals’ Opening Night

Yesterday, the legendary hip-hop MC, Nas, rocked the mic after the screening of the documentary, Time is Illmatic. The film discusses the 1994 release of Nas’ album Illmatic and discusses its impact then and now. The documentary was directed by One9. See pics of Nas from the screening and performance at The Beacon Theatre.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce will Tour Together This Summer!

Yo, Hov and Bey at the same concert. I gotta be there! They will do a tour of over 20 stadiums starting in June and there may be an extra-special concert in NYC on the 4th of July. http://tinyurl.com/l65baof

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Long Island Student Accepted to ALL 8 Ivy League Schools

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Kwasi Enin, Long Island high school student, who has been accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools.

Kwasi Enin, the son of Ghanaian parents, was recently accepted to all eight of the Ivy League schools! Enin, a student of William Floyd High School in Long Island, received acceptance letters to the following Ivy League colleges and universities: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania. It is a remarkable feat and Kwasi Enin was surprised when he continued to receive acceptance letters. He’s still deciding but Yale and Harvard are on the top of his list.

Several times a week, there are many stories out about teens causing problems with flash mobs, fighting and inappropriate social media behavior. It is refreshing to hear a story about teens doing positive things in their schools and communities. Congrats to Kwasi Enin! I hope his story will help encourage media to highlight teens that are doing big things and representin’ other teens well.

Read more about Kwasi Enin in the New York Daily News.

Jen

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Beauty Fans Rejoice! Sephora is Coming to Brooklyn! #SephoraBK

If you love perfume, makeup, body butters and more, then celebrate the Brooklyn grand opening of every New Yorkers’ favorite beauty store, Sephora. That means no more trekking to Manhattan, unless you really want to. . .the location at Times Square is pretty hard to resist. Anyway, spread the word to other members of your glam squad. There were will be giveaways on November 1st and 2nd.

Peace,

Jen

Click here for more details: Sephora Store Opening in Downtown Brooklyn

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Restoration Holds it 32nd Annual 10K

As you can see, I have been writing and writing and writing. It’s been so much fun! Anyway, you can read the piece below about Restoration’s 10K. It was my first time going to the event. In fact, it inspired me to participate next year. I don’t know if I will run, but I can at least do the bike or walk, right? My daughter participated in the Kiddie Run. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her run that fast. It was a great event on a Sunday morning.

Jen

Restoration 10K Article: Restoration 10K

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