Chrisette Michele chats her with Soul Culture about her mental health awareness campaign #OKNotToBeOK, her vegan lifestyle, and her new album, Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation mixtape. Check it out:
If you love listening to music on the go, Beats By Dre has just released the cutest little music device that’s chic, portable and syncs with your phone. Beats have teamed up with Nicki Minaj to create the Pink Pill wireless speaker which is available for purchase exclusively at AT&T retail stores nationwide and online at att.com.The Pink Pill has features you can use such as:
•Big sound – This wireless and cord-free device produces powerful sound. You can hear soaring highs and deep booming bass in every room of the house.
•Change tracks from your phone – Or your laptop, or any other Bluetooth®-enabled device from up to 30-feet away. You can roam, and always have high-quality sound near or far.
•Portable – You can set up anywhere since it’s lightweight, and small enough to fit in whatever you’re carrying out the door.
•Bluetooth conferencing – The Bluetooth capability and internal microphone allows you to take calls.
Price: $199. Also available in Red, Black and White.
Who says you can’t have it all? Yuna, Folk/R&B singer, and now fashion entrepreneur, gives fans a glimpse of her boutique based in Malaysia, IAMJETFUEL.
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Jeremy Lee Renner is our Crush of the Week because he is not just a fine-looking gentleman with acting chops, he pursues inspiring passions outside of his highly successful acting career. Though he has an impressive acting resume (The Town, The Hurt Locker, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, S.W.A.T., The Avengers , The Bourne Legacy), we were surprised to find that his first passion is music. His zeal for composition began while attending Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, Ca., where he joined the school’s band as a drummer. Shortly thereafter, he began to hone his skills as a singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist.
At the early stages of his acting career, he performed in the band Sons of Ben. For the soundtrack of North Country, which he starred in, he performed “I Drink Alone”. In the 2006 films Love Comes to the Executioner and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Jeremy performed the songs “American Pie” and “Good Ole Rebel”. He also made cameos in music videos like “Trouble” by P!nk and “Scenes on Sunset” by Brother Sal.
Though his time for music are scacre these days, he supports many indie musicians such as Brother Sal, The Vashta Nerada and Aaron Durr.
The 41-year-old also devotes his time to other passions projects, including his long-running home renovation business and his involvement with the United Nations as a Goodwill Peace Ambassador.
Jeremy Renner is a man with the plan(s) and many talents who is living his dream while helping others pursue theirs. Crush of the Week indeed.
Source: Watch Mojo, Wikipedia and jeremyleerenner.com
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Elle Varner’s Perfectly Imperfect is a pretty solid album. While her sweet raspy voice showcases her R&B roots, she is not afraid to dabble in a bit of country.
Standout tracks (besides what you’ve already heard): “Not Tonight”, “Leaf”, “Oh What a Night”, “Stop the Clock” and “So Fly”.
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Lianne La Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough is a really great album. A must listen. Her silky voice blended with folk and soul just flows effortlessly from track to track.
Standout tracks (besides what you’ve already heard): “Don’t Wake Me Up”, “Au Cinema”, “Forget”, “Tease” and “They Could Be Wrong”.
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Drinkify is a website that suggests “the perfect cocktail” based on the musicians you are currently listening to. All you have to do is enter a name into the “I’m Listening To” box then hit the “What Should I Drink?” button, and the site spits out a recipe in seconds to accompany your favorite music.
I was listening to M.I.A.’s Vicki Leekx when I first discovered Drinkify so I entered her name and here is the result:
Cool way to try new drinks from time to time.
Shawnna stopped by Invasion Radio to give the scoop on where the heck she has been for the past 2 years and her upcoming mixtape, “She’s Alive” set for release on May 24th. The the former first lady of Ludacris’ Disturbing tha Peace Records, revealed her admiration for upcoming and established emcees such as, Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks, Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj.
No matter how tough this woman is, bring up her dad, Buddy Guy, a 7-time Grammy award-winning blues guitarist and singer, and watch her transform into daddy’s little girl in a millisecond. It is really cute to watch.
Yes, we all love our CDs and MP3 players, but even if you’ve created playlists within your library, you still find yourself skipping-skipping-skipping to find the right track that matches your vibe of the moment.
The founders of Stereomood hopes to eliminate one fumbling with their knick-knacks by creating free internet radio that handpicks songs that suits our mood or daily activities.
I am in a party mood so I clicked on “Let’s Party” and an array of funky new music that I’ve never heard of began to play crisp and clear. So if you want to listen to reggae, click on “Lost In Jamaica,” mon. If you are feeling lovey-dovey, click on “Make Love,” horn dog. If you feel a bit melancholy, click on “Sad,” (no crying now). The list goes on and on.
Stereomood is a fun, hassle free method to find new music.
Props to Lost At E Minor