Monday, March 31, 2014

ILLINOIS BACKWARDS BOWLER HITS RECORD 280!!!

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ILLINOIS resident ANDREW COWEN deserves inclusion in the conversation on the names of the greatest athletes in history!!!

RECORD SETTER documents that he set a record by bowling 280 backward.

Yes, that’s right - BACKWARDS!!!

Not even once did this finely tuned machine bother to look at the pins before hurling his shots.

-CCG
 


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The LAST DAYS Of MAD MEN On TIME!!!

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AMC's nostalgia-inducing drama, MAD MEN,  is just about out of pages!!!

It’s wrapping up its run as the signature show of a period in which the kind of people who used to say “I don’t even own a television” were now arguing whether film and novels could even compete with TV drama. In more ways than one, the end of Mad Men will be the end of an era.

Get the Full 411 on the Final Chapter of MAD MEN from TIME.

-CCG

FLYNN McGARRY On NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!

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15-year-old SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA-Chef FLYNN McGARRY covers the 2014 FOOD And DRINK ISSUE for NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG
 




 

PHARRELL WILLIAMS On GQ!!!

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Rapper/Singer/Model/Entrepreneur/Fashion icon PHARRELL WILLIAMS covers the Special Issue April 2014 STYLE BIBLE for GQ!!!

-CCG


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

COCO On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!


Model/Fashion Designer/Adult Toy Designer NICOLE "COCO" AUSTIN, wife of Rapper/Actor/Filmmaker ICE T, stopped by the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

-CCG
 

THE BREAK ROOM: Special Guest NUGGETS Forward KENNETH FARIED!!!

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ROBERT LITTAL and JILL MUNROE talk SPORTS, SPORTS NEWS, and SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT!!!

THE BREAK ROOM broadcasts LIVE each TUESDAY at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST.

Check out their interview with special guest DENVER NUGGETS Power Forward #35 KENNETH "MANIMAL" FARIED.

-CCG
 

NFL DRAFT LAB: LINEBACKERS & DEFENSIVE BACKS!!!


NFL DRAFT LAB Scientists MEL KIPER, Jr., and TODD McSHAY chop up the top LINEBACKERS and DEFENSIVE BACKS available for the upcoming 2014 NFL DRAFT!!!

-CCG

NFL DRAFT LAB: OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINEMEN!!!


NFL DRAFT LAB Scientists MEL KIPER, Jr., and TODD McSHAY discuss the top OFFENSIVE and DEFENSIVE LINEMEN available for the 2014 NFL DRAFT!!!

-CCG

QUEEN LATIFAH On JET!!!

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Rapper/Model/Singer/TV Host QUEEN LATIFAH covers an upcoming new issue of JET!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

Your latest incarnation of The Queen Latifah Show was a huge risk. Why bring in back after a 13-year hiatus?

 I had a lot to share and wanted to add some positivity to daytime TV; something fun, energetic and with a little more flavor. Personally I’m in a much better spot. I’ve done a lot of growing and I’m okay with being in one place for a prolonged amount of time. Before, I was a bit more nomadic.

Settling down is a big change. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a significant other, kids and the white picket fence. Do you have someone special in your life right now?

 No comment!

Okay, but what about kids? You’ve spoken about adoption in the past.

 It’s something I’m exploring. I’ve wanted to adopt since I was 18 because I grew up with friends who could’ve used good parents. Maybe it’s my romanticism of after-school specials where someone would adopt a child and life would be great afterward. I have a lot of love to give.

-CCG

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NAS & MICHAEL ERIC DYSON Moderated By JAMES PETERSON!!!

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Thursday, March 27, Author/Educator/Activist/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Professor Dr. MICHAEL ERIC DYSON hosted Rapper NAS for a nearly 80 minute talk on HIP HOP at Gaston Hall, on the GEORGETOWN campus.
 
Dr. JAMES PETERSONDirector of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at LeHIGH UNIVERSITY, moderated the event. Their talk focused on current state of Hip Hop, NAS’ impact on the culture, his future ventures, upcoming 20th anniversary of his classic album, ILLMATIC, and much more. The entire conversation was filmed and is now available for viewing.

-CCG



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Friday, March 28, 2014

CHINX, MERCEDES MORR, NISEY KAMAI, & SHAWN HARTWELL On STRAIGHT STUNTIN (NSFW)!!!

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Rapper CHINX and Party Promoter SHAWN HARTWELL are covered by the barely-covered MERCEDES MORR and NISEY KAMAI for the Issue #32 Special NORTH vs SOUTH EDITION of STRAIGHT STUNTIN!!!

-CCG

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DYNASTY SERIES

I LOVE 2 EAT #35: HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP @ GRADY HOSPITAL!!!


GOOD FRIDAY!!!

Last Friday, March 21, after a day of appointments at GRADY HOSPITAL Primary Care, Diabetes Center, and Pharmacy, Yours Truly CCG had built up an appetite.

HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP
80 JESSE HILL Dr. SE
ATLASNTA, GA 30303

Located on the ground floor of GRADY HOSPITAL, the take-out stop known as HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP is probably akin to most hospital café-style eateries, BUTT; they are open 24/7/365.

There is no seating area. Ya Boy CCG enjoyed his meal at the stand-up counter that is located just to the right as you enter.

HENRY'S serves STARBUCKS coffee/coffee drinks, TAZO Teas (also a Starbucks brand), and other Teas, Sodas, Salads, Sandwiches, and Baked Goods.

CCG selected the GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD, LAY'S Baked Chips, and hot TAZO English Breakfast Tea.

This was not a combo meal. Each item is a-la-carte.

The GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD consists of lightly-seasoned, tenderly-cooked, thinly-sliced Chicken Breast, Sliced Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese, and Croutons resting on a fresh fluffy bed of crisp Iceberg Lettuce.

The LAY'S Baked Chips were an excellent low-salt, low-calorie complement to the salad, and the steamy TAZO Tea was the perfect hot beverage for a late lunch on a briskly-cool ATL Friday afternoon.

GOOD FOOD, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD TIMES!!!

-CCG



NFL DRAFT LAB: WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS!!!


ESPN: NFL DRAFT LAB Scientists MEL KIPER, Jr., and TODD McSHAY break down the eligible WIDE RECEIVERS and TIGHT ENDS available for the 2014 NFL DRAFT!!!

-CCG

NFL DRAFT LAB: RUNNING BACKS!!!


ESPN: NFL DRAFT LAB Scientists MEL KIPER, Jr., and TODD McSHAY break down the eligible RUNNING BACKS available for the 2014 NFL DRAFT!!!

-CCG

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD: FLIP WILSON!!!

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TV ONE continues with their new series, UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD, with the unsung story of legendary late JERSEY CITY, NJ-born Actor/Comedian/TV Visionary  FLIP WILSON!!!

-CCG



 

ANGELS, CARDINALS, MARINERS, & YANKEES On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!


ROBINSON CANO, YADIER MOLINA,  MASAHIRO TANAKA, and MIKE TROUT get the 4 regionals covers for the 2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW ISSUE of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

-CGG





T.I. & TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE (TRAILER)!!!

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Are you ready for more from T.I., TINY, and the HARRIS Tribe???

The new season of T.I. & TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE premieres this coming Monday, March 31, 2014, 9:00 PM EST on VH1.

-CCG

NIECY NASH On ROLLING OUT!!!

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Actress/Author/RealiTV Star/Relationship Expert NIECY NASH shares The SECRET To TRUE HAPPINESS and covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

Is it hard to fight naked?

It is very hard to fight naked. You know it is.

Tell us more.

My book is fun, and funny but it has a lot of real takeaways about relationships. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I am a woman that’s been through a lot when it comes to love. I share my experiences, and then I invite people to think differently about matters of the heart. As people, we seem to struggle the most in the thing that we were created for. So I decided to write this book, to help give some understanding from my perspective. There are tips, tricks, and all sorts of fun things that will help everyone — no matter their situation.

Describe the moment when you realized that you had experienced enough of the ups and downs of life to feel qualified to share your perspective.

I realized that I had gone through enough, when I examined my life, and realized that I had been the wife, the girlfriend, the side piece, the baby momma — you know, the list just kept getting longer. So I told myself that before the list got any longer, I needed to put pen to paper, and share what I know. Now, my publisher didn’t like the original title of my book. We were at odds for a while, because I wanted my book to be called: Stomach Full. Penis Empty. A Woman’s Guide to a Happy Marriage.

That’s such an awesome title.

Isn’t it? And I think it’s profoundly simple. With women, if your man’s stomach is full, and his penis is empty, you don’t have any problems in your home. Yeah, I said it! My personal theory is a BJ a day keeps the divorce attorney away. I truly believe that [there’s] stuff that you’ve gotta do if you [are] in it for the long haul with your marriage.

-CCG

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HUMP DAY FUNK: SHEILA E.!!!


HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

OAKLAND, CA-born LATINA Singer/Songwriter/Percussionist SHEILA E. is back with a new hot single, FIESTA, featuring the vocals of B. SLADE from her forthcoming new appropriately-titled album release, ICON.

HAPPY SHEILA E. FIESTA HUMP DAY FUNK DAY!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG

 

CHANEL IMAN On THE EDIT!!!

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ATLANTA-born Supermodel CHANEL IMAN covers the newest issue of THE EDIT!!!

Here are a few interview highlights:

On racism:

“It’s an issue that my industry is still working on. I think that everyone should be equal; it shouldn’t be about color. It’s unfortunate that there is still a lot of politics involved in both the acting and modeling worlds. I do think we’ve come a long way, but things could still be a lot more diverse on the runway and in films.”

On having to grow up fast:

“I’ve had to grow up very fast, and although I know that if I hadn’t started so early I wouldn’t be where I am today, I often wish that I could have had those high-school years and experiences,” Iman says. “These days I always encourage young models to start no younger than 18.”
“There were times when I felt very lonely,” the model admits, “because I had to be a grown-up and live in New York by myself – but God blessed me with the opportunity to be a model and I took it. Still, it’s very easy to get caught up and lost and not feel loved in this business.”

On gaining weight:

“I’ve been skinny my whole life. And now that I’m getting older I’m gaining weight. I love it, because when you’re teased at school and everyone’s always asking ‘Do you eat?’, it’s like being bullied.”

“When models are criticized for being too thin, it’s just another form of bullying. It would make me feel so insecure when people used to say that about me, because you’re not allowed to go around telling people that they’re too fat and asking ‘Do you ever stop eating?’, are you?”

On BEYONCE':

“Beyoncé is such a great woman. So positive and uplifting. All three of us models are very successful in our careers, but because in the fashion industry ‘there’s only one black girl allowed’, they’ve made us compete to be that one girl. Beyoncé allowed us to show the world that we don’t have to fight against each other. She gave us the chance to see that we are far more powerful together.”

-CCG

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HTC UNVEILS HTC ONE (M8)!!!


HTC announces the official unveiling of the HTC ONE (M8)!!!

Verizon not only has an in-store availability exclusive (through April 9) on the new HTC One (M8), but they are also hosting quite the deal for interested parties. For a limited time, starting today at 1PM Eastern, customers will be able to buy the One (M8) and receive a 2nd One (M8) for free, as long as they sign 2-year contracts.

Big Red is selling the One (M8) for $199 on-contract.

HTC customers in the US no longer need to worry about cracking their smartphone’s screen. No, the company’s devices aren’t suddenly invincible; they’ll still shatter if dropped on a sidewalk, just like always. Instead, HTC has announced it will now provide one free screen replacement at any point during the first six months of phone ownership. The offer covers the HTC One, One mini, and One max, but it’s only good for devices purchased beginning today (2/18/2014). Existing customers will need to stick with their carrier’s insurance plan or turn to third-party options like iFixit for repairs. Still, no other smartphone manufacturer offers worry-free protection like this in the US, so HTC is setting itself apart in a big way.

Availability:
- Available today at Verizon Wireless stores at 1pm EST.

- Available today online at 1pm EST on Sprint and AT&T sites.

- Available at T-Mobile by April 10.

$199 (on contract) 16GB
$249 (on contract) 32GB
$649 (off contract)
$649 Developer Edition
$699 Google Play Edition

-CCG




Size: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35mm
Weight: 160g
5.0-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (Asia region will get 2.5GHz version)
2GB of RAM
16/32GB storage (approximately 10GB/24GB storage available to the user)
microSD support up to 128GB
Duo Camera: UltraPixel primary rear camera with 2.0um pixel size, 1/3’’ sensor size, f/2.0, 28mm lens and dual LED flash
Secondary rear camera (captures depth information)
5-megapixel front-facing camera with BSI sensor, wide angle lens, f/2.0
LTE support
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX
USB 2.0
NFC
IR Remote
GPS, GLONASS
2600mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology
Dual front setreo speakers with HTC BoomSound and Sense Voice
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 on top (including HTC BlinkFeed and other custom software features

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TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE Of The NFL!!!


As crazy as it may be to believe, GPS Chips may soon become a staple of the NFL Uniform!!!

ESPN: HEADLINES Host JIM BASQUIL has ESPN: NFL Writer KEVIN SEIFERT to explain some of the technological changes that may be on the horizon for the NFL.

-CCG

NFL RULE CHANGES!!!


ESPN has ED WERDER, CHRIS MORTENSEN, and BILL POLLAN to discuss NFL RULE CHANGES that will protect DEFENSIVE Players, and have Director of Officiating DEAN BLANDINO to be involved in replays!!!

-CCG

THE BREAK ROOM: EPISODE 11!!!


ROBERT LITTAL and JILL MUNROE talk SPORTS, SPORTS NEWS, and SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT!!!

THE BREAK ROOM broadcasts LIVE each TUESDAY at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST.

Tuesday, March 25, Topics include:

1.) PAUL GEORGE CATFISH

2.) MARCH MADNESS

3.) Going NBA vs Staying NCAA

4.) DRAYA MICHELE vs SUNDY CARTER

-CCG
 

PLAYERS From The 1964 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!


Oh how much things have changed in only 50 years!!!

At that time, 1964 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT contained a total of only 25 teams, as compared to the current 68 teams.

The 1964 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME featured DUKE and UCLA - at that time; neither team had won a previous title.

However, 1964 saw legendary late Coach JOHN WOODEN lead his UCLA BRUINS to a 98-83 victory over the DUKE BLUE DEVILS, as coached by Coach VIC BUBAS.

The uniforms were different, the sizes of the players were different, in fact; the very game of basketball was different.

Catch up on these 9 players from the 1964 game: 1.) JACK HIRSCH, 2.) BUZZY HARRISON, 3.) WALT HAZZARD, 4.) JEFF MULLINS, 5.) GAIL GOODRICH, 6.) HANK TISON 7.) KEITH ERIKSON, 8.) FRED SLAUGHTER, and 9.) DENNY FERGUSON, in NEW YORK Magazine.
 
-CCG
 

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JAY-Z & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. On NEW YORK Magazine!!!

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SHAWN "JAY-Z" CARTER and the late CHRISTOPHER "NOTORIOUS B.I.G" WALLACE are among the 8 covers used to celebrate 100 YEARS, 100 SONGS, 100 NIGHTS: A CENTURY Of POP MUSIC In NEW YORK for The ANNUAL YESTERYEAR Issue of NEW YORK!!!

-CCG

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HIP HOP WIRED

HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM: TEACHER GRANT PROGRAM!!!


Each One, REACH ONE; Each One, TEACH ONE!!!

For more information, please contact Dr. COLLETE HOPKINS at CHopkins@HammondsHouse.org, or; contact HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM.

-CCG

Monday, March 24, 2014

@REAL_LOX; "NEW YORK"!!!


NEW YORK-based HIP HOP trio, THE LOX - JADAKISS, SHEEK LOUCH, and STYLES P are back with the Official Visuals to single, NEW YORK, from their 4-track EP project, THE TRINITY!!!

-CCG

 

NFL DRAFT LAB: QUARTERBACKS!!!


ESPN NFL DRAFT LAB Scientists MEL KIPER, Jr., and TODD McSHAY examine the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL DRAFT, and discuss which QBs have the highest upside, are the riskiest picks and could be under-the-radar sleeper picks.

-CCG

2014 MEN'S SWEET 16 RICH In INTRIGUE!!!


ESPN: COLLEGE BASKETBALL Host PRIM SIRIPIPAT has Analyst JAY WILLIAMS to chop up the SWEET 16 Teams left for the 2014 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBAL TOURNAMENT!!!

-CCG

KANDI BURRUSS & TINY HARRIS On WWHL!!!

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Last night, ATLiens/RealiTV Stars/Singers/Former XSCAPE band members KANDI BURRRUS and TINY HARRIS were both in ALL WHITE as they stopped by the BRAVO Studios to appear on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!!!

KANDI and TINY spoke on their DAYS With XSCAPE, WHY THERE WILL NOT Be An XSCAPE REUNION, and both ladies were on hand as Host ANDY COHEN announced the winners of the first viewers choice REAL HOUSEWIVES AWARDS!!!

-CCG








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NORM LEWIS To Be FIRST BLACK ACTOR To LEAD The PHANTOM Of The OPERA!!!

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Meet NORM LEWIS!!!

Veteran BROADWAY Actor/Vocalist NORM LEWIS, who currently plays Sen. EDISON DAVIS on ABC drama SCANDAL, is set to become the FIRST BLACK ACTOR to play the lead in historic blockbuster BROADWAY Musical Drama, PHANTOM Of The OPERA.

Thursday, March 20, 2014; after 26 years on BROADWAY, the show's producers announced Thursday that the Broadway vet and "Scandal" actor would make his debut opposite Sierra Boggess on May 12.

NORM LEWIS said;
"I love the show but also to have hopefully set a precedent to see more diversity in casting," Lewis told The Associated Press.
His stage credits include "Miss Saigon," "Les Miserables," "Chicago," "Side Show," "Sondheim and Sondheim" and "The Little Mermaid," among others. He received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor for his role in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" in 2012.
Over the course of its stay on Broaday, "Phantom" has played to more than 130 million people in 27 countries and grossed more than $5.6 billion worldwide.

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@MISSMYA On BE!!!


Singer/Songwriter/Model MYA covers the March/April 2014 SPRING FLING Issue of BE Magazine!!!

-CCG
 

FEMALE SUCCESS FACTOR: SOCIAL And DIGITAL MASTERMIND SERIES @ ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER!!!


ROLLING OUT Magazine invites You, your Sisters, Girlfriends, Sorors, Colleagues, Co-Workers, and Mentees to FEMALE SUCCESS FACTOR: SOCIAL And DIGITAL MASTERMIND, taking place Saturday, March 29, 2014; 12 NOON - 4:00 PM EST, at the ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER!!!

FEMALE SUCCESS FACTOR: SOCIAL And DIGITAL MASTERMIND will address their journey to success; social media and business branding; and building your digital platform. The panelist will share strategies utilized by women who are successfully navigating though today's social media landscape.

This is the prime opportunity to network with powerful women who look to inspire and enlighten the community as a whole. Panelist will include moderater Christina Steed, Senior Vice President, Flowers Communications Group; Michele Thornton, Vice President, AdSales, Centric TV; Saptosa Foster, Managing Partner, 135th Street Agency; and Aniesia Williams, Brand Executive & CEO, GOTO Ladies, just to name a few.

Register and RSVP: FEMALE SUCCESS FACTOR: SOCIAL And DIGITAL MASTERMIND.

-CCG

DEEE OMAR, ft HAKEEM SYRBRAM; "NEOHOUSEOCEAN MIX"!!!

*BRAND NEW *   NEOHOUSEOCEAN MIX DEEE OMAR ft HAKEEM SYRBRAM
UK DJ/Producer/Writer DEEE OMAR and HAKEEM SYRBRAM got together to bring us their brand-spankin' new mix, NEOHOUSEOCEAN MIX!!!

-CCG
 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CLAYTON KERSHAW ON ESPN!!!


LOS ANGELES DODGERS Pitcher #22 CLAYTON KERSHAW is now the $215 MILLION MAN, and he covers the 2014 MLB PREVIEW of ESPN The MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

DJ JAHSONIC; "SOUL EQUINOX"!!!

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SOULBOUNCE and the DMV's own DJ JAHSONIC collabo to usher in the season of SPRING with the feel-good mix, SOULBOUNCE Presents THE MIXOLOGISTS: DJ JAHSONIC - SOUL EQUINOX!!!

-CCG
 


Yannah Valdevit - Pick Flowers
Pharrell Williams feat. Justin Timberlake - Brand New
Daft Punk - Harder, Faster, Stronger (The Neptunes Remix)
Osunlade - Dionne
Shokazulu - Sammy Sebastian
Peven Everett feat. Billie Jewell - Captivating
Elements Of Life feat. Josh Milan & Louie Vega - Live Your Life Today
Slakah The Beatchild feat. Tanika Charles - Love Fool
Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Coultrain - Can't You Feel It
Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators - Feeling Free
Deep Cotton - Milk Dies
Om'Mas Keith - Pulse Of The City
Om'Mas Keith - All Alone with You
The Foreign Exchange - On A Day Like Today
The Internet - Pupil/The Patience
Colonel Red - Inside Is Light
Jacob Collier - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
J. Mitchell MelodiousFly - Caught Up
 

@JustSZA, @PRINCESS_NOKIA, & @JUNGLEPUSSY On V!!!


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NEW YORK CITY Musicians SZA, PRINCESS NOKIA, and JUNGLEPU$$Y are the ONES TO WATCH for the MUSIC ISSUE of V Magazine!!!

-CCG


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