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Singer Joe Cocker Passes

(CNN) — Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as “You Are So Beautiful” and the duet “Up Where We Belong,” died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.

Cocker’s performing career spanned some 50 years, from Woodstock, where he sang the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” to the digital-music era. He had tour dates scheduled well into 2015.

“Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love,” tweeted Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

Cocker began as a singer in England at the same time as the Beatles, with whom he was often linked. He played pubs across the country in a series of rock bands before he and his Grease Band recorded “With a Little Help From My Friends” in 1968 with Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood and others.

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The song became a No. 1 hit in England and propelled him to Woodstock, where his passionate live version was a festival highlight and launched his U.S. career.

Cocker scored another major success in the early 1970s with “Mad Dogs and Englishmen,” a live album and concert film.

“Up Where We Belong,” his duet with Jennifer Warnes from the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman,” was Cocker’s biggest U.S. hit, topping the Billboard singles charts in 1982. It also won him a Grammy, and the Oscar for best original song.

Cocker was known for his spasmodic movements on stage, where he often flailed his arms as he sang. His distinctive moves, he said, were almost accidental.

“I never played organ or piano or guitar, so it was more out of frustration and me just trying to impersonate in a way,” Cocker told the Broward-Palm Beach New Times in 2012. “I did it subconsciously. People mistook for me being ill, like I had palsy. I’m not nearly so demonstrative now, but I still have my own way of feeling the rhythm.”

Cocker also had lesser hits with covers of torch classic “Cry Me a River,” Traffic’s “Feeling Alright,” the Boxtops’ “The Letter” and the Beatles’ “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.”

In the 1980s his witty cover of Randy Newman’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On,” was featured in the erotic drama “9 1/2 Weeks” and became a strip-tease anthem.

The singer told the Daily Mail in 2013 that by the 1970s his descent into drugs and alcohol had become so severe that he sometimes forgot the lyrics to songs.

“If I’d been stronger mentally, I could have turned away from temptation,” Cocker said. “But there was no rehab back in those days. Drugs were readily available, and I dived in head first. And once you get into that downward spiral, it’s hard to pull out of it. It took me years to get straight.”

He credited his wife, Pam, with helping him get sober.

“It was Pam who helped me get myself back together,” he said. “She made me think positively. I was very down on myself. She made me realize people still wanted to hear me sing, and convinced me I could escape the downward spiral.”

In 2012 he released the album, “Hard Knocks.” That year he talked to NPR about the project and his love of his life in Colorado — despite the harsh winters.

“I embrace the winter these days,” he said in the interview. “The best thing to do is get a big house. If you are going to have cabin fever, have a big cabin. I walk on a regular basis, I have a couple of dogs. The house tucks right into the mountains. I literally feel I have become a mountain man over these past couple of years.”

Musicians of all ages and genres took to Twitter to pay tribute.

“So sad to hear about Joe Cocker. What an entertainer. One of a kind voice. Rock won’t ever sound the same,” tweeted “Glee’s” Kevin McHale.

Source:CNN

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New Video Of Bobby Shmurda And Crew Following Arrest

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Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To Dallas Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.

“We would like to thank Rajon for everything that he has done for the Celtics organization and the success we have experienced during his tenure with us,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics president of basketball operations.

The Celtics are sending the All-Star point guard and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson and draft picks. Boston will receive a conditional first-round pick in the 2015 draft and a second-rounder in 2016, as well as a $12.9 million trade exception.

“Welcome to Rajon Rondo the newest member of the Dallas Mavericks,” team owner Mark Cuban wrote on the social media application Cyber Dust. Cuban also thanked the three departing players, calling them “Amazing players and better people.”

Rondo joins Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons in a high-octane starting five in Dallas.

Parsons addressed the possibility of playing with Rondo earlier Thursday on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas.

“To be able to get a guy like Rondo, it’s unbelievable,” he said. “It’s not every day that you can get a point guard of his status, and the way he can pass the ball, he’s a difference-maker. To be able have that, with the combination of what we already have with our system and the players put around him, it’s special. It’s definitely exciting. Like I said, I hope it goes through because he’s a heck of a talent, one of [the] better point guards in the NBA.”

Rondo, who is in the final year of his current contract, has left little doubt in recent months that he intends to test the market as a free agent in July. But sources say Dallas, amid growing concern about its point guard play and sensing the opportunity to acquire a top-flight player it has coveted for some time, is confident it could win over Rondo for the long term.

Boston has the necessary trade exceptions to absorb all the salaries from Dallas while generating the valuable $12.9 million trade exception (Rondo’s 2014-15 salary) to help with future roster construction.

The Celtics now have eight first-round picks in the next four years, picking them up in trades for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and even coach Doc Rivers as they shed the pieces of the new Big Three that earned the franchise its unprecedented 17th NBA title in 2008.

“We would not have won Banner 17 without Rajon and will always consider him one of our most valuable Celtics,” the team’s owners said in a joint statement. “We will always cherish the time he was here.”

The Celtics were at the roster maximum of 15 before the trade. They also waived center Vitor Faverani in order to absorb the three players from Dallas.

The Mavericks were one of several teams to express interest in Rondo. The Celtics also had talked to teams including the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets about a potential deal, according to sources.

Rondo, 28, is averaging 8.3 points and a league-best 10.8 assists per game this season, his ninth in the league. He joined the rebuilding Celtics as the 21st overall pick out of Kentucky in 2006 and became the point guard for an NBA champion in his second year when Boston acquired Ray Allen and Garnett the next summer. They helped the Celtics reach the NBA Finals again two years later.

Rondo has averaged 11 points, 8.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds over his career. He missed the second half of the 2012-13 season and the first half of last season to have reconstructive knee surgery, and then reportedly fell in the shower on the eve of training camp and missed all of the preseason.

Wright has played about 19 minutes a game, averaging 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Crowder has averaged 3.6 points per game for Dallas.

Nelson, who signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal last summer after 10 seasons in Orlando, was starting at point guard for Dallas, averaging 7.3 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 37 percent from the field.

Powell has totaled nine points and nine minutes in five games for Boston this season as the Celtics opened their second season under coach Brad Stevens.

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, ESPNBoston.com’s Chris Forsberg and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rapper Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a New York City street gang responsible for several shootings during turf wars over drug trafficking.

Ackquille Pollard, who performs under the name Bobby Shmurda, was ordered held on $2 million bail at a hearing in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. His attorney, Howard Greenberg, failed to convince a judge that his client should be released without bail because he was framed and had no reason to run.

“He is a legitimate entertainer,” Greenberg said. “He is rich. He is busy. He is always on tour.”

The Brooklyn-born Pollard is best known for the hit song “Hot Boy.” He also put out a music video that popularized a dance craze called the “Shmoney dance,” and reportedly signed a lucrative record deal with Epic Records.

Greenberg claimed Epic had agreed to help Pollard make bail. A spokesman for the label declined to comment.

Police arrested Pollard on conspiracy, reckless endangerment and gun possession on Wednesday after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall. Police found two handguns and a small amount of crack cocaine in a car in which he was riding, authorities said.

An indictment naming Pollard charges more than 15 defendants with a variety of crimes including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing. The gang’s gun play left one rival dead, injured an innocent bystander sitting on folding chair outside a Brooklyn home and caused pandemonium outside a nightclub in Miami Beach, Florida, authorities said.

Police seized 21 guns during the investigation, 10 of them while making arrests on Wednesday.

The case carries some “deeply disturbing themes: The gang members’ enthrallment with guns, and a cavalier disregard for human life,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said at a news conference.

The hip-hop artist’s songs and videos were “almost like a real-life document of what they were doing on the street,” added James Essig, head of a New York Police Department unit that made the arrests.

The court papers allege that Pollard fired a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barbershop in Brooklyn earlier this year. They also say he was present last year during a confrontation between rival drug gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse where shots were fired.

The evidence includes several recorded phone conversations, including some between Pollard and gang members serving time on Rikers Island, the indictment says. The gang used code words, referring to firearms as “tone,” ”socks” or “CDs,” narcotics as “crills,” and shootings as “sun tans,” it says.

During a conversation on April 28, Pollard bragged, “I am two socks Bobby right now,” the indictment says. Another defendant commented, “Bobby out here with two CDs on him like in the wild wild west or something.”

A “Hot Boy” video posted on YouTube in August has been viewed tens of millions of times, and Pollard performed the song for a national television audience this month on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“My music is straight facts,” Pollard recently told New York Magazine. “There are a lot of gangsters in my ‘hood.”

Pollard’s criminal history included two arrests for gun and drug possession, authorities said. If convicted of conspiracy, he faces a maximum sentence of 8 to 25 years in prison.

 

SOURCE: Associated Press

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Nicki Minaj Has Emotional Interview With Angie Martinez

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SPIN KINGS featuring Tech Supreme

AUGUST DJ OF THE MONTH:

 TECH SUPREME

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I am so excited about this month’s Spin Kings feature on Tech Supreme.  He is a very talented music producer and DJ in St. Louis.  Tech Supreme won the Riverfront Times Hip Hop Producer of The Year award in 2007 and was nominated in the same category four years in a row (2008-2011).  He was also named 2013 Producer of The Year by the St. Louis Underground Music Festival.  In addition to his accomplishments as a producer, Tech has also been a successful deejay on the nightlife scene in St. Louis, rockin’ places such as Lola and The Gramophone.  Get familiar with the name because you will definitely see, and hear, more of him and his work in the future!!

 

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Hey Tech Supreme!

TECH SUPREME:  What’s up, how are you doing?

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I’m doing great and yourself?

TECH SUPREME:  I’m doing fine.  We finally meet.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Yes finally! (laughing)  So are you ready to get to down to business?

TECH SUPREME:  Yup.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  How did you get into deejaying?

TECH SUPREME:  I’ve been doing music since I was 16.  I had a college roommate that had some Technic 1200s (turntables) and I used to play around with them.  One night at Blueberry Hill, Traxstar was showing me how to blend and mix on his turntables, and I really liked it.  I also had other friends show me how to deejay.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  How long have you been deejaying?

TECH SUPREME:  Since 2007, but mainly I’m a music producer.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What was your first gig and how did it come about?

TECH SUPREME:  I was at Gramophone and there was a group performing there called Pac Div; they were signed to Atlantic records.  It was super packed and I was kind of nervous, but it turned out great.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  In your opinion, how do deejays from St. Louis differ from deejays outside of the area?

TECH SUPREME:  The deejays in St. Louis are really skilled and are amazing on the turntables.  DJ Sno, DJ Charlie Chan Soprano, Nappy DJ Needles, DJ Epic, DJ Sir Thurl are all very gifted at deejaying.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What are some qualities that you feel you must have in order to be considered a “master” at your craft?

TECH SUPREME:  Talent and consistency.  You need to be dope at what you do and have years of experience doing it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I totally agree with you on that.  What are some of the venues you’ve deejayed at?

TECH SUPREME:  Gramophone, Atomic Cowboy, Blueberry Hill, and Lola.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I miss Lola so much!  I used to love going there on Friday nights.

TECH SUPREME:  Yeah it was nice spot.  I used to do graphic designs for them plus I had a real good friend that was a co-owner.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Have you ever participated in a deejay battle?  If so what was the outcome?

TECH SUPREME:  I haven’t yet.  I’m very good at blending but still need to work on my scratching ability.  I wouldn’t dare enter in a battle and I don’t have that together, but I have respect for deejays who’ve done battle.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Do you have any mixtapes?  If so how many?

TECH SUPREME:  I have mixes on my mixcloud page www.mixcloud.com/techsupreme and on www.techsupreme.netI am also working on an instrumental mixtape that’s going to have trap and EDM beats.  It’s going to be called Technicolor.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What is your favorite piece of deejaying equipment?

TECH SUPREME:  The Pioneer DDJ SX; it’s great for deejaying versus turntables.  I don’t have to worry about whenever I have a gig, and a girl is dancing real close to my table and bumps it by accident, and the needle goes off the vinyl.  It’s like when people who do production started with Fruity Loops and then progressed to a newer program with more technology in it.  I always like getting new shit to see how it works.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Any upcoming projects that you’re working on?

TECH SUPREME:  Right now I’m finalizing a ‘Best Of’ series.  I did one a couple of years ago that showcased The Neptunes.  This one will be with DJ Grynd Tyme and DJ Spec.  It will be local music that nobody has heard before.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Where can the local people see you spin?

TECH SUPREME:  I do Rap City once a month at Blank Space located at 2847 Cherokee St. in South St. Louis.  The next gig will be Saturday August 9 with myself and Nappy DJ Needles, and hosted by Tef Poe.  The last two gigs were The Best of Timbaland and Pharrell.  This next one will be on Southern classics.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Is there anything else you would like people to know about Tech Supreme?

TECH SUPREME:  I’m not an asshole.  I like to be positive all the time and I love to deejay.

 

Tiffany LaShonda

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SPIN KINGS FEATURING DJ NSAYNE

JULY DJ OF THE MONTH:

DJ NSAYNE

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I had the coolest conversation with DJ NSAYNE!  As President of Hitt Breaka DJs here in St. Louis, he is definitely doing big things on the deejay scene!  With close to 20 years of experience behind the tables, numerous mixtapes, and even managing a group, it’s evident that he takes his craft very seriously.  He is working hard to take deejaying to the next level and is dedicated to rebuilding his brand.  Sit down, get cozy, and get to know DJ NSAYNE:

 

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Hey DJ NSAYNE!

DJ NSAYNE:  What’s up!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  We finally get to chat!

DJ NSAYNE:  YEY!!!!!!!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I know!  Are you ready to get started?

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Okay, so how did you get into deejaying?

DJ NSAYNE:  Well I sort of got thrown into it.  At the time I was working for Tossin’ Ted and managing a group that KING ODIE (DJ) had and it was a lot of DJ equipment around.  I started messing with the equipment and got good with it and been deejaying ever since.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How long have you been a DJ?

DJ NSAYNE:  For 17 years.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  You almost at 20 years.

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes, it’s gettin’ there.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How important is it for someone to understand the culture of deejaying?

DJ NSAYNE:  It’s very important.  People need to understand that being a DJ today is different from back in the day.  DJs today have to be more personable.  You definitely have to use social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.  DJs today really don’t have to be as skilled like you did back in the day.  We have controllers now where a long time ago it was just turntables.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Can anyone become a DJ?  If so what are the necessary steps to follow in order to become one?

DJ NSAYNE:  Anyone can become a DJ with a great mentor working beside them.  It just takes a lot of practice and dedication to deejay.  You also want to like what you do.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What was your very first gig?  And how did it come about?

DJ NSAYNE:  I started off working for tossing Ted at Pro Jocks Entertainment doing wedding receptions.  He brought Lil Jon to STL to Incahoots and I was asked to DJ; it was my first big gig.  Incahoots asked me to come back and then I started deejaying clubs from that point forward.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any mixtapes?  If so how many do you have?

DJ NSAYNE:  I have three mixtapes that are in a podcast.  They are on my website at http://www.automatic.djnsayne.com.  I have also hosted mixtapes for Mista McFly, Ruka Puff, Country Brown, and many others.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How are deejays from St. Louis different from deejays in other cities?

DJ NSAYNE:  Well having traveled to different areas all over, I noticed that St. Louis deejays are technically better. St. Louis deejays can do better transitions in between records and have better mixes.  Other deejays outside of St. Louis can “hype” the crowd better, and that could be because they may lack certain skills when it comes to deejaying.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What’s your favorite piece of DJ equipment?

DJ NSAYNE:  The Hercules RMX (controller).  You can do so much with it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What are some of the local venues where you’ve deejayed?

DJ NSAYNE:  I’ve deejayed at The Loft, The Monastery, The Wax Factory, as well as other venues.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any upcoming projects?

DJ NSAYNE:  I’m working on some mixtapes, and there are a couple of artists that I’m in talks with, but we are still negotiating.  My main focus is on rebuilding my brand.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Where can the local people see you spin?

DJ NSAYNE:  On Friday and Saturday nights I’m at The Lion’s Den.  On Sunday nights I’m at The Ambassador.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Any shoutouts you want to give?

DJ NSAYNE:  HittBreaka DJs: King Odie, DJ Shock, DJ Sho, DJ Party Rock, DJ Wayne Moody, DJ Epic, DJ G-Spin.  Also Charlie Chan Soprano, Boogie Corleone, and DJ Sir Thurl.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  DJ NSAYNE, I loved talking with you.  We will have to do this again real soon and keep on doing your thang out here.

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes we do, thank you.  All I want to do is bring back the realness of deejaying.
Tiffany LaShonda Riley
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Canal Street by spunkybrewstar

Where ya’ll been?  Somewhere listening to Sam Smith, I would hope.  The album officially dropped last week and man, what a banger (just like I told you *ahem*).  If you’re planning on catching the US tour, I hope you already copped your tickets ‘cause, uh, the whole tour is pretty much sold out.  Fret not, though, I’ve got someone else you can check out and it’s just the kind of music you need for these sultry summer nights.  It’s the kind of music that’s a backdrop for summertime memories…get your listening ears on.

Who Dat, Harpo? Joonie

Hailin’ FromJacksonville, North Carolina

Spunky Calls It (Genre): Neo-Soul/R&B

What’s to like?If you’re a fan of artists like Bilal, Dwele, Eric Roberson, D’Angelo, Donny Hathaway or Van Hunt …you’re really gonna thank me for introducing you to Joonie.  His music is…well, it’s love music.  New love.  Old love.  And everything in between.  His latest project, Contrast, admires love on first sight, dances with the idea of forever and laments losing love.  You’ll find yourself not only singing along, but FEELING along.

Need a lil’ taaaaste?  Okay.

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“Hey lover, you’re the essence of the song I sing and I’d do crazy things, crazy things, to show you what you mean to me/I could have the world but it could all fade away, I tell you this, I give it all up, baby, for you”

Listen …literally.  You need to jump into the links, immediately.

Website: JOONIE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jooniesmusic

-Spunky, out.

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On This Side of the River… by CC Lovechild

*ERIC B voice*…It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…..

BLESSHA BONES cousins!!!  I’ve soooo missed you guys!  I’ve been through hell and high water, but managed to stay afloat.  I pray all is well your way.

WELCOME BACK CC!!!  Yup you heard right, ya gurl is back in the St. Louis area, loving the Muddy Mississippi side.  So if you see me out and about make sure we get selfies (if my hair is done…*gigglin*)

HAPPY BORNDAY TUPAC!!!!!!  We miss you and we love you STILL….hiphop hasn’t been the same (even tho you still recording from France).  I don’t have many regrets in life, but not sleeping with him when I had the chance is definately in my top 3!  Hope you guys went to check out the @OUTLAWS and @TEFPOE when they were here…..

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…..”LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME BURNED BY THE FIRE….” .R.I.P DR. MAYA ANGELOU, an awesome woman never to be forgotten.  I’m also saddened by the passing of RUBY DEE, who quoted “Lord, make me so uncomfortable that I do the very thing I fear”, which is my quote for the year.  And last but not least, St. Louis’ very own TONY SIMMONS  passed as well.  Tony was our own ‘RAY CHARLES’.  He was the piano player for @DENISETHIMES and GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH.  He was a great guy, good friend, and my favorite blind guy, cause he always told me how good I looked *gigglin & sniff*….all 3 will be missed….

#BIGBANGTHEORY…is EPIC TV!!  Don’t sleep on it, and it’s the first show I’ve ever enjoyed that has absolutely no black people in the cast #racialprogress, and besides, I need something to watch till @SHONDARHIMES and #SCANDAL gets their life together.

*screams & faints* BASKETBALL SEASON IS OVER!  Of course I’m a lil’ disappointed my top 3 teams didn’t make it to the finals. (S/O to the Knicks, Nets, & the Thunder).  But all in all I enjoyed the season.  S/O to the SAN ANTONIO SPURS!  The 2014 Champs!!!  I still can’t believe @KINGJAMES ran off the court like a lil’ mitch….bad sportsmanship can’t be tolerated in this stage of his game….and HE’S STILL BETTER THAN copycat KOBE!

MOVIES…..anybody excited about “THINK LIKE A MAN 2″…..? Anytime I can see @michaelealy I’m blessed. *gigglin*

MUSIC: Make sure you support your favorite artists as JUNE is BLACK MUSIC MONTH!!!  If you need some new favs…..check out my boi @LSEVEN’s new project #INTHEBOOK.  And I’m twiddling my thumbs waiting on @ISSACCATES n @ORDAINED new release!  And down in my sanctified soul is loving the return of #THEGORDONS.  These brothers are ahead of their time, and I’ll be talking more to them and about them….these bros are the ISLEY BROTHERS of GOSPEL MUSIC!!!​

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SUPER JAM is here!!!  S/O to @TEFPOE for making it on the big stage this year!  You deserve it son, rock it out!  And I’m surpressing the urge to go just to see @CHARLIECHANSOPRANO N @YOGOTTI in the same damn day!  Pray for me…..it goes down @ Scottrade Center on Saturday 6/21 in STL!

LOLA IS CLOSING! *gasp* make sure you go rock it out one last time with the bossman @DJEPIC this Friday for happy hour!

On Saturday nites, grab ya girls and join @DJNSAYNE; if you show him ya taataas he’ll let you ride the bull at the LION’S DEN off Bellefontaine & Parker Rd.

DONT LET THE HEARSE BEAT YOU TO THE CHURCH!!!

KANSAS CITY get ready!!!  It’s time to celebrate one of the most beautiful women of the Gospel @cherylnewton

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ALSO MEET ME @ the Southweast Community Center off 63rd St. on June 28 from 11am-2pm for Greater Faith Baptist Church’s “HEELS, HATS, BRIMS & BOWTIES LUNCHEON” Yours Truly & Pastor Ricky Rambo from KCK are the speakers! Email me for ticket info….

NEXT TIME: We headed to the @JONERICKQUE SHOW & ya guess whose coming to the LOU!….we check in with @COMEDIANCORTEZ as he laffs off his leggins *gigglin* & W.O.R.S.H.I.P.’s single release featuring the golden voice of my gurl @HOPEMCINTOSH…..

Respect All, Fear None!

CC Lovechild

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CC Lovechild (google)

cclovechild@gmail.com (email)
CC Lovechild
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Perfectly Polished by Candice Nicole

Summer has officially arrived!  Ladies it’s time to pull out the sundresses, shorts, skirts, and my personal favorite, sandals!!  There’s nothing like a super cute pair of sandals or wedges to add just the right touch to your outfit.  But before you slide on that pair of sandals you’ve been dying to wear, it’s a MUST that your feet are taken care of.  Some ladies prefer to do their own pedicure at home, but a lot of us enjoy the convenience of going to the nail salon.  You get to sit and enjoy the wonderful massage chair and the warm foot bath while a nail tech ‘goes to work’ (y’all remember that episode of Martin when Sheneneh went to work on Myra’s feet!!) on those corns, calluses, and cuticles!  When you’re finished, your feet are oh so soft, that polish is flawless, and you’re ready to run home so your man can rub ’em LOL!  A trip to the nail salon is great and all, but it’s extremely important to make sure that your salon of choice is safe and sanitary.  Here’s a list of helpful tips and things to look for on your next visit:

 
  • Inquire about how they disinfect their tools.  There are a couple different methods of sterilization, one of which is an autoclave.  An autoclave uses steam to sterilize the instruments and kill any pathogens.  UV sterilizers (which look like toaster ovens) do not kill bacteria.  Dirty tools spread bacteria, yuck!
  • Make sure that your technician is wearing gloves.  This prevents the transfer of bacteria between customers.
  • When going for a pedicure, never shave your legs less than 24 hours prior to your salon visit.  Open pores allow bacteria to get into your skin.
  • Feel free to bring your own tools to the salon.
  • Look around for any warning signs.  If you see dust, nail clippings, etc. those are red flags.
  • Do not, I repeat do not get your cuticles cut.  Your cuticles protect your nail bed from bacteria, so they should be left alone or pushed back with an orange stick.
  • Research the salon before your visit.  Check with the Better Business Bureau, talk to customers, and visit the salon prior to your important.  Look for posted certifications, watch the employes work, and ask questions.
  • Files, buffers, and sticks should not be reused!!  These items cannot be completely sterilized since they have porous surfaces and should be brand new for each client.
  • If you ever see any violations, you are encouraged to file a complaint through your state’s cosmetology licensing board.
 

These are just a few things you can do to ensure your health and safety aren’t compromised while keeping those feet, and hands, beautiful!  #healthynails #happyfeet #perfectlypolished