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Chance the Rapper Exceeds Expectations with ‘Coloring Book’ Mixtape

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The highly anticipated Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper dropped May 12 and proves to be a masterpiece that intertwines both smooth, imaginative hip-hop verses and soulful, heart-wrenching gospel sermons. In various interviews, Chance the Rapper has made many references about his religious background and how it has influenced and guided the independent rapper’s music ventures for his latest mixtape. Fans had a taste of Chance’s experimentation with blending hip-hop and gospel on his memorable verses on Kanye West’s latest album The Life of Pablo. On Kanye’s track “Ultralight Beam,” Chance steals the spotlight with his religious allusions as he croons along with a gospel choir and organ in the background. Teaming with Kirk Franklin, Chance delivers his own sermon in his third mixtape as the Chicago native masters a new sub-genre of hip-hop. 

Jumping right into the music with “All We Got,” listeners are introduced to the mixtape with Chance welcoming his fans as he familiarly chimes along with Kanye West. “No Problem” is heartfelt and cheerful with a gospel choir harmonizing in the background. The recent duo Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, who earlier this year released ColleGrove, join Chance, each delivering bars–a powerful trio with credentials and influence in the rap game. In “Summer Friends”, Chance reminisces the simplicity of his childhood, the quick friends he made in the summer as he reiterated with regret, “summer friends don’t stick around,” and the adventures that speak for the artists’ nostalgia for the idleness of summer in his childhood.
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Even the title of the mixtape Coloring Book reflects a childlike yearning he has reflected in his music. The following three tracks “D.R.A.M. Sings Special,” “How Great,” and “Finish Line/ Drown” teleport us to Sunday morning at church. Humming along and introducing the harmony of a gospel choir, the songs are powerful and the church-gospel element interwoven throughout the mixtape is inviting rather than daunting. Chance shares a outlook in his personal life as he reveals how important and necessary religion and family is to him and his music.
In each of his 14 tracks, Chance welcomes us to a personal slice of his life and his internal and external struggles. In “Blessings,” Chance reveals his struggles with his, music, life, and family, yet he is hopeful because he is aware that God is blessing him and has a plan for him. “Same Drugs” is emotional as he mentions a nameless woman who has changed, repeating, “When did you change?” Chance is also frustrated because he misses the girl he once knew who did the “same drugs” as him. Pausing from his earlier religious references, Chance turns up the volume with the club-banger “Mixtapes” as he jams along with Young Thug and Lil Yatchy. A very uplifting and hopeful song, “Angels” has a fun beat as Chance refers to the angels watching over him and his family.

After his three-year lull, there were a lot of expectations for Chance to produce a mixtape that could top the success of Acid Rap. Coloring Book is a dedication to Chance’s faith, a mixtape that reveals his maturity through his soulful music that echoes with hope, benediction, and revival.
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Chance Headlines World’s Largest Music Festival

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PUBLISHED ON : SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 / 09:04 PM

Written by Joshua Eferighe

Chicago rapper and three-time Grammy winner, Chance The Rapper will be performing his first concert since March 2020 this Friday (Sept. 3) as the headliner for Summerfest 2021, billed as the world’s largest music festival at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee. 

“I’m excited because I am a performer. It’s probably the thing that I get the most joy from out of making music,” the “No Problems” rapper told BET.com in a phone interview. “Having so much fun in film and making the virtual concerts, I’ve started to just miss that in-person feeling of being at an actual concert,” he continued. 

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Virtual concerts aren’t the only thing Chance has been shooting. After a teaser in May and a trailer in July, Chance also released his debut full-feature film, Magnificent Coloring World on Aug. 13.

Directed by Jake Shreier (Robot & Frank, Paper Towns) and released through Chance’s House of Kick’s creative collective, the concert film takes viewers behind the scenes from a secret 2017 show in Chicago following the rapper’s industry-defining GRAMMY win for “Best Rap Album” that year for Coloring Book — the first stream-only project to do so. 

Magnificent Coloring World also marks the first time an independent recording artist has distributed a movie through AMC.

Showing in select AMC theater locations, including Chicago venues, Magnificent Coloring World is the ​​consummation of the ‘Coloring’ franchise, which began with the mixtape, Coloring Book,

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Female Rappers on the Rise

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In a genre defined by hypermasculinity, profanity, and the sexualization of female bodies, it’s not surprising that there has never been a historically high concentration of women in rap. When it came to hip-hop, women were always tied to the role of “featured” artist, or contributing harmonies and hooks, but rarely verses. However, things are finally changing in the rap world and we have many genre-defying female artists to thank for that. We rounded up a list of the most up-and-coming female rappers on the rise that you should not be sleeping on this year.

 

CARDI B
If you haven’t heard Cardi B’s breakout single “Bodak Yellow,” then you must be living under a rock. The overarching message of the song is obvious from the first few lines: Cardi B thinks she’s better than you, and she wants to be the one to tell you. The song takes cues from classic rap culture surrounding money, glory, and celebrity. It also subverts the classic rap narrative because Cardi is a woman—the antithesis of the tough, black male rapper stereotype. She’s effortlessly breaking boundaries, and she’s doing it in a way you can dance to.  

NONAME
Starting out as a slam poet in Chicago, Fatima Warner (Noname) broke out onto the rap scene when she was featured by Chance the Rapper on the Acid Rap mixtape. Since then, she and Chance have collaborated a few more times (Surf, Coloring Book), but she was also busy recording her own debut album, Telefone. An uncompromised look at the experience of growing up a black woman in Chicago, this album is a triumph. Not only does she experiment with unconventional jazz-influenced beats, but she also uses her background in spoken word to craft extremely smart and personal verses.

YOUNG M.A.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Young M.A. (also known as Katorah Marrero) has rap running through her veins. Beginning to rap as early as age 9, the 25-year-old has accomplished a lot in her short life thus far; she’s released more than a few viral tracks (“Brooklyn Chiraq,” “Body Bag”) and two mixtapes (Sleepwalkin’, Herstory,) and the latter two received critical acclaim. Her single “OOOUUU” has over 100 million streams on Spotify alone, and it was featured on basically every party playlist in the country for a few months. Her songs aren’t just mindless bangers, either; she also uses her music as an outlet to discuss social issues and her identity as a black lesbian woman.

KAMAIYAH
Called “Oakland’s Best New Rapper” by MTV, Kamaiyah is definitely one to watch. Her debut album A Good Night in the Ghetto is a cross-section of everything she represents as a rapper: confidence, clarity, and charisma. Her verses are sharp, but they’re also fun. Heavy bass lines and catchy hooks make the tracks perfect for parties without compromising who she is. She’s not a singer, she’s a rapper—and she’s not afraid to say it. If you’re still unconvinced that she’s the next big thing, just remember she also shared a feature with Drake on the YG track “Why You Always Hatin’” in 2016.

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Cezur III Releases new Single “Drinks On Me”

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Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, the rapper and fashion model is preparing to release his new single “Drinks On Me” releasing December 4th, which will be featured on his upcoming EP BK BABYThe track features vocals from Jessica Universe and comes fresh off the heels of polarizing records like “FEEL IT” and “BOA.”  His sound is a unique fusion of House, Punk, and Hip-Hop, a perfect melting pot of culture and sounds, a nod to his old stomping grounds in New York. If I was adding him to a playlist he would fit nicely amongst Aminé, K Y L E, Chance the Rapper, Masego, Jaden Smith, etc.

His signature dreads and swagger caught the attention of the fashion world, and shortly after he found himself modeling for outlets like Vogue and featured in Hypebeast, Revolt TV , Rolling Stone and more. Most recently he modeled in GQ with Kate McKinnon, and was featured in a global in-store/online campaign with Nike and All-Saints.

Cezur is no stranger to the industry, having worked closely with producers like Bijan Amir, who produced the Migos’ Platinum selling, “Ric Flair Drip”, Lil Wayne and Jay Roc’s “Bing James” to name a few.

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Producer Sevier Crespo on his Love of Sneakers

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Puerto Rican-born producer Sevier Crespo (seviercrespo.com) has worked with such Hollywood heavyweights as Michael Mann and Jerry Bruckheimer. He studied production at UCLA and learned the ropes under the tutelage of Robert Townsend and director Sam Bayer at Ridley Scott’s RSA USA, Inc. He’s since gone on to work with such global brands as Adidas, Coca-Cola, Nike, Marlboro, Mitsubishi, NBC, and Netflix – to name a few. More recently he worked on the film “El Guardia” that premiered at Cannes in 2019, and with such prominent figures as David Beckham, Kendrick Lamar, and Demi Lovato. Today we’re talking with him about his love of all things shoes.

I hear you have quite the sneaker collection. What are some favorites?

Sevier Crespo

 

I’d have to say my adidas Campus 80s Norse Projects Layers (that I got in Spain), adidas Y-3 Yohji Super (from the adidas Y-3 collection), and Nike Air Rubber Dunk Off-White UNC would be some of my favorites.

How did your love of shoes begin?

It started when I got my first pair of  back in junior high. Then it really picked up when I started producing for major shoe companies — being around all the new shoes, and seeing the team wearing styles from around the world. I loved collecting the shoes they had and getting their input on what to buy next.

Is there a pair of kicks you’ve got your eye on now (what’s on your wish list)?

I think I’m a baby in the shoe game. But if I started to expand into some more avenues, I’d get the white and black Prada Superstars, and of course the original black and gray Air Jordan 4s.

What’s your daily uniform?

Sevier CrespoI’m simple, so it’s usually jeans or dark gray pants with adidas Superstars with a plain black T-shirt. And I’m usually wearing a hat too.

When do you feel the need to add a hat to your outfit (is it a mood or the season)?

I have curly hair, so sometimes that determines whether it’s a hat day or not.

Are you a watch guy?

I like watches and I have a few, but the only one I really wear is my Rolex Explorer II. It’s simple, clean, and makes a statement.

Who were your fashion influencers when you were coming into your own?

It’s only been in recent years that I’ve put some thought into it. David Beckham always looks cool regardless of what he’s wearing, and Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak are equally styled well. Pharrell is a big influence too. I think the common denominator here is just liking how something fits you and what you gravitate toward personally. Stylists say it all the time, but if you’re happy in your clothes, you will come across that way to others.

Let’s talk about grooming. What’s your hair/shaving routine?

I am pretty regular about my haircuts. I do it every 3-4 weeks to keep it the same length. My wife likes when it’s a bit longer and unruly, but I’m a fan of it being on the shorter side. When it comes to my beard, I let it grow out, then I shave. So really every couple of weeks I’m shaving clean.

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Justin Bieber Surprises Fans Practicing A Dance Routine To His New Hit ‘Holy’ & Their Reaction Is Priceless

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Justin Bieber fans are loving his new song ‘Holy’, and one youth gospel group got a massive surprise when the singer dropped by their dance rehearsal.

Justin Bieber loves surprising his fans, and most recently decided to sneak up on a group of youngsters dancing to his new song “Holy”. The Canadian crooner dropped his latest collab with Chance The Rapper on September 18, and gave a group of fans in West Hollywood the surprise of a lifetime when he dropped by their dance rehearsal. The youth gospel group was practicing their routine in front of a fire station, and in the clip, Justin could be seen emerging from the station as the group danced with their backs to him.

The “Sorry” singer  was then seen watching from the side, as he kept his identity concealed behind a white face mask. At the conclusion of the song, Justin took his face mask off to offer the group some words of encouragement, and they were seriously shocked! He even posed for a snap with the kids, as they all gathered around and appeared totally elated to be meeting the singer.

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JB released his new song seven months after dropping Changes, and the music video even featured Star actress and devoted Belieber, Ryan Destiny. Justin and Ryan play a couple hit hard by the current “global situation” — which one would presume is the coronavirus pandemic — and after losing their jobs and being evicted from their apartment. In the clip, they’re left to wander the street at night, and that’s where That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama makes an appearance.

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Brandy Releases First Album in 8 Years: Listen to b7

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Congratulations are in order for Brandy!

The 41-year-old singer dropped her seventh studio album b7 on Friday, which fans had been patiently waiting for. After all, the last album she released was Two Eleven in 2012.

According to a press release, the “15-track confessional” explores Brandy’s journey over the past few years and how these experiences shaped her into the woman she is today. In a press release, she described it as her “most personal album to date” and explained how “every song tells a story.”

“This is a beautiful moment for me,” she also told her followers during a listening party on YouTube. “I haven’t put out music in eight years, so this is a very, very special project to me. Every song on this album I experienced and I needed to sing about it so I can heal through a lot of my heartbreaks, a lot of my pains, my ups and downs with love and then self-discovery.”

Brandy collaborated with a number of artists, too, including Daniel Caesar for the song “Love Again” and Chance the Rapper for the hit “Baby Mama.” She also worked with her daughter, Sy-rai Smith, on the song “High Heels.”

In addition to releasing b7, which Brandy also co-produced, the Grammy winner dropped the music video for her single “Borderline.”

Needless to say, fans seemed pretty excited about the new music.

“Brandy’s voice is mesmerizing, magical, hypnotic, enchanting,” one fan tweeted. “Like she really don’t be trying to sound like anyone but herself. The authenticity of it all! #B7.”

Added another, “Brandy humbly reminding us that she has the range with the way she flawlessly directed the flow of this album with her vocals from track one to fifteen.”

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We the Commas are ‘Custom Made’ to Perfection

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San Diego-based band of brothers, We the Commas, returns with a music video for their new single “Custom Made.” The beachy track features the soothing harmonies from brothers Cam, Jordy and Lenny Comma while combining contemporary pop elements with nostalgic jazz instrumentals and R&B melodies.

We the Commas continues to deliver a timeless sound that has the ability to touch generations. We caught up with the band to discuss their unique sound, latest single, and what it’s like working with family! 

Cliché:  How has quarantine been for you? Have you been making music in a different way because of it?

Band: It definitely took some adjusting, but we have figured out how to be happy and thrive in this new reality. We picked up some new hobbies, started playing hella video games again, and spending time with our family. As far as making music goes, we have continued to make a ton of music. School online has allowed us to create a ton of music together too. The recording process has changed a little bit due to social distancing so we are finding new ways to record with minimal people around. We’ve been having Zoom sessions so we don’t have to meet in person.

We the Commas

You’ve deemed your sound as “Surf Alternative R&B.” Can you describe what that sound is and what inspires you to make that genre of music?

BAND: “SARB” is a mixture of all of our earliest musical influences. Our parents had us listening to a wide variety of music. Everything from Stevie Wonder, Maxwell, India.Arie to Pearl Jam, Green Day, Nirvana, and The Dave Matthews Band was in constant rotation in the house. We grew up on the coast of San Diego and that beachy sound heavily influenced the music we create as well. Shout out to Young the Giant and the Last Dinosaurs too, we love you guys!

Talk about “Custom Made.” What was the process behind creating this single?

BAND:Custom Made” was inspired by a real conversation at our favorite look out point. One of our homies was showing off his new custom made stetson wide brim hat. There was something that hit hard about those words “Custom Made” that immediately inspired the chorus. Out of nowhere Cam started singing “I’m custom made for your love” over guitar. The boys all went crazy in the car because it felt like a dope chorus. Cam came home and showed Len and he wrote his verse and Jordy wrote his verse shortly after.

Tell me about the vision behind the “Custom Made” music video?

BAND: The video for “Custom Made” is about the journey of finding the right fit. It can be anything in life – a partner, a motorcycle, a board, an outfit. You just realize when something or someone fits you so well, it’s just gotta be custom made. We played around with the concept of us as a band trying to find a visual outfit, whether it be because of others preconceived notions or just trial and error. In the end, what fits us is what we naturally wear anyway. But we did like all the outfits in the video though!  

Watch the video for “Custom Made” here! 

As a band of brothers, what is your general collaborative music process like? Are there certain aspects of music that each of you like to focus on individually?

BAND: Typically, one of us will come up with an idea and it inspires us to write about it from our own perspective. We add harmonies accordingly, and if it’s lit, the song sticks. Then we bring the song to our producer and he is able to execute our vision adding that ‘Chris Rosa spice’ as we like to call it. 

Who are some of your musical inspirations? 

BAND: Frank Ocean, India.Arie, Young the Giant, Justin Bieber, Fleet Foxes, Santos and Johnny, The 1975, Daniel Caesar, The Ink Spots, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, The Last Dinosaurs, Chance the Rapper, Superduperkyle, Anderson Paak, Mac Miller, Norah Jones, Colbie Callait, The Jonas Brothers, Counting Crows, Playboi Carti, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Juice Wrld, Neil Young, James Taylor, John Legend, Sergio Mendes, Robert Glasper, Jacob Collier, Al Green, Black Eyed Peas, Jai Waetford, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Childish Gambino, Pierre Bourne, Drake, Tobi Lou, and Summer walker to name a FEW… 

What’s next for you as a band?

BAND: We’re close to finishing recording our first album so technically what’s next is recording our next album! Haha. We actually have another single after this and then the release of our first EP. Then we hope to drop the full album!

We the Commas

We the Commas journey began in their family living room. The soundtrack to their childhood includes the likes of Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5. As they grew older and developed their love and talent for music, they harvested their inspirations from their roots. Lenny, Jordy and Cam have been deliberate with each lyric they’ve penned. As brothers, they recognize that the music they deliver is a representation of the values they embody. With each release they are being given an opportunity to present an honest illustration of the men they were raised to be. By relying on each other, their loved ones and their SoCal roots to guide them through their musical journey, the sky’s the limit for We the Commas! 

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Birthday Party Ideas Inspired by Celebrities

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Today we want to share some really cool birthday party ideas inspired by celebrities.  If you’re in charge of throwing a birthday bash, it’s time to get this party started! If the guest of honour loves all things celebrity or wants to be famous themselves, they’re sure to love these party ideas inspired by the stars.

The ideas below are great for adults, but you can also customize them for kids. From Diddy to Chrissy Teigen and Beyoncé, you can host an event that is inspired by the most famous people in the world!

Go for It like Diddy’s 50th Birthday

Birthday Party Ideas Inspired by Celebrities For adult parties, dress up in suits and fancy dresses to party like singer superstar Diddy (also known as Puffy and P. Diddy). If guests can’t afford the outfits, then let them know about rental wardrobe services where they can get the clothes for a short period for a reasonable fee.

The food choices at Diddy’s 50th featured a big variety, from high-end eats to apple pies and breakfast sandwiches from McDonald’s. Do the same thing for your event, creating a buffet table and lining it with bites from a favourite fast food chain, as well as pasta from a gourmet restaurant.

Always keep in mind any vegetarians on the guest list and have non-meat dishes available too. Serve healthier options, in general, for anyone not wanting to dig into the fast food. When party-goers’ stomachs are satisfied, it makes for a great day.

As for the cake, the one presented to Diddy simply said “Love” on it. Rather than putting your honouree’s name on it, try using the same technique with a single word in icing across the top. Perhaps the word is “Friendship” or the number of their new age, such as “50.”

Pajama Party like Cash Warren

Birthday Party Ideas Inspired by CelebritiesActress Jessica Alba threw a pajama party for her husband Cash Warren to kick off his 40th birthday, and it’s another fun idea to try the next time you take on the role of the host. Whether it’s for your spouse, another family member, or a friend, PJ parties are a hit because the outfits are comfortable and fun.

You can be as adventurous as you want with what you wear. For example, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teagan wore matching fried chicken-inspired outfits. Maybe you’ll wear a onesie or a nightgown with a funny pattern. Make sure you clearly state the theme on the invitations, or you might be the only one wearing pajamas!

To get the same party as Cash Warren, have lots of games ready to play when guests arrive. His 40th bash included a “games night” theme, so it had Twister and peer pong. Or, rent arcade games, obstacle courses, and more from Jumper Bee, who offers setup and also catering services to make hosting an event easier than ever.

Make sure you have music on hand, whether it’s live musicians or music from your phone. Dance away the night in pajamas, enjoying being comfy, and you’re already conveniently in your bedtime outfit at the end of the night when it’s time to sleep.

Literary Theme like Kris Jenner’s Birthday Party

 The Great Gatsby makes for an awesome theme party like Kris Jenner had when she turned 60, making it a Kardashian event that’s unlike any other. Or, choose another literary theme and request on the invitations that all guests dress in related costumes.

Other suggestions if you’re not into the book or movie Great Gatsby are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. If you decide on The Great Gatsby party inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald movie, then expect a sophisticated, old-fashioned bash.

Create a vintage atmosphere for the room you rent with geometric art deco, red carpets, low lights, and jazz music playing in the background. Encourage ladies to don the flapper look, with plenty of fringe on their dresses and headbands with feathers.

For men, pinstriped suits with vests are perfect. Just like the Kris Jenner ball, yours will be one that people remember for a long time to come. But, just to be sure everyone remembers, include a photo booth at the event; put props like candy cigarettes in it to get guests socializing and laughing as they step in front of the camera.

Soul Train Theme like Beyoncé had

Birthday Party Ideas Inspired by CelebritiesIf music is what’s most important to the birthday guy or gal, then a Soul Train-themed party is a great idea. Beyoncé did this one when she turned 35, and it was a star-studded event… all on a Monday night.

The celebratory night brought out Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Serena Williams, her Destiny’s Child gals, and more. While you might not plan to have so many celebrities there, you can still follow the blueprint to make it one heck of a wild event!

While you might not get Swizz Beats to DJ the birthday, look around for a great deal on local entertainment, and ask the musicians to come in themed costume too. Alternatively, stream music from your phone with a wireless speaker to get the dance floor hopping.

And what better to hang from the ceiling, over the dance floor, than a huge mirror ball? It sparkles as much as the outfits of guests at this groovy Soul Train party.

If you have kids, you might keep the party going late like Beyoncé did after Blue went to bed. Wear a colorful jumpsuit like Beyoncé, who wore two different outfits during the event; it’s celebrity style with a throwback theme that’s one you’ll want to copy this year.

Comedy Club like Chrissy Teigen

Another idea is to take the birthday to a comedy club. It’s a good fit if the birthday gal or guy has been stressed lately and needs to unwind or if they’re known as being the jokester in the group.

John Legend threw his wife Chrissy Teigen a fun night out at New York’s Comedy Cellar to celebrate her turning 30 years old. During the night, Legend even took the mike on stage and sang “Happy Birthday” to her. So, make sure someone does so at your party!

As part of the celebrity evening, guests chose from a custom menu. While you might not be able to cater your own event, there is likely food served at the comedy club, and you could ask if the staff could bring out a cake to surprise the guest of honour.

Or, instead of a cake, what about serving up customized cupcakes? They could be topped with photos of the person who’s turning another year older or with things they love, such as cats, books, or wine.

Enjoy the stand-up, whether the performers include Dave Chapelle, who performed for Chrissy Teigen, or a local talent. Check out the acts beforehand to make sure they’ll bring in the laughs for the group.

Roller Skating Birthday like Jessica Biel

Birthday Party Ideas Inspired by CelebritiesWant to take this party to a new level? Then take it to the roller rink.

Roller skating might seem old-school to some people, but it’s not if you’re Jessica Biel, who enjoyed it for her 35th birthday. Her husband, singer Justin Timberlake, planned a terrific event at a rink and even gave the shindig a name: Make America Skate Event.

Give your own event a name and add roller skates to the invites you send out by email or by mail. Then encourage the guest of honour to wear disco pants to be the star of the day, as he or she ought to be! If someone wants to look like Justin Timberlake, then wear a trucker hat as he did at the rink.

If you’re not into the 1970’s theme that Jessica Biel had, another option is to make it a 1990’s skating party. It could be a grunge look that everyone wears or a hip hop theme for clothes instead.

If you can’t book the entire rink then try to choose a time when it’s less busy there and let the building know before you get there, so they make sure there’s space for your group. As an extra fun idea, create favors for guests, including neon shoelaces in the bags so they can light up the rink as they skate and then wear them on their shoes after they leave.

Plan for the Birthday Party in Advance

One of the toughest decisions that you’ll have to make as the host is determining what theme to go with from the celebrity list. While you might not have the same budget as the stars mentioned above, hosting an event can be reasonable when you get quotes from different venues and book far in advance.

After deciding on the theme and the location, the next step is creating the guest list. Send out the invites once you know the time of day.

While throwing an event can be stressful, remember to have fun on the day as you don’t want to stress out the birthday star. The day will fly by, and you don’t want to miss enjoying it after all the hard work put into the planning process.

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Why We’re Excited For Woodstock 50

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Spring has finally sprung and festival season is right around the corner! Everyone wants to be outside, listening to some great music. Perhaps the most prevalent festival this year is Woodstock 50. Woodstock has been around since its first debut in 1969 in Bethel NY, and has been bringing people together with the power of peace, love and music. You can see the full lineup for the first ever Woodstock on their website.

For the 50th anniversary, Woodstock is supporting several charity organizations and is promoting these causes to help raise money for foundations such as Headcount, March for Our Lives, The Felix Organization, and more. (see full list here). The message of Woodstock has always been to spread peace and love and to give people hope, and for Woodstock 50, they are doing it in a big way.

Not only does Woodstock 50 have a great message, the lineup is packed with popular artists that fans are excited to see. Artists like Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, Jay Z, The Killers, and many more are coming to Woodstock to spread their own message through their music. The three-day celebration will feature many different types of artists, including Pop, Hip-Hop and Rock artists/bands who are ready to make this festival the best one yet!

Tickets go on sale soon and fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see these incredible musicians for a great cause. People are calling it a reincarnation of the original festival in 1969 which proved to be a vital part of music history. The festival will last for three days, the 16th, 17th, and 18th of August in Watkins Glen, NY.

Woodstock 50 is shaping up to be the festival of the summer, but fans will have to wait and see! Check out their website for more information on the lineup, ticket sales, and more!

 

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Kanye West Addresses Critics in Travis Scott’s “Watch”

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If you’ve been keeping up with social media lately, you’ve been probably been wondering the same thing: WTF is going on with Kanye? His antics, from posting photos wearing President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat to suggesting that slavery was a choice in his interview with TMZ, have led fans to question what’s going on in his head. Many celebrities, such as John Legend and Chance the Rapper, have spoken out on the situation, some in support of Kanye’s pro-Trump tweets and some against it. His new song entitled “Lift Yourself,” has left the public genuinely confused at his motives for his next big release. In his interview with TMZ, Kanye sheds light on the state of his mental health. He mentions his addiction to opioids after his on-stage breakdown in 2016.

In his recent feature on Travis Scott’s single “Watch,” Kanye addresses some of his critics’ concerns:

Wanna know how I feel? Step into my minefield/

Wanna know how pain feels? I got off my main pills/

Bet my wifey stay close, she know I’m on my Bezos/

Opioid addiction, pharmacy’s the real trap/

In the same year, Kanye revealed the tension between him, Beyonce, and Jay-Z. Jay-Z followed up this outburst on his song, “Kill Jay-Z,” in which he implied that Kanye is “insane.” In his collaboration with Travis Scott, Kanye responds to the concerns of his current mental health, claiming that he is speaking his mind freely on being a Trump supporter, with the following lyrics:

Sometimes I feel trapped, Jordan with no Phil Jack/

One year it’s Illuminati, next year it’s the Sunken Place/

They don’t want me to change, nah, n**** run in place/

With an upcoming album to release in June, we can’t be sure Kanye has in store for us. 

 

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