Taste Talks x Food&Drink

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This past Sunday my family and I experienced delicious food and ice coffees, hosted by online company “Taste Talks” .Yes there was wine but I was on mother duty because my kids joined me on this adventure.
The event was held in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn at a warehouse space on Wythe street. Though it was crowded it was small. There was light jazz music that played in the background then some pop. The vendors that we visited were Keurig whom served coffee ice/hot and ice/hot tea, Susty Party which does party favors and designs, Ohneka Farm which served delicious homegrown baby tomatoes with cottage cheese and bread. Also FreshDirect which served samples of different variety olive oils for dipping with our bread. My son particularly enjoyed Little Boo Boo Bakery whom gave him several different gourmet marshmallows, Raaka Chocalate gave him a small vanilla bean sample and Empire Mayonnaise which enjoy jokes and laughter with my an as he licked the tops of the different flavored mayonnaise. Two very innovative companies we came across were Sidechef and Open Table. Side Chef is an online cooking source for step by step cooking instructions and photos. Side Chef is online but mainly as an app for phones, tablets, iPods etc. For now. OpenTable allows you to pay for your restaurant bill ahead of time so that you can enjoy your meal in advance once you arrive to enjoy your food. The event was very innovative and informative of the future of the food industry and the spoken panels were delightful, shoutout to rapper/”chef” Action Bronson .

Nicki Minaj x Dazed Magazine

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Ever since Beyonce did that track with Nicki Minaj, Flawless (remix) seems its only fit to call her Queen Nicki
Currently Nicki Minaj covers European magazine, Dazed. There are two covers and they are currently running a contest on which one should be the main sold feature… Tune into @dazedmagazine on instagram for more details…

Trip Lee x New Art Cover x New Book

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If you saw our instagram (@longlivetheQweens) or peeped our twitter from lastnights BET Music Matters showcase, then you would know Gospel Rapper Trip Lee is the “Truth” !
Above you will see the new projects Trip Lee has on the horizon. Not only is he releasing a new album entitled “Rise”  which is featuring artist’s like Lecrae and Andy Mineo, but also a book with the same title and new topic “Get up and Live in God’s Great”. Trip Lee also known as Pastor William Barefield lll had left in 2012, a very successful career in gospel rap to focus only on his ministry as Pastor, but guess God had another thing in mind! Trip Lee has currently out a single called “Shweet” and his album Rise which is to debut sometime this year… Stay tuned.

BET Music Matters x SOBs

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Last Night was a record breaking night in my book! Not only was there early arrivals way before 7pm but a wrapped around the corner line and barely any space left inside for the monthly BET Music Matters showcase held every second Tuesday of every month at the legendary and popular SOBs (Sounds of Brazil) nightclub .
The impressive line up of the night was Katt Rockell, Chris Echols, Go Go Marrow, The Walls Group, and Trip Lee.
Katt Rockell presence and her soulful burst of energy took over the entire audience!  Rockell sang hits from her forth coming project and later shouted out Budadafuture, her producer for her current accomplishments but not before ending her set with an amazing vocal break down and leaving the audience wanting more. Next up was that of popular Chris Echols, whom is DJ Clue’s artist. Echols commanded the crowd with his sultry happy song entitled Smile, followed by him was that of Philly native Gogo Marrow . GoGo should have done just that, “Go” ! She is a beautiful young lady but her pitches were off and she slightly butchered a popular ole school song followed by her rendition of Beyonce’s Halo, uh yes??? Let’s just say she should have went first period!
The next two acts were nothing more than God sent! Literally! The headliners are both from Texas and brought in that spirit of that man name Jesus to remind us of who gave life to us abundantly indeed! As we tweeted last night , BET had no idea what they had done! First headliner up was that of Kirk Franklin’s artist The Walls Group, who not only are four siblings who can sang!! Yes I said “sang” but they were so anointed they had me and Joya in tears crying out for the Lord in a Nightclub such as SOBs!! Their song “Satisfied” is what ended their set, but not before the Lord stepped in and the Holy Ghost took over! The crowd was so enwrapped in Gods spirit we all started crying out “Hallelujah!!!” The crowd yelled out encore as the group yelled continously “Wallers!, Wallers, Wallers!” Next thing you know the DJ and the host didn’t know how to handle the atmosphere at that point and started to play Beyonce ,but no Beyonce record was gonna move the Holy Ghost from that atmosphere so the DJ switched up to some Kirk Franklin and MaryMary! Can we get an Amen! Even people who don’t ever go to church were in awe of the The Walls group presence as they left the stage. The ending act of the night was none other than Pastor/Rapper Trip Lee! His faithful followers exploded in loud applause and support as Trip Lee’s name was announced loudly by the DJ and host! Trip Lee took over the mic and the rest was history! This is Trip Lee’s first time performing live in NYC since his retirement from gospel rap in 2012. Trip Lee is a pastor in D.C. and he originally hails from Texas. Lee commanded the crowd with his stage presence and the crowd knew every word to every song he rapped to! Before he got really into his set he dropped a couple bars, he spit fiyah! Trip Lee explained to the still packed out crowd “I love hip hop, but I love Jesus more!” Needless to say the crowd was in agreeance with his stance. BET Music Matters had an awesome set this time around and the packed house of youthful faces and stars alike proved it! Famous faces to grace the crowd was that of Celeb stylist J.Bolin (Erica Campbell, Sarah Jakes, and Michelle Williams) , Singer Melonie Daniels (BGV for Mariah Carey, Kirk Franklin and lead singer for Allen Cathedral NY) , DJ Clue and countless others. It was a great night for music.

Remy Ma x She’s Around…

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After doing a 7 year bid in Bedford Correctional for attempted murder, you would have thought the world forgot bout female emcee Remy Ma of the former Terror Squad. Well as you see Remy Ma is back and looking better than ever. She’s been out for a whole two months so far and been on the go ever since. She currently has out a single entitled “No Love” produced by DJ Khaled . We are use to her tomboy look from circa 2008 but this new Remy Ma has an appeal bout her that would make any man do a double take, especially her husband the talented wordsmith Papoose. Remy Ma has been interviewed by every big name thus far and her show’s line up is consistently busy, this past weekend she performed at producer Atrak’s Fools Gold showcase… Keep ya eyes out for Remy Ma.

Taraji P. Henson x Rolling Out

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Taraji P. Henson is unstoppable in this thang called entertainment . Henson takes the cover for September’s issue of Rolling Out magazine , in this issue she speaks on herself then and now. Taraji is dominating the movie world in her forties and has a couple of new projects on the horizon. Currently she will appear in a thriller featuring the sexy Idris Elba, as the demented killer in No Good Deed debuting September 12, 2014.

June Ambrose x Turner2Tassel shoe

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Celebrity Stylist and Rockmom June Ambrose launches new shoe line entitled Turner2Tassel on the HSN online. June Ambrose debuted her shoe line last year with partnership from HSN. She is noted as personal stylists to P.Diddy, Jayz, Mary J. Blidge and so many more…