Singer/Songwriter, Destiny ‘Adia’ Andrews was born in St Louis, Missouri but I’d say she hailed from Huntsville, Alabama. She calls herself a mutt when trying to describe exactly where she’s from, as she grew up all over. But “Huntsville is home” she insists. That’s where all her close relatives and her late grandmother – the most important piece to her puzzle—were from. Admittedly, She should probably come with a warning sign, one that reads “slow down, no assumptions just yet!” If you don’t know, Adia is a Gospel singer but not the average.


Following both the somewhat lackluster albums, No Mercy and Trouble Man, T.I. returns with Paperwork, a 15 track project that is essentially the second in a trilogy of albums from the Atlanta emcee - the first being Paper Trail, released in 2008. There are high moments and low points on Paperwork that ultimately allow for T.I. to showcase that he deserves to remain among some of the greats. Paperwork is intricate to the point where there is a sense that there were different personas at play in the studio. Pharrell executive produced the album, and that is a characteristic he has displayed in his previous trips in that role.


A ‘talented triple-threat that no one saw coming’ is the best way to describe new artist, Luke Christopher. With a collection of mixtapes floating around, Christopher has gained a fan base of followers calling themselves #TMRWGANG. He keeps them engaged by releasing a new song every Tuesday on his SoundCloud and #TMRWGANGTUESDAYS has already received over 2 million plays. His latest mixtape TMRW TMRW Pt. 2 can also be found on SoundCloud featuring contributions from Asher Roth, Baily, Shlohmo and Banks to name a few.


The Game has been a mainstay in the world of Hip-Hop since his emergence in 2005. His consistency is commendable. While there may be many varying opinions about the way he goes about handling his business, from his use of name drops to the high number of guests on his albums, it's still undeniable that more often than not Game goes off on a rap and delivers some of the best stuff out. On Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, Game does something different from his norm, this time aiming to spotlight his own crew Blood Money Entertainment.


Point of No Return
is the sixth album from Keyshia Cole and amidst 11 tracks, she lets loose. It is steeped in expressive candor. The Keyshia featured here is frank, direct and pulling no punches.


Everything that entertains you isn't meant for pure entertainment. Kill The Messenger a new film by director, Michael Cuesta tells the story of journalist Gary Webb. He's a good natured man, a hard worker and a family man. Like any other man he's made some mistakes but his best days are ahead of him. Webb works for a small market daily publication in San Jose called the Mercury News, but he has aspirations of being more and doing more.



 
 

 

 

“I didn’t choose writing, writing chose me.” Self-published author, Tamika Newhouse says that she's been writing since she had the ability to form sentences. Newhouse states that although many people take creative writing classes to hone their skills, writing has been something that has always come naturally to her.

Read more: Tamika Newhouse - Self-Made Author & Motivational Speaker

Lendy Demetrius, manhattan born author newest release "I Live, You Move On" is both seductive and thrilling. The accountant turned writer took his life's  experiences and turned them into a ravishing romantic tale that will leave you speechless. Taking only one year to pen "I Live, You Move On" Lendy Demetrius refers to his newest release as something everyone can relate to. Using a lyrical and captivating dialogue " I Live, You Move On" leaves no room for comparison. From the first page you are trapped in the web of creativity from Lendy Demetrius.
Realism mixed poetry is how Lendy Demetrius described his versatile writing style. Beginning writing in high school with encouragement from teacher Mr.Bailey. "Mr.Bailey showed me writing is a way to express yourself" he recalled.  Citing Tiffany Millan as an influence to his writing style. Seductive and sensual is the versatile style Lendy expresses in his new romantic tale. Beyond writing Lendy Demetrius plans to begin screenwriting, taking his thrilling tales to the stage. Delivering to an expanding audiences his story in hopes it can be something many can relate to. Lendy Demetrius is simply amazing, a master at the art of seduction and suspense. "I Live, You Move On" is a must read for all generations.
About the Novel "I Live, You Move On":
Following the lives of two strong woman set in the City of New York. The novel follows the love lives of the two driven career women.
One woman Julissa Longoriez never intended on letting her personal life derail her work. Julissa character tries to avoid attachment and love.
Getting close to any man would force her to have to come terms with a past she's worked hard to bury. Julissa must decide if keepin her last secret is more important than building the future she never thought would be hers.
Nahla Voyas: The exact opposite of Julissa, Nahla has played the wife and mother role. Sacrificing her dreams to keep their home life as close to perfect as possible. When her husband's extramarital activities becomes too much to ignore Nahla decides she must love herself and her daughter more than this man. She must become a role model her daughter deserves, but the road may not be easily traveled.
The master of seduction Lendy E Demetrius captures the audience with "I Live, You Move On". Julissa Longoriez and Nahla Voyas are characters many can relate to, capturing a story only Lendy Demetrius can tell. Intense, seductive, and powerful "I Live, You Move On" will  give the minds and hearts of readers  a mind-bottling experience.

Lendy E. Demetrius is a Manhattan born author and his newest release I Live, You Move On is both seductive and thrilling. The full-time accountant and writer took his life's experiences and turned them into a real-life romantic tale that will leave readers speechless. Taking only one year to pen, I Live, You Move On, Lendy Demetrius refers to his newest release as something everyone can relate to. Using a lyrical and captivating dialogue the novel leaves no room for comparison. From the first page you are trapped in the web of creativity from Lendy Demetrius.

Read more: Author Lendy Demetrius Returns To Storytelling With Urban Tale

Rap pioneers have almost always glorified notorious gangsters and drug lords throughout history. That’s no secret. But Mara Shalhoup, Editor-in-Chief at Creative Loafing, and author of BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family gives us another viewpoint in her debut novel. A conversation with her allowed us to see through her eyes, the inner workings of a multi-million dollar drug trafficking organization.

Read more: Author Mara Shalhoup Brings The Truth Behind the Black Mafia Family (BMF)

It was an absolute pleasure speaking with emerging author, Sylvia L. Simmons. A product of the Washington D.C. public school system and retired Public Affairs specialist, Simmons has had plenty of life experiences, which lead to great fiction. Simmons already has two novels to her credit, both released under her own company, SiHoWa Publishing Company. She is currently working on several other projects as well, growing her brand and creating a lane for herself.

Read more: Sylvia Simmons - Growing Her Brand & Creating Her Lane



As Sister Souljah’s 1999 best-selling novel, The Coldest Winter Ever, was feeding the streets with urban fiction not seen before that time, a legal secretary and a mother from Philadelphia was awaiting her chance to reign with captivating literature. Rejected by at least 20 different publishers over six years, the upcoming author did not become discouraged, but instead self-published. Teri Woods reflects and shares with Parlé how she made it from being rejected to becoming a multi-millionaire.

Read more: Author Teri Woods...A League of Her Own

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