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.

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Let me start by saying yes, everything is bigger in Texas and that’s the way we like it. We all have big hats, big hair and big Texas pride. You’d be hard pressed to find another state in the contiguous 48 with more state pride than my fellow Texans. Now that I’ve set the record straight on that; how about a little Texas history?

Read more: Introducing You to San Antonio in the Great State of Texas

The aura of female bonding is an amazing, incredibly powerful sometimes indescribable, yet undeniable phenomenon. Women, need other women in their lives and it starts from an early age. Our childhood girlfriends help define who we are and who we hope to become. We play a fun tug-o-war of pushing, mentoring, and learning from each other as we transform into young women. As we grow up and start our lives, our careers and our families we may go separate ways and sometimes lose connections with our female friends. Life gets busy and that’s understandable, but now its time to get back on track and reconnect.

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When you think about the state of Georgia, which city is the first place that comes to your mind? Of course, it is the capitol city, Atlanta. You can't help but to instantly think about the music industry, large malls, and excellent night clubs whenever someone mentions A-town. Although these traits attract many outsiders to Atlanta, people are likely to miss out on everything else that Atlanta and the other cities surrounding the area might have to offer. Whether you want to go there for the nightlife, culture, or just have a good vacation with the family, there is always something offered in Atlanta.

Read more: Atlanta, Georgia - More Than Just Malls & Music

Norfolk, Virginia, home to the Norfolk Tides, The Norva, MacArthur Mall, The Tide, Granby Street, Waterside, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, HOT 91 and the largest naval base in the United States. To an outsider these are just names of places and things; but to a resident these are just a few of the city’s many landmarks. With a population of about 250,000, Norfolk is Virginia’s second largest city next to Virginia Beach. It is number two out of the seven cities that comprise Hampton Roads.

Read more: First Stop Norfolk VA, Next Stop…The WORLD!

Toronto, Canada might bring to mind images of blizzards, igloos and parkas, but don't be fooled: Toronto's summers are hot and humid, and most of its citizens live in high rises or town houses. In fact, Toronto's too warm to even build one igloo.

If Toronto's not all about igloos and parkas, what is it about?

Read more: Introducing You To... Toronto, Canada

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