HOTTEST FEMALE MUSIC PRODUCERS: WEEK 1

Ever wondered where the hell all the female music producers are? Each week I’ll introduce you to the hottest women on the planet in the music production game.

Producer: Runway Star | @RunwayStar

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Production Credits: “…the 1st successful record I had was 2010’s Teach Me How to Dougie. I made the beat for that song in less than 15 minutes…by the end of the following year it had been downloaded over 2 million times, inspiring the world to do “The Dougie”

 

 

Producer: WondaGurl | @WondaGurlBeats

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Production Credits: Jay Z | Rihanna | Lil Wayne | Drake | Travi$ Scott | PartyNextDoor | Young Thug | & more.

 

 

 

Producer: K.Flay | @kflay
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Production Credits:  Life As A Dog (2014) | Suburban Rap Queen (2004) | Mashed Potatoes (2009) | I Stopped Caring In ’96 (2011) | West Ghost (2013) | K.Flay (2010) | Eyes Shut (2012) | What If It Is (2013) | Easy Fix (This is The End: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) | It’s Strange (feat. Louise the Child for FIFA 16)

Producer: TOKiMONSTA | @TOKiMONSTA

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Production Credit: Midnight Menu (2010) | Half Shadows (2013) | Desiderium (2014) | Fovere (2016) | Bedtime Lullabies (2008) | Cosmic Intoxication (2010) | Creature Dreams (2011) | Los Angeles 8/10 (2011) (with MMike Gao) | Boom (2012) (with Suzie Analogue, as Analogue Monsta)

 

 

Producer Group: Future Brown (Fatima Al Qadiri, J-Cush, Asma Maroof, Daniel Pineda) | @FutureBrown

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Production Credits: Wanna Party/ World’s Mine (2014) |  Future Brown (2015)

 

 

BET Experience Africa 2015

 

 

 

 

Three-time GRAMMY Award nominated international R&B, soul and pop singer, actress and television personality Tamar Braxton joins fellow R&B sensations Maxwell and Raphael Saadiq on the line-up for the BET Experience Africa. The three R&B superstars will perform during the gala concert alongside two of Africa’s top artists, multi-instrumentalist Flavour and Bongo Flava star Diamond Platnumz at the BET Experience Africa, a spectacular global celebration of urban culture, music and lifestyle from entertainment channel BET (DStv channel 129).

MTV Video Music Awards To Be Hosted By Miley Cyrus

THE 2015 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINATIONS GO LIVE

The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” to Air LIVE on MTV

MTV today announced via the Beats 1 “Chart” show on Apple Music the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” nominations. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé lead the pack with the most Moonman nods for music’s most unexpected night.

The “MTV Video Music Awards” will air live across Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) from the Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE) in Los Angeles, on Monday 31 August at 03:00 CAT (official pre-show starts at 02:00 CAT).

Beginning today, fans can vote for their favourites in multiple VMA categories including “Video of The Year”, “Best Male Video”, “Best Female Video” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com. Nominees for the socially voted category, “Best Song of Summer”, will be announced at a later date.

The “MTV Video Music Awards” will be hosted by Miley Cyrus.

 

JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR!

Guess who’s back to business! Miss Jackson.

No offense, but, finally we get to have a  super power female figure on the world stage. I’ve missed my strong 90s female SHEroes. I’ve missed watching a woman other than Beyonce really go hard and strong on stage.

Janet’s tour kicks off in North America…of course…other shows will be announced later in the year. Please God, may she make a stop in Africa!

Check out how Unbreakable Tour dance auditions went down:

Unbreakable World Tour Dates:

August 31 – Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
September 02 – Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddldome
September 04 – Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
September 05 – Grand Prairie, Revolution Place
September 07 – Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre
September 08 – Winnipeg, MB,  MTS Centre
September 11 – Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
September 12 – Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
September 15 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
September 17 – Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
September 18 – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
September 20 – Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
September 23 – Orlando, FL, Amway Center
September 24 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
September 26 – Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
September 27 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
September 29 – Memphis, TN, Fedex Forum
September 30 – New Orleans, Smoothie King Center
October 09 – Las Vegas, NV, The Axis at Planet Hollywood
October 10 – Las Vegas, NV, The Axis at Planet Hollywood
October 13 – San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
October 14 – San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
October 17 – San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
October 19 – Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
October 21 – Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
October 22 – Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
October 24 – Salt Lake City, UT, EnergySolutions Arena
October 25 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
October 27 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
October 29 – St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena
October 30 – Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
November 01 – Minneapolis, Target Center
November 03 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
November 04 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
November 12 – Honolulu, HI, Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena

Solange Knowles Reveals Cool Nuptials Photography & Wedding Dress!

If there’s one thing I appreciate it’s uncontrived, authentic and intrinsically natural artists and people in general.

I see that a lot in Solange. She reminds me a lot of my sister Laura. I’m also from a family of 2 girls. I’m the oldest.

The younger of two girls always seems to be the bravest, most outspoken and carefree. They couldn’t give a damn and chose to live and be as they wish. They’re unapologetically themselves by nature.

Solange’s wedding truly speaks to this nature. Hers is truly one of the most uniquely captured nuptials. So modern, minimalist and simultaneously hobo chic in nature.

That Grecian white Humberto Leon (Kenzo) gown is killing it!

Wedding Photographer: Rog Walker

http://www.vogue.com/4335435/solange-knowles-wedding-pictures-dress-rog-walker-portrait

Break The Internet With Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Recreates photographer Jean-Paul Goude’s iconic “Champagne Incident” In this uber risque shoot.

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http://www.papermag.com/2014/11/kim_kardashian_paper_jean_paul_goude.php

Snoop Dogg The Painter ‘Sockin’ It To Ya!

So, I recently discovered Snoop Dogg’s become the avid painter. And…surprise, surprise..his greatest inspirations are manifested after rolling a blunt.

The rap icon, recently collaborated with sock brand Happy Socks on a “contemporary art” project of sorts. They’ve created a limited edition collection based on the artist’s paintings.

Yap, a shrewd business move on the man’s part. As clearly laid out on noisey.vice.com, socks are massed produced at a low cost, meaning we can all take home a piece of snoop for very little money.

Check out

How To Get A Rich Guy On Instagram

Interesting piece from my friend Tebogo, blog name The Average South African.
Thanks for the tip!
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014

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http://www.mbfashionweeksa.co.za/

TREVOR NOAH JOINS “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

TREVOR NOAH JOINS COMEDY CENTRAL’S “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART”

SA comedian Trevor Noah is to join Jon Stewart and “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” as part of the cast for Comedy Central’s Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning satirical news show, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. Noah will join the cast from December 2014. Continue reading “TREVOR NOAH JOINS “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART”

Your Heart

NEVER OFFER YOUR HEART TO SOMEONE WHO EATS HEARTS
By Alice Walker

who finds heart meat
delicious
but not rare
who sucks the juices
drop by drop
and bloody-chinned
grins
like a God. Continue reading “Your Heart”

DUMB GIRL, GET A CLUE & DO YOU

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Major lesson learnt today…

DO YOU BOO! FIGHT TO DO YOU, EVEN AT THE RISK OF LOOKING UN-LADYLIKE.

People, we have got to stop this crazy obsession with trying to be an uncaring someone’s One&Only, pet student, pet employee, ‘woman’, ‘wifey’ etc. to the detriment of your humanity, self worth, MONEY, destiny and life.

I get it. I really do. Everyone wants and needs love (in all its varieties). But, we’re sacrificing our destinies and major life moments trying to be the good girl who wouldn’t dare overstep her boundaries at the risk pissing off Mr Bad Boy, Mr Boss Man, Society, or Daddy.

Let me tell you from my newly acquired life experience, you get screwed over big time being that big an idiot. The very person in whose hands you foolishly place your career, love life, your intellect, dreams and very existence will have no qualms with carelessly aborting God moments of providence that come your way in the boardroom, bedroom and world!

And why should they care. Your life isn’t their own. Your success will not be theirs. Your suppression and regression are the very foot stool on which their ego is boosted.

Take it from me. If you believe in you, if you have a dream life or, brain-child you’re willing to fight for just put the gloves on, get a little elbow grease going and get it out there your damn self.

And if that uncaring someone promises rainbows and ponies, fact check! Background scan! Face the reality of their beliefs, behaviour, how they conduct life! When someone shows you who they are, believe them. Most importantly, tell them to F off so you can get about the business of manifesting it all yourself.

Life is short folks. Nobody has the time get played; Jedi mind tricked or made a fool of!

We live on a planet that is 40,075KMs in circumference, 12,756KMs in diameter and occupied by over 7.125 billion people who make up an assortment of cultures, lifestyles, ideologies and life situations.

Please educate yourself baby.

Get some perspective, get a clue and get your life.

Build your business / industry acumen (I mean street smart acumen not that industry best practice or, text book crap), read, study culture, question beliefs and traditions, focus on making your dreams a reality, expand your understanding of God and yourself and realise that you actually do know what’s best for you. Some of us are just dumb enough to lay down and let who they could’ve been die in order to blindly fall for another’s opinions, approval, lies and constricting main stream rules based own insecurity.

Men are not from Mars and Women aren’t from Venus. Stay out of that stupid conversation. Don’t generalise. Take it on individual basis.

You don’t need to Learn 10 Ways to Rock His World (what about yours!); nor master 10 Ways to Get and Keep A Man. There’s no formula to finding and maintaining love. Plus, it’s different strokes for different folks 😉

When it comes to singledom and marriage; No one thing is better than the other. Both have their ups and downs. Whether, or, not Mr/Mrs right is in your life, the question is are you living to your fullest potential in all areas of your life?

Billion dollar industries are being built off the back of making you an insecure, subservient, approval seeking dummy. They build up the lies and over exaggerated ideas that there’s something fundamentally wrong with a woman as a human being if she’s single, single and past a certain age, a single black woman, a single mother, assertive, a career oriented person, a virgin, loves sex, bothers to show a man how much she cares/ loves him, or, isn’t a twerking, acrobatic nymphomaniac that looks exactly like Rihanna (who by the way doesn’t actually exist. Ask Robin).

And by the way, few will ever tell the truth of how they got that man or woman. It really isn’t that black and white. Some will meet on that “boy meets girl – love at first sight” tip. For the remaining 99.9% it’s messy with a lot of grey areas. Ask our mothers and great grandmothers of old. It was all raging hormones, forbidden love, religion, gun short weddings, teen pregnancies, manipulation, adultery, love triangles, heart break and dumb luck.

I’m not saying act the fool. But, I am saying get some perspective, simply try to do the best that you can, with your head on straight and handle your business like an ivy-league CEO.

Your life is in your hands.

Live large, live well and be your own true north.

I got you, and I hope you got my back too.

Yours truly and passionately

Amp_Ire (as in “empire” but louder!)

p.s. Here’s some food for thought for next time….
“THE WOMAN WHO INVENTED THE PHRASE ALL MEN ARE THE SAME WAS A CHINESE WOMAN WHO LOST HER HUSBAND IN CHINA.”