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Grown-Ish Star Yara Shahidi Makes it on the Cover of Essence Magazine!

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“Watch out world, I’m grown now” song by Chloe x Halle which is the theme song to the hit TV sitcom Grown-ish.  18-year old Yardi Shahidi makes it to the April Issue of Essence Magazine which will bring lots of spotlight to this young star on the television screens.  Besides being a very talented activist, Shahidi started her career quite early doing a lot of print advertisements for major companies such as McDonald’s, The Children’s Place, Target, the Gap Kids, Ralph Lauren, Guess kids and Disney.  Finally in 2009, she made her big cinematic debut starring alongside with Eddie Murphy and Paramount Pictures, “Imagine That”

 

She received the Young Artist Award nomination for the category of best performance in a feature film category.  As you may or may not know, Shahidi has high hopes and plans to going to Harvard University to study Social Studies.  The 18-year old star plans to get her education on while still pursuing her career in acting.  Her plans are underway as she still tries to figure out her work schedule.  Breaking into the television big, in September of 2014, Shahidi starred in Black-ish that aired on ABC Family network.  The 14-year old star got a chance to be on a show with Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.  In December of 2014, she won the NAACP Image Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress in Comedy. Then in January 2018, she was called back to become the headliner of the show Grown-ish that was a spin-off to Black-ish.  

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So the world now has to watch out for this dynamic star who is on the rise! She is grown now!

 

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Love N Hip Hop Just got Juicier! Erica Mena feeling Ms. Tommie Lee?

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We all have seen Erica Mena’s crazy love triangles ever since being a cast member on Love N Hip Hop New York and now Atlanta.  With the lust and back and forth with Richie Dollaz, the infamous Cyn Santana where she decided to take a dip in the “lady pond” and now she has eyes on the aggressive star Tommie Lee.  While at Mena’s welcome to ATL party, she took a true interest when Tommie step into the building as the ultimate VIP.  Erica laid it on her thick leaving Tommie speechless for real, and yall know that Tommie has never been speechless a day in her life.  It was more like scared of how Erica was being a little bit too much aggressive.  Watch out Tommie! Erica is definitely after you boo!  

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But the real question is why did Erica decided to rejoin the cast of LNHH after the tweet Erica made from last March stating “So many reasons why I would never go back to LHH.  Those who do go back clearly need the money….” So if she doesn’t need the money, then why did she come back?  Do she think she will be the lead on Stevie J’s label and lay down a track? Be careful girl because you already know how Stevie J preys on all his female artists.  I mean look at poor Estilita and how he was trying to sleep with her already.  Lawwd, please ring the alarm on this man!

 

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Album Review: The Kids are Alright

 

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The Bailey Sisters, Chloe and Halle performing at the BET 2016 Hip Hop Awards 

 

The Bailey Sisters; Chloe x Halle are blowing up the music stream when their debut album “The Kids are Alright” was released March 23rd.  These young sisters has always been musically inspired way before the 2016 BET performance.  Back in 2013, Beyoncé Knowles was the ones who discovered the musically talented sisters after seeing the Pretty Hurts cover on the Bailey sister’s You Tube page that went viral.  What a great way to get Queen Bey’s attention.  2014 was a great year as the good news that they were signed to Bey’s Parkwood Entertainment Record Label made everything the sisters worked hard for stick to solid concrete.  Way to go Chloe and Halle!

““We literally were flipping out, because as young girls, of course everyone looks up to Beyoncé,” Halle, 17, says.  (source from http://www.ew.com)

The Kids are Alright and You can now download the entire album on Itunes Music today!

 

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After listening to the entire album two days in a row, there was definitely a connection with each song as it told a story about life in it’s very own way.  Check out some of That Riverz Gurl Media’s favorite songs on the album:

~Hello Friend (Intro) This is the very first song and I could feel the warmth of the introduction that talks about embracing the self-love of you.  We all talk to ourselves sometimes and embrace life of our own.

~The Kids are Alright– This is the second song on the album.  The beat and vocals on this track is so amazing.  It’s just refreshing to hear the positivity energy of Chloe x Halle letting the world know that they are alright and they are here to stay for the long run.  You can’t allow the world to steal your joy, so doing you and what makes you happy is the best meditation ever! Awesome sauce!

~Grown- Okay so we all should know that this is the theme song to Freeform’s new show “Grown-ish” starring Yara Shahidi (this show is off the charts!)  It just basically tells the story of how they are at the point of life that they are mature and grown.  We all have reached that point in our life when we start feeling ourselves and think we can do what we want to do. Lol.

~Everywhere- The fifth song on the album! “I got money everywhere falling off the trees….I got money everywhere as far as you can seeee….”  Let’s make it rain yall because we got money everywhere we walk! Money cometh to me NOW!  The beat to this track is Lit!  And their vocals fits every beat and instrumental tune.

~Fake( featuring Kari Faux)- Very self-explanatory.  This world is filled with them and you just have to walk in life being humble.  Sometimes the fake ones are the ones who are always in our space without even knowing it.  “Why you even speak my name…..I guess you feel some type of way.”

~Cool People- This song has that sweet medley in the beginning; soft-spoken and easy.  This song is just a reminder that there are still cool and decent people in the world.

~Baby on the Plane- The opening to this song is sooo cute.  A baby voice crying on a plane.  I’m not sure what the inspiration was behind this particular track, but I love it indeed!  My interpretation of this song is crying out all of your pain and worries.

Overall the entire album is awesome!  This is the type of music that should be on major radio stations all over the world! Music like this with a solid meaning on each of the track gives life to us all!  That Riverz Gurl Media definitely rate the album a 10!  Great job ladies!

 

The Kids are Alright Musical Score with That Riverz Gurl Media Entertainment Website is a 10  ladies and gentlemen!

 

 

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What’s on Your Playlist?: That Riverz Gurl Media’s Playlist for the Week

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Music is always going to be the talk of the town with new artists releasing music for the first time or on-going artists releasing new singles.  Check out the Playlist for this week:

1. I Wanna Be Down- Brandy

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2) Lemon– N.E.R.D. and Rihanna ft. Drake (Remix)

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3) Finesse (Remix) Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B. 

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4) Hail Mary- Tupac

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5) Bartier- Cardi B. ft. 21 Savage

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6) Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)- Remy Ma ft. Chris Brown

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7) Tab Reloaded- Mariahlynn ft. Remy Ma

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8) Freaky Friday-Lil’ Dicky ft. Chris Brown

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9) Insecure- Amara La Negra

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10) Ayy- Amara La Negra ft. Fuego, Jowell y Randy, Negro 5 Estrellas, Los Pepes and Ricky Lindo

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The Drama Continues on LNHH Atlanta

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The cast members are back at it again with brand new drama! And is that Erica Mena I see back on the show of Love N Hip Hop? Yes it sure is with new heated confrontations.  Ain’t no stopping for Ms. Mena from speaking her mind and opinion.  

Stevie Stevie where art thou Stevie.  Now that Joseline Hernandez is out the picture, is he still continuing his lust for the artists he signs on his label? A new flesh has gotten his attention and it ain’t the business he’s after if you know what I mean.  But will he go back to jail again?  

Tommie has been trying to turn up her music career for the longest now and we are all waiting for her career to sky high in the rap industry.  But when stress is always the common factor in her life, no work will ever get done.  Who will be her new rivalries this season? 

Since the crazy and rocky ride of Mimi’s relationship with Stevie J, Nikko, Chris (not a dude) and now a new love bug has sparked Mimi’s interest and it isn’t another guy.  You will have to find out on the Season Premiere.  The main question is “Has Mimi officially joined the women pond?” 

Rasheeda and Kirk’s marriage has been on the rocks for some time now and we are always wondering is Kirk still cheating.  But things are about to get real and emotional and Rasheeda is there for Kirk, like she always is.  That is what a real wife does. 

 

Tune in to the Season Premiere of Love N Hip hop Atlanta on Monday, March 19th at 8 pm EST on VH1

 

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