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Donald Glover’s Atlanta Is The Best Thing That’s Happened To FX.

I am supposed to write a review about Atlanta, but, I feel like I should tell you a little more about the man that I have a creative crush on. Donald Glover. Here we go…

When I first heard Donald Glover was leaving Community, I didn’t bat an eyelash. I never really got into Community and thought Donald’s writing talent was being wasted. It was rumored Donald left Community to focus more on his rapping career. Glover expelled those rumors with the now infamous rant on hotel napkins through Instagram. I was still  a little unclear on why he left. But, nevertheless, I waited anxiously to see what Donald had in-stored for us. Later that year he dropped his second studio album, Because Of The Internet. Because Of The Internet received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album and was a commercial success. Donald was also seen on the big screen, with small parts in The Martian and Magic Mike. Soon after, it was announced, Donald Glover’s Atlanta was picked up by FX. This was very exciting for Donald Glover fans. He has a very loyal fan base.

Now on to the show, Atlanta. Atlanta is supposed to be about a young man named, Earn trying to make it in the music business with his rapper cousin, Paper Boi. But, it’s about much more than that. The show takes you on a comedic dark roller coaster that’s filled with uncomfortable and unforgettable scenes that will leave you wanting more. There isn’t a show to compare it to. It’s just as raw as a show can get. The characters are relatable and real. From the scene where Earn, played by Glover can’t afford to take the mother of his child to dinner to the very cringe worthy jail scene when a man finds out his ex girlfriend was born male by homophobic inmates. This show is a different take about growing up and making a living in the real world. We have seen a lot of shows about women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. I think Grace and Frankie are in their damn 70s. But, we have never seen a show about a young black man from a two parent household, trying to make ends meet. Atlanta was long over due and I am here for it.

Donald Glover plays the homeless, hopeless Earn. Earn is a down on his luck college drop out. When Earn isn’t struggling to help out financially to help raise his daughter, he’s trying to manage his  wannabe rapper cousin, Alfred. AKA, Paper Boi. Earn lives with his daughter’s mother Van, who seemingly has her shit together.

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My favorite character on the show is Darius. Darius is played by Keith Stanfield. You may recognize Stanfield from playing Snoop in Straight Outta Compton. Everyone knows a pothead like Darius. The insightful, positive, crafty, chill asf pothead. Everyone needs to smoke weed with a guy like Darius. He’s the friend that will have your back and will also tell you the truth when you need it.

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I don’t want to give too much away. If you haven’t seen Atlanta, please do yourself a huge favor and go watch it now! I promise it won’t disappoint. And if you don’t happen to like Atlanta, something is definitely wrong with you. You can catch Atlanta on Tuesday nights at 10PM on FX.

 

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Live from Daryl’s House Delights!

This little gem is the best kept secret on a Saturday night. Daryl Hall from the group Hall & Oates has a great TV show and webseries called Live From Daryl’s House that’s all about live music. Daryl has up and coming and some well known recording artists come to his house in upstate New York and jam out. What makes this show great is, it’s all about the music. Daryl and his guests jam out and then talk about music  over dinner. It’s all very casual and very perfect. Well don’t take my word for it, check out the link  posted below.

Check your local listing to see when Live From Daryl’s House is playing in your area.

http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/?gclid=CMbo44bMha8CFQ6EhwodsSIx0Q

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Erykah Badu~ Window Seat (Video)

Am I the only one who recognizes that this song is actually really awesome. It’s a classic Erykah Badu song. It makes me want to sit back and drink a glass of red wine, or blast this while I am cleaning my apartment on a Saturday morning. Remember how epic Baduizm was. You couldn’t go to anyones house and not hear Erykah’s Tyrone purring through the speakers. Her music has always put me in a mellow state of mind……just like a drug. Window Seat is giving me everything I need and more.

Badu sparks much conversation with her new video for Window Seat. In the video she is seen walking through the streets of Dallas and taking off articles of clothing until she is naked. I think it’s hilarious that people are focused on Erykah’s ass shot. Yeah I know its shocking to see Erykah had all that back there . But, why do you think she hooked the likes of Andre 3000, and Common. She is a beautiful woman and intelligent to boot. For those who have not seen the video, I won’t give it all away. I just urge you to see the video for yourself and turn the volume way up.

click here to see Window Seat

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Kelis- Acapella (Video)

I know I am late, but this video by Kelis is just pretty. It’s not the typical crap we have been getting from other women artist.

Please take a look and tell me what you think….

Click here to view Acapella, by Kelis

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Usher ft. Nicki Minaj: Lil Freak (video)

I am not really feeling this song or this video. I just want to know if Nicki Minaj has a nervous tick or something. Her eyes do this weird blinking thing. I don’t know. This video is boooorrrriiiinnngg! The video takes place in a club with women gyrating and Nicki Minaj attempting to pick up a woman.  It’s good to see Usher being consistent with making club type videos.

Hey Usher, how about you make a video for my favorite song There Goes My Baby and try not to have the video based in a club.

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New Video: Lady Gaga Ft Beyoncé – Telephone

The looooooong wait is over. While E! thought they were going to be the first to air the video, Gaga fans got a huge treat …. the video was leaked hours before the E! debut. It’s not a secret I am a fan of Lady GaGa . Yes, I am a “monster.” There are those people who think Lady Gaga tries too hard to be different. I think artists don’t try enough to be different. My friend Joe Mitchell says, “Every long form video should aspire to be Thriller , Telephone was NO Thriller!”  Ehhhh, Joes a dick and what does he know. Check out the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ95z6yw#mce_temp_url#cBY

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