Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Kevin Hart Became A Supernova

In my first semester of undergrad I received all A’s. This hot redhead I hanged with teased, “you’re an overachiever.” I told her I’m only an achiever with 4 different scholarships to maintain.

They say Kevin Hart overachieves too, but he really doesn’t. Like Aziz Ansari, Hart is a scholar of comedy. And he is a rock star.

This comedian made himself into a global brand and universal star. Could he be the first comic to harness solar energy? What does the Let Me Explain comic think about going green?

There’s something bigger and better than money, which drives Kevin Hart into action. Sure, the celeb has a lucrative endorsement with Ford. But like me, what truly drives him is passion.

The Real Husbands of Hollywood celeb achieved a lot. If he’s not on a comedy tour, he’s filming his TV show and movies. Kevin Hart succeeds in the comedy business because he doesn’t quit. Tough competitors outperform others because closing doors ring bells.

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After your dreams become reality, what will you do next? Look at the Get Hard and Ride Along actor as a perfect example. Although he could have rested on his laurels, Kevin went on world tours. This man has been everywhere telling everyone his jokes.

I won’t say he makes me laugh harder than Chris Tucker, Tracy Morgan, and Martin Lawrence. I will say he grinds harder than Tony Hawk. Hollywood insiders respect his hustle. Who can challenge the naturally funny man’s supernatural work ethic?

Kevin Hart became a supernova overtime. Early on, he decided Hollywood stardom wasn’t enough. In the process, this superstar built an unrivaled fandom on social media.

What comedian comes close to drawing Kevin Hart’s numbers at shows? He has unmatchable brand/star power. To sum it up, where there’s passion, there’s profit.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Why There Won’t Be Another Kid Rock


When Kid Rock is in the studio or onstage he utilizes electronic instruments and technology to the fullest. He maintains his relevancy and remains unflustered by technology’s rapidness. Looking at his Twitter, glancing at his Facebook, or reading his Wikipedia won’t fully measure his superstardom. Kid Rock may be old school but the new kids on the block respect him.

What’s more, he loves performing in front of thousands. It is an unbelievable feeling hearing fans scream at the top of their lungs. Everyone occupying the space is there on your behalf.

Cherish Kid Rock while you can. There won’t be another like him. The musician leads a fascinating lifestyle.

He’s a single man, so groupies will do anything to gain his attention. Who doesn’t want to be a pop or rock star? Celebrities make small fortunes from appearances alone.

Celebs are given free stuff all the time. Kid Rock is a rare sighting because he’s an outlaw. You see although Rock receives star treatment, he understands the price of freedom.

The celeb stirs controversy like coffee every morning. Moreover, he’s loyal to his roots. He represents Michigan better than congressmen. Also, Eminem owes him a steak dinner because Kid wasn’t served a full course meal on a silver platter.

As a white boy, he engaged in risky behavior associating with Murder Capital aka Detroit. Kid Rock defines celebrity because he always celebrates.

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The Born Free songwriter lives the American Dream unapologetically. Who else has successfully crossed rock, rap, pop, and country genres? His duets with Sheryl Crowe are priceless.

There’s no doubt he is one of a kind. This self-taught musician can play various instruments. Kid doesn’t need to make the band, because he is the band. 5 am trains don’t deliver like Kid Rock delivers to his people.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Why Aziz Ansari Is A Rock Star Of Comedy


Someone in my family, I won’t name who, repeatedly mistakes the identities of Aziz Ansari and Kal Penn. They share similarities, but there is a distinction. If you haven’t seen Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, you’re only missing out on one of the top 10 comedy movies of all time. I could write an eBook on Harold and Kumar 1, 2, and 3. But, I remind you Aziz Ansari is not the character “Kumar.”

Ansari is a phenomenal standup comedian and actor. Right now you can find his specials on Netflix along with every Parks & Recreation episode. Plus, he is the bomb in 30 Minutes or Less.

I’ve seen all his standups and can attest to his rock star status. The South Carolina native takes you there and everywhere. There is a reason why he’s seen chauffeuring model chicks in that Jay Z and Kanye West music video.

After graduating from New York University, he entered the funny business with all smiles. Frowns are rarely seen coming across his face unless it’s part of a sketch. Like me, he’s a student of comedy, but he practices what he preaches in front of crowds north of 10,000 people. He is a teacher, but not a guru.

Seriously, Aziz is a rock star. I believe Eddie Murphy became the first rock star of comedy. And Aziz is probably the 19th one.

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Like him, I’m a Millennial. And I believe he does our generation proud. Ironically, Aziz dominates this digital age by not boasting.

I hope to write blogs as great as his joke telling. His comedy pays homage to Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Dave Chappelle with an original spin. Who’s watching his Comedy Central Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening exclusive?

In 4 words: This is the End.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Who’s Watching the Emmys? Guru Jay’s Preview


Before the Emmys air tonight celebrities are preparing speeches, making last minute adjustments, and putting on their final touches. Celebs can’t neglect a single detail because they might lose treasured scripts. Advertisers are evaluating endorsements. If their Hollywood stars gleam, we'll see new contracts.

Here’s an analogy for college students. What the Oscars are to movies, the Emmys are to television. TV buffs should tune in tonight.

These are the most talented nominees ever. This year Netflix was the game changer. Netflix earned 34 nominations. Are you a House of Cards, Bloodline, and Derek fan? How couldn’t they nominate a President?

Have you noticed how many prominent movie stars recently received TV shows? It’s great for TV but bad for movies. Unfortunately, it appears actors are being overworked.

Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones earned Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. Also, I expect the HBO TV show will win more awards than all others. Without Game of Thrones, TV would be pointless.

Both Blackish and Empire were nominated. Anthony Anderson received a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while Taraji P. Henson was chosen for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. Everything Lee Daniels touches turns to gold. So, I believe Henson will come away victorious.

3 months ago I proposed this question: Who is the funniest Amy? The Emmys may answer my inquiry since Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer are competing for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. I’m not Nostradamus. Edie Falco from Nurse Jackie could get it?

Why do the Emmys nominate new and outgoing shows? Also, an established show like Scandal should collect honors before newbie American Crime. Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire deserved recognition while they aired.

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Even casual viewers will enjoy seeing Hollywood stars at the Emmys @ 8 PM.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Who’s Got Soul? The Sisterhood of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott


“Hey sister, soul sister.”

Gwen Stefani replaces Christina Aguilera on the Voice this season. I will miss the soulful Lady Marmalade’s presence. But I’ll get by playing Erykah Badu and Jill Scott music.

If Tyrese Gibson and Mark Wahlberg are brothers from another mother, then Badu and Scott are sisters from another father.

Everyone enjoys the best things life offers. That’s why women spend countless hours shopping for the right handbag to go with their brand spanking new designer jeans.

Erykah is eccentric and Jill is classic. Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re getting with Badu. And you receive your monies worth with Scott’s performances.

Who’s got soul? They do!

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These soul sisters create crossword puzzles with their lyrics. Plus, their distinct voices sound heavenly. Erykah sings riddles and Jill channels Maya Angelou.

Erykah and Jill are supreme singers. You can’t have a Hip-Hop conservation without mentioning them. What is more, their spiritual songs take you on a journey of discovery.

They bare their souls and expose their essence. If you want music without boundaries, if you need passionate deliveries, then play Erykah Badu and Jill Scott on Pandora. Like Lauryn Hill and Janet Jackson, they are natural phenomena.

Nowadays, celebrities hide behind hash tags. It seems they all care about breaking news. Ask yourself why they are pushing the same agenda. Do any of them think for themselves?

Now the Window Seat singer hates groupthink. Erykah Badu makes it clear where she stands in her video. Likewise, Jill Scott goes against the grain of popular culture when required.

Badu and Scott would make excellent Home Economics teachers because they understand the importance of sisterhood. Additionally, they give back beyond their communities in various ways. One thing they share in common is their compassion for people. 

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Rita Ora Vs. Lana Del Rey


As summer halts, I reflect on an entertaining season filled with surprises. Who could have predicted all this? Thus, let’s look forward to autumn.

When the leaves fall it feels like music to me. Seasoned musicians Rita Ora and Lana Del Rey give us plenty of love and happiness. Although Rita isn’t 25 yet, she’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2007. Moreover, Lana Del Rey- formerly known as Lizzy Grant- has entertained fans for more than a decade.

Both singers bring it differently. Lana’s vocals lay back gently, while Rita exploits her hardcore throat. They’re in the spotlight because of their originality.

Do you love fast or slow songs better? Does it depend on your mood? What are your favorite songs and music videos?

You admire celebrities because they drive themselves to the brink. Jaguar received a big boost by putting Lana Del Rey out front. Remember Rita Ora is also a commercial success.

Currently under contact with Roc Nation, Rita is an under-appreciated asset. I’m under the impression she has a higher profile by design. Plus, Ora’s brand appeals to everyone.

Singers prefer privacy. You see concerts include Fandoms alongside stalkers. As a result, Lana is more intimate with fans than her Roc Nation contemporary.

An oracle said, “Pick your poison.” Becoming famous is a stressful process. I believe the Poison singer has figured out her purpose and is taking necessary steps.

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The British born celeb is collecting English Music Royalties. Rita resembles Rihanna and M.I.A. Lana falls between Kellie Pickler and Kelly Clarkson. I like how Lana lets her lyrics roll off the tongue.

While tanning, I listen to Lana. However, at the beach house party, I choose Rita. The Young and Beautiful songstress is not restless but relaxed. Though Rita is hotter, Lana stays cool.

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