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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends. Be thankful if you still have your Mom in your life, you just don't know how blessed you truly are. God Bless all of you. Be safe.


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THANKSGIVING THROWBACK TV: ROSEANNE

People who know me aren't a bit surprised I posted this. Yes, I love me some Roseanne and her Thanksgiving episodes are CLASSIC! After I watch football all day, I will be popping in my Roseanne DVDs. Haaaa!


















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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!

Find your spot on the couch. Make sure the remote control is in hand's reach. Grab a piece of sweet potato pie and a cold drink. Sit back. Relax. It's FOOTBALL time. This is paradise...

PACKERS vs LIONS 12:30pm on FOX

RAIDERS vs COWBOYS 4:30pm on CBS















STEELERS vs RAVENS 8:30pm on NBC





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LEGENDARY R&B GROUPS AND THEIR PROTOTYPES

I received so many requests asking for me to do a group version of my R&B Legends and TheirPrototypes posts. It may have taken me some time but I hope it was worth the wait. Enjoy!

BOYZ II MEN and SHAI






































TLC and BLAQUE




































JODECI and DRU HILL

































NEW EDITION and SILK




























EN VOGUE and DESTINY'S CHILD





































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REWIND WEDNESDAY: NENEH CHERRY- BUFFALO STANCE

This was such a fun record. Neneh didn't have much of a budget to shoot this music video---which in turn can force you to be more creative and innovative. I think they pulled it off quite nicely. Bow!







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5 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION: Dare to Dream

Moving to Atlanta? Looking to purchase a new home? Great! This English Manor is all yours for a cool 5 million dollars! Haaaa! All jokes aside, it's actually not a bad price for such a luxurious home like this one. Check out the video for more details on the property. As of today, it is still available.






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HARVARD'S ENTERTAINMENT ALUMNI

A message for the kids---your education is vital; an important element to your success. It's something that should be valued and appreciated. Just because you want to be an entertainer doesn't mean you don't need an education. I applaud these Harvard grads who bravely went after their dreams and defied the odds. I am sure it wasn't easy to explain their choice to be in the entertainment industry after graduating from an Ivy League University. Respect!

RYAN LESLIE




TOMMY LEE JONES















RASHIDA JONES

















CONAN O'BRIEN




NATALIE PORTMAN

















COURTNEY B. VANCE




ELISABETH SHUE



















CHESTER FRENCH
















HILL HARPER




















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COOKIE MUSIC...GOT MILK?

You see I got this problem, I need help trying to solve it. Because meeting after meeting and I'm still a cookie-holic. You can hide 'em. I'm gonna find 'em. On the counter. In the closet. And I'll say I ain't do it with my face covered in chocolate.










COOKIE- R. Kelly



COOKIE DANCE- Chip Chocolate



COOKIE JAR- Gym Class Heroes x The Dream



COOKIE CUTTER- Pretty Ricky



COOKIE CUTTER B*TCH*S- Snow Tha Product





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TECH TUESDAY: HTC ONE Gold Version

HTC One is back with a golden version following the limited arrival of the 18-carat gold phone. Although this golden version isn't plated with metal, this aluminum-plated phone is still sleek in style, similar to the gold iPhone. Unfortunately, the HTC One is only available in Europe BUT other locations will be announced some time today.


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MONDAY MOOD MUSIC: Soul Medicine

It's Monday. Embrace the day. Put a smile on your face and be productive. Hope this inspires all of you who may be feeling down...sometimes the best remedy is good music. Everyday ain't gonna be perfect but it don't mean it don't have purpose. 

HAPPY- Pharrell Williams




HAPPY PEOPLE- R. Kelly




I SMILE- Kirk Franklin




THREE LITTLE BIRDS- Bob Marley




I GOTTA FEELING- The Black Eyed Peas





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LEBRON 11 SHOES: LATEST RELEASE DATES

These Lebron 11's have me going crazy! Here are the latest 11 shoes to close out the 2013 year. I also had to post Lebron's commercial, Training Day, just because it's simply LEGENDARY. Speaking of legend...John, please release My Shoes as a single.

LEBRON 11 (Terracotta Warrior) 11.27.13














LEBRON 11 (Akron vs Miami) 12.07.13













LEBRON 11 (Miami Nights) 12.14.13




















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HBO's GIRLS SEASON 3 TRAILER

Isn't it ironic how a show like this can be so real and relatable and yet reality television is so...well, FAKE. Smh. Anyway, catch Girls (Season 3) on HBO premiering January 12 at 10pm. Wow! Zosia Mamet (far left) looks like she is having the time of her life. Haaaaa!

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ARTISTS WHO HAVEN'T GROWN UP YET

When you read the title, did you think I was going to do a post on immature artists? Where's the fun in that? You know how I do it at Brillion-A-Million. What's in a name...

KIDD KIDD



KID Ink



KID Cudi



KID Rock




BOY George



BABY BOY The Prince



CHILDISH Gambino




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XBOX ONE IS AVAILABLE TODAY!

Just when you thought the game system madness was over, XBOX ONE is finally here!
























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A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 (Movie Trailer)

IN THEATERS MARCH 28, 2014






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ATHLETIC MUSIC: MUSIC IS A SPORT (PART II)

LEBRON JAMES- Yo Gotti



23- Mike Will Made It x Miley Cyrus x Wiz Khalifa x Juicy J



23- Master P x Rick Ross




KOBE- Chief Keef




KOBE BRYANT- Lil Wayne



Also check out Part I of Music Is A Sport. Respect!


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THROWBACK THEATER: CLUELESS (1995)

Clueless is one of those movies that never gets old. It's stupid-funny, stupid-witty, and stupid-cute (hey, it's my blog, I can create my own terminology). If you haven't seen it, there's a free full version on Youtube (shhh, you didn't hear that from me). Also, check out the video below of the Clueless Reunion Special. RIP Brittany Murphy...






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ADRIEN BRONER- ABOUT BILLIONS (Episode 7)

I can at least respect the fact that AB is just as entertaining in the ring as he is out of the ring. Let it be known, I won't ever say Adrien Broner and Tyrin Turner look alike---again. Tyrin sent me a message and he was NOT happy with the comparison but I ain't worried bout nothin'...



















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ARTISTS WHO TURNED DOWN HIT SONGS

The hit-or-miss factor plays a huge role in determining what makes a song "hit" record. Getting the right song to the right artist at the right time, is sometimes just luck. In this case, the element of rejection proved to be the common denominator.

I am grateful some of the artists turned down these records. The truth of the matter is, the wrong artist can screw up a great song...so that song goes from a huge hit to a huge flop. On the other hand, some of the artists could not afford to turn down these hit records. I am sure they still kick themselves for that crucial career mistake.

In the end, the right songs tend to get to the right artists no matter how many others rejected the record first. I must say, I would have LOVED to hear a Janet Jackson version of I'm A Slave 4 U. Lord Janet, you should have kept that one!


NI**AS IN PARIS Turned down by: Pusha T


I'M A SLAVE 4 U Turned down by: Janet Jackson



HOW WILL I KNOW Turned down by: Janet Jackson



TELEPHONE Turned down…

THE VAMPIRE LIFE CLOTHING EMPIRE

Business partners Jim Jones and Dame Dash have created a clothing empire with Vamp Life. I didn't know Dame was involved with Vamp Life until last week but it makes sense why the clothing line is doing so well. The company has extended its line with Lady Vamp and Junior Vamps clothing (coming soon).






















www.newvampcity.com 
www.ladyvamplife.com





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IS SOCIAL MEDIA HELPING OR DESTROYING MUSIC?

Is social media helping or destroying the music business? I think it does BOTH, it helps some artists and it destroys others. To be real, die hard fans will buy their favorite artist's CD no matter what. They may preview or download the CD online---but they will still show support by buying it. How does it destroy music? Well, fly-by-night artists don't have enough fans to support them, and an album full of garbage music doesn't help their cause either. If you throw a CD together, then no one is going to buy it. 
The determining factor will always be the die-hard fans. Interacting with fans on social media networks goes a long way. When a fan gets a retweet or a response on Twitter, fans go crazy. Hell, make your fans feel special; learn some of their names, shout them out every now and then, stay late after concerts and sign autographs. This isn't rocket-science...
Jermaine Dupri sees social media as a helpful tool

The Dream thinks social media is destroying music



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ATHLETES WITH THE BEST TATTOOS!

Tat tat tatted up! I don't have any tattoos but I appreciate great artwork.

JR SMITH (NY Knicks)
















COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF 49ers)















CHRIS ANDERSEN (Miami Heat)


































DEVIN THOMAS (NFL Free Agent)


















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