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ONOMATOPOEIA MUSIC: BOOM BOOM POW!

How many of you saw the title of this post and thought, "what the hell?"lol. For those who don't know, onomatopoeia is the creation of words that imitate natural sounds. Don't say I never taught you anything. Bow!












BANG BANG



ZOOM



Here Comes The BOOM



VROOM VROOM



BOOM BOOM POW



POW



BOING



BOW!(You Gotta Kick It)



BOOM! I Got Your Boyfriend



Videos: Youtube
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FREAKY FRIDAY: TONI BRAXTON- THE ART OF LOVE

This is arguably the sexiest song ever! I see you Toni B. I was heartbroken when Toni announced she was officially retiring from music. Luckily, she had a change of heart and Toni is back and better than ever. #You'reMakin'MeHigh

















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VIDEO: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BOW WOW

Bow Wow seems to have bounced by quite nicely after almost going extinct in the entertainment world. Bow is a little too braggadocious for my liking but I appreciate anyone hustling hard in this business.




















Video: Youtube, BowWowYMCMB
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FROM MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTORS TO FILMMAKERS

All of these directors started their careers as music video directors. I am incredibly impressed with these director's first attempt as a filmmakers on the big screen. I am sure transforming your genius from roughly 4 minutes to 2 hours is extremely challenging. Much respect to all of them. Ready. Set. Action.

HYPE WILLIAMS













Video: 2Pac x Dr. Dre- California Love
Debut Film: Belly






SPIKE JONZE















Video: Beastie Boys- Sabotage
Debut Film: Being John Malkovich






ERIK WHITE















Video: Chris Brown- Wall To Wall
Debut Film: Lottery Ticket






DAVID FINCHER











Video: Aerosmith- Janie's Got A Gun
Debut Film: Alien 3






MICHEL GONDRY












Kanye West- Heard Em Say
Debut Film: Human Nature




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THROWBACK THURSDAY THEATER: THE GRADUATE (1967)

Seducing someone is an art. Mrs. Robinson knew exactly what she was doing. She saw the young Benjamin Braddock and went after hers lol. Mrs. Robinson defined the word cougar. What you know about that...


















Benjamin:For god's sake, Mrs. Robinson. Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You... put on music. Now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours.

Mrs. Robinson: So?

Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me.

Mrs. Robinson: [laughs] Huh?

Benjamin:Aren't you?



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SNEAKERHEADS: CUSTOM MADE JORDANS

Over the last few years, the custom sneaker game has exploded. I would definitely buy some of these Jordans if they were available in stores. Sometimes I dream, that he is me. You got to see that's how I dream to be. I dream. I move. I dream. I groove. Like Mike. If I could be like Mike...





















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METAPHORS, ANALOGIES, AND MUSIC: LIKE A ...

LIKE A BOY


LIKE A PIMP


LIKE A G6


LIKE A REAL FREAK


LIKE A VIRGIN


LIKE A BOSS


LIKE A ROLLING STONE


LIKE A PRAYER


LIKE A STONE


LIKE A DREAM



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REWIND WEDNESDAY: MADONNA- LIVE TO TELL

Live To Tell is one of my favorite Madonna songs. Madonna may be in the news recently for her silly antics but who cares...she's a Pop Icon. As far as I'm concerned, Madonna can do whatever she wants. 


















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CELEBRITY TOY COLLECTORS: LET'S PLAY

I rather feel young and be sensible than be young and foolish...

PHARRELL WILLIAMS
































JERMAINE DUPRI






























NIGO (BAPE Clothing)






























BIZ MARKIE


































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NO AUTO-TUNE TUESDAY: TYRESE AND LEON TIMBO

No Auto-Tune Tuesday is something new that I'm doing over here at Brillion-A-Million. I really wanted to start this post with a BANG so you guys can see what my objective is. I want to honor and pay respects to real singers; no auto-tune needed. The kind of singing that you hear on Sunday mornings at church. I couldn't think of better video to represent No Auto-Tune Tuesday than Tyrese and Leon Timbo singing straight from the depths of their souls. I have probably watched this video 100 times. Big salute to Tyrese and Leon. The bar has been set really high...



























Video: Youtube, LoyaltyMediaGroup Photos: GoogleImages

THE GREATEST SPEAKING VOICES IN THE WORLD

Greatest voices? I don't mean singers this time, I mean people who sound great when they speak. Those who make you stop and look when you hear their voice on the television or movie screen. It can also be the voice that keeps you calm and sounds 'oh so familiar' when you're at the airport, listening to your GPS, or perhaps asking Siri a question. I know my last statement may have thrown you off a bit...watch ALL the videos below so you can understand what I am referring to. Enjoy!

JAMES EARL JONES

MORGAN FREEMAN

SIR PATRICK STEWART



DON LAFONTAINE

SUSAN BENNETT

SEAN CONNERY


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TELEVISION TRAILER: EXTANT (CBS)

I'm sure we all have seen the 'glimpse' CBS was showing for their new television show Extant. I know we were all dying to know what the show was about when we saw the names Steven Spielberg and Halle Berry. Finally, CBS has released a full trailer for Extant. I love when A-List movie stars venture into network television. I am sure this will be a huge hit for CBS (crossing my fingers). Maybe Halle can add an Emmy to her Academy Award win...






























Video: Youtube, CBS
Photos: GoogleImages

MONDAY MOOD MUSIC: BE CONFIDENT

The game is on the line. Your team is down by one. You go to the basket and get fouled. Sink these two free-throws and your team wins the game. That's it, just sink these two free-throws. Hold your head up. Gather your emotions. Block out all distractions. 

Ignore those opposing fans cursing and screaming at you. Focus on your teammates. Those who believe in you. Step to the free-throw line. Wipe the sweat off your face. Take the ball. Remember. Be confident. Why the sports analogy? Because life is a sport...
















FEEL THIS MOMENT



LOSE YOURSELF



NO MATTER WHAT



ROAR



SURVIVOR



YOU DON'T KNOW



Videos: Youtube
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ARTISTS: REIGN CHECK MARKETING SERVICES

In this business, marketing is essential; no matter if you're an independent or major artist. Sorry to break it to you, but spamming people with music links is NOT marketing. You must have a professional approach in order to be taken seriously. So, why not get a professional to market your music, build you brand, and most importantly, build your fan base.



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NBA GAME 3: THE SERGE PROTECTOR RETURNS!

What a difference ONE player can make! I wasn't buying that OKC not having Serge Ibaka in the lineup was the reason the Spurs were beating the hell out of the Thunder. Boy, was I wrong. Serge Ibaka returned from a calf injury in Game 3 with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks, and the Thunder got the win at home. The Spurs lead the series 2-1 and thankfully; we have a series worth watching.




















Video: Youtube, NBATV
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MOVIES THAT RUINED THESE ACTORS' CAREERS!

We all know that the line between success and failure in Hollywood is very thin. Some actors can do a terrible movie and bounce right back; and others can do one terrible movie and never recover. A few years ago, Cuba Gooding Jr. would have definitely made this list after the movie Daddy Day Camp. 














Thankfully, Cuba is either very talented or very lucky (or maybe both); he managed to bounce back and deliver a stellar performance in American Gangster. It seems Cuba's acting career has been on point ever since. Let me add, Jessica Alba, is about ONE movie away from being on this list!

Other actors like Ryan Reynolds haven't been so lucky. After one bad movie, Hollywood has spit him out and left him for dead. Well, let's be honest, Ryan has done a ton of bad movies, I guess we all finally got tired of waiting on him to do something worthy of all the attention he was getting. Welcome to the world of entertainment...

THE GREEN LANTERN- Ryan Reynolds


THE LOVE GURU- Mike Myers



TANK GIR…

THROWBACK THURSDAY THEATER: JAWS (1975)

Who knew a shark could be such a terror! Jaws was beyond evil; he didn't just go for blood, he wanted those defenseless people to suffer as well. I should have put Jaws on my Greatest Villains List. This movie had me afraid to go to the beach; hell, I still get scared when I put my toes in the water lol.


















Video: Youtube
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NEW MUSIC: MARIAH CAREY- ONE MORE TRY

Lord knows I am a HUGE Mariah fan and if anyone can remake a song, Mariah Carey is the right one to do it. I hate to say it but I am not really feeling this song. I feel like Mariah could have done a lot more vocally on this record. Don't get me wrong, I always want Mariah to win. I just don't think she delivered this time. Nonetheless, I hope Mariah's album will do well. 















Original George Michael version


This is not the first time One More Try was remade. R&B froup Divine also remade George's classic song



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BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FILMS: MUSIC EDITION

What's Love Got To Do With It is such a great movie, it deserves to be on the Greatest Films of All Time List. Lord knows Angela Bassett deserved an Oscar for her portrayal of the legendary Tina Turner (I know I have said this numerous times but it still bothers me Angela didn't win). Who knew a little black girl from Nutbush, Tennessee would become Rock Royalty.















10. LA BAMBA (Ritchie Valens)



09. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA(Liberace)



08. SELENA



07. THE TEMPTATIONS



06. WALK THE LINE(Johnny Cash)



05. NOTORIOUS(Notorious BIG)



04. CRAZY SEXY COOL (TLC)



03. THE JACKSONS:An American Dream (Jackson 5)



02. RAY (Ray Charles)



01. WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (Tina Turner)



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WILL WIGGINS GO NUMBER 1 IN THE NBA DRAFT?

Being the Duke basketball fanatic that I am, I was rooting for Jabari Parker to be the first pick in this year's NBA Draft. JB was absolutely sensational his freshman year. Although I believe Jabari played much better than Andrew Wiggins this past season, I wouldn't be surprised if Wiggins goes number one in the draft. 

There are two factors which give Wiggins the slight advantage over Jabari. First, if Wiggins' vertical jump didn't make your mouth water, you are obviously not a basketball fan. Secondly, well I guess I should say unfortunately, there's a rumor circulating around that Jabari has gained quite a bit of weight since the off-season. Lawd Jabari! Say it isn't so. Well, no matter what, this upcoming NBA Draft will be really exciting! Countdown to June 26th...



























Videos: Youtube, NBA
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REWIND WEDNESDAY- HI-FIVE: I CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE

I Can't Wait Another Minute was my favorite song back in the day (I sound like an old lady lol). Seriously, the lead singer of Hi-Five,Tony Thompson, had such a phenomenal voice. Unfortunately, Tony died in 2007 after an autopsy report stated he died from inhaling a toxic amount of freon; RIP Tony. I definitely appreciate Hi-Five's contribution to R&B music.







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MONDAY MOOD MUSIC: EMBRACE YOUR INDEPENDENCE

Being single is not a bad thing. You don't have to answer to anyone and you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want to do it. Salute to all the single people in the world. Today, we embrace our independence. Independence is freedom and that freedom is priceless. 















MISS INDEPENDENT

INDEPENDENT WOMEN

INDEPENDENT

MISS INDEPENDENT

INDEPENDENT

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BONNIE AND CLYDE MUSIC VIDEOS: RUN!!!

Everyone needs a ride or die chick. One who will stick by you no matter what. Are you that somebody?



'03 BONNIE AND CLYDE



WINDOW SEAT PART II



SHORTY WANNA RIDE



DOWN A$$ B!TCH















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Photos: GoogleImages

SNEAKERHEADS: LEBRON 11 (2K14) SHOES

In a bid to further integrate retail into the gaming world, Nike has created a limited edition 2K14 version of the Nike Lebron 11s. The innovative sneaker was done in partnership between LeBron and Nike Basketball for James’s NBA2K14 game, where 2,014 gamers will have the chance to unlock the boldly patterned kicks, earning themselves a physical pair.



Text: Hypebeast Photos: Sneakerheated

MICHAEL JACKSON'S SONG DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD CHARTS!

The Michael Jackson legacy lives on! The King of Pop x Justin Timberlake's song Love Never Felt SoGood debuted at Number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts. In just three days, Love Never Felt So Good was downloaded 80,000 times (according to Nielsen SoundScan). The song is Michael Jackson's 33rd Top 20 Hot 100 hit.






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THROWBACK THURSDAY THEATER: THE GODFATHER (1972)

The Godfather is probably the reason why so many of us are fascinated with the Mob lifestyle. These men lived by their own rules, governed their own laws, and made tons of money. Why am I using past tense as if the Mob doesn't still exist...
Michael:My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.
Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed.
Michael:Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?




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