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SNL | Sasheer Zamata Rocks The Crowd x Drake Shows Us His Funny Side

Dude, for the first time in a really long time, Saturday Night Live was actually really funny! Not just a few giggles here and then, but I mean totally LOL funny. 

Last night, two things happened on SNL: Drake hosted/performed and Sasheer Zamata made her debut is the first black-female cast member in 6 years.

Sasheer Zamata Is #Winning

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For her first time on the show, Sasheer totally wins the spotlight. At first I thought they would only have her in 1 or 2 sketches (remember when Jay Pharaoh first joined,) but she was present in almost every majorly funny skit.

Drake Channels Lil Wayne/Steve Urkel & Katt Williams

In “Before They Were Stars” skit featuring Drake, as well as Sasheer, Drake had me rolling on the floor in tears @ his crazy impersonation as Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel.

OMG. MAD FUNNY!

Not only was I laughing at that, but even Sasheer pretending to be Rihanna was quite a riot! She is so silly and she seems to really be fitting in with the cast. You go girl!

But Drake wasn’t done with impersonations. In the video above he does a hilarious Jay Z, but wait until you see him act as Katt Williams in the skit below. LOL. He actually really does sound like Katt Williams, he especially has got the mannerism down to a science.

More Clips

Overall, it was a great episode last night! Check out some of the highlights from last night’s episode of SNL.

Drake Performs

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Goodbye Dating: I Don’t Want You, I Want Me, Myself & I

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I could sit here and write some overly-dramatic rant that nobody really cares about, yet I’d prefer to keep things short (yeah right, who am I kidding,) sweet, and oh so to the point. Trust me, there is a point here…one that is very RAW.

ThinkSoul25It’s 2014 and more than ever this year, I’m on my Wonder Woman mode. This 6ft Amazonian is putting things in gear to live the life she wants.

This year, I’m truly keeping calm and loving me, myself, and I. With graduate school (MA in Design) on my horizon, a new body (workout routine 5-7 days a week is paying off,) and a raw new look on relationships, I’m just totally in the mode of doing me. If it’s not about myself, my career, my dreams, my looks, or my satisfaction, then I don’t want to waste precious breath on it.

You see, in 2013 I tried really hard to put others before, specifically men that thought I was into, but then after careful consideration realized they just weren’t for me. Whether they lacked an ambitious career drive or lacking in the physical department (looks,  fitness, etc,) I just decided that in 2014 I won’t settle for lames. Continue reading Goodbye Dating: I Don’t Want You, I Want Me, Myself & I

Awesomesauce | ‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer

Yes, yes, yes! Warner Brothers has finally unveiled an official teaser trailer for the forthcoming (hopefully badass) Godzilla.

What is being described as an “epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla,” this film (directed by Gareth Edwards) should be spectacular, perhaps better (or just as good as) Guillermo Del Toro’s kaiju story Pacific Rim.

Sidenote: Pacific Rim was sooooooooo badass! I‘ve seen it 3, maybe 4 or 5 times, and I was on adrenaline high with each fight scene. Gosh, such a good movie! Continue reading Awesomesauce | ‘Godzilla’ Teaser Trailer

Indie Dance | Chordashian – ‘Keep On’

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Known for making piano-driven indie dance tracks, New-York-based production duo Chordashian have released a free download of their new track “Keep On.”

With a funky piano leading this song, “Keep On” is a fun and bouncy track that will surely put a smile on your face.

Grab your free download and smile on. :)

House Music | Deep Sugar 10 Year Anniversary [Review]

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Photo taken using my S4 :)

I know the weekend is almost here, but I’m still on an adrenaline high from the events of last weekend!

On Saturday September 14th, all the house heads from DC, Maryland, and Virginia (the DMV) were getting down on the dancefloor at the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of Deep Sugar @ The Paradox in Baltimore, Maryland. If you love house music, live in the DMV, and weren’t spotted at Deep Sugar last weekend, then you truly missed out on an incredible, perhaps stellar, night of house, dancing, singing, and the spirit of love that exudes from the Deep Sugar family.

Hosted by Wayne Davis (owner of the Paradox,) Lisa Moody, Ultra Nate, and the rest of the Deep Sugar crew, the event was a celebration of over a decade of keeping the underground house scene alive in Baltimore. Yes, Baltimore has a strong house music community. And I’m not talking about a bunch of young hipsters zoning out to Swedish House Mafia. No no, you won’t find that at Deep Sugar, and certainly you won’t hear any hardcore electro and techno posing as house music.

House Music Date

As a lover of the purity of house music (especially the classics,) I myself was extremely stoked upon hearing that house legends Kenny Bobien and Darryl D’Bonneau would be performing. Missing Deep Sugar wasn’t an option, even if I was to ride solo. Yet, in the spirit of happiness and friendliness that the house scene in DC and Baltimore offers, I met a charming guy at U Street Music Hall 2 weekends ago and talked him into accompanying me on a date to Deep Sugar. Hailing from Chicago, he is a lover of house, disco, electro, you name it, but had never experienced Deep Sugar. So, I took him under my wings and showed him the light that is Deep Sugar. :)

I’ve gone to a few house music events with guys I fancied in the past, but this was actually a date with someone who loved the music as much as I do. So, armed with that knowledge, I was excited to spend the night dancing to the love of house with a guy who celebrated the music, as well as enjoyed getting down on the dancefloor. He surely won some points. ;)

The Paradox 

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Me and my buddies from DC

I love going to U Street Music Hall in DC for Red Fridays, but Deep Sugar is my monthly fix of “underground” style house. The Paradox itself is a massive club that could easily survive in New York City nightlife. With a huge main dancefloor, a chamber with yet another dancefloor, and a large courtyard, this is a large nightclub that takes you on a journey.

At Deep Sugar’s 10 Year Anniversary, my date, my friends (few I ran into, as well as two I invited) and I had a great time going back and forth from room to room. I spent a good 2 hours in the chamber putting on a show for my friends and the DJ. You see, nobody else was in that room, so we had our own little party as the DJ spun some deep and vocal house, as well as a few classics. Fun times! :)

Bobien and D’Bonneau Lift Our Spirits

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Lisa Moody, Ultra Nate, and Wayne Davis killed it on the decks in the main room! From afro house to gospel house to classic house, anything and everything in the name of house went down on the dancefloor. But the true highlight of the night was a stellar mini-concert from the insanely talented vocalists Kenny Bobien and Darryl D’Bonneau. 

If you didn’t come to Deep Sugar to see the usual crew (which are always on point,) then surely seeing Bobien and D’Bonneau would have been all the inspiration you need to get your butt to the Paradox. And let me tell you, man, seeing both of them perform live was incredible! It goes down in history as one of the best nights for me.

Seriously, my spirit was lifted beyond words!

When they say that “house music is a spiritual thang,” last Saturday was all that proof that I needed. You could feel the spirit in the room, as people raised their hands high, even shouted a few hallelujahs, as Kenny Bobien blessed the mic with his angelic vocals. In a performance that went on for roughly 18+ minutes, everyone in the room swayed and praised in the name of house, as Kenny blessed us with a voice that is truly God-given.

Man, just thinking about it gives me goosebumps! He’s so powerfully talented, and it just amazes me how house music can bring people together. As I stood there filming his performance, I myself grabbed hands with a random girl with crazy-cool face paint and we shouted a few hallelujahs. It was a cool bonding moment that only house can create. :)

You Need Deep Sugar In Your Life

I’m still living off the enigmatic high of last weekend. The Deep Sugar 10 Year Anniversary was an amazing night that reminds me why I love living in the DMV so much. Whether it’s DC or Baltimore, you’re bound to get your fix of house music fulfilled. And if you’re overdue for a night of house dancing, then Deep Sugar @ The Paradox is where you need to be. I’m telling you, Deep Sugar will change your life…it surely has changed mine. :)

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