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It’s a Rap! 8.7.14
By Shonassee Shaver
Published August 8, 2014

Arrested Development is back and better than ever


Two-time Grammy winning hip hop group, Arrested Development will perform live with full band at the Madrid Theatre, in Canoga Park on Saturday August 23 with two main stage performances. Arrested Development started out in 1991 as the true trailblazers of hip-hop, championing colorful sounds while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and musicality around the globe. The group’s groundbreaking hit, ‘Tennessee’ led to a quadruple platinum debut and Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance. We’re excited about these shows! It’s a rare opportunity for our fans to see us live in America, performing all our classics, plus some unreleased songs, that we will premiere for these two shows,” says frontman Speech of Arrested Development. Visit HomeTicketBox.com for tickets.

Jennifer Hudson lends her voice to Stand Up To Cancer Campaign


Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and Genentech, one of the world’s leading biotech companies, have joined forces with Grammy award-winning singer and SU2C ambassador Jennifer Hudson for their latest campaign, entitled: “Two Worlds. One Dream.”  The PSA featuring Hudson and Genentech senior scientist Shiva Malek, Ph.D., notes the similarities between the worlds of art and science, reinforcing how much can be accomplished when we work together. “I, like many others, have friends and loved ones who have been affected by cancer,” said Hudson. “I’m proud to join Genentech and Stand Up To Cancer on this PSA campaign, which showcases cancer researchers as the rock stars they really are and highlights the importance of supporting their vital work.” To join the conversation, like SU2C on Facebook at @StandUpToCancer.

New Single from Josh Base heats up the airwaves


Josh Baze is back with released single “Bring That Back” on iTunes off his forthcoming album, Colour Blind. “Bring That Back” paints a picture of what the last few years have been like for him. He hit the Top 40 with “She’s Gold” off debut record Hi-Heels And Low Lifes. “My alter ego had a moment, but it was also a reminder that you could lose it all if you lose yourself,” states Baze.  The MC pulls inspiration from Hip Hop, Electronic and Rock genres, gained respect and accolades early on, with his smooth cadences and lyrical genius, comparative to Jay-Z and Kanye West.  “The Brooklyn MC’s sweet samples and smooth cadences hint a major Hova 2.0 potential,” reports Entertainment Weekly. 

Beautiful Textures Names Angela Simmons Brand Ambassador

Television Personality and Style Maven Angela Simmons has been named brand ambassador of Beautiful Textures, a line that caters to the needs of women with natural hair.  It offers a full range of products that promote healthy hair and styling versatility at an affordable price.  Simmons is being brought on by Beautiful Textures to provide exclusive style insights and content for the brand, including revved-up social and digital campaigns and special appearances.  “Angela Simmons is a multi-talented entrepreneur, television personality and fashion designer whose active lifestyle and positive outlook make her a natural advocate for the Beautiful Textures brand,” says Charlene Dance, global marketing director for Strength of Nature Global, LLC.  “I couldn’t be happier to represent Beautiful Textures as Brand Ambassador,” says Simmons. “Not only does Beautiful Textures uphold a level of quality in their products that I can depend on when it comes to something as important as the health and beauty of my hair, but they also have a shared commitment to empowering young women, which really compelled me to hit the ground running on this partnership.”





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