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Mannie Fresh & OG Valdez Interview: Hip-Hop for Literacy Cypher

You can always appreciate celebs giving back to the community! Super producers Mannie Fresh and Steve O Valdez (OG Valdez) came out to the Houston Library in conjunction with Hip-Hop for Literacy to create beats for aspiring artist to freestyle too. Mannie and Steve O will choose the winners to show case their talents on the main stage at Hip-Hop for Literacy’s event. Peep the interview of the live mix session with the masters!

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Fighting Cancer defeats the Pros to win AFFL Ultimate Final & take home $1M on NFL Network

In the winner-take-all $1,000,000 championship game on Thursday night, Fighting Cancer of New Orleans, defeated Godspeed, 26-6, to be crowned AFFL Ultimate Final Champions.

Thousands of fans took in the thrilling final at BBVA Compass Stadium, the first ever flag football game that pitted pros vs. amateurs in a nationally televised game on NFL Network…. Continue reading “Fighting Cancer defeats the Pros to win AFFL Ultimate Final & take home $1M on NFL Network” »

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DUB CAR SHOW 2018

BY: darrin c. clifton

The DUB CAR SHOW 2018 was held at NRG Arena in Houston on July 15th, 2018. Custom cars, trucks and bikes were on display as contestants were entered in various categories to win best in show.

Partnered with KBXX 97.9 The Box, the DUB MAGAZINE has always been known to bring out the very best in musical acts as well as the custom vehicles. This years show was headlined by Houston natives Lil’  KeKe and Paul Wall. Two H-Town legends whose songs are well known and are respected on a very high level in the H-Town streets and beyond. The two kicked off a set, led by Paul, with a short collaboration in the middle and a close-out by KeKe. Hit after hit, word-for-word, the crowd didn’t miss a beat while rapping along to the north and south duo. Joining KeKe during his set was new artist Chucky Trill, together they performed their new single, “No Love.” Multi-platinum producer DJ Chose whose credits include Kevin Gates, Kodak Black and NBA YoungBoy to name a few, also joined “Don KeKe” on stage to debut new music for fans and passed out cd’s to lucky VIP fans stagefront.

Opening the show was ATL native Derez De’Shon who…

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Diddy Covers Vanity Fair / Blasts Industry For Lack Of Investment In Black Businesses

Diddy, recently spoke with Vanity Fair and vented about how show-business’ fascination with Black culture has yet to translate into investment into Black enterprise. He also talked about his Revolt network, the #MeToo movement, his next move, + more
Peep excerpts from the interview below….
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Combs on hip-hop’s commercial dominance, especially through streaming: “You have these record companies that are making so much money off our culture, our art form, but they’re not investing or even believing in us,” .
On the industry lacking black executives in top-level positions: “For all the billions of dollars that these black executives have been able to make them, [there’s still hesitation] to put them in the top-level positions. They’ll go and they’ll recruit cats from overseas,” he continues. “It makes sense to give [executives of color] a chance and embrace the evolution, instead of it being that we can only make it to president, senior VP. … There’s no black CEO of a major record company. That’s just as bad as the fact that there are no [black] majority owners in the NFL. That’s what really motivates me.”

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The Queen of nails

Ivy Queen has become well known for her long and well curated bedazzled nails. Ivy is far from changing the length of her nails and from the looks of it, she’s not going to…ever!

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J. Prince: Respect On the Red Carpet

J. Prince, the iconic founder of Rap-A-Lot Records and the man who is arguably most responsible for putting Southern Rap on the map, has shared some of the lessons he’s learned along the way in his newly released book titled The Art & Science of Respect. We caught up with…

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Black Pyramid PopUp Shop

by: Darrin C. Clifton (@htownsfinest9)

Black Pyramid clothing brand, owned by Grammy winning superstar Chris Brown, held a pop-up shop at fashion store Agenda (Galleria Location) in Houston on June 28th. Curated by Supervision Marketing and Management, and in concert with Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon tour later that evening, fans could shop and browse…(Full story and photos available EXCLUSIVELY on the 2LOUD APP.

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RECAP: Migos, Diplo, J Balvin and more celebs celebrate Thomas Henry Jr.’s $4 million birthday extravaganza

Whoa! This is one to remember, a birthday party for Thomas Henry, son of Azteca and Thomas J. Henry (a renowned attorney) and sister of Maya Henry, dubbed the “ luckiest Teen on Earth” after her $6 million Quinceanera went viral in 2016. Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded $4 million birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!

 

 

The Henry family show each other love while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!

The Henry family show each other love while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
The Henry family showed each other love while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration with Dallas star Josh Henderson at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Latin Grammy winner J Balvin performed “Mi Gente” at Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were other performances by Migos, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
4-time Grammy nominee Diplo spun some of the hottest beats while performing at Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, another special DJ set by DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more! 
BET award winners Migos performed “Slippery” at Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were other performances by J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Empire star Rumer Willis, Lance Bass of N*Sync and hubby Michael Turchin enjoyed taking photos with the Henry family while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Pop sensation Austin Mahone was all smiles as he snapped photos with Thomas and Maya Henry at Thomas’ star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Producer Dylan Marer posed for a picture with Grammy winner Ashanti as she arrived at Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Birthday boy Thomas Henry Jr. rocked it out on stage with hip hop moguls Migos as they performed at his star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were other performances by Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
4-time Grammy nominee Diplo kept his cool while snapping photos with Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, another special DJ set by DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more! 
The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon wore a festive gown while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’sstar-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Pop sensation Austin Mahone looked dapper as he attended Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
The Arrangement star Josh Henderson kept it casually chic while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
 
Supermodel Joanna Krupa had fierce presentation on the carpet while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Dumblonde singer Aubrey O’Day matched the Gatsby-theme while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and Latin Grammy winner J Balvin, a special DJ set by Diplo and DJ Ruckus, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
Renowned musician DJ Ruckus kept fiance Shanina Shaik close while attending Thomas Henry Jr.’s star-studded 4 million dollar birthday celebration at Hotel Discotheque over the weekend in San Antonio, TX. There were performances by Migos and J Balvin, another special DJ set by Diplo, aerial performers, burlesque dancers, contortionists and more!
 
 
The star-studded birthday affair for Thomas Henry Jr. was held at the radically transformed Hotel Discotheque lounge in San Antonio this past weekend. As in usual tradition with the Henry’s decadent celebrations, art, fashion, and celebrity performers were just a few of the innovative elements of the opulent affair, which was produced by television-acclaimed, celebrity production designer Dylan Marer. 

Marer and his team from Hollywood transformed the venue to transport guests to a modern Gatsby-esque world all its own, complete with floor-to-ceiling decor, art installations, aerial performers, burlesque showgirls, provocateurs dancing in birdcages, and contortionists swimming in oversized martini glasses. The venue boasted a cigar and whisky lounge and a one-of-a-kind ice bar experience. Guests were treated to a carefully-curated tasting menu which included a lobster and caviar bar while world-class mixologists prepared whimsical libations. In classic Gatsby fashion, the champagne flowed all night.