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New Film “Grow House” is the “How High” of 2017

There’s a boom in medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Californian and the U.S. These facilities have reached record numbers, cropping up like Starbucks or McDonald’s. States across the nation are legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. Our two unlikely heroes, Darius (DeRay Davis – “EMPIRE”, “21 Jump Street”, “GI Joe”) and Pat (Lil Duval – “Scary Movie 5″,”Meet the Blacks”), figure they can help the medical marijuana movement, but mainly help themselves by trying to grow their own cannabis and selling their crop to the dispensaries. Only one problem, knowing how to smoke weed doesn’t mean you know how to grow weed.

After taking a trip to “Dr. Doobie” (Malcolm McDowell – “Entourage”, “The Mentalist”, “Home Alone”) to become legally certified pot growers, they gain access to a Bel Air mansion to use as a “grow house.” Although they convince Snoop Dogg (played as himself) to fund their operation, our heroes soon discover what can grow wrong, will go wrong in this comedy of errors.


Soundtrack Available on Priority Records. New single “The Bong Song”

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The Motivated Mom Tour Super Mom Super Bowl LI Luncheon Edition


HOUSTON, TX, February 10, 2017—The Motivated Mom Tour Super Mom Super Bowl LI Luncheon Edition, powered by Prudential Financial, Inc., and supported by corporate partners Hilton Worldwide, Coca-Cola and BET Centric, scored a touchdown! in Houston, TX this past Super Bowl LI.  Over 100 attendees including moms, entrepreneurs and media professionals enjoyed a full afternoon of empowered networking at the chic red carpet event held at the Hess Club in the beautiful and bustling Galleria area.

Motivated mom Latoyia Dennis had the pleasure of hosting Johnette Patton (Usher Raymond’s mother), Crystal Wilson (Shanice’s mother), Rose Rock (Chris and Tony Rocks mother), Tyra Wardlow (Meagan Good’s mother), and Michele Thornton as the moderator on a panel geared towards women empowerment.

Women, but mothers in particular, are consumed by their kids, and tending to everyone else’s needs above their own. These moms said not today! It’s time to shift your thinking to self-restoration, and start living your BEST life! Yesss to that! A quote that resonated with me during the panel discussion was when Rose Rock, said “It’s never too late to start living your life! I’m 68, and my life isn’t over!” This really stayed with me because we all start some kind of life project that we feel isn’t quite where we want it to be, but hearing her say that gives me hope that it can get to my level of expectation.

There were all kinds of golden nuggets of information dropped throughout the evening. I really left feeling empowered and motivated to get started!



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Official Winner’s List from the 74th Golden Globes Awards!

Everyone tuned into the first major award show of the season, the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  Donald Glover, and his hit TV show on FX “Atlanta” stole the night with wins in Best Actor and TV series in the Comedy & Musical categories.  What has everyone talking is his acceptance speech though, is when he goes on to thank the city of Atlanta, the black folks in it, and rap trio The Migos.

“I just really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta. For real. Just for being alive and doing amazing [things] and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta. And I really want to thank the Migos—not for being in the show—but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Like that’s the best song ever.” He calls them “The Beatles of this generation” and that “they don’t get a lot of respect.”

Unfortunately, Issa and the crew from “Insecure” didn’t take home any Golden Globes, but it is still one of my favorite shows to hit TV in a very long time.  Viola Davis also won for her supporting role in the hit stage play turned movie “Fences,” and Tracee Ellis Ross won for “Black-ish,” making her the first black actress to win in this category since Debbie Allen took home the trophy for Fame, in 1982.  She dedicated her Golden Globe to women of colour saying… “This is for all the women of colour and colourful people whose stories, ideas, and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you,” she said on stage. 

Watch Donald Glover’s Backstage speech and question session below.


Best picture, drama: Moonlight
Best picture, comedy or musical: La La Land
Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, La La Land
Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Supporting actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Animated film: Zootopia
Foreign language film: Elle (France)
Original score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Original song: “City of Stars,” La La Land


Best series, drama: “The Crown,” Netflix
Best series, comedy or musical: “Atlanta,” FX
Best television movie or mini-series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
Actress, mini-series or television movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Actor, mini-series or television movie: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Actress, drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Actor, drama: Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”
Actress, comedy or musical: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Actor, comedy or musical: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Supporting actress: Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”
Supporting actor: Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”

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YO GOTTI: Behind The N9NE

We recently told you about Yo Gotti’s new project CM9.  Well here is an inside look at how it was made in 9 days, the team who helped him put it together, his home in the Hollywood Hills, and details of how he got started in the rap game.  The work ethic and the story behind what drives him will give you a new perspective on Gotti as an artist and entrepreneur.  “Everybody was big time drug dealers,” he explains. “My daddy was a big time drug dealer. My momma a big time drug dealer, her boyfriend. I think my upbringing set the tone for exactly who I am. I was raised by hustlers.”  yo-gotti-white-friday-cm9-album-cover-art

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