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Award-Winning Indie Film “Fear, Love And Agoraphobia” Set For April Release

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Acclaimed actress Lori Petty shines in an award-winning performance in the first new indie film sensation of 2018, “Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia”.
From writer-director Alex D’Lerma comes the critically acclaimed and award-winning story of an agoraphobic man and a female marine struggling to overcome paralyzing circumstances.

Hot from it’s festival run, “Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia” premieres on VOD this April from Leomark Studios.
Chet is a 28 year old agoraphobic man and still lives with his mother. When Mom moves away Chet has to get a roommate. Enter Maggie. A volatile female Marine with her own personal issues. The two become emotionally entangled as they struggle to escape from their self-made prisons.

Petty (‘’Orange is the new Black’’, Point Break), Dustin Coffey (“2 Broke Girls”) and Linda Burzynski (“Animal Kingdom”) give “pitch perfect performances”* in a “pleasant and welcome distraction from big budget fare”, available only on VOD April 13.

@UMG Releases New Music, Videos This Week And Announce New Tour Dates, Album Pre-Orders

This Week Universal Music Group released new music from their stable of artists. Artists include Kacey Musgraves, The Weeknd and Rich The Kid.

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The label also released new music videos from some of their hottest acts as well. Those musicians include James Bay, Marilyn Manson, Toby Mac, Sean Paul and more.

Some of the label’s hottest acts are also planning to tour soon. Artists hitting the road include Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton and Lady Antebellum.

New albums are getting ready to be release by other various Universal Music Group artists including 30 Seconds To Mars. Pre-orders for their albums are available now.

Spotify is offering a new “Workout Twerkout” playlist. They also are offering a playlist titled, “Crowd Pleasers,” which features more new music from your favorite Universal Music Group acts.

 

The War Between Chris Brown And TMZ Continues To Heat Up

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The battle between Singer Chris Brown and gossip site TMZ wages on. TMZ is insinuating that Chris Brown is own again being troublesome with women.

News of this is coming after the website posted photos of the singer with his hands around the neck of a woman. The only problem with the insinuation is that their are other people present in the photos and they all seem to ignore what’s happening.

That fact actually backs up claims later made by the Brown team stating that the Singer and the women were playing around. They called it horseplay as Brown and the woman can be seen smiling in some of the photos.

Chris Brown’s lawyer would later offer a statement to TMZ addressing the matter.

“She’s a friend. It’s obviously playful as she confirmed. Whoever invaded their privacy will be held accountable.,” said Mark Geragos.

Chris Brown has accused TMZ of perpetuating an image of him and making up stories about him throughout the years. Basically stating that whenever he announces good news they in turn put out a bad story about the Singer.

He could have a point as he recently scored another Top 10 record alongside Lil Dicky with his feature on “Freaky Friday”. Chris Brown also recently announced his “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” tour.

The tour features other acts such as 6lack, H.E.R., and Rich The Kid. Do you think TMZ is making up stories to slander Chris Brown?

The @JoeBuddenPod Crew Talk R&Beef, Tekashi69 vs The Breakfast Club And More

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Joe Budden teams up with Rory and Mal to deliver another stellar episode of The Joe Budden Podcast. Each week the crew offers their perspectives on different topics in the realms of entertainment and urban culture.

This week is no different as they discuss various topics. Standout segments include discussions about the R&Beef between Tory Lanez and Eric Bellinger and they also discuss the war of words between Tekashi69 and The Breakfast Club team.

The various topics make up a lengthy discussion. Watch clips from their latest episode as well as the episode in full below:

5 Reasons Why Hustle Gang Has Rap’s Most Talented Roster

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T.I.’s Hustle Gang collective has one of my favorite rosters in urban music right now. Their approach is fresh combing a combination of new styles with old school swagger. With the ever changing musical landscape, Grand Hustle has managed to create their own lane to avoid the pitfalls that many labels run into with their new acts. Today we offer 5 reasons as to why they currently have Rap’s best roster.

The Veterans

T.I. brought in Houston’s Trae The Truth to help bring in the regime of Hustle Gang and so far it has been a success. The Houston native is one of Rap’s most successful independent artists of all-time. Not only building a career for himself in Texas, but being able to maintain a fan base for himself nationwide without any radio play. Young Dro is also one of Hip-Hop’s better veteran lyricist. Dro has also been respected for his lyrical abilities and it’s impressive as he’s able to go from getting fans to feel a swag record to more detailed stories about his upbringing and Rap ascension. Let’s not forget T.I., the Superstar head of the roster who still sounds as fresh as any new artist ascending in the Rap game today.

The Producers

Brandon Rossi and Dopeboy Ra have both been making names for themselves in the Rap world for years. Dopeboy Ra, formerly known as Young Capone, was once signed to Jermaine Dupri’s SoSoDef Records. There the then teenage Producer/Songwriter was pushed alongside Da Brat, Bow Wow and Dem Franchize Boyz as SoSoDef ushered in a new era. After leaving SoSoDef Records, Dopeboy Ra began making a bigger name for himself as a Producer. His biggest placements before his new deal with Hustle Gang would be “Black Man,” a record from T.I.’s “Letter To The System” project that featured himself, T.I., Quavo and Meek Mill, and “F*ck That Check Up,” a record featuring Lil Uzi Vert from Meek Mill’s “Wins and Losses” album. Brandon Rossi is a RocNation signed Producer/Songwriter who has had his single featured on BET’s “Being Mary Jane”. Rossi has also written and produced singles for musicians such as T-Pain, Yung Joc and Jacob Latimore to name a few.

The First Lady

Every kingdom needs a Queen and Tokyo Jetz is the perfect fit for the Hustle Gang dynasty. The Florida native is raw and gritty with her lyrics, but also possesses the ability to create singles that’ll make even the hardest of women feel cute. She began her ascension in the Rap world after her freestyle’s began going viral on social media and hasn’t slowed down since. Not only is she one of Rap’s best rising female Rappers, but she is also one of the hardest working Rappers as well. As she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, the future is bright for the Jacksonville raised MC.

The Twins

The names Yung Booke and London Jae may be new to most Rap fans, but the two have certain put in their share of the work. Booke is an original Hustle Gang member and singles featuring the young artist can be traced back as far as 2007. With his Unos collective behind him, Booke has his finger on the streets of Atlanta and is one of the cities favorite sons. London Jae is a Singer/Songwriter who has been making a lot of waves lately in the Hip-Hop world. He’s been featured recently on Skeme’s “Red Coupe” single and Boosie Badazz’s “God Wants Me To Ball” record from his “BooPac” album. The Singer often delivers Rap bars as well as heard on his verses from the self-titled “Bankroll Mafia” album. London is also signed to B.o.B’s No Genre label and is a frequent collaborator with the Atlanta MC.

The New Stars

Every Rap label needs sons fresh voices and sounds. Grand Hustle is no different and that’s where the next artists come in at. Translee, 5ive Mics and GFMBryyce all offer different sounds to the Hustle Gang collective. 5ive Mics and Translee are both lyrical wordsmiths, but their sound is different. 5ive Mics brings a sound comparable to the streets of New York, while Translee delivers verses from a more southern lyrical style. GFMBryyce also dabbles in the New York sound, but it’s his southern swag lyrics that help him stand out. Magic happens when Translee and GFMBryyce combine on records as can be heard on Translee’s recent “HD Bling” single and “Roll The Dice,” a single from Hustle Gang’s “We Want Smoke” album.

Hustle Gang maybe be the most underrated team in Rap right now, but it won’t last for long. The talent of the roster is too extraordinary for it to be ignored and fans are being to latch on to the collective more and more each day. Their differences is what makes all of their artists unique and also the reason why it’s Hustle Gang over everything.

Gettin’ Paid To Slay With @Im_Just_Kenya The Woke Savage

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Beauty has always been present within the urban community. It can be seen in everything from the meals to the landscaping. Style and culture go hand-to-hand as the development of both start at an early age. Knowing one’s self is vital to self growth and creates a path destined for greatness. Beauty mixed with talent and intelligence is a rare mix, but when you create a masterpiece once you add loyalty and confidence into the mixture.

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K-Mac is one of those rare combinations as she allows her talent and intelligence to provide a backbone for her beauty. The Jackson, Mississippi native spends time with her son, travels and reads when she isn’t modeling. A Capricorn with measurements reading 34-26-40, Kenya or “K-Mac,” has been modeling since 2013. Her favorite Rappers range from Young Jeezy and Meek Mill to Yo Gotti, Lil Boosie, T.I., Kevin Gates and Lil Wayne.

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One of the biggest misconceptions of the model is that she is a stuck up person when she’s really the opposite. She sees herself being with a caring, family oriented man in the future. One who isn’t afraid to take charge and strays away from dabbling in stupidity.

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With aspirations to begin acting soon, Kenya hopes to start with stage plays and television shows. “Dream Big! Stay true to yourself,” said K-Mac when asked by XXL Magazine what advice she would give women.

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Watch The Trailer For @IndicanPictures Latest Film “Who’s Jenna…?”

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This April, Jonathan Burke asks the question Who’s Jenna…? A case of mistaken identity creates a whirling storm of comical chaos in Jonathan’s world.

Jonathan Burke (Bill Sorvino), a successful financial advisor, starts dating Jenna Casey (Tracey Birdsall), an accomplished lawyer. Jonathan’s best friend, Andy Roma (Joseph D’Onofrio) is convinced she looks exactly like a famous adult film star. Not only does Jonathan have to deal with his friend’s nonsense, but he also has to juggle his relationship with his boss (Garry Pastore), who is possibly black-mailing him, and is Jenna’s brother in-law.

 

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From 624 Productions and Indican Pictures comes the comedy of the year, starring Tracey Birdsall and Bill Sorvino, on VOD and DVD April 24. A film that “includes plenty of comedy, zaniness, drama, and porn” (B Movie Nation), Who’s Jenna…? will be available starting on April 24th in 100+ million homes throughout Video On Demand, TV, rental stores and retail outlets.

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Who’s Jenna…?, written and directed by Thomas Baldinger, stars Tracey Birdsall (Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter), Bill Sorvino (Mommy’s Box), Garry Pastore (“The Deuce”), Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”), Vic Dibitetto (Paul Blart : Mall Cop 2), Jeremy Gilbert (Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom), Edwin Guerrero (The Other Guys), Jill Christy Reiss (“The Good Wife”) and Precious Pia. The legendary Amber Lynn makes a special appearance.