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Watch The Making Of The Concrete Jungle Statue Of Sean Price (Video)

Talk about a stocking stuffer… for Hip-Hop heads… or wild heads that like to talk sh!t and smoke sh!t… or both!

Steve Cartoccio walks us through the making of the Sean Price x Concrete Jungle statue. Only 200 made, available here: http://concretejunglestudio.com
– Duck Down Music

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Dance: What’chall Know ‘Bout Memphis Jookin? Let Spider Show You How It’s Done! (Video)

Ever come across a dope video on Facebook that compels you to surf the Interwebs and learn more about it? Well, this is that. I found out that this guy is ‘Memphis Jookin’ his azz off in this clip (and the clips after the jump… you’re welcome). The dancer’s name is Marquez Alexander aka Spider.

Amazing! Somebody call Ellen DeGeneres and get dude on her show. She loves next level dancers that look like they are having/creating fun… That’s Spider!

Enjoy.

(The reactions of the crowd and nearby onlookers… PRICELESS! That’s how you can affect folks when you really MASTER your CRAFT.)

@ojones1

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Advice: Cheryl Avery Speaks On How She Books Acting Work (Video)

I saw this in my Facebook feed and felt COMPELLED to re-share it here. Maybe it will help someone.

Full disclosure: I also post this because I am very proud of how my AvJo sis Cheryl ‘Selah’ Avery gets that work out the mud! Even in a desert or a drought, she will bring her own water, make her own mud, and dig!

#FromReelToReal So many people have asked me how do I book work. Well here’s an example. This is my self tape audition for the General Mills Commercial AND the actual commercial. It first aired during this season’s 1st Alabama game and I was told it also aired during an NFL game last week. From audition to booking was about a month or so, and from booking, to shooting, to its air date was also about a month. Self tapes are just what it says, I tape myself doing the audition (I do as many takes as I want and submit the best 2) and submit it to my Agent, who then submits it to the Casting Director. You’ll see Anthony ‘Sam Peezy’ Avery in his acting debut as the adorable greedy hand that’s helping out LOL. He’s also my reader; the person who reads other lines (off camera) when I need help. {Did I mention how great my Husband is 🎈}. Sometimes you’re booked straight from tape and other times, they want to see you again, which is called a Callback; those are good lol. I love acting!

Want to know more about acting, check out this site: https://selahavery.wixsite.com/backgroundetiquette

Keep checking for Cheryl (like on college football Saturdays, for this NATIONAL commercial run). But above, check out the clip of her GIVING YOU GAME… not selling, she is TELLING you how she did it!

Lean in.

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Food: Marshawn Lynch Taste Testing Expensive Burgers In Las Vegas (Video)

First baller meal for Beast Mode… Red Lobster… maxing out on the Cheddar Bay biscuits. Ha! But I ain’t mad at Mr. Skittles at all. Wonder how impressed he will be with all this fancy high-priced food though?

Marshawn Lynch taste-tests a $777 and $1200 burger in Las Vegas, and creates his own custom Beast Mode burger.
– First We Feast

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2 Chainz Tries The Most Expensivest ‘Smart Bong’ (Video)

Oscar-winning for reals! Gold-dipped intelligent bong. Okay first question: WTF???? Hahaaa! Yeah, that was my first question, too. As for the second question: Hell yes, 2 Chainz is gonna ‘test drive’ that golden bong… even if it KILLS him!

2 Chainz tries a smart rig specifically engineered to give you all of the good stuff and none of the CBN, a.k.a. cannabinol, a.k.a. the part of the plant that makes you sleepy and slow. No, really.
– VICELAND

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Food/Lifestyle: 2 Chainz Samples The Most Expensivest Cannabis Cuisine (Video)

What are you trying to DO to us, 2 Chainz?? You are gonna have us trying to eat on stuff that will give us more munchies?? AND you are gonna get us hooked on the Expensivest Sh!t? Yeah, thanks. Thanks a lot… and pass us some of that! Ha!!

2 Chainz samples high-end cuisine (literally and figuratively) prepared by Michael Magallanes, the founder of Opulent Chef and one of America’s Top 10 Cannabis Chefs according to GreenState. But how high is 2 high?
– VICELAND

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Meet The Man Responsible For The Incredible Ink Art On Damian Lillard & Kevin Durant (Video)

We just wanted to be blessed with his work.

Check this out! The guy that does tattoos for Dame DOLLA & The Slim Reaper is, of course, one of today’s most sought after ink artists. But don’t take our word for it. Hear it from the two very satisfied, very high-profile clients. And hear what it all means to the artist himself, Steve Wiebe.

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Taraji P. Henson & My Houzz Renovate Her Mom’s Home (Video)

Beautiful sista doing something beautiful for her mom. A renovation that made a wonderful home that much closer to perfect. Easy to watch Taraji in anything, but what’ll get you is mom’s reaction when she lays eyes on the finished ‘new’ home when Taraji does the big reveal.

Watch actress Taraji P. Henson surprise her stepmother, Angie, with a renovation of Angie’s kitchen, living room and dining room in the Washington, D.C., area.
– HouzzTV

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Jeffrey Wright Narates This Ad For A Product Named In Honor Of ‘The Greatest Whiskey Maker The World Never Knew’ (Video)

Okay, so there will be at least ONE commercial that is a must-watch on Super Bowl Sunday – this one for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. This new whiskey is named for the slave, Nathan Green aka Uncle Nearest, who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey (*record scratches*). Yeah. That’s right. That Jack Daniel.

What happens when everything we know about something changes?

This is “The Why,” our first national TV campaign to debut following Super Bowl LIII on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Post-Super Bowl Special. The people you see are Uncle Nearest team members and their passion and words are 100% unscripted.

This is what sets us apart.
#MoreThanWhiskey

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Deshaun Watson & My Houzz Renovate His Mom’s Home (Video)

Okay, they make these so you’ll tear up a li’l bit. But you’ll be alright. Blame it on the weather or something. There are actually moments of decor discussion and design strategy that break up the emotional build-up for viewers. A perfect mix of business purpose and heartfelt story-sharing in this vid. Check it out.

Always look out for Mom. Always. Salute Mr. Watson.

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Watch This Heated Pool Being Hand-Built (Video)

Really been getting into these ‘primitive construction’ type videos lately. Dudes go out into the wilderness with limited tools – mainly just their hands, what’s around them, and their ingenuity – and build incredible structures. It relaxes me watching these. Hard work, but quiet.

Nothing I would actually do for real, but I like watching this stuff. Maybe you will, too. Heated swimming pool anyone?

(These vids make me think of what it must have been like for Tuskegee’s first students – making their own bricks and building their own school with them. Hometown got it out the mud. On a much bigger scale. Dope!)

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Food: Japanese Tempura Burger Is A Work of Art (Video)

Truly. Takashi Murakami’s Japanese Tempura Burger is a work of art. Welcome to ‘The Burger Show’ foodies. Prepare to admire… and drool #SlobberSlurp

In a special Burger Show “Bonus Episode,” one of the great minds of the art world—Takashi Murakami—teams up with one of the great minds of the burger world—Alvin Cailan—to taste-test each other’s custom Wagyu burgers at the 2018 ComplexCon. You may know Japanese pop-artist Takashi Murakami from his collaborations with Kanye West. He also happens to be the ambassador of ComplexCon, where musicians, artists, and fashion designers converge at a weekend-long convention. This year, Murakami brought his burger restaurant, Bar Zingaro, to the First We Feast Food Lagoon to show off his special truffle tempura burger.
– First We Feast

Ooooh… Wagyu beef! If you know, you KNOW!!!

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These Luffa Sponges Are 100% Organic And Biodegradable (Video)

Ohhhh, so THAT’S how luffa sponges are actually made! I could have sworn it was more ‘artificial’ though. This looks like the authentic way. Interesting.

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Swizz Beatz Speaks On What’s Wrong With Hip-Hop Producing And How To Do It Right (Video)

YES! There is a DIFFERENCE between a beatmaker and a PRODUCER! Swizz is a producer. Understand? Watch and you will…

Producing. The somewhat lost art that Swizz Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, has specialized in since he was 20 years old dishing beats to Jay-Z and DMX. It isn’t just about pairing drums with snares or dancing in the back of the videos. It’s a curation process that’s earned the Yonkers native millions of dollars, more plaques than he can count on two hands, and a reputation that stretches across the seven seas.
– Mass Appeal

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Cree Summer Has Done WAY More The Be ‘Freddie’ On “A Different World” (Video)

Of course, a lot of us are going to remember Cree Summer as super-cutie hippie Hillman chick on “A Different World” on NBC back in the day… but “Freddie” has done a LOT of work – in voiceovers. Check it out!

Recognize this voice? That’s right—it’s the sound of your childhood. As the vocal force behind Rugrats’ Susie Carmichael and Tiny Toon Adventures’ Elymyra, Cree Summer has made some of your favorite cartoons come to life.
– Great Big Story

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Food: This Vegan Restaurant Insists It Serves ‘Cheese’… Even If It Is Non-Dairy (Video)

Crazy how I keep coming across more and more vegan stuff that I would scarf down, like, IMMEDIATELY! Like this stuff… making me an ‘Eat Seeking’ missile over here!

Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz wants people to rethink the language they use when it comes to vegan food. The owner of Modern Love in Brooklyn, New York, believes people need to say the word “cheese,” even if they are referring to the non-dairy-based alternative. This is apparent on her menu, offering dishes like the modern cheese plate, an assortment of various vegan cheeses that imitate the flavors and textures of dill Havarti and chevre.
– Thrillist

Cheese glorious cheese (remember that commercial?); even this vegan variety gets me singing. And I haven’t even tried it yet #BucketList #FillMyBucketWithThis

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How To Escape A Kidnapping (Video)

You can add this to the, “This is what I would’ve done,” files; so you can comment on your bad azz-ness when you are watching that hostage or ‘Taken’ situation on TV or at the theater.

Of course, if you actually are kidnapped, you’d probably be better off having learned this stuff. Straight from a U.S. Special Operator, get tips of the trade that may save… a life… YOURS!

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Food: You ‘Win Son,’ You Lose None… Of The Taiwanese Culture & Flavor (Video)

Careful about throwing around the word ‘authentic’ or being so quick to judge what is not authentic. I came across this Eat Seeker video and played (and decided to share) it because the food looked delicious. But this (and like their other episodes) go deeper than ‘staying true’ to where the cuisine is ‘from’… Get into the meaning behind the dishes, the motives and motivations of the chefs. This clip [and series] is cool (AND delicious)!

Over the last few years, Taiwanese food has slowly been getting a little more recognition across the city of New York. At the beloved Taiwanese spot, Win Son, co-owners Trigg Brown and Josh Ku have worked incredibly hard to build an association with the language they use on their menu. Together they have crafted a menu that highlights Taiwanese mainstays like the o-a jian (oyster omelette), fly’s head, and danzi noodles at their Brooklyn restaurant. Their hope is that small changes like using the Taiwanese dish names on the menu can help promote Taiwanese cultural and culinary identity in the city.
– Thrillist

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Filmmaker And Tech Enthusiast Pete Majarich Gives Us A Look At The ‘Surface Of Mars’… From Utah (Short Film)

Uh ohhh. Elon Musk, we have a problem.

There are still moon-landing deniers around who claim that all that video of that American space trip was faked. And this short film “The Visitor” (by Australian filmmaker Pete Majarich) is an even more appealing, amazing, look at a trip to what looks to be a ‘red’ planet.

This was shot in a southern Utah desert. Confirmed (hit the jump and see). So, if we make the Mars trip… proving it… could be a problem!

(But this is a cool tech-driven flick though. No problem with that.)

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Beth Johnson Shows Her Origami Skills (Video)

Origami artist Beth Johnson has perfected her craft, and she shows it. Watch her transform single sheets of paper into wonderful works of art!

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