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The Queen Bey… Overrated?

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Beyonce is getting a divorce.

Beyonce ditches Jay Z and her wedding ring.

Beyonce adds dates to her formation tour.

Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting another baby.

Beyonce didn’t carry Blue Ivy.

Beyonce’s breath stinks.

Beyonce lost her virginity to Jay Z.

Beyonce has been proven to plagiarize songs also she doesn’t usually write her own songs.

Beyonce becomes the first woman to chart 12 songs on the Hot 100 at once, passing Taylor Swifts 11.

All 12 of Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Tracks debut on the Hot 100.

I will never knock this woman for anything that she’s done. She’s a great singer, an amazing entertainer, she can act, she can rap and she’s a bad ass businesswoman. But, to be honest… I AM TIRED of hearing about “Queen” Bey. Firstly, when she dropped ‘Lemonade’ I think it was a bit disrespectful due to the fact that we just lost the legendary Prince himself. He couldn’t rest in peace because one minute everyone was mourning his loss, then Bey ‘dropped ‘Lemonade’ and all eyes were on her. She doesn’t deserve the title “Queen’, I’m sorry she doesn’t. She is clearly a well polished marketing tool. Talented nonetheless but so are many other performers. It’s easy to see that her prepackaged persona of cultural versatility is what makes her seem easy for many to acknowledge. This makes her a perfect front to sell anything from sociopolitical agenda to a cold can of Pepsi. Secondly, she hasn’t done much revolutionary lately in all honesty. As a mater of fact, by taking a closer look at her attempt to seem deep, it becomes apparent that she has never been a political revolutionary. All her endeavors to tap into political issues have ended in blunders. One of the most memorable moments is when she openly declared herself a feminist. Remember her “Drunk In Love” Grammy’s performance in 2014 with hubby Jay-z? There’s a line in that song that made many feminists second guess her views on women’s rights. During Jay’s verse he stated “I’m like Ike Turner/You know I don’t play/Now eat the cake anna-mae/Eat the cake Anna-mae.” Beyonce was rapping along to every word leaving many confused on what she really stands for (watch What’s Love Got To Do With It, and you’ll understand why that Jay verse had many women’s rights advocates upset). If that’s not enough to annoy anyone with a sound mind, then let’s take a look at how it’s like she’s her own fucking religion – it’s sickening. i.e “If Beyonce say we leaving our ni**as, we leaving our ni**as. You not gonna catch me out of formation.” You leave your man if you want to, following her lyrics. When it’s all said and done, she’s going back home to her man – Jay Z and her baby girl Blue Ivy. She’s typical now, we know she’s known for dropping albums without notice. She’s also not that beautiful either. Sorry not sorry. There are several artists who are more talented than Beyonce vocal-wise i.e Chrisette Michele, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia. I can go on. Kid Rock said it best “Beyonce, to me, doesn’t have a fucking Purple Rain, but she’s the biggest thing on Earth,” he said. “How can you be that big without at least one ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or ‘Old Time Rock and Roll?” Let’s not forget when her belly rolled over during her Australian talk show “Sunday Night HD”. Sorry, I ain’t sorry. I ain’t thinking ’bout you. Middle fingers up, put them hands high.

From the home of HipHop: The City That Never Sleeps Khloé Sierra, also known as KhloéFromBrooklyn has always had a passion for music and writing. Bi-racial; Puerto Rican and black and profiles herself as a logophile. Khloé remembers her siblings and herself waking up to their grandmother singing songs by the Four Tops, Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The O'Jays, Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, and singers like, Otis Redding, Betty Wright, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye. As she grew older Khloé developed a love for artist such as: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Sadé, Lauryn Hill, Anita Baker, and Tevin Campbell. Khloé's grandmother would make her and her siblings read a chapter from the encyclopedia and then write an essay. By her grandmother doing that, Khloé developed the love for writing. At the age of 14 Khloé decided she wanted to to become a Music Journalist. What better way to enjoy two things you love the most... Writing and Music. She majored in English for two years, and minored in theater. Although she has no professional experience she doesn't let that discourage her. She's very passionate, driven, and ready to deliver. From The City That Never Sleeps, to The Lone Star State she's now received an opportunity to began her journey.

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Ladibree – “Pop Shit”

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Uprising New York recording artist Ladibree kicks off the summer with a potential song of the season with the release of her latest song, properly-titled, “Pop Shit.” For the song, Ladibree delivers a young, fly and flashy personality that electrifies fans and build intrigue for the heat she has on the way for a game-changing season. Stream it now via Ladibree/Saint Bernard.

For Ladibree, the new single is a homage to the true essence of a New Yorker. She explains: “When you’re from NYC you learn very quickly that you have to be confident, you have to at least somewhat know yourself, and you have to be willing to pop your shit or else you’re liable to get lost in the noise. I have no interest in getting lost in all of that, so if I have to introduce myself or remind others of who I am and what I’m capable of, I will most definitely talk my shit and do so.”

“Pop Shit” sets up Ladibree’s forthcoming album which follows her 2019 EP, Only Everything. In 2021, Ladibree released previous buzzworthy appetizers in “Born Winner” and “I Lied (Freestyle).” To stay up-to-date on everything on the way from Ladibree, follow her on social media.

Stream and share Ladibree’s new single below.

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Introducing Devon Jeweler (Blog)

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Get to know Devon Jeweler, owner of a highly successful jewelry store

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Devon Jeweler joined the military in 1988 and worked hard to advance the ranks at a fast pace. During that time, he was fortunate enough to travel to over 13 countries and pass through the Panama Canal twice. Devon learned to be very frugal while in the Navy due to living on a ship with limited space for four years. He would also shine boots for the others, charging a small fee and saving the money he earned. And with his shipmates constantly wasting money on drinking and other activities, Devon found himself loaning out money with a hefty interest placed on top of it on a few occasions. Devon opened a mutual fund and would deposit a few hundred dollars off every check into the account every month. After spending 12 years in the navy, Devon decided to leave due to Bill Clinton’s decision to reduce military personnel’s retirement benefits. He also felt that the military was beginning to become too political.

After leaving the Navy, Devon was originally planning to work for a power plant company. But first, he went to help his parents relocate their jewelry store to the Waterman Discount Mall when it first opened on September 29th, 1999. Devon didn’t know a single thing about sales or jewelry when he first started helping his parents with their store. But thankfully he was always a quick thinker and honest with people. While he was preparing to leave for the power plant job, his father told him to try and sell the silver and not to touch the gold. Devon was so good at selling it that it was like selling came naturally to him. Of course, he had to learn all of the different slang terms that were commonly used. But as he started learning it and using the lingo, people seemed to love it. And this is how Devon’s adventure into owning a jewelry store of his own started.

Seeing how good he was at sales, Devon’s parents told him that he should set up a store of his own. At first, he wasn’t sure if opening a store was something he really wanted to do because of the long hours it would require. But in the end, Devon decided that owning his own store would be better than working for someone else and their business. By this point, he had already saved 100K thanks to the mutual savings fund he had opened and was just 33 years old. He was able to use his savings to get things started and obtained a credit line to increase his inventory for the store.

In the beginning, things were very slow for Devon, and he considered it a good day when he made a few hundred dollars. And when he sold $1k worth of merchandise in one day for the first time, he was super excited. Back when Devon was first starting out, the price of gold was around $255 per ounce. Today the price of gold is significantly higher at $1,850 per ounce. Every chance he got, he would go out and buy gold and silver because he understood that the more inventory he had, the more product he had to sell to his customers. For years he didn’t do any partying or go out due to still having a military mindset. Over the years, his business would continue to gain momentum and has now evolved exponentially. Now Devon owns a multi-million dollar business and most people know him as Devon Jeweler.

Over the past 20 years, there’s been a few huge issues that have been a consistent issue for Devon Jeweler. One of the biggest issues he’s had to deal with since opening his store is the obvious issue of theft. There are many dishonest people out there, and Devon accepted that it was just one of the many risks of owning a business. Another constant issue he’s faced with is when people don’t understand buying lower-priced items typically means the quality is not as good as the higher-priced items. For instance, jewelry that’s imported has a higher price point than jewelry that’s manufactured domestically. Also, the more a piece of jewelry shines, the more labor was involved in creating it so it’s more expensive.

As of now, Devon Jeweler only owns one store location but is interested in opening up more locations. He always does holiday sales and posts the sales promotions on his social media profiles when he does sales at his store. Like most business owners, he was hit with the hardships of Covid-19 last year. But he invested time into his eCommerce website and saw enough progress with his website that he was able to stay afloat without receiving any assistance from government offered programs. And it looks like his business will continue to keep growing and evolving with the times.

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