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INTERVIEW WITH DJ LANCE

Recently I was blessed to interview a dj who I have always been inspired by musically, my father, DJ Lance.

My father’s djing career spans over 30 plus years! Even my first memories of my dad was him, his turn tables, and hella records! I could’ve interviewed any other Dj, but no one truly inspired me the most like my dad. Every one has a story and I wanted his story to be told from his beginnings in Akron, OH to his life now as Pastor Bell!

I definitely enjoyed hearing about the very first time he had a dj gig while stationed in Alaska! Believe me when I say from that very first gig, he blew up like smoke….literally!! LOL Check out part 1 of his interview below!!

Stay tuned for Part 2!!!

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS

Hey guys! Im back with my introspective on some of the new music releases that has come out recently!! I hope all is well with everyone especially since summer is officially over, and if you are like me, you will be so glad see it back again next year! But, in the mean time check out some dope music to vibe to in the process.

COMMON – LET LOVE

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One of the most sexiest males in rap history who is better known as Common dropped an album that truly had me see a different side to him. Like I felt as if I was seeing right thru him! I seen an interview that he did explaining that he his goal was to be totally transparent with this album. He mentioned that he has been seeing a therapist to help deal with his own past/current issues, and this album gave him the voice to truly put his vulnerability out there! Ladies, it’s not often that a man will be transparent with his thoughts,and since Common is such a talent when it comes to his lyrics, listening to this album will allow you to see this artist for face value. Dope album!

SIR – CHASING SUMMER

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The label TDE is know for having talented artists like Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Schoolboy Q just to name a few, and singer, SIR, is another one you can add to the list! I swear he reminds me of some of the late 90’s r&b artists who not only could sang, but also told familiar stories of relationships, love and heartbreak. What sets SIR out to be different is his delivery…make sure to pay attention to what he is singing about I bet you will love this album, and it will be on repeat!

LIL TECCA – WE LOVE YOU TECCA

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Can you imagine being a regular teenager from New York than BOOM you drop a project that people like Dj Akademiks are speaking nothing but positive words towards it?? Well…I will say that’s Tecca’s life right now!! I literally never heard about him until he dropped this project. I will be paying attention now tho!! This project has dope beats and his delivery reminds me of that wavy music and I admit it’s lit!!

POST MALONE – HOLLYWOOD’S BLEEDING

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Post Malone dropped this new project that I can already assume will be doing numbers especially once more singles from off the album start to be on regular rotation. You know that same formula he worked on his last album. While being a hater I just could not deny the fact that he makes hits! Everyone is not lucky to say the same. It’s too early to speak on what this album will do, but stay tuned and watch his magic flow.

CHARLI XCX – CHARLI

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I love pop artists who love to collaborate with hip hop artists to create real dope ass music! Charli XCX is that type of artist who stays very consistent with that formula! This woman has worked with the Migos guys and the single still was LIT! I definitely love the album especially the album cover! I see you girl! Her album is something you can listen to with your kids in the car, and if you have teens they are most likely jamming right with you too! I can tell her subject matter has matured from the last project as well as a more rough around the edges type of style! I think she is all around dope, and her music and this album reflects that!

GASHI – GASHI

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Gashi is a new artist that i believe will be gaining more clout going into the new year. He’s a New York artist, but his style sounds way more upbeat and energy driven. I can see him being a crowd pleaser as well has the hood clubs turn up captain in the summer. I truly like his energy! Hopefully he stays consistent so we can hear more of him in 2020!

BOOSIE BADAZZ – BAD AZZ DAY

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Whoever told Boosie to hook up with producer Zaytoven was smart!! I am amazed that no one has told him this before. This whole project is dope! Boosie gives you his normal Louisiana bounce music while also dropping knowledge for the youngstas on other songs too! Y’all just do not understand that I am truly his fan, and I loved the fact that I had this project on repeat for almost 2 weeks straight!!! This project is definitely a must hear!!!

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FOOTBALL IS NOT JUST A SPORT IT’S A FAMILY

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Have you ever wondered why a woman would want to play in such a rough sport such as football? Or wondered what do these women get out of being part of the Cleveland Fusion?

Look no further!! We got members of the team to express their real thoughts and feelings on how they truly feel about playing for the Cleveland Fusion. According to one of the Fusion’s centers, Sophia Pagan, the reason she plays football is ““Football will introduce you to lifelong bonds. It’s an experience like no other. It’s more than football. It’s family.”

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What Sophia said is exactly the feeling we want to spread amongst the team. The feeling as if everyone is a family and is willing to work together as one to accomplish a common goal. Mind you, everyone that comes together to make the teamwork all come from different parts of the globe with the dedication to push women’s football forward!

Roxi Valdina, player #18, stated “I play to be the best version of myself. Mentally, physically and emotionally. Football has all these things at once. And the person I see when I rise to the challenge is someone, I want to be proud of. So, I give my all. For myself and my team.” We all know that playing football is not an easy sport. It can be very stressing physically as well as mentally. When picking the best team, I would suggest going for a team who puts their all into making sure that each member is ready physically and mentally and will teach anything that is needed in all regards to the game prior to getting on to the field.

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Per Quarterback Cassie Brown, “I play for the young girls who think they can’t. I play football so I can continue to build the family I have because of the sport. I play football to prove everyone else wrong.” And Running back #27, E. Lewis, also states ““Football has revealed my character as a woman on and off the field. It’s about the TEAM, the COMMITMENT, the JOURNEY. To be better than you were yesterday. Most importantly to conquer the one sport they once thought would remain only for man.”

I do not know how much more motivation you need. These women who all come from all different walks of life, ethnicities, and backgrounds all have one common goal which is to prove that women can be football players too and can still lead their regular lives when the game is done! It’s you that must believe that you can do it too!!!

For more information make sure to follow us on all social medias @clevelandfusion to keep up with updates & any cool events the team is sponsoring.

New Music Fridays

On August 23, 2019 was one of the best days for new music. The reason why I say that?? OMG!!! It had nothing but great and the most anticipated releases I can say for the year, and as I list them I bet you an 100 that you will think so too! I mean literally from every genre it was nothing but dope ass music released!!!
Let’s start with one of my favorite groups of million men Brockhampton!

BROCKHAMPTON – GINGER

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You can not beat a group that’s filled with nothing but guys who literally are dope ass lyricists, and anytime they drop a project it is literally worth the listen. The album “Ginger” may not hold up to their previous project, but I still enjoyed it never the less. I truly love when the production does not overshadow the voices telling a story. As a listener I feel that you can overall get what you expected from this album.

MISSY ELLIOTT – ICONOLOGY

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What can I say about Missy “Misdeamenor” Elliott???? OMG…the fact that I am truly a fan and has been one since the 90’s. The fact that I was one of the first people in line at the music store waiting to buy her first solo debut back in the fall of 97…yes…I am completely dating myself but so whaaatt!!! Thaty woman deserves it all! From artist, to songwriter, to producer, to innovator, to just being a dope person overall she is the epitome of what I had aspired to be back as a kid…a song writer/producer. This Ep included only 4 tracks, but to have not heard anything new from Missy in a few years, literally was a breath of fresh air! Trust me when I say that when a person has mastered there craft, regardless of how long it seems that they have been away, when they return, it feels like they never left!

RAPHAEL SAADIQ – JIMMY LEE

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One of the original member’s from the group Tony, Toni, Tone also the group Lucy Pearl even was featured on Alicia Keys classic “Diary” the list goes on and on of the classic work Raphael has put in! Just like Missy, this man has many talents too which sustained him for all this time! Mind you his original group came out in 1989!! This new album “Jimmy Lee” tells a story of a man who is going through some ups and downs in his life, but the way Raphael constructed this album you would think that it was just a jazz piece..oh no! It’s a story told from the soul, and I believe that some parts of it is a true recollection of Raphael’s memories of one his older brother who is currently deceased.

RAPSODY – EVE

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Can I just put it out there that this is a Grammy winning album already?? I am just saying LOL Rapsody literally made an album with each song titled, and spoken about powerful Black women!! Ladies Stand Up!! I can not stress how much I truly believed that the year of 2019 is for the women, and this album proves all of it! From the surprising features like J. Cole and Queen Latifah to how Rapsody lyrically breaks down her thoughts very meticulously about each individual truly had hit my soul. Do beleive that this album has been played literally too many times in my car so for right now I had to give it a break!! LOL

I can go on for days about the rest of the albums that was released that day, but I do not want to bore you guys! Check out the rest of my picks below.

TAYLOR SWIFT – LOVER

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JEEZY- TM104: THE LEGEND OF THE SNOWMAN

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TRAE THA TRUTH – EXHALE

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PEEWEE LONGWAY – THE BLUE M&M

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FAMOUS DEX – WEIRD VS CRAZY

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JIDENNA – 85 TI AFRICA

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LITTLE BROTHER – MAY THE LORD WATCH

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SAINT JOHN – GHETTO LENNY LOVE SONGS

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New Music Fridays

Hey guys!!! I hope everyone’s week is going well! For me….this has been one of the fastest weeks ever that did not include a holiday in it!! LOL I have been checking out a lot of music lately as well as replaying some albums so I can give a better review on them, and with a lot of albums it’s best to listen more than once to truly give a honest opinion. Starting with Drake’s release of singles he has put out before but were never featured on an album that as of 2 weeks ago was #1 on the charts! The album included some favorite singles such as “The Motion” or “Trust Issues” that brought back so many memories from when I used to play those singles 24/7 while being in my emotions…ya know that “Drake feeling”.
OJ Da Juiceman always stays dropping heat for the streets, check out his new project! BJ The Chicago Kid out did himself on this new project!! I found myself replaying & singing along with every song! BJ is so soulful and came with songs that you can relate to especially those relationship type of songs. Lil Durk’s new project is dope! He is giving me that type of feeling that he will be around for a while. I didn’t get hip to him until 2014, but even 5 years later he still got it, and I believe that there is so much more to him.
Rick Ross finally dropped part 2 to his original debut album, and he is currently holding the #1 spot!!! Rick Ross “The BOSS” always comes with his mafia music vibe while revealing more of himself with this album. He spoke on his previous health issues, and regular life struggles that he has been dealing with while also offering fun tracks to vibe to. Sauce Walka has a new project that I can say is decent…I can’t say much for I am wondering if he is trying to come with a more mature style than before. For example, Sauce Walka projects are mainly about pimping, but from what I heard off the recent project I am getting a feeling of him telling stories in a different perspective that still is reminiscent of his original style…I just got to hear more!!
Ugly God & Trippie Redd also dropped!!! I do have to listen more to Trippie’s new project for he is yelling on this album which is different, but refreshing! Trippie always delivers very good work thus far! I just think he is showing his fans a different side which can lead to people with less expectations of what they THINK a Trippie Redd album should be! Ugly God never disappoints, and his style is so different than others…meaning that he has a mixture of dope rhymes & beats, but you must listen to what he say…don’t get caught up with his name!!
Check out all the other releases below!!!

FAMOUS DEX, RICH THE KID, JAY CRITCH – RICH FOREVER 4

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DRAKE – CARE PACKAGE

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LIL DURK – LOVE SONGS FOR THE STREETS II

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OJ DA JUICEMAN – 6 RINGS 4

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LIGHT SKINNED KEISHA – ACT UP SZN

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BJ THE CHICAGO KID – 1123

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KAI CA$H – BIRTH IN THE BOROUGH

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STREET MONEY BOOCHIE – STREET MONEY BOOCHIE

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LIL REESE – GET BACK GANG 2

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UGLY GOD – BUMPS & BRUISES

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DAME D.O.L.L.A. – BIG D.O.L.L.A.

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LIL TJAY – F.N.

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BAS – SPILLED MILK 1

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AUGUST 08 – HAPPY ENDINGS WITH AN ASTERISK

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SAUCE WALKA – NEW SAUCE CITY

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YUNGEEN ACE – CHLOE

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TRIPPIE REDD – !(EXCLAMATION)

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Pompano Runna Interview

On the last episode of Hit or Miss Sundays Ms Cream, Dj Raven, Dayson, and I had the pleasure to have artist, Pompano Runna, as a featured guest on our show! During the interview we listened and voted on three dope tracks that sounded completely different from each other, but allowed us to feel the many depths of Pompano. On the track “Cool Young Nigga” I swear we all voted the track as an “hit” all at the same time. I could imagine deceased rapper, Bankroll Fresh on the track. The other 2 tracks we played, “Dedicated” and “Drippin” are dope too! We did have a moment mimicking his Florida slang LOL me and Cream kept saying “whoop de whoo” LOL

Pompano dropped some real gems during the interview to pay attention to, and even tho he rocks out like a rock star, he speaks well enough to be taken serious & to be understood. I have a feeling that we will be hearing more from this artist very soon!! Check out the rest of the interview below!

Make sure to follow Pompano @pompanorunna_ on all social media platforms!!

WHO IS DJ RAVEN

Who is Dj Raven??? I swear in 2019 that question has been getting quite a few answers…good ones from what I have been noticing!!

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Dj Raven is not only my cohost on The Hit or Miss Sundays show, he is also an up & coming Dj who is making a name for himself in Cleveland!! Just last Monday, he had the chance to showcase his skills for the WNRV 108.1 World Famous Club Style show which was held at the Nerve Djs Studio!! This live event was hosted by Cleveland’s own Casper Cee, Telace, Tasha Beatz, one of my favorite Djs, Dj Ellery, and Shonny Shon!!!

Dj Raven is an open air type of Dj who can rock any type of party or club as well as be a dope co host too!! Make sure to follow Dj Raven on all social media platforms @djraven216

Raven also has a Mixcloud account where you can check out all of his weekly mix shows!!

Also, check out the interview that Dj Raven and I had did in July on at show called The Stup