SXSW

SXSW has come majestically swinging around yet another year.

If you didn’t know, SXSW is 2 weeks of an incredible combo of music, film, and technology usually held in Austin, TX. A realm of discovery on many levels, SXSW helps artists and creators grow personally and professionally.

Obviously, the women of TCIR are missing out but we’ll work it out for next year.

SO MANY ARTISTS that I don’t even want to being naming in fear that I may forget some.

THERE are still a couple days left, if you can make one of their 5,000+ events, go for it.

Head over to SXSW.com for the schedule!

Luckily, the good people at Forbes gives us some insight on how to enjoy SXSW from afar! 

 

Worth the Read: The Silver Linings Play Book

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This candid look at life and relationships examines what how a person moves on and reclaims their life when everything goes wrong.

A refreshing piece of writing that spawned an amazing movie starring Jennifer Lawrence (who won an Oscar, Best Actress for her performance) and Bradley Cooper (nominated for Best Actor)

The movie is a great watch but the book is still worth the read. Definitely give it a try, Matthew Quick does a good job of creating unforgettable, real characters and weave a story that any one of us could have lived.

10th Anniversary: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

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Hard to believe that a Gospel/R&B/Soul lover like myself used to bump 50 Cent’s, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ as I did when I was a mere 13 year old hood baby. I was singing along to “Many Men” with the gangsters of South Jamaica, Queens as though my 8th grade foes a.k.a wangstas plotted for my pseudo demise.

Where were you in life when Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ dropped? Let us know your favorite tracks off the album below!

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I first fell in love with Kevin Michael’s sultry FUNK after hearing his self-titled Debut LP from 2007 (which I still have in my present day rotation).

Since then, he hasn’t been distributing from a major label standpoint BUT he has been delivering quite the bit of sexual, futuristic sounds since!

Here’s his recent project, “B R A I N W A $ H”! Download (name your price) & Give it a listen!

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