Music

Trillectro 2014 Recap: Where Culture and Music Collide [PHOTOS]

Trillectro 2014 Recap: Where Culture and Music Collide [PHOTOS]

Brought to you by the good folks of DCtoBC, Trillectro is slowly but surely on its way to becoming one of the best musical festivals in existence. Sponsored by Reebok, Karma Loop, Heineken, Shoe City, Events DC and hosted by Lowkey of YouHeardThatNew.com, the #Trillectro2014 line-up pretty much says it all. Big Sean. Baauer. Migos. Rae Sremmurd. SZA. Rome Fortune. Goldlink. Sango. Lightshow […]

Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Talib Kweli headline the Summer Spirit Fest 2014 [VIDEO]

Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Talib Kweli headline the Summer Spirit Fest 2014 [VIDEO]

Legendary headliners Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae and Talib Kweli capped off the 2014 Summer Spirit Fest in Columbia, Md. The Merriweather Post Pavillion was jammed packed with over 15,000 people in the pavillion and on the lawn. All of the area’s top Urban Contemporary radio stations were present. I ran into Mr. Peter Parker of […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kindred the Family Soul, Black Alley & Big G Perform at All White & Pink Affair 2014 [RECAP]

Kindred the Family Soul, Black Alley & Big G Perform at All White & Pink Affair 2014 [RECAP]

 Last Saturday, hundreds of music lovers gathered to enjoy the 12th annual All White and Pink Threadz Affair. Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes, provided you include an overt attribution to […]

R&B Diva Monifah Talks Gay Marriage, Plastic Surgery and New Music

R&B Diva Monifah Talks Gay Marriage, Plastic Surgery and New Music

Singer and star of hit reality TV series R&B Divas Atlanta sits down with TheBobbyPen.com after performing new tracks at Baltimore’s African American Festival 2014. FOH, Prince and liposuction are part of the conversation– tune in! Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy […]

Events

Trillectro 2014 Recap: Where Culture and Music Collide [PHOTOS]

Trillectro 2014 Recap: Where Culture and Music Collide [PHOTOS]

Brought to you by the good folks of DCtoBC, Trillectro is slowly but surely on its way to becoming one of the best musical festivals in existence. Sponsored by Reebok, Karma Loop, Heineken, Shoe City, Events DC and hosted by Lowkey of YouHeardThatNew.com, the #Trillectro2014 line-up pretty much says it all. Big Sean. Baauer. Migos. Rae Sremmurd. SZA. Rome Fortune. Goldlink. Sango. Lightshow […]

Vantage Wednesday’s #OzioAfterWork Happy Hour [PHOTOS]

Vantage Wednesday’s #OzioAfterWork Happy Hour [PHOTOS]

Need some help getting over that work-week hump? Trying to hold on just long enough to make it to the weekend?  Looking to add some excitement in your weekly routine? Check out Vantage Wednesdays at Ozio’s Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge. With a skylit retractable ceiling, you’re covered no matter what the weather or temperature. Come […]

By August 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
TRILLECTRO | Preview & 2013 Recap [PHOTOS]

TRILLECTRO | Preview & 2013 Recap [PHOTOS]

Last August, Modi and the boys of DC to BC transfromed DC’s The Fairgrounds into musical mayhem. Two stages, hundreds of vendors and thousands of cool kids gathered to hear Wale, Alex Young, A$AP Ferg, Carnage, DJ Sliink, Gent & Jawns, Ghost Beach, Goldroom, King Chip, Nadastrom, Travi$ Scott, and Salva. Surprise guests like Fat Trel and A$AP […]

By August 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kindred the Family Soul, Black Alley & Big G Perform at All White & Pink Affair 2014 [RECAP]

Kindred the Family Soul, Black Alley & Big G Perform at All White & Pink Affair 2014 [RECAP]

 Last Saturday, hundreds of music lovers gathered to enjoy the 12th annual All White and Pink Threadz Affair. Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes, provided you include an overt attribution to […]

Entertainment

K. Michelle’s The Rebellious Soul Musical Screening [RECAP]

K. Michelle’s The Rebellious Soul Musical Screening [RECAP]

Best known for her keep-it-real antics on reality TV series Love & Hip-Hop Atalanta, singer K. Michelle returns to VH1 in R&B Opera directed by Idris Elba. The Rebellious Soul Musical premiered Tuesday night, but on Monday I got the opportunity to attend the sneak peak in Manhattan’s Bryant Park Hotel Theater. Along with Atlantic […]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Talib Kweli headline the Summer Spirit Fest 2014 [VIDEO]

Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Talib Kweli headline the Summer Spirit Fest 2014 [VIDEO]

Legendary headliners Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae and Talib Kweli capped off the 2014 Summer Spirit Fest in Columbia, Md. The Merriweather Post Pavillion was jammed packed with over 15,000 people in the pavillion and on the lawn. All of the area’s top Urban Contemporary radio stations were present. I ran into Mr. Peter Parker of […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Event Preview | James Brown : The Man, The Music & The Message

Event Preview | James Brown : The Man, The Music & The Message

You are invited to an inspiring and entertaining documentary about the remarkable life of “The Godfather of Soul,” set to screen at The Lincoln Theatre on July 18th.   Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for […]

Kindred the Family Soul LIVE in DC [GIVEAWAY]

Kindred the Family Soul LIVE in DC [GIVEAWAY]

Enjoy great soul music and support breast cancer awareness at the 12th annual All White + Pink Threadz Affair starring Kindred the Family Soul. Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes, provided […]

Fashion

Back to School Pop-Up Style Suite This Saturday [EVENT]

Back to School Pop-Up Style Suite This Saturday [EVENT]

This Summer I had the pleasure of leading the Back to School initiative at Westfield Montgomery. On Sunday, I got to watch our teen shoppers enjoy the weeks of planning and prep for our Pop-Up Style Suite session I. It was a lot of fun connecting with Bethesda’s youth. With a live DJ, giveaways and […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sneak Peek | Shaq Attaq Ghost of Christmas Present

Sneak Peek | Shaq Attaq Ghost of Christmas Present

Get pumped up! Reebok riled sneaker heads with the holiday themed rerelease of the 1992 Shaq Attaq. At midnight this morning retailers like DTLR presented the green suede upper and patent leather ornate, white trim and red tip laced sneaker. Complete with retro pump technology, the Ghost of Christmas Present marks Shaq’s return to Reebok, […]

By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
H&M Spring 2014 Men’s and Women’s Lookbook [VIDEO]

H&M Spring 2014 Men’s and Women’s Lookbook [VIDEO]

Fringe, lace, bling and animal print all spell flair in H&M‘s 2014 Women’s Spring collection. Warm neutrals juxtaposed bold colorful patterns brighten the Men’s collection pallet. The retailer composed this video lookbook to seduce fashionistas far and wide for the March 6, 2014 collection arrival. H&M 2014 Women’s Spring Collection Lookbook H&M 2014 Men’s Spring […]

By December 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Dior Homme Spring 2014 Preview Lookbook

Dior Homme Spring 2014 Preview Lookbook

Out with the blah solids and add some color to your lives, fellas! The Spring 2014 Dior Homme collection is adding a splash of fun to male fashion to the tune of Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist movement. Look forward to black and white suits, sweaters and dress shirts splashed with vibrant primary colors at select […]

By November 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Beauty

DC Fittest City in the Nation? Thanks in part to Nike Training Club Georgetown I’m Sure

DC Fittest City in the Nation? Thanks in part to Nike Training Club Georgetown I’m Sure

During my journey as a blogger, I’ve heard the name Deanna Jefferson more than a few times, so I decided to investigate. In promotion of my Passion Pamper Party, I developed a women’s empowerment social media campaign and included the fitness queen. She was so gracious and showed love by following my Instagram account back! […]

Mother’s Day Manis On Demand by Uber

Mother’s Day Manis On Demand by Uber

Nail the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Surprise your mother  (and work out a last minute solution to your procrastination) with an #UberMani this Mother’s Day. With nothing more than a tap of the finger, send a professional manicurist to your mother via the Uber app on iPhone and Android. Between the hours of 10am and […]

Business Spotlight | Sassy Nail Salon & Spa

Business Spotlight | Sassy Nail Salon & Spa

SASSY NAIL SPA & LOUNGE Is a full-service nail salon and spa specializing in a wide-array of services and events, like pole dance classes, and private pamper parties. From chrome minx finish manicures, to their signature sip and serve spa pedicures, to massages, facials and makeup artistry, Sassy is a one-stop shop to primp and […]

By February 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Winter Dryness Solution : Emergency Protective Style [VIDEO]

Winter Dryness Solution : Emergency Protective Style [VIDEO]

When you wake up with stretched natural hair (that’s all over your head!) you may be at a loss for ideas, as well as words. You can’t believe that you– yes, you!– can wake up like this. You’re strapped for time and you’re now forced to make the decision to apply more heat to your […]

By January 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Community

Black Men’s Summit & Town Hall Meeting 8/21

Black Men’s Summit & Town Hall Meeting 8/21

GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & THE LOVELIFE FOUNDATION PRESENT THE FIRST BLACK MEN’S SUMMIT & TOWN HALL DISCUSSION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014 Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes, […]

By August 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Back to School Pop-Up Style Suite This Saturday [EVENT]

Back to School Pop-Up Style Suite This Saturday [EVENT]

This Summer I had the pleasure of leading the Back to School initiative at Westfield Montgomery. On Sunday, I got to watch our teen shoppers enjoy the weeks of planning and prep for our Pop-Up Style Suite session I. It was a lot of fun connecting with Bethesda’s youth. With a live DJ, giveaways and […]

By August 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Raheem DeVaughn Launches Community Organization Love Life Foundation [VIDEO]

Raheem DeVaughn Launches Community Organization Love Life Foundation [VIDEO]

The independent, three-time Grammy Award nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn is gearing up to take his socially conscious lyrics to the pavement with the soft launch of his latest philanthropic effort, Love Life Foundation. DeVaughn’s passion for equality and empowerment can be heard on every track he’s ever lended his pen and voice to, but after […]

The Importance of Celebrating OUR History | DC Emancipation Day Celebration 2014 [PHOTOS]

The Importance of Celebrating OUR History | DC Emancipation Day Celebration 2014 [PHOTOS]

Last Wednesday DC Councilmember-at-large Vincent Orange, with the aid of BET Networks’ Centric and local media, hosted the 2014 DC Emancipation Day Celebration at Freedom Plaza. The day, which is celebrated April 16th, acknowledges the abolition of slavery in DC. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act to free […]

Recent Posts

Get On Up to The Social Group’s Social Fridays at Bar 7

Get On Up to The Social Group’s Social Fridays at Bar 7

Friday. The day of the week everyone lives for. Your grind takes a backseat to all the parties you plan to hit in a two-day span. Unless your grind includes being social, like the good fellas of The Social Group. Every Friday at Bar 7, one of DC’s best kept secrets, The Social Hour offers […]

One Year of Premium Entertainment | DC’s No. 1 Party LOOK Saturday’s is Relaunching

One Year of Premium Entertainment | DC’s No. 1 Party LOOK Saturday’s is Relaunching

AMG Entertainment Group, The Social Group and EGO Entertainment invited me and the city’s top bloggers to party with them this Saturday at the always poppin’ LOOK Restaurant & Lounge. Last June they lit a fire in the city that’s still blazing, bringing to the area the dopest Saturday night party around. DJ’s Brenden Hill, […]

Power Publicity Launch Brunch [PHOTOS]

Power Publicity Launch Brunch [PHOTOS]

Last Saturday, this was my breakfast. A light and fluffy, yet savory and delectable BLT omelet stuffed with crunchy bacon, spinach, provolone cheese and lightly buttered to perfection. Flashing back to the tasty goodness paired with seasoned potatoes, I almost forgot the point of this post. Power Publicity, is responsible for linking me to this […]

Chase Enjoys the UniverSoul Circus! | DMV Tickets on Sale Now!

Chase Enjoys the UniverSoul Circus! | DMV Tickets on Sale Now!

As promised, the UniverSoul Circus provided me passes to opening night, but an after-hours work commitment got in the way. (Yes, I started a new job!) Since I couldn’t make it, I decided to share the wealth and passed the free entry tickets and free popcorn vouchers on to my big cousin and her son, […]

The First Hip-Hop Billionaire | Apple Acquires Beats by Dre for $3.2 Billion

The First Hip-Hop Billionaire | Apple Acquires Beats by Dre for $3.2 Billion

          Dr. Dre is (or will soon be) Hip-Hop’s first billionaire! Here, watch him tell you himself: Beats Electronics, co-created by Interscope chief Jimmy Lovine and heralded Hip-Hop producer Andre Young (better known as Dr. Dre,) has been acquired by Apple. The Washington Post suggests, the deal comes just in time […]

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