Lyfe is Dope announced its third annual Jam Session date as November 23rd at the legendary New Daisy Theatre. In three years the Lyfe is Dope Jam Session has grown into the region’s premiere hip-hop music, arts and culture event. Founded by Memphians Dj Dnyce (K97) and bassist David Parks (Jason Derulo, Justin Beiber), the event attracts over 1,000 attendees.
The Lyfe is Dope Jam Session is an annual multi-media arts experience. It was created due to void in events showcasing all forms of quality art from the urban community. At Lyfe is Dope artists are able to express themselves through their individual talents and exhibits in the same room. The main event of the night is a concert loaded with only the best that the culture has to offer. Some of the previous participants have been, platinum artist, Project Pat, GRAMMY nominated producer Drumma Boy, Kameron Whalum (Bruno Mars), K97/iHeartMedia Program Director Devin Steel, and local legends Lord T and Eloise.
What happens after love at first sight? That's exactly what we find out as Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild and Marsha Ambrosius join forces to tell the classic and iconic love story of Darius Whitehall and Nina Mosley in Love Jones The Musical.
Set in Chicago, Darius and Nina meet in a nightclub, where an unassuming open mic event quickly turns into an explosive spoken word give and take that leaves the audience speechless. From the moment they lay eyes on each other, Darius and Nina’s lives are turned upside down. Their mutual attraction is obvious, but they are both on the rebound from unfinished previous relationships and neither of them are ready for “the real thing.” As much and as hard as they try and fight it, neither of them can resist what is pulling them together. It’s a passion, an obsession…a ‘love jones’ that comes along once in a lifetime.
Well, I was asked, and I deliver so to speak. Even though I don’t post the letters of questions I receive from women, I still answer back. And I read these letters seeing how women answer their own questions, to why they have relationship problems. I knew if I wrote this article that I would be label as a “pick me” and that not even the case. I’m far from a “pick me” but I have observed certain behavior where I knew why these women were still single. This list is not only for my readers, writing this made me look at some of my actions as well in what areas I need to work on as I continue to grow as a woman. Before I wrote this, I had to ask 5 men, and these were the women they chose who gave them hell. Yes, I’m aware that some of these actions were fueled by the hand of men who let them down and broke their heart. But it's no point to carry that into your next relationship. Like I always say you don’t have to agree with me, but it has to be written. So, here are the top five wors…
You can’t fix what you didn’t break. Sometimes the demons we
face, are not the person we’ve dated fault. We’ll never know the demons anyone
truly face, until they decide if they want to take it out on us. We try to be there
and show them something different but soon realize their demons are slowly
killing us. As I come to learn a man is his mother image. A man is what his mother
make him to be, he may carry out some of his father actions; but his character
come from his mother. Like a woman is what her father tell her to be. Whether he speak it with his words or speak it with his actions (by not being in her life), a woman carry her father words with her
everywhere she goes and in all of her relationships. That why sometimes when a
man is reckless, if his mother understand his actions then no one else opinion
of him even matter. Vice versa with a woman. We chose to play doctor but doesn’t
stay around to fully cure that person injuries. We just add more cuts, to an
already wounded soul…
If you’re from Memphis then you know everyone favorite line
here is “it nothing to do in Memphis”. Before last year I used to think the
same thing. Going to the same hangouts, and eating at the same restaurants then
getting on social media crying about how it
nothing to do here or Memphis isn’t safe anymore. And of course, everyone favorite line "they shut down all
the fun places in Memphis". It wasn’t until one night that I went out, and I had
the time of my life at a place I never been before. The crazy part is I drove
past this place several times not knowing it was a great place to hang out, and
have fun (then the food was good). Since everyone here claim it nothing to do
in Memphis, it leads to lack of creativity in the dating department. Well, this
is where I step in and try to help. Dating is what keep the relationship alive.
No matters how long you been with the person, you still have to date that
person to keep that fire burning. The thing is nowhere in this univers…