BLOGS
ALL ACCESS PASS
Cosmic Gate Soon to Embark on North American Tour


For an electrical music experience, headlines by an array of musical talent, the Start to Feel tour is perfect. Cosmic Gate’s Nic and Bossi are coming to a city near you (maybe) to present their newly released album.

Cosmic Gate plans to entrance the crowd with their German irresistability and trance style music. As there music has evolved since their debut in 1999, this tour will be the perfect chance for the group to display their range of music.

The duo will not only be showcasing their talents, but they will also be presenting the audience with a variety of musical guests. Andrew Rayel, Eric Lumiere, who provides the enthralling vocals for “Falling Back” and “Run Away” and Kristina Antuna will all be joining Nic and Bossi on their nationwide tour. Lumiere and Antuna will only be joining Cosmic Gate in LA, Oakland, Chicago, Toronto, and Washington DC.

The tour promises to be a euphoric experience for fans who make the wise choice to attend. With over 15 stops on their tour, the duo is sure to leave their mark across the nation.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT sycegame.com
Chance The Rapper Premieres Promotional Video For “Very, Very Lonely”

Chance The Rapper gives us just a little more insight on his lovesick dilemma with the promotional visual for the single, “Very, Very Lonely,” released back in May. The video, which shows a silhouette of a man and woman grinding against each other, celebrates the one year anniversary of Chance's Acid Rap mixed taped, released on April 30th, 2013 with a backdrop that resembles the same backdrop on the mixed tape. The visual closes with the message “I’m coming over, August 3,” which may be a reference to the Chicago rapper’s upcoming set at the Lalapalooza Fest along with leading acts including, Eminem, Outkast and, Calvin Harris. However, we’re all ears if the message happens to be a heads up for his next mixed taped as well.


DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Instant Cupcakes…From a Spray Can


We’ve all heard of the sinfully delicious ‘Microwave Mug Cake,’ or ‘5-minute cake’…but what about Spray Cake? This cake-batter-in-a-can fad is taking instant cake to an entire new level. When you’re in the mood for a freshly baked cupcake…expect it ASAP. An innovative way to prepare cupcakes and cakes by simply adding heat, Spray Cake utilizes ‘on-demand organic’ batter in an aerosolized can.

When using Spray Cake, your cupcakes will be popping out of the oven in less than a minute. And as far as freshness goes, this instant batter stays fresh for weeks (so you can splurge whenever you'd like)!

TV TALK
Chris Pratt French Braids During Interview

Chris Pratt is everything we look for in a man: he's handsome, he's funny, he's charming and for bonus points he does a killer French braid! Yes, you read correctly!

Three months ago, Pratt shared a picture to Instagram of a French braid. He captioned it, "This is a weird thing to brag about but I did that glorious French braid. #Baller #man #ManBraid #RealMenBraid #isItBrade? #SpellingQuestion #StillBallerTho #WhyIsItFrench #ICallItAFreedomBraid #GoUsa"


FUTURE EXES
Naya Rivera Marries Ryan Dorsey

We didn't see this one coming! Naya Rivera reportedly married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19th.

The newlyweds revealed the news to People saying, "We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife. Out special day was fated and everything we could have asked for."

Rivera and Dorsey have been friends for four years and their relationship sparked shortly she and rapper Big Sean broke off their engagement just three months ago.

BLIND FATE
Zoe Saldana Expecting Twins

Recently, Zoe Saldana has been promoting her new movie Gaurdians of the Galaxy. Zoe walked one of the red carpet events in Louis Vuitton gown with what seemed to be a baby bump which left everyone speculating if she was pregnant.

And the rumor is true! Zoe Saldana is pregnant! But she's not only expecting one bundle of joy, she’s expecting twins with her husband of one year, Marco Perego!

"Zoe is about three months pregnant," an insider revealed to Us Weekly. "But she will only announce the news when she's ready."

RAPPER'S DELIGHT npr.org
Revisiting Eminem's Freestyle Show Mixtape


Joonbug.com celebrates Detroit’s 313th birthday on this throwback Thursday by revisiting Eminem’s rare Freestyle Show mixtape. The 43-minute compilation of classic Slim Shady flows recorded around the time between the release of his sophomore album, The Slim Shady LP album, his first major release and, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), is an impressive nostalgic trip on a formal introduction to one of the most lyrically gifted emcees to emerge from the Motown city. The mixtape is also followed the release of his debut album, Infinite (1996) which met generally negative reviews as well as criticism surrounding accusations of Eminem emulating the sound of Brooklyn rapper, AZ. The creation of Eminem’s alter ego, Slim Shady, a complex character, who is driven by violence and drug use, acted as a catalyst that catapulted the Detroit’s rapper’s career into superstardom. Although, public opinion has confirmed that Shady’s explicit lyrics, riddled with profanities, is quite disturbing, one can also debate that Eminem’s imaginative capability along with intricate metaphors and similes deemed the Slim Shady series to be a genius effort.


SILVER SCREEN
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Gets Release Date

Captain Jack Sparrow is back and ready for more adventures!

Walt Disney Pictures announced Wednesday that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be released on July 7th, 2017.. The movie was originally supposed to hit theaters summer 2016, but production was delayed due to script issues.

Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as the captain in Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jeff Nathanson will write the screenplay, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg will be directing, and Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer.

"Like audiences around the globe we have high expectations for Jack Sparrow's next adventure and we want to have all the right elements in place," Disney production president Sean Baily explained last fall. "We're not there yet and we want to make sure this project is everything these wonderful characters and or course the fans deserve."

Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly have not been mentioned in the casting.

All four movies have brought in $3.7 billion at the global box office.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT rapgenius.com
Wiz Kahalifa and Tuki Carter Release Visual For Their Single 'Good'

Wiz Khalifa supports his Taylor Gang protégé, Tuki Carter, on the new visual to their collaborative track, “Good,” released Wednesday evening, July 23rd. The black and white gangster influenced scene directed by G VISUALS, depicts women adorned in body art, ski masks, gold grills and leather blowing smoke and, holding guns.

Khalifa and Carter assume their usual cool blunted stances as they complement each other’s presence and blend in with the art implemented in the scene, which helps to illustrate Carter’s story of his trajectory as an emcee from Atlanta to New York.


BLIND FATE
Ariana Grande's Grandfather Dies

It's been a sad couple of days for the Grande family. Ariana Grande's grandather, Frank, passed away late Tuesday, July 22nd.

She announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday, "I lost you to the summer wind." The "Problem" singer remained professional and flew to New York for an appearance on Good Morning America the next day and revealed it was her gandfather's last wish. "Thannnks to my best friends who stayed up with me all night talking and helped me pull myself together temporarily this am," she tweeted. "Only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments."

LIQUID COURAGE
Celebrate National Tequila Day--Here's How!

Today is National Tequila Day. We don’t know why, exactly, but we do know that it’s a great excuse to bust out all of your favorite tequila cocktails, and try out some brand new ones, too! Here are all the exciting, tequila-themed ways to celebrate today.


Troy Liquor Bar (Downstairs, 675 Hudson St.) is serving a brand-new cocktail, the Forbidden Fruit, made with Don Julio Silver, Yellow Chartreuse, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup for an modern, herbaceous twist on the classic paloma.