Sean “Diddy” Combs and Diageo Acquire Luxury Tequila Brand DeLeon

Uh oh, looks like your favorite hip hop artist won’t be rappin’ about poppin’ bottles of Patron for much longer! That’s right, Diddy and Diageo have gotten into the tequila game.  Wednesday (Jan. 8) Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Combs Wine & Spirits announced a 50/50 global partnership, they’ve purchased luxury tequila brand DeLeon – already favorite among Hollywood and music industry types. Larry Schwartz, President of Diageo North America is pleased,  “Expanding our relationship with Sean Combs into tequila was a natural choice given Sean’s ability to galvanize support for luxury brands, as we’ve seen with our work together on Ciroc.”…

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Happy Birthday, Zora

My sister is 12 years older than I. When she left for college I was only a six year-old scrappy baby, running around, collecting clues for the endless detective game that I played in my mind, making nasty little cakes out of mud and dandelions. We lived in one of those huge, three-storey historical townhouses in downtown Baltimore. All red brick, huge blacksmith’s fireplace, and a dark, creepy, unfinished basement. Curiosity killed me. I was forbade from going down in the basement by myself. I thought, “There must be dragons, monsters and a vampire living down there.” But see, I…

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Lord Huron – Their Music Tastes Good.

I have a wide range of musical tastes, hip hop, shoegaze (a sub genre of alternative rock), rock, R&B, folk (yes folk), electronic. As long as it’s melodious and transports my mind elsewhere I’m into it.  While trolling the 9:30 Club site to see which upcoming concerts I should drag one of my unsuspecting friends to, I came across Lord Huron. I looked up their music and let me say they are a wonderful, whimsical mix of indie folk, and to ME, they have an M83 like shoegazing appeal. And, since y’all don’t know, M83 is definitely my favorite band,…

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I NEED – Beats by Alexander Wang

Yeah yeah, I’m on the late bus. How did I miss the release of these beautiful creations? The Beats by Alexander Wang collection features a sleek, all black matte design with pale gold accouterments.  Yes, they’re sold out on the site. If someone finds the headphones, Beats Pill or earbuds, please, please, send me a smoke signal.  Thanks. – A

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Luke James, Strawberry Vapors

Y’all know, or don’t, that I’m a big Luke James fan. His strong yet lofty voice, Ridiculous range from baritone to that perfect heady falsetto, I’m here for it. Not to mention that smooth chocolate-ty manliness he has going on there… Anyway, let me stop. Check out the video for his latest single, “Strawberry Vapors,” up top.  – A 

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