A New Foundation: True Finish by Fashion Fair 2012

(Chicago, IL) — Hosted in the beautiful (and I mean BEA-U-TI-FUL) home of Johnson Publishing Co. President, Desiree Rogers Fashion Fair Cosmetics launched their newest addition to the collection, True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation.  I had the privilege to attend this event as my Mommy’s (Amy Hilliard) ‘plus one.’

Attendees included Cheryle Jackson, Andrea Zopp (formerly and presently of the Chicago Urban League respectively), Laura Mitchell and Niki Robinson (of STYLE Network’s Chicagolicious), Linda Johnson Rice (Chairman of Johnson Publishing Co.), Clarisa Wilson (President of Fashion Fair), and many more.

True Finish foundation is a new lightweight, refining mineral foundation.  True Finish is an illuminating and color adapting foundation using the unique Hue Harmony technology, enhanced with malachite to match your undertone and texture.  With celebrity make-up artists in tow, the ladies were given the opportunity to get a ‘makeover’ with this great new product.  Each shade is named with an attribute that describes the Black Woman.

  • Precious Onyx
  • Fine Mahogany
  • Enduring Ebony
  • Honest Chocolate
  • Loving Mocha
  • Powerful Bronze
  • Confident Copper
  • Chic Cinnamon
  • Alluring Cocoa
  • Wise Honey
  • Virtuous Truffle
  • Peaceful Pecan
  • Gracious Golden
  • Tenacious Topaz
  • Soulful Tan
  • Joyful Caramel
  • Rich Toffee
  • Sexy Sand

True Finish and other Fashion Fair Cosmetics’ lines can be found in select retailers such as Macy’s, Carson’s, Dilliards, Bergners and more.  For stores in your state and to purchase online, visit: www.FashionFair.com!

  Check out the pictures and the FUN in the behind the scenes video of the Fashion Fair shoot!

Whatever Happened To The FemCees? – Women’s History Month 2012

March is Women’s History Month.

We were graced with the presence of five extremely talented young women.

Amanda Furdge – @furdgecaKes

Ashley Good – Gatz N Goods

J Diction – @JDiction

Milly Mango – @Milly_Mango

Trinity – @ChicagoTrinity

These ladies are poets, vocalists, and FemCees who graciously accepted our invitation to freestyle off the dome and the heart.

They tackled Music Industry, Discrimination, Respect, and Self-Love/Inner Beauty.

 SpokenFree Ent. is proud to present:

“Whatever Happened To The FemCees?”

The Ladies’ Websites:

Amanda Furdge

Ashley Good

J Diction

Milly Mango

Trinity

HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!

Bright Lights… #PURPLE City

  J………D……..P   *she says in her “Rebecca Romijn” voice* LOL!

  Let’s just say “Poppa’s got a brand new bag!” Flying in from the Chi to NY to be at the event of the season, #CMJ, JDP came to NYC bringing “the Cold”. At the penthouse of the Thompson Hotel with 180 degrees of Uptown and Downtown New York Cityscapes to view from the bar, JDP shined royal #PURPLE (even with the no sound check circumstances he was given) at the CMJ Music Dealers Showcase performing tracks from his latest EP, The Legend of Goodfoot Jones, (Which was COMPLETELY produced by D.C. (Dutch Cannon) of FlyyCity MG… His first performance was of my FAVORITE song labeled as the Roman numeral 1. “I” (chorus “Clouds in My Coffee”)… (GOD I LOVE THAT SONG! LOL!). He continued his set with tracks from his summer mixtape release from 2011: Where Anything Goes Pt. 2 such as “Rebecca Romijn“… Along with a special treat from his unreleased, upcoming, and FIRST album EVER, PURPLE, called “Girls to the Floor”, which is set to be released at the end of 2011 or the very spawn of 2012. He rocked it out! Not to mention, the evening couldn’t be more meant to be for a JDP performance, then to have the Empire State Building LIT in PURPLE lights that evening right BEHIND the stage… Talk about an omen with an Empire STATEment, huh?! And let’s not forget that JDP’s song “Circa 87” featuring Adam Tensta was picked up by Coca Cola’s COKE ZERO as part of their “Make Your Own Dance” Campaign!! Check out the advertisement for it right here! >>> 

In the #CMJ crowd showing support for one of their own, FlyyCity Media Group’s Co-manager Stefan and (producer) Traxxion, along with Chicago’s Own: Young Live & Dom P., DJ Earn Money, and Hustle Simmons stopped through to show him some love from Chi-City… I told you we were building a bridge, didn’t I?… Well! *shrugs and smiles*…

Check out the interview we acquired in the Rocawear/Artful Dodger offices the day before #CMJ after we got through kickin’ it with Shinobi Ninja…

 JDP, keep shinin’ baby!

All Videography & Photography was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Download The Legend of Goodfoot Jones here: http://www.mediafire.com/?35x1ty9cx6c3uhk#1

Download Where Anything Goes Pt. 2 here: http://thisisjdp.bandcamp.com/

Follow FlyyCity MG, JDP, STEFAN, Traxxion, Young Live, Don P., and Hustle Simmons on Twitter!

@FlyyCityMG

@ThisIsJDP

@SRowe812

@Traxxion

@YoungLive

@HustleSimmons

Written By:

 Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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Shinobi Ninja In YO FACE!!!

This band can be described in one word: BLAOW!!!! If you haven’t heard of Shinobi Ninja, I suggest you check out the interview below that happened right before #CMJ at Artful Dodger to get to know each individual member… The band consists of 6 members: Duke Sims (D.A.) – VOCALS, Baby G – VOCALS, Maniac Mike – GUITAR, Alien Lex – BASS, DJ Axis Powers- TURNTABLES, Terminator Dave–DRUMS…This group makes clash music consisting of rock/metal/punk genres that is now crossing over into hip-hop, which is for lack of a better word, BLAOW!!!! AND I CAN’T BELIEVE I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THEM UNTIL I GOT THERE!!

SHAME ON ME. SMH…

When you watch the interview, you will find that each member brings a unique facet to the collective and you will feel compelled to just hang out with them for THE REST of your life…LOL.  It’s No WONDER why they have appreciators across the country that follow them from city to city off of the love they have for their music! Their personalities are infectious! They had me laughing the entire time! Their female vocalist, Baby G, has got to be one of the coolest chicks I’ve ever met… Me and Baby G, did our best on-stage Tina Turner shoulder-shrug impressions together inside Artful Dodger… If that’s not sisterhood bonding, I don’t know what is! Be sure to download their latest EP, THE BABY G EP, on www.ShinobiNinja.com

Check out this interview with Shinobi Ninja, Sain, and Lady *O* @ Artful Dodger!

All Videography was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Check out their music and latest videos>> via www.shinobininja.com

Follow Shinobi Ninja on Twitter: @ShinobiNinja

#SHOUTOUT to @ARTFULDODGER &@SainWorld for hookin it up!

Written By:

Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

Rich P.: Rich in People.

Harlem’s own, Rich P. is on his way to the top… He’s an upcoming independent artist with more than 13,000 views on YouTube on his “Denim from Paris“ (a freestyle off of Jay-Z & Kanye West‘s “N****s In Paris” [#WATCHTHETHRONE], which is a single off his newly released project The Oval Office. <<<[Be SURE TO DOWNLOAD THAT!!! (Link at the bottom)]

This dude knows what he wants and is setting out to get every bit of the success he deserves. Sitting down with him at Artful Dodger was my first time ever meeting him and we listened to some of his latest tracks together to get me acquainted first hand. I definitely think that there is a lot more than meets the eye with Rich P. and you should definitely keep your eye on him and support. Not only is he a good person, he is an honest grinder whose sole mission is to deliver quality music to his appreciators. In the interview below, you get to really feel Rich P. behind the music. And he is performing at a #SecretLocation this week on November 4th, 2011 with Audra The Rapper (www.audratherapper.com), so be sure to follow him on Twitter! (Twitter info below)

#Shoutout to MicBooth.com and the whole Nice in Harlem/Life Time Music Group LLC Team!! SpokenFree ENT. appreciates this interview! 😉 and #SHOUTOUT to @ARTFULDODGER & @SainWorld for hookin it up!

Check out the SpokenFree ENT. interview below!

All Videography was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Go download his latest project The Oval Office for FREE99>> HERE!

And for more info on Rich P., please visit www.themicbooth.com

Follow Rich P. & Audra The Rapper on Twitter: @RichP213 & @AudraTheRapper

Written By:

Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

Today’s Forecast: Sonni with a Strong Chance of Reign.

What do I want for my hip hop breakfast this morning? Hmm…*ponders* I’d like some Mp3 eggs Sonni side up please!… 😉 Philly’s own, Skinni Sonni… What can I say? I’ve had many a conversation with this man, and let me tell you… He’s a fighter. Skinni Sonni is a visionary in his own right, with his project Cold Pizza and Hot Beer on its way and more videos to come out to YouTube before 2012, this Artful Dodger artist is out to show you he is more than just a fly freestyler. You’ve seen him perform in our #CLUSTERFUCK footage at Artful Dodger/Rocawear with Donny Goines, and now he’s going to be performing at NYC’s S.O.B.’s on November 8th alongside Donny Goines with LOTS of surprises going down THAT evening, so MAKE SURE you are at S.O.B.’s on November 8th!!! IT’S GOING DOWN!!! And we’ll be bringing you the footage!

  Check out this SpokenFree ENT. interview @ Artful Dodger with Skinni Sonni & Netic of Game Rebellion..

 P.S. Crazy note on this piece, not even 3 minutes after Netic put his feet up on the table… Jay-Z (Mr. Carter himself) knocked on the glass and scared us all real quick to nicely tell him to remove his feet from the table. Although, Jay wasn’t caught on film, you’ll know it was real when you watch the interview. LOL.  Netic is quite the character!, BUT he is a SERIOUS performer… Game Rebellion TRULY is an experience you will NEVER forget. If you haven’t seen it, check out the previous post on The Oxymorrons STFU Album Release Party and this recap link below because you will see FIRST HAND what Game Rebellion is ALLLLL About. >>>

Watch Skinni Sonni perform “This is Why I Grind” @ #CLUSTERFUCK… This song is truly an underground favorite of mine…

All Videography was done by SpokenFree ENT. Affiliate: @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group

Follow Skinni Sonni & Game Rebellion on Twitter: @SkinniSonni  @Game_Rebellion

#SHOUTOUT to @ARTFULDODGER &@SainWorld for hookin it up!

Written By:

Lady *O*

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

He’s as Cold as “Black Ice”… Have you gone ILL yet?

You can’t say The Boy Illinois without saying the word ILL. Lol. Coming from the Chi to represent in NYC at Santos Party House and opening up for Maino with Jist & Iron Solomon, The Boy Illinois came to NY and SHUT IT DOWN! Doing tracks off his latest mixtape: The Inhale Part 4: Horai. Production is super dope on this project and he has some really interesting stories that you should really enjoy listening to among some BANGERS that you are sure to rock back and forth bopping hard to… Like I Did. LOL.

The Boy Illinois gave us nothing but heart on stage… And I’m proud of him. Rockin’ Santos with joints like “January 4th”, “Black Ice “,(my 2 personal Faves>>)” Right Around Spring“ featuring Rel, Tre-Style, and Melanie Richelle & “Leap Year” ft. Asia Monique . His most recent released track “Yer“ is currently featured  on @DJEnuff‘s website this week! (www.ThatsEnuff.com)  Illi is doing his THANG! When we shot this interview, it was the second time I got to hang out with our homie and we were in the heart of Chinatown with the NYC street lights peering down by Canal St., waiting to go inside and watch Illi throw down. Even his cousin flew down from Chicago to come see her fam bam get it in… And I don’t blame her, I promised Illi when we hung out the first time in NYC that I wouldn’t miss it for the world. And… IT… WAS… DOPE! And watch the interview to see who The Boy Illinois wants to work with!!

Check out our quick SpokenFree ENT. interview before the Santos show with The Boy Illinois on the streets of NYC.>>

This Video above & Photography below was done by @ProductiveRay09 of Productive Lifestyle Group, an Official Affiliate of SpokenFree ENT.

And if you want to check out The Boy Illinois’s first visit to NYC, check out this freestyle for ThisIs50.com that was done  after The Boy Illinois’s freestyle on MTV Raps in front of Jim Jones, Maino, and hosted by MTVs Sway Calloway… “You GO, BOY!” *she says in her Gina voice* …LOL Thanks for the interview Illi, and we know we don’t have to say it, but you know SpokenFree ENT. has maddd love for you and what you do! 😉 ❤

Download Inhale Pt. 4: Horai via DJBooth.net here:

http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/the-boy-illinois-inhale-4/

 To know more about The Boy Illinois check out his website:

http://www.TheBoyIllinois.com

Follow The Boy Illinois on Twitter: @TheBoyIllinois

Written By:

Lady *O* 

Follow @TheLadyOShow@SpokenFreeENT, and @ProductiveRay09 on Twitter!

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