Drake’s Nice For What Video -An Ode to Women

By London “The Branding Blogger”

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If you slept on Drake recently, now’s the time to wake up. Because Drake is woke, fired up, and gets it with his new record “Nice for What” – An empowering ode to women who are owning it and bringing their A-game.

Sampling of the GOAT Ms. Lauren Hill’s Exfactor and Get Your Roll on from Birdman’s old group Big Tymers,  Drake’s Grammy Award winning flow rolls effortlessly on the beat (that you can’t resist blasting).  According to these lyrics, it seems that Drake not only “Loves his bed and his mama”  -He loves us all, ladies!

Nice for What is a great song on it’s own, but what makes the song more appealing is the beautiful blend of Celebrity female cameos.  The video pays homage to famous and thriving women in Hollywood such as Issa Rae, Michelle Rodriguez, Rashida Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Letitia Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, and many more.  Every scene with each woman gives you a glimpse of their strength, regalness and grace.  Underlining Drake’s message that we really piping up on this N*ggas we got to be nice for what, to these n*ggas”

“Watch the Breakdown”

The mere fact that this incredible video was directed by female director, Karena Evans (who by the way, also filmed another of Drake’s critically acclaimed music video, God’s Plan)  adds to the brilliance and impact that this song is making with 15 million views on YouTube.  The sky is the limit as she smashes through the glass ceiling.

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From the looks of both videos, bear witness to the essence of storytelling as Evan showcases her cinematic, narrative- heavy style while capturing emotional human moments.

At the young age of 22 she has worked on some incredible projects such as a Nike Air Max campaign and a profound documentary on Black Lives Matter.

She received the highest music video Canadian honors as the first female recipient of the Prism Prizes Lipsett Award for her innovative directing style.  Evan’s is a young trailblazer going full speed ahead as he work portrays prolific emotional context.  After leashing out two viral videos back to back, she  has received a major buzz and is now one of the most sought after directors right now.

 

 

Girls Trip -Out in Theaters TODAY!

By London “The Branding Blogger”

GIRLS TRIP (2017)

 I was fortunate to see this HILARIOUS movie about 3 weeks ago at the AMC in Columbus Circle Private Screening .  This movie exceeded my expectations.  I had no idea what to expect since it was not on my radar until recently.

Malcolm D Lee out did himself directing this movie.  The movie reminded me of a In Living Single meets the Hangover.  Almost every scene had a moment that resulted in loud, hold my belly, gasp for air laughter.  The casting couldn’t have been any better.  The chemistry with all of the ladies was refreshing.  It was great seeing Jada and Queen Latifa on the Big Screen together.  I loved the the scene when they entered the club and that set it off remark was made -Perfection!  Tiffany Haddish  was surprisingly great.  I looked forward to her roles as I think she is simply hilarious!  I’m excited to see how she develops as an actor on Hollywood Screens.
Yesterday, Queen Latifa was o Hot 97 Ebro show sharing her insights about the movie.  She opened up to how delightful it was working with the talented cast -So much where it didn’t feel like work.  She admitted that she planned on going to the theaters several times to see it -Like she did when Set It Off premiered.  (It’s THAT Good)
Since I watched the movie, a lot of scenes replay in my mind.  The movie inspired me to make memorable moments with my girls as much as possible on the adventures we take this summer.
I definitely plan on going back to the theaters when the movie is released to the public and share this experience again with more friends.
Check below for the Trailer:
I would recommend every lady to grab your girlfriends this weekend and hit the Movies for some bonding and laughs -You wont be disappointed.  Especially since you’ll get some ab work in as each scene will have you hanging over your seats , holding your belly due to laughter.  Queen Latifa suggested seeing it a couple times because the jokes are back to back and your laughter will cause you to miss another punchline.
Beat the heat this weekend and hit the the air conditioned movies to see Girl Trip.

Feel free to share your insight on the movie!

Movie Trailer Exclusive! Finding Dory

By London “The Branding Blogger”

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The time has finally arrived for all Pixar fans and most importantly Ellen DeGeneres has been eagerly anticipating..  For those who may have been living under a rock (,like myself) Ellen is the voice of Dory and she’s been heavily pushing for a sequel for years.  Well the time has come my friends, where the hints were finally received by Hollywood.  Yes, the rumors are true.  Pixar has made a sequel to Finding Nemo and it will be out in theaters in June 17, 2016!

Check the exclusive trailer for Pixar’s Finding Dory

 

In Finding Nemo, Nemo was lost in the big blue and his father, Marlon made it his duty to find him.  From the looks of the trailer above, I speculate that Finding Dory will be about Dory’s quest to find herself by tracking her family down.

Since it’s release on Ellen’s page, the trailer has  over 7 million  views on YouTube and “Finding Dory” has over 17 million results on Google within .48 seconds.  Needless to say, there is a gigantic buzz around this sequel to Finding Nemo.

 

Release Date:  June 17, 2016

DirectorAndrew Stanton

Film Series: Finding Nemo

Production CompaniesPixar, Walt Disney Pictures

Story By: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson

 

2013:  Ellen Announces Finding Dory