Today was brutal lmao. In the sense that my family don’t play when it comes to being a tourist. Every time we touch down in new territory, it’s like all=in, balls to the wall, go HAM or go home. With … Continue reading
So, if your friends with me at all, by now you know that my fam luhs cruises. That might even be an understatement, with the amount of times we’ve gone. And I don’t say that with an ounce of bragging. … Continue reading
Jessica Alba is bae. And literally there’s no way she popped a baby out of her haha. THhey literally created a scene so she could show off her body in a bikini lmao. Mechanic: Resurrection at The Grove at 8:40pm, fashionably late with my PIC. I only heard of this movie bc my bro saw her at Arclight Hollywood for the premiere and I freaked out cause I love her haha.Anyways. Today was nuts.
One thing I learned is that it’s okay to be a fan. Being in the industry, I have been exposed to a lot of rappers and celebrities. And if there’s someone who you truly admire and love, what they call fangirling, THAT’S OKAY. That’s how it should be. You SHOULD be a fan and freak out. Because they’re talented and to me, it’s a way of saying thank you. For your talents.
Anyways. Today was nuts. Literally my life has been insane lately, and I want to hide under a rock. Also, I started my FOMO blog on DX, so I’ll prob only use this for movies now. I know, you’re heartbroken. Check it out though!
I had an interview in Santa Monica today to try to find a placement for my last year of fieldwork, and it was a total bust. It made me so sad. Literally had so much hope and it just stabbed me in the heart. She said they didn’t need any more interns. So why the fuck did you agree to meet with me? Smh. Whatever.
I really really wanna get back in school this semester. I have to. But it’s so beyond my control at this point. It sucks so much.
Worked all day. Then hit this dope boxing event. Well, it ended up being just a little worout sesh. Shout out to the girl who invited me out. It was promoting this TV film called Ringside, and all I got from the flier was that it was going to be a workout class. It was at The Body in Hollywood, and the trainer/owner is literally so lit. She opened it up with her boyfriend, and they’re just the hottest couple ever lmao. It is right across from Hollywood Cemetry on Santa Monica, but it took me 35 min to get there haha. Not lit.
I invited my girl and was super excited for it cause I wanted a hard workout haha. Turns out this event was legit all the cast of the movie. We were like uhhhhhh lmao. They were LIT. Like, hot af. And fit. So after they took pictures of themselves for like 10 years, they finally started the workout. They said it was going to be an hour but it ended being a lot shorter.
The warmup actually had me out of breath haha but I wanted more. Legit there was this one exercise with ropes that I couldn’t do and it made me so so sad. I have no upper body strength :(. My hg KILLED IT THOUGH. Shout out to her, she literally owned that shit. I’m jealous haha.
We actually also shot a video for DX compiling people’s reactions to the Frank Ocean hype. That should be lit. I was so ratch from the day though I was like I should not be on camera rn haha. *skull emoji*
We had plans to hit the movie after. I love The Grove so much haha. You already know it was popping. I gave my girl my last free pass haha but she deserved it cause we were late af. It didn’t matter though, this movie is all action so it really doesn’t matter if you miss any parts haha.
IMDB Plot: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.
Do you guys like Jason Statham? I think he’s super lit. He always plays his role super well. There was a sex scene with Jessica Alba that was like whoa lmao. Like how many times they gotta film that until they get it? The movie was an hour 40. Totally doable.
The film got mixed reviews, but the low was pretty low. I swear it’s always because the picture is terrible. Like when you can tell they use a green screen… not lit. It makes the entire movie tacky af. I feel bad bc there was def potential there haha. Yo, bitches clapped after the movie. That was some shit.
The theater was packed too. But I guess it is opening night on a Friday. Makes sense. Man, I was just telling my girl why I love movies so much. Bc it’s an excuse to avoid the turn up haha. Seriously, fuck going out. I just don’t see the point. Getting drunk is such a waste of life. Although I was guilty of it for like way 8 years.
I guess this movie is the sequel to one a couple years ago. I was sad bc it was hella unrealistic. Like the shit Jason pulls off is just like…. impossible. Which made it less cool. His murders were fucking lit though. Literally nuts haha. It took place all around the world, but what really stuck out was how fucking beautiful Sydney, Australia was. I passed up a trip with my fam and 100% regret it. It’s gorgeous.
I’m soooooo scattered rn. Help.
TRACK OF THE DAY: Life.
Wow. I was too upset last night to write this haha. Idk if you guys notice, I usually write my reviews the night of. But man, shit had me weak yday haha.
ANYWAYS. Living off no sleep. Well maybe an hour or two. I decided to last minute hitch a ride home for the weekend. Got an Uber around 4am to go to Porter Ranch to meet my homeboy who was driving. The plan was to dip at 7am. Shout out to him for accommodating me last minute. Me and my big ass suitcase :/. I fucked up. I had no other bags. That shit was empty too I just had no smaller luggage. SMH.
My Uber driver was dope we talked about Hip Hop the entire time haha. I’ve never gotten an Uber that late… it’s crazy they’re around the clock. But anywho. Porter Ranch is fucking nice. Like wow the houses were beautiful I was like DANG MY BAD. Literally him and his 2 homies were up chillin bc they got turnt haha. They just DJed in Little Tokyo so we were just blazing. All of a sudden his friend goes, “wait, let’s leave.” I was like YAS. I fucks with you lmao. I was so d to dip. Weed makes me awake af and there was no way I could crash at 5am.
So we hit the road. I really felt so bad my luggage barely fit in the whip. It was a tight squeeze fasho. They were so fucking nice though. Bay kids are legit the shit haha. And we listened to lit music the entire ride. At first the kid did NOT let me sleep. I was so sad haha. I brought my airplane neck pillow and everything like I was so ready to PTFO haha so sad.
Anyways it’s weird being home, but I fucking love it. Just posted working rn but I got a busy day ahead. I love Sunnyvale though man. Makes me smile. Trying really hard to be civil with my mama but it’s not that easy.
Okay back to last night. The day started off with a beautiful root canal. Cried like a little bitch, but at least the pain went away. I’ve been out of commission man. Some shit went down Wednesday night that had me super fucked up in my head mentally. I need yoga. Sigh but can’t sneak in here haha.
I missed our music meeting. But met up with my crew at The Melt on Sunset for a Khleo Thomas event. If you don’t know, it’s a grilled cheese spot. And Khleo is Zero from Holes who is now rapping haha. No lie though, the event turned SO ratchet. They rented out the pool in the back and bitches were twerking. I was down for the cause man haha. If you saw my Snaps, you knew. Hella people hopped in the pool too. I was like WHAT haha. Shit sounds mad uncomfortable after haha and during. It was getting nippy out.
Afterwards I convinced my girl to go see Russ at El Rey. He started out with his hit single What They Want. She was an instant fan. He’s cute too. My homeboy works for Columbia Records who Russ just signed to, and guaranteed and interview with him after. He’s been independent for years so that was interesting. Low key the only reason I was down was to get the exclusive. I fuck with Russ but I was so tired. And hungry. Vicious combo.
I brought my other hg for my plus one. She’s super dope and down with dope music. His set was kinda long. He played from like 10:15 to 11:45. His fan base is unreal though. I’m talking… one race lmao. Middle Eastern and Hispanic. Super sold out show though. So I’m sitting here super lit for this dude, only to be completely chewed out after.
Note, he sold out like every show on his tour. And wears the appropriate jersey for each city. Ew to the Lakers but super dope how he does that. He’s been rapping for like 11 years and has a DIY mentality. Also learned he was heartbroken tn and puts his feelings in his music. Drake status.
Earlier that day, my homie hit me and asked DX to unblock Russ on Twitter, which I thought was fucking weird. When my boss checked, he wasn’t. So I thought that was that. But nope. Afterward, he legit went OFF when we met up with him backstage. Saying FUCK HIPHOPDX, blase blase. I was in shock. I’ve never met an artist who hated the site, let alone, hated haha. He completely aligned me with them, which I didn’t appreciate. As if I had something to do with the past.
No homie, I had nothing to do with whatever encounter you had with DX. That’s over now can we move forward with the interview? Nope. He pulled up emails on his phone from us from last year and 2014. It was a little extra but he was fucking pissed. I took it a little personal but I’m over it now. Legit if an artist is gonna act petty like that, I feel bad for him. We are only here to help him out. He’s prob just so into himself he feels like he’s made it.
Sucks though. The show was lit. It was sad af. I said hi to Snow Tha Product who was chilling in the back, hellllla low key. She barely remembered me lmao so sad. I be like that with people though…
Wow life is crazy. Just wanna hide under a rock like Patrick from Spongebob. Straight up.
TRACK OF THE DAY: He’s so dope.
Café Society. Had to make sure I copy and pasted that é lmao. Pause, I just realized my Flixster app was wrong about the length of the movie. Not okay haha. It was an hour 40 not an hour 25!! I swear, an hour 30 is… the marker sometimes. Not saying this movie was long at all, bc it was actually really good. Really enjoyable and pretty to look at. I was trippin over the picture of this movie. I feel like that’s not the right film term haha. Whatever camera they used, was amazing haha.
The movie takes place between New York and Los Angeles. My future home and current home, jk haha. Or am I. It takes place in the 80’s I think, but the cast in this movie is LIT. Indie films are always the way to go. Fr. They’re way better than the mainstream ones. I always determine they’re indie if they’re only playing at select theaters, aka Landmark on Pico.
One of my fav theaters, but I never go bc my they don’t accept the Moviepass haha. 9:35pm showing. There were prob like ten people in the theater. Went with my homie I haven’t seen in a minute so it was great to catch up. He hit me up and I suggested a movie of course haha. He lives in Culver so this was perf. I just realized the film was very much a love story lmao. I’ma ask him if he thought so too.
Anyways, IMDB plot: Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.
LMAO I said 80’s. Idk shit about the eras. Someone asked me before if I could choose any era, which one would I live in. I was like, uh…. none haha. Jesse Eisenberg plays the young lad from NY, who tries to go to LA to work for his uncle Steve Carell, who is a big timer in the entertainment industry. Like I said before, the picture was amazing. Every venue they shot looked sooooo bomb haha. One of them I recognized as the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, but back then there were no swarm of tourists at any given moment.
The first scene was at a Hollywood Hills party. Goals af haha. Fr, so nice.
Kristen Stewart, who I used to hate, plays the girl they both fall in love with. It’s a trip man, the age difference. Steve is like daddy status. And yeah, I’ll stop there haha. Jesse is a really good actor, but his character was just so damn nerdy haha. Wonder how he is in real life… Kirsten played her role real well. She’s super talented too. I asked my homeboy if she was really crying in the scenes and he said yes. Damn haha. I could NOT cry on demand.
Anyways, I really enjoyed the film. Def is evidence of the crazy shit that happens in life. Like, literally haha. Also, they had a pretty funny depiction of a Jewish family in NY. My homie’s Jewish ahaha.
Okay, I’d like to take this moment to say my lip hurts like a bitch. I bit it hard af after my mouth was numb at the dentist bc I didn’t wait to eat…. and then I bit it again last night!!!! In the same exact spot, so any progress it made healing goes out the door lmao. Really tho, wish there was a magic serum I could put on it so it heal right away. Come on scientists, step up.
Case of the Mondays af today. I tried to nap and it was just too damn hot in my room. My best from home actually unintentionally motivated me to workout haha. I snuck into LA fitness again. I hate the gym lmao but I had a solid sesh. Listened to a bomb playlist and then Logic’s new mixtape Bobby Tarantino. I love his flow.
AND THEN, I was in a rush bc I had to shower and get to the movie, but my hg wanted bud so being the amazing kind soul that I am, I told her to meet me at Mecca. Since my go-to dispensary got raided, this has become the one. It’s super lit and stays open til 2am. Which is why I’m sad. I got banned lmao. Legit sad about it. The security guard goes “you’re not allowed here ever again.”
I legit just dropped off the bag at my girl’s Lyft. The dude was patrolling outside and we literally just spoke, but I was in such a rush I wasn’t even thinking. Right after I turned around he legit threw a tantrum, and went off about how I could get the shop shut down. It was mad awkward. I literally just ran away and he followed me to see the car I was in. I can’t show face there anymore. Le sigh.
I get it though. It’s a business. Like I get it. I was pissed at first but after some thought, I realize it’s totally my fault. Le sigh again.
Busy day tomorrow, starting with a dentist appointment. Tear. Also, I’ve recently become addicted to grapes. But I always eat too many and my stomach hurts.
WAIT I ALMOST FORGOT. Blake Lively is in the film. She is damn fire man haha.
TRACK OF THE DAY: This came on after. One of my fav tracks ever.
Writing this from the most lit hotel in Copenhagen. I don’t even know the name lmao but it’s by Marriott. JK It’s called AC Hotel. Texted my bro who’s upstairs in the room sleeping on the floor. But he’s awake … Continue reading
I can’t help but think of cream cheese when I hear Philadelphia. My days serving at a sushi restaurant consisted of memorizing all the rolls, including the Philly roll, with salmon and cream cheese. Oh, and cucumber. But no ones cares about that.
Here we go! My last day to explore the city. It was Labor Day, and a lot of things were oddly closed. In the process of getting educated on the city and its history, I thought this was strange. Shouldn’t it be poppin? My sis said her friend had gone to the beach for the day. This meant hitting up Delaware. State hopping is such a bizarre concept to me… I’m a Cali girl. There’s only Cali around me haha. But anyways, a day off at the beach sounds about right.
We got lunch at a cute spot called High Street in Philly. It was a 45 minute wait for 5 people. No patience Shirley struggled. I was scared we were going to waste too much time and I wouldn’t be able to see the spots. One of the reasons I don’t eat out, or walk lmao. I just feel like it takes up so much time. Time I could be napping. Jk. It ended up being totally fine. I had a bomb broccoli salad with herb mayo and seasoned almonds.
Did you know Philly was the city of brotherly love? Shoutout to my Snapchat geofilter as I shared my salad that no one probably gave a fuck about. See, social media laces you with knowledge sometimes. After lunch, we stopped by the Benjamin Franklin museum which was LITERALLY next door. It was where his old home was before they tore it down, which was pretty dope. I told my sis they should have a hundred bill statue there. “It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby.” Biggie, P. Diddy, and Lil Kim.
We then walked over to the Liberty Bell, right by Independence Hall. They signed the Declaration of Independence here! Okay honestly I hated history. I was so bad at it, at memorizing. But yo, that’s pretty dope. I’m such a tourist, and I have no shame. This bell was rung when the Declaration was read (thanks Wiki). To be honest, it was a lot smaller than I imagined. For some reason, I was thinking it was this huge extravagant bell.
Next, we took a cab to the Love sign. It was hot okay… speaking of. I hate walking. I love to run, that’s my time to escape. But walking, I just can’t. That’s why I’m scared to move to New York, I’m not sure how I’d deal without my car. I know that’s sad, but I’m just so inpatient. I really don’t consider it laziness, but some people might </3.
The Love sign was in John F. Kennedy Plaza, with a huge fountain behind it. For some reason, I thought it would be on the floor, and a lot bigger. Also, there’s multiple around the US. This is the original though! There was a huge line of tourists such as myself to take a picture. I’m so basic. Thanks to my sis and her homie for putting up with me. This is old news to them.
I wanted to check out the Rocky steps but we didn’t have time. Made In America was basically there though, so I was semi-okay with skipping it. Never saw the movie either, smh.
Took a cab to the airport. The Philly airport is cracking haha. Idk, I’m so entertained by what different areas have. Maybe I’m just too used to LAX. I had a ball this time traveling alone, I just talked to random people. SO out of curiosity, as I was going through security, I asked the TSA worker what it took to be a TSA worker. I meant qualifications. This fool told me to apply on-line. Lmao.
So I had the middle seat and the dude next to me made me extremely uncomfortable. That and I can never sleep in tight spaces. Rough journey back. AND THEN. My roomie had told me Uber now picks up from LAX. False. No cars available. Whyyyyyy.
I had to take a shuttle to a parking lot and then call an Uber. But I also had a heart to heart with my driver who was telling me to follow me dreams. Eeeeeek. But really, he stopped the meter to talk to me so I wouldn’t get charged.
Every time I get back from a trip, I have to unpack right away. Shoutout to my OCD never failing me. Back to reality. I’m sad.
A friend just reached out to me who is struggling. She sounded exactly like me, verbatim. Honestly, I need to start taking my own advice. You just have to be easy on yourself. Happiness is a choice. In this world today, there’s almost no end to satisfaction. We will always want more. As long as at the end of the day we can be proud of something, anything. It can be as small as smiling at a stranger. We’ll be okay. I promise.
TRACK OF THE DAY: Travis Scott’s Rodeo album is still hard af to me. This was a single from before the album was released, but fact of the day. Did you know it was referring to a $3500 fur coat Kim Kardashian got for North West? S M H. I love it. Haha.
I’m honestly really happy rn, that I decided to commit to this trip. It was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while. You know those music festival feels? Where you’re just so happy and grateful to be there. So blessed to be able to fly from LA to see baes Meek Mill and Future. I name drop those 2 because I’ve seen everyone else… multiple times. Those two artists are super hot for me rn. But really, who’s part of #FutureHive? I am aware his music is ignorant af, but that shit slaps. If you fuck with Future, we already have that common bond. It’s a beautiful thing really.
It was a little rough getting up this morning, not sure why. Naps for days. All I cared about was Future today. I was too amped. It felt a little hotter than yesterday, and there was sure a hell lot more people. Not sure why, I think Beyonce was the queen of the hour. Jk. I’m just biased cause I seen everyone. Keep reading.
We walked in to Santigold’s set, but we watched it from a Budweiser truck that had a roof top. It was dope. They also gave out free beers and burgers with a wristband from 1-5pm. None of us wanted burgers, so we gave it to those in need. Good karma I hope. But timeout, Santigold was rocking a full on sweat suit in 100 degree weather. I would die. We all concluded we would die. She also had a ridiculously oversized bow on her forehead. She’s wild, but that’s what makes her amazing.
Next we heard Jidenna playing at the stage next door. “Classic Man” still goes so hard. I wanted to catch Post Malone’s set, but we never made it. The homies from NYC hadn’t heard of him, which was a huge surprise to me. He’s gotten huge in LA, and “White Iverson” is one of the hardest tracks to this day. That shit was on mad repeat. I’ve also seen him live at a club in LA. He really turns up and puts on a great performance. I love when an artist feels their music as hard as we do.
Anyways, FUTURE!!!!! I had to find my peoples, and we did. First of all, I have the biggest damn crush on DJ Esco. I can’t deal. I know he’s a huge player, but one day. Future had me feeling some type of way. It was everything I ever wanted. I’m talking beyond Dirty Sprite 2, which he played a lot of. I was very pleased. So, “Trap Niggas” is one of my favorite tracks by him. I actually played it in the car on the way to Mosaic for my baptism lmao. I could also easily play it every day on my way to work. It really just gets me hyped. He played “Peacoat,” “Layup,” “Karate Chop.” The crowd LOVED “Fuck Up Some Commas,” naturally. “Shit” also went so hard, I was not ready. He closed it out with “Good Kush & Alcohol,” a track with Lil Wayne and Drake. Done.
I was literally satisfied at the point, and it was barely 6pm. Next up was Big Sean, always a goodie. His throwback to “Dance (@$$)” had Made In America twerking for sure. We then found ourselves on the front railing at GTA soon after. Shoutout to my sis and homie, always finessing our way to the very front. It really makes a huge difference. Boss shit. GTA was so turnt! I’m seeing them at the Hollywood Palladium in November with my homeboy, anyone can join :). The reason I bought tickets to that show so early was because K Camp is opening for them. I’ve seen them before, but forgot how dope they were. AND, they mix a ton of hip hop tracks. Win win.
Cole world. J. Cole at sunset was everything. An artist so talented and inspiring, I will never lose respect for him. Fav tracks by him would still have to be “Lights Please,” “In Da Morning,” and “Planes.” Ending all his sets with “Planes,” a baby making track with Jeremih, was my exact thinking. Glad we on the same page Jermaine.
Back to the turn up. Axwell & Ingrosso though. Texting my brother (standarly), I found out they were a part of Swedish House Mania. I feel so late with EDM sometimes -____-. But I love to know, so feel free to educate or correct me at any time. They had the crowd so lit. Someone also was throwing out 2 dollar bills. My sis hustled her ass for one and gave it to me. THANKS BB!!! It’s the little things in life, I swear. The lights were amazing and they had a fire go off at multiple drops throughout their set. It was sick.
Okay, The Weeknd. 0 expectations, and 100% satisfaction each time. I JUST saw him at Hard Summer, but it was still so so good. We definitely felt ourselves during “Can’t Feel My Face.” There was also a brave male in the audience who climbed the light pole and started humping it mid air. That’s what I love to see, in all honesty. Those feelings and emotions that an artist can make you feel, everything.
TRACK OF THE DAY: One of my fav tracks in the world. Remix with August Alisina doe. J Cole and Jeremih. Everything.