Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
I know most people set a New Year's resolution to lose some weight. But how many of us keep it? We have busy lives; the kids, homework, school, work, etc. Well I decided since I am always trying to do a workout, I wanted to get my listeners, also known as my friends, involved with me by doing a holiday workout.
It's a 30 day challenge, just in time for the new year. So join me and a few of my co-workers in taking the challenge. Feel free to Instagram your videos and pictures with #HolidayHustle @Power99Philly. I want to see your progress each week and don't be surprised if you see your pictures on our site.
Enjoy DJ Doc B's mixtape while you get it in for your holiday hustle challenge. Download his mixtape http://www.sendspace.com/file/jcdpb2
Here is week 1:
It looks like RocNation's Rita Ora is getting more into the acting scene. If you've seen Fast and Furious 6, you probably caught a quick cameo with her starting off one of the races. Well now, according to Bossip, Rita has been cast in the upcoming movie "Fifty Shades of Grey," based off the best-selling book by the same name. So will she do a walk through or another cameo? Actually, Rita will play the adopted younger sister of the main character, Christian Grey. I haven't read the book, but I've heard it's definitely a steamy one. Congrats to Rita for adding that on her long resume!
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I don't care what Nicki Minaj says about her business partner, Safaree Samuels, but dude is always with her and now he's doing something a bit extreme. Though she doesn't claim him as her man, he may be claiming her in some sort of way. According to TheYBF, he sat in a chair for 6 hours to get a tattoo of Nicki Minaj! His theory was people get tatts of people they don't know, so he's getting one of someone he does know. Uh, okay, sure. And they won't publicly claim each other? Check out the process.
For my piff puffing friends, the next time you roll your next joint, you may want to consider this...your weed may have some feces in it! I bet you're probably looking at your weed right now! According to a research at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, they found some marijuana most likely contains feces, mold, pesticides, even dead insects. Some studies even found contaminants like e-coli and salmonella, as reported by ABC News. So much for it being a natural, safe, herbal medicine. A forensic biologist, Heather Miller Coyle has turned her attention to public health and is urging states where marijuana is legal to pass strict certification laws. Even though weed is legal in some states, there is limited testing in the herb, which is done for medical potency and not it's purity. So the next time you hit up your supplier, I guess you need to ask if they tested their product! HA!
Brrrr, says Gucci Mane. Well now I'm sure he is really saying that because he is in trouble again! According to the AJC, he is facing a federal gun possession charge. And of course this isn't good because he is a convicted felon. So dummy apparently displayed two different loaded handguns and acting stupid on two days, back in September. If Gucci is convicted on each count, he faces up to 20 years in prison and could be fined up to $500,000, according to court officials. He's another one who just can't get right!