Release The Kraken aka The Ratchet Play by 612 Angel Nate`

Three words to describe “Release the Kraken”; raw, rachet, and dirty. This risqué production took the audience on a roller coaster of  laughs, relation, and oh-no-they-didn’t. With 22 year young writer, Chris Patterson, and the amazing improve group there was no “rachet” subject that went untouched. The diversity of the cast made it so no one group could run and hide behind “oh they were racists” or “they discriminated”. They even included the audience in several improvisations such as “The Twerk”, and of course I was called up. (Lol)
After the production wrapped they held a Q&A for the cast and audience. I opened the floor with “I am an actress myself so I understand the masking, however, what was it like preparing yourself to perform such vulgar and offensive material?” Each stated their personal experience, agreeing that it wasn’t easy but director Phil Williams made the space a no-judgement zone which helped them become a family. I followed with a question toward the writer, Chris, “you are so young and your material is creativity wild, where did you go and what went through your mind when writing the skits?” He replied that even though many of his writings reflected urban entertainment such as rap artists and reality tv, he wasn’t into any of that. He merely researched and even had help from a reality guru to assure the writing was “on the money”. He explained that his intent was to never offend anyone, however in order to address issues you must attack them head on. He further explained that our generation was so lost in the rush of social media, glam, and rudeness that many don’t know that this is how they really appear…
*This write up was written by 612 Angel Nate` *

Marsha Ambrosius-Friends and Lovers Tour

When I first received confirmation on attending Marsha Ambrosius-Friends and Lover Tour. I knew I was going to be in for a treat. What I did not know was that I will experience so many emotions from laughs to tears. Marsha Ambrosius is what I call an entertainer. She not only just gets on stage and performs her songs, she draws you in.  I have to thank Muddy Water Group for inviting Six Twelve Magazine out to cover the Friends and Lover Tour. Marsha’s over all performance was good but there are always things that stand out when you go to an event, or concert. She performed a few new and old songs. When she started performing 69 *gasp* MARSHA MARSHA MARSHA you are a naughty girl but I like it hehe. This song right here was my favorite it had a little Hip Hop Vibe to it. She was not afraid to put herself out there about her life. Which brings me to her random hash tags she had during the performance on the projector #THOT #SOPHISTICATELYRATCHET . She compared herself to all the hash tags, unlike others she was able to own up to it.

Then she went into my all time favorite song, but before I tell you that let me tell you how she went into it. She stated how she was seeing a guy and she knew he was seeing someone else. But the plan was that she had him every Tuesday and Wednesday. But on Tuesday he was a no show so she called the girl he was with but she didn’t respond which showed she was with him. She didn’t mind but it was Tuesday and she had him on Tuesdays. So with that said she said “I HOPE SHE CHEATS ON YOU WITH A BASKETBALL PLAYER, HOPE THAT SHE KIM KARSASHIAN THE WAY UP…..” the crowd went crazy I know I did. I have had this song on repeat plenty of times. For every song she performed she had a skit before it.

Another touching moment was when she did “Butterflies” by MJ and his photos and videos playing in the background. And her song “Far Away” when she mentioned she had lost a friend to suicide. This was my first time hearing this song and it touched me. Sucks how people are not able to live their lives without being judged.

All of Marsha Ambrosius songs will touch someone in some way. I will love to see her perform again.

Thank you again to Muddy Water Group and Kym Swain

Release The Kraken aka The Ratchet Play

Three words to describe “Release the Kraken”; raw, rachet, and dirty. This risqué production took the audience on a roller coaster of  laughs, relation, and oh-no-they-didn’t. With 22 year young writer, Chris Patterson, and the amazing improve group there was no “rachet” subject that went untouched. The diversity of the cast made it so no one group could run and hide behind “oh they were racists” or “they discriminated”. They even included the audience in several improvisations such as “The Twerk”, and of course I was called up. (Lol)
After the production wrapped they held a Q&A for the cast and audience. I opened the floor with “I am an actress myself so I understand the masking, however, what was it like preparing yourself to perform such vulgar and offensive material?” Each stated their personal experience, agreeing that it wasn’t easy but director Phil Williams made the space a no-judgement zone which helped them become a family. I followed with a question toward the writer, Chris, “you are so young and your material is creativity wild, where did you go and what went through your mind when writing the skits?” He replied that even though many of his writings reflected urban entertainment such as rap artists and reality tv, he wasn’t into any of that. He merely researched and even had help from a reality guru to assure the writing was “on the money”. He explained that his intent was to never offend anyone, however in order to address issues you must attack them head on. He further explained that our generation was so lost in the rush of social media, glam, and rudeness that many don’t know that this is how they really appear…
*This write up was written by 612 Angel Nate*

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Three words to describe “Release the Kraken”; raw, rachet, and dirty. This risqué production took the audience on a roller coaster of  laughs, relation, and oh-no-they-didn’t. With 22 year young writer, Chris Patterson, and the amazing improve group there was no “rachet” subject that went untouched. The diversity of the cast made it so no one group could run and hide behind “oh they were racists” or “they discriminated”. They even included the audience in several improvisations such as “The Twerk”, and of course I was called up. (Lol)
After the production wrapped they held a Q&A for the cast and audience. I opened the floor with “I am an actress myself so I understand the masking, however, what was it like preparing yourself to perform such vulgar and offensive material?” Each stated their personal experience, agreeing that it wasn’t easy but director Phil Williams made the space a no-judgement zone which helped them become a family. I followed with a question toward the writer, Chris, “you are so young and your material is creativity wild, where did you go and what went through your mind when writing the skits?” He replied that even though many of his writings reflected urban entertainment such as rap artists and reality tv, he wasn’t into any of that. He merely researched and even had help from a reality guru to assure the writing was “on the money”. He explained that his intent was to never offend anyone, however in order to address issues you must attack them head on. He further explained that our generation was so lost in the rush of social media, glam, and rudeness that many don’t know that this is how they really appear…

FLO aka Natalie “Floacist” Stewart of Floetry

SINGLE: GOOD LIFE
 FLO
ARTIST: FLO (aka Floacist of Floetry)
RELEASE: AUGUST 15th 2017
FLO was first introduced to the international music scene in 2002 to great critical acclaim, as the Floacist of Floetry. 15 years later we find the award winning modern day poet not only entering a new chapter of her ever evolving career, but even more excitingly, we also find her in an entirely new volume of her life, newly engaged to former ‘Stone Roses’ drummer Robbie Maddix and nearing the release of her 4th solo album ‘True.’
’True.’ is my best work so far…by far. It’s all in the alignment you see…life is good right now!” FLO
As the old saying goes…life imitates art and the first single from ‘True’ is the aptly titled ‘GOOD LIFE’. Impeccably produced by FLO’s long time friend and collaborator, Grammy nominated producer Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis, this undeniable summer anthem oozes with classic feel good flavour, authentically laced with pure head nodding hip hop vibes and hypnotic neo soul grooves!
In the accompanying video for ‘GOOD LIFE’ FLO shares her world with us for the first time and it is overflowing with family, friends, food, laughter and plenty of love. Directed by Fabien Soazandry (award winning director, film maker, animator), Darwood Grace (director, film maker, poet) and FLO herself, the song title is personified in this cleverly captured visual ‘docu’video’ narrative. Shot in FLO’s actual home we are invited in as FLO shares her Jamaican British culture with her fans around the globe. With the way the world seems to be right now, it’s a breath of truly appreciated fresh air to be encouraged to gather with the ones you love to spread love. Surely this is what the ‘GOOD LIFE‘ is all about?

‘GOOD LIFE’ AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL STREAMING SITES

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/good-life-single/id1268730824

Click the link and take a listen https://youtu.be/zxlKxtf8tN0

ATL Live On The Park

(ATLANTA, GA) – July 12, 2017 – Last night, music lovers gathered at ATL Live on the Park to experience one of the best live music shows highlighting three of the industry’s top new artists. The July show featured performances by Atlanta’s own rock and pop band Hero the Band, singer/songwriter JK Howells and R&B starlet Kari Epps. Attendees also experienced performances by in-house band Quinn and Jukebox, a DJ set by DJ E-Clazz and surprised performances by R&B soul singer Anthony David and southern hip hop artist Pastor Troy. Co-hosted by Boom 102.9’s Ed Lover and MAJIC 107.5 Maria More, ATL Live on the Park was sponsored by Gentleman Jack, ChooseATL, and MAJIC 107.5.

 

Special guests in attendance included: Former Death Row artist Danny Boy, R&B group Levi Johnson, DTP’s Jeff Dixon and Aiyisha Obafemi and recording artist Nesha Nycee.image002 image004 image006 image008

 

Download photos: https://10squaredpr.smugmug.com/ATL-Live-on-the-Park-July-Edition

Photo Credit: Prince Williams, ATLPics.net

 

The Ultimate Beauty Blogger Experience – SHEEN LEGENDARY WEEKEND

RECAP: The Ultimate Beauty Blogger Experience

SHEEN Magazine’s Legendary Weekend Event kicked off this morning at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA with our first annual Ultimate Beauty Blogger Experience, a digital play that included social media influencers from across the country. The event began with bloggers joining SHEEN staff for a light breakfast and chat before groups headed down to enjoy a full-service spa experience, with everything from massages to manicures to facials.  Social influencers like Claire Sulmers from Fashion Bomb Daily, Media/Marketing Genius Juanita Davis, Xaviera from Ice Cream Convos, radio personality Tony Carter, NeShanta from Style-Is-She, and more were all a part of the experience that both treated and honored guests with gifts from haircare line Creme of Nature, skincare line Akura Wellness, and adult beverage line, First Class Vodka. The afternoon ended with a luncheon with keynote speaker, Claire Sulmers, speaking about her rise in the fashion industry and taking advantage of the digital platforms that have given way to this new batch of african-american social innovators. Industry veteran and marketing guru, Juanita Davis, was honored as the Sheen Magazine Beauty Innovator for her achievements in the beauty, entertainment and media industries.  Stay tuned for more updates on Legendary Weekend 2017 on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Snapchat [sheenmagazine], and the Sheen Magazine website.

Sheen Magazine Legendary Weekend Experience

SHEEN MAGAZINE as it marks our tenth year being the Ultimate Beauty Guide for the modern day woman.We were so excited to have joined them in celebrating a Decade of Beauty Cultivation! The Shades of blackness Fashion Show was a fun and fulfilling experience. We were able to catch up with many talented and amazing powerhouse individuals.

Thank you to INGPR and the creator Kimberly Chapman of Sheen Magazine for this exciting experience. lt was such a pleasure to be apart. We had the opportunity to get to know Mishon, Terrence Carson of Living Single, Claire Sulmers Founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, Meelah of 702, Marlo Hampton, and many many others!

This event was was quite refreshing. Such a legendary experience!!