Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Strictly Social 3 Year Anniversary - Wed August 18, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine & Soul Union are Proud to present


Wednesday August 18, 2010

Join us as we celebrate three years of ECLECTIC SOUL FUSION!

Since August of 2007 Strictly Social has helped to redefine the Los
Angeles soul scene by providing a place for artists to experiment with
genre and styles. Since then this monthly event has seen some of the
independent soul community's biggest names and most talented rising
stars while pushing the boundaries of soul music itself.

In the
last 12 months alone the likes of Yahzarah, Joy Jones, Yolanda Johnson,
Afta-1, Nikko Gray, N'Dambi, Shafiq Husayn, Sy Smith, and Mark de
Clive-Lowe have appeared at Strictly Social.

Always original, always on the cutting edge, STRICTLY SOCIAL
has become THE Place to enjoy the future of soul and beyond in Los

Be there for this special night of music!

Featuring Live Performances From:


Introducing their new vocalist LATISHA BASKERVILLE

The Rebirth re-emerges in the Los Angeles soul scene with a new
vocalist for their Strictly Social debut. Come witness the family vibes
as they take the stage with Latisha Baskerville.


Amy Serrata creates progressive soul with a touch of jazz and
hip-hop. Amy is currently focused on writing her second album which will
feature production by Vishnu from Block Cheddar Productions, Apple
Juice Kid, and Ski from Camp Lo.


The hard penetrating, self-reflective vocals of this MC poignantly
illustrate that true school hip hop is alive and well. His music
transcends all cultures, and with a love for rhyming that’s deeply
rooted in the essence of the genre, it’s going to be hard to stop his
star from rising.

Our residents DJ DESTROYER & DJ MYXZLPLIX will be spinning a
selection of future soul, organic hip-hop, and electronic beats all


In the B Room – SOULGOOD, soulful electronica hosted by Atlantic
Connection & Friends

on Facebook

FREE before 1030pm with an RSVP to

$7 presale tickets HERE

$10 at the door

Strictly Social

Wednesday August 18, 2010



Little Temple

4519 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Additional promotional support by Fusicology, Universal Rhythm,
and The Mint Collective.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

SOUL FRIDAYS - Nu-Soul Special Edition - Fri July 30, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine is proud the present a very special


Friday July 30, 2010

This is the hottest FREE Friday Night Party in Downtown LA! Soul
Fridays is right in the middle of it all, taking place at ESPN Zone in
Downtown's impressive LA Live complex, in a chilled out, no attitude
zone. Get your dose of soul, R&B, hip-hop and classics for FREE!

The night will be hosted by JIMETTA ROSE AND THE NAPPY NATION

Come party with this talented crew of performers changing the face of
Los Angeles soul

Music will be provided by

DJ DESTROYER (Strictly Social/Fast FWD)


Plus a Special Listening Session to Final SLUM VILLAGE album The
Villa Manifesto LP

with album GIVEAWAYS between 9pm-10pm


Soul Fridays @ ESPN Zone - LA Live

Friday July 30, 2010

1011 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015



Friday, July 23, 2010

My First Headshot

I got my first set of headshots yesterday and it was a rather pleasant experience. While I don't really have major ambitions to become some huge actor I am going to start doing more background work and it was recommended that I get some. Luckily the good people at Hollywood Pro Photography did a full shoot with three shirts, each with three angles, then helped pick out the best one, retouched, edited, and printed the final shot, and gave me a disk of everything all for just $150! I would definitely say go to them if you need shots. The whole ordeal took less than 2 hours. Check out my shot below.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I review the artists of the All Hearts Tour - Kelis, Robyn, Dan Black

In an overwhelming show of excitement for the upcoming All Hearts Tour featuring Kelis and Robyn I have decided to drop not one but three reveiws all at once for the full lineup of talent for this genre-bending tour. Not only did I include include reviews of Kelis' impressive Flesh Tone and Robyn's magnificent Body Talk Pt. 1, but I also decided to share my thoughts on the tour's opening act Dan Black. Enjoy the reviews, check out the videos and get ready for the ALL HEARTS TOUR kicking off in Los Angeles on July 23!

Read our review of Kelis' Flesh Tone HERE

Read our review of Robyn's Body Talk Pt. 1 HERE

Robyn 'Dancing On My Own' (Official Video) from Robyn on Vimeo.

Read our review of Dan Black's Un HERE

Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi "Symphonies" from chic & artistic on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fashion Shoot wiith Henning Fischer

I managed to sneak in a photoshoot last week with photographer Henning Fischer. It was a shoot to build up my portfolio with the Premiere Model Network. It had to be one of the hottest days of the year so far in Los Angeles. With temperatures soaring around 100 we wandered around abandoned train cars in the middle of the city. Good ole fun. Enjoy the early edits.

Henning Fischer on Model Mayhem

Premiere Model Network on facebook

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Broke As F**k w/ Chilli Breakz, Mik Brown, Kimchee Love - Wed July 28, 2010

Nu-Soul Magazine presents


Wednesday July 28, 2010

Nu-Soul breaks the mold with BROKE AS F**K, a FREE monthly event
showcasing breakbeat music in all its forms. Join us for a night of
breaks, bootybass, ghettotech, dubstep, electro bass, and more!


Featuring Booty Poppin Sets From:

MIK BROWN (Special Live Performance)

Plus BROKE Residents:





RSVP to to get
on the list!

9pm – 2am


Blu Monkey Bar & Lounge

5521 Hollywood Blvd (at Western)

Los Angeles, CA

($5 Parking Available in Back Alley)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My 4th of July in Vegas as a Body Boy

This past 4th of July weekend I had the honor of going to Vegas as part of the staff for Body Boyz United, an event now in its 2nd year that celebrates men of color who take care of their bodies. With 4 days of pool parties, night time festivities and motivational speeches from Max Phillisaire and author Jarid Manos it was by far the most fun I have ever had in Vegas. I mostly worked, assisting with getting the guests checked in at the various events and helping set things up and take things down at each party, but I also got to walk in the fashion show. The hours were long but I was surrounded by beautiful and friendly men. Everyone from the gogo boys to the staff to the paying guests were all amazing individuals. Enjoy a few of my most naked moments (LOL) and hopefully I will see some of you next year! More pics to come!

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