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Claudio's Official website has been updated and massively changed!

Hearing the word 'massively' might make you think that a lot has been added to the young artists website, however it has actually been simplified.

Claudio Marques wants to keep everything simple and easy to understand therefore a new 'Dope' layout has been added to

The new website also brings a new optimised mobile version of the site.

New content will slowly be added to the website, however it is now ready for you to go check it out wether it is on your mobile or PC at home.

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#NewRelease Marvelous Are Thy Works, a Novella by Meiah Shaun


Meiah Shaun is an inspirational author and freelance writer. She is a graduate of LeTourneau University. She is a native of Orange, Texas and currently resides in Plano, Texas.

Meiah Shaun is the author of Marvelous Are Thy Works, a novella. Meiah Shaun has a special interest in empowering African American women to self love and to embrace their natural hair. She and her twin sister rock Sisterlocks. Her fraternal twin sister is thirteen minutes older than her.

Meiah Shaun is featured on as a platinum level author penning articles on numerous topics such as inspirational, spirituality, goal setting to shopping and product reviews.

Meiah Shaun enjoys writing, reading, cooking, jazz music and making scrapbooks.

Meiah, tell us about your book?

Fatima, her best friend Lauryn and her cousin Sheba are natural hair stylist at All Natural Hair Salon in Washington, DC.  Fatima wants to build a brand and invest into other business ventures for their salon.  She desires to empower African American women by motivational speaking about the natural hair movement.  She desires to travel the country to spread her message.  Lauryn and Sheba are not interested in Fatima's business idea.  They have their own plans for their futures.  They are going through different life events and are struggling to maintain their friendships while doing business together.  Fatima's boyfriend, Ephraim hasn't asked for her hand in marriage after five years of dating.  Fatima has to follow her instincts as she moves into her destiny.

 How did you come up with idea for this book?

My inspiration behind Marvelous Are Thy Works is that I identify with my protagonist Fatima Williams as I love encouraging African American women to accept and wear their natural hair.  Like Fatima, I have worked in real estate, was formerly a vegetarian and I have dated an African man.  She and I have a few things in common.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

I had no idea in the beginning how long it would take me to complete my book.  I worked on my novella for over two years.

Why do you write?

For me, writing is spiritual.  I pray before I sit down to write.  I ask God for direction and for him to use me as a vessel to bless and inspire others.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

I want enlightened African American women about going natural as it is a personal choice.  I hope my readers resonate with my protagonist, Fatima Williams who is a visionary and pursues her passion.  I believe that Fatima is relatable to most women who want a prosperous life filled with success, love and happiness.

Who are your favorite authors?

I enjoy reading inspirational authors such as Bishop TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore and Joel Osteen.  However, some of my favorite fictional authors are Lori Tharps, Norma L. Jarrett and Rhonda McKnight.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I've been studying my pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes's book called Instinct.

What books have most influenced your life?

I read the Bible to study the word of God which gives me strength and revelation.

Also, another book that has influenced me is by R.G. LeTourneau called Mover of Men and Mountains.  I read the book while I was a student at LeTourneau University.  The book taught me how to use biblical principles in my business engagements and in building relationships.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I am a fan of author, Lori Tharps.  I read her books: Kinky Gazpacho and Hair Story, Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America while I was going natural several years ago.  I was inspired by her books.  During that tim

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Lord Jamar Agrees With A$AP Yams: "2014 Could BeThe Worst Ever" (Video)

Whew, ! Well, A$AP Yams said it. And Lord Jamar pretty much seconded it. He kinda made some points. Ask yourself... Did 2014 mark the release of any instant classics in Hip-Hop? Name 'em. Now, how many trash LPs can you name? Wow. You might not want to speak on it (too painful for Hip-Hop heads); but Lord Jamar (of Brand Nubian fame) will. Don't worry. Watch.

But there is hope for the future... I'm trying to do my part...

- Lord Jamar


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Marlins Should Trade Stanton

Word came over the weekend that it was coming and now it is reportedly done: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the 13-year, $325 million contract between Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins is officially “in place.” It won’t be publicly announced by the team until later this week, likely so that a press conference can be arranged.more

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Monday Morning Motivation - Are You Open and Ready to Receive?

One of my favorite affirmations that I write and repeat frequently is, "I am now open to receive." Recently I had to ask myself, "You may be open, but are you really ready?" I say this because we constantly hope and wish and dream and pray and want for things like a good mate, more money, a new home or car...but when we actually get those things will we be truly ready? Will we know what to do with those things? The reality is that we are so focused on what we have presently, or what we don't have, that when we get what we claimed that we truly wanted we often lose, abuse or reject it.

I remember listening to an airing of the Oprah Show on Oprah Radio where they highlighted a very interesting social experiment. A homeless man was given a large lump sum of money, as well as opportunities for education, employment and mental health treatment. To make a long story short, he did not take the offers that would help him sustain and maintain his well being, but he did take the money. In no time he blew all of the money and was homeless again.

As we get on our knees and pray, or day dream, or create vision boards for what it is that we truly believe that we want or need, we must also prepare to receive it. If it is money that we desire, we must increase our financial literacy so that we will know how to manage it when we get it. If it is love that we want we must change our existing framework and learn what real and healthy love looks like.

In one of my previous messages I talked about visualizing our dreams in order for them to be realized. A part of the vision must also be the wisdom, discipline, training and commitment that comes along with the things that we long for.

So this week, I encourage you to journal about, talk about, pray about, or meditate about all of the necessary steps, supplements, and mindsets that go along with what you are asking for. Be prepared because if you ask and believe, you will most certainly GET READY

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Kendrick Lamar Speaking With DJ Whoo Kid On His Music, His Moves, His Take On Hip-Hop Today & More

On the mic, Kendrick's spit game is unmatched...even on the radio. Promo stop to be certain, but take in the insights the young lion drops (along with news of what's to come in his music/career)...

Kendrick Lamar stopped by The Whoolywood Shuffle promoting his latest single "i". He speaks on traveling to St. Louis to gain Ron Isley's permission for use of his "That Lady" sample. K. Dot also confirms George Clinton collaborations are underway.

There are also motivational gems contained within the interview. One being that Kendrick emphasizes the basis of challenging yourself. He said "Challenge yourself, and don't take instances for granted." "Whether it's a 16, a hook, or 4 bars challenge yourself. And this is why Hip-Hop is at a point where creativity is stagnant, because artists aren't challenging themselves."



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RAWdeoShow: David Dallas Ft. Sid Diamond x Mareko - Southside (Prod. Fire x Ice)

Hold up. Hold up. Slow down the beat and mellow that out. Time to tone down the lyrics, change the energy, but keep it Hip-Hop. Cue D. Dallas and let's do this then.


You can hear music like this every week. Follow @RAWdioShow and listen to the Saturday Night Live #PodParty where RAW meets RADIO every week, at #SNL

Videos posted for this blog curated under the auspices of BoneBreaker Studios & O Know He Did Ent. Follow @BoneBreakerStud & @OKnowHeDidEnt on Twitter

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Business: Watch Fat Joe's "Get Rich Quick" Pitch At Market America (Video)

Gonna take a long minute to process what you are seeing above (feels kinda of Amway-ish). Trust. What you are seeing/hearing is Joseph Cartagena (not Fat Joe) on stage, talking up an opportunity for audience members to make some residual income... not in a rhyme... rather, a business presentation in a little over thirty minutes.

President of Urban & Latino Development, Fat Joe, explains how to get on the Invisible Train to success with your Market America UnFranchise Business.

In a word: Wow.


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Meet ANITA SECHESKY, Marquez Griffin and Miracle Shae


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Author of #LOVE  - A New Generation Of Hope 

Second Segment: Prophet Marquez Griffin

Marquez Griffin Considers His Album An Inspirational Tool To Help Christians and Non-Christians Get Past Emotional Scars, Wounds and Setbacks. When You Hear The Lyrics You Will Agree That Marquez Griffin Does A Profound Job of Capturing The Heart of God.

Third Segment: Miracle Shae

Miracle Shae joins us to share her inspiring story.

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Album Stream: Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary

Album Stream: Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary

Hail Mary Mallon's new album Bestiary drops tomorrow (Nov. 11). Before then, Rhymesayers put up the album early for you all to check out. Check it out and cop it tomorrow on iTunes.

Author informationKingeEditor-In-Chief at Dead End Hip HopExecutive Producer of Dead End Hip Hop on YouTube.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post Album Stream: Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary appeared first on Dead End Hip Hop.


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Stageplay opens to record-breaking social media impressions in Atlanta

Thursday, November 6th was the Atlanta debut for erotic novel turned stage play "Single Husbands." The one of a kind stage play was a huge hit in Atlanta boasting consecutive sold out shows and over half a million social media impressions during it's four day stint at the Southwest Arts Center. All weekend Atlanta's social scene was buzzing with twitter and Instagram posts celebrating #singlehusbandsatl.

"We couldn't be happier with Atlanta's reception of the play," says New York Times best-selling author turned executive producer and playwright Mary "Honey B" Morrison. "I recently re-located to Atlanta and
this is just the beginning. I look forward to doing more specifically with theater, television, and film." Morrison said the production served as her fifteenth year celebration as a published author with nineteen novels and over 3,000,000 books in print. Single Husbands stage play was Mary's Atlanta debut.

Morrison said the success of â€Å"Single Husbands” was undoubtedly a team effort and the result of a hard working cast and crew. Cast members included; American Idol alum and Broadway songbird Latoya London, former V-103 VJ and adult entertainer Thomas â€Å"Luscious” Crawley, along with former NFL linebacker turned actor/singer Olrick Johnson just to name a few.

Opening night was hosted by radio personality Ebony Steele and featured cocktails by Tiny's Tequila. Sponsors for "Single Husbands" include; M360 Media, JD Entertainment and Razac hair care products. Mimi Couture, Aveda (under the leadership of Jazmine Jackson) along with Enchanted Branding & Public Relations. Guests included R&B divas Meelah, DJ Fadelf, actor Tommy Ford, vh1's Bambi and a host of key influencers and socialites.

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Monday Morning Motivation: Harvest Time!

Monday Morning Motivation: Harvest Time!

Many seeds are edible. Therefore they serve a dual purpose. They can be eaten and they can be planted. If we eat them they give us satisfaction for a moment, some nourishment, and a limited supply of energy. If we plant or sow them, they will multiply and reap an abundant harvest.

Now think about the seeds that are in your life. What do you do with them? Are you looking for a quick fix or long term benefit?

The seeds in our lives are our money, time, talents, and energy. Figuratively eating those seeds translates to things like get rich quick schemes, rapid weight loss, and other means of instant gratification. We don’t want to wait. We want it all now. What we fail to realize is that by indulging in the small pleasure now, we are actually taking a huge loss in the long run.

Imagine how much more we could have if we planted those seeds. Imagine how infinite the possibilities would be if we invested our money, time, energy and talents into things that would cause them to grow and flourish as opposed to dead end situations, things and people that reap no harvest.

Here is an example of eating the seed versus planting the seed that I want you to consider. Think about which side of the spectrum you are currently operating in, and then think about where you want to be...

You spent $500 in a weekend on an outfit, some shoes, eating out at restaurants, buying drinks, paying cover charges, and parking fees. You looked good, had a funky good time, ate well, and drank well. The next morning you have a headache, perhaps a temporary one from a hangover, or maybe the start of a lingering one from a consequence that was a result of your actions. The fun is over. You ate the seed.

You invested $500 in real estate by placing a bid, or going in with a partner to acquire a low cost property in your city. Once you own the property, you rehabilitate it, and sell it for three times more than what you invested. Now you have simultaneously improved your community, created an opportunity for a family to be home owners and made a profit that you can now invest into something else. You planted the seed.

Eating the seed is easy because we believe that it’s safe, secure and it feels good right now. Planting the seed is scary because it feels like a risk. Like faith, once we plant that seed, it becomes something that we cannot see immediately. But just because we can’t see it, does that mean that it’s not there? Taking the planting route may be difficult at times. Things may occur in the process that knock us down or beat us down to the ground, but remember, it is from the ground where all things grow and there is nowhere to go from there but up.

Before this year comes to an end, I challenge you to plant a seed that you might have otherwise eaten. If you want the harvest, you must sow the seed

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Kendrick Lamar Says "i" Came From Depression & Insecurity

In a past interview with Hot 97 personalities Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg, Compton, California rapper Kendrick Lamar revealed that his “i” record was made for those locked up and those who feel they have nothing to live for. K-Dot again addressed the record while speaking with 93.7 The Beat’s Devi Dev and shared that he too has dealt with depression and insecurity.

The TDE lyricist explained that newfound fame and fortune can bring about a lot of depression and turmoil.

“The record feels great and feels good, but it comes from a place of depression,” Kendrick said. “It comes from a place of insecurity. Not only from them, but from myself. It’s a lot of things that I deal with personally that you deal with. That all of us in this room deal with. So, it touched on so many different things. As far as equality within us as human beings and accepting one another...It comes a lot of turmoil when you talk about money. When you talk about fame and fortune and success. A lot of things you gotta handle and balance and that brings a whole lot of depression. I’ve spoken with artists that’s done it before me. They said they went through the same phases too.”

Kendrick later touched on his good kid, m.A.A.d city cover art. He explained that the cover art consists of “so many dynamics” and is something that will stick with him forever.

“What’s even more tripped out, somebody that’s responsible for me being who I am today was the actual poster that was in the back,” he said. “That’s me and my father. If you look right in the back it’s me and him. He light-skinned, super pale, light...So, it’s so many dynamics in that cover, man. It’s something that’ll stick with me forever. Just the fact that I got my parents on there. It’s something that I can carry with me forever. When I have grandkids and they never met they grandparents. They great-grandparents or whatnot. They can go back and trace that album and say ‘Okay, I know what they was like in real life.’”

With his upcoming appearance on “Saturday Night Live” scheduled for November 15, Kendrick revealed that he hopes to also appear in a skit on the show. The rapper even offered his own idea for a skit, which would touch on matters of gentrification.

“I wanna do skits out of the norm,” Kendrick said. “Something that contrasts. I always talked aboutâ€"But recently we started talking about how it never was any white people in the city, in my schooling. From the Compton school district. I would like to do something where I can contrast that and bring it all the way back and put me in the class where it’s different types of ethnicities other than the minority. I wonder how would I function in that type of environment. I think that’d be fun.â€

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Angie Martinez Joins Jay Z's Roc Nation [PHOTO]

Angie Martinez Joins Jay Z's Roc Nation [PHOTO]

Angie Martinez's winning streak since leaving Hot 97 for Power 105 has just doubled like a salary, now that she's the newest member of the Roc Nation.

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