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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Press Play Thursday

Nicole Wray – “Dreamin”

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Young Scolla feat. Big Soj -“For Mama”

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The Niceguys – “Good Shepard”

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Mayer Hawthorne – “No Strings”

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“For Colored Girls” Movie Trailer

Check out the official trailer of the new Tyler Perry film “For Colored Girls” before it hits theaters November 5th. I wouldn’t say highly but still very much anticipated movie is based on Ntozake Shange’s Award-winning play, ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’ and stars Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and others.

Covergirl Mag Coverage!

The self-proclaimed Barbie and most talked about female rap artist, Nicki Minaj, is no stranger to a magazine cover. This time she is fierce yet a bit spaced on the cover of OUT magazine. For those of you new to OUT, it is a very popular LGBT ( Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) magazine. Pics of the Nicki shoot below and read the article at OUT.com

Known to mix patterns beautifully, Solange Knowles, graces the cover of FASHIZBLACK magazine. Inside she talks about her style and more.

I was standing by a news stand on Wall st. in NYC just the other day. I was conversing on my cell phone but was immediately put off when I saw two girls point and laugh at the magazine cover above. The above cover is very controversial due to these reasons listed all over the net: race, weight and possible retouching of actual skin color.

Shine from Yahoo had this to say:

In the world of American fashion magazines, women of color have notoriously been underrepresented, pretty much since the birth of print. Ditto the plus-size population, who go almost entirely absent from the pages of big-name publications, as if they don’t exist.

So it is safe to say that actress, Gabourey Sidibe is breaking down barriers and I couldn’t be prouder or happier. It makes me feel like I could be on a magazine cover one day but I will stick to blogging. Just knowing that myself as well as other African-American plus size women have that opportunity is an amazing feeling. It is no long a dream for my fellow thick and curvy sistahs. It is now achievable. I commend Gabourey for being a brave and beautiful trendsetter.

GMPR @ Chanel Soho For Fashion’s Night Out

Although very tired, I decided to head down to SoHo after work for Chanel’s Fashion Night Out event. I figured GMPR couldn’t miss one of NY’s biggest nights. After waiting in line for an hour, my co-worker and I was granted access into black and white heaven. Almost everybody ( excluding myself) was dressed up just waiting for a press photographer to snap a pic. Chanel did it up, with an amazing female DJ, handsome waiters, and women ready to give out FREE manicures. The event was very classy and very well planned. I took some photos…well as many as I could. I didn’t have a press pass around my neck so I got yelled at a couple of times by the security men but I will do anything for my GMPR readers so yup, I took a few on the low.

New Music!

Chrisette Michele – “I’m A Star”

JoJo – “In The Dark”

Nivea Covers Sade’s “Stronger Than Pride”

The songstress gracefully put her spin on Sade’s 1989 ballad “Stronger Than Pride,” which will serve as the first single from her upcoming mixtape, Nivea Uncovered. Songs beautiful!

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Snoop’s Rock Band Debut

Rock Band is great but once you spent an entire night going through all of the songs, you realize that the genre selections are almost non existent. Well for you Hip-Hop fans that is no longer a major issue.

Rock Band announced in a recent statement that the next edition of the game will feature eight songs from West Coast rapper, Snoop Dogg. The game previously featured songs from the likes of Green Day, Aerosmith, and Jimi Hendrix. Snoop will be the first rap artist to be featured on the video game series.

“I consider myself an OG gamer, and to be chosen as the first hip hop artist to appear in Rock Band…well, it doesn’t get any better than that, ya dig?” he said in a press release. “I know my fans gonna get down with tha Pound with this one and tha youngsters really gonna realize who started this gamer ish, u hear me?!?”

The following is a list of songs that will be featured on the game:

-”Beautiful”

-”Drop It Like It’s Hot”

-”Ridin’ In My Chevy”

-”Sensual Seduction”

-”Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”

-”Tha Shiznit”

-”That’s Tha Homie”

-“Who Am I (What’s My Name”?”



New Music: Weekend Recap

Mary J Blige feat. Busta Rhymes & Gyptian – “Anything You Want”


Shanell feat. Nicki Minaj – “Cupid’s Got A Gun”

Kayne West – “Devil In A New Dress”


Pit Bull feat. T-Pain -“Hey Baby”


Rick Ross feat. Slim Thug – “Paid The Cost”


Lloyd Banks – “See Me Bright”

Cover Girl: Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland adds beauty and edge to the September cover of Pride Magazine. The cover story, Kelly Rowland Takes Command of Her Destiny, is such a clever title and will stand out on shelves. Sometimes it takes a great play on words to sell some magazines.

Pride Mag is the UK’s first ever monthly black publication that launched in 1990. Thumbs up!

FREE Mani At Chanel

In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Chanel will be giving FREE manicures at its SoHo Boutique in NYC. The event will take place at 139 Spring Street on Friday, September 10th from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

GMPR loves this event idea. It is so simple but completely brilliant. The FREE Mani event will bring lots of traffic and press into the store, making Chanel a guaranteed favorite brand among  fashion week 2010.

So skip the usual nail salon this week and get pampered at Chanel!

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