#ThrowbackThursday: #RIP The Best of Shawty Lo (@THATSSHAWTYLO)!

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Yesterday we reported the devastating news of Atlanta rapper Carlos Walker, known as Shawty Lo, passing away Wednesday morning in a car accident. Today, we want to honor Shawty Lo by remember 5 of his best hits!

Shawty Lo meant a lot not only to his friends and family, but to the whole city of Atlanta! He was responsible for putting out many Atlanta “anthems,” as all of his songs made crowds all over the city hype. The rapper originally started by forming a rap group called ‘D4L’ in 2003, which you may remember by their hit song “Laffy Taffy.” With D4L, Shawty Lo also created his own label ‘D4L Entertainment.’

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#ThrowbackThursday: ‘Anything for Selena!’

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The one and only, Selena Quintanilla!

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At a very early age, the Mexican-American singer and songwriter was one of the greatest artists of her time! Selena’s fun and spunky personality made fans everywhere fall in love with her! Whether she was in Mexico or America she packed out venues, as she performed on stage with her band, a.k.a her family.

Selena grew up in a family-oriented home, in which her father pushed her and her siblings to learn Spanish at a young age. Thanks to Mr. Quintanilla, Selena y Los Dinos, which consisted of her and her older siblings A.B. Quintanilla and Suzette Quintanilla, would eventually put out some of the greatest Spanish hits. Selena became the ‘Queen of Tejano Music’, made it to the top of many Billboard music charts and into their Latin Hall of Fame, and was nominated for a grammy for her album Selena Live!, which went on to win best Mexican-American album in 1995. 11098266_347616082111097_801421556_nAlong with her beauty, both inside and outside, and her extraordinary talent as a musician, Selena was also a fashion designer. In addition to all of her accomplishments in music, Selena opened up Selena Etc. Boutique, which was a boutique, salon and clothing store based out of Texas.

On March 31, 1995 millions of fans mourned the legendary singer, as she was fatally shot by her manager and ‘friend’ at just 23 years old. Since then, tons of celebrities have expressed Selena’s impact on both their lives and music careers, such as Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and more.

 

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#ThrowbackThursday: Is There a ‘Scarface’ Remake in the Works?

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Whether you are familiar with the film or not, “say hello to my little friend” is a phrase you probably are familiar with, from the one and only Tony Montana in Scarface.

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Scarface has gone down in history as a classic film. The 1983 crime film was directed by Brian de Palma, produced by Marty Bregman, written by Oliver Stone and starred Al Pacino who had an extraordinary performance playing the role of Antonio ‘Tony’ Montana.

Tony Montana arrives in Miami from Cuba with nothing to his name. Montana has one hell of a journey, eventually becoming the biggest drug lord in the state, providing cocaine for dealers around the world. As Tony rises to ‘success’ in the drug business, a target on his head seems to get bigger and the pressure is on by everyone from the police to the Colombians.

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Throwback Thursday: Ghostbusters!

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It is Thursday; you know what that means – Throwback Thursday! Today we are throwing it back to a classic (what’s new?). The 1984 American comedic, and kind of supernatural, film – Ghostbusters!

This original film written by Ivan Reitman was actually produced by two of its main actors, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Aykroyd and Ramis along with Bill Murray played three parapsychologists in New York City who start their own business. Sounds pretty ordinary, except their business was one for catching ghosts – which Ernie Hudson’s character finds out when he joins in on it. In the film, we get to witness these men take on ‘clients’ who need their services in catching ghosts, and all of the crazy things they encounter while doing it.

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Throwback Thursday: Ciara’s (@ciara) Top 5 Throwback Videos!

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Today we are dedicating our throwback Thursday to newlywed, Ciara! We are going to take it back to tiara’s top five throwback videos – in which she is know for showing off her killer dance moves and super fit hot body!

You already know we have to include Cici’s first major hit, released back in 2004. This video starred a young hot Ciara, and shows a few familiar faces including Petey Pablo, Jazzy Phae, Monica and Rasheeda. Here is the video for ‘Goodies’ featuring Petey Pablo!

The second single also released in 2004, off of the same album ‘Goodies’, was the dance anthem back in they day – 1,2 Step featuring Missy Elliot.

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[VIDEO] Throwback Thursday: Training Day

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I am sure that if I turned your TV on to this week’s throwback, most of you could recite a few of Denzel Washington’s lines in it. You have probably guessed it – this week we are reminiscing on the early 2000’s film, Training Day.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, this film had a pretty solid cast, including Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Eva Mendes, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Cliff Curtis and more. The film was about a Los Angeles Police Department narcotics officer “training” a rookie on his first day, and taking him through the inner-city busting drug dealers. However, it doesn’t take too long before we realize Detective Alonzo Harris, played by Denzel, is not quite who we think he is.

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#ThrowbackThursday- “Independence Day”

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Today we are throwing it back to the American science fiction film Independence Day. We all remember this classic starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Bill Pullman and more. Independence Day was about a crazy alien attack in the Nevada desert, and people coming together to plan a counter attack, which was to take place on July 4th, hence the film’s title “Independence Day.”

The 1996 film was a huge hit, and really helped in advancing Will Smith’s acting career. Prior to Independence Day, the actor starred in films Six Degrees of Separation and Bad Boys. This one however, blew him over the top, as it became the second highest grossing film in history during that time! After that his outstanding performance in the film, Will Smith got casted for many more box office hits such as Men in Black, Enemy of the State and more.

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