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MUSIC. Rapper Kaoz Drops Music Video For The Hustlers Anthem ‘Overtime’.

KaozRapper Kaoz unveiled a surprise release of a video to accompany his track ‘Overtime.’ Surprising because the album the track is pulled from ‘The End Is Beginning,’ was released in June of 2015. Still, as for ‘Overtime,’ it’s a cool song and video, once both the song and video get going. Enjoy!

More about the artist…

“Kaoz has shared stages with major record label acts such as hip hop duo Dead Prez, MIMS, Syleena Johnson (TVOne’s R&B Divas) and Brandy and has ripped mics throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Tyler Durden EP (Experience) & The Tyler Durden Mixtape (2010) marked his return to Hip hop music. Kaoz also executive produced and co-wrote a full length compilation entitled Kaoz Presents: Real Talk MPLS

Kaoz has also been recognized for his activism and work in GLBT communities of color. He received the Harold PhilPot Youth Leadership Award from National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities for his groundbreaking work with Young Men who have sex with men of color in both Cleveland and Twin Cities metropolitan areas. Recently, Kaoz was profiled  in the Lavender Magazine’s “Lavender 100″ list of key people to know, and as runner up to Prince as Best Artist of the Twin Cities.”

The End Is Beginning’ by Kaoz is available on iTunes.

MUSIC. Frank Ocean Drops New Album ‘Blond’ + New Music Video.

frank-o-blondTo no surprise Frank Ocean released his latest album ‘Blond’ Sunday, on his own independent Boys Don’t Cry label. And also unveiling the video for ‘Nikes’ from the Blond set exclusively on iTunes. Kudos to Ocean for taking control of his career. But will you be buying?

1 ‘Nikes’
2 ‘Ivy’
3 ‘Pink + White’ (featuring Beyoncé)
4 ‘Be Yourself’
5 ‘Solo’
6 ‘Skyline To’ (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
7 ‘Self Control’
8 ‘Good Guy’
9 ‘Nights’
10 ‘Solo (Reprise)’ (featuring André 3000)
11 ‘Pretty Sweet’
12 ‘Facebook Story’ (featuring SebastiAn)
13 ‘Close to You’
14 ‘White Ferrari’
15 ‘Siegfried’
16 ‘Godspeed’ (featuring Kim Burrell)
17 ‘Futura Free’

MUSIC. Frank Ocean Surprises Fans With New Visual Album ‘Endless’.

Frank Ocean unveiled his new visual album ‘Endless’ this morning, to his fans delight. However, Frank oceanOcean will have his fans in suspense all weekend long. Rumor has it that the ‘Endless’ visual album isn’t the follow up album to ‘Chanel Orange.’ The follow up, titled as ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ was released this am, however, Rolling Stone is reporting that this weekend is to be a release of Frank Ocean’s album with a completely different title altogether. We’ll be turning in. In the meantime you can stream ‘Endless’ available on iTunes. Enjoy!

  1. “Device Control”
    2. “At Your Best (You Are Love)”
    3. “Alabama”
    4. “Mine”
    5. “U-N-I-T-Y”
    6. Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way”
    7. “Commes Des Garcons”
    8. Ambience 002: “Honeybaby”
    9. “Wither”
    10. “Hublots”
    11. “In Here Somewhere”
    12. “Slide on Me”
    13. “Sideways”
    14. “Florida”
    15. “Deathwish (ASR)”
    16. “Rushes”
    17. “Rushes To”
    18. “Higgs”

MUSIC. Love + Hip-Hop’s Milan Christopher Tackles Domestic Abuse + Suicide In New Music Video.

Milan Christopher has definitely embraced his role as an LGBTQ Advocate. The rapper continues to use  the ‘VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood’ platform to highlight LGBTQ issues.

In support of his album ‘The Alpha,’ Christopher has release the music video for his latest single ‘When I Go’ featuring Papi Chuloh. In the video, Christopher tackles two issues that plague the LGBTQ community; domestic violence and suicide. Due to my support of organizations like The Trevor Project that aim to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth, I applaud Christopher for tackling these subjects head on.

‘The Alpha’ is available on iTunes and Spotify. Watch the music video below. Enjoy!

THEATRE. MTV’s Todrick Hall Unveils His ‘Straight Outta Oz’ Visual Album + Live Show.

To promote his Straight Outta Oz LIVE in Concert show, Todrick Hall has unleashed his semi-autobiographical Straight Outta Oz Visual Album. This visually stunning film has been a bittersweet labor of love for Hall.

“This past year has been very rough for me. I left my manager, lost my MTV show, Todrick.PNGstruggled with the relationship with my mother, dealing with racism and homophobia in the industry and self image was such a struggle. I put my all into auditioning for NBC’s “The Wiz” and got so close to landing the role of the Scarecrow, but didn’t get it. I want to thank my family, friends and fans for helping me out of this dark place and encouraging me to turn my struggle into art. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has always held a special place in my heart, and I have never been more proud of anything I’ve created. Thank you all for standing by me on this crazy yellow brick road we call life. Enjoy “Straight Outta Oz” and I hope to see you all this summer when we perform it live. Tickets aRenon sale now at todrickhall.com and I CANNOT wait to share the story of my life and Oz with you every night.”

My favorite numbers are Amber Riley with “Lions Tigers and Bears” and “See Your Face,” and Hall wSOO2ith “Dumb” and Home.” The highlight of this short film is the socially conscience “Water Guns” featuring Jordin Sparks. Straight Outta Oz features cameos from Joseph Gordon-LevittPerez Hilton, Nicole Scherzinger, Pentatonix, Wayne Brady and many more.

The soundtrack album can be found on iTunes and Spotify. And don’t miss this spectacular live show coming to a city near you. But for now watch the visual album ‘Straight Outta Oz’ below. Enjoy!

MUSIC. Music’s Biggest Out Artists + Allies Join Voices For A Song For Orlando, ‘Hands’.

The Justin Tranter pinned single ‘Hands,’ is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The track  features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey MuHandssgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.

“Mary J. Blige recorded in New Orleans. Britney Spears in Thousand Oaks, I think Pink in Santa Barbara. MNEK recorded at home in London. Selena recorded in her studio bus. Dan Reynolds recorded in his home. Adam Lambert was in Luxembourg. Ty Herndon the country star was in Spain. Kacey Musgraves, Nashville. Everyone just got it done.”

Proceeds from the US sales of the single will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD. ‘Hands’ is available now exclusively on iTunes. To further support those affected by the tragedy in Orlando, visit http://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund.

#ForThe49
Stanley Almodovar III, 23.   Amanda Alvear, 25.   Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26.   Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33.   Antonio Davon Brown, 29.   Darryl Roman Burt II, 29.   Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28.   Juan Chavez Martinez, 25.  Luis Daniel Conde, 39.   Cory James Connell, 21.   Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25.    Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32.   Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31.   Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25.   Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26.   Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22.   Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22.   Paul Terrell Henry, 41.   Frank Hernandez, 27.   Miguel Angel Honorato, 30.   Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40.   Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19.   Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30.   Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25.   Christopher “Drew” Andrew Leinonen, 32.   Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21.   Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49.   Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25.   KJ Morris, 37.   Akyra Monet Murray, 18.   Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20.   Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25.   Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36.   Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32.   Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35.   Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25.   Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27.   Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35.   Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24.   Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24.   Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34.   Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33.   Martin Benitez Torres, 33.    Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24.   Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37.   Luis S. Vielma, 22.   Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50.   Luis Daniel Lestat Wilson-Leon, 37.   Jerald “Jerry” Arthur Wright, 31.