Otaku Gang Interactive Launches Gaming App “Get The Bag” With Host Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander

Chasing money just became a lot more fun thanks to the newest gaming App Get The Bag where you make your way through New York, London, Paris and Tokyo matching luxury gems, dollar bills and bags to win the ultimate prize, a gold moneybag. Reality TV star Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander accompanies you as the host on your journey to Get The Bag.

Named for the pop culture term for securing money, wealth or financial security, Get The Bag is the newest addictive endeavor from Otaku Gang Interactive (OGI) . Host Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, winner of reality TV shows “I Love Money” and “Flavor of Love”, encourages players with accolades and cheers as she guides gamers to advance through the challenging levels of the game.

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The game drops free-to-play across all smartphone and tablet platforms October 6 th . “I’m excited to step into the tech world and you can escape here too!! ” says Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, who will represent the game and feature challenge prizes to players throughout the year.

“Our obsession with modern technology and pop culture inspired the app and its host,” said John Gado Marcelin, head of business development at Legion of Creatives and co-founder of Otaku Gang In**teractive (OGI). “As in real life, we all aspire to achieve success and financial wealth. We know everyone will be enthralled by Get The Bag. Who better to show you how than the talented and charismatic Hoopz.”

Download Get The Bag here (www.GetTheBagGame.com) 10/06/17 GET THAT MONEY!!

HER Music Mondays With La’Porsha Renae

La’Porsha Renae was introduced to the world via the stage of the 15th and final season of American Idol. Although American Idol is the medium that introduced La’Porsha to the world, she has been signing since the tender age of six. She vividly recalls singing “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys in her mother’s beauty shop. La’Porsha grew up singing for her mother’s clients but had no idea that she would one day share her talent with the world and become the runner up on one of the most popular talent discovery shows of all time. Since American Idol, La’Porsha has been signed to 19 Recordings/Motown Records. La’Porsha’s single “Battles” was tapped as the theme song for the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. From McComb, Mississippi to American Idol, La’Porsha is now ready to reveal everything that she wasn’t able to on the show.

Let Me Adjust My Crown.

It’s been a minute since I’ve penned a few of my bold words up in here, but today I felt like expressing my thoughts, emotions and reasonings. It’s long ass f.ck so deal.

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Sept.27 I grabbed my pearl rosaries, clutching them so tight as I prayed and thanked GOD for another year of good health, success and wealth. After feeling God’s blessings I started getting ready for my birthday brunch, an intimate outing with my good friend whose made it, his business to proceed with this ritual 4 years later. (he better not stop now. ha!) cause I’m forever grateful for his heart. So we get to B Bar & Grill, this dope eatery in Soho and I already spotted where I want to sit, eat and talk. I already had envisioned the scenery, garden, sunny skies and gods light while enjoying that bold coffee that I’m so addicted to. After brunch, I wasn’t ready to leave, you see I had a motive, more like a mission to get some answers. Lately, I’ve been feeling still, (must be god), overpowered (the devil) and confused (mind f.ck). So I told him lets finish our drinks over there, motioning to the blue sofa in the corner. I got very comfortable as I needed clarity, because this was the moment, to take advantage of someone, who not only do I have respect for, but know will tell me the bold truth even if it hurts to the core.

Act Like We Not Friends, What Do You See When You Look At Me ?

Confused by the question, I clarified it by explaining it’s part of my research to figure myself out and I needed some solid answers with a whole lot of bold truth and knew he was the right person to deliver it. I looked him straight in his eyes and told him “I don’t give a f.ck if you make me cry on my birthday, I need to know why I’m feeling the way I do!.” He takes a sip of his white wine and say’s “I see you as a powerful woman, with not only connections, but a wide reach.” I see people trying to work with you, but because of your affiliations, they stay away and just watch from afar. awww. he then proceeds, “You have to STOP! caring so much, you care too dam much, about people who don’t even support your efforts for them, wow (eye opener), and also please, “STOP! r e l a p s i n g. explain – he says, “you start off on the right path, working major projects with high profiled clients, then for some reason you relapse and start hustlin’ backwards.”. That hit hard, because he was so right, and that’s what I been feeling, but couldn’t pin point it. after a quick pause on my behalf, I explained to him my position, I’m the breadwinner , so when my finances start depleting I go straight into “beast mode” and disregard my strength, worth and years of cultivated relationships, which I must learn, to protect and know they are not for everybody, (biggest mistake, I’ve done, as I always wanted everyone to win), but they didn’t have the same intentions for me. Back to the ‘beast mode’ motivation, so what ends up happening is I take on projects with small budgets which is never a wise business move, from my part because I’m so used to dealing with big projects and profit sharing that if I try to apply the same strategic moves, it fails and now I’m feeling defeated and in-secured about who I am. Questioning if I’m still built for this, lord help me. Because I know who the f.ck I am, and what I’m capable of, but I allowed my heart to make decisions which I knew would not work, but at that moment I needed that extra cash, so I settled (another wrong move). I was inpatient so took projects, that I knew needed more than just a buzz, it needed a big budget, because their expectations and vision was big, but I told them “I got you” knowing dam well it was impossible. All I kept saying to myself, was my heart, my fukn heart.. I must stop, but the need to help people was infectious! For years I’ve been hurting and hindering my own success and without the proper financial guidance and mentorship, saving for a bad day was a taboo, because I was blinded by the lavish lifestyle.

But after careful consideration and strategy discussion on what needs to be done next, I left with a light heart and a smile. I been knowing my strength, I been know my weakness, but I lacked in knowing whose their for my success and downfall. I’m Woke!

What Makes 36 Chambers Different from Wu-Wear?

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Someone told me, that Wu Tang was my omen. confused and determined to understand what this white young boy was telling me, I asked him what do you mean?, he said well you just said every time you walk into a venue, or a meeting you hear Wutang playing, yea and he said well that means, you must of impacted them. oh, ok that was a relief, cause my spiritual side was about to light a million candles, incense and take a few cleansing baths (which I already do, ha). Ok so, that all makes sense now, because I hold the brand dear to my heart, as I credit Power the founder of WuWear for my status in this industry.

So fast forward to the stagnation and confusion, why this became such a long ass story, but if you have been reading to this point, don’t stop now, as I never came here to be your brand strategist and act like I’m Betty the builder your favorite brand agent. I’m here to preach the ghetto bible of hustling’ corporate america and the fuck shit that comes with it. I’m here to share my personal knowledge and journey (which I’m turning into a book, expect Jan 2018, inshallah). I hope you take some pieces of my journey, and what it comes with, the glory the bitchassness and rawness, and apply only the jewels. So now that I got that out the way, I’m ashamed to say I have been living in the past for years. I expected so much from people, I felt I deserved, but now I know, no one owes you shit! expect nothing and appreciate everything.

“My Loyalty Interrupted My Royalties”

So here we are in the year of the millennial’s, the moment where, the blueprint, is being duplicated and celebrated, but the OG’s are feeling some sort of way, at least the ones I come across. It’s been rough for the OG’s, limited work followed by unavailable resources. Forget that we have years in this shit, to the brands, we are not the influencers they’re interested in, they yearning for that new young blood, even if some lack knowledge, experience and hustle. There’s an epidermic going around in the industry, we are losing a few good men to depression, stress and it doesn’t feel good. The need to stay relevant has taken a huge toll, they’ve felt lost and incompetent of keeping up, so the only thing to do is give up. But that’s never the answer. At one point, I felt the same but because I have that hustle mentality and a hustler for a mentor, I kept pushing, creating, collaborating and cultivating, making sure I remained relevant throughout the years, (it hasn’t been easy at all) even If I was being overlook by the high profile brands, I was still making money for established artist and re-branding them creating a lifestyle for their social digital presence. This is where WuWear & RZA’s 36 chamber come in. The interview that inspired this post. Even though I’m not directly working with the brand on their new development, I still share opinions with Power and he makes it his business to HIRE my agency for brand consulting and direction, so the involvement is still there, just in a partnership kind of way, which is valuable. My agency Reveal is responsible for creating the WULIFE platform for the core Wu fans through the Wu Life instagram which has 20k followers to date and rising. The agency has also been instrumental in a few installations and projects.

The law of success says “Opportunties in life come by creation, not by chance. Reasons why I’m constantly reminded of my past success with the Wu Brand. I’ve learned to embrace it, not live in it. The creation I did 20 years ago with the creative direction of the Wu Wear AD above just clarifies this statement.

Here’s a golden jewel I will leave you with. What company you know, created a company within a company, while still being employed and making them your first clients – fast forward 20 years later an they still are clients?. thats’s what I’ve been trying to REVEAL. Ha listen I’m ready for speaking panels and shit let me tell you how to stay relevant 20 years later and still have the same clients while swimming in a pool full of sharks and wolves, while you leading the pack!

So here’s the raw truth, my loyalty interrupted my royalties. I was so loyal to Wu Wear, that when I was approached by other brands and PR firms to take my skills to their companies and climb the corporate ladder, I declined! because I was so loyal to Power. ( I don’t regret it at all, but I should of been smarter and made strategic moves) But that’s in the past, a lesson learned which turned into a purposeful passion.

A boricua in the game of life (chess)….

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Event: #WomenWhoWine&Dine

 

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I Wasn’t Ready – When Love Kills On That Recap…

 

So here’s the disclaimer, I’m no writer, so don’t look for the proper grammar, or the most righteous recap and notorious vocab! but what you will get is the rawness, from my perspective.

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When Love Kills debuted August 28th at 9/8c on TV One! and I was tuned in.  Heck I even told my grand niece whose only 7months, titi is busy for FaceTime ha! (sorry princessa, titi love you dearly) but I had to watch, because the suspense was killing me softly.   I was more eager to check out Lil Mama’s performance overall as an actress, not the stripper role she was portraying.  Falicia Blakely is a real person, with a notoriously real story.  Based on a gripping true story, “When Love Kills” stars Niatia ‘Lil Mama’ Kirkland as Falicia Blakely, a young woman who gets caught up with the wrong man who leads her down a dangerous path of drugs, gun and more.

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I missed the first seven minutes, but made it up right after.  The opening took us straight to Falicia Blakely life in the fast lane, giving us a glimpse of her stripper life and the hustle to survive.  Falicia ends up getting pregnant, but that doesn’t detour her from taking care of her baby and falling in love with the life, meaning a pimp played by the gorgeous Lance Gross who just corrupted her world more than what it was.  While she fell in love and did everything to keep her man happy, he did everything to maintain his lifestyle of drugs and pimpin.

There are so many Falicia’s out there, with so little support,but a whole lot of judgment. I have to thank TVOne for bringing these true stories to life!..  and to Ms Niatia, you did such a great job! your performance was A1 and I look forward to your career in acting. I must admit, I was waiting for all these digital gangsters to attack, but its been quiet in them cyber streets, ha.  Guess someone proved them wrong! yes mama!!!  I love Lil Mama’s elevation and her growth from music.  The backlash this young women received over the years, was just blessed, and I’m so here for it!, she deserves all the blessings that’s upon her and I look forward to experience more of Niatia.. 

If you missed ‘When Love Kills’ catch it on demand, and learn something.

photos courtesy of Fashionbombdaily and TVOne..

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Video Vibes: Sticky Situation ft. Syd

 

Los Angeles artist QUIÑ has been tapped as an artist to watch by the likes of Teen Vogue, Elle and more, all for good reason too! With her unique vocals, creative melody plays, QUIÑ is carving out her own genre that she dubs “fantasy soul.” She burst on to the scene with her debut EP GALACTICA, which was released in the fall of last year, and has been exciting fans across the country with her live performances playing music venues and festivals including a stand out act at SXSW, playing a run of stages including the infamous FADER Fort. Her upcoming sophomore project – DREAMGIRL – will be dropping this fall and continue to push the singer to be one of the year’s most exciting new acts.

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