The 65's - Never Say Never #FlyahReview

The 65's hailing from Northeast Jersey are a quartet that fuses negative influences and aggression into punk rock and power pop. The name of their EP is called "Never Say Never". The artwork of the album depicts a cold and foggy forest giving a sense of danger and doom. The band stands out as a force cultivating a side of life that people normally would be overcome with. From chaos to high energy tunes, this band sure has the drive and determination to win. This great spirit is displayed in their CD entitled song "Never Say Never", where the band talks about reaching a breaking point and discovering that they have gone pass their limits. Still there is a positive message behind this song. Sometimes you can reach a pitfall but one thing is for certain, you must continue to fight.

Taken into a dark space, "Waiting Here So Long", is a call of help; but at times we can not trust or depend on a savior. I can understand this point of view because we all struggle and it can seem as if there is no one to rescue you from your circumstances. It almost paints a picture of someone suffering with depression or an addiction and does not know which way to turn.

A notable track I have favor for is called "Broken Nose, Busted Knee". The energetic tune brings a sensation to the ear and the lyrics are as intoxicating as one drinking scotch on a lonely night. Although I wish that the mixing would be a little better on this project, I still have to say it was enjoyable.

If i had to rate this album on a scale of 1 to 10, I will give it a 7 for sticking to a theme originality and driving the punk sound to new heights.

3 Awesome DC Characters The Birds Of Prey Stars Want To Meet In Future Films

As of right now, the overall structure of the DC Extended Universe is a touch wonky. Some Justice League characters are still going strong, with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ezra Miller’s Flash all having sequels at various points on the production schedule, but there are two reboots of different varieties on the way with Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and also the very real lingering potential for more standalone projects like Todd Phillips’ Joker.
How projects will wind up being developed in the franchise going forward isn’t quite clear yet, but there is one thing that we can be pretty certain of: if Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) is successful, it will spawn either sequels or spin-offs. That’s just the rule in Hollywood. And while we’re still a few weeks away from learning which way things will go at the box office, the stars of the film already have a clear idea of characters they’d like to star alongside in future projects.

Birds Of Prey held a special event in Los Angeles at the end of last week â€" transforming Hollywood into Harleywood for a night â€" and during the after party the main stars of the film spent time with members of the press, answering questions of the new movie before embarking on the global press tour. When a pair of reporters and myself had the opportunity to speak with Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the actresses were asked about DC characters they’d love to join up with on the big screen, and there was little hesitation in their answers.
Responding first, Jurnee Smollett-Bell â€" who plays the first ever feature film version of Dinah Lance a.k.a. Black Canary in Birds Of Prey â€" expressed that she would love to see a movie that brings in the O.G. Birds of Prey character from the comics who doesn’t have a role in the film: Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Oracle. Said Smollett-Bell,
I mean, the obvious one is Oracle because she is such an integral part of the Birds of Prey. That would be amazing to see that.
In the comics, Barbara Gordon, who is the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, took on the alias Oracle after being made a paraplegic following an attack by the Joker (as depicted in the notorious Alan Moore and Brian Boland series The Killing Joke). Rather than being rendered inactive by her injury, she instead starts make expert use of her computer skills, and becomes a behind-the-scenes aid to heroes like Black Canary (forming the Birds of Prey) and later Helena Bertinelli a.k.a. Huntress.

Speaking of Huntress, Mary Elizabeth Winstead specifically expressed an interest in diving deep into her character’s storied connection to the world of Batman â€" while also seemingly clarifying that the incarnation of her part in Birds of Prey is unrelated to the Helena Wayne version of Huntress from the comics, who is from an alternate universe and the daughter of Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman and Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman.
It’s not just a potential meet-up with Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is after, however. In the spirit of the girl power featured in Birds Of Prey, she is most interested in her version of Helena Bertinelli meeting the most significant female character in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster:
I'd love for us to be a part of the Batman universe. I know that our version of Helena is not the version of Helena that's related to Batman, but still being a part of that universe â€" and with the new Catwoman who I think is very exciting. I was really into the Michelle Pfeiffer version, but I'm now really, really into Zoe Kravitz. That would be so cool to get to see all of those characters.
Last to speak in the trio, Margot Robbie took the moment to ring a bell that she’s been ringing for quite a while now. The Academy Award-nominated actress has been talking about teaming Harley Quinn up with a new version of Poison Ivy for a while â€" creating a big screen version of one of Harley’s most important relationships in the comics â€" and she even addressed that in her response. Said Robbie,
I've been pushing a Poison Ivy reunion for a long time. I'm really working that angle. I have been for a long time because obviously her and Harley have such an incredible relationship, so I would love to explore that.
Along with Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy work together in DC comics as the Gotham City Sirens, and a film adaptation of that team was announced as being in development back in late 2016, but it was put on the back burner as Birds Of Prey became more of a priority. After the new movie, Harley is set to next appear in the aforementioned The Suicide Squad â€" a project that won’t feature Poison Ivy â€" but the future beyond that is a mystery.
It should also be noted that those needing a Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy fix can always turn to the Harley Quinn animated series on DC Universe, where the two characters have a great back and forth played by Kaley Cuoco and Lake Bell.
Given that it’s kind of our jobs, we here at CinemaBlend will be spending the forthcoming weeks, months, and years searching for and reporting about news and updates about the future of the DC Extended Universe, and the possibility of these particular wishes coming true (we honestly hope that the majority of them actually do).
In the meantime, fans everywhere will be able to see the R-rated crazy calamity and chaos Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) â€" co-starring Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, and Ali Wong â€" when it arrives in theaters in less than a week and a half, on February 7th. To see what else will soon be hitting the big screen, be sure to check out our 2020 Release Calendar.

Ron Howard Gives Update on ‘Willow’ Disney Plus Series: ‘No Greenlight Yet’

While the prospect of a sequel series to Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy feature "Willow" has gotten fans frothing at the mouth, Howard told Variety that Disney Plus still hasn't made a final decision on the show as of yet.
Reports that Howard was in talks to develop the series with writer Jonathan Kasdan emerged last May, and Howard said that the scripts for the project are pretty much complete, but that a big yes from Disney was yet to come their way.
"We're working on it, it's not greenlit, but I was just on the phone today discussing it with Jonathan who has written the scripts," Howard said. "It's in serious development, but there's nothing to announce quite yet."
Reports had also emerged that Warwick Davis, who played the titular Nelwyn dwarf in the original movie, was in talks to reprise the role in a "more mature" version. Howard confirmed that Davis is on board and was suitably emphatic about his involvement in the project.
"If it happens, Warwick will definitely be a part of it," Howard said.
The "Da Vinci Code" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" director was speaking on the red carpet on Tuesday night at the Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles.
Howard later made introductory remarks about the 2020 class of inductees, which was made up of Walt Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger, legendary actor Cicely Tyson, "Family Guy" and "The Orville" creator Seth MacFarlane, Nickelodeon and Oxygen Media co-founder Geraldine Laybourne and iconic sitcom director Jay Sandrich.
Kerry Washington, Robert Iger. Kerry Washington, left, and inductee Robert Iger, Chief Executive Officer of Disney, pose for a portrait at 25th Television Academy Hall of Fame at the Saban Media Center on at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Calif25th Television Academy Hall of Fame - Portraits, North Hollywood, USA - 28 Jan 2020
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Iger was first up to the podium, introduced by "Scandal" and "Little Fires Everywhere" star Kerry Washington as "the ultimate Disney princess."
"I know this may be controversial, but when you think about it Bob is kind of like the ultimate Disney princess. Hear me out, he began his career sweeping ashes out of the ovens at Pizza Hut, if that isn't a modern day Cinderella, I don't know what is. Then eventually, just like Cinderella, things changed when he befriended a mouse."
Rendered at first speechless by Washington's detailed analogy, Iger used his speech to reflect on the modern TV landscape and offered his thought on what the industry's "number one priority" should be going forward.
"All of us Hall of Famers have witnessed a complete a rapid transformation of our industry, one that I don't think ant of us could have imagined. But as daunting as that all is, it's consistent with the sweeping changes that the world has seen and a world that's a swirl with change needs all of us more than ever, because anxiety and uncertainty and contempt seem to dominate the headlines in people's lives," Iger said. "We need to make sure that woman, minorities and other underrepresented groups have the opportunity  to tell their stories, both on-screen and behind the camera, so that they may play a bigger role in contributing in more meaningful ways to the quality and resonance of the content that we create."
Next up to the stage was Tyson, with Shonda Rhimes introducing her as a woman who "paved a black road through a thick, unyielding white male forest with nothing on her side, but courage and integrity."
Tyson echoed that sentiment by saying that she dedicated her whole career, which is now entering an incredible 8th decade, to trying to make a difference.
"I decided to choose my career as my platform….I just could not afford the luxury of being an actress, there were some issues that I wanted to address," Tyson said. "That it would bring me to a moment like this is nothing that I ever fathomed."
Last up was MacFarlane who delivered a characteristically gag-filled speech which took light digs both at Disney, which now owns both his "Family Guy" and "American Dad" properties, and the Television Academy for inducting former CBS boss Les Moonves into the Hall of Fame back in 2013.
"It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Television Hall of Fame alongside so many TV legends and Les Moonves," MacFarlane said to both laughs and also groans from the crowd. "Don't look at me man, you put him there."
"I am receiving this at a time when I've passed yet another career milestone. Walt Disney's 'Family Guy' has been on television for two decades. See Bob I'm towing the f—king company line," MacFarlane then quipped, eyeballing Iger who was sitting in the very front row.
The night was then capped off with a drinks reception in the foyer of the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, where guests such as Ann Sweeney, James Burrows and Don Mischer all mingled.
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‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’: Mendeecees Harris is Free from Prison

Most Love & Hip Hop: New York fans are familiar with the story of Yandy Smith Harris and her husband, Mendeecees Harris. Several years ago, he was sentenced to eight years in prison and viewers watched his case unfold as well as his tearful drop off at the penitentiary.

Since then, Yandy has remained a regular cast member on the series and experienced her own set of challenges during his absence. Some of that played out on the show, but she also tried to be optimistic about Mendeecees coming home early. The time has finally come.

Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris of 'Love & Hip Hop'

Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris of 'Love & Hip Hop'

Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Mendeecees Harris has been released

In 2016, Love & Hip Hop was on site as Harris reported to federal prison with Yandy by his side. The episode tugged at viewers heartstrings as they watched the father of four say goodbye to his children, wife, mother, and friends. Everyone was in tears—including Harris—as they said farewell.

But as of Jan. 29, Mendeecees Harris a free man. The Shade Room was the first to report that he was released after serving four years of his eight-year sentence and was filmed riding home with his wife.

Yandy hinted that the moment was coming soon

There were several changes in Harris' purported release dates, and it was assumed that he wouldn't be out until sometime in November 2020. At one point, his attorneys appealed for a shorter sentence, but the judge determined he would have to serve the full eight-year sentence. Things changed in his favor!

This season on Love & Hip Hop, fans have seen Yandy go through the highs and lows of waiting for concrete news on her man's release, and it sounded like things would get moved up. She confirmed that Harris would indeed be getting out early during an interview with PeopleTV.

"Mendeecees will be home sooner than I can blink my eye. We know the timeframe! My birthday is March 19; he'll be home before my birthday."

Yandy added that although she had some initial concerns about him being permitted to come home with a foster child in the house, everything was in the clear. According to her, he would first have to stay at a halfway house for a short period of time before arriving home for good.

'Freedom 2020' is the mantra for Mendeecees and Yandy Harris

Yandy captioned their Instagram video with the motto, "Freedom 2020" to welcome her husband back and to show that they were putting the ordeal behind them. Harris pleaded guilty to narcotics conspiracy for trafficking heroin and cocaine in the Rochester, New York area, USA Today reported.

He, his brother, and another associate were convicted and sentenced to prison, with Harris facing a term of eight to ten years. During his sentencing, he was ordered to forfeit earnings from Love & Hip Hop as well as a vehicle.

Now that this is behind him (and Yandy), it is unclear whether he'll return to the show or begin a new venture. Fans shouldn't be surprised if LHHNY cameras are capturing some of these reunion moments for the Harris family to air at a later date.

Big Al Staggs goes So Lo #FlyahReview

Big Al Staggs hits the market running with his new LP entitled, "So Lo". The artwork of the album is colored in hot pink and the blueish filter just makes the cover eye-catching. Just like the Flyah Team, Big Al Staggs is from the beautiful state of Virginia, the city of Norfolk to be exact. This project was co-written and produced by the former lead guitarist for Iggy Pop and David Bowie, Stacy Heydon. With these notable names, I knew instantly that this was going to be a classic. "Been There, Done That" by Big Staggs is the type of vibration that good people search for.

The lyrics "I been there... I done that...but i never seen the likes of you before" tells the experience of someone who had been on this planet for a long time but this day he finds the special someone in his life that brings a new experience. It can also be taken as a good pick up line to get that hot girl. The instrumentation of the song has a young spirit and the use of the vocoder also brings an youthful sound to an industry which is thriving off the love of millennials. I also enjoyed the videography to this song which brought back a 90's view of popular rock bands. 

"Getting Even" is also a good song on this album; with a groovy beat similar to tunes played during high school dances, the tempo is energetic filled with melodic rhythm that can make anyone boogie. This will be a great song for a fight scene at the bar in a 80's setting action movie. "Shine in My Moon" is a metaphorical driven love song that poetically connects the listener to hear the things Big Al is thinking about a woman. Love can be a complicated thing and we all have flaws however in the midst of the flaws, there's always someone who will find interest in what makes the person unique. The musical cadence in this song has an island feel and a wonderful bounce that kind of makes you ride through. The presentation of the lyrics to Shine in My Moon was a joy to hear.

My favorite song is "Your Car is The Prize" and it personifies a car as if it was a woman. Big Al goes into detail of the engine of the car being feisty and supercharged as a sign of it prepared for a ride. This reminds me of a story from my childhood when our father use to call his car Nellie. A car can be dependable like a female spouse in a rough time. The lyrics of the song depict a trophy of a lifetime; the very first muscle car is a dream that any guy can imagine.

If I had to rate this album on the scale of 1 to 10; I'll give it a 9 for the amazing detailed stories usage of metaphors fun energy and great performance both vocally and instrumentally. This album was released on January 3rd 2020 and now available on all streaming services

Music To Be Murdered By Eminem at No. 1?

For the second time in less than two years, Eminem came out of nowhere on a late Thursday night to drop an album of entirely new material on unsuspecting fans and for the second time, he's done major numbers in the process. 
Music to Be Murdered By follows up behind Eminem's 2018 fellow surprise LP Kamikaze to the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week, with an impressive first-week tally of 279,000 equivalent album units. A landmark tenth album to reach the chart's top spot, putting him in the exclusive historic company of The Beatles, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley.
What, if anything, is Eminem still doing so well this deep in his career? And what about some of the other interesting chart debuts he fended off the No. 1 spot this week?

Voice of Addiction - The Lost Art of Empathy #FlyahReview

Voice of Addiction are an up and coming political Punk Rock group hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Over the years, they have toured over thousands of shows and have sold over 8,000 physical copies of music. This group brings out an element of aggression yet socially they convey a message to be widespread for the people. When first hearing their album, "The Lost Art of Empathy", I felt as the vibe of an outlaw not being trusted among the powers that be. The artwork on the album illustrates one man at the top and the people being like zombies to reach him, which is the tale of the struggle in the United States and other political injustice driven countries. This feeling was first nurtured in the opening song, "Rustbelt". The song reminds me of the soundtrack we used to hear on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater because of the reputation of skateboarders associated as lawbreakers.

The lyric, "Raised in the steel towns... and nothing ever seems to go our way" is a sense of pride and an unfairness for Americans who have built this country. This could be a theme song for a protest of lobbyists angry at the amendments that are passed. The second song entitled "Dead by Dawn" is a song of transformation with details of how everyday something changes your point of view. I can relate to this concept because some days I believe I'm doing right and as soon the next day comes, it seems I'm doing wrong. It presents a message that we need to get our conscious and subconscious minds in order. Also, we can be easily influenced by the trails of events which means we have to work on our reaction.

Another good song that i like on the album is "Lockwood", which was a tribute to a fellow friend that passed away which was also a heavy hitter in the Detroit punk scene. The energy told the story of how they enjoyed good times and risen above it all making a legacy leading to the lyric "Punk heroes never die". Sometimes we as humans get attached to someone close and the only thing we can do is to nurture our relationships and love one another while we're still here on Earth. My favorite song on this thrilling project is "I Can't Breathe" which is a metaphorical tune of how people are not aware of circumstances that the powers that be are dealing us. It also tells the story of how we're not secure in our day to day situations but some are privileged; the line "Only first class have safety belts" depicts the tale of the rich vs. poor and a common political issue in today's time.

If i had to rate "The Lost Art of Empathy" album performed by Voice of Addiction on a scale of 1 to 10, the result will be a 10 for its impactful lyrics performance in instrumentation conveying a strong message showing determination grit and perseverance and above all being entertaining.

You can check out their album or buy their CD on Bandcamp or on their website which is listed below:

Mindwipes Groove Rock Journey

Mindwipes Groove Rock Journey

Sometimes taking something old and something new and putting them together in just the right ways can brandish something incredibly cool. Listening to Mindwipes Out Of The Ordinary album is almost like taking a musical journey through the stages of rock. Lots and lots of juicy riffs and sultry vocals really bring this album a heavy backbone, and a definite experience in musicianship. Songs tend to jam out and there are enough guitar solos to satiate any lead guitar enthusiast. Lead singer Cameron Shultz brings to mind bands like Muse and The Strokes with little touches of Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Well woven together and pristine songwriting, Mindwipes hits their sound on the mark. 

The Robot Gang is back it! Album Scheduled for the 17th of Feb

Today Sorry Robot Band members Rellz Tha Postman and Christobal The Vision are planning a new release of their latest project Morning Joe.  The hip hop EP features 5 chilled Lofi cuts inspired by their cool up bringing.  Songs like the project entitled track Morning Joe where the Postman expresses his calm mind set and peaceful poise make this project a must hear.  The mindset of the Vision is geared in the same direction also , being that the two brothers spend 90% of their days together building a lifestyle of Tranquility.  Lyrically the EP is full of fun and instrumentally it takes you down a path of imagination.  Production from Lofi producer Sedivi and Rellz Tha Postman illustrates hip hop at its best, while keeping the vibe quite heavenly. Morning Joe is now available exclusively on Apple devices through the LÜM music app but you can Tune in to the EP on February 17th on all major platforms

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs: ‘Hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys’

Sean "Diddy" Combs was the guest of honor at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton, where the veteran hip-hop producer and record executive received the Recording Academy's Industry Icon award.
After a tribute performance by several acts he helped make famous — including Faith Evans, Mase, Carl Thomas and Lil' Kim — Combs gave an approximately hour-long acceptance speech that climaxed with an emotional appeal to the academy, which has been thrown into turmoil ahead of Sunday's Grammys ceremony following the shocking ouster of chief executive Deborah Dugan.
Here's what Combs said:
"Because we're all family, I have to be honest. The last few days I've been conflicted. I'm being honored by the industry I love, the family that I love.
"But it's an elephant in the room, and it's not just about the Grammys. This is discrimination and injustice everywhere at an all-time high. But there's something I need to say to the Grammys … 'cause you really need to know this.
"Every year, y'all be killing us, man. Man, I'm talking about the pain. I'm speaking for all the artists here, the executives. The amount of time it takes to make these records, to pour your heart out into it, and you just want an even playing field. In the great words of Erykah Badu, we're artists and we're sensitive about our sh—. We are passionate. For most of us, this is all we got. This is our only hope.
"Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be. So right now, this current situation, it's not a revelation. This thing been going on.
"And it's not just going on in music. It's going on in film, it's going on in sports, it's going on around the world. And for years we've allowed institutions that have never had our best interests at heart to judge us. And that stops right now.
"I'm officially starting the clock. Y'all got 365 days to get this sh— together.
"We need the artists to take back control. We need transparency. We need diversity. This is the room that has the power to make the change that needs to be made.
"They have to make the changes for us. They're a nonprofit organization that is supposed to protect the welfare of the musical community. That's what it says on the mission statement. That's the truth. They work for us.
"We have the power. We decide what's hot. If we don't go, nobody goes. If we don't support, nobody supports. We control what's cool. We control what's hot. We control what your kids listen to, what they dance to.
"We control what's in video games . We control how they wear their pants saggy. We control everything.
"Now, we ain't gonna solve this tonight. But it's gonna take all of us to get this done. It's gonna take the artists and the executives to recog nize their power.
"And I'm standing here today not to just bash y'all, because as I say, y'all a nonprofit organization. We just need to get it right. I'm here for the artists.
"So sign me up. I'm here to help make a difference and help us have a positive outcome. I believe all my brothers and sisters out there would be willing to work on getting this right.
"Because we just want it right. We just want to be able to go to the Grammys… You got to understand, we seen Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson — Michael Jackson's holding eight Grammys. He was dropping Grammys!
"But you know why he was dropping them Grammys? Why he got eight Grammys? Because they never nominated him for 'Off the Wall.' And so 'Thriller' was his revenge. It wasn't his honest work — it was his revenge. He's like, 'They wanna f— with me, I'm gonna take your souls.' And then we had 'Thriller.'
"My goal used to be about making hit records. Now it's about insuring that the culture moves forward. My culture. Our culture. The black culture.
"And for me to be worthy of receiving an Icon award, I have to use my experience to help make change.
"And on that note, I'm finishing up. Y'all got 365 days. And I wanna dedicate this award to Michael Jackson for 'Off the Wall,' Prince for '1999,' Beyoncé for 'Lemonade,' Missy Elliott for 'Da Real World,' Snoop Dogg for 'Doggystyle,' Kanye West for 'Graduation' and Nas for 'Illmatic.' I love y'all."

Here's What Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, And More Would Look Like As Sonic Speedsters

Lo and behold, possibly the fastest posse cut in rap history! Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sueco the Child have rapidly released a new collaboration, "Speed Me Up," that's set to appear on the soundtrack to the forthcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
It comes with a video about digitally dashing through reality and the land of the iconic video game franchise, giving fans glimpses of not only what these four artists' digital avatars would look like if they too could collect heavy gold rings that float in mid air, but also key scenes from the movie involving Sonic himself and the evil Dr. Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey, who looks like he's having a blast).
What would you do if you were sucked into a Sonic video game? They're extremely difficult with giant, looping hills, flying robots, and other obstacles that would make life there as a human a living hell. Wiz, Yachty, Ty, and Sueco face this reality as they get digitized into Sonic's world and chase him as he goes through some of the movie's situations, from excelling at darts in a bar to facing off against Eggman. The cheery song finds the rappers exploring their fast-paced lives that they live while their digital characters speed just as quickly. They make it out alive though, ending up on a couch where they all get to play Sonic together.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be out on Valentine's Day (February 14). Last year, the lovable Sega mascot had its design revamped for the movie after it was criticized following a trailer that dropped in April.
Check out Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sueco the Child's digital Sonic speed-runners in "Speed Me Up" above.

THE BATMAN: Alex Ferns' Role May Have Been Revealed And It Could Shed Some Light On A Key Plot Point

It was recently reported that Chernobyl and Taboo star Alex Ferns had joined the cast of The Batman, and an IMDb Pro listing has seemingly revealed who the Scottish actor will be playing.
Before we get to that, it's worth pointing out that IMDb Pro is a paid service and usually updated by those in the industry rather than some random fan looking to troll people. So, who will Ferns play? Well, it's said that he's going to be taking on the role of Commissioner Pete Savage in the film.
He appears to be a newly created character, but this news is interesting for a whole other reason.
If Pete Savage is Gotham City's Police Commissioner, then Jim Gordon (played by Jeffrey Wright) obviously isn't. That might confirm reports that The Batman will take place early on in the Dark Knight's career, and as well as seeing Bruce Wayne's journey from rookie vigilante into the World's Greatest Detective, we'll also witness Gordon rise up the ranks of the GCPD.
In related ne ws, it's also said that Ferns' fellow Chernobyl actor Con O'Neill will be playing Chief Mackenzie Bock. He is a character from the comic books and played a key role in No Man's Land.
Stay tuned for more on The Batman as we have it!
Hit the "View List" button for a fun look at thebest times Batman has kicked Superman's butt!
10. "Tower Of Babel"
Mark Waid’s critically acclaimed "Tower Of Babel" revealed that Batman has a way of taking down each and every member of the Justice League should they ever go bad (a plot point recently revisited by Geoff Johns in Justice League), something none of them are particularly happy to discover, especially when Ra’s al Ghul gets his hands on those weapons.

Kicked out of the team for a short while, it’s not actually Batman who uses any of his contingency plans on his teammates, but we still get to see what exactly Bruce Wayne would be willing to do to take his friends down if the need were to ever arise. In Superman’s case, that’s with red Kryptonite created by Batman.

This doesn’t kill Superman, but greatly weakens him, and the results are actually pretty gross. You see, it turns his skin transparent, thereby making the Man of Steel unable to stand the sun’s radiation. Superman’s natural solar absorption abilities are so overwhelmed that he effectively becomes powerless, and while Batman may not have been the one to deal this blow, this is just one of many examples if him using his superior intellect to find a way to stop a seemingly indestructible being.

The real lesson here? Never piss Batman off!
9. The Dark Knight Returns
Perhaps their most famous comic book battle to date, Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is also the story which Zack Snyder heavily borrowed from for inspiration with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Taking advantage of Superman being weakened by a recent nuclear bomb blast, Bruce Wayne armours up and prepares for war with his former ally. Even as an older man, Batman is able to use his superior fighting skills and technological know how to his advantage and gives Superman a real beating. When it looks like the tide is turning, he even has a back up plan in the form of Green Arrow, who shoots Superman with Kryptonite in order to weaken him even further.

The fight unfortunately never gets a proper resolution, as it’s around this point that Bruce fakes a heart attack, but he first makes sure to point out that he could have used a deadlier mix of Kryptonite to take Superman out for good had he chosen to. Superman is only alive because Batman allowed it, proving he could stop his far more powerful opponent whenever he wants.
8. Batman/Superman Annual #1
This one-shot story isn’t anything particularly special, but the fight which takes place between Batman and Superman is still pretty interesting.

Forced to compete in a gladiatorial arena of sorts, Batman once again arms himself with Kryptonite as a way of evening the odds. With the fate of Earth hanging in the balance, a reluctant Batman gives his all in this fight, and Superman is left bloodied and battered by the time all is said and done.

The heroes were only actually stalling for time and needed to make the fight look convincing, so it could have gone either way. It’s interesting to note then that it’s the Dark Knight who reigns supreme, and it’s only the fact that he’s such a good guy that he doesn’t finish his friend off when he’s done with delivering this beating. There’s no two ways about it; Batman is the better fighter!
7. "The Trust"
A relatively little known tale taking place over only seven or eight pages, Chip Kidd’s “The Trust” is beautifully illustrated by comic book legend Alex Ross.

With Superman sent out of control by Brainiac, only Batman can stop his friend from tearing the world apart. A flashback reveals that the Man of Steel gave his friend a piece of Kryptonite years earlier in case he needed to ever stop him, and the Caped Crusader doesn’t hesitate to do what he deems necessary.

Attaching himself to the flying Superman by shooting his grappling gun around his legs, Batman breaks his one rule to put his friend down; he uses a gun and shoots him.

As you may have already guessed, it’s loaded with Kryptonite, but there’s a twist. While Batman considered using a bullet to take out Superman for good, he decided to instead use a dart, and that gives him the opportunity to remove the device controlling his friend’s actions and take out the dart before it finishes him off. Had he been a little more ruthless, though, Batman could have easily ended Superman on that day…
6. Red Son
Mark Millar’s Red Son looks at what would have happened if Superman had been raised in Soviet Russia, and provides an interesting alternate take on many well-known DC Comics characters.

One of them is Batman, and aside from the fact that he sports a pretty cool hat, he’s the same old Caped Crusader we know and love. There’s no Kryptonite involved this time, as this version of the Dark Knight uses sun lamps to weaken Superman and proceeds to dominate him in battle, eventually knocking him unconscious with a well placed Batarang to the head.

However, when Wonder Woman intervenes and frees Superman, Batman decides to commit suicide rather than return to the KGB a failure and face lobotomization or worse.

Despite that somewhat tragic ending, he still beat Superman, and actually makes surprisingly short work of him. Superman being powerless made this a completely fair fight, and without his amazing abilities, the so-called Man of Steel never stood a chance!
5. Batman: The Animated Series
Warner Bros. has yet to replicate the success of animated shows like Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series. As the shows aired at the same time, the two heroes met in crossover episodes a number of times, and there were two occasions where Batman completely humiliated the Man of Steel without needing to even lay a finger on him.

During their first meeting, Superman used his X-Ray vision to take a peek under the cowl and learn that the Dark Knight was secretly Bruce Wayne. Feeling pretty smug about his discovery, Superman was horrified to return home and find a tracking device on his cape. Turning around, Metropolis’ alien hero was confronted by the sight of Batman on a distant rooftop looking directly into the apartment of Clark Kent. Like. A. Boss.

Using his superior intelligence wasn’t the only way Batman kicked Superman’s ass in these shows, though. At one point, he started dating Lois Lane as Bruce Wayne because he knew that there was a) nothing he could do about it, and b) it would get under his skin. These instances just go to show that the Caped Crusader doesn’t even need to touch Superman to beat him!
4. "Handful Of Dust"
As with many hero on hero battles, Batman and Superman most frequently seem to fight when one of them is under some sort of mind control. That was the case in Batman: The Dark Knight #5 near the start of The New 52 relaunch, but that made the David Finch illustrated battle no less epic to watch unfold.

Drugged out of his mind on a new batch of The Scarecrow’s fear toxin, Batman’s fighting skills were greatly enhanced as he pretty much Hulked out and gained super strength and a serious need to kill.

This put the two heroes on an equal playing field, and Batman knocked seven bells out of Superman before the Man of Steel was forced to retaliate with a punch which very nearly finished off the out of control Caped Crusader (however, it also helped to diminish the effects of the poison, so ended up saving Bruce’s life).

As a result, Superman technically won this contest, but it’s still worth noting that Batman gave his fellow Justice League member a nasty beating before that happened. Just imagine how this fight might have gone if he’d been as strong as the Kryptonian. Supes wouldn’t stand a chance!
3. "Hush"
During Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s popular “Hush” storyline, Superman ends up getting a kiss from Poison Ivy, and targets Batman while under her control.

Prepared for a fight, Batman removes the now iconic Kryptonite ring from his utility belt to help make it a fair fight. As the better fighter, Batman is able to keep the battle in close quarters to stop Superman from taking to the skies and even deploys hypersonics to slow the Man of Steel down. When that doesn’t work, the Dark Knight uses the battlefield to his advantage and electrocutes his friend, blacking out the city in the process!

It turns out that all of this was just a way of stalling for time though, as Batman has sent Catwoman to kidnap Lois Lane, and she proceeds to drop her from a building to get Superman to snap free of Ivy’s control. Thankfully, it works, and Batman was again able to use his smarts to defeat the far more powerful hero.

Before that though, the Kryptonite ring certainly helped him to kick the crap out of the Man of Steel!
2. The Dark Knight Strikes Again
There’s no two ways about it; The Dark Knight Strikes Again is terrible. The fact that it follows on from the critically acclaimed The Dark Knight Returns is hard to believe, as Frank Miller’s artwork and writing take a nosedive in quality.

Nonetheless, it features a pretty cool fight between Batman and Superman as they square off in what you might call a rematch from their previous encounter.

Forced to confront Batman by the government, Superman heads to the Batcave and the fight begins. There’s no armour involved this time, but Bruce does arm himself with a couple of massive Kryptonite gauntlets, and proceeds to make short work of the Man of Steel as a result. Of course, he has some help from his fellow heroes (The Atom certainly helps to even the odds), but Batman still leaves Superman a bloodied and battered mess by the time they’re through here.

Simply put, the only way Superman is ever going to stand a chance against Batman is if he gets over his little Kryptonite allergy…
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This movie may have been somewhat controversial, but there's no denying that it's perhaps the perfect example of Batman finding a way to best Superman when they come to blows.
After laying out a series of traps, this perfectly planned battle between the two heroes saw Bruce Wayne utilise Kryptonite in order to weaken his opponent and he wasn't taking any prisoners; instead, the older Caped Crusader set out to MURDER Clark Kent and he very nearly succeeded. In fact, had a certain name not been said, he would have stabbed Superman to death!
So, as we said, controversial!
Taking that ending aside, though, this was like watching the comic books come to life and Zack Snyder deserves a lot of credit for how this fight was handled...Superman fans may not agree!
Continue reading below for a recap of where thingswent wrong for Ben Affleck's Batman in the DCEU!
Batfleck Backlash
On August 22nd, 2013, Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman for what was then being billed as an untitled Man of Steel sequel. Despite his impressive turns in movies like The Town and Argo, there was an immediate backlash and fans really weren't on board with him playing the Caped Crusader.
Here on CBM, the article revealing the news received over 1500 comments with gems like, "[I'm] just really not a fan of this news... [I] feel like DC hates us," "Nothing about Affleck screams Bruce Wayne or Batman," and "NO. No way, this has got to be a joke surely? I mean, BEN AFFLECK? BEN AFFLECK!?!?!?!? No way. I refuse to believe it." And those are just the clean ones!
This wasn't a good start for Batfleck and the actor later talked about being told by Warner Bros. to not pay too much attention to what was being said online. Unfortunately, things would only get worse for him from there...
Batman v Superman Bombs
As time passed, the images and trailers made it clear that Affleck was a great choice to play the hero (visually, at least) and when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, pretty much no one had anything bad to say about his version of the character.
Unfortunately, the movie took an absolute pounding and the actor became a meme thanks to an interview which saw him dubbed "Sad Affleck." He clearly wasn't happy with the way things were going, but remained attached to direct a Batman movie he'd been writing with comic book scribe Geoff Johns and was lined up to appear in Suicide Squad.
Still, he can't have been pleased about starring in a critical flop as it hurt his status as a director and was like Daredevil all over again.
A Pointless Suicide Squad Cameo
When set photos showed Batman chasing down The Joker and Harley Quinn, fans were extremely excited to see how that would play out in Suicide Squad. Unfortunately, his appearance there boiled down to an underwhelming car chase in which he never interacted with the Clown Prince of Crime and a far too brief battle with Deadshot which was a total disappointment.
On the plus side, we did get a pretty cool mid-credits scene featuring Bruce Wayne and Amanda Waller.
The main problem was that Suicide Squad was another critical flop for Warner Bros. and while Batman's role was brief, this was another bad superhero movie (according to the critics, at least) that Affleck's name was attached to. It was at this point that he clearly started to grow frustrated with the role. 
Ben Affleck's Frustrations
"With Live by Night, it took me a year and a half to write and get ready, and I worked really hard and â€" it’s just, nobody gave a sh*t!," Affleck told Jimmy Kimmel when asked for an update on The Batman. "But with Batman, I keep on getting, ‘Where’s the f***ing Batman script?!’ I’m like, ‘Whoa â€" I’m working! Give me a second!'"
It seemed like the pressure was getting the best of him. Live by Night (which Affleck directed while shooting Batman v Superman and Justice League, thereby taking his attention away from that movie) was a critical disappointment and that really can't have helped.
It was around this time that rumours about him being done with Batman after Justice League started gaining traction and it seemed as if his days as the hero might be numbered. However, fans held out hope because The Batman was still in the works. Well, not for much longer, unfortunately! 
The Batman Falls Apart
Affleck's version of The Batman would have pitted the Dark Knight against Joe Manganiello's Deathstroke and that was an idea fans could get on board with (especially with Johns contributing his comic book knowledge to the script).
On January 30th, 2017, the actor issued the following statement about no longer directing the movie:
"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world."
That was it for his version of The Batman but things still looked good because at least Affleck was going to team up with a new director to bring the movie to life, while still playing the Caped Crusader. Hell, he even declared at Comic-Con that, "I am the luckiest guy in the world, Batman is the coolest f***ing part in any universe." Matt Reeves was hired but things didn't go as we thought.   Creative Differences?
Reeves quickly made it clear that he was not only making changes to Affleck and John's script; he was totally rewriting it from scratch. What was going to be an action movie along the lines of The Raid was to be transformed into a noir thriller and the director clearly had a different vision for how Batman's story should play out, hence why we started hearing rumblings about it being a prequel.
Whether or not Affleck's departure had something to do with creative differences behind the scenes is hard to say, but it really didn't feel like these two were ever on the same page and that when Warner Bros. hired Reeves, they knew he wanted to essentially reboot the character and take him down a more standalone path which isn't necessarily connected to the wider DC Extended Universe.
The Justice League Dilemma
We really don't need to recap what went wrong with Justice League again but the fact is, this was the third DC movie that Affleck starred in which was met with scathing reviews from critics.
He can't have been happy with that and the writing was on the wall at this point.
Sure, we were hearing stories that he might play Batman one final time in Flashpoint to bring a close to his time as the character while a younger actor would take over in The Batman, but once that fell apart and Warner Bros. decided to focus on standalone story, it was apparent that it was simply a matter of time before it was made official that he would no longer be playing Bruce Wayne.
A New Batman
It feels like we spent all of 2018 sifting through rumours about who could be the next Batman and names like Jack O'Connell, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Richard Armitage continued popping up online.
Nothing concrete was revealed, of course, and as far as we were concerned, Affleck was technically still attached to the role. His personal life was in disarray, though, as he re-entered rehab and clearly had more on his plate than playing a superhero again.
The trades and fansites weighed in but nothing was made official until earlier this year. 
Batman, No More
This year, The Batman got a release date: June 25th, 2021. It won't star Ben Affleck, though, and Robert Pattinson was cast by Matt Reeves. The movie will reportedly be a noir-type detective story that finally sheds some light on why the Dark Knight has been described as the World's Greatest Detective.
We don't know if this will be a reboot, a prequel, or a standalone adventure unrelated to Justice League. However, after months of conflicting reports and rumours, Affleck is obviously done as Batman and that's a shame because it's hard to escape the feeling that we missed something special here.
Had things played out differently, we could have very easily seen his Batman on screen for years to come but it wasn't meant to be.
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YG Reportedly Arrested On Suspicion Of Robbery In Los Angeles Area

YG was arrested on suspicion of robbery after police came to his Los Angeles County home in the early morning hours of Friday (January 24), TMZ reports. Officials told TMZ that they had both a search warrant and an arrest warrant for the California rapper all related to a robbery case. He's currently being held on $250,000 bail in downtown L.A. at the Men's Central Jail, according to CBSLA.
The rapper's attorney, Joe Tacopina, told TMZ that the charges have "no truth to them." "YG has no idea what investigators are talking about and we have not been provided with any details," he said.
YG's Escalade was involved in a high-speed chase in L.A. in July, TMZ reported at the time, an encounter that reportedly culminated in a 65-year-old man being shot and killed by someone inside the SUV. The rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, told TMZ he was "nowhere near the scene of this incident," and it's unclear whether or not his arrest is related to this case. Police also raided his home weeks after the shooting and made one weapons-charge arrest, though YG wasn't home at the time.
The arrest comes just two days before YG is set to perform at the 2020 Grammys in a group tribute to his friend and collaborator, the late L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle, alongside Roddy Ricch, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, John Legend, and Kirk Franklin. YG and Hussle made waves in 2016 with their protest anthem "Fuck Donald Trump," and after Nip's death in 2019, YG paid tribute to him on his album 4Real 4Real.
His attorney, Joe Tacopina, minced no words to TMZ. "YG has a performance scheduled at The Grammys Sunday where he will honor Nipsey Hussle ... so the timing is suspect, to put it mildly."

Johnny Cash would be proud - TODD BARROW - FLYAH REVIEW

With influences such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Todd Barrow is a prolific country artist with enough talents to be a one man band.  From winning awards to working with creators such as Bart Rose, Todd has surely made a great name for himself.  In today’s time,  many musicians have the passion for music but are not skilled with such talents.  

When first hearing the classic song “Countrys Just Cooler” I was instantly entertained by his performance.  The description of the country lifestyle was presented to the listener with perfect precision.  I really enjoyed the instrumentation on this one also.   I feel you do not have to be country fan to understand his point of view.  Being marveled with the sounds delivered with perfect mixing and mastering, Countrys Just Cooler also brings the vibe of the good old days.  Without a video it was easy for me to imagine pick up trucks, beer mugs and the toast to achievements.   

 Another awesome song of his I enjoyed was “Barcode”.  I had no idea what the song would be about even though the title was so straight forward.  This song explained universal rules or codes for guys that hang out at bars.  I tuned in with excitement as he talked about how you should converse in these settings.  The detailed country masterpiece was fun and sounds similar to a song from Willy Nelson.  One thing is for sure, Todd Barrow has taken the time to advance in the art of song writing and presentation.   If I had to rate his music on a scale of 1-10, he would get a 9 for making songs that are clean and delightful with flawless composition.  Check out his music below and at all cost enjoy yourself!

CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 Is Officially a Go

At last year's San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige announced the MCU's insane Phase IV lineup. It will ensure the franchise remains an ever-present part of our lives for years to come, and will also introduce all new characters and stories. But the slate was so jam-packed it didn't include some very important—and very profitable—superheroes. Black Panther 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 didn't make the cut. Carol Danvers' inevitable followup wasn't given a release date either, despite coming off more than $1.1 billion in global box office sales a few months earlier. But now Disney is ready to go higher, further, and faster once again, because they have begun development on Captain Marvel 2.
Captain Marvel poster
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney has begun initial work on a followup to last year's global smash hit Captain Marvel. (Which somehow came out less than a year ago, March 8, 2019, even though it feels like it came out nine years ago.) Megan McDonnell, whom Disney and Marvel have also employed in as a writer for the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision, will write the script for the developing sequel.
It's unknown who will serve as director for the project. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck co-wrote and directed the first movie, but Disney is not placing them in charge of the sequel. However, they might not be finished with the MCU entirely. The duo is reportedly in discussions to continue with the MCU and could ultimately end up leading another Disney+ series. In the meantime, Marvel is reportedly looking for a woman to direct Captain Marvel 2, with a targeted release date sometime in 2022.
Black Panther 2 is scheduled to come to theaters on May 6, 2022. Last year, Disney marked the 2022 dates of February 18, July 29, and October 7, 2022 for unannounced releases. We would expect to see Carol Danvers return to the big screen on one of those dates, if development of the film meets the deadlines it needs for a 2022 release.
Carol Danvers in front of a jet
We don't quite know what Brie Larson's intergalactic warrior will be dealing with in her next venture. She became a full-fledged Avenger after the Snap, but she's served more as a cosmic independent contractor than as one of Earth's regular protectors. She was busy keeping the entire universe safe, only returning to Earth to help defeat Thanos.
Our biggest clue about Captain Marvel 2 might have come from Spider-Man: Far from Home. A post-credits scene revealed that the film's Nick Fury and Maria Hill were actually the Skrulls Talos and Soren. The pair were filling in on Earth while Nick Fury was overseeing the construction of a massive space station. We think that structure will be prove to be S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department), a companion organization to S.H.I.E.L.D. that should play a big role in the MCU. And if any Avenger is going to visit it, it's Nick Fury's old friend who can fly through space.
And she better bring Goose with her. We don't mind waiting so long for a sequel. But that "cat" better be part of the development plans.
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The Batman: Colin Farrell Says Penguin's Look Not Finalized Yet

Colin Farrell also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, during which time he said of his role as the Penguin in The Batman that "we are still in the process of just finishing the design, the aesthetic of the character."Farrell said he begins filming three weeks -- he had told Ellen DeGeneres in the story below that he begins filming in two weeks -- and praised filmmaker Matt Reeves' screenplay for The Batman, deeming it "a really, really beautiful, dark, moving script, really gorgeous."
Our original report from Jan. 22nd follows.
The internet was abuzz recently when photos of Colin Farrell sporting silvery grey hair surfaced online, leading many to suspect that's what Farrell might look like as the Penguin in The Batman. As it turns out, Farrell hasn't even started filming The Batman yet and has already dyed his hair dark since those paparazzi photos went viral.
Farrell appeared on Ellen on Wednesday where he said he recently finished filming a BBC movie in the Arctic, which is reportedly called The North Water. He explained the silvery hair was simply him trying out a new hair color after wrapping the BBC film and that he'd gone through a few other colors before dyeing his hair back to its normal dark color after those photos came out.
It appears Farrell gained weight for the BBC film, judging by the personal videos he showed DeGeneres from the set.
The Batman Cast: Every Actor and Character
Farrell revealed that he's headed to London in two weeks to start filming The Batman. He referred to his role as "Oz Cobblepot, I'm playing a character known as the Penguin."
We can assume that wasn't Farrell simply shortening Oswald Cobblepot's name as director Matt Reeves recently tweeted Farrell's casting with the hashtag #Oz so it appears that's how the iconic DC Comics supervillain will be referred to in the movie.
Colin Farrell's latest film, The Gentlemen, opens in North America this weekend. We weren't fans, saying in our Gentlemen review that "there's no high to be found from this new Guy Ritchie joint."

Spooky Tunes, For Lovers and The Dead #FlyahReview

Spooky Tunes, For Lovers And The Dead Review

An expert of combining elements of acoustic, blues, trip hop, and metal, Minneapolis-based Roman Non aka stAlkid is set to power up the music circuit with his new album. Bravely hustling through various problems to make it big as a performing artist, stAlkid has the skill of channeling his negative emotions into positive messages and overcoming his negative emotions in the process.
Although stAlkid titled his album as Spooky Tunes, For Lovers And The Dead, the beautiful songs of this album cannot spook any listener. Rather, these songs convey positive messages via words that have negative overtones. 

As the title suggests, Dreams In The Witch House is the first song in the album that starts the musical journey with the expectation of something creepy and supernatural that ends as a journey with confidence, happiness, and optimism. In this song, the artist surprises the listener. One moment, he appears to be seeing something that is supernatural in nature; the next moment it turns out that he is talking about his loneliness and being hurt as he stands in the darkness. His caring attitude still overpowers the bitterness in his heart as he wants to leave but there are voices that want him to stay. He does not know whose voices they are but he does not want to leave them alone. Thinking it will hurt them in some way, stA1kid cares for those unknown voices.

I'm So Glad To Have You is a song that you must dedicate to someone whose existence in your life as your reason for gladness. This song is motivation to buy this album. One of the shortest songs in the album, All My Friends Are Dead delivers a deep message about love assurance and trust. It says that when you care for someone, you should make that person feel that he/she can always count on you under any type of circumstances. They may doubt if the sun will rise again, but you are one person whose helping hand is always available for him/her and your door is always open.

The title of Existential Dread song may appear to you as if this song is about depression and negative feelings. However, this song actually conveys a positive message. Every day you might experience the same type of depressive situations that make you feel that you cannot do anything to overcome them. This song encourages listeners to try hard and overcome what causes hurt and frustration. My Heart Is A Stone explores that feeling and situation of a man when someone becomes more important than each and every thing. For that person, the man can do anything.

Crystal Ball is one of the most melodious songs in this album. Based on this song, the future of stAlkid as a talented artist can be predicted to be bright by the listener. Some verses in this song talk about the tendency of people wishing to know so much about the future that they do not live and enjoy the present whereas, the life is meant to be lived to the fullest. It‘s Dangerous To Go Alone is the shortest song in the album. It conveys the message that one should never be overconfident about anything. Positive thinking should not be a delusion originating from overconfidence.

You Are Going To Die Here is a unique song as the title is different from the song. It may depict the human frustration for caring about anything when one should accept that they will die regardless. However, the verses of this song convey a positive meaning that if one does not want to care about anything, they should stop caring about negative thoughts and negative people who try to pull them down. A day of consequence will arrive for those with this type of attitude.

In the last song titled A Curse, For Enemies, stAlkid says in a verse that his enemies have nothing against him. This verse has deep meaning saying that it is not always necessary for an enemy to hold a grudge against you. They can be jealous simply due to your capability and people harboring jealousy or envy towards you show that you are making progress and your efforts to achieve success are in the right direction. If your determination is true, your victory will leave all your haters behind chained to their shackles of jealousy and envy. No matter how much your enemies curse you, their curse will revert to them.

So if you want to shoo away the negative vibes around yourself and if you are looking for soothing music that helps to heal your soul injured by negative thoughts, grab this album.  


Watch Out Shania Twain, Here comes Iveta & Simone #FlyahReview

Iveta & Simone are an amazing duo that showcase a gift of musical and emotional drive; with Iveta having a serious background that started in 1982, she was playing the piano and joined a children's vocal group also participating in festivals television shows and concerts across Europe. Her partner Simone Brook also came from a musical family which makes this duo a force to be reckoned with. From performing to songwriting, these two present their selves to the fans in a flawless manner. With styles like Madonna and Shania Twain, the song has a magical touch to the listener. From first hearing the smash hit, "Weeping", i felt as if the instrumentation lifted me in a cloud of passion. The line "As the night goes on, I sleet into a sea of pain" depicts a picture of a person going through heartbreak that she can not manage to escape.

Sometimes people make promises that they can not keep and the act of betrayal is more common than it should be. The lyrics on this song tell a story of the power that love can have and the regret when it becomes hate. Weeping contains a sultry yet sensual range given by this duo. The video work is well put together and designed to bring the viewer closer to the vibration of pain. Another thing I thought was cool was the attire in this video. Leather coats motorcycles and the makeup Iveta and Simone wears really illustrates the delicacy of living life on the edge due to the lost of love. I really enjoy the way the music breaks down around the 2 minute and 33 second mark. the performance of the duo was phenomenal with the facial expressions sincerity and dynamic vocals. If i had to rate this song on a scale of 1 to 10, i'll give it a 9 for creativity terrific performance eye-catching visuals and a message that hits right at home.