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Tianna Speaks: Don of Cash Over Clout 

You’ve met Don before but let me reintroduce you guys to this amazing artist. Don is the creator and founder of CashOverClout, a collective of artists across Chicago that include photographers, musicians and curators. Don is also an actor who’s been in various shows such as, Empire, Office Christmas Party, The Chi and Chicago Pd.

Don dropped a new EP “1Day1Night” today and it is FIRE!!!!

Check it out on all streaming platforms:

Make sure to stay in the loop with his upcoming projects by following him on all his social sites; IG/Twitter @itsdonperrion

As usual follow me on all social media platforms: @tiannaspeaks

DON of CashOverClout 

You’ve met Don before but let me reintroduce you guys to this amazing artist. Don is the creator and founder of CashOverClout, a collective of artists across Chicago that include photographers, musicians and curators. Don is also an actor who’s been in various shows such as, Empire, Office Christmas Party, The Chi and Chicago Pd.

Recently Don dropped a dope song called “Look” which as surpassed well over 5,000 streams on Spotify in a months time!

Check out the song and the Dope visual below

Make sure to stay in the loop with his upcoming projects by following him on all his social sites; IG/Twitter @itsdonperrion

As usual follow me on all social media platforms: @tiannaspeaks

L’Oréal via Tianna Speaks check out my interview with her 6/19/2018 

L’Oreal is an amazing artist with a positive and creative mindset for entertainment.  One of L’Oreal  greatest accomplishment was being accepted into CHI arts performing high School for the Arts.  Out of 1300 applicants L’Oreal was one of the 150 chosen to advance her dance skills at Chiarts. L’Oreal attended her freshman year at Chiarts and then chose to transfer to focus on her other well- loved talent (singing). L’Oreal has been dancing since she was two years old.  In 2007 L’Oreal dance for House Arrest II. In 2011 L’Oreal began her first professional dance class at Dance Expressions in Calumet City.  After taking the summer program, she decided to enroll for the regular school year.  Along with hip hop L’Oreal learned different dances such as ballet, tap, and modern.  In such short amount of time thanks to Dance Expressions, their staff and her expeditious ability to learn dances she was accepted into Chiarts high school and was asked to compete with Dance Expression School in the USA World hip hop competition.  Accepting the invite in 2012, L’Oreal Walton went to Las Vegas with her dance school and competed in the USA World hip hop competition against many well-known dance groups such as the jabba wockeez, Les twins etc.    Although, L’Oreal ‘s original focus was mainly dancing she never lost the love for music and singing.  L’Oreal discovered at an early age that God had also blessed her with a voice as well as the ability to write songs.   L’oreal begin working in the studio with one of Chicago hottest producers Sound Master T, and she released her first EP in September 2014 called Rookie to The Game Pro at Heart! That Ep included one her most popular songs called “Just In Case” which can be found on free music sites.  L’oreal peformed in the well – known around the world talent showcase Take the Stage three times where she placed 2nd two of the times and won the chance to perform in Atlanta in front of other well- known artist.  In 2015 L’oreal dropped a single and video called “Turnt Up”.  In 2016 L’oreal proved she was no longer a Rookie to the Game and dropped a song called “Unforgettable” where she collaborated with a local Chicago West side rap artist name Cago Leek, that video can be found on You Tube.  Lo’real has released a Migos T’ Shirt remix which can also be found on Sound Cloud.  Loreal released her EP called“Notorious Nineteen” produced by Zaeskee in February that can be found streaming in all digital music stores. That EP includes songs such as Facade, and features with other Chicago Artist such as Taliban Lil Prince(Savage) and Monop(BS).  L’Oreal not only loves singing but she loves writing songs, she has written all her songs from the beginning. L’Oreal personality might appear to some as reserved but when she opens her mouth to sing and perform she amaze the crowds. L’oreal is pursuing the music business as an R&B singer with no limitations, L’oreal in fact does it all with her creative mindset, stories and visuals through her music.  She’s a triple threat!

Follow her on IG: @loreal_w

Keep up with me on all social media platforms: @tiannaspeaks

A.I.R via Tianna Speaks check out my interview June 5th at 4pm 

I had the opportunity to interview this beautiful spirit and listen to her new song DBAF

Here’s what she had to say about herself:

I’m 22 years old and a proud leo. I’ve been making my own music for about 2 years now. However, I used to sing in my schools choir where I realized I didn’t want to be with out music. I aspire to make songs that people sing to at the top od their lungs because they can relate.

AIR out

Follow her on IG: @theairlement

And keep up with me on all social platforms: @tiannaspeaks

Beyond Limits via Tianna Speaks. Check out my video with Brandon on 5/22/18 @4pm 

The Beyond Limits Studio Recording Program is an extracurricular program designed specifically to give students a unique hands-on experience in modern digital studio recording. We educate students on the culture of the professional studio environment as well as the business of the recording industry.

Students also gain knowledge that will help them improve their song writing proficiency, understanding of the mechanics of building a song, how to count beats and bars and much more.

Both this organization and the program are products of, owner, Brandon Cook’s passion for the overall creation of music and desire to mentor young men and women.

Click here for more information

Stay update with me on all social media platforms: @tiannaspeaks

Jay Lewis Via Tianna Speaks check out our interview 5/15/17 @4pm 

Jay Lewis was born on the south side of Chicago. He is 22 years old and has been singing since he was 12. He is a big fan of Chris Brown and 90s R&B music. He started recording music when he was 18. He put out his first mixtape in 2014. He released a single in October of 2017 titled, “Real One.” And just released his second single in April of 2018 title, “Slide.”

Follow him on Instagram @jaylewis_official

Keep up with me on all social platforms @tiannaspeaks

Don of CashOverClout via Tianna Speaks check out his interview 5/8/2018 

Don of CashOverClout is the creator & co-founder of CashOverClout. CashOverClout is a lifestyle collective that features musicians, photographers & taste makers from all sides of Chicago. Don has been doing music and film for 5 years. Productions Don have been apart of include Chiraq, Empire, Office Christmas Party, Chicago pd, The Chi & more. In 2018, music & branding has been the main focus for Don & CashOverClout.

You his social sites: @itsdonperrion

Keep up with me and future interviews via all my social sites: @tiannaspeaks

BIBO Live This Week: Founder of the “Girl’s Like Me” project, writer & digital media expert, La'Keisha Gray-Sewell! 

Coming TUESDAY (4/24) on BIBO Live! — Founder of the “Girl’s Like Me” project, writer & digital media expert,La'Keisha Gray-Sewell! 

Plus a WHOLE lot of #thebibofoundation news including TWO upcoming fundraisers in May (Annual Golf outing & ColorVibe 5K) you can support to help us continue to help disadvantaged women and their families! 

Tune in TUESDAY (4/24) at 6:15pm cst / 7:15 pm est / 4:15 pm pst

Isle of Dogs Review 

Review of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs  

By: Manny Perez 

I have been a Wes Anderson fan since the Royal Tenebaums. The story, of a wacky family coming together in what they think is a time of crisis, blew me away. The funny characters, loopy stories, and visual experience of an Anderson film is what draws me to them time and time again. Anderson took a leap into animation with Fantastic Mister Fox. He returns with Isle of Dogs which is a stop motion film with amazing effects! The opening scene is a marvel to look at. Three drummers open up the film playing drums at a rapid and trance like pace. The classic Wes Anderson tone is set early on. Like in all his films, amazing actors, like Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goodblum, Francis McDormand, and Scarlett Johansson lend their voice to this one. They bring marvelous voice overs to the many unique and funny characters. Now being a Wes Anderson fan you didn’t have to tell me that the plot was going to be interesting, odd, and hilarious. At that is exactly what we get here.  

The film takes place in the not so distant future and fictional Japanese city of Megasaki. The city is under an almost dictator like rule by Mayor Kobayashi, who is part of a family that are cat lovers. Snout fever has broken out amongst the dogs of Megaski. The fever has caused social problems like aggressiveness towards humans and the Mayor believes the best form of action is to ban all dogs to Trash Island. In good faith he offers up his family pet dog, Spots, as the first dog to be transferred out of the city and to Trash Island. Spots is actually the guard dog and protector of the Mayor’s nephew Atari.  

Time passes and more dogs are transferred to dog Island. Atari embarks on a mission to retrieve his dogs spots. He makes it to trash Island but his plane is badly damaged. Five dogs, Rex (Norton), King (Bob Balaban), Duke (Goldblum), Boss (Murray), and Chief (Cranston) rush to Atari’s crash site. Chief is the leader of the group but is singled out due to him being the only stray dog while the others came from households. This becomes a running joke throughout the film until we learn of Chief’s importance to the story.  

At this point it is important to note the dogs “barks” are translated for us into english while Atari speaks Japanese and his words are not translated. It makes for a funny dynamic between the dogs and Atari. The audience and Atari can still relate even without subtitles as Atari is simply a Little Pilot trying to get his dog Spots back. Chief refuses to help Atari find his dog but is overruled by the other dogs.  

Back on Megasaki a cure is found for the Dog flu but Mayor Kobayashi refuses to take the info and cure and instead decides to leave all dogs on Trash Island. Mayor Kobayshi faces opposition from local school kids who believe the government, led by Kobayshi, is corrupt. At this point the story is comedic and zany but there is a political dynamic that is injected into the plot. With the dictator like Mayor Kobayashi, the scientific and student organized push back against an established government, the militaristic and police like Megasaki City, and exile of all dogs from Megasaki one could see a parallel to present day trends and issues.  

Atari and Chief begin to bond when they are separated from the pack of dogs. We come to find out, after Atari takes him a shower, that Chief is actually the same breed as Spots. They both continue on the journey to find Spots and finally meet with Rex, King, Duke, and Boss. Spots is believed to be at the “dangerous cannibal dog infested” end of Trash Island. As Atari and the group of dogs reach the final bridge to get to where Spots is they are surrounded by robot dogs and police of Megasaki CIty.  A big brawl ensues and Chief, Spots and Atari fall into a river. Spots reveals that he is to become a father, he has become an important leader in his clan, he can no longer be Atari’s guardian and lastly that Chief and him are actually brothers. Spots passes on the guard dog role to Chief.  

Mayor Kobayashi believes the answer to the Dog Flu problem is to eradicate them by gas poisoning. Back on Trash Island all dogs and Atari get word of the Mayor’s plan and they travel to Megasaki to stop him. The mayor is about to pass the law to give the go ahead with the gas attack but Atari, Spots, and Chief arrive and inject Chief with the dog flu cure. Back on Trash Island, A local American student has the gas attack only be done to Megasaki police and all robot dogs on Trash Island.  

Suddenly a Robot dog attacks Atari and is saved by Spots but is severely injured by the attack and must go under a brain surgery and kidney transplant. Mayor Kobayashi has a change of heart and admits to his wrongdoings and the corruption and donates his kidney to save his nephew Atari. The law actually states after everything happened that Atari is to be the new Mayor of Megasaki and we see Spots and his family back in the City and living peacefully.  

This film has the classic journey story. A young boy ventures to find his beloved dog. No dog flu or government decree would keep him from his friend. At one point in the film a scientist ask “what ever happened to man’s best friend?”. This is definitely a dog lovers movie but it is for anyone who loves that bond and connection humans have with other animals. It is also a story about a gang of outcast and misfits who go against the established order. I had a fun time seeing this one and it surely is one of Wes Anderson’s finest works.

BOBO via Da Penthouse Check out his interview 4/12/18 @ 6pm 

The music industry is continuously changing in Chicago, thanks to versatile production, a new range of sound, and because of artists sharing experiences through their own music. With the 9-5 routine slowly vanishing from the lives of creatives, one of the most important things for young performers to consider is time management and accountability.

At the age of 22, Bobo has learned to combine his commitment to a full-time job with his musical talent to create a lifestyle that allows him to take full advantage of every opportunity around him. While he is just five years into his music career, Bobo has always loved to write and create music.

As someone who enjoys standing out from the crowd and defying the artistry standard, Bobo recently dropped his mixtape Free Progress in August. With boundless support from his family, friends, and colleagues, Bobo’s personal drive and ambition increases by the day. Combining lyrics and thinking outside the box has awarded Bobo the ability to spread Black entertainment culture and positivity instead of adding to existing stereotypes.

Check out his music here

Follow him on IG @bobo5x

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