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Style Watch: PURE Addiction

Who wouldn't want the feel of having a personal stylist? The perks of having access to the current trendsetting fashions at a affordable price is only one click away.
Denver-based online boutique PUREAddiction offers that service. Founder Jackie Paul and her team draw inspiration from what's hot on the celeb fashion scene, offering the latest in clothes and accessories on shoppureaddiction.com. Recently, Teresa Caldwell, the mother of hip-hop artist Bow Wow and owner of Atlanta-based boutique Taste, teamed up with PUREAddiction to feature several pieces from her shop. Other brands featured on the site: Dolce Vita, Line and Dot and Dex to name a few.

PUREAddiction provides a diverse selection of  fabulous and fun pieces sure to meet the needs of any fashionista! Use promo code VibeVix15 to receive 15% off. The offer is good until May 13.

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VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk Podcast: Meet Shenseea, The Boss Of All Trades

VIBE Vixen's Boss Talk podcast amplifies the voices of women and she/her-identifying individuals in their respective industries as they discuss their journeys toward becoming the bosses we know today. From their demeanor and confidence and persevering through life’s pitfalls to make a name for themselves in their own way, being a boss is much more than 'just running sh*t.'

Shenseea is one of the latest signees to Interscope Records. The Kingston, Jamaica-bred singer, rapper, dancer and deejay has gained notoriety in the music world thanks to an infectious implementation of reggae, soca, dancehall and hip-hop into her work.

"I think everyone in my family can sing...we been living music," the 22-year-old tells Boss Talk host J'na Jefferson. "I was singing covers...and then I tried to see if I could write, and I did. Put it on social media, and I was like 'this looks like it can work."

Thanks to the success of her remix to the song "Loodi" by future collaborator Vybz Kartel, Shenseea has shown no signs of slowing down. She has toured with artists such as Sean Paul, and has worked with artists from Christina Aguilera to Tommy Lee Sparta and Tyga, who is featured on her hot song “Blessed.”

Before she blew up, however, she was working a regular desk job and singing whenever she got the chance. She details that quitting to pursue music to take care of herself, her family, and her son was not something that scared her.

"I was just doing my thing naturally, for fun, because I love it," she smiles. "I didn't think of how good I was, or how [much] better I should be... music was just from the soul, it was from the heart, and I loved it so much... 'I'm just really gonna put my all into this.'"

For now, the artist is working on her debut album, which she says is going to be an "interracial" experience. She is reportedly working with Di Genius and Rvssian to bring the feel-good riddims to the LP.

"I'm trying not to focus on one set of [audiences]," she explains. "I'm trying to grab a little bit of everybody... my album, to be honest, it's a different vibe to me, because I have so many more influences and producers that can help me bring out different sounds that I'm not normally used to."

Elsewhere in the conversation, Shenseea discussed what it's like to be a working woman to a toddler, she has a three-year-old son who she visits back in Jamaica often.

"When I'm overseas, I video call him every single day," she smiles. "And he's talking more now, so we get to have kind of conversations! When I'm home, I try to take a day for him where we go to the beach or somewhere."

From where does Shenseea get her strength from? She says from the woman she was raised by, her aunt. She was taught to have a fierce mentality, to inundate herself with new information to become her best self, and of course, to be independent. She frequently goes back to Jamaica to spread knowledge to young girls and women in order for them to be the best they can be.

"There are a lot of [women] that are suffering... I am trying to give them the confidence to do their own thing, be your own boss. Do whatever you want to do, what makes you happy."

Listen to the full episode below.

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Premiere: Project Girls Club Deliver Bossed-Up Swag In "Heavy" Visuals

What makes Atlanta's Project Girls Club so delightful is their creative approach to the girl group troupe. The collective, comprised of Shanell, D. Woods and Mika Means have returned with "Heavy" which also features stellar bars from Akbar V.

Directed by the Class Clown studio, the ladies shine in the black and white visuals with looks to complete their eclectic personalities. Like their previous single "Run Up," "Heavy" is rooted in swag and strong vocals from Shanell as well as standout bars from Means and Akbar V.

Known for her time on Love and hip Hop Atlanta, Akbar V puts reality woes to the side and lays down witty raps. Shanell also brings the dance moves during her verse with an ode to her time in Young Money. "On top. call me when you wanna see ya bedrock," she sings.

Project Girls Club was founded by Woods, Shanell and Means as a form of pushing the culture of powerful women forward in the south and beyond. The niche is that PGC not only features those in the music video but producers, directors and DJs like Traci Steele.

"Everyone in Project Girls Group has their own vibe and we don't make anyone else have to be on everyone else's vibe. We celebrate each other's vibe (laughs)," Wood previously shared with VIBE. "I'm not going to make my dream be your dream. Let's figure how to coexist these dreams and push them to the next level."

As the summer continues to heat up, "Heavy" is a perfect track to your hot girl playlist.

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Lalah Hathaway attends The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Inaugural "Can We Talk?" Benefit Dinner at The Newseum on June 07, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Lalah Hathaway To Perform At Future x Sounds LA

Five-time Grammy award-winning artist and activist, Lalah Hathaway will curate and perform at the Los Angeles edition of Future x Sounds LA at Ford Theaters (Aug. 31). The multi-city and art series will also present the sounds of Anna Wise, Justus West, Gwen Bunn, DJ Battlecat, and an appearance by Hathway's art collective, #realmusicrebels.

Future x Sounds invites artists, attendees, and society to question the world around them, with Hathaway leading the art journey. "L.A. welcomed me home at an early age and continued my music education. It kept me honest and kept me true to the eternal student within me," Hathaway said.

Celebrating the creative community and spotlighting the way music and education impact social change during an evening of live performances, collaborations, conversations, art installations and more, the event will host some of the most active and respected musicians in each city of the artistic community.


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"Their curation [Future x Sounds] is based on mutual inspiration, respect and the will to support each other's individual projects. It's pretty beautiful and powerful. As one of the most respected and authentic voices music today, Lalah Hathaway was an ideal choice to showcase Los Angeles with our inaugural series in this city," said Future x Sounds founder and executive producer, Angela Gill.

Hathaway was most recently nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2019 including, Best R&B album. The artist is one of the most elite of her time with 30 years of music under her belt. As a singer-songwriter and producer, she has collaborated with an extensive list of hitmakers including Dr.Dre, Anderson .Paak, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams. Also gracing the stage with legends Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Herbie Hancock.

With LA x Sounds being one of her final destinations of the summer, Lalah, will first open the 2019 Lincoln Center Out of Doors summer concert series (July 24).

Future x Sounds will kick-off its multi-city tour in New York where they will partner with Summerstage to celebrate Black Woodstock and the 50th anniversary of Harlem Culture Festival (Aug. 17).

You can purchase tickets here.

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