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August Favorites

It’s about that time, the end of the month, and the end of the summer. Here’s a few things I was feeling this August.

Watch The Throne – I was able to get this highly anticipated album by Jay-Z and Kanye West for free because I bought tickets to the concert (November 24, counting down the days). Twitter was going crazy over it, it was number one in over twenty countries and I’ve been listening to it non stop since I downloaded it. Two of the greatest rappers of all time on one album, there’s no way it could suck. I love that Frank Ocean has major shine on the album being featured on two songs. Now everyone is loving up his music, but just for the record I discovered him months ago, haha. What I love most about the album is knowing that I’m going to get to see them perform these songs in just a few months. Last month my go to album was Beyonce’s, this month it’s Jay-Z and Kanye.

Jumping the Broom – I don’t usually watch a lot of movies, but I had to go to the video store and rent Jumping the Broom. It was so refreshing to watch a black movie that did not involve Tyler Perry in any shape or form. The men in the movie were gorgeous, especially Laz Alonzo, and it was nice to see a film about a black couple in love getting married. It was a little stupid in parts and Paula Patton was super annoying, but yes I did cry when they jumped over that broom in their wedding. So beautiful.

Body Combat – I am a gym freak. I’m in there four to five times a week, doing both cardio and weights. One of my favorite classes is Body Combat, which is a sort of martial arts class where you’re kicking, punching and working up a major sweat. The new release was revealed this month and I fell in love with it. The music was really good, the choreography was hard and on top of all that it was fun. I’ve been doing combat for over a year now and there’s never been a release I’ve loved so much. I even went to extra classes just so I could keep doing it.

Spanish music – As I’ve said many times before, going to Punta Cana changed me a lot, and it definitely changed my music tastes. We were going to a club where they only played a handful of English music every night, so Spanish music became something my sister and I got used to. We even bought a CD with over 100 Spanish tracks. Now artists like Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Chino y Nacho, and Celia Cruz are in heavy rotation on my iPod, and I don’t speak very much Spanish. Music is a universal language though, and I can feel what they’re saying.

Till next month!


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