Category Archives: Netflix Reviews

Rhythm + Flow Chicago Auditions: Big Mouf’Bo, Jakob Campbell, Sasha Go Hard

Chicago Auditions With Chance the Rapper. Chance the Rapper is in Chicago to audition talents from his home city. He began his quest by visiting the Harold Washington Library where he started his career. Initially, we were like, “A library? Did he read about rappers there and was inspired by them and decided to become a rapper?”

Well, we’re pretty sure he did some reading about rap and other stuff in the library but, apparently, Harold Washington has an arts program which provided a space where Chance recorded some of his early works. This is the first time we see and hear of a library that provides non-book/non-internet related services so big props to the good people behind this program for their out-of-the-box thinking.

Anyhoo, here’s a 17-year-old Chance rapping at the Harold Washington Library where he made his debut mixtape, 10-Day, which tells the story about his ten-day suspension for marijuana possession. Continue reading Rhythm + Flow Chicago Auditions: Big Mouf’Bo, Jakob Campbell, Sasha Go Hard

Rhythm + Flow Recap: Best New York Auditions

Rhythm + Flow Recap: Best New York Auditions. Our what’s poppin’ queen Cardi B, who’s originally from the Bronx, flies to New York to audition rapper wannabes from her home city. The event is held at the SOB Club in Manhattan but before the auditions she goes to an interview with Ebro in the Morning to promote Rhythm + Flow and to invite rappers to participate. Because she wants an NYC rapper to win the competition, Cardi admitted during the interview that she’s scared that she might end up not picking the right person.

Good thing Fat Joe and Jadakiss join her in the judging chairs so they can add another perspective on who have the potential to become the next big thing in hip-hop. [Check out our recap for the LA Rhythm and Flow episode.]

Onetake Carter, 24 years old, Long Island NY. Fat Joe may not have been impressed with his drag race-inspired outfit (the car one, not the Rupaul one) but he likes Onetake’s rapping. Both Jadakiss and Cardi B also gave him the thumbs up. Continue reading Rhythm + Flow Recap: Best New York Auditions

Rhythm + Flow Recap Review: LA Auditions on Netflix’s Hip Hop Contest

Rhythm + Flow Recap Review: L.A. Auditions for Netflix’s Hip Hop Contest. Netflix has joined the reality TV competition genre via its hip hop competition show Rhythm + Flow and boy are we loving it. We must admit that we are not familiar at all with the genre but this show does a great job of introducing it to us.

The three main judges have good chemistry together and they do a good job of winnowing the contestants. Cardi B is the most fun with her catch phrases and quotable quotes. She is also the most likely to let her heart influence her decisions.

For his part, T.I. aka Tip is the most picky and the most businesslike in his approach. Anyone of you crushing on T.I. because of this show? We must confess that he makes us tingle every time he appears onscreen. T.I. you are such a zaddy, we’d love you to be our baby daddy. How’s that for a rap rhyme? Continue reading Rhythm + Flow Recap Review: LA Auditions on Netflix’s Hip Hop Contest

Raising Dion Review: Good or Bad? Worth Watching?

Raising Dion Review: Good or Bad? Worth Watching? Raising Dion, which is now streaming on Netflix, is a story of a boy who just discovered his superpowers and his perplexed mother who is trying everything to protect her child. Currently, it has a 73% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes which we think is a fair score for the series.

Raising Dion Ja'Siah Young

So is it good and worth your time watching? Yes it is. And we hope Netflix gives it a second season because the finale episode promises more intriguing story. We are most intrigued, for instance, whether there will be a clash between the young titans or whether they will end up joining forces to fight the baddies. Continue reading Raising Dion Review: Good or Bad? Worth Watching?

Styling Hollywood Recap Episode 4: Kafia Ahmed is Gone Forever?

Styling Hollywood Recap: Kafia Ahmed Goodbye Forever or For Now? The fourth episode of Styling Hollywood shows us the challenges of having a friend as an employee (or as an employer). As we mentioned in our first Styling Hollywood recap, operations manager Kafia Ahmed and her boss Adair Curtis have a soft of on-again/off-again relationship whereby Kafia is either fired (according to Adair) or resigns (according to Kafia) but then is subsequently either re-hired or un-resigns.

We get a clearer understanding of this less than ideal relationship when Katya arrived late for work and when, while on an errand with her boss driving the car, she was texting and talking updates with her side gig contacts.

At the end of the episode, in a restaurant where the two met for dinner presumably to hash things out, Kafia stated that maybe its time for her to leave JSN while Adair expressed that if she feels that she is not appreciated then she should go. They were kinda talking at the same time so we are not sure whether she resigned first or whether he fired her first. Continue reading Styling Hollywood Recap Episode 4: Kafia Ahmed is Gone Forever?

Styling Hollywood Review: Melinda Elvenes is the MVP of Episode 3

Styling Hollywood Review: Melinda Elvenes is the MVP of Episode 3. The third episode presents us with the old age question that couples often have to confront: What do you do when one is ready to have a baby while the other is not?

Previously, we learned that Adair Curtis is ready to have a baby and has scheduled a surrogacy appointment while Jason Bolden is hesitant and having second thoughts about the idea although he did earlier agree to said appointment. As may be expected, this difference in what they want for such an important aspect of their lives, leads to an argument which boils over to the third episode.

jason bolden adair curtis baby discussion - styling hollywood

There is an uncomfortableness in this episode because of the disagreement between the couple but we ain’t taking sides on this one because we see where each of them is coming from. We understand Adair’s frustration with Jason’s inability to commit because, after all, they’ve talked about having a baby for years (was it seven years?). However, we also understand Jason’s point of view as well as his fear that he might not be able to be the daddy he wants himself to be. Continue reading Styling Hollywood Review: Melinda Elvenes is the MVP of Episode 3