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Extraordinary Georgia Camp Helps Grieving Kids

The Experience Camp at Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA (for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver from the SE United States) takes place later this month, July 29 – August 3. WHAT: This summer, July 29 – August 3, at Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA, boys and girls from the Southeast will come together to spend a week at “Experience Camp.” Experience Camps provide free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a ... [read more]

Very Best of Jadakiss for Mixtape Friday

Last week, we had the Best Of 1994 Hip Hop for our Mixtape Friday. This week, we have another treat as we will be highlighting Jadakiss. Jadakiss have released four solo albums, 6 mixtapes, collabo album with Fabulous and 3 as part of the Lox. Jadakiss have also made countless guest appearances throughout the years. Every couple of years you’ll find me fiending for some new music from Jadakiss. A couple years ago, Jadakiss along with Fabolous released their joint, Friday on Elm Street project. ... [read more]

New Job New Me: Getting in Shape and Stress Free

After several months of searching, finally something came up and I’ve experienced an employment change.  For years, night shift is when I worked and it absolutely sucked. Honestly, it was hard to stay in shape, eat right and give my body its proper attention. With the new job, my duties will be during the dayshift for about a month and a half. Afterwards, I’ll be on second shift where the end of the shift is at midnight. My gym membership will be nice because I’ll hit up the gym after work. With ... [read more]

Juvenile Set It Off for Throwback Thursday

For this Throwback Thursday, we’re headed to New Orleans for this one. Like always, I’m featuring music that’s been played throughout that week. Project English from Juvenile is one of the albums that I’ve listened to this week. As of yesterday, Project English is still what I’m listening to and Set It Off is the featured track. Set It Off was the only single released from the album and it’s one of my favorite tracks from Juvenile. Juvenile is the artist from Cash Money that put them on the map ... [read more]

4 Marlowe Products That Guys Should Try Out

Throughout the years, companies have turned their attention to the needs of men. For the longest, you had a couple of spots here and there that catered to what men need. Fast forward to 2019, there’s so many choices for men to make. While many people will flock to the major brands, the ones that many people don’t know about is what intrigues me. Recently, we had the chance to check out four men’s care products from Marlowe. They have an array of men care products, so I decided on the four that ... [read more]

Becoming A Successful Songwriter: It’s Time To Face The Music

Achieving a career in music is hard. If you’ve been trying to make it for a significant amount of time, then you’ll know that this is the truth. There’s a lot of competition in the industry, and there’s no point in sugar-coating that fact. There are lots of talented musicians in the world. That’s great news for music listeners, but it’s not great news for aspiring guitarists, singers, songwriters, producers, or even multi-talented artists who possess all of those skills. It’s hard to be heard ... [read more]

Top NBA Western Conference Teams After Free Agency

Who do you have winning the west this upcoming basketball season? With all the wheeling and dealing this offseason, you probably have a better chance to be a Casino winner. Anthony Davis finally made his way to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Clippers hit the lottery by acquiring Kawhi Leonard and traded for Paul George. If that wasn’t enough, Russell Westbrook was traded to the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook will reunite with James Harden in an effort to capture their first title. ... [read more]

Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Extreme Rules PPV Review

The WWE held their Extreme Rules PPV this past Sunday. The WWE will likely go in a new direction after the Extreme Rules PPV. Paul Heyman will head creative on Raw and Eric Bischoff is the new head man of SmackDown. With SummerSlam around the corner, this should get interesting in time for the biggest party of the summer. Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch defended their championships against Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans. Kofi Kingston put up the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe. Ricochet ... [read more]

Listen and Stream Big KRIT New Album

Almost two years ago, Big KRIT released 4eva is a Mighty Long Time and it was one of top albums of 2017. Late last year, Big KRIT dropped three consecutive EPs every two weeks starting November 16th. Thrice X, Double Down and Trifecta were the names. Big KRIT is building quite an impressive discography that includes 12 mixtapes, five EPs and his new album is his third album. K.R.I.T. Iz Here is the name of the new album and I couldn’t wait for the project. This 19-track project features Lil ... [read more]

Twista Dropped Category F5 10 Years Ago Today

Twista been in the rap game for well over 25 years. Twista have released 10 studio albums, a few collaborative projects and countless mixtapes. Last month, Twista dropped another mixtape called Summer ’96. Twista is one of the smoothest rappers to ever touch the mic. 10 years ago, Twista dropped his seventh album, Category F5 which was the follow-up to the Adrenaline Rush 2007 joint. Busta Rhymes, R. Kelly, Do or Die, Akon, Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie and OJ da Juiceman all appear on the album. ... [read more]

Best of 1994 Hip Hop for Mixtape Friday

1994 was a special year if you’re a fan of hip hop. We all can agree that 1988 was the original Golden Era of Hip Hop. 1994 saw all-time great albums like Illmatic, Ready to Die, The Diary and Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik drop. While Nas, Biggie, Scarface and Outkast released classics others like GangStarr, O.C., Redman, Warren G and Method Man dropped dope projects. The mid-90s starting with 1993 to around 1997 is considered the second Golden Era of Hip Hop. With my new Mixtape Friday ... [read more]

6 Mini Home Makeovers for Guys Who Live Alone

Decorating the place, you live in doesn’t have to be a challenging task, especially for those who are living on their own. The first thing you need to consider is the purpose of the remodeling, to begin with. Are you looking to make the place more aesthetically pleasing or more functional? Second, are you making the place that will fit your personality or the one that you’ll be proud to display on social media and greet guests at? Remember that the last two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. ... [read more]

Kissing You by Keith Washington for Throwback Thursday

Let’s take it back to 1991 for this Throwback Thursday. During this time, I’ll admit that I was the coolest dude around. My tape collection consisted of plenty of them full of slow jams. To bring back a lot of those memories I’ve created a Family Playlist on Spotify. Kissing You by Keith Washington is one of those old-school classic hits. Kissing You by Keith Washington is one of those tracks that’ll always be on any slow jam’s playlist. Actually, this track was featured on my 2019 Valentine’s ... [read more]

My Daughter Loves the Nuicoco Hair Products

My daughter will be starting high school next month. This is a huge step as she’s entering the final four years of school. With her being the baby, we’re going to try to give her everything she needs. With this being her freshmen year, she has given us a list of things she like. She has always been my little princess, but now she’s becoming a young woman. As a young lady, she takes her appearance seriously and that includes having great hair products. Recently, we had the chance to check out a ... [read more]

Jeezy 1 Time for Music Monday

Are you ready for another long week after the long 4th of July holiday? Let’s kick the week off with another Music Monday. The featured artist is none other than Atlanta’s own, Jeezy. The Snowman returned last week with his new track, 1 Time. Jeezy is definitely an Atlanta legend and deserves his props for his longevity. Around this time next year, Jeezy will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of Thug Motivation 101. Thug Motivation 101 is one of those flawless albums that you can listen to ... [read more]

New Edition Released Their Second Album 35 Years Ago

When it comes to a throwback, this is the real deal. New Edition was the first R&B group that I became a fan of. Before that, my parents especially my dad had Motown playing all the time. New Edition released their second album 35 years ago today. Their debut album, Candy Girl was released a little over a year ago. The self-titled second album is where they became stars and household names. Cool It Now was the first single released off the album. Cool It Now sold around a million copies ... [read more]

Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard Agree to Deal

The Los Angeles Clippers and Kawhi Leonard have agreed on a 4-year, $142 million dollar contract. The Clippers were one of the three teams in the running to acquire the services Kawhi Leonard. It has been reported that the fear of a Lakers dynasty is what triggered the deal. With the Clippers adding Leonard immediately put them into contention, they weren’t done dealing. The Clippers dealt Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first-round picks, a protected first-round pick ... [read more]

Nas Doo Rags for Throwback Thursday

Nas have been in the game for over 25 years. Throughout his historic career, Nas have dropped a countless number of classics. One of his best projects came out of nowhere. In September of 2002, Nas surprised everyone with his Lost Tapes project. During this time, Nas was killing everything as this came after his classic Stillmatic album. My Throwback Thursday track is from the Lost Tapes and it’s Doo Rags. Doo Rags is one of many dope tracks off the album. The Lost Tapes were unreleased tracks ... [read more]

Nas Will Release The Lost Tapes 2 on July 19th

Hip-hop icon Nas –esteemed for a quarter-century as one of the undisputed greatest MC’s of all time – fulfills a long-standing promise to himself and his loyal fans with the July 19th release of THE LOST TAPES 2 via Mass Appeal/Def Jam Recordings. THE LOST TAPES 2 compiles selected unreleased tracks from Nas’ last four albums that he has released – Hip-Hop is Dead (2006), Untitled (2008), Life is Good (2012), and his most recent Nasir (2018). The Instagram video clip that Nas posted on June ... [read more]

How To Refresh Your Kitchen Without Remodeling

Most of us have a vision of what our dream kitchen should look like. That urge to revamp and renovate comes every once in a while. However, it is often the case that full renovations don't fit your available budget. And it's no surprise, seeing that the average value of renovated kitchens in Australia is around $25,000. Although it is expected that renovation activities will increase in 2019 and 2020, luckily there are still ways to make your kitchen look fresh without breaking the bank. Here's ... [read more]

Fireworks Safety: 3 Tips to Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day this week, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging the public to make hearing protection a priority by taking some basic precautionary measures at fireworks, festivals, parades, and other events. Many traditional Fourth of July festivities can reach potentially dangerous noise levels. Fireworks and firecrackers can be as loud as 150 decibels—louder than a jackhammer or jet plane take-off. Safe listening levels ... [read more]

Da Brat Funkdafied for Music Monday

Back on June 28th, Da Brat celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Funkdafied album. Da Brat became the first female MC to put out a platinum album. To me, Da Brat is one of the illest female rapper of all-time as she’s put out classics throughout her time. For the returning Music Monday, what better track to be featured than Funkdafied. Just like that album, the title track went platinum and it featured Jermaine Dupri. Funkdafied was one of the hottest tracks in the summer of 1994. If you recall ... [read more]

Lloyd Banks Hunger for More Turns 15 Years Old

Who remember Lloyd Banks from those earlier G-Unit mixtapes? The major label debut, Hunger for More by Lloyd Banks came out 15 years ago today. On this date 15 years ago, Lil Wayne dropped his fourth album, Tha Carter. During this period, 50 Cent had a plan and it came out perfectly. After the success of Get Rich or Die Trying and the G-Unit album, Lloyd Banks was up next. After Banks was featured on the single, Smile from Beg for Mercy it was on. On Fire was his first single off Hunger for ... [read more]

Tha Carter from Lil Wayne Turns 15 Years Old Today

Tha Carter from Lil Wayne turns 15-years-old today. Tha Carter was his fourth solo album and it was the start of Lil Wayne becoming a megastar. Seeing I’m a huge hip hop head, I’ve followed Lil Wayne ever since he was a teenager with the Hot Boys. Two years prior, Lil Wayne dropped 500 Degreez which was sort of a jab at Juvenile. With Tha Carter, Lil Wayne started to grow more as a rapper and his schemes matured in the process. Sometimes people tend to forget that Wayne was only 21 when this ... [read more]

Daddy’s Hangout Presents Mixtape Friday Volume 25

Once again, it’s time for another Mixtape Friday. We started the week off with another of my Joints set. This was Joints 41 and there’s about 12 tracks off that project. Kendrick Lamar’s New West Volume 2 was next. Honestly, we don’t know if it’s an actual project or not. Mixtape Friday Volume 24 followed that and Nas’s Illmatic came afterwards. The debut album from T.I., I’m Serious was the next album. Fly Shit from Playa Fly came up next. The final album of the week believe it or not was Lil ... [read more]

5 Rainy Day Activities to Bring the Family Together

Summer is the time of year where families come together and enjoy good food, good weather and make some good memories. Whether you’re planning fun filled days down at the beach, afternoons in the park, a holiday to somewhere new or travelling to see relatives, the summer break is always eagerly anticipated. But sometimes, the weather isn’t always on your side, and the kids are grumpy and fed up of being stuck indoors. And you’re getting more and more stressed everyone squabbling and not ... [read more]

Best of First Half 2019 Throwback Thursday

First off, Rest in Peace all the way in heaven to my dad who would’ve been 70-years-old today. One thing my dad instilled in me and that’s the love of music. With the halfway point of 2019 in a few days, we will put together all the Throwback Thursday joints from the first half of 2019. 2019 have been eventful year thus far as we tragically loss Nipsey Hussle on April 1st. Earlier this month, we lost the legendary Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys from pancreatic cancer. As far as albums, we ... [read more]

Peep These Great and Useful Basketball Workout Strategies

Are you wondering how you can position yourself for a better basketball performance? Well, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a college or high school student, there are always ways to improve your fitness even as the fall semester begins. This article compiles useful suggestions that will be instrumental in maximizing your workouts throughout the summer season. If you’re in high school, you need to utilize August optimally since AAU events will wind down by July. Best Workout Tips Heal ... [read more]

Where Will Kawhi Leonard Sign in Free Agency?

We have touched on the impending free agency of Kevin Durant. Let’s turn our attention to the defending 2-time NBA Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi will turn 28-years-old soon and will be entering his prime. After a tumultuous year with the Spurs, Leonard was traded to Toronto along with Danny Green. This past regular season, Kawhi missed 22 games due to workload management. Leonard have stated that the way Toronto handled his situation is the reason he was so effective in the playoffs. ... [read more]

Getting Back on the Road After an Accident

Driving is dangerous. There’s no point in denying that. While modern cars are much safer than older vehicles, and safety regulations, road laws and driving standards mean that the roads are much safer than they’ve ever been before, when you are driving at speed on a busy road, there is always going to be a risk. You can do what you can to look after your car, and you can drive as carefully as possible, but unfortunately, you can’t guarantee that everyone else on the road will be doing the same, ... [read more]

Why Learning To Play a Guitar is a Good Idea

A guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. And due to its portability, you can carry it to wherever you are going. Besides that, it gives you the privilege of enjoying your favorite tunes even when you are in the middle of nowhere. Research shows that millions of people have an interest in learning how to play a guitar. Technology has also made it easier for everyone to learn this amazing art. Nowadays, you can get guitar lessons at the click of a button. All you have ... [read more]

Quick and Easy Meals to Bring the Family Together

When the workday has proven uncharacteristically busy, the last thing exhausted parents feel like doing is cooking. However, no matter how tired you may be, your family still needs to eat. What can you whip up in a jiffy when you didn't take time to do any weekend food prep and you forgot to set the slow cooker up in the morning? Quite a bit, actually. The recipes below require 30 minutes or less to prep, and they are sure to please even picky palates. Next time you need a satisfying meal in ... [read more]

Where Will Kevin Durant Sign During Free Agency?

With the 2019 NBA Draft finished, it’s time to focus on free agency. This year, the free agency period starts on June 30th and this will be one of the best classes ever. The focus is what will happen with Kevin Durant when free agency hits. As we all know, Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Wherever Kevin Durant signs, most likely he won’t play next season. Many think Kevin Durant is the best player on the planet. Durant have won scoring titles, a league MVP, ... [read more]

5 Unique Ways on How to Handle Family Stress

  Stress is usual and inevitable but how you handle family stress will determine or predict your level of success in future as folks and as a family. We need to understand that stress is in different forms and connotes diverse things to distinct categories of people. As a result, people experience stress in a multiplicity of a different state of affairs and in different degrees. It can be associated with ordinary events such as long queue at the supermarket, heavy traffic or due ... [read more]

Daddy’s Hangout Presents 2Pac B-Day Mix Vol. 8

First off, Happy Birthday to the late, great Tupac Shakur. 2Pac would’ve been 48-years-old today and could you imagine Pac being 48? If you know me personally or online, you know that 2Pac is forever my personal Greatest Of All Time. It’s crazy that he’s been gone almost 23 years and he’s just as influential in a lot of today’s artists. As far as my 2Pac B-Day Mixes, this is Volume 8 and most likely the final one. For all my fellow Pac fans, you can peep the previous seven. For his 48th ... [read more]

Celebrate National Jerky Day with T.O.P. Chops

Beef jerky can be known for its tough and chewy texture, but one snack brand believes consumers deserve a more tender experience. And in honor of National Jerky Day, they’re celebrating with 50% off first-time orders. T.O.P. Chops Jerky is a handcrafted jerky made from American beef with no additives or preservatives, and it’s grown from an at-home hobby to a thriving, national snack brand disrupting the jerky industry—in just six short years. Dusty Jaquins, who is one of the co-founders ... [read more]

10 Ways to Keep the Family Active This Summer

With summer break upon us, many parents will be scrambling for ideas of how to keep their families active over the next couple of months. Staying active, both physically and mentally, can help families avoid the dreaded summer brain drain, where kids tend to lose some of what they learned during the school year, and it can help keep the body healthier. Plus, you can make some great family memories and everyone can learn something. There are numerous ways for the whole family to keep active this ... [read more]

DIY Guide To Painting Your Living Room

One of the worst things you can do as a homeowner would be to abandon the idea of renovating it every now and again. No matter how well-made it is initially, even if you're living in a perfect vacuum where nothing can penetrate through, over time, you're certainly going to see some traces of wear and tear. To battle this, you need to embark on occasional renovating sessions. Now, if your room of choice that's badly in need of restoration happens to be your living room, you've come to the ... [read more]

Home Security 101: How to Burglar-Proof Your Home

Did you know that there are about 1.4 million cases of burglaries reported in 2017 just in the United States of America? If you’re a homeowner, this statistic is something to be concerned about. Here’s another statistic you should be aware of 28 percent, or nearly 3 out of 10 of these burglaries happen when there’s someone at home. And, as anyone would have imagined, a confrontation between a member of the household and a criminal should be the last thing that should happen. With such ... [read more]

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