‘Diddy’ Combs, Samantha Bee Find Wind Beneath their Wings for Hitting the Sweet Spot #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

There’s a new ‘B’ in town..that’s Samantha Bee. She’s the recent late night host and the only female in the ranks. Meanwhile, back in Harlem USA, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is launching a new Charter school in his hometown. They’ve found new wind beneath their wings for hitting the sweet spot & lifting street value.

In a press statement Combs said “I want to impact the lives of young people in my community and build future leaders. All our children should be able to pursue their dreams. That is something I can impact with this school.” Diddy has gone from ‘good to gush’ by turning his career milestones into dream projects.

Before getting her own gig, Bee worked with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show for 12 years. Combs as the all-time rapper is teaming up with noted Educators to bring a new slice of success to students. They have used their early days in showbiz to figure-out how to crack the code or break the mold in media & music.

It’s that same tenacity that he hopes to bring to students. Maybe what works for connecting smarts to hearts might be the same as what’s helped him go from rapper to mogul. It’s in reaching people where they are and taking them to a place where whatever it takes to win, feels good. That’s the real hotspot.

The buzz around Bee these days is whether her rise will help to expand the club of female late night hosts. When asked about Stewart’s role she said “He gave me the platform for me to teach myself.” Maybe that’s how Diddy sees this effort as the next frontier in his quest to flex more eagle-high dreams.

Groove-Track: James Brown – I Feel Good – https://youtu.be/rfVU_t940dw

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

There’s a new ‘B’ in town. With enough honey to go ‘round. That’s Samantha Bee from Comedy Central. Now with her own TBS portal. Meanwhile back on the Harlem block. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs brings new school house rock. Both with new wind beneath their wings. Hitting sweet spot and street value things.

In press statement saying he wants to impact. Lives of young people as a ‘hood contract. To build future leaders and teams. So that kids can pursue their dreams. Something about doing it in school. Where learning is the main rule. He’s gone from ‘good to gush.’ So he wants kids to feel the same rush.

Before getting her own show. Bee worked in Jon Stewart’s comedy row. Spent 12 years doing funny bits. Now she’s ready to do the hits. Combs as all-time rapper’s delight. Teams-up with Educators in the fight. Bringing kids a new slice of success. To crack the code or break the mold after recess.

Same tenacity he hopes they gain. Knowing how to channel the pain. What works for connecting smarts to hearts. Helped him go from rapper to mogul parts. In reaching people where they are. Taking them to place of a star. Doing whatever it takes to win. A real hotspot that pops a grin.

Buzz around Bee is if her rise. Will expand the club or reach the wise. Female hosts in late night ranks. And some women in their spanks. When asked about Stewart’s mentor role. Kinda wants to say ‘bless his soul.’ It’s how Diddy sees his next milestone. Eagle-high dreams to stepping stone.

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Tip: Going from good to great and doing everything to win means teaching yourself whatever it takes.

Talkback: How will we know if late night TV is ready for more women in the big chair?

Groove-Tracks: The Roots – How I Got Over – https://youtu.be/zI4D1QOLGuM

 

Jess Glynne – Ain’t Got Far to Go – https://youtu.be/GxPcu7F7gWg

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Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight Took Midnight Train from Home to a Trailblazing Station #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Some have begun getting their media credentials. It’s an industry term for having an inside-track to an event. Maybe that’s how Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond sees her work in ‘girl-powerment.’ Her group is honoring Gladys Knight and Shonda Rhimes for taking the midnight train to a trailblazing station.

Bond started her career in modeling before becoming a music DJ. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist she’s quoted as saying “Everyone needs someone in their life who pushes them to the next level.” She could teach top 3 tricks of the biz trade & getting paid that’s good for work, play and any milestone day.

She knows people-skills make the world go ‘round in working with a who’s who of celebrity clients. Plus, she’s figured-out how to make success look like a spring time walk in the park connected to wi-fi. Her work serves things bigger than herself by having more passion push, purpose pop and pulling strings.

There’re times getting to the next level is in how we simplify. These women might have turned the old saying into a mantra of “keep it simple and sexy.” But there’re other times when getting to the next level is in how we diversify. That’s helped with staying in the game and expanding their name to other arenas.

At times they’re busy adding projects to their roster or pushing the envelope. As they’ve risen in career and life, it has meant stepping-out from the shadows or ditching mediocrity out the windows. This sometimes feels like a battle of the sexes to serve-up a sexist fix around the way or across the miles.

Groove-Track: Inner City – Good Life – https://youtu.be/SfbUU1lsZFw

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Step right up for your credentials. A media pass that’s essential. Industry term for having inside-track. To events that push the stack. Beverly Bond founder for Black Girls Rock. ‘Girl-power’ more than a pretty girl’s block. Gladys Knight & Shonda Rhimes get nomination. Took midnight train to trailblazing station.

Bond started career on the cat walk. Then added DJ action to music & talk. As biz woman philanthropist and producer. Says moving things to next level takes an inducer. Could teach us tricks of getting paid in biz trade. From what she did to make the grade. Good for work, play and milestones made.

People-skills make world go ‘round. In between the sights and the sound. Working with who’s who from celeb list. Figured-out how to have success bliss. Kinda like a spring time walk in the park. While wi-fi synched to hotspot hallmark. Working in ways much bigger than self. Pulling strings among the top shelf.

Getting to next level is to simplify. Making things boom is to diversify. Keeping it ‘simple and sexy’ with their brand. Taking no stuff for where they stand. Helped them with staying in the game. Filling other arenas by expanding their name. Alright for guys and gals working as one and the same.

Busy adding to their project roster. Pushing envelope in what they foster. Rising in career and life streams. With what were childhood dreams. Meant stepping-out from the shadows. Or ditching mediocrity out the windows. Less about battle of the sexes mix. Serving-up big fun, good life and a sexist fix.

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Tip: Getting to the next level might take a push, a pop or pulling strings by those who’ve got your back.

Talkback: How did Serena Williams’ response to the tennis official make a bold statement?

Groove-Tracks: T.I. ft Keri Hilson – Got Your Back – https://youtu.be/gk2yOxTuLck

 

Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself – https://youtu.be/THeLVhU53ow

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LA Reid, Kelly Rowland Can Trade Notes on Going from Back of the Line to Head Honcho #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

Recently, President Obama had a chat with Misty Copeland. Not for dance lessons but to share life lessons. He’s the first African-American U.S. President, she the first black female principal with American Ballet Theater. Reid & Rowland could trade notes too, on going from back of the line to head honcho.

Rowland is launching her Reality Show while Reid was a BET Honors recipient. In his acceptance speech he said “When I met Kenny [Babyface] I didn’t have the confidence to know I could write. I was just a drummer.” They know chasing duty or chasing destiny is what extraordinary looks like, when all else fails.

Both started their careers in the background. But now they’re cheered by Arsenio’s dog-pound. The Deele and Destiny’s Child were springboards where they would educate their inner gene. It’s one thing to have talent but it’s another thing to release your genius. It takes skill and working on becoming your best self.

Reid shared some of the bumps and bruises along the way in going from drummer to executive. He realized that to elevate his game he had to broaden his credentials. After getting fired from the C-suite at a record company he admits he had to swap pride with humility to better manage his artists and notoriety.

They’ve had stresses in getting to the top. Even Misty Copeland told Time Magazine “When you have all of these expectations and goals to reach this point that 1 percent get to, you know how do you – what do you do when you get there?” Well, after going hard it’s great to celebrate milestones with those you love.

Groove-Track: Earth Wind & Fire – Keep Your Head to the Sky – https://youtu.be/KXMpx2XAf2U

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

President Obama had a chat. With Misty Copeland on this and that. Not for sharing dance lesson tips. But for adding life lesson clips. He, first African-American Prez elected. She, first black female Ballet selected. As with Reid and Rowland trading notes. From behind to in-front with head honcho quotes.

Rowland launching Reality TV show. Reid in BET Honors flow. Acceptance speech given with grace. Tipping his hat to others on the dais. Not first having confidence to write a song. Coached by Babyface in not going wrong. When all else fails in chasing duty. What success looks like in fulfilling destiny.

Both started-out in the background. Now cheered by Arsenio’s dog-pound. The Deele & Destiny’s Child a springboard. Sharp inner gene and showbiz chord. One thing to have talent at your finger tips. Another to release genius from tender lips. Takes skill and working to be great. Becoming best self without the hate.

Reid had bumps and bruises along the way. From drummer to executive in another day. Had to elevate his game from the trenches. With credentials beyond the benches. Getting fired from C-suite a wake-up call. As record company exec came a fall. Had to embrace more humility. To better manage his notoriety.

A few stresses in getting to the top. Even as the dreams don’t stop. Misty Copeland sharing her consent. For reaching ballet theater’s 1 percent. What to do when you get there? Something she wants to make clear. After going hard it’s great to celebrate. Big milestones with those who appreciate.

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Tip: If you wanna be great, learn from those who were chasing destiny above & beyond the call of duty.

Talkback: How has LA Reid changed the game or put his mark on the music business?

Groove-Tracks: DJ Khaled – All I Do is Win – https://youtu.be/GGXzlRoNtHU

 

Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out – https://youtu.be/pXRviuL6vMY

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Steve Harvey & Ellen DeGeneres Team-Up for the Next Generation of Little Big Shots #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

It was an emotional press conference as Peyton Manning announced his retirement. After playing 18 seasons in the NFL he goes out on top having won Superbowl 50. He leaves the big stage for the next rising star. Not just in football, as Steve Harvey & Ellen team-up for the next generation of little big shots.

They feature kids in athletics, acrobatics and other antics. Ellen tells Georgia’s Albany Herald “It’s, for sure, not a competition show. Some of them are just talented kids, and whatever they end up doing, that’s great.” This is a big step to a Hollywood dream deal, not leaving home or hometown out of it for real.

As Executive Producers they’re calling the shots. The concept is somewhat of a segment spin-off from Ellen’s TV show. It’s similar to other talent shows and how industry leaders approach their career dreams. Great achievers start with an idea that gets flushed-out in the garage, basement or hometown backyard.

Harvey & Ellen are excited about what the ‘little big shots’ do. Their amazing stuff reminds us that dreams going from concept to reality are like ideas going from fish bowl to the ocean. Plus a special gifting can add more bounce to the ounce while engaging everything you’ve got to make a major splash.

“I don’t want to do anything just because I can,” she later said. “I think kids will love this show, and adults will love the show, too … because who doesn’t want to see an adorable kid with a talent?” This might be about showbiz value but also about giving a break or lighting a fire under flickering ideas and passions.

Groove-Track: Zapp – More Bounce to the Ounce – https://youtu.be/_OUwJbhY5Es

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Emotional presser for Peyton Manning. Tears he couldn’t help fanning. Leaves the game he just loves. Flying away like peace doves. After 18 seasons at the helm. Took game to higher realm. Superbowl 50 his last stage. Other stars coming of age. As Harvey & Ellen team-up to make. Next gen ‘big shots’ take.

With kids who shine in athletics. Acrobatics and other antics. Saying it’s not competition show. But for talent to rain and snow. Whatever kids do it’s gonna be great. Another fat check on Harvey’s plate. Taking big step in Hollywood dream deal. Not leaving home or hometown out of it for real.

As EP they call the shots. New ways to sell TV spots. A spin-off from her daytime show. In its own lane and flow. Like ‘Got Talent’ and kids saying darndest things. Industry leading career dreams he rocks she brings. Designed in garage or home-alone in basement. Starting in the backyard or on street pavement.

Gung-ho about what ‘little big shots’ do. Amazing stuff prove what’s old can be new. Going from concept to reality-TV in motion. Ideas from fish bowl to the ocean. With special gifting comes more bounce. And leftover ideas by the ounce. Such memorable abilities in a flash. While making a big-time LOL splash.

Not doing it just because she can. Focused on becoming greater than. Maybe kids will tune-in from age two. Thinking adults will watch it too. Who doesn’t want to see talent rise? Or checkout younguns try evr’thing for a prize? Some showbiz value a must. Giving a break or firing-up passions is the thrust.

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Tip: Big time dreams start as ideas that get moved from the fish bowl to making a big splash in the ocean.

Talkback: What’s it going to be like: no Manning on Sunday morning but ‘big shots’ on Sunday night?

Groove-Tracks: Kelissa – Keep My Head Up – https://youtu.be/CV4rX1aVIPM

 

Shakira – Try Everything – https://youtu.be/c6rP-YP4c5I

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Chris Rock & Stephen Curry Made a Name for Their Game When Stuff was on the Line #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

It was the NBA buzzer-beater for the ages! The shot was taken over 30 feet from the rim with 0.6 secs left on the clock. That was Steph Curry on the court while Chris Rock held court at the Oscars. He was in rare form during the opening monologue. Rock and Curry made a name for their game with stuff on the line.

The name they made for themselves is “clutch.” During post-game interviews Curry said “I’ve always tried to push the envelope and keep getting better, but a lot has to go right to get to this point.” Curry and Rock show us what can happen when ‘dare greatly’ is something done lately for work goals or leadership roles.

Rock took the stage and dealt with the diversity issue head-on. He mentioned some easy things that could be made to have #OscarsSoWhite be a thing of the past. Sometimes the hardest thing to do when it comes to social issues or work goals is change. It might make things better but it can be hard to foster.

In one sense it’s a matter of getting or seizing opportunity. But in another it’s about making the right choice. With little time left on the clock Curry had to take a shot. Yes, he could have missed it. But if he didn’t take the shot they wouldn’t have had a chance at the win. That’s true for sports and dreams alike.

Curry also set a new record for 3-point shots in a season. That might have been achieved out of a personal challenge. It’s like throwing a challenge flag to yourself, your co-workers or the powers-that-be. Rock and Curry show how to minimize letting ego, excuses or bad experiences block the larger blessings.

Groove-Track: Patti Labelle – Don’t Block the Blessings – https://youtu.be/HICPNN-cH7I

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

NBA buzzer-beater of the ages. With another shot from Curry that amazes. Taken over 30 feet from the rim. With 0.6 secs, game on the limb. Steph Curry among the best modern-day ballers. As Chris Rock held court at the Oscars. Doing it big in their main thing. When stuff’s on the line for the gold bling.

Showing up on-time and in the clutch. For them it’s not asking much. Post-game interview giving us a feel. For how Curry turns his wheel. Pushing the envelope to get better. Has to be right point to flash go-getter. It’s what happens when people can dare greatly. Doing it for work goals or leadership roles lately.

Rock took stage and dealt his cards. On diversity beyond the barnyards. Giving some changes that could be made. So that Oscars no longer gets shade. Change is hard to do even with social vision. Or workplace goals driven by a mission. Change to make things a little better. But can be very hard to foster.

Often a matter of opportunity seizing. Or primetime performance breezing. Making the right choice at right time. Being able to celebrate past lemons or lime. Little time left on clock for a shot. Could have missed but hitting it was hot. True for sports and dreams anew. Even though at times you can feel a bit blue.

Curry gets in the 3-point record books. Shots that hit net like catchy song hooks. A personal challenge good for motivation. To self, friends and across the nation. Like throwing a flag to the ground. Picking it up as lost & found. Minimize ego, excuses and bad breaks. Worth it to not block blessings for dream sakes.

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Tip: When things in your game are on the line, taking the shot is good for strengthening your spine.

Talkback: Now that the Warriors made the playoffs, which team has the best chance to give them a run?

Groove-Tracks: Ruben Studdard – Take the Shot – https://youtu.be/a3DHYND5hWI

 

Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink – Worth It – https://youtu.be/Uh5mEat46fc

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