Eminem and U.S. Soccer’s Christian Pulisic Bring Their Star Power and American Dream to a New Level of GB – ‘Game Bonafide’


Wait, how’m I gonna start this blog? That’s a question that gets asked every week. With so much to write about in celebrity pop it’s a matter of bringing the right vibe. It makes sense then how Eminem would start his freestyle rap that way. For him it’s a case of lyrical content with the right touch of street cred.

When it comes to US Men’s Soccer star Christian Pulisic some say he’s got next. Not in the rap game but as the face of the game. It’s true, professional dreams in the biz world don’t all take rap skills or great foot-work. But there’s usually something that moves star power to a new level of GB – ‘Game Bonafide.’

That’s kinda what went down with Eminem’s rap cypher on the BET Awards. Some think he’s on a comeback after being off the radar for a minute. He’s not retired, he’s just re-wired. Maybe this says something about what happens when your flow gets bumped. Things either become a hit or take a hit.

In political terms it’s said that after a good debate performance a candidate is likely to get a ‘bump’ in their poll numbers. It usually means more people are feeling the message or the messenger. That happens in how they might make a strong point or deliver a wow-like performance.

Folks are raving on social media how Eminem did that. He brought strong points and a wow performance that left memorable moments. He even shows how to move your career track or biz dream forward by having a spinoff of your vision. Shady hasn’t let his mojo get stumped or his mass-appeal get dumped.

It’s interesting that his rap cypher is called ‘The Storm.’ That’s a metaphor of-course for the current political climate. But it might also be how Pulisic and his teammates are feeling after not qualifying for the soccer World Cup. If they could have even pulled-out a draw in the match they would have advanced.

Soccer federation honchos are probably looking at how they’ll ‘right the ship’ after the disappointment. It’s like when a biz dream or project team goes through some kind of setback. Who knows if it’s just a matter of taking care of the little things that has had Eminem staying low. But now he’s back for another go.

One of the biggest setbacks in my dream journey was while hosting a community radio show on a college station. It was in year five as things were coming together. Then one morning some dude shuts down the power while I’m on air. It was where I not only took a hit but decided I was no longer gonna take that..


Pulisic might be having a similar ‘sick feeling’ right now. The sting of disappointment is sometimes felt for a while. But there’s something that happens in those down times that moves things from the brink to a place of clearer think. Plus, it’ll pave the way for Pulisic to bring more edge to his game as with Eminem.

In pro sports you hear players being sent down to the minor leagues or brought up from the practice squad. Those who’re sent back have things to work on while those brought up are ready for the big-times. But along the way you’ll either take a hit or become a hit especially when you put your dreams on the line.

Tip: As you upgrade the flow in your career or dreams you’ll either take a hit or become a hit.

Talkback: How’d you describe the edge that Eminem or Pulisic bring to make them ‘Game Bonafide?’

Tracks: Beyoncé ft Jay-Z – Upgrade U – https://youtu.be/6nr8hPnZfMU

Pitbull ft Flo Rida, LunchMoney Lewis – Greenlight – https://youtu.be/R7xbhKIiw4Y

Prince Harry & Simon Cowell Made a Deal with Fans for Shifting Gears into a New Grind #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny? 


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

Prince Harry is coming to America yet again! This time it’s for the Invictus Games where wounded warriors compete in sports. The last time Harry was here TMZ photos had him in a bind. Simon Cowell is coming back to America too. So he and Harry made a deal with fans for shifting gears into a new grind.

Cowell joins the Judges Panel on America’s Got Talent (AGT). About his new role he tells the Hollywood Reporter “When you’re there, when you discover a star … you’ll never forget that moment.” They remind us of the best thing about having the most fun, games and value as a team player or business leader.

After spending 10 years in the British Army, Harry wanted to find ways to honor those he served with who were injured. So the idea of the Invictus Games was brought to life in 2014. While some might be dealing with a loss in their physical or mental condition, the event gives them a way to re-imagine their potential.

Harry hopes this will inspire people everywhere on expanding their options. For Cowell, his return to the American scene is a kind of professional reboot. He’s the creator/producer of AGT and many other talent programs. He feels it’s some good times wishing on a star, to follow dreams where they are in going far.

The thing that makes them similar yet different is their approach to reinventing themselves. Harry has changed the perception since his Vegas visit, while Cowell continues to change the game in TV ratings. It’s a lesson for pros, regular Jane’s & Joe’s on those special fun moments at work or in everyday roles.

Groove-Track: The Cover Girls – Wishing on a Star – https://youtu.be/kmmV60P5wgo

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

The Prince is coming to town. Harry’s showing he’s grown. Here for Invictus Games with friends. Supporting them to the ends. Wounded warriors compete in sports. Helps them manage the hurts. Simon Cowell back at it too. They’re being tried and true. In showing fans a new grind. Long after a past bind.

Cowell joins panel of judges. On America’s Got Talent he nudges. About his role he says you never forget. Watching stars advance a simple project. Being there is like a Twitter moment. A winning formula and success component. The most fun, games and biz value. No matter where the performance venue.

After 10 years as British soldier. Harry’s ready to go bolder. To honor those injured in the trenches. As they move past the recovery benches. Some dealing with loss in physical condition. Invictus Games born to shift their vision. A way to re-imagine one’s potential. And maybe a new view of the providential.

Harry hopes it’s an inspiration. For people across every nation. In doing more to expand their option. Will Cowell’s return to the scene? Mean seeing more of his mean? But really it’s a reboot in positioning. As creator/producer of talent programming. Wishing on a star to follow new stars blossoming.

What makes them one and the same. Is how they’re reinventing their game. Harry’s new perception after Vegas trip. Cowell taking new risks to let it rip. He keeps raising the stakes in TV rating. With more opportunities for the taking. Lesson in special moments for the pros. Or everyday roles for Jane’s & Joe’s.


Tip: Special fun moments in life happen as we shift gears, conquer fears and enjoy the golden years.

Talkback: How does AGT compare with some of the other talent performance shows?

Groove-Tracks: Flo Rida – Hello Friday – https://youtu.be/7-iLzd-HKRg

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – https://youtu.be/p5RobDomh5U

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‘POTUS & FLOTUS’ Obamas Woke-Up Their Day with Sunshine in a Spritely Bottle #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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

In the space of a few days the White House went from crying to mourning to dancing. First it was a child crying about the President’s term ending. Then it was paying respects to Justice Scalia, followed by 106 year-old Virginia McLaurin’s dancing. The Obama’s woke-up their day with sunshine in a spritely bottle.

McLaurin’s recent supervisor told the Washington Post “For those of us who complain about commuting to work, neither rain, sleet, snow nor heat keeps Grandma Virginia from reporting to work.” For her getting the day started with passion at work is a breakfast combo of breakthrough zeal and business deal.

After launching a social media campaign to meet the President, she got her chance during Black History Month. She’s lived through ups and downs, heart-aches and bad breaks, depression and recession. But she knew that her lifelong dream to visit the White House would take working smart and showing heart.

Whether it’s meeting the President or working with lions, tigers & bears she wants us to live full. Ever noticed how the needle barely moves over the first few miles after a gas tank fill? Then there’re signs of less in the tank. Well she’s tried to live full from 6 to 106 by getting down for real with twists & shouts.

At first the President got nervous with her dance moves. It wasn’t the Nae Nae or Rihanna’s ‘Work’ video grind. But you can’t tell her she’s not a hot-stepper. When you hear her story she’s sure that longevity was about keeping things moving. If this was like winning a business deal she was ready to play hard.

Groove-Track: Ferris Bueller – Twist & Shout – https://youtu.be/0pGsD23YLvs

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

In space of a few days. White House been through emotional phase. From crying to mourning to dancing. Child upset about Obama’s term ending. Paying respects to Justice Scalia’s passing. Then 106 year-old grandma McLaurin’s dancing. So Obama’s woke-up their day’s throttle. With sunshine in a spritely bottle.

Her recent supervisor tells the press. This woman takes no mess. Last thing she does is complaining. Whether through rain, sleet, snow or heat in commuting. Reporting to duty like clockwork. Getting started with her morning twerk. Passion for the day in breakthrough zeal. Breakfast combo as a business deal.

Social media campaign on her plate. Hoped to meet President before too late. Got her chance in Black History season. Thanked him for having a reason. With ups, downs and heart-aches. Even depression, recession and bad breaks. Lifelong dream coming from the heart. Doing what it took by working smart.

Whether meeting POTUS or hanging with kids. She’s watched America change grids. If lions, tigers and bears live full. Why not us with greater pull. Ever noticed when gas tank full, needle barely moves? She’s done 6 to 106 with twist & shout grooves. Getting things done even with less. Yet still living to her fullest.

Prez got nervous about her steps. Showing she’s still got some peps. Wasn’t the Nae Nae or ‘Work’ video grind. That’s last thing on her mind. Longevity seen in being a hot-stepper. Keeping things moving like a crowd-pleaser. As if winning a business deal, ready to play hard. After stomping at the White House yard.


Tip: Passion at work shines through as the love for what you do and represent take you places for true.

Talkback: Who was more proud of this White House visit: POTUS, FLOTUS, Grandma or us as citizens?

Groove-Tracks: Flo Rida ft Sage – Going Down for Real – https://youtu.be/F8Cg572dafQ

Jazmine Sullivan – Lions, Tigers & Bears – https://youtu.be/Uh5mEat46fc

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