Taraji P. Henson, DJ Khaled: Two Among Many Who’ve Had a Career Year For Sure #BigTimeUniversity

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This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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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)

Lamar Jackson takes the Heisman award for contributions to his Louisville team. He beat-out four other finalists to join football’s best-in-class. Then there’s DJ Khaled & Taraji P. Henson who’ve been white hot this year even before the Christmas special. They’re two among many who’ve had a career year for sure.

According to Yahoo Celebrity Khaled told ET earlier this year “I feel like people can relate to me because we all go through wins and roadblocks and passion and pain and it’s a vibe.” Khaled and Henson might have different experiences but they could share their 4 keys on going from hidden figure to six figures.

For Henson’s latest role in the movie Hidden Figures she plays the true story of Katherine Johnson, a math whiz who worked behind the scenes at NASA. It reminds us of times we’ve had to go from scared to bold. The long-and-short of it is being able to fess-up our truths before we can bless-up the world.

If Khaled’s Instagram tells us anything, he did it with an eye on having more life. It’s the way we step-up to a cause or live-up to our dreams. He’s been busy raising his rap impresario game while sharing his keys for success. Even Drake gave Khaled props with gold plated keys for him and his new born son.

So Henson’s missing from the Golden Globe nods. Was it a snub or a slight rub? Khaled’s got his first #1 album Major Key on the Billboard 200. Their journeys line-up with the quote “Things are going to get in your way but whatever you do never stop showing-up.” Keep runnin’ since God can save the best for last.

Groove-Track: Will Smith – How Da Beat Goes On – https://youtu.be/s435h8Xc-wE

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

Lamar Jackson takes Heisman award. That’s big and makes him man-a-yard. Louisville teammates gotta be happy. Teasing him kinda feels sappy. Beating-out four other jocks. As college football’s best-in-class stocks. There’s Henson & Khaled who’ve been white hot. Before Christmas special or career top spot.

As told by Yahoo Celebrity note. Khaled on ET that he’s not yet GOAT. But feels like people can relate. With wins, roadblocks and things on the slate. Passion and pain has its own vibe. Khaled & Henson might pitch their own tribe. Giving 4 keys on going from hidden figures. To top billing and major six figures.

Henson’s latest role you see. Movie Hidden Figures history. Plays true story of math whiz. Who was part of NASA biz. Reminds us of what it takes. When fear gives us the shakes. Go from scared to being bold. Like winners of days old. Long-and-short is simple to say. Fess-up your truth, bless-up the world any way.

If Instagram is where he lives. Snapchat is where he gives. Wanting to have more life. For him the fans and cool wife. In how he’d step-up after a pause. Or live-up to dreams and a cause. Busy raising his impresario game. Then came more fortune the same. Even Drake gave props with gold keys in his name.

So Henson’s missing from Golden Globe list. Snub or slight rub the gist? Khaled with first #1 album reach. On Billboard 200, listen for his speech. Their journeys taking different roads for sure. But lines-up with idea close to the core. Things get in the way but no matter what. Keep runnin’ as God has your lot.

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Tip: The key in moving from hidden figure to top billing is making sure your work and life make a killin’.

Talkback: No Golden Globe for Taraji: Snub or a slight rub?

Groove-Tracks: Kim Burrell – I See a Victory – https://youtu.be/zM_ngicKTqU

Pharrell Williams – Runnin’ – https://youtu.be/96kIL2GV27I

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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Beyoncé, Rihanna Had Lots of Formation in Place, Good Enough For Fans & First-Timers #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 celebs take time to get sexy with it on the red carpet. They can strut their stuff and let lots of parts hang-out. But for Beyoncé she keeps upping the ante as an Entertainer. She’s now become the winning-est artist in VMAs history. On the show she had her formation in place which was good enough for fans.

Now Rihanna’s acceptance speech might remind us of a quote seen in the Southside with You movie. It was Ellen Johnson who said “The size of your dreams must always exceed your capacity to achieve them.” After a breakout performance, it’s how the best of the best keep their dreams going for more.

Bey showed-up on the carpet with her posse along with daughter Blue Ivy. It was a case of “like mother like daughter” in matching outfits. Before the evening was done she had made multiple wardrobe changes. From start to finish it was just Bey being Bey as a maven in fashion sense and work style.

Even ABCs Good Morning America got into Bey as a social media trending phenomenon. They saw how over a million tweets were posted in about an hour. It was a 16-minute set that rocked the stage and brought down the house. But even after all that she still had game left and didn’t seem out of breath.

So the rest of Johnson’s quote says “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Beyoncé went from southern girl to Queen Bey. Rihanna grew her Bajan roots to being RiRi. Getting past the fear took guts & soul. It’s a case of dreams becoming so big where some stars are known on first name basis.

Groove-Track: Kool & the Gang – Sexy – https://youtu.be/Jn0p5Cqgq9Q

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

Some celebs like to get their sexy on. Whether red carpet of til break-a-dawn. They strut their stuff with flare. Lots of parts hang-out like they don’t care. But Beyonce keeps upping the ante. As major star where showbiz’s not shanty. Winning-est artist in VMA history. Good enough for fans or a first-time story.

Now Rihanna got vanguard award. Speech reminded us that she’s broad. A quote from movie Southside with You. On making hopes & dreams come thru. Must be bigger than normal capacity. Like Prez Obama who brought audacity. A breakout performance to rise again. Where dreams will build more than then.

Bey showed-up with her girls in tow. Along with Blue Ivy and her hair bow. Case of “like mother like daughter outfit.” The cuteness for sure just won’t quit. Before all was said and done. Had multiple wardrobe changes for fun. From start to finish much fashion sense. Her work style’s without pretense.

Even ABCs GMA made a note. For How Bey is a modern day GOAT. As social media posts climbed in the million. And money in the bank of the gazillion. A 16-minute set of rocking the stage. With a mix of consciousness like a sage. Even after the flash dancing was over. She had game and breath leftover.

As Johnson’s quote continues to say. Big dreams should scare you so don’t play. A southern girl now known as Queen Bey. Another grew Bajan roots to being RiRi. Getting past the fear to guts and soul. It’s how movers and shakers roll. Dreams becoming bigger than oasis. And stars called on first name basis.

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Tip: When dreams become bigger than your shoes you sure appreciate getting past those daytime blues.

Talkback: Would Beyoncé be a good fit as a coach on NBCs the Voice?

Groove-Tracks: Beyoncé – Run the World – https://youtu.be/VBmMU_iwe6U


Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This is What You Came For – https://youtu.be/kOkQ4T5WO9E

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Lebron James and Angela Bassett Let Their Guards Down To Bump Their Sizzle Up #BigTimeUniversity

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

Lebron James and actress Angela Bassett have been given new crowns. Bassett will debut next month as the first female character in the Rainbow Six Siege video game. James was a crowd favorite for his Halloween costume as Prince. It seems James and Bassett let their guards down to bump their sizzle up.

On movie roles she tells Huff Post “When someone is open enough to show their vulnerability, it gives others the strength and courage to show theirs. It’s not always all about power or the roar.” That’s how the best & brightest use their ‘creative bone’ or act as a superstar clone to shine on the greatness stage.

As he works to be more and do more on the court James shows how to ‘lose yourself.’ He flexes his creative muscle by fast-breaking in his lane. Other times it’s an alter-ego role that’s like fun for the soul. Bassett says playing Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to do with it was the most fulfilling yet most difficult.

To dress-up as Prince, James had to take-off his high top sneakers and put on a jerry-curl wig. To step-up as Tina Turner, Bassett had to walk in the shoes of a person who felt beat-down and un-loved. But the more they’re true to form in their role as athlete or actress, the more they experience the sweet spot.

‘Top 10 Weekly’ says James won’t get an Oscar or Grammy any time soon. But Prince gave him props for keeping it real. It’s not every day a 6ft-9 superstar is seen air-playing the guitar. We look-up to them as role models in their game because they come ready to be in the flow and put on a show.

Groove-Track: Eminem – ‘Lose Yourself’ – https://youtu.be/3EZ2SFHs1cM

Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Lebron James and Angela Bassett big in their towns. These days they’ve been given new crowns. She debuts next month as first-time chick. In Rainbow Six Siege video-game flick. James a Halloween fav in Prince hair and flash. Letting their guards down to bump up sizzle and cash.

Bassett says her vulnerability is key. People see what they get and get what they see. Gives strength and courage for others to be. Open enough to show their humanity. Not always all about power and might. Or roar of a street fight. Best and brightest use ‘creative bone.’ Shine on greatness stage as superstar clone.

He just works to be and do more. As he keeps raising his box score. Shows how to ‘lose yourself’ is good. On the court or in the ‘hood. Flexes creative muscle in fast-break lane. With dunks that’s on another plane. Other times in alter-ego role. It’s like fun for the soul. Bassett as Tina Turner her most fulfilled poll.

James as Prince in taking-off high top shoes. Bassett as Turner in relationship blues. His act meant wearing a jerry-curl wig. Hers meant needing a hole to dig. But being true to form in their showbiz game. Is what helps make them a household name. They experience the ‘sweet spot’ almost the same.

‘Top 10 Weekly’ says no for James reaching the moon. Or for Oscars and Grammys anytime soon. Prince gave props for keeping it real. A sense for how others did feel. Not every day we see a 6ft-9 superstar. Rocking-out on his air-guitar. They come ready to be in the flow. And set to put on their best show.

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Tip: Shining on the greatness stage takes creativity that moves us closer to hitting the sweet spot.

Talkback: Where might ‘Top 10 Weekly’ rank your favorite athlete, TV show or music artist?

Groove-Tracks: Ceelo Green – “Sign of the Times” – https://youtu.be/OwSz-_DvtcU

Joss Stone – ‘This Ain’t Love’ – https://youtu.be/rGFSXAwOY6o

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST