Want To Be The Next #EchelonBeauty?

Do you consider yourself Fierce, Fabulous, & Flawless? Do you like experimenting with your hair in various weaved styles? Does being featured in Juicy Magazine and Cocoa Fab, a FREE year of Echelon Hair, and a makeover by Power 105.1’s Angela Yee & celebrity hair stylists Cynthia Alvarez and HairbyBobby sound rad to you?! Well then, you should submit your selfie to this year’s Echelon Beauty Contest!

If you are a fierce femme fatale, snap your likeness in a picture that exudes your individuality and what you think Echelon Hair needs as their next beauty spokesperson! Echelon Hair is all about making women feel good about themselves and having pride. If that means rockin’ a weave, more power to you. Just remember to have love for yourself and others while being your fierce, fabulous, and flawless self!

To win, post your selfie with the hashtag #EchelonBeauty, tag @EchelonHair and fill out the contestant application at http://echelonhair.com/online-application/. The judges are encouraging individuality, creativity, and overall flawlessness in hair, makeup and wardrobe. Also, versatility is everything! November 21st is the deadline for all applications; the 8 semi-finalist’s will be announced via social media and www.echelonhair.com. The Grand Prize winner will be selected via online voting at www.echelonhair.com, and announced on the website, Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club and Instagram on Friday, December 19th, 2014!






Young Fathers WIN The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize!!!

Yesterday I declared Young Fathers as your (potential) new favorite band AND hours after they up and won the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize! In case you are not familiar with this award, every year musical talent are nominated for a prestigious Mercury Prize, which awards the best album of the year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The prize awarded is 20,000 pounds, along with bonafide critical acclaim within the music industry.

The year Young Fathers was up against some really amazing talent in Anna Calvi, Kate Tempest, FKA Twigs, Bombay Bicycle Club, Damon Albarn, East India Youth, Jungle, GoGo Penguin, Nick Mulvey, Polar Bear, and Royal Blood. Even though FKA Twigs was the favored artist, by the media, to win, Young Fathers came out on top, upsetting those odds.


A List of Horror Movies You Should Check Out This Weekend

As I got older, dressing up as a fairy/Indian princess/witch didn’t seem as exciting to me as having a good ol’ gorefest in the comforts of my own darkened home. As a horror movie enthusiast, I’d rather be able to share a list of my favorite scary movies than share Instagram photos of myself adorned in a sexy nurse outfit, my cleavage smeared with fake blood and a Solo cup in my hand. No offense to those who align with that kind of jam.

So here’s my visual list of horror movies, from the weird cult classic to the stuck on repeat masterpiece and those verging more on the thriller side, you should check out this weekend if you’re feeling alone, or if you’d rather cuddle up with your significant other or besties for a good time or frightful night. You have been warned, however, that some of these films are NOT for the faint of heart or stomach (“The Girl Next Door”, ) and are reserved solely for those who can handle the subject matter, not on a Halloween date/family night.



  “Repulsion” dir. by Roman Polanski (1965)



   “The Skin I Live In” dir. by Pedro Almodovar (2011)  



“The Gate” dir. by Tibor Takacs (1987)  



“The Strangers” dir. by Bryan Bertino (2008) 



“Rosemary’s Baby” dir. by Roman Polanski (1968)  



“Requiem for a Dream” dir. by Darren Aronofsky (2000)  



“Scream” dir. by Wes Craven (1996) 



“Would You Rather” dir. by David Guy Levy (2012) 



“V/H/S”, segments dir. by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, & Adam Wingard (2012) 



“V/H/S/2”, segments dir. by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans , Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, & Adam Wingard (2013) 



“Ms. 45” dir. by Abel Ferrara (1981) 



“I Know What You Did Last Summer” dir. by Jim Gillespie (1997) 



“The Craft” dir. by Andrew Fleming (1996) 



“The Last House On The Left” dir. by Dennis Iliadis (2009) 



“Urban Legend” dir. by Jamie Blanks (1998) 



“Carrie” dir. by Brian De Palma (1976)  



“Excision” dir. by Richard Bates Jr. (2012)  


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“Suspiria” dir. by Dario Argento (1977) 



“May” dir. by Lucky McKee (2002)  



“Grindhouse”, segments and fake trailers dir. by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth. Edgar Wright & Rob Zombie (2007) 



“28 Days Later” dir. by Danny Boyle (2002) 



“Thriller: A Cruel Picture” dir. by Bo Arne Vibenius (1973) 



“A Nightmare On Elm Street” dir. by Wes Craven (1984)  



“The Girl Next Door” dir. by Gregory Wilson (2007) 


“The Faculty” dir. by Robert Rodriguez (1998) 



“Final Destination” dir. by James Wong (2000) [*in fact watching the whole “Final Destination” series this weekend would be rad] 


“Saw” dir. by James Wan (2004) [It’s the ten year anniversary of “Saw”, so look out for any theaters near you screening it!] 




Your New Favorite Band: Young Fathers

I can’t describe this group of Scottish lads any better than their music can speak for them. I surely sat on my bed feeling cheated though, because it took me this long to finally give Young Fathers a listen.

Now, I feel as though you will either LOVE Young Fathers or want to throw your laptop, desktop, phone, iPad out the window. I can’t see everyone liking this sound, especially if you are not open minded and would rather blast Drake through your speakers. I get it. The dissonant sound in tracks like “Get Up” may confuse you. As a society, we have become accustomed to hearing smooth harmonies and perfectly-pitched musical products these days. But if you are looking for a new favorite band to take you out of your aural funk, give Young Fathers a chance. They are up for a Mercury Music Prize tonight (along with other favorites of mine such as Bombay Bicycle Club, FKA Twigs, and Kate Tempest), as well as having their tunes featured on “Ray Donovan”, and I can see why. They are reopin’ hard for the neu alt hip-hop generation.