Apr 2015 17
Rapper Bizzle

Rapper Bizzle

It takes a lot of drive, and a ton of hard work to make it in the music industry.  We live in a gimmicky-shock-value-driven era in music – the days of simply being a recording artist are long gone!  I offer a platform for artists simply trying to get their music out to the public – no gimmicks – just music! 

Sophia Lenore’s Artist Spotlight features new music from new, and independent artists who want to share their music with the world, and get some feedback in return – nothing too complicated!

Join the conversation and let your opinion be heard! Just leave a comment with some feedback about the artist and their work – that’s all we ask – that’s all we need.

These artists need your feedback in order to develop their talent, and improve the quality of music produced for you (the public), so be honest – but try to be nice!

Bizzle is a member of the acclaimed Christian rap group ‘God Over Money’. In January 2010, Bizzle released “You Got Some Explaining to Do,” a song directed towards Jay-Z, calling the rap icon out on his negative references towards Jesus and Christianity in his music. The song and it’s music video caused tremendous controversy and generated a buzz that even Bizzle couldn’t anticipate. 
Let your opinion be heard! 
Watch Bizzle’s new music video for “#Not4Sale” by Bizzle ft. Lauryn Hill and leave your feedback below.  
Rapper Bizzle
Rapper Bizzle

If you like Bizzle, and you want to hear more music and see more videos, follow Bizzle and the GOM team on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube by clicking on the links below. 

Website: http: //godovermoney.com/
Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/gomrecords-1
Facebook: https:  https://www.facebook.com/MyNameIsBizzle
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MyNameIsBizzle
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1GjdSGUpP-dBXQchRScOog
S. Lenore 
God Over Money Crew

God Over Money Crew

Apr 2015 10

The fashion industry is buzzing over whether Versace copied the American Apparel T-shirt created by British-born designer Kesh. The Los Angeles based designer shared images from Versace’s spring / summer 2015 collection expressing her disgust over the obvious copy of her work which is currently selling out at Selfridges for $650 per T-shirt, two years after Kesh debuted her original high-fashion street version for less than $ 30 per T-shirt.

Kesh's T-shirt, left, and Versace's version, right (picture credit: Kesh / Instagram)

Kesh's T-shirt is on the left, and the Versace version in on the right. (picture credit: Kesh / Instagram)


“This hurts,” Kesh said via Instagram, accompanied with a picture of the Versace version of the T-shirt on the Selfridges website. “$650 Versace rip off. Sold out in three sizes. What is this madness? From huge designer labels to small boutiques, to giant pop stars, to fame-hungry former friends. What is this? Why can’t these companies, these brands, these people create their own work? What happened? Why do these people think that everything that they lay their eyes on instantly belongs to them? At least make it better than the $30 original Versace,” she added. “This looks like a first draft.”

The original T-shirt designed by Kesh – who’s real name is Kesshia Kumari – was presented as artwork in a collaboration with American Apparel for their spring / summer 2013 collection.

Kesh's T-shirt worn by Jourdan Dunn model almost two years ago Picture credit: Jourdan Dunn / Instagram

Kesh's T-shirt worn by supermodel Jourdan Dunn almost two years ago. (Picture credit: Jourdan Dunn / Instagram)

Kesh’s representatives have confirmed that litigation will be the next step,”Kesh is absolutely going to sue”.  The offices of Versace had no comment.
So, what are you thoughts regarding this battle over design? Do you think that the T-shirts are similar? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
- S. Lenore








Apr 2015 09

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Apr 2015 08

If your struggling to loose weight or just stay in shape, but you don’t want to revert to tasteless boring diet food this is the article for you!

Here are the 9 best guilt-free snacks that you can eat without fear of weight gain.

Your welcome :-)

-S. Lenore




Seaweed snacks will conquer your salty craving and it’s very low in calories. Seaweed is loaded with lots of nutrients, including minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Seaweed snacks are metabolism-boosting and rich in iodine, which helps boost thyroid function. With their light olive oil coating, they’re just greasy enough to satisfy that hankering for potato chips.





If you have a weakness for chocolate now you can indulge your craving without hesitation by drinking chocolate milk – just make sure it’s with almonds.

With more calcium than cow’s milk, and only two grams of carbs, this is a chocolate drink you can enjoy with no calorie guilt. Warm it up and add a cinnamon stick for some extra zest—plus, the cinnamon helps to decrease the appetite.




Sometimes veggies really do the trick! Thanks to their high water content, cucumbers and the slightly lesser-known jicama make a totally refreshing, crunchy snack. Both of these healthy snacks will also kill bloating.

For a little zing, add some sea salt and chili flakes to the cucumbers. Or have the jicama with some lime juice and cinnamon to bring out its natural sweetness. (For those unfamiliar jicama is tastes a lot like a mild pear.)




Butter-less popcorn is an empty carb but you can still reap the benefits from it’s very low calorie count! For an even healthier snack try popped sorghum which is slightly higher in wholesome grain.





This has become a popular snack within the fashion industry! By snacking on freeze-dried apples you’ll satisfy your craving for sweets while getting some magnesium, which is great for stress.






Grabbing a pickle after a particularly vigorous workout can have many health benefits and help curb cravings. If you sweat a lot, the salt contained in pickles may be just be what your body needs to replenish itself. Plus, they’re salty and crunchy, nailing two cravings at once—with almost no calories.





For the meatheads—you can get your guilt-free fix too.

Aside from the mouthwatering smokiness, turkey jerky provides a pack of protein unrivaled by any other snacks on this list. Turkey jerky helps to lay down lean muscle – just make sure it’s nitrite-free because dried packaged meats tend to be chocked full of preservatives.





If you tend to crave the sweet and fizzy stuff step away from the diet soda and try Kombucha instead.

You can find this drink at almost any grocery store or bodega, and it is actually good for you! The fermentation gives you a great dose of healthy bacteria which can helps with digestion, and soothes the stomach. It’s yummy and it’s made with stevia instead of sugar.





If your looking for something virtually mess-proof, easy to pack, and void of any offending smells, look no further than these healthy little nuggets. You can pop ‘em like candy, without all the sugar and you’ll burn more calories eating these than they actually contain. Grape tomatoes are packed with vitamin C, zinc, and lycopene, these all antioxidants that will keep the skin dewy and bright. Lycopene also helps intensify the skin’s natural barrier to the sun.









Apr 2015 06


Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary by sharing their love with the world in a song. On Saturday April 4th Beyonce debuted a brand new ballad fittingly, titled “Die With You”. The track debuted on Jay-Z’s new online music streaming service called ‘Tidal’.

On the new track Beyonce sings:

“Cause darling I wake up just to sleep with you. I open my eyes so I could see with you, and I live so I can die with you”.



The video features Beyonce wearing little makeup and looking tomboy chic while casually dressed in a graphic t-shirt and backwards baseball cap. She sits behind a grand piano while singing for the camera. Beyonce’s luscious voice resonates in the large echoing room, which features a beautiful pink abstract painting on the wall.

The video ends with Beyonce saying “Thank you” then taking the camera from the cameraman to reveal a very special cameo from Jay-Z himself, who just so happened to be playing cameraman that whole time.

Jay Z

Jay Z

Can I say that this might be the perfect wedding song? Watch the video to hear the song and let me know your thoughts.
Do you like the song?
Do you think it is romantic?
Or do you think this is just well planned marketing for Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming music service?
Let me know your opinion.
-S. Lenore
Jay-Z and Beyonce

Jay-Z and Beyonce

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