Month: January 2011

Coolie High Cats…


The 1975 movie Cooley High, is story of a group of friends – a band of brothers – and their journey through life, overcoming obstacles, succumbing to mischief and through it all, building a stronger friendship. Well, this is our story… our Coolie High… – Midnight

With one common goal in mind, this lyrical duo found a unified voice in music and is preparing to take the music industry by storm! Their musical chemistry, consisting of the lyrical interpretation of Treasure Chest and the vocal talents of Midnight, provides a listening experience guaranteed to keep audiences bobbing their heads and to promote a different perspective of music.

As residents of Atlanta GA, Treasure Chest and Midnight, share common passions – growth and success – and have employed their music geniuses as possible outlets to achieve these. Their debut musical collaboration, Coolie High, is the cross roads and the meeting  of their different mindsets and music genres.

“The fun thing is that our minds work so differently but we end up meeting right in the middle”.

The Coolie High project is representative of innovative, yet natural music that appeals to all music lovers.

“We don’t try too hard to come up with music. ‘The creation of a song should not be forced. Expect something dope. Something your ear drums can thank you for. Something all the way coolie”.

The future is promising for this talented duo as they navigate their way up the musical ranks. Check out their debut musical collaboration… Coolie High.

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The Prodigal Child Returns…

As dwellers in the Diaspora (for lack of a better word), there comes a point when one is faced with that decision to return to ones stomping grounds…a decision that for some, requires meticulous calculations whiles for others is a no-brainer! Whatever the case, it is always refreshing to see the youth returning to their roots – a typical story of the prodigal son/daughter returns. However, is it not necessary to return with the formula of success and the burden to effect change or is it okay to blend into society and conform to the status quo? The latter is always tempting but sometimes we do have to fight for what we believe in and not compromise what we have become used to and what we have been taught! Check out my new post on working together as the Generation Renaissance

Test Drive Rue 107…

2011 is all about throwing caution to the wind and taking the bold approach! Well, don’t leave your closet in the past…put a little sizzle in the drab, put a pinch of fierce in the mundane…and turn up the sex appeal a notch higher! Dare to take this challenge, well let Rue 107 be your highway to fierceness! Check out the hot young fashion designer Marie Jean Baptiste and her brainchild Rue 107 as you look for a slamming alternative for your fashion closet. Join in this fashion explosion and as Marie Jean put it herself…add some ‘BOOM’ in 2011! Check out Hot Off the Runway with Aj and take a ride on Rue 107…Highway for the Fierce & Bold…

This is to my number one…

Happy New Year and many thanks to you, my number one fan! Cheers to you for making 2010 worth while and remaining a loyal visitor of the Hot Spot! 2011 brings with it a lot of prospects for the Hot Spot and my only wish for the year is that we continue to nurture a healthy readership! What part do you play in this? Well if you enjoy the Hot Spot, its my guess that your friends would too, so lets make that connection…my part of course is to keep you entertained and you best believe, I’m all over that!

Now for a little re-introduction: during 2010 the Hot Spot went through a couple of minor changes, nevertheless it still remains the popular spot for news, views, fashion and whats hot! The Hot Spot with AJ is the overarching name for three other blogs – Blazing News & Views with AJ for (my personal rumblings on things that make you go hmmmm!), Hot off the Runway with AJ for(whats hot in fashion) and AJ’s Cupid Corner for (fun internet lounge, where we talk relationships and meet the personalities of the month).

2011 has in store some very spicy topics, intriguing themes and hot discussions! But remember Hot Spot is not only about me and what I think; lets continue to make it interactive guys. Would love to hear from you more often – your opinions, comments and even what you would like to read about! Help me entertain you! Lets make history in 2011!

All the best for 2011 and looking forward to being part of your scheduled entertainment for the year! This is for you…my number one!