Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Check out my Friday picks for Nov. 5th: Detroit hip hop artist Curtis Roach’s new album The Joy Tape dropped Tues., Nov. 4th; sign up for Tene’s dance fitness class The Art of Movement at Norwest Gallery; and check out the new holiday movie A Rich Christmas on BET+.


Norwest Art Gallery (Detroit) hosts Let's Move! by Tene

Health coach, yoga instructor and relaxation therapist Tene is hosting fitness classes at the Norwest Gallery in Detroit.

I love Tene’s energy! I had the pleasure of seeing her perform this summer at the Sidewalk Detroit Festival, Detroit Rocks the Runway, and the Juneteenth celebration at Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit.

You can join the classes every Tuesday and Thursday on Zoom starting November 9th. The series ends December 4th.

The 30-minute dance classes will be low-impact, total body aerobics, and it will focus on various forms of dance and exercises. Zoom options are available. Click here for the Zoom link.

For more information, visit Norwest Gallery online here and on Instagram here.

NEW MUSIC FROM DETROIT HIP HOP ARTIST CURTIS ROACH

Detroit hip hop artist Curtis Roach new album "The Joy Tape" dropped on November 4, 2021. (Album cover by Barelyhispanic)
Detroit artist Curtis Roach recently released his new album The Joy Tape on Tuesday, Nov. 4th. (Album cover credit: Xavier aka Barelyhispanic)

Detroit hip hop artist Curtis Roach new album The Joy Tape dropped this past Tuesday. The new album features 10 tracks and guests artists include Chuck Inglish, Kynzi, Jamila Woods, Tally Schwenk, Whyandotte, and the Detroit Youth Choir.

I’ve already listened to Curtis’ new album four times and I love it!

The entire album is fire, but so far, my favorite tracks are the intro “Joy” featuring the DYC, “Comma$”, “Rose Tea” featuring Kynzi, “March 4th” featuring Tally Schwenk, and the outro “Joy” featuring Jamila Woods (btw I’m a big Jamila Woods!).

On his new album release, Curtis shared on his Twitter:

“I wanted to make something that I enjoyed but most importantly I made this for those who’ve been rooting for me to enjoy. Through this journey we’ve seen so much madness in the world and at times it felt impossible to see that light. I know this album won’t be the answer to all the madness but I hope that when you listen to this it reminds you to find that joy in life.”

Curtis Roach, Detroit Hip Hop Artist

You can stream Curtis Roach’s new album “The Joy Tape” on Apple Music and Spotify. Follow Curtis on social media: Instagram and Twitter.

KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ‘A RICH CHRISTMAS’ NOW ON BET+

Tressa Azarel Smallwood's 'A Rich Christmas' starring Bill Bellamy, Brandee Evans, Tyler Abron, Denise Boutte, and Vanessa Williams is now streaming on BET Plus.

If you’re looking for a Christmas movie to watch this weekend, then here’s a new holiday film you may like. BET+ just released Tressa Azarel Smallwood’s exclusive holiday movie A Rich Christmas.

The movie premiered yesterday and it stars Bill Bellamy (Def Comedy Jam), Brandee Evans (P-Valley), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns), and Vanessa Williams (Soul Food).

A Rich Christmas is about a spoiled, ungrateful socialite named Valerie Rich (played by actress Tyler Abron) who learns a valuable life lesson after her father (played by Bill Bellamy) asks her to work at a homeless family shelter.

You can watch the film on BET’s streaming platform BET Plus.


Hope you have a cozy weekend! xoxo

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