#Futurehive is Buzzing!

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On Friday  Future dropped his anticipated album DS2 or Dirty Sprite 2. According to everyone on social media it is fire! I’ve listened to a few tracks and I must agree. Future is so hot right now and almost everyone is a fan. Can you blame them though? Future has been dropping hit after hit. DS2 includes the track Where Ya At feat. Drake produced by Metro Boomin that was released Thursday and the deluxe version includes the popular tracks Trap N*ggas, Real Sisters, and F*ck Up Some Commas.

If the release of DS2 did not already have Futurehive going crazy enough Future announced a mini free “Salute the Fans” tour that kicks off today in ATL. Tomorrow Future will be in Chicago, the next day New York, and the tour will conclude in L.A. on Thursday.

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Have a listen to DS2 on Spotify! #Futurehive

T.I.P. Fest 2015!

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[Credit: Fake Shore Drive]
By Asmaa W.

A few weeks ago Chance The Rapper announced that he was in the process of curating the first annual Teens in the Park festival in Chicago. Chance The Rapper is an artist that tries very hard to give back to his community any way that he can. In 2014 Chance was awarded Chicago’s “Outstanding Youth of the Year Award”. The plaque he was presented with by Mayor Rahm Emanuel read, “for your outstanding contributions to the youth of the state of Illinois. You have given yourself to the upward mobility of young people throughout the state of Illinois.” Chance The Do-gooder is still at it with the T.I.P. Festival for the youth!

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The festival put on by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District  took place yesterday afternoon in Northerly Island. The T.I.P. Fest was free for youths ages 13-24. The show was hosted by Phenom of Poetree and Malcom London. Performances from a few local artists included DLow, Logan, and DJ Chante’. The festival also hosted a few extra activities put on by the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, and Donda’s House. The real surprise was Chance bring out Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick performed “m.A.A.d city” and “i” with Chance. Those fan’s got a great free show. Chance definitely knows how to keep his fans happy! Watch Chance and Kendrick on stage below courtesy of J. Krown.

#FitandFine for Summer 2015!

By Asmaa W

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[Credit: Pinterest]
It’s the summer and everyone is scrambling to find their cheats and hacks to getting that summer body quick! I’m going to share a few tips I’ve picked up on looking good and feeling great so far this summer!

  • The Infamous Teatox

I’m sure you all have heard about the million different types of deatox teas out there. With so many different brands it’s hard to know which ones really work and are worth your time and money! BooTea is one of the pretty popular teatox brands. They offer a 14 Day TeaTox that includes a day time tea and a night time tea. They also offer a 28 Day TeaTox. The day time tea and night time tea can also be purchased separate.

I’ve actually tried BooTea so I’ll give you guys my opinion on it.

How did it taste?

The daytime tea tasted okay. It is reminiscent of any herbal or green tea. Well, the nighttime tea was a bit different. It has a very strong smell with a taste to match. It wasn’t awful but it’s not something I would drink just for the heck of it. I used brown sugar to sweeten the tea because I did not have honey but I tried my best to only add a small amount of sugar. I would recommend using raw honey because it’s all natural.

Did you notice an immediate difference in your body?

Well, I knew the tea worked the first day after using the nighttime tea. The night tea acts as a laxative. Make sure you drink it at a reasonable hour! I would recommend around 6pm or 7pm because any later than that you’ll be on the toilet all morning. The greatest benefit of BooTea was the energy boost it gave me. I was in the gym almost everyday and the tea gave me that extra energy to do it!!

Did you lose weight?
I was not drinking the tea to lose weight so I did not track my weight. I just wanted to cleanse my body.

Was it worth the price?
I paid around $30 for the 14 Day BooTea Teatox. Yes, I believe it was worth it because while doing this teatox I felt GREAT! I’ll definitely be buying more very soon.

  • Part-time Vegetarian? 

Sounds weird right? Well, after you watch this TED Talk by Graham Hill, the founder of the sustainability website TreeHugger, it should make a little more sense.

Why even bother?

Hill’s approach was more environmental but cutting out meat is a great opportunity to cut calories and increase your weight loss. Added with the proper workout regiment you may meat your goal a bit quicker than you expected. It will not be easy. I’m currently working on cutting meat out of my diet. Last week I only ate meat four days out of the week and this week I plan on cutting it back to three days a week. Give it a try!

  • Instagram Motivation

It may sound a bit silly but I follow accounts on Instagram that motivate me to hit the gym and eat better!

@AngelaSimmons

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The lovely Angela hits the gym on the regular. I love following her! She works very hard and her results show!

@BundleofBrittany

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Leader of the #FitThickArmy Ms. Brittany Renner takes working out very seriously! Just look at her body! My body might never be as banging as Brittany’s, but a girl can dream right?

@Healthyfitnessmeals

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Need some ideas for a post workout meal? Check out this page! It’s full of delicious and healthy recipes.

Okay guys I’ve shared a few of my fit tips to get summer time fine. Try them out and let me know how they work for you! Also if you have any leave comments so I can try them!

-xoxo Asmaa W.