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Icewear Vezzo Shares Latest Single “Balance”

Today, Detroit icon Icewear Vezzo shares the music video for his latest single “Balance” featuring multiplatinum superstar and fellow Motor City son Big Sean.

Watch it HERE.

BET Jams and BET Hip-Hop hosted the exclusive broadcast premiere.

The video, directed by Kid Art [Meek Mill Ft Drake, “Going Bad”], resembles nothing either rapper has ever done in the past, the cinematic clip immediately stands out. Whether it be luxury foreign purple whips balancing on top of each other or a gold chain link high wire connecting skyscrapers, these set pieces speak to the larger-than-life nature of this union between Icewear Vezzo and Big Sean. As they rap above the skyline on the flossy trapeze line, their undeniable and explosive chemistry practically bubbles over. Fittingly, the video culminates in an underground room with stacks of cash as our hometown heroes celebrate.

Icewear Vezzo proudly leads a new era of Motor City hip-hop. His explosive discography encompasses the fan favorite Clarity mixtape series and breakout Moonwalken, which boasted beats from heavyweights such as Zaytoven and TM 88. Following a stint in Federal Prison, he ignited 2018 as his biggest year yet. In addition to a triumphant return to the stage at Detroit’s Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz, he dropped the acclaimed 337 EP with Earlly Mac and set the internet ablaze with the brash and blunt banger “Drank God Back Freestyle.: Mass Appeal predicted, ”Detroits best hope at a singular star is Icewear Vezzo,and Hypebeast dubbed him, “The King of contemporary Detroit rap. A pillar of his community, he also owned the local haunt Chicken Talk restaurant.

With his surefire spitting and slick storytelling, he ushers in the next generation of Detroit legends.

Brain Hacking

Understanding the Growing Fad of Brain Hacking

Brain hacking is a growing trend around the world and something that people of all ages are looking into.  It involves attempting to improve one or more functions of the brain, such as mood, reasoning, clarity, focus or energy and can be done in a variety of ways.  Some people see brain hacking as a negative; however, there’s actually nothing unsafe or bad about the practice. Plus, when you think about it, even puzzle games like Sudoku can be seen as a form of brain hacking as they stimulate the mind and are proven to provide long lasting benefits.

While puzzles are one way of improving the brain, science has actually provided us with many more options.  In fact, optimizing your gray matter can be achieved through the use of supplements. Often called cognitive enhancers or smart drugs, these supplements are safe and work a lot quicker than playing games like Sudoku. To help you understand how they work, we have described the most popular below.

Nootropics

Nootropics is a Greek word that means ‘mind altering’ or ‘mind bending’, however it’s not as scary as it sounds. This commonly used type of supplement has been proven to improve the brain’s neural functions and can help to take your mind to a whole new level. As one example, take a look at the nootropic uridine monophosphate which is described on the VitaMonk blog. This nootropic can help with everything from improving mental clarity and cognition to memory loss and reaction times. There are plenty of other options available too, each with its own benefits.

When choosing a nootropic, it’s important to consider what mind-altering benefits you want to receive. Each has a different potency and a different effect on the brain, although they are in no way dangerous. Pick one that aligns with your brain hacking goals and don’t be afraid to switch it if it doesn’t work as intended. You can also stack nootropics to find the perfect balance for you.

Stacking

As briefly mentioned above, stacking is a good option for those who want to take brain hacking to the next level. The idea has been around for a while in the weight training industry and basically involves using a variety of different supplements to achieve the desired benefit. The same is true of nootropic supplements; users can take supplements that are complementary to each other to achieve the greatest gain.

It’s recommended that you don’t start out with stacking. Instead, use one nootropic and see how it benefits you and where it is lacking. When you feel more comfortable, you can add extra supplements to your stack to suit your needs. It’s also possible to buy nootropics boxes which provide a mix of supplements in one pill.

Stimulants

Stimulants are something that most of us have heard of, thanks to caffeine, but they’re also a popular supplement in the world of brain hacking as well.  While they aren’t intended to boost your mood or memory loss, they can help to keep you awake, improve your mental clarity, and get rid of brain fog.

Stimulants are not a type of nootropic that should be used every day, especially if they are being used instead of sleep, however they can be beneficial when you need to promote wakefulness and alertness on occasion. Adrafinil and modafinil are the two most popular nootropics in the stimulant category.

With so many different options available, brain hacking doesn’t have to be hard.  It also doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process. Best of all, it’s completely safe.

Icewear Vezzo Returns With New Track “European”

Just recently, Detroit underground icon Icewear Vezzo returns with a new track European. This is his second release under his recently minted deal with Motown and Capitol Music Group.

Get it here.

Adding to the excitement for his upcoming mix-tape, Icewear Vezzo celebrates this moment with a music video for European–check it out here!

Icewear Vezzo proudly leads a new era of Motor City hip-hop. His explosive discography encompasses the fan favorite Clarity mixtape series and breakout Moonwalken, which boasted beats from heavyweights such as Zaytoven and TM 88. Following a stint in Federal Prison, he ignited 2018 as his biggest year yet. In addition to a triumphant return to the stage at Detroit’s Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz, he dropped the acclaimed 337 EP with Earlly Mac and set the internet abalze with the brash and blunt banger Drank God Back Freestyle. Mass Appeal predicted, Detroit’s best hope at a singular star is Icewear Vezzo, and Hypebeast dubbed him, “The King of Contemporary Detroit Rap.” A pillar of his community, he also owned the local haunt Chicken Talk restaurant.

With his surefire spitting and slick storytelling, he ushers in the next generation of Detroit legends.

ANDAZ MAYAKOBA RESORT RIVIERA MAYA

ANAUM WELLNESS & SPA AT ANDAZ MAYAKOBA RESORT RIVIERA MAYA LAUNCHES NEW MENU

~ Refreshing New Spa Menu Highlights Local Ingredients, Beauty Partners and Mayan-Inspired Treatments in Lush Natural Setting ~

 

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Naum Wellness & Spa, the 10,000-square foot verdant wellness hideaway at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, has just launched a new spa menu. The new menu, which incorporates many local and natural ingredients, brings in traditional Mayan rituals and offers a variety of spa services promoting health, beauty and inner harmony. The spa’s namesake, Naum, is the Mayan God of consciousness and mind. The Mayan-influenced spa, whose décor follows the same theme as the menu, is simply designed to blend into its lush jungle surroundings, immersing guests into the culture and nature of the region. The six open and airy treatment suites have oversized windows with beautiful decks and striking green views that bring guests a sense of peaceful relaxation.

The new spa menu, which has been carefully curated by Spa Manager Daniel Escalante, is inspired by native Mayan traditions known as “rituals”, which are reflective of the mind, body and spirit. The new treatment Rituals on the menu include the Ritual Sac Ki, which frees the body of harmful toxins and reveals fresher and brighter skin with a dry exfoliation using “Sac Ki”, the Mayan word for white henequen considered the green gold for the Mayan culture. This is followed by an invigorating massage with the anti-inflammatory power of the sacred copal oil. The second Ritual is the Ritual de Ixi’im y Chia, which offers the antioxidant power of the exotic Blue Corn and the purifying power of “Chia”, the Mayan word for “Strength”. The treatment also includes a nourishing massage with shea butter enriched with the regenerative benefits of calendula extract. Couples can reconnect with each other and renew their love through one of the Lovers Retreat rituals including the Eternal Romance Ritual which combines Swedish massage and hot stones with the exquisite aphrodisiac synergy of clove essential oil and wild roses. Rituals range from 90 to 120 minutes and are priced between $349 for a single treatment to $539 for the couple’s treatments.

The Naum Rituals were created to pay homage to oneself and the Mayan Gods, and to find harmony based on the guest’s selected area of wellness intention – whether that be Clarity (Tsoolik), Rest (He’lel), Strength (Muuk’) or Connection (Molcintah). Each Ritual is a three-part experience, alluding to the balancing nature of the number three with a beginning, middle and end. The Rituals begins with a Mayan Time of Reflection, followed by the treatment experience itself, and concludes with a Mayan Celebration to help guests balance and reconnect with themselves and the universe.

Apart from the traditional Rituals, spa guests can also choose from a selection of facials, massages and body treatments, many of which feature local and natural ingredients. Valuing the importance of the science of beauty care, Andaz Mayakoba created specific treatments in partnership with innovative beauty brands such as Naturopathica and Barbor, renowned for their high-quality formulas that contain natural plant extracts mixed with technology to combat a variety of skin problems.  Highlights from the new menu include the following:

 

Naum Signature Treatment, 90 minutes, $316

This unique four-hand sensory treatment combines Volcanic Stones, Swedish Rhythmic techniques and a custom synergy of essential oils to stimulate the vital energy of the body, and brings all muscles and senses to maximum relaxation reaching the connection between mind, body and spirit.

 

Mayan Stone Massage, 60/90 minutes, $167/$237

This Mayan-influenced massage induces the flow of vital energy through the stimulation of each of the body’s centers, harmonizing mind, body and spirit, in addition to improving the circulatory system and releasing toxins from the skin.

Vitamin C Facial by Barbor, 60 minutes, $192

The Vitamin C Facial by Barbor is a true cosmetic jewel that contains a fresh texture and revitalizing citrus aroma for all skin types, including the most damaged. With an active concentrate of 20% Vitamin C, the treatment increases the production of collagen and the luminosity of the skin for a smoother complexion and firm and bright skin tone, protecting the skin from the sun.

Gentleman’s Facial by Barbor, 60 minutes, $192

The Gentleman’s Facial is a barber style facial designed for the demanding male skin, which is subject to stress. Taurec, the powerful exclusive active ingredient of the series BARBOR MEN, soothes the skin and enhances its energy and vitality.

Anti-Aging Facial by Naturopathica, 90 minutes, $264

In partnership with Naturopathica, the anti-aging facial is a reparative, regenerating and corrective treatment that combats the signs of aging. Active ingredients Argan Plant Stem Cells, Matrixyl synthe’6 and a Tri-Retional blend work together to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin tone and firmness.

 

Xoco – Tequila Body Wrap, 60 minutes, $187

This locally inspired treatment revitalizes the skin and combats stress with powerful Mexican antioxidants. Chocolate and tequila, in addition to being delicious delicacies, have the ability to preserve beauty and youth while relaxing the mind and senses on a path to emotional well-being.

Jade Oro y Plata Body Wrap, 60 minutes, $187

This natural body treatment embodies mineral and dazzling wisdom with this ancestral elixir of jade, gold and silver, stimulating cell regeneration, blood circulation and bringing luminosity to the skin.

The spa offers an array of additional services ranging from hand and feet rituals to wellness experiences including yoga, meditation and personal training. Access to Naum Spa’s Hydrotherapy services are complimentary with the purchase of any spa ritual.

“After seeing the success of our Naum Wellness & Spa in our first year of opening, we are excited to debut a completely refreshed menu for our valued guests,” said Spa Manager Daniel Escalante. “We have partnered with innovative beauty brands that share our values of sustainability and holistic well-being and have introduced new treatments and rituals that incorporate indigenous methods and local ingredients that are native to Mexico. From the moment they step in the spa, guests will have a completely immersive and authentic experience into the region’s nature and culture.”

For more information, visit: https://mayakoba.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.

 

About Andaz Mayakoba Resort Rivera Maya
The newest addition to idyllic Mayakoba, Andaz Mayakoba Resort in Rivera Maya, Mexico invites guests to a hidden paradise – a place where style meets nature in an innovative hospitality experience. The resort’s breathtaking design reflects the native Mayan culture and features 214 guestrooms, including 41 luxury suites. Stimulating upscale experiences entertain guests, whether immersing in a lushly preserved mangrove environment, sunbathing in one of two outdoor pools, relaxing in the 10,000-square-foot Naum Wellness and Spa, experiencing the state-of-the-art Kimbo Kid’s Club, or unwinding on the pristine white sanded Caribbean beach. For meetings and events, the property offers 14,000 square-feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting space. Additionally, four unique restaurants and bars offer the distinguished culinary experiences for which Andaz® hotels are known for, and all with stunning views of the pools, lagoon, and ocean. Andaz Mayakoba Resort brings to life locally inspired and indigenous experiences and authentic Mexican hospitality. For more information, please visit andazmayakoba.com and follow at facebook.com/andazmayakoba, twitter.com/andazmayakoba, and instagram.com/andazmayaoba.mx.

About Andaz
Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz hotels weave the sights, sounds and tastes of their surroundings into each property for an experience that truly immerses guests in the eclectic culture of each local destination. Through personalized, unscripted service, Andaz creates a barrier-free environment where guests are encouraged to explore their personal sense of style and become inspired by the spirit of the culture around them. Sixteen Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, and Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.

LIAM PAYNE + ZEDD

ZEDD RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GET LOW”

WITH LIAM PAYNE

 

Get Low Single Art

FOLLOW UP SINGLE TO HIS #1 SMASH HIT

“STAY” WITH ALESSIA CARA


Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd has released “Get Low,” his new single with Liam Payne on Interscope. “Get Low” marks a more urban sound for Zedd that he also described as one of his catchiest songs and recently told BuzzFeed, “just had to live in the summer.” Listen to the single here:http://zedd.me/GetLow_LyricVideo

Zedd and Liam met last year as Liam was beginning to plan his solo career. Zedd had been working on “Get Low” at that time and thought Liam would be perfect for it. Zedd and Liam then began working on the song together and as Zedd recalls, “Liam’s voice gave the song a lot of soul and really influenced the song a lot.” 

“Get Low” is Zedd’s second single this year, following his hit single “Stay” with Alessia Cara. “Stay” is currently #1 at Top 40 Radio for the 6th consecutive week in the US and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Zedd will return to Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on July 23rd where he will be joined by Alessia and additional surprise guests.

This fall, Zedd will kick off his Echo Tour in North America starting on September 29 in Vancouver, Canada, which he announced last month. Several shows, including San Francisco and Boston have sold out already, with a second show added in San Francisco as well as a stop in Washington, DC. Tickets are available here:https://www.zedd.net/echo

 

ECHO TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES:

09/29

Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center

Vancouver, BC

09/30

WaMu Theater

Seattle, WA

10/07

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

San Francisco, CA

10/08

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

San Francisco, CA

10/12

Aragon Ballroom

Chicago, IL

10/17

House of Blues

Boston, MA

10/19

Electric Factory

Philadelphia, PA

10/21

The Anthem

Washington, DC

10/24

Revention Music Center

Houston, TX

10/26

Bomb Factory

Dallas, TX

11/01

Pepsi Center

Mexico City, MX

11/03

Auditorio Citibanamex

Monterrey, MX

11/04

Teatro Estudio Cavaret

Guadalajara, MX

 

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Credit: Reuben Wu

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