Sunday, September 24
drove 30 min to @CorePowerYoga and was a minute late and they locked the doors on my face 🙃🙃🙃
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) September 24, 2017
Happy Sunday. Today, I was emo again lmao. I couldn’t sleep for the life of me and it set my entire day back. But Core Power Yoga saved my life. Yesterday, I was a minute late and they closed the doors in my face. Drove my ass all the way to the new studio at USC. I was soooooo hot. But today, I snuck into the 6:30pm Sculpt lmao. Nothing cures me more than this class. Endorphins and mental clarity. Did you guys know yoga is scientifically proven to help with mental illness? Yeah, I’m a walking testament.
Introducing Raven Felix, the first lady of Taylor Gang. The only lady actually. Low key, was excited to just be able to hashtag #TGOD on everything tonight lmao. I always said I would be down to get this tatted (ratchet, I know). Wiz Khalifa is one of my favorite rappers of all time. But anyways. Tonight was Raven’s Valifornication listening party at Page 71 Lounge in Studio City. This place is comparable to The Dime on Fairfax. Throwback Hip Hop and R&B classics from the 90’s- which meant an automatic vibe.
You know I’m a sucker for listening parties. As with most events as of late, I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it. The event started at 7pm, and I pull up a little after 9:15pm. Luckily, I was just in time. Shout out to Charley for the invite. He’s such good people. Raven actually told me he’s been managing her since she was 17. She’s 22 now. That’s brazy. I had no idea lmao. Raven actually grew up in the valley, so the location couldn’t have been more perfect.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) September 25, 2017
I formally met her at P-Lo’s listening party, which was way too turnt for words. Yay Area in the building. With that being said, I would say homegirl is super plugged in. It’s hard not to be when you’re on a label with Wiz and Ty$. I thought Ty would be here tonight actually, but a trustworthy source told me he was in Long Beach. But the people made up for it. It was a full house, and the support is real. I was actually tripping all day because I didn’t have anyone to roll with. Ended up recruiting Tony and he told me he used to have a crush on Raven. I died a little lmao.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 25, 2017
This project has been in the works for a while. Congrats to Raven for finally completing it. I know how much that means to an artist, and can only imagine sending it off to the press. That’s your baby right there. Valifornication drops on September 29, and features Kap G, Wiz Khalifa, Rich The Kid, Chevy Woods, and JR Donato. First, she played us the record with Kap G titled “Phase Me” which was released as a single. Love him.
She intro-ed the project by saying if it wasn’t for music, she’d be a high school drop out working at a grocery store. Respect. She was so sweet and had on the most fire orange dress. This was a listening for friends only, which made for a super intimate setting. Unfortunately, the sound was a little fucked. The music was playing so low lmao. But they did with what they could. I was excited to hear the record with Wiz.
Ending my evening with a meeting in K-Town at the cutest coffee shop called Mr. Coffee. Such a sucker for venues and such <3.