#FreshStyleFits: “Brandon’s Closet” – Dec. 8, 2016

“Brandon’s Closet” is designed to give our readers an in-depth look at the styles directly from my closet and where to pick them up.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

This outfit was a fall look for me this year. I loved the color scheme that Louis Vuitton Creative Director Kim Jones brought to the table on this collaborative with NikeLab. I’ve got a variation that I’ll roll out when spring hits so don’t steal this from me just yet.

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Here’s Where To Find The Clothing Pieces:

Nike Dad Hat: $25

NikeLab X Kim Jones Windbreaker: $145 (originally $220)

Lifted Anchors Penny Tee: $19

RTA Rest in Peace Jeans: $285

Nike Air Presto Acronym: SOLD OUT (eBay Resell Link)

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBAllAccess: “Boot Camp” – Season 1, Episode 2 – Dec. 4, 2016

***The PSBAllAccess video series is designed to give our viewers an in-depth look at how our team found their passion, who we are on assignment and what we like to do in our free time.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

I never got on a scale when I made the commitment to start working out daily in the spring of 2014. The number didn’t matter to me. What did matter is that I felt sluggish most days, didn’t like the way I looked and my doctor told me I needed to reduce my daily sugar intake. Between candy and soda, I was taking in 600-800 calories a day in sugar alone. So I took action: slowly changed my diet, made working out a priority not something I did if I had time left in the day.

As 2016 winds down, I know since I’ve started working out consistently I’ve dropped multiple pant sizes, am two shirt sizes down from where I started. I don’t have an end goal mainly because I feel like I’m always evolving. I will say that if I of all people can cut back on sugar, soda and even fast food that I’m confident anyone on my TL can too. My friend and co-worker Jarrett Christian says, “Take It Personal.” That’s exactly what I plan to keep doing.

Watch PSBAllAccess: “Boot Camp”

Executive Producers: Jordan Davis, Larry Rhinehart

This Episode’s Soundtrack:

“All We Got” – Chance The Rapper
“I Don’t Get Tired” – Kevin Gates
“Back On Road” – Gucci Mane feat. Drake
“Money Longer” – Lil Uzi Vert
“Married To The Game” – DJ Esco feat. Future

Social Media Recap

I never got on a scale when I made the commitment to start working out daily in the spring of 2014. The number didn't matter to me. What did matter is that I felt sluggish most days, didn't like the way I looked and my doctor told me I needed to reduce my daily sugar intake. Between candy and soda, I was taking in 600-800 calories a day in sugar alone. So I took action…slowly changed my diet, made working out a priority not something I did if I had time left in the day. As 2016 winds down, I know since I've started working out consistently I've dropped multiple pant sizes, am two shirt sizes down from where I started. I don't have an end goal mainly because I feel like I'm always evolving. I will say that if I of all people can cut back on sugar, soda and even fast food that I'm confident anyone on my TL can too. @jarrettpropsb says "Take It Personal." That's exactly what I plan to keep doing. {shot by @larrywrhinehart & @palmtreejd} ——————————-#AnyGymIsHome #PSBAllAccess #nike #air #presto #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlifting #weightlossmotivation

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#PSBAllAccess 📽: S/O my Mom for the cameo appearance. I admit I'm a competitor by nature. Basketball, Business, Video Games, EVERYTHING. For the past two years, I've been competing against my doctor's challenge to change my diet & something @shun.williams said to me "I bet you can't get in elite shape while running your business." I'll either beat those challenges or die trying. Here's a look at how…(full video in bio) {🎥 shot by @larrywrhinehart & @palmtreejd} This Episode’s Soundtrack: "All We Got” – Chance The Rapper “I Don’t Get Tired” – Kevin Gates “Back On Road” – Gucci Mane feat. Drake “Money Longer” – Lil Uzi Vert “Married To The Game” – DJ Esco feat. Future ———————————————– #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlifting #weightlossmotivation #fitness #fit #fitnessgoals #nike #presto #chancetherapper #kevingates #gucci #drake #future #djesco

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PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#iTunesSounds: “Push It On Me” – Trey Songz – Dec. 3, 2016

Kevin Hart‘s voice on a local radio station caught me completely off guard during a road trip last month. I had not heard his mixtape before hearing this song. Less than a minute in, it was obvious that Hart had a hit on his hands thanks in large part to RnB superstar Trey Songz. Songz lends his vocals to the track and in the process helped Hart deliver a winter hit. The song is now charting on SiriusXM but with Songz part only playing. The two shot a video for “Push It On Me” that has over 4 million YouTube views to date.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Industry insider, Donte’ Grant, says that Songz made the right play to get the song on XM with his part as the main feature. For a guy who hasn’t seen his tremendous fanbase register into mega album sales, this song should give Trey a wave going into 2017. He’s also got a new holiday track out called, “Comin’ Home.”

Listen to the song with Kevin Hart’s part included:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: Winter ’16 Style Guide – “Pull and Bear” – Dec. 2, 2016

I was introduced to the brand “Pull and Bear” through the ASOS website. The company features a variety of style options for men and women. After researching the Winter 2016 collection, their jackets are both stylish and cost effective.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

Social Media Recap

Camo Jacket: $60

Suede Jacket: $60

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBAllAccess: “Where It All Started” – Season 1, Episode 1 – Nov. 20, 2016

***The PSBAllAccess video series is designed to give our viewers an in-depth look at how our team found their passion, who we are on assignment and what we like to do in our free time.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

In this episode, I had the chance to attend North Gwinnett’s basketball alumni day. I spent thousands of hours in this gym during my teenage years learning how to overcome adversity, take in constructive criticism and become a true competitor in every aspect of my life. Getting back amongst my former teammates and coaches gave me a chance to reflect on how my days at North helped me arrive where I am today.

Watch PSBAllAccess: “Where It All Started”

Executive Producers: Jordan Davis, Larry Rhinehart

This Episode’s Soundtrack:

“Closer” – The Chainsmokers
“I Got The Keys” – DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future
“Wasatch Front” – DAME D.O.L.L.A. (Damian Lillard)
“Hard Knock Life” – Jay-Z
“Viva La Vida” – Coldplay

Social Media Recap

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#EntertainmentPSB: “Summer’s Over Tour” – Party Next Door – Nov. 18, 2016

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Party Next Door came to Atlanta for his “Summer’s Over Tour” on Monday night. One of the hottest acts in the RnB world to date, he ran through a list of his most popular tracks. His track “Recognize” was just certified Gold.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

PND has a huge following and the crowd confirmed that. The venue was almost at capacity. Party brought out multiple Atlanta-based artists in Migos, Lloyd and T.I.

Social Media Recap

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#iTunesSounds: “Frustrated” – R.Lum.R – Nov. 16, 2016

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A newcomer to the RnB scene, R.Lum.R‘s “Frustrated” has the makings of a song to build a name off of. The smooth track coupled with his vocals always has the song getting airplay on Sirius XM’s The Heat channel.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

I was in the car this weekend headed to a basketball event in North Carolina and caught this one. I immediately text all my go-to music people including team members Jordan Davis, Donte’ Grant, and Alli Lhamon. Take a listen below:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#EntertainmentPSB: “Summer’s Over Tour” – Jeremih – Nov. 16, 2016

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Jeremih came to Atlanta as a part of Party Next Door’s “Summer’s Over Tour” on Monday night. One of the hottest acts in the RnB world to date, the Chicago native ran through a list of his most popular tracks.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

It was evident that Jeremih has the ear of the streets right now. His last album, “Late Nights” featured three singles that made the charts in “Oui,” “Planes,” and “Pass Dat.”

Here’s a look from my Snapchat (BrandonClayPSB):

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#iTunesSounds: “Oh Wonder” – Oh Wonder – Nov. 7, 2016

Oh Wonder released their debut self-titled album after dropping a song a month from their in-home studio in London, England that they compiled into a full body of work.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

I’m ashamed to say this album slipped right by me. I listened to their single, “All We Do” on XM a while back but didn’t even think to listen to the rest of the album. Rookie move on my part. In the past ten days, I’ve played it front to back 20+ times. For the record, I blame both Anna Grace Smathers and Rob Hicks for not giving me the drop months ago. That said, it’s always nice to find a complete album like this late and feel like you finally joined the rest of the music world.

Favorite Tracks

5) “Lose It”

***Disclaimer: I thought this was awesome. They invited five dancers to audition for our music video. What they didn’t know was that they were actually starring in the video! Watch below to see what happens…

8) “Without You”

11) “All We Do”

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#EntertainmentPSB: “The Stevie J. Project” – Nov. 7, 2016

Stevie Jordan is an accomplished music producer who worked extensively for Diddy’s Bad Boy Records label amongst others. These days, he’s better known as Stevie J. from VH1’s hit series “Love and Hip Hop.” His success on that series led to the upcoming spinoff show, “The Stevie J. Project.”

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Last week, the series show part of an episode at PSBPopCulture.com headquarters. I had the chance to connect with him and Mr. Dalvin from the legendary RnB group, Jodeci. Here’s a look at the day:

Video from Brandon Clay’s Instagram & Snapchat:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.