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Kap-G: Raza Rap from Atlanta

When you listen to Kap-G’s heavy southern drawl, one thing is clear: he’s from the ATL. The proud Mexican-American grew up in Atlanta, home to Dirty South acts such as Outkast, Ludacris and T.I. Now he’s trying to reach their level.

He’s Already Been Called “The Future” by Pharrell

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He’s Only 19 and Already Has a Record Deal

Let Em Throw Shade , I'mma Still Shine. #BelieveThat @wisdomatl

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He’ll Be in a Movie Theater Near You

He Takes Spanglish Rapping to New Levels

He’s Already Got Collabos with Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, and T.I.

You Guessed It . . .

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He Keeps it 100. Neta, Güey

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He shot his music video, “Mexico Momma Come From” at a local Atlanta Mexican restaurant, Don Chon’s. They have bomb enchiladas.

He’s Not Afraid to Throw His Activist Hat On

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After the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Kap-G joined David Banner and T.I. on a remix of his song “La Policia” to include an homage to both.

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He then joined T.I. on CNN to talk about his experience with racial profiling.

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He’s Always Showing Love to Fans

He’s Got His Own Definition of the “American Dream”

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Kap-G’s family immigrated to the U.S. before he was born. After settling in California, they moved to College Park, Georgia once Kap-G’s older brother got involved in a gang.

READ: Tacos, Tapatio and Chespirito: How Mexican Are You?

He’s Invented a New Metaphor for Tacos

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The track “José Got Them Tacos” is a cautionary tale about not letting your “tacos” fall into the wrong hands. José, a “taco” ringleader, ends up serving time.

He Gave Up Basketball for Rap

He Could Be Adding “Fashion Designer” to His Résumé

Meet Manuel Mendoza, The Winner Of Netflix’s Cannabis Cooking Competition Show

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Meet Manuel Mendoza, The Winner Of Netflix’s Cannabis Cooking Competition Show

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Netflix and Kelis teamed up to create a cooking competition show all about cannabis cooking. “Cooked with Cannabis” is giving cannabis chefs a chance to shine with some friendly competition and the ever-popular cannabis.

Kelis is here with a new kind of cooking competition show officially changing the game.

“Cooked with Cannabis” is elevating the use of cannabis in the kitchen. It is no longer something used by stoners and only stoners. “Cooked with Cannabis” makes cannabis a sophisticated and respectable ingredient in the kitchen. The show offers some insights as to the differences between different strains of pot that many of us just never understood.

The show has six episodes in the first season and there is a new cast of chefs every episode.

The premise of the show is three chefs battling it out for three judges to show what they can do with the cannabis they are given. The recipes look like culinary works of art and seem equally as appetizing. The winner of the episode is given $10,000 as a prize and that’s pretty grand.

One of the winners this season is Manuel Mendoza, a cannabis chef from Chicago.

Mendoza works for Herbal Notes, a Chicago-based cannabis collaborative project. According to the website, Herbal Notes hopes to destigmatize the practice of using cannabis in cooking by highlighting the medicinal properties of the natural ingredient. Herbal Notes is also trying to empower communities long vilified for their use of cannabis.

Mendoza won using the cannabis to create some deliciously relevant foods.

Mendoza won by giving the judges some pot leaf-shaped chilaquiles and marijuana-infused pupusas. The use of Mexican and Salvadoran foods not only highlights our community but also his own upbringing in Chicago as a Salvadoran kid. Mendoza is proud to say that he was raised by Pilsen, the famed Latino community in Chicago.

Congratulations, Mendoza. It is a victory well deserved.

Mendoza’s start in cannabis cooking came when he had a eureka moment with iced chocolate milk. The chef was fresh out of culinary school and was eager to try new things, including cannabis cooking. The cannabis cooking trend was just kicking off and he just wanted to play around. When he created that iced chocolate milk, Mendoza knew that he was on to something and the rest is his culinary career.

READ: Mexico’s Progressive Bill Legalizing Cannabis Stalled Again Because Of Pandemic

Cardi B Waxed Her Bikini Line With Veet And Shared It On Instagram

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Cardi B Waxed Her Bikini Line With Veet And Shared It On Instagram

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It’s tough times everywhere. And by everywhere I mean everywhere.

On top of everything, the current pandemic has kept so many of us away from our regular beauty treatments which has meant that for months so many of us have had to do without the very personal waxes and hair removal prosses that we all invest in so religiously. Cardi B knows this truth and opted to embark into the world of DIY hair removal. And fortunately for us, she documented the whole process.

Recently the rapper shared a clip of herself doing a WFH AKA a wax from home and things got wild.

“Guys, wish me fuckin’ luck,” Cardi asked users in the post as she showed off a bottle of Veet 3 in 1 Gel Cream. “I hope I don’t burn my pussy off.”

Anyone whose done a wax from home knows that the experience is never very pretty and for Cardi, it wasn’t much different. The rapper documented the process for her Instagram stories and revealed that she didn’t get very far in the process.

To follow up, she tried Veet, a hair removal cream that is supposed to painlessly dissolve the hair shaft, as opposed to yanking it out.

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And it looks like things got along pretty smoothly. Cardi B called the experience “a positive thing” that she discovered thanks to quarantine. In fact, she went as far as to describe the process as “a positive thing” she discovered in quarantine.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with growing out your hair and letting it be free, no matter where your sprouts are located. BUT if you’re like me, you might not feel quite so comfortable and are likely desperately wishing you hadn’t taken your easy access to wax salons for granted. So, how to deal?

We scoured Instagram and Youtube for the best at-home wax kits and tips for Brazilians. Check them out below!

Get a good exfoliator.

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According to P&G’s site Reward me, exfoliating helps soften body hair and opens up hair follicles. Doing this before a wax will make the process easier and less painful.

Plan for the pain.

People don’t cringe at the sight of Steve Carrel getting a wax in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” for nothing. Waxing HURTS. But the process can be made a bit more pleasant if you take a painkiller like Alieve half an hour before waxing and if you apply a numbing cream to the area you want to wax. And don’t be silly by trying to wax during or a few days before your period!

Don’t let yourself sweat.

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Make sure you keep the area dry and clean during removal. Do so by avoiding creams and moisturizers and instead apply baby powder. The powder will make the removal process all the easier once your done and have strings of wax left over.

Sweetly Bare Sugaring Hair Removal Kit

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One of the top reviewed sugaring kits on Etsy.

“At home sugaring success! I would have never done this at home if it wasn’t for COVID. Now, I don’t think I’ll ever need to pay a salon again! This is a quality product!” – Etsy review.

BrownSugarShop Body Sugaring Paste

This news my first time sugaring ever (I’ve brevet waxes either) all things considered I think it went well. I definitely think next time I’m going to leave the sugar I’m not using in the fridge to help it stay stiffer longer when I use a new piece.” – Etsy reviewer.

And there you have it. Now, let’s not fool ourselves, waxing on your own will likely be way less pleasant and much more difficult than it is at a salon, but it is possible! Hang in there, Sis.