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HotBoy Finn: The Glee-Inspired Rising Artist and Rap Star Continues to Carry Legacies in the Music Industry

Driven by his father’s musical streak as a rapper and his love for the late Glee superstar Cory Monteith, who starred as Finn Hudson, hip-hop artist HotBoy Finn seeks to continue the musical legacies left behind by the two individuals who have inspired him the most in his musical journey. As a rising singer today, he seeks to leave a lasting impact on other people’s lives through the power of music.

HotBoy Finn is an empowered rapper, singer, and songwriter taking over the music arena. Born as Donnie Emanuel Poole, son of rapper Marvin Poole, his passion for music and singing runs deep. Growing up, he witnessed his father’s musical endeavors at an early age. This served as one of his ultimate inspirations in pursuing music. In addition to his father’s rap history, he also gathered inspiration from musical TV shows. Donnie was an avid fan of the famous American musical comedy-drama TV series Glee. He quickly became enamored with Cory Monteith’s role as Finn Hudson and his overall musical talent. Since the actor’s passing, Donnie has been on a mission to carry on Finn’s legacy in the music world. 

In chasing after his musical dreams, Donnie coined the stage name “HotBoy Finn.” The name combines both his love for Glee’s Finn character and Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Boy and Hot Girl concept. Essentially, the stage name resonated with Donnie’s versatility in music and his ability to champion whatever genres he explores. From being able to belt out Glee-style songs to winning at hip-hop and rap like Hot Girl Meg, HotBoy Finn can handle it all.

While music plays a significant role in Donnie’s life, HotBoy Finn does not box himself in the music industry alone. He is also a leader when it comes to philanthropic endeavors. He prides himself on being a board member and sitting as the president of the Giving Hands Organization, a group dedicated to helping troubled and disadvantaged youth. On top of this, the upcoming rapper is also a rising entrepreneur. He is most excited about launching his clothing line Finn-O Clothing Co. soon. 

As a music artist, HotBoy Finn strives to produce tracks that all communities can enjoy. He is focused on being inclusive when it comes to music. That said, people from all walks of life will surely enjoy his tracks. The upcoming rap star successfully released some tracks on Spotify entitled “I Want Designer” and “Ice Me Out.” The catchy tunes and wicked wordplay of his songs quickly win the hearts of Glee fans and hip-hop enthusiasts. At present, he is still working on more musical projects in mind.  

For HotBoy Finn, it is an honor for him to continue the legacy of his rapper father, Marvin Poole, and favorite Glee quarterback, the late Cory Monteith. Through the power of music, he hopes to touch other people’s lives in the same way his idols have made a difference in his life. 

To know more about HotBoy Finn and his next projects, please visit his official website.

Athar’a Pure Natural Skincare Reaches Goal of Leaving a Positive Impact on People and the World

Photo: Courtesy of Kiki Khan Photography 

There are many reasons people value skincare, but the main idea is to get healthy, smooth skin. When picking out skincare products, there are many things to consider, such as looking younger, addressing skin issues, and protecting their skin. Sara Davoodi created a skincare line that could address everything people often search for. Her brand Athar’a Pure uses natural ingredients to bring together a healthy and effective product that people will be comfortable applying.

Sara Sonia Davoodi is a resident who was born and raised in Chicago. The working mother of two initially created Athar’a Pure as a side hustle and hobby before turning the brand into a fully thriving business. Sara dedicated Athar’a Pure to her late nonni (grandmother) Athar. Growing up, Athar was a truly remarkable woman who played an integral role in Sara’s upbringing. Her nonni instilled a love and knowledge of plant botanicals and their medicinal & beauty benefits. Sara wanted to honor her grandmother with a brand that celebrated her generous spirit and love for plants and animals.

Athar’a Pure initially started as an indie beauty brand. Sara’s passion and love for natural ingredients were paired with a dream to keep her family traditions alive. The brand grew, much to Sara’s surprise. She is now relaunching her line with an updated website, upscale, sustainable packaging, improved formulations, and new products.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiki Khan Photography 

Sara Davoodi believes that her ancestors helped pave the way to make natural skincare what it is today by handcrafting both medicinal and beauty treatments in the Ayurvedic tradition and passing down the expertise over generations. The traditions have long adorned the beauty regimens of brides in Pakistan and India.

The brand creates completely natural skincare products based on their family traditions and rituals. They use unique plant botanicals, herbs, and spices like neem, Turmeric, coffee arabica, pomegranates, rice, and other nutrient and antioxidant-rich superfoods. 

Athar’a Pure is set on a mission to leave a legacy and a positive impact on the planet as they partner with Trees for Life. This international nonprofit movement works for the empowerment of villagers in developing countries. Together they plant nutritious moringa trees for impoverished communities around the world. Athar’a Pure is also committed to zero-waste packaging, with most of its components being glass, cardboard, and biodegradable packaging peanuts and with minimal to no plastic components. The line is also certified as a vegan and cruelty-free brand by Leaping Bunny and Peta.

Photo: Courtesy of Kiki Khan Photography 

With a unique line of products created to bring centuries of knowledge, rich heritage, and exotic eastern plant botanicals, Athar’a Pure brings people accessible products that work with a modern lifestyle. Sara Davoodi hopes to turn her line into the preferred vegan and cruelty-free skincare line in the market. She wants Athar’a Pure to be recognized for their contributions to the planet and create a legacy that will positively impact the planet and wildlife.

To learn more about Athar’a Pure, you may visit their website. You can also reach out to them through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.