Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whitney Houston's Mother Not Happy About Biopic- See Behind the Scenes Footage (video)



As you all know I'm a huge Whitney Houston fan. I was one of those people who cried my eyes out the day she passed away. She was my childhood hero, so her death was in many ways the death of a childhood dream. So, needless to say I'd love for her legacy to live on in all of the positive ways that it can, and it very well should.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Music & Video: Tameka "Tiny" Harris is back with WTFYGD



Tiny has been in the news lately for all sorts of reasons stemming from personal drama surrounding her life.  It looks like she's keeping it moving on the business end as we've always known her to do. After being asked for a while to release something official, it looks like Tiny is ready to do the solo thing.

Aww Alert: Beyonce Shares Priceless Family Photo


Beyonce loves giving us these precious little photos of her family. This one is the latest. She shared her and husband Jay Z swinging their little girl in between the two of them. When I was a child this was like, the best thing ever! Blue is growing up so fast, she's so tall!

World News: Train carrying bodies from #MH17 crash leaves rebel town


An Associated Press reporter on Monday witnessed a refrigerated train carrying many of the 298 bodies of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, as it pulled away from a rebel town in eastern Ukraine.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Elliott Wilson talks one on one with Common About New Album Nobody's Smiling


The premier Hip Hop journalist, Elliott Wilson caught up with one of my favorite people to listen to (and look at) rapper Common. Elliott really is the best to do this in my opinion. He knows how to engage artists, and he has a wealth of knowledge on the culture. Common is easy to talk to, and he has an incredible album about to release July 22nd.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Readers Speak: Kayla Says Welcome home LeBron


Miami. New York. Los Angeles. Cleveland?
One of these things is not like the other, right? I mean, if you had money and all the power to pick a place to live for give or take the next 4 years of your life, surely you’d pick the sun and beaches of Miami, right? Or maybe you’d choose an iconic skyline in the city that doesn’t sleep, where crooners and rappers pen love songs and new buildings seemingly go up every day.

Drake Won the ESPYs- Watch His Highlights from this Year's Show



I personally don't have that much of an interest in sports. I mean really- my love for sports basically stops at Matt Kemp and David Beckham. So, needless to say I don't normally watch the ESPYs. I'm good with catching the photos after.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A 'New' Cosby Show is in the Works



NBC hasn't forgotten the show that rescued it from tanking almost 30 years ago. The Cosby Show depicts a wealthy and strong black family dynamic spearheaded by the incredibly funny Bill Cosby. There are reports that the much loved series is on it's way back. No word on when exactly, but rumors are that there is a strong commitment from Bill Cosby, and the show is in the writing stages.

In Defense of Robin Thicke



Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear was critically panned and a commercial flop, too...

For those who are unaware of what I’m referring to, Marvin Gaye’s 1978 album was his love letter and divorce settlement with ex-wife Anna Gordy Gaye.  Citing irreconcilable differences (read: infidelity), they split in 1975.  Marvin laid low for a while; and in 1976 performed in Europe in which a series of live recordings were released as Marvin Gaye Live and the London Paladium.  As the settlement for alimony, Marvin Agreed for half of the proceedings of his next album to be given to his estranged wife.  People didn’t really care for the album when Here, My Dear was released.  It was personal and reflective; but the listening public didn’t like it because it didn’t sound like a Marvin Gaye record.

Sound familiar?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Music: Brandy- Magic



This is literally the best way to end my Saturday night. Bran released this cover of a song I love by Coldplay- Magic. We Starz have been thirsting for new music, and she's delivered! Bran's precision is unlike any other singer. There is no mistaking, she's vocally unmatched.