Thursday, December 18, 2014

Yes! It's Here! New Music: Jade Novah- Christmas Medley 2014

These two are something else. I just love them. Jade Novah and producer Devin Johnson are now holiday staples. Every year we can expect an exceptional addition to our Christmas playlists. This years offering is a medley of remakes of today's hits ranging from pop and r&b to a Disney classic!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stream: D'Angelo Releases First Album in 14 years- 'Black Messiah'

My excitement is so real right now. Music lovers have waited 14 long years for one of the best contributors to music history to drop another album. D'Angelo is arguably this generations best soul artist. He captured listeners almost twenty years ago with his incredibly smooth falsetto and his effortless sex appeal.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Video: Jhene Aiko- Wading!

This is Jhene Aiko like you've never seen her. Yesterday she premiered the visual for a fan favorite from her debut album, a song called Wading. In it, the usual chill and simply dressed Jhene is a sexy thigh high leather rocking glam doll.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Watch: Beyonce Releases Short Film- 'Yours and Mine'

Beyonce is celebrating one year since the release of arguably her most talked about album- Beyonce. She surprised and shocked us all by secretly releasing it to the world a year ago. 

Hollywood Comes Out to Support Rihanna at First Diamond Ball for Her Clara Lionel Foundation!

Just a bit ago, Rihanna announced the launch of her charitable effort, the Clara Lionel Foundation. We've kept track of a couple of things Rih and her team have been able to do with this charity, and it's been great to watch. Recently rumors started to swirl about a ball being held as a fundraiser for the foundation. Turns out it wasn't a rumor at all.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Midweek Inspiration with YogaPhD- Surrender

When I left the projects in Cincinnati in 2004, for Spelman College. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew that I was going to become an educator to provide an equitable opportunity for all students, regardless of race, class, gender, or socioeconomic status, to learn. I was blessed with the opportunity from Ms. Sellers at Western Hills High School, to attend college. I knew that I always wanted to go to college, but didn't know how I was going to get there. She helped me bring this dream to fruition, and I want and do the same things for students of color in Prince George's County Maryland.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jay Z Helps Organize To Get Athletes "I Cant Breathe" Shirts + Jayonce Meets The Royals

Yesterdays Cavs vs. Nets game was super cool for a couple of reasons. For starters Jay Z and the athletes used their platform to get behind the social movements for justice. The hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #ICantBreathe have been circulating the Internets for days now following the murders of unarmed black men and women at the hands of "police". We've been following a few of the stories. Mainstream celebrities like Jay Z are always scrutinized by people who feel like they don't take a stand and get involved. Last night Jay Z posed with a few athletes pregame wearing black I Cant Breathe shirts, but of course this wasnt enough.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hot 107.9 Quickies! Lil Wayne Wants Out of Cash Money + Chris Brown & Karrueche Split ...again

While we've heard talk of Cash Money records mishandling their artists and their artists' money before, I doubt that any of us ever thought it would be Wayne speaking on it. This week rapper Lil Wayne- who by all means has carried Cash Money on his back took to his personal twitter account to share with fans the real reason his highly anticipated Carter V album has yet to be released.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brandy's Exclusive Interview with The Brandy Blog- Talks New Album, Spirituality, & Wanting to work with Jhene Aiko

Well this is a little glimmer of sweetness in a pretty frustrating day for me! We Starz know and love Vaughn for giving us the Brandy Blog (.com) and for always having the genuine sitdowns with Bran. She does some of her best interviews with him.

Movement Music: Alice Smith x Sam Dew x David Sitek .. SHELL SHOCK #BlackLivesMatter

Music and artistic expression is usually at it's best during time of personal struggle or celebration. This best is magnified when that struggle or celebration is shared with others. America as a whole is definitely struggling right now.

Just yesterday, it was announced that the cop responsible for the death of Eric Garner would not be indicted. This announcement came on the heels of the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Mike Brown. Many people took to the streets in protest (me being one of them). The wheels have started to turn more vigorously, and people are strategizing and plotting ways to better affect necessary change in our society regarding the worth of black lives.