Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is Chris Brown's New Album "X" His Best Work Yet? (Review)

Finally! After multiple delays and redoes.. Chris Brown has finally! released his highly anticipated, X album. Even in the midst of jail time and other things, Chris' fan base managed to keep the promo riding high, and the reward for their diligence is finally here. I had high hopes for this album myself. With all that has transpired during it's creation I knew it had the potential to be a great offering from such a creative person. I knew Chris would pour himself out in various ways because thats what he does. What I wanted was a mature approach, and a record that featured Chris the singer more than Chris the rapper. I think I got my wishes.

I was pleasantly surprised to realize that X is a singing album. Following the trend of the singles he's dropped leading up to it, the singer/songwriter is showing off his vocal talent song after song. I'm glad he opted to not rap at all. It's not that he can't rap, but for me personally I prefer to hear him sing. He's such a good singer..why not?

X sounds like a personal journey. He's got a few records about the ups, the downs, and seemingly his own personal struggles with love. Some of the songs find the performer in a mature place talking about the love journey and being a better person. Other songs are true dance/club bangers we've also come to want from an artist of Chris' talent.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Do You Think Beyonce Is Pregnant? (Photos)

The world can't get enough of these two and their little family. It's the cutest thing for me as a longtime Jay Z fan to watch him evolve so much.  While the widespread rumor that Jay Z changed lyrics to Beach Is Better at the last OTR show the other night is not true, I am inclined to believe that Bey is carrying a bun in the oven.

I try my best to avoid these pregger rumors because there is no way of knowing if they are true early on. With the Carters' history of struggling with pregnancy just before Blue, I also like to walk light on assuming they're with child. I can't resist this time around though.

Friday, September 12, 2014

ICYMI World News: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

After 41 days of testimony during an emotional trial, a verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial was reached on Thursday. Yahoo Sports reported that the Olympic runner was found guilty of culpable homicide, a ruling that comes with no minimum jail sentence.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Usher Raymond Speaks With Complex News About New Album, New Tour, & Bieber

Ursherbaby sat down and spoke with Complex News recently and the vet had a lot to say in a little time. Usher has been in the game for a while, but he is still going strong. His experiences have no doubt made him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the industry and what it takes to last. He recently announced his UR Experience Tour, and he's asked newcomer August Alsina to join him.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Atlanta Comes Together for First Annual Live & Die For Hip Hop Black Out Gala In Memory of Chris Kelly

Woodruff Art Center here in Atlanta was the place to be Saturday night for the first ever Live and Die for Hip Hop Black Out Gala. The event was presented by Philanthropist Leigh Wise. It was hosted by The Three Brown Girls ( Eboni Elektra, Kim Porter, & Nicole Johnson), Ed Lover, and holding down the young hip hop scene, Young Money's Reginae Carter. Atlanta's Who's Who came out to celebrate and honor the memory of the late Chris Kelly formerly of Kriss Kross.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Men In The Hip Hop and R&B Communities Come Together For Mike Brown with New Song, "Don't Shoot"

Rap music has always been the voice to the voiceless. Over the years rappers in hip hop have come to be the premiere storytellers, documenting any tragedy that has affected our inner cities. Everything from the infiltration of crack cocaine to police brutality, hip hop music sheds light on what it's like to be undervalued in the inner cities of America.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

World News: Ebola outbreak responsible for more than 1,400 deaths

The Ebola virus outbreak has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa and health officials have said it is the largest outbreak on record. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the hardest hit countries, according to an update by the Associated Press.

Monday, August 25, 2014

WATCH: Beyonce's full Performance and Jay & Blue Presenting Her Award

For days the Internets have been buzzing about the BeyMAs! Once it was announced that MTV was honoring Beyonce the excitement began to peak for what we all knew was going to be a special night. There were many other performances and awards given out, but Bey definitely was the highlight. She was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which is the highest honor of the night- and rightfully so.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OMG Girlz Change Their Name, Their Image and Drop a Hot Record- Boy It's Over (Listen Here)

We've been following the career of these cuties from the moment we saw them on the hit reality show Tiny & Toya. They've made a few changes over the years, but have maintained a solid energy since they began. OMG (fromerly The OMG Girlz) are now all grown up. All three ladies are out of high school and enjoying young adult life.

This Man Has ALS- Watch His Emotional Ice Bucket Challenge Video

The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken over most social media outlets. People are having a lot of fun while raising awareness and money for the rare disease. We've witnessed some of everybody in the public eye carry out their challenge. From George W. Bush to Kevin Hart, so many people have participated and posted their videos.