Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Rapper TI is finally home after what was meant to be an 11 month stint in prison for violation of his probation. He was reportedly released early this morning from a prison in Arkansas & probably will be serving the remainder of his time on house arrest.
From the door this album is way too much for the listener. Considering all he's been through in his personal life the listener is going to immediately think SHOTS FIRED. Fired at any one of his ex wives- Nivea or Christina Milian..sad but true. In the first song on the album he talks about a woman changing and not keeping up what she started once she's married to him. The title track 1977 is a dedication to his deceased mother, its very touching.
We can imagine the look on Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada's face when she and fiance Chad Ochocinco go to bed at night. Sleeping "under the sea" seems a bit bizarre, right?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I was sent to youtube to watch a video of this little girl talking about being married before having a job. Yes, the same video I posted a few days ago. I thought it was SO cute & funny! I noticed though that the video was posted on another account..that of the little girl's big sister Anna Graceman. After a little investigation I realized that Id stumbled upon something really special. Anna's voice & writing ability is showcased from 6 years old all the way to today.
Monday, August 29, 2011
For years the media all around the world have been creating stories of mega stars Beyonce & Jay Z's pregnancy. The husband and wife have always dismissed the claims or just refused to respond to them. Well it looks like the moment they were off their guard.. it finally happened. In their own time & their own way, the married couple announced they are expecting their first child. More pics & Jay Z's reaction after the jump. Congrats to them! Everybody just seems so happy for these two.
Speaking of the Knowles girls..Beyonce's sister singer, songwriter, DJ, etc Solange Knowles has had a pretty interesting life lately. According to her a couple of nights ago a cop pulled a weapon out on her for no reason. Solange was heated as she very well should have been. She took to her twitter page to share her feelings about the run in. Crazy. Peep her tweets below!
Friday, August 26, 2011
In the video for her latest single Cheers Rihanna shows behind the scenes footage of her tour life. Im sure Rihanna Navy will greatly appreciate that. In the footage there are shots of her on stage & off. Riding through her homeland of Barbados, cruising on a boat, grinding on somebody on the tour bus..etc.
Also briefly appearing in the vid are Avril Lavigne (who's Im With You is sampled in the track), Cee Lo Green, Kanye, & of course Jay Z.
my fave Kanye pic.. obvi
I always get so tickled by Kanye's singing! He's so serious with it. He seemed to be coming from the heart on this video though. Its like he had a lot to get out In what sounds like a real heartfelt call out to love lost, Kanye goes on a forever long freestyle unlike you've ever heard before. He talks about letting love go & not taking off work. After the first listen I thought could he be talking to the girl he made famous while dating - Amber Rose?!? Hmm... One thing about Kanye he is an artist to his core. Whomever he was talking about-stuff was real. So..enjoy.. This dancer gave it though.. to the very end! Peep the video after the jump.
If you love somebody tonight..hold on to them real tight..
& to think I actually played this song for you-Self fulfilling prophecy..
Not sure if yall have heard this yet.. but its classic Mary. Big. Raspy. Heartfelt. & of course it rides. I was just sitting here asking myself. Is Mary REALLY STILL putting out hits? Do yall realize this epicness (yea I said it) occurring?! Even if you arent a "fan" you have to pay homage to the fact that she's still around & every album has a hit on it. Seriously. Crazy. Salute. Hear the song below.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Just moments ago EOnline premiered the video to one of the most loved records on Beyonce's 4 album- " 1+1" The video is hot hot hot..so much so that Bey is sweating the whole time LOL! Let me know what yall think of it. No Jay's not in it..thats some other dude rubbing on his wife. Its all entertainment folks..peep the video below.
I cant believe its been 10 years since the tragic loss of one of music's most beloved. I still remember the day all too well. Driving on the express way w/ my entire family & my sisters voice saying, "Oh my God." We all stopped only to get the news that Aaliyah had passed away in a plane crash. All of us were devastated, from my parents on down. So young & beautiful, and right at the cusp of what was sure to be her career taking off into the stratosphere. We were dumbfounded.
Below is a video of her just days before she died. The legendary BET duo AJ & Free had the pleasure of speaking with her just before she went off to shoot the video for "Rock the Boat". As we all know she never made it from that shoot.
There are many things in life we wont understand & for that reason we have to learn to take the good with the bad. What is fact is that Aaliyah brought light & love to this world. She left us great memories & music to forever cherish. My prayers go up for her family, friends, & fans today. May she continue to Rest in Love.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Rapper Lil Wayne Tackles some serious issues in his video for his single, How to Love. The song alone has created such a buzz showing the softer more thoughtful side of the rapper who is known for vulgar lyrics & pushing the limits in his flows. Not to mention that Wayne is actually singing on this record. Check the video out below. I loved it!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
WOW...so many people were absolutely sure that Amy who'd struggled with substance abuse for years had od'd last month when she was found dead in her apartment. Im going to be honest, it was my first thought as well. I think it broke all of our hearts to think she went out that way. Her father had been adamant though that Amy had kicked her drug habit a good 3YEARS earlier, though recent video footage of the deceased starlet may have suggested otherwise.
According to Forbes, my fave QB Tom Brady and his supermodel girlfriend Gisele Bundchen made a combined $76 Million dollars from May 2010- May 2011-which makes them the top paid celeb couple on Forbes' list. Can you guess who comes second though!? Of course you can! Mr. & Mrs. Shawn (Beyonce) Carter racked in a stupid $72 Million dollars! Others on the list are Brad & Angelina and the Beckhams. #Ka #POW!
So according to In Touch Weekly & their "insider"...one of our favorite couples Will & Jada have separated. The two have been together for about 13 years and are the epitome of a strong holywood marriage in the eyes of many. They both are exceptionally talented & successful. A success, which has obviously been transferred down to their incredible & beloved kids Willow & Jaden.
Now their publicist has yet to confirm anything that this "insider" revealed, but my question is why is everybody freaking out?! Marriage is a lifetime commitment. Ish HAS to be hard to do. Its not a divorce its a separation which I believe could very well be necessary after 13 years of marriage for some couple. As perfect as we have portrayed them to be, they are human beings with impacted lives just like us. Instead of jumping to the conclusion that this is it for them, lets hope this supposed separation is a time for refreshing & rekindling between the two. Im rooting for them with the rest of the world.
TMZ reached out to Jada's rep Karynne Tencer this morning & this was her reply acccording to them..... "What? In Touch said that? I know nothing about this ... Lord. I'm going back to bed."
Monday, August 22, 2011
At the age of 70, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died today. Nick Ashford's publicist told the AP the artist died in a New York City hospital. He had been suffering from throat cancer and undergone radiation treatment.
Money Jay didnt say much when he walked in. He comes off as the type that lets his presence speak for him. Slightly intimidating at first, Konvict's Decatur bread rapper after a few questions warmed up to be a pretty cool dude. I got the chance to chat with him about his real life street cred, his road to Konvict, and how he feels about his label mates! Check the full interview below.
KayKi- Money Jay..you are definitely creating..well I dont want to say a buzz because a buzz is minimal to me, but theres hype. How long has this road been for you?
Money Jay- Im 25 right now. I started seriously when I was like 20. Thats when I started dropping mixtapes. Ive always had a home fan base in Decatur. Just my streets. My streets- Candler Road, Glenwood, Wesley Chapel- all that. Every time I dropped a tape theyd be waiting on it. I just started branching out. I started taking it real seriously when me and Akon got together.
KayKi- I hear that Akon had to do some pulling to get you on his team?! Is that true that you were not really trying to get on?
JLo was spotted on location in LA filming the video for her third single "Papi" from her latest album LOVE. Looks like she almost falls off this gentleman's shoulders as well :/. She looks great as always. Check more photos after the jump.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tempesta Suede Fringe Ankle Boots
How many times have you seen a shoe on here and thought, "I love it, but Im not spending 8 months worth of rent on it!"? Well my shoe husband Brian Atwood has taken all of that into consideration and is launching a line simply labeled "B" that is a little more wallet friendly. The line is sexy, chic, & fun as are all Brian Atwood lines, just a little more affordable! Check out the full line here.
P.S. Yes I said shoe husband.. dont judge me! lol
Thursday, August 18, 2011
OK Magazine claims Beyonce is the biggest spender in Hollywood followed closely by Oprah. Im not sure how they come up with these things, but ok. It is reported that Bey spent $32000 in one hour while in London. They also mention the $2mil Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport ride she bought Jay for his bday last year. I see absolutely nothing wrong or even strange with this. Its not really trickin' if youve got it, and something makes me think she does.
Id totally forgotten about this freestyle until it was brought back to my attention by my brother via Flex's site. Jay spoke to Funk Master Flex about how this was one of his favorite freestyles & I agree! This is def one for the books. Check it below.
2006 Grammy Family Freestyle
2006 Grammy Family Freestyle
The first moment I heard Kanye's Power I was like, WHO produced this!? I loved it. I didnt realized who it was until photos emerged online of Dallas bread Producer S1 in the studio with Beyonce working on what we now know was her single Best Thing I Never Had. S1 is incredible. He has been in the game for a bit, but lately he's been banging out some game changing records.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wow. This is so sad. Just a month after Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce from her banker & venture capitalist husband Russell Armstrong, he was found (Monday) hanging in his home. It is an apparent suicide. Talylor claimed that Russell had been abusive to her for years which is what led to her filing for divorce.
Many from Bravo both producers & cast members have been tweeting and sending out their deepest condolences to the Armstrong family. Russell leaves behind a beautiful little girl, Kennedy as well as a host of other family members & friends. He was 47.
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Festival to celebrate their digital radio systems has pulled like every single major artist alive. Its insane this line up. Jay Z was just announced as the closer of the evening as a solo act. Oddly, he will not be performing with Kanye even though they have a number one album out together right now.
The show hosted by Ryan Seacrest will be held at MGM Grand in Vegas on the 23-24. The line up also includes Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Rascall Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Janes Addiction, and EVERYBODY else who is hitting right now! I know, sounds like an amazing show & you really wanna go right?! Well hopefully you got your tickets because after 10 minutes on sale to the public.. they sold out! lol
Monday, August 15, 2011
So I told yall a few weeks ago with the Verse Simmonds interview that Akon & Konvict Muzik was in no way playing with us this year. Akon has a roster of artist ready to take over pretty much every genre of music you like. I had the pleasure of sitting down with his West Coast representa Ya Boy aka YB in a brief interview a few days ago. His single Lock Down is murdering the radio airwaves here in Atlanta & from what I hear across the nation. It rides so hard I turn it up everytime it comes on. I didnt know what to expect from him though. So I went prepared for anything.
He walked in pierced & tatted up, Cali swagged out. From the onset he looked like a rockstar more than a rapper, but his energy was mad cool. He made this interview way easy. Check it below.
KayKi- Heyyy thanks so much for hanging w/me for a second..I know youre a busy man these days.
YB- Nah, my pleasure thanks for hangin w/ me!
KayKi- So I was trying to figure out where the name YB came from??
YB- My cousin gave me that name when I was younger because everybody loved me & everybody was cool with me. They didnt know my name. He was more popular & he had a group. I was just his lil cousin but everybody was like, "man where ya boy at?". It just stuck w/ me. He was like, "That needs to be your name, 'Ya Boy', cause you got what everybody need & everybody mess w/ you." So, thats how I got the name.
KayKi- Thats whats up! At that time was it a stage name? Were you trying to get into the game at that time?
YB- Yea it was pretty much a rap name.. I went through a few of em (lol)
Fashionista gave me my glamorous LIFE when I spotted these! I mean really! Miu Miu's Fall 2011 collection is like blinged out everything right? So why not a pair of kicks to make the collection complete. For about $400-$600 you can have some.. and send me a pair while youre at it. Sheesh. Thanks.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
At the Indiana Fair tonight, Sugarland brought out a slew of fans to listen to them perform their many chart topping hits. What the crowd didnt anticipate was the high gusty wind storm's strength. Unfortunately the entire stage collapsed on to a crowd of fans killing at least 4 people & injuring many more. Below is a startling video of the actual collapse. Sugarland had not yet taken the stage. Wow.
Heres the dilemma.. you go to a showcase of a person you know personally with high hopes. When you leave that showcase you are expected to post something on your blog about what you thought about it. Do you give the nice review because its your people & that would be the right thing to do? Or, do you tell the truth & keep it honest? Well if youre me, you go with the latter.
Its being reported that just 22 seconds after Bey's tickets for her 4 Intimate shows in NY went on sale Wednesday, Columbia Records tweeted that they had officially sold out.. pwaaahahaahahaaa! Craaaazzzy! So umm yea, s/o to everybody who was planning on buying that ticket.
So Shoerazzi had me flipping out even though I clearly have seen this whole line.. like months ago..it hit me like brand new! These babies in the bottom left hand corner are not to be played with. Would you rock them?! Dont you just love Nicholas Kirkwood?
Friday, August 12, 2011
Yep.. lets just tear a Maybach to pieces & drive around in it top speed!!!!! lol! I love this video! Its so simple & fun! This is the first official single off of the chart blazing Watch the Throne collaboration between Kanye & his biiig brother Jay Z. Im not sure what I was expecting but I dig it! Its really just a performance vid of Jay & Yeezy having a ball together in a dope A Benz-which by the way can be yours if you wanna bid for it! Details at the end of the vid.. Check it after the jump!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ha.. this throwback pic is hilarious. Common has been warning us on twitter all morning that he had something special for us today. Not soon after I caught on, Jay Z's site Lifeand Times tweeted the link to the video. I thought that was cool. Peep the vid for their new record Ghetto Dreams after the jump..
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ok.. this is Jay Z & Kanye West. They pretty much have the pick of the litter when it comes around to who they want on their album. Of course they went for the seasoned heavy hitters, Swizz, Hitboy, RZA, & even Yeezy to deliver an epic record on the production tip, but they also brought on some babies in the game.. and these guys are the standouts!
I recently sat & talked with Verse Simmonds of the Jugganauts & he didnt even mention that he had work on Watch the Throne! LOL Talk about hush humility..... also repping in this video are Lex Luger VA producer responsible for the infamous H.A.M. record, & Southside.. straight out of GA. Kudos to these guys.. this is a great look!
Its obvious that WTT's exclusive release on iTunes was a genius move. The album which did not leak was released at midnight and by mid day it was reported #1 in every country! & is projected to do 400000-500000 units first week out. Thats second only to Lady Gaga's album this year. Mayjerr.
Q is probably most popular for being the youngest & most outspoken member of Diddy's Making The Band male group Day 26. From the beginning he stood out because he can sing his TAIL off, but also because he wasnt afraid to be honest about how he felt.
Needless to say Q left the group & released a couple of mixtapes. Now he's going by AnthonyQ and recently released this video of one of my faves from his sophomore mixtape, Guitar Her. The single, Medicine is a slow tempo love song about how much he needs his woman. Peep the video after the jump. & Speaking of his woman.. whats up with him & Dawn????
Ok so his jam, I Dont Wanna Be was my soooong. Unfortunately he was hospitalized Monday night. Reportedly he has a broken nose & lacerations to his face. According to E, no arrests have been made just yet, but he is still in the hospital for treatment. Sucks. Hope he gets well soon. Dont know the song.. of course I posted it after the jump.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
yesterday for posession of ecstacy, mdma powder, viagra & other drug
paraphernalia. He was charged w/ illegal possession of those drugs.
His bond is set at $16000. Seriously..? This comes on the wings of an
anouncement from friend/contributor Killer Mike to CNN just last week
that a new OutKast album is in the works
Friday, August 5, 2011
Beyonce graces the September issue of Harper's Bazaar as only she can. Smokey eyed & sultry as always, she looks gorgeous. Two covers were released, one for subscribers and the other for everybody else. The smokey eyed look carries over into the spread as Bey is captured in a few different poses in a home. Her wardrobe is so beautiful in these! Check exclusive behind the scenes footage after the jump.
At midnight Chris Brown released his new mixtape, Boy In Detention. Chris has been tweeting & promising that this will be a hot set of songs for free, but he seems to be backing it up with some other great names as guests on the project. Even his friend Justin Bieber tweeted about his feature on the highly anticipated mixtape! He starts it off rapping..which he's become quite popular for. Im sure his fans will love this.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
We as women dont always see ourselves clearly & when we dont, we're blessed to have friends/fam who get us straight. The incredible Jill Scott hit her twitter account yesterday to share her views on open relationships and that she's been considering it. The topic started a huge debate on twitter. I bet you guys can guess who got all fired up about it!?
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Mariah Carey tweeted a photo of her taking a dip in the ocean in a one-piece swimsuit, and she looks good! After giving birth to twins in April, Mariah needed some time to recover after what she called a "difficult pregnancy" that changed her body in a major way. Way to bounce back Mimi!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Shout out to Jay for stopping by his homegirl Angie Martinez' show yesterday on a whim! He talks going to work regularly (yes he still goes into the office), beef with Kanye, & R. Kelly. Check the full audio after the jump!
Held at the Natural Museum of History, the crowd got to hear every track from the album! Among them a feature from Mrs. Carter..Beyonce, called "Lift Off". The production on the album alone is insane: S1, Swizz, RZA, & others all got their opportunity to work on this historical album!
Wowzers... so, Ms. Lauryn Hill delivered her 6th child just about a week prior to hitting the stage at LA Rising! Lauryn strutted on stage with thigh high boots & a flirty blue & white fit that read everything but I just had a baby a week ago!! Amazing! Check vid footage and more pics after the jump!
"I had to be here for this vote..I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy."
This was the bold statement made by AZ Rep. Gabby Giffords as she made a triumphant return to Congress yesterday to vote. As you may recall, she was the target of a terroristic plot executed back in January. Giffords was shot in the head while six others lost their lives & 12 others were wounded.
Monday, August 1, 2011
What would you do if you had the opportunity to meet your absolute favorite celeb? Welp, thats exactly what happened to #1 Beyonce Fan Jasmine!!! She was selected out of 80000 #1 Fans to get the opportunity to go to NY, get all glammed up, attend Beyonce's GMA performance, & meet her after the show!