Monday, December 31, 2012

Kanye West Announces He and Kim Kardashian are Pregnant! (Video)

There have been rumors swirling for days that there may be a baby Kimye on the way. Papz spotted Kanye and Kim Kardashian at an OBGYN office and rumors also spread that Kim was suffering from some pretty bad morning sickness. I couldn't help but notice that she's-well they've picked up a few pounds here recently, but hey.. that couldve just been good lovin' weight.

Well, tonight Kanye seemed to put any wonder to rest at his concert! During his set he announced to the crowd,
 "Everybody make  some noise for my babymama Kim Kardashian"
... and the crowd went nuts!

IF the fact that theyre having dates to OB offices and he called her his babymama isn't convincing enough- his GOOD Music artist and long time collaborator  Malik Yusef (Never Let Me Down) immediately took to his twitter account with this cool message:

This isn't surprising at all. The two have been inseparable for months now, and Kim has made it known that she wants a little one. They've definitely grown on me... congratulations to them! Since the announcement just minutes ago the Kardashian family have hit up twitter to express their excitement about the new addition.

What a great way to bring in the New Year! Can you imagine how fly Kanye's baby will be?! 

P.S. Is Kim K still legally married to Kris Humphries...

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Behind the Scenes Kenya Moore's Hot New Photo Shoot (Pics/ Video)

One of my favorite photographers caught up with former Miss USA pageant Queen and Reality Star Kenya Moore for a really hot photo shoot. The beauty coupled with a boxing ring was the perfect contrast for this sexy shoot.

Kenya has long been recognized as one of the most beautiful women around, but her recent found popularity from the Real Housewives of Atlanta has made her a household name for a younger generation. She is clearly still knocking them dead, and just as fabulous as she was when she won her Miss USA title.

James Anthony shot Moore and her eye candy props. I also spy celebrity Make Up Artist Mimi on set as well.The shoot was for her upcoming spread in KRAVE Magazine. Check out some behind the scenes footage & more pics below

Friday, December 28, 2012

Chad Ochocinco Johnson's Sex Tape Drrrrrama Continues

For those of you who were anticipating watching this tape of Ocho & Friends.. you're a day late.

Chad OchoCinco Johnson is having an interesting year in the media. Just recently a sex tape featuring the NFL athelete was leaked on a couple of websites.

Chad's ex wife (and I'm not gonna say estranged because I'm almost certain that they are back/headed back together) Evelyn Lozada hit up her twitter account with fans a few days ago to mock the idea of the tape, and crack jokes on Chad.

Well, it's obvious that Chad and his legal team found none of it funny. They have issued nasty cease and desist letters to the two sites who had his tape up and they were forced to remove it immediately. Johnson even went as far as to contact the FBI because he claims the video was stolen off of a hacked phone.

While his personal interactions have been snatched away from the random people who actually wanted to see them, if you want real comedy and a look into Chad's life- just follow him on twitter.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chris Brown and Rihanna Spend Christmas Together (Photos)

Alright alright! I know I said yesterday that I wouldn't be blogging their every move, and I absolutely won't. It was just that my dm's were blowing up with, "Kayki! Rihanna and Chris Brown are at the game together! Its not on your blog!!!!!" and I truly appreciate the anticipation of me posting about them, but I won't be doing it every single time they are seen together.

What I couldn't do this time around was pass up on just how cute their photos are from yesterday. The two   spent Christmas together in what is technically their first public appearance.

Fans usually have to wait for other fans to twitpic/sneak photos of the two together at an event of some sort, but a Lakers game on Christmas Day is visible to all!

Chris and Rihanna arrived and sat front row right next to the Lakers. They laughed (a lot), talked, and did lots of random touching. It's obvious that Rihanna is totally smitten and loves to touch CB just like old times. Rih looked amazing rocking all black & CB styled on us with his gold capped tooth and hair to match.

Chris may still be getting comfortable with being able to freely hang around Rih... but he was obviously very happy to have her by his side...he couldnt stop smiling. They both immediately hit Instagram after the game to  "like" all of the cute pics of them posted by celeb friends and fans.

There seems to be a lot of positive energy surrounding the two right now. It's beautiful to see two people stand together for what may not seem to be so popular. Who knows where their relationship will go it's an uphill battle from the outside looking in, but the friendship at the very least is undeniably genuine...and a tried and true friend is hard to come by.

Check out a few more of my fave pics of the two below and more on RihannaDaily!

#NewMusic: Brandy- How High

It's always great to get new music from my favorite artist Brandy! She's amazing. Her Christmas gift to her fans was a new song, How High. It's classic Brandy. Our good friends at  premiered it early yesterday on Youtube!

Brandy's Two Eleven is in stores now.

Over 30 tornadoes reported from Texas to Alabama

Severe Christmas day weather lashed the deep south, bringing about 34 possible tornadoes killing at least three people and severe weather is expected to continue for parts of the east coast. If you're in the path of the extreme weather, stay warm and safe!

#Cuteness Bow Wow has a public "Angela Simmons" Moment

So, love must really be in the air. Christmas and the holidays can really put things into perspective for you. This morning Bow Wow posted this picture on his Instagram account with the caption:

I woke up and she was the first person i thought of...Next to my momma she the best woman i encountered.
That is a huge compliment coming from a man who's definitely had his share of women. Bow and Angela dated for a while. Are they headed back towards a relationship?  Who knows??! Either way he's obviously missing what they shared and it's pretty  cute.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Brandy Covers Rihanna's Diamonds- well some of it

Yall know she can do NO wrong in my eyes. I love for her to just press record somewhere and sing, especially when it's  a song we all love. Everyone is taking their shot at Rihanna's Diamonds - Sia wrote an incredible song.

I wish Brandy wouldve sang a little more of it, but I guess we'll have to deal with what we got! Bran's album Two Eleven is in stores now & it's  GREAT!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Rihanna Donates $3.5M to Barbados Cancer Facility

Rihanna pictured with her Grandfather Lionel Brathwaite & Minister of Health Donville Innis

I was going to hold this story but I figure if we rush to blog every single photo she and Chris post of each other then SURELY her philanthropic efforts should be BREAKING news too.

Less than a year after the passing of her Grandma Dolly, Rihanna is honoring her and giving back to her native Barbados in a huge way. The Clara Lionel Foundation is Rihanna's organization named after her grandparents..the late Clara and living Lionel Brathwaite. It's no secret that Rihanna has always had a special relationship with her Grandparents so it's only befitting that her charitable organization be named after them.

Rihanna's Grandma Dolly battled cancer for years before passing this year. Rihanna and the CLF donated three pieces of equipment to her native Barbados' Queen Elizabeth Hospital ... and not just any pieces- pieces of medical equipment worth over $3.5 Million (BDS). This is the equivalent of about $1.75 Million (USA)

The hospital in honor of such a generous gift renamed it's radiotherapy unit The Clara Brathwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

As she spoke in front of family and the medical staff there Rihanna explained why she felt this was important.

“This was my way of giving back to Barbados in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program. I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados this was all done to save lives or at least extend it. I thank you all for being a part of it. Thank you. I’m really excited about it."
It has to make Rih's family and Grand Dolly in heaven feel so proud that she'd do this. Even more important I think is the fact that she has mentioned nothing about it. People are usually so ready to tell every good deed they do, Rihanna has said nothing about this amazing gift of life and health she's given her native Barbados.

Undeniably a wonderful gift. Go Rih!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Beyonce, Chris Rock, Selena Gomez Among Celebs Demanding a Plan for Better Gun Control (Video)

This video was released just today and it features some of the most well known faces in hollywood. They are all coming together to encourage the citizens of this country to demand action from it's leaders regarding gun control. It comes in the wake of the violent acts of the passed few days...probably most notable the shooting that occured at Sandy Hook Elementary.

This video is straight to the point. It's time to start making something happen. Enough of this reckless violence.

New Music James Fauntleroy -Wrap Me Up (ft. Jhene Aiko) + Cocaine 80s- Lucid

So if you're a fan of James Fauntleroy this post is for you. His unique sound and voice is on two recently leaked tracks. One with Jhene Aiko titled Wrap Me Up from her upcoming project, and another from his next Cocaine 80s EP titled Lucid.

James is an incredible musician. The Lucid track delivers the familiar Cocaine 80s sound we've come to love carried by the blunt but beautiful lyrics he uses. James recently won over a few more fans with his feature on Rihanna's no. 1 album Unapologetic entitled, Get it Over With.

Check out the two latest releases from Mr. Fauntleroy below. The next release from C80s is entitled The Flower of Life. I'd encourage you to get it and all of his previous releases.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Miley Cyrus Hanging in the Studio with Mega Producers Pop, Oak, & Flip of GOOOOOOOO!!! MUSIC (Photos)

Miley Cyrus is currently working on her next album. I told you all a few months ago that she was in the studio with some pretty heavy hitters. The producers/writers at GOOOOOOOO!!! MUSIC are forces in the game right now. Having a dope placement/single on almost every popping R&B/hip hop album to drop over the past year is proof of their grind. From Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rihanna, to Miguel their music is EVERYWHERE right now.

So to say the least her adoring fans are overjoyed to hear what will come out of this collaboration. This week we learned that Meek Mill had dropped by a session too.

Miley is in her own lane right now so, who knows what theyre coming up with! The creatives tweeted a couple of pictures of them hanging in the studio together this week- just vibing out for her project. Also seen in the photos is DJ Diamond Kuts. Stay tuned Miley Smileys! She's got something major cooking for you!

#PressPlay New Music: @Tyga ft. Rick Ross- 187

Young Money rapper Tyga has been working non stop it seems. The new father of a son is always on tour or dropping some new music to get the clubs going crazy. This time he's with the big homie Rick Ross over a classic West Coast vibing beat. The record 187 is traditional Tyga, he's definitely carved his own lane out.

Tyga is set to release his sophomore album Hotel California in early 2013. He stopped by Power 106 in LA to premiere 187 just this morning- check it out below:

#HideYaKids! WOW! This video is crazy! Eagle Snatches Baby

This is so frightening and cool at the same time. I'm perplexed! When I saw this video on my timeline I couldn't believe the title. After watching it a few times it really set in that the Eagle literally picked up this little bundle of joy and could have very well gotten away with him. Ohhhhhh!

I'm so glad this Eagle decided the baby wasn't whatever it thought he was and let him go..safely. You have to just watch.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Breaking: Armed Man Enters Sandy Hook Elementary in VIRGINIA!!!!??

According to NBC, just a few days after the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre in Newtown, another man Christopher Johnson decided to enter another Sandy Hook Elementary armed with a weapon. This time the guy didn't get a chance to harm anyone before he was detained. This is crazy. So sad.
Today President Obama held a brief news conference at the White House to address his plans to move more aggressively towards re-evaluating gun laws following the brutal killings this past Friday. The children who lost their lives touched EVERYONE to their core. Not just the children but the adults as well. Horrible that someone would try something like this so soon after such a tragedy. 
Glad no one lost their lives. Hopefully we can learn to address the violence problem and the people problem that plagues this culture. NBC reported:
A man was arrested at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Strasburg, Va., Wednesday, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office. 
The 33-year-old walked into the school with a 4-foot long two-by-four labeled “High Powered Rifle” about 11:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office said. 
He was met by school staff, then detained by a sheriff’s school resource officer. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident.
No one was injured. 
The incident comes five days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which a man shot and killed 20 children and six adults before killing himself.


New Music Fantasia- Lose to Win

Fantasia girl bring it! Our fave raspy church growling R&B lady is finally back with some new music just in time for the new year. This first release from her next project is a smooth throwback feeling song titled Lose to Win. Fantasia sings over a sampled Commodores record (Nightshift), and she sounds great.

Tasia is singing about a woman having man problems per usual. According to reports, her next album is set to drop first quarter of 2013. Let's hope we can get another solid album from her. Lord knows she has the ability to SANG to our souls.

BOSS MOVES: Roc Nation Gifts Rihanna A $160,000 Porsche!

When Jay Z signed Rihanna - he signed her in a hurry, knowing that he had SOMETHING on his hands. I'm not too sure that he, or even the seasoned eye/ear of LA Reid knew the magnitude of an artist she'd become over time. Either way Rihanna has made her bosses/labels some real money over the span of her career. 

The Bajan pop princess holds the record for most digital downloads at 47 Million, has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, and has one of the most stable and supportive fan bases that exist.

So when Christmas time rolls around, what do you give the million dollar girl who helps keep your family fed? A brand new car maybe?! Well when you're Roc Nation and Rihanna it can't be just any car.

The fellas at Roc Nation gifted Rih with a brand new 2013- $160,000 911 Turbo S wrapped in a big bow and all! It's cute and it's fly. Rih shared her gift with fans via instagram  last night. It's an extravagant, but well earned gift I'd say.

Now for the real question we're all wondering... does Rih even have her L's here in America?! We know (according to Oprah) that she's a good driver in Barbados, but can she handle the wheel on the other side? I don't know that she can legally drive this insanely dope car just yet.. but we'll see!

Either way it's pretty darn sweet!

Instagram backtracks after uproar over privacy changes

In case you missed it, news about Instagram's changes in Terms of Service angered millions of users Tuesday afternoon. The photo sharing site effective January 2013 would change how user photos and information would be used for advertising and marketing purposes. The move made many people - including celebrities like singer Pink- want to delete their IG accounts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#NewMusic Mixtape JoJo- Agape!

A few years ago I posted Jojo's Can't Take that Away from Me mix tape. I played it out. I still play it -it's that good. So, when I heard she was gearing up to release something this year I was happy to say the least. So when I woke this morning to learn she'd given Complex Music a sneak preview I jumped on it!

Jojo has been singing since she was a baby, and her hits are some of the most memorable pop records of this decade so far. If you start singing a line- I'm sure someone around you will be able to finish it. So, why haven't we seen more of her? Well, according to Jojo she is having some serious label issues.

She's maintained  a connection with her fans by releasing these dope mix tapes and song releases. Her latest effort set to be released on 12/20/12..  Agape is turning out to be consistent in that way. It's a more r&b driven mix tape which allows Jojo to really show off her chops. With the smooth raw vibes of this mixtape Jojo is yet again establishing that she is a true talent.

The chic can sing. This has been known from the door. I love this new mix tape and as always I wish her the best. She deserves major backing, but if she doesn't get it- her talent is still undeniable... check out her new mix tape below. Her adorable new rescue dog befittingly named Agape is on the cover... cute right?

Monday, December 17, 2012

In Case You Missed It: President Obama's Speech to Families in Newtown, Connecticut Following School Shooting

It is times like these that the country looks to our leadership for some encouragement and resolve. Since the devastating massacre that occurred Friday in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut this country has been grieving as a whole for the lives lost- most of which were 6 & 7 yr. old babies. Last night our President visited the vigil and delivered yet another consoling and heartfelt speech.

It was very obvious from the moment he addressed the public that this situation hit home for the father of two. The President cried while giving his remarks at the White House on Friday and was quoted as saying that Friday was so far, "the hardest day of his Presidency."

While there isn't much you can say during such a horrible moment of loss and fear, President Obama definitely stepped up to the plate and offered some hope and encouragement to the victims. Check out his full remarks below if you missed them:

Team Breezy South Africa Show Chris Brown JUST how much they love him (Video)

Oh boy. This is insanity on every floor. Grammy Award winning artist Chris Brown is currently on his Carpe Diem tour. From photos and such it's obvious that he's really living it up on the road.

He's been spotted with lots of pretty women and on location in some extremely beautiful places. He's even been joined by Rihanna on a couple of stops- could it get any better for him? Well you'd think not, until you take this video into full consideration.

Chris loves his fans. Considering all he's gone through in his career they have stuck right by his side. While in Durban, South Africa he visited the biggest mall they had and boy did Team Breezy make him feel welcome. They literally shut the mall down!

The below video shows a smiling Chris Brown walking through hundreds of screaming, crying, and reaching fans as they chant his name.

I'm not sure if Chris has gotten this type of reception to this magnitude in a while. He was obviously very very happy to see how much they love him in Durban.

Chris has been delivering incredible show after show on this tour. His latest album Fortune is nominated for a Grammy. He has millions of adoring fans. Things are looking up for him. I'm glad.

Evelyn Lozada Drops Restraining Order against Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson (vid)

Who remembers me saying Evelyn spoke way too soon in this situation with ex husband Chad Johnson? Well, I'm just watching this whole thing unfold as I've always known it would. The ex couple  recently divorced after a domestic violence incident. After which Evelyn moved full steam ahead (like immediately) doing interviews, making statements, and appearances.

While I'm not saying Evelyn shouldn't have done those things, I do believe it's all about timing. You need real time to get your emotions and feelings in check before you speak on certain things. People around her probably wanted answers immediately and some times life is not that black and white.

Chad and Evelyn in the days after their incident spend time on twitter subtweeting one another heavily. They often engage in dialogue with fans about each other in a playful manner as well.

It appears that after this morning's court proceedings the two wish to be able to have contact with one another- or at least that Evelyn is no longer afraid of Chad. She asked that the restraining order she had put in place after the altercation be removed.... and the judge granted her request.

Who knows where this will go, but if I had to put my money on it... they'll be back together very soon.

  Evelyn Lozada -- REUNITES with Chad Johnson ... to Drop Restraining Order
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Terius Nash "The Dream" debuts Tracklist for The Love IV!

Terius Nash bka "The Dream" is ready to drop another album.  He is re-releasing his album 1977 tomorrow, but working on brand new material  at the same time. The mastermind behind some of your favorite hits by artists like Beyonce & Rihanna makes sure to keep his own music out there for fans to enjoy. Last night on IG he and his crew posted a few photos to give fans an idea of what they can expect on this album.

In true Dream fashion it's solid adult content according to the album names on the track list:


The Dream is titling this album, The Love IV. As we can see it will feature his peer and fellow Grammy Award winning producer Timbaland. What is obvious about this tracklist though is that it excludes a few previous songs he's released that we thought were on it. Not surprising- artists record lots of songs all of the time and even put some out that won't actually make the cut for an album.

The Love IV, is set to be in stores next year.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ask KayKi

You asked... I answered.. sorry the quality is so poor... didn't look like that pre youtube. It was obvious from the moment I asked for questions that most of them came from Rihanna Navy/Team Breezy- which is fine. I would've loved a few more personal questions though.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Update w/video: Sad news: 28 dead from shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in #Newtown, Conn.

Update: After multiple reports of the suspect's mother being shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Associated Press just reported that the deceased shooter Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother Nancy Lanza in their home then went on the shooting rampage. CNN just posted that his brother was found dead in a residence in New Jersey and that his father lives elsewhere. USA Today also reported Adam Lanza's girlfriend and friend are missing in New Jersey, the police have taken in Adam's older brother Ryan in for questioning and one unidentified person was found dead in a different location. Adam targeted his mother first then shot at students in her Kindergarten class.  Stay with us for updates on this tragedy.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Adorable Pics of Wiz & Amber Rose

I can't help but love these two together. They seem to really work and they both seem to be in love with their new baby that's on the way.  Amber just shared a few photos of her and fiance Wiz at his show and they are simply adorable to me.

Wiz is cradling her tummy and showing the world some vulnerability. It's the cutest thing ever. Amber is on stage looking like she's ready to pop any moment, but she's still beautiful (I mean- she's Amber Rose!). In one photo he literally is down on his knees and it appears that they are the only three people on the planet at the moment. If they can find this photo in better quality, it would definitely be one for the books.

Just wanted to share these with those of you who don't follow her on twitter or IG... because they made me smile. I wish them the best!

WHAT?! Three Men Plot to Kill Justin Bieber!!!

Out of all of the people in this world, what type of person would plot to kill JUSTIN BIEBER!??????????? What type of person has a problem with JB? Obviously some gangsters from New Mexico. Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane of Alberquerque N.M. are they.

Yes, the two men planned to stalk and kill JB AND his body guard while in New York for his sold out concert at Madison Square Garden. The police report says that the two men and a third guy linked through sharing jail time decided to execute a string of killings one being the huge pop star Justin Bieber.

They plotted "the murder and castration of Bieber and his bodyguard." Insane. The third guy Dana Martin is reportedly obsessed with Justin Bieber and has a tattoo of Biebs to prove it. Martin is also currently locked up for rape and and murder of a 15 yr. old in 2000. This situation is all twisted.

The trio was busted by way of a few recorded phone conversations between Ruane and Staake once Staake was arrested for a separate crime. Ruane was recorded complaining about not being able to carry out the murders, and was later arrested.

Craziness. Thank God it wasn't carried out.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Solange Takes Us Back with Jimmy Fallon Performance (video)

I just love Solange Knowles. She's so cool! She hit the scene with  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as only Solange could in 2012. The singer/songwriter took us right back to like the 70s in this performance. I mean, it really feels like that. I want her outfit and I want it now! She's so fly. Her sense of style has almost become more popular than her voice.

Solange just released her True EP to great reviews from fans and peers alike. This single Losing You is the jam. I love everything about it and I loved this performance. Go Sol!!

Merry Christmas #NewMusic - Jade Novah Christmas Medley

We fell in love with Jade first in her Beyonce impersonating video as the long lost sister of Beyonce- Keyonce Bowles. Soon after I was introduced to her Diamonds cover then her whole Shades of Jade mixtape pretty much became a part of my everyday playlist.

It's really funny how I came home to Chicago to find that my whole family- 3 yr. old nephew included know and love Jade's music. I was like, "Nobody wanted to tell me?! Cool." So funny.

Jade's back with another treat for fans. She's such a thespian, always incorporating her love of theater with her music, and it works so well. This time she is in full out Christmas mode. Check out her Jade Days of Christmas skit and the incredible Christmas medley of all of your favorite carols at the end.

You can download the medley for free HERE

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rihanna X Factor UK performance Stay & We Found Love (Video)

Rihanna has been delivering great performance after great performance with her latest album Unapologetic. It's something about this era for her. Even long time fans have to admit that this is a Rihanna that they've never seen before. Her vocal tenacity and growth is being discussed by the who's who of blogging and music as well.

She kept true to this yesterday as she performed once again at X Factor UK. She was just there a couple of weeks ago performing her hit Diamonds. The crowd received her once again yesterday as she performed fan favorite Stay and a fave from her previously released album- We Found Love.

Rihanna is on a grind reminiscent of what Beyonce was on at the start of her solo career. It seems she's everywhere, nonstop, consistently giving her fan base something to fan for. Her dedication  and work ethic is proving productive not only financially, but in the numerous records being broken, and her all around growth as an artist.

Unapologetic was Rihanna's first number 1 album in the US, and is in stores now. Today Jill Scott was singing it's praises... it's goooooood.

Kim Kardashian's adorable kitten Mercy Dies

This is so sad. We all fell in love with Kim Kardashians adorable new kitten Mercy. Even if you aren't a cat person you can't deny the levels of cute that Mercy was. Kim and her family made sure to keep us up to date with photos and I couldn't help but find a reason to blog them.

Kim announced over the weekend that she was forced to give Mercy away due to allergies. I am all too familiar with that. She gave Mercy to a loving family friend who took very good care of her before Mercy fell ill. Kim took to her website to explain what happened. Come to find out she had a rare stomach cancer and passed away.

It's really hard to lose an animal and even harder to watch them suffer from anything like cancer. I lost my dog Sarabi to the same thing after raising her for 8 years. Animal companionship is so great. May little Mercy rest in peace. Condolences to Kim K.

Friday, December 7, 2012

More baby news! Rapper Eve is pregnant

Congratulations are in order for rapper-turned actress and fashionista Eve, who is reportedly pregnant with her first child by boyfriend, billionaire (you read right!) race car driver Maximillion Cooper. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Music - Tamar Braxton- Love and War

Tamar Braxton has finally released her highly anticipated single, Love and War. Tamar lowkey has always been my favorite Braxton vocally. She's become more of  a reality star than an artist in most people's eyes as of late. Tamar was a standout in the reality show featuring her sisters- Braxton's Family Values, and she holds it down in the spinoff Tamar & Vince which highlights her hilarious but devoted life as a wife to music big name Vince Herbert. It was hard for many to even see her making any kind of  a comeback after such a long time away and so many promises to release something.

Last night this single hit the internet and it showcases Tamar's undeniable voice. The ballad is very similar to something Keyshia Cole would do. I'm sure that's what most listeners will think first. It rings very similar to Keyshia's latest jam Trust and Believe. Mega writers/producers Darhyl Camper and Lashawn Daniels definitely gave Tamar something the people want to groove to, and Tamar definitely did her good singin!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jay Z Talks to Little Old Lady on the Train "Are you famous?"

This 25 minute documentary posted on Jay Z's site gives you a close look at his mindset and process during the opening of the Barclay's Center in his beloved Brooklyn. The  street hustler turned hip hop mogul had a birthday yesterday. At the age of 43 he is easily one of the most recognizable hip hop figures of all time, so he was probably caught off guard when this little old lady on the train asked him a very simple question- "Are you famous?"

It was so cute as Jay Z surrounded by fans and security rode the train to Barclays. Must have been humbling for Jay to ride the train along with his fellow New Yorkers and also to have a little woman unimpressed by his it seemed.

The footage shows Jay Z preparing with his band, and highlights the whole journey with Jay's narration. Jay Z put on an incredible show everyday for a week to celebrate the grand opening of the stadium. It was really a great moment for him. Check out the documentary below.

When the media caught up to the little lady, this is what she had to say about meeting Jay:

“I was on a fairly sparsely populated subway car, and I was sitting in the corner, at Canal Street, a surge of people got on, and since my son was in the buildings on 9/11, my first reaction was that there had been a disaster upstairs. But everyone was laughing and smiling. My second reaction was, ‘Oh there’s a flash mob.’
“They were filming this one guy that I didn’t recognize, which is why I said, ‘Are you famous?’ As the conversation evolved, I realized, 'He’s really famous!'So I said, ‘What was your name again?’ When he finally said Jay-Z, it clicked. “I thought about R&B … rap, that music, which I listen to occasionally because I want to be in touch.”
“It was very energizing talking to Jay-Z. Just who he is, not having to do with all the cameras, but he really, genuinely spreads an aura of empowerment around him, and I suspect he was always able to do that even before fame. It’s not just directed at younger people. I picked up that feeling, too.”

#PressPlay: Jhene Aiko- Mirrors

Jhene Aiko is staying true to the same Jhene I interviewed months before she got her deal. Her music feels the same and her messages are still consistent. In this newly released midtempo- she addresses herself in the mirror. The very introspective (she's a Pisces like me) singer/songwriter keeps it all the way real with her reflection. She took to her twitter to introduce the song ...

i wrote a song to sing to myself ... on days like these ... when i look in the mirror and it disagrees ....  ..

The visual is simple but beautiful. Jhene addresses herself in the mirror dressed as a ballerina. Her stern looks and the imagery keep this serious song in perspective. It's all about facing and encouraging  yourself.

Jhene's Souled Out album drops next year.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Her Royal Baby! Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton Expecting!

This is so cute! The newly married Duchess of Cambridge and hubby Prince William are expecting their first child together. According to reports the beautiful 30 yr. old was admitted to the hospital in Central London for acute morning sickness. Even her royal highness can't escape that part of pregnancy.

The royal family is delighted at the news of a new baby to the family and so is the rest of the world. This is sure to be yet another highly publicized pregnancy. So exciting. Congratulations are in order!