Monday, April 28, 2014

Press Play or Pause: DJ Khaled ft. Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana

Jay Z + Beyonce Announce 'On The Run' Tour!

The rumors are true! Beyonce just announced via her Facebeook page that she and hubby Jay Z will be hitting a few stages together this Summer on tour. The two forces are merging on yet another endeavor together- this time it's not marriage, a baby, or a chart topping single- this time it's the On the Run tour.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Oscar Winning Actress Lupita Nyong'o is Surprised by Her Inspiration Supermodel Alek Wek (Video)

Lupita Nyong'o was recently announced as People Magazine's most beautiful person of 2014, but it's no secret that the flawless Oscar winning actress hasn't always felt beautiful. Lupita hasn't shied away at all from sharing her struggles with accepting her unique outward appearance.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

World News: Submarine drone search continues for missing Malaysian plane

A U.S. submarine drone will keep combing the Indian Ocean floor for traces of a missing Malaysian jet airliner after it finishes its current search, Australian authorities told Reuters this week.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Love & Quality Time: Turning Boys into Men

"What a Man loves a Man honors. The issue is usually boy minds in man bodies. [...] The metamorphosis from boy to man has to be one of the most beautiful yet delicate changes that ever occur..ever. Unfortunately (& I don't know why- lack of Men fathers or emotional stability) many of our boys don't get there. We stress the importance of the role of the Man father in girls' lives. but I'd like to submit that it's even more important for boys. We talk a lot about there being a lot of hurt women out there, but there are a lot of hurt men out there as well."

I'm starting to believe that love is one of the solutions that can solve many of the relationship problems that we have today with each other. In the case of this quote KayKi made on twitter the other day, the love foundation truly needs to be built as a young child with our living fathers (not father like figures). I'm not a man, but I'm sure bonds are created just the same between young girls and their mothers. With that said, am I wrong when I state that our parents are the ones we subconsciously look to to figure out how to be an adult? Although there are other sources that may play a role in how we become the adult we are to be, they set the guidelines for what is acceptable behavior.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter From Diddy and His Crew (Photo)

Christian, Jessie James, Chance, Diddy, D’Lila Star, Quincy, & Justin

Diddy and his kids are the cutest! I'm so loving their family picture tradition and how he's sharing them with us. Puff is one of my favorite celeb dads. He's always talking about his children, or taking pics with them, and spending fun time with them. You can tell he lives for his kids. The recent "Swervin' Sixteen" birthday party he threw for his mini me Christian was nothing short of everything for the 16 yr. old. Diddy is a cool dad.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brandy in the Studio with Kirk Franklin & The Walls Group! (Photos/Video)

Singers get excited!!! Brandy and Kirk Franklin were in the studio this week with some of our favorite gospel voices- The Walls Group! These siblings can SING their behinds off, and of course you guys know we love Brandy. These two musical forces accompanied by anything written or produced by Kirk is sure to be a major moment in music!

Monday, April 14, 2014

#Watch Chris Brown's Solo Dance Performance of Duet With Ariana Grande- Don't Be Gone Too Long

Chris Brown's team is doing a great job making sure that his music and career are moving forward while the singer handles some personal issues. To our surprise they released a short video of Chris performing to his new single that features the lovely Ariana Grande. Earlier in the year the two were photographed rehearsing for this very single, and now the fans get to hear a little of it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jay Z Joins Nas on Stage at Coachella

Man, to see these two rock the stage together is always a treat to me. Especially because right in the heat of their beef back in the day, Nas who was my favorite rapper at the time introduced me to Jay Z. I was pretty intrigued by how well they dissed each other, but a big piece of me always wished they'd make up for moments just like this.

Watch Diddy Directed Birthday Movie for Twin Son Christian's Swervin Sixteen

How cute is Christian Combs?! He's like a little cute version of Diddy. A carbon copy to be quite honest. Diddy loves himself and he loves to throw incredible parties, so it's no surprise that when his little mini me turned sixteen this month, he went all out.

Beyonce Joins Solange on Stage At Coachella (Full Video Performance)

How cute are they! Nothing.. NOTHING like a big sister. Solange got to have a little fun with her's (Beyonce) as she joined her yesterday during her performance at Coachella.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

#Watch Outkast at Coachella 2014 (Full Video)

 It wasn't easy for Hip Hop lovers to go so long without the royal duo. Outkast is by far one of the most celebrated names in Hip Hop music-the two have been on somewhat of a hiatus for about nine years. Every once in a while a rumor would emerge that they were plotting a tour or a show or an album.. but nothing ever came of it.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Watch Drakes "I Witness News" Segment from Jimmy Kimmel

Drake appeared on Jimmy Kimmel again last night on the hilarious segment, "Lie Witness News". In the segment he walked the streets of Hollywood  in a bearded disguise interviewing people about his upcoming gig as host of the ESPYs, a fake sex tape, his career, and more. Drake talked briefly with Kimmel about peoples' responses to his new ESPYs gig before they aired his "I Witness News" Segment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LOL: Mr. Rat Joins The Subway Ride With Commuters & They Freak Out (Video)

This may wig some of you out, but to me it was absolutely hilarious. I'm sure a normal Monday morning ride on the subway in New York is full of people reading newspapers or sucked into their phones. People probably expected Monday's ride to be similar, but it was a little more exciting as something decided to hop on the train with the commuters.

Brandy, MC Lyte, & YoYo reunite on the Queen Latifah Show for I Wanna Be Down Remix 20Yrs Later

Earlier in the week we blogged how Bran debuted this bangin new natural hairstyle for her appearance on the Queen Latifah show! This morning that special episode of aired! Our fave Brandy was joined by YoYo, Mc Lyte, and Queen Latifah herself to celebrate the 20yr anniversary of their hit record together the  remix of Brandy's I Wanna Be Down. As a Brandy fan, this song started everything for me! I can't believe it's been 20 yrs.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fan Letter: Chilli Goes Down Usher Memory Lane on Instagram

About once every three months we get the same tip sent to our inbox... "OMG! Usher and Chilli are back together!" We hardly ever pay much attention to it, because it's usually some story about how they were spotted leaving a hotel low key or something that no one can be sure of. Usher and Chilli haven't been together for something like ten years now, but it seems they made such an impact on fans that people are still waiting and hoping they'll return as a couple. Their chemistry was undeniable. I loved them too.

With that said, I wasn't surprised to receive an email last week with the same subject line. This time, various emails- all in the same day. These were slightly different. There was no sighting of the two together, no made up story about a family friend who knows them and knows they're secretly dating. No, this time the fans developed their theories from social media interaction with Chilli.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Congratulations!! Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker Are Married!

Congratulations are in order for one of our favorite couples. After a really rough ride to the altar, hit songwriter/singer Kandi Burruss has finally tied the knot with the love of her life Television Producer Todd Tucker. These two actually met on the set of the show Kandi stars in, The Real Housewives of Atlanta where Todd was a producer.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hair Hair & More Hair!! Brandy Debuts New Look

Yesterday Brandy made an appearance on the Queen Latifah show. She surprised fans when she began to post photos of her brand new look!  Rocking a beautiful natural fro, Brandy revealed her fro to fans and they immediately loved it.  This isn't Brandy's first time going natural with her hair style. Bran is known to switch it up every once in a while. What was significant about this time around was her all out IG photoshoot to debut it.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Are These the "Emoji of Color" We've Been Waiting On?

Word around Smiley Town is that there are a few new faces soon to pop up everywhere! 

One of the most talked about features of social media and text life is the emoji. They are cute little characters used to amplify expression. I remember that being one of the main perks of me switching over to an iPhone, I really liked the emoji feature at the time. One common frustration spoken of often is the fact that people of color are not well represented in the emoji world. 

Press Play or Pause: Why Drake's New Release Days in the East May Be About Rihanna

Drake & Rihanna in Amsterdam

Drake released a highly anticipated, Days In The East this morning. It was first introduced to fans on his WYLAT show as a medley incorporating a line or two from Rihanna's hit song Stay, while Rihanna sat in  the audience for darn near every show.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Albums You Need: THE 4KORNERS

I purchased this project on iTunes last night, and I was immediately drawn into an inescapable love for it. This album is TEN years in the making, yes 10 years. The core group of members of The 4Korners- Clarence "TLee" Hill on Keys, James Thompson on Bass, Isaac Thompson on Guitar, and original drummer Pete Alexander started this project as an outlet for their own creative expression. Since then, drummers Lebron Remmer and now Jerrod Sullivan have also added their touch.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Music: Drake - Draft Day

Awww man! Drizzy Drake just dropped some heat! Drake should prepare us. Sampling the Queen Lauryn Hill's "That Thing", Draft Day is Drake's recent record is in response to a lot of the talk surrounding his name lately. I really can't get away from his desire to sing here and there and how it works so well for him.