Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rest In Love Dr. Maya Angelou April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014

Ironically I am without many words to express how my heart sunk moments ago when I read that Maya Angelou has made her transition. My early teen years were heavily influenced by this poet. This voice, story, and heart grabbed my little mind at a critical time and threw me into a wild love affair with words and lyrics that I'm still blushing about to this day.

Friday, May 23, 2014

World News: Thailand government dissolved in military takeover

What's going on in Thailand these days? The military seized power on Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, scrapping the constitution and moving groups of protesters from both sides of the country's political divide who gathered in Bangkok, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Birthday BIG: Lets Throw it Back for Him- "One More Chance"

In honor of BIGGIE's birthday, here's a throwback on a Wednesday. This record still feels good like the first time we heard it. The combination of Faith on the hook,  and some of BIG's slickest rhymes made for a classic. Plus- this video was/is everything.. everrrrrybody is in it.

Press Play or Pause: New Nicki Minaj- Pills N Potions

Fans have been anticipating a new record from Nicki Minaj for days. We never really know how Nicki's gonna come through. She's multitalented and very creative, so we just never know. Her latest titled, Pills N Potions is a great marriage of all of skills. She's singing and rapping on the record, something we've come to enjoy on many Nicki records.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Congratulations! Ciara and Future Welcome Baby Boy!

It's been a very quick pregnancy for Ciara it seems. It's being reported that her baby boy made his grand entrance into the world yesterday morning. Ciara is engaged to rapper- Future and their baby will be her first & his fourth. The two have been spotted everywhere together during her pregnancy. She says it's been rather easy for her.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Watch: Jay Z & Beyonce's New Action Packed Movie Trailer- "Run"

Jay Z and Beyonce have played on this Bonnie and Clyde theme since the moment they let the public into their relationship over 10 yrs ago. From the looks of things, they're still riding out together.  Just before the two set off for their "On the Run" tour, they've released an action packed movie trailer for their film, Run.

Friday, May 16, 2014

World News: Nigerian vigilantes kill Islamic militants

Bloodshed and unrest continues in Nigeria in the aftermath of an African terrorist group kidnapping over 300 schoolgirls that has gained global attention.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

India Shawn Releases "Wonderful (A Tribute to Stevie Wonder)

It's never too late to wish one of the greatest voices and lyricist the world has ever known a happy birthday! Stevie Wonder turned 64 years old yesterday! The legend was celebrated by fans all over the world. One of our favorite artists India Shawn gave a tribute of her own.

Truth Tella: Jay Z & Solange Are Revealing Us to Ourselves

I didn't want to blog about this, but I keep getting asked about it. I guess you can't have a blog and hope to skate over issues like this.. here are my two cents. Most of the world has turned their attention from devastating news of hundreds of Nigerian girls being held captive by terrorists, starvation around the globe, global warming, homelessness, and amber alerts to dedicate their time and energy to a video of Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z. I too watched the video, I'm no different. I gave it a moment, but I didn't dig as deep as most people.

Mid Week Laugh- Too Many Sisters!!!

Oh this tickled me. Anybody who grew up with a lot of siblings can understand the immense pressure one can be under to cope with all of them! This is especially true if you're the only girl or boy in that story.. there is so much to understand.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Here Are a Few of Our Favorite #MothersDay Posts From Celebs!

Mothers Day is such a fun social media day! You get to see everyone shout out their moms/kids and post the cutest photos of them. It's a beautiful thing to celebrate motherhood, and we do that well every year on social media outlets.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Dr. Dre Saves Apples Cool with $3.2 BILLION Deal for Beats By Dre

One thing is for sure, no matter how horrible music sales are- people are still listening to music. This is why it was brilliant for Dr. Dre to get into the business of producing the best head phones a music lover has ever experienced. People will always buy those- even if they cost around $300!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

World News: Neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testifies at murder trial

The trial of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius continues in South Africa, with a testimony from Pistorius's neighbor who claimed he heard a man crying loudly and that he called security for help, according to the Associated Press.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Did Rihanna Just Sign to Roc Nation?!

Rihanna loves her team. She's always one to big up Jay or Bey or Yeezy, or any athlete signed to Roc Nation Sports. Just today she sent out this photo on Twitter with a line from Jay's  s/o verse on Clique where he mentions himself, Bey, Yeezy, and Rih as his crew. The photos are of covers selected by Ebony Magazine for their Summer Music Special.

#NewMusic Press Play or Pause: Usher- Good Kisser

Usher is back.. Finally! His new single "Good Kisser" dropped today after much teasing. The well loved R&B star has been on somewhat of a break from releasing music to his fans. In the meantime, he's been on TV enough judging the hit show, The Voice.. and I'm certain that's held fans over.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

World News: Hundreds of Nigerian Girls Still Missing CNN Reports (video)

This is heartbreaking. By now I'm certain you've heard about the abduction of about 200 girls from a highschool in Nigeria. The terrible event took place on the 16th of April.

Press Play or Pause: RHOA Porsha Williams Performs single "Flatline" for the first time

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams released her new single Flatline a few months back. Most people were shocked at how good it actually came out. That was probably due to them not knowing that Porsha has been singing for a while. With all of the drama circulating around her life and RHOA role, it's great to see her focusing in on something positive- her music.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Music: Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake- Love Never Felt So Good

Last night Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid debuted a new single from the King of pop himself, Michael Jackson. Usher and a crew of dancers were there to help get the audience into the new grooved out jam from MJ. It's reported the Michael wrote the song back in 1983, who knew it'd be jamming over 30 yrs later?