Thursday, July 31, 2014

Press Play: Tank- Hope This Makes You Love Me

When it comes to r&b music, years down the line our generation will have Tank to answer for us. Man, once again this guy has delivered a soulful falsetto record for us to swoon over. Hope This Makes You Love Me is a beautiful song about how a man is changing for the better to win the love of his lady. 

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Expecting Baby Number 2! (See Adorable Photo)

Such a beautiful thing! While wishing her husband producer Swizz Beatz a happy anniversary, Alicia Keys also confirmed that they are expecting their second bundle of joy together. Man, have you seen their oldest son Egypt? He is SO adorable! We can only imagine what baby number two will look like! Wonder if it's a girl this time!

Rihanna's Side of the "Rih Cursed Fan Out In Airport" Video from Yesterday

Yesterday was a great day for the standard Rihanna hater. A video of the pop star walking through the airport rather frustrated and "cursing out fans" was splattered all over the internets. That was right up the alley of people who feel the Bajan has a major attitude problem. The video was edited and released with a narrator informing viewers of a scolding she handed down to her body guard and a fan "just trying to meet her". Ironically, this photo floated by my timeline of Rih in the airport that same day.. posing with a fan.. so what really happened with that infamous video floating around?

Real Life Notebook: Elderly Couple Dies Together After 62 yrs together

Do you believe in the power of true love? The film The Notebook glorifies the ups and downs and almost mystical idea that true love forces some divine bond between people. In the film, the couple lived together and died together. Well, a California family is sharing a story some people won't believe.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Elle Varner Sings Her Version of The National Anthem at EBC Celebrity BBall Game

Elle Varner recently sang the National Anthem  at the EBC Celebrity Basketball Challenge in Brooklyn. Elle definitely has always had her own sound and look. She brought both of those things to her performance. I love the country twang in her voice. I think she's so cute!

Willow Smith Releases Interesting Song, 8

Willow Smith has been into numerology lately- at least thats what she told MTV was the influence for this latest song, 8. The study of numerology suggests that numbers have an influence on us. Will and Jada's daughter told MTV that her recent interest in numerology stems from numbers following her and her friends around. Willow is  such a unique teenager. Her thoughts about life and truth seem to reach far beyond her years.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whitney Houston's Mother Not Happy About Biopic- See Behind the Scenes Footage (video)

As you all know I'm a huge Whitney Houston fan. I was one of those people who cried my eyes out the day she passed away. She was my childhood hero, so her death was in many ways the death of a childhood dream. So, needless to say I'd love for her legacy to live on in all of the positive ways that it can, and it very well should.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Music & Video: Tameka "Tiny" Harris is back with WTFYGD

Tiny has been in the news lately for all sorts of reasons stemming from personal drama surrounding her life.  It looks like she's keeping it moving on the business end as we've always known her to do. After being asked for a while to release something official, it looks like Tiny is ready to do the solo thing.

Aww Alert: Beyonce Shares Priceless Family Photo

Beyonce loves giving us these precious little photos of her family. This one is the latest. She shared her and husband Jay Z swinging their little girl in between the two of them. When I was a child this was like, the best thing ever! Blue is growing up so fast, she's so tall!

World News: Train carrying bodies from #MH17 crash leaves rebel town

An Associated Press reporter on Monday witnessed a refrigerated train carrying many of the 298 bodies of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, as it pulled away from a rebel town in eastern Ukraine.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Elliott Wilson talks one on one with Common About New Album Nobody's Smiling

The premier Hip Hop journalist, Elliott Wilson caught up with one of my favorite people to listen to (and look at) rapper Common. Elliott really is the best to do this in my opinion. He knows how to engage artists, and he has a wealth of knowledge on the culture. Common is easy to talk to, and he has an incredible album about to release July 22nd.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Readers Speak: Kayla Says Welcome home LeBron

Miami. New York. Los Angeles. Cleveland?
One of these things is not like the other, right? I mean, if you had money and all the power to pick a place to live for give or take the next 4 years of your life, surely you’d pick the sun and beaches of Miami, right? Or maybe you’d choose an iconic skyline in the city that doesn’t sleep, where crooners and rappers pen love songs and new buildings seemingly go up every day.

Drake Won the ESPYs- Watch His Highlights from this Year's Show

I personally don't have that much of an interest in sports. I mean really- my love for sports basically stops at Matt Kemp and David Beckham. So, needless to say I don't normally watch the ESPYs. I'm good with catching the photos after.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A 'New' Cosby Show is in the Works

NBC hasn't forgotten the show that rescued it from tanking almost 30 years ago. The Cosby Show depicts a wealthy and strong black family dynamic spearheaded by the incredibly funny Bill Cosby. There are reports that the much loved series is on it's way back. No word on when exactly, but rumors are that there is a strong commitment from Bill Cosby, and the show is in the writing stages.

In Defense of Robin Thicke

Marvin Gaye’s Here, My Dear was critically panned and a commercial flop, too...

For those who are unaware of what I’m referring to, Marvin Gaye’s 1978 album was his love letter and divorce settlement with ex-wife Anna Gordy Gaye.  Citing irreconcilable differences (read: infidelity), they split in 1975.  Marvin laid low for a while; and in 1976 performed in Europe in which a series of live recordings were released as Marvin Gaye Live and the London Paladium.  As the settlement for alimony, Marvin Agreed for half of the proceedings of his next album to be given to his estranged wife.  People didn’t really care for the album when Here, My Dear was released.  It was personal and reflective; but the listening public didn’t like it because it didn’t sound like a Marvin Gaye record.

Sound familiar?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Music: Brandy- Magic

This is literally the best way to end my Saturday night. Bran released this cover of a song I love by Coldplay- Magic. We Starz have been thirsting for new music, and she's delivered! Bran's precision is unlike any other singer. There is no mistaking, she's vocally unmatched.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Drake and Chris Brown Reunite In The Studio (Photo)

We heard months ago that the long held "beef" between Chris Brown and Drake had been squashed. Now, we have a moment few ever saw coming- the two in the studio together. While it's not clear if they were just in the same studio and hung out to check out what the other is working on, or if this is the long awaited collaboration between the two- it's great to see.

Brandy Stops By Just KeKe! (video)

KeKe Palmer's new talk show on BET has kicked off with a bang! Yesterday's show was extra special because it featured a surprise visit from our fave Brandy! In the spirit of "throwback Thursdays" Bran appeared on the show to talk about her hit sitcom Moesha.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rihanna Spotted in NYC rocking a new piercing

Rih Rih appeared last night in New York to support her brother rapper Gallest and his Intolerable Cruelty mixtape release party. In all white, and two Rihanna staples- a bucket hat and a pair of Chucks, the gorgeous pop star rocked yet another look that not everybody can pull off. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World News: 63 abducted women escape extremists in Nigeria #BringBackOurGirls

More than 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls and women remain missing, and two weeks ago more than 60 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists managed to escape, according to the Associated Press.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Watch: Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in Official Jimi: All Is By My Side Movie Trailer

Rumors have been floating around as to just when we'd get the Jimi Hendrix biopic. Some didn't think they'd drop the film this year as it would be a little competition against another iconic figure's biopic, the one for James Brown.Well, we finally know that it is in fact dropping this year... September 26th, and fans can't wait to check it out.

Atlanta's Own Dri Jack Debuts New Single "#GOSSIP" At Private Listening Session

Every once in a while all the stars align and an artist comes around who has a voice, the look, and the all out talent to be a standout. Dri Jack who gives us a little bit of soul with just the right touch of adorable is that artist. It seems quite amusing to me honestly. This little petite woman carries within her a powerful voice and an undeniable presence. I've been keeping an eye on her career from the jump, so needless to say I was rather excited to get an invite to her private listening session for her new record, #GOSSIP.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lil Wayne Debuts Daughter Reginae Carter's New Video-Mind Goin Crazy

I'm sure Wayne isn't about showing favoritism when it comes around to Young Money, but we all know who the apple of his eye is. This week's addition of Weezy Wednesdays is special because it features Wayne's daughter Ms. Reginae Carter's brand new video for her song, Mind Goin Crazy. We've been affectionately referring to her as Baby Carter for a while, but it looks like she's rocking with her real name now.. we're here for it. 

Just a couple of days after her dad put her on the spot as his date to the BET Awards Sunday, Reginae is finally ready to share her first official solo release with the world.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

KayKi Speaks with Michelle Williams about New Album, Journey To Freedom!

While I type this, Michelle and her team are celebrating a number one record on Billboard's Gospel charts with her new release Say Yes featuring her DC sisters Beyonce and Kelly. While this isn't a first for Michelle, it is absolutely still just as gratifying. After coming on the scene as the new girl in Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams has since paved her own way in numerous areas of entertainment. I wanted to chat with her to get a small glimpse into what that journey has been like, considering her new album out in September is titled Journey to Freedom.

With the anticipation building for her new album I wanted to know what to expect! Between my questions and the ones submitted/selected from fans.. we got a little insight on the album and Michelle! Check out my exclusive Q&A with this beautiful chic below!