Monday, December 29, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Diddy Spends Christmas in St. Barth with Kids, Kim Porter, Russell Simmons & Fam, + Andre Harrell & Fam

Every year Diddy is posted up somewhere nice with his kids for Christmas.. or any day of the year really. Diddy is one of our favorite celebrity dads. He seems to always have his kids, or at least he posts about them all day every day, and they love him back.

Ludacris pulls off Mile High Proposal to Longtime Girlfriend Eudoxie!

Luda pulled off the perfect "Mile High Proposal" for long time girlfriend the beautiful Eudoxie Mbouguiyengue. The two are currently on a couples trip with a few other celeb couples we love. Headed to Costa Rica, Luda popped the question in a super cool way. As you see above the aerial view was beautiful, and Eudoxie looked completely stunned.

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Music: Brandy & India Arie- Silent Night!

Brandy and India. Arie are two artists who are appreciated all over the world for being incredibly gifted. To have them come together for a Christmas classic like Silent Night is everything.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas: India Shawn Sings Oh Holy Night & I cried

We'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May we celebrate the birth of Christ with our loved ones and count our blessings! This is my favorite Christmas song and you guys know India is one of my favorite voices. This is perfect!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

107.9 Quickies!

If you've been paying any attention to hip hop news lately, you know that a few people are in their feelings over the success of rapper Iggy Azalea. The general consensus for some is that Iggy is just another example of the ever present "white washing" of black culture. There are some people (including Iggy) who can't seem to understand what  the problem is.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Yes! It's Here! New Music: Jade Novah- Christmas Medley 2014

These two are something else. I just love them. Jade Novah and producer Devin Johnson are now holiday staples. Every year we can expect an exceptional addition to our Christmas playlists. This years offering is a medley of remakes of today's hits ranging from pop and r&b to a Disney classic!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stream: D'Angelo Releases First Album in 14 years- 'Black Messiah'

My excitement is so real right now. Music lovers have waited 14 long years for one of the best contributors to music history to drop another album. D'Angelo is arguably this generations best soul artist. He captured listeners almost twenty years ago with his incredibly smooth falsetto and his effortless sex appeal.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Video: Jhene Aiko- Wading!

This is Jhene Aiko like you've never seen her. Yesterday she premiered the visual for a fan favorite from her debut album, a song called Wading. In it, the usual chill and simply dressed Jhene is a sexy thigh high leather rocking glam doll.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Watch: Beyonce Releases Short Film- 'Yours and Mine'

Beyonce is celebrating one year since the release of arguably her most talked about album- Beyonce. She surprised and shocked us all by secretly releasing it to the world a year ago. 

Hollywood Comes Out to Support Rihanna at First Diamond Ball for Her Clara Lionel Foundation!

Just a bit ago, Rihanna announced the launch of her charitable effort, the Clara Lionel Foundation. We've kept track of a couple of things Rih and her team have been able to do with this charity, and it's been great to watch. Recently rumors started to swirl about a ball being held as a fundraiser for the foundation. Turns out it wasn't a rumor at all.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Midweek Inspiration with YogaPhD- Surrender

When I left the projects in Cincinnati in 2004, for Spelman College. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew that I was going to become an educator to provide an equitable opportunity for all students, regardless of race, class, gender, or socioeconomic status, to learn. I was blessed with the opportunity from Ms. Sellers at Western Hills High School, to attend college. I knew that I always wanted to go to college, but didn't know how I was going to get there. She helped me bring this dream to fruition, and I want and do the same things for students of color in Prince George's County Maryland.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jay Z Helps Organize To Get Athletes "I Cant Breathe" Shirts + Jayonce Meets The Royals

Yesterdays Cavs vs. Nets game was super cool for a couple of reasons. For starters Jay Z and the athletes used their platform to get behind the social movements for justice. The hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #ICantBreathe have been circulating the Internets for days now following the murders of unarmed black men and women at the hands of "police". We've been following a few of the stories. Mainstream celebrities like Jay Z are always scrutinized by people who feel like they don't take a stand and get involved. Last night Jay Z posed with a few athletes pregame wearing black I Cant Breathe shirts, but of course this wasnt enough.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hot 107.9 Quickies! Lil Wayne Wants Out of Cash Money + Chris Brown & Karrueche Split ...again

While we've heard talk of Cash Money records mishandling their artists and their artists' money before, I doubt that any of us ever thought it would be Wayne speaking on it. This week rapper Lil Wayne- who by all means has carried Cash Money on his back took to his personal twitter account to share with fans the real reason his highly anticipated Carter V album has yet to be released.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brandy's Exclusive Interview with The Brandy Blog- Talks New Album, Spirituality, & Wanting to work with Jhene Aiko

Well this is a little glimmer of sweetness in a pretty frustrating day for me! We Starz know and love Vaughn for giving us the Brandy Blog (.com) and for always having the genuine sitdowns with Bran. She does some of her best interviews with him.

Movement Music: Alice Smith x Sam Dew x David Sitek .. SHELL SHOCK #BlackLivesMatter

Music and artistic expression is usually at it's best during time of personal struggle or celebration. This best is magnified when that struggle or celebration is shared with others. America as a whole is definitely struggling right now.

Just yesterday, it was announced that the cop responsible for the death of Eric Garner would not be indicted. This announcement came on the heels of the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Mike Brown. Many people took to the streets in protest (me being one of them). The wheels have started to turn more vigorously, and people are strategizing and plotting ways to better affect necessary change in our society regarding the worth of black lives.

#TBT Happy 45th Birthday Jay Z

Wah! Today is my fave's birthday. If you want an example of how you can make change as a human being (even though he's suggested that he'd never change) take a minute to learn up on Shawn Carter. As a fan I always believed that this guy was a family guy, and someone who really did want to live in a better society than that which birthed and raised him.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Chris Rock May Have Given the Best Interview Ever Talks Obama, Ferguson, & Race

Chris Rock is arguably one of the funniest people to ever live, so to say he's smart is sort of like a given for me. Most really great  comedians are smart. They have to be. They have to be extremely witty, quick on their feet. They also have to be one of those people who just knows everything.. random things.. smart.

Chris recently sat down with Frank Rich from New York magazine and gave one the most brilliant interviews I've ever read from top to bottom. He covered the tough questions with so much simplicity and accuracy(in my opinion) that it feels like he needs a job as an advisor somewhere. I won't say much more because his interview is quite lengthy, but man is it good. Salute to Frank Rich too because a good interview always starts with the questions. Rich's questions are in bold.. Rock's answers follow

Monday, December 1, 2014

See Solange's Beautiful Honeymoon photos!

Solange married her boo a couple of weeks ago in what appeared to be the coolest ceremony ever. The photographs released depicted Solange and her love Alan's very stylish and cool approach to life. Surrounded by family and friends the occasion was the talk of social media for days.