Wednesday, July 29, 2015

OUCH! Drake Releases Second Meek Mill Diss, " Back to Back"

I can't tell you the last time I was this engaged in a rap beef of any sort. The main reason I'm riding this one so hard is out of sheer frustration.

Meek Mill a loud mouthed, self proclaimed "hood" rapper from Philly obviously was in his feelings the night he took to twitter to vent. Toronto native, and less "hood" rapper Drake was one of his targets. Mill claims that the highly praised songwriter/lyricist doesn't pen all of his own rhymes- arguably the worst type of jab you can throw at a rapper of Drake's caliber.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Grab the Tissues! Students Sing Heartfelt Song to Cancer Surviving Teacher

I don't know about you guys, but lately I've been an emotional mess with all of the bad news circulating. Not to be dismissive of the current and real struggles people are facing, or the tragedy of people losing their lives in senseless manners; but it has been extremely draining day to day. Sometimes we need a little positivity break.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Video: Janet Jackson ft. J. Cole- No Sleep Remix

We dropped Janet's comeback groove, No Sleep a few weeks ago. Welp, the remix is here and I dig it even more. Janet grabbed J. Cole for the verse and he did his thing as always.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Black Don't Crack: LOOK at Cicely Tyson at 90 Years Old.. SLAY!

Cicely Tyson seems to be getting more and more fine with age. This woman is 90 or 82 years young (no one really knows as we have 2 years for her birthdate) with the spirit and style of a woman half her age. She's not slowing down with work either. While speaking at an even for the Spirit of a Dream Gala, the entertainment vet announced that she's actually headed back to Broadway to star in the hit classic, The Gin Game.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Brandy in Uptown Magazine: Her Dope Photo Shoot + Revealing Interview

Yasssssss fave!!!!! Brandy Norwood covers the most recent issue of Uptown Magazine, and she is in full model mode. With her gorgeously chiseled Sonja Norwood -esque face she EATS a camera any day, but this shoot is turned up a notch honey, and I live!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Press Play: Lauryn Hill, Usher, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Common, and More Pay Tribute to Nina Simone on New Album

I recently watched the Nina Simone Documentary on Netflix and fell in love with her even more. Nina was arguably one of the most talented artists of her time (or any time for that matter). Her ability to perform with intensity and her classical training made for a dangerous combination.

Cuteness Overload!! Guess Which Celeb These ADORABLE Kids Belong To!

You guys know I LOVE kids! Oh my goodness..a. dore! Can you guess which celeb made this precious little doll face?! Ok, here's a hint.. he's a famous rapper/singer hailing out of New Jersey, and his song "Trap Queen" has completely taken over the airways.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lil Wayne Speaks on Having to Be Sold on Drake, Juvenile's Impact on His Career, Young Thug and More!

On the 4th of July, we Tidal subscribers got a special treat from Lil Wayne. His new project FWA was unexpected. Weezy has been making headlines lately not really for his music, but for the drama surrounding his home team and supposed right hand man Baby and Cash Money. I think this interview is one of the best we've gotten from Wayne in a while. He gives us details on some stuff we've never really heard him allude to before.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Interview: Brandy Talks Her Role in Chicago, Motherhood, and new Show, Zoe Ever After

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If you haven't heard by now, Brandy is on Broadway starring as Roxy in Chicago!!! I didn't blog it, but I flew up there for just a couple of days just to see my fave shine in her element. Let me tell you guys, she was perfection!! She was so full of gratitude as well, it was awesome! I know some people  couldn't see Brandy on Broadway initially, but in my mind it's a perfect marriage for the incredibly artistic and dramatic woman I call my fave. lol

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Press Play: New Artist Shiena Releases Debut Single "I'll Wait for You"

The sweet sultry sound that grabs listeners when the lead single from songwriter/vocalist Shiena is played has been a long time in the making. I'll Wait for You is an introduction to many, but to Shiena it's just one more step towards fulfilling her purpose. After years of singing and writing for other artists, Shiena is finally ready to present her offering to music lovers!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Video: Frederick Douglass' 1852 Speech "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro"

Here is Morgan Freeman performing a bit of Frederick Douglass' The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro  from 1852. The harsh question I've asked myself is how much of this speech still rings true today?!? Enjoy your holiday with friends and family, but always know your history!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rodney Jerkins' 5yr. old babygirl #HeavenlyJoy WOWS on America's Got Talent

The names Rodney Jerkins and Darkchild for most people are synonymous with number one songs and hit artists. For me I automatically think Brandy (of course) but his impact on music stretches all over the place. I think that's about to change juuuust a bit. When people hear the name  Rodney Jerkins now, they're probably gonna start thinking  Heavenly Joy after last night.. his babygirl is stealing the show.

New Video: Rihanna- #BBHMMVideo (Explicit)

Rihanna announced last week that she would be releasing her new video for the hit single BBHMM today, and it's here!