Dec 29, 2009

Spike Lee on Tyler Perry

Finally, somebody says the obvious.



Tis the season to be jolly and all that jazz. I shall return next week. I'm currently working on a "Best Albums of 09" list...

A taste of the list...

In no particular order
1. Paper Trail- T.I.
2. So Far Gone- Drake
3. The Fame- Lady GaGa

So yeah.... Have a Happy Happy New Year!

Picture from

Dec 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

One of my faves Christmas songs!

I hope everybody has a beautiful Christmas!

Dec 23, 2009

The Best "Slide" Ever!

Please view this foolishness. 


1. Is that a box haircut he's rocking?
2. Wait! They got a choir together to sing this at church?
3. Are those beauty supply flip flops with flowers that chick is rocking?
4. Did they really clear the tables and chairs out of the church's cafeteria, dim the lights and turn on the strobe lighting?

Ugh. My people. My people.

Spotted @ The Fury

Jay Z, Forever Young.

Blueprint 3 dropped this year and I was instantly reminded why I generally respect Jay's craft (also, being married to Bey certainly helps him out. lol) Before the newest album dropped I was forgetting why I had been in love with Jay for all of these years. I started to get disenchanted with his flow and musical production. I was starting to lose hope.. (cue dramatic musica). But alas, he dropped his newest album and I was reinvigorated with Jay's magic! I wondered to myself, what was I thinking? Jay is the best because Jay IS the best! "DOA" was not as much of a reminder as "Run This Town" was and now the recent video drop of "Young Forever".... Not only is Jay-Z a lyrical genius but he also manages to release videos that add to the shades and timbre of his words. Such a good look! Check "Forever Young" below. I'm sold!

Dec 22, 2009

Just Get To Know Him: Dub FX

Yoooooo! He is sick! He literally creates music on the spot... He is sooo dope it's just sickening! Geeez! I'm sitting here listening to him right this second you should just get to know him because
1.) He creates his beats from scratch right before the viewers eyes
2.) Is sooo into the music he is creating. You can tell
3.) Can beatbox
4.) Is one of the best "street acts" I've ever witnessed.

This video tells it best...

Dec 21, 2009

Classic Coolness: Frontin'

I was listening/watching Britney Spears, Boys (Produced by Pharrell) and suddenly remembered Pharrell's hot single, Frontin. I was never crazy about Pharrell's vocals but he always had (still has) the best songs. That is undeniable! Also, he is one handsome fellow. Check Frontin below and please check Lauren London in the video... oh, how things have changed.. (as she is now one of many of  Wayne's baby mama. ugh.)... Love you Lauren....still!

Good day, my loves!

Website Coolness: Aurgasm!

Yo, this website seriously just changed my life! The internet is now clearly the best place to be. Here's to the world wide web killing our communication skills one website at a time... My lil sis put this website on my wall today and this is seriously "crack" for all the sincere music lovers. This website finds some of the best, unique and cool music around. I'm in love. I'm sure most of my future music highlights will come from this website so yeah...Check it below.

Ok, Lil Miss Swaggar..

I was watching this little girl today and I had to give her her props. Like, seriously, check the video below. She's literally shizzin on like most of the chick singers/entertainers in the music biz. Her name is Cymphonique. (Yes, I know. There was not many jobs she was going to get with that name. Singing was a good And she is the daughter of Master P.... Yep, no surprise there either. Check this lil girls swagger! It's crazy!

Dec 18, 2009

Lo Siento!

I know I've been missing in action but I had a maaaaad crazy week. Great work holiday party though! FUN! A free Wii is always a good look! Yay! I'll start back posting ASAP. Peace!

Dec 15, 2009

Just Get To Know Her: Niia!

I always get super angry when I randomly come upon the greatest musicians that I never knew existed until that moment.. I'm personally, all A&R's should have my personal e-mail or something. Silly. Today, (Thank God!) I happened upon Niia and boy oh boy... SERIOUS! Wildly in love! She really starts killing at about the 2:22 mark and keeps giving it to us until the end of the song. In Love!

Check her MySpace for more awesomeness. She has since changed a little from when this video was shot.

Good day my loves!

Dec 14, 2009

(Past) ObXession: Entourage!

I never did really like B2K. I distinctively remember picking a member to learn something about and "like" just so I would not sit and stare blankly at my friends when they would talk about how cute and wonderful they were. Of course most people had the hots for Omarion but Fizz had him a decent following. I was not crazy about any of the members. I thought they were unattractive, a little too feminine for my taste and mediocre singers. Really, I just felt like they were not cute enough to make up for the fact that their voices sounded like eternal puberty. So sad. What also angered me about this group was the way in which everybody had a pretend/stupid name except Omarion. They set the rest of them idiots up! (And apparently Chris Stokes, their manager, was touching them deeply in his free time. damn.) But anyway, Omarion dropped a couple solo projects after the untimely demise of the group and despite his vocals, had some hits.  I was particularly into one oh his songs "O". (Memories. Remember __? I would call one of my friends out but I'll refrain. lol) And then later on he dropped one of my fave songs and videos from him, "Entourage". I was sooo ObXessed with this one! Check it!

Dec 13, 2009

Walmart Is A Real-Life MySpace

I hate myspace. It is basically a place for all the crazies, hood rats and fools of the world to go on and post scantily clad pictures of themselves and send "Beyonce & Nem" nasty messages. It's reckless. Apparently Walmart is where all the MySpace homies go to hang out. I walked into Walmart for the first time in months looking to purchase the latest Beyonce DVD and was met with some of the strangest people.

1. Are you really rocking a wrap, Sir? Yes, this negro had his hair flat ironed and then had the nerve to give me a triple look and the eye. I definitely ignored that ninja and went to find some hummus.
2. I then asked my sista working at the bakery/bread counter if she knew where the pits bread was.. That heifer decided to give me the look like "Bish, you think you special cuz you eat pita". Simple ninjas. I ignored her too.
3. Then we had the whole damn family who rocked their pajamas to the store. Really?? Is that your final answer?? smdh.

That was just a few of the special friends I ran into. For more ridiculousness and people that go into Walmart check the website below! Please, go look!!! They have the best pictures ever of people at different Walmart's across the nation. I'm talking people with back boobs, men in gold leggings and some other CRAZINESS! Check it!

image courtesy of Giant Bomb

Dec 12, 2009

What'sThe Tee?: Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Go Hood....

As we know I know a lot of celebrity gossip. It's a guilty habit and if I didn't read the NYT everyday... I would probably be slightly embarrassed.  But anyway, what's the tee?? (By "tee" I mean what's the gossip/rumor/the deal):

1.Sooo Swizz Beatz cheated on Mashonda (while they were married) with Alicia Keys.
2. We discovered this unfortunate turn of events after Mashonda just came on out and said it on a radio station (check that here
2. After AK decided to tweet about love one day, Mashonda decided to write an open letter to her (here)
3. Just yesterday Swizz Beatz and Mashonda got into a fight...... ON TWITTER! wtf? (check that here )

This is after Swizz decided to jump out of body and tell everybody to go cop his "boo's" (AK) album on the 15th. Huniiiii, I do not have time! First of all, a twitter fight?? Really? And second, couldn't you at least spell ish right? We need to suspend all people from using the internet until we start offering free grammar and vocabulary classes. The madness must effing end! smh. Go ahead, drink it up. The Tee.

The Good ole' days...

oh wells.

Co-signage: EW Top 100

Did you see this amazing list that Entertainment Weekly compiled of all the top 100 best albums (from 1983-2008)?  Some of my faves made the list. I definitely co-sign this list!

Check it!

Dec 11, 2009

Tele.V. Coolness: Shy Ronnie!

I had seen this clip off of SNL earlier this week but my friend reminded me of it today and it made me laugh some more. In the clip below Rihanna is rapping to a classroom of students with Shy Ronnie helping her out on some of the parts.. But he's shy so you can only imagine how that goes. One of my fave parts of the vid is when Ronnie spits the lines:

"And I dont need no beat, i keep rocking it acapella. you should hang with me cuz my name is shy ronnie."


Goodnight my loves!

Dec 10, 2009

Get To Know Him:Mateo

I happened upon Mateo a couple months back when I was in the midst of one of my intense music searches. Every once in a while I get in this anxious fit where all of my usual musical faves are just not enough and I start ravenously searching the internet for music or asking people I know (w/good musical taste) to send me some new music. whew! I'm sooo not joking. Anyway, I found Mateo during one of these times and while I was initially impressed with his vocals, it was the harmonies and tone of his background singers that took me HIGHER!!! Oh my Gawd! (starts at 4:05 in video below) I swear I re-winded the part when they come in at the end soooo many times. (definitely re-winding it as I write this). Wooow. Mateo is also a gifted pianists and quite handsome! (hehe) He dropped a video for "Get to Know Me" and you can check it below. He is signed to Myspace Records so it is only appropriate that you visit his MySpace for more of his (live) musical selections.

Good night my loves!

Newspaper Coolness:The Nerd Emerges

So.. yes, I read the New York Times everyday. A habit that has been simmering for the past years and has finally grown to a full scale, all day ObXession.(It makes me feel better about reading trashy celebrity gossip too.) It's kinda strange the way this habit formed. I can recall being a kid and not really understanding why people read the newspaper everyday especially if you could just watch it. Then I grew older and started to realize that news stations pretty much all report on the same thing and the briefs are usually too...well, brief. Usually, no deep understanding (IMHO) can really come from it. The only reason I still watch the news occasionally is because one of my good friends digs the news and I'm still trying to understand the fascination...

Anyway, I was reading the NYT today when I came across their "Ninth Annual Year In Ideas". This is basically a list (with short articles) of the many fascinating studies and inventions people have come up with this year.There is about say.. 50 "ideas" and they are all pretty interesting. Of course, I read all of them. I promise they are all super interesting! They separate the "ideas" into topic too if you're looking to only read about the things you're primarily interested in. Check it! 

Coolness: The Cudi Edition

I am, at this point in my love for music, in a place where I'm starting to appreciate artists as a total package rather than JUST their talent. This journey to this place has been....difficult.(haha)Why? Because regular/basic people get blinded by the glitz and glam "musicians" throw at them and pretty much always forget about the lack of talent. (It's all kinda disappointing...) And I am by no means a regular/basic person especially as it relates to music. I feel like if you're pursuing a career in music you should be able to sing.... well.. Extremely well. The same goes for rapping. One would think that this was not too much to ask. Accepting artists as a whole package means (for me) being able to appreciate their style or gimmick, or team of writers or production and a host of other things that make artists successful. and that is what I'm currently trying to do. I said all this to say.. When I first heard Cudi, I was not impressed. And even after I listened and listened....and listened.. I was still unimpressed. What has made me take a second and third look at Cudi is the amazing videos he keeps dropping! I showed you one of my fave vids of his the other day (check here for more on that) and now I must share his first video and his recent one. All visually impressive and FRESH!

His Recent video to "Pursuit of Happiness" . The song is regular but the video is niiice.

His first video...

I dig Cudi's video swagggg.

Good day my loves!

Most Fascinating: Mrs. Obama

Today I was perusing the internet when I cam across Michelle Obama as Barbara Walters #1 pick for "Most Fascinating People 2009". I am beyond ObXessed with Michelle (and Barack) so this definitely made me beyond happy. Michelle is so poised, so graceful, so beautiful and absolutely FABULOUS! check the video of her interview with Barbara below. :)

Lovely, right?

Good day my loves!

Dec 9, 2009

A Forever ObXession: 'Ye Classic...

Kanye West is my favorite rapper (that's "ON"/well known). Every body who knows me (for real), knows that. If you were in my vicinity say Senior year of high school then you know I lived for 'Ye. If you came to my room freshmen year of college, you saw the ode to 'Ye on my wall. All the "Red Eye" (newspapers) he had ever covered. It was serious. (Then Lupe and Drake came along....) Kanye has fell in and out of my graces over the past years with his zest heaving and other dramatic, Aretha size shade throwing... but the love remains. I think mostly I feel like I can never let Ye go despite all the other rappers I come into contact with because he was my first... I can, to this day, tell you about the first moments I heard his music and how I was introduced to him. It's strange and kinda embarrassing. After seeing him in concert a couple years ago my whole thought process shifted. I was like new. I swear. The kind of magic that only a recent Bey concert has been able to duplicate. Kanye is that dude. The proof is in the music he creates. Yes, "Heartbreak" was... different and kinda unfortunate. Not because it was not a masterpiece (IT WAS!) but because I knew the whole time listening to it that Ye's vocals were just not enough. That album needed a SINGER on it (read: Bey, Chrisette, Jazmine S.)!

But despite all of that and his shade throwing, whenever I start to get annoyed with his behavior I just listen to "All Fall's Down" and all is right in the world. That is my all time favorite Ye song.

Surprisingly enough this post was suppose to be about one of the most amazing live performances of "Bring Me Down" that I was watching today. But then I started getting all emo about Ye and music. My apologies. Check the Ye' classic live below...

Had the best birthday EVER! (Well...not ever but you know..) Good day my loves!

Dec 7, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray! It's My B-day!

I think it's important that I take a moment from other debaucheries to say... It's my B-day! (Cue: Deja Vue-Bey)... I'm excited! I hope you're excited too! Thanx for stopping by! Come back now!


Also, Happy B-day to Nicki Minaj and Chrisette Michele too!

Good day my oves!!

The Things Parents Do.... Part 2

As a bonus which just happened 5 minutes ago (refer to The Things Parents Do... Part 1 for more info).. My mother calls me after they arrive home from dinner with me....

"Queen? Can I ask you a question?"
"Yes???" I respond
"Why did you have on orange earrings with that yellow top?"
"Huh" I say "OOOOOO. HAHA.. The top was gold and they were coral and gold earrings and I had on a coral necklace to match. You couldn't see it... My scarf was hiding it!"
"OH" she responded. "Because me and your father were wondering if you were okay.. We thought maybe the kids (read: my students) were braking you down. We (as in:her and my father) were like you were falling off! We were concerned."
"HAHAHA! Ya'll are crazy."

Hilarious, right? You know they were talking about this the entire way home and had concluded that I was in the midst of  a mental breakdown. My parents are crazy!

The Things Parents Do....

This ish warrants a post! LOL. So my father called me last week and said:

"Are you going to hang out with your parents for your birthday or are you just going to hang out with your friend's?"
I responded, "Of course I'm going to hang out with you all for my birthday!"

So we went back and forth trying to plan for a little while and finally decided on them driving out to me and picking me up from work. You know how people over 40 like to be in the house by 7 PM.  They came to pick me up and I came outside to jump in the vehicle. Nope. They were getting out of the car. I had said in passing they could probably come in. Nope, they were like definitely coming in. We walk into the offices and before I could even get in the door good I hear behind me:

"And this is Queen's desk. This is her chair. Oh, look here, she was employee of the month (an inside joke in the office). Wow!!"

For a moment I was confused as to who he was talking to because my mother was beside me. And then I realized..... THIS HOMIE WAS VIDEOTAPING!! I mean he had the camera ready and everything. I looked to my momma and was like:

"OMG!! You let him bring the video camera??? OMG!"
 She responded. "Girl, let him videotape! He's excited!"

One of the most embarrassing and utterly hilarious days of my entire life!!!! The things parents do....

Dec 6, 2009

ConfeXion: I Like it Hood (Sometimes)

Sooo I always claim to have some of the best taste when it comes to music...blah blah blah... Thing is.. while I'm generally not a fan of "hood rap" (read: I only listen to like Kanye, Jay, Lupe and some others who use big words)every once in a while some "hood" song just gets me! Craziness. So as of late I've been crazy about:

Yes! A mess! If nothing else, check Ms. Barbie's theatrics at about 3:17. She better WORQ!! Hahaha...

I have also been so playing way too loud this next one. One of my friends put me on before it got huge and I've been crazy about it... Singing loud/Playing it loud (feeling embarrassed about my love for it)...

And another Gucci classic. (I should warn you. This is the explicit version with the "n-word" going wild in the chorus.) 
I Think I Love Her- Gucci 
Yes, I know... also Gucci. I think it's safe to say he's my fave hood rapper right now. 

 And a bonus that is only slightly "hood". This one is connected though to the other Gucci hits... The chick on "I Think I Love Her" , Ester Dean, is the main chick in her debut single.
This song reminds me sooo much of Fri/Sat night, windows down, wind on my face, whole car shaking with this song... Gaaawd! 

Goodnight my loves! 

Dec 4, 2009

Coolness: The Video Edition

Soooo I love love a great music video... A couple music videos that have been giving me life are..

This video was made by a person on youtube.. I just really love these kind of videos. One video similar to this is...

For an optimal viewing experience... (be under the influence)... just saying..

These people have some amazing talent, right? Beautiful!

And one of my obxessions for some months now..

This video is cool, fresh and overwhelmingly sleek. I just love this visual "orgasm"...

Good day my loves!

Dec 2, 2009

How Torrid!: Sorry I Had to Deny Ya.

Soooo... I had to unsubscribe from Torrid's e-mail... :( Why? They kept getting me! OMG! Now I understand why companies always ask for your e-mail! So they can lure you in with these great deals. Like, "Only 2 hours! Clearance 50% off!" or "Boots on sale for 2 days!". They kept getting me. I would literally be doing something else, check my e-mail and Bam! $50 dropped! $75 gone! (I cannot even admit how often this happened to me. Too much) It was sick but sooooo fun... I miss it. :( I might sign back up. I have a problem! Two of my recent purchases:

Love this dress! And it looks even better in person!

Also, pretty much amazing!

I dig black a lot..mostly because you can do ANYTHING you want with it. And since I LOVE bright just all works out.

Pray for my deliverance. I have a problem. ha!

Good night my loves!

Tiger,Tiger: When Trif Goes Wrong

Oh geez. In light of recently confirming a friends trif/hoeish ways and Tiger's ridiculous scandal I had to sit and ponder the whole point of it all. But first, check Tigers voicemail he left on the side chick's phone...

Boy oh Boy. First of all, if you're a celebrity you already know the world is watching. Second of all, if you're a celebrity (or regular person) and you decide to try a little harder. It's bad enough that you're cheating and or/ scheming with somebody else's mate but dang, a voice mail? That's practically "Rules for Cheating 101" Dont leave a paper (or voice) trail! Also, do not be so effing obvious. For example; I'm a investigator. That's what I do. My hunches are pretty much always right. (Though I choose to ignore them sometimes to keep my life drama free.) If you are a person I know and you are discreetly (or so you think) eyeing somebody's mate.. 8.5/10 I will figure it out. I will collect evidence (mentally) and I will either A. keep it to myself. or B. Reveal it if I care enough.

I'm not saying a person should cheat. I mean, that is pretty much at the top of the "Trif List" but if you choose to do, keep it to yourself and just try harder to be discreet. Also, be prepared for consequences if and when your triflin' ways are discovered. That is all. Hilarious!!!

Have a good day my loves!

Dec 1, 2009

What if?: Questions.. QUES!! ?????'s

So I can remember in Vibe's "heyday" I was making sure to spend 3 minutes why my momma was buying up the groceries reading all the 20 ?'s (example here) in the back. Those things had me dying of laughter! But anyway, I was just randomly thinking of some questions I had... Mine are all "What if's"

1. What kind of world would we live in if Rih could actually sing AND dance???? (Would our Queen (Bey) be no more??? (hahahaha))

2. Speaking of... what if Chris Brown had never hit Rih that fretful day?

3. What if Whitney Houston had never let Bobby drop a couple nuggets in her breakfast OJ??

4. What if Bey had Michelle's "balance", Kelley's voice and Letoya's (original) nose??

5. What if Alicia Keys had never met Swizz?

6. What if Lil Wayne had decided to stay with/ be faithful to only Toya?

7. What if T.I. had never got arrested for those gun charges? (Would we have Paper Trail?)

8. What if Eminem was.. Black?

9. What if Obama's father had instead impreggo'd a woman of color?

That's it for now... I'm sure I will think of more... hahaha...

Yo! Remember... Get Money?

I was sitting here randomly singing in my head "Get Money"...Biggie style... Remember Biggie though? I'll never claim to be some intense lover of rap because quite does not move me as much as singing but I have my favorites and I know what genius looks like. Below, a Biggie throwback. (Lil Kim looks soooo human albeit ridiculous..normal)