Apr 28, 2011

Video: Lupe and Skylar Grey

Heeeeeeeey! I know my posting has been a little sparse this week, Lo siento! I've been sick! I hope everybody else is having a SUPER healthy week though. But anyway, two of my fave musicians came together to create one of my favorite songs right now and I need to share. Below, Skylar Grey and Lupe with "Words I Never Said".

Video: Bey Does Move Your Body

In case you've been living under a rock the last couple of days, here's Beyonce with her video for First Lady, Michelle Obama's "Move Your Body" campaign. SUPER cute. This is just a glimmer into the career's Bey is about to annihilate once she's completely back in the game.

Happy Almost Friday!

Apr 25, 2011

Article: The Black Creative Class

In doing some research for the relaunch of my blog I came across a great article that engages the concept of the "black creative class" and what makes it "tic". This is a phenomenal read with just enough information and sarcasm to keep the most creative entertained. :) Check it!

Video: The Voice

NBC is premiering the show "The Voice" this Tuesday with celebrity judges Cee Lo, Adam levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. Watch the judges version of "Crazy" below. I'm super excited to watch! Unlike American Idol, it seems like they are legitimately in search of the next great vocal superstar. Click here for more information on the show.

Also, watch some of the talent below.

Also, I knew Tarralyn was on another reality singing show! She won VH1's "Born to Diva" but I'm assuming that that was not as huge of a musical springboard as she had imagined.

Happy Monday

Apr 23, 2011

Video: Lil Niqo

I am so not ashamed to say that as I do my adult thing and clean my house Lil Niqo's "Ok Then" is definitely playing in the background. Lil Niqo is ten years old and his song is getting a respectable amount of coverage and spins.It's super catchy and I'm sure you'll find yourself going along with your day and singing "Ok then, that's how I feel!". Also check Lil Niqo's co-sign by DJ Khaled. That's a good look, kid! (Thanks for the vid, V-ness!)

Happy Saturday!

Apr 19, 2011

Article: LaurieAnn Gibson

Some of you all may remember Ms. Gibson from that epic argument between her and Diddy on "Making The Band"or her part in the 2003 film "Honey", starring Jessica Alba. Recently, Bitchie Life sat down with her for a pretty insightful interview. Some of my favorite quotes are below.

Making it, is getting up every day and fighting to remain humble, grateful and to find a bigger purpose or another level to why you are who you are.
 Don’t be so quick to want to be in that place of worldly status because there is always a glitch in the matrix and you have to be built to be number one or you’ll slip.

Read more: LaurieAnn Gibson Talks Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, & Her Movie “Honey” With Bitchie Life | Necole Bitchie.com 


Apr 18, 2011

Music: Beyonce's NEW Single

Hello friends! The day would not complete without the audio for Bey's new single "Girl" dropping. It's finally here! I shall never apologize for my intense Bey love! Listen below.  (It has some tags on it but you'll still hear the track fine.)

Girls (Who Run the World) - Beyoncé by HDMI44

And I have to say friends, I'm not completely sold on this song yet. It may have to just simmer for a couple days for me to appreciate it, similar to my experience with "Single Ladies".

Video: Adele Interview

My friend Annie loved me enough to send me this gift! Click the link below to watch Adele explain each of the tracks on her latest album, 21. Watching these short clips suddenly made me realize that Adele will be around long after any of our favorite stars have faded from the music game, her genuine and honest nature is magnetic.

Happy Monday!

Apr 16, 2011

Video: D.Rose for MVP

Came across this dope video compilations of Chicago's basketball superstar, Derrick Rose and I had to share. D.Rose for mutha effing MVP, homiez!

I heart my city.

Happy Saturday!

Apr 14, 2011

Bey and Frank Ocean

They're totally actually working together on her next album and here is the photographic evidence. DOPE. 

Also, Complex did a great piece on Frank Ocean. Check that here.


Apr 12, 2011

I'm Relaunching My Blog!

12 *hair whips* and 5 Chris Brown *spins*!! POW! POW! POW!

I'm relaunching my blog! After realizing how much I enjoy blogging and how important this site has become to me, I have decided to do an official relaunch of my blog. I'm super super SUPER excited about the relaunch coming this summer!

I need your help though! Can you all do me a quick favor? Fill out my survey! I will love you FOREVER! Gracias.

One of my fave photos and an ode to the beginnings of this blog. :)

Apr 11, 2011

Bey for Breakfast

Bey Collage.

In other Bey related news, she was caught on the set of her new video today. 

Get Ready. Bey day is on the horizon.

Apr 10, 2011

Music: Mixtape Heaven

I would venture to say that Drake revolutionized the mixtape game. This is not to say that people had NOT been releasing well produced mixtapes before Drake arrived, but it was something about Drake's "So Far Gone" that made the release of a great mixtape a necessity for any musician trying to get in the game. With this new "Mixtape Era" we are continuously blessed with musical dopeness. Two mixtapes in rotation these days is Nitty Scott, MC's "The Cassette Chronicles". and our G.O.O.D. friend, Pusha T. Both are a must listen!


 Happy Sunday!

Apr 8, 2011

Just Get To Know: Paris Jones

Last night as I readied for bed I suddenly needed to hear "Winter" by Paris Jones. What was suppose to be one last song before bed turned into a Paris Jones listening party. This kid is coming for you all. Imagine if Kanye, Kid Cudi and Theophilus London got melted into one awesome rapper. That's Paris.  Check his mixtape "From Paris With Love" below, visit his Tumblr, watch lots of his videos and be the first of your friends to know about this gem.

Paris Jones: From Paris With Love Mixtape by BlacklistMusic


Video: Donald Glover on Jimmy Fallon

Donald Glover A.K.A. Childish Gambino is hilarious!!!! Check him on Jimmy Fallon last night. I LOVED it. And he raps at the end... DOPE.

"Kix is like the handjob of cereals."

Happy Friday!

Apr 7, 2011


These are some new videos I've seen this week.

1. Chris Brown brings us his new video which is screaming "B.E.T.Uncut". Ummm, ok.

CBE - Spend It All (18+) from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.

2. Then we have the illustrious Kelly Rowland with "Motivation". She is so hott!!

3. This one is for Rachies. It's a partaaaay.


Just Get To Know: Joi Starr

Being the huge Kanye West fan that I am, Joi Starr is no stranger to me. If you've ever seen Kanye perform live and with backing vocals then you have most likely already gotten a taste of Joi Starr. She came to perform with Kanye shortly after starting on a solo project and what was suppose to be a short gig lasted more than five years! Joi's voice is big, colorful and adaptable to a variety of genres. I am SUCH a fan. Joi is no stranger to the art of music and I am super excited to see what else she will serve us once her mixtape, Broccoli and Noodles, drops soon! Check her single, "Yellow" below.

JoiStaRR - Yellow by JoiStaRR

Article: How To Steal Like An Artist

I'm still in the midst of reading through this article but I had to take a moment to share it. It's really that awe inspiring. One thing I have come to recognize over the last year is the power of "The Law of Attraction". My very basic understanding of the theory, similar to how I understand Karma, is that you will receive what you put out. What this means to me is if you put out positivity you will receive the same and this is also true for negative energy. Be intentional about your life. Dont cower under the pressure of other people's insecurities. Be positive, be loving, be kind, be generous and be hardworking. The article below teaches us how to be intentional about the way we live. Genius! Please READ!!!


Apr 4, 2011

Last Call: Jaspects

Well, well, well! Just as I was set to call it a night, I got served with this gem. If you're looking for some music to settle your soul and get into that place of ultimate slumber, listen. Her tone is siiiiiiick. SICK.

The Jaspects are also responsible for another hit featuring THE Janelle Monae. Check that below.


Apr 3, 2011

Quote: Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli (@realtalibkweli) posted this quote hours ago and here I am still pondering it and still applying it to my life so I thought I'd share.

 Having a boss mentality is not about controlling other people. Its about controlling your destiny.

Apr 2, 2011

Song of the Moment: All Back

After about three weeks of "Yeah 3x" in heavy rotation I finally have a new Chris Brown fave. I think what I enjoy most about this song are those vicious harmonies and Chris's genuine execution of the lyrics. You hear the track and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Chris really "wants it all back." (Or maybe having a glimpse into the whole Rih-Rih scandal makes this song seem genuine.) Take a listen and get into those dope drums and raw emotions!

"You never miss a good thing until it's gone....Now I want it all back..."

Happy Saturday, friends!

Article: Loyalty Is Vintage

Loyalty is Chanel No5, its couture, it’s a classic patent leather pump, it’s red lipstick, it’s a string of pearls. Loyalty is the timeless piece no REAL relationship can do without. But its also so vintage and classic that this new generation fails at making it trendy.
 The quote above is from Brook Lynne Carter's post titled "Loyalty Is Vintage" and speaks true to the current state of relationships. It seems that people are not interested in being true and loyal to you or what you all have created. Friendships are wrought with self interest. Relationships are steeped in mistrust and families are being destroyed by dishonesty. I suppose right now is the time to take a moment and ponder who and what truly matters because when life gets real you need to know who will be by your side, clothed in loyalty. Read the article here. I can dig it.