Jun 30, 2011

Video: Teyana Taylor With "Marvin's Room"

Okay, I love TT so I'll just say- She could have remastered this track a bit more for the video. BUT overall, the video made me appreciate her version more. I'm still checking for JoJo's version of "Marvin's Room" though. Her lyrics, tone and production of the track are spot on.

Teyana Taylor "Her Room" Directed by TAJ & Mike Ho #TPK #oSm from Director | Mike Ho on Vimeo.

Teyana's body is BONKERS!!!!!!

Jun 28, 2011

Video: Marvin's Room (Official)

So, after plenty cover's and continuous play, Drake has finally released the official video for "Marvin's Room". JoJo's version still reign's supreme in my mind but this is a cute look for Drizzy. :)

Drake ~ Marvins Room (Official Video) from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

Jun 24, 2011

Covered: Dont Let Go

On my way to Minnesnowta for lots of friend time and feeling SUPER amped especially after discovering this brilliant cover. The sucker that I am for harmonies, you know I ate this UP. Watch White Sea slay EnVogue's "Dont Let Go" to the greatest degree! YEEEEEEEES.

Happy Friday!

Jun 23, 2011

Song Of The Day: Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

Remember this? This use to be my absolute JAM!!

"Hey ladies, when your man wanna get buckwild, just go back and hit 'em up style!"

I dont completely support being this deceitful when your mate does something ridiculous but it's still a catchy tune!

Jun 21, 2011

Covered: Best Thing I Never Had

T.C. has to be one of my MOST favorite artists/songwriter's poppin' right now. He recently blessed us with a cover of Bey's "Best Thing I Never Had". His vocals are absolutely crazy! I have NEVER heard him sing anything badly! It's just a snippet of the full cover he's working on but if you enjoy it as much as I do you'll be repeatedly clicking to the start of the song. Check his cover below.

Song Of The Day: Why Dont We Fall In Love

Summer is all about love, happiness and sunshine! Amerie's 2002 debut track, "Why Dont We Fall In Love", is packed full of radiance and love and is turning out to be my favorite 2011 summer track. I've been playing it sporadically through out the last two weeks and thought I needed to remind you all of it's care free brilliance. Enjoy!

Good day!

Jun 17, 2011

Video: Skinny Love (Birdy)

So, remember that time when I was like "I loooove this Skinny Love Cover by Birdy"?? Well, unbeknownst to me, she released a video for it in April. POW! Check my fave teen indie star below in her official video for "Skinny love".

Video: Rye Rye for Prubal Gurung

We'll just go ahead and call this the "Year for Rye Rye". Mark my words, Rye Rye is about to be pumping through your airwaves for the rest of the year. In the Rye Rye featured video, Prubal Gurung introduces his 2012 Resort collection. Check Rye Rye and the new Prubal Gurung pieces below.

Video: Keri Does "Lose Control"

When Keri's first album, "In A Perfect World" dropped three years ago I was all over it. I played it on repeat for a good six months and to this day I could pretty much sing the whole album from start to finish. I LOVED Keri, her style and her fresh take on the R&B/Pop game. And then she dropped her album this second time around and I was all and all pretty unimpressed BUT THEN this happened. Keri's performance game generally leaves something to be desired (especially if you're an avid Bey fan) but she "did it on 'em" with this one. I can dig it.

Get it, Ms. Keri baby.

Read: Lupe Unpacks Obama and Terrorism

Recently Lupe stated recently that he felt that Obama was "the biggest terrorist in the United States". Check his interview that he did over at Global Grind to better understand where he was coming from with that statement.

Jun 16, 2011

Video: Choreography to Laura Marling

There is absolutely no words to describe the way I feel when I discover something so brilliant that my heart sinks to my soul and harps a song. This is beautiful.

oh my.

Covered: Marvin's Room

Drake and I fall in out of love pretty regularly. I mean, not literally but I go back and forth about my affinity for Drizzy. My friend said it best this weekend though when he said, "Drake has amazing quality control. He continuously releases quality record's!" That, my friend's, I cannot argue with. Drake's "Marvin's Room" has been a huge hit, so much so that JoJo decided to cover it. Listen to her version below.

I'm a huge fan of JoJo's current look! It's working for her!

New Video: Rye Rye and Robyn

Two of my fave artists, Robyn and Rye Rye team up in the video for "Never Will be Mine". I think what draws me most to Rye Rye is not necessarily her lyrical prowess but her affinity for creativity in her personal style. And Robyn is pretty much the love of my life for any and everything that is Robyn. I LIVE for Robyn. The video is mad cute, yo. Check it.

New Music: Big Sean

If you visit this blog pretty regularly then you are already aware of my love for Detroit's own and rapper extraodinaire, Big Sean. And finally, his highly anticipated first album, Finally Famous. Check the live stream below.

Finally Famous by Big Sean

Photo's: Bey

Check some of my fave photo's from the latest Bey promo photo's. Goodness gracious, this girl is BONKERS with it.

oh yes!

New Video: Frank Ocean

Everybody's favorite new artist, Frank Ocean just dropped his video for "Novacane". Check it below!

frank ocean [novacane] from christopher francis ocean on Vimeo.

Happy Monday!

I'm Back! Part 2

So, the crazy 2 week back and forth to New York has finally drawn to an end. This second week back in New York proved to be just what the doctor ordered. I found myself (ooo, double entendre) on the beaches of Long Beach Island and it was GREAT. I like to think of this time in my life as a financial, spiritual, health and career transitional phase. The next year of my life will be challenging, exciting and full of much victory. BUT  I'm excited, nervous and ready to really be the BOSS that I know I am. Ahhh, personal growth, gotta love it.

This week was full of so much community, self reflection and a hard personal reset BUT it would not be complete without music.*smize* Below, find a pretty random song that we played on repeat most of the weekend. (I'm laughing just thinking about it.)

Peace and Happy Monday!

Jun 9, 2011

I'm Back!

I hesitated on the creation of this post because I thought it would be a little to me-centered for this here blog but whatever, here we go!

1. New York was splendid! Splendid, I tell you! I love bringing all of my different friend groups together, it gives me tingles in my left pinky toe. lmao. But anyway, we had us quite a lovely time together and it is "to be continued" this weekend in a beach house... in Jersey. AMPED.

2. I came home and started listening to this random playlist I created months and months ago. I use to play this playlist on REPEAT when I fist created it. These were like all of my fave songs then. Anyway, check it below if you're interested!

(The embedding was being difficult so sorry about that.)

3. "Blog Relaunch" plans are underway and I would like to give a shout out to everybody who has been lending their support throughout this whole process! And a special nod to Rachies for being Ms. Awesome on this journey. Love ya'll!

Okay, that's it for now! It's finally summertime and Bawse is back in season. :::smize::::


Jun 5, 2011

In Case You Forgot

It's about a quarter to 3(AM) in my corner of the world and I just had to remind you of one of my most favorite songs when I need a bit of a positive push. I hope you also get what you need from this song.

Off to New York in 5 hours. Everybody make it a positive next few days until I return!

Jun 3, 2011

Covered: Super Bass (Karmin + ?uestlove)

In case you missed this. Anything with ?uestlove is instantly awesome in my book.

Happy Friday!

Jun 2, 2011

Just Get To Know: Mara Hruby

I took a moment to listen to Mara Hruby’s music earlier this year and though I understood her music and style vision, I was not impressed with her voice. I’m a singer by nature and therefore I tend to be rather hard on any and all aspiring singers. I also happen to believe that you should work within your gift and if singing is not your gift than perhaps you should take some time to discover what you are truly naturally gifted at.

With all that being said, I have come to understand that talent is but a fraction of what makes a singer an entertainer and ultimately, we want to be entertained. I would say survival within any sector is part talent, part ambition, part vision and part work ethic. You could be the best singer/rapper/artist to walk planet earth but if you do not embody any of the other three traits you have pretty much failed without even starting. Mara Hruby’s voice is cool, calm and soothing. No, she will not out sing (insert your fave Big voiced singer here) but she will give you the vocal depth that has become her trademark and she will definitely serve you a personal style and vision that you cannot deny. I’ve come to dig Ms. Hruby and I have to admit Jay Z definitely has something to do with it. :) Check the video and song, "The Panties", originally performed by Mos Def  that brought me over to Team Mara Hruby.

Good day!

Lupe Fiasco on Gil Scott-Heron

Earlier this week Lupe Fiasco posted a short piece dedicated to Gil Scott-Heron. Check it below and check his blog for more Lupe awesomeness!
The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized.

Idiot boxes of the world unite! To fight off the effects of intelligence, replace smart quotes with fart jokes, substitute sense with scenes from Martin, let the baby's bathe in that glow and learn all manner of things they don't really need to know!

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

Channel the content of some rambling nonsense deep into the annals of yo' subconscious, deprogram and depress chasing some televised success, be them, that, they and those be everything but in control,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

Small claims Court drama, teenage baby mamas, Osama watching Osama, Celebrity Endorsed indoor saunas, the perfectly cooked piraƱa and other cannonfodder for you to ponder, all at the speed of imitations of life while the smoke of war gets inhaled thru the peace pipes, be still my beating heart and scare my brain from thinking thoughts as i sit intoxicated by the delights, sarcasm and 3 strikes thrown by my favorite pitcher in a sound surrounded, 3 dimensional, high death, full color mixture, wholly unsocializing and completely uncensored,

The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized!

By this one-eyed monster most of the world was raised, and by this hero most of the world was saved, and to this master most of the world is slaves, it factors your fears with actors and cheers from a live studio audience pushing you to engage in a heroic act of thoughtlessness for the grand prize of a little bread, fleeting fame in the circus and every thought in yo head, 

Good day!

Jun 1, 2011

New Music: Bey

I am happy to see that "Run The World" was no indication of the quality of her album. Her second single, "1+1" and this latest single are for sure hits and are all around great songs. And check the writing on the mirror, "King B". YEEEEES.

Happy Wednesday and all that jazz!