Monday, November 30, 2015
The 'Soul Train Awards 2015' is OVER, but the drama ROLLS ON! Now one of the MORE talked about moments of the night was ARGUABLY the tribute to Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds. The likes of BoyzIIMen, Bobby Brown and Brandy paid HOMAGE to the MAN that CRAFTED their HITS... Now I DON'T RECALL Babyface ever writing a SONG for Fantasia. He may have, BUT I never heard of it...and I don't feel like RESEARCHING it right now.. So while the other artists sang portions or SNIPPETS of their HITS, but Fantasia did not one but 2 songs. Of COURSE she SANG the HOUSE down with Whitney's 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)'...but THEN she stuck around and sang ANOTHER powerhouse hit that Babyface penned---'Superwoman'.
NOW we all know that the SUPER AWESOME Karyn White SAN that SONG up the charts back in the day--but was CLEARLY ABSENT. This lead FANS to wonder WHERE THE HELL WAS KARYN! Today White SPEAKS OUT about the 'SNUB'. She says BET nor Babyface een CONTACTED her about being apart of the TRIBUTE! That is NOT ALL she had to say either! Check the VIDEO she posted on her FACEBOOK PAGE!
#SoulTrainAwards #BabyFaceTribute feat. #Brandy #Fantasia #BoyIIMen #TevinCampbell & #BobbyBrown [vid]
We are STILL talking about the ALL-STAR super STELLAR Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds tribute on LAST NIGHT'S Soul Train Music Awards! Babyface brought to the stage the likes of Bobby Brown, Fantasia, Tevin Campbell, Brandy and BoyzIIMen for a WALK BACK down memory lane showcasing THE COOL in all our lives--HIS EXPANSIVE catalog of HIT after HIT! There actually could've been a FULL SHOW centered around the HITS this man has crafted over his LONG, ILLUSTRIOUS career, but 16 minutes of FUN, that'll hold us over for now. Check out the SPECTACULAR tribute AGAIN..after the JUMP!
Did you know that on this day back in 1982, Michael Jackson released 'Thriller'!?? The album would go on to sell over 65 million copies WORLDWIDE and is still the BEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME!!
In 1984 'Thriller' won a record setting 8 Grammys and the coveted 'Album of the Year' honor! So of course we had to PAY tribute to the GREATEST ENTERTAINER of ALL TIME. The VIBES from the VAULT jam is the 1st single from the project, 'Beat It'. WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO BE SAID!?
King of POP FOREVER!
WATCH: #SoulTrainAwards #SoulCypher with #ChrisetteMichelle #EddieLevert #LalahHathaway & #KCi [video]
Centric and The Soul Train Awards turned the 'CYPHER' on it's EAR with the 1st ever SOUL CYPHER featuring Chrisette Michelle, KCI Hailey, Lalah Hathaway, Erykah Badu and the LEGENDARY Eddie Levert! Check it out AGAIN---GENIUS indeed!
We heard a little SNIPPET of this song from Jeremih on the Soul Train Awards, and in the last few weeks it has grown on me. AT FIRST I was like, 'THIS SONG IS ALL OVER THE PLACE', with the Shai, 'If I Ever Fall In Love' interpolations and the super simple piano rift..but NOW I KNOFA DIG IT!! Check out Jeremih's 'OUI' right here!
Trey Songz is LIVING IT UP in Abu Dahbi right now with Kevin Hart and Ludacris celebrating his 31st birthday, but before that he had time to GIFT the fans with a MIXTAPE for HIS birthday!! Check out 'To Whom It May Concern' after the JUMP!!
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Did you SEE 'The Walking Dead'!? Wow! Who saw that one COMING?? Check out 'Start to Finish' episode 8 of SEASON 6 RIGHT HERE!!!!
I'm not sure WHAT HAPPENED tonight, because I was WATCHING 'The Soul Train Awards', so CATCH UP here on episode 4 of season 8 of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'!
After 20 years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant announces that he will RETIRE after the 2015-16 season!
The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday. The third-leading scorer in NBA history wrote a poem entitled ''Dear Basketball'' to announce his decision.
Here is what Bryant wrote:
Now there have been RUMBLINGS of a joint Kendrick Lamar/J.Cole project. Wouldn't that be EPIC!? No DETAILS have come out on the project or even if it's HAPPENING, BUT both K Dot and Cole have WHETTED the fan's APPETITES and may have just let us know that they ARE working on stuff together. On BLACK FRIDAY, both rappers TWEETED links to SONGS from the other rapper. J.Cole dropped Lamar's 'Alright' with him FREESTYLING over it while Kendrick dropped 'A Tale of 2 Citiez' with his raps over the track! CLEVER, right! Both of these songs are from each of the two's current PROJECTS! GENIUS. Now of course I KNOW you want to hear them RIGHT?? Right. Check them out after the JUMP!
Now James Wright Chanel's VIRAL review of Patti Labelle's pies is stil EPIC and helped to SPIKE the sales for the delectables, but Mike Epps' review may--well IT WILL DEFINITELY MAKE YOU LAUGH!!
Check out Epps' take on Patti's pies!
Saturday, November 28, 2015
CONGRATS are in ORDER for pioneer rapper and actor, Ice-T and his wife Coco!! Last night the two WELCOMED their 1st child together, Chanel!!!!
Chanel was EXPCETED in December but made her DEBUT a bit EARLY and the PROUD PARENTS took to SOCIAL MEDIA to share the NEWS!!! Check out the 1st PICS!!
The FUTURE of R&B Oshea can do NO WRONG! Whatever he touches MUSICALLY turns to gold, so of course he had to take a STAB at his contemporary and friend, Bryson Tiller's hit, 'Exchange', right!? Right. Take a LISTEN as Oshea puts his own STAMP on the huge hit!
Ride THE WAVE.....
Chris Brown continues is MUSICAL 'movie' journery with the 3rd video from 'Royalty' entitled, 'Fine By Me'. Brown DIRECTS this visual-- watch Breezy 'fight' his way out of his LATEST escapade!
Let's take it back to the 80's. What do you get when you cross Rick James with one of the GREATEST GROUPS in POP CULTURE HISTORY--The Temptations??? You get the 80's REUNION of the Temps and an ALBUM produced by the FUNKMASTER, Rick James!! This was a HUGE HIT that came from that UNION.. 'Standing On The Top'!
Talented youth performing at the highest level of MUSICALITY-- that is WHAT I REMEMBER about being in the MARCHING BAND. HBCU's across the nation are FILLED with TALENTED minority individuals excelling in music and no other HBCU displays this better than the Southern University Marching Band! Watch as this UBER-talented group of musicians and dancers give a CROWD ROUSING performance of Adele's INTERNATIONAL hit, 'Hello'!!!
Friday, November 27, 2015
Remember for that BRIEF moment AFTER Destiny's Child KICKED LaToya and Latavia out the group and they FIRST started rocking with Michelle and Farrah. BUT SHORTLY THEREAFTER, Farrah was UNCEREMONIOUSLY 'let go' from the MULTIPLE Grammy-Award winning group. The story was pretty HAZY during those time and we were LEAD TO BELIEVE that Farrah was 'KICKED OUT' of the group for not having the DRIVE and same WORK ETHIC as the rest of the ladies and also for MISSING SHOWS...ALLEGEDLY. BUT FINALLY after all of this time, Farrah Franklin says that is nowhere NEAR the vicinity of being the TRUTH! She said SHE left the GROUP because she was MISTREATED and that Mathew Knowles had gotten 'AGGRESIVE' with her!! She also DETAILS the EXACT DAY when she left walked away from the group FOR GOOD!!
Check the VIDEO here!~
Now this is a NICE sight to see. After James Wright Chanel's VIRAL review of Patti Labelle's pies SWEPT the nation and INCREASED her sales, Patti ADMITS FINALLY to what we already knew--Chanel's review HELPED her pie sales TREMENDOUSLY. So the next thing to do is to DINE and SING with Chanel, right? For Thanksgiving, Labelle had dinner with the new INTERNET STAR and the two even sang songs together!! Check out their TOUCHING MEETING right here after the JUMP!
'Hollywood Divas' star Countess Vaughn has A LOT to be THANKFUL for this year and she is NOT ASHAMED to show you us 2 of her BIG BLESSINGS! Vaughn took to INSTAGRAM to show off her AMPLE BOSOM and her SLIMMED DOWN BODY on TURKEY DAY!! Are you ready for this JELLY!!! Here it GOES!!
You know you want to HEAR IT, right? Check out Lil Wayne's 'No Ceilings 2' mixtape. The 24-track set includes appearances from Mannie Fresh, Future, Yo Gotti, and MANY MORE!!
Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 on the SAME TRACK!!! Yes it has happened!! Remember the two famously dated back in the day and have a CHILD together, but they NEVER did a DUET..well until NOW... It's not a DUET in the TRUE SENSE of the word, but on Badu's 'Hello' she SAMPLES some FAMOUS words from her once upon a TIME, beau!! Check it out!!
WAKE UP!!! Get up get out and GET SOMETHING!! WHO SAID THAT??? GOODIE MOB...namely CEE-LO GOODIE... So let's go back to 1999 with one of their CLASSICS... 'GET RICH TO THIS'!! You GOTTA LOVE THE A-TOWN!!!
Did you miss CHRIS BROWN on 'The Tonight Show'??? Check out his performance of 'Zero' from his UPCOMING 'Royalty' project!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Did you MISS 'If Loving You Is Wrong' last night!? Well here it is.. Check out episode 10 right here!!
WAKE UP!!!! Time to face the SUNSHIINE and clear your mind and all that BS from yesterday is BEHIND.....
I need to be a RAPPER. But anyways, speaking of RAPPERS, Timbaland--THE BEAT CREATOR EXTROADINAIRE is the MAN of HOUR right? He is KILLING the music on 'Empire' and just released his book and just an ALL AROUND good DUDE and UBER talented ENTERTAINER.... let's TAKE it back to one of his COLLABS with Jay-Z--- 'Lobster & Scrimp'!!!
Everybody wants to show off their PACKAGE these days, Game, B.o.B.,Usher and the list goes on and ON...
BUT August Alsina wants to REMIND his FANS that he is 'BIG IN THE GAME' as well with his most RECENT 'Eggplant' pic on social media! NSFW....after the JUMP!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
#LHHH News: #MilanChristopher SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT about split from Miles with #TheBreakfastClub! [vid]
Now this was an INFORMATIVE interview! After 'Love and Hip Hop Hollywood's Miles Brock was on and gave his SIDE of the story about the show and his FAILED relationship with Milan, Milan Christopher drops by The Breakfast Club to set the RECORD all the WAY STRAIGHT. Milan clears the air and gives us some INSIGHT on some of the HALF TRUTHS that we were FED on this past season of 'LHHH'.
Now at first Charlamagne was trying to get his usual 'one liners' and 'jabs' in, but Milan shut that down quickly and actually spoke his side and it appears that there maybe more TRUTH in his side of things than Miles' and what 'LHHH' the show wanted us to believe. For starters, all the histrionics and contrived backstory that Miles and Amber had was BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER when Milan REVEALED that Miles' side of things was FAKE and STAGED. We pretty much saw through the SMOKE and MIRRORS that the show was trying to shove down our throats. Milan REVEALED that Miles was GAY WAYYYYYY before the show and that his whole PERSONA and was MADE UP and that Amber and Mile's family were ALL IN ON the GAG!! Check out the INTERVIEW after the JUMP!!
Rihanna haas ANNOUNCED her ANTI World Tour dates and she has an IMPRESSIVE cast of characters taking the road trek with her. The Weeknd, Big Sean and her rumored new beau, Travis $cott.
The TOUR kicks off in San Diego in February and travels to arenas in cities including Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Brooklyn, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, wrapping May 7 in Oakland.
She will then head to Europe in June for shows in the U.K., Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, and more. Now it's been SOME TIME since I've seen RiRi on tour. The last time was in Atlanta, and she was touring with Kanye West. And to be HONEST, she was QUITE BORING, but that was some time ago, and I'm sure she has GROWN as an ARTIST, so this should be a pretty decent trek. Check out the TOUR STOPS and see when RiRi and her GUYS are coming to a TOWN NEAR you...after the JUMP!!
The OLD GANG and some NEW FACES are back on the SOUTHSIDE of Chicago for the 3rd installment of the 'Barbeshop' franchise. Now from the TRAILER, it appears that THIS film has LEGS. This time around the plot centers around VIOLENCE in the community and what we can do to STOP IT. NOW in this climate that is DEFINITELY a TOPIC that we all need to REVISIT and with Malcolm D. Lee and Ice Cube involved, we KNOW that it;s going to be FUNNY with a LESSON to be LEARNED along the way. Check out the trailer with Eve, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer and MORE!!!
WAKE UP!!! Make it a good day.. Get up and at 'em and put your BEST FOOT FORWARD... DO the BEST you can do and just be the BEST YOU, you can possibly be! In the meanwhile, let's go back to 2000 with a JAM from R&B Divas' star Chante Moore. Chante still has that BANGING body and back in 2000 she teamed with Jermaine Dupri for her hit, 'Straight Up'! Check it out...
Patti Labelle is a HOT TOPIC of the moment with her pies SELLING OUT the stores and supporters and CRITICS chiming in he new found success in a TOTALLY different arena than we are used to. SO OF COURSE, Patti has to talk about the PHENOMENA that is her confections and also she talks about her illustrious career and possibly doing a song with Fetty Wap!? 'The Breakfast Club' gets all the INFO on what's good with Patti and what's coming down the pipeline for her. With all the success of her pies, wouldn't it be a GREAT TIME for SOME NEW music from her? Let's see what she had to say about that... Check out the FULL INTERVIEW after the JUMP!
CAN YOU BELIEVE we sat through 12 EPISODES of 'LHHH'?? But the FINALE aired and it seemed that MOST of the storylines wrapped up NICELY. Moniece and Rich Dollaz 'BROKE UP'..we think? Nikki Baby had her hand in that by RUNNING to Rich and telling him that Moniece had a MOMENT OF WEAKNESS and remembered the LOVE she had for the father of her son!
Ray-J and Princess seem to be making moves to a better relationship...AT the time of filming. WE ALL KNOW that they are ENGAGED at present. Miles introduced Milan to his FAMILY--THEY HAVE mixed reviews, as do us...SEEING that the pair had since BROKEN UP.
And some other stuff happened, but the REAL FIREWORKS take place at the REUNION...so tune in for that NEXT WEEK!
Now Hazel E and Soulja Boy were M.I.A. on the finale, but who cares... HOPEFULLY they will stay missing next season two. WHO WANTS TO BE, Milan and Miles will be MISSING next season as well. I think they've MILKED all the SENSATION out of that storyline....UNLESS they go from the ANGLE of them being BROKEN up and all the DRAMA that SURROUNDED that... At any rate...check out the FINALE here!!
They JUMPED the BROOM FINALLY! On Sunday, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello TIED the knot on Sunday and word from the curb is that the SWANKY SHINDIG had a PRICE TAG upwards of 4 million!!!!!
So who was there???? Well... the likes of Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ariel Winter, Eric Stonestreet, Channing Tatum, Sarah Hyland, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Ed O'Neill to name a few. But check out some of the best MOMENTS from the SOIREE!!
Let's see how long they can make a go of it!