Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
This song for some reason brings me joy! Lmao
Saturday, February 19, 2011
First shes looks amazing as usual but Im sorry but this is NOT BlackFACE and it has nothing to do with Fela...How does this "get back to her African roots?"
The English translation of the article reads:
"The Fashion magazine is about to celebrate its 90th birthday. To celebrathe this anniversary, the festivities start with the March issue, with Beyoncé on the cover. She agreed to pose for an incredible fashion shoot, with the theme of African Queen, paying a tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti (a political singer who died in 1997). Far from the glamourous Sasha Fierce, the beauty posed for the magazine with amazing fashion designers clothes, but also in a dress created by her mother. A return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened. All the pictures will be available in the collector edition, on sell at the end of this month."
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I'm a huge fan of the Kravitz family so it's no surprise that i'm a fan of Queens of Dogtown, featuring Zoe Kravitz on vocals. This is one of the tracks off the Showtime Series Californication soundtrack called "Would"
For more info on the group check out their myspace
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
In the spirit of Black History Month, Atlantic Records released their first video in a candid interview with young, influential entertainers. Game Changers features artists that are true to the title; people that changing the music game by staying true to themselves and their art with no apologies. In part one of the series, host Danyel Smith sits down with Estelle, Janelle Monae, B.O.B., and Lupe Fiasco and discusses how they feel about where they are in the music industry, where they want to be, and if (or have) they ever compromised art for success. (Source)
Personally, i think all the artist are dope and are game changers..But i dont see where Estelle fits in i've never understood the 'hype' behind her.
Jennifer Hudson revealed her album cover for I Remember Me today. The album will be released on March 22nd and on Thursday, Jennifer will make the worldwide television debut performance of her new single “Where You At” on "The Oprah Show." If that wasn't enough Jennifer will be apart of an Aretha Franklin tribute this Sunday on the Grammy telecast..
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Dude, like sometimes i dont know where ive been, whether im coming or going or if i'll get there. I AM one of those souls who stands in a room full of people who love me & i still feel out of place. Not in the sense of knowing who i am but in the sense of understanding why i'm placed where and with whom im placed, when im place there. There's an explanation for that spiritually speaking, i'm sure. Life is amazing how it's pushes your heart out through your head and makes you fight for every vessel that flows in the midst of it all. Not only am i fighting for my own sanity but i'm fighting to help make those who see and experience my walk sane. If Sane is even sane anymore.
This photo is something i done out of boredom. When i get bored sometimes i just sit and take self-portraits of myself via my old blackberry. (I so need a camera) I'm learning to capture moments in my life and thoughts that i can look back on one day and say "That was when...." I've always hated pictures but since my grandma passed 1/11/2011 i'm learning to embrace every God given moment, second & hour. I take the pictures and i save them to my email, i honestly don't really have a plan besides reflections.
At this moment i was reflecting on how i planned to conquer some of my dreams & my impact on people. As i wondered what would be said of me when i die? My Ipod shuffled throught Frank Sinatra and straight to Gnarls Barley 'Crazy' many of you know this song. But i'm sure none knows what exactly it does to my spirit when i heard it. Not to go unmentioned CeeLo's voice which gives me chills every time he opens it. Either way, all my life people have 'jokingly' called me crazy for my thoughts, actions, re-actions and everything in between. However when i here the following;
My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done
Maybe I'm crazy ........
My mind flashes and i began to reflect on when i lost my mind which was February of 1997. The day of the week is a bit blurry but i remember what was taking place. Maybe i'll share on a later date. Those very words make me wish i wrote this Fuking song. Because i didn't i'm glad someone read my mail when i was only a $1.25. It forces me to reflect on the people who growing up inspired every-bit of who i am today! And in the midst of AMERICAN (To many "BLACK") HISTORY MONTH, I BOW & HONOR the list of names that could go on & on...BEcause You were crazy!
Monday, February 07, 2011
Check out the Dawn Richard's new mixtape (formerly of Danity Kane, now of Dirty Money). The mixtape dropped via her website: Im excited because she reminds me a bit of Brandy (Vocally untouchable) But you know what i'm saying!
Lamar Odom and his wife Khloe Kardashian have a new fragrance that will hit shelves February 12! The couple also have their own reality show coming soon as well. I like the Ad and i also like how Odom plays much better when he's in a relationship....lol #LakerNation
Italian Vogue has yet again produced an AMAZING tribute to black models in high fashion. It's titled "Black Allure" and the spread features; Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa Peña, Chanel Iman, Georgie Baddiel, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Kinee Diouf, Lais Ribeiro, Melodie Monrose, Mia Aminata Niaria, Rose Cordero and Sessilee Lopez
Friday, February 04, 2011
I can't stop smiling at the thought of you, I'm not sure if you know
I can always randomly hear your baritone
It usually triggers how we could roam
You are a breeze that i yarn for in the heat, on the sand... I naturally tip toe
I don't need to have it all, my happiness is just that simple
You are what i want, possibly where my BREAK and THROUGH will meet
Soul mate, true love is never overly neat
To make a long story short, I like your imperfections...
Don't deny this key and I'll be sure to be your BEST
I don't do rhymes in the mixing of words, but I'll rhymes & mix all day
Just to Imperfectionly say...
DamnIT I LIKE YOU
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Chris will release his new single ‘Beautiful People’ produced by Benny Benassi. The single is from the his’s upcoming new album ‘F.A.M.E’ set to drop in stores on March 22nd.
Chris will make his first appearance on SNL as a musical guest on February 12th
Also Keri Hilson has announced that her next single from her latest album ‘No Boys Allowed’ will most likely be ‘One Night Stand’ featuring Chris Brown.