The gifted and talented MYA releases a new video for ‘Mr. Incredible, a song elegantly constructed with crystal clear vocals in perfect pitch. The sultry ballet is a cult favorite off of Mya’s latest album “K.I.S.S.” (Keep It Sexy & Simple), Mya’s 4th independently released project through her own label imprint ‘Planet 9’.
As you know, I can not run this blog without paying tribute to the classics aka old school Hip Hop. Today’s throwback is courtesy of my favorite rapper of all time, Tupac Shakur. He said his only fear of death is being reincarnated….but Pac doesn’t have to worry about that, because he’s immortalized. “Minnie The Moocher” is off of Pac’s album “Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988-1991”.
Juvenile joins forces with TheSource.com and together, they release his hot new mixtape “Juvie Tuesdays”. Juvie’s new project is a compilation of music he’s been dropping on his weekly ‘Juvie Tuesdays’ series, alongside newly published material in general. Celebrity features on the mixtape include old Cash Money label mates, Lil Wayne and Birdman, veterans like Juicy J, Kidd Kidd and many more. There will be more installments of ‘Juvie Tuesdays’ in the coming weeks and a brand new highly anticipated album in 2013.
“I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. I can only hope that it helps for you to know that you are not alone in your grief…that our world too has been torn apart. That all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. ” – President Obama – Speaking in Newton, Connecticut, at a vigil for families of the victims and other students from Sandy Hook Elementary after the massacre that left 20 children and 6 adults dead.
It’s a relief, to hear the energized flows of West Philly rapper, Sincere aka S.I.N, on his new and electrically charged mixtape, “DOTTED LINE” … highly anticipated after the release of his first project, ‘Boarding Pass’. SINCERE does an incredible job of honoring Hip Hop in “DOTTED LINE” with a hardcore collection of hits that include remnants of old-school chords connected to futuristic sounds. It’s even more gratifying to find S.I.N. paying homage to different eras and multiple genres of music on his new mixtape, as it is apparent that he has strong artistic abilities, extensive musical training, and a keen ear to what sounds best.
Alicia Keys performs in front of millions of people during Germany’s ‘Wetten Dass’, and her performance was electrifying!!! What is Wetten, dass..?, you ask? It’s German for “Wanna bet that..?”), a long-running German-language entertainment television show. It is the most successful Saturday television show in Europe. It’s based off of the British show ‘You Bet’! and the American show’ Wanna Bet?’.
The talent show “X-Factor” is just as popular in the UK as it is in the United States. In the latest episode, Rihanna ripped the stage with two powerful performances for her supercharged hits, “We Found Love” and “Stay.”
The MMG concert tour, headlining Rick Ross and featuring label mates Wale and Meek Mill had to take a detour from schedule stops in Greensboro and Charlotte due to a death threat video Ross received from a gang called, Gangster Disciples….
Jhene Aiko rejuvenates my interest R&B again as her voice and silky neo-style inspires me with every song she releases. Her new song tackles self-esteem issues and imperfections. In regards to ‘Mirrors’, Jhene states, “I wrote a song to sing to myself … on days like these … when I look in the mirror and it disagrees….”
The video itself is beautifully dark and this song breathes life into her genre! After you listen, you can’t help but to love her music. It’s authentic, speaks from the heart, and its relatable to anyone. Jhene Aiko a pure artist and she never disappoints.
I sat down to enjoy the Victoria Secret’s 2012 show that aired December 4th from 10-11pm. At first I was amazed at the beautiful production and withthe models dressed in some of the world’s sexiest lingerie. After a while, I noticed that there weren’t any women of color strutting down the runway. Yes, they had Rihanna performing during the catwalks, but where were the black models?
Angered, I immediately switched the channel and took to twitter to express my disgust (as I have spent thousands of dollars buying Vicky Secrets lingerie over the years). Shortly thereafter, Rolling Out Magazine tweeted these photos of three beautiful black models who they said were apart of the 2012 show. I’m gonna take their word for it, because I didn’t finish watching the show. But seeing now that women of all ethnicities were represented has put my mind at ease. Thanks to these photos, I stand corrected.