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MUSIC’S SHOE OBSESSION

I am a shoe fanatic and I love music just as much as I love shoes, and so I get WILD when these two elements are put together. WATCH. LISTEN. GET TO KNOW ME.


STILETTOS









JORDANS







VANS






ADIDAS








FILA










LOUBOUTINS







Videos: Youtube
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NFL: THE TOUGHEST ATHLETES ON EARTH

I am NOT saying a word!!!! Not ONE single word!!! Watch the video and draw your OWN conclusions…




Well, you know me, I had to have a little fun with this. The NFL player dancing in the video is Bernard Pollard. So, me and my CRAZY mind just had to load this video of a VERY funny scene in the movie LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME. The scary thing is, I thought it would be impossible to find this clip but it seems someone else is just as CRAZY as me. At the end of the day, I am just having fun, I mean no harm. In closing, haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!







Videos: Youtube

TYREKE EVANS WINS NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

I respect Tyreke BUT I wanted my boy Steph Curry to win. I can’t hate on the impressive year Tyreke had and so I’ll give him his just due.




Video: Youtube
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DJ KHALED- ALL I DO IS WIN (REMIX)

This remix is not that bad but it’s not that good either. Luke warm would be a fair analysis. The biggest surprise of the song is NICKI MINAJ…believe it or not, NICKI did NOT do that stupid Barbie/alien type rapping on this song. Anyway, besides Nicki, the song also features DJ Khaled (rapping and being his annoying self, ugh!), T-Pain, P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Rick Ross, and Fabolous.



Music: DivShare
Photo: Photobucket, BET

THE GAME- SHAKE

The Game is such a great artist. Still has the great lyrics, still name dropping like crazy (haaaaa), still the impeccable delivery! Oh yea, the OFFICIAL video queen is also in this video. BOW!


Video: Worldstarhiphop

THE NEW G-UNIT KING

I can remember the days when Lloyd Banks used to accompany 50 Cent at interviews and just sit there like the invisible man. Now, Banks is in HOT demand and he has the major labels in a bidding war to sign the NEW KING OF G-UNIT.





Video: StreetInfo, Youtube

LIVE PERFORMANCE: USHER- THERE GOES MY BABY

What a difference a day makes. It’s amazing how marriage changes people; some for the better, some for the worse. Well, Usher was obviously the latter, marriage was a terrible look for him. Now that he’s single, the world has the OLD Usher back. At the end of the day, Usher chose music over love, or shall I say he chose the LOVE of music over the love of marriage…



Video: Worldstarhiphop

FIRST LOOK: ROBIN HOOD

I truly don’t understand Hollywood’s obsession with ROBIN HOOD, honestly, how many Robin Hood movies are they going to film? How many different ways can you tell the same story? Well, I won’t be going to see this movie BUT maybe this preview will intrigue you (or maybe you’ll go see Robin Hood because you‘re a Russell Crowe fan).






Video: BlackTreeMedia, Youtube

T.I.- I’M BACK

I have to admit that I was very disappointed with Tip for going to jail for something so stupid but I guess you can’t take the street out of some people. Maybe the reason so many people like Tip is because he hasn’t allowed the music business to change him. I may not agree with his antics BUT I respect his music. Bow!



Video: Worldstarhiphop

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: SINGERS WITH OSCARS

Yes. It is VERY rare for someone to master 2 fields in the entertainment industry because mastering ONE is hard enough. Well, there is a select group of people who have a great talent for both singing and acting. You must be wondering why DIANA ROSS is on this list. For one, Diana never won a Grammy as a solo artist. For two, she never won an Academy Award either.

We all know that Diana was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY SINGS THE BLUES, and although Diana won the Golden Globe that year, she DID NOT win the Oscar???? When does that ever happen???? Honestly, how many people win the Golden Globe and lose the Oscar? Therefore, I am putting Diana on the list because not only should she have about 10 Grammys but she should have WON the Academy Award that year. While I have the chance, I’ll also take this opportunity to say, Taraji P. Henson PLEASE record an album….



JENNIFER HUDSON





OSCAR WINNER: DREAMGIRLS




DIANA ROSS




GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER/NOMINATED FOR OSCAR…

HAVE YOU SEEN HER?

You know Hammer’s song is old when he says, I’M GLAD I PUT THIS TAPE IN….haaaaa! Well, this so called “search” for a particular woman all started with the legendary Chi Lites. I guess none of us have actually SEEN HER and so the search continues…


THE CHI-LITES




MC HAMMER




DONELL JONES




LIL TWIST & LIL CHUCKEE




MAX B





Videos: Youtube

DOES SUPERMAN REALLY EXIST?

Never. Ever. Ever. Underestimate the POWER of God. No other athlete has been celebrated and scrutinized more than TIM TEBOW. I am proud to say that TEBOW played college football in my hometown, Gainesville, FL. Despite all the “sports experts” who claimed Tebow was NOT an NFL quarterback (all of them said Tebow would be lucky if he is drafted in the 2nd round, some even believed he may not be drafted at all), TEBOW was drafted in the FIRST ROUND OF THE NFL DRAFT (he was selected 25th by the Denver Broncos). I am so happy for Tebow, and I am officially a Denver Broncos fan!!!!! Tim Tebow will show the rest of the world what we GATOR fans already know, SUPERMAN is REAL and for now, he lives in DENVER!









Video: Youtube
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THIS IS WHY SHE’S HOT: B-ROCKA

Brandy’s last album may have been a disappointment (only b/c the music business is a numbers game) BUT Brandy could have EASILY gone platinum if she would have chosen the RIGHT songs for the album. Don’t get me wrong, HUMAN was a good album, it just didn’t have any SMASH hit singles that Brandy Stans like me expect from B-Rocka. Ironically, I’ve found a few songs that would have been perfect for Brandy. I don’t know how Brandy’s Stupid In Love song ended up on Rihanna’s album because Brandy’s version is SO MUCH BETTER. The song, Louboutins was recorded by both Brandy and J-Lo, and it’s a NO BRAINER who did a better version of the song. SLOW LOVE is honestly a toss-up with me because both Beyonce and Brandy brought some SERIOUS HEAT on the song! BOW! Well, take a listen to the songs and you tell me who's better:





STUPID IN LOVE

BRANDY



RIHANNA





SLOW LOVE

BRANDY




BEYONCE




LOUBOUTINS

BRANDY




JENNIFER LOPEZ







Videos: Youtube

JOLA- YALL KNOW WHAT THIS IS

Jola is Jermaine Dupri’s new artist signed to the SO SO DEF family. I’m not really feeling his first single, SHE SAY, but I can respect the fact that he isn’t doing a stupid dance, he's a good rapper, and I can definitely respect that he isn't trying to be something/someone he isn't. I hope you other rappers coming in the game emulate the rappers who actually have talent! I see what you’re doing JD…let’s gooooooooo!!!








Videos: Youtube

HUSTLES WITH RUSSELLS: EPISODES 3-6

After watching episodes 1 and 2, I was pretty much hooked on Hustles With Russells, but in the midst of all the internet chaos, I somehow missed episodes 3, 4, and 5. If it wasn’t for NahRight posting the new Hustles With Russells (Episode 6), I would have never seen the last 4 episodes (shame on me). So, if you’re anything like me and you missed the last few episodes, I got your back:



EPISODE 3




EPISODE 4




EPISODE 5




EPISODE 6




Videos: Youtube

MOVIE TRAILER- MOTHER AND CHILD

I have to give this movie my stamp of approval. It’s nice to see a film that doesn’t involve robots, explosions, or superheroes. Adoption used to be something people didn’t talk about but in this day- in-age, it seems nothing is off limits. Mother And Child, directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Big Love, The Sopranos), shows the profound effect of adoption. With an A-list cast that includes, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington, this film is a MUST SEE…






Video: BlackTreeMedia, Youtube

CHUCKY THOMPSON: THE ORIGINAL HITMAKER

Chucky Thompson has to be the most underrated producer EVER! He doesn’t get enough credit for his contribution to R&B music. If no one else says it, I will, CHUCKY THOMPSON IS A LEGEND! B.E.T. should recognize him at one of their award ceremonies, if we celebrate the success of Sean P. Diddy Combs, how can we not celebrate the success of Chucky Thompson? It just doesn’t make sense. Check out SOME songs Chucky Thompson produced:

































SONGS CHUCKY AND P. DIDDY PRODUCED TOGETHER:
























Videos: Youtube
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INDIE MUSIC MONDAYS: AHMIR

If I had to describe the R&B group Ahmir, I would say they are the 2010 version of Boyz II Men--soulful, tremendous singing, flawless harmonies, and perfect chemistry. Sometimes in this business, we get so caught up on looks that we pass on great talent. AHMIR caught my attention when I first heard their rendition of Keri Hilson’s Knock You Down last year, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Hopefully, a major label will take notice and sign Ahmir so the world can hear their music. PUSH PLAY:









Videos: Youtube

THE RAP GAME IS FAR FROM “OVER”

I guess Drake’s OVER is the flavor of the month because everyone is jumping on this track. I must admit, some of these freestyles are REALLY banging, Royce, Lloyd Banks, and Serius Jones WENT IN on their versions of the song! BOW! Let’s gooooo…


DRAKE





SEAN KINGSTON




ROYCE DA 5’9





MASSPIKE MILES




LLOYD BANKS




B.O.B




TREY SONGZ




SERIUS JONES





Videos: Youtube

TONI BRAXTON- HANDS TIED

I wasn’t really feeling Toni’s first record with Trey Songz because she doesn’t need any features. Hands Tied is vintage TONI BRAXTON. She has one of those unique voices that sticks in your head---it’s smooth, polished, soulful, and like no other. In other words, there’s only ONE TONI BRAXTON. I can’t wait for the new album to drop!




Video: PeopleMagazine

ART IN MOTION: ZAM ZHINGA MEDIA ARTS

Director DARRELL SHULER is the next BIG media mogul. His production company, ZAM ZHINGA MEDIA ARTS is going to change the way we watch television. Darrell’s creative eye behind the camera lens puts him in the forefront of the film industry. Check out Darrell’s CITY OF ATLANTA video clip:






Video: Youtube
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MAXWELL- FISTFUL OF TEARS

Love it! Love it! Love it! I’ve been waiting for this video, and as usual, MAXWELL delivers! Maxwell is so ahead of his time and yet he's so in-tune with music from the 60’s and 70’s.



Video: Worldstarhiphop

THE REAL MCCOY: LISARAYE

I caught the premiere of this show last week, and I was surprisingly impressed. I usually don’t watch reality TV because it’s too fake and scripted BUT this show keeps it real, and I appreciate that. I wish LisaRaye all the best in her journey back to Hollywood…







Videos: BlackTreeMedia, TVOneOnline

JOCKIN’ JAY-Z

We are all aware of producers sampling beats BUT apparently sampling Jay-Z’s voice must be the new trend in hip hop. I wonder how much Jay charges for a sample???? Hmmm…


























Videos: Youtube
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AND THE LEGACY LIVES ON AND ON…

I found this really cool MICHAEL JACKSON medley on Youtube. The singing is great. The arrangement of the songs is brilliant. Definitely feeling the concept. BOW!







Video: Youtube
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TWINS? AMBER RILEY AND RAVEN GOODWIN

I am ashamed to say it but I used to watch the Nickelodeon tv show, JUST JORDAN. Anyway, before you judge me, let me get to my point…there was a character on the show named Tangie, and although I don’t watch the show GLEE, I always thought the black girl on GLEE was Tangie. Seriously, I just found out yesterday they were NOT the same person. So, am I crazy or do they look like twins? You be the judge:



AMBER RILEY- GLEE





RAVEN GOODWIN- JUST JORDAN





Photos: Photobucket, Starpulse

AMERICA’S GREATEST PLEASURES: SUGAR AND MONEY

I was so disappointed when I heard Pacquiao and Mayweather weren't fighting that I vowed not to watch another fight until they both entered the ring together…well, I CHANGED MY MIND! Floyd Money Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley have really caught my attention, starting from the near fight at the press conference all the way to the trash talking on HBO’s series, 24/7. I honestly can’t wait for the BIG FIGHT!




Video: Worldstarhiphop

DIRECTOR RIK CORDERO

If you don’t know who Rik Cordero is, well get to know him. His work is simple, gritty, and yet phenomenal. Who knows? Rik may have directed your favorite music video. I became a huge fan of his after watching The Clipse’s POPULAR DEMAND video. Rik has directed a TON of music videos, and his resume continues to grow. Here are a few of my favorite RIK CORDERO music videos:








































Videos: Three21Media, Youtube

MR. WHITNEY HOUSTON

Gotta give respect when respect is due. It’s scary how much he sounds like WHITNEY. No one can touch Whitney Houston, the great, but this is the best rendition of I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU that I’ve ever heard. Bow!







Video: Worldstarhiphop

THE EARL AND TIGER COMMERCIAL

The heads over at NIKE had an idea for a new TIGER WOODS commercial…well, they decided to have Tiger Wood’s deceased father ask him questions before Tiger’s return to golf. The commercial is touching. It reminds me of when Jay Leno asked Kanye West the infamous mother question on his talk show. Watch and let me know what you think:





Video: Nike, Youtube

BEST LLOYD FEATURES

Everyone may get Trey Songz to sing on their hooks BUT LLOYD completely smashes any hook he is featured on. Hopefully, 2010 will be Lloyd’s year, he is so overlooked. The ONE thing that I hate about the music industry is it’s more about HYPE than TALENT. Check out Lloyd’s best features:




JA RULE- CAUGHT UP






YOUNG MONEY- BEDROCK





JIBBS- DEDICATION





8BALL AND MJG- FOREVER





DRAKE- A NIGHT OFF






DEM FRANCHIZE BOYS- TURN HEADS





ROCKO- HUSTLE FO





HUEY- WHEN I HUSTLE





TYGA- GET AWAY





Videos: Youtube

RIHANNA- RUDE BOY (LIVE)

Until Rihanna learns how to perform, she cannot compete with Pop music’s elite. RUDE BOY is starting to grow on me but I need to see more from Rihanna. Artist development is essential.







Video: AOLSessions, Youtube

THE FIVE GREATEST TV SHOWS EVER

This is the FIRST time I ever felt the need to explain my TOP 5 picks (and this may be the last time I explain my picks). Before you say a word, this countdown is NOT based on race. Great television is great television.



05. MARTIN


I ranked MARTIN NUMBER 5 because it had a GREAT run (tremendous writing, great character chemistry, and it was simply hilarious). When Tisha Campbell left, the show went downhill and it never recovered BUT when it was in its prime NO OTHER SHOW could compare to Martin.




04. THE COSBY SHOW


I ranked THE COSBY SHOW NUMBER 4 because it showed a completely different dynamic of the black family. It was funny. It was real. The character chemistry was flawless. It opened the doors for shows like A DIFFERENT WORLD & THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR. The show made us all believe we could accomplish anything, we could be a doctor or lawyer. Being smart became cool. I couldn’t rank it in the Top 3 because some of the acting comes into question and although it’s a classic, whe…

DUKE WINS THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

I've been a DUKE fan for over 15 years, and so I'm SO HAPPY they won. Why? Why? Why didn't I put some money on the game....




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BEST R&B DUOS

Not many record labels are BOLD enough to take a chance on an R&B duo because the formula hasn’t proven to be successful. Well, labels may prefer trios and quartets BUT let’s not forget the BIG hits these great R&B duos gave the world. BOW!




Honorable Mention:
KP & ENVYI





05. KOFFEE BROWN






04. RUFF ENDZ





03. ZHANE





02. K-CI & JOJO






01. CHANGING FACES






Videos: Youtube

LOTTERY TICKET TRAILER

This movie should be a hit at the box office. I’m sure all the BOW WOW fanatics will run to go see this. LOTTERY TICKET’s cast includes, BOW WOW, ICE CUBE, LORETTA DEVINE, MIKE EPPS, & TEAIRRA MARI.





Video: Youtube

THE KING IS BACK

It really doesn't feel like Tip went away for long. I never really missed him because his music stayed in the streets and his presence was still felt in the industry. Tip's new album drops in August, and he promises this album will be more aggressive---hmmmm, well, that's when T.I. is at his best...YOU DON'T KNOW ME!



Video: Worldstarhiphop

LLOYD BANKS- ON MY WAY

My biggest problem with Banks was he was BORING. Just like Fabolous, he lacked stage presence and had NO emotion. Well, it’s 2010, and Banks looks like a new rapper. It’s amazing what artist development can do.






Video: Thisis50, Youtube