Tuesday, September 19, 2017

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Gave Me Life

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I'm a huge fan of hip-hop.

Yes, I know...you're all shocked.
On Monday night, VH1 had its annual Hip Hop Honors event and this year they focused on 90s game changers.

I'm an 80s baby and the 90s (especially mid to late) molded my musical tastes. VH1 tailored this show to all my peers and it gave me the ultimate life.
Like, I was in my feelings....MAJORLY.
The honorees were Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Martin Lawrence,  Master P and Hype Williams.
Mariah's collaborations with various rap artists merged pop and hip-hop beats for the greatest remixes and helping bring rap to the mainstream. I mean, if you didn't know who Ol' Dirty Bastar or ODB was...you did after you heard Fantasy
Jermaine Dupri's beats and artists on his SoSo Def label produces Xscape, Da Brat, Kriss Kross and helped Mariah get some of the best remixes.
Martin Lawrence's show Martin brought hip-hop to the mainstream by showcasing artists like Notorious BIG and Snoop Dogg to the small screen.
Master P gave the world the sound of the dirtay dirtay with his artists like Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal and giving us No Limit Records. He's still a business man, and now has his own basketball league.
Hype Williams, the OG of HOT music videos. He gave us California Love, Gold Digger, Woo Ha! and more. 

To start off the show, Missy Elliot killed the stage with She's a Bitch from her Hot Boy era and even brought back the old choreography and costumes from the video.

Then Trick Daddy, Trina, Romeo (formerly Lil Romeo), Silkk the Shocker and Xscape paid homage to the South....Get ready to DANCE!

The show couldn't go on without paying homage to the life of Prodigy from Mobb Deep who passed away this year with an awesome performance by Havoc, Lil Kim and Fabolous....BROOKLYN!

Everyone's favorite dancer and body-goal, Teyana Taylor, killed it with a 90s dance medley with her broken foot and everything and STILL killed it! We all remember when T slayed her Lil Kim performance last year. You can tell she really appreciates her hip-hop predecessors

Xscape, Warren G, Ty Dolla $ign, Remy Ma and Fat Joe performed some of the hottest party songs of the 90s with No Scrubs, Regulate and Still Not a Player.

Last, but definitely not least....Miss Mariah Carey killed it with her remixes to Honey...my FAVE of hers. With the So So Def and MYC remix featuring Jermain Dupri, Da Brat and the Lox and Ma$e.
Thank YOU VH1 for giving me the BEST hour of my life this week so far! We all needed this. EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THESE!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kevin Hart Embroiled in Extortion Scandal


A bad weekend for funny man, Kevin Hart. A while back he was caught cheating, now it seems as those indiscretions are on-camera and he's being extorted.
There are reports that this isn't a sex tape, but something recorded in the sexual nature. 
Hart went to Instagram to apologize to his wife, children and fans. 
Hart's wife, Eniko Parrish, is currently pregnant with Hart's third child and her first.
Parrish and Hart tied the knot in 2016.
Hart has two kids with ex-wife Torrei Hart.
It has been said that Hart cheated on his ex-wife with his current one...and now this.

Throwback Monday


 This week's throwback is to honor, Miss Mariah Carey. MC's Butterfly is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the legend is being honored at this evening's VH1 Hip Hop Honors for her many collaborations with hip-hop's finest.
The Butterfly album is one of my favorites, I loved Mariah's transformation. She had left her marriage and was finally embracing herself and her sexuality and she definietely grew as an artist. Of course, I loved all of the album's hip-hop influences as well.
Congrats Butterfly!
Enjoy some splashes on your anniversary.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Serena Williams Introduces the World to Baby Girl Alexis


In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, tennis superstar Serena Williams posted the sweetest Instagram story chronicling her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., with Reddit CEO Alexis Ohanian. So sweet how she's named after her dad.
We meet the bundle of joy on social media and mommy and daddy couldn't be more proud.
Baby Alexis was born on September 1st in Florida and weighed in at 6lbs and 14 oz. Mama Serena gives her credit for winning a Grand Slam as well.

This is all just so sweet and I'm so happy for the couple! Congrats!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Throwback Monday


As we remember the victims and the brave souls on the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, this song comes to mind considering the world we're currently in.
May we never forget those on 9/11 and keep in our hearts those victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma and everyone else.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

KimYe Expecting Baby No. 3 Via Surrogate


..and baby makes 5 for the West family.
People magazine is reporting the surrogate the family found is now pregnant with the couple's third child.
We all know, Kim wasn't able to carry a child again due to serious complications from her previous pregnancies. Having another would put her and the baby at great risk.
TMZ is reporting the baby is a girl and is due in late-January.

Congratulation to the Wests!
Hopefully it is a girl, and that Nori will actually like this one. LOL

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Meets Boy Who Saved Drowning Little Brother


A few weeks ago,  Jacob O'Connor saved his little brother's life after copying what he learned The Rock do in San Andreas. 
The 10-year-old from Michigan found his two-year-old brother laying face down in a pool at his grandma's house.  Remembering what The Rock did to save his daughter in the movie, Jacob did the same for little brother Dylan.
Jacob pulled Dyan out of the pool and started performing compressions on his chest. Dylan told his grandma what he was doing after performing CPR and she called 911. Jacob did the compressions for about 90 seconds until Jacob's heart started pumping.
It didn't take long for The Rock to catch wind of this story and couldn't wait to meet the real-life hero. Johnson took to Instagram to chronicle his meeting with Jacob.
"Jacob was super nervous and shy the whole time we hung out, so it was fun getting him to laugh and talk. He threw me for an unexpected spin when he showed up on set wearing a shirt that he proudly made with my bull insignia on the front and on the back was the picture of me holding our two puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, after I rescued them from our pool.
Seeing that picture on this boy's shirt, got me in the gut. Eventually, we would lose Brutus to heaven, but it wasn't the picture of Brutus that made me tear up, it was the fact that this 10yr old kid, had a heart big enough to put our puppies on his shirt after he saved his little 2yr old brother's life.
What a special day. What a special kid. Thanks Jacob for being awesome and for being the kind of person we all aspire to be, " posted the Baywatch star on social media.

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This story definitely gives me all the feels and is what we need in 2017.