Thursday, August 29, 2013

Holy Grail Music Video


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I know we're all reeling from JT's magical performance at the VMA's, but did we all forget that Holy Grail didn't have a music video yet?
Well, until today!
The video features HOV and Timberlake having HOV look like Tony Montana at the end of Scarface.
Since Jay is now making #newrules, he debuted the video Thursday via Facebook. This is the first time a major artist has done so! Also, to keep a leg up on the competition, there's a 24 hour exclusivity agreement as well.
Check it out here!
#newrules

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rumors Swirling Possible *NSYNC Reunion at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

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*singing* "Here we goooooooooooooooo!"
I'm dying right now!

The boyband hasn't done a performance in 10 years!

People Magazine reports:
According to the New York Post, which first reported the reunion, his former bandmates were all spotted in the VIP section of Timberlake's concert with Jay-Z at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Friday night, alongside Timberlake's wife, Jessica Biel, and mom Lynn Harless.
Sunday's performance will mark the first time the bandmates have performed together on TV since the 2003 Grammy Awards, when they took part in a tribute to the Bee Gees, reports the Biography Channel.

'NSYNC sat at the top of the pop world for much of the late '90s and early 2000s – at times alongside rival boy band Backstreet Boys – and throughout their career they sold tens of millions of records to their ardent fans.

They went on hiatus after their 2002 Celebrity tour, but never ruled out the possibility of getting back together.

"I think when the stars are aligned, the time is right, and all five of us have our heads on straight and know the direction we're going as a band, it'll eventually happen," Kirkpatrick told PEOPLE in 2009. "If not, I know we'll be best friends forever."


J.T. will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at this year's VMA's, and leads in overall nominations.
The awards ceremony will be the first in Brooklyn at the Barclay's Center.

I'm so juiced, right now!!
It looks like this year's Video Music Awards will be like the ceremonies of yesteryear!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Throwback Monday



I love this song. Reminds me of happier times of G-Unit, when The Game and Fitty got along.
This track reminds me of Kim Kardashnguyen and I when we're at the club!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Funniest Kendrick Lamar Post-"Control" Memes







While perusing the interwebs during the aftermath of Kendrick Lamar's verse on Control, I've come across the most hilarious memes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've been!

Public Reacts to Kendrick Lamar's Verse on "Control"


Kendrick Lamar has started a lot of drama in the hip-hop world, and even...the NBA?
Former Los Angeles Lakers' coach Phil Jackson fired off this tweet in response to Lamar's verse mentioning the legend's name:
@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring.
Of course, this is a calm response to Lamar's verse, which aimed this line at Jackson:
Who the f**k y’all thought it’s supposed to be?
If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me
I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable.
The whole verse on his collaboration on Big Sean's Control sparked much controversy among rappers and the public.
Here's the entire verse that caught attention:
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I heard the barbershops be in great debates all the time
Bout who's the best MC? Kendrick, Jigga and Nas
Eminem, Andre 3000, the rest of y'all
New niggas just new niggas, don't get involved
I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip hop and them niggas should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you niggas
Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas
They dont wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
What is competition? I'm tryna raise the bar high
Who tryna jump and get it? You better off tryna skydive
Out the exit window of 5 G5’s with 5 grand
With your granddad as the pilot he drunk as fuck tryna land
With the hand full of arthritis and popping prosthetic leg
Bumpin Pac in the cockpit so the shit that pops in his head
Is an option of violence, someone heard the stewardess said

That your parachute is a latex condom hooked to a dread

Interesting how rappers NOT mentioned in this verse are firing at Lamar, and those include Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., and Joell Ortiz.
In SLR 2, Lupe Fiasco rapped, "N---- you ain't Nas, n---- you ain't Jay Z/You will respect me, you will reject me/But I've done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me."

According to MTV, "B.o.B.'s How 2 Rap included not only his boasts — 'I know that I'm shinin', I know that I'm shinin'/Don't worry, 'cause you can find shade in my shadow" — but also his instrumental prowess, when he launched into a guitar solo after saying, 'Give me my guitar pick, I'll show you s---.' "
Brooklyn MC Joell Ortiz fired with, "Homey, you ain't the king of New York, you're the next thing on my fork."

Meanwhile, others felt Lamar was just waking up the game...reminding all of these emcees to stay on their toes.

Diddy's RevoltTV tweeted:

Hip Hop was born out of competition and raised by battles. This is what Music needs. More people who want to be the BEST not BEST FRIENDS.#CONTROL

Big Sean tweeted:
@kendricklamar so mad on that song, ha ha... Sheesh on there like a scientist! Thanks u rappin ass niggas

@Pusha T
I hear u loud and clear my nigga... @kendricklamar


Gladiator Shit"...Gotta give the people what they want .

If I can't do no more nouns or verbs ima start comin with the wildest adjective bars that anyone has ever heard.

I don't feel like dissed anybody. He just has moved up to another level. Y'all late overly dedicated nigga! Bruh been fire!!!
Even rap OG Ice T got in the mix tweeting:
I love how ONE verse woke Hip Hop the FUCK up.. It's been a LONG time since people talked about ANYTHING someone said in their rhyme....Hey, Hip Hop stripes are born in battle.. Me and LL did our thing back in the day.. It's part of the game.

Personally, I think Kendrick is just being an emcee and doing what emcee's do...battle.
It looks like the rappers he mentioned are really taking this personally.
He didn't say anything terrible, just that he wants to be the top player in the game!
Personally, this is my favorite Control.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Music:"Roar"-Katy Perry


After so many teasers, Katy Perry has released her single Roar.
It comes with a cute lyric video, which you can sing along to! The lyrics are displayed in a unique way, using part text/ part emoji and these are all displayed on an iPhone.
Gotta love technology!
This song has such a huge message, it almost seems like Perry is sticking it to ex- Russel Brand.
Good for you, boo!

New Music: Lady Gaga's "Applause"

Put your paws up little monsters!
Our mother has FINALLY released some new music. well, it didn't help that it was leaked.
In her teaser for Applause, she declares herself over....well, the 47 second clip is labeled" Lady Gaga is Over: A Film by Haus of Gaga. 
The teaser says: 

"If you don't like pop music, you should turn this off."
"Lady Gaga is no longer relevant."
"Ever since Born This Way, she's a flop."
"DO NOT buy her new single 'Applause' on iTunes."
"Give her no A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E."
"DON'T dance to the song at all."

But once you hear this song....you can't help BUT applause!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Throwback Monday

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I used to LOVE this song in high school!
Allegedly Drake says there will be a Big Tymers reunion soon! *crosses fingers*

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Katy Perry's Teasers for "Roar"



Okay, enough with the teasers already!
Can it be August 12th yet because I cannot wait to hear Katy Perry's new song Roar.
The anticipation from these teasers is killing me!
I think having teasers for fans is an amazing marketing tool artists have been using lately.
Roar is the new single off of Perry's upcoming album Prism, which is due out in October.
From the looks of these short videos, Perry is saying goodbye to her Cotton-Candyland phase and entering back to her roots Circa 2007-8!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Confessions of a Beauty Product Junkie: Products, supplements and devices to help speed up hair growth

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In light of Queen Bey's recent haircut, I've decided to tie it to my love of beauty products...and TA DA! A new article has emerged!
How many of us have chopped off our locks only months later want our "hair back down to our boobs" again? Or just can't seem to get our hair as long as Kim K.'s?
I know I have and to help others like me, I did some research to help you all get closer to your "hair-length" goals.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A More Chic Way to Get Your News- The Skimm


TheSkimm.com


My real-life job is in local news, so it's my responsibility to know a little of everything.
Obviously, my main love is pop-culture and entertainment news....but I'm also required to know things on the local, national and international level.
With my hectic schedule, it's hard to know sit down and read the New York Times everyday...so I rely on my Associated Press and CNN iphone apps as well as Twitter to find out the latest news.
However, that all changed when I discovered The Skimm.
Every morning I'm greeted with an email in my inbox from the ladies at The Skimm who break down the latest happenings in the world in a way my best girlfriends would!
Want to know what the heck is going on with the embassy situation in Yemen? Not quite clear what's happening with Edward Snowden? Do you even know who he is? Don't worry, The Skimm will help you out, and get you in the know in NO time!

I first found out about this amazing site via Hitha on the Go's blog! From this post I was instantly signed up.
The two ladies behind the weekly newsletter used to work in news at NBC!
So, these two know what they're talking about!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Throwback Monday....on a Tuesday

Here's a little throwback on a Tuesday! Sorry for my lack of updates, guys. Things have been a little crazy lately.