Monday, October 22, 2018

Throwback Monday

                       Today marks the 16th birthday of Christina Aguilera's Stripped album.
Personally, this is my favorite album of hers. Hello! THIS ALBUM GAVE US XTINA!
From Dirrty to Can't Hold Us Down to Infatuation....I loved the entire album.
Happy Sweet 16, Stripped!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Throwback Monday


Since Mr. Kardashian.... aka Kanye West has been making some questionable moves lately....
I thought I'd dedicate this week's throwback to a man from Kim's past, TJ Jackson.
TJ and Kim were high school sweethearts and he was in an R&B group with his brothers.
The group was called 3T and featured TJ, Taj and Taryll Jackson. They're all Tito's kids.
This song Why, features their famous Uncle Michael.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Throwback Monday

                       Today marks the 30th anniversary of the famous New Kids on the Block album Hanging Tough.
Yes, ladies....
Donnie, Jordan, Joey, Jonathan, and Danny have been around THAT long. 
Here's to hanging tough for another 30 years. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Throwback Monday

                         T.I.'s album Paper Trail is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
I know... so crazy!
To celebrate however you like.
What's your favorite song from the album?

Monday, September 24, 2018

Throwback Monday

                       Jazmine Sullivan is commemorating the 10 year anniversary of her album Fearless. This was one of my favorite songs off the album.
What was yours?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Throwback Monday

                             Okay,  I've been on vacation and had to catch up on the whole Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly beef.
Em's latest album Kamikaze has been met with underwhelming reviews.
Yes, it was a surprise album drop and from one of the greatest rappers alive... but it wasn't the Slim Shady we fell in love with.
So, to remind us why we loved Em in the beginning and why we're always going to be #TeamShady.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Throwback Monday

               One of my bestfriends is moving and this throwback is in honor of her... because she's mad I never made time to learn this choreography.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Throwback Monday

                               In honor of Jennifer Lopez being honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.
I'm a big J.LOo fan and it all started with this video right here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Throwback Monday

Today's throwback honoring the Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin. Franklin's fallen gravely ill according to her reps. Wishing her all the best right now.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                 I'm getting a chance on Sunday to see the legendary Miss Jackson at the Outsidelands Music Festival. I'm so juiced because she's BACK! I chose this song because Kendrick Lamar and Drake sample it in "Poetic Justice".

Monday, July 30, 2018

Throwback Monday

                              This song just turned 10 years old over the weekend. Yes, I'm shook too. On the anniversary, Chrissy Teigen told the internet that she embarrassed herself by having a jealous moment on the set.
Here's the story:

Monday, July 16, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                     25 years ago today... "Free Willy" splashed into theaters. Giving us this FIRE song on the soundtrack.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cardi B and Off Set Welcome Baby Girl Kulture


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Higher we go...
beg and plead for the K(c)ulture.
Hip-hop's famous couple has welcomed their bundle of joy.
Cardi B and Offset welcomed baby girl Kulture Kiara Cephus on July 10th.
Yes, that's right.
She's named after her daddy's group's top selling albums.
Who can blame them. The first of the Culture series gave us Bad & Boujee.
According to Cardi's IG post (see below) any other name would've been basic. 
Baby Kulture's birth comes two weeks after Bartier Cardi and OFFSET! (Quavo voice) revealed they tied the knot back in September in a basic... basic ceremony.
 
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Throwback Monday

                        Justin Bieber popped the question to model, Hailey Baldwin, over the weekend... making her... "one less lonely girl". Congrats to the happy couple.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                             In honor of the 4th of July.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Throwback Monday

                               Nine years ago we lost one of my all-time favorite artists.
I can't believe it's almost 10 years.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rapper XXXtentacion Dies

The Hollywood Gossip
Sad news for the hip-hop world.
20 year old rapper, XXXtentacion, was shot and killed in South Florida today.
The Florida native was leaving a motorsport store this afternoon when two men in SUVs shot and killed him, in an apparent robbery.
The rising rap star was known for the song Look at Me and others.
He was known recently for a domestic violence case involving his pregnant girlfriend.
Rappers took to social media to honor the fallen star.


Beyonce & Jay-Z Drop Surprise Joint Album


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 WE FINALLY HAVE IT.
After seeing the spoilers online of the OTR II tour, I was upset because I saw similarities from the Formation Tour and Beychella performances.
I found it hard to believe that Bey and the Carters would do us in the hive like this.
BUT ALAS...
I was proven wrong and I coudn't have been happier.
The album, Love Is Everything,  dropped and I was in the middle of a baby shower of my good friend's. So, I wasn't able to indulge until later.
The songs are a grown and mature vibe from Bey and HOV.
Gone are the poppy tunes of Crazy In Love and Upgrade U and more of a raw sound. More Drunk In Love. 
The songs address more political and social issues. The NFL. Cultural appropriation. Jay's love affair. Their kids. ETC.
I admit, it was a little slow at first. But it grew on me when I heard the songs I liked. 
So, what are my fave songs?
I LOVE APESHIT. 
The Carters forced us to go APESHIT when they dropped the amazing video for the song.
The video was filmed in the Louvre. THE MUSEUM, GUYS!!!
Watch the history being made below. 

My other favorites?
713
BOSS
HEARD ABOUT US
BLACK EFFECT
LOVEHAPPY

The Carters have definitely grown up.
They don't need to sell for the masses anymore.
They don't need to worry about making money... they can make the music they want to make.
In the photos surfaced on social media from the tour and the tour book, the couple is more open. They seem to be in a better place and finally letting us all in.
I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS TOUR.

Throwback Monday


In honor of the World Cup.
One of my favorite OGs who wrote a song dedicated to his favorite soccer team. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                      In honor of the 10th anniversary of Tha Carter III,
Here's one of my favorite singles from the album.
This album was absolute FIRE and definitely changed the rap game and had everyone and their mom know who Lil' Wayne was.
What's your favorite from the album?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Throwback Monday: Memorial Day Edition

                              It's Memorial Day.
Most of you have it off. But before you dig into your barbecue. Let's pay honor to our country right now.... even if some don't agree.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Donda's House Changes Name Following Kim Kardashian and Rymefest feud

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Following Saturday's feud with Kanye's friend Rhymefest and Kim Kardashian, the non-profit, Donda's House announced they're changing their name.
So, here's the story:

Shout out to Kim Kardashian for teaching us who Rhymefest is.

Rhymefest aka Che Smith a former friend and business partner of Kanye took to twitter saying his friend has abandoned the city of Chicago and his non-profit organization, Donda's House.
Well, KKW didn't like that and took to twitter to clear the air. It all started with these tweets from Rhymefest.... don't worry.. I didn't know who he was either.
Then Kim Kardashian West started, which spilled all kinds of tea.













DrakeWatch: Drake Responds To GOOD Music Diss & Sends Invoice

Instagram: @champagnepapi
Champagne Petty.
One thing is for sure.
If you're going to diss Drake, you better expect him to fire right back.
Following Pusha T's song Infrared off of his new album Daytona.. Push accuses Drizzy of having a ghost-writer.
Drake gave it less than 24 hours, and decided to fire back with Duppy Freestyle.
Calling Pusha old and says he'll send GOOD Music an invoice because he's reviving Kanye and Push's careers...which he actually did.
*see above*
However, Push wasn't too bothered. He tweeted Drake with:

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Throwback Monday

                            The royal wedding and come and gone... the Spice Girls allegedly all weren't invited. But to honor them and the nuptials of Harry and Meghan... here's something to Spice Up Your Life!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Throwback Monday

                             Because I'm geeking out over the Aubrey and the Amigos tour!!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                Yes, I know I'm barely on this thing.
My new position at work has me slammed.
But to keep up with me and my celeb obsessions....follow me on the 'gram and on Facebook.
In the meantime, I'll be better at updating the good ol' fashioned blog.
Today's throwback is to honor the old Kanye.
The woke Kanye.
Yes, take a second from dying over the Met Gala lewks for a second.
 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                              Because we know what tomorrow is...
and today NSYNC will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meek Mill Released From Prison

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After almost six months behind bars, Philly rapper Meek Mill is a free man.
On Tuesday, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ordered Mill to be released on bail, while he appeals his case.
The case is a 2008 drugs and weapons case.
He served 8 months in prison however probation seemed to linger over him.
Fast forward to November 2017, when a judge sentenced Mill to 2-4 years for violating probation.
Citing two arrests..one being a reckless driving charge while shooting a music video.
Since Mill's November arrest, he garnered support from members of his community and in Hollywood; citing the country's unjust criminal justice system.
Jay-Z wrote an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times on this matter. Rick Ross, T.I., comedian Kevin Hart, 76ers owner Micheal Rubin and others have all spoken out and hollered Free Meek!
Close to 7pm, Tuesday evening, Mill bounced from the  Pennsylvania State Prison in Chester and hopped on a helicopter.
From there he was joined by Rubin and headed straight to the 76ers playoff game to ring the ceremonial bell.

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Meek posted on social media how he felt about the ruling:



Once Mill was released the congratulations and well-wishes came pouring in.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Drake's New "Nice For What" New Ladies' Anthem

                              I cannot scream YAAASSSS enough to this single, this video, this beat..EVERYTHING! Drizzy dropped the banger on Friday night and it's amazing.
The way Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor is sampled on this track and the message Drake sends with the Nice for what, for these ____ is everything.
The female empowerment gave me all kinds of feels.
Directed by Karena Evans, who's only 22...this video is great!
Watching Yara kill is wearing her Harvard hoodie.
Issa Rae controlling a boardroom full of older-typical-execs.
Tracee still looking great.
Olivia Wilde stuntin'
Misty Copeland's graceful ballet moves.
Zoe Saldana with her kids.
This video is an anthem for all women.
This is what WE need during the ongoing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
We're women...we're strong...powerful...we don't need these f$%kboys....we don't need to be nice.
My favorite line is:
That's a real one in your reflection..
without a follow...
with a mention...
Drizzy, thank you!!  

Throwback Monday

                        Want to feel old? Lady Gaga's first hit single Just Dance turned 10 years old this weekend.
Yes, I know....
*Sings You're Welcome*
The hit single was most of our first introduction to Gaga, which later we became her monsters and she our mother.
Gaga's grown quite a bit in this decade.
As for Akon and Colby O'Donis.....IDK.  
I was drawn to Lady Gaga immediately because of her avant-garde look and she reminded me of my childhood idol, Jem.

Here's to another decade of Gaga and being her monsters. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Throwback Monday

               Throwback Monday, in honor of a happier time when Channing and Jenna first met... and gave us hope... but now we're ALL heartbroken.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Announces She's Entering NY Governors Race

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Today, actress Cynthia Nixon of Sex and the City fame announced she's running for governor of New York.
She posted the video below on social media.
She captioned the video with:
 I grew up in a one-bedroom fifth floor walk-up, just me and my mom. I’ve spent my whole life in New York -- this is where I met my wife, where I’m raising my kids, where I’ve fought for 17 years for better schools, better health care, and LGBTQ equality. I love New Yorkers, and I believe in us. We can make this state better for all our kids (and all our grown-ups, too!). We can take on the corruption and dysfunction in Albany and fix these problems ourselves. Will you join me?

51 year old Nixon has put her hat in the ring and w\ill run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary.
The race will take place on November 6th, 2018.
For more on Nixon's race click here.

Throwback Monday

                                In honor of my bestie's birthday today.
Here's a little Junior MAFIA for this monday.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Khloe Kardashian Celebrates Baby Thompson


Instagram: @KhloeKardashian

Over the weekend, Khloe Kardashian celebrated the upcoming birth of her baby girl with Cleveland Cavs' Tristan Thompson.
Of course, the decor was divine!
And it isn't a KarJenner party without a flower wall and a builtin photoshop photobooth! Peep the pics below.
Jeff Leatham and Mindy Weiss put together the pink and PINK affair.
Khlo partnered with Amazon to put on the bash.
Notice the Baby Thompson sign? That's Kris Jenner's handwriting!
It kind of gives me Betsey Johnson vibes.

Instagram: @KhloeKardashian

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 Khlo$ also provided a birthday cake for BFFs Malike, Khadijah and Jen Atkin. Their birthdays were recently too.
Somehow Kim Zolciak-Biermann and daughter Brielle got their way in there.  *Kanye shrug*

Instagram: @briellebiermann

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Instagram: @khloekardashian

Later on, the shower festivities turned to birthday festivities for the baby-daddy.
The crew hit up Beauty & Essex in LA.
Tristan's 27th birthday is on March 13th.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Beyonce and Jay-Z Going on Tour Together

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Wait what?
*clutches pearls*
While I'm trying to make a living and do my day job, I was inundated with texts, Instagram DMs and articles alluding to Beyonce and Jay-Z going on tour together.
Yes, it's being dubbed On the Run 2!
So, the internet is saying Beyonce's Facebook peeps goofed up and accidentally put out an announcement for OTR2, but then promptly took it down.
Now, we know the Carters must have something in the works as Bey is about to do Coachella, they just dropped Top Off with Future and Khaled. 
But another OTR? I'd be down.

Now excuse me while I pick up another job....or 3 to get these coins together.
SMDH, regardless of this mistake the Carters are basically telling us to get in formation.

Throwback Monday

                              Rick Ross had a medical scare over the weekend and is now home from the hospital. In honor of The Boss' health, this week's throwback is for him.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                I apologize for not having an Throwback last week.
I was still reeling from Fergie's national anthem debacle.
Now, that I've recovered, I wanted to remind all of you why we love Fergie and we need to support her during this difficult time.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                           In honor of Miss Kelly Rowland's birthday that just recently passed.
Here's one of my faves from her.....not including all of her hits with Destiny's Child.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kylie Jenner Reveals Baby Girl's Name

Instagram: @kyliejenner
Ladies and gentlemen.....we have a name!
It's Stormi.
I would've preferred the S to be $.
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Kylie Jenner Confirms Pregnancy and Gives Birth to Baby Girl


We knew it.
They knew we knew.
But no one would spill the beans.
...until Super Bowl Sunday!!!
In a post via social media, because where else?
Kylie came from out of hiding and posted a message to her fans along with a video on YouTube revealing that she was indeed pregnant AND already had the baby earlier in the week.
She wrote:
I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you're used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.

The 11 1/2 minute video titled "To Our Daughter"  chronicles Kylie's relationship with rapper Travis $cott, first narrated by her BFF Jordyn Woods. The video contains interviews with her friends and family. Jenner started dating the Goosebumps singer around April 2017....kind of around Coachella.
Beware, this video gives you all the feels!

Even little Chicago West made a debut! Baby Chi and Kylie's babe are 2 weeks apart, and with Khloe being due in April, there's no doubt these little baby will be tight with her two cousins.
We still do not know the baby's name, but we do know her birthday and that she weighed 8lb 9oz.




Scott also took to the internet to post about his baby girl.
Back in September 2017, right before Labor Day weekend, the internet was abuzz that the youngest KarJenner was expecting. Then, a few weeks later it was rumored that big sis Khloe was as well.
In December, Khloe announced to the world that the rumors were true...on her end. However, there was still nothing from Kylie.
There was the Christmas card....still nothing.
The Keeping up with the Kardashians season premiere....still nothing
Some wondered if Kylie will just come out of hiding after the baby was born, and they were right.



Last but not least, Caitlyn Jenner took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message about her newest granddaughter.
Congrats, Kylie and Travis.
Wishing you all the best! xoxo

Throwback Monday

           On Super Bowl Sunday, some on the internet declared the day as Janet Jackson Appreciation Day following her announcement on social media that she wouln't be performing alongside Justin Timberlake during his halftime performance.
Yes, I did watch JT's performance and I did enjoy it. Could he have done more? Sure! Should he have brought Janet out? YES! So, here's a JDJ classic we can call enjoy.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kim Kardashian West Posts NSFW Photos and Lindsay Lohan Feels a Type of Way

Instagram: @KimKardashianWest 

On Monday afternoon Kim Kardashian West went on a photo-posting spree on Instagram with a bevy of photos of her sporting a g-string, white Henley, beaded braids and a flawlessly made up face.
Kim teased the shoot a few days earlier on Snapchat with a racy photo that's similar to the one above.

Okay, Kim we get it!
You look great and we all want to hire Melissa as our trainer! But I totally don't get what these photos are for and why she's in a basic AF bedroom.

Judging by those tagged in this shoot, these aren't basic Polaroids during a raunchy weekend in a motel.
Before we get into the shoot, a couple things got the internet upset over these photos...and it wasn't because of lack of clothing.

Some felt by Kim saying the braids were paying homage to 70's actress Bo Derek is incorrect. Critics say these are actually cornrows and that hairstyle has been around for YEARS before Derek debuted them in the 70's film 10.
Actually, back in 2015 Derek came to the rescue to fellow KarJenner sister, Kylie, who sported cornrows and was accused of cultural-appropriation. To that, Derek claimed it was stupid and it's just a hairdo. But is it though!?

Others say these are in fact, African braids called Fulani braids.
The hairstyle has been popular among Fulani people in West Africa and East Africa for centuries.

If that wasn't enough, when Perez Hilton posted a photo of Kim's selfie donning the braids, Lindsay Lohan claimed her look was confusing, to which KKW clapped back.....hard by commenting, "you know whats confusing...your sudden foreign accent."
The internet and even Perez DIED at the exchange. 

Peep the other photos Kim bombarded us with on Instagram on Monday afternoon. I can't hate, her body does look amazing....but the poses and what-not.....make me....uncomfortable. Maybe it will all make sense once we see the shoot.



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Meanwhile, in Berlin...
Instagram: @culturegawd 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Throwback Monday

                            On this day in 2009, Lost My Breath became Destiny's Child's certified 9th single to go gold. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Throwback Monday

                               In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles going to the Super Bowl, today's throwback back is brought to you by Eve.

Kardashian & Jenner Sisters Appear in New #MyCalvins Campaign

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The Kardashian and Jenner sisters are featured in the latest Calvin Klein jeans and underwear campaign.  The iconic brand's latest campaign is centered around family.
According to Vogue, Khloe was pregnant while shooting, it's interesting to notice Kylie keeps her midsection hidden throughout the spread.
Check out the photos below and the video clip:
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