Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Birmingham Mother Holding Her Newborn Child Recently Shot Dead



In Birmingham, AL a 24-year old mother's life was recently taken by a stray bullet as she held her 10-day old child.

From Huffington Post:


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who fatally shot a woman who was holding her 10-day old son.
Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams says the victim, identified as 24-year-old Sherri Williams, was holding her baby and standing in the doorway of an apartment in the Gate City neighborhood when shots rang out Monday afternoon.
Officials say two men at a nearby store got into a fight. One of the men chased the other down the street and fired a gun as he ran.
Authorities say Williams was hit by a stray bullet and was pronounced dead at the scene.



So sad.

R.I.P.

"Cole Summer" J. Cole [Audio]



Y'all 'member Lauryn Hill & D'Angelo's "Nothing Even Matters" off 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'? (Don't play like y'all ain't used to butcher the song on the daily too. I know I did. o.O) Nice sample.  Check it out:

Monday, April 29, 2013

"I Can't Win" Chris Brown [Audio]


Breezy posted the following tweet tonight:



Check out "I Can't Win":


X- I Can't Win from David Alan on Vimeo.

"I Hit It First" Ray J [Video]


Ray J has been quoted as saying, "I Hit It First" IS NOT about Kim Kardashian.  This video does nothing to corroborate that weak ass back peddle.  He shows an interstate exit sign for Chicago, (Kanye's hometown) when he mentions that the chick chose to "Go West". And then there's that chick that looks similar to Kim..

Check out the vid:



How lame do a nigga gotta be doe?..Bitter as hell.  Dude, just move the fuck on!! Damn!

Kim has outgrown Brandy's lil bro both in fame and fortune.  And now he's all butt hurt. Awww. Go cry a river and drown in tha shit!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Back To Black" Cover By Beyoncé & Andre 3000 For The Great Gatsby Soundtrack [Audio]



Thank you, "East Village Radio dot COM" for releasing the full track, but got DAMN!! The tagging up of this thing is worse than a Funkmaster Flex exclusive. Can't even attempt to enjoy the listen. (DANG!!)

But let me just say, DON'T FUCK WITH AMY SHIT, please!!  I don't like the song as a remake.  When I say that, I mean that maybe if this were a Beyoncé original I'd be okay with it.  But as an Amy Winehouse original, I'm not okay with it.  Check out Amy's in comparison to Bey and Dre's:

Beyoncé & Andre 3000 "Back To Black":


The original sung by the late (and great) Amy Winehouse:


I think the thing with Amy's music is that her lyrics were her own and tell a really personal tale so it's a little weird hearing someone else sing that. Perfect example is Dre's manipulation of the opening lyrics. Amy sings: "He left no time to regret/kept his d*ck wet/with his same old safe bet"
Dre sings: "I left no time to regret/kept my d*ck wet/with that same old bet" (Or maybe he said "bed". I cant tell.)

Again, without the original and knowing that these words were written by a woman and that she actually felt these emotions and translated that into music, Dre singing the lyrics seems okay.  HOWEVER!!! We all do know that Amy emoted her personal thoughts in these personal lyrics.  Her tone, lyrics and vocals all contributed to making this song (and majority of her music) a really good song that I happen to like.

..I mean.. Ugh!! (Maybe a video will make Bey and Dre's version a little more tolerable.)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Freaks" (Remix) French Montana ft. DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Wale, Mavado & Nicki Minaj [Audio]

Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M "Standing On The Sun" Commercial [Video]



"Like Me" 2 Chainz [Video]


This is the only song I like that incorporates The Weeknd.  Besides that very first song he did with Drake. (Random Fact #1)

And it's 3:53 on the timer??..What??!.. The version I posted back in March 2012 (and downloaded and often enjoy) is less than 3 minutes! A whole freakin' verse is missing! I feel cheated..(Random Fact #2)









FOUND ON

Fantasia Performs "Lose To Win" On GMA & American Idol [Videos]

Picture found at People.com

Miss Fanny been making her promotion rounds on tv within the last week, performing her latest single "Lose To Win". And as always, the girl is BAD!! Let's talk about the fashion: Gorgeous!!  That white dress she wore on AI is beautiful! And she wore it very well.  And on GMA, the blazer and shorts ensemble... So cute!!  Hair and makeup: FLAWLESS!!

Catch her performances from AI last week and GMA yesterday:


On American Idol 4/18/2013:




 On Good Morning America 4/24/2013:

 


This set is cute! I usually don't like the kind of piping the blazer got going on but all together the suit does it!


****Purchase Fantasia's latest album 'Side Effects of You' on iTunes.***

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BGC 10 Reunion Sneak Peek (Shannon Pops Off Early) [Video]


Maaaaaaaann!! Look.  That got damn Valentina! Her day HAD to come. This is the silliest bitch I done eva!!..(met)  She is the reason why I turned the season 10 finale off 1/2 way through the damn show last night!

Did y'all see that bitch and her fuckin' shenanigans last night?! (As much as I try to keep the potty mouth off y'all screens, this heifer done took me there. So, excuse me.)  Now, her bestie, Alicia decides she wants to sneak on Raquel because Rocky sneaked on her on the patio that time for jumping in the fight she had with Valentina, right?.. That was a plan gone wrong from the jump because Alicia actually ended up on the ground getting pummeled by Rocky. o.O (How do you sneak a bitch that is sitting on the ground and you standing up and yo ass end up on yo back???! Just how the fuck do dat work??)

"Disappointed" Los ft. Diddy & Ludacris [Audio]



Diddy poppin' shit on the hook... (Oh... Y'all thought it was O'vah?!)





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"Persian Wine" A$AP Ferg [Video]



Y'all know I was all on that 'Lord$ Never Worry' mixtape A$AP Mob released over the Summer.  (I really like those lil guys.)

Check out Ferg's vid for "Persian Wine", which has a tiny interlude of little kids with gold grills singing "Choppas On Deck". The little voices sound so cute! But "Choppas On Deck", though??.. Really?? (Not cute)


Monday, April 22, 2013

"Body Party" Ciara [Video]



I love a good ole Ci Ci vid! All 'cause of the dancing.  With this one, we don't get much.  Nothing impressive on the dance front, but the vid does come with a few cameos:

Trinidad James, Ludacris, Jazze Pha and (her "interest" in the vid), her boo: Future.


"We Get High" Fabolous [Video]




Monday, April 15, 2013

iOS 6.1.3 Disable Your iPhone's Wifi?? (Got Mine Fixed) UPDATED!!


Over the weekend I removed my phone's case because it causes the flash to make pictures appear hazy.  I was with fam and having a good time; recording memories. So the case had to go.  Unfortunately, while my phone was naked, it took a lil fall and immediately my power/sleep button (at the top right of the phone) stopped responding to the normal tap that it takes to wake the phone up.  It took a lot of pressure to get a response.  I went an entire day with my phone jacked up like that.  I was hoping that it would somehow correct itself, but that never happened.

So, I went to the Apple store and got a replacement phone.  Everything was all G till I decided to upgrade the device to iOS 6.1.3, (which I had no problems with at all when I upgraded my original iPhone).  Using Nordstrom's wifi, I upgraded.  Once my phone turned back on, MY WIFI ABILITY WAS GONE!!!  Under settings, Wifi was in the "Off" position and greyed out.  At the time I thought it would just correct itself. (Sometimes I'm patient like that.  Usually when I just don't feel like messing with an issue at the time that it arises. lol)  But by the time I went to sleep, the issue still remained and I'd reset the phone to factory setting a few times as well as the network settings alone.  Nothing worked.

I checked different forums online and many suggested that folks with this issue should just await the next iOS update and hope this corrects the issue or to return to the store and get a replacement.  The second suggestion makes little sense.  If the phone was in perfect condition prior to the update, how is it a hardware issue?? And the 1st suggestion just didn't sit well with me.  I NEED my wifi connection! Sprint's connection doesn't do it for me.  (Slow as molasses on a winter night!)

I woke up this morning messing around with the phone more and still could not figure out what to do to get my Wifi ability back.  So, I contacted an Apple rep via chat on the Apple.com site.  I told the rep of all what I'd already done and he suggested that I try resetting the Network Settings (once again).  I did.  And when the phone powered on again, I was able to manipulate the Wifi settings!!!

Yay! Yay! YAAAYYYYY!!!

Now, I'm NOT questioning it.  I'm truly just happy that I can now connect to wifi.  But, I think that maybe...Somehow... the rep must've sent some sort of something to my phone.  I don't know what, but SOMETHING... A little remote zappy zap??

So, if you are running into issues with your phone after the update and nothing seems to correct the issue, contact Apple for assistance. They have super iPowers.

UPDATE:

This solution worked from about 7 am til 1 pm. *extreme side eye**

I chatted with another Apple rep and the only solution was to return the device for another.  This rep told me that some kind of chip must not have been right when the phone left the factory and the update caused that to be known...?????

What in the flyin' hell?!!

I'm tired.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Reebok Drops Rick Ross Over His "Date Rape" Lyrics

photo on TMZ

The people have spoken and Rick Ross is out of a shoe deal!

A Reebok representative told TMZ:

"Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand.  Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so."

"While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse."


...Dang Ricky Rosé....dang!!

All he had to do was publicly apologize for his offensive lyrics and his ugly shoes would still be on the shelves; offending sneaker lovers Worldwide.

Check out the song that started it all:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Oh, HELL NAH!!: White House Press Conference Question & Response On Jay's "Open Letter" Lyrics


We all heard Jay's song "Open Letter" that insinuates Obama granted Jay and Bey the necessary documents to go chill over in Cuba and how our Prez "told" Jay that he's gonna get him impeached. (Jokingly. I take it.)

Well, folks over in the West Wing have caught wind of Jay's song and they want to know what's really up.  Especially after the White House recently denied having anything to do with the couples Cuban vacay.

Peep the laughter in the room. (Especially from the guy in blue behind the woman asking the question) LMAO



I've watched this over and over! Too funny!!

I mean.. Rap is Rap. What Meek Mill say in regards to Rick Ross' lyrics that many found absurdly inappropriate recently?... "Imaginary visuals"?? (Just joshin') But we all know that most things said in rap lyrics aren't true.  They usually make for a good story, but not always true.

CHILL people of America!! (Ready jump all over President Obama. Sheesh!)


SOURCE

ThrowBACK: Christopher Walken In Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" Video



I watched the movie Seven Psychopaths last night and this vid popped into my mind.


I've always been a lover of silly shit. LOL

"Open Letter" Jay-Z [Audio]

Rollingout.com

And how do you know it's gonna be a GOOD DAY?!!..

You wake up to new music from Jay!!!!!!! **swoon*** 



No matter how brief the song



SOURCE

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"How Many Drinks?" (Remix) Miguel ft. Kendrick Lamar [Audio]



The Combat Jack Show: An Interview With Dame Dash (2+ Hours Long!) [Audio] (Updates)



I'm posting this without even listening to it yet, myself.

This interview is over 2 hours long!!! I've downloaded it and stuck on my phone. I'll get around to listening to it over the next couple of days. And will come back to comment on it.  Till then, check this interview out for yourself.  According to Miss Info, Dame dishes on just about EVERYTHING.  And, yes. This includes Jay-Z, Aliyah and life without the two.  (Why else would anyone be interested in anything Mr. Dash would have to say??) Should be interesting.




Update 4/10/13 1:57 PM:

Okay... About 40 minutes in and this interview really is interesting! And his relationships with Jay and Aliyah haven't even been touched on yet!  Dame and his interviewers speak on his work ethic and morals and I must say it's all quite enlightening.  I've always viewed Dame as the boisterous, arrogant, and annoying partner of Jay-Z.  And as far as I was concerned, that's all I ever needed to "know" about him.

This interview shows that behind those characteristics that I don't care nothing for, there's morals and viewpoints that I can totally relate with. I like that.  And I'm intrigued.

I'll be back with more updates..

Final Update 4/16/13 11:41 AM:

Over the weekend I listened to the remainder of this interview and I really suggest it as listening material when you get a chance.  As I mentioned in the last update, aside from that obnoxious thing Dame got going on, he seems like a cool guy with great vision.

Dame says that all that bravado and excessiveness (that I disliked) was a role.  That's hard as hell for me to believe. And he also speaks on knowing how to play your role.  For instance, knowing how to take it as well as dish it...

On Jay, he says that there's no beef between the two of them and he thinks it's "corny" that the two don't speak.

On Aliyah, he says she was DOPE and the two of them really got each other.

On Rachel Roy, the mother of two of his children, and one of my favorite designers, he says that he hasn't met a better woman.

And on his life and if it's really taken the harsh knock that we all believe(d) it has, he says that he's still eating good and always has been.  He is a silent partner in quite a few businesses and he has galleries worldwide.

And here's two Dame quotes that will ring true till the day the Earth stops spinnin':

"Life is about perspective."

"People that don't know what's going on is always the most talkative."

Dame seems logical/rational and he's a hustler and a go-getter.  I admire that.

And it's worth mentioning that there is a musical interlude at about the :42 mark until about :55.  It's a nice ride back into the Rocafella days of yore.

"Paradise" Cassie ft. Wiz Khalifa [Video]


As we can see: Breezy's ol' boo and Cassie's boo's liquor made cameos...





Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Still Into You" Paramore [Video]


Check out Paramore's latest vid for their single, "Still Into You":



..Can't say that I like the song, but I'm a sucker for pretty colors. (They REALLY fascinate me.)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Part I [GIFS]



Whew!!! Please tell me y'all caught the reunion last night!.. And if you didn't, please make catching it a PRIORITY in yo life sometime soon.  Last night, I laughed SO hard for the entire hour that these ladies and their host, Andy Cohen, were on.  And I tweeted up a storm along with y'all about everything I could.

Really.  I tried my best to keep up, but  every second was tweet-worthy!! (It was hard.)

So, with this post, I give a lil recap of RHOA Reunion Part I 2013:

1. Kenya's Oriental Fan: The ultimate finish to a "Chile, take a seat.." response

2. Porsha readin' Kenya like a book!!! Telling her that she stay pressed to speak Vanessa Williams' name out of her mouth and claim that she (Kenya) was the first black Miss USA, but actually was not.  She said Carole Gist out of Detroit actually owns that title. And basically, she was just calling her out for claiming the #1 spot and praising Vanessa Williams (only because she is widely known and successful in other areas, I suppose) and never even giving credit to her hometown homey Miss Gist, who paved the way for her.  That little speech was AWESOME!!! And the fact that Kenya said she had nothing to say in response to it was AWESOME topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry or two!

I Loved it.  The other ladies and the host on the stage loved it! Twitter talk was abuzz and laughs and smirks were abound!!

Now, some say Porsha got her facts wrong and that Kenya never claimed to be the 1st African-American to hold the Miss USA title... I really cannot say if this is true or not.  Kenya has said sooo much!  And since she ain't deny it last night when Porsha read her up and down and back again, it leads me to believe she must have said it at some point in time, somewhere.  Maybe the cameras ain't catch it or something.  'Cause after all that Porsha said; leaving egg on Kenya's face, you'd think Kenya woulda snapped that fan so fast that the damn thang broke!!! And commenced to reading Porsha right back.  However, she didn't, sooooooooo.. (???)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Real Deal!!!: "The Ring Didn't Mean A Thing" Kim Zolciak Or A Cat In Heat??

Not even Kim can stand to hear Kim..

Look.  I don't know who woke up and decided to shit on Kim like this, but her embarrassment: Our entertainment (as always).  The unedited vocals of Kim singing, "The Ring Didn't Mean A Thing" has been plastered all over the 'net!

All I can say is... WOW!!

Prepare yourself for an incredibly horrible auditory experience:

"I Hit It First" Ray J (That Bitter N*gga) [Audio]


Ray J has released a song titled "I Hit It First".  Obviously aimed at Kim Kardashian, whom I suppose he is having a hard time of letting go.  Really. How many years ago was that damn sex tape?!

whispering: LET IT GO, BRO!!



...Said she moved on to rappers and ball players but HE HIT IT FIRST!!!

LMFAO

Um.

Ray is sad as all hell!

Besides, I thought "they" said one of Michael Jackson's nephews hit that first? o.O

Kim Kardashian is somewhere in the WORLD laughing her ass off!! (Unless she sitting beside Kanye. In that case she's waiting for his reaction to mimic it.)

Product Review: My New Glasses From Firmoo

My new glasses. Cute, right?..

About a month ago I received an email from an online company called Firmoo that specializes in glasses:  Personality, sunglasses, prescription glasses...  This email invited me to try out glasses from their site FOR FREE in exchange for an honest review.

Firmoo has held up their end of the bargain and it is now time for me to cover mine.

First, I'd like to say that my vision is pretty IMPAIRED!  Since I have been wearing the same glasses for about 3 years, I decided to take the time to get an updated prescription. Once that was secured, the shopping at Firmoo began. And I was really excited about this part because I'd checked out their site weeks before and actually saw a couple different pairs of frames that I liked and in addition to that, the email I had received from them stated that bloggers actually had more frame choices than the regular shopper.  So, basically, I already liked what I saw as a regular shopper and was certain that I'd have a hard decision before me with more options than I'd already seen, prior to receiving the Bloggers' link from Firmoo.

Wellllllllll... The part about bloggers having more frames to choose from was not accurate.  Actually, there were less options available than the regular shopper has.  The frames that I originally checked out weren't even an option for me when I accessed the site from the Bloggers' link I was provided.  That sucked and put the tiniest damper on my experience.  Initially I was all like WTF?!  But at the end of the day, this company has offered my a free pair of glasses.  After looking through the slim pickings, I found 2 pairs that were similar that I really liked.  I ended up going with the #SD2299 frames in matte, black.

After I chose my frames, completing the order was super easy!  Stick in your prescription information, choose additional features that you'd like to have and SUBMIT.  Honestly takes less than 2 minutes to wrap up your order once you have decided on the frames you want.  Very user-friendly process.

I ordered the glasses on March 25th and received them on April 4th.  About 8-9 business days (Did mail run on Easter Monday?)  And I LOVE THEM!! These glasses are super lightweight and cute AND the prescription is right on!

I long ago planned to have updated lenses placed in my old glasses because they're really classic and timeless (and cost me a nice lil bit), but since Thursday those can be considered retired. LOL

The SD2299's are trendy and functional.  For me, the experience with Firmoo has been a complete win!

As a new customer, you guys should check out Firmoo's 1st Pair Free Program for new customers ONLY.  This program offers a few different frames to choose from.  If you see a pair you like, order them and only pay shipping.  The glasses are free!!

If you check out that program and do not find free glasses that you like, check out the rest of the options available on the site.  Firmoo's products are really inexpensive.  The frames I chose are less than $30!

And I shall leave you all with a nice little collage I created titled, "My Free Frames & I":

We've had great times together thus far..

Visit my Tumblr page for additional pictures!!!




Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cutest Performance: Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven" SNL October 2012



OMGeeez!!!  I totally missed this performance in 2012! (Why?!...How???..)

If you missed it too, or think it's great enough for multiple viewings, as I do (once I finally saw it), check out Bruno Mars and his band perform "Locked Out Of Heaven":


Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven - SNL 10-20-12 by IdolxMuzic

C'mon!! That is the cutest performance EVER!

Friday, April 5, 2013

E-V-E Is BAAAAAACK!!! With Her New Album Titled 'Lip Lock'


What! Whaaaaat!!! Ruff Ryders' (ex)first lady, Eve is BACK with her first album in FO'EVA titled 'Lip Lock'.  Here's the tracklisting:


I saw posts on other websites for that "Make It Out This Town" video and didn't even check it out... (hmm)  Gonna do that right now.


MAY 14, 2013 'LIP LOCK' DROPS!!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Girls" Kid Cudi ft. Too $hort [Audio] & Is Cud No Longer G.O.O.D??


Why did I ignore this song for so long?!! (It's only been like 2 days-LOL) The beat's nice.



And on if tha Kid is still on with Kanye's G.O.O.D Music Label: "I am announcing that I am no longer on G.O.O.D Music."


Whoa!!

Kid Cudi no longer on G.O.O.D Music?!!!  That seems odd.  He really seemed to cherish his spot with Kanye (and the crew) in the past.  To a ridin' extent.  How do you break a love like that?... (The World may neva know..)




SOURCE

"High School" Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne [Video]






This vid is cute. Nicki Minaj and her homey Wayne portraying back-stabbing lovers. (Seriously. I'm not even being funny when I say it's cute.) 

Check out the vid:




"Numb" Cassie ft. Rick Ross [Video]























Monday, April 1, 2013

"Where Do I Go From Here" Erica Mena [Video]



..Sans Rich Dollaz...

I get such a kick out of the fact that on Love & Hip Hop it seems as though Rich claimed this song as HIS and had given it to Olivia, who officially recorded and released the single.

Now here comes Ms. Mena, after finally securing the funds for a vid, slapping her shit on YouTube.  I'd like to know a few things:


  1. What Rich gotta say about this??
  2. Erica how you scrape up that cash?? (Maybe if you woulda done what you had to do from jump, instead of pushing up on Rich to supply EVERYTHING for you, the song would still be yours and you woulda had a much better vid. With a little assistance from Rich, of course.)
  3. What was the budget for this vid?? (Check out Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines". His vid blows this one out the WATER!!! Just one scene. Blank backdrop... Um.)




[Final Question]

4.  Who the hell put together the concept for this vid any damn way?!!  Erica in a tub screaming "Where Do I Go From Here".  Super pressed to put her enhanced boobs on display... I just don't get it.

...HATED ITTTTT!!!

"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell [Video]


I'm pretty late on this vid, but I like it!  This is the most fun in one scene and blank backdrop that I ever did see. LOL

"Fine China" Chris Brown [Video]


Check out Chris Brown's latest vid/song "Fine China":



At the end of the vid I hollered, "DANCE OFF!" LOL (Sadly, it never came.)