But here's a post for yall. The newest single from Jazmine Sullivan, "10 Seconds," released about a day or two ago, but it's here for those of you who haven't heard it yet. A song of anger and heartbreak, which I know people can relate to. Jazmine lets out her aggressive side in this song. I'm really excited for her new album Love Me Back, which is set for release on November 2. Her last CD Fearless was great. I think that she's an amazing singer with a lot of energy, and I'm excited to see what she has for her fans this time around!
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, of the LA Lakers, have renewed their vows! According to Us Magazine, Lamar popped the renewal as a surprise for Khloe in celebration of their first wedding anniversary. The renewal took place at the mansion of music producer Irving Azoff, the same location of their wedding on Sept. 27, 2009.
"Lamar has truly made our anniversary more special than I ever could have imagined," Khloe wrote on her blog. "The day has been somewhat like a treasure hunt, moving from one surprise to the next."
That is too cute! And people said they wouldn't last! Honestly, I had my own doubts. They did only know each other for a month before they were married, but hey, love knows no bounds. They're happy, and that's all that matters! Congrats guys!
Kdeem, my London love haha. And of course, if there is any new music or videos that come through, I gotta put it up! So here is Kdeem's new song "Soul Electric" featuring Anon. I love his voice...Listen below and download it here!
So I have some big news for you! At least, it's big news to me. Lauren Conrad, of Laguna Beach and The Hills fame, is headed back to MTV! According to MTV News, LC will star in a new reality program about her launching her fashion line!
"I am so excited to be rejoining the MTV family," Lauren told MTV News in a statement about her new television venture. "The new project will follow me as I develop my new contemporary line and also touch on my other businesses."
LC said goodbye to MTV in 2009 after she left The Hills. Understandable because she did need to move on, and do new things. But I'm honestly glad she's back. What I've noticed about her, and this is just from watching the show, is that she's really driven, real, and has a high passion for fashion. I'm happy that she's making a name for herself past her reality stint on MTV. Books and fashion collections. I wonder what's next?
According to OMG! Yahoo, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be donating $100 million to schools in Newark, NJ on the same day that The Social Network comes out. The movie, which is supposed to be about the establishment of Faceboook, will premiere tomorrow at the New York Film Festival. It will be released in theaters on MY BIRTHDAY-OCTOBER 1ST!!! Gonna be 2-0!!! :) Haha.
Anywho, Mark is going to give his donation along with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday's showing of Oprah. This contribution, coming out of his $2 billion fortune, is going to be Mark's first gift to start a foundation for education.
Hmmm. Theories are already coming out about this. This may just be Zuckerberg's way of dealing with any negative publicity that comes from The Social Network, which reportedly doesn't show him in the best light. Point of the matter is however, that his money will help to the Newark schools and the other institutions he decides to donate to. Education is key, and even if it is a PR stunt, kids will be able to have more at their schools. That's the most important thing.
Check out The Social Network trailer below!
Philly Blocks from Louisville. Staying hard at work, Philly released a video of him and another rapper Jaureal doing a freestyle on Drake's "Light Up." Check it out below!
PHILLY BLOCKS ft. Jaureal---"Light Up Freestyle" from kevin Cosby on Vimeo.
PHILLY BLOCKS ft. Jaureal---"Light Up Freestyle" from kevin Cosby on Vimeo.
Morning yall! Haha ok, this is mad cheesy but whatever I love Elmo!!!! I saw this video last night, and I had to share. Katy Perry hit Sesame Street and did a song with Elmo, a parody of her "Hot and Cold." Too cute!!!
Good morning people! Hope all is well. Starting with an spotlight on an upcoming artist today!
Ni (pronounced Nee) Taylor is an upcoming rapper that hails from the Greedy Grove section of Dallas, Texas. She's been doing music since she was twelve. By the time she was 17, she was hitting the stage as a gospel artist under the name KDT. After two years, Ni dropped the gospel act. “I didn’t like the falsehood I saw in the ministers and Christians that were preaching to kids and then doing all kinds of foolishness behind closed doors,” she says. So from there she took a break and pursued her education.
After taking a break from performing, Ni turned back to what she knew best--MUSIC. Soon she got in communication with Dallas super producer J. Rhodes. When he heard her verse for a collaboration he was working on, he was blown away. “You better than most men,” was all he could say. After that, the two developed a strong relationship, and Ni was given the freedom to truly express herself through her music.
Ni is featured on The 80’s Baby ENT Sicktape Vol. 1, The 80’s Baby ENT “Merry Sickmas” Sicktape Vol. 2, as well as MC Lyte’s website. She is also featured on upcoming mix tapes for artists Da Dreak, Dawg Wonder, and hip hop legend Monie Love’s Femcee Mixtape. Her mixtape, Take No Prisoners, can be downloaded here. This femcee is WORKING! And listening to her music, she is AMAZING!!!! FOR REAL! She definitely has a message for her listeners, and I love her flow...Take some time and listen to some of her music below!
"Take No Prisoners"(legit my new jam!!!)
"Don't Have Wings"
Hey yall! TGIF!!! Chilling in my room, relaxing until my meeting at 5. I just saw the trailer for Tyler Perry's film adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf thanks to The Info Soup. The title, shortened to For Colored Girls, has an all-star black women cast including Kimberly Elise and Janet Jackson (who have previously starred in movies directed by Tyler), Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, among others. This movie looks like it's gonna be deep yall. It comes out sometime in November, and will definitely be a touching story you don't want to miss, so be on the lookout! Check out the trailer below.
Ok, so I found this news and thought that it was interesting. MTV, fresh off their semi-mess of an award show (gonna post my favorite and most disappointing moments later), has announced that they will be releasing two new shows. According to OMG! Yahoo, one show will be about a teenage girl mistaken for being suicidal, and the other a horror comedy about cops fighting monsters.
That Girl shows a 15-year-old who gets attention after an accident leads her classmates to think she attempted suicide. (Oooook.) Death Valley stars Caity Lotz (Mad Men) and Tania Raymonde (Lost) and follows the Undead Task Force. The Force fights zombies, vampires and werewolves that have overrun the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Wowwwww LOL
Apparently, MTV is getting more into the horror genre for their shows and will be making a Teen Wolf remake. I don't blame them for the new horrow show. With all the vampire/werewolf shows, Zombieland, etc etc, people are really getting into that, and this show could be good. I don't know about that suicide girl show though. I give it one season, but maybe it will be good. We'll see. If not, I have Jersey Shore to back up on.
According to Us Magazine, Mario Lopez and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza welcomed their baby daughter Gia Francesca Lopez, Saturday September 11 in Burbank, California. Gia weighed in at 6 lbs, 4 oz.
"We are so overjoyed. What an amazing, wonderful and overwhelming experience to welcome our daughter into the world," Mario had told Extra after Gia was born. The couple had waited until the actual delivery day to find out what they were having. "Where else in life do you get such special surprises?" Mario asked. "I hope with all our kids it will be a surprise." He is set to release a book for first-time dads sometime next year.
Awww....that's too cute. Slater is a dad! Haha he's never gonna get away from that. He and Courtney make a great couple and both of them are gorgeous, so I know that that baby is beautiful too! Congrats guys!
Good morning yall! TGIF right?! I just finished my first week of classes which wasn't so bad actually. Hope everybody else's week went well.
Exciting news! According to SingersRoom, Jay-Z has officially signed Miss Willow Smith, daughter of the legendary power couple Will and Jada Smith. Jay made the announcement Thursday morning on Ryan Seacrest's show.
"We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow," Jay-Z said in a statement. "She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It's rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career."
Will and Jada are definitely supportive of Willow's career, and are excited about her being signed to Roc Nation. "After meeting with several record companies, it was clear that Jay-Z, Ty Ty, Jay Brown and the Roc Nation staff was the unquestionable choice," they said in a statement. "Their passion for Willow combined with their boundless vision and artistic integrity made Roc Nation the perfect home for our little girl."
The girl's only nine years old, but to me, is already showing that she's a star from her unique style to her musical ability. And she's under Jay too?! I know that she will take off. She has great potential, so I'm looking forward to her official debut! Listen to her song "Whip My Hair" below!
For all my Glee fans, Matthew Morrison, known better as Mr. Shue, is looking to drop his debut album in February of next year! According to OMG! Yahoo, Matthew is recording in between shots for the second season of Glee.
"I'm about three-quarters of the way done with the album," he says. "During our hiatus was the big chunk of putting it together -- it's full-time Glee right now. I'm trying to do it on the weekends." He also said the album's sound is eclectic, with "a lot of stuff that you would find on the adult contemporary charts, but stuff that I hope you'll hear in the club and you can dance to." He wants to tour after he is finished with the album.
Wow...that's good. Matthew has a pretty good voice and definitely a lot of energy. He's performed on Broadway, so he has a good amount of singing experience. I think a lot of fans would be down to buy and support. I definitely would. Would you?
For my GLEEKS, the new season of Glee premieres September 21!!! GET EXCITED!
In the meantime, JoJo has given her fans a little present while they wait. Rap-Up.com provided us with JoJo's first mixtape, Can't Take That Away From Me! The 11-track tape features production from Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, Kenna, and Neff-U, among others.
JoJo said in a statement on her blog, “In releasing this mixtape, I’m affirming that even though some have tried they CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME. “What is THAT? My voice, my spirit, my drive, my dreams. As you listen to these songs, I hope that they make your head nod, your mind tick, your emotions move, your belly laugh, and maybe elicit a ’stanky face’ or something ;) Lol.”
Well, I'm glad for this. I always thought that she was extremely talented, and I look forward to listening to the mixtape after I get out of my last class. 3 hours yall! Pray for me haha. Listen and download below!
Less than a year after the release of Rated R, Rihanna is back with the first song off her upcoming fifth studio album, Loud, which is set for release this fall. "Only Girl (In The World)" basically tells the story of a woman who wants her man to see that she's the only girl in the world for him, the only one who could really have his heart. It's gonna be blasting in the clubs soon. It has that rave feel *Jersey Shore fist pump now* haha. I really like it, and I'm looking forward to the new album. Through everything, Rihanna has been one of few artists I have supported from the very beginning of her career, so I hope that Loud will be good. Rihanna is also filming her first feature movie, Battleship, in Hawaii, and will be releasing a book featuring pics from the creation of Rated R. So there are some things to look forward to. Listen to "Only Girl (In The World)" below!
Hailing from the DMV (yall better get hip to my area haha), David Barton, known as Wave Dave, is a 21-year-old upcoming singer. He's been doing gogo music for a while, which is a huge part of the DMV culture. Google if you don't know. Now he's adding R&B to his singing style.
Wave Dave first got the idea to sing when he was younger. He grew up watching music videos, especially of the late great Michael Jackson, and his parents played music and sang often, so music was something he picked up. His family is his main inspiration to pursue a career in singing.
While Wave Dave is doing R&B now, he still performs gogo music, serving as a singer of the ABM (All About Money) Band. The band plays at different spots around the DMV, and has had a few hits and gotten radio play. In fact, Wave Dave believes that gogo and the DMV is what makes him unique from other R&B artists. "It's one of the things that gives me edge, and makes me sound and come off different," he said. "The area that I'm from makes me the person that I am. The way I talk, the way I dress, the way I sound, that's where it comes from."
Hey yall...happy Friday. Sorry I've been slacking on the posts this week. Here are some pics of Rihanna on the set of the upcoming movie, Battleship, based on the actual game. Apparently, the cast of the movie is going to be fighting aliens in this one. It's being filmed in Hawaii right now, and is set for release on May 18, 2012. Check out some pics of Rihanna in her Navy uniform...wonder how her first movie role is going to turn out!