I stumbled across the video for Lose to Win recently, and was at first thrilled to see Fantasia back on the horse. Seems all I’ve seen of her recently has had nothing to do with her music and everything to do with the train wreck her life has become. This video, while beautiful and showing … Continue reading Fantasia, Ugly is a State of Mind
I first heard this song in Mexico. Too much beauty – and sun and margaritas by the pool – had driven me temporarily into the shade of the room. I’d heard of Bruno Mars, but this was my first deliberate listen. I remember thinking, how ironic, a Puerto Rican star is singing in English in … Continue reading Locked Out of Heaven
JT is sooo back. He and Jay Z are pimpin’ so hard in this video it’s ridiculous. That scarf! LOL I’m lookin’ forward to this album. I crave real music. Singin’, dancin’, that tasteful swag and ish-talkin’ that makes you feel good about a little excess and havin’ a good time. Continue reading Justin Timberlake is Mackin’ It Hard, Old School
This video is one of my favorites. Bey looks fabulous and sweet. More importantly, she embraces the idea that being imperfect can be wonderful when in love, providing you find the right person to appreciate all your quirks. Continue reading Charm and the Value of Imperfection
Talk about a poor man made good story. Geez. This guy’s accomplishments are impressive no matter what your background. That he comes from such modest means just makes it that much more intriguing. I can’t help but wonder what drives him? And how can I bottle it and gorge until I damn near make myself … Continue reading Jay Z – The Bootstrap King
This song is charming. It’s not terribly innovative, it actually seems almost familiar, but I find that comforting, even neck tingle relaxing. It’s a breath of fresh air in a rather stale and synthesized musical landscape, and it shows some range for Black musicians. People need to be constantly reminded that we can do more than … Continue reading I Just Discovered Some Real Music
Miguel and Lady Gaga should do something together. Something about her style and his seem to align in a fresh, kinda sexy way. Then there’s their mutual songwriting skill…Call somebody! We need to make the introduction… Continue reading Miguel Is So Rock n Roll
Ya’ll know I love me some Usher, but he is getting soo cheesy. 🙂 Still, props for trying out some new concepts and getting away from the many times recycled and horribly typical – girls in the club or- sexy and you know it type R&B hype.