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.
Life’s Good for Nas. He’s back with the new album, got the confessional hit-in-making going with Bye Baby about ex Kelis. Notable, in the end he says he would do it again, only next time it will be better because he will choose better. Also, notable, it’s not bash the ex into the ground music. There’s some sadness to it, reminiscing on the good times that just…ended. Nice.
Had a conversation last week about what black celebs should or should not be doing for others. My stance is charity begins at home. But Beyonce proves that one doesn’t need to stray far from one’s inherent gifts to contribute to the global conversation on activism.
Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps and all of our American athletes deserve the ultimate patriotic tribute, and Whitney Houston singing the Star Spangled Banner delivers. I’ve seen this a million times, and I never get tired of it.