Saturday, August 29, 2009


Word on the street is TLC is making a coming back. According to PoPSugar TLC hasn't taken the stage in seven years, but T-Boz and Chili are planning to perform on Oct. 17 in Vegas. Tionne Watkins and Rozonda Thomas will participate in the Justin Timberlake and Friends concert, which is being held to benefit Shiners Hospitals For Children. It'll be Tionne and Rozonda's first show without Lisa Lopez since her death in 2002, so tell us — are you excited for the return of TLC?
It sounds like their plan to reunite is to support Shiners Hospital, but who knows maybe this will inspire them to get back in the studio and make another album, Hey, Monica's doing it!

Laissez les bon temps rouler

Red beans and rice and Jambalaya, crawfish and beignets, king cake, Mardi Gras, Jazz Bands, and Street Cars all of these things and soo much more can only be found in one place. Today marks the fourth anniversary since Hurricane Katrina and it's unbelievable to me how some parts of New Orleans still look like Katrina just hit last night. I went home about a week ago to visit family, and as I drove through New Orleans I was in disbelief at how devastating New Orleans East still looks. Houses are still abandon, businesses have not reopened. The closest hospital is Uptown. The nearest Wal-Mart is on Tchoupitoulas. It's been FOUR YEARS ya'll and the east looks horrible. Will another four years go by with nothing being done? I hope not. I'm paying respect to those who lost their lives during that terrible time and I'm thanking God for sparing lives. To me New Orleans will always be home. The authentic spirit of New Orleans will live on, so raise your handkerchief and LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!

No matter what they say you were, and always will be the greatest. It's sad to know that Micheal Jackson didn't get to see this day, when in my opinion he very well could have. Songs like Bad, Dirty Diana, Heal the world, Ben, Man in the Mirror,PYT,Beat It, You Are Not Alone,Childhood(which I believe was the soundtrack to his life) and so so so many more touched lives across the WORLD and will continue to touch many to come. Micheal Jackson was a perfect example of how someones passion for something can be felt all around, and how it can break barriers that people thought would never be be broken. His passion has given other artist a living example of true artistry and and given hope to black people,white people, asian people, etc...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's Official

Well ladies, I am very pleased to announce that Mr. Tyrese Gibson is single and back on the market. Can I get a Owwwwww!!!. As you guys know Ty has been going through a long divorce,but it has finally been finalized and he will be paying his EX wife way less than Nas will be paying Kelis. lol. Tyrese just released his new comic book Mayhem and I am so excited for him. One question Ty. Where is the album???

Megan Wants a What???

Ok...So, I'm not sure how many of you have seen the Vh1 reality show "Megan wants a millionaire",but Megan was casted on Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and I love Money. She now has her own reality show on Vh1 where she is in search of a wealthy man. Well guys check this out, just a few hours ago TMZ reported that one of the guys that was on Megan's show by the name of Ryan Jenkins was married to a model named Jasmine Fiore, and get this, Ryan is suspected of possibly murdering his wife Jasmine Fiore, knocking her teeth out and cutting her fingers off so that she would not be identified and stuffing her in a suitcase and throwing it in a park in California; however officials were able to identify her by her breast implants serial numbers
(I guess he didn't think of that) Officials do believe that Ryan is back in Canada(where he is from by the way) and are still not sure if he actually killed her but they are looking for him. WOW Megan!! is having a guy that's a millionaire worth it? Thanks God you didn't pick him. Vh1 has announced that that show will not be airing anymore of Megan Wants a Millionaire. Stay Tuned as the story develops

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Miss Keri Baaaaby

If you haven't heard about Keri Hilson, then I think it's time you come from under that rock...LOL. Keri is a Rising Icon she is the perfect blind of tom boy meets girly girl. Her swagg is like no other female artist out right now. She's definitley in her own lane. She has been writting for several artist such as Beyonce, and Ciara just to name a few. Keri has been in the studio writing and recording her own album "In a Perfect World" and if you don't have it, then I suggest you run and go get it. Her latest single is entitled "Knock you down" and it features Kanye West and Ne-Yo it's crazy good!! I don't know what else I can say other than she's HOTT and her music is HOTT. Miss Keri baaaaaby!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Who doesn't like Khloe and Kourtney? It's time these two Kardashians got some shine right???(no offense Kourtney and Khloe Take over Miami premiered August 15th on E and it was a Great start. Now I heard that TerrenceJ from 106 and Park and Khole were going to "make out" but I didn't expect that. I now look at Terrence in a whole diffrent light...Owwwww!! sexy. Super excited about the show. With any of the Kardashians there is always something exciting going on so I'm sure this season will be a great one. Can't wait to see what's ahead.


Congrats Khloe on your Radio Show!

Dirty Money

So if you don't know, I love love love Dawn Richard! not just because she is a native of the best city in the world (New Orleans) but ever since she was on P.Diddy's making the Band. Dawn has stood out to me. Her vocals are absoultely amazing. Danity kane was a great start to show the world just how talented this girl is and now she is one third of the newly signed Bad Boy group "Dirty Money" the group consist of another female artist and writer by the name of Kalenna and none other than Diddy. Dirty Money is in the studio working on the new album
"Last Train To Paris" Get on or Get off....Stay tuned I think this album is going to be well worth the wait!


Ok, So I love Tyra Banks sometimes.LOL but if you haven't heard yet let me be the first to let you know. Well, The new season of the Tyra Banks show will be premering on September 8th. Honsetly guys, I didn't think her show would last this long,but it has. GO TYRA!!! but any whoo on September 8th Tyra will be revealing her natural hair on the new season of her show. I don't know what the big deal is. It's not like we haven't seen her natural hair before. Well I guess we gotta tune in on September 8th to see what all the hoopla is all about

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stay Inspired

We are each born into this life with a particular purpose, or mission, a gift to give the world. We will find that whatever is our passion is generally that which is related to our purpose and for which we have a particular gift to develop and share.

We all have dreams and wishes. Unless we do something about them, that is exactly what they remain. It is action that brings our dreams and wishes to life. We can do this by setting goals and taking it step by step until our goals are realized. Never be daunted by those who would discourage you. Listen to and act on your inner voice, let your life be an adventure! Mistakes and all. After all, it is your life!

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.Small people always do that,but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. ~ Mark Twain ~

The ABC’s of Lace Front Wigs

Hair extensions and wigs have been a staple in the beauty business for decades, especially in the urban market, but recently the phenomenon of lace front wigs has grown to new heights. True Indian Hair, located in Brooklyn, has establish itself as a premier supplier and distributor of 100 percent human Indian remy hair extensions and lace front wigs. Lace front wigs were once extremely costly and were only available to celebrities or the rich, however, today lace front wigs are more popular and are readily available to the general public at affordable prices ranging from $250-$1000.

What Is a Lace Front Wig?Lace front wigs are also known as lace units or hair cranial prosthetics. Lace fronts create the illusion that hair is growing out of one's scalp, and is one of the most natural-looking extensions on the market. Lace front wigs are constructed using a thin lace (Swiss lace or French lace) as the base where individual hairs are than hand tied into the lace. There are also "lace frontal pieces" and "lace closures" which are partial lace pieces that can be used in conjunction with weaving wefts. With this arrangement, the wefts are glued or sewn into one's hair and the lace frontal applied only at the hairline.

Who Wears Lace Front Wigs?Lace front wigs are an excellent choice for women of all ethnicities and is no longer a luxury only enjoyed by celebrities and entertainers such as Beyoncé, Tyra Banks, Eva Marcille and Mary J. Blige. If you want natural-looking extensions, try the lace wig, hair pieces, and remy hair extensions from True Indian Hair.

Solange & Beyoncé Knowles: New Design Duo

Celebrity sisters Solange and Beyoncé Knowles took Japanese fashionistas by storm with the debut of the Samantha Thavasa & Disney Handbag Collection at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. "It's tough, it's fun, and it's sexy," says Beyoncé about the flashy bags that are accented with a Mickey Mouse doll.
Samantha Thavasa is a Japanese fashion company that specializes in handbags for trendy young women in their twenties. The bags have gained a cult following since launching in 1994.

Computer Love: Is Technology Hurting Our relationships?

Twittering while on a date? Check.

Twittering during family dinner? Check.

Twittering while giving birth? Check.

It's all been recorded on Twitter and in case you aren't hip to the new obsession, Twitter is a social networking website that allows you to tell thousands of people what you're doing in any given moment. From shameless self-promotion to in depth personal niceties, folks are sparing their inner most thoughts and feelings on the web and most have the convenience to do so via cell phones. The celebrity presence on Twitter is astounding and stars like Erykah Badu, who updated her Twitter followers while in labor with her third child, have even become victim to the craze. However, harmless twittering can turn into a harmful consequence on your relationship, whether it's romantic or platonic.
According to an article in USAToday, wives are asking their husbands to politely remove themselves from cyber space and return to the real world. "Guys get obsessed with video games, or they over-share on the Internet, which is so unattractive," said Lauren Herskovic, managing editor of to USAToday. "No one is actually in the moment anymore." But it's not just our significant others. It's family members, best friends, coworkers and even strangers and who users fail to give their undivided attention to, for the sake of communicating with people who they may not know. In a day and age when text messages have given way to phone calls and iChats have conveniently replaced in-person visits, some say the quality of our relationships is in jeopardy.
Do you agree? Has technology put a damper on relationships as we know it?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Get To Know India Arie

India Arie is known and cherished by fans and fellow musicians as a poet, a songwriter, a daughter, a producer, a musician, a sister, a singer, an advocate, a friend and a philanthropist –– but she is possibly best known for the love in her music that has inspired and motivated people worldwide. From the moment that her very first single “Video,” and her multi–platinum debut album Acoustic Soul were released in 2001, India's music established an extraordinary bond of trust, affection and communication with her followers. Her sophomore release the platinum selling Voyage to India in 2002 was hailed worldwide by critics. The New York Times called it “music that only further enhances her reputation as an artist of substance; centering on her acoustic guitar and confident but restrained vocals, it recalls such soul masters as Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack.” In 2006 she released her No. 1 charting album Testimony: Vol.1, Love & Relationship, a beautiful collection of songs treasured by fans for its intimate, heart–tugging portrait of a lover’s parting and its after–ache. Although they’ve been understated, the politics of India.Arie’s Grammy–honored music have also been on open display ever since Oprah Winfrey pointedly thanked her for writing the sentiment “I may not be built like a supermodel/But I’ve learned to love myself unconditionally” – a declaration of independence from a set agenda that, eight years later, remains as politically definitive as any protest song ever written. Winfrey also singled out the Testimony: Vol. 1 track “There’s Hope” as “music that really stimulates and revives the soul,” and India’s music was known to be heard on campaign buses and planes, rallies and fundraisers during the historic Presidential run of Barack Obama. “I want people to hear my music for a long time,” says India, “for this generation to say decades from now: ‘This still says what I think’ and girls who are 11 now, who were 1 when I wrote ‘Video,’ can say, ‘That’s how I feel.’” A broadening awareness of her own calling and of our collective worldwide dialogue is central to Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics (Soulbird Music/Universal Republic), the fourth studio album by India.Arie. Years after completing her first multi–platinum album, “I feel my music is even more in accordance with where people are. Everybody’s looking for ways to feel better –– the world is so unpredictable, people are looking inside themselves to ask what’s meaningful in life. My music has always addressed this, and now it’s so much in vibrational accordance with what people are thinking.” India.Arie has stood often with her peers in the top echelon of entertainment as an activist for global health and human dignity. As a U.S. Ambassador for UNICEF, she traveled to Africa several times to address the AIDS crisis, and filmed the VH–1 documentary Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd & India.Arie Confront Aids in Africa. “I Am Not My Hair” was central to Lifetime Television’s recent “Stop Breast Cancer for Life” public awareness campaign, “Beautiful Flower” was used for fund–raising for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, “She Is” was created for the documentary on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf entitled Iron Ladies of Liberia, and “What About the Child” has been used in conjunction with various UNICEF events. Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics is, as always, a searching, insightful, honest and creatively accomplished expression of inner emotions, and the interconnectedness of all of us. India adds that it’s a reflection of changes – hers and ours, too. “There’s nothing you can do or say that’s separate from other people any more,” she observes. “Now you can have the whole world in your laptop, you are a part of the world instantaneously. laying things on the table for conversation, that’s politics. Politics is what happens when a group of people get together, and section themselves off. A lot of my album is about how we define and separate ourselves. I know from traveling around the world that people are now talking about all these different things. That’s what the album is about.” Two tracks from the album were released digitally in advance of its full release: the jazz–flavored melodic bubbler “Chocolate High," featuring longtime friend Musiq Soulchild, and the romantic, exuberant "Therapy," featuring Jamaican roots artist Gramps Morgan, co–written and co–produced by emerging artist Novel, who previously collaborated with India on “Purify Me.” India.Arie doesn’t hesitate to point out that the lush, diverse and tasty album arrangements and clarity of its sound reflect a new breakthrough in her craft as a producer: “This is the first album that really represents me vocally, lyrically, sonically. In my last album, my goal was to express the emotion and the vision musically, along with the words. I accomplished that on this album. It’s an unhindered expression.” Based on rhythm tracks cut live with her band over a month of sessions, India’s love of performance also shines through every song, and she gives album co–producer Dru Castro credit for a smooth creative process that extended through a solid year of post–production on the individual songs. “Collaboration, manifesting what I heard in my head really quickly, doing it all exactly and fully –– that was fun, and my best studio experience ever.” The second volume of Testimony, she notes, was originally planned with songs that hadn’t fit conceptually into Love & Relationship – but a chance meeting with Turkish icon Sezan Aksu in New York “changed the vision of what I can do. It made me just say: Do what I want to do, no matter the consequences. I went to Hawaii the next month, visualized the album, started writing songs.” The album’s spiritual and emotional core can be found in the romantic and compassionate songs “He Heals Me,” “River Rise,” “The Cure,” featuring Sezen Aksu’s vocal, and “Better Way,” featuring roots–music superstar Keb Mo, India says. “Exactly a year later, I look at those songs and know they came out of that travel. I wrote ten songs in ten days in Hawaii, and when I came back, that inspiration was still so alive, I wrote five more.” She adds: “‘Ghetto’ and ‘Yellow’ I started with Shannon Sanders while we were touring Acoustic Soul, and I was surprised at how much new life was breathed into them. I love these songs, and I love ‘Pearls,’ (India’s revival of the Sade fan favorite, featuring the brilliant Ivory Coast multi–talent Dobet Gnahoré). “These songs symbolize being more empowered, honoring feelings more. Not fitting in anyone’s box anymore. This album sounds like me, now, not trying to live something or capture something. It’s just now. A sonic representation of who I am.” Other album collaborators include hip–hop pioneer M.C. Lyte on “Psalms 23,” acclaimed jazz original Rachelle Ferrell, co–writer of “Better Way,” and India’s mother, stylist and all–around inspiration Simpson, co–writer of “Long Goodbye” and “A Beautiful Day,” a track originally composed on the spot during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, with GMA co–host Robin Roberts. The creative strength and satisfaction underlying Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics also reflects India’s experience of a world that’s becoming closer to us all. ”I always looked at myself as a world music artist –– even when I was playing coffee houses in college,” she reflects. “I was always unsatisfied to be filed under urban, only. This is the first world music album that I’ve made. It addresses politics in a way that people don’t expect. One of the biggest political statements it makes is that there’s a new definition of what it means to be part of the world –– to have an album that involves Musiq, Dobet, Sezen, Keb Mo, Lyte, Gramps, doing things together without being in the same place with them, and what it means for all these people to sing songs together.” India.Arie has sold over 8 million albums worldwide, including the double–platinum Acoustic Soul, the platinum Voyage to India and her number one album Testimony: Vol.1, Life & Relationship. Her honors include 17 Grammy nominations, 2 Grammy Awards, 4 ">NAACP Image Awards, and various awards from BET, Billboard, MTV, VH–1, Vogue, Essence, and others. Her songs have appeared in such films as Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, A Soldier’s Story, Radio, A Shark’s Tale and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Arie launched her own label, Soulbird Music, in June 2008 through Universal Republic, with the release of singer–songwriter Anthony David's album Acey Deucy and the Grammy–nominated single "Words," a duet with Arie.