Some of these folks [i.e, Drag-On] we have not heard from in years but they still have it! DMX is still crazy [no shade], Eve looks fab, and Drag-On is not as cute as he used to be; but they all look good and I am happy about this track. I just hope this reunion does not stop here. I need more Ruff Ryder music in my life!
2009 is officially the year of the comebacks!
Back in August I gave you all the track to Drake's new single "Forever" now I will be giving you all the video for the sweet single. I love the fact that 4 hot rappers are on this 1 hot track. Sweet!
Plies released the video for his controversial song "Becky".
The video is not what I expected it would be, but I guess he had to slightly keep it clean for TV. *side eye*
[SIDENOTE: Now I love Plies' music and I think this song is hilarious considering it is talking about a sexual act, BUT I cannot believe that radio stations have the song in heavy rotation. Even with the word "becky" being a substitute for this act you can still understand what the man is talking about. I would hate for a 10 year old child to be listening to a station and the song comes and starts singing "Gimme that Becky", like seriously what ever happened to censorship people?! ugh! ]
Who's hotter sweetz?
Beyonce has taken her I Am... tour down-under in Australia. Over the weekend she serenaded a young girl who is battling cancer. Beyonce is such a sweetheart. This video almost brought me to tears.
To those still "freaked out" about Lady GaGa's outfits and performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards check her out performing one of her many hits acoustic, "Pokerface", live at the Marc Jacobs after party. I'm a fan and even I did not know she could sing this well.
and saving the best for last...This has to be my most favorite performance of the month right now. Jay Z performing live at his 9/11 benefit concert in NY at Madison Square Gardens with Rihanna & Kanye West. This is Rihanna's debut performance since the 'incident' and she looks amazing and even sound great too!
The most talked about R&B mixtape, "Anticipated", was released early this summer by Trey Songz. I guess other artists saw the buzz that he was generating with his mixtape and then upcoming album "Ready" and decided to follow his lead.
Soon after Trey, the young Florida star Sammie released his mixtape "Swag & B", which did not get a lot of buzz.
But the lovely miss Mya has not had an album in years so I am looking forward to hearing new music from her as well as seeing her on the show "Dancing with the Stars" which premieres tonight, September 21, on ABC. Listen to her first single off the mixtape featuring Bun B "Show Me Something".
the very sexy and multi-talented Columbus Short celebrated his 27th birthday on Saturday, September 19.
HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY COLUMBUS!!
Columbus is starring in the new blockbuster hit "Whiteout" alongside Kate Beckinsale in theaters now. Check out the trailer.
And let's not forget that Dawn, Diddy, and Kaleena have now formed a new group Dirty Money Crew. Their new single "Love Come Down" recenlty hit radio airwaves. Check it out.
President Barack Obama has declared this week the National Historically Black Colleges & University week.
"...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 30 through September 5, 2009, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. I call upon public officials, educators, and all the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the tremendous
contributions these institutions and their graduates have made to our country..."
As a proud student of an HBCU I am happy that we are finally gettting the recognition that we deserve.
Thank You Mr. President.
Chris recently released a statement about the previews that CNN released stating:
"There have been reports on the Internet that I didn't remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight.
That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times -- and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.
The first four times or how ever many times it was - I gave the same answer -- which was that I didn't think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn't fair to Rihanna. The fifth time or whatever it was I just misspoke. I was asked, "Do you remember doing it?" and I said, "No."
Of course I remember what happened. Several times during the interview, my mother said that I came to her right afterwards and told her everything. But it was and still is a blur. And yes, I still can't believe it happened because it is not me or who I am or is what happened like anything I have ever done before.
As I have said several times previously, I am ashamed of and sorry for what happened that night and I wish I could relive that moment and change things, but I can't. I take full responsibility for my actions. What I have to do now is to prove to the world that this was an isolated incident and that is not who I am and I intend to do so by my behavior now and in the future."
Be sure to tune in to Larry King Live tonight at 9 p.m eastern to see the full interview.
In case you missed the Chris Brown interview last night on CNN with Larry King. Here is the youtube video of the interview.
I refuse to listen to any of the leaked tracks from the album. I plan on supporting Jay Z and buying the album the day it drops.