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“Do You Love Him” – The Countess Vaughn Tragedy

2016 has been a hell of a year.  I mean…just musically…we’ve gotten some Amazing albums.  Frank Ocean has even put out something that isn’t blank.  Do you HEAR ME…Frank Ocean sung on tracks belonging to himself and let us hear them too…in this the year 2016 of our Lord. However, there had to be things to counter the greatness.  First Mama Dee released a song and video and you know I thought that would be the worst thing I heard and saw, musically, this year.  I was proven wrong. Countess Vaughn formerly of Moesha and The Parkers fame…released a song and video.  You’re thinking…wait…Countess can blow…like SHE HAS THE RANGE....

Simone Manuel and Simone Biles are #BlackGirlMagic – Fearce Friday

Simone Biles.  Simone Manuel.  Olympians.  History Makers.  Underdogs.  Black Girl Magic.  Champions!  If you are watching the Olympics, you are likely just as excited as I am this Friday.  Last night I shed tears of joy as I watched Simone Manuel swim for the gold.  My sister and I had been commenting all week on how folks were sleeping on Simone Manuel.  They only talked about Michael Phelps when it came to swimming.  Phelps is a dolphin in human form and I get HYPE every time he swims but something was OFF about the Simone Manuel reporting. Time came for Simone’s race and my sister and I were ready!  Then...

Lemonade Lyrics that make me want to stay SINGLE

There have been countless think pieces on Lemonade in the last 3 weeks.  I swear this is why folks have Beyonce classes in college because I swear yall be STUDYING BEYONCE.  Hell…I be studying Beyonce (and a few other artists) and y’all know I hate studying.  But when folks give you a damn good piece of material to study…you study that ish!  And the Lemonade Lyrics really had me like…that’s that good material. Anyway…I’ve been doing a lot of talking and thinking about relationships lately and at this point…I feel like Birdman Beyonce certainly did not help with some of the lyrics on Lemonade.  Sometimes I be so caught up...

Mr. Wes: What Is Love EP – New Release

Hey yall!  How yall doing? So…today I wanted to share something with you: Mr. Wes’s EP is finally dropping TOMORROW!    You may remember that I reviewed his single last year.  If you missed that, you can check it out here. After releasing three successful singles, the album is HERE Yall! Mr. Wes is originally from New Orleans and currently lives in the DC area.  And he has a WHOLE CAREER as an attorney.  You know how I feel about degreed musicians.  Like…take my money and throw it at Sallie Mae and ‘nem!!  They always get my coins! There will be a single, “Falling Out of Love” released today.  If you...

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) : A Lyrical Tribute to my Father

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. We’ve been together for quite some time, I’d think by now you’d know It would take forever to get you off my mind If ever you decide to go Here we are in this big old empty room I get delirious when you hold my hand I may not know where I’m going,  I said I may not know what I need And I get discouraged ’cause I(‘ll) never see you anymore cuz in this life things are much harder in the after world in this life you’re on your own How can you just leave...

#RHOA and #RHOP weekly recaps…NO MORE?

So, I’ve had a couple weeks off reviews from RHOA and RHOP due to a trip that lasted through Sunday and the Superbowl.  During that time, I did some re-evaluations of the content on my site and also of my time.   To not prolong the decision, I’ve decided to no longer include weekly recaps of RHOA and RHOP on the site.  They were becoming way more of a burden than an enjoyable thing to write about.  I want to enjoy writing here and not feel a burden to do so.   I may from time to time pop up with a RHOA recap if I feel the need.  I’ll...

Beyonce – Formation : Black, Proud, Southern, and EXTRA LOUD

Beyonce did a lot of things with this video for FORMATION!  Beyonce did a lot with this song FORMATION! IT MAY BE THE UNIVERSALLY GREATEST THING (other than Blue Ivy) THAT SHE’S EVER CREATED! I’m so proud and I’m so here for everything that is going on in this video!! I just…I could SCREAM!!!!!!! FORMATION IS UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK…                     PRO BLACK… SOUTHERN… RATCHET… AND RAW!    When you add that together it is a MUSICAL MIREPOIX for this generation. Just a few things that I noticed.  She’s raw and real about her make up.  She’s negro and creole and Texas to...

Real Housewives of Potomac: S1 E2 “Divas, Queens and Bubalas”

We pick back up at the crab boil.  Giselle and Karen finish their argument.  Meanwhile, Charisse is still upstairs with her friend talking about how rude Gizelle was.  We just enter into the drama huh.  No good moment to even breathe huh. Gizelle pulls Charisse aside to try to make up but both of them are being funny acting.  Karen gets into it again too and she’s talking crazy to Gizelle’s friend.  She’s so disrespectful because she feels like she’s better than him.   Katie, the little ol’ lady who lived in a shoe, brought her children and they are acting up a bit.  They are not here for the crab boil. ...