Friday, February 27, 2015

Rest In Peace

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


The Return of ...
Jodeci has announced the name and official release date for their new album. Titled The Past, The Present, The Future, the R&B group’s reunion album is scheduled to hit stores March 31.
The LP features 12 new tracks, including the B.o.B-assisted “Nobody Wins” – and an appearance from Liana Banks (“Sho Out”).
Additionally, the fellas have also released a teaser for the accompanying visuals to their single “Every Moment.”

The Past, The Present, The Future tracklisting:
1. Too Hot
2. Sho Out
3. Checkin For You
4. Those Things
5. Every Moment
6. Nobody Wins (feat. B.o.B)
7. Incredible
8. Jennifer
9. Body Parts
10. Stress Reliever
11. Sho Out (feat. Liana Banks)
12. Nobody Wins

** I can't wait **kk

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Heavenly Father,
I humbly come to you, to give thanks for all the Blessings that you bestow on my life everyday.  I ask that you continue to Bless, Guide and Direct my Path.  I know that you're in the Blessing business looking after ordinary people, in extraordinary ways.  Please continue to honor me with Favor, Mercy and Grace.  I am merely a Vessel to spread the word of your goodness and mercy.  I share testimonies of my Faith as a living witness.  I could not make it without you, I would not succeed without you.  Please forgive of all my sins.  Continue to Heal me from inside out.  Make me into the person, that you desire me to be.  On God's time, NOT my time.  This is the Day that The Lord Hath made ...
With GOD in your Life, No weapons formed will prosper.  For all the Blessings in My Life, I do give thanks ~ Amen

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year!!!

'Gung Hay Fat Choymeans "Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year." Chinese New Year 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lesley Gore R.I.P.

NEW YORK (AP) — A singer-songwriter who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst “It’s My Party” and followed it up with the hits “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and “You Don’t Own Me” has died. Lesley Gore was 68.

According to her partner of 33 years, Gore died Monday of cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

Brooklyn-born and New Jersey-raised, Gore was discovered by Quincy Jones as a teenager and signed to Mercury Records.

Gore’s other hits include “She’s A Fool,” ”That’s the Way Boys Are” and “Maybe I Know.” She co-wrote with her brother, Michael, the Academy Award-nominated “Out Here On My Own” from the film “Fame.”

She also played Catwoman’s sidekick in the cult TV comedy “Batman.”

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Comedy Legends ...

Eddie, Gilda, Chevy, Cheri, Steve

Affirmation ...

Heavenly Father ...
I thank you for ALL my many Blessings.  I look to you for Love and Guidance.  Please continue to watch over me.  
I give thanks Today and forevermore.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Game Changer ...

Congrats - Drake Fan didn’t see this coming. Drake’s 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late' (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) will debut at #1 on the HITS Album and SPS charts next week, spoiling what looked less than 24 hours ago like a slam dunk for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack—but the marketshare goes to the same place, so Republic can’t complain. What’s more, the surprise mixtape could see first-weekend sales of 500k. Strangely, as of 8am PT, the album has yet to appear on the iTunes chart. But there’s a precedent: It took BeyoncĂ©’s 2013 surprise release several hours before landing at #1.

So will If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late be the best-selling or highest-debuting mixtape ever? Our research gnomes have come up dry in their attempts to find evidence of any mixtape exploding like this one. But is If You’re Reading This really a mixtape, or is it actually a proper album disguised as one?

Michelle S. points out, mixtapes usually have rappers over other people’s beats, Drake doesn’t do that here—it’s all original material from Noah 40 and Boi-1da on production. Mixtapes typically have interludes as well, but again, not in this case. So if it is an album in disguise, what’s Drake’s rationale?  Drake is just flexing his muscles, in light of the 'potential' shake up over at 'Cash Money' records, I think Birdman, might want to correct the errors of his wicked ways. 


For a Happy Life ..

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flashback Who's That ...

Singer Christopher Williams is the nephew of legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.  His cousin is singer Al B. Sure, he has a son 'Austin' with actress Stacey Dash AND dated Academy Award Winning actress Halle BerryWilliams was accused of busting Berry's eardrum, but it was actor Wesley Snipes.

Williams baritone vocals released four Albums from 1989 to 2001.  Scored a #1  single 'I'm Dreamin' from the 'New Jack City' soundtrack, in which he made his acting debut.  From a marketing prospective Williams had the goods, great vocals and visually appealing, unfortunately major success did not happen, due to poor management and record label moves.  


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Missing You ...

1993 - Billboard Music Awards.  It was Whitney Houston's night she won a 'staggering' 11 coveted Billboard Awards.  I was lucky enough to be in attendance that night, to witness her bring the house down with 'I Have Nothing' the capacity crowd leap to our feet with a thunderous ovation.  Moments like that, made it so easy to fall in love with Houston.  She was a singer who without gimmicks had the goods.  Awards shows today IMO are lacking iconic LIVE raw talent.  Its hard to believe that today marks the 3 year anniversary of her passing.  I can honestly say that my soul hasn't been the same.  

Witness below her ICONIC performance of 'I Have Nothing'.   At the top of her game ... very few could compete with.  RIP Whitney ... You're always in my heart. 


Missing You ...

Three years ago today, a part of my soul died ...

You are forever in my heart ... R.I.P.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Power 100

Kanye West covers Billboard‘s annual Power 100 issue alongside Universal Music Group artist Lana Del Rey and UMG chairman/CEO Lucian Grange, who ranks No. 1 on the magazine’s list of power players. 

He's Baaaaaaaaaack!!!

Return - TDE was nowhere to be found at the 2015 Grammy Awards.  That show is political, the 'new' version is how much $$$ you have, gets you the most Grammys. One year he's nominated for seven awards. A shut out, very India Arie. The next year, he's presented with two, to save face at NARAS.  Its propaganda at its finest.

Lamar fans can FINALLY breathe a sigh of relief, his new track, "The Blacker The Berry" is here.  With the gritty, bass-pounding production supplied by Boi-1da, The Koz, and Terrace Martin, this record is exactly what Kendrick fans have been waiting for, as he returns to his rapping ways with his usual fierce flow and toughness that has levitated him to one of the best MCs in hip-hop right now. The title of the song seems to be derived from Wallace Thurman's 1929 novel of the same name, which was considered groundbreaking for digging into racial discrimination inside the black community, particularly in regards to women. The song's single art is by Italian photographer Giordano Cipriani of a mother and her twins from the tribe of the Surma, in the Valley of the Omo of Ethiopia.

Kendrick certainly doesn't pull any punches on the song, as he brings forth an intense lyricism and flow with lines like, "You hate me don't you, I know you hate me just as much as you hate yourself, jealous of my wisdom and cards I dealt, watching me as I pull up, fill up my tank to peel out, muscle cars to pull up, show you what these big wills about." Additionally, the song features background vocals from the reggae artist Assassin, who was previously featured on Kanye West's Yeezus album.

The record was actually released by Taraji P. Henson (or Cookie from Empire) on Twitter, which she said is her favorite song from Kendrick's upcoming album. Not much is known about the upcoming project, but it is thought to be coming sooner than later. 



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Affirmation ...

Dear Heavenly Father,
I love you, Im appreciative of the gift of life.  I do not take for granted any of my Blessibgs.  With you as the guiding light of my life, I know that I can do all things.  When challenges arise as the often do, I realize its just another hurdle to I can overcome.  I ask that you please continue to keep me focused, steadfast, centered on my journey.  Through Triumps and missteps, never forsake me.  Honor me with favor, mercy and grace.  I am your humble servant and a vessel to spread the word about your goodness.  I look to you to guide and direct my path.  I know that no weapons formed against me shall prosper.  The Devil is constantly busy, temptation is everywhere.  Comfort comes in knowing that I rebuke satin as I rejoice in The Lord.  If GOD be for you, who can be against you.  For all the Blessings in my life I do give thanks  ~ Amen!

The beauty of GOD ...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Like my Momma ...

Tracee Ellis Ross ... Diana's middle daughter star continues to grow!!!

Hey baby ...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Flashback Who's That ...

Its hard to believe that BrIan McKnight holds a Grammy Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win, and someone like Beyonce Knowles (17) has more Grammys than Whitney Houston (6) and one shy of Aretha Franklin (18) but I digress.

McKnight is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion,trombonetubaflugelhorn and trumpet.  McKnight is perhaps most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range.  He was 19 years old when he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records subsidiary, Wing Records.   In 1992, Brian McKnight was released, and his self-titled debut peaked at fifty-eight in the Billboard 200 chart, which featured the ballad the hit single) "One Last Cry". It was followed by two more albums for Mercury, 1995's I Remember You and 1997's Anytime. Anytime, McKnight's final album with Mercury, sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy.  He became a highly sought out producer, working with Vanessa Williams, Boys II Men, Vesta and Justin Timberlake. He signed with Motown in 1997 and released his most successful career project 1998's 'Back At One' which sold over 3 million copies.  Subsequent projects on various labels never garnered the attention of his previous efforts.

Gone Too Soon

Remembering - Trayvon Martin.  A life interrupted ... He would have celebrated his 20th Birthday today.  Gone too soon!!!

Your life mattered!!!! RIP

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome Home Mariah

Mariah Carey did not have the best 2014. Despite releasing a solid late career record, the iconic singer experienced a record low in album sales, with Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse still sitting at just over 100,000 sold. She also split with husband and father to her children Nick Cannon, but she's ready to start a new page with a new deal, which pairs her once again with L.A. Reid.

Carey was not in the best place in 2003 either, but signing with Island/Def Jam and working with Reid that year resulted in her extremely successful comeback album, The Emancipation Of Mimi. Her new deal is with L.A.'s new home at EPIC records, and while it's not the lucrative offer she was looking for (according to sources, her request for a $3 Million advance was not met), it should ultimately be a better place for her.

Mariah will re-release her 1998 compilation #1s (likely with quite a few new additions, though unfortunately nothing from her last project) later this year. Before then, she'll have a residency at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace in promotion of the album.


Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for another day.  I humbly surrender my all to you.  Please continue protect me from hurt, harm, fear and danger.  Im merely a Vessel to spread the word of your goodness and your Mercy.  No Weapons formed against me shall prosper, if God brings it to you, he will surely pull you through.  Im able to do all things through Christ, who lives within me.  I ask that you continue Guide and Direct my path!  For all the Blessings in my Life, I do give thanks. Amen~

Living in Gratitude ...