Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Al B. Sure! is back and he's bringing the romance along with him. While he's always ready to tell the ladies how he feels about them Nite & Day, he first would like to show love and honor to a phenomenal group of women: MOTHERS!
Click here for your special Mother's Day greeting card, courtesy of Al B. Sure!
Stay tuned for Al B. Sure's "Honey I'm Home" in-stores June 23, 2009 on Hidden Beach Recordings.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Rob Jay is emerging as one of hip hops brightest young talents. From his witty word play to his diverse subject range he has all of the tools neccesary to take it to the next level. Over the past six months, media outlets have begun to take notice. In December, he was recognized as one of America top 100 unsigned artist by Music Connection Magazine. This led to coverage in Urb Magazine, East of L.A. and a selection to headline The Armed Forces Entertainment Tour in Southwest Asia.
As his buzz continues grow, he has remained focused on his ultimate goal for 2009. "Coming into this year my goal was to be selected as one of Hip Hops Top Freshmen in The December 2009 issue of The XXL. I'm doing everything in my power to get it, and even if I don't reach that goal, the pursuit of it has led me to get press and coverage on a level that I haven't seen before."
Look for continued success from Rob Jay. Click here to download his ART LIFE ep, for free.
Sidenote: Rob Jay was featured on my site back in July when I posted a video to one of THE hottest hip-hop Obama tribute songs. I thought I'd heard enough of the tribute songs, but was glad I remained open to his lyrical flow on "Obama Represents Me" --to the tune of Jay-Z's, "Dead Presidents." (click here to see his video)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Congrats to OBSESSED for topping the box office charts this past weekend. According to Reuters.com, the movie pulled in $28.5 million in ticket sales. I tell you, this movie was one of those that you hoped would do well because you like the actors, but I just wasn't sure. I'm glad I went in with an open-mind because I came out a "Facebook status updating supporter" of the film.
Because I'm not a fan of Beyonce's acting--AT all, I was concerned about rushing out to see a film that didn't involve her drawing on to her God given gifts of singing and performing. I like her, so I always want to support the moves she makes; and of course, her leading guy, Idris Elba, has ALL of my support. All types of fine, right?
Beyonce did her thing when she brought her Sasha Fierce attitude out toward the end. I was so feeling Mrs. Beyonce's character when she stepped up and stepped- out to defend her family, go B! Oh, and the stalker girl, Ali Larter, she was nerve-rattling impressive. Check the film out if you haven't seen it.
Below you will find my actual Facebook status updates; I posted them as I sat and watched the film:
Tiffany is @ the theater watching OBSESSED...so far annoyed!
Let me clarify. The movie is worth seeing. I'm annoyed that men (some) men can't say NO!! "Some" of them make themselves available to rescue and save women and get themselves involved in [all types of ] unnecessary skullduggery.
I think y'all should see it. I just wish I were @ Magic Johnson theaters with a group of my girlfriends because this here movie requires loud outbursts and I so want to yell at the screen right now.
For you musically obsessed fans like myself. If you heard the beautiful
love song in the movie during the viniettes when Idris' character Derek
was going back and forth returning his kids to the home. The song that played
was called Destiny by Zero 7. I'm so ashamed it took me to see OBSESSED before I became aware of this amazing group.
Check out their equally amazing video.
Monday, April 20, 2009
TYSON, a Sony Pictures Classic release and winner of the Regard Knockout Award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival is solely narrated by the former champ himself. Mike recounts events and experiences starting from his childhood in Brooklyn, to his most recent troubles involving drug abuse, the fights, and all of the controversy in between; including his high-profile divorce from actress Robin Givens and his rape conviction in 1992.
Mike used no sugar to coat his honesty and delivery. Within the first 15 minutes, I was emotionally overwhelmed and wanted to hug the screen. From the film, I gathered that many of Mike's associates received a greater gain from being in his corner than he received from being Mike, the heavyweight champion. He was what people needed to advance their lives and career interests, and without reciprocity- combined with an unstable upbringing, he became a human shell of himself.
An additional highlight of the film was Mike's colorful way of using words. He used words that had a few of us navigating the internet to find their meaning; my favorite, SKULLDUGGERY (an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick).
I strongly recommend this film and will even go the distance and suggest it as learning material for the youth. The What Not To Do's and how to avoid taking unnecessary courses at the School of Hard Knocks. The language is strong and suggestive, but the overall message will balance out Mike's graphic way of delivering his life's truth.
The film is awesome. I promise you-- no SKULLDUGGERY in this review. :)
Movie in theaters: April 24th
TYSON MOVIE SITE
On advice he would give to Chris Brown right now, he states simply, "He'll be fine; he'll be fine."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Check out images from the convention's final gala, honoring Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.
Berry Gordy with Urban Network's, CEO Miller London
Smokey Robinson joins in on the celebration for Motown founder Berry Gordy.
Ahhh, the memories of the way we were ! LOL!
Tiffany, Tosha Y. Thomas (VP, Urban Network), Stephanie Abdullah Chillin' with legendary publicist Lynn Allen Jeter
photos courtesy of Stephanie Abdullah
Friday, February 20, 2009
A Missouri woman is thanking God, and her hair weave for saving her life after her car was riddled with bullets by her ex-boyfriend after he learned she was no longer in love with him.
One of the bullets became tangled in her sewn in weave tracks, which prevented the bullet from penetrating her head.
[Tiffany]: I too, thank God, and her weave for saving her life. Gosh, I love weaves.
One would wonder, what type of trouble could a pistol-carrying, elderly woman, possibly get herself in that would land her in all places, JAIL!! Well, let’s just say, after yet another run-in with the “po-po’s,” Madea has exhausted all of her life-lines, tap-danced on the wrong judge’s nerves and ends up serving time in jail.
Derek Luke (Notorious, Antwone Fisher) co-stars in the film as, Josh Hardaway, a rising Asst. District Attorney who takes on a case involving a young drugged-out prostitute, Candace Washington, played by Keshia Knight Pulliam (Cosby Show, The Gospel). As Candace’s case continues to build, Josh starts to feel responsible and connected to Candace’s struggle, so rather than allow his inner conflicts to become tangled in the court preceding, he passes the case on to his female colleague, Linda Holmes (Ion Overman), who also happens to be his fiancée.
While in jail, Candace encounters, Madea who dishes out wisdom and encouragement to her, all while serving as a source of comfort and strength.
At the film’s press junket in Beverly Hills, Keisha Knight Pulliam shared insight on her experience playing a prostitute--a far cry from her role as the youngest, Huxtable on The Cosby Show, “it was the biggest stretch and the hardest I’ve had to work at a character and a role, and that’s really why I took it, because I wanted that challenge. Honestly, at the end of the day, she’s [Candace] like everyone of us, it’s about choices- it was door A or door B, and sometimes when you choose door B, it will take you down a path that’s a life altering path. But I think the story behind her is we all have choices, and no matter how bad or destitute the situation is, there’s always a way back,” she says.
I had a few minor issues with character development and at times found myself wondering why Tyler did or did not make certain choices in moving the film forward. There was however, a great scene with Josh and Academy Award nominated actress, Viola Davis who played Ellen, a counselor to abused women that really stood out and struck an emotional chord.
But it was the larger than life presence of Madea that was truly delightful and tightened up laugh muscles I hadn’t used since Madea made her last on-screen appearance in Madea’s Family Reunion. Since there’s always room for improvement and I assume everyone believes that—including the proven successful Tyler Perry, I decided to enjoy Tyler’s intended purpose of the film--to make people laugh, and laugh I did- and out loud too—many times--with no restrictions.
I recommend this film to anyone who needs to LOL! See it with friends and family--in theaters only!
Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail in theaters Friday, February 20th
Film Co: Lionsgate/TPS
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Spotted on XXLMAG.com
Just as The Roots will begin their gig as house band for Jimmy Fallon when he takes over “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” on NBC, the band will be playing a residency at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, beginning on March 5.
“The Roots Presents: The Jam” will run through the end of June, covering a total of 12 shows, as confirmed thus far by Pitchfork Media. The stint will be the group’s last live shows for the foreseeable future as a result of their decision to retire from touring in the wake of their new TV duties.
Frankie on her fashion preference:
“I love Payless, the ghetto mall, and the flea market. Payless got the same thing as Louis Vuitton, except Louis Vuitton is a bigger name…”
Source: Vibe Magazine- The Style Issue/March 2009 (on stands now)
T- Pain on his soon-to-be released I-Phone, Auto-Tune application:
"It's gonna be real cool," says T-Pain. "Basically, you can add Auto-Tune to your voice and send it to your friends and put it on the Web. You'll be able to sound just like me." Asked if that might render him no longer unique, T-Pain laughs: "I'm not too worried. I got lots of tricks you ain't seen yet. It's everybody else that needs to step up their game."
Source: The Time, Inc.
details initially spotted on: theurbanbuzz.com
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The first time I heard Mint Condition's jam, "Nothing Left To Say," I was stopped at a red light bobbin' my head and raising my hands in praise over the use of live instruments. Overtaken, I wanted to jump out of the car and perform for the people in the cars next to me.
I rocked out with them at their Valentine's Day show; that's all I wanted to do, and I did.
The video clip was created by the faculty and students of Globe University/Minnesota School of Business & Digital Video and Media Production.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Last Saturday, thanks to my girl MACKDIVA, I attended Lil' Wayne's Grammy party at Hotel Montage in Beverly Hills.
Mr. Wayne, I tell ya, has carved out a special place in the music section of my heart. His current project, Tha Carter III, is a hip hop masterpiece well worthy of all the honor and recognition it has received.
No Expense Spared:
Attendees were also treated to a performance by Cash Money/Universal Republic artist, Kevin Rudolph.
Congrats to Lil Wayne, Cash Money & Universal Records for your success.
Ok, I quickly learned that standing near Paris Hilton can equal unwanted camera time. We were on the red carpet, I mean, purple carpet waiting to interview and get photos of Paris, when two of her youngest fans came swarming over to get hugs and love from her. You gotta love the kids! This was really cute.
Luckily the camera caught my decent angles :)
Video courtesy of the E! Entertainment
Ronnie, thanks for the heads up on the video.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
After the tragic loss of her mother, brother and nephew this past October, Jennifer Hudson returns to the music scene with her second single, produced by Brian Kennedy(Rihanna,Chris Brown), "If This Isn't Love."
I see she's been getting her weight training on as well; her arms look fantastic!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Check out some of the images from her Los Angeles fashion show:
the "Shillae" dress
"Shillae" dress in black.
the "Cassie" dress.
the "Cassie" dress, back. Cassie may wear this design at her upcoming wedding.
the "Carrie" dress-named after her sister and her maid of honor.
the "Isabella" dress, back.
the "Isabella" dress.
designer, cassie betts takes a bow
I had many favorites, but I would have to say, I loved the "above the knee" styles as a wedding dress....and that's probably why I'm not married now, I'm so out of order, on purpose...lol. Ha!
For your upcoming wedding, red carpet or formal fashions, "go there" with Cassie Betts.
I campaigned so hard for Barack Obama, so you know I'm thrilled about the results. I had the opportunity to do a Q&A interview with Ralph Tresvant of New Edition (my all time favorite group) and have it published in the Urban Network entertainment trade magazine, I was selected to do a beauty product review for the January '09 issue of Upscale magazine, and attend & cover red carpet & entertainment events for this site. All I can say is, I'm open for more and expecting more.
My Love (ly) Life
Well, I thought I was going to update my status to "in a relationship" -that didn't carry over into the New Year. I was so open and available for it too, and I liked the fact that I tried. I thought I was going to be afraid of a relationship, but this particular effort, looking back was exciting to try. Exciting because being vulnerable was freeing, and I had a chance to apply the wisdom and inspiration I gained from being single to a possible healthy relationship. This guy was a whole lot of things, but he wasn't the one for me, and I didn't "hang in there' and try to "make it into something" that my heart loudly expressed it wouldn't be. I recognized, well I always recognize, but oftentimes ignore signs but these particular signs would've had me calling family and friends singing, T-Pain's, "Chopped & Screwed."
Speaking of family, my mother says I'm "too picky" (lol); she's always reminding me of men that are interested in me, and my dad, over breakfast on Christmas Day, predicted I would marry a white man; well I did send a public shout out to John Mayer via this site, but now that he is unavailable, again, I have to back off, because women who love men, know that being involved with a man who's physically and emotionally unavailable will not work. I'm proud of myself for following my heart and intuition on this one because I'm so anti "auto-tune," and I wouldn't have wanted to sing "Chopped & Screwed," although, I must say, that's a pretty hot song..screwwwweed, screwwwweed, screwwwwwed, chopped & screwwwed.
And to my favorite man, my dad, black men, white men, and all the wonderful shades in between, are fine with me, and I know you could care less about color, and just want the guy to love and adore me almost as much as you do. I know, I know. You just make sure you have your one-of-a kind suit ready to walk me down the aisle. :)
Shawn Stockman, turns it back on the women with, "If You Were A Boy." (Elsa, thanks for the heads up on this song)
"If I Were A Boy"-Beyonce feat R. Kelly. Kells' verse in the song reminds of the reason I appreciate his artistry; a great and honest vocal delivery. I'm certain he, without permission from Beyonce's camp, took it upon himself to add his vocals to this song and leak it to radio; he could care less about the lawsuit and beef he had with her hubby; that's just how creative geniuses rock, huh? Ok, R'rah.