Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beyonce Rockin' Her EGO!

Go, Beyonce! Oops, I mean, Sacha! She is rockin' out in this video. Love the song also. Simply put, the girl is just GREAT!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Mother's Day Greeting From Al B. Sure!


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

CREATIFF "new" Artist SPOTLIGHT: ROB JAY


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)

RobJay's Myspace

Monday, April 27, 2009

OBSESSED Tops Box Office

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!

Tiffany

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.

Tiffany

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.

[Don't try to act like I'm crazy for typing such info about the Magic Johnson Theaters, I've been there, and y'all have too. ;) Shoo, I would've gone there if I were near the area].




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

CREATIFF FLICKS- TYSON


"My Insanity is My Sanity"..........one of the many powerful quotes spoken by Mike Tyson as he journeys through his life with writer/director, James Toback (Bugsy, Harvard Man)in the documentary, TYSON.

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

Movie Trailer





TYSON MOVIE SITE


RED CARPET- TYSON PREMIERE

Creatiffchatter.com rocked out on the red carpet at the premiere of TYSON held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.


LaLa
Carmelo Anthony & LaLa's film company, Krossover Productions, produced TYSON.
Look for LaLa, along with Ricki Lake on the upcoming season of VH-1's, Charm School, set to air May 11th.


Mike Tyson shared his thoughts on the film, "It's almost like, when you've been down for so long and then brought back up- it's almost uncomfortable."

On advice he would give to Chris Brown right now, he states simply, "He'll be fine; he'll be fine."

Robert Griffith
sports commentator/former nfl player

Most memorable Tyson fight: The first Holyfield/Tyson fight.

Asked if he'd consider following in the dancing steps of previous NFL players for a spot on Dancing With The Stars, with excitement he replied, "I would tear Dancing With The Stars up." DWTS producers, reach out to him, he's up for the challenge.


Q&A w/ Mike Tyson & James Toback (Tyson, writer/director)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Urban Network Music & Marketing Conference Honors Berry Gordy

Last month, Urban Network turned 21 and celebrated at their annual conference. This year, held at the beautiful Pacific Palms resort in the City of Industry, CA (I highly recommend this resort if you are in need of a local stay-cation, beautiful)

Check out images from the convention's final gala, honoring Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.

Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy with Urban Network's, CEO Miller London
Smokey Robinson joins in on the celebration for Motown founder Berry Gordy.

The crew: Former Warner Bros. Records Urban Music dept.
l-to-r: Stephanie Abdullah, Tiff, recording artist Jaheim and Dwight Bibbs

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
One of my favorite, artists manager's, David Lombard.
He's always a pleasure to work and talk with.

Stephanie Abdullah, recording artist Leigh Jones & Tiff
I like Leigh, check her out. She did a great job on remaking Debarge's, "All This Love."
Click here to listen to her music, you'll be impressed. You know I don't front on the music. Check her out.

photos courtesy of Stephanie Abdullah

Friday, February 20, 2009

Woman's Hair Weave Saves Her Life



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.

CREATIFF REVIEW: Tyler Perry's, Madea Goes To Jail

Hallelujer…Tyler Perry brings Madea back to the screen in his latest feature, MADEA GOES TO JAIL! Warning: Scenes with Madea will cause loud and uncontrollable outbursts of laughter.

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 fiancĂ©e.

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

Rihanna Battered: Photo Surfaces on TMZ


TMZ is so saavy with their image protection, I was unable to copy/paste to my page! I so understand. Anyhoo, check out an image of Rihanna that was taken after the fight, allegedly involving entertainer, Chris Brown, please click here. Geezus!

The Roots: Take Up Residency In NYC


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.

Continue XXLMAG.COM

CREATIFF QUOTES: T-Pain & Frankie aka Keyshia Cole's Mom


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

CREATIFF MUSIC: Mint Condition- "Nothing Left To Say"



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.

Mint Condition

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lil Wayne's- Party Before The Party

lil wayne & tiff @ his grammy party-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:

The party theme: Mardi Gras. The food: N'awlins best (omg, I had the best Jambalaya, Greens and corn muffin ever. That dag on corn muffin was ridiculously-tasty). The drinks: Free Flowing. The Atmosphere: Comfortable, Diverse, Fly & Sexy. And in honor of Wayne's smash hit single, "Lollipop," the "candy girl" light went off in my brain and I ended up bringing my own lollipops to the affair, and let's just say.... I made a whole "lotta" friends at the party because of that idea, and even convinced MACKDIVA to get involved with the sucker distribution.

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.

Award Show Season: Lil' Wayne's Purple Carpet & Party Pics


Doing my signature "tilt my head to the right" pose.

Tiff & Paris Hilton
This party was my first time meeting her. I thought she was gracious and really sweet on the carpet. I gave her a purple lollipop but she decided she wanted to select her own color--she chose a red one. She has it in her hand but it's not visible in this shot. I dig her.

Tiff, Dawn (Danity Kane) & Mackdiva.
We tried to get her to share some behind the scenes scoop from Making The Band, but she would only give us, "February 12th," the airdate for the new season of Making the Band. I missed it! Dawn also informed me that she is currently writing songs for Cassie & Puff and that she has released an independent single to support her comic book that comes out March 2009. Danitykanecomics.com

Tiff & Qui (pronounced Kwee)
This new singer on the rise, Jaqui "Qui" Rice, daughter of legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice is preparing to release her debut project, Luv 'N Life, fall 2009. The first single, "Rev' It Up," features rapper David Banner. Qui describes her style as a cross between Janet Jackson & Aaliyah. Based on her two musical influences, I'd wondered if she was also open to following in her dad's footsteps to the ballroom floor and competing on Dancing With The Stars, to that shes giggles and says, "you know what, I would do it. I love dancing; it's in my soul and blood, and I get a little bit of my skill from my dad, so you may see me there."
You can check out http://www.quimusic.com/
Grammy Award winning producers, Play 'n Skillz (Lil Wayne, Pit Bull, Chamillionaire) on the "purple carpet". We were discussing the popular use of auto-tune/vocoder. I don't have my audio of our discussion available, so I can't pull a quote, but paraphrasing, they feel it's what the people are enjoying right now and they want to give the people what they want.

Congrats on your Grammy win!

MACKDIVA, MTV's Sway, & Tiff.

Ok, so Sway did join in on my lolilipop fun, without my permission, he just walked up and grabbed a lollipop, but he didn't want to take the photo posing with it. :) C'mon!
He has one in his hand, I swear. LOL. Too funny!e And what is MACKDIVA doing? She is semi-hiding her's too. I just don't appreciate folk not following my lollipop movement. LOL.

Tiff posing w/ Jeff Blue
My boy and former co-worker, A&R Executive & producer, Jeff Blue. I love Jeff, he's a ball of energy.
Jeff is responsible for signing Macy Gray & Linkin Park.

Reggie Bush is down for the lollipop campaign.
Reggie Bush & Tiffany
FYI, Reggie is not really towering over me, I think I was standing on a step below him. LOL.
I gotta fight for my height status.

Epic Recording artist, Hodges & Tiff
This guy was a total stranger--until he wanted a lollipop. :) Turns out he's a really a cool gentleman and recording artist who is signed to Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20' s, RTel label through Epic Records.
After listening to Hodges' music, I would've liked him because of his art even if I'd not met him.

Standing Next To Paris = Camera Time



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

Jennifer Hudson Returns- New Video



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

Creatiff Fashion by Cassie Betts

Fashion designer, Cassie Betts had an impressive showing of her couture, wedding/formal collection recently. Her fall & spring '09 line can bring out a woman's inner "go there," with superb class.

Check out some of the images from her Los Angeles fashion show:
tiffany w/ fashion designer, cassie betts


tiffany, actor lamman rucker, designer cassie betts & her bff
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.


Welcome to 2009

Wow! Time keeps on tickin', tickin', tickin'.... into the future!! Welcome to 2009!! Alive in a new year & a new President; 2009 is alright with me. Since I am so anti- New Year's Resolutions, and all of the hype surrounding the New Year, I do not engage myself with the "newyearism" energy that last for a week, maybe the month. I need some long term change. The only way we will be out- with- the- old- and in -with- the- new is if we do the work before the New Year. I so wish the old year would've swallowed my issues and concerns, but most of those tagged along with me into the '09. Out- with- the- old- in -with- the- new, that's a cool slogan, but there's work to do, and if we do the work, we may not have to wait until the next year for the miraculous change we so desire. I have soooo MANY changes to make, some I'm tackling, others I'm just thinking about them, and already procrastinating, a lot, but fighting to get on track so I won't fall back into the "same ole same ole :)

2008:

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. :)

Singers Remix Beyonce's Boy





The Beyonce' movement has inspired a few already successful recording artists to express themselves w/their own version of her chart-topping hit, "If I Were A Boy." I must say, because of the remakes and remixes, I can now listen to her version all the way through. I bet I'm one of few who didn't care for the song at first, but that's cool, because I'm the first one on the dance floor to rock out to "Single Ladies"...now put yo' hands up for my favorite "If I Were A Boy" remakes, courtesy of Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and R. Kelly.

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.