Saturday, February 13, 2010

Drake's Sprite Commercial

Drizzy has officially gone mainstream with this Sprite commercial. Featuring the beat by our homie Boi-1da for "Forever" the commercial shows how Sprite saves the day in the studio. LoL. Cute concept. Congrats to Drake on all his continued success.

We Are The World 25 Years for Haiti....WHY??

Of course I am all for helping Haiti, we have covered many stories relating to Haiti. We have posted websites and phone numbers and tweeted countless of times to bring awareness to the situation in Haiti. But, with all due respect, I really feel that this song should not have been remade. Not in this way. A few observations:

1) Why did Justin Beiber start the song...I respect the young Canadian but there were many other deserving singers
2) Why was auto-tune spotlighted twice when singers like Celine Dion (who is very talented whether you like her genre or not) did not?
3) Why is the rap that is included from LL Cool J sound like it belongs in a battle?
4) Why was Miley Cyrus included on the track....really? Miley Cyrus?
5) Throwing in a horribly incorporated image of Michael Jackson doesn't make up for what they did to this song.
6) Oh, and doing a Ray Charles impression on a tribute track? REALLY Jamie Foxx, REALLY? This isnt a comedy skit

I tried to be respectful with this post. It was difficult but everyone is entitled to their opinion. What's yours?

Erykah Badu & Lil Wayne: Jump In The Air

It's an Erykah Badu kaleidoscope, literally. Lots of colors and shapes that are in fact that top of Erykah's and Wayne's heads. LoL. Interesting yet annoying imagery. Excited to see what Erykah comes up with for the song "Window Seat." Enjoy that one a little bit more.

Harvey Stripes ft. Jay Vado: Material Girl

With a storyline that draws its inspiration from "Pretty Woman" Ottawa-raised, Toronto-based rapper Harvey Stripes releases his latest video for the single "Material Girl." The video takes us through Harvey meeting what appears to be a promiscuous girls and literally taking her from the hood to the lavish life with shopping sprees, champagne and a lovely home. And then things go for the twist ending. Nicely done Mr. Stripes.

LeToya Luckett: Good To Me

Letoya Luckett releases the video for her latest single "Good To Me." The video is all built dude meeting her, charming her, rolling around on a bed with her and so on. It's cute. Not original, but cute. And they do a good job of making Letoya look like she's hella warm in her little button down shirt, the ish was actually shot in the middle of Dec.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, the 40-year-old British fashion designer known for producing some of the most controversial collections of the last two decades, was found dead Thursday morning at his apartment in London. The cause was apparently suicide, though Mr. Edward Filipowski, a parter in the public relations firm that represented the designer, said Mr. McQueen’s family had not yet made a statement about the cause.
Mr. McQueen’s troubled personal life was often the subject of concern among his colleagues and close friends. He was deeply affected when Isabella Blow, the eccentric stylist who discovered and championed him, committed suicide in 2007, and he was said to be devastated by the death of his mother on Feb. 2.
Mr. McQueen was known for his lavish runway productions that included clothes made with animal bones and models made to look as if they were patients in a mental ward or participants in a life-sized chess match. Yet he was a tailor of the highest order, making impeccably shaped suits that were also surprisingly commercial.

Source: New York Times

Eh Eh, RiRi Busts A Wine

Have you ever heard a song and liked it 20 times better when you saw the video? Well, that's what this video for Rihanna's single "Rude Boy" did for me. Watch RiRi bout she wan wine up she waist. LoL. See, it brought out the Dancehall Queen in me. Haha. Seriously though, you know Ms. Rihanna hired a dance teacher cause bish ain't never dance like that before. I think I even saw a lil Hot Wuk in there. Haha. Anyways, love love love the colors, the bashment clothes, the 80s feel. Nice change from dark imagery and all that ish. Yes RiR gwan!

RiRi Gets Funky & Roars On The Red Carpet

Rihanna is in Seoul, South Korea promoting her album. She had a press conference yesterday, complete with cake. She wore a pink gathered tulle skirt by Isaac Mizrahi, paired with an edgy black Alexandre Vauthier couture blazer and uber cute Giuseppe Zanotti booties. Love, love, love it. She then went to a mall and roared on the red carpet. She rocked a leopard print hoodie, complete with a tail and cat faced-hood. RiRi paired it with black snakeskin leggings and thigh high black boots with a fringed back seam.

Photos: Han Myung-Gu

Tiger's Jump-off Gets a Job

I guess it pays to wreck homes.Tiger Woods’ jump-off #1 Rachel Uchitel just landed a sweet gig pretty much as a direct result of all the notoriety that’s come her way thanks to her alleged affair with the golf pro. After being interviewed by Mario Lopez on the entertainment show "Extra", producers were so impressed that she’s been offered a job as a special correspondent, a rep told the NY Post.
Rachel will play to her strengths and report on nightspots frequented by celebrities and the VIP crowd, but she’ll stay away from talking about Tiger, likely in order to hold on to the rumored $5-million payoff she’s said to have brokered in exchange for her silence. However, there will still be plenty of romance talk since she will dish about wanting to find a husband and have kids according to a show source.
Note to self: Find a pro-athlete, make sure he makes MILLIONS a year and then wreck his home. Go to all entertainment shows and they're sure to give you a job!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Autopsy Reveals MJ DID Have Vitiligo

Yesterday, the same day Dr. Conrad Murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop's autopsy results have been released.
The autopsy confirms what many have doubted for years, that Michael Jackson really did have vitiligo, the skin pigmentation disorder that turned his skin white. The coroner who conducted the autopsy noted that Jackson had white patches in particular on his chest, abdomen, arms and face. Michael “frontal balding”, tattoos near his eyebrows and pink pigmentation tattooed on his lips.
The report confirms that his cause of death was "acute propofol intoxication" after his doctor administered a dosage powerful enough for a major surgery.
May the King of Pop RIP.

Attack of the Thicky-Thicks

Lots of bright colors, smiles, sun, carnival costumes and dancing = fun video shoot! From the looks of it that's exactly what went down in Brazil yesterday as Alicia Keys and Beyonce shot the video for AKey's song "Put It In a Love Song." Both ladies wore fun outfits and filmed right in the streets of Brazil. Looking great ladies! Can't wait to see the video.

Photos: BeyonceWorld/ Splash

Another Day Another Naked Photo

So it seems an angry young lady (read groupie) has leaked photos of singer Bobby Valentino online. She even left a note:
Ladies it is time for us to wake up and see these men for who they are. This is one of many emails to come! Remember in life you must make choices; love the one you are with and stop thinking people will never find things out… cause your actions always come to the light.
Love M.C.

Ummm but these are photos with women in the photos, not Bobby spread out on a bed in a thong or anything. *shrugs* just saying. She says that there are more to come so, hopefully she has something that’s a little more embarrassing.

Photos: Freddyo

Lil Wanye's Mouth Saves Him - Literally

Soooo yesterday was supposed to be the day Lil Wayne lost his freedom for a year. He even said bye to everyone via Lil Twist's UStream. But, Lil Wayne was actually saved, temporarily at least, by his mouth. Weezy actually has a date with the dentist to fix the interesting assortment of "stuff" in his mouth.
It turns out he is going under the knife on February 12 so the judge won't throw him in the slammer until the surgery is complete. However, the judge said no excuses on March 2, when Weezy must show up to serve his sentence. Oh well, this gives him time to shoot a few more videos and record a whole hell of a lot more songs.

Does Whitney Still Have It?

Amidst rumours that Whitney Houston is again using the white stuff, these promo shots have been released of the icon. She looks absolutely stunning, so maybe we need to NOT believe the hype over her personal life. The promo shots are for her world tour, will you be going to check Whitney out?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wayne Says Goodbye

Last night was Lil Wayne's final night as a free man before heading off to Riker's for a year. He spent part of the night in a Miami studio on Lil Twist’s Ustream channel. He talks about his lack of pu*sy (as he so eloquently calls it), we see Fat Joe come through and then he takes off in his car, but not before sending a final message to fans:
“I’m out this bitch. To all my fans, my real fans, I really, really, really truly love you. I love you with all of me, for real. I’ll probably be loving everything else because I love you so much. Thank you from the bottom [of my heart]. Do not forget about me ’cause I will forever think about you, and I cannot wait for you to see me again. I’m out.”

If you're unaware of the charges and details of the sentence, check out this video. It's a good news story explaining what went down, how he'll be sentenced today, what Wayne's routine will be like for the next year at Rikers, etc.

Spotted: A. Keys Onset of her New Video

Alicia Keys was spotted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil shooting her latest video. The video is for the track, "Put It In a Love Song" and it features Beyonce. Don't worry Bey fans, we're sure there will be photos of her as well.

Photos: Hiphop-n-more/ Twitter

Does Beyonce Have a New Sibling?

There's been rumours floating around for months that Beyonce's father has knocked up his jump-off, Alexsandra Wright. The woman is claiming she delivered Matthew's child, a baby boy, last Thursday. She also claims that the baby is named Nixon because she and Matthew were watching the movie "Frost/Nixon" and decided on the name together. Matthew's reps tell TMZ that he knows nothing about a baby being born. They released this statement:

“We are not aware of the birth of a child. Mr. Knowles has never had a DNA test. These rumors are untrue.”

Hmmmm no denial of sleeping with her though. Interesting. We'll keep an eye out as this develops.

Dr. Conrad Murray Pleads NOT Guilty

As we reported yesterday, Michael Jackon's doctor, Conrad Murray, was set to enter a guilty plea in court yesterday. As the Jackson family looked on, he did just that. Dr. Murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Jackson’s death was ruled a homocide by drug overdose with Dr. Murray administering the music legend the powerful anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives to help him sleep.
Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz released Dr. Murray on $75,000 bail, ordered him to turn in his passport and return to court April 5 to set a date for his preliminary hearing. Dr. Murray’s involuntary manslaughter charge alleges Murray “did unlawfully and without malice kill Michael Joseph Jackson”. If convicted, Murray, who’s currently out on bail, could face up to four years in prison.

Fashion Forward or Fashion Fail: Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams hit her Broadway kickoff party in this silver and black checkered metallic blazer, silky harem pants with a skinny cut bottom, a gray tank and fringey Louboutin booties. To me, something isn't right. Are those pants still in style? I'm left to forward or fashion fail?? All my fashionistas, feel free to chime in.

Photos: Henry

Monday, February 8, 2010

Rihanna's "Rude Boy" Vid Stills

RiRi is prepping her latest video for the single "Rude Boy", and it's quite a change from the dark imagery of her recent videos. Looks like fun! Here's what RiRi is saying about the vid:
“[It's] completely different from any other video I’ve shot before. A lot of my videos are really dark and edgy and tough. ‘Rude Boy’ is more playing along the lines from my roots. We used a lot of color, but also the costumes were very Jamaican dance-hall queen type.

Studded Booties Come In All Shapes (and Sizes)

We love us some studded booties!!! And luckily for us, our friends over at have all the booties we need to make our hearts sing with studded joy. The best part? The prices are great. Browse their site and discover all that is dope fashion.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2010

JPG brought the jungle to the run way with his Spring Couture 2010 collection. The beautiful dresses are reminiscent of some mix of Tribal wear, and Aztec clothing. There is also a mix of tribal with, palm trees. Very interesting!!

Gucci Spring/Summer 2010

For its Spring 2010 collection, Gucci skipped celebrity endorsement and opted for two very beautiful people glossing it up near an amazing backdrop. Enough said...just bask in amazing fashion.

Reach For The Cosmos....

If you're not afraid of "all-over" prints, you need to check out this dress by Rojas. This dress takes you to the cosmos without having to leave earth. This Rojas dress retails for $100 at Karma Loop.