Beyonce is back at it again! She’s just announced that she will be performing at the Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show. I wonder if she will collaborate with Jay Z or the rest of the Destiny’s Child crew. Can’t wait to find out! While I will likely won’t be watching much of the game, I will be glued to the TV for this performance of a lifetime!!
Impromptu nights out are always the most fun. Last Friday, while waltzing around Hollywood Blvd, I strolled into Gingerbay Cafe. Upon stepping foot inside this little-known Jamaican dive bar, I felt like I was miraculously transported to the island of paradise. The music, people and food were all authentically Caribbean.
In addition to a live band that mastered renditions of some of the greatest island hits, throughout the night while the band took breaks, old school reggae music videos played. These took me waaay back, I’m talking pre-training bra days!
Take a stroll down memory lane with these reggae classics.
Patra featuring YoYo: Romantic Call (1993)
Shabba Ranks: Mr. Lover Man (1992)
Snow: Anything for You (1995)
Chaka Demus and Pliers: Murder She Wrote (1993)
Terror Fabulous Featuring Nadine Sutherland (1993)
As if I needed another reason to adore Beyonce?! She’s teamed up with the United Nations on a global campaign, dubbed I Was Here. The campaign seeks to encourage global activism by getting 1 billion people worldwide involved in World Humanitarian Day, held on August 19th.
Check out Beyonce’s video campaign:
She graced the United Nations with her presence on Friday to promote the campaign. What’s not to love about these images?
I applaud Beyonce for her efforts in influencing change and shining a light on oft-overlooked social issues.
For more information, go to http://www.whd-iwashere.org/.
It Girl, Rihanna is on her
third, fourth, (okay, I’ve lost count!), summer vacation in her native Barbados.
The six-time Grammy winner’s bad girl image was perfectly reflected in her ensemble du jour. The snapback hat, the red lips, the body necklace , I love it all!
Time and time again, she exudes effortless swag.
Oprah came for a visit to film an interview with the songstress for an appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter that will air on August 19th.
“Oh, you know, it’s just me and Op cruising ‘round town. Nothing to look at over here.”
If you’re like me and can hardly wait until August 19th, here’s a little dose of Rihanna to hold you over.
With the one year anniversary of the passing of musical legend Amy Winehouse (July 23), producer Terry Urban has created an entire Winehouse/Nas remix album, appropriately titled Me and Mr. Jones. Uniting the sultry Winehouse sounds with Nas’ unparalleled flow, Urban breathes new life into classics we all know and love.
This mixtape is destined to go down in history as one of the greatest mash up creations of all time.
There’s no denying the popularity of ratchet music, those songs we all hate to love but do anyway. Like clock work, as soon as they come on, we instantly morph into our hood fabulous alter egos.
Let us take a moment to pay tribute to the genre of music that has allowed us to- albeit briefly- live vicariously through our favorite rappers, with my very own “Ratchet-Heaven” Summer Playlist, compiled for your listening/viewing pleasure.
Cashin Out -Cash Out
Drink in my Cup -Kirko Bangz
Spend It Remix – T.I. featuring 2 Chainz
Do It -Mykko Montana
Same Damn Time -Future
Ride like That – Travis Porter featuring Jeremih
Mercy -Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
My Homies Still- Lil’Wayne and Big Sean