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NEW MUSIC: Jay-Z & Kanye West “No Church In The Wild” Video

Jay-Z & Kanye West have released the visuals for one of the best song (and my favorite) off their Watch The Throne album.  The video is a dramatic one, showing a tense situation between rioters and police officers; a strong presentation of the chaos we’ve seen all over the world in the past year.

Check it out!

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NEW MUSIC: Jay-z & Kanye “Otis” Video

Jay-Z  and Kanye have taken over the charts with their new album Watch The Throne.   They recently released a video for the first single off the album “Otis.” The video isn’t anything too over the top, just Ye and Jay looking like they are having a good time chillin and riding around in a Maybach!

 

Now I actually like the song, but can someone please explain to me why Kanye is screaming like that at the end of the track?!? To me it sounds like a bunch of noise, but I was told it is artistic. If that’s the case, then I guess I just don’t get it!

Video bonus: The Maybach in the video will be offered up for auction and proceeds will be donated towards the East Africa Drought Disaster!!! Love it!

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Kanye West Launches Line of Silk Scarves

Kanye West Unisex Scarves 1024x762 Kanye West Launches Line of Silk Scarves Inspired by the covers of his latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West teamed up with M/M (Paris) and George Condo to release a line of 100% silk twill scarves.  The unisex scarves feature one of the five album covers:  Power, Priest, Phoenix, Face and Ballerina.  The album covers were painted by George Condo and are embedded in a gold frame with hand drawn lettering by M/M (Paris).  There are only 100 of each scarf available for 250 euros (approximately $370).  50 of each scarf will be available through the M/M (Paris) website www.mmparis.com.  The scarves can also be purchased at Colette, Paris. The line is available beginning Monday, May 9th.

 

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What do you think of the silk scarves? To view various ways to wear them, click HERE.

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NEW MUSIC: Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi “All Of The Lights”

I LOVE “All Of The Lights” from Kanye West’s most recent album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. However, the video is not as impressive; it won’t have people talking like his “Runway” and “Power” videos.It begins with a little girl walking the streets of New York and then it randomly transitions to a lot of bright colors.  Fellas, you all will definitely enjoy Rihanna’s appearance. icon wink NEW MUSIC: Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi All Of The Lights

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Lessons Learned From The BET Awards

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Sunday night marked the 10th Anniversary of the BET Awards.  After last year’s disgrace of a show in honor of Michael Jackson, BET NEEDED to redeem themselves and make sure they got the show right!! And they definitely did; this show was 10x better than last year, but then again, they could only go up right?

The show was definitely entertaining.  Blog sites have been going crazy with commentary: recapping the show, talking about Chris Brown’s performance and Prince’s lack of enthusiasm.  Regardless on your take of the show, there are a few lessons learned from this year’s award show: 

1. Debra Lee Needs a Stylist (or a new one):

Every year, Debra Lee never fails to come out in some other the top outfit that would look great on someone else, but just doesn’t translate when she walks out on stage.  Is she picking out these outfits herself or does she have help?? And it doesn’t help that she seems to be nervous every time she speaks too.

Sidenote: Whoever told celebrities it was ok to wear sweaters and other winter clothing in 90 degree weather needs be fired. If these celebrities made that decision on their own, they clearly have no friends because there is no way I would let my friend walk outside like that.  It doesn’t make you look cool; you look foolish and uncomfortable.

2.  Never Try to Dress Like Your Kids

Jada Pinkett Smith. Need I say more? Usually Jada is on point when it comes to her red carpet outfits, but her 90s braids were an epic FAIL!! She looks like she goes tanning and was she wearing shorts or a skirt? Jada, we love you, but please stay out of Willow’s closet.

3. Lip Synching Rap Songs is NOT ok!

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I don’t know who told Nicki Minaj that it would be ok to lip synch her 20 seconds on stage during the “Hello, Good Morning Remix” and “My Chicks Bad Remix”, but they clearly gave her some bad advice.  It wasn’t cool when Britney Spears did it, but at least she was dancing while “singing” so I understand if she didn’t want to sound bad and seem out of breathe. But Nicki, all you have to do is look like you’re having a seizure and say your 5 lines. Can it really be that hard??

4. Oldies Are Still the Goodies

From the surprise appearance by El DeBarge to Tyrese swooning the ladies with his Teddy Pendergrass tribute, these fellas proved once again that the oldies R&B is still the best.  I’ll even push early 90s into my “oldies” category because there is nothing like some 90s slow jams! The R&B music we were reminded of at the award show is exactly the type of music we’re missing today. I feel bad for these young kids today because they don’t have any clue as to what good music is.   I can tell you it isn’t Teirra MarieSponsor

 5.  We ALL Make Mistakes

This isn’t a new lesson learned, but I’m sure someone was expecting a reference to Chris Brown if I was going to talk about the BET awards.

We all make mistakes and would want to be forgiven in order to move on. Why can’t C Breezy do the same thing? If he has truly learned from his mistake and is trying to be a better man, then let him be. Should I even bring up other artisit who we have forgiven over the years?

I would talk more about this, but between twitter and blogs, I’m tired of talking about it…moving on…

6.  Pregnant is Sexy

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Alicia Keys looked stunning at the award show; I guess she has a reason to glow now that Swizz Beats divorce is final and the two love birds can move on to create their own family.   This diva worked it on stage with her pregnant self, singing some of her biggest hits while being recognized as the BET’s Artist of the Decade.  I think she forgot for a second that she was pregnant, because she climbed on top of a piano to serenade the audience during her rendition of “Adore” for the Prince tribute. According to Necolebitchie.com, this was supposed to be her last televised performance until after the baby was born.  Well she worked it out!!! Ms. Keys proved Sunday night that while she may be pregnant, she is still sexy and fierce! I wouldn’t be surprised if this diva was 9 months pregnant trying to go on another world tour!

7. We All Have Meltdowns; It’s How We Recover That Really Matters!

Last year Kanye West went a little crazy and had to go into hiding.  So it was refreshing to see him open the show with his hit “Power.” His show was solid and surprisingly, we didn’t hear from Mr. West for the rest of the night.  Maybe he’s done a little reflecting and now has his emotions under control after his stunt at the MTV award show last year.  Only time will tell until the next MTV Video Music Awards, but until then, Mr West, we’re glad you’re back!

 That’s all I could think of at the moment.  What other lessons did we take away from Sunday night’s BET Awards show??

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Kanye on Jay Leno

So as most of you know by now, Kanye West decided to make a fool of himself at the 2009 MTV VMAs! After the show, he appeared on the Jay Leno show and decided to apologize.  Clearly Kanye has been going through somethings b/c this isn’t the first time he disrupted an awards show! Here is Kanye on the Jay Leno show. Looks like Jay struck a nerve when he asked about his mother.  If his mom was still here, I doubt Kanye would be acting this reckless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBuKWSpCLNM

If you missed the entire scene at the VMAs, you can search “Kanye West VMAs” on youtube.

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