2013 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

The ever enthusiastic Will.i.am

Who’s on point and who looks like they just rolled over and showed up? Check out the red carpet arrivals at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and tell us who you think was the best dressed of the night. By the way, did you see Miguel slam that girl? Oh boy.

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Music Review: Rihanna’s “Unapologetic”

Released: November 19, 2012

Label: Roc Nation/Island Def Jam

Purchase: Amazon

A little step up from her previous oversexed Talk that Talk, but still not even close to impressive. Unapologetic sounds mostly exhausted and rushed. There’s nothing wrong with putting out an album every year to stay current if you can handle it, but at least take the time to perform songs  that will be embedded in the hearts and minds of listeners. Sure there are likable tracks here and there, but not good enough to give goose bumps.  Continue reading “Music Review: Rihanna’s “Unapologetic””

[Music Review] Brandy’s Two Eleven

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Release date: October 16, 2012

Label: RCA

[Sigh!] Where do I begin and end with this album review, hold on tight to your seats. This captain is pissed.

I’ve been looking forward to Brandy’s album return. There are not enough adjectives in the Oxford dictionary to describe the atrocity and all kinds of fail that is this album. Folks, I’m not soft with my reviews, sorry to grate your nerves. I believe in   writing a review free of bias, and unadulterated in opinion. When I asked Kai for hers she did not hesitate to state, “It is not worth bootlegging. It is the kind of album one doesn’t care if it leaks before release date, because it is just yeah…..”[loss of words]. She even called Jesus, then summoned Him back immediately to His seat in glory, for His help could not restore her faith in this album.  Woah! Continue reading “[Music Review] Brandy’s Two Eleven”

Music Review: B.o.B’s “Strange Clouds”

Strange CloudsRelease Date: May 1, 2012

Label: Atlantic Records

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Prepare to bob your head, rock out, stop and think, then bob your head again. “Strange Clouds” encompasses the most brilliant production a rap album has delivered all year. Are you convinced yet? Well, get to your nearest music store or visit a digital one and get a copy of this album, not some selective tracks but the entire thing cause you’ll definitely miss out if you pass on “Strange Clouds,” B.o.B‘s magnificent follow-up to his just as impressive 2010 debut. 

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[Review] Estelle’s “All of Me”

All of Me

Your reaction to Estelle‘s new album can either be one of two ways: absolutely bored to death, or you’re receptive of something fresh. Let’s just say I’m stuck in the middle on this one. Her new music didn’t wow ‘all of me,’ sure there were a few hidden gems along the way, but in all honesty, I fell asleep on most of the tracks. Estelle is a talented soul from across the waters and I’ve been impressed since she first graced us with the notable “American Boy.” Her humble personality and unchanging belief to uphold her values is highly commendable as well. However, sometimes I wish she’d bring more of that energy into her music; I mean, whether its sounding particularly too reserved or lyrically off, there’s usually something not connecting well with me. But then again, it could be just that, me. Continue reading “[Review] Estelle’s “All of Me””

Timothy Bloom Is Finding the ‘Possibilities’

The first time the name Timothy Bloom popped up in front of my eyes was among the credits on Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.” album. This talented artist wrote one of the most beautiful songs on the aforementioned called “All Back,” and after hearing his own soulful melodies I have no surprise that he’s capable of writing such heartwarming songs. The El Paso native has been making waves with his powerful sound and incomparable voice. Listening to him sing is like bathing in honey, so smooth. My initial reaction Continue reading “Timothy Bloom Is Finding the ‘Possibilities’”

Rihanna, at the center of controversy again

 I guess as long as Rihanna continues to defy all sense of normalcy she’ll always be leading the pack when it comes to controversial music and videos. In her latest work of art (or weirdness) safely titled “We Found Love,” the pop star portrays a European gal living a wild and risky lifestyle, but that’s not the part that has critics riled up. Besides the evident fact that the male lead in the video has somewhat of a slight resemblance to r&b/pop crooner Chris Brown (must be the horrific bleached blonde hair), there are several scenes depicting heated arguments between the two characters, particularly the one taking place in their car. This led many (excluding me) to believe that Continue reading “Rihanna, at the center of controversy again”

Chris Brown wants to be “Next to You”

  Chris Brown teamed up with fellow pop superstar Justin Bieber for the track “Next to You“, which is included on his “F.A.M.E.” album, now the artists have unveiled the music video (short film) for the world to see. I really like this song but why is it that Chris doesn’t have an happy ending in the video? Anyways check out the dramatic music video … Continue reading Chris Brown wants to be “Next to You”

T-Pain & Chris Brown rocks out in new MV

It’s a “nappy boy” and “pretty boy” reunion. T-Pain has released the music video for his latest single “Best Love Song” featuring the smooth singing r&b/pop star Chris Brown. The single is evidently influenced by rock so its only natural that the video would be shot in a fictional rock club. The concept is basically a competition between T-Pain and Brown over a girl who … Continue reading T-Pain & Chris Brown rocks out in new MV

Heatseekers: Then & Now

On today’s heatseekers I’m featuring an artist that has superb talent. His singing and dancing captured the hearts of many worldwide, not to mention he’s also a good actor. And of course I couldn’t continue this series without including him. The artist I’m talking about is no other than Chris Brown. Check out the selections below: Continue reading “Heatseekers: Then & Now”

Chris Brown pays tribute in his latest MV

C Breezy returns with a music video for his latest “She Aint You“. The video had one obvious theme: Michael Jackson. Chris pays tribute to his idol by imitating MJ’s legendary dance moves and  fashion style. The music video has no deep concept but rather features Brown performing smooth choreography. Would’ve been nice to see him and a love interest living out the lyrics to the song, but you can find comfort in the fact that his awful blond hairstyle is gone. Anyways, without me going on and on, go ahead and watch the music video for “She Aint You” below and tell us what you think: Continue reading “Chris Brown pays tribute in his latest MV”

[Review] Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.”

You can’t ignore the fact that Chris Brown‘s fourth release is the definition of hot. “F.A.M.E.” embodies a mixture of mind-blowing r&b, pop and dance songs. An impressive combination indeed, I mean the album is #1 on Billboard and reached the top 10 on several European charts, need I say more. And while I have this fantastic piece on replay, I will make my best attempt to convey my thoughts to you in the following review: Continue reading “[Review] Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.””

Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Chris Brown “Yesterday” MV

Check out the latest music video for Diddy’s (he’s alone on this one cos its about a man dealing with heartbreak) new single “Yesterday“, which features Chris Brown. This song is hot. Chris should consider including it as a bonus on his upcoming “F.A.M.E” album. The talented r&b singer owns this song with his passionate singing. I liked the ‘Mad Max’ concept of the music video, which shows Diddy & Chris in a desert, and a few glimpses of their love interest walking around without a care. Anyhoo, watch the video below, and if you haven’t already, make sure to purchase Diddy Dirty Money’s “Last Train to Paris“. The album is hot. Continue reading “Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Chris Brown “Yesterday” MV”

Spotlight – Columbus Short

Meet Columbus Short, an American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. Columbus is best known for his roles in the films ‘Stomp the Yard‘, ‘This Christmas‘, and ‘Armored‘, and as the choreographer for Britney Spears’ Onyx Hotel Tour.

Columbus Short was born Kansas City, Missouri to a family who loved the creative arts. The family later relocated to Los Angeles while he was young, and soon after began working in a youth theater. He attended performing arts high school until joining the Broadway tour of Stomp, a non-traditional dance troupe.

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Spotlight – Alfred Thomas

Meet Alfred Thomas, an American singer, songwriter and choreographer. Alfred has made notable appearances in “Stomp The Yard“, and “Step Up 2: The Streets“.

Alfred was born in Miami, Florida on October 24, 1982. He received a BA in theatre at the Florida A&M University, and perfected his dance skills before moving to Los Angeles. Alfred made his breakthrough in the movie “Step Up 2; The Streets“, as a bad boy antagonist; a role which enabled him to showcase his amazing dance as well as acting skills.

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