Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Let it Marinate...


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 26 Stan Reporting

So according to, Day 26 has left Bad Boy Records, but remain on Atlantic. Willie had this to say.

“Bad Boy is always our family, but we're with Atlantic right now…we really want to get people focused on the artistry, on the music. I think a lot of people lost it with the entertainment of the show. So now, we really want to show people what we're all about, that we do our thing whether it's on stage, in the studio, writing and producing -- we do it all.”
I'm hoping this is a good move for my boys. Unlike 112 and nem, they really have talent.

HipHopWired also states that, "The group isn't looking to put an album out until sometime next year, but in the meantime, ladies can invest in their women's shoe line. Released in September, Eight2Six shoes coincided with the groups single, “Your Heels.” The line's first product was the “Swagga Heel” featured in three different colors and priced at $99.99."
I've seen the shoes and they are whack, but Will and his hustla wife are hocking I Love Will tee shirts. Gotta be some change in that, right?

Confessions Part I

I have some confessions to make and I would appreciate not being judged.

1. I have a Pretty Ricky CD, Late Night Special, and I like it.

2. I have a twitter page, but I only use it to stalk, um, I mean keep up to date on my favorite celebs and ghetto celebs.

3. I follow Lauren Conrad, Amanda Bynes and Khloe Kardashian

4. I luv The Hills and The City I even catch missed episodes ON DEMAND

5. I like to shop. I thought I didn’t but I really really like it. I like Target, the grocery store, The Home Depot anything!

6. I heart the song “You’re a Jerk” and I dance in my kitchen. I like swag surfin too.

7. I have a thing for ugly guys (i.e. Chamillionaire and Hurricane Chris). His song with Mario is kinda hot too.

8. I’m really not that outraged over the recent ‘black face’ scandals.

9. I bought the new Rihanna album Rated R and it is fire.

10. I am dying to wear black tights with denim hot pants!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming

Word is filming for Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming started earlier this month. Stomp the Yard was a hood hit, bringing in 67 million at the box office in 2007. I saw it twice. The movie is about a kid from the hood who just wanted to dance and in his selfishness and arrogance indirectly gets his little brother killed after winning a dance battle with some ruthless monsters. In the aftermath the kid, DJ, played by sexy muthfoya Columbus Short is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Atlanta and attend Truth University. He finds love and brotherhood yadda, yadda, yadda. The plot wasn’t very complex and we’ve seen it before but the dancing was a-mazing. The cast didn’t look too bad either.

The film also starred Meagan Good, Darrin Henson, Brian White, Laz Alonso, and Valerie Pettiford, Harry Lennix and, in their film debuts, Ne-Yo and Chris Brown. The movie was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia on the campuses of Morris Brown College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, and in the MAK Historic District of Decatur, Georgia. The filming is back in the ATL. The plot for the sequel hasn’t been revealed, but I don’t think it’s even relevant. The cast makes pretty good eye candy and I’m sure the dancing/stepping will be nice too.

Terrence J of 106 and Park has been added to the new cast along with former Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams, Pooch Hall of The Game fame and singer/rapper Teyana Taylor. The big question is if Columbus Short will return. Last month when asked about rejoining the cast he told The Hollywood Reporter “No.Come on! Some things are better left alone. I've learned that. I had my share of a sequel. I was in the "Save the Last Dance" sequel. That was cool. You've got to work your way up. (Laughs)” Since then there have been rumors of him reprising the role. Is Laz Alsonso coming back too? He is fione! Other casting is under way.

I ain’t fan of sequels, but I’ll go see this just for the eye candy. It may be out be February 2010.

(Some information taken from and celeb twitters.)

I’ve got a new gratitude!

So it’s mid-November already. This year was good. I traveled some, saw some new things, copped some new ish, heck I even got a promotion; but lately, I haven’t been thinking of the things I want, titles and new ish, but I’m thinking of the missing piece. What is preventing me from that true peace and happiness they sing about? What is making me restless?

Imma keep it 100, get to the nitty gritty, the root of the problem, the heart of the matter. I’ve been ungrateful. Yes, ungrateful. I need to start to appreciate what I have and stop worrying about what I don’t have. Showing gratitude for what I possess would encompass investing and nurturing my god given talents and being confident that it’s good enough, good enough to be acknowledged, good enough to be respected, good enough to be shared. (BTW, when I say ‘good’ I mean ‘great’. I never do anything by half, that’s just whack. Though I may have trouble showing it, I strive for excellence.)

So this year, well next year my New Year’s Resolutions will look a little different. Instead of build the “Organizations” section of my résumé it will be do more for someone else. Instead on getting a designer bag it will be take better care of the things I already have.

So yes, my New Year’s Resolutions revolve around showing more gratitude, being more gracious.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” --Melody Beattie

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bullshit, Bey, Bullshit!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is that Money Dirty, Diddy?

So Diddy-Dirty Money (notice Diddy) put out a new video for Love Come Down. I actually like the song. It has that 90's feel to it. In fact it kinda looked and sounded like Puffy Daddy and Total circa 199?.

I gotta give credit where credit is due. The girls looked hot. I am so glad they weren't all sexed up. Now the girls looked good in regards to fashion, but in the video they looked like two stooges. It almost looked like they were making a parody of a rap video, all extra is the moves and cheesy facial expressions. They sounded good though. In my opinion they should get out from Diddy's thumb. They don't need him it's the other way around. He is using their talent to reinvent himself. But then again, that's what he always does.

Side Note: I gotta give it to Diddy he has been pretty consistent in the game and in his own words, he don't write rhymes he writes checks. He has a talent, but I can't describe what it is; I don't care about how many rumors or horror stories you've heard about Diddy if you decide to do business with him and you 'get got' that's your fault.

He does look good in the video. I like the haircut. He looks like a stooge too, but he is committed to it. That Diddy don't do nothing by half!

In short, I like the song and the video is great for a laugh. See it for yourself.

Monday, November 9, 2009

She Rocked That.....Don't Let Them Clothes Wear You

Help me, Help you : Sweater Glossary

So I work part-time at a clothing store and we get calls from people asking if we have a certain item and it would be extremely helpful if you could accurately describe the item. Oh and if you knew your colors too. This weekend a customer called and asked for a champagne colored high-waisted skirt which turned out to be a brown tiered tulip skirt.

This link ain't about skirts though. It's about sweaters, it's a sweater glossary! Cool, right?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Invented What?!?!

So I finally saw the Trey Songz I Invented Sex video and all I can say is, MAN! So I'm a little late seeing the video cause I can't watch videos at work and I try not to turn on my computer when I'm at home, but anywho.

Prior to actually seeing the video, I read about it on the blogs and the reviews were mixed of course, but I wasn't expecting the outrage on how sexual the video was. I first defended this unseen video saying that everything is too sexed up, how bad could it be? The commenters were like "All he do is sing about sex," "He think he R. Kelly," and of course "He gay." I was still not hearing the alarm. They just described every singing nicca out today, at least a good portion,right? "They just hatin" I thought cause I actually luv Trey Songz's new album Ready. It is mos def for the "grown and sexy."

But, woo chil after seeing the vid, I fall back. In fact I didn't make it through the entire thing it had me a 26 year-old, grown arse woman uncomfortable in my own living room. That ish was soft porn. The licking, unbuttoning of pants, the skin on skin was way too much. I can't believe that anyone involved in the making of that video would have thought that it was appropriate for the masses.

Then, BE flipping T had the nerve to premiere it on 106 and Park. Terrance introduced it as Invented Cookies cause they can't say sex on TV. WTF? Why show the video? I would guess that most of the 106 and park audience is 18 and under, you know kids. Debra Lee, "Screw you, you cheese face bish." How irresponsible?

The video is so bad that you need to log into YouTube and verify your age to see it. I'm actually proud to know that some people found the video inappropriate. Trey was defiantly being irresponsible or it was a great way to gain publicity. Either way, shame on you Trey.

Then again, in my opinion as far as artists and lyrics go, you can defiantly do worse. I still like the fact he doesn't have the "coochie for sale" message. Mr. Songz has more of the "youthful, promiscuity" vibe. Yeah, it's disrespectful, but I would prefer that to Gucci Mane's ignorant arse any day.

Bottom line, the video is too hot for TV. See it for yourself.