The Analogue Girl Speaks

While her latest album, ‘New Amerykah, Pt. 1 (4th World War)‘, appeared on many year-end top ten lists, fans are already hyping up her next album, ‘New Amerykah, Pt. 2 (Return of the Ankh)‘. Not so fast! As always, Erykah Badu does not feel the need to follow any other plan but her own. Badu … Continue reading

ESSENCE Music Festival ’09

This 4th of July weekend ESSENCE Magazine is preparing to take over New Orleans for their annual ESSENCE Music Fesitval. This is the festival’s 15th anniversary and plenty of great artists will be there to help celebrate. Performers include Beyonce, who is headlining the event, John Legend, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Maxwell, Jazmine Sullivan, Anita Baker, En Vouge, … Continue reading

Like An Epiphany

Chrisette Michele is gearing up to release her sophomore album, ‘EPIPHANY‘ on Def Jam, the follow up to her great debut, ‘I Am‘. The new album will be in stores March 31st. I am really feeling this first single, “Epiphany”. Chrisette Michele – “Epiphany”

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Jazmine Sullivan‘s latest single, “Lions, Tigers & Bears”, off her debut album ‘Fearless‘, gets a very hot Wizard of Oz-inspired music video treatment – check it out below!

VIBE Loves Keyshia

Earlier today VIBE gave a sneek peak of the cover for their upcoming March issue. VIBE’s first ever Style issue features Keyshia Cole looking sexy as ever. UPDATE: From Ms. Danyel Smith herself, VIBE’s Editor-in-Chief, this IS the actual cover, not just a teaser shot. This is Keyshia’s third VIBE cover in her short yet illustrious career. *props to … Continue reading

NEWS: Aaliyah Biopic

Rumors of a film based on the life of late R&B star Aaliyah have been swirling around the web for months.  I was initially a bit apprehensive to fully believe anything, but now some more substantial information is coming to fruition. Recently the following information was posted on the forums over at MiddleChild Promotions: It has been reported … Continue reading

Put It In the Wind

“Just let it go; put it in the wind … I’m talkin’ to the dreamers; the truly self-believers. Whether takin’ chances on the block, or grindin’ out your 9 to 5…” Teedra Moses – “Put it in the Wind” Off her recently released mixtape, ‘Lionhearted – Young-Hustla Vol. 3’ Get it at her MySpace page.

THROWBACK: Ex-Girlfriend

“Your wildness scares me;     so does your freedom.” At work doing some purchase orders. iPhone on shuffle. Forgot how great this song is, (and the Hype Williams anime-inspired video). No Doubt – “Ex-Girlfriend”


In the midst of awards season it makes sense to battle this freezing weather to see all those flicks you’ve been hearing about; ‘Slumdog’, ‘Benjamin Button’, Titanic 2 – um, I mean ‘Revolutionary Road’ ,’Milk’, ‘Doubt’… I could keep going. BUT, don’t you worry if you missed out on all those great flicks the critics have been talking up, (well, you … Continue reading

One in a Million, Still

Diggin’ through the crates – or something like that. I nearly forgot about this rare unreleased gem; Aaliyah covering Donny Hathaway. Truly missed, truly irreplaceable. Aaliyah – “Giving Up”