This. was. amazing. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon with The Roots on backup go through some classic Hip-Hop joints including Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", Snoop and Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang", a tiny snippet of Tupac's "California Love", Eminem's "My Name Is", Missy Elliott's "Work It" and Jay & Alicia's "Empire State of Mind". JT was on the Jimmy Fallon Show promoting his new movie, The Social Network which opens October 1st. Press Play!
This record dropped back in April. The visuals are finally here. CiCi tones it down for her second video from the upcoming Basic Instinct album. Press Play!
Remember Reagan Gomez? Yea. Zaria, from The Parent Hood! Check out this short film she wrote, produced AND starred in. Let's hear it for GIRL POWER!
This Time deals with the realities that many people have to face when a loved one returns home from war and everything has changed. Press Play!
Let me know what you think!
Over the years, I've been introduced to TONS of dancers/choreographers via YT - Candace Brown easily goes in my TOP 5. I LOVE HER! Her personality. Her style. Her control. Her musicality. And her GROOVE! She feels the music. And she has inspired many-a-piece from me. Check her out. Fall in love like I did. Press Play!
Ain't she somethin'? Maybe one day I'll catch up with her in Cali. Take a class or 2. Claim my spot in Essence Ladies. A girl can dream, right?!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANDACE! Continue to inspire...
One of my fave YT dancers, Jae Scott, got together with ABDC alumni Porche (Beat Ya Feat Kingz) and Jay Battle (Southern Movement) and whipped up this dope choreo to one of the hottest songs out. I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth! Thank you, Willow Smith. Press Play!
Let me know what you think! Cop the track.
P.S. Anybody waiting for Season 6 of ABDC? *raises hand*
Mr. Perry has had his share of box office hits. He's taken his one-dimensional, stereotypical I'mastrongblackwomanbutIcanonlyrealizethiswiththelpofaman characters straight to the bank. The strange (or not so strange) thing about this situation is that we know the formula, yet we continue to watch and support every single movie he releases (yes, I have Why Did I Get Married? on DVD). There's nothing profound about the plots, nothing really penetrating about the subject matter; simply put, they're not that deep. So when it was announced that Tyler Perry would be putting his directorial talents to Ntozake Shange's award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, people were riled up - from theater enthusiasts, to movie critics, to your everyday movie-goer. They were afraid more than anything. Afraid of Mr. Perry Madea-izing a classic (not using the term loosely) play, leading those unfamiliar with the original piece astray.
I'm a glass half-full kind of girl so when the movie comes out, more than likely, I'll go see it (read: I'll buy the bootleg). I won't watch with a mentality of "See? I told you he'd play us" - but really with an expectancy of substance and dare I say, depth of characters. I mean, Phyicia Rashad's in it! Until then, here's the trailer. Press Play!
Are you looking forward to it? Seemingly more of the same from Tyler? Let me know what you think!
Don't call it a comeback! Kanye performs "Runaway" with Pusha T on the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The a-holes need an anthem too. Press Play!
Ye made art on that stage. He also made being a douchebag cool. Prepare to see this referenced on a facebook status near you.
And Props to Pusha T - real emcees still exist!
Vid from Jose3030.
Update: Download Runaway
Waka isn't the best of lyricists, but what I like about this playalistic fella is that he doesn't claim to be. He knows his lane and he stays in it. He was a guest on 106 & Park yesterday and...what can I say? He's a simple kid. Really simple. Press Play!
Stay in school kids. Cuz education big... education good!
Finally decided to go live with the 'blog' portion of my site. In the words (or tweet) of @definitely_nah, "writing is a life choice. blogging just sorta happens." Word. Welcome to Press Play.
I give you the dopest Trey-inspired set OF ALL TIME! Well, maybe not of all time. But it's pretty dope. Shoutout to Shaun Evaristo. His pieces are always so hard-hitting, yet so smooth. And Aimee Lucas representing for the ladies! Press Play!
Did they kill it? Or did they kill it?!
Pick up Trey's Passion, Pain & Pleasure on September 14th!
I'm a slave to my Macbook.