Wednesday, August 13, 2014

In the MIXX.. VJMM#2014 is a wrap...AND a SUCCESS!!

Vanessa James at the #MantraWall created by vinyl artist Benari Stewart at this year's #VJMM14.
It is the rite of passage to say goodbye to summer with the annual VJMedia Mixology event, hosted by Vanessa James who proved that's the 3rd time is the charm with this year's successful event.  As a Media Partner with Miami.com, I was thrilled to be a part of this year's celebration by hosting the photo booth with the Miami Hearld's Natalie Piner to soft launch our new platform #MiamiSoul at #VJMM14. We hosted a booth - Miami Soul inspired where patrons got a chance to get creative with their pics. After a couple of Barefoot Refresh Wines, this was much easier than expected.  As well, Remy Martin and Mount Gay Rum welcomed guests with signature cocktails and rum punch to start things off! All were a huge win-win. 
Overover 250 Influencers and patrons in Miami at the signature event for connection and engagement! Check out the highlights below and plan to engage in 2015... Cheers to 2015!
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Beyonce - How to ruin a BILLION dollar career? "Hello Nicki?"




Oh Bey...What the hell?? Surely you were drankin' when you thought THIS was a good idea...Early Sunday morning Beyonce dropped her latest single a ruined remix of Flawless.  This time she traded in the female empowerment of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie"s "We Should All Be Feminists" speech at TedxEuston  with the oversexed profanity laden vulgar 16+ bars of Nicki Minaj, which aren't even good!!! I can't with you on this one Bey, I just can't. 

 Appearing on her web site after 1 a.m., the sneak-attack song features a line from Bey addressing the infamous Solange/Jay-Z dust-up in the elevator of the Standard Hotel from several months back. “We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators, of course sometimes s--t go down when there’s billion dollars on an elevator,” Bey sings slyly. “You can say what you want. I’m the s--t,” she continues.

The song does not directly address the continuing rumors of Bey and Jay heading for divorce. It’s timing, though, could be seen as a way to deflect attention.  On the other hand, the reference to the couple representing a “billion dollars on an elevator” plays right into stories last week which characterize the relationship between Bey and Jay as having far more to do with business than passion at this point.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are currently appearing together on the year's biggest tour, dubbed the "On The Run" tour. Minaj dominates the second half of the remix, with outrageous verse like “Like MJ’s doctor, they’re killing me: propofol. I know they hope I fall, but tell them winning is my motherf-----g protocol.” It's bad.  Here you take a listen...


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

But... THAT'S NONE OF MY BUSINESS...(WATCH)

This is the funniest of all the Kermit the Frog That's none of my business videos I had to watch it twice to hear everything but it is HE-LARIOUS!!!  This kid is so goos I reached out to him, I'll have an interview with him coming up this week.  Sooooo good. If you are at work, please put on some headphones!!!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

He Put a RING on it!!!!

This is the sweetest proposal! Shirley Strawberry, co-host on the Steve Harvey Show gets the best wedding proposal live on the air!! strawberry's finance Ernesto ask Steve Harvey oddly enough for Shirley's hand in marriage to which he help Ernesto set up the surprise. So wonderful! Check it out here...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Check out the HILARIOUS trailer for the new animated Mike Tyson


Ain't got no time for Bird Sex! OMG I watched this trailer four times laughing my but off!  It debuted last week at comic-Con and it's the first from Adult Swim  2014-2015 new shows.  The "Mike Tyson Mysteries,"  is a half-hour animated adult comedy series featuring a cartoon Mike Tyson who solves mysteries, with his  Mystery Team -  a ghost named the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter Yee and a pigeon who used to be a man.  Mike Tyson actually voices his character I will watch this it's hystercial, but will you?  Check it out below...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jay and Bey showing LOVE in H-Town!

Friday night The Carters did it again!!!  Rocking the house in Yonce's hometown of Houston!!1  I missed the show but my sister of the mic Tamara G was there - she, who previously did not see why I say Be Yourself and if you can't be yourself, BeBeyonce!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Call the crew! It's All You Can Eat at TGIFriday's.


So, When was the last time you went to TGIFriday's?  Yup I have no frame of reference either which is why they are going all out with their top selling item - appetizers to gewt bodies in the door this summer.   The 411 is the fast-cas chain launched the  "Endless Appetizers" summer promotion this week featuring all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. You can choose one appetizer from Friday's most popular starters — including loaded potato skins, boneless buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks — and eat like it's 4th of July at Coney Island.  Beware they will cut your paws off for sharing but who needs to just order another round of skins! Available now through August 24th at participating TGIFriday's locations.

Essence Music Fest Highlights

I won't miss another year of the Essence Music Festival I guarentee you that!  
Thanks to good friends for the highlights!  Check out a few here!



Prince and Nile Rodgers open the 20th Annual Essence Music Fest

EryKah BaDu on the 1 and 2's !


HomeTeam George Tandy tore up the SuperLounge!

Jill Scott caught in the Rapture,,,

Kelly Price...Less!!! 

The One and Only MARY...

Love you Tamar but WHERE are your pants?

Good to See Tevin Campell looking so good! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

#Bye Felecia...NeNe Leakes might be trading that peach for some crow!

Soooo now that Kandi‘s Wedding has become the biggest spinoff  of the RHOA franchise,  NeNe might have to trade that peach in for some crow… The highest paid housewife NeNe Leakes wanted more this season.  Andy Cohen said that’s not quite what we had in mind missy and cut her $1mil salary in half.  Well the 411 is this makes her  part-time — mainly because Nene had the lowest rated and viewed scenes out of ANY of the housewives this past season. The alleged new salary would mean she would be making less than Kandi Burruss. Who’s VERRRRY Rich now Ms. Leakes?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Sh-T Stops HERE #RageAganstTheRachet

This brother,Carvin Higgins, is one of the most prolific songwriters of our time.  He's written hits for everyone from Musiq Soulchild to 2Pac.  From Jill Scott to Rick Ross and Ledisi, Lina, Angie Stone, Joe, Mario, Justin Timberlake and so many more.  Suffice to say, he knows his way around a good song.  So when he says we ALL need to wake up and smell the sh-t rotting the souls out of our children via urban radio, we owe it to him to listen.  Now I agree,  NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, Music is one of the primary sources of influence among the young. With that said, this soliloquy goes a little far for me. I think there's a level of creativity in SOME of this but not the majority of it to be sure.  Back in June he lead a protest in front of Power 99 in Philly.  Well needless to say the turnout was embarrassing because, hello? he's raging against hit records and artists and history has shown THAT doesn't work. But I applaud him for doing something.  It's a start.  Now we just need to do something more effective.  Something that will show appreciation for these artists while encouraging them to USE these talents with morality and the desire to restore the dignity of their community.  These artists ain't loyal to those who paved the way for them to be here and act a fool in front of the world.  Make if we could help them SEE that...We could diffuse ALL this rage... Check out the video and share your thoughts please... Love ya, MEAN it...

AzĂșcar! Jay, Bey and Blue in Brooklyn

The Most Moving Photo This Fourth of July Is One of Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy Visiting the Kara Walker Exhibit


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Alright Ladies! It's Time to Spill it!!

Shouts out to Tonya Oliver a dear friend and model South Florida citizen on her new show The Spill!  filmed locally, Tonya and co-host Michelle Simmons recap hot topics, fun facts, flavor of the day and more!  Look for yours truly on a show soon :)  Take a peak at the most recent episode: 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Music Tuesday - Mary J Blige IS the THINK LIKE A MAN TOO Soundtrack!


I don't ever remember one artist dominating a movie soundtrack for a film they didn't appear in.  But that just how bad Mary J Blige is!  The sure bet for a summer box office smash, Think Like A Man Too dropped the soundtrack today which is 100% Mary.  I was bopping to the hot track SUITCASE at the end of the movie premiere -  it was just that funky.  But really with the ladies dominating the sequel to Think like a Man - based on Steve Harvey's successful self-help tome - Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, who else but Mary could lay the tracks for this fly entourage's Las Vegas adventure.

And I am not  mad at those who are calling Think Like a Man Too "the black girls"  Bridesmaids.  That's a high compliment - Bridesmaids was genius!  Hopefully it will open the doors for a fully female run rom-com coming to a  theater near you...  

Thank goodness Think like a Man Too let the ladies stretch out and Mary J. Blige tells a little of each one's story on the sountrack.  Mya ( Megan Good - The 90-Day-Rule Girl) Candace (Regina Hall -The Single Mom) Lauren (Taraji P. Henson - The Woman Who is Her Own Man) Kristen (Gabrielle Union -The Newlywed), Tish ( Wendi McLendon-Covey -The Happily Married Wife)  Gail (Wendy Williams -Cedric’s Estranged Wife) Sonia (LaLa Anthony - Mya’s Best Friend) and WHO can forget Loretta (Jennifer Lewis -Michael’s Mother) Fierce, formidable and smothering, Loretta is on overdrive until Uncle Eddie (Dennis Haybert) pulls up to the bumper in one of the best set of scenes in the film.  Sound like your girls?  Guess who's going to buy the soundtrack today...

Think Like a Man Too opens in theaters this Friday June 20th.  The soundtrack is in stores now, Itunes, Amazon.com.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Maya Angelou Full Memorial Service

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire moving memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou here.  It was an amazing service and I don't think you'll be the same after watching.  In the open her great granson siad he always remembered his Grand saying I am the hand in the small of your back.  I may let you stumble, but I will not let you fall.  That is the joy we can all aspire to do, be and see in the world...

What do you have on your books?  What are your plans?  What will you do to make a change? But perhaps the question is What matters most?   What you drive?  Where you went and how much you spent?    No my dear.  You never thought of what kinda car Dr. Maya Angelou drove nor would you ever expect to see her flexing in it on Instagram.  Because those are not, when they come to send you home, those are not the things that matter most.  What matters is your life and how graceful and mindful you live it and because of how attentive and graceful she lived hers, I know that I am PHENOMENAL!  I may forget and sometimes slip and let the world put it's claws into me.  But I'll always have Dr. Maya's words to bring me back to one. Thank you Dr. Maya. Oh I pray your wings will fit you well... 

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