In Memory Of || Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

Apr 25, 2014 by


Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

12 years ago today, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was involved in the car crash that took her from our world too soon. She was the driver of the vehicle in La Ceiba, Honduras when she rolled off the road and was thrown out; she died from her injuries. The last days of her life were filmed from March 30, 2002 until her death on April 25, 2002, including the accident that took her life; later the footage was made into a documentary called The Last Days of Left Eye which aired on VH1’s rock docs in 2007.

The footage of her last moments and crash as seen in The Last Days of Left Eye can be seen here:

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Mental Health And Strong Black Womanhood

Apr 16, 2014 by

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Karyn Washington, 22, was a prominent blogger in the African American community and cut her own life short due to mental anguish.

Mental Health and Strong Black Womanhood

In April of 2014, Karyn Washington, of the blog For Brown Girls committed suicide. For those of you that don’t know, the mission statement of For Brown Girls is as follows:

FBG was created to celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love! FBG was created to celebrate darker shades of brown- to encourage those struggling with accepting having a darker skin complexion to love and embrace the skin they are in. However, women of all shades may take away from FBG the universal and essential message of self love and acceptance.

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Throwback: Jadakiss – Why

Apr 15, 2014 by


Why wait until Thursday to do a throwback post? The throwback song of the week this week is “Why” by Jadakiss. It was released in 2004 on his album Kiss Of Death. It’s been classified as a song of protest and is one of Jadakiss’ biggest hits to date, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Jadakiss attracted some controversy and condemnation from political commentator Bill O’Reilly, who labeled him a “smear merchant” due to lyrics in the song, which state Jada’s belief that George W. Bush coordinated the September 11 attacks:

“Why do niggas push pounds of powder?/Why did Bush knock down the towers?”

“Bush” is censored in clean versions of the song. The music video shows a man holding up a picket sign reading “BUCK FUSH” – a spoonerism of “FUCK BUSH”.

Bill O’Reilly took the position that the President should be allowed to sue Jadakiss for slander. The track was eventually banned on some radio stations or played with the lyrics in question censored.

Check the song out below:

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Fresh Music: I Still Believe / Pure Imagination

Apr 14, 2014 by

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For me, “I Still Believe / Pure Imagination” is what helps define fresh music. Every once in a while, there’s a remix that sticks with you for years after you first hear it. Damizza’s remix to Mariah Carey’s “I Still Believe” is one of those remixes for me (but I might be a little biased). Oddly enough, it was Damizza’s debut as a producer and he knocked it out of the park. It differs significantly from the original because it has none of the music and only minor lyrical elements. The melody is based heavily on interpolations of the song “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The song features rapped and sung parts by Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Da Brat.

Check out the video for “I Still Believe/Pure Imagination” below:

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Naya Rivera and Big Sean Are (Supposedly) Over

Apr 9, 2014 by

This is so hard to believe! Not. The moral of the story is that if he’ll cheat with you, he’ll cheat on you. Read the breaking news from E!Online below:

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Amber Riley Releases New Single “Colorblind”

Apr 3, 2014 by


Now.. You guys know something big had to happen to get me to crawl out of hiding and make a post. Amber Riley, you know the one that plays Mercedes Jones on Glee and silenced all of her critics by winning last season of Dancing With The Starsfinally released a single all her own called “Colorblind”. Following in the footsteps of her Glee castmates Naya Rivera and Lea Michele, Amber Riley is finally striking out on her own and, in my completely biased opinion, has the best lead single of the three. Riley debuted her song on The Queen Latifah Show earlier today and the song will also be featured on an upcoming episode of Glee. The song will be available for purchase on iTunes April 8th. What do you guys think go the song? Check out the video and lyrics below:

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Craigery Morgan on Windy City Live

Feb 27, 2014 by

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So, I’m going to take a small break from my unplanned hiatus (life gets real, y’all. Don’t trip.) to say the warmest of congratulations to my friend Craigery Morgan. He was on Windy City Live yesterday (2/26/14) in the great city of Chicago and he absolutely killed it. I just want to help get his name out there because he’s going to be huge after he gets to Second City. I’m so very proud of him and even though I only met him within the past year, I can say he’s already brought so much joy to my life. He’s awesome. Check out his TV spot in Windy City Live:

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