Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TODAY iS THE DAY


you already know. go get it; thanks.

Monday, September 29, 2008

JAZMiNE SULLiVAN - BACK STABBERS


...SiNG JEZEBEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eternity...



THEY DONT CALL HER 'POSH' FOR NOTHiN


Posh Beckham wore these "no heel" $6,000 Antonio Berardi PVC boots over the weekend, and i'm still asking, "huh?!"; but answering with a simple, "wow."

yes, posh!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

NEW MUSiC : TREY SONGZ

Trey Songz, a native of Virginia, is an R&B singer known for his songs 'Can't Help But Wait' and 'Wonder Woman'. Here are two covers he recorded. The first is a male's answer to Jazmine Sullivan's song Bust Your Windows and the other is M.I.A.'s Paper Planes.
I haven't paid much attention to him in the past but I absolutely love his voice.
Enjoy!

definitely a banger.

thanks, George.

NEW MUSiC : JENNiFER HUDSON "WE GON' FiGHT"



i HAD to post this song, WE GON' FIGHT, from Jennifer Hudson's album [which by the way comes out Tuesday] because i just ain't felt the spirit listenin' to a secular song since Tank's "Slowly". Listen, i've had this song on CONSTANT repeat for the past hour, or so. i mean, this jezebel SINGS!!! PERIOD!!! the song is even produced by Tank, so there's no surprise there'd be some authentic SOUL in this piece. it's one of those R&B songs that would make you want to just shout, okay! it's like when she sings some of those notes, starting at the 3:00 mark, its as though my SOUL falls out. like, that growl she does towards the end just pulls my stomach muscles tight and makes me want to run and smack the side of my neighbors face. i get that COGIC "you betta sing, NIGGA!" face, with my arms extended, and my mouth looking like a sad clown. sigh.

"they told me love was simply not enough; with all that we've been through we should give it up... but WE GON' FIGHT!"


DOWNLOAD JENNiFER HUDSON - WE GON' FiGHT NOW!!! RIGHT NOW!!!!

I dedicate this song to Amanda, and you. ::smile::


In other Hudson news, USA Today, did a nice article on the Dreamgirl herself:

Jennifer Hudson doesn't like to say, "I told you so," but she told you so.
More than four years ago, when the then-unknown singer finished seventh on Season 3 of American Idol, she delivered an "exit speech. I said, 'I don't know when or where or how, but God has something in store for me.' I think the judges or producers kind of laughed."
HA!!! Check it out the rest of the article, HERE.

AND THE WiNNER iS....


KENNETH 3!!!!
I'm so proud of my brother, Skooter... 
Through it all, he's my brother.  It's funny how we are so different, yet so much alike. Love you, Skooter!

Here's just a video, as my toast to him and his accomplishments, Jay-Z's ROC BOYS, in which he makes his music video debut. LoL.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

LiVE : JENNiFER HUDSON

Here's Jennifer Hudson performing "Spotlight" on Jay Leno..

she bumps. and here's the interview, where she talks about her engagement to Punk, if you care:

NEW ViDEO : JANELLE MONAE

Check out Janelle's video for "Many Moons".

cool!

GRAMMY ENTRY DEADLiNE : 9-30-08


Well isn't this interesting? Considering that 2008, by far, has been the best year for musical releases, its not wonder that everyone was pressed to get their album out by the beginning of Fall. Everyone from Madonna to Mariah Carey and Robin Thicke to Usher. It was an interestingly crazy year for music, period. With that being said, the deadline for any potential Grammy nominees ends on Tuesday, September 30th; the same day that some heavy hitters like Jennifer Hudson and T.I.'s albums drop. Does this mean Beyonce & Britney Spears' highly anticipated albums will have to wait until 2010?!?! It seems so. Here's to hopes that JENNIFER gets some nods!! [u know i had to throw that in there.] Anyways, all these albums and artists are gonna make for one hell of a show. The 51st Annual Grammy Awards airs on CBS in February. Of course i'll keep you updated on everything GRAMMY!

To read the article about the Grammy deadline, click here.

here's a video, in honor of BEYONCE and the GRAMMY's, of B steppin on Tina's foot. :-p

LoL.

FUNERAL GONE BAD

check this out; it's hilarious! especially her "hoo hooin" @ the end.

LOL....

LiVE : JAZMiNE SULLiVAN

Here's Jazmine Sullivan performing her hit "Need U Bad" for YaHoo! Music.

Awesome!

for Skooter, Kameron, & Amanda.

Friday, September 26, 2008

YOUR DAiLY DOSE OF JENNiFER HUDSON:


So, the LA times did a review of Jennifer Hudson's album and when i tell you they hit the nail right ON the head... I need to say no more, really. Check out a snippet blow, and click here to read the entire article. :-)
Hudson can take comfort in knowing that Aretha Franklin, whose throne she strives to inherit, made many albums before hitting on the Alabama soul stew that made her a national treasure. The pop industry now blesses very few with that kind of time to develop, but Hudson's truly exceptional voice and proven appeal may buy her some time. For now, we'll live with numerous singles from this debut, see what sticks and hope that this process will educate Hudson about what she actually likes.


Here are some TV appearances for Jennifer that she's got goin' starting next week:
September 29 - Good Morning America (ABC)
September 29 - The View (ABC)
September 30 - Early Show (CBS)
September 30 - 106 & Park (BET)
October 1 - Jennifer Hudson Special (BET)
October 2 - Oprah (ABC)
October 2 - Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
October 7 - Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
October 13 - The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)

I'm excited to see the Oprah show. Come on then Jen!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

BEES 4 'BAMA

The cast of the Secret Life of Bees are the latest A-list singers/actresses to join up with Team Obama.
They appear in this Obama Web video along with Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys to urge people to register to vote.


BE HEARD! GET REGiSTERED, FOLKS!!!

MOViE TRAilER : MADEA GOES TO JAiL


LoL...

JAZMiNE SULLiVAN - LiVE

here's jazmine sullivan @ the knitting factory. check it out:

dang all that talkin @ the beginning was annoying. the SANGIN starts at the 3:40 mark, however.

and since we're on Jazmine, here's a bonus track called "BEST OF ME". check it out.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SHE'S A 'GET iT GiRL'!

seconds 0:00 - 0:12 have been the best twelve seconds of my darned day, LOL YEEEES RAVEN SAMOOOONE!!!!

:-(

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

J. HUD ALBUM :FiRST LiSTEN!


CLICK HERE TO GET A FIRST LISTEN AT JENNIFER HUDSON'S SELF-TITLED DEBUT!!!!

MOMMA WALKS!!!!


:-D Here's my dearest Mom walking in the Oak Hall fashion show in Tennessee. From St. John to Gucci, she rocks! YES!




photos by Kenneth Cummings

Monday, September 22, 2008

WOMANiZER


YES BRITNEY! Her single will be hittin the airwaves on the 29th!

MiSS MONAE DOES GQ!


Wow... janelle monĂ¡e is doing HUGE things, and her hard work is paying off I see... and she deserves every bit of what she's getting! I remember singing with her, with the Morehouse Jazz Band, and our conversations of who would be the first, between us two, to make it big. CONGRATS JANELLE! YOU WIN! :-) I'm very proud of her. She has not let anything stand in her way of achieving her goal and she's making it happen for herself. Here she is in the September issue of GQ magazine which is in stores now. And if you don't have her new album, SHAME ON YOU!!!! Metropolis: The Chase Suite is in stores now and on iTunes... Check it OUT! :-) see ya soon, darlin'!

THiS 1's FOR YOU, DOLLS!


YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE... JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU, I LOVE YOU ALL! AND I MISS YOU!!! :-D

- Kort.

TONi BRAXTON - i WANN BE [YOUR BABY]

XSCAPE - RUN TO THE ARMS OF THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU

DEBORAH COX - NOBODY'S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

ATLANTA'S #1 FOR SiNGLES


According to Forbes Magazine, Atlanta tops the list for the best city for SINGLES! ha! I guess that explains a lot of the current situations most folk are in. LoL. check this out:
For the first time ever, Atlanta tops our list of the best cities for singles. The capital of Georgia and home of Coca-Cola earns the top slot because of its hopping nightlife, relatively high number of singles and sizzling job growth.

To those who know "Hotlanta," the ranking should come as no surprise. In the eight years that we have been ranking America's largest urban areas in terms of their friendliness to the nation's 74 million single adults, only once did Atlanta place outside the top 10.


So no more talkin' bout "When i'mma find me mine...", "Why am I single?!?! I'm in ATLANTA?!" baby... i guess if you ready to settle down, you may wanna think about relocating. Anyways, to read more, click here!

But it really does NOT make sense that with ALL these single folks, the "couples" numbers are way down. smh. sad.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

YOUR DAiLY DOSE OF "JENNiFER HUDSON"

take a look at this video of this famous 'computer geek', with too much time on his hands, showing photoshop @ it's best. He's taken his time out to show how amazingly eery photo shop is, cuz he took off POUNDS from Jennifer Hudson's body. A part of me says WOW, but the other part just shakes my head. Is this what society deems beautiful? hmm... definitely a watch that i'm sure you'd find interesting. but there's no doubt about it, the guys definitely talented.

Jennifer, I love ya just the way you are, darlin! HOO HOO!!!! [that was me singing the hook from 'Spotlight'. :-p]

THE BEST UVE NEVER HEARD: GiRL GROUPS


1* SPiCE GiRLS - NAKED
-NAKED is a track from their self-titled debut disc. Naked is a fun and sexy song that gives you an R&B feel with an international type flow. sigh. u just gotta take a listen. YES GHERI!!!!!

key line:
Hello, its me
I thought you'd understand
Well maybe I should have kept my mouth shut
I keep seeing such a pretty picture
I'd rather be hated than pitied
Maybe I should have left it to your imagination
I just want to be me


2* PUSSYCAT DOLLS - WHATCHA THiNK ABOUT THAT
- This is from their latest LP "Doll Domination" [I'm assuming that was a take at Danity Kane's "Welcome to the Dollhouse", LoL". Anyways, this is a beast song feat. Khia. hey, she bumps. i'm SORRY! "R-E-S-P-E! RESPECT ME!!!" or whatever the case may be, it's no doubt that she gives this song that extra "ghetto" push that it needs to tilt ur head and make sure your booty's moving right. HAHA! Jam this while you're riding down the street, windows down, with not a care in the world. Trust me, it'll take you to an entire new level.

key line:
baby, somebody's gonna cry tonight. baby, baby, it won't be my tears tonight. so what u think about THAT?!
" EAT IT!

3* TLC - THiS iS HOW iT WORKS
- this is 'Love Making 101'. who better to give you that, from a females prospective, than TLC? nothing else needs to be said. Just listen.

key line:
Some guys think they know the answers
Everybody knows how to make you scream
If most guys took time out their fantasies
Maybe we could stop our make believe


4* THE DREAMS - FAMiLY [REPRiSE]
- This is the Dreams finally song that was recorded with Curtis Taylor, Jr. after their Farewell Concert. It was said that Effie and Curtis recorded in separate studios due to the law suit that she [Effie] had pending with him. Whatsoever, this is a great listen to all you DREAMS fans!!!!

key line:
It's more than you, its more than me. Whatever dreams we had, it's for the family!

L.O.V.E. - WHAT iT MEANS 2 ME:


love, what does it mean to me? there's no better way of breaking it down other than the scripture that comes from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves."


and just a little slay for the day...once again, comes from Miss Monique:
Why couldn't I have remained standing when love walked into the door. Yet, once again I found myself tripping like all the times before. I have to pull myself up if I am to survive. And stand on my own so I can continue to rise. Love let go of me, let go of me, so I can walk out of my past into my future. The chains of you and me are unlocked, for we weren't meant to be. And the liberation of my heart will truly set me free. Darling, I have to go, I have to go. For I hear my true love is calling, and you will never be worth me falling. - Shena

Saturday, September 20, 2008

NASHViLLE


i had a wonderful weekend, man. visited some fam in nastyville, tennessee. i went for my UNCLE KEVIN's album release party/concert. he bumped, seriously! [u can get his album on iTunes or Amazon.com]. the scenic route to and from nashville was both beautiful and therapeutic. going through tennessee, you have to drive through mountains, and man, was it beautiful. sigh. i was able to play some jams, sit back, relax, and think on everything from love to life. it was truly needed for me. i just wanted 2 put a few pics up from my stay in nashville. it was bomb. thanks kori and tim! :)


Thursday, September 18, 2008

NEW MUSIC : JENNiFER HUDSON & FANTASiA : "i'M HiS ONLY WOMAN"


This is the duet of the year "I'm His Only Woman". American Idol alumns Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia pay tribute to Shirley Brown and her rendition of "Woman To Woman". This is another track off of of J. Huds debut CD. Jazmine Sullivan also recorded a version of the song, but I guess to get a bigger "buzz", what better way than to put these two powerhouses on the track? wow! either way, i say YES! [but for you Jazzy Sullivan fans. that IS Jazmine Sullivan on background vocals. :-D]

DOWNLOAD "i'M HiS ONLY WOMAN NOW!

"if this was 10 years ago, i'd be @ yo front door, ready to whip yo ass!" LOL... i just collapsed.

WORD OF THE DAY : HOW iS THE STATE OF YOUR HEART? 'LOViNG & LiViNG LiFE'


It's not about who you once knew, it's about who you are going to know. It's not about what wasn't said, it's about what's going to be said. It's not about the love lost, it's about the love that is going to be found.......loving and living life.

Shena Monique

JENNiFER & FANTASiA HONOR PATTi LABELLE!

check out this "snippet" of a video of two of the best American Idol alumni, EVER!!!
Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson both performed at the Labelle & Charles: 30th Anniversary - 'An Evening Of Stars' this week, a show to honor Patti Labelle's magnificent career.

Awesome! It's so good to see these two, who were my favorite on season 3 of A.I., doing great things on the music scene. Those two are definitely staples of our generations. Good stuff. :-D

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

NEW ALBUM : T.i. - PAPER TRAiL


1. 56 Bars (Intro)
2. I’m Illy
3. Ready For Whatever
4. On Top Of The World (feat. Ludacris and B.o.B)
5. Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)
6. Whatever You Like
7. No Matter What
8. My Life Your Entertainment (feat. Usher)
9. Porn Star
10. Swing Ya Rag (feat. Swizz Beatz)
11. What Up, What’s Haapnin’
12. Every Chance I Get
13. Swagga Like Us T.I. and Jay-Z (feat. Kanye West and Lil Wayne)
14. Slide Show (feat. John Legend)
15. You Ain’t Missin’ Nothing
16. Dead And Gone (feat. Justin Timberlake)


DOWNLOAD PAPER TRAiL

Monday, September 15, 2008

OPTiMiSM


so...
today's been kind of like emotional waves. feelings of happiness and sadness. joy and pain. optimism and doubt. feeling unlovable and lovable. however, God is good; and because of that, i am grateful. grateful for all the doors that He's opened, opening, and even closed for me. i've often wondered why there were certain things in my life that i have yet to obtain; but the more life goes on, He continues to show me. He shows me that if i just follow Him, in His time all things will be revealed to me, through Him! -smile- . so until then, i'll just press on. i'll continue to "smile, when i don't feel like smiling. sit back and ride, when i feel like driving." sigh. i am very excited, though, about some up-and-coming musical ventures that have been placed in front of me. i can really feel God moving this train faster and faster; before i know it, i'll be like "wait! slow down! when did this all happen?!?!" HA! the feeling of FINALLY! :-) after all, "it's not empty space in front of me, it's my growing room" - yeah, that's what my Dad says. Love him! n e way, so i'm getting ready to sing, sing sing... exciting. i've been waiting for this my whole life and i can finally feel my prayers and works manifesting into a reality that i've always dreamed about. yeah, that's it. it's gonna be beautiful. :-)

kort.

p.s. i love the feeling of maturation!

"i HAVE A SLEEPY FEELiNG iN MY HEART"


If, I expected love, when first we kissed, blame it on my youth
If only just for you, I did exist, blame it on my youth
I believed in everything
Like a child of three
You meant more than anything
You meant all the world to me

If, you were on my mind, all night and day, blame it on my youth
If, I forgot to eat, and sleep and pray, blame it on my youth
If I cried a little bit, when first I learned the truth
Don't blame it on my heart, blame it on my youth

Very appropriate to the situation @ hand. Thanks, Jamie.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

JENNiFER'S ENGAGED!!


Jennifer Hudson and boyfriend, David Otunga, have gotten engaged, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in L.A.” says the rep.

Otunga, who is known as “Punk” from the reality show I Love New York 2, popped the question with a Neil Lane diamond ring on the Dreamgirls Oscar winner’s 27th birthday.

The couple, who have been dating less than a year, both hail from Chicago.

SMH. whatever.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

JENNiFER HUDSON TRACKLiSTING


1. Spotlight
2. If This Isn't Love
3. Pocketbook [feat. Ludacris]
4. Giving Myself
5. What's Wrong (Go Away) [feat. T-Pain]
6. My Heart
7. You Pulled Me Through
8. I'm His Only Woman [feat. Jazmine Sullivan]
9. Can't Stop The Rain
10. We Gon' Fight
11. Invisible
12. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Highlights Version)
13. Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There


So it looks like they finally put the listing together for the CD. I'm so excited! I already know that "If This Isn't Love" is going to be played out and my friends are gonna hate it. LoL [sorry Joy, in advance]. WAIT!!! WHERE IS THE SONG "HAPPY PLACE" THAT JOHN LEGEND PRODUCED?!??!?! sigh... Hopefully it'll be a bonus track or SOMETHING cuz that track is amazin'!!!!! Well, now it's only a matter of time before this joker leaks. The [record] label has been doing really well with keeping this CD under wraps. I'm glad, too. :-) GO J. HUD!!! And as you know, it'll be hitting stores SEPTEMBER 30th!!!!!!

HAPPY BiRTHDAY, SPORT!


Today is my buddy George's Birthday! HAPPY BiRTHDAY, GUY!!!!!
You see, George is one of the most enthusiastically introverted, intriguing, creative, and talented people that i've ever known. his silence speaks volumes, but when he speaks--in that whisper of his--his words can move the stiffest objects. i'm grateful for people like George because ever so often do you have someone as rare and genuine as he. so, sport, this is my toast to ya [since i couldn't make it for your b-day bash]. Happy Birthday, man!!!

Sincerely,
The "Golden" Wonder

WORD OF THE DAY


No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:11

Friday, September 12, 2008

NEW MUSiC : JENNIFER HUDSON / LUDACRiS



YES SiRRRRR!!! HERE'S JENNiFER HUDSON'S NEW SONG "POCKETBOOK" FEAT LUDACRiS!!! [Production by Timbaland and Jim Beanz!] iTS BANGIN!!! YEAP!!!! :-D ENJOY!!

DOWNLOAD : JENNiFER HUDSON [FEAT. LUDACRiS] - POCKETBOOK

LOVE iT!!! :-D

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MEETiNG NiNA SKY!


Nina Sky, best known for the hit song"Move Your Body" are working on their second studio album, The Musical. The album was originally due on July 27, 2007, but has been pushed back to an unknown date. Producers include Scott Storch, Ryan Leslie, Cipha Sounds, Solitair, Cool & Dre, Salaam Remi, The Jettsonz and more. Guests include Rick Ross, Sean Paul, Ivy Queen, and Daytona. In late 2007, Nina Sky left their label, Universal, and signed with J Records.
Nina Sky have also put together remixes of popular songs including J. Holiday's "Bed," Elliott Yamin's "Wait For You" , Cassidy's "My Drink n My 2 Step, and The-Dream's I Love Your Girl" They have also worked with Brooklyn MC Red Cafe on his street album The Co-Op, and The Alchemist on his song "Key To The City"


Very cool people. Thanks Natalie & Nicole... See ya soon.... :-D

DOWNLOAD MY JAM CURTAiN CALL

MUSIC NEWS : USHER GOES PLATiNUM & JAZMiNE HOLDS #1


Usher's "Here I Stand" has officially gone Platinum during a week filled with chart climbing moments for Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Jazmine Sullivan, T.I. and the "Stand Up To Cancer" collaboration.

"Here I Stand," Usher's fifth studio album featuring the hit single "Love In This Club" will be certified Platinum after this week's sales figures which bring his sales to 1,008,383.

T.I. and Jazmine Sullivan held on to their no.1 hits "Whatever You Like" and "Need U Bad" respectively on Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs tally this week, besting Rihanna's "Disturbia" and Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight."

Hudson's "Spotlight" jumped from 8-3 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and has reportedly become the fastest growing track at radio.

Elsewhere on the charts, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" holds on to the no. 1 spot with sales of 145,000 copies in the United States this week, while Rihanna and Chris Brown stay firmly planted at no.3 and no.4 respectively.

Ne-Yo's "Closer;" Flo Rida's "In the Ayer;" and Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" round out the top ten.

Next week, we'll see how LL Cool J's 'Exit 13' album did as well as new albums from Eric Benet, Kardinal Offishall, Natalie Cole and Kenny Lattimore which were all released this Tuesday.

THE QUEEN B STiNGS!!!!!


YES!!!! So i was over at LateBoots and I saw this video of Destiny's Child, that i hadn't seen in a LONG time. Anyway, peep how Beyonce GIVES it to EVERY member in the group in the video!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA! Let's examine:

Farrah : the 0:03 mark - YEEEES HEAD TURN!!!!!
the 0:07 mark - the eye roll. LoL. "sing and dance, my ass!"

Kelly: the 0:25 mark - uh uh... STOP! HAHAHHA

Michelle : the 0:41 mark

DANG... i wonder what BEYONCE was on those days... she CLEARLY didnt have the time. HAHAHHAHA

Watch the video below:

NEW MUSiC : JENNiFER HUDSON


Well, well, well....
what do we have here? Two new songs, well sort of, from one of the most highly anticipated album of the year. The debut album from the "voice of the generation" Jennifer Hudson! The first, "I'm Giving Myself Over To You" which was written by Robin Thicke is simply beautiful. "CAN YOU FEEL IT?! I CAN FEEL IT!" check it out; i can't wait to here the HQ version of this. The performance, of the song, btw is LIVE on the Steve Harvey Show. SING BITCH!!!


This is a snippet of "Pocketbook" feat. Ludacris. It was produced by Timbaland. Don't have much to say about it, but it's cool and def. different for my girl Miss Hudson. Check it out HERE!!!!

Her album is in stores SEPTEMBER 30th!!!!!
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