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Drake’s ‘Best’ At Its Worst

2 Jul

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From my Facebook update and Tweet immediately after seeing Drake’s new video for his (old) song “Best I Ever Had.”

From an artist stand point, I appreciate the way he built his buzz by hustling mix tapes BUT his latest interpretation of femininity at its “best” is THE worst. Cliche premise + slow moving clips + paternalistic imagery = annoying.

@MBtheREMIX and so it begins: Drake’s artistry tainted by KanWeezy, Dwayne Carter and the rest of the egos. Happens every time.

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New Videos!!

29 Jun

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**UPDATE 7/2/2009.  This just in.  A fellow YouTube user created a “duet” video using my interpretation of MJ’s “Human Nature.” Check it out.  I’m always so flattered when folks send me shout outs on YouTube.

I was up late last night – like every night.  But instead of watching re-runs of Roseanne,  I decided to do something a tad bit more productive and creative.  So I made some new videos.

“Biddy Bum Bum” is an original cut I composed using Garage Band and iMovie.  Yes, I indeed have an unhealthy relationship with my Mac.  Check my melodies!

Next, is a classic cut with a twist.  I attempt a go at Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature.”  I know, I know, crazy.  But I came across this really awesome acoustic rendition and I wanted to lay my vocals over it.  While, I’m singing in a key lower than normal, I think it comes off well…let’s just say, organic.

So, without further adu.

The Power of “Ready For Love” and YouTube

28 Apr

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So, I’m reading through my YouTube messages for the first time in months and every now and then someone send me a sweet note saying how much they enjoyed my Youtube video, or the famous “Why aren’t you signed yet?” message, or the ever-so-interesting marriage proposals.  But one viewer, Adrena, sent me this very personal note recently and I want to share it with everyone while sending her a lil shout out in the process.

hey i just wanna tell you thank you. you help me get my man back we been havin some hard times and i was done with trying, so i put your ‘i am ready to love’ on his voice mail and i sent a text that said “i love you but i dont know what is wrong with us but i have done all i can to fix it, and i think its time to walk away because i dont think you are ready to love me the way i love you. so im sorry but im done. i dont wanna hurt” SO THAT WAS SAT. AND TODAY MONDAY EVERYTHING HAS CHANGE AND I KNOW YOUR VOICE WAS A BIG HELP THANK YOU. NOW IM YOUR NUM 1 FAN MAKE MORE MUSIC MUCH LOVE. – ADRENA H.

Thanks, Adrena!  It means a lot knowing that folks are not only listening but also taking the time out to show their appreciation in the most personal way.  I wish you all the happiness in the world.  You inspire me to pay it forward!

In addition to being the first video I ever made on YouTube over two years ago, “Ready For Love” remains my most popular video to date with over 80,000 views – not much in the “Evolution of Dance” world, but pretty cool nonetheless.

Tara sings “Sobeautiful” by Musiq Soulchild

22 Mar

I’m bizzack!

Ey, Musiq! Me thinks you and I should do a duet.  That’d be sweet.

Is This Really Nececssary?

3 Mar
Christina Milian at Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavs Game

Christina Milian at Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavs Game

You know what, I’m all for folks doing what they do – even if it means bleaching your beautiful brown hair for whatever damn reason, but hell Christina! Hell! You know how long it’s going to take your hair to get healthy again after bleaching it like this? Believe me, as a former bleacher way way WAY back in the day, bleaching hair does more damage than good. Go ‘head, get your attention on, but for reals, we need you to let this look go. Ironically, what made you most unique was the fact that you didn’t have blond locks stringing down your back like every other R&B chick in the game. Represent for the brown babies again, go back to black!

Nice.

Nice.

Smile

1 Mar

I’ve been feeling sad lately, so I decided to sing ‘Smile’ – made popular by the incomparable Nat King Cole.