On February 11th, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel we lost another icon. Whitney Houston’s passing has left America grieving for another lost one. Whitney was a rare talent with a mesmerizing voice behind a beautiful smile that not only grasped your attention but commanded standing ovations when heard live…lets just say it was a sound to be reckon with. Thank you Whitney for sharing your marvelous gift with us for so many years. You will be greatly missed.
There has been some really decent songs sprouting out this summer and Jazmine Sullivan is definitely added to that list with, “Holding You Down [Goin' In Circles].” Not only is this in heavy rotation in my iPod, but now the video adds some dimension to this ridiculously hot song! Of course Missy E put her trademarked stamp in the very opening but it was good to see her…it’s been a minute. So loving the ode to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul…the fabulous Mary J. Blige! It primes us for the tone of Jazmine’s hit…she just wants to “Be Happy”
The video & song definitely equates with the philandering boyfriend and the accepting girlfriend who just keeps holding him down no matter how many times she catches his hands in the cookie jar. Love does makes us foolish at one time or another. Liked the unexpected fashion mix that Jazmine was sporting…the uber girly and tomboyish chic…sooo J Crew! I dug the House Party rendition and cameos were off the chain with the fabulous flashbacks of Doug E. Fresh…still dancing, Pepa minus the Salt, Kwame with the cool profile, and Pete Rock still spinning! Me likey this one!
Hip Hop hasn’t been the same since Kanye went WEST. Most can agree whether you love or hate him, Ye’ always provides an interesting topic to be read, spoken, or watched. In his latest video from his wondrous hit-single, “Power” Kanye has marked his return which can only be summed up in one word…innovative! This creative 90 second work-of-art was directed by Marco Brambilla and delivers a snippet from the majestical world of Mr. West…angels and demons, halos and swords, light and darkness…oh the hotness!!! He gave us a taste and reminded us that although he was in hiatus, Kanye still has the POWER to captivate legions. I’m ready and eagerly anticipating the experience from Kanye West’s forthcoming album.