Archive for April, 2010

Kelis Is Singing Acapella
April 10, 2010

Last time I heard anything about Kelis was the speculation of marital problems with her husband Nas. Whether it was real or just fiction, I still felt for them and their dissolving marriage especially with the new addition of son Knight. On March 28, 2010, Kelis dropped a new video and added some vibrant colors to her song, “Acapella.” This has offered fans an opportunity to fully view her majestic world which is definitely more calmer and nurturing than her previous efforts. Avatar instantly came to my mind with the beginning scenic shots of Kelis running barefooted through a forest; the bow & arrow, feathered headdress, and body-art sealed the deal for me. Like a giant enchantress, Kelis croons against a moderately tempered beat which is both extremely relaxing and intoxicating at the same time. Kelis showcased her awesome figure which clearly displayed she was sans baby-weight.  Other captivating shots were the eclectic glasses during the introduction to the beautiful yellow butterfly. My favorite was the ending scene with little Knight on her back…talk about carrying precious cargo!


Tightrope With Janelle Monáe
April 10, 2010

Janelle Monáe premiered her new video “Tightrope featuring Big Boi” on March 31, 2010 and she has continued to impress me with her signature style, exhilarating music and vibrant movements. She uniquely sports a tuxedo and rocks an awesome naturally curled bouffant but Janelle could never be labeled boring, she still delivers wonders with each one of her creative projects.  In my opinion, Janelle Monáe is the first artist to successfully infuse both masculinity with the gracefulness of all-true-woman. It’s actually refreshing to have an artist who can set herself apart from the legions of sex-kitten songstresses. High-impaction of energy, contagious beats, and truthful lyrics is the successful mixture of Ms. Monáe’s repertoire to which she fully displayed on Metropolis: The Chase Suite (2008). She will drop her next suite, Archandroid on May 18th and I’ll be the first in line to cop her new album!