Jazmine Sullivan’s “Holding You Down [Goin’ In Circles]”
September 4, 2010

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!

Flashback: Mary J Blige – Be Happy
February 6, 2010

This was definitely my anthem back in the day and Mary J Blige delivered it to us in 94′. This video was electrifying from the Florence Henderson blonde wig, the hot glasses, and flawless make up…Mary was putting it on us heavily and we soaked it up like a sponge! To me, this song stems from the very best MJB album; the classic, My Life. The collabo with Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, the rawness of her love and pain in the songs, and of course those beats definitely got you rocking with Ms. Blige.