Beyoncé Announces ‘The Formation World Tour’ — Get the Details Here

  
BeyHive Rejoice!

I knew she was going to do it! Beyoncé just announced The Formation World Tour directly following her Super Bowl performance and guess the f*ck whut!?! I got my coins in FORMATION and I will be in attendance for this show just like all the other shows!

Ima tell my friends, family, and associates like this! Please have your coins in formation because I am not waiting on a single soul to purchase tickets. I am going with or without you, and I’m just serious!

Check out the dates below:

  
Have your coins in FORMATION!

Complete List Of NAACP Image Awards Winners In Case You Missed It

  
The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards came on TVOne last night and I must say that I through enjoyed the whole show. Anthony Anderson was the host and his opening was EVERYTHING! The Nominees With Attitude(NWA) held no punches 

He even steam rolled Stacey Dash, which was hilarious and needed. The Image Awards is everything that Oscars isn’t! Check out the full list of winners below:

Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan

Outstanding Comedy Series: black-ish
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Mike Epps, Survivor’s Remorse
Outstanding Support Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, black-ish 
Outstanding Drama Series: Empire
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard, Empire
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King, American Crime
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: The Wiz Live!
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Queen Latifah, Bessie
Outstanding News/Information: Unsung
Outstanding Motion Picture: Straight Outta Compton
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton
Outstanding Support Actress in a Motion Picture: Phylicia Rashad, Creed
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: Beasts of No Nation
Outstanding Documentary (Film): The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Outstanding Documentary (Television): Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Kenya M. Barris, black-ish, “The Word”
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Mara Brock Akil, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, Being Mary Jane, “Sparrow”
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, The Book of Negroes

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, Creed
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: John Ridley, American Crime, Episode 1
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Dee Rees, Bessie
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Creed
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins
Outstanding Talk Series: The Talk
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: Welcome to Sweetie Pies
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): Family Feud
Outstanding Children’s Program: Doc McStuffins
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Mini-series): Marcus Scribner, black-ish
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special): Family Feud, Steve Harvey
Outstanding New Artist: Jussie Smollett
Outstanding Male Artist: Pharrell Williams
Outstanding Female Artist: Jill Scott
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: “Conqueror” – Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett
Outstanding Jazz Album: “Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4” – Miles Davis 
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): It’s Personal, Tina Campbell
Outstanding Music Video: “Shame,” Tyrese Gibson
Outstanding Song (Traditional): “Back Together,” Jill Scott
Outstanding Album: Woman, Jill Scott
Outstanding Song (Contemporary): “You’re So Beautiful,” Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz 
Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction): Stand Your Ground, Victoria Christopher Murrary
Outstanding Literary Work (Non-Fiction): Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography: Between The World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family, Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry: How to Be Drawn, Terrance Hayes
Outstanding Literary Work – Children: Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford (Author) and Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: X: A Novel, Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Whut say you?

New Album Releases For 2/5/15

 

Kinfolk! 

It’s raining new music today and y’all know I always here for good music! Here is the rundown. 

  1. Still-SWV-Y’all already know I love me some SWV I have been rocking them since the 90’s and they are still out here making music. I loved the lead singles from this album. 
  2. Anti-Rihanna-After all the dramatic ass room reveals we finally get RiRi’s new album. It’s technically been out since last week on Tidal, but I’m rocking with Apple Music currently, until Beyoncé  drops so I am just listening to the album in it’s entirety. 
  3. Khalifa-Wiz Khalifa-So after Wiz Khlaifa vs Kanye West vs Amber Rose vs Fingers In The Booty Wiz drops his new album can’t promise I’ll listen to this all the way through I do like Bake Sale so we’ll see.
  4. Begin-Lionbabe-Not really familiar with them, but I’m told the female is group is Vanessa Williams’s daughter so I’ll give it a go based off that. 

Will you be picking up any of these albums? I will review Still and Anti, can’t promise reviews on the other two. 

Whut say you?

[WATCH] New Video:Magic-Tweet

  
Kinfolk, The Southern Humming Bird Tweet, is back with with new music and new video. The song is titled Magic and it is from her upcoming album Charlene due Febraury 26. The video is very simple and sometimes less is more. 

The song is vintage Tweet and reminiscent of the sound of her classic debut album, Southern Humming Bird. Her #TweetHearts(her nickname for super fans) me included are pleased with this offering. This is making me want to hear this new album even more. Let’s hope Charlene delivers!

Check out the video below:

Whut say you?

[WATCH] New Video:Magic-Tweet

  
Kinfolk, The Southern Humming Bird Tweet, is back with with new music and new video. The song is titled Magic and it is from her upcoming album Charlene due Febraury 26. The video is very simple and sometimes less is more. 

The song is vintage Tweet and reminiscent of the sound of her classic debut album, Southern Humming Bird. Her #TweetHearts(her nickname for super fans) me included are pleased with this offering. This is making me want to hear this new album even more. Let’s hope Charlene delivers!

Check out the video below:

Whut say you?

[Review] Sex, Love, & Pain II-Tank

  
Kinfolk!

Tank released his new album Sex, Love & Pain II, the week before last. I know, I know, I’m late with my review. Better late than never. The album has tracks which is an awesome number unlikeChristopher  Maurice Brown with 18 damn tracks(no interludes) 10 is a nice round number, not too many and doesn’t  leave you wanting more. 

Now I’ll be the first to say that I have a love/hate relationship with Tank, he is hit or miss with me. It’s either all good or all bad when it comes to Tank with me. I have similar feelings about Anthony Hamilton. That is not to take anything away from Tank as a singer/songwriter. He has an amazing voice and his pen game is insane. That being said let’s get to this new album. I have to be honest didn’t really see it for SLP I, but SLP II resonated with me. After text messages from several friends saying the album was fire, I figured what the hell? Let me give it a go!

SLP II doesn’t stray too far from Tank’s normal formula, but it does get off track when he attempts to appeal to the younger generation on tracks like She Was The Sh*t, which features Rich Homie Quan. I love Rich Homie Quan, Lord knows I do! But no! #BDAY which features Chris Brown, Siya, and Sage Gemini sounds like it could have been track 19 on Chris Brown’s last album. I don’t hate it, but it comes across like that older uncle who tries to fit in with his younger nephews.

Tank gets it back on track with tracks like You Don’t Know featuring Wale and samples the Patti LaBelle classic If Only You Knew. I love this song, could have done without Wale, but hey he has to eat too. On  So Cold he sings about a relationship he messed up, and I like it. Tank even enlists Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman help on Already In Love, these two mesh well on this one. On Him Her Them he basically tells his girl that she won’t find a love like his, I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed SLP2, which was a nice opening for the album.

Sans a few missteps SLP II is a cohesive album and doesn’t stray from Tank’s formula. It is a solid R&B album, and if you’re a lover of R&B music, then you’ll surely enjoy it! As always form your own opinion about the music as well in general. The album is definitely worth a listen.

Whut say you?

[WATCH]Furious Thoughts Live-Kid Fury

  
Kinfolk!

If you have not discovered the greatness that is Kid Fury then you don’t know what you’re missing! I first discovered Miami native Kid Fury on YouTube watching his hilarious and smart videos. He always hit the nail on the head with his commentary on pop culture and life. His YouTube videos progressed into the website http://www.sofurious.com. This was an extension of his hilarious YouTube videos and included celebrity gossip and music news. His website was staple on my blog roll and part of the reason I started my website. 

Fury linked up with fellow blogger Crissles for “The Read” Podcast which is a weekly podcast where Fury and Crissles give you commentary on topics ranging from Beyonce to Black Lives Matter. They also give advice to listeners and also “Read”you favs for filth! If you haven’t listened to “The Read” Podcast what the hell are you waiting for? Go listen!

It is amazing to see this 20 somethings ascent to stardom. I knew upon first watching him he was destined for stardom. He recently transitioned from YouTube/Podcast to the live stage where he recently presented his solo show “Furious Thoughts: Live” in New York. Check it out below:

Whut say you?

[LISTEN]New Music: Summer Sixteen-Drake

  
Kinfolk,  Aubrey aka Drake has some new music for us and he is looking for revenge on this new single Summer Sixteen. He premiered the song on OVO Sounds Saturday episode on Beats 1. The song is produced by the usual suspects produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da, and CuBeatz.

Drake is talking big shit with the lines

“I used to want to be on Roc-A-Fella, then I turned into Jay,” he raps. “Now I got a house in L.A., now I got a bigger pool than ‘Ye / And look man, ‘Ye’s pool is nice, mine’s just bigger is what I’m sayin’.”

Check it out HERE
I am ready for Views From The 6! 

Whut say you?

[LISTEN] New Music: Work-Rihanna Featuring Drake 

  
Rihanna Navy Rejoice!

Your fearless leader has finally released the lead single from her LONG awaited Anti album titled Work featuring Drake. I am not really impressed with the single, it sounds like What’s My Name 2.0. 

After all the dramatic ass commercials and teases this is what she gave us!?! Do Better! Maybe those $9000 Versace headphones made it sound better, but nope! My speakers and ears say different. Let’s hope the rest of this album is better than this single here because I was expecting a good ole twerk tune, which I look to RiRi for, and this ain’t it! I’m sure the Rihanna Navy will approve, but I don’t!

Check it out below: 

Whut say you?