Prince Tribute Concert: Who Is On Your List? Who Could Possibly Never? 

Kinfolk I know everyone is still reeling from the shocking news of untimely death of Prince at age 57. I needed to do something to brighten my day and keep my mind off his passing. So I figured I would give my picks for a Prince tribute. 

Some of these these award shows completely drop the ball/fuck up where tributes are concerned and I don’t want to have to drag BET for another lackluster tribute! Because I have before and will again! 

My list is very short and simple: Beyoncé, Janelle Monaé, Daley, and Miguel. I think these four artist would give an amazing tribute to the Purple One. I haven’t quite figured out what songs I would want thing to sing, but we can’t go wrong with these four. I have few questions for my kinfolk tho:

  1. Who would be on your line-up?
  2. Who isn’t allowed near the stage? 
  3. What songs would you have them perform? 

I am interested to know because BET is going to most definitely need some help coming up with this tribute. Y’all know it’s hit or miss with them and #BlackTwitter and I have no problem dressing in all black like “The Omen” and dragging BET within an inch of their life! 

Whut say you?


Prince Has Died At 57 

TMZ has reported that musical legend Prince has died att he age of 57. It was just last week that his plane headed from Atlanta to Minneapolis had to make an emergency stop because the singer felt ill. He was said to be battling a bad case of the flu, but was on the mend. According to TMZ

Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.

The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

This is all too much! I am sending condolences and prayers to Prince’s family and friends. This was definitely unexpected. 

Still developing…

David Bowie Dead At 69


 Kinfolk We Lost Another 

“David Bowie, the rock and roll visionary whose career spanned six decades, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

Bowie has released his 25th studio album, “Blackstar,” to strong reviews on Friday.

Born David Jones, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. It called Bowie “rock’s foremost futurist and a genre-bending pioneer, chameleon and transformer.”

Prayers up for his family and friends. RIParadise David Bowie


Natalie Cole Has Passed Away At 65

Kinfolk I woke up to some sad news Natalie Cole has passed away according to TMZ 

“Natalie Cole — one of the great voices in decades — has died … TMZ has learned.

Cole, whose hits include “This Will Be” and “Unforgettable” which she performed as a virtual duet with dad Nat King Cole — died from congestive heart failure, although we’re told the underlying medical issues were complications from a kidney transplant and Hepatitis C.

Natalie had been very sick recently, cancelling several tour dates in late December including a New Year’s Eve concert at Disney Hall in L.A. She also cancelled an upcoming February concert due to illness.
Natalie struggled with substance abuse and was plagued with health problems, suffering from liver disease in 2008. She also underwent chemo for Hepatitis C. 
Natalie, who was married 3 times and has a son, was 65.

She died in a Los Angeles hospital.”

My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

RIParadise Auntie Natalie 

R.I.Paradise Bobbi Kritina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died at the age of 22.

The Houston family announced her passing in a statement via their rep. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26, 2015, surrounded by her family,” the statement reads. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”

This is a sad and tragic death, but she is finally at peace. She is with her mother and God. My prayers go out to her family during this time, especially Bobby Brown. I can’t imagine the pain a parent feels losing a child.

Prayers up for the Brown & Houston family

Andrae Crouch Dies At 72


The gospel community/music community has lost another great yesterday, and heaven gained another angel. Singer/songwriter Andrae Crouch died yesterday at the age of 72.

Crouch is pioneer in gospel community and has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Additionally he worked on the Lion King. He received 7 Grammys during is 50 plus year career. Crouch was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after having a heart attack and died yesterday afternoon according to his publicist.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Crouch family during this painful time.

Check out Mr. Crouch doing what he did best below:

R.I.Paradise: Ruby Dee


The Lord called another one home. Famed actress, activist, and philanthropist Ruby Dee passed away at 91, on Wednesday according to a family member who declined further comment.

It’s safe to say Heaven is rocking with the passing of Maya Angelou and now Ruby Dee. We are praying her family and friends strength during this difficult time.

R.I.Paradise Ruby Dee

R.I.P James Avery


Beloved actor James Avery, probably most famous for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has apparently passed away according to costar Alfonso Ribeiro’s Twitter.

According to TMZ he died last night after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed illness. He apparently took a turn for the worst late yesterday.  My prayers are with his family during this rough time.

This my favorite scene between James Avery and Will Smith

In Case You Missed It-Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Service



With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the end of an extraordinary  journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed the nation. Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu.

Nelson Mandela is the epitome of what we all should strive to be, and his many contributions to society will forever shape the world. He will be missed dearly, but he is in a better place, looking down upon us. Hopefully as he looks down upon us we don’t disappoint him.

Rest In Paradise Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela July 18,1918-December 5, 2013

How has Nelson Madela inspired you? What legacy will you leave when you depart this earth?

Nelson Mandela Has Died


Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of  95 according the current South African president.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Mandela’s health has been failing in recent years, and he is been hospitalized on several occasions. My heartfelt condolences go out to Mandela’s family during this hard time. The nation has lost a great man, but heaven has gain an angel.

R.I.Paradise Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela