Artists You Should Be Listening To: Ravyn Lenea

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Kinfolks! Y’all know I am always looking for new and interesting artist to listen too as I love music. I was checking out cassiuslife.com and stumbled upon an article centered around new and upcoming artists, so you know I had to click. After clicking on several of the YouTube videos featured in the article. I discovered Ravyn Lenae, so quite naturally I scurried over to my trusty Apple Music app to listen to more of her music. Continue reading

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Throwback Tuesday: Up Jumps The Boogie-Timbaland and Magoo Featuring Missy Elliott & Aaliyah 

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Kinfolks! The The Throwback Tuesday song is “Up Jumps da Boogie” which is the debut single by hip-hop duo Timbaland & Magoo, released on July 11, 1997, as the first single from their debut studio album, Welcome to Our World. The track features rapper/singer/producer/visonary Missy Elliott and the late R&B singer Aaliyah. 

This song has to be one my favorite songs from the 90’s Missy’s verse timeless and I can recite it word for word to this day! Aaliyah shined on the hook. Man listen this was the golden era of music! Missy, Timbaland, and Ginuwine really need to get back together again and work together! 

Take a listen below:

Whut say you?

Monday Movie Rewind: The Break Up(Dinner Scene)

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Kinfolks! So I will be trying out new features on the website. One new feature will be “Monday Movie Rewind” where I will feature classic scenes from some of my favorite movies. This week’s scene is the famous dinner scene from ‘The Break Up‘, starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. This scene has me in tears each and every time I watch it! The lead singer of  ‘The Tone Rangers’ didn’t play wit y’all!

“Come, come with the kick drum…”

Watch this hilarious scene below:

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Watch Blue Ivy’s Ballet Recital Performance

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Beyhive Rejoice! The Creole Gawds have smiled down upon us!

Kinfolks! Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter is out here being great and sh*t! She is out her following in her famous parents foot steps and giving all the loyal followers of the Beyhive a Laurieann “BOOM KACK” Gibson style 8 count to Earth, Wind, and Fire’s iconic song, September. TMZ nabbed footage of the dance recital and we are HERE for it! And before the haters start yapping about why we care so much, let’s remember that we don’t want to see what Lil Timmy drew in art class or what a mess he made at the house, while we’re trying to heat up our lunch in the break room, but we grin and bear it! So you will DEAL! Continue reading

Enough Already With The 90’s and 00’s TV Show Reboots!

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Kinfolks! First it was Girl Meets World(Boy Meets World), and then it was Fuller House(Full House), and now a Sister, Sister reboot! Knock it off! Are there no new ideas for shows out here!?! Leave my childhood shows the ENTIRE f*ck alone! I tried to watch Girl Meets World, and I really couldn’t get into. I tried to watch Fuller House, and yeah…NOT HERE FOR IT! I am all for trip down memory lane with Minnie Ripperton playing in the background, but inevitably with these reboots what tends to happen is the magic that once was, is no longer there! You can’t recreate it!

The only way that a Sister, Sister reboot or any other show from the 90’s/2000’s would honestly work is the creators completely reimagined the show, which I really hope is the plan. Tia and Tamera are GOOD and GROWN, and a show centered around them being goofy and awkward as they were on the original series would not work in the current climate of America today. Now what would be interesting is if somehow they figured out how to work in the some of the issues currently plaguing the black community into the storyline (i.e. Black Lives Matter, police brutality,etc.) but dealt with it in smart and comical way.

While I want everyone ‘get the bag’ out here in these streets, enough already with the reboots! There are so many creatives on the internet and social media that deserve a chance to shine, while Hollywood is out her recycling old ideas, and f*cking up my childhood memories! Let’s see if we can’t come up with new stories to tell, and leave well enough alone! Rebooting these show is like this last TLC  album, we don’t want it!(Well maybe some of y’all want it because y’all gave Tionne and Rozonda y’all coins)

Whut say you?

New Music: Chi Chi-Azealia Banks

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Kinfolks! Now I normally don’t see it for Azealia Banks because her opinions most times over shadow her talents, causing severe side-eyes from me and and others, but Ms. Banks has released a new song titled ‘Chi Chi’, and I must give credit where credit is due, I like the song! It’s a solid hip hop track, and Banks gives us bars. Now if she could just give us good music and keep her outlandish behavior to minimum, she may be on to something. Continue reading

New Music:H.E.R.-Lights On/Say It Again/Every Kind Of Way

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Kinfolk! If you’re not familiar with H.E.R. please get familiar. She is back with Vol 2, and I feel like this time around it’s going to be much sexier judging from the three tracks(Light On, Say It Again, Every Kind of Way) she dropped so far. I like what I hear so far, it has a sexy and sensual vibe. H.E.R. Vol 2 is due out June 2 on RCA. Make sure cop that, and also pick up Vol 1 Continue reading

Are You #TeamTiny or #TeamTI? 


Kinfok if you weren’t aware already the VH1 show ‘The Family Hustle’ has come to an end. This season was very hard to watch due to the fact that previous seasons have been lighthearted and family friendly. I kind of viewed T.I. and Tiny’s family as the hip hop Cosbys. This season was tense and very awkward at times. It saddened me to see Major visibly bothered by his parent separation. I didn’t enjoy the way this show was brought to a close, but I guess good things don’t last always. 

On the series finale Tiny finally confronts TI about his infidelities. Of course Clifford tries to flip the script on Tiny, but she is clearly not HERE for the bullshit. Check out the tense exchange below:

Very hard to watch, right? I can say without a shadow of doubt I am #TeamTiny on this one. TI showed his caveman side this season, which resulted in several side-eyes from me. I believe Tiny when she says that she never slept with another man. Should she have been around Floyd Maywhether? No. But there have been rumors of TI’s extramarital affairs for years. While I am sad to see Tiny & TI breakup, I am glad that Tiny finally stood up for herself. I am looking forward to seeing her and Xscape on tour this summer.  Are you #TeamTiny or #TeamTI?

Whut say you?

Reality TV Throwback: Tami Roman Raps on The Real World Season 2

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Kinfolk! Before ‘Basketball Wives’ and before ‘Bonnet Chronicles’ my favorite reality show tv star Tami Roman was on the second season of MTV’s groundbreaking reality show Real World. This is where I fell in love with her, and have been rocking with her every since. I bet you don’t remember that Tami was an aspiring rapper/singer back in the day. Check her out below spitting a hot sixteen. Continue reading

Foxy Brown Appreciation Day: 10% Dis(Queen Latifah/Queen Pen Dis)

Kinfolk! Today is Foxy Brown Appreciation Day! Y’all already know Foxy Brown is and will always be my favorite female MC. I bet y’all don’t remember that time Foxy dissed Queen Latifah and Queen Pen back in the day. The song was called 10% Diss, name after the classic MC Lyte song. Take a listen above to the greatness that is Foxy Brown!

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