Thursday, March 21, 2013

YES JOJO...YAAASSSS!!! - Tia


It is no secret that I sweat JoJo. If arson weren't a felony, I would burn Blackground Records to ashes for the "contract issues" they have taken this chick through. Yes, I'm a JoJo stan LIKE THAT.

JoJo's mixtape Agape dropped last November and surprise, surprise, (It wasn't a surprise) I loved it from start to finish. But hands down, without hesitation or question, "Andre" was my favorite song. So I was SUPER geeked when I found out she was shooting a video for the song back in January.

I must confess that I was getting a little worried when the video didn't immediately materialize. Yes, I'm impatient. Give me new JoJo music and give it to me now. (Still side-eyeing you Blackground.) So y'all know my day was made when the video popped up in these internet streets today.

All I can say is YAASSSSSSS! Sing Ms. Levesque...SING!!!

JoJo is coming to Nashville in May and I will be calling in sick or whatever I need to do to be at that show. This chick is the business and I will not miss her. I mean, I couldn't call myself a Stan fan if I didn't go.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Roundup

Remember almost TWO years ago when I tried to hip y'all to Theo James? I have been trying to tell y'all. Anyway, he's been cast as Four in the upcoming "Divergent" movie. I am 50 shades of excited about this. (If you are not hip to the "Divergent" series and you liked "The Hunger Games" then you need to run, do not walk, to your nearest Barnes and Noble or open iBooks/Amazon/B&N.com and start reading IMMEDIATELY.) - Just Jared

Depending on who you ask, Lil' Wayne is either at death's door or needs to take this health scare for what it is and dial it back a bit. It's no secret that I'm not a fan of Wayne, but he has kids and they need their father. So I'm hoping he makes a full recovery. TMZ and CNN

I've been with T-Mobile for 13 years. I'm talking since they were Powertel. But I travel a lot and their service just doesn't cut it. Plus their phones STAY expensive. So as soon as the Galaxy S IV drops T-Mobile can kick rocks. - Tech Radar

Confession: I've never read "The Great Gatsby." However, with Jay-Z involved with the movie adaptation's soundtrack, I will promptly be heading over to iBooks to get my read on ahead of the film's release. - LA Times

I'm not ashamed to say that I've read all of the Twilight books and seen *coughowncough* all of the movies. I also read "The Host." I liked it. So I'm moderately excited about the movie even though it seems to be getting very little press. - Facebook

Is there a black guy in the band? (I'm a little embarrassed about how many of these I got wrong.) - BuzzFeed

I like the idea of a device that prevents texting and driving. (I've been guilty of that more times than I care to admit.) But does it allow the GPS to work? I can sometimes be severely directionally challenged. Texts I don't need but GPS is a must. - Mashable

Jessie J shaved her head for charity. I love her even more now. - US Magazine

Fellow Whovians: EW has a new trailer for the upcoming season of Doctor Who which begins March 30. (Insert overwhelming giddiness here) - EW.com

I would vote for a Clinton/Obama ticket all day!!!! Real talk, I would volunteer every free moment I had to voter registration, campaign fundraising and anything else that would get these two elected. - HuffPo

These keep happening. I am not mad about that.

Friday, March 15, 2013

I STAN for the 20/20 Experience - Tia

For the last few days I've only listened to 2 things: NKOTB's "Remix" (well, actually, I've been watching that. That Donnie Wahlberg....Jesus be a force field because that man....MY LAWD!!) and Justin Timberlake's new album.

One week ahead of the album's release, iTunes is streaming The 20/20 Experience for free. And honestly, I haven't been this excited about music in a long time. The whole album is amazing. Justin has managed to swing effortlessly between R&B and Pop. And he is REAL grown. I can't stop listening. The only thing that pulls me away from Justin is Donnie. (Insert dreamy sigh here)

I will forever hold out hope for an N'Sync reunion (I don't care what you say JC.) But until then, I'm happy that Justin is back. I didn't realize how much I missed him until his songs were everywhere. Then I found myself asking, "Where have you been?" Seven years is far too long to wait for a JT album.

If you haven't already, go here to listen to new album. If you pre-order The 20/20 Experience on iTunes you'll get the track "Mirrors" now. 

Oh and if anyone knows what kind of flatiron Justin is using these days, let me know. Because we all remember this. So he's either got a flatiron that's OUTDISWORLD or a relaxer. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Common! - Toya

Well hello freckles.

Today is Common's 41st birthday. Let the earth fall silent before him. 

No but for real, do you see this perfection right here?   Do you see how God stomped the foolishness out of the evolution theory when he created this man?  Turn to your neighbor and say "God is able!" Lord I thank ya!

It's no secret here that I absolutely adore this rapper, actor, author, humanitarian, and seriously one of the sweetest public figures I have ever met.  So in honor of his birthday, check out the video that took me from a fan to a hardcore believer,"Testify". What's your favorite Common song?


Thursday, March 7, 2013

NEW MUSIC: NKOTB's "Remix"

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I was busy at work listening to old episodes of Martin on Youtube  when I suddenly remembered what today was: the premiere of  NKOTB's new video for their song "Remix" from their upcoming album 10. It just hit The Interwebs and I must say, it's nice to see them back. As for the song, it's giving me "Covergirl 2013" realness and I'm not exactly mad about that.  I'm sure it'll grow on me soon.  Here's my play by play reaction:




1. Oooh look at this video! This is fancy! Someone got blessed with a nice video budget this go round.The label owed them big time after that "Dirty Dancing" foolery. That video made them look like they lost a bet.

2. Cupcakes! *Gets easily distracted and rewinds to the beginning*

3. *Googles Artemis Pebdani*  I've been meaning to start watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I'm from New Jersey. I should have been done that.

4. Why yes I am jealous that I’m not the black girl with the pompadour . I can rock the fool out of a pompadour.  Where's my agent? Wait, I don't have one.

5. Has Donnie been lead on a single since "Covergirl"? Okay playa! 

6. Gaaaaah dawg they look good! YES to these suits y'all!  NKOTB and New Edition make the 40's look right!  Is this how it goes down in Boston?  Do Tia and I need to make a trip soon?

7. Did she just throw her own confetti? *Thinks about keeping confetti on hand for random occasions*

8. Yaaaaaaaaaaasssssss Step by Step choreography!  Get it y'all!

9. How long has this girl been in that pool?  It’s night time already.

10. I will not pause on Donnie’s booty, I will not pause on Donnie’s booty, I will not pause on Donnie’s booty, I will not...

Well that was cute!  What do you all think about NKOTB's new video?