While it may be some other religious-like holiday, I have officially deemed today…Drake Day.
Why you ask? One of the most handsome rappers alive has released not one…but TWO new music videos. I’ll give you a moment to process this greatness. Breathe into a paper bag if necessary.
The first music video is “HYFR” ft. Lil’ Wayne (ugh). It chronicles Drake’s re-bar mitzvah, which he celebrated back in 2011. The video starts off with a smaller version of Drake getting his groove on then transports us to the sweet, sweet party.
Leave it to Lil’ Wayne to be underdressed for the occasion.
The next video released on Drake Day is….”Take Care” ft. his number one lady Rihanna. Honestly, when are these two going to stop beating around the microphone and get married?!
It makes everyone on the planet so sad to continuously see the pain in Rihanna’s precious eyes.
While I don’t understand the concept of the snowy mountain, the big bird and the bull…I do love the shots of RiRi and Drizzy together.
Even though it is Drake Day…this message goes out to Rihanna: Girl, let Drake take care of you.
A few days ago I was cruising home from Philadelphia and decided to plug my sweet, sweet iPod in and hit the shuffle button. After a boatload of Britney and Rihanna jams, a song by Eminem ft. Dr. Dre popped up. The song is called “Business” and it encompasses a good beat and some superb lyrics. My fav: “Bitches and gentlemen it’s showtime.”
You can find “Business” on Marshall’s fourth album “The Eminem Show.” It was released July 7, 2003 and was the fifth single off the album.
I feel like you should give this song a listen for the sole fact that Eminem and Dr. Dre are using super hero language, such as:
- “Holy wack, unlyrical lyrics Andre, you’re fuckin’ right”
- “To the rapmobile, let’s go…”
- “Gee willikers Dre, holy bat syllables”
Rihanna played “Russian Roulette”
I am finally ready to discuss the Rihanna and Chris Brown remixes.
These days Chris Brown seems to be everywhere my little ears are. So I must ask…will someone punch me in the ears? I’ll give you a free shot…or five.
Like all the other independent woman out there, the last place I expected to hear Chris Brown was on a Rihanna track! And the last place I expected to hear Rihanna was on a Chris Brown track!
If you’ve been M.I.A the past few days, let me give you the 411. Chris Brown is featured on the remix for Rihanna’s song “Birthday Cake” and Rihanna is featured on a remix of Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.” Both tracks were released this past Monday.
Precious Rihanna even tweeted about the remix…
Ever since Brown hurt this national treasure, there has always been the “Are they or aren’t they back together” rumor.
Not surprisingly there has been a boatload of outrage about Rihanna and Brown collaborating. Basically, people can’t believe Rihanna is associating with Chris Brown again…and I don’t blame them!
This controversy made me think about a time when Rihanna was so sad and sang about playing “Russian Roulette.” You can hear her pain pouring out in the lyrics. Rihanna’s pain = my pain.
Rihanna…stay strong boo.
Chris Brown…Nope, still haven’t forgotten.
Another Topless Tuesday, another topless gentleman.
You may recognize Jesse Williams from the show that never ends…I mean “Grey’s Anatomy.” Let’s be real, I checked out of that show as soon as Katherine Heigl left. But I might be persuaded to jump in front of a moving vehicle if it gets me shipped to Seattle Grace. Hopefully my luck will then kick in and Jesse can use those electric paddles on me.
Jesse hails from Chicago, IL and was born Aug. 5, 1981. You may be wondering what gives him that beautiful skin tone…trust me, it’s not any Aveeno product. It comes from his Swedish mother and African American father.
As for Dr. Jesse’s education, I have really exciting news for my Philadelphia fans. Jesse attended Temple University and earned a dual degree in African American Studies and Film & Media Arts. What does this mean? He’ll probably be back for an alumni weekend. I’ll keep my eyes open.
While in college, Jesse modeled a bit and after graduating, took a job as a teacher in a Philadelphia public high school. Let me tell you, I would have never been late for that class.
Jesse jumpstarted his acting career in 2006 with a guest spot on “Law & Order.” In 2008, he nabbed his first movie role, playing Leo in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” Another pivotal role for Jesse was when he portrayed The Hotness Monster aka Drew Collins on “Greek.”
The year was 2009 and it was a big one for Jesse. The show’s producers announced that he would play Dr. Jackson Avery in a multi-episode arc on “Grey’s Anatomy.” His debut was in season six and by season seven, he was a full-time cast member. Go Jesse!
Now I must cover the piece of work that (in my opinion) is Dr. Jesse’s best work to date…Rihanna’s music video for “Russian Roulette.” Watch Rihanna’s pain and Jesse’s fake tattoos below:
Dear Jesse – I see that you were voted #11 on “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011.” I have a feeling that you will break the top 10 this year. If you are ever visiting Temple and need a place to stay…I have a spot just for you.
Rihanna released her sixth studio album “Talk That Talk” Nov. 21, 2011. Let me tell you…I was pumped.
When Rihanna releases an album, she typically talks about the important things in life. For example, Umbrellas, S&M and the dangerous game of Russian Roulette…all important factors in my life, as they should be in yours. Needless to say, I was looking forward to the wisdom of her sixth CD.
The first track released off this album was “We Found Love” = superb choice. While the song is upbeat, the lyrics tell a different and sad story. As for the music video, it showed the masses that RiRi is still in pain. I feel bad for the Chris Brown look-a-like…do you think he gets heckled on the street?
Side note: I’ll see you in hell Chris Brown!
When the album was released, I like to chose the songs that should be released as singles. I was seriously campaigning for “Talk that Talk” ft. Hova and was slightly disappointed when I heard “You Da One” playing on the radio a few days ago. Sad face.
After going through a period of denial, depression and recovery, I’ve have accepted “You Da One” as the second single, but realized that I don’t have to like it.
My goal with this post is to start an Internet movement/revolution in order to get “Talk that Talk” ft. Hova as the third single off RiRi’s album.
Here are some reasons why:
- It features Mr. Hova
- You can play this song extremely loud in your Honda and look like a boss
- Rihanna taught me how to count from 1 to 4…thanks boo
- Jay-Z says the word “pee”
- Rihanna chants at the end…and who doesn’t love a good chant
Favise Lyrics: “I’mma get it right on the first try for you” (As do I Rihanna, as do I ).
Rihanna – I know once you read this, you will be convinced to release “Talk That Talk” as your third single. All I ask in return is to be featured in the music video. I’ve been working on my Pop, Lock and Drop It and I think I’ve finally hit the nail on the head. See you on set girl!
My roommates and I have a list on our refrigerator that has two columns. The column on the right is titled “Demeaning to Women” and the column on the left is titled “Non-Demeaning to Women.” We have a variety of characters on the list and (of course) I will share some with you.
In the Non-Demeaning to Women corner, we have:
- Jennifer Lopez aka Jenny from the Block (from da Bronx)
- Britney Spears (Obvi)
- Spice Girls (Girl Power)
- DJ Pauly D
As for the Demeaning to Women corner:
- “The Bachelorette” & “The Bachelor” (Yea ABC)
- CHRIS BROWN (Still haven’t forgotten you ass)
- Dr. Phil
- Dawson Leery
- Gary and Corey from “Teen Mom”
So with this post, I would like to shine the spotlight on a person who is completing Non-Demeaning to Women acts.
This Wednesday, the Non-Demeaning to Women award goes to…
Not only is this gentleman handsome, he is releasing his second studio album “Take Care” Nov. 15. Drake has a song on the upcoming album that is (in my opinion) finally not demeaning to women. The track is called “Make Me Proud” and it features Nicki Minaj.
Side note: I have always thought Drake was a friend to women and I’m waiting for him to put a ring on Rihanna’s finger.
Back to the topic at hand. You might be wondering why I think this song is non-demeaning to women. Here are some lyrics to prove my point:
“I know things get hard but girl you got it girl/You got it, there you go/Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go”
“When all these motherf*ckers wanna waste your time/It’s just amazing girl, and all I can say is/I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you”
“I like a woman with a future and a past/A lil attitude problem all good, it’ll make shit last/Don’t make it too easy girl, don’t take it too fast”
My personal favorite: “It must be hard to be that fine” (It actually is)
Thank you Drake. I feel empowered as a lady.
While I’m still pouring through all of the fan mail and emails about your favise stripper jams (kidding), I have decided now is that time to conclude my Speaking of Strippers series.
The musical genre for this post is pop music…my specialty!
‘Can’t Be Tamed’ – Miley Cyrus
As we all know…Miss Cyrus is no stranger to pole dancing…so choosing a jam by this pop singer is a wise choice. The classy lady who chose Miley shall be called…Queen Bee and for those who don’t know, she can get a bit crazy…just like Miley!
In another life, I could see Miley being a very popular/entertaining exotic dancer. Her real name is Destiny Hope for goodness sakes!
Side note: I would take it as a compliment if someone said I would be a very popular/entertaining exotic dancer. I think it’s a skill you are born with.
As for Queen Bee’s performance…I see the dance starting out in a birdcage…just like the music video. When the chorus hits…the money will be flying out of the customer’s hands! Work it…like a glass of water.
Lyrics that exotic dancers would probably be proud of: “I go through guys like money flyin’ out the hands/They try to change me but they realize they can’t/And every tomorrow is a day I never plan/If you’re gonna be my man understand/I can’t be tamed”
Take a listen and remember…she’s just being Miley.
‘Umbrella’ – Rihanna
The final song one of my friends chose incase she decides to change to a more exotic career is “Umbrella.” This young lady picked the exotic dancer name…The Professor. Now that’s legit.
“Umbrella” is a very upbeat song that allows for one very special prop onstage…an umbrella…duh. I imagine The Professor’s routine including many umbrellas’ and handing them out…a nice parting gift for the customers.
I picture the “Umbrella” routine not only encompassing umbrellas, but also a shit ton of glitter. I have a feeling that if you add real water to the routine…the results might be less than favorable. I’m just trying to protect The Professor since I’m unsure if this career offers benefits.
Lyrics that exotic dancers would probably be proud of: Now that it’s raining more than ever/Know that we’ll still have each other/You can stand under my umbrella/You can stand under my umbrella
Watch and learn from Rihanna.
Well, that concludes my Speaking of Strippers series. If you are looking for additional information on this career path, I highly recommend “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star” by Jenna Jameson. It will change your life.
I keep seeing these Match.com commercials which state that “1 in every 5 relationships begin online.” These days, online dating is becoming the norm…one reason why…we are busier than ever. This got me thinking that since celebrities are some of the busiest people, they might benefit from hopping online to find a date or whatever they’re into. I’ve decided to compose a post on which celebs would match up on Match.com.
Rihanna & Drake
As we all know, Beyoncé and Jay-Z currently hold the crown as royal couple of the hip-hop/R&B genres. Rihanna and Drake will have to settle for the princess and prince spot …for now.
These two are meant to be and they are slapping us in the face with their love every time they are within 10 feet of each other. If you’ve ever watched Rihanna’s video for “What’s My Name?” it’s like watching a newlywed couple…equally gross and cute…for us single ladies…more gross than cute.
While these two briefly dated last year, they decided to hold off because of that dumbass Rihanna previously dated (still haven’t forgotten Chris Brown). Rihanna also tried to date that sports guy, but he obviously wasn’t on her level. Hint, hint Rihanna…read the writings on the wall…they say DRAKE!
A few months ago, I heard these two lovebirds were spotted making out in Montreal – Drake is from Canada after all. Hopefully he took RiRi to meet the parents and got this ball rolling. Following the Montreal incident, it was reported that these two want to focus on their careers or want to date around or not in a place to commit…what I’m really hearing is blah, blah, blah. Stop beating around the bush and get it together!
First date location: an exotic island where Rihanna and Drake can get there grove on without the cameras.
Rihanna – I think Drake can go downtown with a girl exactly like you…he will make you feel like the only girl in the world.
Don’t fret – I’ll add more couples who would match up on Match.com throughout the day.
Drake is one man that I would follow around like a lost little lamb. I have come to realize that I have a deep love for Canadian men – Drake is from Toronto. Another Canadian I <3 is Joshua Jackson, who hails from Vancouver (just incase he reads this…a girls gotta try). But that is neither here nor there.
We were introduced to Drake in 2001 when he took on the role of Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” When a fellow Degrassi student shot Jimmy, Drake cruised in a wheelchair the rest of the show. I must say, he handled it well.
Realizing he was born to be a rapper, Drake dropped the acting gig and picked up a mic.
I remember the first Drake song I ever heard…”Best I Ever Had.” One of my former co-workers played it on repeat at her desk for a full 8 hours (Yes Kathleen…I’m talking about you haha)! After that day, I knew Drake was here to stay. I also learned that if anyone wanted to torture me, Drake was not the artist that would get me to spill the beans!
After rocketing towards success very quickly, Drake released “Thank Me Later” June 15, 2010. One of the tracks that I am a huge fan of and like to play quite loudly in my Honda is “Up All Night.” It will make you feel boss even if your cruising on a bicycle…not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Favises lyric: “Famous like a drug that I’ve taken to much of/I never ever trip/Just peace happiness and love”
It would be a sin if I forgot to mention this…Nicki Minaj guest stars on this jam. I hope I don’t get beat up for saying this, but I really enjoy her more when she is featured on tracks! Anywho, she adds a little extra umph to this song.
Favises Nicki Minaj lyric: “Bought the president the Louis presidential briefcase/Never been a cheapskate”
Drake – When you marry Rihanna, can I please be invited? I really don’t want to miss out on the R&B/Pop/Rap wedding of the century.
I have no idea why I like this song or why I paid $1.29 on iTunes for it. There is something about it that makes me feel…dare I say…like a boss after it’s over. Rihanna does give us some good lyrics, such as “I’m such a f*ucking lady” and “I pitch with a grenade/Swing away if you’re feeling brave.” We all know she can be one tough bitch, but why exactly are we waiting for our turn? Am I waiting for Rihanna to kick my ass? I mean I’d totally be ok with her doing so, I’d have much more street cred. Note to self: protect my teeth.
This video reminds me of an early 90s rap video…the way the camera is shooting her and the black, white and grainy footage. It’s reminiscent of a Wu-Tang Clan music video: Protect Your Neck. This comparison really hit home when Rihanna is standing in front of a statue, holding her crotch.
In the end, I feel that this song was way underrated, even though I have not one clue as to what Rihanna is trying to tell me. Maybe it’s a recruitment video/anthem for the Rihanna Navy?! Do I get a point for that?
Best part of this music video: Rihanna is wearing an eye patch. Check it.