Posts Tagged ‘music videos’

RAINBOW NOISE ENT. is a hot new record label that works closely with the GLBTQ community. I’m not a lesbian but I highly promote acceptance/understanding of uniqueness. The “gay-bashing” is yet another form of discrimination that this world has been recycling for centuries. Unfortunately, the movement is coming around very slow. I think that it will take more people like me who speak up for them and show adamant support to help push this movement along. Being completely comfortable with a person’s sexuality that is unlike yours is not easy if you only see them as gay, straight, or whatever. Acceptance is about seeing everything that person has to offer as simply a person alone, not as a gay person or Black person or whatever else.

Yung Snazz, a.k.a. Jasmine Lyons, member of The Team,  is a very close friend of mine and I been by her side since before the music and I’ll continue to support her, all of Rainbow Noise Ent. and any other local talent trying to get their voice heard. Check out the artists of this hot new label and their official release of the video “Imma Homo.”

Look past the color of someone’s skin, their sexual orientation, their music or style of clothing preference and see them as a person with dreams and aspirations who also has feelings and just want to be accepted which no one can deny is a common desire of us all.

“RainbowNoise is an entertainment group where lesbian and gay performers have the freedom to make noise.”

Congrats on making it on World Star Hip Hop. Stay up Rainbow Noise Ent.!

The New Boyz came on to the entertainment scene with their hit song “You’re A Jerk” that topped many charts for several weeks. Well now the guys are back with this hit single off their new album Too Cool to Care which will be released May 10, 2011. Check out the behind the scenes video which also features Dev and The Cataracs.

 

The Cataracs (above) and Dev (below)

This song will definitely be playing in the clubs for a while.. Now that you’ve seen the behind the scenes with the winners fromt he radio stations and all, check out the official video.

Chris Brown‘s new album, since Exclusive in 2008, is scheduled to be released in just a few weeks on March 22nd. The album will be called F.A.M.E. featuring the hit songs we’ve all heard “Look at Me Now,” “Deuces,” and “No Bullsh*t.” These songs have been in heavy rotation on the radio stations so hopefully his entire album is fire.. Fire Album = High Sales/Downloads. He has collaborated with several different artists for this album.

Blonde?! Some people are so crazed about him dyeing his hair blonde that the story made CNN. Seriously people? There isn’t enough wrong with the world that the only story you came up with was about this man’s hair?? We shake our heads in disgust. As a personal opinion, it’s an extreme look yet he pulls it off well.

Chris Brown’s site Mechanical Dummy is a great way to understand the creativity he’s working with. It features fashion, arts and culture, and music (not just from him). It’s nice to see that artists are not just about themselves and fame doesn’t totally consume them. Speaking of fame, the F.A.M.E. tour is going to start in Australia and I’m sure will make its way back to us here in the states. Get your tickets before they are sold out!

Featuring Chad Michael Murray from the hit TV series One Tree Hill, Alicia Keys shows the struggle of interracial relationships. Betraying family to follow your heart.. society giving dirty, unapproving looks.. the stares. Things have improved over the years but it is still hard for very many people to accept, and just Blacks and Whites but amongst Hispanics, Asians, Middle Easterns, etc. One day it won’t be so bad but in the meantime we can only progress a little at a time. Check out this video.. 🙂

From her performance in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman singing “Father Can You Hear Me” to her debut “Promise Ring” featuring Ciara to her latest single “I’ll Be There”… Miss Tiffany Evans is all grown up. Her voice is as beautiful as ever. Check out the video below!

The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females. (source: www.anad.org)

The media portrays views that women [and men] should look, dress, and talk a certain way in order to be accepted by the “general public.” What people fail to realize is that the way the media makes people look is only attained through dieting, surgery, and eating disorders; minus those 5% who naturally became such. Why is it then that so many aspire to be that way? It is not healthy. Dieting is not bad. Surgery is not bad. But once a person crosses the line of improving their health to obsessing over their looks.. a problem has begun.

Many people go through life unsatisfied with who they are and they make changes to fix that feeling. However, in most cases, people lose sight of their own personal goals and suddenly they are trying to please everyone else. So they change their hair, their style of clothing, lose weight (most times by developing an eating disorder), the crowd they hang with (while leaving “true friends” behind), and the list continues. Although the media will not change overnight, it has become the duty of parents, educators, role models to step in and affect change. Youth look up to those whom they wish to be like. If those idols have drug habits, eating disorders, or life altering changes that damage their reputation, it is accounted for. The old saying “even when you think no one’s looking, someone always is” is certainly in effect. It doesn’t matter if you are a rock star, public figure, parent, teacher, older sibling or whatever, someone is always watching you and learning from the things you do and the decisions you make.

It is very important to realize that you can’t force someone to “do the right thing.” The right thing for them may be completely different from what was right for you. However, there are things that are wrong across the board.. common sense. Developing drug/alcohol habits clearly doesn’t lead to a positive outcome. Eating disorders challenge people’s mental state and can ultimately take their lives. Crime also falls along that line. Setting a good example is really the push that anyone needs. Showing support whether you agree with their aspirations or not is also VERY important. If you’re a doctor, scientist, or lawyer and you have a child who wants to pursue theater, music or dance, don’t discourage them. That’s the fastest way to push them in the wrong direction. They might very well find someone else who is a great example and will support them but are willing to take a chance that they might get in with the wrong crowd?

If you’re someone who hasn’t had a good influence, you’re struggling with an eating disorder or drug/alcohol related addiction, you feel like you’ve  never been “good enough”… know that there are people out there with similar problems and people out there who will help you. But you have to want to do better FOR YOURSELF first. The media will always be there looking for the dirtiest story but it’s up to US to affect change.

Be a good influence. Support your loved ones. Do the “right thing.”


The inspiration for this piece came from watching this video by recording artist, Pink called “F**kin Perfect”. Check it out!

This new face is known as Jessie J, 22-year-old British R&B star from the UK. Her sound is different from mainstream artists but if you’re well rounded in music you’d know she’s not that different. She has written songs for Chris Brown (“I Need This”), Miley Cyrus (“Party in the USA”), and others. Jessie J is signed to Island Records. She tweeted this morning that they have decided that the album will be released on 28th February, a whole month before the original date. She’s already won the Critics Choice Brit Award and BBC Sound of 2011 Poll. I think she’s off to a great start with her career. Her album “Who You Are” features her two hottest singles “Price Tag” and “Do It Like A Dude.”

The title track and 1st single, “Who You Are” is about a point in Jessie’s career where the singer’s aspirations were hanging on a thread. “The most important thing in life is to be happy, but everything had become too ‘business’ and sterile. I really thought I was going to quit—not music, but the music industry…it wasn’t easy,” Jessie states. “I was really down, but when I’m down, I write a song about it.” (source: jessiejofficial.com)

 

Jessie J has claimed that her fans will stick around because they can see she’s not just an industry puppet or a robot that they can’t relate to. (source: taletela)

Check out her single “Price Tag” featuring B.O.B.