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The Supreme Diva. The VOICE. Whitney Houston.

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Two years y’all. It’s STILL not real to me but we can’t continue on the day without giving Whitney a shout-out. She is the gold standard. No matter HOW great an artist of today is or will be, Whitney will ALWAYS be better. Many have come close, but she remains untouchable. We DO know that she’s up in Heaven showing OUT in the choir! So here are few of my all-time favorite Whitney Houston moments.

1) THIS. PERFORMANCE. It’s a cool 10:00 long but if you have the time, you won’t regret it. This is how you perform: a band, a stunning dress, and a microphone. This is how you control your voice. This is how you sing with an emotion. This is how you perform without just belting or shouting in a microphone. Her tone is crystal freaking clear.

2) Another live performance that needs to be mentioned. I would DIE if she ever told me to “Shoop” with her. The important parts of this video is the tender moment with her daughter and Monica. Sometimes we forget that Monica can BLOW and Whitney approved.

3) Carrie Underwood, we’ll let you finish BUT Whitney and Brandy had the BEST made for TV Movie-Musical. HANDS. DOWN. You might even be able to find the whole movie online if you search….. 😉

5) This.

6) BET Awards Tribute

Now BET mostly gets it wrong. That award show can be very embarrassing to watch. After the Michael Jackson tribute, I think we were all worried at the what they would throw together for Ms. Houston.  When I say that they got this tribute all the way right? Monica and Brandy came to snatch wigs. And Cissy….okay…I had to stop because tears were welling up. (This wasn’t about hitting the right notes so don’t even come for Momma.

Whitney is, was, and will continue to be music to me. It just doesn’t get better. We miss and love you Nippy!!!!

What are some your favorite Whitney moments?

Celebrity Jury: Ray J

It’s Saturday and it’s time to decide the fate of another “celebrity.”

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Oh wait a minute, ain’t that Brandy’s brother?!

So Ray J, step on down!  It’s time to decide you fate.

Fact:  Ray J has been around a LONG time!

When Brandy burst onto the scene in the early 90’s with her box braids, hits on hits, and slayage; she dragged our dear friend Ray J in our conscious.  But Ray had bigger dreams than bodyrolling and doing the Bankhead Bounce with the catering staff.

Fact: Ray J can’t sing.

Yeah, while Brandy snatched on the final chorus on “I Wanna Be Down,” Ray J does not have said ability.  This is the video that led to the alleged fight between him and Fabolous.  And we all know how this ended.

Thanks Kid Fury! (@KidFury on Twitter)  If you don’t already know, love, and follow him, you LATE!

Fact: Ray  J has bops! Well, been a part of bops.  

Listen.  This is legit a flawless jam.  Trash’s favorite line: “Sexy, can I visit you at work while you slidin’ down the pole, no pannies no shirt!”

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143! AAAAAAAAAAYE WHAT IT DO!

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Obviously, the source of our opening line!  Back when we watched Free & AJ countdown the hottest videos, all of the lesser known R&B sensations were slaying!  Remember Nivea!  We’ll pay tribute to her and her Laundromat soon!

Fact: Ray J is a Petty Betty.

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Bye Ashy!  While I am no fan of the Kardashian, we know you had sex with her.  We know that she got paid millions of dollars while you took home a Happy Meal toy.  We know that she’s gone on to be rich, famous, and inescapable.   We know that you…ummm?

Got that snazzy haircut? I guess.

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Girl what is that?

Fun Fact: I Hit It First is one of Class’s favorite songs and was on his 2013 Top Played from Spotify.

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Fact: Ray J ruins shows.

Ray J was a part of two great shows from the 90’s and early 2000’s, Moesha & One On One.  On both shows, he appeared mid-series and did his very best to ruin it.  We didn’t care about Dorian or how he almost ruined the relationship between Frank & Dee.  We definitely didn’t care about One on One when Flex Washington left to smile at Shanice.  It was trash and he was trash.

Verdict:  Go sit in the corner, sir.

We live in a world where we have enough psuedo-celebrities.  Who keeps letting Ray J make music?  Who keeps letting him act?  Ray J, you are not a thug. You’re not a good singer.  Stick to random appearances in flop rappers songs and find Cris Arroyo and bring back New York!  I know you have his number!

What’s your verdict?  I know that I ignored Family Business and For The Love of Ray J but they just weren’t that illuminating or trashy.  And that’s not what I’m trying to do.

Let us know in the comments or on the Twitter Machine!  Happy Saturday!