Dance

So You Think You Can Dance!

Hey people! I’m so excited about the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance tonight!  It’s going to be fun!

I thought that we’d celebrate with ten of my favorite routines from the show!   This isn’t my definitive list, which I think Class and I will have to put together sometime this season.   It’s killing me to leave some routines off, but these were the first 10 11 that came to mind, so that has to mean something right?

But here we go.

Lacey & Danny Samba – Dmitry Chaplin

I had to make sure this was on here.  I love this dance.  Beyond measure.

Hok & Jaimie’s Hummingbird/Flower Dance – Wade Robson

So amazingly beautiful.

Sabra & Dominic’s Hip Hop – Shane Sparks

SQUEE! Love these two!  Love this routine.  So cute.

Donyelle & Benji’s Hip Hop – Shane Sparks

Come on Donyelle!!! And Benji too.

Caitlyn & Pasha’s Samba – Dmitry Chaplin

Random, but I love the songs and she was the only girl that season who could do ballroom worth a damn.

Sasha & Twitch Hip Hop – Christopher Scott

So so so good!!! So much chemistry.

Lauren & Billy Jazz – Mandy Moore

A sweet and goofy routine.  So creative.

Janette & Brandon Jazz – Wade Robson

I miss Wade so much on this show.

Alex & Twitch Hip Hop – Nappytabs

Hate them, love this routine. So much fun.

Jasmine & Comfort Hip Hop – Nappytabs

QUEEN! I live for Jasmine and this was so flawless.  I honestly thought she would win because of this.

Kayla & Kupono  Contemporary – Mia Michaels

So fucking good.  This routine is so powerful.

What are you some of your favorites??  Link us and let’s talk about it!

You Must Be This Tall to Ride This Ride

Hey people!

We’re back!  Both Class and I decided to take the long weekend and just relax a bit.  That doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten about you.  As a brief update, I went out a bit this weekend, had a cookout at my new place, and ate all my lost weight in food.

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But let’s get back into the dating scene.  I’m currently on the hunt for a boo-thing to spend time with.  I’m not even ashamed to admit that.  I was inspired to sit down and really come up with a list of qualities that I’m looking for.  I thought that I’d share them with you as a means of thinking my way through this process.  So let’s break this down:

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1) Nice Teeth

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So seriously, you have to have your teeth in check.  A nice smile is so warm and inviting.  It just makes me want to talk to you and work hard to make someone smile.  Also, the attention to detail paid to teeth is a sign that you pay attention to the things that matter.  At least to me.

2) Positive Attitude

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So, I love sarcasm. I love being lazy.  But the truth of the matter is that whenever I do find someone, I really want someone who is willing to help me be better.  Like tell me to go to the gym or go work out with me.  Someone to tell me to study and get up from watching my 20th episode of Fairly Oddparents in a row.  It’s not that I won’t do it by myself, but it’s always nice to feel like you have someone’s support.  Especially as I continue to try and improve myself.

3) Rhythm

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I don’t think it’s a secret that I love to dance like Nathaniel. And I need my boo to keep up.  I also love a random dance party which involves me putting on a playlist and getting Janet Jackson around my house.  I need you to join me without even blinking.

4) Intelligence

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I’m not saying that you have to be a rocket scientist, but I do want to discuss real issues occasionally.  I want to feel like I can learn something from you and that you can do the same.  Silliness is way more fun when you know there’s some brain power behind it.

5) Sense of Humor

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I need to laugh, boo!  I want to go joke for joke.  I want to be in stitches when you tell me stories.  Please don’t take yourself so seriously.

This is a non-negotiable.  But honestly, if you can’t laugh together what kind of relationship do you have?

Would Likes

1) My Height or Taller

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I’m not a tall man.  I’m average height.  What’s wrong with being close to my height?  This used to be a hard and fast rule for me, but I’m working on being less superficial and therefore, have softened my stance.  It’s still a preference though.

2) Facial Hair

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Tee Hee, his name is Ambrose Burnside.  Who doesn’t love historical humor??

But seriously, I like a little bit of hair on a dude.  It’s not necessary, but it seriously improves some people’s looks.

3) Independent

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Let me be clear.  This is still a requirement, but I’ve moved it down to this section because I’ve loosened a bit on what independent means.  Independent means self-sufficient with a plan for the future.  I want you to have a car and a home, but I understand staying with a relative to save up money for a specific reason.  I understand cost cutting, especially while working on second degrees.

Essentially, I want an adult who is making reasonable adult decisions in order to live a better life.  I don’t have time to be childish.

So I think that this is my list.  I’m sure there are other traits that will come to light later.  What about you all?  What are the non-negotiables for you? What can you live without even if you prefer it.

Trashy Thursday: A Tribute to Turquoise Jeep

So my earlier post was a little angry.  Let’s lighten the mood with some cartoon rappers!

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Yaaaaass bitch Yaaaaass! ::Soulja Boy voice::

So according to Wikipedia, Turquoise Jeep is a real independent label founded by Flynt Flossy (Charlie Murphy lookalike) and Whatchyamacallit (the one with the majestic beard in the back row).  I’m going to be honest, I’ve been riding with the Jeep for years thanks to my cousin, but had no idea whether it was a parody or real life.  They also have a song with Childish Gambino! #famous All I know is that they jam and and I live for it.

So let’s go member by member and talk about my favorite of their anthems.

Yung Humma – Lemme Smang It

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This is the usually how people get their first introduction into the flawless music of the Jeep.  Yung Humma is a rapper with a signature hum (obviously) and is widely known for his luxurious locks.

Just the lyrics, the dance moves, the bored look of the lead light skinned girl.  It’s all so perfect.  Don’t even try to pretend that you didn’t bop and do the dance with him.

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Flynt Flossy’s verse is also amazing.  Like actually hilarious.  And his dance moves!!

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Get into it!

Flynt Flossy – Ooh Aah Sound

Let’s slow it down and get romanticals with Flynt. It was a close race between this and Naughty Farmer but I stan down for Pretty Raheem so here we are!

Get into his green screen. Get into the high art painting of Flynt.  I actually can’t!

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(Source: http://whatculture.com/)

Just yes.  So much yes.

Pretty Raheem – Can He Move It Like This

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Listen.  I could write a whole post on this glory alone.  I love this song so so so so much.  From the technicolor suits

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to the Kid & Play tribute

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and the dudes face when Pretty Raheem disappears

 

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It’s all so so so so good.

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To be serious though, this is a song that actually could have gotten radio play in the 90’s.  Pretty Raheem has a “good” voice and Flynt Flossy is at his most marketable here.  Just body roll and get into it!

Slick Mahony – Sex Syrup

Now while I stan down for Pretty Raheem, my favorite member of the group is Slick Mahoney.  Like he legit makes me so happy.  Wait, here’s some gifs…

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Flawless man is flawless.

I think it’s because the rest of the group has redeemable qualities.  Pretty Raheem is not a bad singer, Humma and Flynt pull out some clever rhymes here.  Slick Mahony is the epitome of delightful.  He’s not the best singer, he’s no the best dancer and he’s dressed like an 80’s lounge lizard.  I am obsessed with him.

Sex Syrup has long been a favorite of mine.  We know that Turquoise Jeep loves breakfast food and sex and this is just another fantastic jam.  We also get another feature from Yung Humma and his remy! When the girl dances on the stack of pancakes, I lose it every time.

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Like that is the most delightful thing ever.  EVER!

 Whatchyamacallit – Licky Sticky

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So Whatchyamacallit is the Lyfe Jennings/Nate Dogg of the group doing a lot of hook singing.  But he got his shine on Licky Sticky and we got this body rolling anthem!

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I’m not convinced that he and Flynt Flossy aren’t brothers.  Or at least cousins.  And this is another song where there isn’t as much humor.  Like imagine yourself in a dark cluh.  You grainin on dat wood with your boo thing for the night.  If this came on, don’t act like you wouldn’t be feeling some type of way!!!

Go head boo!

Whatchya – Taste You Like Yogurt

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Y’all.  I just discovered this today.  Y’all.  They are amazing.

So to show that Turquoise Jeep is nothing but on top of the trends, here’s something for your EDM fans!

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Like y’all.  I don’t even have any commentary.  You just have to watch.  The German…and the effects… My mind is blown.  I’m unable.

I have nothing.  What’s your favorite Turquoise Jeep jams??  Did I miss your favorites??  Share with us!

Class And Trash Jams: Beyoncé

It’s time to announce a new series here on your favorite site.  So because we’re committed to increasing the quality of your iPods, we’ve decided to share a few of our favorite jams for a particular artist each week.

Because Class picked the artist for this first week, it’s time to talk about Beyoncé.

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1) Yoncé/Partition

Despite my next two choices, I love Beyoncé most when she embraces her hood side.  This song in particular changed my entire view on Beyoncé,  moving me from casual fan to staunch defender/junior associate Beyhive member.  The rap >>>>>>

2) Smash Into You

My absolute favorite of Beyoncé’s love songs. She delivers vocally and it’s simply a beautiful song.

3) Love On Top

5 KEY CHANGES.  FIVE!  Love the throwback to the Motown era, love her vocal layering. Did I mention the five key changes??

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If you don’t know…I am a PROUD BeyHive Member. 1- 9….EIGHT. ONE!

Beyonce’s catalogue is LITERALLY flawless. Her missteps are still better than mosts (yup B’Day may not have been my favorite but if you don’t think that stops me from listening, you’re WRONG.) What makes Bey better is that her live performance are FAR better than her recorded works. This is a HUGE statement considering her albums are perfect. Picking my three favorite songs might be one of the hardest challenges for me. So i’m only considering live performances. Wish me luck.

1) 1+1 (Dressing Room Edition) 

 

My. God. A keyboard. Beyonce’s Golden Vocals. Harmonies by the Mamas. ANY QUESTIONS?!

2) End Of Time (Revel Edition)

The. End. Of. Time. STOMP! The sickening pink pumps. I am unable.

This song instantly stood out to me on her classic 4 album. It is a perfect dancing song, running song, cooking song, cleaning song, do better in life song, etc. It is perfection and Beyonce ALWAYS gives it her 300%. I dare you to not stomp and body roll up….DARE YOU.

3) Resentment (Live from Las Vegas Edition) 

DO YOU HEAR HER RAT B*TCH RIHANNA?!?! GO IN BEY! SHE AIN’T EVEN HALF OF ME!!!!!!!!! YASSSSSSSS!

The passion Beyonce performed this with is INCREDIBLE. I don’t know who pissed her off that day but the result is incredible. Also…Why are the Mamas so sickening? I hate and love them.

And a special treat!

Never forget where it all began. Destiny’s Child. I stumbled across this gem and thought i’d share. Please enjoy them stomping the f*ck out of the football field. I miss DC3.

Trashy Thursday: Celebrating Tip Harris

It’s my Friday, y’all!

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But let’s get down to business.  Today we celebrate the musical contributions of T.I., winner of the best rapper smile ever award.

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Yes.  But T.I. has been behind many of my favorite bops so let’s pay tribute to him.

Get Loose

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Flawless.

Let’s Get Away

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What You Know

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You Don’t Know Me

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24’s

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Ball

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What are your favorite T.I. songs?  I know I missed some and left some key ones off.  Let’s celebrate!

Ashanti…Waffle House called…You are LATE to work.

Girl WHAT?! I know i’m late and Trash did a post BUT….

I was sitting here bored as crap. Ashanti came up on one of my playlists which caused me to see what she was doing with her life…

WELL.

 

Ma’am. WHAT IS THIS?! I get that we live in a Beyonce and Lady Gaga world and you feel the need to put on a production. But girl you coulda kept this performance back in 1999 where it belongs. I really tried to like it because the beat is cute…but she up there lookin like someones drunk auntie at the famiy reunion. Also….RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU KNEW SHE RELEASED AN ALBUM THIS YEAR! HUH?! Not everyone can pull off a surprise album release. Wait. It wasn’t a surprise? Oh. I have questions. Also Rihanna wants her body rolls back….

Maybe the actual recorded version is this bad??? Maybe I can get Trash to listen to the album!!!! This seems like his style! ::body rolls:: (side note: the album version is just as bad)

Ashanti…time is up. Go do something…ANYTHING else. Ciara watch out because this might be you if you don’t work hard after the baby…