Singing

Finding Reasons to Smile in a HORRID Week…

Now I had a rant to present today but I decided to give my spirit a rest and not do it. No fears, I will save it for later and look on the bright side on this here Friday. So here are three things that I loved about this week from hell.

 

#1 The Queen.

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Y’all ALREADY know about the “On the Run Tour” and both Class and Trash will be in attendance to see the queen and her man shut it down one last time before she takes a well deserved break and tries to pop out another kid (yeah I know Bey like that.) I can not wait to End of Time stomp all up and the field in the Baltimore. IS IT JULY YET?! It’s kind of crazy how much joy and life Beyonce gives me…but whatever, get over it! Ya mad? STAY MAD!

#2 The Real Housewives of Atlanta REUNION.

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In between praise sessions to get my spirits up, I watched the ratchet world these ladies live in. I can watch it over and over and over and NEVER stop laughing. Thank you Bravo, Andy Cohen, Nene Leakes, and Phaedra Parks (Mama Joyce as well) for remaining flawless on the reunion. You tried it Cynthia.I’ll be giving out their end of the season report card soon.

#3 Ariana Grande

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She dropped a new single this week and I am LIVING. She was my number one most played artist on Spotify with “Baby I” the most played song last year. I’m a Ariana Grande Stan and I’m PROUD!  It seems that this princess is here to STAY! If you haven’t listened to her new single “Problem” don’t talk to me.

So that’s it folks! One day i’ll fill up this post with a new job, my money right, and love in my life. Until that happens music and trashy reality TV will give me life!

But y’all…. ITS FRIDAY SO let’s enjoy this weekend thing!

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“I GOT THE VOICE” ~Effie White… Not Jhene Aiko. Bye Girl

Jhene Aiko.

Ma’am. You can not sing. The song is cute but you can not SING. You are dismissed.

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Now I know that we all come with different voices. Not everyone can be a Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, Gaga…hell Miley Cyrus or Demi (they have a voices y’all. Especially Miss Demi…girl can BLOW but is stuck in this pop lane.) Heck Janet Jackson is not a belter or the strongest but she can out dance and out coo your fav. She can make you shimmy and then put you in your feelings. Don’t believe me? Go listen to “If” and then put on “I Get So Lonely.”

I digress. Jhene you are the worst. (okay she’s not the worst ::glares at this new Ashanti song and album::). She is BASIC and y’all are going to stop running around like she is the TRUTH. Wait until Jojo releases an album and shows y’all how to SING. Hell Tori Kelly is making her coins singing at charity events and YouTube gatherings and she can sing CIRCLES around you little girl.

Okay. She’s not really that OFFENSIVE. BUT the song is hella basic and the vocals are so lackluster. OVER IT. What I am HERE for is Jojo REHEARSING “Rapture of Love”. Again…REHEARSING…

In 16 seconds Jojo does what your fav can’t. (Remember that time Britney Spears said she had “whiplash” from whipping her hair too hard? BYE ASHY!) Listen when this vocal queen releases her album it’s going to EVERYTHING (it better not get in the way of Bey taking all of the Grammys tho.) While we are talking about Bey…. If this tour rumor is true…My body is ready AND not ready all at once. BITCH. PARTITION LIVE?! AND I GET TO GET MY HOODRAT ON WITH THE FEW JAY-Z SONGS I KNOW?! Bitch. BITCH.

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What needs to NOT happen is all the hoodrats trying to see Jay snatching tickets before I get mine. OKAY?!

Happy Thursday Y’all!!

The Definition of Perfection

YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

They. Better. Work.

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You already know that Class is the President of the BeyHive. That being said, I am REALLY picky about Beyonce covers. ESPECIALLY covers of ANY song off of her new album. Beyonce took her music to another level and we just don’t need anyone to cover music off of it. (Unless Jojo wants to give us a Parition cover…Imagine it for one second.) The problem with covering Bey songs is that people want to get on youtube with this sh*t….

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I don’t know who that gentleman is but I need him to go away. Forever. But Scott and Mitch are ***Flawless as Queen Bey said. Get into Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Superfruit, and of course Pentatonix. They are so damn talented. Just WERKKKKKK! (Call me Mitch ::winks seductively::)

Hope y’all are enjoying your Saturday!!!!

No ACTUAL Talent? Get OUTTA Here!

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I am annoyed. Why?

I love most shows on Bravo. I can sit all damn and waste it away watching everything on Bravo (except when they play actual movies ::snoozefest::). They all have lives that I want. The life where you wake up, drink mimosas, shop, nap, go out with yo friends,  cuss someone out, and repeat. Tired of that routine? They take a random trip to South Africa or Morocco dahhhhling.  It’s genius television. I love the cute music that some of the bravo-lebrities have given us. “Tardy for the Party” goes hard, “Chic Ce L’est Vie” taught me how to live, and “Money Can’t Buy You Class” is my personal anthem. (Stay classy y’all)

And then “Vanderpump Rules” Season 2 happened. I never cared  that much to watch this show until this scene….

Yes GAWD…. *SPOILER* After all of that the “dirty f*cking whore” did “bang” her boyfriend. ::rolls-eyes – #WhiteGirlProblems::

ANYWAY, the thing that pissed me off is that this show introduced me to aspiring singer Scheana Marie. BYE ASHY.

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LISTEN. We have GOT to stop letting basic trollops with TERRIBLE voices get on stages to perform. I COULD USE THAT STAGE (AND PAYCHECK) BETTER. I get that they may like to perform; but learn to act, mime, or ANYTHING that doesn’t involve….SINGING. Even mediocre singers of today have more talent than this trick. Britney could dance, Cassie…is pretty, Rihanna keeps giving us catchy hits, and Ciara…. Uhhh…..she gave us “Goodies” and is a glowing pregnant woman. ALSO F*CK the girl in the video for saying Scheana was awesome. That’s why you got slapped later in the season. Ho. Sit. Down.

Where in the entire heck is my record deal/reality TV show. I have questions. What I do know is that we have got to stand up and say NO to raggedy performers.

I’m out.

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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?

Undiscovered. (Let’s Change That NOW!)

The internet and social media can be the best and the worst at times. It has everyone thinking that with every re-tweet, youtube view, comment, follow, or Facebook friend request they are more and more famous. However, youtube does allow us to see some pretty terrible but amusing “talent” (a personal favorite of Trash over there.) We ALSO have the chance to see some AMAZING undiscovered talent that makes you question why are some “singers” famous.

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So this Tuesday here are three of my favorite undiscovered talented singers. If they released songs right now, trust and believe I’d be the FIRST in line to purchase.

Joelle James (and Sophia)

  • Excuse me but these white girls are up there SANGING (with an A). Sanging is not the same as singing.  In a world where girls run up on award shows not being able to sing a lick, we live in a world where not enough people know who she is OR her friend Sophia. I will never forget the moment when I first heard them and my mouth DROPPED. The guy isn’t that bad but when you’re surrounded by those DIVAS, you just get left behind. WHY ISN’T SHE POPPING OUT SINGLES LEFT AND RIGHT?! I get that she’s signed to Chris Brown’s label and I won’t throw shade BUT it may be time for her to move on. Too much damn talent for her to be in a Jojo type situation. Free Joelle (even tho she’s really okay I guess)

Mari Solis

  • I don’t know where she is right now…. but this young lady has GOT to find her a cute record deal. When you can cover Stevie Wonder and NOT make ears cringe or eyes roll, you have been touched by God.  Girl. GIRL. The precision of her runs. The clarity of her tone. It’s just so special. I can’t put into words.

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  • Apparently they were on X-Factor, Star Search, something. I don’t really know who they are or where they are from. I do know that they are up here giving us harmony and i’m living for it. I’m sure Beyonce is somewhere eating a Vegan cupcake and bopping her head to this. I’ve gone and listened to some of their other covers and they are pretty GREAT!  In the words of Paula Abdul….TOUCHDOWN!

I’m a sucker for harmony y’all. Who are some of your favorite undiscovered talent? Let us know…

And if you haven’t told someone about this blog …you fake….JK…no but really share!

Superbowl SUNDAY!!!!!

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Happy Sunday! SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!!!

I personally could care less this year. I don’t care about either of the teams. The operatic rendition of the national anthem will be cute but not Christina Aguilera or Jennifer Hudson. Bruno Mars will be okay I guess…..I just hope that everyone remembers how a year ago Beyonce shut down the Superbowl…..Literally. Turned off the lights. Snatched your edges and left you begging for more. So in honor of the Superbowl here is one of the BEST halftime shows by the one and ONLY Queen Bey!!! 

I swear it has gotten better over time. She just is ***flawless! 

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