Despite Naomi Campbell going from catwalk to perp walk, Whitney Houston is having the worst week ever!!!!
March 2006 Archives
Sometimes even I have to get up off all the overly commercial stuff and give it up to peeps like Diana Ross. She is the diva a lot of these lesser knowns are trying to emmulate. SOHH... as the story goes, Diana took a moment from the fame of Lady Sings the Blues to record a jazz standards album. It was "supposedly" lost in the Motown vault for 30 years (how do you lose a whole album for 30 years from someone that famous?).
"Diane... let's get one thing straight. I make too much money to ever smoke crack. Crack is wack!" ~ Whitney Houston
Remember the famous Diane Sawyer interview when Whitney Houston said she'd like to see the receipts for her alleged crack purchases? Well...
New on the shelves today is the Destiny's Child DVD Live In Atlanta. For a group that is defunct these women sure know how to stay alive. Atlanta is hot right now and leave it to Bey and the girls to piggy back and capitalize on what should have been called "Live in Houston".
Apparently DJ Whoo Kid spent some time in the Persian Gulf nation with its ruler, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Sheikh's son, r&b star John Legend, model Tyson Beckford and Jackson. What I find hilarious is how peeps like Whoo Kid spend their whole life being hard for the sake of hip hop and then bitch up in the face of Michael Jackson.
Mary J. Blige gets Betty Ford on Whitney Houston! Here are the Top 5 R&B questions of the week.
R. Kelly's brother, Carey Kelly has surfaced and released his low budget dvd claiming that Kells not only offered him $50,000 but a record deal and a house if he perjured himself on the witness stand.
I'm still not sure why Macy Gray remains relevant in music. I mean I LOVE her music but most people with her skill set and track record would have been eaten up by the industry but somehow homegirl stays in the game. Kanye tried to put her to work on the new soundtrack for Mission Impossible 3 but he opted for Keyshia Cole instead. But it seems that Will.I.Am and Justin Timberlake can make good use of her raspy voice.
Of all the returns, comebacks and do overs scheduled for this year, I am most looking forward to the return of Donell Jones.
We've thought for a while now that Lauryn Hill, I mean Miss Hill was crazy. From the uneven MTV Unplugged performance a few years back to the offbeat interview granted to Trace magazine several months ago, there have been more than a handful of moments where even her most devoted fans have said WTF?
Apparently Mariah Carey grew some gonads and says to Def Jam ... FK YOU, PAY ME!
After "One Wish" lasted longer on the charts and airwaves than any of us expected, one would think Ray J would get a little more burn than he actually does. Hard pressed for press Ray J got with the British website PopWorld to discuss his favorite things.
With a name like that, she has to be good. Yummy Bingham is R&B's newest, hard headed, hot girl. The just now 20 year old Jamaica, Queens native was born into music royalty, boasting Chaka Khan and Aaron Hall from Guy as her REAL godparents. And although her life wasn't always peaches and creme, Yummy still invites you to "Come Get It"!
Now that American Idol is down to the top 12 contestants, it's garnering a lot of attention. Even Fantasia is watching (click to watch video). As you recall Fanny won season three. Can't you just see it now? Fanny and her third generation illiterate daughter sitting in front of the boob tube with a big bowl of Ka-boom.
It seems the Fugees have stopped spreading rumors of a new album actually long enough to go into the studio and deliver us a new single titled "Foxy".
According to the New York Daily News, Out magazine is running an article about Luther Vandross, wherein his friends tell the world Luther was "HOW YOU DOING".
NeYo's "So Sick" has driven his debut album In My Own Words to the top of the Billboard charts. He traded places with Jaheim who ruled for two straight weeks with his third cd, Ghetto Classics. Ahh... don't just love when R&B gets it's props?!?!
Last week Prince has a listening session for his upcoming cd 3121 here in NYC. Fans, journos and papparazzi were all in a frenzy even though they were worned that the purple majesty WOULDN'T speak to a soul. Here is what writer and radio show host Natafa Brown had to say about the music and the madness...
It's Tuesday and there are no major R&B releases hitting the shelves this week. However there are a few on the way.
Last night the 78th Academy Award Ceremony was injected with a little crunk juice thanks to Taraji P. Henson, Three 6 Mafia, Queen Latifah, Ludacris and Jamie Foxx. But this is an R&B blog. SOHH...
Mary J. Blige's The Breakthrough had a few people fooled. Me included. I for a minute there thought that Brooke Valentine had actually won the girl fight and first place was a guest spot on Mary's new album.
YOUR favorite R&B singer, Jamie Foxx along with Beyonce and them performed/filmed a performance for Dreamgirls before a room of v.i.p.s in what is shaping up to be an over the top campaign to shove Dreamgirls down our throats. I ain't mad at it. Thanks to theater legends like Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Holiday and Loretta Devine, Dreamgirls injected black life and black music into the great white way. Kudos to Jamie, Bey and them for taking it Hollywood on your ass!
I am getting kinda of tired of all the press and hoopla around the upcoming Dreamgirls project being centered around Beyonce's weight loss.