Kelly is back with a new single entitled, Dirty Laundry. Now I must say this ‘R.Kelly vibe’ of a song is definitely not the typical Kelly sound with sexual innuendoes etc. Instead she touches on her experience in an abusive relationship and her bitterness of the success of former bandmate, Beyonce.
I am beyond proud of Kelendria Trene Rowland. It takes a lot of guts to come out and say the things she said in Dirty Laundry.
The only negative I have for the song is the timing. I don’t think the record is “single” worth and I doubt it will be played on the radio after this week. Like my good friend Tomeka said via our daily G-Chat conversations… “Kelly needs a better team that wasn’t single material especially not when the weather is about to break lol. single girls sulked all winter time to get our mojo back for the summer.”
Nevertheless, I admire Kelly’s courage and I love the song! Click play to take a listen to The Dream produced record.
Be on the lookout for Rowland’s album Talk a Good Game” set to release June 18.
When she was about the same age as her older sister in that photo, Solange was racking up more insults than accolades. One day, she wore a “full-on Native American outfit” to Will Rogers Elementary School in Houston. “I had my own little quirks as a child,” Solange says. “I had a very vivid imagination, mostly through my style and fashion choices. The kids had a lot to say.” Her fourth-grade teacher, Miss Bethann, found Solange on the verge of tears in her Pocahontas costume outside of the classroom and gave her a lesson that stuck with her: “Don’t you ever, ever bend or break because of who you are.”
Click here for the full Solange cover story.
In addition, Solange recently released her new single “Looks Good with Trouble.” Originally featured on Solange’s True EP but now Kendrick Lamar adds on a verse. Click play below to take a listen.
Photgraphy by ROBBIE FIMMANO
ERYKAH BADU: You called yourself “Compton’s human sacrifice” on m.A.A.d city. What have you done in your life to make you feel that way?
KENDRICK LAMAR: Probably one of the hardest things to do was to actually do something positive coming from that space. It was so easy for me to dabble in everything else that my homeboys was doing, just being in the middle of the fire. So I felt like that was the sacrifice—for me to come out of that and do something positive. The moment I made that decision to get in the studio and actually work and study the culture of hip-hop, then everything just started to open up and blossom for me.
Listen to Tamar Braxton’s new single “The One”, produced by LaShawn Daniels and Yung Berg. The new single samples B.I.G.’s “Juicy.”
Robin Thicke x Pharell x T.I. = Blurred Lines (Uncut Version)
Love the song. Love the video. Love watching T.I. two step.
Mariah Carey x Miguel = Beautiful
Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!
CLICK IMAGE FOR iTUNES LINK
Lost x Frank Ocean x Channel Orange