• No products in the cart.
View Cart
Subtotal: £0.00

Author: Jordan H

Anotha ONE: DJ Khaled does it again with new album ‘Father of Asahd’

By Jordan Harris

If you don’t know DJ Khaled as one of the best DJs to ever do it, then I’m not sure if you’re just old school, or living under a rock.

DJ Khaled has been producing hits for as long as I can remember.

He’s one of those artist that you probably have been listening to since you were younger but never quite realized that was him screaming in the background “DJ Khaled” every time the beat dropped.

Well recently, that once underrated DJ that was always screaming in the back released his 11th studio album titled “Father of Asahd”

And yes, that handsome young man on the left is Dj Khaled’s only son Asahd.

Usually you hear of artists celebrating their 2nd or 3rd album.

But this legend is on his 11th!!

That’s double digits people.

DJ Khaled believes this is his “best body of work.” He says the first 10 albums got him here but THIS is the next chapter.

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Everyone Tune in tonight @nightline at 12:35am and watch my interview @ztkiesch #FATHEROFASAHD

A post shared by DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) on

If I say so myself, I think the album was very good.  

This album featured so many talented artists ranging from Ceelo Green to Gunna to the queen B.

However, I was a little surprised to see that ChampagnePapi Drake was not featured on the album.

Is there beef guys? Or was Drake just too focused on his beloved Raptors and their journey to the NBA championship?

Either way, we missed you Champagne.

Another highlight for me and probably anyone who took the time out to listen to the album was the record “Higher” featuring John legend and Nipsey Hussle.

This song along with the music video was recorded not long before Nipsey’s passing. Because of that, DJ Khaled decided to donate all the proceeds from “Higher” to Nipsey’s children.

Now that is what you call brotherhood.

After listening to this album almost everyday since it came out, I can officially say it was a success, and hopefully DJ KHALED gives us ANOTHA ONE soon!

Social media has created many stars. But is ‘That Girl Lay Lay’ the next big thing when it comes to young rappers?

By Jordan Harris

If the name “That Girl Lay Lay” does not ring a bell in your head then that means you are hypothetically living under a rock, or you are just not on social media.

Either way…. Catch Up!

Alaya High better known as That Girl Lay Lay, is one of many up and coming young rap stars with a bright future ahead of her.

Lay Lay, like many other rappers and artist started on social media with her famous #FREESTYLEFRIDAY.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by That Girl Lay Lay (@thatgirllaylay) on

Her first viral freestyle dropped only a year ago over Blocboy JB’s “shoot” and is up to over 400k views on IG and thousands of retweets on twitter.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by That Girl Lay Lay (@thatgirllaylay) on


Once these freestyles became popular and quickly went viral, Lay Lay became a star more and more each day.

These very anticipated weekly freestyles even landed Lay Lay her own RECORD DEAL!!

And NO! Not just ANY-OLE record deal but a record deal with Empire as the youngest female rapper to sign with a major record label at 11 years old, according to XXL Magazine.

That is HUGE!

Since Lay Lay signed with Empire, she has been quite busy being the star that she is.

Recently Lay Lay has announced the “Bounce Tour Live” featuring herself and friends.

For a girl who started off by simply doing what she loved and sharing it on Instagram, she is doing very well for herself.

Lay Lay is not ONLY about the music, however.

In one of Lay Lay’s latest freestyles she announced the upcoming release of her new “Lyric Lip Gloss” line. Coming real soon.

Can’t wait to grab mine!

Lay Lay has done music with Dillon Francis and T-Pain for The LEGO Movie and even performed at LEGOLAND.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by That Girl Lay Lay (@thatgirllaylay) on


The fame does not stop there. Lay Lay has made an appearance on Nick Cannon’s “Wild-n-Out” and even “The Ellen Show”

…I wish!!!

Those are not the only shows Lay Lay, seems to be working with, however.

Lay Lay, was seen posted up against the “Nick” sign captioning her photo “Stay Tuned”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by That Girl Lay Lay (@thatgirllaylay) on

I’m excited already… is it a movie? Or a show?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Lay Lay has done car commercials and even had a partnership with the jewelry brand “Alex and Ani” that caused so much attention that the site crashed.

Oh, and did I mention she is from H-Town, which is also the hometown of Queen Bey!!

So, she’s gotta be a star, right?!?

It’s hasn’t even been a year since she signed in August 2018 and Lay Lay has accomplished so much by just starting out on Instagram.

The question is will That Girl Lay Lay stay on top, or will she fall like many up and coming artists in the past?

Can’t nobody tell him nothing: Lil Nas X’s momentum isn’t stopping any time soon

By Jordan Harris

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard of the viral country rapping phenom known as Lil Nas X.

Rising quickly to stardom after dropping his country-trap single “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas found himself at number 1 on the Billboard Charts for five weeks straight, but it wasn’t a smooth path to the top.

“Old Town Road” first hit the Billboard Hot 100 list at number 53 on Country Airplay in March. Billboard placed the song, released by Sony’s Columbia Records, on the Hot Country Songs chart, where it debuted at No. 19, according to Billboard Business writer Melinda Newman.  The following week, the song was removed after Billboard claimed it didn’t meet the country genre standards.

This is where what we know as Black Twitter came in with a “hell to the naw.”

Several artists and fans alike believed the removal of the song had to do with race.

It seems country to me…

It also seemed pretty country to COUNTRY SINGER, Billy Ray Cyrus, who hopped on the remix, and here we are 5 weeks later and the song beat out Taylor Swift for number 1 on the Hot 100. 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Congrats @lilnasx 🤠 I’m always in your corner! #1 #OTR #OldTownRoadREMIX

A post shared by Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) on


People began to stand with Nas X and his single “Old Town Road” rather than stand against him, the way Billboards seemed to have done.

Since then, it seems as though Lil Nas X isn’t stopping anytime soon.

Lil Nas and Billy Ray recently performed together for the first time with DJ Diplo and Nas also hinted at a music video in the works.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Woohoo! @lilnasx @diplo #OTR remix out NOW smarturl.it/OTRDiplo 🎥:@litcreative

A post shared by Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) on


With all this success, how could anyone see a reason to pull such a hit from the record books?

I can’t remember a time where there were specific country music laws that needed to be followed in order to be considered a number 1 charted artist.

But that’s not where the hating ended.

Not too long ago a sign was put up, awarding ONLY Billy Ray Cyrus on the new remix of “Old Town Road”

Billy took it upon himself to drive to the sign only congratulating himself to hold up another sign saying “I would not have this sign without Lil Nas X and Kio”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

On my way home from the gig. Wanted to say thank you @lilnasx and @youngkio_ Take My Horse To The Old Town Road.

A post shared by Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) on


Billy Ray Cyrus and many more are coming together to support not just any song, but a popular country rap song by a young African American male hitting number one, for a song in a genre of music African Americans are not widely represented in a whole lot.

This is something to celebrate.

In a clip posted to his Instagram, Billy Ray talked about how great and different their writing and recording session went. And since then, I think it’s safe to say the two are buds.

They were in fact out riding REAL horses together

Can I join?!

Lil Nas was also a recent guest on “Showtime’s Desus and Mero”, posted a picture with John Meyer and has hinted at dropping his album soon.

At this point he seems unstoppable.

Whether the “officials” see it or not, “Old Town Road” is a HIT! And always will be. We just have to learn to give credit when credit is due and stand up for each other the way Billy Ray did for Lil Nas X, at ALL times.

And we have to keep an eye out for this star in the making.

I’m not ashamed that I look up to a 14-year-old girl: Marsai Martin exemplifies that you’re never too “Little” to accomplish big dreams

By Jordan Harris

Before I get into why I look up to and admire a 14-year-old girl, let’s all take a moment to stop and think about what we were doing and accomplishing at the age of 14.

…Now, after putting deep thought into such old child memories, I’m pretty sure you were not nearly as successful as this young talented African-American queen.

Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t either, but if you were, LUCKY YOU.

However, for the other 90% of us who were not getting to the bag and taking over Hollywood, you were probably like myself — going to school, doing all the extracurricular activities you could to stay out the house as much as possible, hoping and praying for the day you could get a job and work for your own money, ending the cycle of you crossing your fingers and toes (for extra good luck) every time you needed money to buy or do anything.

Thank God I had parents who were lenient, but not everyone was as lucky as I was.

Anyway, no matter how lucky you or your parents were, no one I can think of has topped 14-year-old Marsai Martin.

Originally from Texas, Marsai started off in the entertainment business at such a young age.

Marsai was grinding before she could fully talk. But when I heard about the premiere of “Little” and read that she executive produced the film herself, I was geeked and wanted to learn more about the other great things she has done and what else she is working on.

At just five years old, Marsai landed a national commercial for Choice Hotels, later moving to LA to pursue her acting career, according to her bio.

This is where the magic happens.

After moving to LA, she immediately landed a role as Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series “Black-ish.”

“Black-ish.” is based on a black family living in a “classy neighborhood” where most African Americans never make it to. Throughout the series, the audience goes through life with the Johnson family, really focusing on what it’s like to be a black family in today’s world, all while Rainbow and Dre (mom and dad) teach their kids to always honor and remember their background and where they came from.

(LexxxTalkAboutIt.com does not own the rights to this image)

Of course, the show is filmed with a boat load of comedic relief.

Marsai plays one of the children in the show, a role that won her the Young Artist Award for her role as Diane.

That’s not all. Young Marsai has won not one but TWO NAACP Image Awards and was nominated for six NAACP image awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performances by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series nomination.

She was also named one of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2018.

Remember she is 14!!

But wait, there’s more.

Marsai Martin’s latest accomplishment is something HUGE, but ironically also “Little”! It’s something that has just, never been done before.

She’s become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood, coming up with the idea and producing the movie Littlestarring herself, Regina Hall and Issa Rae.

(LexxxTalkAboutIt.com does not own the rights to this image)

In an inteview on the day-time talkshow “The View,” Marsai was of course asked about her latest movie “Little,” the ideas behind it and how it made it to the big screen.

“One of my mom’s favorite movies growing up was “Big” starring Tom Hanks so I saw Big and I was like well what if we do this in like,  a different perspective, more of a modern take on what’s going on now and make it a female empowerment, all black women cast. So that’s really how it came to be and we started talking about it and my parents  were really into it and we talked to Kenya Barris — which is the creator of “Black-ish”– we talked to him about it, he loved it, and then we went to Will Packer and then Universal, and now where here,” she told the panel.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Moiself (@r3ni_r3nzzz) on

Just listening to Marsai and hearing the vision of someone so young, with dreams so big, and turning them into reality as a minority is just so empowering.

She then explained how she grew up watching TV where she did not see a lot of young black girls that looked like her in the industry who she could look up to and wanted to change that and create something where everyone felt comfortable.

That is exactly what she did. And people are supporting and celebrating her through it all, many hosted free screenings of the movie throughout the country.

Kandi Burruss, singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta star, sponsored a free screening of “Little” in Atlanta on Easter Sunday, giving people enough time to make it to church then the show.

Kandi did not stop there however, as she also challenged Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Nene Leakes and Eva Marcille to the same task in spreading this…

Black Girl Magic.

If you ever see this Marsai, just know that I STAN!

Me and all the other Black Queens who are rooting on the success of our fellow sisters and brothers.

You are doing US ALL justice, so continue to shine your light, making this world a better place.

 

Sorry Jermaine Dupri: Nipsey Hussle should be remembered as the king that he was – but, not Jesus

By Jordan Harris

First, I would like to start off by saying rest in paradise to the late rap legend, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom.

Not only was Nipsey influential in the world of rap but in his hometown, Los Angeles, California and around the globe.

Born on August 15, 1985, his life was quickly taken away from him and everyone who loved and cared for Nipsey at the age of 33 on March 31, to a senseless act of violence.

Throughout Nipsey Hussle’s life, he touched so many souls, and inspired so many people, including other artists.

Most artist, fans and family remembered Nipsey’s legacy by painting their cars “Nipsey Blue” or sending love and compassion as he took his last victory lap after his memorial service.

His soul-mate Lauren London honored him by getting Nipsey’s face permanently tattooed on her, and even some fans have done the same.

However, there was one person who I felt went about honoring him the wrong way, when Jermaine Dupri took to Twitter saying, “I believe nip was Jesus.”

A lot of people believe his comment was a bit much and quite a reach, including myself.

Yes, I can see where Jermaine Durpri could compare similarities, including the age of death, and the cause of death (murder) between the two, but that does NOT give him the right to compare a human to Jesus!

@BeBe2Beautiful on Instagram replied back to Jermaine’s statement saying “The idolatry is real …he was a man …a great one at that…but JESUS NO! …Jesus is perfection and he wasn’t ‘perfect’ …and he wasn’t out here giving NOBODY eternal life or forgiving sins…PERIODT”

I agree 100%

There are so many ways to honor, remember and respect Nipsey Hussle without naming him Jesus, many of those examples found in the way he was laid to rest.

The legacy Ermias left behind was so powerful that the only way to accommodate everyone who wished to attend the funeral service was to have it at the Staples Center in LA and film it live on BET!

HUGE!

Tickets sold out within 10 minutes of being released to the public, while only allowing four tickets per household and limited to LA residents.

The only other entertainer that I can think of that had a funeral at this scale was Michael Jackson, which shows the impact this human being had on the world.

Again, not Jesus or some spiritual being, but a human being.

A human so exceptional that he had a letter personally written and sent to his memorial service by Barack Obama to be read at the funeral.

Again, because of Nipsey’s significant life and passing, the beliefs and rumors made by Jermaine and others on social media, that Nipsey Hussle was more than a man, are understandable.

However, when Jermaine was constantly questioned and interrogated by fans,  he responded saying “I’m not comparing, I’m saying I think he was, how strong is your belief?” and then said “How many signs do we need as people to believe he’s in our presence?”

The thing about naming Nipsey Hussle Jesus, is that it takes people’s focus off of the tremendous things Ermias did while still alive and puts it on his title of being Jesus instead.

There are many other ways to honor Nipsey and continue his legacy. Take Nick Cannon, for example.

Nick Cannon hinted on social media that he will be picking up where Nipsey left off and continue the documentary on Dr. Sebi, an African American man who claimed to have the cure for AIDS and other terminal diseases but was put on trial and later found dead under police custody.

That’s not all!

The new Nipsey Hussle Memorial basketball court recently opened at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and 60th street, right around the area where Nipsey grew up.

There’s more!

South Los Angeles city councilman will name the intersection of Crenshaw boulevard and West Slauson avenue “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square”

Every little thing helps to continue the Marathon and pay respects without Nipsey being named Jesus.

Meek Mill, T.I. and The Game also paid their respects to Nipsey by purchasing an abundance of items from The Marathon Clothing Store, owned by Nipsey Hussle.

Rapper Offset joined the movement by repainting all his cars “Nipsey Blue.”

Other artist including Ohio artist Machine Gun Kelly, TDE artist SchoolBoy Q, and Jhene Aiko even postponed the release of new music out of respect for Nipsey.

There are plenty of other examples you can find of people showing major respect and honoring him in the wake of his death that are all meaningful in their own way.

Nipsey Hussle was an amazing MAN who touched the souls of many with the power of his words and platform.

THAT, is the reason the world should remember, celebrate and continue the Marathon for Nip.

NOT because he was Jesus but because he was Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom and NO ONE ELSE.

WE tv’s Marriage Bootcamp is a ‘reality’ show with a lot more clout chasing than reality

By Jordan Harris

Let’s just start off with me openly admitting that I’m not the reality TV show type of gal, but when I heard about, season 14 of WE tv’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip-Hop Edition,” featuring hip hop stars Waka Flocka, Lil Fizz, Lil Mo, Soulja Boy, Jessica Dime and their “soul mates”…

I had to watch!

As a person who only watches WE tv’s dramatic reality shows when someone else is paying attention, I was quite impressed.

The show is based on five couples living in a mansion together for ten days, working on and building their relationships. On the tenth day, the couple chooses to continue the relationship with the person they walked in with or go their separate ways.

But boy was there drama! A lot of it if I may add!!

However, I can say it was entertaining. And the couples did get a lot off their chest and learned a lot about themselves and their partners and how to work through issues in the future.

My personal opinion? The two couples who had it together the most were Tammy Rivera and her husband rapper Waka Flocka, along with “Love and Hip-Hop” star Jessica Dime and her fiancé, pro-basketball player Shawne Williams. I feel like both couples came into the house already knowing their problems and issues with each other, and were in the process of moving past them but needed help accepting and moving forward.

Jessica’s problems with Shawne was that he was very controlling and that she wanted to set a date for their wedding, while Shawne’s only problem with Jessica was that she was too ratchet.

While this all seems real and believable, there were a few moments that made me question WE tv and how much of “reality” they actually altered throughout the course of the show.

CLOUT CHASING, exhibit A.

One scene did concern me during one of the challenges. Every person was told to come up with one question they have always wanted to ask their partner. Shawne asked Jessica has she ever cheated on him; Jessica confidently answered “no” but the lie detector test determined…that was a lie. Despite the results of the test Shawne believed Jessica told the truth and was ready to move on. Jessica on the other hand felt like WE tv changed the results of her test and was ready to pack up and leave the show.

There is no telling whether or not WE tv altered the results to stir up drama like Jessica claimed or if she just got caught up, but the situation drew a lot of questions.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

The lie detector test determined…that was a lie? 😲 #HipHopBootCamp

A post shared by WE tv (@wetv) on

CLOUT CHASING, exhibit B:

On one of the final nights of the show the men and the women were both told they had a night out without their partners, not knowing that they were being sent to the same club. After the women found out their partners were on the other side of the same club and  were about to leave, an argument sparked between Tammy and Waka when he was shown getting another female’s number right in front of Tammy.

“How is this clout chasing” you may ask?

…Well after the show aired, Tammy revealed on Instagram that that is not how the conversation went between her and her man at all! She says WE tv switched up her words and edited this scene to make it seem like she was yelling at Waka for getting another woman’s number, but in reality, she was yelling at production for having them out with no security.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Tonight episode of #MBC was FULL OF SHIT!! The Whole episode!! I know y’all want to make a good show but not at the expense of our REAL LIVES!! We all felt it was some caping going on when @iamdimepiece test came back with “deception” yea ok…. But to know the obstacles me and my husband been through and edit a WHOLE FUCKING LIE IS playing with our whole life like Dime said!! I was arguing with production for having us out at a strip club in LA with No REAL security wide open! My husband wasn’t tripping but I was! Cause I have to watch his back as his wife so I went TF OFF! Streets don’t give a damn about no TV shit! I must say everything has been REAL and truthfully until this episode and I’m disappointed that our real personalities, arguments, laughter and struggles wasn’t enough for you guys that you had to spice it up by EDITING A STRAIGHT LIE! @thelilmoshow @niariley @therealtiffanycampbell @iamdimepiece @souljaboy @airfizzo @dynamitetko

A post shared by 🇳🇮 Tammy Rivera Malphurs (@charliesangelll) on

There’s no telling how mad Tammy really was with WE tv because her and Waka went on to air their vow renewal special “Waka and Tammy tie the knot” with the network. Who knows what to believe??

The final three couples were Soulja Boy and Nia Riley,  who argued almost every day then ended up engaged by the end of it. 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Scream and shout and let it all out! 😠 #HipHopBootCamp

A post shared by WE tv (@wetv) on

There was also Lil Fizz and Tiffany Campbell. This “relationship” judging from the show was not even a relationship. The entire show Lil Fizz barely talked to Tiffany about their problems, and when he did, it was him saying he didn’t want to talk about it. They came to the house at two separate times and even slept in two separate beds.

Oh, and did I mention Tiffany was seeing someone before they came on the show?

Last but not least, the final couple, Lil Mo and her husband, boxer Karl Dargan.

Now this couple was… interesting as well. Karl had a problem with Lil Mo not respecting him and being named “Lil Mo’s husband” publicly. And Lil Mo had a problem with Karl not being faithful to her.

I’m not saying Karl does not have the right to be upset or have feelings but I would say Lil Mo’s problem was a little more severe being as though Karl was actually caught on the show and on 15+ cameras facetiming another woman and encouraging her to tell Karl she loved him.

When the host of the show asked Karl about it, he claimed it was his sister.

Yea, you read it right! His SISTER. Since when do you sneak out of your bedroom in the middle of the night whispering to encourage another woman to confess their love to you?

Anyway, it’s all good though, Lil Mo forgave him so I felt like as a viewer rooting for all women, I should forgive him too, but I hope and pray, he never does it again.

In the end, every couple pulled up to Marriage Boot Camp together and drove out together, except Lil Fizz and Tiffany Campbell, which I kind of already figured.

With all that being said, because networks like WE tv, add, change and influence certain events and behaviors in their cast, YES, I do believe networks like this, Vh1, MTV etc. are clout chasers. On the bright side, Marriage Boot Camp succeeded in the purpose of the show and gave couples the tools they need and to work on their relationships.

At least that’s what they want you to believe.

Scroll to top