Styles P — MC, songwriter, CEO and author — is set to release his long-awaited fourth studio album, “Master of Ceremonies,” on eOne Music on October 4, 2011. The album features fellow D-Block members Sheek Louch and Jadakiss, as well as hip hop heavyweights Lloyd Banks, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pharrell, Pharoahe Monch, Aja, Rell and Avery Storm. Additionally, Pete Rock, Black Saun, Statik Selekta, Warren G, AraabMuzic, J. Music House, Phonix, Reef and others handle production. Styles’new single, “Harsh” features Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes is a classic Styles street anthem, and is at urban radio now. Read more…
by Candice Rigdon of The Frizzness
My coils are weeping a bit.
Long story short my mane had it’s feelings hurt the other night whilst watching the reality show “Dance Moms.” In this particular eppy, the “instructor” Ms. Abby dressed little African-American cutie Nia (age 10, not pictured) in a leopard print jumpsuit with a curly afro, giving her an “ethnic” dance solo to “They Call Me LaQueefa.” (I’d never heard of the song, & don’t care to again. For real; my ears itched after hearing it). Nia’s mother Holly went slap off, saying over & over again she didn’t want her little girl wearing a “stereotypical, 70’s afro” & dancing to that music because it was not her black experience. Not to mention, the other girls happened to have solos potraying angels in beautiful costumes & such. Holly exclaiming to the other mommies that Ms. Abby “might as well have my baby picking cotton w/an Aunt Jemima wig on” was like rusty nails being snatched through my kinks. OUCH.
In our ongoing series “In His Own Words” building up to Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz’ September 17th clash, both Mayweather and Ortiz openly discuss different aspects of their lives, in and out of the ring. This week, Floyd Mayweather explains the importance of interacting with his fans and the power of Twitter. Read more…