If you are going to throw a holiday party or just want to listen to some awesome Christmas music, check out the Pentatonix Yule Log. I love looking at the Yule Log on my tv every year, and the Pentatonix Yule Log is a great way to make the season bright. Get merry with their amazing voices and enjoy the sounds of the season.
Solange got married and #broketheinternet. She had the wedding of my wildest dreams. I always said that if I got married I would want to do my own thing. I am not the ype to worry about social norms. Solange showed me that yes I can do whatever I want to do, why… because it is my day. Thanks for the inspiration Solange and congrats of your wedding! Photo from Vogue.
So I have fallen in love with the music group the Years & Years from England. The lead singer’s name is Olly, and he is also an actor in the UK. He has an interesting voice that has this soulfulness to it. I have really gotten into their music the past few weeks.
The harmonies blending together were so soothing and beautiful. I knew that I really had to share this song with you all. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I did. I looked them up and found out they have been releasing an album each year since 2009. I even went ahead and downloaded their Christmas album. Enjoy.
Ok Go always has the best music videos and their latest for ” I Won’t Let You Down” is amazing. The video is synchronized with dancers and weird scooter/unicycle things. The video was also shot with a DRONE!?!? Talk about cray cray. I think this video was shot somewhere in Asia. Groove to this song during your work week and into your weekend.
Tkay Maidza, the awesome18 year old Zimbabwean-Australian rapper from Adelaide, is taking the world by storm. If you are tired of listening to other Australian rappers
cough, cough try listing to her mixtape aptly named Switch Tape. Her song “U-huh”, seen in the video above, is a really hot and catchy song that will have you grooving and moving into the weekend. Check out this song and the mixtape and thank me later. 🙂
Check out Tkay Maidza’s Switch Tape mixtape below.
This week I bring you the new video from Arca for his song “Thievery.” So I am dropping the video below the cut just because it is NSFW. The song comes from his soon to be released album “Zen.” If you aren’t sure of who he is, he recently produced songs for Kanye West. I also just heard about two weeks ago that he is producing some songs on Bjork’s new album. SO EXCITING!!
Do you see Nicki Minaj for L’Uomo Vogue? The hit rapper is on the cover of the October issue, and despite the cigarette everything looks great. I love these wigs/haircuts on her. They are a little different for her, but they also looks very chic on her and frame her face.
I am in the middle of a very busy finals week, so I think I deserve a dance break. Here is the new video from French pop star Yelle. Her new song is called Complètement fou. Watch her dance around glitter popcorn, try to duck walk with some voguers, and straddle a giant piece of corn. Enjoy!
Janelle Monae releases the Electric Lady music video and the internet goes wild. Janelle Monae is so talented. I love this video because it reminds me of my days in college when I had just pledged Delta and I went to the Greek parties with my sorority sisters. I loved watching the party hops, and seeing people jamming in a super cool house. I loved Janelle’s rocking fro. I can’t wait until my hair grows that big. Did you see the woman playing Janelle’s mom in the beginning of the video? That was actually her mom. I love this video.
Rihanna goes nude for Lui Magazine and Vogue Brasil. The island gyal is no stranger to nudity, since she is always half naked in her Instagram shots, but even a cease and desist letter from the phone app will stop her from posting the skin pics. She reposted them to Twitter. I see you Rhi Rhi using a work around. Photos from Idolator and Global Grind.
OOhh my favorite natural hair gals Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi cover the May 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! They look so amazing. I love the fact that the magazine made this a triple cover issue, and chose these fantastic women. I love their hair, I love them, I love the covers. So beautiful! I am going to put some behind the scenes videos below. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am trying to finish up spring break. I wish it could last for another week. Photos from here.
Have you seen the pictures of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o at the Miu Miu fashion show in Paris? They looked amazing. I am so glad they got to sit next to each other so we could see their beautiful outfits. Rihanna has been sizzling all over Paris during fashion week. Her outfits or lack there of have been the talk of the town, and Lupita just won an Oscar. I hope we see a lot more from her in the future. Photo from Rihannadiva’s Instagram.
Beyonce rocks the wet hair look at the Grammy’s. You may remember the drenched bob look from her Drunk in Love video. She brought it back when she performed the song with her husband Jay-z as they opened last night Grammy’s. I know that some people are on the fence about the look.
Chromeo announces new tour and single with Toro y Moi. Do you know how pumped I am? I love both of these bands so much. They both have a vintage 70s/80s influenced style, and that style is delightfully played out in this song. This is going to be one of my treadmill songs. I can tell that already. I am bummed that the tour is coming close to me but will still be hours away. 🙁 Whatever. Maybe I can figure out a way to make it anyway. Photo from ONTD.
There will be sporadic posts this week since I am moving, and I am trying to get my internet connected. Pray for me y’all!
Queen Bey! King Bey! Whatever you call her, she has outdone herself. Beyonce sold 1 million albums in 1 week of her new hit “Beyonce”. The album came as a surprise to everyone when it was released last Friday at midnight with 14 songs and 17 videos. The visual album even has casual Beyonce fans and non-Beyonce fans buying the iTunes exclusive in droves. Kudos to Beyonce. She has clearly slayed the game in ways none of us could imagine. Beyonce is the G.O.A.T.! Photo from here.
Rock star and super mom-who may or may not be pregnant with her third child-Gwen Stefani created a nail polish collection with OPI. The collection was inspired by the recent punk themed Met Gala and will be out in January. I can’t wait to get my hands on some these nail polishes. I love these colors and really, really can’t wait for the gold and black satin colors. I think they are kind of matte-like or semi-matte. I’m pretty excited for those polishes, but I suppose I am also excited to see the colors that were covered up on the photo. They have a few creme gloss polishes, and supposedly some chrome one too! What are you looking forward to seeing in this collection? Photos from here.
Lady Gaga is going to cover the October 2013 issue of Elle magazine. She looks awesome in her blond and pink wig! I can’t wait for Artpop to come out. I needed that album like yesterday. Photo from here.