The queen of everything Beyoncé has officially taken over the internet once again with the release of her latest single “Break My Soul” from her upcoming album Renaissance: Act 1. From the sounds of it Beyoncé is riding the House music train right now. So that means dance floors are going to be packed with the BeyHive having a ball every time the song comes across the speakers. The track was produced by Beyonce, The Dream and Tricky Stewart. Big Freedia’s voice is all over the track serving up words of encouragement and inspiration.
Beyoncé is flexing every skill on this track. Her voice sounds buttery, refreshed and bright. This is only going to stoke the fire of anticipation when it comes to the release of Renaissance: Act 1 on July 29, 2022.
Last week Drake released his House music inspired Honestly, Nevermind to luke warm reviews. The reviews were so lukewarm that Drake speaks up for his release. A video of Drake surfaced with him defending his decision about the direction he took with the album. Drake says, “It’s all good if you don’t get it yet. It’s all good. That’s what we do. That’s what we do. We wait for you to catch up. We’re in here, though. We’re caught up already. On to the next. My goodness.”
Its unlikely that Beyoncé will suffer the same type of backlash. The internet is already blazing with approval.
Beyoncé and her ode to empowerment will surely be the theme of the summer and it’s exciting to see her throngs of supporters come out of the woodwork to support her. The Beyhive is loyal. They support their queen and even buy her products sight unseen. When she made the official announcement of her release date she allowed her supporters to reserve the album and purchase a box with unknown contents. I totally believe if Beyoncé included a hand written poem and some candy it would drive the people wild. She’s got the Midas touch when it comes to this music thing.
Drake pretty much Kanye’d Cardi B ala Taylor Swift at the VMA’s with the surprise release of his song and video “Nice For What’. It’s like he said “Yo Cardi, I’m really happy for you Imma let you finish but right now I’m dropping one of the best videos of all time.” I have no idea who is on the OVO marketing team but they deserve a raise. Just one month ago Drake was lamenting “God’s Plan” and passing out One million Dollars. Today he did what he does best. He cakes for the ladies and they love him for it.
The video for “Nice For What” directed by Karena Evans is star studded and a nod to the #MeToo movement showcasing powerful women in the entertainment industry. Olivia Wilde, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Lejonhjärta, Victoria Lejonhjärta, Letitia Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Syd and Michelle Rodriguez all make cameos. The most visible woman in the video is Lauryn Hill who doesn’t make a cameo but is the voice you hear consistently during the song.
So Drake breaks the internet once again. Check out the video below. Tell us what you think.
Take a listen to “A Killer Joe” by Precise produced by Mulatto Patriot
Drake irks the hell out of me, but right now I can say he’s my favorite rapper. A few weeks ago the rap crooner dropped a 2 song EP called Scary Hours The song ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ broke streaming records but in my opinion, the song ‘God’s Plan’ is the standout single.
Drake recently dropped the video for God’s Plan. The video opens with a statement “ The Budget for this video was $996,631.90. WE GAVE IT ALL AWAY. Don’t tell the label.” Therein lies the beauty of this video. Drake spends his time blessing residents of Miami with money. He bought groceries for a supermarket full of people, blessed a high-school student with a 50k scholarship to high school and a few other super generous and amazing things.
Drake has been relatively quiet since July of last year but 2018 has proven to be quite different. He’s dropped a guest verse on ‘Walk it Like I Talk It’ off the Migos’ latest release Culture II. “Look Alive’ by BlocBoy JB and Drake is currently streaming everywhere and the people are anticipating the new album.
The video was filmed in Miami over a course of three days. Drake had this to say via Instagram “Last 3 days were the best I have had in a very long time…there’s nothing like seeing people experience a joyful moment when you can tell they need it the most.”
Say what you want about this Canadian child star turned American rap star, one thing you can say is that his heart is in the right place.
Miami came up on this one let’s pray these good vibes spread across the nation.
Peep the video below. Get your tissues out for this one cause it’s a tear jerker.
One time I was on the redline going wherever it was I was going and I ran into a young lady on the train. She was pretty and had an Erykah Baduesque vibe before anything like that even existed. We started talking and we found out that we knew some mutual people. This is pre-facebook, so she asks “Hey what school do you got to?” I say “I go to Olive Harvey.” She asks” Do you know such and such?” she then names one of my closest friends at the time and I say “Yeah that’s my boy I know him and his girlfriend, they are pretty cool.”
The next day I get to the lunchroom at Olive Harvey and our mutual friend pulls me to the side and asks me did I meet such and such on the train yesterday and why did I say I knew his girlfriend. The young lady I met was in fact his girlfriend and I just bust him out without even realizing it. I learned a valuable lesson that day. Chicago is really small and to never talk about your friends relationships with anyone else other than your friend. I internalize that as one of my man laws and that is one I will never violate.
This brings me to more recent times and this recent lack of tact when it comes to acknowledging and keeping any unwritten man law. D’Angelo Russell of the LA Lakers recorded a private conversation that he was having with Nick Young about women he has or hasn’t has sex with. It wouldn’t be a big deal if Nick Young was not engaged to the “Fancy” Iggy Izalea and if it didn’t get released. Then you have a dude who calls himself Partynextdoor posts a picture of himself in bed with a young lady Kehlani who was supposedly dating Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kehlani later posted a picture of herself in the hospital as a result of the backlash she received because of the picture she attempted suicide. Then Chris Brown decides he needs to share his commentary and say this woman didn’t attempt suicide she just wanted attention.
There is a different breed of man out here. He is hyper sensitive, petty and easily offended. It’s not a good look. It seems like men have lost their way. So allow me to remind men of a few rules.
1.Be a MAN!
2. You don’t sleep with your friends girl.
3. You do not get involved in gossip.
4. You do not dry snitch of your friend.
5. If no one asks you don’t volunteer information.
6. Don’t kiss and tell.
7. Keep your business to yourself.
8. Don’t be petty.
9. Do not engage yourself in a public argument with a woman (you will lose)
10. Mind your business.
I hope these reminders help. No one wants to be in a world full of suckers and snitches.