This is Beyonce’s new video for her part in Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.
I know these ladies are probably giving me the side eye, because I interviewed them in December, a week before Christmas and I was going to post the video on Dec 29, the day before they had a show in Brooklyn…but I didn’t. Not to make excuses but I lost all inspiration to blog for several reasons but months later it seems to have returned. Plus, I have a lot of cool interviews in the bag that I can’t just let go to waste. Enter noon:30.
“Why Don’t You Love Me” – BeyoncÃ© from BeyoncÃ© on Vimeo. Beyonce looked hot, I’ve always been a fan of 40s pin up girl fashion. Did you peep her blue nails? And props to Solange for writing the song.
I loved it. It’s so Quentin Tarrantino, Blaxploitation. Creative videos rule!
We all know that Beyonce and A. Keys are shooting a video in Brazil but what caught my eye was Bee’s outfits. I LOVE African print, especially when it’s worn in unconventional edgy styles like the jacket Beyonce is wearing. That, my friends, is by a brand called Boxing Kitten. Their clothes ain’t cheap but they’re definitely cute. Style tip: If you like want the look for less, buy your favorite tribal print fabric and get a seamstress, preferably an African one (there’s tons of them in big cities) and have them make your outfit of choice. You’ll pay less.
Quentin Tarantino is The Killer. (Read: Creepy. See Gangstarrpedia)
Diana Ross and Steve Madden Collaborate to design sneakers. [Stylist] Ciara struts her stuff in Paris, Beyonce supports DJ Solange, Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Tatiyana Ali work the red carpet. [Stuff Fly People Like] Chanel Iman strikes a pose for Vogue Spain. [All That's Fab] Invincible, Mae Day and Mz Jonz rock the mic in Detroit. [The Fembassy] Behind the scenes of Beyonce’s Vizio Super Bowl Commercial. [Str8NYC] 20 in 2010: Spag-Lo. [Cool Cruel World]
Digiwaxx is giving away a pair of tickets to Fela! to whoever posts the funniest and most creative Fela mad libs. Trust me, it’s worth a shot. I saw Fela! and it’s amazing. The contest ends January 29th at 5PM. CLICK HERE to try your luck.
Roc4life.com and GangStarrGirl.com teamed up back in May in search of a dope female mc for the “Roc Your 16 Bars” contest. It was tough competition as the ladies really stepped it up but in the end, Harlem native AtLas’ was the winner. Get to know her as she talks about her affiliation with MC Lyte and her love for hip-hop.
I just found out that Grace Jones will be performing at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, and am bummed because my unemployed-self can’t afford to buy tickets willy-nilly. (Anyone wanna donate to a struggling journalist?) However,the least I can do is honor her legacy because she doesn’t get the props she deserves when it comes to her immense influence on pop-culture, especially hip-hop and soul music. Her first name might be Grace, but she personifies fierce! Grace Jones has influenced hip-hop and many-a-diva from Rihanna to Patra to Lil’ Kim to Lady Ga Ga–from their senses of fashion to Read the rest of this entry »