[Throwback] Soul For Real: “Candy Rain”

Soul For Real is an R&B group, from Wheatley Heights, New York, comprised of brothers, Andre, Brian, Christopher, and Jason (the youngest and lead singer). The group, who signed with Andre Harrelll’s Uptown Records in 1992, gained instant fame with debut single “Candy Rain” in 1995. Although they went on to do well with follow up single “Every Little Thing I Do”, “Candy Rain”, produced by the late Heavy D is still the group’s most memorable and only #1 single.

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Ladies, Would You Join Your Man During A Night At The Strip Club?

Times have certainly changed. Years ago, I remember it was considered taboo for a man, one that’s involved anyway, to go to a strip club and even let his woman find out about it. Not anymore, apparently. Women are now tagging along with their men to enjoy a peep show or two.

In the last decade, women have become accustomed to a girls night out at the strip club, and I’m not talking about going to see men strip. It may not have been uncommon back in the 90′s or even in the early 2000′s, but its certainly become a not so odd choice for an entertaining evening. Whether they want to admit it or not, women like to watch other women strip. For some of us, it’s fun, just another form of entertainment, and, who knows, you may even pick up a few tricks to take back home. I don’t know about you, but sweaty men, gyrating and fondling themselves is not my idea of a fun night. At least with women it’s more of an art form (in my opinion anyway). Aside from the obvious, it takes great technique and upper body strength. It’s not easy sliding, gyrating, splitting, and flipping up and down a pole, and, hey, if she can move, even better. So why shouldn’t couples enjoy a good strip show together? It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you’ll be with your man, enjoying the show, and spend less time worried about what he’s doing without you.

Case and point, singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his and children’s mother, Monyetta Shaw, enjoyed a night out together at an Atlanta strip club over the weekend. After TMZ revealed some shocking photos, of the singer and girlfriend, many people immediately dished out their disdain for the way the couple decided to entertain themselves.

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[Official Video] Jay Z And Kanye: “Ni**as In Paris”

I was some how under the impression that a video for Jay Z & Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” had already been released. It’s been so long since single made its debut that I’d almost forgotten about it. Well, without further adue, check out the video below.

I’m actually happy they chose to do a video where they’re performing on tour overseas. Another big budget video where rappers show off their major bling, nice cars and disposal cash flow would have been totally overdone.

A Week In Fashion With Solange Knowles

Thanks to Vogue magazine, singer-songwriter, model and occasional DJ, Solange Knowles, takes us a long for an entire week as she shares her style and fashion trends she’s loving at the moment.

Here are a few looks Solange reveals with a brief description of what she’s wearing below and why.

Feb. 9th


“This is a vintage sweater that my friend picked up while we were thrifting. She wasn’t sure about it…I was VERY sure about it…now it’s mine, all mine! I’m wearing it with an American Apparel pleated skirt, a Phillip Lim belt and Prada dragonfly shoes (on feet that need lotion, fast!).”

Feb. 8th

“Off to the studio in a Velvet sweater, Zara trousers, Mulberry Alexa and Linda Farrow sunglasses.”

Feb. 7th

“Today I’m wearing a Proenza Schouler jacket with a DVF blouse, Armani trousers, a vintage YSL envelope clutch (which you can see close-up in the next photo), Lorraine Schwartz turquoise earrings, an Urban Outfitters hat and Lia Spohia and Konstantino rings.”

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Kelly Rowland Visits Chelsea Lately, Says She “Has A Good Man”

Kelly Rowland recently sat down with Chelsea Handler on her late show to promote her latest ‘Sexy Abs’ DVD. She dished on her feeling liberated when she turned 30 and putting childish things away. She also talked about her time living in the UK, being a judge on ‘X-Factor’, working with Simon Cowell, just how she’s gotten those sexy abs and that she’s not single but in fact, she says, “I have a good man.”

The interview was very fun and free. It’s great to see Kelly in such a good space and that she’s happy. Here’s what she had to say.

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[New Video] Raz B: “Na Na Na”

Up for a good laugh? Check out Raz B, former boybander of B2K, has debuted a new video for single “Na Na Na”. But while some of you are actually listening to the song the rest of us can’t help but to laugh at the foolery displayed in this video. Check it out.

I’ll give him an “E” for effort since he’s trying. But I get the feeling he’s doing everything he can to stay relevant since the group disbanded. Not in the best way though. If at first you don’t succeed try, try, again. So good luck with that Raz.

7 Reasons To Butt Out of Your Friends’ Relationships

Face it, most of us have, at least, one friend who always seems to be in need of relationship advice. Some move too fast, changing relationships as often as the weather, and some are still sticking it out with the same loser they’ve dated for years.
Some how, you’ve become their go to therapist and they want you to help fix their current romantic woes. And, like always, you’re there waiting in the wind to be healer of all things. But not so fast. Here are 7 reasons you may need to step the breaks on dishing out romantic advise.

  1. No one really knows what goes on behind closed doors. There are two sides to every and then there’s the truth! No two people will tell a story exactly the same way. If they want to stay together, they’ll have to learn to communicate with each other. Talk to each other instead of at each other.
  2. You risk your friendship going down the drain. Your friend may begin to suspect you’re jealous and want what they have. Especially if you’re the single friend. Be weary, especially where your advise is not warranted.
  3. No matter what it’s really up to them to walk away. No matter the damage and unhealthiness of the relationship, its really up to the two people involved to walk away. They have to decide if the relationship is worth salvaging. And if not, they have to get to a point where they’re done trying. You cannot and will not decide that for them so don’t waste your time or your energy.
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[Official Video] Jawan Harris: “She Will”

Newcomer Jawan Harris tapped Lil’ Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter to play his love interest in the video for new single “She Will”. Quite clever, given Wayne has his own single by the same title. Although sampled, the songs shouldn’t be confused, however. Harris has also sampled Soul For Real‘s 1995 hit “Candy Rain”, meshing the two tracks together putting his own spin on it, of course.

The 14 yr. old singer hails from Chicago and is signed to Jive records. He notes Usher, Chris Brown and Miguel as his musical influences. You can catch Jawan on the ‘Life of the Jetsetter’ tour starring Diggy Simmons. “It’s On! (The Mixtape)” is available right now.

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‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood Faces 5 Years Prison Stint

On Monday an Indiana judge sentenced ‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood to five years in prison. The ruling came in slew of Portwood’s drug possession and arrest and also failing to provide a urine sample last December. It was also a probation violation after getting into a violent altercation earlier in the year.

However, it seems, Portwood has reached a plea deal with prosecutors and could avoid jail time. The judge has agreed that to the terms that if Portwood can commit  and complete a drug rehabilitation program her case will be dismissed.

Amber will, for now, remain in custody pending a full evaluation by the Drug Court team, which could take up to two weeks.

Portwood, 21, has faced a number of legal troubles since her 2011 debut on the MTV reality show. So much so, that it resulted in losing custody of her toddler daughter Leah, due to child endangerment charges.

Source: TMZ

Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

Nearly one and a half years since Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional in the landmark Perry v. Brown case, the 9th US District Circuit Court of Appeals finally announced this morning that they will be upholding Judge Walker’s decision: PROPOSITION H8 IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

Opponents of same-sex marriage will likely file an appeal to the decision, and the next steps may inevitably lead to a hearing before the US Supreme Court; casting the national spotlight on California’s fight for the freedom to marry and putting the focus on same-sex marriage at a federal level. Most importantly, today’s rulings open up the door for the same arguments to be used to the benefit of advancing pro-same-sex marriage legislation in other states.

What does this mean in the now? Continue Reading…

Source: NOH8 Campaign