Danii Gold

Start Today, Why Wait?

Just because 2018 is starting in a few days,  doesn’t mean you have to start over when  a new year starts.

Do you want to live a healthier life? Start today.

Want to start exercising? Do a few sit ups or jumping jacks TODAY!

Do you want to start a business “next year “? Start brainstorming today!

Wanna cut someone out of your life? Cut them off today!

Do you wanna reconnect with someone, start the process TODAY!

Want to invest money, start researching TODAY!

People want to start doing new things at the beginning of the year but then drag their feet once January starts and then end up starting in February..then March, and so on and so forth.

If you’re going  to make changes in your life then why wait if you’re going to do them anyways, start planning today!

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Danii Gold out ✌🏾

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R&B Music from New Artist 2017

This year a lot of R & B artists caught a break and starting popping this year. Even though some of the artists have been making music for years, this year they started to get a lot of attention. For instance:

h.e.rH.E.R, has had an hidden identity for the longest until recently, it came out that her real name is Gabi Wilson. In 2010, she performed at the BET Awards, a Capella of “Fallin” for Alicia Keys. H.E.R. stands for Having Everything Revealed, which is ironic because she;s been keeping her identity hidden. Regardless of her identity, she makes great music. She falls in the category of alternative R&B with other artists such as Jhene Aiko, Erykah Badu, Kehlani, DVSN, Miguel, SZA, The Weeknd and plenty other artists. Her music has a soft soft with a bit of funk to it.

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A1; you may know him from Love & HipHop Hollywood, but he not only produced songs or Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and K. Michelle  BUT he also produced 13 songs on Chris Brown’s album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon. He is another individual who used his platform on Love & Hip Hop to showcase his skills and become more known in the entertainment industry. Personally, some of my favorite songs on the new Chris Brown alum were coincidentally produced by him.

 

 

Tone Stith, is a singer from South Jersey that has that Drake touch to his music–but higher notes. Ironically, his manager is Drake’s old starting manager and clearly he saw the same potential in Tone. He released his first album titled “Can We Talk” and previously, he wrote “Liquor” and “Make Love” for Chris Brown. Need I say more? Clearly he has enough boasting. Check out his music.

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Sabrina Claudio, is another alternative R&B artist who has a sensual touch with her music. Her first single was “Unravel Me” and following that, “Belong to You.” She put out her first EP, Confidently Lost, in March of this year and then released her first album  About Time in October. Sabrina’s music is…sexual, to say the least. Since she falls in that alternative R&B category, you’ll understand where I’m coming from. Since she’s still early in her career, you may want to jump on her band wagon now.

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Xavier Omar, who was also known as SPZRKT, is a known as a soulful singer. When he was known as SPZRKT, he relased an EP titled Hours Spent Loving You. Once he changed his name, Xavier released his second EP in 2016 titled The Everlasting Wave and more recently, he released Pink Lightning, his third EP. His music is definitely love/relationship-base with lyrics such as “Baby I’m afraid, of loving you” and “Acting like you meant well when you ain’t—now you’re playing both of us.”  You can tell that he’s been hurt. Women sing about being hurt by someone all the time; Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle; so hearing a man sing and pour his heart out about being hurt is a good enough reason to listen to his music. I suggest you listen to “Afraid” and “Runnin Round” gradually work your way into the other songs.

AB40D0AD-7F73-4535-ADD4-4E0CD700DB06Lastly, I’m sure some have heard of him but by now BUT if you haven’t, check out Daniel Caesar. His music definitely is slow, “in my feelings” neo-soul type of jamming. Daniel released his first alum Freudian, in August of this year and it has been a hit. His first single “Get You” accumulated on 12 million stream on iTunes music. One of my favorite songs by him is “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.. At this point, his songs may be playing on the radio, along with H.E.R., but he is definitely a nice new neo-soul artist to listen.

All these artist have a special touch with their music especially the alternative R&B artist. Since some of their albums were released in the last month of 2017, you still have some time to get hip on their music. Thank me later 😬😬

Danii Gold Out ✌🏾

Which Artists had the best year?

2017 was a good year for some artists, from high record sales, to mega revenue coming through on their end. I can only image the their net worth by the end of this year. As I said in my blog post [Album Releases of 2017 ]  this was a great year for music. It’s been so great, that a few of these artist probably had the year out of them all, musically. Check out these artist below.

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Migos; as a whole the trio has been winning, starting from the beginning of the year when in January, Donald Glover gave them a shout out at the Golden Globes award show,  for their song “Bad & Boujee” the recognition, Bad and Boujee rose up on the charts and became number 1 on the Billboard awards. Migos as a group have released four singles and currently 1 “Motorsport” is in the top 10 on the billboards. Quavo was the most successful member outside of the group, featuring in four songs including “Congratulations” by Post Malone, “You the One” by Dj Khaled, “Good Drank” by 2 Chainz and “Strip That” by Liam Payne and many more. They even got more attention for their live interview with Joe Budden and the Everyday Struggle cast, that went terribly wrong.

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Cardi B; she went from the strip club, to Love and HipHop for two season, to her first big single number 1 on the top 100 chart. More recently, she was recognized for having three hit songs on the billboard chart at one time with her single; “Bodak Yellow”,” No Limit”, and “Motorsport.” Bodak Yellow sold 3 million units, making the single certified 3x Platinum, per the RIAA standards. She also graced mazaginr covers such as Fader and New York Mag AND she even got proposed to by Offset from Migos. Talk about a lit year!

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Next, there’s my girl SZA, (whom I saw in concert on December 19, and it was awesome). She’s been out since 2014 and featured on Wale’s album The Album About Nothing, singing the chorus on “The Need To Know.” She was also on featured on Rihanna’s album Anti, singing on “Consideration.” She’s released three EP’s but Her first album titled CTRL is what got her her mega fan base.  Her first single “Love Galore”, received her a platinum plague, selling one million units, per RIAA. Her song “The Weekend” wasn’t even released as a single it received a platinum plague. She also received FIVE Grammy nominations for the 2018 awards. WOOT WOOT, GO SZA!

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Switching focus to Rihanna and her selling her Fenty Beauty make up line. She earned $72 million in sales in just ONE MONTH of selling the product. Rihanna debuted the make up in September, starting out with 40 shades and 9 highlighters and other makeup products; she also has a partnership with Puma.

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Lastly, I’m gonna add Chris Brown to this list. He put on a 45 track album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon, and it sold over 64,000 units in a week. (Check out my blog post about Chris Brown Album Review)–   But he is the first artist to successfully release an album that long and be very success with it. ALL of his albums have been in the top 10 on the charts; and two were number 1.

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So the question I have for y’all is: who would you say had the best year out of the five artists? Comment your thoughts below!

Danii Gold out ✌🏾

Album Releases of 2017

This year was  a great year for music. I’ve been more in tune with music than any other years It’s like, the albums that people had been waiting for were released this year, such as Jay Z, Kendrick and J.Cole. Here is the break down of the Hip Hop albums were released this year.

DAMN by Kendrick Lamar

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I Decided by Big Sean 

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Pretty Girls Like Trap Music by 2Chainz 

(I seen him in concert back in August and commend him for performing while sitting in a wheelchair because he tore his ACL. That’s commitment.)

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4:44 by Jay-Z

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ISSA Album by 21 Savage 

Rather You Than Me by Rick Ross 

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Droptopwop by Gucci Mane 

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Culture by Migos

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Gotti Made It by Yo Gotti 

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Plato O Plomo by Remy Ma and Fat Joe 

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The Autobiography by Vic Mensa 

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and last by not least Pressure by Young Jeezy, that was release Friday December 15

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Personally, I didn’t listen to the whole list but 70% I did and my favorites were  Pressure, Culture, I Decided,  More Life, 2Chainz, Gotti, Remy & Fat Joe and even catch a snippet of Vic’s album, which wasn’t bad.

Now, the R&B albums this year were so LIT! I was more in tune with these albums than anything else. I actually did listen to all of them, minus Keyshia Cole’s 11:11 Reset

 

CTRL by SZA

  (I seen this pretty lady in concert just a few days ago, Dec 19, and she was awesome!!!)

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SweetSexySavage by Kehlani

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Tremaine by Trey Songz

(Seen Trey in convert back in April and he literally sung every song who put out, no money was wasted on his ticket)

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Heartbreak on a Full Moon by Chris Brown

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War & Leisure by Miguel

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Trip by Jhene Aiko

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True to Self by Bryson Tiller

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Beach House 3 by Ty Dolla $ign

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Girl Interrupted by Sevyn

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H.E.R. Vol 1 by H.E.R 

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Morning After by DVSN

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Freudian by Daniel Caesar

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11:11 Reset by Keyshia Cole

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(I haven’t had a chance to listen to her, but I’ve always loved her and Imma give her her credit)

For me, it’s been a great year to listen to music and I’m excited to see what’s coming next year. I heard Cardi B should be coming with an album, Nicki Minaj, I wouldn’t be surprised if Drake came out with something.

Check out my next post on the artists that you may have slept on this year who may start shining bright next year!

If I missed anyone, call me out on it but more than likely if I didn’t list them then I don’t listen to their music orrrr I haven’t listened to it yet.

 

Danii Gold out!

 

The Booty Ain’t All That

I’m a girl with a big booty and to be honest, having a booty isn’t all that. Growing up, I was lanky; skinny, small waist, with a booty that was slowly but surely growing, and by the time I was 12, I had a lil donk. Then time progressed and i was Big Booty Bri. I was getting looks from older guys at a young age and honestly it was uncomfortable especially between the ages of 12-18 ish, hell even 19-20. 🙄 During my high school days, i didn’t too much care because…well, there wasn’t that many blacks people at my school 🤷🏽‍♀️ But outside of school, i got the stares. I got to college and it wasn’t that bad but, overall i was tired of people making a deal of how big it was and to me, it wasn’t that big. I’d seen bigger booties than mine and honestly, ITS JUST A BOOTY.

Speaking from experience, here’s what comes with having a big ole booty:

  • Uncomfortable stares from guys, instead of them just speaking.
  • Hearing guys say “damnnnn” and you see them out your peripheral stairing from behind and then saying “how you doing? You hella sexy” 🙄😒  (I hate when guys i don’t know call me sexy, for some reason)
  • From a clothes aspect, you have to buy pants a size bigger, especially if you have a smaller waist, and the top of your pants stick out 🙄
  • You gotta buy longer shorts because “shawty got a big oleeeee booty” and the bottom of your cheeks will show if you’re not careful.

-Oh, and my major dislike, a guy just wanting to talk to you..because you have a big ass..(no morals)

The whole topic came to mind when I watched Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have it Netflix series about a week ago.  (I haven’t seen the original movie. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Please don’t  nag at me lol) BUT…if you don’t know, It’s about a young woman named Nola Darling, who is an artist and is dating and having sex with three different guys BUT she isn’t in a relationship with any of them and she keeps it real them about their status with her.

Nola has a best friend name Shemekka and she is self conscious about her lack of…booty. She works at a “dancer’s club” –not quite stripping, they just do sexy routines and get money thrown at em. Well Shemekka is the bartender at the club and she wants to dance but all the women have ass and she doesn’t.

She decides to get “ass shots” and she is happy with herself, but during the process ..she screamedddd!! Once she got the booty she wanted, she decided to put it to use and dance at the club she was a bartender at. Long story short, her booty..popped. She fell on it and SPLACK! She went through all that and honestly it wasn’t worth it.

When i was younger, i wanted boobies and i ended up with a booty 🤷🏽‍♀️ And as i stopped tripping off have boobs, they sprouted out some lol.

Moral of the story is, Be Happy with what you have,  because every pro has its cons. Every perk has its  downside.  K.Michelle just recently did an interview with Hot 97 and  confirmed that she was taking her butt implants out in January.  If she, and entertainer, is removing the baggage off her butt, then you know it’s real.  Some things are cranked up to what they seem to be.

Again, be happy with what you have, unless it’s it’s weave lol, we all need some weave every now and then 😬

 

Danii Gold out ✌🏾  ✌🏾

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