Teyana Taylor “K.T.S.E.” Album Review

Teyana FINALLY released her album and I’ve been slowly but surely getting into. For one, since it was released under the Kanye and he produced by him, I knew it would be a catch 🙄

First off, it didn’t follow the 7 song guidelines that Kanye was so stern on producing. There was 8 songs on the album which is still short, especially since the total album is only 23 minutes long.

Disclaimer: I don’t care for the short album trend. I miss the 12 track or more albums.

Teyana starts off the album with “Manners” which is just a repetitive song but mainly a minute and a half intro to start the album off.

The second song “ Gonna Love Me” is my FAVORITE song, which is about not taking certain things for granted. It gives me soulful Common vibes. 

Hold on, HOLD ONNNN, DON’T LET ME GO. The third song “Issues/Hold On”, is my second favorite track on the album. She talks about working out a relationship and not giving us so easily. This could be a correlation to her marriage with Iman Shumpert.

“Hurry” is a freaky song, just talking about making a move and…fucking pretty much lol.

“Keep your eyes all on this fatty
If you like what you see take your hands and grab it

Yup, that’s self explanatory lol.

“3 Way”, the fifth track on the album is about having a threesome, another self explanatory song and she even got Ty Dolla $ign on the album, which is always a plus.

“Rose In Harlem” is another one of my favorites. It has a sample from the 70’s group The Stylistics in the chorus and she talks about people who are close to you, that be faking and don’t get caught up with them. Since you aren’t sure who’s real or fake, you just gotta watch your back. Also, she references Tupac’s poem “The Rose That Grew From Concrete” with the Stylistics sample– “A Rose In Harlem (sample), Grew out the concrete (Tupac Reference). The song has a hip hop vibe to it.

“Never Would Have Made It” is a reference to Marvin Sapp’s gospel song “Never Would Have Made It.” In this song, she indirectly talks about her daughter.

Lastly, “WTP” which stands for “Work This Pussy” is another naughty song lol but also can be taken as a workout song. 

Teyana has a variety of songs in this album from traditional R & B, to soulful R & B, to freaky dicky songs, to gospel influenced songs. I liked the album, but it could’ve been a tad bit longer as far as the length of the songs and the tracks on the album. I can jam to the whole album buuuuut it could’ve been a little better.  Her first album was VII which had her single “Maybe” did pretty decent and was slightly longer than this album.

I like that Teyana is a woman with many talents such as singing, acting, model, businesswoman; plus she’s a  wife, and a mom. You can’t do nothing BUT respect her.

What are your thoughts about the album? Yay or Nay??

 

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DEGRASSI REUNION!!!: Drake “I’m Upset” Video

My heart is sooooooooooooo full of joy!! Drake released his video for “I’m Upset” and OMG it was a Degressi Reunion LITERALLY! 

If you’re not familiar with Degrassi, it was a Canadian TV school that Drake starred in, in the early 2000’s. He played one of the only black guys on the show named Jimmy. It was one of my FAVORITE adolescent tv shows. Well anywho….

THE SQUAD REUNITED!

He entered into his old high school with his best friend from the show, Spinner, real name Shane Kippel and many other cameos…

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Besties Emma And Manny, played by Miriam McDonald and Cassie Steele

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Fine Craig, played by Jake Epstein

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Cutie Marco, played my Adamo Ruggiero

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Hazel and Terri, played by Andrea Lewis and Christina Schmidt

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Ole dude who shot Jimmy popped up and got chased out lol

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Those Canadian movie guys showed up and they look EXACTLY the same lol

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Just the whole squad kicking, like old times

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This brought back so many memories and I’m glad Drake didn’t forget where he started from. Here’s the video below:

 

Who were you excited about seeing in the video?

Comment below!

 

MY FIRST VIDEO! Danii Gold Channel Episode 1

My first video is up on YouTube.

I talked about:

  • Recent celebrity deaths; Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Jackson Odell

  • Nicki Minaj & Future going on tour together

  • What “celebrity” is possibly pregnant again?

  • What Robert De Niro said about Trump at the Tony Awards?

  • Andddd Who just dropped a joint album together?

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I STARTED MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!

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A Good Deed or More Attention: Kim K Helps Get Clemency For Woman

On Monday, Kim Kardashian West met with ole president dude Trump to discuss prison reform. Sounds off but also interesting in a good way. She specifically wanted to get help for a woman by the name of Alice Johnson who’s been in prison for 21 years, for drug trafficking charges .

As of yesterday, Trump granted clemency for Alice Johnson with the help of Kim of course. I have a few thoughts on this, positive and negative.

The Positives

  • Kim could have been touched by Alice’s story and wanted to sincerely help her.

  • She (Kim) somewhat has a powerful voice to some communities and knows her voice could be heard by talking to Trump.

  • She wants this to be the start of prison reform and be the celebrity face of it.

The Negatives

  • Since its known that she likes attention, maybe she was doing this to get MORE attention, maybe some extra content for her show.

  • She could want acceptance from the black community OR anyone who’s said that her and her family brainwashed Kanye since there’s a Kardashian curse with the men–Lamar, Kanye, Tyga, etc.

  • Lastly, she COULD be doing this for Kanye..here me out. Since Kanye is pro-Trump, he could’ve talked Kim into meeting with Trump about prison reform to make Trump look like a decent guy. To top it off, she probably brought up Alice Johnson’s case and since she is a black woman, this would make Trump look like he cares for black people and he would/could have support from the black community; and with him granting clemency for the woman, there will be a positive light shun on it. AND it also help Kanye not look as bad for supporting Trump.  

I know the last is one hell of a theory, but it does make sense when you take it  into deep thought.

Overall

I think what Kim is doing is good, as far as helping free this woman. Whether or not she did it for attention, or out of the kindness of her heart, there is a woman who served a 21 year bid for a non-violent crime, is now free with Kim Kardashian’s help.

What are your thoughts? Comment them below!

Ye Album Review

Kanye dropped his 8th album this past Friday and despite his crazy antics, his album is good. From addressing him being bipolar, to dedicating a song to his wife Kim and his daughters North and Chicago. YES, He’s been on some crazy shit lately from saying slavery was a choice to picking Whitney Houston’s drug infused bathroom as the cover art for Pusha T’s album that he produced…BUT, dude does have talent.

The Album Cover

His wife Kim (Kardashian-West) tweeted out that he JUST captured the cover art for his album Ye on the way to the listening party, literally hours before. That’s cray cray. I mean, the album cover really isn’t anything too crazy but the fact that he did it last minute just show his brain is very sporadic lol.

The Tracklist

“I Thought About Killing You”

It isn’t a secret that Kanye has some mental health issues, and specifically he came saying he was bipolar, so the first song on the track is “I Thought About Killing You.” I know….it sounds strange but in that song, some can debate that he was talking to and about his self. It literally says “Today I seriously thought about killing you, i contemplated, premeditated murder–And i think about bout killing myself and I love myself way more than I love you. You only care enough to kill someone you love—Sometimes I think really bad things.” Like I said, He could’ve been talking about someone orrrrrrrrrr he could’ve been talking about himself.

“Yikes”

In this record, he talks about some… yikes shit lol.  Pretty much how life can get hectic and specifically his personal life. He referenced  Russell Simmons getting #MeToo’ed. Then he talks about himself in third person–“See that’s why I fucks with Ye” and says that his bipolar is his super power, which is a good way to look at it to keep a positive mindset, Dude is something else.

“All Mine”

 The title is self explanatory and just women in general, from Tristan (Khloe Kardashian baby daddy) cheating on her. The production on this record is dope AF.

“Wouldn’t Leave”

Kanye addressed the “Slavery Was A Choice” statement and pretty much said he could’ve said worse. All in all, he stands by his statement. BUT on the flip side, he says his wife, Kim Kardashian-West. I like how he speaks of Kim in this song, as annoying as she can be at times, but he stated that she stuck by his side while he was battling his demons, and she could’ve left him but she did and she’s appreciated for that.

“No Mistakes”

Kanye sampled Slick Rick “Hey Young World” in this song, along with having legendary singer Charlie Wilson on the record and even Kid Cudi, whom he has an album coming THIS FRIDAY June 9.

Ghost Town”

This is probably my second favorite song on the album. Kid Cudi comes back on this record singing the main chorus saying he’s been trying to make you love him but everything he does is not good enough; that’s pretty sad. Then, a young singer by the name of 070 Shake comes in on the outro of the record talking feelings of being a child and doing childish things like putting your hand on a stove knowing it’s hot, but to see if you still bleed or even hurt in general. But she also references being free saying “And nothing hurts anymore, I feel kinda free.” To me, that symbolizes having so many feelings to the point where you have to numb yourself to it and when you’re numb to certain things, it doesn’t bother you anymore. Then, sometimes you have to snap out of the numbness and see if you still have feelings, hence, putting your hand on a stove to see if you still bleed, to see if you still feel pain and have feelings. (kinda deep, I know) lol.

Lastly….

“Violent Crimes”

Long story short, this is dedicated to his daughter and it is absolutely beautiful. The lyrics are clear and self explanatory:

“Don’t grow up in a hurry”

“Niggas is savage, niggas is monster, niggas is pimp, niggas is playas, till niggas have daughter”

“I see women as something to nurture, not something to conquer”

Ye pretty much views women differently after having two daughters. He had Ty Dolla $ign hitting some vocals on the chorus too and brought 070 Shake from track 6 on this records, singing towards the end. I can’t relate but I can definitely tell where he was coming from and I respect him for that.

Overall

I love the album. I haven’t listened to a full Kanye album in a while because he’s been an asshole for a while now and even though this is the worst time to listen to his album but I was curious and I’m glad I listened to it. I STILL don’t agree with his way of thinking and antics but he is a talented artist, without a doubt. I mainly loved the slow melody tracks on this album. Him being bipolar affected his album in a positive way because with him battling his crazy thoughts is what made the album sound so dope.

I give him 4.5 stars…only because of his slavery comments, maybe even 4 stars lol. But I fucks with this Ye album.

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What are your thoughts??