Happy Birthday Teyana Taylor: Here’s Some TT Appreciation

Happy 30th birthday to the talented, sexy, entrepreneur, successful, director, producer, dancer, artist Teyana Taylor.

Sis is the shit and beyond and very much underappreciated. Recently, Spotify released their year end wrap up of analytics for artists and for us regular folks, the top artists we’ve listened to all year. Here’s Teyana’s below:

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Around this time, the Grammy nominations were announced and Teyana was not nominated….at all. Now let’s check the facts–According to Billboard “Album debuts at No. 6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 8 on the all-genre Billboard 200.” Her single “Wake Up Love” landed at #14 on the billboard charts; along with other non-singles “Boomin” featuring Missy and Future peaked at 21 on the charts, and “Morning” featuring Kehlani at number 15 on the charts. Her first week sales were 32,000.

As far as the Grammy nominations go; Chloe x Halle were nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Progressive album–they’re first week sales were 25,000.

New artist Giveon released an EP titled Take Time andddddd he was nominated for Best R&B Album, but not Teyana who actually released an album.

Dont get me wrong, I liked Giveon’s EP and Chloe x Halle’s album but i feel as if Teyana should have been nominated for Best R&B Album.

Let’s talk about her directing abilities. She’s directed all the videos from her current album including “We Got Love,” “Made It,” “Bare Wit Me,” “Wake Up Love,” “Still,” “1800-One-Night,” “Concrete,” and “Lose Each Other.” WHO do you know would do all that WHILE pregnant??

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With all these accomplishments and accolades, sis has decided to retire from music. She posted a message on her Instagram on Dec 4 that she felt underappreciated as an artist and was not getting much support from the machine aka her label.

A few days later she confirmed that her decision had nothing to do with not being nominated for a Grammy but more so directed towards her label. She explains that she puts in 110% and they only match 10% of that, which make sense because she is directing all her videos and her first week sales could’ve been better. If you are a TT fan, then you’ll follow her and her music but if you aren’t, having a supportive label behind you will help with gaining more fans and sales.

All I’m saying is–let TT go Def Jam! Sis can be successful without the machine, especially with her other talents like directing, dancing and acting.

Anywho, Happy Birthday TT. May you enjoy 30 years on this earth and finding peace of mind during your retirement.

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Teyana Taylor “The Album” Review

Teyana released her anticipated lengthy album a week ago on Friday June 19th and she definitely made up for the seven song KTSE album. After taking a full week to listen to the 23 track album, I can give a legit review. Teyana has been on an incline for the past 2-6 years from acting in the VH1 show Hit The Floor, to her album VII in 2014, then KTSE in 2018. 

This album starts off with the audio of her giving birth to her first child Junie, in which her husband Iman helped deliver in their bathroom. You can hear the excitement and emotion from him and it’s a tear-jerker just listening to it. The next song “Come Back To Me” has a vocals from Junie and a Rick Ross feature. This song is special because it’s something that everyone has dealt with– a relationship or situationship that could or could not be meant for you, but if that person is meant to be with you then he or she will come back into your life.

She has a lot of female influences on this album such as featuring Erykah Badu on “Low Key” which is paying homage to her song “Next Lifetime”. Another influence was Blaque’s song “808” in her song “Boomin;” “Ever Ever” which is a Lauryn Hill “Sweetest Thing” sample; “Try Again” –clearly an Aaliyah & Timberland sample; and “How Do U Want It” is sampled from Total and Mase’ “What You Want.”

A few others include “Friends,” sampled from Musiq Souldchild’s “Just Friends.” “Made It” has the Juvenile “Back That Azz Up” sample. The last song on the album was sampled from a 1970s group called The YoungHearts and their song “We Got Love.”

One of Teyana’s powerful songs is “Still”; in a recent interview she said it’s not about wanting love from someone but instead being Black in America and crying/wanting for love, hope and peace. Majority of the album is about love, relationship ups and downs and happiness of course. She did not disappoint with the album and you can tell she put her best songs on this thang. 

What are your thoughts on this album?

NO NEGATIVITY ALLOWED BECAUSE IT WAS PERFECT! 

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Episode 5 of Entertainment Talk is Up

HEY EVERYONE!!

I finally posted a new episode of Entertainment Talk on my YouTube channel so make sure y’all check it out!

I loaded two episodes because I only have a 15 min limit on videos due to the type of account I have with YouTube.

In Episode 5 part 1, I talked about all these reality show fights and if you feel like they are overrated. I specifically talked about Love & HipHop, Black Ink Crew and Teen Mom 2 having fights on their show last week. Make sure y’all check out my post I made about that   –> Are We Tired of Reality Show Fights? I also talked about the last episode of Power and whether or not y’all think Teresi will live up to his word with the feds and rat out Tommy? Will Kanan prove that he is not loyal AGAIN? Was Terry wrong for walking out on Tasha when he was supposed to help her out by lying to the feds? I talked about all that! Check that out below!

In Episode part 2, I talked about Nicki Minaj’s interview with Funk Flex and how she kind of put Safaree on blast. She’s been coming across really aggressive lately. Do y’all think she is coming across as being a bitter Betty? Comment on my blog and let me know. Also I discussed Teyana Taylor dropping out of her tour with Jeremih over some mistreatment she received by him. She decided to start her own tour titled the K.T.S.E Tour, the same as her album title. Check it out below!

Soooo make sure y’all like, comment, share, and most importantly subscribe to my channel!

Thanks for your support!

Danii Gold out!

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??

 

Coachella 2018 Fashion

I was loving this vibrant and colorful looks of Coachella this past weekend.

RiRi was looking sexy, fab and gorgeous per usual. I love her simple, but sheek, but sexy looks. The first photo below can be easily mimicked by purchasing a white jacket and tying it up in the front and buying a pair of white jeans, buuuuut it looks so much on Rihanna. The tan outfit looks like she got a tan bed sheet and made it look fab lol.

 

Nicki Minaj decided to pop out and went with a simple yet cute cheetah print outfit. Her top could’ve been a bit bigger for her boobs, but we’ve seen her in more revealing clothes lol.

 

Bardi Cardi rocked an all white outfit paying homage to TLC. In the second pic, she wore a Versace jumpsuit with “Pop Art” prints of Marilyn Monroe. (Andy Warhol was one of the creators of Pop Art.) She is embracing that baby bump of hers and I’m LOVING IT!

Next up, we got Amber Rose, who rocked a poppin pink jumpsuit with her signature blonde low cut. 

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I’m not the biggest Cassie fan but I likes her 90’s look. The color blocking was dope!

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Teyana Taylor slays effortlessly! ‘Nuff said!!

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Who were your favorite looks at Coachella??