Was I the only one who didn’t know Ashlee Simpson (younger sister of Jessica Simpson) was married to Evan Ross (Diana Ross’ son…he also played T.I.’s younger brother in the movie ATL)? I was living under a rock, apparently! They tied the knot back in August and seem to be super happy, so congrats! Check out their social media love that I snooped out.
With the cold weather moving in far too early, I guess it’s a good time to wrap-up my summer and show you all some of the fun that I’ve been having. I say it all the time, but I’ll say it again…I think music makes the world go ’round! I didn’t quite have enough time to go away, but I managed to sneak in some fun when possible. Between working and sifting through the many thoughts in my head about where I want to live in a year, it was MANDATORY to get in some dancing and friends/family time. I will preface this re-cap with this statement: I spent time with the people that are nearest and dearest to my heart and people that I knew I could genuinely ENJOY myself with. That’s so key! So, if you take nothing else away from this post, remember that there is NO time for drama in this lifetime and so much time for daaaancing (lol)!
Keeping in line with the whole music idea, I was able to see some of my favorite artists this year. I never posted about this (and I know this is a summer re-cap, but hold tight), but I got the chance to see DAVID GUETTA in concert (I even got media passes to go back stage)! By far, one of the coolest and most amazing nights I’ve had at a concert.
Fast forward past the Rihanna concert that I went to because I already posted about it right chereeeee!
I made and impulsive decision with my friend Talia and decided to take a road trip to my hometown, Philly, for the Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Legends of the Summer tour. It was super duper cool to attend an outdoor concert (since it was arena tour) with thousands of screaming fans. Check it out!
Had a freaking awesome time and had great seats (winning!)…to top the summer off I spent my Labor Day weekend in Philly again for Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival! It was SO freaking hot outside, but I saw some great acts including: Solange, Beyoncé, Empire of the Sun, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Dead Mouse and many more!
Thanks for taking a peek at a few fun moments over the past several months! I had a blast and will update you on my concert-going experiences after I attend the Beyoncé concert in December and the Magna Carta World Tour in January!!! WOOOO-HOOOO!!!
Most people can appreciate a good Hip-Hop rivalry. With some rappers turning to mainstream styles of music, it’s easy to feel like the Hip-Hop culture isn’t what it used to be. Then there are rappers who remind everyone that Hip-Hop is still alive and their passion for wanting to be the greatest, turns into true rap beef. Recently, rapper Kendrick Lamar has been catching some heat for stirring the pot with his “Control” verse that called out some pretty famed artists such as Drake, J. Cole, Wale and Meek Mill, to name a few. In response, Meek Mill stayed true to his Philly bad boy persona and fired back in his new single, Ooh Kill em:
Man you claiming you the king of New York
What the f–k wrong with you n–ga, step back
Hundred shots, aim straight at your snap cap
Everybody want the crown so I snatch that
Heard your gun go doo-dooo-dooo
Well my gun go blap-blap-blap-blap
What the f–k I gotta whisper to n-ggas
To earn my respect just to get to these n–gas
Go Ether, Takeover or Jigga on n-ggas I really go 2Pac and Biggie on n–gas
What the f-ck wrong with him
Like really I’m sick of you n–gas
You’ve been in the game like a year and some change
And you feeling yourself so I’m killing these n–gas like…
What was Kendrick’s response? Well, let’s just say he used a recent performance in Brooklyn, NY as his opportunity to set Meek straight:
I been doing this shit for years. I mastered this sh!t.
I have no time for irrelevant n—as [or] new n—as.
There’s one n—a in particular that needs to realize that there’s ‘levels’ to this sh!t.
I’m MOTHER F–KIN’ KING KENDRICK.
The drama spilled over to Twitter and let’s just say…things are heating up. I hope the beef stays as beef and not violent. We all know the reality of how wrong things could go.
A few days ago, Kris Jenner addressed some comments that President Obama made about her daughter Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In an interview with Amazon, the President said:
The American Dream involved some pretty basic stuff. A home you could call your own. A good job where you felt some security. A good education, and the ability to get a higher education if you wanted to pursue it. People felt if they worked hard they could get there. I don’t think people went around saying to themselves, ‘I need to have a 10,000-square-foot house’. I think, there has also been a shift in culture. We weren’t exposed to the things we didn’t have in the same way that kids these days are.
There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.
Now, if I’m reading this, I’m thinking, “wow, he’s right!” If you think about it, Americans, especially children, are exposed to a different type of success. We don’t just see hard workers on television, we see reality shows where families have millions and are afforded a dramatic lifestyle where they can spend any amount they want on any THING they want. Is that so bad? Is that unrealistic? Well, Kris Jenner seems to think Obama was out of line; take a look at her response:
Normally, I put new music on my site and it’s because I actually like it, but I’m a little iffy about this one. The song in general is not too bad, but watching a video with a twelve year old girl singing about a summer fling is kind of weird. It seems like some of Willow’s childhood innocence doesn’t even exist…plus she sounds like Rihanna…I don’t know; check it out for yourselves.