Happy Weekend, loves!
Happy Weekend, loves!
Happy weekend, loves!
2015! Can you believe it’s the end of the year already? Well, while you celebrate all of your ups, downs and the in between moments of 2014 we have your NYE playlist all geared up to welcome the n NEW year. Check out some of our fave songs from 2014 that kept us motivated while feeling fly, fresh + ready to take over the world. I mean we’re just sayin’…
Check out our vid picks of 2014….
Janelle Monae- Electric Lady
Kendrick Lamar – I
Azaelia Banks- Chasing Time
Clean Bandit- Rather Be
Lion Babe – Jump Hi
Childish Gambino -3005
Elle Varner -Don’t Wanna Dance
Pharrell – Marilyn Monroe
We’re wishing you a BEAUTIFUL Happy New Year full of love + joy, dolls!
Ok, so it’s Monday and Thanksgiving break is creeping up. Well, while you wait here’s a dose of motivation.
Kendrick Lamar – I Love Myself
Good morning girls!
“Popped a molly I’m sweating!” Ok, so how many have heard this line from the popular Trinidad James hit or even sung with it? Yeah we have all pretty much heard the casual mentioning of the drug ‘molly’ from today’s hit songs.
Fresh rapper who’s been carving out his own individual place in Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar, recently interviewed with MTV News, to discuss today’s Hip Hop’s infatuation & glorification with the drug “molly.”
“Molly” is a form of MDMA, known for its purity.
According to Lamar, “molly rap” is not only celebrating something negative (i.e. drug use); its also a played out gimmick that is affecting the Hip Hop culture.
“Sometimes you have the trends that’s not that cool,” Kendrick explained to MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway when they sat down for a one-on-one after he came off stage at this weekend’s Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. “You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while,” he continued without pointing the finger at any artist in particular.
As a high-school student in Compton, California, Lamar remembers switching from basketball jerseys to button-ups when Jay-Z pushed a hip-hop fashion shift with his 2003 single “Change Clothes.” Sometimes, Kendrick argues, there are trends that aren’t so cool, like the constant promotion of the popular party drug in their music.
“When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down,” he added of the Molly trend. “So it’s really just time to move on.”
Do you think Hip Hop encourages drug use?
Do teens act off of rap lyrics or is t just entertainment to them?
Hey Fly Girls!
So tell me if you or a friend have ever used #TeamLightSkin or #TeamDarkSkin on Twitter or Instagram? Be honest. Well, you know at the end of the day EVERY shade is just as gorgeous as the next, right? Absolutely! Even though the music industry might show one shade of female as being more beautiful, new artists are breaking down those stereotypes and embracing all girls. Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar is trying to do his part to diversify the type of beauty seen in the music industry. The hot lyricist has been getting praise lately for not only his dope album but also having a darker tone model, Brittany Sky, in his new vid Poetic Justice. Check it out…
“We had another girl for the lead but I had an idea where I just wanted a little bit of a darker tone [girl] in the video,“ Kendrick tells Miss Info. “It’s almost like a color blind industry where there’s only one type of appeal to the camera.“
“I give [Brittany] the credit, too, for just being there, and being a natural, genuine young lady. She wasn’t all in the open, trying to jump in [front] of the camera. She was cool, just chilling. I always kept in the back of my mind like ‘you don’t ever see this tone of a woman in videos. ‘” Kendrick says, “No disrespect, I love all women, period. But at the same time, I still feels like it needs that balance.“
Check out the interview he had with Miss Info discussing his choice in his new vid…
Do you think it’s a division between darker tone females and lighter tone females at your school? If so, how do YOU think we can close the gap and accept everybody’s beauty?
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