30 January 2009


Fitz is hot!!

Going from one of the worst teams in the league last season to the superbowl? Crucial Learning Curve!! I hope this isn't a blowout. Don't you hate it when the other team starts celebrating before the game is over?
Commercials!! I'm all for the E-Trade Babies!!
Natalie Naomi

Top 5 Friday: 1.30.09

Jammin to Backspin on my XM... I got a Naughty by Nature flashback. Treach was the most sexiest, gulliest, thug on the east coast around that time. Wasn't he? Jerz STAND UP!

Here's my top 5 Naughty videos:

5) Jamberee


4) Feel Me Flow

3) Uptown Anthem (Juice Soundtrack)

2) Hip Hop Hooray

1) O.P.P


*No Bilal concert review. The show was too over the top for me. I couldn't follow. I'm sure it was hot for my Bilal followers, just not me.*
** Check out www.creativityisme.com. My blog is published on there, too. Along with other great writers**


Natalie Naomi

29 January 2009

Concerts/Shows: Bilal

I'm going to see Bilal tonight at SOB's. You remember Bilal... strange, neo-soul artist with the locks (well, he cut those off). Wait, did I just say neo-soul? Do people still use that word? Let's call it urban alternative. At least that's what the Grammy Academy is calling it. Anyway, I know about 3 of his songs and I know, like most artists, he's going to play his new stuff first. I want to be able to follow. So, I went to his myspace page. Heard a few toe tappers. Something I can jam to tonight. But the records from his debut album, 1st Born Second...FIYAH! My favorites are "Soul Sista" (from the Love & Basketball soundtrack), "Fast Lane", and "Love It". Listen below:

He's appeared on just about every one's album. From Common to Jay-Z...
"Fallin" from Jay-Z's American Gangster

Betcha didn't know that was him.

I'll post a concert review tomorrow.

Source: Yahoo

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28 January 2009

Just Let This Ride...

Off the Higher Learning Soundtrack...

Where's my lighter?

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New Music Alert: Chrisette Michele

Got this off my XM... You Like?

Can't wait for her sophomore project!

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True Hip-Hop Stories: Monie Love

Now, I've been following this series since the beginning. Former rapper, DJ D-Nice created this Vlog (video blog). In this edition, he interviews Monie Love about the making of her hit record "Monie in the Middle." I blogged about her a while back... check it out.

D-Nice Presents True Hip-Hop Stories: Monie Love from D-Nice on Vimeo.

Love her UK accent. Peep the Sirius XM plug. Channel 65 on Backspin!! Classic Old School Hip Hop.

Source: D-Nice Blog

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Murder Suicide

Wow!! This brother recently lost his job. Came home, murdered his entire family, and then turned the gun on himself. 2 sets of twins!! This is bananas!! Read more here.

Source: CNN

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Single Ladies: Valentine's Day Edition

All My Single Ladies
All My Single Ladies

Some of us are proud to be single. That's not particularly my case. But, I won't settle for just anyone, get knocked up, and now I'm stuck with this LOSER!! Who wants to be unhappy for the rest of their life? Not I!! So I'm going to take my time with this one. He'll find me, yada yada yada...

2 weeks til Valentine's Day!! Big deal for couples... and sometimes for single people. The last time I celebrated this lover's holiday was back in 2005 (sigh.) Dinner for 2, exchanging of gifts, blah blah blah. In '06, I spent V-day in class! '07 it was spent at All-Star Weekend in Vegas. o8' it was spent alone, I guess... I can't recall.

'09 will be different. My homie, Shanita, came up with this fab idea. "Single Ladies: Valentine's Day Edition" Holla!! A weekend in the best city (NYC)! Brunch, Dinner, Concerts, Comedy Shows, Pampering, Partying, and Shopping!! A Girls Weekend Out!! Why not enjoy your homegirls, instead? Sound like a dope idea, don't it?
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Just Let This Ride...

Yall know I work for Sirius/XM, rite? My favorite station is Heart & Soul (formerly Suite 62). My homie, Cayman Kelly, added an old track back in rotation. Tweet!! Remember her? One of my favorite records off of her last album is "Cab Ride." So mellow. Listen below.

Here's 2 more Tweet tracks... What ever happened to her?

Natalie Naomi

26 January 2009


Double Time!!

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You Tell Me!


When did djing become so sexy? Thoughts?
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Rest In Peace: Dennis Hayle

Over the weekend, we lost an Aggie to senseless gun violence. I didn't know Dennis, but for some reason it felt so close to home. After getting the email last night from the DC Aggie Alumni listserv, I just couldn't sleep. I texted one of his frat brothers last night to get more information. To read more, click here.

My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Dennis Hayle

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Movie Review: Notorious

A few weeks ago, I went to the premiere afterparty but I didn’t get to see the movie until this past weekend. Overall Great Flick!! However, I did have a few questions I wanted to ask my fellow readers...Shall I?

* Did yall know that Lil Cease's character was played by Isiah, from Losing Isiah w/ crackhead Halle?

* Wasn't Puffy's dancing the funniest part of the movie?

* Wasn’t Biggie so damn charming? Did you think for a second that you could give big guys a chance? And then took it back once you saw the love scenes… ewh gross yucky!!!

* Were you reciting ALL the words to the Biggie songs?

* Lil Kim’s character… Was she that raunchy? Is that how she got put on? I hope not.

* The quote “We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.” You think that was Obama-inspired? I think so.

* Young Biggie was left-handed and Grown Biggie was right-handed. Did yall peep that?

* Also, when they were in Cali out and about, did yall see the Bank of America in the background? I coulda swore it was called Nations Bank in the 90’s, no?

* Big was Sergio Techini down, wasn’t he? From the visor to his lil sweat towel. Lol.
* Were yall terrified when Big attacked Faith? Hell, I was!!

* Didn’t you want to see 112/Total cameo?

* My homie Tyler Dirton noted this earlier... Where the hell did they find a Craig Mack look alike?

Speaking of which… Here’s a Craig Mack video “Flava in yo Ear (Remix)”


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Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap!!

My weekend was pretty eventful. Witnessed 2 fights (not including the Mosley joint). Saw Notorious (I'll get into that a lil later) Went to a wack, I repeat, wack comedy show. CHARLIE MURPHY!! Ate like a PIG!! And, picked up a bad a$$ pair of pumps.

Let me start with the fights!! Fight #1.... I witnessed from an apartment building window. I attended a lil house party a block away from the crib. So my girl is starting gazing out the window. I'm like "Girl, what you looking at?" She goes " I think there about to be a fight." (In the Mc Donald's parking lot...good and hood) Aw Shucks!! Sure enough, there was a crowd of teens circling these 2 cats about to scrap. One kid got all swole and took off her shirt... (hint: he lost). The other cat squared up, put his dukes up, and started throwing jabs. The shirtless kid got body slammed and possibly stomped out. At least that's what I think I saw from a 5th floor walk-up. 5-0 showed up. Everybody ran!! Gotta love it!! Straight out of an early 90's John Singleton movie.

Fight #2... The very next day. So, we're at the Charlie Murphy show. During intermission, I caught my girl, once again, staring at something. So like I did with the last fight, I go "Girl, what you looking at?" She goes, "Ol girl is gettin' buck with her dude." So my nosey self turns around to see... Sure enough, I see this couple having a domestic dispute. Ol girl stands up, pointing her finger her man's face and carrying on. The Big Guy basically chokes her up in front over EVERYBODY! Knocking all the glasses off the table. The crowd sighs!! Now what? Do you just sit back down after your little scuffle and enjoy the show? Uh yea. That's exactly what they did! Like nothing happened. Had it been me, I woulda bounced to save myself the embarrassment. In fact, I couldn't even sit thru a comedy show and laugh after being choked up... that's just me. I kept peeking over there to see if she was laughing during the show. Indeed, she was. She's better than me. Afterwards, I thought to myself... maybe the lady was relieved that all her boo did was choke her up instead of beating her down. No?

Charlie Murphy!! Uh... Not funny at all. And this is the 2nd time I've seen this guy's stand up. I had my arms folded. Rolled my eyes the entire time. In fact the funniest part was when a chick in the crowd blurted out that he wasn't funny mid-joke. Talk about losing his train of thought. LOL!! The damn joke was too long!! He had lost his audience already. Then this chick gonna interrupt his show? He cussed her out... and had her ejected. That's how you roll, Charlie Murphy!!?
Natalie Naomi

Man Law Mondays: 1.26.09 (Double Dosage)

Yea, yea!! It's Monday!! What a drag, dude!!

I skipped last Monday (King Day) in the name of Obama. Today, I have a double dosage of Man Laws. Enjoy!! (Thanks Tyler)

No man can order Harvest Grain Pancakes w/ fruit garnish

No man can share an armrest on a plane with another man

No man can tell another man he needs to lick his lips

No man can be afraid of thunder

No man can ask another man to scratch a "hard to reach" area

No man can ponder putting a relaxer in his hair to make cornrows easier to take

No man can give another man his own personal ring tone

No man can wear Reebok Classics

No man can wear jeans or dress pants that don't come with belt loops

No man can wear a thumb ring

No man can have his name tattooed in cursive on his arm

No man that wasn't a pimp in the late 70's can own pink socks

No man can use the shampoo bottle for a microphone while singing in the shower

No man can be on Weight Watchers

No man can set his alarm so that he doesn't miss Oprah

No man can giggle when water splashes in your butt while taking a dump.

23 January 2009

Top 5 Fridays: 1.23.09

Top 5 Old School Bobby Brown Videos!!!

Peep this photo. New Jeep in the background. Leather jacket off the shoulder. Stone washed jeans. Thumbs in the belt loops. 20 years ago this was HAWT!! Today... it's suspect!! LOL...
5) "On Your Own"

4) "Girlfriend"

3) "Every Little Step I Take"

2) "My Prerogative"

1) "Don't Be Cruel"

TGIF!! Holla!! (Like Frankie)

Natalie Naomi

Happy Belated King Day!!

I'm super late and I meant to post this...but it was the EVE of CHANGE and I got a little busy preparing myself for the festivities. Anywho, below is an old school collaboration video featuring favs such as New Edition and El DeBarge in honor of MLK Day.

King Holiday

Natalie Naomi

22 January 2009

80's Baby in Full Effect!!

Remember this joint?

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Back from the OMBAMania!!

Fun Fun Fun!!! Here's a photo of an ice sculpture in front of the Historic Ben's Chili Bowl!! The line was wrapped around the building the entire weekend!! Heard Obama came by too!

On the fashion tip, where yall feelin' Michelle inaugural numbers?

I love it!! Classic!!
Your thoughts?

Congrats Are In Order


Taraji P. Henson for her Oscar Nomination!!! Supporting Actress in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The show airs 2.22.09. Check your local listing. Go Girl!!

Natalie Naomi

15 January 2009

New Video: Raheem DeVaughn

Found this video on Soul Bounce... Love Ra Ra!! He does a lot of lip lickin'. Something like LL. Hmmm.

Love Behind the Melody in stores now!! Pretty Thorough!!

"4-Letter Word" by Raheem DeVaughn

Natalie Naomi

14 January 2009

It's the REMIX

I was at a Hennessy event last night... by the way... Hennessy was NOT free!! (Where they do that at?) Anywho, the dj played this record and I had to blog about it.

Don't Front!! This was/is a HIT!! Very catchy!! And look at Carl Thomas in the background. I believe that's how he got his start, no?

Natalie Naomi

13 January 2009

Mag-nificent 1-13-09

King James covers the latest issue of GQ. Only 24? SMH!!

Last year during the playoffs, ESPN went home with Lebron. Check out his crib!

Ok!! Is it me or do they need a housekeeper? I mean, they didn't know ESPN was coming over today? Come On!! I hate to sound like a hater, but they could have told the cameraman to stay in clean area of the house...lol. thoughts?

Natalie Naomi

12 January 2009

Manlaw Monday

No man can go out with his clique to the club when all of them have shades on

No man can pull up his shirt sleeve with his teeth

No man can say the phrase..."Ssstop lyyyyyin"

No man can talk to another man while both are at the urinal

No man can stand penis to butt in the club no matter the capacity

No man can say the phrase..."I already got my whole outfit laid out"

No man can say I have to take a Number 1

No man can know the name of his local Chinese Nail Technician

No man can sing the $5 Footlong song

09 January 2009

Are U Tuning In?

Anyone watching Beverly Hills 90210 this season?

I like Silver (pictured above). But for some reason, I want Lauren London's character to "hook up" with Dixon's (Michael from the Wire). But sneakily, her character is a lesbian. Something tells me she's going to swing both ways this season. Don't you think?

Natalie Naomi

U Tell Me

Did CiCi get some work done? It doesn't even look like her.
Natalie Naomi

BART Officer Resigns

Remember the sad story I posted on Wednesday about the transit officer in Oakland? Well, he resigned.

See Story Below:


BART Police officer involved in fatal shooting resigns

Scheduled to meet with BART police investigators today, the BART Police officer involved in the tragic shooting New Year’s Day at Fruitvale Station submitted his resignation effective immediately.

On Monday, the officer’s attorney postponed a meeting that had been scheduled by BART investigators for Tuesday and sought to defer the meeting until next week. BART investigators declined the delay and scheduled a meeting with the officer for this morning. At this morning’s scheduled meeting, the officer’s attorney and his union representative submitted his resignation letter. The officer was not present.

BART investigators have urged the officer to meet and cooperate with the transit agency’s investigation into the fatal shooting. BART Police investigators have notified the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office of the resignation and this development. The District Attorney’s office is conducting an independent probe of the January 1, 2009 shooting.

The BART Police investigation will continue to seek and examine all available evidence and will continue its full cooperation with the ongoing independent investigation by the District Attorney. "This shooting is a tragic event in every respect for all involved," BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger said. "We recognize that the family and friends of Oscar Grant are in mourning and we extend our condolences."

Source: Bay Area Rapid Tranist Official Website

Natalie Naomi

Top Five Fridays: 1.9.09

So, Notorious comes out on the 16th... There were are few preimeres this week. I didn't catch any of them... But I sure did make it to the afterparty!!Fun Fun Fun.

It seems like this week and possibly next will be all about this film. Since I will be out of pocket next week prepping for Mr. Prez, I feel like I need to publish my Biggie post now ... with that said... Here's my Top 5 Biggie records!! This was a tough one.

5) Dead Wrong w/ Eminem

4) Sky's the Limit feat. 112

3) Notorious Thugs feat. Bone Thugs n' Harmony

2) Story To Tell

1) One More Chance (The Best NY House Party EVER)

Honorable Mention: Juicy

Movie Trailer


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07 January 2009

Our News

Our friends at Concrete Loop posted a disturbing story about the transit police in Oakland who killed a 22 year-old black man. Sad!! The camera phone footage shows the officer firing his gun into the young man's back!! Wow! Sad!

Watch the video below.

Your thoughts?

Natalie Naomi

Luv Her!!

The newly-engaged Eva recently had a shoot with Derek Blanks. He's know for the alter-ego stories in his photos. Check her out as a sexy housewife. (Fellas, I know you want her cleaning your crib, don't ya?)

Source: The Most Access

Natalie Naomi

Fashion FWD: YeForce1s

Fellas, are we feeling the Ye Force Ones: 808 & Heartbreak Edition?

08 Wrap Up - Mad Skillz

Every year, Mad Skillz puts out a year-end wrap up. He covers all the current events in hip hop, politics, sports, etc. Funny Stuff!

08 Wrap Up

Let me dig up 07 Wrap Up too...

He's Good!!

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Weezy's Gatorade Commercial

What's G?

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Bey's New Loreal Ad


Source: Love B Scott
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Luv Her!!

I think I am the only person that likes the "Google Me" record by Teyanna Taylor. LOL! It's cute bubble gum music. She's cute. I found a clip of the self-proclaimed Princess of Harlem doing the "Single Ladies" dance. And I must say, she makes me wanna learn it. In fact, I'm sure there's a tutorial online somewhere. LOL... Remember Ciara's "Promise" dance? There was one for that.

Watch the whole thing!

Source: Love B Scott

Natalie Naomi

06 January 2009

New Music Alert: 1.5.09

Now, I'm shamed to say... that I just purchased the following albums last night:

Keyshia Cole "A Different Me"
Beyonce "I AM/Sasha Fierce"
Kanye West "808s & Heartbreak"
Raphael Saadiq "The Way I See It"

These are great albums!! I'm just blown that I waited so long to purchase them. You know how it is with Itunes... You gotta get that credit card balance down before you can make that next purchase. My last purchase (before these) was Jazmine Sullivan...that was back in October. I need to do better. Anywho... I'm still listening to my new purchases. I got it on shuffle! So far, Raphael's joint is in the lead. Check out my favs off his album:

"Never Give You Up" (featuring Stevie Wonder)

"Just One Kiss" (featuring Joss Stone)

Thanks for listening... More reviews this afternoon. Look out for my New Music Tuesday post in a minute.

Natalie Naomi

05 January 2009



Love the Carters!!

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ManLaw Mondays

No man can sing a song by the following artists in the shower: John Legend, NeYo, Tevin Campbell

No man can complain about the cold then commence to placing his arms inside of his shirt

No man can get excited about America's Best Dance Crew

No man can order a Diet Soda unless he has a condition that prohibits him from taking in large amounts of Sugar

No man can know the names of any Soap Opera character

No man can wash his nuts after sex with one foot resting on the tub

No man can tell a girl to "kiss him through the phone"

No man can try out for Making the Band 5

Tyler Dirton

Just Let This Ride ...

Classic Anita Baker...Add Image

She'll be in NY at Radio City on Valentine's Day Weekend. Now, all I need is a HOT DATE!!

Natalie Naomi

Humble Advice for The New Year - - 2009

Pass it on...

Go through your cell phone, caller id, calendar, and email addresses and discard all the people and events that mean you no good or don't benefit your life!

Stop making excuses about your life and make changes!

Keep your opinion to yourself! We all know what others should do, but what about you?

If you are involved w/ a person, job, or circumstance that is doing more harm than good, do yourself a favor - LET IT GO!

Get your debt in order! Eventually you'll want a nice home and car in your name!

Stop spreading senseless rumors and try to get your own life in order!

Listen more! Talk Less!

Give without worrying about it!

Tell him/her no for once!

Tell people you love them before you hear about some great tragedy in the world or lose a close friend!

Speak clearly and not ignorantly! Anyone can be a fool.

If you are between the ages of 22-35, please start listening to more than Hip-Hop!

Stop waiting on Tax Season and Save Now!

Eat what you need and not just because you can!

See how long you can go without checking your cell phone when it's not ringing. (Good One)

Be more positive and stop being a grouch!

STOP HATING! If you don't like my style, DO YOU!

If you aren't in relationship, it's not the end of the world! Self love is waaaaay more valuable!

FORGIVE! FORGIVE! FORGIVE! All of us have been forgiven for some low life things! So open your heart! Remember - God forgave you.

Men, stop trying to be so hard when it comes to relationships. Let that guard down before you lose the one that's meant for you! (Church!)

Speak up for yourself!

Learn a new hobby! Broaden your mind.

If you're single, start going on more dates with different types of people. Don't just stick to the same type of woman or man!

Live today like it's your last day, love like God taught us, and laugh like you've never laughed before!

Lastly, if it's only 5 minutes a day have a little talk with Jesus! Let Him know you want to be better today than you were yesterday and watch Him turn things around for you! "God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."


Go into 2009 with more gratitude than attitude......it will keep you healthier!!

No matter what the situation, always SMILE and count your blessings!

Thanks KIM!!

Startin' Fresh in 09!!

09 is MINES!!
Happy New Year!!

I hope you brought in the new year with a BANG!!

If you were at church, PRAISE HIM!!

If you were at the club, I hope your DJ was playing "Pop Champagne" when the ball dropped!!!

My beautiful girlfriends and I started the NYE festivities with a DELISH dinner at Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar. Then, we ended up at Guesthouse. Wasn't the best party!! People were blah!! But, it was imperative for us to be indoors (not outside in line), with a glass of bubbly in hand at the strike of midnight. We Made It!! Here's a photo from that evening!

Natalie Naomi
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