By leather | February 4, 2013
I love you and I fucks with you.
Watch the video below and you’ll fucks with her too…
I’ve been e-stalking her music, waiting for more morsels to drop. Not much yet, but there’s an African Soul revolution going on…
Its not being televised.
Go here for more Laura Mvula
By leather | October 21, 2012
This is kind of painful to watch, yet kind of awesomely hilarious. Its not funny, but to watch her PootieTang her way through this interview makes my heart hurt and smile at the same time. I’m sure she’s trying to save face, but she pretty much just blew her cover if in fact she did have some kind of disorder. She doesn’t seem crazy here, as much as it seems that she has a speech impediment (or no sense of time…at least with regards to dramatic pauses)
Plus…What the hell does ‘attrasked’ mean? Lord help us!
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By leather | July 10, 2012
Like so many others last night, I didn’t hesitate to act when I read that Frank Ocean’s debut, Channel Orange, was made available a week early for download. One by one music enthusiasts poured out their praise and support, via social media, for this highly-anticipated release from Odd Future’s in-house crooner. I stayed up until 2AM listening to this album. Like a kid on a late night TV binge, I couldn’t sleep without consuming all of Channel Orange’s Intended for Mature Audiences Only programming. Let’s be frank, the album does not disappoint. From “Start” to “End,” this album delivers music that plucks at your heart strings, whether carnal or compassionate.
Frank Ocean paints a lyrical picture of a lavish lifestyle that he seems both intertwined and somehow indifferent to. It’s an intimate glance of the ups-and-downs of the fast life. When working in entertainment, you often find yourself teetering on the see-saw of what’s real and what fake. Sometimes you just have to enjoy the ride. Channel Orange takes you on that ride. The album boasts production credits from heavyweights such as Pharrell Williams, Shea Taylor, Om’Mas Keith, and Maylay. Almost immediately, tracks like “Thinking About You” entice you like a sweet, deep and rich cobbler with real vanilla ice cream. “Sierra Leone” is an electric nightmare you don’t want to wake up from. “White” featuring John Mayer is like lingerie: short and delicately sexy. The lazy latchkey opulence of “Super Rich Kids,” the rawness of “Crack Rock,” and the uncomplicated soul of “Pilot Jones” exhibit Ocean’s vocal and emotional valleys and peaks. The Andre 3000 collaboration “Pink Matter” is leagues above the rest. I find myself lost in its sexy syncopation and the Dragon Ball Z Majin Buu reference suggests something funny, sweet and somehow dangerous. The album’s happy high point, “Sweet Life” reminded me of doing 50 down Highland Blvd in Los Angeles or enjoying the city skyline from “The Dons” in Baldwin Hills.
Channel Orange sets a new standard for soul singers and hopefully represents resurgence in R&B music. It is infused with everything that has been right with the genre music from 1960 until the present. Ocean’s sexual orientation aside, it is evident that this album is his catharsis. Art made this way is usually the rawest and the most generous. Hats off to Frank Ocean for creating a soul album that openly seduces the spectrum of sexuality and, eventually, transcends it. Channel Orange is much more than Emo Soul. It is musically mischievous, poignant and perverse. To tune into Channel Orange, stream it now on FrankOcean.com or download from iTunes.
By leather | July 2, 2012
Then songs like this come out to remind me that I’m just a smidge ratchet. The genius that is Cashin Out by Ca$h Out (the $ is for street cred) is not lost on me. I havent been able to stop listening plus I’ve screamed “Smoking on Kesha” way too many times in public places. Its fine…I’ve made peace with it…
By leather | December 12, 2011
I don’t know what moves me more, the visuals or the vocals… I’m going to look more into this Mar fella…Szjerdene is my new favorite already! He sounds like a keeper! <3
By leather | November 20, 2011
This clip of Jonah Hill babysitting Joel Stein’s 2 year-old is too funny and cute! I would let him watch my kid if I had one lol!
By leather | November 16, 2011
Elisabeth Hasslemuch gets sonned on her own show. As if I needed another reason to love Bill Maher. “You sound like you’re hurt” :-/
YOU MAD!! (c) Cam
By leather | November 11, 2011
Sometimes your words hypnotize the babies???
Never come between a baby and her Notorious BIG!
By leather | November 11, 2011
Photos by 3 Eyes Media
The cool, crisp Fall air was no match for the electrifying heat generated in the Key Club this past Tuesday. The venue was packed wall-to-wall with Angelenos (and a HEAP of Bay Areans) ready for the soulful sounds of Stacy Barthe, Bridgette Kelly and headliner, Goapele. Stacy and Bridgette warmed-up the crowd with their sultry sounds and kinetic performances. By the time Goapele and her band hit the stage , the audience was already primed for a remarkable show. Goapele wasted no time wow-ing the crowd as she stepped out in a sexy, short one-shouldered black and silver number. She opened the show with fan favorite “First Love” then continued with songs from her latest album, “Break of Dawn.” As she performed the hit single “Play,” the crowd began to go wild. Even the burliest soul music fans couldn’t resist singing along to the sexy hook. She kept the energy high with sassy track “Money,” blessed the crowd with a cover of Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing” then soothed the crowd with “Undertone.” The highlight of the night was during the performance of “Tears on my Pillow” when her guitarist took his solo and made sweet, sweet love to his guitar. It was magically delicious. She closed the show with “Closer” and was gracious enough to bless the crowd with an encore performance of my personal favorite, “Love Me Right.” You can never go wrong with an amazing live band and a golden voice, it was a recipe for success that I’m sure the crowd ate all up! See pictures from the show after you Read the rest of this entry »
By leather | November 11, 2011
“STOP BEATING STUDENTS!”
The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to grow…