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Drake – The Cocky Yet Insecure Singer Whose Paving the Way for Hip Hop

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

Here’s my thing about Drake. While he absolutely drives me nuts for reasons as to which I’ll elaborate on in this blog post, he also manages to seduce me into his music and overall entity.

Do I still see him as Jimmy from Degrassi? Undoubtedly. On other hand, do I think he’s become THE one to catch up with in the R&B field? You better believe it.

Drake’s cocky, unapologetic, skilled, twisted, hurt, proud – and for that, I find him to be the largest rising star in the music game.

While I loved his original hits for their catchy appeal such as Best I Ever Had and Find Your Love, his latest album just blew it out of the water for me. Some songs specifically are just mind blowing- Take Care, Headlines, Lord Knows and Make Me Proud. On this album, he’s raw and honest while still presenting himself in that egotistical manner that we all are attracted to him for (don’t try to convince yourself otherwise).

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If he continues to integrate great outside forces such as unbelievably talented Otis Redding into his mixes and provide listeners with raw emotion, he’ll continue to be a path maker not driver on a pre done road. People want honesty and they also want diversity. Bringing in Rihanna, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj were also smart moves.

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No need to take care quite yet, Drake. I’m excited for what’s to come.

MTV VMA’s 2010– Extensive Recap

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

EMINEM AND RIHANNA — LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE

So I think Em has just nailed it lately — I don’t think there are many who disagree with that. He’s come back with such ferocity it’s absolutely commendable — the song he made with Rihanna is catchy, powerful and SO good. So glad they performed together — great start to the show.

KANYE WEST — RUNAWAY

I will be discussing the T Swift/ Kanye situation when I talk about Taylor, but when I re watch Kanye’s performance I can’t help but fall in love with the song and his sheer honesty with his lyrics. He’s straight up explaining his flaws and how he’s not willing to get out of his own way. The all white stage, bright red suit/gold chains and ballerina dancers just did it for me — plain and simple. Great close to the show.

USHER — DJ GOT US FALLIN’ IN LOVE/ MEDLEY

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT PERFORMANCE THIS WAS in my opinion — wow Usher, you’re a vet in this music industry and you couldn’t pull it together to not only carry out your own tunes but you also couldn’t even finish a dance move without panting? Get your shit together — sorry that’s rough but he should be able to at least multi task dancing and singing a very easy ballad at the same time.

TAYLOR SWIFT — INNOCENT

I have so much to say negatively about this performance and the way she handled the situation but I will try and summarize to the BEST of my ability. There was NO reason to show a re-cap on the stage of what Kanye did, we remember don’t worry. You also don’t need to come out in a dark room with no shoes on and dramatic/dark make up and literally sing about the innocent 32 year old aka Kanye. So over the top — you should’ve gotten over it a week after the 09′ VMA’s and rose above it — instead of making yourself look like a victim. Trust me, you’re not.

B.O.B. and PARAMORE — AIRPLANES

Love this song, love these artists — so/so performance. It was cute I don’t think it was earth shattering but hey, that may just be my opinion. I think for never having actually vocally worked in the same room together? They did a damn good job.

DRAKE — YOU FANCY

This performance ranks right under Usher’s, which is saddening to me, because I’ve become quite the Team Drake fan. I mean — his CD never lived up to the hype it received, which became evident with sales and his loss of Best New Artist but I still thought he could pull out a STELLAR performance for his 1st time at the VMA’s and it just wasn’t good. He also had to incorporate the help of Mary J Blige and a random other man to help him with a song that’s not even one of his most popular. Try again next year Drake.  Lose the cocky affect in the mean time.

LADY GAGA WINNING BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

I think I’m the only person that has and will continue to be on the fence with Gaga — I think she produces hits, I will give her that, but all of her songs are dumbed down to the point that they sell millions. I also really am over her whole “show stopping clothing choices” — I get that you want to be the center of attention at every and all award ceremonies Gaga but I think the raw meat dress and shoes was vulgar and a bit too obvious that you were wanting not just some but EVERY eye on you at the VMA’s.

Degrassi–Why Do I Love You? Let Me Count The Ways

In Uncategorized on September 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I tend to keep certain aspects of my life hidden… such as my obsession with Jimmy Neutron, my habit of eating waffles with whipped cream every night… things of that nature. I was skeptical for years of proclaiming my hidden love for the show Degrassi until I realized… I am not alone in the obsession, whatsoever. I thought for a long time I was the only one who had ever heard of or watched the channel Noggan (soon to be Team Nick… as in Team Nick Cannon??? Very confused but anyways). I realized SO many of my friends and classmates also are addicted to the originally Canadian show. Seeing as that I am DYING in anticipation for the new season to begin in October, I thought it’d be fitting to post my top 10 reasons I love the show now… just in case any of you are amateurs and want to catch up!

10) Spinner is still on the show — Spinner, the bad boy whose been through more girls than John Mayer has had his fair share of ups and downs, including bouts with cancer and bald heads. He had triumphed over it all however and managed to nab one of the only “FORMER DEGRASSI” spots on the show… AKA he’s one of the older members still returning back on the show. LOVES it.

9) Emma’s now unattractive and a brunette- I’ve always had issues with Emma… she’s hot then cold, up then down.. she never knows which guy she wants. I just don’t relate to her character at all. She used to be hot … after her whole anorexia/pre pubescent phase. The period during which her hair was blonde, she had boobs, and she was dating Peter.

8) Jimmy aka DRAKE aka Aubrey Graham- I LOVED him on the show, why you may ask? Because not only was he an athlete but a philanthropist, artist, and musician. Who could ask for more in a man I mean really? He also dealt VERY well with his shooting and his eventual handicap.

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7) Peter’s on COKE in the new episodes- So me and my best friend Hadassa discussed recently the overlap of Degrassi themes but it’s all good- They’ve already done the “I’M A MUSICIAN THEREFORE I’M ALSO A COKEHEAD THEME” with Craig back in the day… But I love this one even more because Peter’s mom’s the Principle oh and he’s totally straight edge…. minus his “badass desire to drag race”.

6) Paige’s Questionable Sexuality– Ok so I’ll admit that I hated her for the first few years of watching the show… she was unattractive in my eyes and acted like the Queen Bee.. OH and she always says “SWEETIE” or “HUN”… When she decided to become Bi, however, I took a step back and decided she’s pretty freakin’ cool.

5) CRAIG, CRAIG, CRAIG- I don’t know what screams cool to me about him necessarily but I love everything about his character– he’s selfish, can’t decide who he wants more Manny or Ellie, dabbles with Coke obviously because he’s a musician and that’s what they do… and also gives up schooling for music. Yet again I say, “obviously”.

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4) Ellie’s relationship with her boss- I can’t remember his name, the guy she started seeing right when she got to college, but anyway, regardless, he was quite the hunk. It also intensified his coolness that he was her boss for the newspaper at college. She’s a lost puppy looking for love and can’t seem to get it quite right ever… I feel kind of bad.

3) Marco’s style- Gay men in general know how to dress, so I can’t say he stands out but lately he’s been stepping up his game — in the new movie “Degrassi Goes Hollywood” he looked quite fly I must admit. Keep it up Marco.

2) The Newbies– Alli, K.C., Clare, and Connor- While 9th grade was SO very long ago for me, I can’t relate quiteee exactly to the new kids on the block but I do think they’re potential for DEGRASSI GREATNESS is high… especially because they all have demons of their own and are totally unique.

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1) Last but not least– WHAT’S TO COME FOR….. Peter, Sav, Mia, Holly J, Darcy, and Riley during their final years at Degrassi? WE MUST WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER TO FIND OUT… I AM DYING!!!


Drake… Aubrey… Jimmy- The Many Sides of Aubrey Graham

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm

So, I love when there’s hype surrounding certain people and relationships…. celebrity related that is. I thouroughly enjoy putting myself in celebrities shoes, even if it is just in my dreams. Like, for instance, I pretend at times that me and Shia are exclusive… a girl can dream right?

Anyways, while I just veered off track, I did have a point… I promise. I am in love with the current celebrity talk of the town: Drake. Why you may ask? Well there are a few main reasons:

1) I loved him as Jimmy on Degrassi… yes, I watch Degrassi. While I used to be embarrased, I’m am not a shamed anymore. I have been watching the show, thanks to my good friend Julia Gall, since freshman year of high school. He was one of my favorite characters — perhaps it was foreshadowing but he did if you don’t recall have a “Rap career” on the show as well

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2) I love his newly acquired fame as a rapper, AND as a major Trending Topic on Twitter as well! Granted, things such as #WeLoveJoeJonas are also on the top list, but hey, I am still happy he’s getting recognition for his music now. I think the only thing he has to worry about is the pressure riding on his first album…. a lot of people in the industry including my personal fave Lil Wayne are backing him and giving him the hype so now it’s up to him to prove he has what it takes.

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3) Him and Rihanna — even if it’s JUST speculation… I dig. I dig it, big time. Why you may ask? Because clearly she won’t be with CB anytime soon but now that she has a new beau I can have Shia LaBeouf all to myself! No, but really, I think they are quite the power couple… and I like the intruige around whether or not they’re actually dating too. Maybe he will write love lyrics about her in his album? WHO KNOWS.

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All I know is that regardless of what he wants to be called…. Jimmy? Drake? Aubrey? Rihanna’s boo? I most definitely think, “he’s the, he’s the best”. (Tacky, I know.)