There have been ALL SORTS of RUMORS swirling surrounding Justin Timberlake’s SUPERBOWL halftime show. There was the RUMOR about him paying HOMAGE to Prince in his hometown with a HOLOGRAM. The ESTATE of the PURPLE ONE quickly shot that rumor CLEAR out of the sky. [If you missed it..revisit that story HERE].
Now there was a HUGE rumor that Janet Jackson was going to be a SURPRISE guest. First of all, she was a guest of his before and we all know how that worked out…[In case you MISSED it revisit JT’s HYPOCRISY HERE]
Janet is NOT here for the RUMOR or SPECULATIONS. SHE CLEARS THE AIR…from her own LIPS…well FINGERS…
We lost a LEGEND–Dennis Edwards. Until YESTERDAY, I did not put it together that the LEAD singer of The Temptations was the same guy that sang this SONG! WHY DID I NEVER PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER? Dennis Edwards is the guy that sang
Don’t Look Any Further’! This song which features Siedah Garrett was written by Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert and Duane Hitchings. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Black Singles chart and peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, the song peaked at No. 45. This song has been SAMPLED more than a dozen times from Biggie to Lil’ Wayne to gospel group Mary Mary! Let’s go back to 1984!! Oh did we forget to mention that the VISUAL for the song was called “what … might be the worst video ever”.
However, given the rudimentary style of video making utilized at the time, many believe that the video was of, at least, moderate quality. Despite its simplicity, some early video aficionados describe the video as “awesomely terrible”. Regardless of how critics view this video, most agree that it is visual accompaniment for one of the greatest soul songs of the 1980s.
One of the GREATEST to ever do IT-PRINCE. A musical genius, an ENIGMA, a child prodigy with mastery of over 20 musical instruments! Prince was a LEGEND–point, blank, PERIOD. Not to belabor the point, we are going to SLINGBACK to Prince’s first television appearance on NBC’s Midnight Special on January 8th, 1980.
Michael Jackson is no STRANGER to breaking records and pushing the ENVELOPE. HELL, he would create the GOLD STANDARD, then EXCEED it! On This Day, Februrary 2, 1992, The King of Pop released the BIG BUDGET video, ‘Remember The Time’ on BET, FOX and MTV simulataneously!
This was a NEW THING to do at the time. The 9 minute visual was promotoed as a SHORT FILM and featured Eddie Murphy,Iman, The Pharcyde, Magic Johnson, Tom “Tiny” Lister, Jr. and Wylie Draper. Directed by John Singleton and choreographed by Fatima Robinson, the video was an elaborate production and became one of Jackson’s longest videos at over nine minutes. It was set in ancient Egypt and featured groundbreaking visual effects for the time!
Tisha Campbell-Martin is a TRIPLE THREAT! She can sing, she can dance and she can ACT! There is no DENYING the TALENT of this women. Campbell is ‘STEEL here’ indeed! Now with the WORLD in a fever pitch on a possible ‘Martin’ reboot, Campbell-Martin has been THRUST back into the limelight but this time around, we have SOCIAL MEDIA.
Social Media can be a GREAT medium to get your VISION across, and it can also be a WINDOW for CRITICS to PEEK into and try to TEAR YOU DOWN.
A performance clip from ‘Good Day LA’ from a year ago RESURFACED, and some FANS and CRITICS thought the performance was less than DESIRABLE…
Really, WAKE UP! It’s time to band together for what’s RIGHT and JUST. #TIMESUP! Let’s go back to 1989 with PUBLIC ENEMY’S ANTHEMIC ‘Fight The Power’. I remember when I was little and my older brother used to play this TAPE…yes TAPE. I didn’t understand the GRAVITY of this stance and MOVEMENT, but I DO NOW!! WAKE UP!