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Celebrity hair trends come and go. Sometimes styles that seemed like a good idea in the moment quickly become a cringe-worthy reminder of a very particular time and place. But other times, celebrities who take a hair plunge emerge as newly-minted style icons. And the latest track to beauty icon status? The pixie cut. It definitely takes quite a pair of cojones to chop off long, luscious locks, but these celebrities were certainly rewarded with quite a pay off for their risk. Here are our favorite pixie-haired celebs.
Pass Or Play? K. Michelle Strolls With Delta Sigma Theta, Sheds Some Tears, And Covers Rihanna In Video For “Half Of It”
When she’s not claiming certain menfolks are out here living on the down low on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, K Michelle is working hard at taking her music career to the next level. And in the new video for the song “Half of It,” you can see all that hard work come to life. The song is a cover of sorts of Rihanna’s “Half of Me” from the Unapologetic album, which was written by Emeli Sande. But K switches up the lyrics to fit the chaotic life that she lives in front of people on television.
“Saw me on the television, actin’ up and slappin’ bitches/And I ain’t proud of how I’ve been livin’/I pray the Lord my soul’s forgiven/I can’t handle my liquor why the hell I’m drinkin?/Little girls lookin’ up to me what are they thinkin?/Cause I want them to be better than me, better than the fool they see me act on TV…and that’s just the half of it”
She goes on in the song to talk about people getting the wrong impression of her and judging the decisions she makes on television when they really don’t know the whole story. The video also features K. Michelle on tour, interacting with her fans, dancing in the club, doing photoshoots, and strolling with Delta Sigma Theta, which K is of course a member of.
All in all, the video is short and sweet, and I can say that I dig this whole shabang more than the “I just wanna f**k” song and video she debuted last month. “Half of It” lets her voice shine through a lot better and you can relate to her message a bit more. Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think!
And in case you’ve never checked out Rihanna’s original, “Half of Me,” you can also listen to that below. Enjoy!
The soundtrack for The Great Gasby has received just a much shine as the actual movie but the reviews haven’t been much better.
So, let’s forget about Jay-Z’s “$100 Bill” and Beyoncé’s remake of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” Instead, let’s move on to a fresh new voice in the music industry who’s been making major noise.
Emeli Sandé is a Scottish soul singer whose biggest hit to date, “Next To Me,” has instantly made her a favorite among many music fans.
She recently took a big risk by remaking Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” for the Gatsby soundtrack. Other than the lyrics, the sound is completely different. Where Beyonce was very pop and R&B driven, Sandé’s version has more of a jazz and big band sound to it.
The music behind Sandé’s vocals was provided by the Bryan Ferry Orchestra and they sound awesome.
But the bigger question is: What do you think of Emeli’s vocals?
Check it out and let us know what you think? Also, are you an Emeli Sandé fan?
Though love songs these days don’t quite sound like they used to, it doesn’t mean the genre has died altogether. In fact, 2012 was a good year for love songs; check out some of our favorites and let us know if you agree.
You & I
Avant & KeKe Wyatt
The Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duo for the millennium reunited for their first collaboration since “Nothing In This World,” which was released and “Six Questions,” a song from 2006 which appeared on one of KeKe’s shelved albums. And though both KeKe and Avant have gotten older, it’s clear that they’ve still got it. This duet, despite the lackluster video, is exactly what the game has been missing, since they stopped singing together.
Sticking with her reformation theme, Alicia Keys has released a new track from her upcoming album, Girl on Fire. Unlike the title track, this song is stripped down, with less screaming and more piano. Alicia wrote this song with British singer, Emeli Sande. Checking out the lyrics, the song seems like it’s going to be something of a woman’s anthem, akin to “Woman’s Worth.”
It’s been a while, I’m not who I was before
You look surprised, your words don’t burn me anymore
Been meaning to tell you, but I guess it’s clear to see
Don’t be mad, it’s just the brand new kind of me
Can’t be bad, I found a brand new kind of free
Keys told Boom Box the song is about personal growth and learning to accept it.
“Brand New Me’ is about the journey it takes to get to a place where you are proud to be a new you,” Keys tells The BoomBox. “There is nothing wrong with growing. There may be people in your life that knew you for a long time and they think of you only as the person you used to be and not the person you now are.”
You can take a listen to the ballad below.
So, what do you think about the song? Do you plan on checking out the rest of the album when it comes out on November 27th?