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The last video we posted on the site by Mya was “Take Out The Trash,” the singer’s attempt at reggae (after she appeared on “Girls Dem Sugar” with Beenie Man back in 2000), and with its colorful yet extremely simple premise of Mya and friends dancing scantily clad as garbage women, it was kind of a mess. But for latest single, “Mr. Incredible,” off of her album K.I.S.S., she takes the title of her album into consideration and keeps it swexy and simple indeed. Decked out in a Foxy Brown fro of mass proportions, Mya tries to take it back to the old-school with her throwback look and all the vintage props and pieces, as well as eclectic and colorful clothing. She sets the mood right for her Mr. Incredible, hopping out of a bath, lighting candles, leaving rose petals on the bed and smoking a hookah while she waits for her boo–well, hookah’s don’t really set the mood, but you get what I mean.
For the actual song, Mya doesn’t disappoint. She lauds her man, though she knows he’s not perfect, because he does a wealth of great things for her–including putting it down in bed. Her light voice works good for the track and the beat is actually pretty awesome too. And while the song and video is supposed to be for the Mr. Incredibles out there, when Mya released the video recently, she dedicated it to her fans saying, “A gift to my fans. Thank you all for supporting the “K.I.S.S.” album in 2012.” I’m sure most of you didn’t know that she even dropped a new album recently (it was actually released in 2011), but it was independently put out there, so you know how that goes (a lack of promotion and very few videos to get people excited). But this jam I can actually do, and the video is hot as well! A little dark (no, literally), but I like it nonetheless. What about you?
When was the last time you actually saw Mya? That’s what we were thinking when we came across this new video she dropped recently called “Take Him Out.” But it’s not the “Movin’ On,” “Case of the Ex” or “My Love is Like Whoa” type of Mya we’re used to. This new jam and its accompanying video features Jamaican female rapper Spice, and is more reggae than Mya’s usual pop and R&B selections. In the video, Mya is seen cleaning up after a grown a** man who seems to only like sitting on the couch watching television. She reminisces about the good times but acknowledges that homeboy got too comfortable and she’s not having it. Hence, she’s going to “take him out” like the trash. Clever. I guess…On top of that, the singer, Spice, and all the other women poppin’ that “thang” in the video are dressed like sanitation workers, but Halloween style in bras and booty shorts as they ride the back of a garbage truck and dance around in a field. The dance breakdown is good, as Mya has always been able to bust a move with the best of them in the R&B game, but aside from that, this video is doing the most.
The song, I will say, gets kind of catchy after a while, especially when you get to the chorus. However, she could have saved the fake Jamaican accent because it was off. Oh yeah, and all the awkward lip colors folks were rocking in the video could go with the accent too. It’s a colorful video and song, and I see her trying to do something new and different, but personally I’ll pass. She’s still cute though! The song is featured on the deluxe version of her album, K.I.S.S.
But how about you check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think? Pass or play?
Have you experienced this: you like a song only to like it less after seeing a disappointing video? On the flip side, have you loved a song only after seeing the amazing video that came from it? I often wonder why so many artists, especially the ones who have the clout, don’t exercise their right to create complementary videos that take their songs to the next level. Just like a great film, a four-minute video can really enhance the meaning and story of a song. And we know that vision is even more critical to a song that wants to communicate heartbreak, longing, and romance. These videos did just justice to their songs of origin by integrating narratives, scenes, and landscapes to create a story. In a sea of videos shot on soundstages, these stand out amongst the pack. Do you agree with my selections? Sound off in the comments section.
Lauryn Hill – Turn Your Lights Down Low
Director: Francis Lawrence
Hands down, this is the most perfect video I’ve seen in terms of how it heightened my appreciation for the song. Lauryn Hill’s reinterpretation of the original song by Bob Marley takes us to a beautiful and lush Jamaica. The colors, Rohan on a motorcyle, the close-ups of Lauryn pinning her hair, the intimate house party, and the next morning at the beach equals a perfect look at a beautiful 24 hours in a Caribbean town. Although the relationship with Rohan is not the focal point of the video, it is a beautiful backdrop. Who could forget them walking into the house party in utter darkness?
We’ve talked many a time about people we used to jam to in the music industry who didn’t go as far and become as big of staples in said industry as we thought they would. To put it less than nicely, they fell off. It could have been that their sound just wasn’t all that, or that their look wasn’t HOT enough (no crotch shots, no love) for the mainstream, but you won’t find these people with near as many fans as say a Drake or a Rihanna has today. Not to say that they didn’t have their share of success, but c’mon, where are they now?
After Amerie dropped her debut album, All I Have, the future looked incredibly bright for the Korean and African American singer. She had a different look, a different voice, and a great personality. And once she dropped “One Thing,” the lead single for her second album (Touch), which hit number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, I assumed more and more doors were going to open for the singer. But while she had Beyonce’s producers for her second album, she didn’t have Bey’s success. Though Touch did reach gold status, it wasn’t enough for her label, Columbia Records. She was dropped in 2007. Since then, Amerie released another album, In Love and War, which didn’t sell well at all thanks to a lack of radio support. She has hopes to release a new album, under the name Ameriie, and she’s given herself a big makeover by chopping off her hair and slimming down her nose.
Rapper Khia must’ve started something with the release of her single “My Neck, My Back” because ever since, that’s just about all our favorite celebs like to show off on the red carpet. From see through mesh and nude fabrics to the lack thereof; here’s our gallery of fashionable hotties who have mastered the neck and back reveal.
Surprise, surprise…celebs hook up while they work together! I mean, why not? Don’t some people at our jobs hook up on the low (or not so low, lol)? Anyway, here’s a list of a few former and current couples who have hooked up (some have never spoke on it but the rumor mill has always buzzed about it)! Who else can you think of?
Tattoos and piercings used to be the ultimate rebellion against a white-collar world filled with Windsor knots and pearl pendants, but nowadays it’s almost as if going traditional in the skin you were born in is what will really get you some stares. I never was a big fan of getting something reflective and “deep” scribbled in permanent ink beneath my epidermis, but putting a hole where there once was none has always intrigued me. Where tattoos can sometimes be a wordy passage that is only important to the wearer, for me a piercing is like putting an exclamation point on the part of your body you think is the sexiest; a sexclamation point, if you will. Being a professional, it’s important to me to get a piercing that is subtle yet Hot, so while you won’t catch me rocking any snake bites, I’ve been researching the next part of my body I’d like penetrated by a needle, besides my ear lobes and navel. Thinking about getting poked somewhere else besides Facebook? Take a look at this guide to some of the most popular piercings:
With the help of a continuously embattled (but still Hot) Chris Brown, last week, Keri Hilson debuted the song and video “One Night Stand” from her album, No Boys Allowed. The Hot duet, scorching from the recording to the dark video and its synchronized dance breakdown, brought to mind all the dope duets in Hot R&B over the years. Not the lovey-dovey Ashford & Simpson or Marvin & Tammi type joints, but the make your ears melt and make you turn it down when people come around type tracks. There’s too many to narrow down, but here are a few you’ll need to get a hold of ASAP.
Trey Songz is all smiles as he poses with Monica’s son Romelo Montez Hill, 2. Monica and Trey are currently on tour together.
Here are some of the best celebrity shots we’ve seen this week!
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