This video is sooooo dope…it’s crazy but amazing none the less.
There is so much hurt that’s taken place in Charleston this month. I’m a Charleston SC native and I currently live in Charleston and I’ve been asked by several people if I was going to write a post on the church massacre that took place at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston SC, My response was no. I will not post about the shooting because I didn’t want any personal gain from the horrific incident that took place. People want information, they want to know whats going on. I feel that my site is a personal blog for entertainment and culture. I would rather gain hits for talking about Kanye West inappropriately stage jacking someone verses me gaining hits for being one of many bloggers of media outlets that hopped to the chance to cover a story due to high interest of current events. It seems extremely disrespectful to the nine people that lost their precious lives due to hate and wicked acts of self indulgence housed by a boy with a pathetic soul. What’s going on in the world right now and in my city is sad, It personally hurts and its scary to wonder or think about what tomorrow will bring when the future right now doesn’t look any greater than America’s past. I was watching this clip of an interview from an elder Charleston activist and he put a lot of things into perspective for me in regards to the current race war status of America. Hopefully it’ll help you as well.
Rachel Dolezal is the number one topic of news outlets across the US. For obvious reasons. If you don’t know what those reasons are well just keep reading. Some people feel that her identity issues has helped the black American cause, when in all actuality it’s not her identity that’s helped black American causes it’s her body of civil work that’s supported black Americans and the issues they face. So why couldn’t she just remained a white woman while fighting the good fight? Was she taking advantage of her passion for black equality by disguising herself as a black woman or does she truly identifies herself as black and has a server identity crisis that requires her laying on a sofa with a licensed mental health professional? Personally I feel that she’s passionate about aiding in anyway possible towards the ”black struggle,” however I do feel like she has an identity crisis. No one should have to change their natural born race for any reason, or circumstance at all. Passions, and good causes aside, I think Rachel Dolezal needs to lie on the sofa. She’s clearly going through a sever identity crisis that requires professional assistance. None the less she has done her due diligence with helping and portraying herself as a natural born black women, now maybe she can do the same and seek help for obvious identity crisis.
Please forgive me and come back to me, I’m speaking to the 20k readers that frequent PrettynPoppington every month. I have good reason for my departure. I had a child, my first, a sweet little boy whom is dearly loved. Now, I know that warrents some forgiveness. As I ease my way back into the blog life a few things have changed, I will be focusing more on urban culture, and entertainment due to me being a radio personality on an internet based station called Kinetic HiFi and urban culture and entertainment is extremely broad, so I will have much more to rant about. The radio show I’m on is Those to Watch Radio, (my radio name Ms. Keep it Pretty) we cover emerging stars in indie Hip-Hop and R&B music. It’s internet radio so we can say whatever we want, and you can imagine how crazy things can get from time to time with myself and three men as fellow co-host. With that being said I’m sure to lose followers and gain new ones in return. Those who decide to stay and come back to me I thank you. I will post new articles every Saturday, thats one new post a week and as I get acclimated back into the blog life you will see one new post go to three, three go to five, and so on and so fourth. Check back with me on Saturday June 13th to checkout the newest post from PrettynPoppington.
Nicki Minaj interviews with Angie Martinez on power 105.1 in what I think is her most personal and organic interview ever. This is the first time I feel like I’ve ever related to her in an interview. She expresses her feelings about going through a tough and current break up with her long time boyfriend Safaree. Nicki shares intimate thoughts about her life in a way she never has before. I’m a Nicki Minaj fan so I enjoyed and appreciated this interview. I feel like it was also a great interview because Angie Martinez is a dope ass interviewer . I’m sold, definitely going to get the album. Check out What she has to say below.
This is the very controversial interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97. I loved listening to her views and felt every emotion she felt. I love her. I’ve been listening to her since she dropped, before she became super popular. She is the truth. One of PrettynPoppingtons favorite people. She has a voice and she’s not afraid of who hears what she has to say. In my opinion she is a true definition of hip hop in an uncut and raw sense, not this watered down mainstream bullshit that gets pushed to the masses as a facade and/or stolen images and portrayals of hip hop from corporate America. Check her out. You may or may not like what shes saying, but keep in mind, Hip hop is Black American culture and no matter what mainstream hip hop says or try to erase, that’s where it began with black people in the streets of New York. Shes passionate about her views. I say rightfully so, and I’m with you.
I have been so inspired to do a post on The Original Charleo for a few months now and I feel like now is fitting especially with the holidays peeking around the corner. What is The Origin Charleo you may ask, well to answer your inquiry, it’s the authentic and official Charleston clothing brand that speaks volumes in the 843 as a whole and has now taking larger strides to other states with the interests of celebrities rocking Charleo gear for all to see. I LOVE the love and exposure Charleo Clothing is getting.
I love it because this one dream and/or vision of an official clothing line that was cultivated by the founder or founders has brought unity and support to a culture (urban culture) and city of people that is hard as hell to get support and love from. The Charleston hip-hop and entertainment scene is one that you would have to know about to speak on. If you know anything about the hip-hop and urban music scene in Charleston you would know that unity and support of fellow artist is as cold as an Antarctic draft. Since The Original Charleo has launch I see and feel consistent love and support of the brand and a culture of people has finally pooled together to support their own through the love of being fresh to def and the culture of hip-hop.
Brianna Davis, who is Brianna Davis? Well, she is another dope ass indie artist that has a VOICE, meaning, she has bars for days, clarity in her rhymes, and lyrics to go along with beauty and a unique swag. We interviewed Brianna Davis on our radio show, Those to Watch Radio . Her interview was awesome due to the fact that we got to see her personality, which is very official and assuring. Not only that, her music, is sick!!! For real. I’m going to stop writing about it now and post the video you see below so you can check it out for yourself. To check out the interview with Brianna Davis on Those To Watch Radio, Click here
Kanye West announced a couple of weeks ago that his next “Yeezy” sneaker, and first since signing with adidas, will be releasing this upcoming November. Mr.West made the announcement during a performance at his tour in Australia where he stated that his fist sneaker with adidas would be more widely available compared to his previous Yeezy sneakers that were released with The Swoosh.
It is now being announced via sneaker analyst and Forbes contributor Matt Powell, that the Louis Vuiton Don’s first collaboration sneaker with adidas will be released in small quantities. Read more on ~KicksOnFire.com~
Rita Ora has caught my eye again with one of her many looks. I’m not sure if she’s exploring different stylist or just have a need for changing things up, but what ever it is I like it. Her hair is bed time sexy, she’s wearing the plunging neck line extremely well, and most important her shoes are killer. That’s why they are posted first. I simply Love this look, Rita Ora is Poppington.
I’ve been waiting for new music from Jazmine Sullivan. Her sultry, mature, gritty voice pierces my skin and gives me the she can sang goose bumps. I love this woman she’s super talented and a vocal power house.
Sullivan told Billboard in May that “Forever Don’t Last” is her most personal song on her forthcoming fall album, Reality Show.
“The most personal song is called ‘Forever [Don't Last],’” she said. “I’m basically crying on that song. It’s a ballad, and that’s classic Jazmine. It’s a letting-go song which is why it’s so personal. I feel like I came to a point in my relationship where [I needed] to let go and move on. I just had to do it.” ~Billboard.com~
After reading that I can certainly relate. Now I’m really anxious to hear more from Jazmine Sullivan. It’s refreshing and inspiring to see your favorite artist or celeb go through emotions and situations similar to your own. It makes them real. Then you think to yourself if she overcame hurt, and heartbreak so can I. At least I think that way…everyone’s human and I love entertainers that aren’t afraid to show it with taste.
The highly anticipated Firerella EP by Miami Blaize is set to drop September 23rd. A few months ago I gave you an ear of whats to come from the petite hip hop lyricist and soon you will gain even more. I will post where to get the EP when it’s released so you can experience real hip hop, but for now check out another snippet below.
All I have to say is “she is a baddie”. I love Amber, Amber Rose that is. She is confident, super curvy, she embraces it with no apologies with style, sex appeal, poise, personality and beauty. Amber stole the spotlight on the red carpet of the 2014 VMA’s. Wearing a Laurel DeWitt chain dress Mrs. Rose posted “Not one single f-ck was given” on a video of her walking the red carpet yesterday. If my body looked like that after having a baby I would rock the hell out of that dress too.
If you don’t have anything nice to say, your simply a hater. That’s how I feel and that’s all that matters on PrettynPoppington. Smooches
Under this Facebook photo the caption read REST IN PEACE MICHAEL BROWN…THIS ONES FOR YOU! #HANDSUP When I saw this It brought joy to my heart for the simple fact that individuals from my city are supporting this national tragedy with now a world wide gesture, holding both arms in the air with palms faced forward.
Charleston has experienced similar heartbreak, tragedy and senselessness in the case of Denzel “Jaba” Curnell, 19 who died from a bullet wound to the head after an encounter with a South Carolina police officer. I do not know the victim or is family at all, but when I heard this story it literally hurt my sole to the point where I couldn’t continue with the rest of my day. I’m not sure why I felt so emotional, but never the less I did. In Denzel “Jaba” Curnell’s case things have became silent in the “good ole boy” city and state of Charleston SC, but the movement, situation and cause to end murder of black men by white authority figures will continue through Michael Brown.
These two black men had promising futures, they were someones children and maintained positive influences for self and others…they were growing young men embarking on higher education and thriving lives. Now they’re gone due to hatred, fear, and the lack of value due to the color of their skin. #HANDSUP
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