What’s Poppington: Khalid

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If you’ve heard a catchy song that goes “Sennnnd me your location lets riiiiiide the vibration,” then you’ve heard of Khalid. Khalid is an 18 year old singer from El Paso, Texas who has blessed us with a different take on R&B and an eclectic voice to go along with it.

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His first album, “American Teen” dropped back in early March of this year. Don’t let the title fool you though, the lyrics aren’t that innocent.

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Khalid’s music style is like a mix of R&B, Pop, Indie, Soul, and honestly a lot of other genres I know I’m leaving out. His voice sounds like about six different artists, but there’s still something so distinctly different about it at the same time. Khalid’s music style is exactly what R&B in 2017 should be; its vibey as hell and catchy as hell, with just enough bass and lyrics with some substance. It’s quality, like someone actually spent some time on it.

Khalid has a cool stage presence as well and if you still aren’t interested, then maybe you could at least indulge in the fact that he sounds better live than on his recordings.

Check some of his songs I think are pretty listen-worthy below, or listen to the whole album on Youtube.

Whats Poppington: Back From Hiatus My Child is Here

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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. image (3)

Whats Poppington: Kanye West’s ‘Cruel Summer’

In order to be anyone in the Indie film industry, you have to atleast attend, the Cannes film festival, hell or even debut your film there, and thats exactly what the controversial, rapper/designer/artist/film director Kanye West did recently accompanied with his best friend/ lover Kim Kardashian sporting a very sexy and short Balmain dress. So what is Cruel Summer about?

Well according to MTV sources Cruel Summer is the story of a Lamborghini car thief who falls for a beautiful blind Arabic girl who’s father will let them marry if he can help her see. So he (Kid Cudi) does using strings that lead her around palace to play music. Kanye West says it’s a work in progress but it’s wildly stylish, huge booming soundtrack, Vanessa beecroft production design. Immersive fun. Kanye says he had to get script approval in Qatar. He needed 20 camels, 100 extras, and around 20 Lambos. His female star (Sarah A., an intern Doha Film Institute, pictured above) is the star of Cruel Summer. The film features fashion he designed and pieces by local Arabic designers, shot in 4 days, 3 months start to almost-finish. It will be released November 19th, Cant wait!!

Whats Poppington: Lindsay’s Lohan ‘rebirth’ a Richard Philips Film

Set to a fuzzed-out shoegaze background, the video shows Lohan emerging from a pool of water set against an expanse of ocean. She stares into the camera, the apparent symbolism emphasizing her rebirth and victory over those nasty drug and theft problems. Crashing waves and a fade out of Lohan’s face bring it all home. -Kyle Chaka, Hyperallergic

Whats Poppington: Chloe Sevigny in vintage Gianni Versace

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Today the ‘Lizzie Borden’ character Chloe Sevigny aka Indie Queen was photo’d at The Chateau Marmont today wearing a very rare Gianni Versace suit. Personally Chloe never goes wrong in my eyes and she again proved that to me…shes Poppington!!