So I’ve been doing my miniscule part to help all weekend as I have been to 2 events that doubled as Haiti benefits. One being the 2DopeBoyz BBQ, the other being the debut of my boy – and fellow member of my group, The Have-Knotz, Bobby‘s ex girl, Fab‘s Fashion line, named NYC Love Affair.
The show was titled A Girl Against The World and took place in an ill loft with a dope turn out. Shout out to the girl Fab for making big moves and throwing a great event!
To make the night complete – or rather, to set it off, our very own Third of the Have-Knotz, Komp’L, had his own set and held it down. He started off With his joint “So Cold” and took it into the Forthcoming single from the Have-Knotz project, “Ice Grillz”. That’s when I came in. Peep how Rab messes up and laughs it off. Guess you can do that when you know half the crowd. But then I make the dramatic entrance like I’m somebody, but it was fun to make light of some of the stiffness of the crowd (yeah I’m talking about you, dude with the tie and no shirt on). Anyway, Pel did his thing. Have-Knotz season is on the way…
Here’s the New one from Amerie.
It’s called “More than Love” off of her new album and Def Jam debut, In Love & War and it features Fabulous, not only as the guest rapper, but the love interest.
Nevermind the now requisite struggling-R&B-artist?-place-some-Nuvo-in-your-video! thing at the beginning ala Mario, this is still a quality song and video. We haven’t seen this much of a good fit of singer and rapper playing boyfriend and girlfriend since Meth & Alicia. We forget Amerie also acts – word to the monologue in the beginning that could have been cheesy, but worked just right. And sampling the non-popular and overused part of “Summer Madness” is quite Gangster might I add.
Not only are these 2 of my favorite Artists, they’re also 2 of the Flyest, and I’m really pushing for A! I know she gets a lot of flack for lacking an innate sense of soul and not having the best range, but I don’t think that’s what’s held her back. I think she just hasn’t found her niche. When she got close to having one, she slept on it and let Beyonce stumble across her mojo and take it to levels that she probably never could (peep B’s “Greenlight” video – sound/look familiar to anything?), but at least would have kept her a household name.
So I’m hoping this single does more than what her first 2 off of this album did, and here’s to hoping that they release her “Pretty Brown Eyes” song with Trey Songz as a single as well.
That would be a good look right about now. Not that I even own this album myself, but still, I want her to win…and not just cause I have a huge crush on her…