What CB Is Jammin’ To: “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eye Peas

I don’t know about you but I’m super happy that the Black Eye Peas (i.e., will.i.am + Fergie et al) are back with another hit record. I am really feeling their latest song – “Boom Boom Pow.” This song has been number one on the pop charts Top 100 for the third week in a row and the number one download on iTunes for yet another week. They’ve sold over a million copies of the digital single – amazing! Although the track is definitely one that will get your booty shaking, the video leaves a little to be desired. I was hoping for another video that I wouldn’t be able to stop watching (like Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It” featuring T-Pain). Anyway, there is something simple and enjoyable about the beat and lyrics that gets this song stuck in my head.  And the album – “The END” (The “Energy Never Dies”) is coming June 9th. Enjoy!!!

-The Caramel Bella




What CB’s Jammin To: Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It” featuring T-Pain


Blame It – Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain

It’s been a minute since I posted a music favorite because I honestly have to FEEL the song. Well, Jamie Foxx gets this CARAMEL BELLA’s music pick. His latest, “Blame It,” featuring T-Pain, off his “Intuition” album is soo hot that it hasn’t left my CD changer or iTunes since I started playing it. I commute about 30 minutes to graduate school  each day and sometimes I repeat the song the whole way (yes, I know.. a bit excessive).  It’s just what a girl needs to get excited about the day (and wake up).

But speaking of the song and its lyrics. You have to love the lines:

“She said she usually don’t…But I know that she fronts. ‘Cause shorty knows what she wants. She doesn’t want to seem like she’s easy..”

So ladies, do we blame alcohol for our intimate (*wink*) indiscretions? And fellas, do you buy the bellas drinks to lower their inhibitions?? Hmmm.. Interesting things to ponder while shaking your butt to Foxx’s “Blame It.”

And check out all the celebrities in the video (directed by Hype Williams): Forrest Whitaker, Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Howard, Jake Gyllenhaal, and of course T-Pain. It seems more like a mini-movie than your usual hip hop video fare.

Enjoy!

Smooches,

The Caramel Bella




SNL Has New Album & Video “I’m On A Boat” featuring T-Pain

Weird Al Yankovic has some competition. The guys behind Saturday Night Live (SNL) skits are dropping their own album, “Incredibad,” on February 10. Their latest video, “I’m On A Boat,” features SNL staffers, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer, and hip hop, megastar T-Pain (You have to include “The Pain” on the track because his sound equals instant hit.) The video is ridiculous and it’s nice to know T-Pain can laugh at himself (because we sure are).




Check out Beyoncé’s Video: “Single Girl (Put a Ring On It)”

As most of you know by now, Beyoncé is back! Her latest video, “Single Girl (Put a Ring On It),” is a true dance video. And Beyoncé, along with her two dancers, are working it out. Although I am not in love with the song (and I consider myself a fan), I think it’s one of those jams that grows on you! I’m betting on a remix with some hot rapper like Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z or T-Pain (Mr. Collabo). Her album comes out on November 18th. Check it out!




Lil Wayne: King of the BET Hip Hop Awards Show

“A Milli,” “Lollipop,” “Got Money” and his recent single “Mrs. Officer” are just a few of Lil Wayne’s hits, who stole the stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Saturday. The show could have been called Mr. Weezy’s (aka Lil Wayne) because he ran it. Nominated for 12 awards, Lil Wayne picked up Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year and People’s Champ.

“These awards have been wonderful, especially when they call my name,” Wayne told MTV News. “That’s the best part about them. Twelve nominations — I think the only categories I’m not in are the female categories.”

Although the numerous awards may make his accomplishments seem easy, Lil Wayne beat out T-Pain (who he collaborated with on “Got Money”, DJ Khaled, T.I., Kanye West and Jay-Z for MVP.

And Weezy F. Baby, the rapper from the 17th Ward in New Orleans, announced he is expecting another son in “a couple of days” during his Lyricist of the Year award acceptance. Quite the family man, MTV reported that he dedicated the MVP award to his daughter.

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