Yes, Another “Best Of” List: 2013′s Top Movies, Music, and TV Shows

Best Music 2013

Sounds & Visuals: R. Kelly, Janelle Monae, & More at Coachella 2013


The new aged Woodstock, better know as Coachella took place a couple of weekends ago. While celebrities such as Solange, Adrienne Bailon, and Kelly Rowland roamed and mingled out in the open field in the middle of California, the stage was set ablaze by a list of newcomers and veterans alike. Since we we’re on […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Little Wings” covered by Janelle Monae ft. The Roots at Live on Jimmy Fallon

The ever so stunning Janelle Monae strikes again! When she’s not breaking stereotypes by stacking her paper up from a recent endorsement from Covergirl she’s staying in touch with her first love, music. Janelle stopped by Live on Jimmy Fallon last week and performed a blissful cover of Jimmy Hendrix’s “Little Wings.” Backed by the […]

Album Lust: The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

Album Lust- The 20:20 Experience - Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake took the world by storm when he left ‘NSYNC in pursuit of fulfilling his desire for a solo career. With hit album Justified and borderline classic FutureSex/LoveSounds it seemed that Justin Timberlake had made his mark on R&B. Then as well all know, he took a break…..a long break. It has been over […]

Music Mondays: What We’re Jamming – Strawberry Bubblegum by Justin Timberlake, Estelle, & More (New Music 2013)


So savages, we are revamping our Music Mondays by giving you a preset mix! Yep, no more having to bounce in between the different tracks, it’s all ready to go for you in a nice Youtube package! This is allowing me to tap into my inner disc jockey skills, so I hope you all enjoy […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke ft. TI and Pharrell

Just yesterday Robin Thicke dropped off a visual for his latest single, “Blurred Lines.” The Pharrell-produced jam is the first of more to come from Robin Thicke as he plans to release his next studio album some time this year. TI also joins the two in this fun filled visual. Have these guys found the […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Dont Let Me Down” by Solange on The Late Show with David Letterman

THIS IS MY JAM Y’ALL! Ok, now that I’ve got that out of the way, lets jump into this week’s Sounds & Visuals. Solange’s latest EP “True” was indeed a true gem! The Houston native has been on a blazing tour full of sold out shows and satisfied fans as of late. Last week she […]

Vintage Sounds & Visuals: This Is For The Lover In You – Babyface ft. LL Cool J

Who else can bring us a smooth jam like Babyface? NOT NAHN! “This Is For The Lover In You” was release in 1996 and features the lip luscious LL Cool J. Howard Hewett, who is a member of the group Shalamar that originally wrote the song, “This Is For the Lover In You,” also graces […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Water Runs Dry” – Boyz 2 Men

While we give our wonderful Culture curator Krystal a well deserved break …I decided to hit y’all with an oldie but goodie. Yes yes y’all real R&B , not that “urban contemporary” stuff that the Grammys was hollering on Sunday. Um, who else do you know that can sing and harmonize in a barren dry […]

Music Mondays: What We’re Jamming – Mirrors by Justin Timberlake, Wale’s Bad, and More! (New Music 2013)


Happy Monday Savages! We are gearing up for a busy week and we are sure you are on the move too. Catch the latest hits that  we are jamming, which include the exciting comeback of Justin Timberlake and  true R&B ! Mirrors by Justin Timberlake This is the THIRD time JT has graced us with his […]

Music Mondays: What We’re Jamming – Started From The Bottom, Enough, & Pusher Lover Girl (New Music 2013)

drake-Started From The Bottom

Happy Monday! We’re sure you all are ever so eager to be at work or school the day after the Beyonce SuperBowl. Check out what we are bumping in our speakers this week! 2013, you’ve yet to let us down with the jams! Started From The Bottom by Drake Drizzy Drake dropped this celebratory single […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Clown” by Emeli Sande’

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, the British are back again with another powerhouse vocalist. I swear there is something in the water over there! If you haven’t heard of Emeli Sande’ get into her music NOW! The blonde-tressed singer been blazing the UK charts with her hit single, “Next To Me,” and gaining steam in the […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Adorn” at The Tonight Show – Miguel

We just can’t get enough of this song! Miguel recently stopped by The Jay Leno Show to perform is GRAMMY NOMINATED hit, Adorn. Get into his performance complete with a live band to spice things up. The song definitely has some longevity since it has been a hit sing early summer of last year. With […]

Vintage Sounds & Visuals: (Holiday Edition) “O Holy Night” – Mariah Carey

This weeks Sounds & Visuals will be dedicated to the Christmas Holidays, so if you still aren’t in the spirit — GET THERE via the visuals. You can also check out our post feature the top Must-Have Holiday albums. O Holy Night – Mariah Carey … instant classic! Nobody, I mean NOBODY is touching Mariah […]

Sounds & Visuals: (Holiday Edition) “A Christmas Song For You” – Kem

This week’s Sounds & Visuals will be dedicated to the Christmas Holidays, so if you still aren’t in the spirit — GET THERE via the visuals. You can also check out our post feature the top Must-Have Holiday albums. One week from today we will be celebrating the Christmas holiday! Raise your hand if you […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Mirrors” – Jhene Aiko

Yep, DOUBLE DOSAGE! I just could not pass up the opportunity to give my girl, Jhene Aiko some light! Remember the little girl that use to be the opening act for all of the B2K shows back in the day? Yep, that was Jhene Aiko! Earlier last year she hopped back on the scene with […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Remember Me” – Daley ft. Jessie J

If Adele wasn’t enough of a beast to let you know that these UK-ers are the definition of talent, then SURELY Daley will convince you of so. Daley is a newcomer ,  and boy does he have a voice on him! He recently dropped off a visual for his latest single, “Remember Me.” Fellow UK […]

Sounds & Visuals: New Edition Medley at the 2012 Soul Train Awards

In case you missed this year’s Soul Train Awards, let me tell you, you missed a slew of classic music being performed! The Awards itself were not so exciting, but the performers tore it down all night long. Today’s Sound & Visual is the New Edition Medley at the 2012 Soul Train Awards. One of the […]

Album Lust: Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys


Harlem’s favorite pianist is back with a new look, and new album. On Tuesday, Alicia Keys will be releasing her fifth studio album, Girl On Fire. Last week I tuned in as she partnered up with YouTube and Google Plus to share the album with us before it officially drops. The event took place in […]

Culture: R.Kelly Trapped In The Closet Part 3 ( Chapters 23-33 )

R.Kelly Trapped In The Closet Part 3 ( Chapters 23-33 )

Let me start by saying YASSSSSS! … Just in time R.Kelly is back with Trapped In The Closet Part 3! I won’t over saturate this post with text because I know you’re anxious to watch the saga continue , but I definitely want to inform you on some specifics about this drama and where mastermind […]

Beauty Crush: Kelly Rowland’s Makeup in the “Ice” Video by Kelly Rowland Fet Lil’ Wayne

Kelly Rowland's Makeup in the Ice Video

Another Kelly Rowland post, why? Because the lady is just hot and I love her… not so much the song, but that’s neither here nor there. If you’re looking to get Kelly Rowland’s Makeup in the “Ice” Video, look no further. I’m going to attempt ….  to show you all how to get this beauty on […]

Vintage Sounds & Visuals: “Contagious” – Isley Brothers ft. R.Kelly

Man, look. Shall we talk about the head of the CIA getting caught up in a real life episode of Scandal? I’ll keep my thoughts to myself for now, but it did inspire today’s Vintage Sound & Visual. We all remember the age of storytelling in music videos. Nobody, I mean NOBODY, did it like […]

Vivid Images: Alicia Keys Covers Complex – Unlocking Alicia

Alicia Keys Covers Complex Magazine Dec2012Jan2013

Vivid Images is a post designed for mainly photographs of intriguing magazine spreads and cover photos from an array of Entertainment, Fashion, Beauty, Culture, and Health Magazines . sigh, I really don’t have much to say about Dear Ol’ Alicia except, I miss dear old Alicia …. Check out some of the pics from the […]

Sounds & Visuals: “Diamonds” – Rihanna

All hail the reigning princess of Barbados, Rihanna. Rih-Rih’s been on a heavy promotional role as of late in anticipation of her newest album, Unapologetic wait…but didn’t she just put out… yes, the girl has dropped a studio album consistently every year since her debut in 2006, with the exception of 2008, we’re guessing because […]

Album Lust: R.E.D. – Ne-Yo


Hi Savages…I know, I know. I’ve been MIA for the past week, but I’m back after a much needed vacation to my alma mater LSU! (Geaux Tigers) Anyway–let’s jump into this review of the new Ne-Yo album, R.E.D. ( standing for Realizing Every Dream) This joint dropped last week in the midst of our Election Day […]