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Movie Review: Talk To Me

    Talk to Me is a homecoming movie for Washington, DC. It stars two of the best actors of today, Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This fascinating story explores the life of a local deejay named Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene (Cheadle), an ex-con whose career began as a deejay in the socially conscience times… Read more »

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Can You Kick It?

As we watch the barometer rise, we watch the clothes come off.  With little to adorn the body, the focus shifts to what to put on your feet. The barebones back-to-basics nature of summertime fashion means your footwear must be up-to-par.  Anyone can rock ordinary store-bought, ready-to-wear sneakers, but customized kicks are undeniably unique. As… Read more »

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Kelly Clarkson: My December

Politics and music in the music industry have had a complicated long-lasting marriage. Question that? Just check the eve of Clarkson’s My December (RCA) release. She’s canceled a tour, fired her manager, and stories of her effort to release this “un-commercial” album flooded the media waves just as much as the album itself. Though Clive… Read more »

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Kelly Rowland: Ms. Kelly

Stop feeling sorry for Kelly Rowland; she doesn’t need your pity. Since the effectual break-up of Destiny’s Child, Kelly’s stalled solo career has often been attributed to Beyoncé’s supposed “lead singer syndrome” or a nonsensical plot by Matthew Knowles to keep his biological daughter in the spotlight (as if he wouldn’t want them both to… Read more »

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Chrisette Michele: I Am

She is Chrisette Michele and with her debut, I Am (Def Jam), this constituent of the House of Hov delivers one of the quietest, yet most powerful albums out there. With collaborations from Salaam Remi, John Legend, Will.I.Am and Babyface, the team of producers and writers is a combination that resulted in an album much… Read more »

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Da Brat: What You Like

Reality television is nothing new to Da Brat, although after participating in VH1′s Surreal Life, she thought it was a wrap. Settled back into the music grind, she started her own label, Rare Breed Inc., and signed long time friend and rapper MR. [pronounced mister] and two groups from Arkansas; Ment 2 B and Pressure… Read more »

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