#FlashbackFriday: Remembering the Remix

still shot from Janet Jackson's "Together Again (Deeper Remix)" video

Yall know what I miss? Those good ole 90s remixes. Not the "let's throw a rapper on it and call it a remix" trend that only seems to occur these days. I'm talking those remixes that sounded like a completely different song. One of those Bad Boy/So So Def remixes that was so hot that… Continue reading #FlashbackFriday: Remembering the Remix

Put Some Respeck on J-Lo’s Name


The other day, The Shade Room posted on Instagram that Jennifer Lopez would be this year's recipient of MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. I couldn't believe the hate that was in the comments. Sooooo many folks were unhappy with MTV's decision. In fact, a lot of people prefer that Missy Elliott receive the award… Continue reading Put Some Respeck on J-Lo’s Name

#FlashbackFriday: Recognizing Demi Lovato


Like most people, I was completely caught off guard this past Tuesday by the news of Demi Lovato. I was casually strolling out of Kroger grocery store when a breaking news notification popped up on my phone saying that Demi Lovato had been rushed to the hospital for what appeared to be a heroin overdose.… Continue reading #FlashbackFriday: Recognizing Demi Lovato

Ciara Wants You to Level Up in Self-Assured New Comeback Single

"Know you want this yummy, yummy all in your tummy." That's what Ciara proclaims in her confident new single, "Level Up." Don't let those racy lyrics fool you though. The song's overall theme isn't sexual at all. In fact, it's a song of empowerment. Ciara sings about her growth as a woman who has learned… Continue reading Ciara Wants You to Level Up in Self-Assured New Comeback Single

Mary J. Blige Takes Us Back to Studio 54 With Discofied New Single

Mary J. Blige - Only Love single cover

Other than my oldest sister, I'm pretty sure no one would argue with me that Mary J. Blige is one of the greatest R&B artists of all time. When a legend like Patti LaBelle or Aretha Franklin is willing to do a song with you, then you definitely have something special. Just like those R&B… Continue reading Mary J. Blige Takes Us Back to Studio 54 With Discofied New Single

New Instagram Challenge Will Have You in Your Feelings

Rapper Drake

Social media never seems to be at a loss for fun and sometimes over-the-top challenges. From the ice bucket and mannequin challenges to the hilariously raunchy "For the D/For the P" challenge, there is constantly a crazy new social media fad dominating your Facebook timeline. If you love to dance or love Drake, then the… Continue reading New Instagram Challenge Will Have You in Your Feelings