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She Knocks Me Out

She's Turning Me On: R&B Cutie Keri Hilson

Honestly, I wasn't really feeling singer-songwriter Keri Hilson at first. Her 2008 single, "Energy," was OK, but it didn't catch my ear. Then she dropped the awful techno-club clunker "Return the Favor" and I was  completely turned off. Her latest single, "Turning Me On" (featuring Lil Wayne), put the R&B cutie back into the spotlight and at the top of the music charts. Keri also has been vlogging regularly on her official website, pissing people off on YouTube and looking fine as hell at her shows via the I Am Music tour (featuring Weezy F. Baby). You go girl!

And after watching Keri's new video for "Knock You Down" (Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo), I am hooked! I'm officially joining the Keri Hilson fan club.

Keri Hilson -- "Knock You Down" (Music Video)
Click Here To Watch The Video! Fantabolous!

In this superbly directed clip, Keri is caught in a love triangle between rap superstar Kanye West and R&B nobleman Ne-Yo. Not to mention we get to see the R&B starlet's
loong legs and booty in bed. As for the song, it's bouncy and fun. I downloaded it in my iPod and it's in heavy rotation.

In a perfect world, I would be lying in the bed butt-nekkid with Keri.

But in reality, I have to get up five days a week and bust my hump at my 9-to-5 gig.

"Life's Just Unfair" ©Kanye West

Not really.

Keri Hilson -- "Make Love" (trailer)
Click Here To Watch Video!

Keri's melodic ballad "Make Love" is also a standout. The teaser video (shown above), features Keri as she pulls out the chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne for a romantic night with, once again, Mr. 808s & Heartbreak. (There goes Yeezy crushing my dreams again!) The video is quite lovely.

Now will these two videos
make Keri Hilson a R&B star?

I think so. Maybe not as big as Beyoncé, though.

But in a perfect world . . . such questions would be mute.


This Is Sooo Wrong . . .

But so damn funny.

Yeah, I know. I'm going to hell for posting this video.

The clip was directed by comedian Kenny Johnson who also plays the Chris Brown character. So send all of the hate mail to him. Ha!

On a serious note, domestic abuse and violence against women is no laughing matter.

Sadly, there are some teenage girls who still support Chris Brown and think that Rihanna provoked the alleged beat down. Please read this disturbing New York Times article -- "Teenage Girls Stand by Their Man."  (Their man is Chris Brown . . . )

"She (Rihanna) probably made him mad for him to react like that. You know, like, bring it on? "
-- An unidentified New York ninth grader after seeing photos of a battered and bruised Rihanna

According to a Boston survey of 200 young adults, 46 percent said Rihanna was responsible for what happened and 52 percent said both bore responsibility.

Now that's whoa! Ladies, it's never okay for a man to beat you. Stop the madness!

Meanwhile, the alleged fight between Chrihanna has prompted teen organization to release an online public service announcement about dating abuse. Using the Los Angeles Police Department's affadivit on the incident,  two actors reenact the Feb. 8 altercation in which Chris allegedly bit, choked and punched Rihanna. "I think people need to realize that this is an issue that goes beyond those particular people," says CEO Nancy Lublin. "It affects everybody of every race."


Monday Music Meme: Think B.I.G.

In Memoriam: Notorious B.I.G.

Reader's Note:  Totally coincidental. I did this meme on Thursday so I can post it on Monday. I just realized that today is the 12th anniversary of the untimely death of Notorious B.I.G.  Looking at this meme, I noticed there are a few Biggie tracks on the list. So this meme is in honor of the B.I.G. man, himself. Rest in Peace, Big Poppa.

I swiped this meme from blogger/journalist Adam B.

RULES: Grab your designated music player. Select random or "shuffle" (if you have an iPod) and write down the first 25 songs it plays to "answer" the given 25 questions below.

01.  If someone says "are you okay" you say?

[I'm] "Fallin' In Love" -- Anthony Hamilton

02.  How would you describe yourself?

"Bounce" -- Black Milk

03.  What do you like in a guy/girl?

"DFTF" -- Illa J

04.  How do you feel today?

"See You In My Nightmares" -- Kanye West (featuring Kanye West)

05.  What is your life's purpose?

"Rockin' That Thang" -- The-Dream

06.  What's your motto?

"So Far From Home -- Jazznova (featuring Phonte)

07.  What do your friends think of you?

"Yours Forever" -- Jah Mason

08.  What do your parents think of you?

"Perfect Gentlemen" -- Avant

09.   What do you think about very often?

"People Get Ready" -- Ryan Shaw

10.  What is your biggest turn-on?

"Little Child" -- Chris Pierce

**I'm not a child predator! I'm just going with the flow here. Blame it on the "Shuffle." **

11.  What do you think of your best friend?

"Valentine"  -- Ryan Lesile

12.  What is your life story?

"Stop, Look, Listen" -- Boney James

13.  What do you want to be when you grow up?

"Everybody Knows" -- John Legend 

14.  What do you think when you see the person you like?

"Foolish Heart" -- Jazmine Sullivan 

15.  What will you dance to at your wedding?

"Hot Sauce" -- C-Rayz Walz

16.  What will they play at your funeral?

"Bam Bam" -- Sister Nancy

17.  What is your hobby/interest?

"True to Myself" -- Ziggy Marley

18.   What is your biggest fear?

"Dead and Gone" -- T.I. (featuring Justin Timberlake)

19.  What is your biggest secret?

"I Wanna Know" -- Foreign Exchange

20.  What do you want right now?

"Low Light Low Life" -- P.O.S.

21.  What is your obsession?

"Party & Bullshit" -- Notorious B.I.G. 

22.   What will your child's first words be?

"IfULeave" -- Musiq Soulchild (featuring Mary J. Blige)

23. What do you say when you look in the mirror?

"I Got Five On It" -- The Luniz

24.  What is your opinion of sex?

"Open Your Eyes" -- Dwele

25.  What will you post this as?

"Kick In the Door" -- Notorious B.I.G.


Cruz Control

Even though 50 Cent is on a mission to ruin Rick Ross' career with his "Officer Ricky" cartoons, I'm feeling the Miami rhyme-slinger's new single, "Magnificent" (featuring John Legend). 


If you don't know already, I love Miami. I can't get enough of the sunny weather, the fine women, the sandy beaches, the nightlife and the great food.

And since I'm living in the Northeast, and we are about to get hit with our first major snowstorm, I figured I bring some booty, er, I'm mean, heat to this blog and introduce you guys to this fwwwwine-ass girl from New York City. Coincidentally, this lovely vixen will be in the M-I-A doing a photoshoot on March 5-9, 2009. Damn! I wish I could join her.

So without further ado . . .

Wild Thang: New York Bourica Model Naiomi Cruz

This lovely caramel Boricua, who hails from the Big Apple, has been in the modeling game for two years and she loving it. The Spanish-Filipino cutie claims to be a bookwarm, but when she's not in front of the cameras, she usually in the gym getting her workout on. This year, she plans to launch her own monthly calender and secure more photo shoots for magazines and print ads. "I would love to see where modeling takes me," she told modeling website Body-Rockin. "I'm having fun with it now, so going with the flow."

You can check out her official site HERE or hit her up via her MySpace website.


Swamp Thang: Beautiful Model Naiomi Cruz

I'mma boss!