For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. (Ephesians 2:10 AMP)
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Dawn Richard just continues to soar to new heights. It’s almost as if I forgot she was ever part of group. The way she commands your attention from the moment you hear that unique, soulful voice, you are captivated to hear more, see more. Well the singer/songwriter gives us a visual from her, new single: Wild N’ Faith, and of course she gives it to you on every level. Also be sure to cop her EP: Armor On, it’s well worth it.
Download: Dawn Richard-Armor On
Download: Dawn Richard-Pretty Wicked Things
T.I. & Tiny return to B.E.T.’s fall line-up with a 2nd season of The Family Hustle. Now that Tip has re-established his place as “King of the castle” the 2nd season of the show continues to show this couple in a way that’s very unique to today’s reality show….POSITIVE. Honestly I think that they should develop a television show, their very own version of the Huxtables. I definitely would tune in. So make sure you are locked in on Monday nights @8pm, starting September 3rd, as the Harris family take you on a journey with their family. Check out the supertrailer.
Trae The Truth drops his long awaited mixtape, Tha BlackPrint, hosted by DJ Scream. The 20-track mixtape features a whose who in hip hop, with T. I., Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, & more. Even the king of r/b makes an appearance. Take a listen below, and download!
Download: Trae The Truth-The BlackPrint (Mixtape)
Singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger, just dropped the first single from his upcoming mixtape, Born II Sing, Volume 3. Eric is known for writing hits for Chris Brown, Usher, & Justin Bieber just to name a few. The new song is called Take It Off. Listen & download below.
Download: Eric Bellinger-Take It Off
Atlanta’s own Diamond finally drops her brand new mixtape, The Young Life, hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Sense. The 14-track offering features artist such as Verse Simmonds, Reggie Hill, & more. Take a listen, then download her new joint. At this point I’m just happy to see females not named Nicki doing their thing as well. (no shade toward Nicki, just want a variety)
Download-Diamond-The Young Life
The acknowledged “King of New Jack Swing,” producer/songwriter Teddy Riley’s enviable list of platinum-laced credits include Guy, the Winans, Joe (the Riley-produced “Stutter” topped both the R&B/pop charts in early 2001), Johnny Kemp, Blackstreet, Keith Sweat, Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Hi-Five, and Al B. Sure among many others. Born in Harlem, Riley grew up in the St. Nicholas projects. He began playing drums at three years old. At five, Riley picked up the guitar and the trumpet. When he turned eight, he began playing piano for the Little Flower Baptist Church. Later, he began playing in bands around New York. After meeting Kool and the Gang member Royal Bayyan, Riley was introduced to the arts of record production and songwriting. Hooking up with Gene Griffin in the mid ’80s, Riley’s many talents resulted in platinum hits for Guy — the singing trio that included Riley and brothers Aaron Hall and Damion Hall. One of Riley’s early production was Deja’s 1988 Virgin LP, We Belong Together. In the early 90s, Guy disbanded and Riley formed Blackstreet with Chauncey Hannibal, Dave Hollister, and Levi Little. The self-titled debut album went platinum. Their second album, Another Level, followed suite and spawned the million-seller “No Diggity.” Tiring of the rigors of big city life, Riley moved to Virginia, opening his state-of-the art Future Recording Studios in the mid-’90s
The Bible encourages us to seek understanding. Read a couple of good books on the differences between men and women and also one on the differences in personalities. If you do, it may prevent thousands of arguments or misunderstandings.
Women offer unsolicited advice and give direction, and men usually don’t take advice very well. The woman thinks she is just trying to help, but the man thinks she doesn’t trust him to make the right decision.
When a woman disagrees with a man, he takes it as disapproval, and it ignites his defenses. Men only want advice after they have done everything they can do. Advice given too soon or too often causes him to lose his sense of power. He may become lazy or insecure.
Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated when they feel cherished.
Men are visual creatures; once an image is in their head, it’s hard to get it out. Women are more inclined to remember emotions or how something made them feel.
Seek understanding first, then speak.
Pray: Lord, I want to be a woman of wisdom and understanding. Help me comprehend why men are the way they are and how I can improve in my communication and friendships. Amen.
The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyers