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A Cliché “Hits and Misses of 2013” List

20 Dec

At least it’s not another “Best Albums” list…

HITS:

1. 2 Chainz “Birthday Song” video (special shout out to Kanye’s skirt)

2. Depeche Mode’s September Barclays Center concert (I cried. I died.)

3. Lady Gaga on SNL (and, by association R. Kelly on SNL)

4. Robin Thicke’s striped referee suit, making appearances at the VMAs and in his “Give It 2 U” video.

5. John Newman (The male Adele)

6. The horses in Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video

7. Schoolboy Q’s verse in Macklemore’s “White Walls”

8. The YouTube comments on Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” video

9. Iggy Azalea

10. Miley Cyrus

MISSES:

1. Justin Bieber’s tattoo of “Selena Gomez” (questionable)

2. Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” video (special shout out to Justin trying to wear a skirt)

3. Robin Thicke, as a person.

4. Hashtags as song titles (ie. “#Beautiful,” “#THATPOWER,” “#GETITRIGHT,” etc.)

5. The Harlem Shake 😦

6. One Direction being sued by Def Leppard over ”Midnight Memories” sounding like “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (Also The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” and “Best Song Ever,” but duh.)

7. The latest iteration of Nelly’s career (see: “Hey Porsche” and his part in Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise”)

8. Justin Timberlake’s entire 20/20 Experience (except “Mirrors.”)

9. Lil Wayne signing Paris Hilton, then collaborating with her.

10. Also Miley Cyrus

***Disclaimer: this was directly copied and pasted out of my work Outlook account since I had to make this for my job anyway. Oops. Sry. Original content coming soon, I promise ❤ xoxoxo

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The BET Awards: A Night of Insane Jackets

1 Jul

The BET Awards were last night, and while the show aims to celebrate the best in black entertainment, the real stars of the show were the crazy jackets sported by performers.

This style trend transcends generations, with everyone from Miguel to Stevie Wonder stepping out in their most outrageous garb. R. Kelly even wore a hat to match his crazy jacket.

In the awards show spirit, I’m here to dish out some well-deserved recognition to the artists who put forth that little something extra in the form of a loud jacket.

1. 2 Chainz – Most On-Trend

Fringe is really in right now. Have you seen Tumblr lately?

2-Chainz

2. Miguel – Most Unconventional Embellishment

Is that human hair on Miguel’s shoulders?

Miguel

3. R. Kelly – Scariest Jacket

I like to imagine that he spent hours sitting in front of Lifetime hand studding the jacket himself.

R-Kelly

4. Stevie Wonder – Best Use of Non Sequitur Appliques

Stevie’s always been really into tribal prints, but lately he’s been going bold by wearing bizarre aboriginal-type masks on his jackets.

Stevie-Wonder

5. Justin Timberlake – Best Secretly Crazy Jacket

At first glance, his sport coat looks pretty standard. Upon closer inspection, however, one may see that the “Suit & Tie” singer’s shiny black textured jacket is hardly standard.

Justin-Timberlake

6. Charlie Wilson – Most Colorful

Because, duh.

Charlie-Wilson

An Open Letter to Mariah Carey and Miguel’s #Hashtag

29 May

#Beautiful

I can’t exactly put my finger on why it is that typing the phrase “#Beautiful” into my Spotify search bar makes me feel like an asshole, but it does. I can say that the moment I hit enter, I looked back at it and just thought, Really, world? This is what it’s come to?

#Beautiful

Of course, they’re not the first to capitalize on the hashtag phenom…just take a look at #will.i.am.

And while I’m here, can we all just agree that the album art straight looks like a high school graphic design class project? What is that butterfly graphic on the bottom? You can’t try to be all 2013 on us with the hashtag thing, and then this is font you use. And what is Mimi even doing right there? Okay, done. Listen below: