For the week of September 23-29 The Black Tie Affair has been featured in the Morehouse College newspaper, the Maroon Tiger. This feature is by far one of the greatest accomplishments the blog has yet to receive. I thought it was a joke when the corresponding editors Bryant and Jasmine emailed me, saying they wanted to meet and discuss featuring the blog in the paper. I send special kudos to the two of them, they were so professional in the interviews, and the final story came out GREAT!. Since the release of the paper, there have been non stop emails, text messages, and Facebook notifications on the feature, this experience has really gotten around campus like wildfire. For the followers who are in the AUC, I strongly suggest you all go and grab your copy of the Maroon Tiger, and read the article on myself and TBTA. Thank you all for your support, and I will continue to bring you the news from the web, and the paper. Next stop, magazines.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday September 13th was the premiere of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. And while we were all glued to our television sets, some of the industry's most profound artist filled the city of New York once again for the awards. The night kicked off with the Michael Jackson tribute which featured his sister Janet, it was rumored that she'd practiced day and night to make sure her segment was nothing less than perfect. While everyone had their own opinions of what Ms. Jackson should do, but instead she chose to stick with a classic of the duo; Scream. From start to finish Janet kills every step as though Michael was present on stage with her, they even played the video along with her, to add to the effect; MJ's presence was defiantly in the room. What a way to kick off the show.
This year, the Queen B, Beyonce and new comer Lady Gaga were tied for a total of 9 awards, the world was dying to know who would take home the most. The highlight of the night was indeed Kanye West and his rude antics toward 17 year old country singer Taylor Swift. Unbelievably she won Best Female Artist, beating Beyonce and Lady Gaga both. Being the good sports they are, the two ladies cheered on young Swift on her first VMA, Kanye out of no where takes the microphone from here and commends Beyonce for having the "hottest video of all time for Single Ladies" this sent the media on an outrage and put both West and Swift in the public eye more than the Chris Brown incident. While Swift has gone public and forgave Kanye, the media is still having issues on letting it go. Beyonce even allowed Taylor to do her official acceptance speech in place of her Video of The Year award. Now isn't that something?, one bad judgement and now its the talk of the town, but isn't that Hollywood?. We still support Kanye here at TBTA!!!!OH!, back to Lady Gaga, Omg, here performance was mad crazy!!!, she opens being landed under a fallen chandelier then she just wilds out. Everything from here dancers to the effects of the show, mad her another media topic. So in the middle of her performance you notice that she goes over to play the piano (who knew she played), then all of a sudden she starts bleeding, that caused for a major OMG!, it came out of no where and the fans loved every bit of it. kudos to u Gaga, u defiantly did that.
Overall this years awards show was better than any of the other ones in the days of Britney and *Nsync. TBTA is in the works of trying to be at next years, cause if all this happened this year, who knows what will happen in 2010.
Today marked the official release of the Louis Vuitton Fall collection. This is truly the season for guys. Louie V calls it "A Man's World", its primary feature is the Monogram canvas of Macassar bag. This stylish yet masculine feature will run you about $2,230, and is worth every penny. One of Louis Vuiton's spokesman, rapper Kanye West is the prime example of the monogram tote being apart of men's fashion. In other news the Fall collection is expanding its fashion for men with tons of accessories. belts, wallets, and sunglasses to say the least. Time and time again Louis Vuitton has provided us with tons of seasonal pieces to add to our wardrobe, and TBTA is letting you know that the Macassar bag is defiantly a keeper.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Yesterday Neffe (Keyshia Cole's sister) gave birth to her 5th child a baby girl names Nayla. Neffe and her fiance' Soullow together have a total of 7 kids now, so this will defiantly bring about a new spin off of the debut show "Frankie & Neffe". I don't know how many of you saw the last episode where Frankie had all the kids in her downtown Atlanta condo, but it was a MESS!!!. But here at the Black Tie we supports of them , wish them all the happiness the world has to offer. Congrats you two, we're keeping our fingers crossed that this relationship will last the test of time.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
As many may know, I am "THE JAY-Z FAN!" This guy is defiantly the truth. So when it came to the release of Jay's newest project I was with it from the jump. Rumors surfaced the net saying that the Blueprint 3 would be pushed back due to label issues, but as of yesterday, the September 11th release of the album was a no no. Jay pushed the album up 3 days and made the official release date 9/8/09. What many people fail to realize is that when you are on Jay-Z status, you can do different things like that. And of course the Black Tie Affair has the album already, that was a given factor. But, from beginning to end the Bluprint 3 is defiantly a chart topper, it also features artist like Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and many many more. Kudos to you Jay, you certainly got the Black Tie's support. When can we expect the next tour???
Thursday, September 3, 2009
At the Black Tie Affair, we like to keep up with the latest fashion. The newest thing to hit the block are the 90's retro shades. Now all the 90's babies, will defiantly remember these, every kid on the block was rocking a pair. Now some ten years later the shades have made a comeback, Jay-Z and Beyonce' have been seen all over the world with a pair of the retro's. I guess its true what the parents say, "keep all your clothes, cause in 10 years they'll come back in style". Well you've heard it here from TBTA, the retro shades are defiantly IN!, so make sure you grab a pair in all colors.
Today in the AUC (Atlanta University Center) we morn the lost of a fellow member in the class of 2012. Jasmine Lynn was a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga who was caught in the crossfire of a gun shootout early Thursday morning. When news struck the three campus' it brought about a sudden stage of shock for us all. The fact that classes just began no more than a week ago, and now one of our classmates are no longer with us, is a hard situation to grasp. All day there have been Tweets, and Facebook messages sent about the memory of this young scholars life. There was also a night walk held in her honor; beginning at the famous Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on Morehouse College's campus and ending in the exact location in which she lost her life. As we morn this tragic lost, the AUC is trying to remember the happy times shared with Jasmine. We know that it will take some time to get over, but she's in a far better place. The Black Tie Affair sends their prayers to all her loved ones. She will truly be missed.