Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monsters, Barbies and #1 Hits. Yep! we're talking about Kanye West's new video "Monster" feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj. This year both Kanye and Nicki has had the most anticipated albums yet. And once this song leaked, the world knew they where about to kill the charts. Earlier today Kanye released the official video for "Monster" and it gives you everything and more from the title. Kanye and his genus mind takes you on a horror fulled adventure including his scary co stars. For the #teamMinaj fans, you know Nicki KILLED! Her scene includes a surprise battle between Roman (from Roman's Revenge) and Barbie. Its hard to say who won the battle. But i guess you ll have to check it out on your own. And you know we posted the official video below! Enjoy.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Since Jazmine Sullivan came onto the scene in mid 2008 she has been on every one's radio, iPod, and iTunes library. Now with her Sophomore album due on November 30th we will get to see Jazmine at her best again! Recently she released her second video from the album Love Me Back. The smash hit 10 Seconds has been long awaited. And we are showing it to you!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Today was one of Willow Smith's biggest performance debuts. She appeared on Ellen and showed the rest of the world how to whip their hair. Little sister to the blog, Willow opened with a crazy rendition of Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) then she killed her own song Whip My Hair in true Willow style. Say what you want, but this 10 year old is doing big things. And showing the world that she's gonna be around for a long time! But we gotta ask, by Willow being signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, I wonder can we see a collaboration with label mate Rihanna? that would be epic. But in case you where at work or in class like us, here's the official video of young Willow on Ellen this morning.
Just minutes ago, the second single from Fantasia's already platinum album Back To Me debuted for the world to see. The song is called "I'm Doin Me" and if you've ever been through something, this is the anthem for you. It feels so good to see Fantasia back on her feet blowing up the airwaves with her long awaited album. If that isn't enough, Fantasia, Eric Benet, and Kandi (from the Real Housewives of Atlanta) are all on tour coming to a city near you. The Back to Me tour is certainly the hottest tour going on right now. And Tasia will be dropping through Atlanta on November 11th at the Fox Theatre. Black Tie already got our tickets booked! We support Fantasia and all she does! Check out the official video below.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
As if our love for Nicki Minaj couldn't get any stronger, she goes and releases the official video to her latest video "Right Thru Me" off her long awaiting album due this November Pink Friday-The Album. This video shows a real soft side to Nicki as she battles the issues of her cheating boyfriend. Its so good to see how versatile Nicki really is with her music, this just goes to show how she'll be rocking the scene for a long time. Once again, Black Tie is bringing you the official video leaked by Nicki herself via twitter. And we still working on that interview with the Harajuku Barbie. We heard that she loved the last few posts on her!!!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
From Music of the Sun to Rated R. Rihanna has shown the world her growth, pain, and sorrow. Now for album number 5 she's getting LOUD! Yes people, the Good Girl Gone Bad, is releasing her 5th studio album entitled Loud. Already, Ri Ri has leaked tracks of the album, and you know Black Tie got them! Some of the features on the album include the new single "Only Girl (In The World)", "What's My Name" ft. Drake, and "Who's That Chick" ft. David Guetta. We must say, this album kinda caught us by surprise, insiders say that Rihanna is pushing the album for mid November, but nothing is set in stone. Ri Ri is really making that paper and we LOVE IT! she just finished her world tour The Last Girl On Earth, selling out shows global, so its the perfect time to drop another album. A few days ago, Rihanna leaked the official album cover for Loud. And here at Black Tie we are bringing it to you FIRST! so if you see it anywhere else, know they took it from us.
In case you've been living under a rock for the past few months, Black Tie is here to catch you up. The youngest of the Smith clan, Willow has found her break into stardom. Coming for two of the biggest celebs in Hollywood; Will & Jada Smith, Willow uses her billion dollar genes to good use. About a month ago she leaked what is now one of the hottest songs out "Whip My Hair". And we must say, how in the wold did this little girl get us so hyped. Well its true, Willow is a serious matter. As a result, Black Tie's favorite Nicki Minaj even joined forces with Willow to do the remix. Like the song says "Weather its long, short.....whip your hair" and that's just what everyone is doing. You go Willow!, we wish you the best on the upcoming album.
After months and months of waiting. The love of my life Nicki Minaj has released the official cover for her new album "Pink Friday-The Album". Its looking to hit shelves on November 22, 2010. Nicki has really been on a fast incline in the music industry. Breaking the Billboard Hot 100 record for the only female rapper to be featured on more than 10 number 1 hits, Nicki has truly shown the world that she's here to stay. So you know Pink Friday is gonna come with it! With already hits like Your Love, Massive Attack & Check It Out, Nicki has a few other tracks that she's saving for when the album drops. We here at Black Tie supports Nicki to the fullest, and will defiantly have our copy of the album on release day. Hopefully Nicki will do a personal feature on our site in the future. LET's MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Monday, October 11, 2010
"WILL THEY ONLY LOOK AT US AS A GAY SCHOOL? OR THE FACT THAT WE PRODUCE THE WORLD'S MOST ELITE." The article is entitled "The Mean Girls of Morehouse". In VIBE Magazine's latest issues, critics chose to address the various gay issues at the world's greatest institution for black men. As a student at Morehouse, it affects me every time the media wishes to speak negatively about my school. As studies have shown, the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual community has been around for centuries, so now in this day and age, where we are prone to accept things more; the question must be asked. What is the over-all reason for society's hatred toward this community? In the article, that was strongly opinionated, the author spoke as if they knew EXACTLY the means of being a product of this institution. Now, being a student I will not say that Morehouse is 100% perfect because every place has its fair share of problems and issues. But! from this article, I really wish they'd talked to the gay community at Morehouse College and got an hands on opinion and stand point from them. I give much respect to the former Morehouse brother they did interview, but it seems as if he wanted to subliminally bash the school for not accepting him. When he knew on a first hand basis that, with a institution like Morehouse, dresses, hand bags, and heels WILL NOT be acceptable. So now is not the time to feel discriminated against. As the 10th President of Morehouse College stated some time ago, "Morehouse is not a GAY school, it is a GREAT school". "Here we walk the grounds of great men to become greater men!" simple quotes like this lets you know that place is no joke. As far as VIBE and their article, I give them respect for their craft, but I totally disagree on the way they chose to address the situation. Not every man that attends and graduates from Morehouse is homosexual, nor will he be the next CEO of a fortune 500 company. But know this, EVERY product of Morehouse College is a success story in their own way, weather gay or straight. That's the thing about attending a private institution like Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta, and other HBCU's. Its such a nurturing environment, that you will only understand it if you attend. And that they mold and make you into leaders. All to make our community and world a better place.
For your own take on the VIBE article, Black Tie is posting the official link for you to read.
For your own take on the VIBE article, Black Tie is posting the official link for you to read.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Earlier this year, there was speculations that the Notorous K.I.M was finally back in the studio and going to release a new album. Well allegedly that's true. Photos have been floating around the Internet of Lil' Kim and what looks to be an album cover. While nothing has been 100% confirmed TBTA is bringing you the official first look at what is to either be Lil' Kim's new Mixtape or Official Album! "Long Live The Queen" Looks Like Kim went 18th century with this look. But we LOVE IT!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Up and coming artist and Sickman Records "Hollywood Sweetheart" Kaela Freeman, is on her fast incline to fame in the music industry. Having released her second song "What Yo Name Is" on iTunes earlier this month Kaela, is showing the world she has what it takes to make it to the top. For Kaela's official iTunes page click on the following link to hear it. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-yo-name-is/id383227552
Kaela Freeman is a 15 year old singer/songwriter from Murrietta, CA. Having gained her start to fame from TV Commercials, Kaela has began to take the music industry by storm. Along with her 17 year old brother Tyler, the duo are the hottest artists yet hailing from Sickman Records in Los Angeles, CA. Kaela's newest single "What Yo Name Is" is a catchy upbeat tempo song that all young girls her age can relate to. What makes Kaela different upon other artist her age is that she gives you a very eclectic vibe. Now don't get it twisted, Miss Kaela isn't a rookie to the entertainment industry. Having had the opportunities to appear in films like "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and TV series like "The Bernie Mac Show", Kaela has also appeared in numerous big named commercials like; McDonald's, KMart, and AT&T, just to name a few. She recently featured in The Californian, Valley News and Press Enterprise
For such a young artist, Kaela really has a strong team behind her. Her parents knew at her tender age of 7 that she was bound for stardom. And her team at Sickman Records assure nothing but the best for her. The President of Sickman Records, and a fan of us here at the Black Tie Affair, C.L. Betts told reporters at SWRNN.com that “When Kaela decided to record music, she already had a well-established acting career. We knew immediately she had potential. She has a great sound and we realized (her new single) could be the launch of something really special. I think everyone will love her style, sound and energy.” Its no doubt that this young lady has the right people in her corner.
The Black Tie Affair is totally loving this up and coming artist! Look for more features about her in the future. We send special shouts to Kaela and her family. Also the officials at Sickman Records for blessing us with the opportunity to feature Kaela. Mr. C.L. Betts, and Ms. Elisa. For more information about Kaela Freeman and Sickman Records check out the following links below:
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
From living and attending school in Atlanta, GA. for the past 3 years, Ive come to realize that this place is truly the mecca of talented artist and individuals. The latest artist to cross my path is a guy by the name of Sir Will. Sir Will is a songwriter, musician, and rapper known for his stylistic choice of music, unique sound, and originality. His sound covers many musical genres, which include rock, jungle, funk, hip hop, and pop. The eclectic range of influences in his music includes Andre 3000, LiL Wayne, Prince, Kanye West, Cold Play, and DeAngelo. The first time I listened to his music was through a good friend and business personal of mine Danielle Jeter. Some may remember a post done on her and her profound business "Affairs of Isis". Knowing how Jeter never deals with anything bad, I knew this guy had to be something serious.
Sir Will, grew up in Stone Mountain, GA. not far from the busy money making city of Atlanta. Not long after his completion of High School, Sir Will became a familiar face around Atlanta winning several talent shows hosted by radio station Hot107.9 ATL Talent, which led to an opportunity to perform at the Birthday Bash, BET Blaze the Stage, and many other high-profile events. He honed his skills and went on to win a number of talent contests. This success attracted many record label representatives. With the ups and downs of the music industry, Sir Will managed to become apart of a record label that understood his passion and drive for the music he loved. Later signing with Avalon Music Group (AMG) to manage his career. He was mentioned in the March 2009 issue of Atlanta’s Rolling Stone magazine after performing at a showcase featuring LiL Wayne, which is by far, the most memorable moment in his music career. He has released two installments in his "Road 2 Rose" mixture series including "The Rose Dawson edition" and "The Detour".
Sir Will’s performance at New York’s SOB club has only added credibility to his exquisite sound and talent. Just recently this month, Sir Will has been chosen to participate in MTV’s Break the Band Competition. He will soon begin touring in Germany with other large Atlanta artists such as Nivea and Rasheeda. This is only the beginning for Sir Will and he has already won the hearts of many. The magnitude of his creative and distinctive sound will only continue to captivate music lovers worldwide. Trust and believe! This isn't the last time you'll be hearing about Sir Will. His Twitter page and own personal website has already gain public attention. Officials here at The Black Tie Affair, will defiantly keep our eyes open for this artist. Just remember you heard of him here!
We send much love and respect to Danielle Jeter and the team at "Affairs of Isis", also to Sir Will and his camp.
To contact Sir Will please email email@example.com. You can follow Sir Will on Twitter.com/iamSirWill. For booking information please contact twitter.com/mringram2U or twitter.com/IamChaseJ.
IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!! Earlier today Nicki Minaj, The Harajuku Barbie released the first video off her long awaited album that's due to drop Nov. 22nd. The First single off the album is "Your Love" and while its not one of Nicki's hardcore rap records, It feels good to hear here singing on a track for a change. The video details a story between Nicki and her Sensei. Without giving too much away, lets just say if u a die hard Nicki fan, you won't like the ending. But TBTA is broadcasting the Official Video for you now. #teamMinaj stand up. I can't wait for the album to drop, its gonna b SICK!!!!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This past weekend was the Summer Jam Concert in New York City. Everyone who is anyone was definitely in the building. And representatives of The Black Tie Affair were in effect also. We even managed to snap a few pics of Gucci Mane, Wakka Flakka, Nicki Minaj, and Fabolous. Check them out. Shouts to Nicki, I hear she lovs the blog.
First there was Whitney, then there was Beyonce', now it Monica. R&B singer, and big sister to the site Monica, sang at The Lakers v. Celtics Game 3 last night. Her rendition of the National Anthem was by far superb. Monica, who recently released her latest album "Still Standing" is truly showing the music game that she hasn't gone anywhere. In case you were living under a rock last night and missed my big sister kill the National Anthem, The Black Tie Affair is broadcasting it to you right here. And if you haven't picked up Mo's album, I need you to do it ASAP! Much love to Monica and the family.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Ever since our girl Nicki Minaj has hit the scene, everyone wants to say that she's coming for Lil' Kim's title as the freaky girl in Hip-Hop. But for the record, Nicki is making a name for herself in her own way. This past weekend, Lil' Kim did a performance were her longtime ex-boyfriend Ray-J accompanied her. Ray took shots at Nicki and Kim egged him on as well. On the other hand a NYC underground rapper by the name of Keyz fired a few shots at the Harajuku Barbie over her freestyle "Itty Bitty Piggy", featured on her mixtape "Beam Me Up Scotty". Why all the hatred toward Nicki? I personally love Miss Minaj, and had the pleasure of meeting her in Atlanta were TBTA did a feature on her B-Day even in December. But i guess its true. Everyone isn't gonna like you. And in this industry, its more than just a few. Keep Your Head Up NICKI! we love u!
Checkout the video of Keys "Nicki Minaj diss" ma was fly, but Nicki has a deal. She doesnt.
With the resent hype of who will cover VIBE this summer. Both Erykah Badu and Nicki Minaj grace the the June issue. How you might ask? Well our people at VIBE informed that this issue was the most special, being that both Nicki and Erkyah are blowing up the charts. Check them out for your self.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
A few minutes ago, "The Queen B" Beyonce' just released her latest video/mini film "Why Don't You Love Me". Bey never fails to give you life with every project she puts out. She takes you back to the 50's as B.B. Homemaker, a housewife that does it all. Checkout the video for yourself, Its such a GREAT! way to bring TBTA back. We've been gone for a minute, but were back in action. We send much love to Beyonce' for this video.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
About 15 minutes, connects emailed me the official video of Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce Telephone. The long awaited video has had the entire music industry on pins and needles. But here at the Black Tie Affair we are broadcasting it to you right now. After watching the video, I must say that its not what i thought it would be. Gaga, chose to set this video up as a mini movie featuring the Queen Bey, and R&B singer Tyrese. If you pay close attention, you'll see various relations to the the Blockbuster film Kill Bill: Vol, 1&2. Overall this video left me extremely speechless in the end, especially the To Be Continued.... left at the end of the movie. So does this mean there is a remix approaching?..speculations say maybe. but here at TBTA will keep you posted every step of the way.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tonight was the season finale of season 3 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's VH1 show Fantasia: For Real. Night after night we watched Tasia struggle with family and issues of the industry. But through it all she made it. Fantasia recently released her first single Even Angels off her 3 and long awaited album that's due to drop later this year. The soft and sweet track allows Tasia to pour out her soul and if you listen closely, you can even hear her crying. Fantasia believes "I cant sing a song unless i can really relate to it". And judging from the few songs on the show, this is her supreme breakout album. So bump all the other blogs, this one is on Team Fantasia. And will continue to bring you the goods surrounding our girl. Hopefully we can get an interview sometime soon.
ATL's own and friend to all who love true rap music, Ludacris is back with another studio album. Battle of The Sexes is truly one for the clubs. Featuring artist like Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, Monica, Trey Songz, etc. Luda's album will truly be the talk of the Spring and Summer. The official release date is 3/9/10. And if you thought How Low and My Bad Chick were bangers, go cop the album for yourself and see just how fye it really is. We give mad props to Ludacris, and continue to wish him much success. Allegedly Luda is a fan of the Black Tie Affair. Well we hope he like this post!!!!!!
Today was the official sentencing of Young Money CEO Lil' Wayne. These past few days of his freedom have truly been hard for his family and those dear to him, especially his fans. As a process of preparing for his sentence, Wayne had to get dental veneers, replacing his platinum grill. He also had to allegedly cut off his hair. Wow! when Wayne gets out, we really wont recognize him. All day today, the members of Young Money; Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Gutta Gutta, etc. tweeted their encouraging words for Wayne, as he headed to prison. Wayne is truly gonna be missed, but we all know this gives him time to come harder once released.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Its seems as if only a few months ago, R&B singer Nivea had just given birth to her and Lil' Wayne's first child. Now she's back in the studio working on a new album. Earlier today Nivea released her latest video entitled "Love Hurts" were she bears all about here and Weezy's relationship. As if this was juicy enough, she features Wayne in the video, were he plays her love interest. Ironic?, by no means. We all are aware that Wayne will be serving time in jail pretty soon, so I guess Nivea wanted to air all this dirty laundry ASAP. I wonder what Lauren London has to say about this? TBTA has the official cut of Nivea's video, check it out yourself.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Yesterday was the official release of the 3rd single from the long awaited, darkest album yet, by Rihanna. "Rude Boy" is a seductive song in which Rih looks to find a guy who can handle her high sex drive. But by judging the video, she defiantly showed a very sexual and playful side. Giving you major colors, and out of this world outfits,; Rihanna is HOTT from start to finish. Checkout the video for yourself and see what you think.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Last night while everyone was tuned into the Grammy Awards, I had the pleasure of checking out another one of Atlanta's hottest chill spots. Graduating Senior of Spelman College and CEO of Affairs of Isis; Danielle Jeter was the host for this extravagant event. Located at the Pearl Lounge 253 Peters St. In the heart of the Atlanta University Center, this private affair was one for the history books. The mood of the place was a very chill and intimate one, everyone dressed to the occasion in business casual attire. There were food and drinks to go around. Cuisines included Caesar salads, quesidias, and even a 5 star cheesecake that had everyone mouth watering. It truly felt good to be surrounded around the positive socialites of the AUC community, and the host Ms. Jeter made sure everyone was at ease. Pearl Restaurant & Lounge was truly the place to be last night in Atlanta. And here at TBTA we send a special Happy Birthday shout out to Danielle Jeter, CEO of Affairs of Isis.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Happy New Years to all of you!!! We pray that everyone had a safe break. Here at The Black Tie Affair, we plan to kick of 2010 in a MAJOR way. First we will be celebrating the Founder and CEO of TBTA's 20th Birthday this weekend. D.Ford had planned a small intimate dinner with his AUC family, Facebook friends, and Twitter buddies at one of Atlanta's finniest dinning spots. The dinner will take place at Tavern Restaurant located in Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead Monday January 18, 2010. Notifications have been sent out via Facebook and Twitter, and those close to him will receive personal text messages and phone calls. The attire for this event is casual but of course we have to throw a twist of Black Tie, just for perks. But we ask that you come out and celebrate this special day with our guy. We look forward to seeing you there. Reservations have been made for 7:00pm-11:00pm