Wanna know a secret? I hate slam poetry. It’s very overdone and I find people rarely bring anything original to the art form. But when a friend shared this video with me on Facebook the other night, I was pretty impressed. Check out what these ladies have to say about twerking and its relation to dance, body intelligence and African Diasporic culture in the video below.
For the past few weeks I’ve been really nostalgic and listening to Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” from 2012. To my enthusiasm, most of the video for my favorite song on the album, “Pyramids” is set in a titty club. It’s a typical montage tinted with neon lights, but I was struck by an artistic choice that Nabil took that most directors don’t when it comes to music videos: he made the girls look gorgeous, yet flawed and devilish. Their eyes are dark and raccoonish, and their features turn hard and mannish in the dim lights and tight shots. One woman had scars all down her back, another woman had washboard breasts with perky black nipples. There isn’t one Sarah Hottentot in sight.
Kevin Hart and Fabolous reportedly spent $35,000 on their night out at the opening of Diamonds in Atlanta, GA on March 14, 2012.
Rihanna must be so proud.