Flavor In The Street

Hello World! Flavor In The Street was something I wanted to do, because I felt I had grown since my previous websites. I feel like I was seeing blogging from a different perspective. At one time, I saw this as more of something I did for fun, and I still continue to see blogging as this, but I also have grown a passion for it. I'm getting a platform, where I get to fully express my views on topics in music. I feel like my opinion is rarely heard, and I want to be viewed as the voice of my generation soon. We never get a platform to talk, and it's now just the beginning. 

The idea of Flavor In The Street was just to restart my brand. I had gotten the idea of the title from one of my favorite shows, "Living Single" along with the slang, 'Word On The Street.' As many of you know, Khadijah James had owned a magazine company titled, "Flavor." I got the idea by combining the two, which later birthed 'Flavor In The Street.'

I'm quite a hard-working kid. I manage to keep my grades together, while running this blog. I've never quite looked into adding more writers to help grow the brand, but of course I'm open to trying new ideas. I plan to adventure quite a lot when I get older, and my taste in music varies. 

Jeremih Disses PartyNextDoor On Stage In Dallas

Jeremih was rumored to have drama behind-the-scenes with co-headliner, PartyNextDoor. PartyNextDoor announced their joint tour back in late September, which kicked off in Miami on November 8th.  

During their Chicago stop, Jeremih stormed off stage as he noticed his sound was getting turned off. That evening, he took to Twitter addressing why he left during his set early. The following stop in Houston, it was alleged that Jeremih sent a double to perform his set.

Last night (Dec. 2), the tour stopped in Dallas at the South Side Ballroom. Jeremih went on a rant about the co-headliner, PartyNextDoor and his team.  “I wouldn’t be here without y’all. Dallas I love y’all. All my fans, I love y’all. PARTYNEXTDOOR and his crew are some bitch ass ni**as. Now tell me that. Tell me what I said now?” he says. See more in the clip below:

There’s only four more stops left on the tour: San Antonio (Dec. 3), Denver (Dec. 6), Los Angeles (Dec. 9), and San Francisco (Dec. 11). Let’s see how this plays out… It's obviously more to this story that isn't being said.

Monica Compares Whitney Houston To A “Fairy Godmother”/ Brandy Responds

Monica appeared on OWN’s “Where Are They Now?” Aside from discussing parenting and her latest effort, “Code Red,” she shared what her relationship was like with the late icon, Whitney Houston. Monica compared Houston to a “fairy godmother” which she especially saw in her following the death of her cousin and grandmother.

Intentionally, Brandy took to Instagram writing about her bond with the late singer, who was apparently her “fairy godmother.”

Realistically speaking, Houston did play Brandy’s fairy godmother in the 1997 fantasy film, “Cinderella.” However, this was obviously directed at Monica.

This childish behavior should’ve went down during Brandy’s teenage years.

Mariah Carey Recording Breakup Album/ Collaborating With Jermaine Dupri

While Mariah Carey is prepping for the premiere of her docuseries, “Mariah’s World,” there’s new details on her upcoming music.

The singer broke up with billionaire fiancé, James Packer in October. Carey hasn’t opened up on the separation, but denied reports from Australian magazine, “Woman’s Day” blaming her “extravagant spending.”

Since then, she’s been seen often with her back-up dancer, Bryan Tanka. As opposed to the first trailer of the docuseries, the new trailer centers on her relationship with Tanka.

A Carey source told US Weekly is recording a breakup album. “She wants it to have the big heartbreak ballads she’s famous for.”

In this case, Mariah should rekindle with producer Walter Afanasieff, who worked with her on earlier ballads such as “Love Takes Time.” However, she’ll be collaborating with long-time producer, Jermaine Dupri. “She wants to duplicate her old success.”

Watch: Remy Ma Denies Nicki Minaj Collaboration

Following the “Tidal X: 1015” charity show, Nicki Minaj phoned Hot 97. The rapper had discussed recent events, such as meeting her influence Lauryn Hill. While Minaj tried to avoid questions on her music, she eventually hinted at a collaboration with Remy Ma. She intended to work with Ma on “The Pinkprint” saying,  “When I was working on The Pinkprint, I wanted to do a song with Remy and Foxy. I still have the song to this day. It was on a Diplo beat, but was super hood and hard. I love them both so I think that’s only a matter of time before she and I do something.” 

During an interview with “Rap-Up,” Remy Ma responded to the Nicki Minaj collabo. “No, that was never recorded,” says Remy. “When we discussed it, she actually said, ‘Don’t tell anybody. It’s top secret.’ So the fact that she disclosed that information is beyond me. I don’t think that’s what people wanted to hear, that combination. That was just my personal decision so I didn’t want to do that. [Foxy Brown is] her friend so I can understand that, but I was gone for a long time. If you wanted to do a song with your friend, do a song with your friend. They could have did that song without me. I don’t understand what that was.”

Also, Foxy Brown and Remy Ma had never resolved their beef, which originated in 2004. Following Minaj’s interview on Hot 97, Brown denied the collaboration writing on Instagram, “Nic Clearly Knows I'd Never Thro My "WO" On No Collabo Wit Less Than Greatness Tho!”

Joe Is Considering Retirement/ Releases Possible Final Album

Last year saw Tyrese retire as a musician, releasing his final LP titled, “Black Rose.” While promoting, he made points which could've indicated to his retirement. He did provide a reason for this move, telling Power 105.1's “The Breakfast Club,” he now has more custody time with his daughter, Shayla. With “Black Rose,” the former singer wanted to make a statement. There's a noticeable decline in R&B, which stimulated Tyrese's mission. Like several R&B acts, he wanted to save the struggling genre. While Tyrese brought in a #1 with “Black Rose,” there's still much to be done.

Another R&B great, Joe is considering retirement. This Friday saw the release of his twelfth album titled, “#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS.” 

The crooner subtly slid he was retiring in his second single titled, “Happy Hour.” In the Gucci Mane-assisted single, Guwop raps, “Girl, if I'd write a book, you'd be my last chapter. Got me sad like when Joe said this was his last album.” Despite this, Joe is unsure of his decision.

In a recent interview with YouKnowIGotSoul, he shared why he's considering retiring:

Sometimes it becomes a point where you feel like maybe…and I don’t want to be too outside of thinking when it comes to it. I love the music 100%, but also I want everybody else to love the music as well. I guess it comes down to if you’re not as successful as sales and you look at the numbers, which can really be a huge, huge impact on whether you want to continue or not. It says to you that it doesn’t matter anymore what you do and bring out. No matter how much hard work you put into it, it’s almost like it doesn’t matter if you put out an album or not. We can deal with a song or two, but not sure about an album. I think that’s the hardest part. I’m a songwriter. I’m a producer. I’m a musician. When you put those energies and mix them together to try to create a project and it means so much to you and you’re so excited about the release, sometimes some people don’t get a chance to hear it. They don’t get a chance to pick it up. So it kinda leaves you in a place where you don’t know if you should continue. Should it be something I keep beating in the head? Of course I’d love to continue doing music if everyone wants to hear it. I don’t want to say definitely, but certainly the question has crossed my mind. I’m at a point now where I so want people if only they love it and feel it, to support it. I don’t want to force anyone.

The climate of R&B has changed, as the genre is underappreciated. For example, Alicia Keys and Usher, who were once strong sellers in the genre, experienced their lowest first-week sales this year. While the focus shouldn't be on sales, low sales can leave a musician uninspired. With that being said, be sure to support Joe's new album.

Stream “#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS” below:

Keyshia Cole Teases New Label Deal/ Previews New Music

Keyshia Cole is preparing to launch her comeback.

Following the release of “Point Of No Return,” the singer told Rap-Up she was going independent, a decision she made with the help of late icon, Prince. Over the past months, she was pictured with L.A. Reid and rumored to be inking a deal with Columbia Records. No telling what label Cole is on yet.

According to the singer’s latest Instagram post, it’ll be unveiled soon. “Album Complete, New Deal /Label (Official) Announcement Coming Very Soon,” wrote Keyshia.

Cole’s forthcoming LP is reportedly titled, “Reset.” Hear snippets from the upcoming effort below:

The @djkhaled intro to @keyshiacole album🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 can't wait!!! #Keyshia #KeyshiaCole #Queen #Boss

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