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. 

Mary J. Blige Responds To Hillary Clinton Interview Criticism

Mary J. Blige sat down with candidate, Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Beats 1 show, “The 411.” 

Apple Music teased the interview with a clip of Blige singing, “American Skin (41 Shots)” by Bruce Springsteen to Clinton.

The clip was mainly perceived as humorous by social media and even received comparisons to Blige's infamous “Burger King” commercial. 

The criticism reached Blige's attention, which led to her shocking response on Twitter (which is now deleted).  

This is certainly a surprising duo to see, which is partially why Blige is receiving criticism. While this position would be more suitable for a politician, it’ll be interesting to see Blige take on this. Despite the laughter, it could help draw in viewers to see more from the two’s conversation.

See memes below inspired by the interview:

“The 411 with Mary J. Blige” is a callback to her legendary 1992 debut album, What’s the 411? The show is set to air Sept. 30 via Apple Music’s Beats 1.

50 Cent Jokes “Empire” Premiere Ratings/ “Empire” Cast Responds:

50 Cent is continuing to beef with “Empire.” The rapper believes the musical soap opera shares similarities to his drama series, “Power.” 

“Empire” returned last week with its season three premiere. The rapper shared a headline on Instagram that claimed the ratings for the premiere were low. Vivica A. Fox, who is the ex-girlfriend of 50 Cent and also plays on “Empire” weighed in. 

See what the actress wrote below:

Apparently Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett have also had enough of 50 Cent’s comments:

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#TarajiPHenson isn't here for the haters 😩 #50cent

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However, the duo still show support to Naturi Naughton (Actress on “Power”).

#TarajiPHenson and #JussieSmollett still show their love and support for #NaturiNaughton (view previous posts)

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Well, I can’t speak as I haven’t seen “Power.” However, I’ve heard that “Power” is overall the better show. What are your thoughts?

As for the beef, this is becoming tedious. 50 Cent and The Game have to be the biggest trollers.

 

Tamar Braxton Teases 🔥 New Music/ Clears Up Recent Rumors

Tamar Braxton is upset at the media for the rumors on her marriage. Braxton has gone private on Instagram after writing, “There is so much more.... #thisalbumislit.” The caption included a broken heart emoji, which the media strongly believes has to do with her marriage. 

This summer, the singer was hit with infidelity rumors and reportedly had a physical altercation with her husband, Vince Hubert.

Along with this, Braxton unfollowed R&B singer Monica and reality star, Toya Wright. The two were recently on “The Real,” the daytime talk show that the singer was fired from.

In a massive post, she cleared up the rumors on going private and unfollowing the two celebrities (indirectly). 

This post was very extra, however it's no surprise as this is Tamar. The singer appears to be very confident about her new material. It's unfortunate that she's already moving onto her next album, as “Calling All Lovers” had potential (Ex: “Must Be Good To You,” “Broken Record,” etc.). 

Mariah Carey To Release New Song Next Week

“Empire” was left at a cliffhanger in its season two finale, as Anika (Grace Gealey) and Rhona (Kaitlin Doubleday) were seen fighting on a balcony.

Aside from the intriguing drama, Mariah Carey has also gathered momentum, as the diva will be guest starring as “Kitty.” The cast spoke to E! News about Carey's appearance.

The chanteuse, of course isn't one to hold back on her opinions.

This, has created anticipation for a beef between Taraji P. Henson and Carey's characters. However, Henson clarified the anticipation, claiming their characters actually play good friends. 

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Assumed by the photo above, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Kitty (Mariah Carey) collaborate. Their duet titled, “Infamous” arrives on September 30th to digital retailers, which Smollett confirmed:

Are your expectations high for the collaboration, because mine aren’t? I think it’ll be a cheesy duet, simply because it’s for “Empire.” However, I do still look forward to hearing new music from Carey.

Teyana Taylor Visits “The Wendy Williams Show”/ Discusses Love Life & Kanye West’s “Fade”

Teyana Taylor made her debut visit to “The Wendy Williams Show.” Taylor was obviously ecstatic as she quickly greeted the front row and was prepared for “Shoe Cam.”

The singer was introduced to mainstream platforms following Kanye West's “Fade” video, which she starred in with her husband, Iman Shumpert. She accidentally slipped out that Shumpert was her husband, which she wasn't initially open to revealing. She referred to the Cavailers player, as her biggest supporter (Sharing that he even helps her with songwriting).

Credit: Flavor In The Street

Credit: Flavor In The Street

Hear more on the Fade video, her love life, and more below:

The talk show host compared Taylor to both Ciara and Rihanna. I don’t see Rihanna, however I see her in a lane with Brandy and Jazmine Sullivan vocally as all of these artists share a raspy tone. 

What are your thoughts?

Usher’s “Hard II Love” Receives Majorly Low Predictions

Usher’s “Hard II Love” isn't starting off well. It could bring a humorous meaning to the title, as “Hits Daily Double” reported that the new LP is predicted to sell “25-28k, 20-23k.”

It is shocking for the singer, as it's lower numbers than his contemporaries received. There will be many inferences on why the album is underperforming. Mine being single choices and lack of publicity. The second-mentioned reason may seem surprising as Usher covered popular platforms. 

As for singles, “Crash” had potential, however it failed to debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, “No Limit” was a moderate success for the singer, peaking at #33. 

Here's my Top 5 from Usher's “Hard II Love” (In No Particular Order)

5. Need U

4. Missin U

3. Make U A Believer

2. Hard II Love

1. No Limit - Young Thug

Perhaps Usher could still turn heads and release fan-favorite, “Tell Me” as a single. It would be in serious need of a radio edit first, as it's eight minutes long. 

I'm still in shock by the predictions. Share your reasoning behind the low predictions below and on the album. Also, weigh in on what should be the next single from “Hard II Love.” 

The First Lady, Michelle Obama Co-Hosts On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

The First Lady guest co-host on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” DeGeneres briefly interviewed Obama, as she and the rest of the family will soon be exiting the White House. Preparing Obama for a normal lifestyle, the pair went shopping in CVS (which will be shown in its entirety on tomorrow's show). 

POTUS's golfing buddy, Stephen Curry appeared, admitting that the president is a trash talker. Fortunately, Curry received advice from the First Lady on what to say in response. “Talk about his ears,” she said. The basketball player also revealed that he's partnering up with the First Lady on “Drink Up.” 

Usher, whose gearing up for the release of his long-awaited LP, “Hard II Love,” took to the stage to perform “Crash.” The singer incorporated bits of the choreography from the music video into his performance. Well done!

See more from the show below: