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. 

Usher Visits “Jimmy Kimmel Live” In Promo Of Biopic, “Hands Of Stone” And New Album

Usher's new film, “Hands Of Stone” hits theaters today. The singer visited “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where he revealed the preperation for his portrayal as Sugar Ray Leonard. I trained for a yearboxing. And in preparation I really wanted to understand what it was to thinkmove and feel like a boxer,” he said. The film could lead to many having respect for Usher as an actor. 

While the interview centered on his role, he announced on the late night show that his forthcoming album, “Hard II Love” is now available to pre-order worldwide.

Once pre-ordered, fans will be able to hear two new tracks, “Missin U” and “Champions” which is featured in his new film. For long-time fans, “Missin U” is a winner, as the chorus is reminiscent to the sound of his diamond-selling album, “Confessions.” The track overall blends traditional R&B with chopped and screwed hip-hop.

And “Champions” which sees the singer crossing over musically. The song features fellow actor Édgar Ramírez, who brings along a Spanish flare which is also present in the production.

Watch Usher’s interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” below:

Usher Readies New Album, “Hard II Love” For September

Usher has renamed his forthcoming album, which is said to arrive on September 16th. 

While hanging with artist, Daniel Arsham, Usher slipped in that the upcoming album was titled, “Flawed.” Arsham sculptured the cover art for the singles, “Crash” and “No Limit.” It's clear to say that the artist also had involvement in the album's artwork.

According to an iTunes pre-order in New Zealand, Usher's upcoming set is titled, “Hard II Love” which will supposedly arrive on September 16th. 

The day is finally coming. Also, Usher's upcoming film, “Hands Of Stone” hits theaters tomorrow. Maybe he believes the film will be good support for the LP.  Hopefully, he takes advantage of the VMAs this Sunday and decides to perform. 

UPDATE: Usher confirms that “Hard II Love” will be available to pre-order worldwide tonight. He will also reveal more during his first Facebook live at 5PM PST. 

What are your thoughts? It's clear the singer took an artistic approach with the artwork, however I'm certainly not a fan of the bust.

Black Twitter Jokes Bow Wow’s Flopping Career: #BowWowAintBeenPoppinSince

Bow Wow can't seem to catch a break, as the rapper-turned actor was joked by Black Twitter last night. 

Moss had an heated exchange with his ex-fiance, Erica Mena through social media of course. Mena spoke to VladTV, opening up on her breakup with Bow Wow. She claims she left in the relationship. However, the outspoken actor denied the claim, with an immature rant.   

When that uhaul pulled up and i watched you go... #imadethecallyounevercalledshots

A video posted by Bow wow (@shadmoss) on

Continuing to joke the reality star, Moss took to “The Shade Room” writing, “I ain't beef'n w this metro hoe. She already dusted. Braud ain't been on tv since the Jeffersons was advertising 'new episodes.”

The tables eventually turned on him, as Black Twitter joked the actor's flopping career (#BowWowAintBeenPoppinSince). See Flavor’s Picks Below:

Drake Disses Meek Mill In Rapper’s Hometown, Philadelphia

Drake is feeling nostalgic, as the rapper has returned to dissing Meek Mill. The Canadian rapper, whose on a joint tour with Future performed in Philadelphia on Sunday night. Last summer, Drake released two diss tracks (Back To Back, Charged Up), which were aimed at Mill. 

“Back To Back” which is included in the tour's setlist saw the rapper change up the lyrics during his show in D.C. “I did another,” he raps. “I did another one / That pussy still ain’t did shit about the other one.”

Some didn't expect Drake to have a similar attitude while in Philadelphia, which is where Meek Mill is from. However, he remained ruthless: 

Despite his recent actions, Drake still doesn’t appear as hard. Also, this is surprising to see him revive the beef, considering it isn't necessary on his part. While it was popular last summer, it's now viewed as corny. 

New Music: Joe – “So I Can Have You Back”

Joe premiered the music video to his new single, “So I Can Have You Back” via iHeartRadio. He is returning the focus on his music, as the singer surprisingly covered Adele's “Hello” last year. Personally, the new single shares a similarity to the Adele number. Perhaps it may be that both are dramatic piano ballads.

In the new single, Joe sings how he wishes that his ex's new man treats her wrongly in hopes that he can score her back. 

“I hope he makes the biggest mistake / The unforgivable / That makes your heart break / I hope you tell him that sorry is just not enough / And it goes from good to bad, so I can have you back,” he sings.

“So I Can Have You Back” is featured on Joe’s forthcoming album, which doesn’t have an official release date yet.

New Music: Usher – “No Limit (G-Mix)”

During an interview on V-103 Atlanta, Usher revealed that there's more to come from “No Limit.” The single has peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 following the video release. The singer is deciding to continue pushing the single with the “G-Mix.” He shared during his interview that it'll feature 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, Gucci Mane, Master P, and Travis Scott. 

It isn't often that Usher scores a hit anymore, so he's taking advantage with “No Limit.” Listen to the “G-Mix” below:

Just wish that Usher would remain true to himself. It’s clear he wants to continue pushing the single, however this is messy.  

“Just know when you call and request it/ Y'all asked for the Gmix,” Usher sings.