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GIMME FIVE: Things Left Outta Straight Outta Compton

The musical biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray tells the story of the rise of the West Coast rap group N.W.A (Niggas Wit’ Attitude) and its members Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. While the film was highly anticipated and well received at the box office, pulling in over $60 million in its opening weekend, its exemption of the women the rap group used and abused on their way to the top of the charts has not been winning rave reviews. We’ve rounded up 5 female events left out of the rap
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Kimye, Rihanna, and Beyonce Grammy Red-Carpet Looks Recreated By Kids

New York City-based photographer Tricia Messeroux of Toddlewood Studios has recreated celebrity red-carpet looks of  the 2015 Grammy celebration using kids. The result is, of course, adorable and also better than the original in some ways. We’ve selected our favorites: 1. Rihanna – As soon as we saw Rihanna in that flouncy oversized tutu from Giambattista, we thought she looked like a five-year-old playing dress-up. Looks like we were right. 2. Beyonce – This little girl’s red-carpet smile and presence seems a bit more natural and real than Beyonce’s robotic pose. 3. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian –  This kiddie
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GIMME FIVE: Reasons Why Mariah Carey Was Off-Key at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

mariah-carey-rockefeller-tree-lighting First off, Mariah Carey was and still is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the third best-selling female artist in the U.S. She has five Grammy awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 31 Billboard Music Awards, more number-one singles than any other solo artist, AND a five-octave vocal range. Ok, so she may not still have all five octaves, but the point is Mariah has earned her diva heels. Cut the lady some slack and consider these five reasons why Miss Mariah was a little bit off-key at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony: 1. Miss Mariah is currently in the middle of consciously uncoupling from her marriage with Nick Cannon and according to People Magazine she missed the pre-taping on Tuesday because she was on the phone with lawyers for FIVE hours before taking to the stage late. We all know that talking on the phone to or about your ex always screws up the rest of the day. 2. Miss Mariah's dress always is was too tight. It's hard keeping tune when you can't even breathe. 3. Maybe she needed a Snickers bar. Oh wait, maybe it works the other way around. Click here to get clued in on the Snickers/Diva thing. 4. Mariah didn't have her signature bedazzled microphone. A diva cannot sing into a gilded mic, it must be diamonds! Diamonds! Dammit! 5. Mariah has been singing in five octaves for over two decades and some of those octaves are starting to retire. But that's alright, because her once pristine voice is preserved on numerous multi-platinum albums. We agree with QueenofLuther in the comments section of The Concourse who said, " this is unfair and the asshole sound guy who leaked this should be fired." Shake it off, Mariah!
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WATCH THIS: ROSA & The UltraTight’s “Move Higher” video

Blindie loves this stylistic film noir video featuring the band Rosa & The UltraTights! Shot and edited by New York producer Etop Segaffi, "Move Higher" is reminiscent of the 2005 film Sin City with it's use of artful black and white backgrounds. The lead singer Rosa Godmunsdottir hails from Iceland with Thai roots and delivers an edgy rocker girl attitude that gives this video bite.
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GIMME FIVE: Things Left Outta Straight Outta Compton

The musical biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray tells the story of the rise of the West Coast rap group N.W.A (Niggas Wit’ Attitude) and its members Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. While the film was highly anticipated and well received at the box office, pulling in over $60 million in its opening weekend, its exemption of the women the rap group used and abused on their way to the top of the charts has not been winning rave reviews. We’ve rounded up 5 female events left out of the rap
Read More

Kimye, Rihanna, and Beyonce Grammy Red-Carpet Looks Recreated By Kids

New York City-based photographer Tricia Messeroux of Toddlewood Studios has recreated celebrity red-carpet looks of  the 2015 Grammy celebration using kids. The result is, of course, adorable and also better than the original in some ways. We’ve selected our favorites: 1. Rihanna – As soon as we saw Rihanna in that flouncy oversized tutu from Giambattista, we thought she looked like a five-year-old playing dress-up. Looks like we were right. 2. Beyonce – This little girl’s red-carpet smile and presence seems a bit more natural and real than Beyonce’s robotic pose. 3. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian –  This kiddie
Read More

GIMME FIVE: Reasons Why Mariah Carey Was Off-Key at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

mariah-carey-rockefeller-tree-lighting First off, Mariah Carey was and still is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the third best-selling female artist in the U.S. She has five Grammy awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 31 Billboard Music Awards, more number-one singles than any other solo artist, AND a five-octave vocal range. Ok, so she may not still have all five octaves, but the point is Mariah has earned her diva heels. Cut the lady some slack and consider these five reasons why Miss Mariah was a little bit off-key at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony: 1. Miss Mariah is currently in the middle of consciously uncoupling from her marriage with Nick Cannon and according to People Magazine she missed the pre-taping on Tuesday because she was on the phone with lawyers for FIVE hours before taking to the stage late. We all know that talking on the phone to or about your ex always screws up the rest of the day. 2. Miss Mariah's dress always is was too tight. It's hard keeping tune when you can't even breathe. 3. Maybe she needed a Snickers bar. Oh wait, maybe it works the other way around. Click here to get clued in on the Snickers/Diva thing. 4. Mariah didn't have her signature bedazzled microphone. A diva cannot sing into a gilded mic, it must be diamonds! Diamonds! Dammit! 5. Mariah has been singing in five octaves for over two decades and some of those octaves are starting to retire. But that's alright, because her once pristine voice is preserved on numerous multi-platinum albums. We agree with QueenofLuther in the comments section of The Concourse who said, " this is unfair and the asshole sound guy who leaked this should be fired." Shake it off, Mariah!
Read More

WATCH THIS: ROSA & The UltraTight’s “Move Higher” video

Blindie loves this stylistic film noir video featuring the band Rosa & The UltraTights! Shot and edited by New York producer Etop Segaffi, "Move Higher" is reminiscent of the 2005 film Sin City with it's use of artful black and white backgrounds. The lead singer Rosa Godmunsdottir hails from Iceland with Thai roots and delivers an edgy rocker girl attitude that gives this video bite.
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