Act like a lady…but think like a man. That’s the advice Steve Harvey gave the world when he released his 2009 book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. And millions of women all over the country dove headfirst into the book to get a better idea of the way that guys think. But, what happened to all of those women? Did it really help them figure out the opposite sex? Well, we’re about to find out. On April 20, Harvey’s book will come to life when Think Like a Man, a Tim Story-directed movie, hits theaters. It follows the lives of four women in relationships who have read Harvey’s book and shows what happens when women try to “think like a man.” And we’re excited to see it when it comes out. So excited, in fact, that we decided to throw together a list of the 5 reasons we can’t wait to see Think Like a Man.
Video: Casual (Hieroglyphics) - “Tears”New Album, He Still Think He Raw, Scheduled For May 22 Release Produced By DJ Fresh
On May 22nd, Casual, one of the most revered lyricists from the Hieroglyphicscrew, will release his latest album, He Still Think He Raw. The album, a follow up of sorts to Casual’s He Think He Raw album released in 2001, will be produced entirely by DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang, and to celebrate the announcement, Casual is excited to release the album’s Aris Jerome-directed debut video, “Tears.” The song, produced by Scandle, a member of The Whole Shabang crew, opens with a soulful organ chops and a vocal sample singing, “Here I am on my job/ Trying to work/ But the tears in my eyes/ Won’t let me hide the hurt.” Casual plays off the somber vibe to detail hardships of trying to scrape by, whether as a rapper, drug dealer, or regular blue color worker striving to make ends meet. While the first verse skews general, Casual uses the second verse to detail the struggles between a pimp and prostitute, as he raps, “He’s just checking money, cause that’s a pimp’s job/ She work at strip clubs, and some temp jobs/ And it hurt her feelings, cause she was raised in church/ Now, when the pimp get money, all he say is, ‘Church.’”
Nick, along with his wife, Mariah Carey, bring “dem babies” to where most of his family lives in North Carolina. The video also features the actor/comedian struggling to continue doing standup comedy and appearances despite his sickness and pain.
“Thanks again to everyone who has continued to support and encourage me as I push forward with my NCredible Health Hustle” he wrote on his site. “This episode is particularly special because it features the people that matter the most to me: My family in North Carolina, my beautiful wife Mariah and Dem Babies Roc and Roe. Check out the video, and let me know what you think!”— Jazmine Gray
2 Chainz and Kanye West Take Fashion to Another Level on ‘106 & Park’
Yesterday hip-hop’s talk of the town, 2 Chainz, made an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park to premiere his “Riot” video. He was joined by recent collaborator, Kanye West, and together the two hit the set to hang with Terrence and Rocsi. Although Kanye West didn’t say anything throughout the interview, 2 Chainz spoke on their “Mercy” track and his “Beez In The Trap” feature with Nicki Minaj. Check out the interview below and photos in the gallery.
Reality TV Tuesday: Evelyn Tries to Kill Kenya, Nene Leakes Disses ‘Bedroom Kandi’ Launch
VH1 knows how to cater to the guilty pleasures of women (and some men). Every Monday night, the back-to-back line-up of Basketball Wives, La La’s Full Court Life andStyled by June (and don’t forget RHOA on Sundays!) has everyone glued to the TV sets ready to dive into the lives of some of our favorite celebs.
In case you missed last night’s shows, here’s a rundown of the highlights from each…
The ‘Oh, no you didn’t!’ moment: Nene Leakes shaded Kandi’s sex toy party by making fun of the partygoers and forgetting to actually show support to her “friend.” The snooty star maintained her a-bit-too-bougie persona by leaving the party early. SMH, Leakes may be a little too high class these days.
Peep the other reality show highlights at VIBE Vixen!
With Drake’s “HYFR” video, we get a glimpse of what looks like one pretty epic bar mitzvah. Shots of a young Drizzy busting moves at his official becoming-a-man celebration and appearances by a plethora of Drake’s celebrity friends lend to an awesome video. While so much is taking place during this take on the rapper’s re-bar mitzvah, some pretty insane moments still managed to stick out. Take a look at our list of some of the most attention-grabbing scenes in Drizzy’s celebrity-filled video. — Jazmine Gray
Timbaland Says Missy Elliott’s Album Is Complete, Dreams of Collabo Album With Jay-Z
While many are anticipating Missy Elliott’s long awaited comeback to music, Timbaland has revealed that her album is completely finished.
In an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, he discussed Missy getting back into the game, saying she gives it 130 percent. “We finished the album,” he said. “I don’t think it’s the simple word of cold. It’s called figuring your life out. I think we only got one rapper that’s a female. It’s not about being cold or hot. It’s about, am I ready to do it again? It comes with a lot of work. For a girl, you got makeup, styling…”
Though he mentioned that he still feels like the underdog on the music scene, Timbo hopes to inspire people to start making real music again with his upcoming LP Shock Value 3. The album, which he nicknames Ezekiel’s Will, will include features from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and hopefully Kanye West.
Tim also revealed his hopes of recording a full-length album with Jay-Z. Although the two have collaborated numerous times, he says Jay is an icon and doing a whole album together would push him to new heights. “Jay cool,” he said. “Jay’s a family man. My dream is to do a whole album with the dude. That’s my goal. I pray on that. I know what it could be. Even if we didn’t put it out, it would be fun. It would push me somewhere I’ve never been as a producer.” —Jazmine Gray