Archive for the ‘Music’ Category


In Acting, Music, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television, Writing on May 23, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Fast Fact: Mashonda landed her first deal with a major label at the age of 20 without even having a manager!

In this interview recorded PRIOR to the airing of “Love & Hip Hop”, Mashonda talks about why she was cast for the series, why she accepted and how she felt while going through her difficult divorce, yet interviewing Emily and seeing Fabolous being a wonderful dad to his son.  Hear how she describes the rest of the cast members and so much more!

Set a reminder here or listen in at 8pm EST tonight!  The show will be archived for immediate replay following the initial airing.


Love & Hip Hop

In Acting, Music, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television, Writing on May 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Fast Fact:  The series was originally pitched to VH1 as “Jim and the Family Jones”!

My coverage of Love & Hip Hop was substantial and truly  unprecedented for me.  In addition to writing for Stupid Dope and rollingout, I covered the show on my Blogtalk Radio Show, and produced & directed a video at the premiere party.  To date, I still have unreleased audio files of interviews I conducted with each of the ladies, including Mashonda.

StupidDope Premiere Party Coverage

What is Hop Hop Video?

Mashonda Tifrere



rollingout Premiere Party Coverage

What You Didn’t See on the Love & Hip Hop Reunion Show:  With Somaya Reece

Behind the Tweets

Bobby V

In Music on May 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Fast Fact:  Bobby V changed his name after a legal battle with a recording artist named Bobby Valentino!

Bobby V auditioned for the first season of American Idol, but was rejected by Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. The defining moment in his career happened when his three album demos reached Sean Combs, who then passed it on to Ludacris and the president of Disturbing Tha Peace, Chaka Zulu. That lead to his being featured on Ludacris’ “Pimpin’ All Over the World.”

Click here for the entire interview.

Mint Condition

In Music, Musings Of A Muse Episodes, Television on May 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Fast Fact:  Mint Condition has not worked with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis since their first album!

Mint Condition is back with a new album and sounding better than ever. Fan got a chance to speak personally with the group who have blessed the airwaves with hits such as “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”, “Ready or Not” and “What Kind of Man Would I Be?” They discussed being the house band for  TV One’s “Way Black When” and their album 7.

Click here for the audio interview and here to read my article for rollingout.