Being born in the 90’s certainly touched the new up and coming triple-threat artist Jo’zzy aka @dopebyaccident in a special way. She’s the protégé’ of super producer Timbaland and a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. Not only is the 90’s an inspiration and influence, but a way of life for this 24 year old; whose real name is Jocelyn Donald. She says of new single “Tryna Wife”, “It’s just nostalgic music and only the beginning. Some of today’s R&B and Hip-Hop can be so watered down and cookie-cutter, but my style of music makes you think of the 90’s.”


"They only get to see a certain part of your life and it’s not even fifty percent. It may be about fifteen percent of your life that these people are getting to watch so that’s never a good thing because you become this fifteen percent of what people get to see and there’s way more to most of us that are on that show..."  ~Bambi


“One thing I feel that happens a lot on the urban side of music, not as much on the mainstream pop side of music is that if artists don't come out for a few years, we forget that we loved them. This was not just some song I liked, but this was my favorite group in the world. I feel like the urban audience, we don't hold our stars up like the pop audience do. Their stars will put out an album tomorrow and it will still be double, triple, quadruple platinum…”  
~Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge 


Are you a fan of good 90’s music? A fan of music that allows you to still leave something to the imagination? Then you might want to cop that new Hi-Five The EP. Yes, that’s right—Billy, Faruq, Marcus, Shannon and Treston aka Hi-5 are making a comeback and Billy Covington and Faruq Evans assured Parlé Magazine in a recent interview, that they’re here to stay!


You've probably been a fan of Rico Love for years and didn't even know it. He has penned and produced chart topping hits for Usher, Keri Hilson, Fantasia, Chris Brown and Beyoncé to name a few. His EP, Discrete Luxury, was released late in 2013 and includes six new tracks including hit singles "They Don't Know" and "B*tches be Like." The EP serves as the prelude this debut album, Turn the Lights On, which is also the singer/songwriter’s memorable catch phrase. While Rico has made a name for himself mostly behind the scenes, the new record is his chance to not only expand his repertoire but show and prove that he has what it takes as a solo artist.


Kareem Nelson, didn’t tell the typical childhood story I expected to hear in a recent interview with the Wheelchairs Against Guns (W.A.G.) founder. He described a great childhood, a mother that provided everything he wanted and needed, if not more. As an only child, he said he had the best of everything, but the “streets” were still calling. “I chose the streets,” Nelson admitted. There was a sense of brotherhood and freedom that led him to the lifestyle that so many of our young Black men follow. Fast money, cars and women is the name of the game and where so many get caught up. For twelve years Nelson was about that life, until one night everything changed.


 
 

 

 

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Chemistry is a very complex emotion. It can be deceptive, impulsive, and even unexpected. It’s a spontaneous spark that is ignited when people who are attracted to each other unite. I can’t help but wonder if that initial spark of chemistry is necessary for a long-lasting love to burn forever? Also, what does chemistry feel like? Is it like the adrenaline rush after a good run? Is it like riding the Cyclone at Coney Island? Chemistry is an emotion that differs from one person to the next based on the connection and the expectations held by each person.

Read more: How Significant is Chemistry in True Love?


Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air!
Don't be boring; cancel your dinner reservations and do it yourself this Valentine’s! Plan a night to remember with these out the box ideas that your partner will absolutely LOVE!!

Read more: Do It Yourself Valentine’s Day! ROMANTIC DATES YOUR PARTNER WILL LOVE!


There are many ways that a good relationship can go sour. Infidelity, trust issues and silly arguments are often the main reasons that relationships fail. Sometimes, things simply just tend to not work out no matter how good things were when the relationship first started. Some people get into rough patches in their relationships and either don't know what the real problem is or how to solve it and save the relationship. In order to actually know if and how you can fix problems in your love life, you have to know when it is time to fully admit that you're at fault.

Read more: The Importance of Realizing Your Own Faults In A Relationship

I want to start by saying that if you are a young attractive vibrant woman who happens to be a resident of another country, living in the United States, but wish to become a citizen of our great nation, I’ll gladly marry you for a green card, money or insurance. All I ask is that you be able to cook, clean and keep the sex coming on a regular...

When I was doing article’s called “A.D’s Soapbox” I covered this topic already but I think giving this another look, with more insight should help expand on the opinion I was trying to make before.

I am still NOT married and I'm still very much ANTI-Marriage. I don’t believe anyone should get married, gay or straight. If you can find someone who wants to be with you “forever” then have at it. Who am I to stop you from love? I may like pizza but I couldn’t imagine having to eat it forever. If marriage is such a sacred institution, why does divorce exist?

Read more: HOW TO COPE WITH…MARRIAGE (REDUX)

"Isn't there anyone out there who can tell me what Christmas is all about?" That's a question good ol' Charlie Brown asks in the TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Which of us hasn't asked that question before? Our Christmas holidays get cluttered with more and more stuff as life goes on. Every year gets more hectic and we have more and do more. At the same time, we wonder if there shouldn't be more to Christmas. We are often left wondering with Charlie Brown, "Isn't there anyone out there who can tell me what Christmas is all about?" I recently meet with married couple, Kevin & Karen Byrd who took a simplistic stance to answering Charlie Brown's question.

Read more: At Home with the Byrd’s: A Christmas Story

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