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Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat”: Artistic or Obscene?

Erykah Badu’s new video is causing quite a stir. In the video for her new song, “Window Seat,” she strips down in broad daylight in downtown Dallas right near Dealey Plaza – where JFK was assassinated. Erykah may not be one to go along with status quo, but this seemed particularly bold. So we ask you, Vyne readers, do you think this was art or obscene? By the way, you can see the full video on Erykah’s website or here on ABC.com.


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Whitney Houston: On the Comeback!

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

By Keesha Boyd

This past weekend, while hanging out with a good girlfriend in Chicago, I had the opportunity to finally listen to the new Whitney album, “I Look To You”. Being the recessionista that I am, I wanted to make sure I heard it before purchasing…just in case. And I have to say, it didn’t disappoint!! I for one, love a good comeback story. So here are a few interpretations of my favorite tracks on the album:

Track 1: Million Dollar Bill – Upbeat 70’s kind of vibe. A good “girlfriends dancing in the living room with a glass of wine” song — a la Waiting to Exhale, Two Can Play That Game, etc.

Track 3: Call You Tonight – Mid tempo and melodic. A “when we first met” type of vibe.

Track 4: I Look to You – Spiritually inspirational.

Track 5: Like I Never Left – Fun, “sing-able” song that you could dedicate to the one you want back in your life.

Track 6: A Song For You – A beautiful cover of the Donny Hathaway classic.

Track 7: I Didn’t Know My Own Strength – Breakout your tissues! Definitely an “I made it through some rough times” type of song. You’ll cry even if you haven’t!

Track 8: Worth It – A sweet lover’s song.

Track 10: I Got You – For the “Mr. Big” in your life (a la Sex In The City)

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Highlights from the Michael Jackson Memorial

People all over the world tearfully tuned in to the Michael Jackson memorial live from the Staples Center yesterday. In case you missed it, here are some of the memorable, heart felt moments.

Paris Jackson Talking about Her Daddy

Usher – Gone Too Soon

Jennifer Hudson – Will You Be There/Hold Me

John Mayer – Human Nature

We Are The World/Heal The World

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MJ: Never Can Say Goodbye

In honor and remembrance of the King of Pop, here’s a video of him with his brothers in the Jackson 5 singing “Never Can Say Goodbye.”

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Celebrating Black Music Month: Throwback Whitney

June is Black Music Month! To celebrate, we are featuring many of our favorite music throughout the month. To kick it off, here’s a Whitney Houston throwback with her first television performance on the Merv Griffin Show. One of the best voices of this era, period.

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What’s Your Soundtrack?

EarbudsHave you ever been driving in your car and heard a song come on the radio that just made you feel good? One that makes you start smiling, singing along and having flash backs of a great time in your life. Music is funny that way, isn’t it? It has a powerful way of impacting and influencing emotions. For decades, music has been a well researched and empirically supported means of achieving therapeutic progress in individuals having trouble expressing or navigating their emotions. So if you’re feeling like you could use an emotional “tune”-up try making your own soundtrack! Here are a few timeless tunes in rotation on our playlists:

1.) “I know you, I live you” – Chaka Khan

2.) “Supastar” – Floetry

3.) “Private Party” – India Aire
4.) “Let’s Groove Tonight” – Earth Wind and Fire
5.) “I decided” – Solange
6.) “One of those Days” – Whitney Houston
7.) “Let Your Hair Down” – Dwele
8.) “September” – Kirk Franklin
9.) “Waiting on the world to change” – John Mayer
10.) “Sunday Morning” – Maroon 5

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Maxwell to Make a Comeback

Grown and sexy Maxwell is set to release his first CD in eight years (yes, 8 years!) this coming July. It’s about time!

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