Will Lifetime Do The Whitney Houston Movie Justice ?

Premiering tonight at 8/7 pm c on Lifetime Movie Network is another anticipated biopic , Whitney. Everyone adored the late and great Whitney Houston and wouldn’t mind another reason to reminisce on the iconic music and movies she left us. However, many people are nervous that the Whitney memoir produced by Lifetime will not deliver. The speculation arises after the failed attempt at Aaliyah:The Princess of R&B . But should viewers be worried?

Directed by Angela Basset, another iconic actress who gave a chilling performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It, played alongside Whitney in Waiting to Exhale . This lies as a calming factor for supporting the film because it is expected that Basset will keep things in line and “look out” for the legacy that Houston left behind. In a talk with the NY Post, Angela Bassett stated , “I would not have been interested in telling something that degraded someone I cared about” . These statements seem far too familiar when it comes to producers and directors. Wendy Williams ensured us that when it came to producing the Aaliyah movie that Lifetime ‘got it right’ . It seems that good intentions are always the main focus of the initial parties until it comes down to the real shot callers , the network.

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Dacosta (left) , Houston (right)

So far, Lifetime has seem to have gotten the obvious thing right this time, casting. America’s Next Top Model Season 3 contestant Yaya Dacosta is the leading lady of the film. Fans were alleviated that she had a resemblance to Whitney. And although producers could not obtain the rights to Houston’s most famous song’s , due to lack of family support, They were able to have a similar voice , Deborah Cox, cover a few popular Whitney Houston songs for the movie.
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Happy Birthday to R&B’s Angel Aaliyah

We join the world as we celebrate the birthday of the late and great entertainer, Aaliyah . Although she was taken away from us at the tender age of 22 in 2001, she left behind a legacy that was indeed One In A Million.

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The R&B songstress and actress, who would have been 36 today,displayed a style that was rugged but delicate, soulful and sultry, and paving the way for other young entertainers at her time. Help us pay tribute by telling us one of your favorite Aaliyah songs.

 

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Mone Yukka delivers his Gangsta’s Prayer

Mone Yukka

Before a performance at Santos Party House in NY, Queens rapper Mone (Money) Yukka stopped by Time2Grind Radio on 10/12 . Bringing us 2 hot singles “Gangsta’s Prayer” and “Manolo”, he certainly lit up the studio. Mone Yukka has been featured across various blogs such as Thisis50, Forbezdvd, Vladtv, Worldstarhiphop, and ThatsEnuff.com as an artist to watch. His gritty flow and colorful story telling made it clear to see why he is on the  radar.

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Sonja Blade talks Virgin Records, Iggy Azalea and Boxing.

Sonja Blade Seen It All

 

 

 

The 2014 female artist of the year of the Underground Music Awards Sonja Blade, made a stop to Time2Grind Radio on September 28th. Talking about her long run in the rap game, Sonja proved why she why she is a force to look out for. When asked about the current state of hip hop, Sonja shared that she always keeps her ears to the streets but never strays from her authentic sound. She also shared a blazing remix to the Jeezy & Hov “Seen It All” track .”A legend I said it , but never got credit” and “A couple chicks I had to chin check” were lines that opened conversation detailing real life scenarios.

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