The B.L.A.C.K Media’s Top Year End Picks In Entertainment

Year End Albums:                                                                                                

1. SongVersation – India Arie

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India.Arie and her team of masterminds has created a life changing experience. With amazing uses of real instruments this album transcends the norm to what music actually is, magic.

2. LoVe And War – Tamar Braxton

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Tamar Braxton is the only one, male or female in the game who’s personality shines through so much that even this album gives you exactly who she is, and that takes pure talent.

3. Side Effects Of You – Fantasia

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Talk about a change! Reinventing at it’s best. Fantasia and her team has leveled up her natural gifts and took a church girl on a journey opening her up to many musical styles, while still staying true to her roots, this album literally rocks!

4. Ciara – Ciara

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It takes a strong person to continue to make great music even in the flack of it all. Ciara’s self titled album is like Evolution part II, this is the Ciara the world fell in love with.

5. 143 – Tiffany Evans

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The little lady has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with, this album is true R&B every song bleeds good music, what’s even more impressive is that it was free! True talent,    contained in an album.

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Year End R&B Songs:

1. Charades – Chrisette Michele

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The amount of dopeness in this song is addictive! The concept, the voice, the lyrics, this is R&B at its best. Chrisette Michele continues to supply great music, her music, her way, and this record is …. it just is!

2. Q.U.E.E.N – Janelle Monea

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Five words, it made me a fan, before QUEEN I liked Janelle Monae, now, I love her, this is a power record. Funkiness at its best!

3. All The Way Home – Tamar Braxton

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When you think of R&B you think of great hits by Boys II Men, Mary J, and Michael Jackson, Tamar Braxton’s record will live on forever as one of the elite masterful records in R&B.

4. I Blame You – Ledisi

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Ledisi mad sure she was remembered at the end of the year with this record. Classic R&B and yet again another way to let everyone know without saying, but singing, she is The New Voice!

5. Pour It Up – Rihanna

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Leave it to Rihanna to encourage through trap music. This record pumps you up at the club, in the car, on your way to work, or an interview, this is a record that will remind you where you were when you heard it.

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Artist Of The Year 2013

1. Tamar Braxton

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I do not know of an artist who worked as hard as her this year, and it paid off, number one album, record, amazing videos, and hit TV shows, who could replace her?

2. India.Arie

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On her Fifth album India.Arie is still giving us conscience music, unchanged, unconfirmed, she is who she is, its not easy remaining who you are and still being at the top of what you do.

3. Chrisette Michele

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Flying below the radar only Chrisette Michele can make great R&B music, hit us with a surprise on a reality TV show, and Grammy nominations for 2014, and ya’ll was sleeping on ya’ girl.

4. Sevyn Streeter

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After delivering hits after hits for others, being in two groups, and finally releasing a great EP, Sevyn is the consummate artist of the year, hard work pays off.

5. Kendrick Lamar

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Ok, let’s see, hit album, hit features, hit records, legendary controversy rap, and he is still at the top, conscience rap music, ratchet rap music, I mean what can’t he do?

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Year End Rap Songs

1. ATM Jam – Azealia Banks

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Azealia Banks has proven she is more than a youtube star, skillful raps after skillful raps lands her at the number one spot for rap song of the year, completely ignoring modern day flow she is the epitome of good rap music.

2. EVE – Eve

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Quiet, yet explosive, EVE hit us with a “bow down b*tches” record letting everyone know who and why she is … EVE!

3. B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Kendrick Lamar

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Sometimes being direct is the only way to go. Kendrick Lamar did just that with this truthful record, no matter if you like rap, Kendrick, or the word b*itch , you completely understand this sh*t.

4. Holy Grail – Jay-Z

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Experimental rap at it’s best, who but Jay-Z could muster up an idea and tie it together with this powerful record? This is ultimate creativity.

5. Crooked Smile – J. Cole

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Lyrically conscience and true J. Cole has everyone accepting who they are and why they are with one crooked smile. This record is the hip hop of 2013.

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Year End Music Videos

1. Charades – Chrisette Michele

2. Without Me – Fantasia

3. Deep Family Dinner Volume One – Snarky Puppy Feat. Ndambi

4. Coaco Butter – India.Arie

5. I’m Out – Ciara

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New Year Artist To Watch

1. Beyonce

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Beyonce…need I say more? Or NAhhh?

2. Azealia Banks

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Flying below the radar building up that fan base, best believe 2014 is hers!

3. K. Michelle

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Hit album, hit songs, radio plays, new reality tv show, oh yea 2014 is not ready for K. Michelle.

4. Kendrick Lamar

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It’s no way you can end 2013 at the top without starting 2014 where you left off. If he can move an industry to combat him in rap music, just wait until next year.

5. Erica Campbell

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A force to be reckoned with Erica Campbell is letting everyone know she can be a solo artist, her way, Gods way, and that Grammy nomination is just part I.

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Greatest Quote Of The Year

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“…You don’t have a soul, you are a soul, you have a body…”

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Year End Movies To Watch

1. 12 Years A Slave

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2. The Butler

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3. Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Councilor

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Year End Tv Shows To Watch (catch up)

1. Scandal

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2. Orange Is The New Black

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3. Devious Maids

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4. The Wendy Williams Show

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5. The Haves And Have Nots

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Year End Youtube Channels To Watch

1. 105.1 The Breakfast Club

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For all your favorite celebrity radio interviews, no one does it better!

2. The Wendy Williams Show

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If you like Jersey, humor, the truth as she says it like she means it, and all of the top celebrities Wendy is the channel to watch!

3. Tracee Ellis Ross

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Need more of Ms. Ross? Missing her on TV well catch her quirkiness  on youtube as she really involves her fans.

4. Chescaleigh

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Comedy at it’s best, talk about variety, keep up with the best of the best with Chescaleigh queen of youtube!

5. Durand Bernarr

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If you need to experience something unreal … visit Durands channel music, voice, and comedy, but more so voice, I mean its un-human what he can do with his voice, God sent!

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Can’t Wait To Come Back

1. Scandal

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2. Being Mary Jane

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3. R&B Divas LA

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4. The Haves And The Have Nots

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5. The Game

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Movies To Watch Come 2014

(In No Order)

Think Like A Man Too

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Annie

The Other Woman

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