What’s Hot In L.A.? It’s RaVaughn!

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Do you remember belting out feel good R&B songs by Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill and TLC? I do and I also recall not having a real clue what the lyrics meant but you couldn’t tell me that. Recently, I’ve been vibing to a few songs that take me back to those days, except I now know the passion behind them all to well.

Talented and gorgeous Los Angeles born and bred R&B song bird RaVaughn is set to drop her first album Love Always this summer, but it’s sure to take you back to the 90s with its soulful story-telling tracks. If the rest of the album continues in the path of the album sampler you will not want to ride in my car summer 2013.

RaVaughn, also known as Ne-Yo’s protege, is signed to CompoundU/Columbia Records. Most people think that she is new to the game but I know otherwise. When I met her about 10 years ago she and music had a full on love affair in progress. Her consistent dedication is paying off and she is receiving well-deserved recognition.

Listen to the Love Always album sampler below and check out the video for RaVaughn’s first official single ‘Better Be Good’ featuring Wale.

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Rihanna Naked (Official Stay Video)

You can’t make it disappear, stop or go away… Love is pure and honest. Most people have a hard time grasping that concept.

We can’t seem to learn that as much as we don’t want an individual to be with another, we can’t control that. We try driving a wedge between them and it usually causes them to draw closer and adopt the “it’s us against the world” mentality.

How do I know? I’ve been on both sides. As hard as it may be, we have to let people make mistakes and learn for themselves. If you give a person a little space, they can realize that just because you love someone it does not mean that you are meant to be together forever.

Bashing a person causes them to jump into protective mode. When asked for your opinion offer advice free of judgement. Don’t lie, be honest. If you can’t handle the situation, politely distance yourself.

I  said all of that to say that if we get off of RiRi’s head she can look at her life objectively. Hearing that Rihanna & Chris are the new Whitney & Bobby or Tina & Ike is ugh… (insert sad face).

As with most things I am very optimistic about this situation. And I like what i’m reading between the lines in Stay. She is naked literally and figuratively.

Watch the official video here: Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko (

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