THROWBACK: Teedra Moses – “Be Your Girl”

This was the jam. The beat and Teedra’s voice were melodic medicine! Get into this…

VIDEO: Leah Labelle – “Lolita”

I am obsessed with Leah Labelle. Her sound is electrifying and her personality is adorable! I can’t stop playing this song…and I love the video!

WATCH: The Color Show Nail Art Factory with Erin Wasson x Featuring Vashtie x Polka Dots by Maybelline New York

Check out this cute mini-show by Maybelline that spotlights super hot model Erin Wasson sharing trends that translate into nail trends with her fun friends…like moi! Although, I realize I am so not fun. Peep my reaction when she shows me her nails, that I actually did love, but my reaction is so lackluster and blah. What?! I talk like that? I hold all my friends accountable for letting me get away with reacting that way to things.

Special thanks to Shannon Washington and the homie Erin Wasson for having me!

FOTOS: More Dumb Late Birthday Photos via DowntownAtDawn.Com

Thanks to Adam Tetzloff from DowntownAtDawn.Com for these great images. Check out his FULL POST HERE for more, including a video of Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era Performing!

While I watched Dee and Ricky pouring it up for people in champagne flutes and I was empty-handed, I thought it would be funny to put my hands out and when they actually poured it in my hands – I had no idea what to do next, hahaha.

My friend La’Kea came through, as she always has, traveling from Albany just to celebrate with me! If you don’t know who she is, she’s my friend from Middle School/Junior High who lived down the street from me and always had my back when I was being bullied in Junior High. Even when she had graduated and was in High School, she would come to my Junior High with her homegirls just to intimidate my bullies and let them know not to mess with me. I love her always and forever. She was and has always been a true friend.

The Great, Theophilus London!

LIFE: My Dumb Late Birthday Party x Joey Bada$$, Theophilus London, Q-Tip, Eli Reed, Kilo Kish, Kitty Cash, Illuminati AMS, DJ Brenmar, DJ Huggy Bear, DJ Wonder, Peter Rosenberg & More!

Yes, my “Dumb Late Birthday Party” finally happened last night. It came more than a month after my actual birthday (of April 23rd), but it still felt right. Why was it  a month late, you might ask? Well, I’ve been a busy bee and literally hadn’t as much as a birthday toast with friends until last night. I spent my actual birthday on my computer, working dilligently and eating takeout…which ended up being my life routine for the past month. Look – I’m not complaining and I feel as though all the work coming my way has been a birthday blessing in no disguise (work is great!).

I just want to say “thank you” to everyone who came out and supported and another “thank you” to those who couldn’t come out and still support me in life and or in spirit. Your kindness and positivity does not go unnoticed.

Photo by David X Prutting for BFA.COM (I love all my BFA birthday photos, like for rills)


Special Thanks To:
BlackBerry: BlackBerry Z10
Moet USA: Keith Howard & Jen Yu
David Burke (Cheesecake Lollipops)
Sigmund’s (Pretzels)
Santos Party House
Joey Badass & Pro Era
Complex Magazine: Noah Callahan-Bever
BFA.Com & David X Prutting
Makeup: Tai Lotson
Sydney Reising & Sydney Reising Creative: Brittney Escovedo & Stephanie Gotch

Nianga , Eli Reed & Naleye Junior

Kilo Kish & Kitty Cash

Jassine & Rafael Rios

Janjay Sherman, Blake Scotland, Shyvonne

Young Scoozle, Shiest Bubz & Ashley

Josh Madden came in a Giants jersey! That’s why he rules!

John Paul Belle, Billy Dodson III & Adrian

Nianga, Me, Kitty Cash & Kilo Kish

Me and Jane Kim, she’s a sweetheart!

It wouldn’t be a party without my little brothers Dee & Ricky!

DJ Huggy Bear killed his set and then continued on safari.

Samn! Me and Cedric Haughton!

Me & A-Trak

Peep my big bottle! Special thanks to Jen Yu and Keith Howard for hooking me up lovely with Moet Rose Nectar. The champagne was literally flowing. I’m surprised I didn’t get lost on a wave!

Joey Bada$$ on stage performing…

Elle Clay & Vashius Klay

My friend Rob Heselden gave me a MOZ shirt! Say what?!

My Dutch Connect – Nianga and Naleye Junior

A kiss from a rose; Brandee Brown.

Theophilus London, my Trini Fam.

Oscar 1992, Me, Sabel Boo (with the fire ponytail) and Amaris Modesto

Blake, Anthony Hendrickson & Rio Uribe

Rio Uribe, Aviva Klein (Happy Birthday Babe) & Oscar Sanchez

Me & Brittney Escovedo (Sydney Reising Creative)

Rio Uribe and Me

My friends in the background are hilarious. Sabel Boo and Billy on the left and Mel D. Cole on the right. Classic.

Ricky, Dee, Me and Kilo Kish

I met some lovely French friends!

Theophilus & His Babe Squad: Ashley and Emily


At the end of the evening, a few of us went to experience our nightly tradition (post club) of “Breakfast Club”. The restaurant got wind of my “Birthday Party” and brought me this to help me celebrate. Just what I needed…some pancake.