FAVORITE kpop Songs at the moment

By: Shanise Lachelle

Here’s my list of favs for the month of January. The songs I’ve been OBSESSED with and listening to nonstop. And of course they’re all Kpop Songs. What can I say? I’ve got good taste

1. Not Shy- itzy

2. How you like that- Blackpink

3. Mmmh -Kai

4. Black Mamba- Aespa

Not only are these bops but the videos are FULL of visuals!!! Western artist’s need to start taking notes.

Drivers license review

Drivers license review by : Shanise Lachelle

Within the last week this song has BLOWN UP and it’s all over instagram and tiktok. Misa olivia is indeed having a moment hunny. Now I’ve been following olivia since highschool musical the musical came out last year. So I already knew the girl was a cutie and had MAJOR PIPES. But I was still blown away by her first solo single and video. Listening to driver’s license for the first time makes me feel like I’m back in highschool having my heart broken for the first time. ” Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me”, is the gut wrenching line that stands out the most and she sings with so much pain and love, it makes you emotional. The song is doing so well it topped one of her idols ( Taylor Swift), on the charts. Like I said Miss Olivia Rodrigo is indeed having a moment and she is the moment and honestly HAS been the moment since high school musical the musical debuted. I’m going to need you guys to wake up and act like you know. What a debut, congrats on all your success. And whoever she wrote this song about, is looking like a whole sick dummy right now.

Kpop

By :Shanise Lachelle

I will admit, I never EVER got the whole kpop craze until I got into BTS this past summer. Even then I still thought, ” I’m only gonna be into Bts so I should be fine”. But of course as soon as I got into kpop, I GOT INTO IT. And surprisingly enough( maybe not all that surprising) I got into the kpop girlbands and not the boybands. Here are some of my favorite kpop girl groups right now. My top 4!!! Of course this could change the further I get into kpop, but for the last few months these girlies have gotten me through the last remaining months of covid 2020.

1. BLACK PINK- the first kpop band i got into. Even way before BTS. My girl jennie is my bias.

2. ITZY- my asian version of little mix! Listening to their music just instantly puts me in a good mood and they’re some of the best dancers I’ve seen !! Ryujin is my bias.

3. Aespa- they’re a newer group but their first single BLACK MAMBA is my jam!! What a way to introduce yourself to the world with such a banger. I instantly became a fan
.ningning is my bias .

4. Mamamoo- the fist kpop girl group that I’ve seen that wasn’t all cutesy but actually sexy. I became a stan in a nano second . Hwasa is my bias and I love solo Hwasa so much.

Are you into kpop? And are you more into the girl groups or the boy groups?!

Jesy has quit little mix!

By : Shanise Lachelle

I’ve waited a bit to write about this, as my heart is broken. Broken for PERRIE, jade and leigh, broken for mixers but most importantly broken for jesy!! Her dream and passion has been ripped from her , because of cruel and disgusting human beings who thought it was their job to tear this gorgeous confident women down. Jesy LOVED being in little mix and owned the stage EVERY time she stepped on it. I’m so sad she couldn’t just ignore the hate and comments. But I understand her leaving and her mental health is more important!! I’m glad she decided to leave and not the other option ( knowing from her documentary she already tried that). I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. Jesy has been absent from social media and little mix since holiday released ,in my opinion. She became more and more distant and you could just tell. The last few years you can watch interviews and just watch her light die out. The only time recently I’ve seen her glowing, was when her documentary was released and she was getting praise for it. Other than that I could see being in little mix wasn’t fun for her anymore. And as much as it sucks she’s leaving, I’d rather her leave and be happy then be depressed. I am also worried about PERRIE , jade and leigh!! I hope they are healing and doing okay. Although I feel like this decision has been made for a while and we’re just finding out about it.

I will continue to support jesy in whatever she does and hope she can return to music when she’s ready. She has too much talent to let the bullies win. I will also support the other 3 girls best I can . They will need us now more than ever.

Sidenote: I really honestly think the” mixers” bullying jesy about her tanning and accusing her of blackfishing was the final straw. There was no need for it and was a bit overboard!!! As a black CHOCOLATE stan, I didn’t find her tanning offensive at all and knew she did it to make herself feel good. There was just no need for all the hate she got from her own fans before leaving. I hope those toxic mixers know they’re part of the problem. You can’t educate someone on tanning!! Most white girls tan to be darker and I’ve never seen this much uproar about it except within the little mix fandom.

As a whole , I hope this fandom wakes up and realized they do the absolute most for the wrong reasons. Put that energy into streaming their music. Not hating on what they choose to do with THEIR BODY!!!

Jesy we love you girl and we got you!!! You will always be apart of little mix!!!

HAPPY DECEMBER 1ST!!!

It’s OFFICIALLY Christmas time!!!

And in celebration of the holiday season Netflix
has released a few new Christmas movies. Down below I’ll be rating them best to worst. Happy reading.

By: Shanise Lachelle

Without a DOUBT, this has been their best holiday release so far. I love emma roberts and how she seems to play the same sarcastic bitch blonde girl in every movie. And this new gorgeous aussie actor that I’ve never seen before. Seriously what’s in the water in australia!? How do they all look like this? It’s super funny, which I found surprising and very cute.
Of course my girl baby v is number 2. Because once a wildcat always a WILDCAT. BUT I liked this one even more than the first. And the fact that vanessa plays not one, not two but THREE characters on this film is INSANE. I’d definitely be down for a third princess switch, even with the crazy cousin.
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Listen I love Kat graham, because vampire diaries is my jam and Bonnie was my girl. And I used to vaguely have a crush on this guy, because of hunger games( dark times). But this movie was my least favorite out of the three. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really pay it much attention, but it also just didn’t catch my eye at all. And I didn’t feel the chemistry between the two. I might watch it again just to give it another chance, but for now it was a miss.

I can’t wait to see what else Netflix has in store for us this holiday season! HAPPY HOLIDAYS GUYS. Be safe and be blessed. And stay positive. Don’t let covid get you down.

Have you seen any of the 3? And which was your favorite? Comment down below.

If you love Asian Culture, you have to love Asian People as well…

By: Shanise Lachelle

Now I’ll be the first to say I’m not the slightest bit racist and I was raised to treat everyone fairly. And I think the majority of decent human beings would say the same. But it hasn’t occurred to me until recently how MUCH ignorance and racism occurs towards the Asian Community . I can talk for years about how being black in America and being a Black Woman period, is an everyday struggle and Everytime it feels like you take 1 giant step forward for black people by breaking the “loud, ghetto, stereotypes” you take 1,000 steps back. It’s an ongoing cycle. But what I’ve noticed about the Asian Community, especially this year with (Covid-19) , is that we’ve all been guilty of being a little ignorant, even if we didn’t mean to. We’ve all made fun of the nail shop women, we’ve all said chinese food is rats and bats, and some of us have made fun of the shape of their eyes. And yes all of that is RACIST. Am I racist? No!, Have I done those things? Yes and of course I’m shamed. Because I wouldn’t want anyone to make black jokes and think it’s funny, when it’s not. Why is it okay for us to constantly bash them ,joking or not, but CONSTANTLY TAKE FROM THEIR CULTURE? We wouldn’t have half of the coolest things if it wasn’t for Asian culture. I’m talking chinese food, kung-fu movies, those same amazing nail shop women hooking out nails up, sushi, sailor moon, and some of the most amazing artists in the world .

When covid happened , Everyone became extremely racist against Asians. Because they didn’t want to catch the” chinese virus”. Which in itself is ignorant, because as soon as they found out about it ,they tried to contain it. And not all Asians are chinese . These people started to loose business in their shops and even asian Uber drives couldn’t get work.

It’s also extremely racist and WEIRD to be OBSESSED with asian culture, especially if you’re not ASIAN. You can appreciate the culture without going overboard and being offensive. Meaning ,if you are gonna wear certain symbols, know the actual meaning. Same goes for tattoos, if you don’t know what it really means, don’t get it tattooed. And DON’T befriend or only date someone because they’re asian then proceeded to only talk to them about karate and sushi etc., I can NOT stress enough how offensive that is and RACIST. and will make them highly uncomfortable. Not all Asians like karate or eat sushi, just like not all black people like fried chicken and watermelon.( I HATE watermelon). Just be considerate and be NORMAL. Don’t be creepy.

Before I got into Bts and K-pop, I was one of THOSE people who bashed it . Not ruthlessly, but I didn’t get it. I didn’t understand the hype around the “pasty Asians”, ( trust me I cringe now when I think about it). It wasn’t until I took all the underlining xenophobic thoughts out of my head ,was I able to fully enjoy a whole new genre of music and TALENT. Because oh man, Asian artist’s are just on a whole different level ENTIRELY. But I think that goes for the entire of Asia. They just seem to be living in future. Back to the point , I’m now made fun of for liking Bts and Those “Asians”. And people are constantly telling me they ” DON’T GET IT” and asking me”you really like Asians?”or just recently I said I wouldn’t mind dating an Asian guy/girl and my coworker said” okay where do they hang out at?” , as if they’re entirely a different species. Whether you know it or not, you contribute to xenophobia when you say things like that, even if you don’t necessarily mean it that way. Asians are people too. Hate to break it to you, but they bleed blood, poop out of their bum holes and walk around on like normal people just like Americans. This could also be the reason why alot of them are not fond of foreigners and americans and trust me I get it. But I think americans as a whole need to do better. You are HUMANS first and americans next. You can’t love a entire culture but hate the community it comes from and treat them like shit. ( Much how people hate black people but CONSTANTLY steal from black culture). This is not coming from a korea-boo ( I don’t want to move to korea) , or a weeaboo( I don’t watch anime). This is coming from a human who’s made alot of those same mistakes but has learned from them and grown to love and appreciate the Asian culture. I’m writing this to say, if you love Asian culture, you have to love Asian people as well. You can NOT have one without the other.

Ps. It is not lost on me how the industry treats Asians as well. We rarely get any all asian cast films, or tv shows and the Asian artist’s get treated like crap when they come to America and not taken seriously. And They rarely get nominated for big awards( grammys, oscars). America as a whole is extremely XENOPHOBIC AND THAT NEEDS TO END ASAP!!

Confetti review

Can you believe it? The girls have done it again and made another smash pop album. And dare I say it’s in my top 3 favorite little mix albums ever!!!!

After hearing the entire album a billion times now , I have my favorites picked out and ready to share! Have you gotten your copy of confetti yet?! If not, go and do yourself a favor and buy one of the best pop albums of 2020!! Seriously , it’s super fun and such a mood lifter!! It’s just a party in a album. My only issue with confetti is that the songs are so short and there is only one real ballad. Ballads are little mix strong point and they chose to do only one. I’ll never understand that decision, but overall the album is FANTASTIC AND it serves bop after bop!

Top 3.

1. Rendezvous

2. Confetti

3. Sweet Melody

Honerable mention: a mess( Happy 4 u)

It’s time for another Comeback

THE BOYS ARE BACK!! Be Is the official title of Bts new album and life goes on is the title track! Over the last two weeks, we have gotten a sneak peak into the new concepts and artworks. And i am digging vintage BTS. They all look so good and well rested, so I know this covid break did them so good. The official track list was released yesterday and I’m buzzing!!! Are you excited for Bts new comeback!? This is my first comeback and I’m being fed so well, I know I will loose my mind when the album Actually comes out. I will also loose my mind when the video and single comes out. I’m just gonna be loosing my mind all month long.

Map of the Soul:7

After listening a BILLION times and changing it over and over. I finally have my map of the soul 7 top songs! I would say top 5, but how could I possibly manage to only PICK 5!!!!??OUT of this entire masterpiece!?

1. Ugh!

2. Make it right

3. My time

4. On( y’all need to hype on more, the videos and performances should put this song in everyone’s top 5!!)

5. Filter

6.louder than bombs

7. Friends

8.00:00 (zero o clock)

9. Black swan

What’s your top 5 or top 10 of the map of the soul :7?! Yes I know I only did nine, figured I’d stop now before I list the entire album.