Monica Brown

R&B singer Monica Brown gave her faithful fans the news they've been waiting for on Sunday.

The mother of 3 announced the release date for her long-anticipated LP Code Red.

Code Red is set for a Dec. 18 release in stores and on iTunes. Monica made the announcement on her Facebook page on Sunday. She also leaked a snippet of a new track off the album.

In anticipation of Code Red's release, Monica is embarking on a 22-city Code Red "small arena" tour to promote the album.

The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 and wraps in New York City on Dec. 13. Code Red drops 5 days later.

Monica and her record label is hoping that a pre-album tour will boost album sales for Code Red, like Janet Jackson's sold out arena tour did for her #1 album, Unbreakable.

But the lack of a red hot single will significantly hurt Monica's album sales. Music critics are predicting sales figures of 35K-75K. Excellent numbers for a newcomer, but not for a Grammy winner whose golden pipes can run circles around Adele, Beyonce and Rihanna.

Monica Brown Code Red Small Arena Tour

Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
Nov. 15 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
Nov. 19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 21 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Nov. 22 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy
Nov. 23 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Nov. 25 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Nov. 27 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva Theatre
Nov. 28 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz
Nov. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
Dec. 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, GA – Special Performance
Dec. 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Dec. 6 – Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino Hotel
Dec. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Dec. 9 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Dec. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
Dec. 13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hope it's better than that last album ... not feeling the first single either. I need to hear another song before I make my decision on purchasing

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses!
    All I got!!!!

  • Yoni

    I'm a fan. I want parts like box braids!

  • Futuredocdonte

    I thought it was released in September ???
    That means how many more months of that red hair ???

  • Nelli

    This album will suck just like the last one. Singing rings around Adele? Ok Sandy.....

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    That's cool. I think I might check out the show.

  • SummerBaby

    I like Monica's voice.

  • 88

    I dont.

  • SummerBaby

    Really? Who do you like?

  • 88

    Singers who dont yodel.

  • Nelli

    Hilarious, she thinks she is killing it! Always overrated.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yes her voice is very beautiful and soulful ..... I agree

  • Nix

    What happened to her nose? And save me with the contour and lighting excuses. Smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's the pic .... no work has been done on Mo's face ...

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Ever since Monica came out, she's only had maybe 1-3 good songs on a whole album. So this is nothing new or exciting. I like her though.

  • Nix

    Oh ok.She looks very diff

  • LabellaMior

    With her voice I just don't know why she hasn't really blew up like I felt she could have.

  • Elevated Soul

    I like Monica and yes she can sing but to say she has pipes that run circles around Adele is too "silly"................It's true for Beyonce and Rihanna, because both are just gimmicks.

    Monica is talented but she is a very lazy artist.She dropped the single (Just For Me) in May or June and now she decides on a release date in December,when it was originally supposed to be in August.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I think it's the pic .....

  • Angela

    Monica can sing and I do like her, but IMHO, she doesn't seem too focused on her music. She seems too busy posting on social media every 5 minutes and being at all of these parties. Plus she's a mother and a wife. There are only 24 hours in a day. When she's making music she needs to only focus on that and her family and maybe she'll get a different outcome. Just MO.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Her best album is Still Standing. No one can deny she has an amazing voice but her albums aren't great. Sometimes I like the red hair, sometimes I don't.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Lighter?

  • Sasha586

    I know and I love Monica but that last CD was not it but I will purchase it. Monica is always good for a good ballad or two.

  • Angela

    Yes she has a beautiful voice.

  • Angela

    So that means you don't like Rihanna.????

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Happy Monday?! I buy albums so when this drops, someone please let me know if it's worth my coins. I still play After the Storm daily. Come to think of it, I have all her albums. I be wanting people to win. Watch another artist drop their album the same day.

  • Jusstlookn2

    Happy Monday, i'll check it out. I really like Monica, I'm sure it will be at least two songs I like.

  • EasyBreezy

    Auntie: yes, MB is a blog friend. Yes, I LOVE Monica; she's a class act AND can sing. But Auntie; sing rings around Adele? (I refuse to answer my own question in order to preserve my login). Have a blessed day all!

  • Jusstlookn2

    CSHITPOLE has a serious outbreak of ECOLI. I stopped eating there years ago, cause I barely made it to bathroom after eating there.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I will say this, the way she sounds recorded is the way she sounds live.
    but I think she tries too hard to be "cool" & that's corny to me

    & yall know whyyyyy she hasn't popped, stop playing Lol

  • Jusstlookn2

    LMBO

  • 88

    LOL
    Rihanna, Monica, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Keyshia Cole gets no play.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah I have all her albums as well, but that last one ..... chile let's just say .... I need a review before I go out and purchase.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Mane........

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah because she had that one song on that last one Only you I think it's called ...... now that is a beautiful song ....

  • Jusstlookn2

    I'm sure you can sample it on &mazon. Heck I bought a album on there and was like I got the wrong verizon, they refunded me but it was already on my cloud. So I still had it....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Monica's voice has grown tremendously since Miss thang the first album. I think her voice is very soulful .... I think she would sound wonderful singing gospel too.

  • EasyBreezy

    H O L L E R I N G!!!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I don't, why? She released her album when she was around 14. What's holding her back from being GREAT?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Jeebus ... just when they decided to put one in my area ugh ..

  • Nix

    I guess

  • Junkanoo

    Seems to happen to a lot of decent singers.....
    they end up with mediocre albums maybe because they don't have as much control on albums or lame producers an song writers. I have bought so many albums with just one or two good songs the rest immediately forgettable, wasting perfectly good money on some Bull.

  • Victorious82

    I agree but her first was the exception. It kinda banged from beginning to end. That was long ago tho. I was a child when that came out. She was too lol.

  • SpillyNillie

    Monica has a beautiful voice and I hope her album does record numbers.

    OAN: Am I the only one here who thinks Beyonce can actually sing (braces for tomatoes)?

  • LabellaMior

    It seems like she is only known in the "ATL" area definitely not a household name like she should be after all these years.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Jenie ?. I play them when I'm cleaning so I actually know the songs. I can't tell from song snippets. I need an actual review from someone that's not biased.

  • 100milesperhour

    I think it boils down to poor management & marketing; who's her audience? Plus she chooses the wrong songs. Very mature voice, but she chooses songs that cater to an audience that can't appreciate it.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I think she can sing/carry a note. However, I don't think she's a vocalist and I really don't think she has range. She has managed to turn scream-talking into an art form.

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    Both dates for NC are my on my work weekend ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    That is good to know. Thank You!

  • iWasteTime

    No you aren't .
    Good Morning !

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Ok........Honestly I hate sounding mean but I'm honest.

    She has no sex appeal. Beautiful face, seems nice but...
    She has no breast, no butt, hell no damn hips! In that industry ppl have to be attracted to you & that's not happening with her.

    Whitney was slim, but she had that voice, Aaliyah too but she had that face & dance moves.

    I'd have her over for thanksgiving, but I don't see anymore masturbating to her...

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Ooooh that too

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I was under the impression this album had already been released for some reason. I haven't purchased a Monica album since The Boy Is Mine... Good luck to her on this one.

  • SpillyNillie

    Morning!

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I just noticed that "S" go to bed LOL

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    Janet Jackson's current album has a couple of good songs i kinda expected better

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Beyonce can sing. Does she have Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey pipes? Absolutely not...then again Whitney's voice wasn't what it once was by the end and Mariah struggles with her vocals now at times. Maybe it's better to be a Beyonce...seems like less vocal stress.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I know she doesn't capitalize on the moment. Like when she had the reality show. She should have been dropping music and visuals. As far as the songs, who is her audience? Beyonce dropped 7/11 and it was a "fun" song and video and no one said anything. Monica drops and is highly criticized no. I'm cool with Bey but there is a double standard in the music industry.

  • SpillyNillie

    I think she's in a class of her own and a vocalist in her own right...her voice is different and so is her range...

  • jussaying

    nope, i think she can sing as well. i don't understand what it means to be a "singer" anyway. plenty of people can sing but suck as far as making good songs. it's not so much about one's ability to "sing" or "sang," but rather about if the music they are making works for their voice.

    sade can't "sang" and has a limited range, and also uses no vibrato whatsoever, but i love her and her band. karen O from the yeah yeah yeahs, gwen stefani, the chick from phoenix, and the list goes on. good music does not mean you have to have a range like mariah or be a whitney..

    that said... i don't like beyonce's music so much. i prefer her sister's sound but bey has the better voice.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I've never had it. Thought I was missing out. Told y'all I'm RARELY on trend .

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Moes is WAAAAAAAY better!

    You know how Chipotle gives you a tablespoon of toppings & a teaspoon of meat?
    Moes gives you a tablespoon of toppings &&&& a tablespoon of meat!

    &&&&&& they throw in chips & salsa!
    For free!! (I know I'm too happy but it's delicious!!)

  • SummerBaby

    I wanted to go there this weekend. I'm glad I didn't.

  • Bam Bam Li

    She looks stunnnnnnnnnning in that picture!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me too

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I'd have her over for thanksgiving, but I don't see anymore masturbating to her...
    ***********
    I choked ?. Brandy has managed to bounce back and has been out just as long, maybe longer. She wasn't allowed to show her belly button. Wore braids and got her edges snatched and took a life. She isn't sexy either but she was on Broadway and on tv. A career that she is content with, so it seems. Monica in the A.

  • nucynu25

    Mo is very pretty, but I don't get excited for her music.

  • Yoni

    *in my Micha Jackson voice* "You are not alone. I am here with you...." I think everybody has their own singing ability. I love Bey. I think she is a wonderful entertainer, and YES she CAN sing. Monica is no entertainer, but that girl can SANG. So can Keke Wyatt, Coko (SWV). I'm also a fan of Fantasia. Who else? *looks through my Pandora list*, Uhm, I love Lalah Hathaway. I think there are many many many talented singers out there. We don't have to be afraid to give props to more than ONE singer.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I've never had that either. I'm so behind. Watch in 2-3 years I'll be on here like "this Chipotle though" smh ?

  • puppylove

    I miss Moe's ????????????????? they're in Arizona and nevada, but still not Cali. That's waaaaaay closer to actual Mexican food than that beige mess chipotle serves.

  • Yoni

    They had $3 bowls. I was at the all-you-can-eat sushi spot tho'.

  • SummerBaby

    I think that tends to be one of the problems. People think they have to pick or choose. It's okay to like more than one artist. Usung is full of talented people. Just because an artist doesn't blow up doesn't mean they're not talented.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    OMG not the edges!! ?
    & Brandy was sexy, she had the booty ?

    Now you're forgetting Mo to the! E to the! She made lil black girls fall in love with her.
    She was our first black Cinderella.
    First black celebrity Barbie Doll I remember.

    White ppl saw the money maker in her. Black folks loved her positive representation in our community.
    She carved her place, plus she had WAY more hits!

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    She has a beautiful voice-her receipts are always short. I do not know why. She very talented and is way better than Rhianna, Beyonce but NOT Adele. Her 1st sing off this album sucked. I did notice she is getting back to work now that Shannon is unemployed. I like her 1st album and the one after her boyfriend died and the one she made when Rocko was cheating. I wouldn't attend a concert tho because i can just wait for the next time she is at the dentist office. Speaking of, what happened to the Medical Assisting career? I love a good singing technician.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    It's in NC, even small ass Fayetteville!
    I finally tasted it in Raleigh, the light shined down on me ??

  • Sassy24

    I was just listening to why I love you so much.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Every star Dims eventually IMO. I think all good artist voices all have something unique about them. I do think Bey is overrated like most ..... but to me she can sing in her own style. For me music has to come from the soul .... if that passion is not there for some reason I can't feel it ..... I like songs that have a meaning behind it..... most music now comes across as empty to me ...... no soul behind it ... no passion ... if that makes any sense. I haven't felt that from Bey since that 4 album, I felt it with Monica on the last album with that one song (Only You), Mariah's passion is gone though .... everything is about money and delusion with her now, but her voice in her prime undeniably was one of the best. Whitney the same too ...... Her voice no one has still yet to touch in her prime either....... I guess it depends on what you like ..... I listen to so much music chile .... but I am also very anal about music as well. Music is therapeutic to me

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    LOL LOL you've had Dip'n Dots right??

  • ShadeMstr

    Brandy had very good songs, the lyrical content chosen was superb for her audience, Almost doesn't count, I wanna be down, etc. No sex appeal but she don't need it and she couldn't dance didn't need to.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    True, but Monica still should have made waves by now. It's been over 15 years.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me too chile ..... beast !!!! and was only 14 or 15 can't deny that talent chile

  • JennyJazzhands

    Nope. I watch videos on YouTube where her vocals have been isolated and I think she sounds great. You can tell that she studies. When people say she can't sing, I just don't get it. But, in most cases, I think it's just a case of people just wanting to go against the grain or mainstream. If she wore dreads, African prints and head wraps and didn't dance people would be raving about her.

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    Off topic- That TLC is going to jail hashtag on twitter is the funniest thing, ever.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    No. Not a fan of ice cream for real.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Omg what happened??
    I'm hopping over now

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You know what ... anytime a group needs to beg their fans to fund their album .... you know there is
    some ain't shyts going on chile ...... them idiots should have seen the writings on the wall from the jump with TLC given their history IJS .... Next

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Slant where you been? In prison? Ijk. Lol.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Oooooooooh no...

  • Sassy24

    Yup brought me all the way back to the 90s ' love it

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    She's local in the sense

    What did Chris Rock say to Kevin Hart?
    "I'm white ppl famous, you're black ppl famous"
    Monica is black ppl famous.

  • CaliYoruba

    Side Bar:

    I dont like Michel B Jordan anymore. He says that he doesn't "see color" and everything is black n white to him but BRUH did you not jumpstart your career with Fruitvale Station? Now that you have a lil pocket change, you dont "see color" I bet you see Green tho #coonin'

  • iWasteTime

    yes, it is!
    smh

  • jussaying

    pause... that album that came out when i was in hs was good. when missy re-upped her career with 'so gooooone over youuuu, you you youu.. YEAAAH.' and 'knock knock knock.. stop knocking... i dont want you no more..' produced by kanye when he was still kanye.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ima need for these entertainers to put the shut to the up ..... stick to yo craft ..... act and stfu already ugh

  • jussaying

    yes.. i think that's the most annoying thing about today's fans. if you say you don't like an artist they are quick to come at you with a million stats why said artist is better than one who has none...

  • jussaying

    i think friday night lights the tv show was what actually jumpstarted his career and helped him get to fruitvale station...

  • PettyEyezPrime

    In 15+ years though? I get it. She is also about family and stays close to them. It's not a bad thing. Maybe she is satisfied and doesn't want everything that comes with being a superstar.

  • CaliYoruba

    He still needs to STFU Forever

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    Exactly, furthermore, once groups break up or lose a member they should retire- it has yet to work for a modern day artist. That money went to creditors. I still thought it was about that nasty family from the TLC family- which made it funnier.

  • SpillyNillie

    I wish we had more male vocalist...where's Mario??? That boy can SANG!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I kinda agree. I think that there are vocalist. People that have incredible range and are capable of singing pretty much any song. And I am talking about singers of all races and genres. Although tone and texture (?) of a singers voice may differ or be unique, there are singers that can sing...anything. Beyonce is not one of those people to me. The more difficult a song, the more she alters/arranges it. The most recent example, would be the song that she sang at some award show. The one that was originally sung by Ledisi I believe. I like her tone but I think she is extremely overrated. Also, I don't feel anything when she sings...even when she scream talks. On the other hand, MJB cannot sing, and I feel every single word that comes from her mouth. Does that make sense?

  • jussaying

    lol he funny looking to me so he could go away forever and they can bring back that dark dude who played against ashanti in coach carter for me.. shrug.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Yes. My freshman year of college that song "Ring The Bell" hit home when this jerk cheated on me. I played the hell out of that song ???

  • jussaying

    lmao i just remember i decided to get my first job when that song was out over the summer. at an amusement park. lasted all of 0.5 seconds after i was in the hot heat, some kid threw up and my nose bled. LOL went on break and never came back.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile Anonymous done shook the muddfuggin table .... be ret back

  • Phillybruh

    Do you people seriously wake up in the morning looking for something to hate..

  • Yoni

    I'm telling you, Monica can sit on an stool and sing all day to me. She's bad (meaning good) to me. Keke. All of them. Talent. I was just listening to her song Superman. Nice. Mellow. #goMO

  • CaliYoruba

    uh no, its called the story I read downstairs LOL

  • CaliYoruba

    oh yeah I liked him too!

  • SummerBaby

    Exactly or they say you're a hater ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I'm a Brandy fan. I was always Brandy in the Brandy/Monica dispute. She was just fly to me. That was never shade to Mo though. I support many things and many people. I was even mad when her and Rocko didn't work out based on her show. Excited for her when she found Shannon. Mo got this!

  • SpillyNillie

    It does. MJB has passion in everything she sings...her passion and the way she feels about her music is very transparent...

  • 100milesperhour

    Beyoncé's voice isn't soulful or rich like Monica's, so she can get away with singing silly, radio-friendly songs. Monica has a Phyllis Hyman type voice, she shouldn't be singing just anything. Her voice is mature, but her styling is "ghetto" & uncultured. She lacks direction.

  • jussaying

    i don't think that's true... sex appeal doesn't have much to do with looks. teairra marie had all that when she came out and was primed to be better than rihanna (her song was bigger) and fell drastically..

    monica's problem was just that she didn't have a memorable image whatsoever. aaliyah was a trendsetter - she didn't have the best voice but she made up for it in image and attitude. brandy had her braids and then she diversified her repertoire by venturing into acting and a show. what is monica known for?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Lol ?, no! I just don't like looking like everyone else. I do things before they seem to be the "it" thing or when I can have it for myself. I have to feel it in my spirit lol.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I'm so lame ??

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I needed to add more because I wanted to focus more on attraction, nothing draws ppl to her

    If she wasn't built like Plank she would be in a better place in her career.

  • jussaying

    i wake up in the morning bleary eyed but happy, thanks for asking though. back to the convo @caliyoruba:disqus lol

  • Yoni

    Winan or that one with the bull nose nostrils?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I don't feel like ANY artist should be out in a box. How does that help their creativity?

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Ummmmhmmm.....I like my version of your life better. Lol. Slant just got released.

  • SummerBaby

    I seen a pic of him recently on IG. I don't recall who he was with.

  • 100milesperhour

    Yes, it does. "My Life" puts you in that nostalgic state of mind where you remember exactly what you were going through @ that time. Beyoncé just isn't that deep. Her songs don't pull anything out of you ,or send chills anywhere.

  • Yoni

    JUST listened to that this morning.

  • SummerBaby

    Dead

  • IntroSpective

    I applaud Anonymous for their tenacity with revealing truths. My only question is after the members of the KKK have been exposed, what's next?

  • iWasteTime

    Spillly!!

  • SpillyNillie

    LOL the one with the bull nose nostrils...he can sing tho lol

  • 100milesperhour

    I agree. People say Rihanna can't sing, but she puts her own swag on every song. No other artist can bring it the same if they covered one of her tracks, even if they sing better. I think Rihanna would've killed Drunk in Love & Partition even though Beyoncé is technically the better singer.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I feel like Melanie Fiona is underrated. A lot of singers don't get the recognition they deserve. Some that get it, IMO don't deserve it. I also feel like we're only supposed to like a few at a time and there isn't room for everyone. Saying your opinion about certain artists and you're liable to get stoned.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    She's going on this tour tho & keeps putting out music

    Maybe she resigned to that position & initially wanted more

  • jussaying

    lol... i think if she would have defined her own style, it would have made her more memorable. she's just pretty and that gets lost in the shuffle. kind of like how jessica simpson & mandy moore fared during the era of britney & christina. oh and willa ford. they were all blond, skinny, blue eyes singing pop.

    she also didn't diversify herself to reach broader audiences like brandy did.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    That's me!
    but my vanity wants everybody to know I was first LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bawhahahahah chile ..... put them all the way on blast ... and they only gave a few chile ....

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    "MJB cannot sing, and I feel every single word that comes from her mouth."

    ??????

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Look at the trends for right now...colored hair, Chipotle, combat boots, natural hair, groceries in the hair and a few other things. I don't think I'm missing too much.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's up to everyone I guess.... now that some will know what they stand for maybe they want vote em back in office ..... but honestly in this country .... well bunch of dummies here ... these same people may get right back in office smh

  • jussaying

    rihanna's voice is really unique which you want in an industry where it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. her songs are also catchy & she found her niche.

    i didn't care for new bey (minus 7/11) so i couldn't say. i liked beyonce from the 2Ks and 90s.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Sallie Mae Sallie Mae!!

  • Junkanoo

    The last Janet album I bought was Rhyme Nation a stone cold classic. It's hard to capture that lightening in a bottle with most artists the stars may have to be in alignment to produce classic albums. I don't by music much the last one I bought was Santigold Master of my make believe. I am looking forward to buying Grace Jones next album if she ever gets her behind in gear Grace does March to the beat of her own drum which could mean a longer wait

  • jussaying

    melanie fiona's voice is gorgeous..it's just her songs i don't like. they all sound like cliche's of silly emotionally abused women.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EYE SINCE Hateration in this write up...
    I ? Mo ?

    I'll be at her show when it hits a couple of cities ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Me too. I'm also slightly stuck in the 90's. I'm currently looking for bamboo earrings ?

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    ??
    Obviously not Whining Winan, definitely shotgun nose

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Mel is definitely underrated totally agree with ya there chile..... chile and fugg folks ..... I say what I say and I say what I mean ..... shid .... especially when it comes to music.... I live and breathe music .... chile ..... lol but bottom line everyone don't appreciate certain things in music or better yet likes a certain style of music better .... Ion know

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    OMG I LOOOOVED him!
    Naturally talented!!

  • MsSincerity

    Just went to his IG. I saw a couple of photos of him in the studio booth, hopefully a new album is on the way. (fingers crossed)

  • PettyEyezPrime

    We don't know her struggle! LOL.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Loved his albums too .......

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Beauty Supply Store Lol ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    As do I and I listen to different genres. My family exposed me to some of everything and I'm grateful for that. Blues is 1 of my favorite. I loved me some Tracy Chapman.

  • jussaying

    yesss wasn't he in finding forrest too? i can never remember if that was him or derek luke.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    YES this, Brandy had a lot of avenues

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I love me some Bobby Blue Bland chile, parents did the same .... we listen to everything literally ...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    OMG... he's like the only Winan in the history of Winandom that cannot sing! Lol, they were probably like, we think R&B music fits your style more...lol.

  • jussaying

    lol not gonna lie i guess i'd be distraught too if adam rodriguez left me.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I agree, very unique and that last album was everything by the way.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I think she had some too ..... chile Change the record is still my shyt by the way

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    YES that was Rob Brown!

    He's in that new show Blindspot, which I wasn't gonna watch cause all the crooked teeth are distracting.......but I got to now!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I can't wear the fake ones. I turn black and blue and my ears bleed. tmi, sorry

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    I agree with you Slant, I've never followed trends either. Lashes, the latest phones, 24 inch weave, having Facebook/instagram just because everybody else has it. I do my own thing.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    who cares. so irrelevant

  • ShadeMstr

    I agree, I think most of Monica's problem is she focused on her personal life and during the beginning stages of her career she was not nice and chasing drug dealers keeping it real, how do you market that? She did not take her career seriously and when she decided to the timing was not right. I love her voice but like anything too much of something is not good. I like abundance my musical pleasures,
    Beyonce for fun, Monica for listening, Rhianna for both, Jill Scott for food, Eric Badu for sass, Janet for whatever she brings, etc., etc. All of the women listed provide different listening skills not one track of the same sound.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    That album was After the Storm. Played it this am.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    ???
    I didn't even know he was a part of that family.
    Didn't even register

  • Yoni

    Double barrell, you say?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. Yep. He must be the byproduct of marriage. I know he has produced some of CiCi's stuff.

  • Yoni

    Then the WHOLE goverment, down to your local police station.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Then he should stick to production cause damn

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88
  • PettyEyezPrime

    New post

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Ooooooh maybe just the mall kiosk that still makes the name necklaces......

  • Lean Left

    Monica is definitely a Black music and ATL legend, and she's a good singer too. BUT, her time has passed. I'll give her one thing: She stayed in her lane. She didn't try to be Beyoncé or even Rihanna; she stayed true to herself as an R&B artist. In reality, she didn't have a choice though, did she?

    On a personal note, however, Monica and I are part of the same extended family by marriage and I gotta say she has matured considerably over the last few years, because, contrary to that angelic image many blogs and magazines have long tried to present of her, that girl always stayed in all kinds of he-say, she-say shiiit--and often, she was the cause of it. She's a lot of fun, but honey, don't tell her your business unless you want it re-broadcast on CNN.

    Aside from that, good luck to her. Not sure she'll ever go gold again though.

  • Yoni

    Why Sway? LOL

  • Yoni

    Heard on the radio this morning, they are doing some kind of movie on Bebe and Cece.

  • jussaying

    LOL wait what who has crooked teeth

  • jussaying

    Yess thank you!

  • Bam Bam Li

    What happened?! What I miss?! We don't get info about Anonymous in the UK unless it's something to do with the UK lol

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    You know why LOL

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    The lead actor & that aa woman I believe is the boss

    His tooth just was too distracting, it separated from his bottom row to get its own shine

  • Phatbootycutie

    You mean " without you "? It's a very beautiful song ur right

  • 1/8

    Mmm... I might catch her Chicago show. I saw Teena Marie at the House of Blues, many years ago. Had a great time!

  • imright

    ????

  • The Mrs.

    I agree with the majority. I like Monica. She is so beautiful and humble but her music hasn't always been the best. It's like Rihanna and Tinashe who couldn't hold a candle to her voice has hits. I guess it's image. I don't know. I just always felt that Monica was underrated.

  • SpillyNillie

    Hopefully, I love his music...

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    you ma'am/or sir told the Truth. I like when people tell the truth, no matter how painful it may be to hear it.

  • Smith Jane

    Lol @ screaming-talking singing! Yeah I agree, Bey tends to yell out her songs, and it lacks soul or depth. Which explains why she's a pop singer/entertainer.

  • Smith Jane

    Her style was supposed to be "hood" next door ala around the way chick - but they didn't realize that hood folks don't buy albums lol. I don't think Clive Davis wanted to change her too much, so they probably wanted to find a middle ground.

  • first page

    Not Adele.

  • Noelle

    Ummmmmm...is Monica bleaching? ?

  • jussaying

    lol or maybe that that long was generally EVERYONE in the 90s.

  • Just Keya

    SO basically she is one of them who starts drama, always in someone else business, and throws rocks and hides her hands? People have been in here saying that for a long time now. smdh.

  • Monday

    Maybe the fact that she endorses Hillary Clinton will help her sales??

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I WOULD SAY GOOD MORNING BUT IT'S DAMN NEAR DARK ALREADY...I MISSED OUT TODAY. -SCROLLS-

  • Wildcat34

    I agree. This current song is boring as hell.

  • Guess Who

    Fans, huh? I hope she can fill up those small venues because I promise you no one gasses this chick up like ATL bloggers.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Can't wait, that's my girl, I love Monica. I don't care what anyone has to say, Monica is everything, from that voice, to that beautiful face. Also Sandra, I agree, I love Beyonce, I adore Rihanna, and Adeles nice, but Monica is definitely on top vocally.

  • Sincerity7

    I always thought she had a nice voice. She seems down to earth. Pretty girl.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Exactly.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    I disagree, Beyonce is definitely a vocalist
    Watch "Destiny's Child - Emotions Live @ Celine Dion 's Show" on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/L1YSGB9_tsg

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Watch "Beyonce - Halo Live ( acoustic ) AMAZING !!!_(1080p)" on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/ltu3bSxoMgc

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Werk MO. I love Just right for me

  • Michael Danielson

    Is she in the music business, or is she a prostitute?

  • Michael Danielson

    LIES!!! EVERY WOMAN IS NOT MADE THE SAME! EVERYTHING THAT SHE HAS ACCOMPLISHED WAS ALREADY IN GOD'S PLAN!

  • Vickie Watkins-Barlow

    I love her music I can't wait until her album drop I have played her first single just right so many times it's great

  • Phatbootycutie

    Thank you for posting this Sandra I'm so happy to hear this #love Monica

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I was answering a question, but based on the over sexualized music industry.......Not too different...

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I was answering a question, but based on the over sexualized music industry.......Not too different...

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Ok...........I answered, it's not a lie it's an opinion Caps Lock Warrior.

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Ok...........I answered, it's not a lie it's an opinion Caps Lock Warrior.