19 posts categorized "Pop Culture Bite"

Friday, May 11, 2012

EQTV - Where have You Been - Rihanna

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By Javi Lopez

I know this is so last week but TO ME is so THIS WEEK because I just watched it so you will deal with it. *flips hair*

What I was going to talk about? YES, you are right - Rihanna's Where Have you Been is the 3rd single (As i predicted) for Talk That Talk and I can't be any happier since it's one of my favorites off the album.

The video is all what you can ask for: fun choreography, hot shirtless men, Rihanna slaying the damn video with her beauty,and the bonus: they are GYPSIES. I really liked the Gypsies thing since it matches perfect with Rihanna (Don't ask me why..) and the choreography when the sick beats drops? oh gurls, you just can't handle it (or at least I can't.)

Where Have You Been should do something for this era since You Da Flop couldn't. We just have to wait, Navy. You know what else is this era needs? it needs some CAKE to blow every club in the face of earth.

All I can ask for with this single is some promo, so please Rihanna stop Instagram-ing, partying and tipping streepers at clubs and get yo pretty butt back to work.

You can watch Where Have You Been video below

Thursday, April 26, 2012

EQTV - "Carmen" by Lana del Rey


by Javi Lopez

OKAY. As we all know, Lana Del Rey premiered her video for "Carmen" - Which to be honest, is one of my favorites off of her album.  But is the video a favorite?  Let's discuss.

"Carmen" is chock full of photoshoot footage and old videos that Lana liked and found on YouTube (a woman trying to jump into a pool in fugly undies. REALLY THO) Lana, you're beautiful, most likely a star, you have the money and the big machine backing but...this video is nothing but recycled odd footage you wrapped together and called it a music video to "Carmen".

I really like Lana being all vintage styled - all 70s and 80s but Carmen is TOO much - is like if she's trying too hard to keep that vintage image of hers which isn't really hitting the mark with contempoaray music lovers.


As a Lana fan, the video really insulted me in every single way.  Let's just hope "Summertime Sadness" which is going to premiere next month, changes everything.  Watch Carmen video below.

Friday, April 06, 2012

EQ's Thoughts on "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" by Hip Pop Princess Nicki Minaj

By Javi Lopez

SO finally, The rap goddess Nicki Minaj has brought back "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded".  Since the catchy disaster "Stupid Hoe" made me pop my pussy for more than a month, I obviously couldn't handle myself and had to give the new album a listen.  "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" is actually a very very good and solid album.

Loaded with breathtakingly poppin beats, hard Nicki hip-hop verses PF:RR is one of Nicki's best jobs.  "Pound The Alarm",  "Whip It", "HOV Lane", "Automatic & Beautiful Sinner" shows us a different Nicki Minaj side, a very hip-pop new angle on her music one WHICH I AM LOVING.  In other notes: If you ask me, "Starships" is overated.  Instead, listen to "Pound The Alarm" and obsess over it. You're welcome.

"Roman Holiday", "Come On A Cone", "Stupid Hoe", "Young Forever" and "Beez In A Trap" would be part of the Nicki that we know and love already. We get to notice the "new" role that Nicki is trying to fit into.  In my opinion, Nicki should keep on doing what's she's doing right now.  Really good hip-pop. 

"Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" has a lot of material you can obsess with, it's catchy as hell.  Give it a shot EQs. 8/10

Pink Friday ... Roman Reloaded (Deluxe Edition) - Nicki Minaj


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