My Review of #TreySongz’s – “#TRIGGA” and details about his next album…

Ok, so I’ve been a fan of Trey Songz for a long time. Wanna know how long? Let’s just say loooong… yeah, I know.

But anywho.

Of course I made it a point to buy the newest album that came out July 1st. Soon as I bought it, snapped a flick of me and the album for the ‘gram (click here to see the pic), then proceeded to pop the cd into my car player to give it a listen.

The 6th installment following his “Chapter 5”, Trey Songz gives us “Trigga”. The difference between this and previous albums from the singer, well theres a ton. Let’s start with the obvious, the track listing. For this album, Songz enlisted the collaborations of various artists from Justin Bieber to Juicy J, and Nicki Minaj and more. As someone who is a fan of Trey, I’ve never seen more than one or 2 features on an album. I wonder what made him pursue making this album so feature heavy. I have a few speculations such as marketing strategies to get him to a higher visible level of mainstream notoriety, but I think that’s something for another blog post…

If you follow the previous albums of Songz, you would notice that he attempts to give you some type of vision of the love life, or lack thereof, dealings that he has experienced during the creation of an album. Everyone mentions that all he talks about is sex, how he invented it and whatnot. But what he mentions on this album is the effect that fame has on his dealings with women. From women that he links up with for a night or 2 when he’s in their city, or women that he may have began some type of minor commitment to and he details the extent of those relationships. One might say that if you go by the songs that he puts out, he’s not looking to settle down and there’s isnt a key woman in his life just yet.

As for the sound of “TRIGGA,” Fans of R&B music have been longing for ‘real’ R&B to make a comeback. There s more of a hip hop influence on the genre and less melody/harmony going on as of late. With “Trigga”, Songz attempts to give a balance of the classic style of music that he started out with when he released “I Gotta Make it” and “Trey Day” with today’s more common blend of Hip Hop/R&B. While I will ALWAYS love Trey, I would have been happier with more of his classic R&B style than a ton of collaborations. I understand that he’s attempting to reach a broader audience with these features but I need all that “jazz” on a mixtape and not so much on an album…

Also, I wanted to note that Trey says this is his best album yet.

For me, I love this album, but nothing he’s put out after 2009 is topping “Ready”… so far. There’s been a bunch of singular hits on albums since then, but not a quite a solid “play all the way through album” as ‘Ready.” So, until the next release, I’m looking forward to what he has to come.

With that here are a few of tracks that really stood out for me  as favs.

  • Cake
  • Foreign
  • Nana (of course)
  • Smartphones
  • Y.A.S.
  • Mr. Steal Your Girl

and every bonus track on the deluxe album

  • Hard to Walk Away
  • Serial
  • Sneaky

A little birdie told me that the bonus tracks are a sample of the next album to follow “TRIGGA”

 

TRIGGA Deluxe Tracklist:

1. Cake
2. Foreign
3. Na Na
4. Touchin, Lovin (featuring Nicki Minaj)
5. Disrespectful (featuring Mila J)
6. Dead Wrong (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
7. All We Do
8. Foreign Remix (featuring Justin Bieber)
9. Late Night (featuring Juicy J)
10. Smartphones
11. Yes, No, Maybe
12. Y.A.S.
13.Change Your Mind
14. What’s Best For You
15. Love Around The World
16. I Know (Can’t Get Back)
17. Mr. Steal Your Girl

 

“TRIGGA” in stores and online

 

PS the next album from Trey is going to be called “TREMAINE” – just remember, you heard it here first!

 

xoxo

-Alean

*My face when I heard “Mr. Steal Your Girl” lol*
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Model or Actor with Tattoos? Find out how Rapper/Actor Ludacris feels about them.

Video credit – Instagram

 

We been seeing rapper/actor Ludacris throughout the years in various films and if you follow him on instagram, you got a quick behind the scenes look at the prep that takes place before filming the upcomig Fast & Furious 7. (I know, I know…when the hell did they get to 7?! You don’t even remember 3-6 coming out!)

Most rappers that we know of have tons of tatts, “bodies marked up like the subway in harlem,” to quote Weezy. In the above clip, Ludacris talks about one of the reasons why he only has so few tattoos. Hint, it has to do with work and time, and if you didn’t know…TIME IS MONEY. Especially when it comes to the process of covering up tattoos. Its just more money that comes out of the client’s pocket to pay the makeup artist or retoucher to get the look that they believe is perfect for the project. If there’s too much time that it takes to cover up ink…(ie you have a ton of tatts) you might lessen your chances of being booked! Thus, no money.

 

Get my drift?

 

I’ve mentioned before in a previous post (click here to read it) that tattoos can work against you in the modeling industry and that you should cover them up when attending any casting or when you have booked a job. Your special body art may not work with the look or character that is being portrayed and thus, you should cover up your ink, or if you don’t have any, like me, don’t bother getting any. You’ll save yourself a lot of hassle with potential clients by not having any ink.

Any actors or models out there ever been told about their tattoos at a casting or booking? I’d love to hear your story, comment this post or contact me via Twitter or Instagram – @CompleteBeauty

 

xo

 

Alean

Have you taken a look at the @NickiMinaj Summer Collection? Its really cute!

Doing my usual scrolling and checking out various videos on YouTube, I was getting ready to watch a video when the ad for the Nicki Minaj Collection came across my screen. Like most people when those youtube ads come on you wait the 5 or 10 seconds and click forward but this time after watching the required 10 seconds, I like the outfits that I saw. The collection is really cute and fun for the summer!

My favs from the commercial include the red swimsuit, and the cutoff white shorts with the pockets exposed.

Check out a few more of my favs:

Floral Print Crop Top and Pencil Skirt
Floral Print Crop Top and Pencil Skirt

 

Cut Off Overalls
Cut Off Overalls
Chevron Shorts
Chevron Shorts

 

Check out more of the collection here – http://www.shopyourway.com/nickiminaj/store

Oh and  “Baby Naomi” was servin in that video wasn’t she?!….WERK!!!

You Might Like This: DJ Hones feat. Fat Joe, Twista, Joey Moe – Christian Bale #newmusic [VIDEO]

This was sent to me by DJ Hones asking me to check out his new music video. I did, I liked it, pretty cool vid and the black and white gives an awesome feel. Especially liked the Twista feature of the song, when’s the last time we’ve heard from him lately?!

Let me know your thoughts on the video. Tweet me – @completebeauty

Cant see the video – Click here to view

Get More of DJ Hones:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Clubwrecker
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJHONES
Instagram: http://instagram.com/officialdjhones

 

Elite debuts their WAVY FLEXIN COOL mixtape…and I was there :-) | What I’m Listening To

Alean-Elston-Elite-Meet-Greet-Step-RepeatWant me to come to your event and blog about it? Let me know! – alean@aleanelston.com

First off, Its been a few since I’ve been able to blog on the site and I guess that’s a good thing. More gigs, more movement, more great content for the site, right?! Right 😉

Oh yeah, before I forget, shout out to the members of Elite, Love Logan Productions, Digiwaxx, and Young Jack Thriller for taking care of me at this event. I so appreciated it!

But last week I was going through my email and I came across an email blast for Elite, a new up and coming hip hop group, I didn’t know anything about these guys but I loved the cover of their mixtape “Wavy Flexin Cool”. Who’s album cover does it remind you of? (pictured above) Don’t worry I’ll wait… If you don’t know, you’re probably not old enough to know.

ANYWAY

I checked out their 2 videos on YouTube and I liked it and its some quality stuff, looks like it can go the distance. Especially since they are being lead by Kay Gee of Naughty By Nature, success breeds success, know what I mean?! As I was writing this post, I lucked out and found a new video. Go on over to their YouTube channel and check it out, AFTER you finish reading this post of course 😀 At the time that I got their email, I wasn’t going to go because I wasn’t already going to be in NYC. My thing is, I rarely travel and/or go to events unless there is money to be made, connections I really want or need, or to support friends and family. So when I got booked to do a filming for that day in the city and it was in the same area as the meet and greet/release,  I decided  that there was no reason why I shouldn’t be at this event, and I quickly made my way to RSVP for the event.

Turns out I made a great decision. When I arrived at LQ, it was packed in there. It was a real cool vibe just a lot of people who turned out for this event. To me that speaks VOLUMES! I can’t tell you how many mixtape releases, launches, etc parties that I have gone to and no one shows up but their momma and 3 cousins. The fact that is was packed says to me that this group has a strong following and is definitely a group to keep an eye on.

After I hung around for a lil bit I got to meet the group. When I tell you they are so nice… They are so nice! lol They were very energetic and excited about the success of their event.  Of which they should be. I didn’t get to hear too much from the mixtape at the party (maybe thats cause I arrived late lol) but from what I’ve heard, its definitely cool. I recently downloaded the mixtape, WAVY FLEXIN COOL, and it wasn’t what I expected in a good way. These guys have something here…something that no one mainstream right now has. I can’t put my finger on it but when I can define it I’ll let you know. I feel like as I watch development of this group in the near future, it’ll become more apparent to me.

Download their mixtape and let me know what you think – Download it here

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and oh yea, look who else I met. Young Jack Thriller from thisis50.com! Great host and had a great conversation with him as well.

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I guess needless to say, I had a great time at this event, and if you havent checked out these guys you need to. Follow them on twitter  @WeRELITE3@ChazEliteMack@KO_ofELITE,@BOXIEisELITE and tell them you saw this write up on AleanElston.com

“Shake It” Busta Rhymes ft. Trey Songz & Future | What I’m Listening To #music #hiphop

I wanted to start something new on my blog. I come across so much music, both from indies, unsigned, and signed artists that I want to share it all. I couldn’t figure out how to do that until recently so here it is, my new segment on my blog -“What I’m Listening To”

Let me say this:

I am open to receiving music for consideration to be a part of this feature but please don’t add me to any wack mailing list full of WACKNESS delivered to my inbox on a regular! Your b-hind will get blacklisted from my inbox if you do!

On that note please feel free to tweet me music – @CompleteBeauty or email it to me – info@aleanelston.com. I’ll only be responding to music I like, so please don’t ask me if I like your music. If I like it, it will show up on my site.

 

Thanks!! NOW… On to the MUSIC!!!

Shake It… I first heard this when I was in North Jersey last week. (I love NYC Radio) and I was like, Busa Buss?! Is that You?! Where you been at?! lol

I loved the beat, loved the hook, (I have a weakness for ratchetness in music, lol) the sampling, and the features, but Buss… I wasn’t too crazy about his part. Trey and Future Killed it but Busta Rhymes gave me a ‘meh’ feeling.

 

Take a listen to the song, and let me know what you think. Leave a comment below or tweet me with your thoughts!

Its The Weekend…Time to Sip Some “Tequila” with Ray Lavender – @DaRealRayL

So I came across this video today, Its pretty nice. Its about Tequila and aptly so, the name of the song is “Tequila” by Ray Lavender. Its a nice party song and I can see this hitting the clubs this spring and summer, especially for this weekend. If you are on the east coast like me you know the weather is going to be BEAUTIFUL! Celebrate it with some tequila. The song or the drink is your choice! What do you think of the song?

Tweet me or Facebook me with your feedback!

[VIDEO] Dude from the NY Subway Video singing “N*ggaz in Paris” Speaks out! #hilarious

Terrane Hicks, Self proclaimed “Spokesperson of the CRAY movement, #TEAMCRAY!” Claims Jay-Z and Kanye owe him money for making the song HOT!!! 50 Grand to be exact…

…and yes this dude is serious. I couldn’t stop laughing when I watched this video. Listen to the interviewer hold back her laughs from this fool! lol NY dudes, I love ya’ll and but he is definitely CRAY!! Check out the interview with DJ Vlad TV:

Here’s his claim to the “50 grand” that Jay and Yeezy need to pay him…

If you were Jay and Yeezy would you say to this dude?!

[VIDEO] And the award for DOPE MUSIC VIDEO CONCEPT goes to…

TRUE2LIFE Music

Their music has been hitting my inbox for sometime now, and I have to be honest, a lot of the music (not theirs) that comes to me is beyond WACK and is not something that I feel like sharing with you all as something that I think you would be interested in. So most of the time, I end up deleting those emails after I see what they are about…(sad but true lol). But today I decided to open this email, browse through the details and I clicked on the video link to see what they had in store and…I LOVED THIS VIDEO! Homegirl dancing wore me out just watching her! I know they shot this all over New York, and I can only imagine how tired she was after this was all said and done. Between the traveling and the dancing, personally, I would have been SUPER beat! But she stayed with it, never went off point, and for that, I give her Kudos and to TRUE2Life Music and your director, I give you 2 thumbs up! Great Vid guys!!

 

I think I just found a new song for me to work out to now! Now I just have to start working out…lol

 

Check it out and let me know what you think.

PS. I want those leggings she got on, anyone know where I can get ’em?!

 

“Every Dream Has A Price” coming soon.

 

[Halloween Treat] Trey Songz – “Sex Soundz” (New Music)

In anticipation of Trey’s ANTICIPATION 2 Mixtape, to be released tomorrow (11/1/11), and because its Halloween, here’s a little treat

TREY SONGZ – “SEX SOUNDZ”

oh and what they heeeey… Here’s another preview.

TREY SONGZ – “BOOP”

Let me know what you think and have a safe and Happy Halloween! 😀