TTBoy Says:


TTBoy Says:  Who is Hillary Clinton?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Hilary Swank like Hillary Clinton?

TTBoy Says:  Who is really right and who can’t be wrong?

TTBoy Says:  When will Spanish be the national language?

TTBoy Says:  Why do most Black people smoke Newport cigarettes?

TTBoy Says:  When will Justin Timberlake ever get married?

TTBoy Says:  Why hasn’t Gabrielle Union been named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful?

TTBoy Says:  When will Prince make another commercially successful record?

TTBoy Says:  How often do people forget to give a Christmas card to the mate with a gift?

TTBoy Says:  Does Danny Devito know how small he is?

TTBoy Says:  All Hail, Peyton Manning?

TTBoy Says:  The Seattle Seahawks will NOT win the Super Bowl.

TTBoy Says:  Why have Americans forgotten good Poetry?

TTBoy Says:  Is the cartoon “Family Circus” really necessary?

TTBoy Says:  Aren’t there gay men who don’t consider themselves “The Lesser?”

TTBoy Says:  Why did people have to pay to audition for “Selena” when Jennifer Lopez was already the choice?

TTBoy Says:  Everybody knows why The Pope is “Everybody’s Guy.”

TTBoy Says:  How high is High?

TTBoy Says:  How many people are still being killed for Americans to have Diamonds?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Rihanna so underrated?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Rosie O’Donnell?

TTBoy Says:  The song, “Same Love,” should be held as a classic song.

TTBoy Says:  Why do interracial relationships fail because of the dominant one’s friends?

TTBoy Says:  Once a whore, always a whore.  They may just hide their behavior better.

TTBoy Says:  Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex video was hardly amateurish.

TTBoy Says:  Does everybody still wear a suit to a job interview?

TTBoy Says:  Pain is Pain.  People should stop trying to empathize with someone else.

TTBoy Says:  Colorado is going to be the place to be in 2014.

TTBoy Says:  Everybody should be reading “Thoughts…over a good cup of coffee.”

TTBoy Says:  What’s the use of a Journal or Diary when you have the internet?

TTBoy Says:  Children should be able to stay at home until they feel ready to leave.

TTBoy Says:  Where is Nikki Giovanni?

TTBoy Says:   Anybody who has spent any time in jail for a crime they didn’t commit should be as rich as the Kennedys.

TTBoy Says:  What if beer was placed in champagne bottles?

TTBoy Says:  The best way to cure any scent on your fingers is to pour mouthwash on them.

TTBoy Says:  A picture says a thousand words, but what’s so bad in using words?

TTBoy Says:  It is such a good thing to post Report Cards online as long as parents get their own password.

TTBoy Says:  Who has better sex videos:  Yahoo! or Pornhub.com?

TTBoy Says:  Fibromyalgia is so misunderstood.

TTBoy Says:  Is Kathy Griffin the most-curt person alive?

TTBoy Says:  Fear is fear whether it’s yours or someone else’s.

TTBoy Says:  Is Syracuse New York the old and new Hell?

TTBoy Says:  Will Serena Williams ever get a two-page spread in The New York Times?

TTBoy Says:   Maria Sharapova is not Russian.  Maybe, she claims to be for tax purposes.

TTBoy Says:  Pizza Hut’s Meat Lovers Pizza is very salty.  But it’s better after being micro-waved.

TTBoy Says:  Why are people still claiming Homophobia?  Just admit it!

TTBoy Says:  How much botox has Nigella Lawson had?

TTBoy Says:  Why does malnutrition still exist?

TTBoy Says:  Winona Ryder’s best role to date has to be from “Girl, Interrupted.”

TTBoy Says:  Why are mens chests more important in Hollywood?

TTBoy Says:  Why aren’t there more Black representatives of Movado when the Black-face of their watches are the best-sellers?

TTBoy Says:  Who would believe Andrew Cuomo isn’t a pot smoker?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Dennis Rodman so underrated?

TTBoy Says:  Is Mensa still an important group for introverted intellectuals?

TTBoy Says:  What if they could give Oscars to the greatest actors in TV?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Tony Shalub?

TTBoy Says:  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Eliot Spitzer could make a cameo on “The Good Wife?”

TTBoy Says:  Why is the American media so enthralled with British TV shows when the feelings aren’t very mutual?

TTBoy Says:  It’s time for Idina Menzel to win an Oscar.

TTBoy Says:  Jada Pinkett-Smith is disturbingly beautiful

TTBoy Says:  Charlize Theron is more beautiful than Gisele Bundchen.  Even without makeup.

TTBoy Says:  It’s about time for a “Will and Grace” movie.

TTBoy Says:  Why has no music artist created a House Music song for the radio yet?

TTBoy Says:  Has Taye Diggs become the new Blair Underwood to Black America?

TTBoy Says:  Music group SWV should have never left R&B.

TTBoy Says:  Who downplayed Jennifer Holliday and Irene Cara?

TTBoy Says:  Shame on Letitia James.

TTBoy Says:  Why exactly does Ariel Sharon matter today to Americans?

TTBoy Says:  Isn’t it time for actor Brad Davis to receive a posthumous Oscar?

TTBoy Says:  “Midnight Express” is still a very relevant movie.

TTBoy Says:  Sal Mineo is still beautiful.

TTBoy Says:  Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio the new Robert Dinero?

TTBoy Says:  Who’d you rather, Taylor Swift or Jenny McCarthy?

TTBoy Says:  Would you hire a man with the name “Jaybeon?”

TTBoy Says:  What exactly is “Affordable Housing” when you don’t have a job or bank account?

TTBoy Says:  Will singer Lauryn Hill ever get her mind back?

TTBoy Says:  When will director Lee Daniels produce the first ever all-Black superhero film?

TTBoy Says:  Why do people find it funny when someone tells them they have a relationship with their cigarette?

TTBoy Says:  Why hasn’t Bravo’s Andy Cohen appeared in a Hollywood film yet?

TTBoy Says:  “Don Jon” is a porn film.

TTBoy Says:  Scarlett Johansson is the most underrated actress in Hollywood.

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Suzanne Vega?

TTBoy Says:  Will there be copycat deaths like that of the late Paul Walker?

TTBoy Says:  “Sharing The Night Together” is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written.

TTBoy Says:  Joe Boxer has the most interesting commercials on TV.

TTBoy Says:  Secretary of State John Kerry doesn’t seem to like his job very much.

TTBoy Says:  “Live and Let Live the Strong and Insured” should be America’s motto.

TTBoy Says:  Is Lady Gaga ready to produce her first major Hollywood film?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Syracuse actor Joseph Edwards?

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Justin Timberlake, is there disparity in treatment on the Radio?


 

Is there cause for a Civil Rights Movement in Radio?

 

    

     I’m really confused.  I first heard this really incredible ditty that mixed a lot of Old School flavor with a touch of Robin Thicke minus the rap.  The song was actually sung by Justin Timberlake!  For the life of me, when I realized that, I could not believe a song like that could even get airplay.  It just sounded too Black…not Hip-Hop, but Black.  While many Black Americans, and even those who grooved to the Soulden Oldies with their Newport cigarettes and Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers, remember the somewhat carefree time period of the late 70’s and early eighties, Justin tries to bring back that emotion with a song that would only survive on the radio because of his back-up feature.  Had rap and business mogul Jay-Z not offered his pedigree to “Suit & Tie,” radio stations would not have helped the record debut first on the R&B Chart at number 9.  In lieu of that, not even His Royal Spoiledness, Kanye West, would have had such a chance to even hit the airways with a song of such tempo as J.T. has bestowed upon us. 

 

     In other words, remove Justin Timberlake from “Suit & Tie” and what have you got?  That would be a B-side to a 45. 

 

     Is Justin Timberlake an R&B singer/performer, or is he right-at-the-line Pop?  Not even the ever-effervescent Bruno Mars could have payola’d his way between the white noise.  Yet, Justin has yet to debut on the Pop Chart with the song.  Remembering a time when Hennifer Hopez entered the music world with her “Waiting for the Night,” her affiliation to make a mark on any chart was to use and nearly abuse Black artists with sheer prowess, coyness, and manipulation.  Since she split with the kind of artists and producers that fill dancehalls and occupy the charts – because of true talent, repeat performances have yet to appear in Miss Hopez’s life.  Along with that now lack of lyrical camaraderie, Hennifer is now allowing her nude body to be displayed with pleasure in films that try to show her softer-side after children.  It seems that the group Hennifer abandoned has now abandoned her.  No longer is she considered elegant, demure, or graceful.  Hennifer Hopez is desperate.  But why is Justin so desperate?

 

     Although “Suit & Tie” is a quality-song, just imagine it as Justin only featuring and Jay-Z taking the lead.  Would it make it to the airways?  Not on the Pop charts without another Black artist.  Well, Justin brought “sexy” back in his own way and wants to infect the world with a false sense of security.  “Suit & Tie” is in no way a typical Pop Song.  For the most part, the record does have meat.  It’s just a shame that a Black male artist couldn’t and wouldn’t be given the same opportunity to do the same thing.  A true feel-good period lyric, (minus the social message) has no mainstream radio play for a Black artist…mainstream meaning Pop.   Though that artist may sell millions of a cd, not even Robin Thicke could expect to be so lucky to be heard by those who wouldn’t give R&B music the time of day.

 

     Singer Maxwell most definitely could sing “Suit & Tie” without the help of grandmaster Jay-Z or anyone for that matter.  Commercially, the choice to release the record mainstream would be disastrous for his record label.  Maxwell is considered an R&B singer.   Compare Maxwell’s “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” from his ‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite’ with J.T.’s new single.  Funky, groovy, chillin’…only to go on deaf ears to the world outside of Soul/R&B.  Congratulations, Justin!  There is favoritism on the radio, so you are NOT the Biggest Loser!  It’s just that there are numerous artists of color who are saying, “Hey, that sounds like…!”  Then again, even Hall and Oates hit the Soul/Rhythm and Blues charts, just as George Michael did with the album that held such soulful songs like “Father Figure” and “Faith.”  I guess there was just no need to incorporate somebody else’s rap into their music…with so few of them out at the time.  Still, radio stations only make it dark when they want to.  Ole School just doesn’t seem the same without a true trooper. 

 

     Just when we thought we had lost J.T. to Hollywood’s big screen, he shows us that all men are not created equal.  They may have been created “equally.”  Just not equal.  Not everybody can afford a “Suit and Tie.”  I guess a really good actor can make you feel something from nothing.  You would never see any person of color in any of the roles J.T. has had in Hollywood.  It’s no surprise.