Skip to main content

Music Commentary: Brandy & Ray J: The Ups & Downs

Brother and sister combo; Brandy and Ray J have been in the music business for many many years. Both have faced many hardships in their perspective careers most notably the death of Whitney Houston; both were really close to. Their relationship with Whitney Houston is just the beginning of the tumultuous ups and downs this brother and sister combo has endured.

Through every storm; Brandy and Ray J has rose above the adversity and are both two of the most talked about celebrities in R&B music.

I'll start things off with Whitney Houston...

Whitney Houston's death definitely is affecting both Brandy and Ray J. Ray J was rumored to be dating Whitney and whether he was or not has never been confirmed. Either he was a very close male associate to Whitney.

Brandy cites Whitney as one of her major influences and she had many songs dedicated to her on her self titled 1994 debut album. She also starred with Whitney in ABC's adaption of "Cinderella". Sadly Whitney Houston was planning a surprise birthday party for Brandy before her death.

Now on to Kim Kardashian...

Kim Kardashian is another name associated with both Brandy and Ray J. Ray J infamously dated Kardashian as well as making a sex tape which catapulted Kardashian to fame. Brandy was a close friend of Kim's and Kim was once Brandy's stylist. Brandy will star with Kardashian in Tyler Perry's upcoming movie; "The Marriage Counselor" in theaters this summer.

Now everything in the music biz is "Fabolous" as Ray J would learn...

A few months ago Ray J made news when he had an alleged fight with rapper Fabolous. The singer took to the radio to voice his side of the fight and in the end it just made him look rather...stupid.

Tragedy would strike...

We can't forget a few years ago when Brandy had a car accident which resulted in the death of a woman.

Things started looking up for Brandy and Ray J...

When they inked a reality show; "Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business" on VH1. The show lasted for two seasons and led to new recording contracts for both siblings. It also led to other reality shows; "For The Love Of Ray J"(which actually came before "Brandy & Ray J") and Brandy having numerous roles on "The Game" and "Drop Dead Diva".
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Album Spotlight: Ne-Yo - In My Own Words

It's probably starting to look like a Ne-Yo fan site here with all the recent posts mentioning him; but I assure you it is not. The hype behind Ne-Yo's debut album; "In My Own Words" reached a fever pitch thanks to the debut single; "So Sick". The song was a huge success including its singles; "Sexy Love", "When Ur Mad" and more.

Ne-Yo definitely plays up on his buzz by writing and producing many of the tracks. This album would lead to Ne-Yo being a very sought after songwriter and producer. It is the album of his I favor the most. I think as he progressed as an artist; I somewhat lost interest.

Now playing: Trina - I Want It All (ft. Monica)
via FoxyTunes

*UPDATED* Music Feed: Janet Jackson's Most Sexualized Songs: REVISITED

You all, my readers, my visitors; my supporters; you have made this post one of the most successful posts on my blog. I kept wondering what it was about this post, that made it so successful; one word: JANET! The fact that Janet has new music on the way makes this post even more of a hot topic. As its been said before, no one sings about sex quite like Janet Jackson. Her songs, ooze with the right amount of sexuality perfect for a night of steamy sex. Take a look back at a number of songs Janet is responsible for delivering her in trademark breathy delivery. I took the liberty of adding a few other songs that didn't make the list before. 

This song begins with echos of Janet saying " my mouth". By then you should already know what this song is about. Janet sings about the "warmth" of her mouth and how she pleases her lover; Jermaine Dupri at the time. This is a very sensual song and it is one of the most explicit Janet has ever recorded …

Album Spotlight: Beyonce - Dangerously In Love

If you were in love in 2003, it wasn't official unless you were living "Dangerously In Love". It was the title of Beyonce's 2003 breakthrough solo album which spawned the singles, "Crazy In Love" featuring Jay-Z, "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul, "Me, Myself, and I", and the title track. The album would serve as a precursor of what was to come from this bonafide superstar. Unlike her later albums, "Dangerously" was deep-rooted in southern soul and R&B melodies. This album also showed a more gentler, sultry, and relaxed(voice wise) Beyonce. As opposed to the last few years her style has been more abrasive and in your face. Never one to be outdone, Beyonce was set to release a follow-up to this album titled, "Dangerously In Love 2" featuring unreleased songs but it didn't happen. From the seductive "Speechless" to the cautionary tale of "Me, Myself, and I", "Dangerously In Love" is m…