Honeee: Lianne La Havas (New Obsession)


“Who are you?” La Havas said at one point, wondering about the fans who’d filled the club, screamed her name and knew the words to all of her songs. “I’m playing it cool, but I’m very, very overwhelmed.” -Godfrey for the Washington Post

I learned about Lianne La Havas through fellow blogger Jason. I really didn’t take her gift seriously until I added her station to Pandora (which I’m also recently over, now that I’ve learned about Songza) and started to realize that there was hardly not one of her songs that I didn’t like. Her music is a nice, smoky escape from reality to a place where guitars and vocals make beautiful babies,

If I had to describe Lianne’s voice in one word, I would use the word HONEY. It’s that smooth. It’s also so rich and addicting. Was that lame? Along with her stunning voice comes a natural-hair wearing caramel skin beauty! Plus, get this, her teeth are not straight! Am I crazy for saying that? I enjoy people who are themselves, uncensored. I hope she never fixes her teeth, even when she can afford it. During her recent concert (April 12th) at the 930 Club, she reassuringly told the audience “Yes, I’ll marry you.” There is hope! Therefore for the aforementioned reasons, my current obsession of the spring, Ms. Lianne.


Full name: Lianne Charlotte Barnes

Birthday: August 23, 1989 (she’s a baby- going to be 24 soon!)

Nationality: Born in London, England to a Greek father and Jamaican mother.

Album: Is Your Love Big Enough? released on July 9, 2012 in the UK (her first!)

Talents: Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (she get it from her Daddy)

Her Opening Song (No Room for Doubt, please excuse the childish chatter)


At the end of her show, she obliged the crowd who would not stop clapping, but then closed the show with a genuine goodbye saying “I’ve reached my last song now because I’ve only thus far made one album.” The first, we hope, and not the last.

I think I’m in Love (again),


Past obsessions:


Honeee: Lianne La Havas (New Obsession)

She’s a Bawse… (Videos)

Videos that scream BAWSE! by the lovely ladies who are in control.

(my fave part starts at 2:11)

(I love when J.Lo acts in her own videos. No, seriously I like when she pretends to be undressing through the whole video)

(Although hardly believeable that Da Brat enjoyed these gorgeous men touching her bod, this song was BAWSE when it came out!)

(There’s a difference between Hot Boys and Hot Boyz…)

If there is such a thing as a Woman’s Anthem, this should probably be it.

What in-control videos do you love by some of the lady artists?


She’s a Bawse… (Videos)

Blame it on YouTube

We all do it. We all beat ourselves up for it. Procrastination. But procrastination is what makes us human! And sometimes, it’s really okay. It’s downtime. It’s a break for our brains.

3 weeks away finals and the pressure is on! But not quite. So, here’s what I do besides write papers, work on projects and make study notes:

The Culprits:

  • The Dormtainment Fellas

These silly guys make some great procrastinatin’ material. My favorite character is Mr. Smiley and Leanin’ Leon (@LeaningLeon)- a brash Jamaican who holds nothing back.

Other fave’s from the guys: Guys Don’t Understand, INstagramming and Spam, To Catch A Predator (Parody)

Too honest for his own good. Check out: #LAMELANCE

This one made me shed a tear and laugh hard: Smell the Roses, S#$* Black Moms Say

The memorable things:

Why you eat outside all the times, waste of money, you should eat at home.

Do you have McDonald’s money?

Pa, how come you don’t take me anywhere nice like Olive Garden?

B?! B is for Bi*&*&!!

  • Any new BLACK webseries that’s really honest and funny. There is plenty to choose from, since a new one comes out like every week.

This one caught my attention, it’s called the Unwritten Rules.

Make sure you leave some other videos/webseries I should be procrastinatin’ on.



Blame it on YouTube