Monday, August 29, 2011


Look who's preggers.....BEYONCE....And this time, it's official.

The singer dropped a bombshell on the on the MTV Music Awards red carpet when she cradled her belly to make it clear that she's pregnant.

"OMG Beyoncé just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!" MTV tweeted shortly after she shared her happy baby news.

Later in the night, the glowing mother-to-be kicked off her song "Love On Top" by asking the audience to stand up because "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me."

After her performance, she stripped off her jacket and rubbed her tummy while smiling out at Jay-Z, who could hardly contain his excitement as he waved to his wife up onstage.

When Beyoncé returned backstage to her dressing room, she was greeted by a team of people who enveloped the visibly happy star with hugs, cheers and congratulations.

"I'm free!" she said to one of the well-wishers, indicating that she and Jay are thrilled to not have to keep such a big secret any longer. "We're all free!" she said to the group.

A few minutes after her arrival backstage, she was joined by her husband, a very excited West (whose first words upon entering the dressing-room area were "Where is Beyoncé?") and her former Destiny's Child ladies, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Even with the doors to their dressing rooms closed, the applause and whoops of joy could be heard everywhere backstage.

The 29-year-old singer revealed in an interview for the InStyle's September issue that she was ready for the next phase of life.

"Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage," Beyoncé, 29, said of her busy career thus far. "I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.

"I want to make my job a part of my lifestyle so that I always enjoy what I'm doing."

This will be the first child for the singer and husband Jay-Z, 41.

Monday, August 01, 2011


Fanny preggers....what the heezy.

During a charity concert this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., the Grammy-winning singer announced, "You are the first persons that I share this news with, and I share this with you because I can relate to you. This child that I'm carrying, God has given me this child. And I don't have to hide it from none of y'all."

She's exactly right...she doesn't have to hide the miracle....HOWEVER, I stand by my thoughts that this wasn't the wisest decision. I've never anyone have an opportunity of a lifetime and still manage to be their own worse enemy.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Katy Perry goes you love it? I'm kinda partial to the black...just saying.


Alicia is dishing on her marriage. The singer told People rag mag that "it's so fly."

"There's something great about feeling at peace and ease with your partner and knowing you understand each other. I really enjoy that friendship."

Alicia & Swizz will celebrate their one-year anniversary on July 31. She adds that being like-minded with her mate helps keep things harmonious.

"There are so many similarities between us, it's just mind-blowing. It's really cool to have met my equal."

"I can say, 'I'm not sure about this look for the BET Awards. What do you think?' and I know that he will honestly tell me exactly what's up," she says.

The singer, who is also celebrating a professional anniversary – with the re-release her 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor – says her wedding day tops the list of her favorite moments over a very eventful decade.

"When I walked down [the aisle] and saw him, I could barely hold myself together," she says. "It was so beautiful – just about he and I and our love. The wedding was one of the best days of my life."


Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London apartment on Saturday, according to various reports. She was 27.

London's Metropolitan Police released a statement but didn't identify the singer: "Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased," the statement reads, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


So this is what had Nick all in an uproar

Rag mag Life & Style took some very intimate photos of Mimi days before her twins are due.

"I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn't want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience," she tells the mag. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."

But while Carey, 42, may have been hesitant to jump in front of the camera so close to giving birth, her twins were more than ready for the flashing bulbs.

"The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable," Carey says. "Especially the girl - clearly she's a diva in training! We didn't start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!"

And after her brief hospital stay on March 27, Carey adds, "I have so much respect for mothers everywhere who've had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples. We need to have Mother's Day once a week!"

Nick seems to feel the same.

"I thought I couldn't love Mariah more," he says. "But I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for her."

Tuesday, April 05, 2011



So Nick Cannon and wifey Mariah recently posed for some nude pics. The photos will be displayed in their home, which means their "children are going to have to see these pictures," Cannon said on his 92.3 NOW radio show.

Now he has regrets.

"It's a little weird," the host said of the pics in hindsight, though they were intended to be a special way to remember the pregnancy.

But "when [the kids] get older and their friends come over, they will see the pictures and say, 'Your daddy's butt naked.'"

"It's a little nasty," Cannon reportedly said. "I mean, have you ever seen your parents naked?"

Mimi, 42, and Cannon, 30, are expecting twins this spring.

Monday, April 04, 2011


Flavor Flav is quickly becoming Public Enemy #1 among employees at his new fried chicken joint in Iowa.

Workers at Flavor Flav's Chicken in Clinton, Iowa, are claiming that his paychecks are bouncing.

Both Kelly Butler and Kim Kostka told Iowa's WQAD television that the restaurant's owner, Nick Cimino, owes them three weeks of pay after banks refused to accept their pay checks.

"My check was only $150 and they couldn't even cash it," Butler told the station.

Butler also said she was turned down at several banks before finally taking her case to Freedom bank, which holds the restaurant's account.

But even they wouldn't accept Flav's check. Instead, they gave her a letter saying the funds weren't available, she told the station.

Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., told WQAD that the disgruntled workers were haters.

"It's not true information first of all, and second of all maybe these are people that's just jealous of me being here and probably want to see me out," the "Flavor of Love" star said.

"Yes, we do have money in our accounts," he added.

Cimino admitted to having a "glitch" with the restaurant's credit cards, but said the employees claims were attempts at revenge for being fired.

"Employees are going to say whatever they need to say, especially after you fire them" Cimino said.

Several other employees who did not want to be named also came forward and said their checks had bounced, WQAD said.

Flavor Flav's Chicken, or FFC, opened in January.

GV Says: SMH...please get your finances straight.


Lil Wayne's pockets are about to get a bit lighter, because Uncle Sam wants his fair share. The New Orleans rapper was hit with a federal tax lien to the tune of $5.6 million.

According to The Detroit News, the IRS lien, dated March 2 but made official on March 28, was filed in Miami Dade County and notes that Dwayne M. Carter has an unpaid income-tax balance due of $3,351,078 for 2008 and $2,258,956 for 2009. The Miami Beach, Florida, address listed on the lien is for Wayne's 15,101-square-foot mansion, which is currently on the market for a shade under $13 million.

This is not the first time Weezy has had to settle an overdue tax bill. Last year, the Young Money CEO was hit with - and paid out - a lien by the IRS that totaled $1.1 million for income tax years 2004, 2005 and 2007.


What's really going on? Oral sex from a male prostitute??

Hot 97's Mister Cee, a popular HOT 97 deejay and record producer, was busted for public lewdness after cops caught him in a car receiving oral sex from another man, authorities said Monday.

Cee, whose given name is Calvin Lebrun, 44, and a male companion, Lawrence Campbell, 20, were arrested at 3:55 a.m last Wednesday, according to court papers.

The pair were in a car parked at Watts and West Sts. and "the defendants' behavior was open to public view,'' the criminal complaint said.

Both men were charged with public lewdness and exposure of a person. They were released after their arraignment and are due back in court in June.

Cee first made a name for himself in the hip-hop world as Big Daddy Kane's deejay. He later produced "Ready to Die," Notorious B.I.G.'s first album.

On Hot 97, he hosts "Throwback at Noon," a classic hits hour. He was on air today, and a station manager said the allegation against him is not true.

A police source said Cee was busted in lower Manhattan last Oct. 8 and Nov. 20, both times for loitering for the purpose of prostition.

He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after the October arrest. Charges in the November case appear to have been dropped.

GV Says: Wow.....I hate that for him. He is on blast.


Rihanna goes country.

Last night, Rihanna took the stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards to perform her single "California King Bed" with Jennifer Nettles of the band Sugarland.

GV Says: She did okay. It was a good look.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


After dropping Papa Knowles as her manager, looks like B is on to the next.

Word is she may be dropping an album this summer. She unveiled six tracks from her latest studio album to label bosses in New York last week, and is believed to have received a rapturous response.

"It was just amazing," Sony Music Australia boss Denis Handlin told The Daily Telegraph. "These songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking.

"She's gone to another level," Handlin added.

GV Says: Looks like she may be leaning toward a 70s vibe. Lots of makeup going on here.


Word is Nicki Minaj may be hitting the tour road with Britney Spears this summer.

Minaj would take the place of Enrique Iglesias who recently pulled out of Spear's tour after it was announced last week. Minaj is currently on the road with Lil Wayne on his "I Am Still Music" tour.

Spears' tour begins June 17 in Sacramento.


Remember Sara Stokes from Diddy's Making Da Band. They were the originals. We'll it seems despite Sara's decent pipes the only thing she makes the news for is her domestic problems.

Sources close to Sara reported to TMZ, it all went down last weekend at a friend's house in Georgia -- Tony Stokes accused Sara of being with another man ... and then allegedly choked and hit her.

According to law enforcement, Tony was arrested for simple battery -- and released the next day on $2,000 bail.

Tony's taking it all in stride ... telling us, "Everybody speculates and blows things out of proportion. It's a crazy kind of life. We're dysfunctional. We need our own TV show. I love my wife."

This isn't the couple's first alleged domestic incident -- back in 2009, Sara was accused of stabbing Tony after an argument went nuclear.

Friday, March 04, 2011


What the heezy.... a nude Chris Brown photo has leaked NSFW

Thursday, March 03, 2011


Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has allegedly been photographed sniffing coke. The pictures have been published in the March issue of the National Inquirer.

GV Says: What the sam hill???

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Speaking of Rihanna, she has just been announced as the latest spokesperson for Nivea.

The pop singer went nude for Nivea’s new campaign celebrating the cosmetic brand’s 100th anniversary.

In the photo, Rihanna sports a fresh makeup-free face; however, four of her tattoos can be seen peeking out.

“The 100 Years Skincare for Life” campaign kicks off in May with a series of celebratory events, which will coincide with the launch of Rihanna’s LOUD world tour.


This past weekend, while at the annual Saviours’ Day convention at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Minister Louis Farrakhan and leader of Chicago’s Nation of Islam, “criticized the sexually charged performances of popstar Rihanna, saying they were ‘filthy’ and that people who enjoyed such antics were ‘swine,’ a description he also applied to homosexuals and lesbians,” according to the Chicago Sun Times.

So you know what our girl did...she hit up on twitter.

GV Says: She stays in the know. She may need to distance herself from Twitter a bit. All this negativity can't be good.


I still can't believe that Aretha Franklin went on the Wendy Williams show for her first post illness interview.

Surprisingly, she didn't go into too many details around how she lost 85 pounds, but she did mention some menu changes.

First things first: Lose any food that's smothered in hot sauce.

"That's off the menu now ... and no pig feet, either," Aretha Franklin said good-naturedly on The Wendy Williams Show Wednesday.

"I've been looking at a lot of pictures, and I was saying [to myself], 'You were entirely too fat for words,' " the 18-time Grammy winner said with a laugh.

"I was doing everything you could to lose that weight, and it's hard," she said. "It's just really hard. [But] you can't continue eating things that will hurt you eventually."

As for her much buzzed-about health following surgery for a mystery ailment back in December, Franklin did not specify the nature of the problem, but talked instead about how she's feeling now.

"A lot of things were said," Franklin noted of the widespread rumors about her health (most pervasive: that she was battling pancreatic cancer).

"I left that behind," she added. "And I couldn't be feeling any better than I'm feeling right now."


Serena Williams looked stunning at Sunday night's Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party – but, privately, the tennis ace was struggling with a serious health scare that took a dramatic turn on Monday.

Williams, 29, had been spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles several times over the past week.

"Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," the rep says in an exclusive statement.

"Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot."

The rep added, "Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications."

GV Says: My blessings are with her. That is very serious.


Christina Aguilera's bleary-eyed mugshot for her public drunkenness bust hit the web via E! News.

The 30-year-old singer was taken into custody "for her own protection," L.A. County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Steve Whitmore told reporters. Aguilera was a passenger in a car driven by beau Matthew Rutler, who was pulled over by cops in West Hollywood and arrested for driving under the influence.

The couple were "cooperative" during their arrest, Sgt. Michael Thomas of West Hollywood Sheriff's Department said. Aguilera, who was released around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, will not be prosecuted.

"It is a public welfare issue. She was incapacitated and not able to take care of herself," spokesperson Whitmore explained.

GV Says: D*mn Christina


So Kim Kardashian debuted her new single "Jam!"

GV Says: I like Kim. Love her or hate her she's built an empire. However, no ma'am to this Kim.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


So Beyoncé's latest photo shoot came under fire Wednesday when images of the singer's famous face appeared in the pages of a French fashion magazine - covered in dark paint.

L'Officiel Paris chose the diva to don different colorful garbs and headpieces in a nod to Nigerian musician and human rights activist Fela Kuti in an "African Queen"-themed 90th anniversary issue.

The singer reportedly went to see the Broadway show "Fela!" - for which Jay-Z is a co-producer - and was so inspired by the music that she's even incorporated the legendary musician's sounds in her upcoming album.

Critics, however, quickly raised their eyebrows - and voices - in protest over what they deemed another instance of offensive blackface for the sake of fashion, while fans of the shoot argued that the look had artistic value.

The publication issued a statement, asserting that Beyoncé was "voluntarily darkened" and that the entire shoot was a tribute to the star's "African roots."

"The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season," the magazine said in a statement. "As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face.

"We find the images beautiful and inspiring," the editors said, defending their decision.

No one from Beyoncé's camp has yet spoken out in response to the Internet buzz.


Look at Kim in all her glory.

Kim Zolciak is so comfortable with her pregnancy, she's showing off her huge baby bump for all to see.

The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member graces the cover of this week's Life & Style in a purple bikini, and also appears inside the magazine in a sexy pink two-piece.

Zolciak, who is due in June, said, "I'm more in touch with my body now."

The 32-year-old (side-eye) also revealed she gained 20 pounds in her first two trimesters.

"I'm definitely eating a lot more now than I did with my girls," said the reality star, mom to Brielle, 13, and Ariana, 9.

And her boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann, definitely approves.

"Kroy loves me pregnant," Zolciak said. "I don't remember my ex-husband being that into it, but Kroy loves it. He tells me I'm so beautiful."

The two are planning to move in together before welcoming their new arrival.

"Kroy's perfect for me, but we're not engaged," Zolciak added. "If we get married, Kroy would like to have one more child, and I want one, too!"


Kanye, Kanye, Kanye....SMH. Why? why do you continue to talk?

He's attempting to address his thoughts on abortion via Twitter.

"An abortion can cost a ballin' n--ga up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin' b-----s be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n--gas!" West tweeted on Wednesday.

But he made sure to announce this hadn't happened to him, "It ain't happen to me but I know people."

His comments sent the blogosphere into a tizzy and infuriated British pop singer Lily Allen, who recently miscarried her second baby.

After retweeting West's remarks, Allen wrote, "Never has a tweet put me in such a bad mood. This is wrong on so many levels."

And Ye's tweets aren't his only personal expression that's causing controversy.

The video for his song "All of the Lights" has been pulled from YouTube over concerns that it may cause people with photosensitive epilepsy to have seizures.

"We are really pleased it has been taken down," Epilepsy Action wrote in a statement on its website. "We're not quite sure yet whether it is YouTube or Kanye West's representatives who have made this decision, or if it is a permanent move. For now we are delighted that our fears have been listened to and people with photosensitive epilepsy are no longer at risk."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Two years after Chris Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna, an L.A. judge decided to give the R&B superstar a second chance.

During a court hearing in L.A. Tuesday, a judge replaced Rihanna's previous restraining order with a level one order, meaning that the exes can have contact provided Brown, 21, does not harass, annoy or molest the "S&M" singer.

According to TMZ, Rihanna, 23, did not appear in court, though her attorney Donald Etra did. He informed the judge that Rihanna has no objections to the new order.

In August 2009, L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg put a five-year restraining order in effect, which required Brown to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna. If the two planned to attend the same industry event, the proximity was reduced to 10 yards.


Finally, the foolishness is over....

Carmelo Anthony is headed to the Knicks and that could mean that Donnie Walsh is leaving.

James Dolan pulled the trigger on a blockbuster deal for Anthony, the Brooklyn-born All-Star forward, who for months was angling for an opportunity to join forces with Amar'e Stoudemire in New York.

The price was steep as the Knicks traded Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler and rookie center Timofey Mozgov to the Denver Nuggets. They also gave Denver $3 million in cash plus a 2014 first round pick and two second round picks the Knicks acquired from Golden State in last summer's sign-and-trade with David Lee.

The Knicks get Anthony - who as part of the deal will get a 3-year, $65M extension - Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Renaldo Balkman and Anthony Carter.

The deal was completed late Monday night when Dolan, the Chairman of Madison Square Garden, included Mozgov in the trade. The Nuggets had insisted on Mozgov while Walsh and head coach Mike D'Antoni felt the Knicks were giving up too much even without Mozgov in the trade.

While New York will be buzzing Wednesday when Anthony makes his Garden debut in a Knicks uniform, the trade will likely create massive upheaval in the front office.

Walsh, the Knicks president, was over-ruled on the trade by Dolan, who was being advised by Isiah Thomas. Walsh's contract expires in June and according to sources close to the 69-year-old basketball lifer, Walsh will walk away.

Incredibly, there were deals all throughout the NBA that were being held up essentially because of Mozgov. When informed Monday that he might be the most important player in the NBA as of this moment, Mozgov replied, "Thank you.

"You told me this," he added. "I didn't know that. I will know this. It's great. But I don't feel nothing about it."

There are reports that the Nuggets, after making any deal with the Knicks, could send Mozgov, along with another player, to the Nets for first-round picks. That would unite Mozgov with fellow Russian Mikhail Prokhorov, who owns the Nets.

While Prokhorov could end up with the two Knicks, Dolan won the border war, not only landing Anthony but keeping him out of New Jersey.

"This is Jim and the Russian and Jim does not want to lose to Prokhorov, which is why I think the Knicks will overpay for Carmelo," one league official said before the trade was completed. "It looks like they are both willing to overpay for him."


Katy Perry wasn't able to make Rihanna's Bday party so she sent a message from Lisbon complete w/ a version of "Whip my Hair."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Rihanna looked colorful in Christian Dior on the red carpet at London's Brit Awards Tuesday. Love, love, love this look on her. So much better than some of her more risque looks. She actually picked up an award for Best International Female Artist.


It looks like Rihanna's "S&M" has gotten her into more trouble. In addition to being banned in over 11 countries due to its racy content, Rihanna is now being sued by photographer and filmmaker David LaChapelle for the use of his some of his images.

According to published reports, LaChapelle said that "the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works." He also claims that the video's director Melina Matsoukas copied the “composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting” of [LaChappelle's] work."

La Chappelle says that Rihanna and Matsoukas appropriated eight of his images in the video, including one in which the singer is set against a blue background with a piece of candy in her mouth.

LaChapelle, who directed the 2005 krumping documentary Rize and has photographed covers for magazines like Rolling Stone and GQ, is suing for unspecified damages.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, and Martina McBride kicked off the Grammys with a tribute to Aretha Franklin. I actually didn’t love it. It seemed like everyone was oversinging and I hate to say this….looked a mess with the exception of Jennifer Hudson who not only sung effortlessly but looked great.

And Christina….what’s really going on. She’s a mess now. She used to be on point. Looks like she took a spill during the performance.

Bruno Mars, B.o.B and Janelle Monae teamed up for a performance of their tracks 'Nothin' on You,' 'Grenade' and 'Cold War.' Very retro....loved it!

Although Gaga is extra to me. I liked the song. I’m sure her little monsters ate it up.

Justin Bieber, Usher, Jaden Smith took to the stage togethe.

Usher intro'd Bieber as an earnest acoustic troubadour; we then Jayden Smith give a quick rap cameo. Usher upstaged them both (faint praise) with the electro-pop OMG workout, complete with dancers and light show.

Shocked to hear Gwynth Paltrow sing. She actually sings alright. I was scared for girlfriend in those heels though. Thank God she stayed on her feet.

Glad to see Rihanna got over her illness in time to perform with Eminem and Dr. Dre.


It's Grammy night and celebs are trying to stand out.

Nicki Minaj wore a kooky leopard-print ensemble topped by Bride-of-Frankenstein hair. She explained: "What they made for me is just a miraculous piece of lioness meets her cub meets fierce-ocity meets fabulosity meets fashionista meets everything."

Rihanna wore a sheer number that Ryan Seacrest drooling.

J.Lo had legs for days. I didn't like her hair though. Wonder was it humid there.

Kim Kardashian...always looks nice.

Lady Gaga knows how to make an entrance without even being seen. The 24-year-old pop star arrived early at Sunday's Grammy Awards in L.A. -- encased in a giant egg and hoisted in the air by several scantily-clad men!"Gaga is in incubation," the singer's stylist Nicola Formichetti explained on Twitter. "Tonight's performance is in collaboration with Hussein Chalayan and House of Mugler."

J. Hud looked gorgeous.

I love Kelly Osbourne's dress

Mya...long time no see.




According to, Foxx was involved in a fight at the celeb-studded bash, which featured a performance by Usher.

As the R&B singer was performing, a man speaking with Foxx "suddenly pulled Jamie down and put him in a headlock," TMZ said.

Security reportedly pulled the unidentified partygoer away from the actor-musician and escorted him out.

The gossip site reported there were no injuries and the police were not involved.


Fans will be holding their breath to see if their girl gets well enough to perform.

On Saturday night, celebrity friend-to-all Ryan Seacrest tweeted: "Hoping @rihanna will pull thru and can perform tomorrow at @thegrammys. I know she's been battling a bad case of flu. Get well riri!"

The singer is slated to perform with Eminem and is nominated for "Record of the Year" and "Best Dance Recording."

"Rihanna doesn't want to let Eminem down, but he would totally understand if she couldn't perform," a source told Radar. "The duo are scheduled to rehearse again on Saturday at Staples, but she probably won't be using her voice a lot at that time, she is saving it for Sunday night."

Rihanna pulled out of a charity concert on Thursday night, saying she had the flu.


Clive Davis hosted the 2011 Pre-Grammy Gala

Usher and Clive

Keri Hilson

Jennifer Hudson was there w/ her slim new body.

Ciara was there...she's way too much lately for me. Not sure what's going with her career.

Tyrese and Dionne Warwick

Whitney Houston and her auntie Dionne

Brandy and Monica...brings back memories.

Mary J

R. Kelly....I hate, hate to admit it, but his latest album is pretty good.