Jesse Boykins III x Prototype 3010 (Short Film)

Ah yes, love it. Shout out to Akeema Zane, my fellow Hamptonian. This short film is so vibrant, it makes me fall in love with this song all over again.

His Introduction:

In a time where life is often guided by misconception and tainted love its hard to truly find someone who is there for you for all the right reasons. No matter how you deliver your heart to a person, you still have to wait for them to open it up. I came up with this concept to inspire honesty. I’ve learned through life, communication is everything when you’re in a relationship. Take these visuals as an example of how something could be if there is no truth between two parties. She/He is your prototype and could be so much more if you allow it. Never Take The Love Of Your Believer For Granted. Much Thanks to Andre 3000
– Jesse Boykins III

Shot, Directed & Edited by @DrWooArt for @LightUpFilm

Dan Cathcart – Lead | Jesse Boykins III – Singer
Sinorice Moss – Bass Player | Chris Turner – Guitar Player
MeLo – X – Keyboard Player,MC | Joshua Kissi – Drummer
Trae Harris – Dancer , Poet | Akeema Zane – Dancer
Lyfe Silva – Dancer | Jerricka Whitlock – Dancer

Download Song :​JB3Prototype2010

Frank Ocean x Nostalgia, Ultra. (Mixtape)

If you haven’t already, you MUST download Frank Ocean’s debut album “Nostalgia, Ultra” which was released as a mixtape earlier this month on Tumblr.  After being ignored after a year signing with Island Def Jam, who would’ve known that this 23 year old, New Orleans born singer would make a name for himself on his own.  Nostalgia, Ultra live up to it’s name by bring the R&B beats and promising lyrics. I’ve been letting the sounds of Frank Ocean rock me to sleep for the past week. Get into it. He’s dope.


Download Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Here

CONTEST: BET Music Matters Tour w/ Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius & London

If you are in the Bay Area, be sure to check out the BET Music Matter Tour this TUESDAY (3/22) featuring live performances from Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambriosus, and Bay Area’s own London.  Sponsored by Remy Martin and hosted by JE Media Group, BET, and, this is an evening of extraordinary 21+ event that you wouldn’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale for $31 and VIP access $36. For more details and to purchase tickets click here .

So here’s the catch. . . .

I’m giving away a pair of two tickets for the show to my lucky readers and all you have to do is follow Reesa Speaks on twitter, Retweet My Contest Link, and Become a fan on Reesa Speak’s Facebook page.  You have until Sunday night at 11:45 p.m. to participate. Ready?….Set?….Go!

(More details will be disclosed to the winner)

Afro Chic’s Pick: Spring Ear Candy

With Spring right around the corner, I can’t help but think about all the bright fashion statements I will be making this year.  I’d like to keep my Earring game tight so it’s about that time I start adding to my collection. These are just a few of my favorite earrings that are out on the lovely spring line of Rachel Stewart, Peace Images, and the J and Flo Jewelry and Company. I’ve featured them before so just click the picture below for more details on my favorite jewelry artists 🙂

“Everybody Loves The Sunshine” by Rachel Stewart

“Acid Jazz” by Peace Images

“Nana” by J & Flo Jewelry Company

Carlitta Durand x iCarli (Video)

I love discovering artists and so I came across Carlitta Durand with her visual for “iCarli” and I had to dig deeper.  Carlitta is a Minneapolis born and North Carolina grown R&B/jazz/hip-hop artist that has a passion for diversity. Her latest project “Nostalgic Nights” is a small yet, diverse and explosive insider to what Calitta Durand is capable of.  She is recently attending North Carolina Central University, where she is worked with artists like 9th Wonder and Little Brother.  I find it dope that she writes her own lyrics and tells a story in each song that anyone can relate to.  Her voice is very soulful yet jazzy and I will definitely be following her progress as an artist.

Check out the video for “iCarli” and tell me what you think.


Slangston Hughes x Dollar$ and Daialogue EP

Slangston Hughes is not a stranger on Reesa Speaks and if you are wondering why? It’s Because his lyricism and artistry as a person has not only made him a leader and sensation in New Orleans, but also positive influence to the community of this blog.  He recently released his project “Dollar$ & Daialogue” this past February and I had a chance to really give it good listen and I’m impressed. Hughes describes the new project from the first release Money & The Message as a continuation of the dichotomy between the green paper that makes the world go round and achieving an internal balance within ourselves.

This 12 tracks bring me back to reality and essence of hip-hop and simply shows the originality of Slangston Hughes.  All of the tracks are produced by L’Daialouge and MiZUnderstatistic with features from GO DJ E.F. Cuttin, Suave and Lyrikill.  So, get into it and tell me what you think?
Click Dollar$ and Daialogue EP for your exclusive download. Enjoy!