What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? ~John Steinbeck
Short sleeves, short skirts, short, and shades. Refreshing thoughts considering the long winter that we’ve had in the south. Summer is a time to shorten hemlines, apply sunscreen, embark on a needed vacation, and a time to get prepared for the new…New summer movies, new album releases, and new guilty television pleasures. As the weather transitions, BE has decided to compose a list of summer ready celebs. What makes these celebs summertime ready, you ask? Well, these celebs are summertime ready due to their attitudes, pending music and thematic contributions, and most importantly, their physique. In no particular order, here goes…
Kelly Rowland has certainly BEen filling up our social media feeds with her upcoming projects and music. The R&B Songstress Kelly Rowland is slated to release her forthcoming album Talk A Good Game on June 18. Her first few singles are getting us ready for the summertime heat, from the likes of “Ice” and “Kisses Down Low.” We are definitely anticipating the release of her pending album BEcause she appears to exude intimate topics and expresses her vulnerability, making her even more relatable. Plus, if there are any bangers similar to “Motivation,” what more is there to say?
Simply put, Vin Diesel’s physique alone speaks to BEing summertime ready. Those muscles, those abs, that voice! Further, his contribution to film adds to sexiness repertoire. Diesel is reprising his role as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise and as Richard B. Riddick in Riddick, with both films to BE released this summer. Get ready for an action-packed summer, ladies!
Atlanta native songstress has BEen quite busy as of late. She has appeared in recurring cameos on BET’s The Game, and is scheduled to release her fifth studio album Ciara, which is scheduled for July 5 release. Leading up to the summer release, she has treated us with danceworthy records like “Got Me Good,” and the ballad “Sorry.” Now, her sensual single “Body Party” has found its way into the airwaves. Definitely looking forward to the album, for she has now reunited with LaFace Records under the production of L.A. Reid, who produced her debut Crunk-n-B album, Goodies.
Hip-Hop/Rap newcomer J. Cole is set to release his widely anticipated Born Sinner on June 18. On our airwaves, we hear the hypnotic “Power Trip” featuring R&B crooner Miguel. On Born Sinner, Cole has stated that he is truly anticipating the release of his sophomore album, for it’s primarily produced by Cole himself. Dynamic lyricism and intricate BEats are what’s to BE expected on this album. Nice follow up to Cole World: Sideline Story. Further, take a listen to “Miss America,” another record that supports Born Sinner.
Mrs. Carter has BEen quite a busy Bey! This summer she is headlining her world tour that is stated to have a record-breaking turnout. Equally, her husband, Jay-Z is also headlining The Boys of Summer Tour along with Pop/Soul singer Justin Timberlake. BE sure to pay attention to concert dates, BE readers, she’s scheduled to perform at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA.
Wale Folarin has repeatedly shown himself to BE a presence in the Hip-Hop/Rap genre. His two previous albums, Attention Deficit and Ambition have proven this to our hip-hop heads out there. Leading up to his June 25 release of The Gifted, Wale has satisfied of musical thirst through his outstanding mixtape Folarin, and the hit single “Bad” featuring songstress Tiara Thomas. Looking forward to BEing presented with more of his lyrical gifts on The Gifted.
As the unforgettable Derwin Davis on BET’s The Game Pooch Hall has entered into our regular scheduled programming, and not to mention as great eye candy! Hall is set to once again captivate us once again as Daryll, a main role in the new Showtime drama series Ray Donovan scheduled to premiere on June 30. Stay tuned.
As the weather heats up, so does basketball season for shooting guard and point guard Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat. Currently, the Heat has defeated the Chicago Bulls in the conference semifinals and push forward into the NBA Finals. Wade is definitely summertime ready due to his swagger on and off the court alike. Not to mention that athletic physique. Stay tuned for the NBA Finals, basketball lovers. Could this BE consecutive year numBEr two for the team?
BE on the lookout for these celebs and more to add more heat to summer 2013.
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