i love MC's of this stature. . . 

get it... 

DON'T FRET... Keri wanted me to tell you all that if you can't find her album in stores then send an email to:


include the store location so that they can quickly get you guys more cd's ASAP!!

thank you & GO GET THAT ALBUM


hello hello. . .

this is my little shameless promotion for my great friend, mentor, & big-me, Miss Keri Hilson.
her album is in stores innnnnnnn ....


everyone make sure you go out & buy a copy or 3 & tell a friend to tell a friend as well.
here is some cool footage from the video of her new single as well as us promoting at dinner lol.


SO . . . 
all i can really say is. i hate that 2 days in the studio had me slumped with nothing to say. wtfreak. 
what`s wrong? i need some inspiration. A H H H H H H H H H H H ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 

not fun. not happy. 
& irritated. 

- - - > just for now. lol. 
so sara & i were just searching & we came across this. . . 
O.M.GOODNESS. i must say i was speechless. this took me to one of the most amazing places that i`ve been in a while with music, myself, peace & content. 
everything about this song & her placement; everything is so tasteful. from start to finish. 

absolutely love love love... BIG P R O P S! 

. . . for those of you who follow this thing called TWITTER, i got one poppin myself. 
so take a look-see & follow my journey. 


i was told about this poem because poetry is something that i love. 
i looked it up & found so much truth & sincerity in this one. 



If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, 
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, 
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; 
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; 
If you can meet with triumph and disaster 
And treat those two imposters just the same; 
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken 
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, 
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, 
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, 
And lose, and start again at your beginnings 
And never breath a word about your loss; 
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew 
To serve your turn long after they are gone, 
And so hold on when there is nothing in you 
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, 
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; 
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; 
If all men count with you, but none too much; 
If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - 
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, 
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! 

lol. ok so.... me & cristina (if you guys don`t know who she is by now you`re all fired)

well we were watching other youtubes of "roc" one day & came across this one below & all we could do was laugh. ahahahahahahah. i laugh thinking about it. ok so not to knock the girl at all, cuz everyone is their own person & has their own feelings, but these are mine so i`m gonna share. 

i just think it was the funniest thing ever the way she reacted to her own video after we had reacted to it in a completely different way. at first she comes on very monotone & not so interested in the request she got for the song. lol. then says she can`t sing the whole song because apparently her voice will go out, cuz it can`t sing a whole song? idk. strange. then sings the song with one facial expression the whole time, no emotion.. BUT when she`s done.. ahahahah.. it touched her so much that she gave herself chills! i guess the build up to that part is what really got me. i was so confused. lol. 

*i am not in any way bashing this girl or her dream to sing, if that`s what it is, i just think the whole situation was hillarious. 

this was such fun times. just dancing around my kitchen in our socks, sliding & having a blast with nothing but music & eachother. 


so i know that lately i`ve just been posting a lot of interesting videos i have been seeing. . . but here is another one. this is absolutely insane. this kid is like 2 years old & smoking cigarettes like a pro. this is horrible. who are his parents & why was this ever introduced to him?!?! his mannerisms & everything. he`s just so grown. lol. wow. idk what to say about it. 


aahahahahah. wow. so they say he`s a bum, i don`t really see it, but i guess. . . 

EITHER WAY. this guy is so dope! i mean i don`t really have any idea about what he`s talking about. ahahaha. he`s not even using a synthesizer or anything. i love it. i wanna remix this. lol.
take a look. 

i know i`m late on posting this, but it`s about time this guy got some real play. 
gotta love it. one talented young man.

i was in the tattoo shop the other night & one of the tattoo artists had this sticker on his laptop of this sketch that caught my eye & i found it so intriguing. i had him write down the name of the artist. i went to her website & she is incredible. here is a little bit about the artist. go to her site & check it out as well. . . 

Nanami Cowdroy was born in Sydney, Australia with close bonds to her mixed Japanese-European heritage. Growing up with such contrasting cultures and surroundings, has greatly influenced her style of art and creative expression.

By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments. Her imagination is illustrated through works which are elaborate and exotic. She is drawn to subjects, which may on the surface seem delicate or fragile, but are given strength and depth through her pen and ink techniques, intricate hand generated style and mixed media compositions.  

Her signature detailed style reflects a refined monochrome pallette with her name 'Nanami' (meaning 'Seven Seas' in Japanese ) stamped in red. Fluid line-work, watery creatures and Goldfish are some of her favourite subjects, and distinctive forms which are featured in her artworks. 


i am a HUGE fan of the very talented Dawn Richards from Danity Kane. . .

in my mission for records that she has recorded, i came across a song that was also recorded by Heidi Montag from the Hills. . .  smh. oh life. *big sigh* i mean considering the production made her sound cool i guess. 

[ that means i have no words for this industry ] 

anyhow. . . go ahead & take your listen. Dawn vs. Heidi. 
we know where my vote goes. considering Dawn is still in the background of Heidi`s. 
such a sneaky game this music thing is i tell ya. kind of like....... 
Keri Hilson writing Gimmie More for Britney, & you still have Keri back there KILLIN! lol... 

just watch & laugh. lolol. crazy. 

i am so late on this. . . but it`s still very relevant & touching.  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ.

about a month ago me & my sister cristina, 
( who i featured a few posts below, showing a few of her paintings ) well, we got together & recruited 4 different people from different walks of life & after a random & someone silly/crazy night, we convinced them to paint with us. something they had never done before, nor even attempted to try. 
IN RESULT : they found that it not only healed their souls, but was a source of happiness & progression. each one of them ( including cris & i ) walked away feeling. . . 

new. fresh. pure. happy. hopeful. bright. accomplished. 

so beautiful how art can cause such things. we all sat down on my carpet with nothing but candles lit, musiq soulchild playing & painted on our feelings for the evening; about friendship & eachother. i have grown to love each one dearly & they have all touched my life in a different way.
i will feature 4 of the 6. enjoy & please take from this. i can`t begin to capture the impact it had on all of us. they all have deep deep meaning. 
this is what we have ............
..... ( pictures will be posted below in order of the captions underneath, from top to bottom. for some reason i couldn`t post them under the actual picture. lol. i am still new to this. ) 
- - - > cristina`s: this represents all 6 of us. in the upper left corner she has austin. his color is gold with a smiley face because everytime she sees him he is happy & it shines. next to that to the right is a road going down t
he middle meeting with another road. theses 2 roads represent jason & stacia on their journey together in friendship as well as in their own venture of woman & man hood. to the left of the roads is cristina & i. with a heart representing the love we have for eachother as well as the first letter of our last names. m & v. the upper right corner is brent. a new friend we met & cristina said she was excited to see where it was going to go in the journey we have begun. which leads to the question mark. where will it go? we don`t know but the power of art brought us together & is going to keep us. 

- - - > now we have mine: mine starts in the bottom right corner with a grey color that represents something neutral, where we begin. as we start to grow together we sprout, this is where the green comes in, representing the growth. as we grow we follow a road up to trust. the purple color represents the trust we have established & the road leads to the circle of trust we now have. as we continue our future is bright together which is where the yellow little lines on the top are jumping of happiness, with continual growth. in result we have now found love. the red in the background is our love for eachother & the blue circle surrounding it all is the success we have gained. . . . i had a deeper inspiration for this picture as well. 

- - - > jason`s pic: it started off with water on the bottom & just started growing into a beautiful rainbow surrounding the circle in the middle. the circle is 6 different colors, each one representing one of us & together it formed this amazing color & circle of unity & together-ness. so pure & incredible. 

- - - > austin`s pic: this one starts in the grass, as we grow together. the road leads the way, but along side the road you have different things you need in life to succeed. you have love & the sun for the bright future ahead. on the other side we have peace & God. along the road of life you meet ppl in your life who will b there a lifetime. so in the sky we fly together, 6 different stars.

- - - > here are all 6 paintings & a picture of the artists. i hope you enjoyed the brilliance. 

yes. i love you CHANEL.
these are crazy. haaa. 

so i just remembered how much i love the character penelope on SNL & i had to share cuz she is freakin hillarious. 

enjoy. . .

ok. . . 
so i always knew of Ryan Leslie & his writing skills. but this past year in september i performed with Keri Hilson at this PEPSI VMA after-party out here in LA & Ryan Leslie was also performing. at soundcheck he was doing his set & i INSTANTLY BECAME A FAN. 
this guy is crazy. his stage presence is out of this world. he is so captivating, so entertaining. loved it from start to finish. 

so then i came across this on youtube of him creating a track. . .
please just watch how he works. i looooovvve artists who just spit out music everywhere. it just flows through every inch. 

well that`s my take on from what i see.


is it something you believe in? 
just a thought that had crossed my mind. wondering if it could be real. 
what is it that you feel at a point like that? 
how do you know?

& maybe not at first SIGHT; but possibly at first interaction?!? who knows. 

what do you think?

what an extremely amazing day in the history of our country & even in our world. 
i am truly speechless. to look back & reminisce on how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a DREAM & a vision on how he see`s CHANGE coming. . . predicted that 40 years later we would embrace a BLACK PRESIDENT & look at what we got 40 years later to date. 

BARACK OBAMA! C H A N G E ! ! ! ! ! 

woooowwww. . . chills. i have chills. how beautiful is this CHANGE?!? this EXCELLENCE?!? 
dreams no longer have to stay dreams. 
we can achieve & accomplish whatever it is we choose & please. GOD IS GOOD;
& dedication & faith gets you far. so happy to be able to live to see this moment in our history. 

welcome to office Mr. President. yeeeeeeeeee. 

THIS POST IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME: i used to live in boston about 2 years ago & i frequently made trips to New York. so i remembered this trip to the museum i made out there for my 20th b-day. at the time they had an exibit of pictures from Hurricane Katrina. very touching & really moving. 

these 2 pictures i took *which i know i wasn`t supposed to lol. sneaky pics!! ahah* really had an affect on me. i started crying 
*which isn`t too rare lol; i`m pretty emotional
anyhow. i am going to write captions under each one about what i took from them & how it really showed me just how incredible God is even through the STORM.  
 - - > this one here basically shows 
how high up the water flooded this particular room. all those dark spots is the water stains on the walls. BUT what i thought was so incredible was how the wallpaper is NOAH`S ARK & notice how the water marks stop right under the pictures of the ARK. like it was sitting on top of the water just like it was supposed to. 
- - > this one shows a room where everything got ruined & destroyed. YET the 2 things that remained were paintings on the wall. 1 of which was the LAST SUPPER & the other one, i believe was a BIBLE VERSE. wow. 
this little girl is theee cutest thing of life. ahahaha. i stole this from kanye`s blog 
BUT; she deserves all the play cuz she was real serious about this one. 

CHANEL is my favorite designer & i saw this really dope picture of the c`s so of course i decided to share. it was kind of powerful to me.

check. . .

now for those of you who know me, know that Keri is like a big sister to me & is close to me, BUT. . .this is NOT a bias blog post at all. 

i want to state that KERI HILSON IS THE MOST UNDER-RATED female artist out right now.  i mean come on america, why? 
she writes, she can produce, work pro-tools alone, arrange vocals, mix songs, work the computers, & SING. i`ve been around the woman first hand & she is a creator. her ideas flow from inside her own soul; in every way. 

tisk tisk. i don`t know why labels are just so unproductive now-a-days. but all i know is something has to change. i just say all this to say. . . TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND about Ms. Keri Hilson.  her album should be released really soon & i personally insist that EVERYONE go out & BUY a copy or two. look her up if you don`t know who she is & start spreading the word. 

i`m posting her 3 singles so you can watch them. ohhh & i`m in the last one. ahahah. she allowed me to make a little cameo. hollerrr.. 


#1. Energy 

#2. Return the Favor feat. Timbaland 
#3. Turnin me on feat. Lil Wayne 
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dancers in LA are just A LOT. they are a certain kind of person. it`s like a mini community. don`t get me wrong i have a few dancer friends out here who i love dearly but today i decided to go along to an audition with my good friend alvedo.
[ he is from seattle too, we grew up together ] 
anyhow. . . what an experience i had in there today. aahahahahahahahha. i wish i had a video camera. this post might make a lot of people mad - that is not the intention -

i promise  - - - > BUT 

lol. sheesh. it`s kinda scary how they do the whole process. they throw everyone in the room like a herd of cattle & don`t even give them a second to breathe. it`s like OK GO! & start teaching them the dances. people were in there jumping on poles just to see. i guess i have a new found respect for them at the end of the day because i would NEVER be able to do it like that. it was HELLA HOT IN THERE TOO. i felt like i was in miami with all the humidity.  

OH BUT THEN. . . i believe i got hit on by a man named aka "Bliss" ?!? wierd? ahah. . . who definitely didn`t like females, which i have nothing wrong with at all, but he clearly hit on me. & i did`t know how to feel at that exact moment but it was kinda awkard to say the least. ahahh. 

fun times. BUT alvedo made the next round so I PRAY HE GETS THAT GIG. it`s a good look. 
so i have this friend. more like a bestfriend. more like a sister. really. 

& she paints! 

she is like a secret weapon i must say. there`s so much talent in that body she has & her mind is such a vessel. she has recently really inspired me to want to begin to read more as well as paint. just to have an outlet for my emotions & my thoughts. to creatively express. i will share when i do, but first . . .

for someone who is an amateur & does it just 
for fun with canvas` from MICHAELS
she is brilliant in my eyes. . . here are a few pieces. when she does more i will share. in fact this weekend we will paint together!

why is it that t-mobile has to have the wackest phones & that they don`t ever get the cool ones until 60 years after they aren`t cool anymore?!? 


at the moment i have a sidekick & a blackberry curve. 
don`t ask
but i would gladly give them both up for the chance to dance around & play with a blackberry storm. oh t-mobile. smh. 

Well Well Well. . .
shall i introduce myself to you world?

- - - > i shall.

my name is, as many know me. . . Leah LaBelle.
i am 22 years young & i am experiencing life.
i have lately been searching for something deeper to feed my soul & my mind.
i am an artist. a musician. a writer. a soul who is simply living in the presence of the body God blessed me with.
i found that recently i haven`t been inspired the way i know i should be.
i have a brilliant friend who first showed me the world of blogging in her incredible conquest for more, so i then decided to look a little deeper into it.
we all know Kanye West & his superb blogs, but i have also grown to LOVE the miss Solange Knowles & hers as well.
she reminds me much of myself as a young artist molding herself into a strong woman.

WITH THAT SAID . . . . . i started this to become more inspired. to start looking at the world & all that`s in it in a different light. to then share & enjoy it. giving myself a source to let go - to escape - a canvas for my experiences :-) i need my passion back.
in this journey i will include you in much of what i see & things that excite me, that i may hate, make me laugh, cry, music, fashion, so much. . .

here & there i will also post some of the video`s i do on youtube to update you & please feel free to to check them all out at. . . www.youtube.com/misslabelle1
tell a friend to tell a friend ;-)


. if you wish to experience the blogs i mentioned feel free!