Yes, I’m on my new/old ish: putting unfamiliar faces in upfront places. This one would be Kristinia DeBarge. As the name suggests, she’s kin to the royal DeBarge family. James DeBarge to be exact. Sing along .. Kristinia was in NYC this afternoon to help Kimora Lee with the launch of Baby Phat’s Pure Cat sneakers. The family must like friendly competition, they look an awful lot like The Simmons sisters Pastry joints.
Kristinia DeBarge, 19-years-old, was featured in the final issue of Vibe magazine and expressed her views of the good ol’ days, “I miss when R&B was like, Oooh, turn up that song right now! R&B was really good in the ‘90s. You had Usher, Jodeci, and Ginuwine. You could feel their passion. We need that again.”
Her album Exposed will be in stores/online tomorrow. The first single, “Goodbye” was released in April. Unfortunately, for her, the melody was trumped by Jay-Z’s superior use of it in “D.O.A.” I’d link you to the video, but her record company (Universal), goes out of their way to make it difficult/impossible to embed their artist’s music videos on websites and blogs, because it’s bad for the promotion of their artists. ← A whole nother conversation, for a never time. Good luck with that album, Kristinia. → no sarco.