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From The Vault: Keri Hilson – ‘Pretty Girl Rock’

Published: Sunday 9th Dec 2018 by Joe

“My name is Keri, I’m so very
Fly, oh my, it’s a lil’ bit scary.”

Today’s From The Vault pick is Keri Hilson’s 2010 hit, ‘Pretty Girl Rock.’

Dive below….

Issued as the launching single from Hilson’s sophomore album ‘No Boys Allowed,’ ‘Rock’ was penned by wordsmith Ne-Yo and produced by Chuck Harmony. It’s built on a sample of Bill Withers’ ‘Just The Two Of Us.’

On this empowering ego-trip about self-love, the singer advises listeners to embrace her rather than hate on her.

The single was a true success for ATL act, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot Hip-Hop/R&B chart and #24 on the Hot 100. It was also a Top 20 hit in New Zealand and Germany.

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Often, artists are accused of not paying homage to the one who paved the way before them. Well, Keri is not one of said acts, for the music video for the tune was a true visual love letter and “thank you” note to some of the names who’ve inspired her.

Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, TLC and Janet Jackson are all saluted with Hilson rocking iconic outfits, choreography and all!

The clip was nominated for Video Of The Year at the 2011 BET Awards.

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Hilson’s on-going hiatus (8 years and counting) continues to grate, but instead we’ll positively reflect on the numerous bops she has delivered during her active years.

With the likes of H.E.R., SZA and Janelle Monae now waving the flag for R&B and the masses seemingly responding well, maybe Miss Hilson will find the time ripe for her comeback.

Until then, we’ll be doing the “pretty girl rock.”

Your thoughts?

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  1. Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

    Quavo is so fine. I want to squirt out his cuum bubbles. I hope he is into MEN because I want to be his sissy bottom.

    • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm December 9, 2018

      Comment Removed: Repeated trolling will result in a ban.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

        I AM A GHETTO S**** W****. You wish you could be Popular like me TROLLmine Rasputia. Keep Seething girl(boy) Bih.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

        I AM A GHETTO [email protected] W****. You wish you could be Popular like me TROLLmine Rasputia. Keep Seething girl(boy) Bih. I am ‘single-sexed’ GHETTO [email protected] W**** and I take d|ck on the daily and ibully Rasputia for no reason cause I’m obtuse and insecure.

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ December 9, 2018

        TROLLmine Rasputia (R-Kelly’s Mistress), it’s just not working boo. You can’t even form a sentence to sound like mine. You just take a bunch of words I sometimes use and try and throw them in a one sentence, tragic uneducated fail. It’s almost like when you take that pic of beyonce and try and do ur hair the same but then the reality hits that you’re using .99c yacky #6 and it goes from Beyonce to ShaNaeNae almost instantly… you’re a SheNaeNae, TROLLmine Rasputia and I’m a beyonce… you’re just going to have to deal with that ma (pa)💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

        Comment Removed: Repeated trolling will result in a ban.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

        Comment Removed: Repeated trolling will result in a ban.

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm December 9, 2018

        Comment Removed: Repeated trolling will result in a ban.

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ December 9, 2018

        Keep seething dark and ugly Nïgger Bîtch💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️…

    • Caleb December 10, 2018

      Not “c** bubbles” 😹

    • My boo December 10, 2018

      Oh God Jasmine/Rasputia besides a troll you’re psycho.
      WTF?
      Don’t you understand you’re the Azelia Banks of this group?
      A liar, out of control little man who’s eager for attention.
      Just take your meds pls.
      The real Jasmine biasian is annoying but you’re even worse –‘

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasputia’s biggest inspiration (except female and not hermaphrodite) December 10, 2018

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  2. DC3 FOREVER December 9, 2018

    Who?

    • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ December 9, 2018

      One of Beyoncé’s writers

      • Okay? December 9, 2018

        She wrote for Usher ( it’s his song)! He just happened to choose her to sing the remix! KH is an almost writer/co-writer! Both ladies can hold their own!

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

        Check out my insta yall. I got my naps cut on Saturday. I’m looking better. I know yall was saying I look like a homeless bum but Mamma got a little flat and I’ve my best life. Yeah I know im stank eurotrash and I’m dark and ugly but im working with what I got (big JJ lips and all HeHEHEHEHE)

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ December 9, 2018

        I prefer Beyonce as a whole but Keri Hilson is by far the more talented writer. She wrote the entire “Blackout” album for Britney Spears, which is a brilliant album. Beyonce is an almost writer, Keri is an actual writer. But yes they both should and could thrive but again she wrote the song beyonce sang that I posted.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

        SHUT UP Rasputia TROLLmine Nïgger Bîtch💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️…..

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan (New Nashe Music Coming Soon 🔥) December 9, 2018

    I dont know where Beyonce fans got the idea that Keri’s career was ENDED when it was clearly still thriving and untouched.
    After when she came out with that diss song she still got a platinum album, plat single and gold singles. That doesn’t sound like “Fatality” to me lol.
    Beyonce fans trying to make their fave seem like she was that powerful.
    HASHTAG: #Receipts #IamLIVING 😉

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

      Shut up Rasputia TROLLmine Bih!

  4. Lewey December 9, 2018

    You could have kept this in the vault.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 9, 2018

      SHUT UP Rasputia TROLLmine Nïgger Bîtch💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️…

  5. I HATE WHYYYTE AND BLACCCK BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT December 9, 2018

    Why didn’t she fck neyo???

    Stupid b****, lkerih hilson the football player dumped you…why didn’t you FCK NEYO

    • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm December 9, 2018

      Comment Removed: Repeated trolling will result in a ban.

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasputia’s biggest inspiration (except female and not hermaphrodite) 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ December 9, 2018

        TROLLmine Rasputia loses, AGAIN. Sorry SheNaeNAE.

      • Jasmine DaBi Asian, TROLLmine Rasuptia (the hermaphrodite, R-Kelly Pïss Lover) wants to be me so bad but I’m woman, NOT herm December 9, 2018

        Comment Removed: Repeated trolling will result in a ban.

  6. Cbeylive December 9, 2018

    I don’t get why she had Kanye on the remix and not a female rapper

    • i hate whyte and blacck bitchess both not sht December 10, 2018

      kanye gave her the biggest hit tho…. but TGJ ASK THE DUMB B**** about why didnt she fck neyo,….he was single and available at that time..he is attractive????

      his marriage failed….keri need to fck him now

  7. Khia December 10, 2018

    Keri came out with a whole mixtape at the top of the year. You all don’t have Tidal so it wasn’t available for you to listen.

    • JCP December 10, 2018

      I actually really like Keri Hilson, but if the only way for me to hear her music is through tidal…she can keep it. She playing herself.

  8. DanYiel December 10, 2018

    She’s very pretty & her voice always sounded great!!

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