Episode #7 Hot Tracks and Catchy Hooks
So this is the episode when you first get to hear what Ii did to "Tardy For The Party." Kim gave me a copy of the original version of "Tardy" and I was thinking, 'What the hell am I gonna do to this???' I thought the title was good because it's memorable, but everything else about the song wasn't working to me. First off, I didn't feel that Kim should be singing country music. In my opinion country music is more about the melody and being able to deliver the emotion of the story in the song. With that being said, I feel that you need to be a stronger singer in order to be a great country artist. And if you're wondering, yes, I do listen to country music. Anyway, that's why I decided to switch her to dance music. To me dance music is about the hot track and catchy hook. In other words, you don't have to be a strong singer in order to pull it off.
I looked at this project as a challenge because I watched last season and I already knew what people had been saying about Kim as a singer. What people don't think about is that there are a lot of artists out there that may not be strong singers but have hit records. So I was not gonna be the "Dream Killer" in this situation. At the same time, if I couldn't pull it off then I knew people would look at me like I was whack, and I can not be attached to whackness. I'm great at coming up with lyrics and melody, but I do not play instruments. So in order to bring my idea to life I had to get help from Don Vito & Blade who are hot producers and my engineer Selasi who is great with all the studio tricks! I sang the idea I was hearing in my head, and Don Vito and Blade put a track around it. So boom! All we needed at that point was to get Kim in the studio and make the magic happen.
The major issue in this episode was the whole situation between Lisa and Sheree. I guess the fact that they both have a clothing line makes people want to turn it into a competition. I say good luck to them both. I actually just bought a store and it's called Tags Boutique. We will carry men and women's clothing. The address is 4500 West Village Smyrna, Ga. 30080 and we're tentatively scheduled to open mid-October. So come see me! Hopefully I can have both of their lines in my store ... hint hint. LOL!
Kandi you are my favorite housewife. Don't get sucked in all that mess those other woman have going on. Just deal with your relationship with your mom and AJ. I look forward to your CD to drop in November!!!!
I love the fact that you are not two-faced. You always look to see the best in people. You are kind and sincere. The relationship you have with your mother is super. All the best of your family in this stressful time.
Hello again, Kandi,
Just read your blog, and I thought the EXACT same thing about Kim telling you that she didn't want to sing on the the song. I was like, "Oh hell no, she didn't say that", after Kandi and her crew worked so hard on the song! She had been pushing this song since last season and no one really took it seriously until you got it into your hands and worked your magic.
As I mentioned before, I was glad you walked away when NeNe got in your face at Sheree's Independence party. To me, she was way out of line and had no right to transfer whatever anger she felt towards Kim to you. It was all so unnecessary. I just feel that she is an unhappy person, and I hope she drops that ghetto attitude and gets some help. Whether she wants to admit it or not, she IS ghetto....she should remember that ghetto is not about where you come from, but how you carry yourself when you're out there...and that's what she definitely is.
The bottom line is, that none of these ladies can be counted on as a real friend. I know some of them may seem cool, but always be on guard. You appear to be a decent person and I don't want to see you get caught up in the drama that they thrive on.
Take care and God bless!!
Kandi, You are a refrshing addition to the show. I love how you are ture to yourself and your feelings. Stay strong and don't get caught up in the B/S. Fame has gone to NeNe's head. I know you guys get paid to do the show. I am starting to think that she is attempting to be more dramatic to secure her spot and extend he 5 minutes of fame. Love you Kandi, sorry things didn't work out with AJ but mother is always right.
Kandi, Love you on the show. Thought your photo shoot was amazing, strong message. Hope Tony grows stronger by the day, my prayers are with all. You did what couldn't be done.....YOU MADE KIM SOUND GOOD. Great job! Love the element you have gracefully brought to the show. Look forward to seeing you next season.
Kandi, I agree it was TO MUCH they moved the party outside just for her. Did love the pictures. You are great at what you do...make anyone sound hot. Love ya
Hey kandi how are you. you kim do the dam thing with that song i love it, ne ne need to keep her madness but she will get over hope you and your is doing good love ya!!!
Kandi Girl, thank you for blogging! I didn't realize AJ's nephew is so young - poor baby, my prayers are with him! You're with these women 'in real life' and we only seen the edited bits on the show but beware of Sheree, she cuddled up to Kim last year and pretended to be her friend and then WHAMMO pulled the rug out from under her and hurt her and Sheree did the same thing to NeNe before that. LOVE YOUR NEW SONGS! I've listening to them on your myspace and can't wait till the album comes out!!
For the most part I like you Kandi. I just don't feel you've really given NeNe a chance or gotten to know her. You did fab with the song, turned something not good into something decent. However, do we REALLY need another talentless singer in the world? Why did you have to help her put that out there? I mean it was sweet of you to help someone with a dream, but help America with their dream of not having to hear Kim sing again. Pulease! lol
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I love the show and so glad you joined. It's much better now that the old arguments have "changed". Don't take any crap from NeNe, she seems to be the one causing the uproars on the show. So Kim may not always tell the truth, so what, if you know that in advance but you enjoy the company then you don't believe what she says till its proven.
Kandi, you are a great person! You are fair minded and have alot of integrity as a person & as a performer. Your "Pocketbook" monologue was fantastic -- your acting chops showed through! I'm glad you have joined the show, because you brought a much needed genuine/empathetic personality that you can be proud of. NeNe has no integrity and its sad the way Lisa stands by her, I expect more from Lisa. It is admirable the way you have accepted Kim and helped her out & not fallen into the gossip game. You are a true asset to the show & should be proud of the wonderful lady you are ! I can only hope it rubs off on NeNe and Lisa. It is refreshing to see interesting people & not high=school-like drama. Celebrate life and your beautiful spirit. Your humility shines and it is apparent that you are grateful for your life and all its gifts !!!!
KANDI, YOU ARE A SWEETHEART, YOU HAVE CLASS, PROFESSIONALISM, COMPASSION, YOUR AND "OLD SOUL" AND YOUR ONLY WHAT 32, 33 YEARS OLD. AS YOU CONTINUE TO GROW YOU WILL BE AWESOME.
PLEASE, PLEASE, WATCH OUT FOR LISA - SHE PLAYS BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE AND ALWAYS HAS A PART IN THE FIGHTS.
YOU ARE DOING IT AND DOING IT WELL - YOU'VE WORKED HARD FOR WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED AND NENE, IF FACT ALL THE WOMEN HAS SOME AMOUNT OF HATTERATION.
TAKE CARE AND TELL YOU MOM HELLO FOR ME.
Kandi you rock! You are truly a beautiful person inside and out. Thanks for finally updating your blog too. Your fans really look forward to it. Continue to stay out of all of the drama cuz people at home see what's real. Btw...that video with you and Fantasia was too funny. You seem really down to earth, like someone I could really hang out with. Can't wait for the album to drop, I will definitely be getting it.
Kandi, you are so much fun and you have such a good positive attitude and you can SING and it's just so wonderful! I like it that you shouted back at NoNo when she and Lisa started up about Kim. You are my favorite housewife along with Kim so it's great to see the two of you working together. It was kind of you to put up with Kim's trying to sing and to do something for her. It shows you have a lot of confidence as you didn't make fun of her. Like NoNo and Lisa do.Keep it up! You are fantastic!
You are a great role model for my daughter! Which is rare...now and days, Thank you for,letting NoNo have it!,that girl was getting on my nerves,and still is!
aww Kandi your such a doll...luv your beautiful smile...you are a beautiful woman inside too....you handled the NoNo altercation at Sheree's party with class....what is the deal with NoNo she seems to be possessed all of a sudden…its like she doesn’t know what the hell ‘s going on....or she doesn’t remember what she says from one moment to the next….I must say you did an excellent job with Kim’s song…you rock…luv to Kim too =)
You are my favorite next to Kim. You are both very different ladies. I do not care for any one else on the show. I did like Shere until she hooked back up with NeNe the NoNo and stabbed Kim in the back. You are the straightest shooter on the show. Soooo glad you came aboard.
Kandi you are indeed my favorite houswife. You are real week after week you are always the same. You are a role model young women need to see an independent woman taking care of herself and home. I wish you luck in all that you do.
Kandi is such a nice intelligent WOMAN! I enjoy her attitude and her amazing talent. She has to be the most real person in that shows history..How'd she get on there anyway?
Good Evening! I just wanted to take the time to let you know how much of an inspiration you are to the American public...I look forward to seeing the show every week!! I like your style too...you are truly representing the fashion side of Atlanta...where do you buy your belts? smile Keep your cool & don't let anyone take you off your square again!! lol
Kandi, Thank you for writing this week. I was missing you. You have a great life that you made for yourself, way to go! you are an inspiration for any woman as a mother, entrepreneur, artist and lover. Keep it up. Sheree can be from Athens but you are from the real deal, real people. That's way I admire your integrity. You took the show to a whole new level!!
I really enjoyed the show about the shoot. I felt sorry about Kim falling, but the party had to go one. Nene had a great idea about the alter ego shoot. The only thing I did not like was the fact that Nene is to bossy. I love the show and Kandi you are the only one that has some kind of real class. I do not have money. I don't live in the hood, but I do not rant and rave like some kind of fool. Some of the ladies need to grow up. They are to old for the fussing and fighting.
Hi Kandi, I was surprised to see Sheree cry too and that's a first coming from her. if you think that Sheree is cool then it's all good. My prayers and wishes goes out to you and your family. And you did an excellent job on Tardy for the party. Can't wait for your CD to drop.
Well Kandi I wish you luck in everything you do. I might be wrong but there is something about you that smells bad. I REMEMBER YOUR EXCAPE DAYS AND YOU CAUSED SOME TROUBLE THERE But I am going to be patient and nice. you're older now and maybe you have gotten better. So my prayers are with you girlfried.
Kandi!!!! You and your crew did a really awesome job on "Tardy"! I actually got up and danced! Kandi you are truly talented,down to earth, and genuine!! Keep your head up sista!! xoxoxo
You have avoided chaos like a champ.Holding it together with all you have going on is admirable. People can either get on your wave or get off. May God protect you and guide you and your family.kk
hi kandi! first i want to say you serve us fashion every scene your in and i really appreciate that because some of your castmate should be under arrest for their fashion. second, u are a strong woman and really a positive image for the younger viewers and third, i'm forty and my mother never like any man I have ever dated and the one or two she kinda like turned out to be bigger liars and cheaters than i could imagine...so live passionately, love completely, learn humbly and leave boldly!!!
Kandi Girl you can hang out w/me anytime! You dont seem "messy" like the rest of the "women" on the show. I like that about you. Lisa seems cool too. I dont know how anyone is able to even carry on a conversation w/NeNe. I really dont. Dont let them bring you into their messiness girl. You are my favorite on the show.
Kandi you are definitely my favorite houswife! Your facial expressions are hilarious but you definitely deserve a medal for putting up with some of these children oops I mean women :-)
You appear real & sincere....so don't get caught-up in Kim & NeNe's mess! I hope that you are not broke like I hear the other ladies are. Best of Luck!
I just love you!!! I've been a fan of yours since you were with xcape. Anyways, I don't think you're ghetto and I really think you're one of the more "real" housewives on the show. It seems as though you are a very genuine person. Sometimes when people grow up in the spotlight they become stuck up and "Diva" like, but even though I don't know you I like you. Keep up the good work!!
Hi Kandi, I really like your personality and also that you handle yourself like a lady. I'm sorry that you had to endure the drama that NeNe gave you the night of Sheree's party, it was so un-called for, but I was glad that you were able to walk away in one piece and with your dignity in tact. Stay strong and don't let the little things get to you. You're so much better than that, and you have your "fans" behind you, trust and believe. Please try to keep your blogs coming on a regular basis. We're very interested in knowing what's going on with you. Until then, peace!!
Kandi you are a super incredible person! Congratulations on the work that you and Kim did together on Tardy, the people that you surround yourself with are amazing. Blessings to you and your family.
WHAT'S GOING ON KANDI I KNOW YOUR PROBABLY STRESSED OUT SO MUCH GOING ON BUT I LOVE WATCHING THE SHOW ONLY BECUASE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!AND I'M PRETTY SURE IF YOUR NOT ON THERE NEXT SEASON THE RATINGS WOULD PROBABLY DROP.AND I SORRY ABOUT THE DEATH IN YOUR FAMILY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS.OH YEAH I LOVE THE YOU TUBE VIDEO WITH FANTASIA,YOU WERE DANCING FANTASIA WITH HER LEOPARD ON (GOOD LOOK THOUGH).BUT KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU ONE DAY:)
Kandi...You are the best. I love that you are humble, calm, sensitive and honest. You dont get in anyones mess. You stand back and observe and give everyone a shot. I am glad you did not join in the hate Kim club. Nene has issues because you are not reacting to Kim the way she and the others do.. Kudos to you and stay the same always..
Kandi, i must say that you are great because you give people the benefit of the doubt. thats awesome. when i saw the episode about the accident it hit me pretty hard. i too have had my scare. my mom was coming home from a concert and she got rear ended by a drunk driver. she almost lost control but she held on and the truck didnt flip. on a lighter note, your fiance or husband im sure by now AJ is so HOT!!!. just giving you some love bye
i really love that your so real its hard to find people like you on tv or in the world. that pocket book act you did touched me, i know how it feels to be rapped and your mother not care in fact she was the reason it never stoped and its not like she didnt know but any way i think god i dont have any thing. i would to meet you or someone like you thanks for joining real housewives
Kandi, I think you are a truly classy woman. I respect that you are down-to-earth and willing to work, via your God-given talents for what you have. You are right to judge for yourself what the other Housewives are like. Please keep rising above all the piddly, fake, mean drama-queen behavior and be true to your wonderful, caring self.
You are so CLASSY! I love you and I am glad you are on the show. You bring balance!
So nice to see someone with some genuine talent and no attitude. They should build a show around you, your new expanded family and career. I think it would be a hit. Everyone of the housewives has changed, their egos are crazy out of control!!!!! Stay true to yourself girl.
Your are my fav on the show, ur so humble and mature unlike others on the show and i love that about you. Another reason i like u is the fact that you take out the time to interact with fans and answer our questions when u have the time... its very noble of you to think of your fans at a time like this and i really aprreciate you! you be blessed and you & your fam are in my prayers!
KANDI I JUST LOVE YOUR ENERGY YOU ARE A REAL POSITIVE ADDITION TO HOUSEWIVES OF THE ATL...I REMEMBER YOU FROM XSCAPE AND IM REAL GLAD YOUR ON THE SHOW ..AND IM GLAD YOU HELPED KIM OUT...STAY AS SWEET AS YOU ARE.....MUCH LOVE A BIG BIG FAN AND WATCHER OF THE SHOW...ALSO MY BFF WHO LIVES IN THE ATL WITH YOU CAMISHA SCOTT WHO RESIDES IN DECATUR WE LOOOOVE YOU KANDI.....