Last week, more Blind Auditions of The Voice were aired. Cee Lo, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton reprised their roles as pseudo rivals, the sob stories for the contestants were plentiful and the choosing of contestants was rather…discriminatory. Unlike other singing competitions, The Voice praises itself for only caring about “the voice”; the most recent pre-recorded auditions only proved they too participate in discriminatory selection practices. Read More
Last evening, rap music’s elite gathered in Atlanta to celebrate the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. Unfortunately, the awards will seem meaningless this year, thanks to Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.
The show is pre-recorded and is scheduled to broadcast on October 9th. Like most pre-recorded events, the spoilers have already circulated the net. Rest assured that we are not revealing any award recipients below–only some of the performers. Read More
Rap music’s elite gathered in Atlanta to celebrate the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. Unfortunately, the awards will seem meaningless this year, thanks to Young Jeezy and Rick Ross. Prior to the embarrassing chaos, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Wale, T.I. and more hit the red carpet in their best looks.
The pre-recorded show will broadcast live on October 9th on BET. View photos below! Read More
While Young Jeezy and Rick Ross were making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Hip Hop’s biggest bully, 50 Cent, was settling differences with his former foe, Fat Joe. The two shared the stage during the BET Hip Hop Awards’ tribute to Chris Lighty, a music exec that took his own life last month.
Following the tribute, 50 took to Twitter to say, “Chris would have wanted Joe” in the tribute, and he’s open to collaborating with him. Read More
Last night, the 2012 Bet Hip Hop Awards was recorded in Atlanta. According to various reports, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross were involved in a “shoving match,” which escalated to gunshots in the parking lot. Their ongoing feud is well-documented, and this will surely add fuel to the fire.
With newcomers Jessie J and One Direction taking notes from the couch, Alicia Keys lit up the stage on Alan Carr: Chatty Mann with “New Day,” a banging buzz record and instant fan-favorite from Girl On Fire.
Prior to playing an incredible show at the iTunes Festival, the 14-Grammy winning sensation spoke with 95.8 Capital FM Breakfast. In the humorous interview, Keys hypnotically spoke on experiencing motherhood with her friend Beyoncé, scrapping the video for their duet and #haters. Read More
Revitalizing a Grammy-winning classic is obviously risky–it can serve as an incredible tribute or an appalling reminder of how quality recording artists have declined over the years. Avant represented the former with his take on Christopher Cross’ “Sailing,” the final cut on his 2008 self-titled Capitol Records album.
Initially, after hearing the charming cover, I assumed it was a remake of a hidden gem from Michael Jackson; the velvety smooth vocals and serene visual created by the classical strings and soft guitar were quintessential attributes for MJ’s more romantic songs. However, it was yet another R&B veteran showcasing musical expertise popular contemporary artists wish they embodied. Read More
For seven years, Terrance J and Rocsi Diaz, held down hosting duties for BET’s 106 & Park–the premier countdown program countdown for urban entertainment. In positions previously held by A.J. Calloway/ Free and Big Tigger/Julissa Bermudez, the two (discovered via BET’s New Faces) interviewed some of our favorite entertainers, shared many laughs with the “livest audience” and even opened up about their personal lives for motivational purposes.
In a bittersweet turn of events, BET announced that the two would be moving on to better opportunities and would be subsequently replaced with two new hopefuls on Monday, October 1. Look below for highlights from the emotional special, hosted by LaLa Anthony and Pooch Hall.