Jay-Z may be a 43-year-old, snapback-wearing, pants-sagging ex-drug dealer, but one thing is for certain–he represents black people, particularly rappers, well at predominately white events.
After The-Dream’s emotional “thank you” to his late mother and grandfather, the “Niggas In Paris” rapper roasted his good friend for stepping out like he “wasn’t raised right.” They were at the podium accepting the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy for “No Church in the Wild.” Read More
Last night, music’s biggest stars hopped in their Sunday’s best for music’s biggest night. The Grammys’ red carpet was filled with classy ladies and gentlemen hoping to find themselves on someone’s best dressed list. Prior to the show, CBS issued out a memo asking attendees to cover up.
Thankfully, Kelly Rowland disregarded the foolish rules because we may not have seen the beautiful R&B siren strut in her revealing black dress. Flaws not included! Read More
Music’s biggest night was celebrated last night at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. LL Cool J hosted the 55th Annual Grammy Ceremony, which saw some of 2012’s biggest stars add shiny new gramophones to their shelves. Go below for a condensed list of the winners. Read More
Last evening, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards celebrated the musical achievements of last year’s most notable recording artists, music producers and songwriters. Mostly fresh faces made up the coveted Big Four categories, and everything else was equally divided. Upsets, snubs and brow-raising moments are perennial, and I will highlight a few I noticed. Read More
I know, the headline is borderline blasphemous. “How dare he speak badly about a music legend!? Especially at the expense of an artist that stole one of his songs!” Well, unlike Elton John, who gave two great performances throughout music’s biggest night, it’s time for Sting to enjoy the performers from the comfort of his seat.
Bruno Mars and his unrivaled band launched the Grammys’ tribute to Bob Marley with the infectious “Locked Out of Heaven.” Then Sting came out and, as Keyshia Cole would say, f**ked up the groove! He muttered the words in an unfamiliar tongue. I should be thankful for this because it’s quite disturbing to hear a 61-year-old man chant: “your sex takes me to paradise!” Read More
Although I was one of the few that really enjoyed Alicia Keys and Adam Levine’s cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” I wasn’t thrilled about their duet for the Grammys.
Adam’s voice is a taste I don’t acquire, and Maroon 5’s music isn’t all that grand. Plus, I didn’t feel like enduring more unwarranted, hate-filled diatribes towards Alicia (on Twitter) for the sake of a retweet. I’d suggest bowing out gracefully, mainly because contemporary listeners don’t recognize or appreciate her contributions to modern music, but she obviously doesn’t care about any of that. Thus, we witness yet another performance of her latest hit that just won’t go away, “Girl On Fire.” Read More
Clad in a slick black suit and gelled hair, Justin Timberlake was the king of smooth last night…until he invited Hov onstage. Jay-Z was chilling in the audience, sipping some expensive wine only the maker can pronounce when JT beckoned for him to come and liven up his lethargic new single, “Suit & Tie.” Read More
Miguel serenaded the entire audience with his stimulating performance of “Adorn” at the Grammys. Newly engaged pop star Kelly Clarkson was swooning so hard she could barely contain herself. Her husband better strengthen his grip.
“Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God. That was the sexiest damn thing I’ve ever seen,” a seemingly lush Kelly brazenly admitted during her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album (Stronger). Read More