Remember how Lady Gaga used to ruin all of her epic songs with videos exceeding three minutes and fifty-five seconds? Drake has done the same thing with “Hold On We’re Going Home.” The Canadian mob boss uploaded the video on Vimeo. Ugh…
Cher Lloyd, 20, lured T.I., 33, away from his groupies and outside of the club where she could have him all to herself in the “I Wish” video.
Ledisi is blaming a special someone for radiating her life on “I Blame You,” her first offering since her 2011 LP Pieces of Me.
Snoop Doggy won a pound of weed from his “mexican buddy Lui” on the Floyd Mayweather fight.
I really wish I worked at Rockstar right about now. Their pride and joy, Grand Theft Auto V, has generated approximately $800 million during its first 24 hours on sale. It made $1 billion in three days.
“We Can’t Stop” producer Mike WiLL Made It enlisted his alleged girlfriend Miley Cyrus for his club-banging new single “23.” Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa also contribute verses. The music video is pretty much a Jordans commercial, but it’s dope nevertheless.
Paula Patton doesn’t know why people want her to care about Miley dancing on her husband Robin Thicke.
Cher was not feeling Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance at all. “It just wasn’t done well,” the Pop legend told USA Today. “She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.”
P!nk called the performance “tacky” and said Miley can do better. “She’s really freaking talented. She’s beautiful. She can sing her arse off and to go up there and do that? She’s cheating herself and she’s cheating the rest of us… She can do what she wants. People can like it if they want. I’m not going to buy it. She can do better. I’ve seen her do better.”
Little Mix channeled Kelis and Xtina on their new alt-Pop single, “Move,” the first offering from their forthcoming album arriving on November 11th.
Chris Brown says that if y’all are gonna judge him, y’all should be judging Jay Z too because he stabbed someone and used to sell crack.
Jennifer Hudson’s new Pharrell-produced, T.I.-featured song sounds like something we’ll hear at family reunions for years to come. Listen to the feel-good “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” here.
Solange dances around a lowly lit flea market in the music video for “Lovers in the Parking Lot.”
Ja Rule opens up about losing to 50 Cent and Murder Inc’s demise.
Jason Derulo asks Jordin Sparks to marry him in the commercial for “Marry Me.”
#BlackTwitter has relegated J. Cole as a boring rapper, but he’s unbothered by their comments.
Is Jay Z’s relationship with his prodigy Kanye West destined for the same outcome as Gucci Mane’s relationship with Waka Flocka Flame? Apparently so.
Jay Z sabotaged the release of Kanye West’s Yeezus (and J. Cole’s Born Sinner and Wale’s The Gifted) by unexpectedly announcing the release of his own album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, just days before Yeezus hit stores.
The partnership with Samsung elevated ‘Holy Grail’ to a grander playing field than other albums of its kind. The shallow deal made the actual album that much more interesting and made albums in the same category that much more obsolete. Read More →
Jaden Smith isn’t the only light-skinned rapper that fawns over Drake—Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt has an odd obsession with the light-skinned Keith Sweat. He professed his love for the “I Been That Girl” writer in a candid interview.
Katy Perry may be the most redundant artist to emerge in the last 10 years, but one thing is for certain, the jump-roping superstar delivers with the visuals. In the Nokia-sponsored video for “Roar,” her 8th Hot 100 No. 1, Jane Perry survives a plane crash and gives Angela Bassett and Meryl Streep a run for their money.
The single cover for Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” is pretty much what you’d expect—she’s scantly clad on a wrecking ball. Oddly enough, though, the chain isn’t connected to the wrecking ball, so I’m confused as to how they are suspended in the air.
Black women’s role in music is beyond distorted, thanks to a few Pop icons, but Janelle Monáe is hoping to redefine that role. The Electric Ladyhits stores soon.
Mariah Carey isn’t the only supremely talented artist celebrating platinum status this week—Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over 1 million copies.
Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail has been certified double platinum by the RIAA, thanks to Samsung buying 1 million copies of the subpar record. Meanwhile, the 43-year-old rapper was spotted celebrating his wife’s birthday in Italy.
Ariana Grande’s first album, Yours Truly, is projected to debut at No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200. The kidz bop-esque record is supported by “Baby I,” a diet Mariah Carey-sounding track that is quite infectious. Peep a preview of the video here.
Waka Flocka Flame is dropping a mixtape titled From Roaches to Rolex on September 30th. A roach on a Rolex is on the cover. Need I say more?
Jay Z and his former Roc-A-Fella partner-in-crime Dame Dash have been communicating indirectly over the last couple of months. Dame said it was “bittersweet” listening to Magna Carta…Holy Grail, and Jay said in a few interviews that he will always have love for Dame and is confident that he’ll pull himself out of his financial troubles. Read More →
Beyoncé is so freaking awesome and human. Instead of being chauffeured or taking the train like her husband, Mrs. Carter “biked to Barclays for [her] last show in Brooklyn!” She shared a collage of her excursion on Instagram. Read More →
“Trayvon, little boy wonder, I survivor you.” Omari Hardwick was so moved by George Zimmerman being acquitted for murdering Trayvon Martin that he dedicated a poignant poem appropriately titled “Little Black Boy Wonder” to him. A host of notable black actors, including Marlon Wayans, Jay Ellis and Gary Dourdan, assisted him in reciting the poem in an accompanying video.
Janelle Monáe electrifies stages all over the world and is still privy to what’s happening in the world. The eloquent Kansan ‘expressed a few things’ regarding the George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict.
Last year, Roland Martin came under fire after a tweet he deemed harmless was interpreted by many as anti-gay and homophobic. Despite that setback, Roland still says what he’s thinking, and most of the time, it’s what everyone else is scared to say. Earlier this week, he discharged a series of tweets to his 230K followers regarding Jay Z’s disrespectful comments about Harry Belafonte. “Epic” is the only word to describe his history lesson.
Jay Z’s friend hip-hop journalist dream hampton says ‘Jay Z is the Sidney Poitier of his time’.
Usually, Jay Z makes arrogance, ignorance and greed-filled statements and people drink the Kool-Aid because he’s Jay Z, the most powerful rapper in Hip Hop. Those who dare challenge anything he says or does will be unjustly tried for treason, found indubitably guilty and eternally shamed as a hater. However, when speaking with Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson in an interview posted on Jay’s own website, Jay said his “presence is charity” and likened himself to President Obama in response to Harry Belafonte’s criticism of him and his wife Beyoncé’s contribution, or lack thereof, to the black community, and a lot of people weren’t feeling it.
I also abhorred Jay Z’s comments in the interview and his lyric referring to a man who has done more for people than most of us can fathom as a “boy.” Typically, I’d dissect the entire interview and expose the ignorance, but I have faith that my brothers and sisters who defend everything Knowles-Carter-related will recognize Jay’s smug, shallow, misguided point of view without my unsolicited input this time. Read More →