With Victoria Monet on the hook, Nas performed “You Wouldn’t Understand” on The Arsenio Hall Show before an audience consisting of rhythmless white girls. Life Is Good is in stores now.
A day prior, Mac Miller also appeared on the new late-night show to perform a mashup of “Aquarium” and “Avian,” both lifted from his Watching Movies with the Sound Off album. Read More
- It’s been a slow [entertainment] news day, so let’s just take a second to appreciate God’s gifts.
- The Game donates $10,000 to pay for funeral of slain 6-year-old girl. He shared a photo of Tiana with a touching caption.
- A$AP Rocky acted ignorantly while standing next to openly gay former NBA player Jason Collins at the VMAs, and he’s apologetic for seeming homophobic. He says he isn’t homophobic because he knows gay people and “don’t give a fuck if you gay or you not.” (Isn’t this equivalent to white racists running to the “I have black friends”-defense?)
- Alicia Keys has unveiled her new, Fall 2013 line of Reebok Classics AKW (dubs).
- Alicia isn’t the only R&B diva with a shoe line; Keyshia Cole teamed up with Steve Madden for a collection of heels.
- 35-year-old rappers Fabolous and 2 Chainz team up for “When I Feel Like It,” a contender for “Weakest Tracks of 2013.” The music video has a lot of half-naked models in it, so that’s a plus.
- Neon Hitch is such a unique character, so it would behoove many as to why she’d cover Miley Cyrus’ generic hit, “We Can’t Stop.” However, give the gypsy pop princess’ rendition a spin. It’s awesome.
- Speaking of covers and unique artists, Mateo put a lot of work in his “kitchen cover” of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
- Kendrick Lamar fired shots at Meek Mill at his New York show.
- Mac Miller and Big Sean were surprise guests at Ariana Grande’s Club Nokia show in Los Angeles. They performed “The Way” and “Right There” respectively.
- Jimmy Fallon and his good boy friend Justin Timberlake have teamed up for yet another potential viral video—”Evolution of End Zone Dancing.”
- This ambiguous photo paired with this vague Daily Mirror interview is indisputable proof that Pharrell will definitely maybe be on One Direction’s Midnight Memories album.
J. Cole‘s sophomore album is set to arrive on June 18th, the same day as Mac Miller‘s Watching Movies with the Sound Off and Kanye West‘s Yeezus. A week later, on June 25th, Wale‘s The Gifted is scheduled to hit stores. All of these rappers have unveiled unconventional cover art for their projects. Check them out below. Read More
Sean “Diddy” Combs promises to focus on art, music, fashion, culture and film with his forthcoming cable network, Revolt. Currently, the pitch–”the Revolution will be Televised”–is strong, and the goal–no more ratchet content–is sharp. However, a network aimed towards African Americans that hopes to receive its fuel from social media cannot survive without Twitter’s animated subgroup, “Black Twitter.”
No stranger to television, particularly reality television, Diddy is lauded for supplying viewers a weekly dosage of classic, drama-filled television moments via MTV’s Making the Band and the Donald Trump-inspired I Want to Work for Diddy. A proper reboot of the former, which exploited three now-defunct bands, will easily penetrate the coveted “Black Twitter” audience. Read More
Days after the blogosphere collectively interpreted Mac Miller’s Complex cover story as ‘Mac Miller handles stress by using drugs’, professional troll Donald Trump comes through with another load of stress.
Their relationship unofficially began in 2011, when Mac’s song “Donald Trump” went viral. After the song became an online sensation, the toupee-wearing mogul endorsed the record, tweeted words of praise to young Mac and even labeled him “the next Eminem.” However, after seeing Mac’s Complex interview, the pejoratively racist TV host has experienced a change of heart. Read More
The commercial success of Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park set new standards for independently released albums; however, it wasn’t met with the same critical acclaim. The 21-year-old Pennsylvania rapper told Complex the criticism added stress to his already stressful life, and drugs were a stress reliever.
“A lot of the reviews were more on me as a person,” Mac said. “To be honest, that was even worse. You’re 19, you’re so excited to put out your first album, you put it out—and no one has any respect for you or for what you did.” Read More
At 6:26 in the morning, an inebriated Mac Miller reprised his role as piano man Larry Fisherman and had an epiphany–he actually enjoys playing the piano.
In one take, he recorded “Doodling In The Key of C-sharp,” a snarky track filled one-liners signifying middle fingers to “dumbass fans” wanting K.I.D.S.-like rhymes back, politics plaguing the music industry and harshly opinionated critics. Read More
In need of more chill music? Want to hear a rapper oddly pronounce “entendre”? Troy Ave’s new song “Chillin’,” produced by Cy Fyre, is here for your listening pleasure. On the track, he details the adventure following a text that read, “my p**sy wet.”
The ever-so-popular Mac Miller brings attention to the record with even more profanely cool rhymes: “still let a b**ch suck my d**k while I’m on the mic, still call that ho a fiend because she’s on the pipe.” Read More