- 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.
- Katy Perry must be stopped.
- 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.
Remember Nelly’s collaboration with Mariah Carey, “To The Floor”? One of two songs on The Emancipation of Mimi that should have never left the cutting room floor? That song came to mind upon my first listen of Nelly’s “Rick James” featuring T.I. Old-school funk meets hip-hop on “Rick James.” The genre-mixing production sounds like it was made on Neptunes, which is coincidentally where “To The Floor” was made. Read More
Frank Ocean and Iggy Azalea appear on the Nabil-lensed covers for Oyster‘s 103rd issue. Both images are monochrome—Frank’s is under-saturated while Iggy’s is over-saturated. The accompanying interviews are still in the vault, but luckily, we have other business to discuss with these two. Read More
- There was an Eazy-E hologram at Rock the Bells in Los Angeles. His son, Lil’ Eazy, called it beautiful.
- DMX enjoys running around naked in hotels.
- Eminem mocked Paula Patton during the Michigan-Notre Dame live broadcast. OK, not really. He was just promoting his new single “Berzerk.”
- Tamar Braxton came, saw and conquered New York City’s Esco Club with “Hot Sugar.”
- Waka Flocka, Wooh Da Kid and Bloody Jay announce their love for Elm Street Piru in the video for “Off With His Head.” Spread peace, people.
- Beyoncé’s first boyfriend, Lyndell Locke, says the “Crazy In Love” singer didn’t believe in sex before marriage, and he cheated because he couldn’t wait anymore. Read more from the propaganda-filled interview here.
- If the singles chart is any indicator, America appreciates Katy Perry’s “Roar” more than Lady Gaga’s “Applause.” The gaga lady is so furious, she doesn’t want to see your ugly faces when she walks the streets in super high heels.
- Ellie Goulding’s serene voice was paired with an even more serene video for “How Long Will I Love You,” her contribution to the About TIme soundtrack.
- T.I. appears on Audio Push’s “Theme Song” produced by Hit-Boy.
- Janelle Monáe sang “Q.U.E.E.N.” while models walked down the runway donning Rebecca Minkoff garments.
- Did you know Brandy auditioned for the role as “Dolores” in the Sparkle remake? As we know, Tika Sumpter got the part, but B’s audition landed her a starring role in BET’s The Game.
Miley Cyrus isn’t the only pop star that wants her music to “feel black”; Lady Gaga has entered the trap by way of Atlanta, Bay Area and Chi-Town legends T.I., Too $hort and Twista.
The gaga lady played seven new records from ARTPOP—short for “artificial”—at the iTunes Music Festival in London. The one that resonated most, though, is “Jewels and Drugs,” which finds the “Applause” singer making her grand entrance to trap music. Read More
Cher Lloyd isn’t really happy with her genetic makeup, which is perfectly normal for most 20 year olds. The English singing rapper exposes a few insecurities on her new track, “I Wish,” featuring T.I.
Baby, I seen the chick you’re with (wish that I never did)
Freaking perfect and 5 foot ten (just wanna punch your lip)
‘Cause I know I’ve been wasting time trying to get your eye
Yeah I know that I been so blind thinking that I’m your type
Cher goes on to sing she wish she was tall with a butt and a rack on the chorus. Read More
Stories about wealthy parents spoiling their children to the point where they aren’t self-subsistent are plentiful. If T.I. has anything to do with it, his kids, who are heavily featured on VH1′s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, won’t be the subject of any of those stories.
In an interview with VladTV, the “Whatever You Like” rapper said he’d charge his children, particularly aspiring rapper Domani, for a verse to essentially teach him that nothing in life is free. Read More
T.I.’s video for “Hello” is something like a family affair. Tiny, Major and everyone else (except Shekinah Jo) that make up the Hip Hop Huxtables are included in the video
Directed by Marc Klasfeld, “Hello” is set in the desert and plays on Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head’s western theme. “Life’s journey can take a man places he never intended for reasons that may forever remain unknown,” narrates T.I., who plays the man he speaks of. Read More