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Check It: At Last, Plus Couple Date Night
2008-10-24 06:34:00
Here is the studio version of Etta James' wedding classic "At Last" from the upcoming Cadillac Records Soundtrack. Of course she gives a flawless vocal performance, I'm glad she kept strict to the original and didn't overpower it with Sasha. Etta's version is just so beautiful, it deserves to remain simple. The movie will be released December 5th, but a video for the track with clips of the movie is set to premiere in the coming weeks.Beyonce recent revealed to press that she gained about 15-20 lbs to play the role of Etta James.LISTEN: Beyonce - "At Last" Plus check out flicks of Bey-Z out on a date, partying at 1 OAK Night club in the Chelsea district at a cocktail party celebrating Diddy’s cover of the “Black on Black” cover of L’Uomo Vogue’s October 2008 Music Issue, before heading out for dinner and drinks!
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Keri Hilson: Return the Favor
2008-10-24 06:16:00
Check out Keri Hilson 's next single where Timbaland "Return s the Favor" for her debut album, In a Perfect World... which is set to finally be released on December 9th... A very space age video.
On Set: One More Drink
2008-10-23 07:10:00
Check out a behind the scenes look at the making of Ludacris' new video for "One More Drink " co-starring T-Pain which I am really feeling. This is said to be Luda's funniest video ever! Directed by Chris Robinson, the video was shot in Atlanta at Noir. Check out more pictures from on the set HERE.I'm looking forward to Theater of the Mind...
DAYUM! Lyfe collides with the po-pos!
2008-10-23 04:49:00
This is one treacherous mug shot! Yikes.Whoa Chester! That's Lyfe Jenning's government name. He was arrested Sunday after being chased by police for shooting a gun in the air and then fleeing.AJC reports that it all started when he bust down the door looking for his wife/manager Joy Pound and two sons in Smyrna, Ga.He posted a $50,000 bond Monday night. Jennings could not be reached for comment. In addition to the gun charges and trespassing, he has been charged with eluding police and driving under the influence.Jennings served 10 years in prison from 1992-2002 on a felony charge when he was 14.Smyrna police chased Jennings after receiving a call about a gunshot fired. Police followed Jennings in his red Corvette along Concord Road, where he was going about 70 mph according to the warrant.Once he was stopped, Jennings refused a field sobriety test. The warrant said he “had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from his breath.
Not Surprised at all!
2008-10-23 04:15:00
The ongoing soap opera that is Usher and Tameka Foster his aired a new episode. After pictures of Usher and a mysterious woman surfaced and Tameka arriving at Tyler Perry's Studio Opening solo and pregnant, the rumors of separations seem more like reality.Scoop nabber Jawn Murray laid out more juicy details about their all but confirmed separation......on Oct. 1, I got a call from a woman whose name for now I will withhold claiming to be a "friend" of the Raymonds and "concerned because Usher was having an extramarital affair."After a bunch of hemming and hawing about how she "didn't want her name mentioned" and how she was "only calling me to do the right thing," this alleged "friend" of the couple went on to accuse a fellow R&B/Pop singer of being Usher's mistress.After checking out this alleged extramarital affair I realized that the dates in question were improbable because Usher and the alleged mistress were in two separate countries for two and a half months of this all...
The stork visits Lil Wayne
2008-10-23 00:27:00
News broke today that Lil Wayne is a new daddy of a baby boy...Word on the curb is that the young lady is neither Nivea or his ex-wife, but a 22-year old student from the University of Cincinnati named "Sarah B." Apparently she met him 3 years ago and have been off and on since. Report from Christ Hospital in Cincinnati say Weezy was in the delivery room waiting for the new arrival. I also hear that despite publicly announcing the arrival of his new son at the BET Awards this weekend, he has requested a DNA test. Understood.To add to the growing buzz surrounding this story, word is that he and Nivea are very much engaged and living together in the ATL.All hear say at this point though!Update: According to Miss Info, she got the following info from a "celebrity drama insider."“Sarah B—-w is her name…my ex use to sleep with her too so that’s how I found out.He wouldn’t really get into it ‘cuz he only told me that to basically be like “why would I be f—in’ her while ...
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Kanye expresses himself with Melody!
2008-10-22 07:26:00
Yeezy dropped by Big Boy's neighborhood to talk about the new album, 808s & Heartbreak. He speaks on why he's going beyond just rapping, making the album, his new track "Coldest Winter Ever," and his mother.Great tidbits about him...
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Check It: J. Holiday still getting high!
2008-10-22 07:20:00
New music from J. Holiday ! ...and it's about getting high, er or higher! No surprise but baby boy can sing about curtains and microwaves for me. I can see this is a mixtape joint or even maybe a album track. Not a single, though. Love the 70s funk sample as well.LISTEN: J. Holiday -"High er"
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MIke Epps is a Rapper too?!
2008-10-22 07:19:00
I've never heard this song a day in my life until tonight, let alone knew Mike Epps was rapping now?! I'm not a big girl, but too all my voluptuous vixens, this is for YOU!Pure "Grade A" Shits & Giggles!
I Can't Even Be Mad!
2008-10-21 20:00:00
This little firecracker did the damn thing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies!" Thanks to LexAve for this nugget of pure sweet fruit loop joy!
Musiq: IfULeave ft. Mary J. Blige
2008-10-21 06:51:00
I love Musiq Soulchild's second single, "IfULeave" with Mary J. Blige . I like their voices together. The video is beautifully shot, love the day/night contrast, and the split screen at the end.Random thought: I need to know why Musiq is anti-spaces in titles? Should have asked him that...
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First Look: Cadillac Records
2008-10-21 05:48:00
Here's the first look at stills from the upcoming film, Cadillac Records starring Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Revetta Chess, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Beyonce Knowles as Etta James, Gabrielle Union as Geneva Wade, Columbus Short as Little Walter, and Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon.A tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950's Chicago, Cadillac Records follows the the rise and fall of Chess Records and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf and Elvis Presley. It will open in theaters December 5th. Images via Blackfilm.com
Ryan Leslie Steps Back...
2008-10-21 03:55:00
Ryan Leslie is back in the studio and has pushed his album back to February of 2009. Why? Extreme leakage of album. He's no Kanye, only he can leak his own ish and people still buy it. As he says, and I agree, he needs more exposure...This clip opens with me playing back an extended instrumental arrangement of I-R-I-N-A with some overdubs by my man Jermaine Parrish on drums and Al Carty on bass.Inspired, I decided to re-visit one of my favorite songs called 'Just Right'. Here's a look at that session. I had to rebuild it from scratch as one of my hard drives had crashed and many sessions had been lost. I love the new elements, and here's to you loving them too...For everyone that's been asking, I'll be releasing the album in February. The main reason why it's been pushed back is very simple: I need more exposure!
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BET Awards Round Up...
2008-10-20 19:47:00
The reports and rumors are flying out of the ATL as the BET Hip Hop Awards went down his weekend. From what I hear, there are plenty of highs and lows and foolery! T-Pain replaced Katt Williams, but not for the reason BET wants you to believe. Lil' Wayne dropped a bomb about a baby martian on the way. Salt-N-Pepa reunited and absolutely killed it! But where did they find Lady Rage? Ciara and 50 Cent wouldn't even look each other's way, hmmm.Read all about it @ Necole Bitchie and Straight from the A!More scoop to come... The show airs October 23rd!
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T.I. Wants a "Respectable Freak"
2008-10-20 07:19:00
Isn't that what all men want?T.I. describes what he finds attractive in a woman. First being a woman that is secure with herself. Like Tiny, you have to be secure with yourself to have 4 different colors of hair. Just saying.
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Covergirl: Beyonce for InStyle
2008-10-20 06:47:00
Beyonce fever is in full effect and she's gracing the cover of November's InStyle Magazine.Inside Beyonce's closet? I'm there...
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It's not pimpin', pimpin'!
2008-10-19 08:56:00
It's only fitting that the BET Hip Hop Awards would hit some kind of snag to go along with the inevitable foolery. So I get a random email saying that Katt Williams had a moment of Deja Vu and was snatched up by the Feds, hence unable to host the show. That's just a rumor, but it is true that Katt Williams was replaced by T-Pain as host of the show. See what I mean, foolery!Word on the curb is that Katt and BET had some kind of breakdown last night, but according to one of BET's blogs it all came down to a break dancing contest. More foolery!Says Stephen Hill, “So we were all hanging out last night and Katt bets T-Pain couldn’t beat him in a break dance battle. Not knowing T-Pain was an extremely DOPE break dancer, Katt thought it was an easy win. T-Pain said if I win, I get to host the Hip Hop Awards.” More people, BET, get more people! Either neither Katt skipped the show and is said to be at home.
A Baby for Lil Wayne?
2008-10-19 08:47:00
Whaaaaa? A baby? By who? Yeah, we are all wondering who he has a son the way with. He's been linked to his ex-wife, Superhead, and Nivea over that last few months, but they all have been out with him partying. So could it be someone chick we know nothing about? He dropped this nugget of joy in his exceptance speech during the BET Hip Hop Awards..."I got a son dropping any day, pray for me."I guess... Well congrats.
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Return of Slim Shady...
2008-10-17 04:39:00
During an interview last night on his Sirius Satellite Radio channel, Shade 45, Eminem announced his forthcoming sixth album would be titled Relapse and will include the track "I'm Having a Relapse." [LISTEN] The radio show part of an on-air party for Eminem's new book, The Way I Am, which goes on sale next Tuesday.No release date on his album, however he did announce that he will go on tour with 50 Cent in mid-2009!And he's not FAT!! He looks depressed as hell, but he is obese as rumored...LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW
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Aubrey's Hoe-ish Image Did Her In!
2008-10-17 03:52:00
Well that's not a surprise! Pretty much what we all figured anyway. Remember her crackwhore-esque spread in Complex Magazine? Well, that may just be what put the nail in the coffin..."We had just did a signing with Dollhouse Teen, which is for 13, 14-year-old young girls," Dawn Richard tell UsMagazine. "So we can't do that one day and then the next day do an obnoxious cover.... [Diddy] wants the fans, and he says he can't do that if we can continue to go in the direction that we were going."Dawn also reiterated that D. Woods was just caught in the crossfire [pun intended], but that the group will continue on, at the least as a trio but maybe even with a new member."Well Puff told me specifically that Aubrey is no longer in Danity Kane and Danity Kane will move forward without her. He has not said anything [about auditioning new members] but I think in my heart that he is gonna do another show."The group, the name Danity Kane, is locked into Bad Boy for 7, yes s-e-v-e-n, albums. H...
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Eye Spy: Spirit of Life Awards Dinner
2008-10-16 23:30:00
Many stars came out to support and perform at City of Hope’s 2008 Spirit of Life Awards held in Santa Monica, California last night. Rihanna, who performed, worked a chic orange look with the animal print belt. Cute. She also ran into former boss, Jay Z as well as Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon and performances by Robin Thicke, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole and Trey Lorenz, who reunited with Mimi. More pics after the jump...
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Where you been Dave?
2008-10-15 07:17:00
Dave Chappelle has be keeping on low low, doing the small town thing with the fam in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where they reportedly lives on a 65 acre farm. However he was spotted in NYC with his wife Elaine and two handsome sons, Sulayman and Ibrahim, out for a little skateboarding.
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Eye Spy: Beyonce does TRL
2008-10-15 06:15:00
Beyonce made her video rounds hitting uo TRL and later BET to officially drop off her two singles... She also confirmed the double-disc release I Am... and that she will be performing on TRL's finale on November 16th at 8pm. Tuesday's episode was dedicated to counting down Beyoncé's greatest video achievements. About her alter ego driven release she says, "I recorded over 70 songs, and I took a lot of time and made sure it was something that would last forever, something that never goes out."Look out for the Spanish release of "If I Were a Boy," she recorded the vocals earlier this week and the rerecorded version should hit radio next week. As with her last release, B'Day, she will shoot a video for each song on the album and release a video anthology in February of 2009 along with a Spanish release of I Am... damn. Money in the bank.
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No Need to Concede, Obama Cliches Democratic Nomination!
2008-06-04 01:08:00
Three words: YES WE CAN!Hillary Clinton doesn't need to concede [as it was reported this morning she would do] because according to AP's tally, Barack Obama has secured the 2118 delegates need to snag the Democratic nomination for president after many superdelegates publicly pledged their vote today! Read more at MSNBC.A celebration is in the works for the Obama campaign, as well as a planned speech from Clinton this evening. Word is she has also began expressing interest in the VP spot.
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DJ Bites Back, Leaks Tha Carter III
2008-06-02 18:14:00
In what I think is a real bitchassness move, DJ Chuck T lashed back at Lil' Wayne for dissing mixtape DJs by leaking his album Tha Carter III.Most people know that industry insiders are usually the source of leaked music, but rarely to they cop to the charge!In an interview with Foundation Magazine, Weezy was quoted as saying:"I ain't into all that," said Wayne. I don't remember no mixtape DJs. Tell this dude who he talking to right now. I'm not into all that sh*t. I don't know no mixtape DJ. I'm the orignator of something. I'ma give him some history. I'm like Authur Nobel. Or whatever his name is. You know the Nobel prize peace (sic) person. You know him? He created gunpowder and all them mass destruction things that killed millions of people. But before he died to clear up his name he, to make his name better, instead of people knowing him for that sh*t he began giving out peace prizes to people that do humanitary good. So now when you hear the Nobel Peace Prize; what you ...
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Burn Baby, Burn?
2008-05-30 21:11:00
The multi-million dollar house that has been the center of the drama between 50 Cent and his baby mama, Shaniqua has ?suspiciously? gone up in flames [insert side eye here]! SUSPECT! Though, police have ruled out that Fif is suspect, the circumstances around the house fire is very much questionable.This is the same Dix Hills home that 50 took her to court for in which the judge sided with 50.Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the Friday blaze.Fif is nuts, by any standards, would he burn down his own house? Maybe, but I can?t co-sign on him putting his son in danger? While on set in Shreveport filming a movie he released the following statement:"Informed this morning while filming a new motion picture on location in Louisiana, Curtis Jackson expressed deep concern over this fire at his property. He is extremely thankful that everyone including his son, Marquise, escaped the burning house safely. He is confident that authorities will be conducting a thorough investigation ...
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They Made it to the Stage!
2008-05-30 08:34:00
Danity Kane and the MTB fam finally made it to the stage in their opening night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night. I was a bit doubtful for a minute, at least 3 shows have been axed, but they still have a hand full of dates on the tour.Here is a clip of the ladies performing "Poetry," which is one of my "Songs of the Moment" right now! You can scan YouTube fore more clips from the show. So far they were pretty good, but make sure to call me if one takes a tumble down some stairs or gets a hat thrown at their heads. I keed keed...
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Check It: Rihanna's Disturbia
2008-05-30 06:28:00
On June 17th, Rihanna will re-release her album Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded with a hand full of new songs including this new track "Disturbia ."Sticking with her winning combo of dance and pop with a touch of European feel, it's definitely radio-friendly and catchy. Very catchy.LISTEN: Rihanna - "Disturbia"In other Rihanna news, she is set to make her acting debut in the film adaption of Iceberg Slim's Mama Black Widow [READ A BOOK]. Little Miss Umbrella is determined to take over the world...
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The Lights Are Still Flashing...
2008-05-30 06:06:00
Here is the third and final version of Kanye West 's "Flashing Lights ." Have you gotten the hint yet? Buy the album if you haven't!
True Life: I'm a Rapper Going to Jail
2008-05-30 04:47:00
T.I. is taking his new life to the small screen with an eight-episode reality show on MTV. They will follow T.I. as he completes his 1000 hours of community service before serving his year in prison.Cameras will start rolling [again, MTV was there for his release] this summer and continue until he begins his sentence in early 2009. The series will air shortly after.The new album, Paper Trail drops August 12 and you can preview the album here.
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