5 things to know about hot and sexy singer FKA Twigs

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Every so often a new artist seemingly comes from out the blue to capture the hearts and ears of music lovers everywhere. British born FKA Twigs could easily be considered an artist of the above referenced nature. Though having released two EP’s, simply named EP 1 and EP 2, in 2012 and 2013, respectively, it wasn’t… Read more »

Will the real hip-hop artists please stand up?

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The game is the game. Whether you were a fledgling Marlo Stanfield, sitting in a steel visitor’s room seat, responding to a question about the state of affairs on the drug permeated streets of West Baltimore, delivering the line to Avon Barksdale through a plate glass partition, or media executive and Hot 97 “Morning Show” co-host, Ebro… Read more »

‘Empire’ is FOX’s highest rated new show in years

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After struggling this fall with ratings, Fox Network made their big comeback, with Wednesday night’s hip-hop drama “Empire,” starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. According to Fox, “Empire” opened big, building on its “American Idol” lead-in, landing 9.8 million viewers and a 3.7 rating among adults ages 18-49 during the one-hour premiere, making it… Read more »

Taraji P. Henson on hip-hop and the riveting truth of ‘Empire’

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Rap has remained a male-dominated music genre since its beginning. However, women have always dictated the marketability of songs, style and culture. In Fox’s new hip-hop drama, “Empire,” Taraji P. Henson’s character, Cookie, is the female co-star that gives the pilot energy and excitement. From the onset, viewers will be drawn to Cookie’s passion and… Read more »

Macklemore tells white rappers to ‘know their place’

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A photo posted by @macklemore on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:37 p.m. PST After taking an extended hiatus from the hip hop scene, most likely due to his fiances pregnancy, Grammy Award winning rapper Macklemore resurfaced last week, for an extensive interview with Hot 97. During his dialogue, “The Heist” recording artist spoke candidly about… Read more »

Nicki Minaj blasted by the Ku Klux Klan

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Recently, Nicki Minaj took America’s corrupt legal system to task for police brutality against the black community. But while she was busy discussing the deadly effects of racism on the black community, a former Ku Klux Klan leader was reportedly busy blasting her for supposedly destroying America with her music. According to HipHopDX, In an… Read more »

Will.i.am offers his view on Ferguson, Taylor Swift, how Obama ‘disappointed’ him

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Black Eyed Peas’ co-creator will.i.am sits down with Larry King on the Emmy-nominated series “Larry King Now” to talk about opportunities in Ferguson, his exciting Puls, his  new smart watch venture, what he thinks about Taylor Swift, why the media demonizes his friend Justin Bieber and why he’s “disappointed” in President Obama, plus his desperate… Read more »

Fans disappointed with Mariah Carey’s live performance

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  The legendary diva Mariah Carey performed “All I want for Christmas is you” live at the New York’s Rockefeller Center for the Christmas tree lighting to spread joy for the holiday season. However, the responses from her performance are pretty harsh. It’s no surprise the expectations are high due to her longevity in the music… Read more »

Black celebrity teens with great style

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Being a teenager has highs and lows, so you could only imagine how celebrity teens are dealing with this crucial time in their lives. While many of them are living under the shadows of their parents’ success, there are plenty of young, talented people that are making a scene in Hollywood, the music industry, and the… Read more »

Rappers and their daughters

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Many of our favorite rappers have lived with these tough guy personas for their entire careers, however, the birth of their daughters brought a soft spot to their hearts. While Nas and Lil Wayne watch their young ladies enter adulthood, rappers like Jay Z and Lil Kim are experiencing parenthood for the first time and in… Read more »

Demetria McKinney: Sassy and singing her way to new success

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At first introduction, you’ll find Demetria McKinney to be quite friendly, quiet and shy. Don’t let the good looks and her great smile fool you. Behind that coy grin is a fun-loving and witty lady, with a whole lot of sass. There’s nothing timid about this military brat who hails from “all over” — Albuquerque,… Read more »

Smooth hip-hop and R&B singer and songwriter Detroit Brooks, aka 504 Detroit

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Hailing from New Orleans, Detroit Brooks, aka, 504 Detroit, is commanding attention on the music scene. Having grown up in the 9th ward section of New Orleans, Detroit began showcasing his prowess in the church choir and on talent show stages. The proverbial apple definitely doesn’t fall far from the tree. Detroit’s dad, Detroit Sr., is is the… Read more »

‘Tis the season to be soulful: ‘Christmas Goes Gospel’ (album review)

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Rendezvous Music released a new collection Christmas Goes Gospel: ‘Tis the Season, a compilation of the most mood setting and heartwarming Christmas tunes to get you in the spirit. It’s perfect for playing in your car and at upcoming gatherings. The album includes some of the most anointed voices in the Christian music industry like Donnie McClurkin,… Read more »

Angela Bassett defends her right to tell Whitney Houston’s story

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Angela Bassett defends her Whitney Houston biopic against criticism from Houston’s family During a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Angela Bassett, director of the Lifetime movie, starring former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant, Yaya DaCosta, as the late Whitney Houston, responded to Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, who recently expressed displeasure with the project, criticizing the team behind… Read more »