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Nina Simone fans cried foul last week when it was revealed that Mary J. Blige had dropped out of the lead role in a Nina Simone biopic and had been replaced by Latin actress Zoe Saldana. Now, Simone’s daughter, Lisa “Simone” Kelly (born Lisa Celeste Stroud), has weighed in on the matter. In a lengthy…

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Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. doesn’t hype the crowd or work the stage much. But he kept the standing room-only crowd mesmerized with his music, which can best be described as a mix of Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix with an occasional side trip to Led Zeppelin.   Clark did all the songs from his latest…

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In less than two weeks, Coachella has already become a permanent part of the American lexicon, much the way Woodstock did back in 1969, thanks to a brilliant idea unearthed by legendary rapper-producer Dr. Dre. With so much going down during the Coachella Music Festival, the only thing anyone can remember — far and away…

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D12’s most peculiar member, Bizarre, turned several heads last month, when he revealed his obsession and “love” for rap queen Nicki Minaj during an interview on MTV’s “RapFix Live” and in his over-the-top video, “Hey Nicki.” But now, just days after enamored rapper Drake was spotted with a large Aaliyah tattoo on his back, Bizarre…

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After it was reported earlier this month that OutKast rapper André 3000 would play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming indie biopic, reps from Hendrix’s estate have now blocked the production of the biopic. According to The Boombox, Experience Hendrix and their CEO, Hendrix’s sister, Janie, which own the rights to all Hendrix material and images,…

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Although Pop Sensation Jason Derulo is fairly new to being an artist, his discography speaks for itself. He’s written songs, produced songs for Lil’ Wayne, Diddy, Sean Kingston, and the list goes on. After stepping out on his own with his debut album “In My Head,” his success in the industry beyond his exploits for…

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Andre 3000, one half of the hip-hop group Outkast isn’t done freaking us out with his fashion sense and flair for the different. As a matter of fact, he’s prepping to play one of music’s most odd figures – Jimi Hendrix! According to NY Daily News: Andre 3000 just got a promotional boost for his…

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