Chris Brown got a knock on the door from cops because someone’s worried he’s losing his mind … after he challenged Offset to show up at his home … and revealed his address. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … someone called LAPD…
Brandon Maxwell has had it. Holding forth under the Lone Star State flag in his office two days before his New York Fashion Week show, dressed in shorts, Nikes and a Piggly Wiggly T-shirt, he’s on a rant: “I’m so bored with reading articles about whether New York matters. Look at Tom Ford — that was the most gorgeous show. Have you ever seen a Jason Wu dress up close? It takes your breath away. Alex Wang, he makes clothes flawlessly. There are incredibly talented people here — seamstresses, patternmakers, assistants, my former intern Claudia Li, who is killing it. Oh yeah, New York matters, we’re out here doing the damn thing!”
Maxwell, 34, is in a good position to throw a little ‘tude. His business is enjoying double-digit, year-over-year growth; he’s looking for investors to help him expand and “speak to a wider audience,” is a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize, and has a new role on Bravo’s reboot of “Project Runway,” debuting March 14, that could lead him down a similar path to pop culture fame and fortune as his idol, Michael Kors.
“I hope it doesn’t become too much of a distraction,” quips Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken
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An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her lounge chair. He spoke
softly to her, “Honey, can you hear me?”
There was no response.
He moved a little closer and said again, “Honey, can you hear me?”
Still, there was no response.
Finally he moved right behind her and said, “Honey, can you hear me?”
She replied, “For the third time, Yes!”
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Nicki Minaj put her money where her mouth was! The “Chun-Li” rapper honored her promise to send Geoffrey Owens $ 25,000 as a show of support following the swell of attention he received for working at Trader Joe’s; but instead of pocketing the gift, former “The Cosby Show” actor donated it. Find out what charity Geoffrey chose to give the money to.
ABC released new photos of “The Conners” on Wednesday and Roseanne Barr (the show’s former leading lady) was nowhere to be found as suspected!
Kortni took two pregnancy tests during tonight’s ‘MTV Floribama Shore’ episode.
We’ve got our first up-close look at Mulan!
Kate Upton can turn any sidewalk into a catwalk, so it comes as no surprise that the model can also turn maternity-wear into haute couture.
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Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images — and we’re just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.
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Janet Jackson called police to do a welfare check on her 1-year-old, Eissa, this weekend while the child was with his father … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Janet made the call to Malibu authorities late Saturday night, asking cops…
Mr. Greenberg was an illiterate immigrant, but he worked hard, saved his pennies and started a small business. It did well and soon he had enough
money to send for the wife and children.
The work kept him very busy, so he never had time to learn to write, but the bank was happy to do business with him, even though his signature
consisted of two O’s.
He prospered, he opened more stores, the kids were transferred to private schools, the family moved into a fancy house (with one staircase going
nowhere just for show) … you get the idea.
One day his banker, Mr. Smith, asked him to drop by.
“So vat’s the problem?” Greenberg asked, a bit anxiously.
Smith waved a bunch of checks at him. “Perhaps nothing,” he said, “but I wanted to be on the safe side. These recent checks of yours are all signed
with three O’s, but your signature of record has just two.”
Greenberg looked embarrassed. “I’m sorry about making trouble,” he said, “but my vife said that since I’m now such a high-class rich guy, I should
have a middle name!”
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The 2018 Billboard Music Awards celebrated some of music’s biggest names on Sunday night.
Burberry is out to defend its most recognizable asset: its signature check print.
The British fashion house filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against Target last week in New York federal court, alleging that the retailer has been selling products that bear “blatant reproductions” of its trademark check, a print introduced in the 1920s and used on countless designs since.
According to the suit, Burberry sent Target a cease-and-desist letter in early 2017 after finding “unauthorized copies” of the pattern on items in the chain’s stores including eyewear, luggage and water bottles. Rather than complying with the letter, Burberry alleges, Target several months later began selling scarves — a Burberry mainstay — also bearing the check print, which were “superficially indistinguishable” from the real deal (albeit at a small fraction of the price).
The crux of the case is the potential for confusion — for instance, could Target shoppers see the products on shelves and believe that they were genuine Burberry items? The fashion house argues yes, particularly because of the big-box retailer’s history of collaborating with high-end designers. Beyond its most recent capsule collection with British heritage rainboot brand Hunter, Target has worked with designers including Prabal Gurung, Peter Pilotto and
Chance The Rapper has turned 25 this past Monday (April 16. The Chicago artist has had quite a life so far as he celebrates massive success and the success of his friends and family. This year, Chano decides to share his spotlight with other artists during his featured day.
Through Apple Music. Chance shares a playlist packed with over 20+ songs. The tracks range from old-school favorites to a few of 2018’s special moments including “Nice For What” and “Best Life”. With artists such as Drake, John Legend, Young Thug, Lauryn Hill, and Marvin Sapp, it’s safe to say that Chance The Rapper is a fan of all types of music and keeps his ear to the streets.
The playlist is titled “Big Chano: 25 & Alive.” It’s nice to see the Grammy-awarded artist share his appreciation for other artist’s music and to also represent his home in Chicago so heavily. Kanye West, G Herbo, Vic Mensa, Valee, Jeremih and others all show us how talented the Chi is. Check out his playlist on Apple Music.
Killer Mike isn’t having the best month. The noted rapper and NRA member tried to come for MSNBC political analyst Joy-Ann Reid on social media, and he ended up with egg on his face.
It started with this post from Reid:
In a now deleted posted (which doesn’t really happen on these Internets), Killer Kill questioned Reid for riding with H&M.
The problem is that Reid was actually referring to Hair & Makeup, not the brand with racist tendencies that is getting ejected from the paint.
Reid pointed this out in her acerbic clapback, even going as far as claim Killer Mike was tweeting from the Sunken Place.
Not only did Twitter Mike delete the tweet, he also offered up a my bad. Also, Mike will be appearing on AM Joy in the near future.
Nevertheless, Twitter smelled blood, and is now going in. We’re sure Mike will be able to take the heat, but damn.
Moral of the story, don’t come for Joy-Ann Reid, ever.
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Wedding bells are on the way for Katie Lee!
If youâve been eyeing Outerknown and havenât gotten around to pulling the trigger, the time is now. Weâve been big fans of this brand, born from a collaboration between world champion surfer Kelly Slater and menswear designer John Moore, since it launched back in 2015, for its combination of beach casual and sharp style. Outerknown combines so many of the things we love: quality materials, a sustainable approach, and of course clothes that lookÂ amazing.Â Outerknown combines so many of the things we love: quality materials, a sustainable approach, and of course clothes that lookÂ amazing.Â
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Oprah hopped on a rescue worker’s tractor in Montecito and rode down her mud-covered street to help out her neighbors after the devastation left in the wake of the Montecito mudslides.
Stan Lee’s checking account is $ 300k light, and cops are on the hunt for the perp who swiped the cash … TMZ has learned. We’re told the Marvel Comics legend filed a report with Beverly Hills PD Tuesday after one of Stan’s business partners discovered…
Cardi B and her fiancee Offset of Migos fame are certainly one of Hip-Hop’s top celebrity couples and the “Bodak Yellow” star has not hidden her joy over the union while mentioning her man in verse on recent tracks. Catching wind of fan complaints of her name-dropping Offset in verse, the Bronx rapper came with the furious clap back via her Instagram page.
On Cardi B’s latest single “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage, Cardi raps that she “put that p*ssy” on Offset which apparently didn’t sit well with some listeners. Cardi told fans in no uncertain terms that she’s going to keep rapping Offset’s name in verses and beyond due to the fact he laced her with a $ 500,000 engagement ring and, ahem, for doing work in the bedroom.
You can read her message to the critics courtesy of the Instagram post below from The Shade Room.
Scientists have mapped the seafloor near Hawaii with huge blasts of sonar. It’s beautiful AND educational!
A fellow had a buzzard for a pet and decided to take him to Hawaii on vacation. He realized it was a long flight and that he couldn’t afford the
exorbitant fees charged by air lines for extra luggage.
He wasn’t prepared for Delta to deny boarding to his pet buzzard, Buford, though. Seems Buford had too much carrion baggage.
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Plies went from a goon to, well, entertainer.
In his Youngboy Never Broke Again featured “Check Callin’” the Miamian continues to play dress-up in loud as the record label clothing while counting stacks of cash on a money machine in his whip. Once you got a money machine you know you ballin’.
Tyga meanwhile has dreams of robbing a bank and lives out that scenario in “N*gga Wit Money” where he and a team of thick vixens set it off for that paper. Luckily the getaway car wasn’t repossessed while he was getting his Jada Pinkett on.
Check out the rest of todays drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Lil Baby, Victor Oladipo, and more.
PLIES FT. YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN – “CHECK CALLIN’”
TYGA – “N*GGA WIT MONEY”
LIL BABY – “MY DRIP”
VICTOR OLADIPO FT. ERIC BELLINGER – “UNFOLLOW”
ISHDARR – “FOREPLAY”
HOODRICH PABLO JUAN – “GOD DAMN”
Sarah Hyland and “The Bachelorette’s” Wells Adams have set
the Internet on fire with dating rumors!
Fans could not hold back their comments
this weekend after they caught a rare glimpse of Louis Tomlinson’s adorable
For seven decades experimental X-planes have been developed and flown in the Mojave desert. NASA is now building the future of flight like an all electric plane and a quieter supersonic jet.
Weezy's fans aren't happy … at all.
“Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” star Moniece Slaughter was taken to court by a friend of hers who claims her former NBA star boyfriend wrote checks in the friend’s name to pay her rent. Timothy Clayton Roulhac-Carr claims he used to be Moniece’s good friend…
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Justin Bieber and One Direction are in a humorous battle to see which artist will top the charts after the release of their respective new albums. The What Do You Mean? singer and British boy band…
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The classic tale of The Wiz is coming to NBC on December 3. Kenny Leon’s live television adaption of the Tony-wining Broadway play is set to feature Shanice Williams (Dorothy), Elijah Kelley (The Scarecrow), Ne-Yo (The Tinman), and David Alan Grier (The Cowardly Lion).
The rest of the star-studded cast includes Common, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Stephanie Mills, Uzo Aduba, and Amber Riley. Zadan & Meron (Sound of Music, Peter Pan) are producing.
NBC has released the first costume images of The Wiz Live! Check out photos of the actors as the iconic characters in the gallery below.
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With “The Spot” movie and soundtrack being released on 10/17, Gucci Mane wastes no time and releases London On Da Track produced single “Paranoid” connecting him with Waka Flocka Flame & Chaz Gotti. Listen below!
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Last night, the Weeknd brought out Nicki Minaj to perform her verse in a new remix of “The Hills” on Saturday Night Live. Today, not only do we get a remix featuring the verse Minaj performed on SNL, but also a one with an Eminem verse.
Let’s hope that there will actually be some original music from The Weeknd for either one of these artists. Check out the tracks below.
Recently on Dr.Dre’s The Pharmacy on Beats 1 Radio, the legendary producer had Snoop Dogg as a special guest for the show. The two touched on a lot of things, from talks of a tour those two with Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Dogg and Dre also touched based on making hits like “Nuthin But a ‘G’ Thang” and “Deep Cover”.
Check out the clip below.
Along with earning the honor of being this year’s XXL Freshman, Mick Jenkins has been acquiring fans with his debut album, Wave[s]. Yesterday, the Chicago rapper released an official set of visuals for his single off of the project titled “Your Love”. The video definitely feeds off of style from the 70’s, with Jenkins trying aimlessly to pull a chick after being rejected severely the first time. It’s a humorous storyline that fits the song. “Your Love” originally premiered on MTV Jams yesterday, so expect to see it in rotation more.
Check out the video below.
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Fun fact about superstar Lenny Kravitz: when he’s not rocking out on his guitar or creating new music, you might find him designing furniture.
Vic Mensa’s been making a name for himself in recent time. Not only has he dropped a ton of new music over the summer, but he has also Now signed to Roc Nation, the Chicago rapper flourishes raw talent, and unique sound, and an intricate flow. Recently, Mensa released a new documentary titled “Down to Start a Riot”. The documentary, originally made by Fader, showcases the different situations throughout Mensa’s uprising, as well as studio and moments with SAVEMONEY. Check out “Down to Start a Riot” below.
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On the eve of the release to his sophomore album 90059, Jay Rock treated fans to the visuals for his latest cut, “Vice City” which features the TDE dream team Black Hippy.
Consisting of himself, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, the fearsome foursome get together to ride a bouncy track and perform under a warehouse spotlight where the occupants are nothing but half-naked strippers who twerk as if their livelihoods depended on it, and with the current economic situation the way it is, it very well may.
Yesterday T.I. surprised his own following with the sudden release of his new EP, Da Nic, and today releases visuals to the project’s lead single, “Check, Run It.” In it the Rubberband Man stylishly strolls through a mansion where the women appear to be as young as the night and the reptiles look bound to become part of his wardrobe.
Check out the rest of today’s visuals which include work from JR Castro, Travis Porter, Chris Rivers, and more.
JAY ROCK FT. KENDRICK LAMAR, SCHOOLBOY Q & AB-SOUL – “VICE CITY”
T.I. – “CHECK, RUN IT”
JR CASTRO FT. QUAVO & KID INK – “GET HOME”
TRAVIS PORTER – “DREAM TEAM”
CHRIS RIVERS FT. NITTY SCOTT MC AND WHISPERS – “I JUST WANNA RAP”
MONTANA & TALLY – “NOTHING NEW”
BEATNICK DEE FT. CASHUS KING – “KETCHUP & MUSTARD”
DJ SOKO FT. NOLAN THE NINJA – “CONCOCTION”
PALOMA FORD – “JADA”
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T.I. has released “Check, Run It,” a single from his upcoming album, The Dime Trap. The League of Starz-produced track features a heavy beat and dreamy synths. “I tell you no lie, I be everywhere you go guy / Over here every h* go by, say that n*gga right there be so fly / He doublin’ up is all I’m about, man one or two million cant ball in the house . . .”
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Curren$ y offers listeners an audible delight with a New Orleans touch, as he debuts his new, leading single “Bottom of the Bottle,” featuring August Alsina and Lil Wayne.
The guitar-driven track will appear on Curren$ y’s forthcoming Canal Street Confidential LP, due November 6 via Jet Life Recordings/Atlantic Records.
Support Spitta by purchasing “Bottom of the Bottle” on iTunes. Stream it guilt-free in Wired Tracks below, where you’ll also find DJ Greg Street’s new Jeezy-assisted cut “Run the Check Up” and more.
DJ Greg Street ft. Jeezy – “Run the Check Up”
CeeLo – “Sign of the Times”
DJ Cassidy ft. Chromeo & Wale – “Future is Mine”
Fetty Wap – “Decline (Freestyle)”
Kirk Knight – “Knight Time”
Bodega Bamz ft. Snow Tha Product – “2Lit2Quit”
Maino – “The Difference (KOBmix)”
Chris Rivers – “RIP”
This article, Check Out a Sneak Peek of Taylor Swift's Wild and Steamy New Music Video, originally appeared on TVGuide.com. In case you already can't wait for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift just gave you another reason to be excited. The singer posted a teaser for her latest music video, "Wildest Dreams," on Instagram, and we can already spot her homage to Nicholas Sparks with The Longest Ride star Scott … Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Taylor Swift Scott Eastwood
Jerrod Carmichael’s life as a stand-up comedian is serving as the inspiration for the new NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. The half-hour family centered series also features the return of comic David Alan Grier to network television.
Veteran actress Loretta Devine along with Amber Stevens West and Lil Rel Howery round out the cast. Carmichael, Nick Stoller, and Ravi Nandan are attached as executive producers.
The Carmichael Show premieres August 26 on NBC at 9/8 central. Check out AllHipHOp.com’s exclusive clip from the upcoming program below.
It’s hard to believe that in less than one week, Giuliana Rancic will step foot on the E! News set as a co-anchor for the last time.
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The music video for Nat & Alex Wolff’s ‘Paper Towns’ soundtrack contribution ‘Look Outside’ is here.
Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man accused of killing nine people in a Charleston, S.C. church, shouldn’t have been allowed to purchase the gun he used in the crime. According to the FBI, Roof was able to slip past a criminal background check due to a loophole in the system and obtained the .45-caliber handgun.
The New York Times reports that the FBI came forward and admitted that its National Instant Criminal Background Check System failed to prevent Roof from buying the gun from a South Carolina arms dealer. It was previously reported that according to Roof’s uncle, his father purchased the gun for his son. However, the Times is writing that Roof purchased the gun after he was initially marked as a red flag case prior to receiving it.
From the Times:
Mr. Roof first tried to buy the gun on April 11, from a dealer in South Carolina. The F.B.I., which conducts background checks for gun sales, told the dealer not to proceed with the purchase because agents needed to do more investigating about Mr. Roof’s s criminal history.
Under federal law, the F.B.I. has three days to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to deny the purchase. If the bureau cannot come up with an answer, the purchaser can return to the dealer and buy the gun.
In the case of Mr. Roof, his application was not resolved in three days and he returned to store and was sold the gun. The F.B.I. said the delay was the product of a breakdown in communication between federal agents and local authorities in South Carolina.
A Washington Post report from June explained how Roof was arrested and charged for narcotic drug possession back in February of this year, which would have made it impossible for him to buy a gun in the first place. How the story is being framed now is that Roof did indeed purchase the gun himself.
FBI Director James Comey expressed his disappointment regarding Roof and the background check slip-up.
Photo: SC Police
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Just a week after Bad Boys stellar performance/reunion at the BET Awards, this beat just seems to be very perfect at the time it released. Soulection producer OriJanus released his edit of the classic Bad Boys posse cut “Special Delivery” on Friday via Soundcloud. The beat is given a new spin with a wavy base and a lot of snares blended it. Grab the single from our new Soundcloud, and check it out below.
There are only three days left to vote in for the 2015 Best. Ever. TV. Awards, and some of those races are close.
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The first pictures from the all-female “Ghostbusters” have trickled off the set, and it’s great to see the gals in action!
Next month marks 20 years since “Clueless” first hit the big screen, but it’s not too soon to celebrate the anniversary.
Former “7th Heaven” actress Haylie Duff has given birth to her first child.
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The Griswolds are heading back to Walley World in this reboot of the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation.
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MELODY GARDOT’S “PREACHERMAN” EXCLUSIVE
International best-selling singer, songwriter and musician, Melody Gardot, is back with her 4th studio album, Currency of Man. The highly-anticipated Currency of Man is an intensely creative milestone, transcending musical distinctions of jazz, blues and R&B, to offer a stirring social and musical statement. On the new album, Melody joins forces again with Grammy Award-winning producer Larry Klein. This striking musical partnership saw their last collaboration, 2009’s My One and Only Thrill sell over 1.5 million copies, and produce songs that have become modern classics. Currency of Man marks a substantial leap forward indeed, as we see Gardot take her gift for songwriting in a completely different direction to her last record, the critically acclaimed release The Absence.
Melody explained, “Every album is a journey and this disc in some ways is a leap into the unknown. After spending time in LA, the songs all became about the people I’d meet, people who were experiencing life on the fringe.”
About her song “Preacherman,” Melody revealed, “The song (Preacherman) is inspired by the story of Emmett Till. It talks about his life, but more importantly it centers on the idea that racism is not dead. Sixty years ago he died, the same way that Trayvon Martin died–for nothing–and to put it plainly, I’m tired of it. The lyrics recount this young boy’s story, as it deserves to be told and remembered, but more importantly the song also begs the question ‘How many times do we have to repeat ourselves before we learn from our mistakes?'”
A Conversation with Boy George
Mike Ragogna: George, you’ll be premiering a new reality series. How is this going to work?
Boy George: Well, it’s something I’ve been asked to do before, it’s not the first time I’ve been approached but it really wasn’t something I’d ever really considered in the past. It’s not something I would think of doing in the UK because we just don’t have it down like you guys do. We tend to work the American ones, and they’re the popular ones. Somehow the other way around, it sort of works. When you do an interview in the UK, the first question’s always something really depressing like, “Tell us about the worst point in your life.” [laughs] That’s the starting point and you think, “Where’s it going to go from here if that’s your first question?” “Tell me when you were most unhappy.”
No, I’m in a really good mood! I feel like I’m in quite a happy place. I invest a lot in happiness. One of the things I love about L.A. is there’s a lot of positivity there. I hope that will come across in the show. But no one really knows what it’s going to be! I asked that question very early on, but it’s one of those things where until you turn on the cameras and put all the characters in place and do it you really don’t know what it’s going to be. If you watch an early episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians it’s very different to what it is now. I think part of the excitement for me is that I really don’t know what it’s going to be.
MR: According to your quote, I think we have a hint of what it’s going to be like. “If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust.”
BG: [laughs] That’s just what goes on in my head! That’s obviously just a colorful quip, but I guess how hard can it be to be myself?
MR: Nice. So we’ve seen the entertainer Boy George as a solo artist, as a member of Culture Club, and you’ve participated in other creative configurations. So who really is Boy George these days?
BG: I like to think I’m a little more chilled out. As I said earlier, I invest a lot in being happy, it’s a big thing for me. I want to bring people into the creative process. I’ve got lots of exciting projects coming up. But eventually it’s really just me being me. I’m a Gemini, there’s a lot of personalities going on. [laughs] I’m approaching the change, as well. [laughs]
MR: Is it possible this series is a vehicle for your own rediscovery?
BG: I think, in a funny way, I’m more creative now than I’ve ever been. I’m having a kind of creative Renaissance. It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a platform to bring all of that stuff to public attention.
MR: I know you’re still putting the pieces together, but how do you think your series might differ from other reality shows?
BG: That is a really big question. I’m not sure how we’ll change it up. Obviously I’m me, and those other shows don’t have me. As far as I know I’m not a Kardashian. If you compare The Kardashians to The Osbournes, it’s a totally different vibe. The Osbournes have that great British explosive emotion. The Kardashians are a little bit more calm. Even when they’re getting annoyed they’re quite linear and they’re quite controlled. I don’t know if I’m like that, I’m probably going to find out a lot of stuff about myself.
MR: How do you feel about your contributions to music and pop culture to this point?
BG: It’s an ongoing process for me. In a funny way, I’m more excited about what I’m doing now than I was twenty years ago. I’m very into now. The past has allowed me to be who I am right now and I’m very grateful for that, but I think it’s important to have a healthy respect for the past but not to wallow in it. Now is always the most exciting time. I just feel that I’m ready for a new adventure and something quite extreme, something quite different to what I’ve been doing. Coming to America, uprooting myself from the UK, it’s going to change the alchemy of my life. I’m kind of excited by that.
MR: Beautiful. What advice do you have for new artists?
BG: I think you have to be really focused on what it is you want to achieve, you have to be able to take criticism and the knocks and all that and you’ve got to just stay focused. If you want it badly enough you will get there, but you have to be passionate about what you’re doing. I think you also have to operate from your heart chakra. You have to really come from your heart and soul. That’s how you connect with people. Whenever I’m working with young singers it’s the first thing I always say–connect to what you’re doing emotionally, that’s the key. That’s what makes people out there feel something and connect with you. I think that’s the most important advice I’d give anyone.
MR: What do you feel has been your biggest growth?
BG: I’m happy. [laughs loudly] I think the biggest thing of all is that I finally like myself. Not in a kind of egotistical, self-obsessed way, but I quite like being me now. I think it’s been a long struggle to get to the point where I’m pretty happy in my skin. I’ve grown up a lot in the past few years, I’ve become a bit more grounded, a bit more Zen. I feel pretty happy.
MR: And I hope you’re happy about making so many people happy throughout your career. So many really appreciate you and what you’ve added to their lives.
BG: Thank you, that’s a really sweet thing to say.
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DYLAN JAKOBSEN’S “CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE GONE”
According to Dylan Jakobsen…
“I’m very excited for the release of my ‘Can’t Believe You’re Gone’ video. I’ve always been one who wants to go out and tell a story but this time I wanted to write something a little closer to home. As we get older, we realize the people we love are getting older and everyday you risk the chance of losing somebody close to you. This video is about remembering the time you spent together and honoring their memory. We shot ‘Can’t Believe You’re Gone’ in a small town about 100 miles southeast of Seattle. On the anniversary of his father’s death, a son heads to the cemetery to honor his dad and has flashbacks of some of his favorite childhood memories along the way.
“I wrote ‘Can’t Believe You’re Gone’ in mid-2014 after hearing the news that my close friends grandfather had passed away. I hope this song can mean as much to each person listening as it does for who its dedicated to and myself.”
RADIO ROOM’S “BETTER NOW” EXCLUSIVE
According to Radio Room’s Robbie Murphy…
“‘Better Now’ was one of the last songs we worked on for the record. It was kind of floating about the writing sessions for a good two months before anyone said anything about it. It all started with that kind of synth-delay driven guitar riff, but it was so bad sounding at the start before we tweaked it up that we didn’t really think anything of it. When we went into the studio with it, we actually thought we were going to see it as the weakest song on track but we think it turned out to be probably the one we enjoy most on the album.
“Steve Albini was a gent to work with. We got on with him really well and learned a lot from the experience. Looking back on it, if there was a chance to just talk to him and not record an album, we would have still went over for that reason alone. He made the sound golden and gave us plenty of creative control, letting the album unravel naturally over the course of the recording sessions.”
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There’s always those unique artists that just pops up at you when you’re on the internet, and this singer Rainy Milo has caught our attention today. Based out of London, Milo is supplying a soothing voice over a jazzy beat with her single “Bout You”. Even though the song dropped a while ago, Milo released a new video for the song. Check it out below.
AllHipHop is in New Orleans for Buku Music + Art Project, and it is poppin. Several acts have hit the stage since 3 pm in the City of Saints, and the energy level hasn’t came down yet. Run The Jewels performed with the intensity and aggressiveness they are known for, while ASAP Rocky killed his set with some new music. check out some clips of performances by Big Freedia, Pell, STS9, ASAP Rocky, Run The Jewels and more via Instagram.
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For all the M.I.A. fans whose been waiting patiently for a new project, your wait might be over. Today, the UK artist dropped a new song titled “CanSeeCanDo”. According to (P&P)She was going to tweet another new track “All My People”, but chose to go with this one. M.I.A. also hinted that something is bound to drop this summer, but hasn’t confirmed a new project yet.
If you would’ve thought that Ca$ h Out would take a route into R&B a few years ago, you would be trippin’. Now, the “Cashin Out” releases a track for the ladies titled “WYD”. The song will be on his project Less Stress More Sex. So if you need a song for your girl on Valentine’s Day, here you go
Phony Ppl has been an active band for a while, releasing several projects with a unique mixture of Jazz and Hip Hop. The Brooklyn-based band has definitely started to make more noise in the past 4 years, and now things seem to get better with this new song they released titled “Why iii Love The Moon”. According to a post on FADER, when it came to making the new track, Phony Ppl didn’t really no intentions to make a track, it just seemed to happen. Check out this track below and let us know how you feeling about Phony Ppl.
The 50 Cent-produced drama series Power turned out to be a hit for Starz in 2014. Season two kicks off this summer and here are some exclusive pics.
As you will see, 50 Cent, who made sure to throw shade at new FOX show Empire and say it bit his show’s marketing steez, will be back in front of the camera as well.
Check out the flicks on the following pages.
B.o.B. might’ve been becoming a music superstar in his own right, but now it’s time to expand. The Grand Hustle rapper recently released a new mixtape for his label titled No Genre. The mixtape includes all of B.o.B.’s new artists, and also includes product from JaqcuezBeatz, DJ Burn One, and KE on The Track. Check out No Genre below.
Shabazz Palaces has had a lot of momentum from their Lese Majesty project, and it looks like they’re trying to make 2015 a good year as well. The Seattle experimental duo recently released a new track titled Ham Sandwich. The song is made with a direct shot at corrupt cops and the situations including them (i.e. Eric Garner, Michael Brown, etc.). Check out “Ham Sandwich” below.
She was here to talk about the DVD and download release of her famous workout program, “Jane Fonda Workout,” and now you can get all of these DVDs, here.
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There only a handful of acts that can reincarnate the classic sound of soul music of the last century, but bands like Ephemerals pull it off nicely. The song “You Made Us Change” gives us hard instruments, an upbeat rhythm, and soulful vocals to creat such a beautiful song. Make sure you look out for this London-band’s new album Nothin Is Easy to release soon.
Are you feeling this soul sound? Let us know.
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Are you excited about Album About Nothing? Well, Wale wants you to be. Today, the DMV rapper released a set of visuals for his new single off the album, called “The Body”. The track also features vocals from Chicago singer Jeremih, and has a soothing beat that reminds us of his hit from Ambition “Lotus Flower Bomb” a little bit. Check out the official video for “The Body” below.
Dom Kennedy is back with a new track this week trough Soundcloud. The song, titled “Posted In The Club”, still gives off that cool vibe Dom is well known for giving off through his raps. Last week, the LA emcee returned to the Hip Hop scene by dropping his first song “Represent (I Like That)”. With only a one week gap between songs, let’s hope that we will hear more songs next week from Dom Kennedy.
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Eminem was joined by surprise guest Rihanna during his headlining set at Lollapalooza on Friday night (August 1) in Chicago.
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There are still so many questions surrounding Apple’s proposed acquisition of Beats Electronics. Will the alleged $ 3.2 billion dollar deal make company co-founder Dr. Dre hip-hop’s first billionaire? Will Dre and Jimmy Iovione take on senior positions at Apple? Will we get some cool, high-powered headphones with the iPhone 6? While we play the waiting… Read more »