Roc Nation artist J. Cole released today the video for "Sideline Story," the title track of his album "Cole World: The Sideline Story."Read More »from J. Cole Raps About Keys To Success In ‘Sideline Story’ Video
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Wed, Apr 11, 2012 4:42 PM EDT
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT
Hip-hop superstar and actor Common contributes a best-of list to The Aftermath's mixtape series. The Chicago rapper, who is highly respected for his lyrics, has compiled a list of his top 3 songs based on metaphors.Read More »from The Aftermath Presents: Common’s Top 3 Songs Based On Metaphors
Monica "New Life" album coverMonica is apparently enjoying a long honeymoon with husband Shannon Brown, Phoenix Suns shooting guard. The singer known for her tough girl R&B songs finds comfort in a softer and happier place on her album, "New Life," out Tuesday.
The album intro includes Mary J. Blige giving Monica advice on adjusting to being a wife. Blige tells Monica to "enjoy your new life," and Monica later sings about moving forward and not looking back on past times, setting the pace for the direction of the album.Read More »from Monica Evolves On ‘New Life,’ Sings About Husband
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Thu, Apr 5, 2012 7:41 PM EDT
The Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future will headline a bill of more than 50 hip-hop acts that will be taking the stage at the Paid Dues Festival 2012 in Southern California Saturday.Read More »from The Aftermath Presents: Murs On Wu-Tang Clan And Odd Future Headlining ‘Paid Dues Festival’
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Thu, Apr 5, 2012 12:23 PM EDT
In January, Kanye West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose claimed that Kim Kardashian played a role in her breakup with the rap star. Amber accused West of cheating with the reality TV mogul.Read More »from Kanye West Admits Falling In Love With Kim Kardashian, Slams Kris Humphries
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Wed, Apr 4, 2012 4:40 PM EDT
GdotOUp-and-coming Carson, Ca rapper GdotO has released a video for his song "Trayvon Martin — Skittles & Arizona Iced Tea." Based on the reporting of the February 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fl, GdotO describes his impression of the last minutes of Martin's life.Read More »from Slain Trayvon Martin’s Last Moments Chronicled In Rap Song And Video
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 3, 2012 7:48 PM EDT
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige is being criticized for her depiction in a new commercial for Burger King that has been removed from the fast food restaurant's YouTube page just one day after its release.Read More »from Mary J. Blige Understands Why Her Fans Are Upset By Burger King Chicken Wraps Commercial
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 3, 2012 5:00 PM EDT
Soul singer Avery * Sunshine's video for her heartfelt jazzy ballad "Ugly Part Of Me" is possibly the best visual adaptation of a song. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who berates her boyfriend and then tries to make amends.Read More »from Avery * Sunshine Goes Psycho In ‘Thriller’-like ‘Ugly Part Of Me’ Video
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 8:34 PM EDT
"Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" coverI can't blame Nicki Minaj for allowing the success of her highly successful debut, "Pink Friday," inspire the direction of her sophomore set, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," but the Young Money rapper-turnt-singer went overboard.
Though more than half of the 13 songs on her 2010 debut served as official or underground singles, her break through pop hit "Super Bass" is the one that set her apart from other female MCs, earning her props from Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, justification for touring with Britney Spears, triple platinum certification and Super Bowl and feature alignments with Madonna.Read More »from Nicki Minaj Mistakenly Abandons Rap For Pop On ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 2:36 PM EDT
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- 'The Voice' Winner: Who Did the Experts Choose?
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- Bieber behind wheel as car hits man in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video shows Justin Bieber running into a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening.