Snoop Lion takes a stance against guns in the video for his song “No Guns Allowed” that premiered Tuesday on Noisey.Read More »from Snoop Lion Documents Connecticut And Columbine Shootings In ‘No Guns Allowed’ Video
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 2, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 2, 2013 2:40 PM EDT
YMCMB superstars Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj take their working relationship to the next level in the video for Minaj’s “High School.” They engage in a passionate, 20-second love scene in the Bonnie and Clyde-themed video directed by Benny Boom.Read More »from Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne Have Love Scene In ‘High School’ Video
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright, one of the MCs on the esteemed 2013 XXL Freshman Cover, offered a bit of insight into his lyrical genius when he visited Yahoo! Music for an interview with The Aftermath, the best music discussion on the 'net.Read More »from The Aftermath: Dizzy Wright Talks Covering Nas, Bone Thugs N Harmony And Tupac
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 12:13 PM EDT
Chris Brown’s love interest in his new video “Fine China” resembles his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
In the video for the song released Monday, Brown’s girlfriend is being pressured to break up with him. The leader of a group called the Triad, her father calls the pop star an outsider and a thug and reminds his daughter that she has to abide by the organization’s code.Read More »from Chris Brown Forced To Break Up With Karrueche Tran-Lookalike In ‘Fine China’ Video
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 4:06 PM EDT
(Alexander Tamargo, Getty Images)Rick Ross is in damage control mode, attempting to calm complaints about his references to date rape on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” (pronounced “You Don’t Even Know.”)
“I want to make sure this is clear,” Ross said in the interview posted on Funk Master Flex's blog. “That woman is the most precious gift known to man. It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn’t used.”
Ross continued, “I would never use the term rape in my records. As far as my camp, hip-hop don’t condone that. The streets don’t condone that. Nobody condones that.”
He said he wanted to reply to his female fans that had expressed their concerns. “I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that are on my timeline and all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that had been reaching out to me with the misunderstanding,” he said. “We don’t condone rape and I’m not with that.”Read More »from Rick Ross Says ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ Lyrics Misinterpreted For Date Rape
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 8:08 PM EDT
Nelly knows that he sometimes catches flack for his more pop-oriented singles like his latest release, "Hey Porsche," and he addresses it during a recent interview with Yahoo! Music's The Aftermath. "It is more of a grander record, more of a cross-over, pop type of feel, but it's not the only Nelly on the album by far," he says. He boasts that the album also includes his long-anticipated collab with Nelly Furtado and explains why it has taken so long for the artists to record a track. While he doesn't have a song with Flo Rida on the album, he pays respect to the rapper who many have accused of stealing his style. The "Hot In Here" MC shares a humbling conversation he had with Flo Rida that earned his lifelong support. Plus, he talks his plans to create a sports talk show with Lil Wayne and offers an update on his new recording and engineering school, Ex'Treme Institute (E.I.).Read More »from Nelly Talks ‘Hey Porsche,’ Nelly Furtado Collab and Flo Rida
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 7:24 PM EDT
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Bobby Brown is suing the National Enquirer for reporting that he and Whitney Houston planned to get remarried, the New York Daily news reports.
The “My Prerogative” singer filed the $1 million lawsuit Monday in Manhattan Federal Court, citing the March 26, 2012 article in which the allegations were made. At the time, Brown was engaged to Alicia Etheredge, who he married last June.Read More »from Bobby Brown Sues National Enquirer For Alleging He Planned To Remarry Whitney Houston
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
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Beyoncé is using her song “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” to weigh in on the gay marriage debate.
The singer stressed her support of same sex marriage Tuesday in a post on her Instagram page. Amending a lyric from the 2008 song, Beyoncé wrote, “If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it.” She concluded the handwritten note with the hashtag, #WeWillUnite4MarriageEquality! The post has received more than 200,000 likes.Read More »from Beyoncé Supports Gay Marriage With Handwritten ‘Single Ladies’ Instagram Message
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Mar 26, 2013 6:59 PM EDT
(Las Supper)Few MCs have earned the elite distinction of the legendary Big Daddy Kane, who receives props whether he's spewing fire lyricism on classics like "Raw" or laid-back R&B offerings including "Smooth Operator." Add spoken word to his repertoire.
As a member of the new group Las Supper, a 1970's styled soul group blessed with the Brooklyn rapper's gift of gab, Kane takes a break from his usual raps to provide the poetic introduction on the song "I Can't Believe."Read More »from Big Daddy Kane Vents On ‘I Can’t Believe’ With New Group Las Supper
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Mar 26, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
(Frank Micelotta, PictureGroup)"It's not my job to try to persuade people to love me, it's only to try to make them love the music," Chris Brown says as he sits at the mixing board at Glenwood Studios in Burbank, playing songs from his new album, X, due out late summer.
Even though the 23-year-old pop star isn't talking the specifics of his personal life today, he doesn't act as if he doesn't understand the impact his trials and tribulations – 2009 assault on on-again girlfriend Rihanna, numerous expletive-filled Twitter fights, and recent altercation with fellow R&B singer Frank Ocean – have had on his public persona.
"People have their own opinions," he adds. "This record could only further whatever opinion they have."Read More »from Chris Brown On New Single ‘Fine China,’ Album ‘X’ And Staying Focused
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