Who is Jesus Malverde? Pittsburg, California rapper A-Wax offers a lesson on the Mexican folklore hero during his recent interview with The Aftermath.Read More »from A-Wax Based ‘Jesus Malverde’ Album On Mexican Folklore Saint
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Feb 26, 2013 2:54 PM EST
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6:14 PM EST
Kanye West performing in South Africa on Feb. 3 (Gallo Images).
Kanye West was a bit out of character Sunday night as he closed his set at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.
The outspoken hip-hop artist known for his tantrums and rants spent his last moments on stage uttering a piercing, ear-clutching scream as his final song “Touch The Sky” faded.
After repeating the lyrics “top of the world” multiple times, he first appeared to be elongating a note, similar to a singer’s vocal run. When he ran out of breath, he made subsequent attempts, each growing more erratic, angrier and disturbing.Read More »from Kanye West Screams And Slams Mic After London Concert
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:28 PM EST
"Law & Order: SVU" episode Funny ValentineA new teaser clip has emerged from Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” episode Funny Valentine that has been compared to Rihanna and Chris Brown’s real life saga.
In the preview, Tiffany Robinson portrays a pop star that was beaten by her musician boyfriend.
Detective Olivia Benson attempts to persuade Misha, Robinson’s character, to press charges.Read More »from Rihanna And Chris Brown Storyline Used For ‘Law And Order’ Episode?
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Fri, Feb 22, 2013 5:35 PM EST
(Jason LaVeris/ FilmMagic)Diddy is truly a marketing genius. More than 10 years after the Harlem Shake dance premiered in a music video from an artist on his Bad Boy label, the dance re-emerges in a new form.
These days, up-and-coming producer Baauer is getting all the credit for the craze. His EDM song “Harlem Shake” broke a record this week, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Though the song was released last May, the recent popularity of the dance is fueled by a parody video featuring comedian Filthy Frank doing his impression. Frank’s Feb. 2 video sparked tons of copycats and millions of plays.Read More »from The Origins Of The Harlem Shake Dance Precede Baauer Viral Videos
(Facebook)An optimistic, get-over-it and pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps anthem probably isn’t what rap fans want to hear during tough economic times, but it’s what veteran Boston MC Edo.G offers on “Change” from his 10th studio album, Intelligence & Ignorance, released earlier this month.
While many of the “Be A Father To Your Child”’s contemporaries complain about the system, Edo.G instead encourages his listeners to think differently.
On the song featuring a comforting chorus from soul singer Noel Gourdin, Ed rhymes, “Don’t do a stupid move. Stop worrying about who is who doing you, screwing you, subduing you.”Read More »from Edo.G Says Stop Complaining On ‘Change’
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Wed, Feb 20, 2013 3:47 PM EST
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Michelle Williams, who recently joined Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland for a Destiny’s Child reunion at the Super Bowl, will star in her own reality show with her real life sisters.
The Entertainment One series My Sister’s Keeper will chronicle Williams’ work on her forthcoming gospel album on Light Records, the producer’s gospel music division. Williams’s third gospel set is due out this summer, and the first single is in the works.Read More »from Michelle Williams To Tape ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Reality Show
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Feb 19, 2013 7:43 PM EST
TLC member T-Boz said the group planned to capitalize on the forthcoming VH1 documentary, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, by releasing new music and embarking on a tour.
VH1 announced Tuesday that Joyful Noise actress and singer KeKe Palmer has been cast to portray TLC member Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. Rapper and “America’s Best Dance Crew” judge Lil Mama and Step Up actress Drew Sidora were previously reported to play late group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and T-Boz, respectively.Read More »from TLC Planning New Songs, Remix And Tour To Coincide With VH1 Biopic
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Feb 19, 2013 3:34 PM EST
Mariah’s 2009’s Eminem dis “Obsessed” was her last top 10 hit. But her new song “Almost Home” from the soundtrack of Oz The Great And Powerful will place her back on the top of the charts.
Mariah understands how to keep her sound fresh and relevant better than possibly any other pop star with 20-plus years of hits. Though “Almost Home” boasts Mariah’s honey-laced multi-octave range, the song’s true pop friendliness lies on the production from Stargate.Read More »from Mariah Carey’s “Almost Home” Destined For Chart Success
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Sun, Feb 17, 2013 5:10 PM EST
Up and coming R&B singers who merely pace the stage during their sets could learn a lot from veteran The Gap Band-singer-turned-solo artist Charlie Wilson. Wilson, who turned 60-years-old last month, maintained an high energy show Saturday at the packed Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, blazing through 30 years of hits.
Two bugle boys introduced the “Burn Rubber On Me” singer, announcing his intent to “hand you your a** on a platter.”
Wilson did just that. He emerged during the revving “Party Train,” falling in line with the background dancers, keeping in step in his flamboyant black suit, pink shirt and tennis.Read More »from Charlie Wilson Delivers Energizing 85-Minute Set At Nokia Theater
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Fri, Feb 15, 2013 7:11 PM EST
Chris Brown doesn’t want his public to be fooled into this thinking he actually loves his high profile lifestyle of throngs of adoring women, luxury cars, and arena concerts.
He’d rather have his pre-fame life back, according to the lyrics of his new song, “Home,” a docu-video from his world tour.Read More »from Chris Brown Complains About F.A.M.E. On New Song ‘Home’
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