Congratulations to Kenyan actress, the radiant Lupita Nyongo. The “12 Years A Slave” star took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, beating out big names Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, June Squibb and Sally Hawkins, for her portrayal of Patsey, a favored but abused slave in the Steve McQueen-directed drama. Take a look at her acceptance speech in case you missed it. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid” – Lupita
California rapper, DOM KENNEDY, makes music you can’t skip and “STILL CALLIN” is proof. He dropped his 2nd album titled, “Get Home Safely” back in October, which soundly represents the West Coast in the high-stakes hip hop arena. “Still Callin” is a great choice for your IPOD hip hop mix because it has that slow-roasting beat with a haunting treble line sprinkled over deep bass. This sh*t Bang.. I have this song on constant repeat.
SCHOOLBOY Q’s “Break The Bank (Explicit)” is off of his much anticipated album, “OXYMORON” which is set for release Feb. 25th.
Jimmy Fallon is continuing his The Tonight Show premiere week with more amazing content– Fallon showcases a widly creative video of NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor BRIAN WILLIAMS rapping The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight” featuring Lester Holt. It’s too hilarious! Take a look!
NAS is performing in my home city of Miami tomorrow at the SOULFRITO – Urban Latin Music Festival at Sun Life Stadium. Anticipating his arrival stirred up a lot of emotions regarding my relationship to Hip Hop. As you read this letter, please don’t judge me. Thanks
An eclectic duo equals one hot song and creative video! In the history of Hip Hop, who would have thought that JUICY J & Pop Superstar, KATY PERRY, would ever team up for a song that actually works?! “Dark Horse” from Katy Perry’s “PRISM” album, shows the range of both artists…one an Academy Award winner (Juicy J), and the other a Grammy Winner (Katy Perry). This is definitely one of those hits that will forever go down in music history as most memorable.
Dealers are taking legalized weed to another level. Not only is marijuana making states Colorado & Washington millions upon millions of dollars, but the market will probably push out a few billionaires too.
The new host of the “Tonight Show”, JIMMY FALLON, performed the R. KELLY classic “Ignition (Remix)” last night with his barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals. The performance was amazing and dead-on! Take a listen…
It took an event as big as the 2014 SOULFRITO – URBAN LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL to bring ‘one of hip-hop’s greatest visual artists’, BUSTA RHYMES, Rap God, NAS, and Academy-Award winner, JUICY J, together on one stage in MIAMI! These three heavy-hitters, alongside Puerto Rican actor and King of Reggaeton, DON OMAR, will be performing LIVE at SUN LIFE STADIUM in Miami Gardens this weekend on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014!!
The lineup also includes such top names as Latin sensations – VICTOR MANUELLE, HECTOR ‘EL TORITO’ ACOSTA, PLAN B, SENSATO, CALMA CARMONA, and SUENALO with explosive music by DJ CAMILO, DJ ENUFF, SOULFRITO COLLECTIVE, DJ ENTICE & DJ JUNIOR! The Urban Latin Music Festival is hosted by recording artist and actress, ADRIENNE BAILON, and by the Dominican American presenter of Nuvo TV’s ‘Stand and Deliver’ stand-up comedy show, the beautiful JULISSA BERMUDEZ.
JAZZ IN THE GARDENS 2014 is THE Festival of ALL Music festivals! One where ‘tens of thousands’ of music lovers travel from around the world to witness a magical and surreal experience. Even if you live in Australia, The 9th Annual JAZZ IN THE GARDENS Music Festival invites you to slip on your globetrotting shoes, jump out of your seats at the SUN LIFE STADIUM in Miami Gardens, and dance to your favorite songs. Hosted by one of the Original Kings of Comedy, D.L. HUGHLEY, and featuring A-List acts; KELLY ROWLAND, LL COOL J, JAMIE FOXX, & BONEY JAMES, just to name a few, on MARCH 15 & 16TH, you are about to witness incredible, profound stage performances, with multiple genres for your listening pleasure.
In this powerful video clip, the original Queen of R&B and musical icon, DIANA ROSS, gives us a glimpse of what it really takes to be a savvy business woman and Worldwide Megastar. She rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group “The Supremes”, which, during the 1960s, became Motown’s most successful act and is to this day America’s most successful vocal group. Ms. Ross continued to dominate the industry as a cherished solo artist and songwriter. By 1984, she was running a major empire while touring and recording hit records.
The “Ross Records” insignia, however, didn’t happen until 1991, with “The Force Behind the Power”, which became one of her most successful international releases. Her publishing company had over 30 songs co-penned by her. She had undertaken at least two huge world tours from 1982 in support of “Why Do Fools/Silk Electric”, “For One and For All World Tour ’83, “Swept Away “85, 1989 “World Stage”, and 1991-92 “Here and Now”! About that life? DIANA ROSS was all that and more. Check out this clip of how a super woman managed it all.
Check out Kendall Morgan’s vocals set against Tech N9ne’s fast flow and all of the other dopeness on this track. The visual for “Fragile” is “an abandoned warehouse, where the 4 artists aggressively vent about their past and current criticism from music journalists and reviewers of their craft.”
One brilliant aspect from the 1960′s STAR TREK sci-fi television show is 1st Officer and Science Officer of the Starship S.S. Enterprise, MR. SPOCK. Spock is a superior, logical-thinking alien genius, and Captain Kirk’s right-hand man, who forces humans to take a look at their flawed ideologies. STAR TREK, set in the Milky Way galaxy during the 2260s, was way beyond it’s time…literally. Check out one of my favorite clips from the show.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS won 4 Grammy Awards last night including Best New Artist and Rap Album OF The Year for “The Heist”, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake. During Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ performance, 34 couples were married in the aisles of the Staple Center in L.A. With his memorable performance and Grammy wins, the world is focused on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
At Grammy rehearsals, Grammy nominee, Kendrick Lamar, speaks about his performance with Imagine Dragon and how he plans to take his performance to the next level. Lamar been nominated for Best New Artist and his album, ‘Good Kid M.a.a.d City’ has been nominated for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. The 56th Grammy Awards air tomorrow night, Jan 26th, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.