Talk about having one of the best times ever!! “Blurred Lines” &“Get Lucky’s”, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams graced the stage yesterday at the glamorous Fountainebleu Hilton on world famous Miami Beach…an event that’s part of the hotel’s recurring BleauLive series.
It was too hot for clothes and all the sexy people sipped champagne and cocktails by the pool while listening to the inviting vocals of the R&B superstar and the Grammy-winning super-producer, both with the two biggest songs of the summer! My favorite Pharrell performance was ‘Beautiful’ off of Snoop’s album, where he serenaded bikini babes. And Thicke kicked things off with ‘I Wanna Love You Girl’, ending with his hit ‘Blurred Lines’. The pool party and concert were absolutely a great way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend! Check out the pics.
Considered one of the best MC’s in the game, EMINEM has decided to grace the world of hip hop with a new hardcore rap album titled, “MMLP2″. It’s named after Eminem’s classic 2000 album, “Marshal Mathers LP,” and is set to be released November the 5th! ‘MMLP2′ is Eminem’s first album since 2010’s Grammy-winning “Recovery,” and he gave us a little taste with his first single cleverly called, “Berzerk”. Take a listen…..
What type of legacy will the character of WALTER WHITE leave behind? Will the devotion of “Breaking Bad” fans forever immortalize the newest drug kingpin of television? After all, his story is a tale of redemption, one in which the powerless becomes the powerful. It’s a story about a man who tests life’s boundaries after being pushed to the edge. His is a tale of someone rising up from ground zero.
‘Breaking Bad’ presents a very powerful narrative, because we love Walter White even though he’s a bad man. We want him to succeed. We want him to make lots of money. We want him to beat the cancer that served as the catalyst of his uprise, or downfall, which ever way you want to look at it. Why? Because we all love the underdog.
It’s entertaining to watch a troubled man like Walter White think outside of the box … even if that box is outside of the law. White wasn’t always the bad guy, right? He did try, at least, to handle things the right way, but it just didn’t work out. So this ex-science teacher used his knowledge of chemistry to manufacture to most potent Methamphetamine known to man. And in the final season of ‘Breaking Bad’, the notorious, Walter White, is on the merge of getting busted. Check out the recap…
TIME LAPSED – by Lisa Ford
Totally unplanned, and against my will, I took an impromptu vacation, the first in about four years. After many months of running a hundred miles a minute, my body gave way and forced me to slow down. I silenced myself, refraining from blogging and social media to gain perspective. And today, I feel much better.
Now before you ask, “Where were you, Lisa? I know you were at the best parties. I know you were hanging with all the celebrities getting twisted off the alcohol and all that!!” Naw, not this time… In reality, I didn’t have to go ANYWHERE to have a good time. When you see these pics and the time lapse video of my neighborhood, you’ll know why. I’m going get a little personal on the blog this time, and bring you into my world. I’ve decided to show you where I’ve been the past couple of weeks…home.
I’m reporting on one of the best interviews and chronicles in Hip Hop history. It’s an incredible tale on how producer extraordinaire, J DILLA, comes back from the grave, to release some of the world’s most beautiful music. This mesmerizing story begins with the narrative of vintage album shop owner, Jeff Blue Back, of UHF Records in Detroit, an avid vinyl record collector since early childhood. As you will hear in this Podcast, via today’s segment of NPR’s Snap Judgement, Jeff’s passion for music transforms into an astonishing twist of fate…
JHENE AIKO is my favorite artist right now, in part because we both are heavily inspired by the music and poetry of Tupac Shakur. Aiko states, “He’s (Pac) like an icon for speaking your mind and being you, even if it’s controversial. He’s been a big inspiration for me just to stick to who I am and to actually stand for something through music.” And this is partly why her music resonates with so many people.
Aiko also has a musical gene, and an incredible silky voice that lends an alternative to that traditional heavy R&B sound. She writes all of her own songs, such as this sweet and haunting lullaby, “Bed Peace”, that will appear on her upcoming EP “Sail Out.” The video displays Aiko’s acoustic version and live performance on ‘Rap-Up Sessions’.
Trayvon Martin’s murder has gripped the nation since the fatal shooting on the night of February 26, 2012. The case against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, has sparked fiery debates on an array of social issues including; a violation of a child’s civil rights, race relations in America, the justice system as a whole, and on Florida’s very vague, ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.
MOMENTS GO, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WAS HANDED A *NOT GUILTY* VERDICT FOR THE DEATH OF THE UNARMED. TEENAGER. After nearly 16 hours of jury deliberations, Zimmerman is able to walk free. Here is the video of the verdict being handed to him and his attorneys. I’m lost for words.
Johnny To’s international crime thriller, ‘DRUG WAR’, is finally set to be released (limited) in the United States, July 26th (New York and Los Angeles on August 2nd). This hardcore film boasts lots of stylized Chinese action, incredible cinematography, and popular action figures. The movie stars Chinese actor, Louis Koo, as drug lord, Timmy Choi, who is a known manufacturer of meth. In order to avoid the death penalty, Choi agrees to become an informant, which places him up against the world’s most notorious and ruthless gangsters, aka, the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for.
‘Drug War’ or ‘Du Zhan’, co-stars Sun Honglei, Huang Yi, and Wallace Chung. It was released last year overseas, and is sure to be an instant cult favorite here in the States.
TITO LOPEZ brings you that new level hip hop. ‘Back & Forth’ is dope, to the point..No Gimmicks or f*ckery..! Lopez wants to show and prove that there are lyrically dope southern emcees still in existence. Included in this blog post his latest – ‘Y.O.U’, the mixtape for your downloading pleasure.
‘Gangsta Walk’ by two West Coast legends, is as dope as underated. Coolio and Snoop Dogg dropped this hit for real ones that appreciate the good old school stuff, and for new schoolers that go beyond what “radio plays-cus-paid”. This joint sounds brand new, but was ironically released in 06′ on Coolio’s, “Return Of The Gangsta” album. Hope you feel it as much as I do.
I love it. It’s fresh as hell.
Jay Z has put out an extremely dope album. “Magna Carta Holy Grail” is “The Black Album” on steroids. This sh*t is so hot, til I don’t even have words for it. The production is sick.. every track. I’m having multiple eargasms right now listening to it. “Magna Carta Holy Grail” is what hip hop is all about. Damn! I SALUTE YOU HOVA!! F8cking hot!!!!
‘Ali Bomaye’ is by far the hardest track off of THE GAME’s “Jesus Piece” album. The Game is known for releasing some of the best gangster rap songs in hip hop. ‘Ali Bomaye’ is no different. I think the video could have been more reflective on how hard the song actually goes. I was expecting those grimey hardcore Compton visuals we’re used to seeing from West Coast artists, just on an elevated level. Truth be told, The Game should have dropped this song solo. The neon colors and cameos by ‘pop’ artists in the video caught me off guard.
A lot of the hip hop experts are claiming ‘Jesus Piece’ to be an underrated album. I believe one reason for this is the numerous features from other artists The Game has on multiple records. He is one of those few rappers that don’t ‘need assistance’ to produce a dope album. If he would have removed some of the people featured on his cuts, ‘Jesus Piece’ would be far from underrated. Nevertheless, you can’t take anything from ‘Ali Bomaye’. Especially The Game’s versus. This is another classic record that will go down in Hip Hop history. The Game was in a zone.
Just like the song, the video for ‘Without Me’ is HOT! Fantasia and Kelly Rowland are mesmerizing in this vivid portrait of a mixture between a ballad and slow burning hip hop track. Missy Elliot, the iconic rapper who balances out the song, also makes an appearance to drop her hardcore lyrics. And peep that bottle of Hennessy…lol! Fantasia is showing off her gangsta side. Hands Down! Tasia is BACK and going hard!!!!!
The new sexy romantic-comedy, “Baggage Claim”, looks like it’s going to be an amazing flick! It features an all-star lineup including; Paula Patton, Lauren London, Adam Brody, Trey Songz, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, LaLa Anthony, & Tia Mowry. With a cast like this, this film is sure to be a blockbuster! “Baggage Claim” hits theaters on September 27, 2013.
Plot Line: “Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.”
The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party was crazy fun on Miami Beach! We partied are asses off Saturday night, at the star-studded event held at the world famous Fountainbleau Hilton hotel. The A-list of celebrities included Miley Cyrus, Enrique Igelsias, Ke$ha, LL Cool J, Pitbull, Afrojack & More! They all ripped up the stage with mindblowing and memorable performances! Check out the photos!!