In news that should go a long way toward reaffirming Middle America’s vision of Silicon Valley as a place full of silly people with too much money and not enough common sense, hip-hop legend and honorary ‘Addams Family’ member MC Hammer has started his own search engine, the oddly-named WIREDoo.
It wasn’t even a year ago that Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Pink Friday’ jumped over the 1.5-million mark in sales, and now her producer Kane Beatz is saying she’s already back in the studio. According to Kane, the music sounds “crazy.”
He’s young and successful, but that doesn’t mean Drake hasn’t thought about settling down with the right woman someday. In fact, as he revealed during a recent interview with Elle magazine, he’s really a one-woman type of guy.
Ne-Yo‘s latest album ‘Libra Scale’ combined his interest in sci-fi, comic books and Japanese animation, but this next time around he’ll focus on what he calls ‘The Cracks in Mr. Imperfect.’
After his performance at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales last weekend, Ne-Yo sat down for a video chat with That Grape Juice and relayed his thoughts on the deceased pop icon, as well as taking a few moments to discuss the new album, due out early next year.
If you enjoyed the club-friendly pop vibe of Taio Cruz‘s last CD, 2009′s ‘Rokstarr,’ here’s some good news: he tried not to alter the formula when he laid down the tracks for his upcoming album, ‘TY.O.’
Name-checking his big hit single, Cruz told Rolling Stone, “I can tell you that there’s definitely a couple of ‘Dynamites’ on there. I’m definitely not bored of the up-tempo dance electro sound. I’m not going to change it until I feel like I want to do something else.”
Yesterday, Rihanna revealed the covers for her upcoming album ‘Talk That Talk.’ Yes, you read that right — covers, as in “more than one.” Because when you’re one of the most prolific hitmakers in recent history and you’re about to release one of the most highly anticipated records of the year, you don’t have to play by everyone else’s rules.
The sixth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, offering an impressive array of performances from the old school (including a show-closing medley from Heavy D) and the new (Wiz Khalifa delivering a high-energy rendition of ‘Taylor Gang’).
The members of TLC have soldiered on through lawsuits, arrests, personality conflicts and the shocking death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002; all while churning out a string of hits in the ’90s.
Unfortunately, the bandmates still have more obstacles to face. As former TLC singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins revealed during an interview with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, her lifelong struggle with sickle cell anemia was compounded by a brain tumor.
LL Cool J has never been shy about proclaiming his own greatness. After all, he even titled his 2000 album ‘G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time).’ With millions of albums sold, dozens of hits, and a pair of Grammys to his name, there’s no denying that he’s often had a right to boast.
Although he’s been focusing on his acting career lately, the veteran rapper is scheduled to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards next week, and it’s got him thinking about the state of the genre — as well as how influential he’s been.
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