R. Kelly needs your help. The Chicago singer-producer wants to continue his music soap opera ‘Trapped in the Closet’ but he’s financially unable to release it to the public. In an interview with TMZ, Kellz revealed that he has 32 chapters ready to go. WTF?
Shocking details have surfaced in the murder of up-and-coming rapper Slim Dunkin (born Mario Hamilton). Atlanta police has told WSB-TV, that the Waka Flocka Flame associate was shot and killed during a fight over a piece of candy. Incredulous as the story may sound, authorities are still investigating the case and the shooter remains at large.
Mary J. Blige can do no wrong in our book. The veteran songbird comes through with another visually-stunning video for ‘Mr. Wrong,’ the latest single from her LP ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1).’ The clip features Blige in several different glamorous outfits and wigs that are reminiscent of her style during the ‘My Life’ album period.
In Common‘s 20-year music career, his songs have inspired generations of rap fans. However, the Chicago rapper left one person “surprised and disappointed” by his words on a song they did together. Author-poet Maya Angelou said she was horrified that Common featured her on a song where he uses the N-word, the New York Post reports.
Sad news to report out of Atlanta. Up-and-coming rapper Slim Dunkin (real name Mario Hamilton) was shot and killed Friday night (Dec. 16). The 24-year-old artist was a member of Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly crew and recently dropped a new mixtape this past Halloween, which featured Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash and others.
50 Cent is continuing his ongoing efforts to make sure that people are being fed all over the world. His Street King energy drink initiative is feeding impoverished families in Africa and now, with his latest venture, the altruistic rapper is feeding people in the United States.
Undoubtedly, Drake has millions of fans all over the world. Apparently, one California woman decided to take her fandom to the next level as she got the words “DRAKE” etched into her forehead. Yep, you read that correctly. The Internet went into a tizzy last week when photos surfaced of a young lady smiling with her newly fresh inked tattoo of the Canadian rap star’s name.
Rap mogul Jay-Z says he’s cool with paying higher taxes just as long as the monies are allocated to worthy causes. During an interview with CNN, a reporter asked the ‘Throne’ rapper about his feelings on President Obama’s battle with the Republican Congress to raise taxes on the rich to help extend the payroll tax cut for American workers.
A class about Jay-Z is raising some concerns by educators who feel that the rap mogul may not be culturally relevant for academia. The course, ‘Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z,’ is being taught at the prestigious Georgetown University by hip-hop scholar/author Michael Eric Dyson. The curriculum explores the New York rapper’s “lyrical prowess” and how it correlates with American society.
Jay-Z is set to rock the mic at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York next year in conjunction with the United Way of New York and The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The rap mogul will headline two concerts at the Stern Auditorium, which is being billed as the first-ever hip-hop focused series at the venue.
We all know Chris Brown is a phenomenal dancer but can he compete with acrobatic b-boys from Los Angeles? It seems so. The crooner was spotted Saturday (Dec. 3) dancing with some breakdancers at Beacher’s Madhouse located at the Roosevelt Hotel. Thankfully, it was captured on video for our enjoyment.
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