Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Juvenile (birth name Terius Gray) was arrested in Louisiana yesterday for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. According to TMZ, Juvenile was busted on a simple possession charge and released on $750 bond. Cops say Juvenile was pulled over for doing 75 in a 65…now THAT sucks
After a spring training in the segregated South, newlywed Rachel Robinson went to look at an apartment in a white neighborhood in Montreal. A French-Canadian woman who spoke English welcomed her to the home.
”She received me so pleasantly,” Jackie Robinson’s widow recalled. ”Then she poured tea for me and agreed to rent the apartment to me furnished and she insisted I use her things — like her linens and her china. It was an extraordinary welcome to Canada.”
Salt-N-Pepa hit DC this weekend for their latest stop on the “Legends of Hip-Hop” tour. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of their 1986 debut Hot, Cool, & Vicious, the two performed “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” and “Push It”.
Also on tour with Salt n Pep were fellow legends Kurtis Blow, MC Lyte, Biz Markie, and Doug E. Next stop of the tour is St. Louis, then Memphis and Chicago before wrapping up on April 2 in Atlanta.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Nude pics of MTV’s Teen Mom Amber Portwood leaked earlier this week and though it shocked us all, Amber thinks she knows who the culprit is and she’s ready to “suprise them.” What else does she have to say about the whole thing? “The person who did this is f#cked!” she says.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Due to eighty8clothing leaking out their cover a month early today, XXL had to go ahead and reveal their picks for the annual Freshmen line-up which features Big K.R.I.T., CyHi Da Prynce, Diggy Simmons, Fred Da Godson, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Twist, Mac Miller, Meek Mill,Yelawolf, and YG.
Like everyone else, I have my own opinion of who should have been on there and who shouldn’t have but keep in mind that this is merely XXL’s opinion as well so judge lightly.
Cey Adams talks Def Jam, opportunity, and the evolution of visual design in Hip-Hop
Famed graphic designer, graffiti legend, and all-around creative genius, Cey Adams, has made his mark in hip-hop by designing some of the most pivotal images of our era including the unforgettable album cover of Biggie’s Ready to Die, Jay-Z’s classic Vol.1,2 and 3 covers, and the edgy logo for Dave Chappelle’s widely successful Chappelle’s Show just to name a few.
Foxy Brown Speaks on Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, Coming Out With New 2-Disc Album, Fashion Week Controversy and More
Foxy Brown recently sat down with Billboard to discuss some hot topics in music right now. First and foremost being the ongoing fued between fellow femcees, Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim. Fox is no stranger to Lil Kim beef, as the two have gone at it since almost the start of their careers over a decade ago. Even in a recent track Fox Boogie put out, she makes a few comments toward Kim. After the jump, find out why she’s #TeamMinaj, some info on her upcoming album and what really went down at Fashion Week (when she allegedly locked herself in a bathroom and wouldn’t come out because they wouldn’t let her perform).
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Did this billboard take it a little bit too far?? “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” Rev. Stephen Broden, of anti-abortion group Life Always, doesn’t seem to think so. This ad was placed in the heart of Soho with an attempt to bash Planned Parenthood for targeting abortions among minorities. What are your thoughts? Is it a racist sign or does it do its job?? Check another one of their billboards.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
That’s one thing I love about Nicki…she really has allowed for girls and guys all over the world to open up and be who they are. Before Nicki and Twitter people were afraid to open up and be who they were because they were afraid of being scrutinized. I really think HB gave young kids that had low self-esteem a reason to feel they were beautiful and allowed them to feel as if they were Barbie or Ken, no matter if they were a size 2 or size 20.
The Young Money MC says she’s learning that she has to censor herself and that not all of her followers are fans.
“I have to watch my mouth sometimes,” she tells BlackBook magazine in a new interview.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Travis teamed up with DJ Whoo Kid and XXL to drop this teaser until his debut album, Give the Drummer Some, drops. This mixtape has features from Weezy, Rick Ross, Too Short, Wiz Khalifa and more.
Peep this compilation from Rick Ross’ imprint Maybach Music Group, which is really starting to bubble with an A-List roster including The Boss himself, group Triple C’s, Torch, Gunplay, Young Breed, Magazeen, Masspike Miles, Duce Pound and new signees Wale & Meek Millz.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Through his 21 videos posted on his YouTube account, Eminem has amassed a total of over 1 BILLION views. The only 2 artists that hit this milestone before him are Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
Congrats, Em!! 2010 and 2011 have really been great to you! Glad to see he has made a full comeback.