What do you get when you put Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dave Chappelle & Spike Lee in a blender…? You unknowingly get 4-IZE new video “What I Smell Like”. The self proclaimed professional ignorant, intelligent idiot has returned. In his directorial debut, 4-IZE teams up w/ Brandon Womack to record the 1st “One Man Cypher” where 4-IZE rolls a blunt, smokes a blunt & passes a blunt to… Himself! From the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta type hot girls, to the Flava Flav choreographed dance moves, this intentionally...read more
WOW, it’s finally here—and it was definitely worth the wait
Queens Rapper Nicki Minaj has been alluring her fans with behind-the-scenes video blogs and teaser videos of her new music video for “Anaconda.” However, on her Twitter account at the stroke of midnight Wednesday (August 20), the 31 year-old rapper finally released the full video.
“My babies r trending it already. Let’s go! #AnacondaVideoAtMidnight,” the VMA performer tweeted.
Also, Nicki Minaj gives Canadian Rapper Drake a special lap dance, which you can see for yourself in the video above.
‘Anaconda’— Nicki’s latest single, will be off her upcoming third studio album, The Pinkprint.
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John Legend certainly gave all of himself to packed crowd at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, August 18.
John Rogers Stephens, better known by his iconic stage name John Legend, serenaded the lovers in attendance at his “favorite place to play” as part of “The All of Me Tour.” The nine-time Grammy winner put on a soothing show mixed in with soulful handclaps and two steps.
Brooklyn native, Mapei was a perfect opening act with her sweet but raw voice. She performed several songs including, “Don’t Wait” and “Change” which will be featured on her up coming album entitled “Hey Hey.”
After her brief but awesome performance, the lights went out and the crowd dispersed to grab last minute drinks and snacks before the man of the hour took the stage.
At 9 O’Clock on the dot, a spotlight shined on four violinists as they instrumentally introduced the man everyone came to see. The spotlight then shifted towards the center of the stage where John Legend stood with one arm raised, like a piano god. The first words he uttered, “I was sent here for you” only added to the thematic opening of what of would be “the best night we ever had.”
He then went on to tell stories of his rise to success, all while soulfully playing the piano. John was living in New York City and working as a management consultant during the day and going to the studio and playing at bars like The Living Room throughout the city at night. His initial thoughts were getting a record deal in 1999 while he was still in college but nothing came to pass until finally getting a breakthrough thanks to Kanye West featuring him on several hit singles such as Lauryn Hill’s “Everything is Everything,” Jay Z’s “Encore,” Slum Village’s “Selfish,” and Alicia Keys’ “You Don’t Know My Name.” He eventually got signed in 2004 to Sony Music.
Thank the heavens he did because John Legend has been providing us with timeless songs for a decade now.
During his performance of “Again” he demonstrated how he goes about writing a song by blurting out gibberish and explaining to the laughing crowd that he does this until he finally figures out what he wants to say. His signature piano proved to be the pinnacle ingredient for the night. He played old hit singles such as “Used To Love You” and told the crowd how during the Usher “Confessions” tour, Kanye West would bring him along and let him play that song.
A color transformative black to red wall served as the background assembled along with the four violinists, two guitarists, and one drummer. A lot of amazing craziness happened during two of John Legend’s most heart felt songs. The first one stemmed from “Save Room” when a lady in the audience jumped out of her seat and started dancing and singing (well yelling) the lyrics. The other came from his recent hit single “You & I” when a couple in the audience got engaged! That’s right! A man asked his lady to be his WIFE at the John Legend concert. I guess John was right when he said the secret to romance was “a little John Legend music and some all you can eat shrimp”.
The crowd got up and started dancing during “Green Light” one of the few party songs John Legend has made. He coupled this along with a cover of the late great Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You.” He slowed it down with a prelude to his Marvin Gaye Tribute Performance happening on August 20 at the Hollywood Bowl. His band and the bright lights left the stage as John Legend sat down next to his piano to perform his biggest song to date, “All of Me.”
As I looked to my left, I saw a couple holding hands whispering the famous lyrics “all of me loves all of you”. What a great way to end the perfect hour and a half fantasy John Legend created.
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An American freelance photojournalist missing since being kidnapped in Syria two years ago was apparently beheaded by an Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militant.
They also threatened the life of another journalist if President Obama doesn’t put an end to airstrikes in Iraq.
A graphic video titled “A Message to America,” was released on Tuesday, in which it shows a masked militant holding a knife at the neck of James Wright Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist for the U.S. Boston-based news service GlobalPost. It was captured in Binesh, Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012.
Also, on Tuesday night, Foley’s mother, Diane, of Rochester, N.H., posted a statement on Facebook regarding the death of her son:
We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.
We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.
We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim.
Furthermore, in the video, Foley, who’s dressed in orange and is kneeling in a desert besides an armed militant, masked and dressed in all black, says the following:
I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government. For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality. My message to my beloved parents: Save me some dignity, and don’t accept some minor compensation for my death from the same people who effectively hit the last nail in my coffin with their recent aerial campaign in Iraq. I call on my brother John, who is a member of the U.S. Air Force: Think about what you are doing. Think about the lives you destroy, including those of your own family … I wish I could have the hope of freedom and seeing my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American.
The militant, speaking English with an apparent British accent, threatens America and President Obama, right after Foley finishes speaking.
So any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.
In addition, the terrorist video begins with footage of President Obama speaking from the White House on Aug.7 declaring he had authorized airstrikes in Iraq.
“Today I authorized two operations in Iraq: targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water, and facing almost certain death,” Obama said in the clip.
According to the Daily News, President Obama, will be making a public statement about the gruesome slaying on Wednesday.
Also in the video, ISIS threatens to kill a second journalist, Steven Joel Soltoff, 31, who has contributed to TIME and has been missing in Syria since August 2013.
An ISIS fighter holding Soltoff by the neck said to Obama, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”
As a matter of fact, the clip has since been removed from YouTube.
In a statement from the White House National Security Council, spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said, “the intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Moreover, Foley was a well journalist who was extremely dedicated to his profession. Not only did he traveled throughout the Middle East and North Africa, he also reported about conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya— where he was once held captive for 44 days.
“You don’t want to be defined as that guy who got captured in 2011,” he said in an interview with The Boston Globe about his captivity in Libya. “I believe that front-line journalism is important.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to Foley’s family and friends.
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Charles M. Young, the rock journalist who helped introduce America to the outrage of punk, died Monday, August 18th, after a year-and-a-half battle with a stage four brain tumor. He was 63. As a student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Young won Rolling Stone’s first national college writing competition,…read more
DJ Mustard will be the one in charge of keeping the crowd hype at this year’s Video Music Awards. While the show honors all types of music, MTV News was curious if the producer would play some of his hits.
“Nah, I’m not gonna be like that; I’m gonna play everybody’s music, I’m not just gonna play mine,” said Mustard before laughing. “I might just play mine.”
The 10 Summers producer is taking his job seriously. He is excited for the opportunity.
“It’s cool, it’s a blessing, I couldn’t believe it when they told me. So just being a part of that is crazy. I’m ready,” he said. “Everybody likes good music, so when you’re just playing good music and encouraging everybody to have fun, they’ll have fun.”
Reality star Khloe Kardashian recently gushed to People about working with her boo, French Montana, in his latest video for “Don’t Panic“. The youngest daughter of the Kardashian clan has been dating the Moroccan rapper since April and the two have been inseparable ever since. She recalls the effortless and fun experience she had mixing business and pleasure with her man.
‘It was great. It was easy. It was like I didn’t even realize it was [work] … we were just having fun. It didn’t seem that serious – we were just comfortable hanging out. He’s a great talent,’ said Khloe Kardashian to People at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Liquid Sundays pool party in Connecticut.
French Montana was the topic of discussion on the latest episode of the hit reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, airing this past sunday, August 17. While older sister Kim Kardashian has her doubts about the new couple, Khloe had nothing but good things to say about her new love interest.
“It was my first music video so I didn’t do a lot of acting,” she joked. “I did a lot of posing. Being in a music video you’re more like posing, so I was good with that.”
The abundance of support for the war in Ferguson has been unbelievable. Countless artists in the hip hop community are voicing their strong opinions to fans and the media through any means necessary; most notably through social media and press interviews. St. Louis rapper Nelly recently spoke with CNN to fight for peace in the violence-stricken community and to ask people to stand together as a unified force to translate this negative situation into a positive outcome.
“We haven’t seen too many penalties for officers killing black men,” said Nelly to CNN correspondent Erin Burnett.
This isn’t the first we’re hearing from the St. Lunatic and his opinion on the tragic slaying of Mike Brown. Speaking out to several outlets, along with participating in a celebrity football game are just a couple of things Nelly’s done to show his support.
Nelly recently visited Ferguson, Missouri to meet the community and speak with highway patrol captain Ron Johnson.
It’s always been there under the New Jersey grit, but this band fully unleashes its inner Who on its fifth studio album. “So what you wanna say is/My head is a hurricane?” singer-guitarist Brian Fallon howls in “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” sounding like the ’73 Roger Daltrey, with the cutting, lyric…read more
On this duets album, the R&B legend rerecords some of his classic hits with indebted singers, from Steven Tyler to Sheryl Crow to John Legend. The balance of respectful tributes and reimaginings recalls John Fogerty’s similarly structured 2013 collection, Wrote a Song for Everyone. “My Girl,” done with Miguel, Aloe…read more
“Fucking up on a five-year bender,” Benjamin Booker growls on “Violent Shiver,” a song that sounds something like the Strokes if they’d been suckled on moonshine in a juke joint. A New Orleans-based, Jack White-endorsed 25-yearold with an open sore of a voice and a love of distorted boogie-blues shredding,…read more