Michael Blackson stars in Kony Montana, the talented Ghanaian-American tweeted – I will be back with this Kony Montana shit but for now some nigga from #TeamLightSkin is roasting me. Michael, also known as Click Click Boy has honed his comedy skills in Philadelphia and credits Eddie Murphy as an inspiration.
The cast also has Young Jack Thriller @jackthriller, Michael Blackson @MichaelBlackson, London “Deelishis” Charles @IamDEELISHIS, Reginald Ballard @BruhMan_5flo, Cory Fernandez @Cory_Fernandez, Cassidy @CASSIDY_LARSINY & Leslie Jones @Lesdoggg.
Check out the official video trailer. The movie is scheduled for release over the Easter Weekend.
Rihanna, in a pleasant surprise, took to penning a letter to her fans; the army of fans known as the navy, heh! Now, I’d like to call this writing touching but I don’t know what stops me. No doubt its sweet on her part to actually write it down on paper the old-fashioned way.
With her personal life in a bit of turmoil because of Karrueche Tran, the lady does need some reaffirmation, I guess. So basically she is reaching out to her fans, and if you read the letter you can see that she’s done it with finesse; though somewhere a “thank you” for being there would have been nice. But I guess she has chosen to connect on the “we” level.
In continuing with the time-honored tradition that the folks at SOHH have been carrying on, they have for us Kimora Lee Simmons giving her take on who her favorite hip hop stars are.
And the lady obliges us with the names of Lil Wayne at the top followed by Ludacris, Beanie Sigel, Shyne, and Fabolous. It’s nice to see that the lady, a top fashion model knows her way around hip hop. Maybe ex-beau Russell Simmons has something to do with it.
The flow of words, the way how a rapper spits it out, is of paramount significance for the lady; followed by how he goes along with the beat.
Game takes what may seem like a mature and benevolent approach toward Chris Brown; he feels Chris is like his little brother. Chris Brown, as you may all recollect, collected a lot of bad publicity in 2009 for a domestic violence case in which he injured Rihanna. All that’s in the past now. And the two are a couple once more. One only hopes that public condones of the like that Game is giving for acts such as Chris Brown’s, don’t come back and haunt him. There’s got to be accountability.
Game spoke to radio jockey Howard Stern and said “Yeah, that’s like a little brother of mine,” “I did the best that I could to counsel him through that and I feel like he made it back okay. And they’re back together and what I thought of it? I just thought they were young and that was just one of those Hollywood mishaps. I don’t think it’ll happen again. … [If he was dating my daughter and smacked her up like that, would he be alive today?] Uh, eh, let’s not paint that picture. [He would not be alive.] Yeah, that’s Howard talking. Are you trying to get me to kill Chris Brown, man? That’s not gonna happen, Howard. That was pretty clever though.”
Okay, first up…this is one classy website. Yes, Hip Hop Press is, we know that, but I am talking about Howstuffworks.com. I have visited it many times and always come back with some new information and some pages bookmarked for future use.
now, it turns out that 50 Cent has actually purchased a stake in the website. So, not only is it a cool site it is also doing very well financially and Fif too attested to the fact in an interview with DJ Pub Dawg.
In a separate interview with Ryan Seacrest, 50 Cent said that 2013 will see him touring with a live band, he might also take off on a tour with Detroit legend Eminem.
Here’s probably the coolest video of the day, Meek Mills just decides to freestyle for the phone camera while on the tour bus; the MMG artist is currently on a cross-country tour. And the cool thing is that the rapper has world champion boxer Adrien Broner joining him for this impromptu cypher session.
Adrien, if you remember, had Kendrick Lamar escorting him to the ring spitting out Backstreet Freestyle only a week back for Adrien’s fight with Antonio DeMarco.
Take a look at the chaps spitting bars, what do you think of this freestyle session? For all we know this could end up a classic tape a decade from now, but you remember where you saw it first.
Sunday night saw the airing of the Soul Train Awards for 2012; these were recorded on November 8 -10. The awards function was filmed at Planet Hollywood Live in Las Vegas and hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.
Artists that performed on the show included Ne-Yo, Elle Warner, Keyshia Cole, New Edition, Miguel, John Legend, TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank), Stevie Wonder, 2 Chainz and others. The show paid a touching tribute to the late Don Cornelius, who founded Soul Train and felicitated the group New Edition, the latter honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Check out this video of Nicki Minaj as she appeared on Good Morning America on ABC. Has she mellowed since her very public fracas with Mariah Carey or was it that she didn’t want any attention taken away from the promotion of her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.
Barbie touched upon a lot of things, such as the influence of Mariah Carey’s music on her when she was growing up [was she calling Mariah old over here?], her twin wins at the AMA 2012, her album of course, and her video for “Freedom”.
Take a look at the video and decide, will be interesting to see if Mariah Carey responds to this, if at all.
Noisey.com and Gentleman Jack Whiskey have teamed up to create a video series titled “The Backdrop” with the objective of covering the most influential cities with respect to hip hop. Perhaps the coolest part about this video documentary is that each episode culminates in the celebration of art and music at the Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics event.
The series draws upon the experience of local artists that the cities have thrown up.
Dates for the The 5th annual tour of Art, Beats + Lyrics event for the chosen cities are –
Atlanta – The Compound – Friday, September 14
Dallas – Palladium Ballroom — Thursday, September 20
Houston – Warehouse Live — Thursday September 27
Los Angeles – Union Station — Friday, October 5
Washington D.C. – Andrew Mellon Auditorium — Friday, November 16
Miami – LMNT – Wednesday, December 5
St. Louis – Neo on Locust – Friday, December 14
Rihanna and Kate Moss came together for a smoldering photo shoot for V Magazine. The two cozy up playfully to each other; both hotties are fans of each other.
Here’s some inside information -
This fashion shoot, apparently was down to Kate, with her being such a fan of Rihanna’s music, she managed to wave her fashion wand in the right places.
Shoot was done in a secret location in London. A source explained in a interview: ”Kate’s a big fan of Rihanna and loves her attitude. Plus, she’s got one of her favorite snappers on board. It’s the ideal scenario.”
Check out the pics. The mag has even steamier ones and the two do their best to keep the warmth in U.S – U.K relationships.