B2K is not a reputation you hear each day, even when your fondest reminiscences are the center college selection. For those that did not peak in grade 6, let me carry you on top of things. B2K was an illustrious group when united as one, however after they went their separate methods, group members like Omarion solely loved fleeting success, however I solely say that to focus on the success the group dynamic whereas it lasted. Who can resist the splendid refrain “Bump, Bump, Bump?” Not me, that is for certain.
So, it is with nice pleasure that I relay B2K’s announcement a reunion tour, the primary its variety in over a decade. The iconic R&B group might be supported by a number #TBT characters together with Chingy, Lloyd, and Mario – the final two with 2018 comeback albums to their credit score, lest we neglect. Omarion, the unquestioned star the group, printed the Millenium Tour poster on his Instagram web page, together with a bunch hashtags denoting the supporting acts. I failed to say, Omarion and B2K members Fizz, Boog, and Raz B can even be joined by the likes Pretty Ricky, the Ying Yang Twins, and Bobby Valentino. The full tour listings will come out on December 31st. Keep it peeled should you’re .
The problem discovering a villain worthy going up in opposition to Hobbs & Shaw from the Fast & Furious franchise was a tall-ask that not many individuals may adequately measure as much as, in accordance with “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson. In a current interview with Entertainment Weekly spoke concerning the problem the manufacturing workforce had in casting an acceptable villain, and the way Idris Elba has answered the decision in methods inexpressible.
If you did not already know, the Fast & Furious camp is fshoot undertaking centered across the characters Hobbs & Shaw, performed by modern-action heavyweights Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, whereas English actor Idris Elba will tackle the position Brixton, a global terrorist with nefarious plans.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is slated to hit theaters within the US on August 2nd, 2019.
Let or not it’s identified, the aunties are nonetheless rocking out to LL Cool J. On Monday, the Rock & Roll Hall Fame snubbed LL Cool J for the fifth-time-running, giving rise to consternation from lifelong followers, and on the opposite finish, an editorial piece by Vulture author Pete Tosiello in assist the “snub.” As you possibly can think about, the editorial piece titled “An Honest Evaluation LL Cool J’s Entire Career” was met with much more consternation from the LL followers amassed in his protection on social media.
There are fairly just a few “cringeworthy” feedback contained within the piece, together with a passage by which Tosiello refers to LL as a “vaguely good-looking, vaguely likable translator hip-hop for the American Top 40 viewers,” and one other the place he writes, “LL Cool J, the icon, is a malleable meathead, a purveyor stone-cold old-school classics, novelty hits, and spoken-word melodrama.”
Within the identical passage, Tosiello added, “Within LL, what you see is what you get, and lots the time that’s a musclebound B-list motion star making duckfaces on the digital camera.” Tosiello was allowed to adjourn his sentence within the written kind, however as quickly as his piece went to press, the Twitterverse collectively clenched their fists in Tosiello’s path. Here are the perfect the perfect social media responses.
DJ Khaled has solidified his presence within the hip-hop panorama, and the endearing mogul reveals no signal slowing down. After all, younger Asahd has merely whetted his urge for food for government manufacturing, and the upcoming Father Of Asahd shouldn’t be going to curate itself. For all intents and functions, Khaled has earned his place within the hip-hop pantheon, encapsulating the modern-day hustler’s ambition. Now, Khaled has taken a second to dig into the vaults, sharing a nostalgic from easier occasions. 1990 to be exact, when Khaled was however a younger DJ, digging by crates like many have executed earlier than him.
His present look has turn out to be considerably iconic, so it is kinda loopy to see him in his early life. The solely factor linking previous and current collectively seem like a shirt measurement. Other than that, Khaled is fresh-faced and B-Boy-esque, taking a look at ease in his crude, but little doubt cozy studio setup. There’s little doubt that Khaled can homicide the turntables if prompted, and it appears probably that his youthful self was no stranger to the method. Check out the throwback gem beneath.
Leave it to Jaden Smith to pack so much mystery into a simple message.
Saturday (September 15th) the MSFTS honcho decided to announce that he’d be dropping a “tape,” and left fans with nothing more and nothing less.
Back in July, Jaden dropped f SYRE: The Electric Album, premiering it Instagram TV as a follow up to 2017’s SYRE. In the midst all those releases, he’s also been teasing the arrival his next album ERYS, slated to arrive sometime at the end this year or at the beginning the next. Jaden’s particular use the word “tape,” however leads us to the assumption that this next drop may very well just be a preview leading up to the debut ERYS.
Currently, Jaden’s latest “GHOST” track is the lead single for the forthcoming ERYS, a project that he revealed pulled some inspiration from none other than Jay-Z.
“I decided to talk to Hov and he told me he thought the album was cool and he said as I got older I would space out my verses more and I’d say more with less,” he told FADER when speaking on the time that Hov took an advanced listen to SYRE prior to its release.
He went on to note that Hov’s words have helped to shape the outline ERYS, adding, “That’s the total inspiration behind my next album.”
The annual award show Black Girls Rock takes place this weekend and after reporting who will be hosting (Miss Queen Latifah) we’re now here with more details on the honorary event. The woman set to take home the biggest award the night will be none other than Janet Jackson, who is set to receive a golden trophy for being a Phenomenal Woman in Music. “I’m truly honored and excited. See u soon,” Janet said the news.
Other awesome Black women set to be honoured is Mary J. Blige, who will receive the Star Power award, Naomi Campbell, receiving the Black Girl Magic award, and dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison who will be honoured with the Living Legend award for her work.
Although the show will take place this weekend, it will ficially be broadcasted on September 9th.
Janet is no rookie when it comes to VIP awards, she’s previously won the MTV Vanguard award in 1990 and has been recognized by BET and Billboard with Icon awards. Not to mention Janet’s 26 Grammy nominations and 5 wins.
A second version the Astroworld cover design has surfaced in the wake some internal rumblings between Travis Scott and photographer David LaChappelle. The original mock-up posted by LaChappelle on his Instagram account didn’t mirror the final version on Travis’ account. Amanda Lepore the missing subject from the original photo, pointed out the discrepancy by posting the version sent to her by LaChappelle.
Notice the missing model on the left-hand side the giant Travis Scott carnival booth. No model other than Lepore has gone M.I.A. in the 2nd draft.
Tweeters have speculated whether the decision to remove Lepore, a known subversive, was motivated by transphobia, but there’s no reason to make that assumption from the jump. That didn’t preclude Amanda from taking from posing the question Instagram: “It was great being part David LaChappelle’s incredible photograph Travis Scott’s album cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture.” Notice how she refrained from making the accusation on the tip their tongue.
A twitter user also helped the disappearing act gain some level traction on social media. The remainder Dave LaChappelle’s contracted artwork for the Astroworld album launch is being displayed on his Instagram page.
Kobe Bryant still awaits his bronze cast statue in front the Staple Center, it’s really only a matter time. That didn’t stop the Black Mamba from deeming Magic Johnson worthy a second statue, all because he pulled f the signing LeBron James. Hyperbole aside, Magic has done a good job managing all the egos taking up space with the Lakers’ nation, mostly by diminishing his own sense pride.
While Magic Johnson’s business is still up for question in the Basketball world, by signing LeBron James, he has certainly givien himself a probable chance “getting it right.” Kobe spoke kindly his Lakers’ brethren as a guest on The Stephen A. Smith Show, even he idolized Magic like no other, even his own father Joe Bryant.
The Lakers transformed themselves into contenders in one stroke by signing LeBron. Whether he demonstrates the aptitude or not, it goes without saying that having a revered person like Magic on board, adds an air respectability to the franchise. Lakers’ fans could always count Kobe as one their own. The question Kobe leaving the Lakers presented itself a few times over his career, but I’d argue his status was never in doubt. If he said otherwise it was only to threaten management to get their ducks in order, the same way LeBron has jockeyed for position.
Philly spitter, Oschino links up with Dj Bey215 to shoot a new video for his “Icon Freestyle”, and also links up with Louie V Gutta & Philly’s own Rick Nyce to shoot a visual for “Ghetto”. . Checkout both the videos below now!!
LeBron James has teamed up with menswear designer John Elliott for a run special edition Nike sneakers dubbed the “Icon,” as well as a collaborative collection apparel. The gear and sneakers are set to drop in August, though it’s still unclear which colorways will be available or how much each pair will cost.
LeBron debuted the Icon in a white/black colorway last night ahead Game 4 but the shoes surfaced online shortly after in a pristine all-white color scheme. According to Sneaker News, The Icon features a stretch-woven upper that is accompanied by an eye-catching pattern throughout, and grounded by a full-length Air Max unit as seen on the Nike LeBron 8. Additional details include a small Nike swoosh on the toe box, sideways Nike logo on the tongue and a LeBron James x John Elliott logo stamped on the insole.
Scroll through the IG posts embedded below for a closer look at the upcoming Icon sneaker while we await details regarding the August release.
There is no one on this planet like Janet Jackson. The Queen has spent decades blessing the public with hit records. Since her self-titled debut album dropped in 1982, Janet has churned out hit after hit. Her sound and style have been ten imitated, but never duplicated. Although Janet’s name may not be all over the news, she has been working hard over the last year. The legendary singer embarked on her State the World Tour last year, and hit 56 cities before adding a second leg to the tour that will continue this year.
Janet is set to receive the prestigious Billboard Icon Award on May 20 at the award ceremony which takes place in Las Vegas. Fans will also be blessed with a performance by Janet, who will implement three decades worth material into her set. Past recipients the award include Stevie Wonder, Prince, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Cher, and Jennifer Lopez. The award show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson. Janet has won ten Billboard awards since 1990. She has earned ten number one hits, and 27 top ten hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. She has also logged seven number one albums, and ten top ten albums on the Billboard 200 list.
There’s no denying Jaden Smith has carved a space for himself in the rap world recently. His song “Icon” alone has been parodied, remixed and played around the world.
Well you might be surprised to know that the song almost wasn’t going to be a single. Jaden went on Jimmy Fallon to explain how a disaster led to the track’s release. He also gave some insight to his freestyle writing approach.
Will Smith and Michael Jackson had only met each other once, but that chance encounter has left a lasting impression on the Fresh Prince Bel-Air actor. Taking to his YouTube channel, Smith reminisces about the time he one his idols were given a chance to engage in a conversation with one another.
The two were both in attendance at a BET Awards ceremony, and Smith was just about to approach his beloved hero from across the room, when chaos erupted backstage in relation to Suge Knight. The actor was eventually shoved into a dark closet to avoid being hurt in the kerfuffle, when all a sudden he heard a faint “hey” coming from behind.
Turns out, Jackson was also avoiding the madness backstage in the same closet. The two entertainers then began to discuss comic books, even though Smith was not a fan Captain America et al.
Smith fers a particularly spot-on impersonation the “Thriller” singer, which helps illuminate his recollections while also highlighting the actor’s comedic chops. Peep the video below:
Before we were googling over Gaga, ranting about Rihanna and noticing Nicki Minaj, there was Mrs. Milkshake herself: Kelis.
The top R&B tracks the year 1999 were “No Scrubs” by TLC and “Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child — and although both songs were pretty frank (and let men know that we may want ’em, but we don’t need ’em), they had nothing on Kelis’ “Caught Out There.”
That moment in history is what set the tone for Kelis’ steez when it comes to music, fashion and even food — when everyone’s going right, she’s going left.
Black girls weren’t socially allowed or expected to do anything alternative back in the late 90’s. But Kelis came along, teamed up with the Neptunes and created sonic fire that some ears still aren’t ready to receive 20 years later. But trust me, if you’re a millennial who believes in the power freedom, creative expression and YOLO, then you need to get in your Kelis bag.
Most her old jams still sound young, fresh and new — no pun intended.
You can’t talk about Kelis without mentioning her avant-garde, trendsetting fashion sense. While most stars her caliber opted for safe, fashionable ensembles, Ms. Rogers ten tapped into her extremist nature and gave us a full moment with her wardrobe.
Kelis is pro that the music industry doesn’t have to be the peak success for all artists. The mom two has expanded her music empire to the culinary arts, and still managed to make it as eccentric and beautiful as she is.
Word to the wise, let’s give our legends their roses while they’re still alive to smell them.