Gucci Mane has announced that he will release new music just in time for the holidays.
The rapper revealed on Twitter his upcoming album, The State Vs Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings, will be released on Christmas day, December 25 to fans worldwide. Gucci also unveiled the artwork for the project, which contains a bird trapped in a red box....Read more
Tamar Braxton has treated her fans to not one, but two brand new videos, which premiered on BET's 106 & Park on Wednesday.
The singer unveiled the visual for her latest single, "All the Way Home," which appears on her album Love and War. In the visual, after a long ride in her Rolls-Royce Phantom, Tamar returns home to reconcile with her man, played by her husband...Read more
Sherlock and Star Trek star Benedict Cumberbatch has taken one of R. Kelly's raunchiest sex songs to new heights. On Wednesday night, the actor joined the legendary singer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to read the lyrics from Kelly's new single, "Genius."
"I can feel your body flowers, while I’m kissing on your thighs," Cumberbatch says with a straight face. "Go to sleep, and when we wake up I’ll hit that thing again. Promise." In a monotone voice, he even adds Kelly's ad libs, "La la la la...Read more
Just days after Paul Walker's death, Beyonce paid homage to the beloved Fast & Furious actor during the Los Angeles stop of her Mrs. Carter tour.
"I dedicate this song to Paul Walker," said Bey during a show at the Staples Center on Tuesday. The singer dimmed the lights before beginning her dedication, which included performances of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and "Halo." The footage of her performance was posted on her official YouTube page on Thursday.
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Teyana Taylor has lost her Adidas endorsement as the brand ambassador for the company’s Originals Harlem GLC sneakers.
"We have ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her," a senior PR rep told MadameNoire.
When asked if her deal was terminated due to her recent Twitter...Read more
Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson and Mary J. Blige helped kick off the Christmas season in New York City Wednesday night with musical performances on NBC's annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center extravaganza. The evening also featured performances by Toni Braxton, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande, Leona Lewis and Jewel.
The annual TV special from New York City’s Rockefeller Center was hosted by Today show co-hosts Matt...Read more
R. Kelly's popular "Trapped in the Closet" video series is returning to IFC with more chapters in 2014.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer will resume where chapter 33 left off, which saw Kelly's Sylvester and Twan, played by Eric Lane, outrunning a group of Italian mobsters and interrupting a taping of a Jerry Springer-inspired talk show, Out of the Closet....Read more
Fans have long debated which albums saw Jay Z at his best. On his 44th birthday, the rapper took time out to rank each of his twelve solo albums via his Life and Times website.
The rapper posted a black and white picture of his albums stacked on top of each other, in order from best to worst. The rap mogul also adds commentary to explain the positioning of each project. Hov gave the top spot to Reasonable Doubt, which he described as a "classic," while Kingdom Come was seated last. "First game back, don’t shoot me," he wrote.
Alicia Keys has launched her new website, AKVault.com, and is treating fans to a previously unreleased song, "I’d Die Without You," which is a cover of P.M. Dawn’s 1992 hit.
"One of my favorite songs ever," Alicia wrote. "Had to do My version! Shout out to PM dawn!" Her rendition was originally recorded in June 2007. Fans can subscribe to her new website to gain access to more previously unreleased music, live...Read more
Beyoncé is known for making little girls cry, but who knew she would have the same emotional affect on Kevin Hart, who attended her concert at L.A.’s Staples Center Tuesday night.
"Beyoncé’s right there," the comedian screamed as the singer flew over the crowd in a harness. "She flew over here like Tinker Bell!"
Standing front row with Christina Milian, Kevin giggled uncontrollably and, he joked, nearly passed out when Beyonce tossed him her sweaty towel on stage.
He later...Read more
Jay Z and Beyonce have adopted a new lifestyle by deciding to go vegan temporarily.
On Tuesday, the rap mogul announced his "22 Days Challenge" in which he will only eat plant-based foods. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way," he wrote on his Life+Times website. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought."
The challenge...Read more
On the heels of Kanye West departing from Nike, Drake has inked a deal with the company’s Jordan Brand division.
Fan footage has surfaced online of Drizzy announcing the news during the Portland, Oregon stop for his Would You Like a Tour on Tuesday.
"Today also happens to be one of the best days of my life," said Drake before beginning his set. "You know, growing up, I’m sure we all idolized this guy. He goes by the name of Michael Jordan. So today I came to Portland and...Read more
Gucci Mane was arraigned in an Atlanta court on Tuesday on federal gun possession charges.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the rapper, born Radric Davis, was charged with two counts of gun possession by a convicted felon. The charges stem from two separate incidents in September. According to the federal indictment, Davis was in possession of a Taurus 45-caliber handgun and eight rounds of ammunition on September 12. Two days later, the indictment claims, he was...Read more
John Legend will close out an impressive 2013 with a New Year's Eve performance in Las Vegas.
The singer has been tapped by HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino to perform during what the club describes as a "glittering extravaganza" with a two-hour open bar. He will likely perform new material from his latest album, Love in the Future.
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Last week, Kanye West hinted during several interviews that he inked a deal with Adidas. Now, the sneaker giant has officially confirmed its new partnership with West.
According to Billboard, the rapper will launch a clothing line with the brand, scheduled to be released early next year. "For 2014, we welcome to the Adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West," the site quotes a statement from Adidas. "Well known...Read more
Mary J. Blige gets into the Christmas spirit in the newly released video for her rendition of "My Favorite Things," lifted from her new holiday album, A Mary Christmas.
The singer dons a white gown and diamond encrusted headdress while sitting in a chair and singing along to the holiday classic. In between beauty shots, there also are images of lavishly decorated gifts and snow-covered ornaments.
In other news, Mary recently thanked Orprah Winfrey...Read more
Lupe Fiasco has announced plans to write a book using his Twitter account. The rapper intends to publish the novel through his timeline, one chapter at a time.
"Teriyaki Joe: Neo-Harlem Detective is an Afro-Futurist novel that will be written entirely on Twitter," he tweeted. "... It will run for the next couple of months with breaks in between for album promotion etc."
The first chapter, titled "Grits," begins with an unsuspecting woman falling prey to a pimp, who resides in Neo-Harlem, a city filled with hookers, junkies and cops....Read more
If you follow R. Kelly on Instagram, then you may have already heard brief snippets lifted from his upcoming album, Black Panties. However, instead of 30-second previews, the singer is now allowing fans to listen to the highly anticipated project in its entirety before it hits shelves next week.
The singer's 12th studio album, which include features from Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, Jeezy, Future, Juicy J and Migos,...Read more
Eminem needs your help for a good cause. The rapper and his charity group, The Marshall Mathers Foundation, have vowed to match donations up to $100,000 to Wolverine Human Services, a Michigan-based social services agency that provides support for children in need, according to MLive.com.
To give his fans incentive to participate, for every person who donates $10 or more will be entered for a chance to win one of nine prizes from Slim Shady.
So far, the Wolverine Human Services has received...Read more
How many times did you use the Shazam app on your phone to figure out what song was playing this year? A lot, right? So which song inspired music fans to do that the most in the past 12 months? Shazam has announced that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" was the most "Shazamed" song of 2013 worldwide, being tagged 17.8 million times.
"Blurred Lines" was also the most "Shazamed" song of the year in the U.S., followed by Rihanna's "Stay"...Read more
Essence has announced that Prince will headline the 20th anniversary Essence Festival, taking place in New Orleans on Fourth of July weekend next year. The upcoming performance will mark the legendary singer's second appearance at the event -- the first was at the 10th anniversary festival in 2004.
Essence also will also partner with Prince to promote the #YesWeCode initiative of the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund, which encourages young people to use media and technology and channel their creativity into computer coding.
"Welcoming an artist as iconic...Read more
R. Kelly has a lot to prove with his upcoming album, Black Panties, which arrives next week. During an interview with Billboard, the legendary singer admits there were many people counting him out.
"I was being told I wouldn't be back in business," R. Kelly told Billboard a few days before his AMAs appearance. "While that was happening people were bringing me down instead of lifting me up. It pissed me off because when you're up everyone believes...Read more
Ashanti is among the newly added performers scheduled to take the stage during this year's star-studded 81st annual tree lighting ceremony in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Leona Lewis, Audra McDonald and country singer and former American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina have also been tapped for the event.
The singer joins previously confirmed acts including Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, ...Read more
Following a stellar year, Pharrell has been tapped to grace the cover of Complex magazine's Best Of 2013 digital issue. In the accompanying story the hitmaker discusses everything from fashion to his influence in music, but he also announces plans to release a solo album without rapping.
"I love rapping," Pharrell tells the mag. "But something’s coming, and I’m not rapping on it...No rapping. It’s focused. Like I told you, that’s the difference between...Read more
Sevyn Streeter has released her latest video teaser, this one for "B.A.N.S.," a song from her debut EP Call Me Crazy, But…
In the one-minute clip, the singer expresses her anger following an argument with a love interest played by actor-turned-singer Tristan “Mack” Wilds. Wilds also appeared in the Sevyn's first video teaser, for "nEXt." In the new clip, the pair exchange heated words before Sevyn walks off without looking back.
Call Me Crazy, But… arrives today, December...Read more
Beyonce has been named the most searched-for person of the year by the search engine Bing.
Web surfers helped King B top the chart thanks to her Super Bowl performance, her world tour and her family: daughter Blue Ivy and hubby Jay-Z. But another contributing factor was likely that lip-syncing controversy at President Obama's second-term inauguration, not to mention the fact that at one point she chopped all her hair off and posted a photo of her new pixie cut online.
Last year's most searched-for person, according to Bing, was Kim Kardashian....Read more
K. Michelle announced over the weekend that fans will soon receive new music early next year. The singer revealed in a lengthy post on Instagram why she opted to scrap her long-awaited Christmas album and is now focusing on a new mixtape, Still No F**ks Givin.
"I f**k up ALOT, and I want to apologize, but...Read more
RZA has become the latest celebrity to express his grief over the death of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper has released a musical dedication on Sunday night for the beloved Fast and Furious actor.
RZA posted a heartfelt song called "Destiny Bends" on his SoundCloud page as well as a message, which reveals how he became friends with Walker.
"This song, entitled 'Destiny Bends' was written last night after hearing the tragic...Read more
Ever since news broke that Paul Walker passed away in a car accident on Saturday, Walker's Fast & Furious costar, Tyrese, has used his social media accounts to express his grief. After visiting the trash site in Santa Clarita, California where Paul died, the singer posted an image of debris taken from the crash via his Instagram page on Sunday.
"I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel," Tyrese wrote in the accompanying caption. "Fast family around ...Read more