It is now an addiction. Please Continue reading
(CNN) — A fence collapsed during rapper Snoop Dogg’s concert in New Jersey, leaving
Lamar Odom still has a long way to go on his path to recovery, but a source tells PEOPLE Continue reading
Only in America………
Suge Knight and Katt Williams got busted today for allegedly snatching a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills.
The alleged incident went down back on Sept. 5 outside a studio … according to the L.A. County D.A.
Katt was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for an assault case — and TMZ obtained Suge’s mug shot (above) … taken after he was nabbed in Las Vegas. They were booked for Continue reading
Drake threw a whole lot of cash away Sunday … but he wasn’t making it rain — the rapper was rushing into a club he had just left in a fury, looking like he was ready for a fight.
Drake was celebrating his birthday at Club Stadium in Washington D.C. Saturday night/early Sunday … and we don’t know why, but Drizzy was carrying what looked like thousands of bucks.
Some people inside the club claimed they saw someone punch a member of Drake’s crew … which could have triggered his temper. The rumour right now is it’s his DJ, Future The Prince (we hope not cause that’s our fam). We’re still trying to find out more.
Someone in Drake’s entourage was heads up enough to retrieve most of the loot.
Kanye West was booed by festival-goers on Friday night after he launched into an extraordinary ’20-minute rant’ in the middle of his Wireless set.
The Yeezus rapper caused Continue reading
FIFA will not allow any player to wear Beats by Dre headphones inside the stadiums or to
The relationship between Donald sterling and the NBA was like being inside a stinky Continue reading
Some of Washington DC’s residents were in for a surprise when the President decided to take a walk… And strolling along with a suit jacket slung over his shoulder, it seemed as if Obama had made quite an impression.
President Obama was heading over to the nearby Department of the Interior from the White House and decided to break with tradition. On the way, he got Continue reading
Rapper and activist Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, has been denied re-entry into the United States according to multiple media sources. Bey has been an outspoken critic of not only the Obama administration but also of America and now resides in South Africa. This has now caused Continue reading
The words “Mayweather,” “fight” and “Vegas” are pretty commonly heard together. What isn’t common is hearing them with rapper T.I. in the mix. According to TMZ, Clifford “T.I.” Harris took a swing at boxing champion
The beautifully talented, Christina Milian has taken to Rap-UP to discuss her recent projects, and her latest label move to YMCMB! Milian has been busy juggling her career and beautiful daughter Violet, but has marked her musical return, on the Young Money compilation album, and ‘Tha Carter V’. Check out her full interview!
TMZ has leaked footage from a surveillance camera in an elevator which caught Solange Knowles physically attacking Jay Z multiple times, as Beyonce stood by. It is unclear what prompted the heated confrontation that occurred after a last week’s Met Gala. Every family has drama. Every one. We hope theirs is resolved peacefully. Here’s the video.
Here’s the statement from The Standard Hotel in NYC, where the incident took place:
“We are shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system and the confidentiality that we count on providing our guests. We are investigating with the utmost urgency the circumstances surrounding the situation and, as is our customary practice, will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.”
Bloggers note: This is an update to a previous report: (Click here to read)
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s reported blockbuster $3.2 billion deal with electronics giant Apple includes incentives that would give the duo senior positions at the company, reports Wall Street Journal. The specifics of the jobs the two music moguls will take on have Continue reading
Snoop Lion has some choice words for L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling
Bloggers note: For years I’ve been keeping tabs on Sterling and his racist views and its about time they come to the fore front
As I was taking in the 2014 NBA playoffs (Go Raptors), I got into a heated debate about who is the best point guard in the league. Clearly I was right in choosing Chris Paul.
The pretty young lady I was arguing with said “I understand you like Chris Paul, I just hate the fact that he plays for Donald Sterling”
Then it hit me…
They’ve rarely left each others’ sides in recent weeks, and have been partying it up together in London, Amsterdam and Paris over the past few days alone.
And rumoured lovebirds Rihanna and Drake continued their string of date nights as they hit a Manchester bowling alley until the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Once inside, London’s exclusive Cirque Le Soir nightclub, the pair enjoyed a Continue reading
Rihanna secretly visited her troubled ex-boyfriend Chris Brown during his recent stint in a Malibu rehab — causing his on-again, off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran to blow her stack.
A source tells Confidenti@l that in late January, Rihanna Continue reading
50 cent had a bone to pick with Steve Stoute, and lets just say he did that at the Knicks game this past weekend. Stoute is on a promo run for his documentary ‘Tanning of America’ which revolves around music, influence, hip hop history in more.
The beef started when Stoute came up to Angie’s show and ran down a list of who he considered to be the “most influential” artist of our time. When it came to 50 he said, “[50 Cent] hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. He has not made anything musically that has changed anything in a very really long time. I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens.” Yikes!
50 clearly didn’t appreciate the negative commentary, so when he saw Stoute courtside at the Knicks game this past weekend he had words for Stoute. If you saw the pictures of the two at the game, then you know it looked serious. We wonder if they came to a resolution. We’re sure we will hear more about it sooner than later.
Check out the video below:
Drake Night in Toronto was the hottest ticket in the city! Move over hockey, there is a new sheriff in town. Check the video highlights below.
Pregame news conference:
Drake joins Paul Jones & Sherman Hamilton on Raptors Game Day:
Drake announces the starters:
Drake applauds the Raptor victory:
Jordan was joined during a ceremony at halftime of their game against the Jazz on Saturday night by Mugsy Bogues, Rex Chapman, Dell Curry and Kelly Tripucka, who were among the players for the original Charlotte franchise between 1988 and 2002.
The club also announced that the team colors would resemble the teal and purple worn by the original franchise and that Hugo the Hornet would return as the mascot.
The logo features a hornet in a vertical position with piercing eyes, expanded wings, raised antenae and a pointed stinger that protrudes from a torso that includes a basketball in the design. “Charlotte Hornets” is emblazoned horizontally across the image.
“As we looked at the old logo, we realized we had to refresh it but respect the legacy that was here,” said Fred Whitfield, Charlotte’s chief operating officer. “There’s more fierceness in the face of this Hornet. And they are very protective of their territory, which is what we want this team to be about.
“We developed a logo that physically depicted the characteristics and DNA of the type of team we want on the court.”
The original Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans after the 2001-02 season but decided to change the franchise nickname to Pelicans, the state bird of Louisiana, starting this season. Charlotte was awarded an expansion franchise again in 2004, when they became the Bobcats.
It never fails.
People can’t seem to get enough of the Jordan brand.
Quietly somewhere in Charlotte his Airness is counting his money and puffing on a cigar.
Please excuse the sound quality.
He posted a series of sneaker designs to Instagram, including a few pictures of the OVO Stingray. Drake told the Portland crowd it was “one of the best days of my life.”
“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 officially became inducted into the Team Jordan family.”
This morning, Jordan wrote on Twitter:
“He’s home. Welcome the newest member of #TeamJordan: @Drake”
Bloggers note: This was courtesy of XXL magazine
Drake’s video for “Worst Behaviour,” a cut from his latest album, Nothing Was The Same, did more than just provide a cool video showcasing his Memphis roots. It was most fans’ first formal introduction to his father. Fans heard Drake’s father’s voice on some of his records (such as “Successful”) and have seen him on TMZ, but have never really been formally introduced. The man who’s been a major influence on Drizzy’s music, both as a positive and sometimes negative figure, has been somewhat of a mystery.
Dennis Graham is a drummer from Memphis, who back in 1962 learned how to play drums by “playing the tin round tubs that people used to take a bath in,” he tells XXL on the phone before he heads back to the studio in Memphis. “I used it as a bass drum. I had a broken mop handle that was used up, I used that as a mallet. But that’s how I got started. Then I finally got my first set of drums. James Brown made his drummer give me his drums.”
He would drive his son from Toronto to Memphis every summer, exposing him to Southern culture. Memphis, a musically rich city, has served as home base for the likes of B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison, to name a few. Now two weeks after modeling his impressive all-white suit with the mustache of the century in the “Worst Behaviour” video, fans finally get to meet Mr. Graham. In a interview with XXL, he spoke about Drake growing up, his son’s music, the “Worst Behaviour” video and his iconic mustache. —Emmanuel C.M. (@ECM_LP)
How did you end up in the “Worst Behaviour” video?
Well, Drake wrote that song pertaining to our family. He set it up, and he wanted me to do it, so I did it. He just let me know he was going to shoot it here, and he wanted me in it. He told me to learn the song.
The suit was nuts. Where’d you buy them?
Drake brought those in from New York. He knew what kind of look he wanted. And what he was trying to make the video look like. So he dressed us up, brought a huge wardrobe for us. We used to wear that kind of stuff a long time ago, but everything comes back together.
Were you nervous? Did he tell you his plan for the video?
Yeah, he told me what he wanted and what he was trying to achieve. He just wanted to show where he spent his summers. People was saying on the streets that he didn’t have any street credit and that type of shit. He just wanted to show where he actually really came from. He grew up there. I brought him down every year. We used to drive from Toronto to Memphis every summer. From the time he was a baby in the car seat to the time he was 17. We lived in a section of Memphis called White Haven, and that’s where he spent his summers. And it is the hood.
How do you feel about the resurgence in the Memphis scene?
It’s a music city; a lot of people came out of Memphis. Drake used to hang out with Yo Gotti when he turned 18. I used to bring him to Memphis, and he’d go out with Yo Gotti, and they’d hang together. Juicy J, I know all of them, Drake knows them. Even Al Green wants to do a collaboration with him. I don’t know what’s going to happen between Drake and Al Green. B.B. King, everybody loves him.
How was Drake growing up? Did you see him becoming a rapper?
Yeah, ’cause he wrote all the time. He wrote on paper all the time, ever since he was a young man. Putting his thoughts down on paper. I think he still has that notebook he used to use to write in. I knew he was going to be a star from the time he was a kid at 5 years old. I told him, “You’re are going to be a star,” and sure enough.
How could you tell?
Because he had it in him. I could see it in him. He told me when he was a kid, “Dad, I want to do music.” When he was a little boy he told me that. And I bet him $5 that he wouldn’t do as much music as I’d done, and he wouldn’t do as many movies as I’d done. Because I was an actor in Hollywood and Toronto also. He told me back then, “Dad, I’m going to do more music than you ever did and more movies than you ever did.” And he did.
Did you used to take him in the studio?
Yeah, I used to take him to the studio. I used to take him to my gigs when he was with me. I’d take him to a Sunday afternoon gig that I was doing in Toronto and let him shake the tambourine on stage.
Do you see qualities of yourself in Drake?
Yes, very much so, and he tells me that himself. “Dad, I am just like you, man, I can’t believe how much I’m just like you.” And he is. Some of the things that I said when I was his age, he says the same thing. I just shake my head. I can’t believe it. His mental thoughts, the way he acts and the way he teases, his laughter, everything. I just look at him and say, “I can’t believe how much he’s like me.”
Will you ever shave that mustache?
I’ve had this mustache since I was 15 years old. 15 I started growing a mustache, and I never shaved it off. It’s been so long. I’ll never shave it off.
What’s your favorite song by Drake?
My favorite one right now is “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” because I always tried to get him to do a song that he wrote called “Young And Restless.” He wrote a song a long time ago called “Young And Restless,” and I always tried to get him to record it, but he didn’t like it anymore so he wouldn’t do it. But this one sounds close to it. So it became my favorite.
During the Degrassi days, did you think he was going to stay an actor and not make music?
He auditioned for it and got the part. I knew he was going to become a musician because that’s where his heart is. I knew that was going to happen. I knew he would mix that in with his acting. I knew the music was going to take over eventually. I got a video of him somewhere when he was 9 or 10, and he was rapping the Fugees CD. He memorized the whole CD. He actually made it for me. Drake actually introduced me to rap music. The Fugees was the first thing I remember him rapping. And, of course, Kanye West.
What do you think of today’s music scene?
It’s basically the same, just the difference in generation. It’s always going to stay the same as far as the venues and sound, but they’re just doing it electronically now and computerized as far as playing with a full band. Drake has a band. A good band, I should add.
Do you find it uncomfortable when Drake puts his family in his songs?
No, I don’t, because I know what he’s doing. I don’t feel uncomfortable at all because I know the truth. We have talked about that, and I know exactly what he’s doing and why he says some things that he does. But that’s personal; I can’t put it out there.
What do you think of Kendrick Lamar?
Kendrick? Okay, I like him. I don’t know what stuff he was talking about. I don’t know what that was. Everybody wants to say they’re the best rapper in the world, I guess everybody should think that about themselves.
When did you realize Drake was musically gifted?
Drake basically did everything himself. I don’t want to say that I did anything except for be his father, and my musical abilities got set into him. Drake did most of that stuff himself. Along with his mother who backed him financially and his grandparents. The talent is strictly Drake.
Have you talked to Drake about fatherhood?
No we haven’t, [but] when it happens we will. He’s not ready for that right now. He’s having too much fun. He wasn’t born until I was 34. He’s got time.
Most of these are very sad, yet very true…
Keshia Chanté has joined Bow Wow as the second recording artist to co-host BET’s 106 & Park countdown.
The Canadian beauty joined the long-running show last week, breaking the news with special guest Drake.
Chante is best known for singles like “Bad Boy” and “Does He Love Me?” She is also a Juno Award winner, picking up R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and has been nominated for several MuchMusic Video Awards.
You can catch Keshia Chanté on BET’s 106 & Park, which airs weekdays at 6 p.m. on BET.
Things are just not looking good for Lamar…..