The B.E.T. Awards aired on this past Sunday and when the category for Best Female M.C. came up the nominees were scarce. Of course Nicki Minaj won, hands down. But there was a random girl on there that everyone asked, "Who is that??" BRIANNA PERRY is her name. She hails from Miami, Florida. I won't even front on shorty...She's NICE! Check out her Letter to Hip Hop.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Will I Am sat down with Vibe Magazine and when asked how he felt about the Nicki Minaj selling out hip hop situation, he had some strong words to say.
“I’m proud of Nicki. You can’t listen to this stuff about not being real hip-hop. You gotta go and get it. Whatever the music is called that’s what it’s called whether it’s hip-hop, pop, rock, gospel or a freaking musical, who cares? Nicki is an artist and she is expressing herself. Why limit yourself?”
“Hip-Hop was broadening itself in the ‘90s,” he says. “You had A Tribe Calledand Death Row…you had Lauryn Hill singing and rapping. You had Too Short, Outkast, Nas and the Roots. Hip-Hop was broadening itself. Now hip-hop is limiting itself. If hip-hop is going to continue to limit people I say ‘F-ck hip-hop.’ It’s likethe most unhealthiest community.”I can't say I disagree with him. Cause "Truthfully I want to rhyme like Common Sense. But I did 5 mill. I ain't been rhyming like Common since." - Jay-Z
“People should really be tripping off the fact that all of our hip-hop heroes are dying. Heavy D is dead and Erick Sermon recently had a . And we still talking about Nicki Minaj doing dance music? Get the f-ck out of here. I want Nicki to continue to show the world what hip-hop can be. It doesn’t have to always be about f-cking this stripper girl or getting . I would rather be interested to what Chuck D thinks than some blogger or radio host.”
Take the LIMITS off! This is why our bounce artists had a hard time for so long to go nation. #NOLIMITS
Frank Ocean, he was. He was real with himself, the guy he fell in love with and now the rest of the world. It is not for us to bash or judge him for his actions. Nobody's perfect. Nobody walking this Earth surface is. Not that I support homosexuality. But I do support Frank's decision to be HONEST. See his letter below:
Frank Ocean’s Open Letter:
Whoever you are, wherever you are, I’m beginning to think we’re a lot alike. Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to. My loved ones are everything to me here. In the last year or 3 I’ve screamed at my creator. Screamed at clouds in the sky. For some explanation. Mercy maybe. For peace of mind to rain like manna somehow. 4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too.We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence … until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiation with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love, it changed my life.Back then, my mind would wander to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with. I reminisced about the sentimental songs I enjoyed when I was a teenager … the ones I played when I experienced a girlfriend for the first time. I realized they were written in a language I did not yet speak. I realized too much, too quickly. Imagine being thrown from a plane. I wasn’t in a plane though. I was in a Nissan Maxima, the same car I packed up with bags and drove to Los Angeles in. I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for them, knowing I could never take them back for myself. He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best. But he wouldn’t admit the same.He had to go back inside soon. It was late and his girlfriend was waiting for him upstairs. He wouldn’t tell me the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years. I felt like I’d only imagined reciprocity for years. Now imagine being thrown from a cliff. No, I wasn’t on a cliff. I was still in my car telling myself it was gonna be fine and to take deep breaths. I took the breaths and carried on. I kept up a peculiar friendship with him because I couldn’t imagine keeping up my life without him. I struggled to master myself and my emotions. I wasn’t always successful.The dance went on … I kept the rhythm for several summers after. It’s winter now. I’m typing this on a plane back to Los Angeles from New Orleans. I flew home for another marred Christmas. I have a windowseat. It’s December 27, 2011. By now I’ve written two albums, this being the second. I wrote to keep myself busy and sane. I wanted to create worlds that were rosier than mine. I tried to channel overwhelming emotions. I’m surprised at how far all of it has taken me. Before writing this I’d told some people my story. I’m sure these people kept me alive; kept me sane … sincerely, these are the folks I wanna thank from the floor of my heart. Everyone of you knows who you are … great humans, probably angels. I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alrite. I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore. There’s probably some small shit still, but you know what I mean. I was never alone, as much as I felt like it … as much as I still do sometimes. I never was. I don’t think I ever could be. Thanks. To my first love. I’m grateful for you. Grateful that even though it wasn’t what I hoped for and even though it was never enough, it was. Some things never are … and we were. I won’t forget you. I won’t forget the summer. I’ll remember who I was when I met you. I’ll remember who you were and how we’ve both changed and stayed the same. I’ve never had more respect for life and living than I have right now. Maybe it takes a near death experience to feel alive. Thanks. To my mother, you raised me strong. I know I’m only brave because you were first … so thank you. All of you. For everything good. I feel like a free man. If I listen closely … I can hear the sky falling too.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
MMG is still at WORK. Today they dropped down to the 504 to shoot Rick Ross's new video, "Hold Me back." They stopped by the Calliope Projects to show the less fortunate kids some love. Rick Ross and Wale can be seen below sitting on a porch in the project with the people.
L.A.!!!!!!! Get this in your life. ARE YOU ON THE LIST??? B.O.B., Kirko Bangz, Flo Rida and Cee Lo Green all under one roof, One Night, Sunday July 8th!!!!! Check out the flyer for tickets:
Events: Juggie, DJ Poppa, Toya Wright & Kevin Hart Hosts Republic Night Club (Essence Music Fest Weekend)
Republic Night Club in New Orleans has some strong events Essence Fest Weekend. Thursday Night Q93's Juggie along with DJ Poppa on the 1's and 2's, Friday Night will be hosted by Toya Wright of B.E.T.'s "Toya's Family Affair," and Saturday Night kicks off Kevin Hart's B-Day Bash. See the flyer below for info on tickets/bottles and VIP sections:
Kanye West shut down the B.E.T. Awards with his verse from Pusha T's next single off his upcoming album "Cruel Summer." This is definitely looking like Pusha T's year. Check it out:
Monday, July 2, 2012
Man this is crazy. Rapper Maino gets shot while on stage performing for his fans. Well, not actually. It was a scene from a movie he was filming. Someone put it out there as if he got shot for real.....smh. He tweeted an hour ago
That's a scene from a movie that some Fuckwad filmed on his phone and put out like I got shot in real life. Na Bitches. I'm good
Nas is dropping music in slew of his new album. Peep out his latest release featuring Large Professor.
Keyshia Cole is BACK! The soulful voiced songstress adds Lil Wayne to her new single "Enough of NO Love." Ladies we've all been to this point...the point where we just hasd enouhg of the B.S. Check it out:
Jay-Z and Kanye West beat Beyonce for the Video of the Year. The funny part was when Kanye started his speech and Jay-Z jokingly interrupted him like he did Taylor Swift on the MTV Awards. LOL!
Nicki Minaj had all the men in the room eyes on her bottom! Even Jay-Z couldn't look away. The "Beez in the Trap" rapper has impeccable butt and hip shots. Peep them out during her performance! LOL!
MMG held it down last night. Rick Ross and his protege came hard. Wale, who is lame as all out doors won best collabo and totally blew it with a corny shot at Jay-Z. Of course Meek Mill held it down for the REAL.
Game and Chris Brown give the Chief Keef joint, "I Don't Like" a shot. Chris Brown took the time to nicely diss Drake. He mentions the singing, eye brows and bottle throwing in his verse.