If you can’t make it to Jay-Z‘s curated Made in America Festival in Philadelphia over the Labor Day weekend, don’t fret. The two-day music extravaganza will be streamed online via YouTube and Internet radio service Pandora, according to Philly.com.
The Made in America Festival, which is sponsored b
Rita Ora has just released her debut album ‘ORA’ in the U.K. Although her U.S. fans will have to wait a little while to hear it, the singer’s LP is getting rave reviews from two of her biggest supporters — Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Since the announcement that a posthumous Aaliyah album was in the works, the project has been mired in controversy. Recently, the late songbird’s label, Blackground Records, went on Twitter and posted the cover art of the album, which has everyone in a tizzy.
Veteran rhyme-slinger Snoop Dogg says that hip-hop is ready for an openly gay rapper. In an interview with the Associated Press (via HipHopDX), the West Coast native feels that fans are becoming more receptive to people’s differences.
Expect to see a lot of Frank Ocean next month as the R&B crooner will make appearances on two major television platforms. First up, NBC has announced that Ocean will be the musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when it begins its 38th season on Sept. 15.
OutKast rapper Big Boi is 90 percent done with his second solo LP ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.’ The collection, which has a tentative Nov. 21 release date, boasts collaborations with Kid Cudi, Sleepy Brown, T.I., A$AP Rocky and Boi’s favorite singer Kate Bush.
Usher is all wet in his new video for ‘Dive,’ his yearning love ballad from his latest album ‘Looking 4 Myself.’ The aquatic clip features the Grammy-winning singer aboard a luxury yacht which is being overrun with water.
Guess who’s back? Missy Elliott will drop two new singles next month, according to her longtime collaborator Timbaland. The veteran producer made the announcement on his Twitter page that Misdemeanor will release ’9th Inning’ and ‘Triple Threat’ in early September.
Lil Wayne has ruffled a few feathers in New York with his comments about the Big Apple. In an interview with MTV’s RapFix, when the rapper was asked about his thoughts of the city, he matter-of-factly said, “Flat out: I don’t like New York.”
After uniting 1 billion people together in a show of humanity, Beyonce is ready to take on the fashion world. The R&B queen has unveiled her new Fall/Winter 2012 House of Deréon ad campaign starring herself. Ms. B is looking fierce and fabulous in the photographs, which were shot by fashion photographer Jean-Baptise Mondino.
Kids do the darnest things. For the school-aged rap group Y.N. Rich Kids, they have created a viral hit with their video ‘Hot Cheetos and Takis.’ The song is the collective’s junk-food anthem for their favorite corner-store snack
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