Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

Love & Hip-Hop New York: Joe Budden And His On & Off Girlfriend Tahiry To Appear On The Show

The third season of VH1‘s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ is going to be real interesting and full of drama. Back in April, I reported that Fabolous’ girlfriend Emily will not be returning as well as Jim Jones and his fiancée ChrissyVH1 is trying to do their best to keep the show ratings high. They’re also trying to make season three better than the previous two seasons. It is rumored that the producers of the show added two new cast members, Dirty Jerz rapper Joe Budden’s on and off girlfriend Tahiry and Joey himself are rumored to be appearing on the upcoming season.

Joey and Tahiry dated for five years before calling it quits back in 2009. After ending a bad relationship with Tahiry, Joey went on to date Somaya Reece of Love & Hip-Hop and video vixen Esther Baxter. Seems like there is going to be a lot of drama right? Well guess what, the producers are also trying their hardest to get Somaya Reece to sign on for a third season.

Ugh, A lot of mess and drama to come! Do you have any thoughts about the third season of Love & Hip-Hop?

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Are We Still Going To Support Him? Frank Ocean Opens Up About His Bisexuality On New Album ‘Channel Orange’

Who are we to judge? Before I post this story, I want to say that Frank Ocean makes good music and I will continue to support him. He is very talented! On his upcoming album, entitled Channel Orange, the Odd Future singer and song writer opens up about his bisexuality. BBC 1 Xtra’s and blogger Max recently heard the album and she confirms that in the songs “Bad Religion”, “Pink Matter” and “Forrest Gump” the California native sings about being in love with another male. Below is how Max is reporting the story:

“Frank has also opened up about his sexuality on the album, we think it’s brave and admire him for being so honest and sharing such a personal aspect of his life through his music. On the songs ‘Bad Religion’ ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ you can hear him sing about being in love and there are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her’. In the world we live in now we can’t see this being an issue or why it should be? But we do commend him for not continuing a facade and conforming to what a Hip Hop so called rule book expects, we say live your life and be yourself. If you love women and men, that’s your business. Channel Orange is a beautiful album and worthy of sitting next to classics by Prince, Michael Jackson, George Benson and Sade.”

Do you have any thoughts about Frank Ocean opening up about his bisexuality and are you still going to support him?

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Don’t Talk About Style Because He Will Embarrass You! Tyga Wearing A $6,000 Outfit At the BET Awards

I’m still writing recaps from the 2012 BET Awards which aired live last night Sunday (July 1) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. When YMCMB’s rapper Tyga walked the red carpet he sure did make a fashion statement. The Compton native was styling on them lames. For the occasion, he rocked a $2,952 brown leather Dior Homme nappa stretch leather short sleeve shirt, $1,160 black Balmain wax panelled jeans and $650 Giuseppe Zanotti black patent leather high top sneakers. Tyga accessorized his outfit with a $330 Givenchy birds of paradise scarf, Celine sunglasses and Versace jewelry. Tyga’s grand total was over $6,000. I like his outfit; I think he was styling on them lames. Do you have any thoughts about his outfit?

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Artist Spotlight: Chris Jones From Queens, New York

Artist name: Chris Jones

Age: 26

Reppin: Queens, New York

Who influenced you to rap: At the age of 11, my cousin Jamel influenced me to write music and rap.

Standout moments have been: My standout moment was when I released my first project, entitled Creative Control which was hosted by DJ Mick Boogie. The mixtape was also featured on various Hip-Hop sites.

If you can sign to any label, what label it will be and why: I would sign with any label as long as they are investing the marketing dollars into my projects and the numbers are right.

Five years from now I will be: I see myself in the industry making waves, dropping hit singles and producing classic albums.

Make sure you read Chris Jones: Keep It Hot In Queens article over at The Source.

For more into on Chris Jones visit:

Website: www.irockwitchrisjones.com

Twitter: @ChrisJones4104

Facebook: Chris Jones4104

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Backstage & Inside Most Memorable Moments: 20 More Pictures From 2012 BET Awards

The Interweb is still buzzing about the 2012 BET Awards which aired live last night Sunday (July 1) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. I have more highlights and backstage moments that you didn’t see on TV. I mean, there is a lot to discuss once you get done viewing these pics. Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian kissing, Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy chatting with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé goofing off, Nicki Minaj and Tyga looking real romantic, Mariah Carey conversing with Cissy, Chaka Khan making her grand entrance, Monica and Brandy back together and much more. Peep the pics below and share your thoughts in a comment.

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New Music: Rick Ross “Hold Me Back”

The Bawse (Rick Ross) just dropped his new track called “Hold Me Back” which serves as the third single off his fifth solo effort, entitled God Forgives, I Don’t which arrives July 31 via Def Jam.  The album’s lead singles “Touch ‘N You” Ft. Usher and “So Sophisticated” Ft. Meek Mill are in heavy rotation on urban radio. Listen below:

GFID is the follow-up to Ross 2010′s Teflon Don which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 176,300 copies in its first week. Ross released a total of four albums including Port Of Miami, Trilla, Deeper Than Rap, Teflon Don and sold over seven-million albums worldwide. I heard GFID is Ross greatest work to date. Are you feeling this track? How many albums do you think Ross is going to sell in the first week?

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All Boo’d Up: The Dopest Couples Walked The Red Carpet At The BET Awards

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Last night the 2012 BET Awards aired live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Before the main event, some of the dopest couples in the game walked the red carpet together. They were styling on them lames and hoes. The only reason why I didn’t include Jay-Z & Beyoncé and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in this post is because I already ran a story about them last night, click here to read it. Peep the couples below and who do think looked the best?

Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin

Soulja Boy and Diamond

Flo Rida and Melyssa Ford

Trey Songz and his rumored girlfriend Lauren London attended the Warner Music Group BET Awards After Party which was held at Cecceoni’s in West Hollywood and  hosted by Mike Kyser.

Pictures via Necole Bitchie and Julia Beverly

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New Visual: Wale & Meek Mill “Actin Up” Ft. French Montana

Today Monday (July 2), MMG sent out a viral for Wale & Meek Mill “Actin Up” Ft. French Montana official visual. The track is the latest single off Self Made Vol. 2 which is projected to sell around 80-90k in the first week. Rico Love is featured on the hook, Stalley and Juelz Santana makes a cameo. Visualized by Mr. Broomtown, watch below:

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Looking Gorgeous In A Sky Blue Dress: Gabrielle Union Heats Up The Cover Of Today’s Black Woman Style Report

Successful Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union is looking gorgeous in a sky blue dress on the August/September 2012 issue of Today’s Black Woman Style Report. This issue also features Mary J Blige and Teairra Mari. Below is an excerpt:

After an amazing career in film, Gabrielle Union is gearing up for her lead role on BET’s highly anticipated dramatic series, “Being Mary Jane.” Even though we can’t wait to see how she shines on the small screen, we’re a little more amped to see what Gabrielle will be rocking in every episode. Gabrielle always keeps us guessing with her versatile style picks. In a glamorous four-page spread, Today’s Black Woman Style Report showcases the many looks of Ms. Union—from short fun dresses to floor-length gowns.

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Fashion Me Dope: Usher Performs In $645 Raf Simons High-Top Sneakers

Last night Sunday (July 1), singer Usher was one of the performers at the 2012 BET Awards. For his performance, Usher rocked $645 Raf Simons high-top sneakers from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection paired with black jeans and a sleeveless shirt. Usher performed his single “Climax”, which received good reviews from the crowd and social networking sites. Usher rocked the red colorway, they’re also available in blue. Peep the pic below:

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