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Afropunk Festival 2015 Day One: Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones, Kelis & More Deliver Good Vibes [EXCLUSIVE]
From Lauryn Hill's tardy performance to Kelis' big pregnancy news and more, check out what went down on day one at Afropunk festival in Brooklyn, N.Y.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, ‘Black Messiah’ [ALBUM REVIEW]
D'Angelo's third album, 'Black Messiah,' is here nearly 15 years after the release of 'Voodoo.' Find out if the singer's project is worthy of your time.
A Sneak Peek at One Writer’s Experience at 2014 Outlook Festival in Croatia [EXCLUSIVE]
One writer heads to Croatia for the 2014 Outlook Festival. Check out a sneak peek of the experience before the travel diary debuts.
Luke James Speaks on Connecting Through Music, Lessons From Beyonce and New Album [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Luke James opens up about connecting through music, the lessons he's learned from Beyonce while on tour and the songs his fans can expect on his new self-titled album, arriving Sept. 23.
Pleasure P Talks Love, Pretty Ricky, and ‘Break Up to Makeup’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Marcus Cooper aka Pleasure P wants to bring R&B back to its roots with his latest mixtape 'Break Up To Make Up'
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Reunion Part 2 Recap: Amina Pulls Out Pregnancy Test, Erica Mena Is Over Rich Dollaz
This has to be the saddest we have seen the Season 4 cast of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York.' For part two of the series’ reunion show, Amina declares that she no longer wants to be with Peter Gunz. “I was in a dark space. I needed an outlet,” Peter said on starting the relationship with Amina. She knew there were other women in the picture, but Amina admits she thought she was special because he m
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Reunion Part 1 Recap: Peter Gunz, Erica Mena & More Deal With Highs & Lows
Cast members are still dealing with emotional highs and lows weeks after the ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ finale, which is all brought to light in part one of the reunion show. During the introduction, actress and comedienne Mo’nique, who serves as reunion host, reveals she got sucked into the character’s lives while watching a marathon of the show.
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4 Finale Recap: Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz Fight Once Again
The season finale of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4 was downright depressing. As usual, Erica Mena has drowned herself in more drama, although she says she wants the opposite. Her words don't match her actions.
Stevie Wonder Joins Pharrell, Daft Punk & Nile Rodgers for ‘Get Lucky’ at 2014 Grammy Awards
As if this collaboration really needed another big moment, the live Grammy version of ‘Get Lucky’ packed on more star power as musical legend Stevie Wonder joined Daft Punk, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers for an unforgettable performance.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Talk 2014 Grammy Award Wins
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were on a Grammy-high at the red carpet as the duo had already collected three awards before the official ceremony kicked off. They revealed their excitement over the big honors.
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons Perform ‘M.A.A.D. City’ Mashup at the 2014 Grammy Awards
Kendrick Lamar and rock group Imagine Dragons brought a raw, high-energy and pyrotechnic-filled performance to the Grammy Awards stage Sunday night (Jan. 26). The two acts blended genres effortlessly, while donning all-white for their mash-up of the Compton MC's ‘m.A.A.d City' and Dragons' ‘Radioactive.’
Ciara Talks Pregnancy Cravings, Degree Collaboration on 2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet
Glowing more than ever, Ciara showed up on the 2014 Grammy Awards red carpet without her fiance Future and spoke candidly about her pregnancy and fitting into her dazzling gold dress.
Miguel Talks Working With Beyonce on ‘Rocket’ During 2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet
Miguel, donning head-to-toe all black everything, appeared solo dolo on the 2014 Grammy Awards red carpet and opened up about writing Beyonce's song 'Rocket,' from her latest self-titled album.
Kendrick Lamar Shows Love for Macklemore on 2014 Grammy Awards Red Carpet
Kendrick Lamar is up for seven Grammy nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards this year and his main competition in the rap category is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. But it's still all love between the two. The Compton MC showed up to the awards ceremony red carpet in a blue suit and revealed he's still rooting for the Seattle duo.
John Legend Says Kanye West Wanted to ‘Bring R&B Back’ With ‘Love in the Future’
John Legend graced the 2014 Grammy Awards red carpet in a black Gucci suit with his wife Christine Teigen by his side. He gave some insight about working with Kanye West on his Grammy-nominated album 'Love in the Future,' which is nominated for Best R&B album.
Toni Braxton Serenades Crowd With Classics for Gain Flings Launch Party [EXCLUSIVE]
Singer Toni Braxton took over the rooftop of the Empire Hotel in New York City Thursday night (Jan. 23), working the room and serenading the crowd as she performed her hits 'Another Sad Love Song,' 'Breathe Again,' and 'Unbreak My Heart.'
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 11 Recap: Tahiry Rejects Joe Budden’s Marriage Proposal
Last week, we were left with a cliffhanger as Joe Budden proposed to Tahiry in Times Square with their family and friends watching. Unfortunately, he doesn't get the answer he thinks he deserves. Tahiry tells him that love involves trust. “I don’t trust you,” she says. Joe claims he's different from the man who once hurt her, but she isn’t fooled by the ring and the velour suit he's wearing. So th
Why Peter Gunz Gives ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ a Bad Rap
Peter Gunz is giving love in hip-hop a bad rap. The turmoil regarding the rapper's love triangle has been the highlight of VH1's ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York' this season. Episode after episode, he hangs his head in shame after getting caught in a web of lies by the mother of his children, Tara, and his failed attempt to keep his wife, Amina, a secret.
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 10 Recap: Joe Budden Proposes to Tahiry
The drama continues on the new episode of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York.' Find out who gets a marriage proposal and more.
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Yandy Is in the Dark About Mendeecees’ Legal Issues, Saigon and Erica Fight
On the latest episode of 'Love & Hip Hop: New York,' Yandy puts her foot down and tells Rich Dollaz that she is no longer interested in signing Amina to their record label. "Usually money is money to me. But this is just really close to home with me," she tells Tara while they're working out at the gym.
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 4 Recap: Tara Trashes Peter Gunz’s Stuff, Erica Mena & Rich Dollaz Reunite
Peter Gunz is still in this dog house this week. Tara claims to be done with him since she now knows he and Amina are married. In the aftermath, Peter returns to the apartment he shares with Tara looking sorry, but she has no sympathy for him. This is one double-crossed lover who won't be played with. For starters, she throws all of his belongings out on the street.
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 3 Recap: Joe Budden Brings Another Woman to Bed, Tara and Amina Fight
In this episode of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York,’ Joe Budden brings another woman to bed and Tara and Amina fight over Peter Gunz.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Saigon
New York-born rapper Saigon hasn't always had good luck in releasing his music to the world, but has yet to somehow remain relevant in the hip-hop circles with his endless string of controversy that seems to follow him. This time, he does it again, resurfacing as one of the new castmembers of VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop: New York' season 4. ...
‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ Season 4, Episode 2 Recap: Peter Gunz Has 99 Problems, Rich Dollaz Is a ‘Cornball’
Peter Gunz continues to hide his wife Amina from the world. But she isn't going to be kept a secret for long and tells Rich Dollaz about their nuptials. An outraged Peter finds out and her plan backfires. “Don’t tell nobody we’re married,” he demands. Aren't side chicks a secret, not wives? These seem to be new rules he's following.
New Music Releases — December 2013
As 2013 comes to a close within the next two months, there's one word to describe the year in music: thrilling. There are a few rappers and singers who want to stick with that theme once they release their new albums next month. The December projects consist of names we already know and love.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 Winners List
Hip-hop's biggest crews gathered for the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired on Tuesday (Oct. 15) night. The event, hosted by the Cali O.G. Snoop Lion -- a.k.a. Uncle Snoop -- is an annual celebration of the biggest and brightest stars in the rap game today and also tips a hat to the rappers of the past who have paved the way.
Beyonce Releases Official 2014 Calendar
As if we can't get enough of King Bey in 2013, the singer has already promised us 12 more months of herself for the forthcoming year.
Mary J. Blige’s FFAWN Charity Reaches Settlement in Bank Debt
TD Bank has reached a settlement with Mary J. Blige's charity, which will require the organization to pay back a fraction of the $322,000 it owes the financial institution.
Rock the Bells Festival Canceled in Washington, D.C., New York City
UPDATE: Chang Weisberg, founder and owner of Guerilla Union has released a statement regarding the cancellation of the Rock the Bells Festival in Washington D.C., and New York City. “First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, D...
Teyana Taylor on Rihanna: ‘She’s a Cyber Bully’
"You tried me. You clap and I clapped back," singer Teyana Taylor says in an interview with Hot 97's Ebro and Peter Rosenberg Wednesday morning, in reference to her Twitter beef with Rihanna, which went on for hours Tuesday (Sept. 24).