Posts Tagged ‘music’



Snoop Lion and Eddie Murphy have teamed up for a hot new music duo …


Former singer of 3LW  singer, and now successful actress, Naturi Naughton has been on a musical hiatus for quite some time. The star has landed several roles since being cast as Lil Kim in “Notorious.”She recently just accepted a new role in Regina King’s first BET directed original film, “Let The Church Say Amen.”


2 Chainz called into DJ Drama’s Shade45 satellite radio show and during their chat 2 Chainz discussed his debut album scoring a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album and where he is at with its follow-up.


Marvin Gaye‘s son  is not having it!! Gaye says he does not want the rocker Lenny Kravitz to play his father on the big screen. Kravitz will play Gaye in the biopic “Sexual Healing” (working title), which is said to follow the legend’s life in the 80s when he battled drug abuse and depression – up until his father shot and killed him in 1984…



Earlier in the week a judge ordered Ryan Leslie to pay $1 million to a German man for recovering his stolen laptop, based on a reward offer Leslie made in 2010.

Leslie not to happy about how the NY Post reported the story…. set the paper on fire and decided to clear his name during his performance…



Last night the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin closed out the Essence Music Festival to much fanfare. Prior to the queen taking the mainstage, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton prepped the audience for her highness. When Ms. Franklin hit the stage, she certainly delivered a powerhouse performance.


The future of R&B; Estelle, Luke James, Alex Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eve, Melanie Fiona and others performed in the various superlounges.


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It just keeps getting better at the Essence Music Festival. Last night was dare we say, and fun combination of “the club,” and church. Host, Nephew Tommy hit all the right notes with the audience as he engaged them with comedy, dance contests, and some of the best improv we’ve seen in a while.

Tank, Mary Mary, Ledisi, comedian Kevin Hart, and Mary J. Blige took the mainstage while Teedra Moses, Dru Hill, the all female Original Pinettes Brass Band, the Robert Glasper Experiment, and others performed in the sponsored superlounges.

It was quite the night for media as many stars trickled into the press room to pose, and chat. Nephew Tommy and Kevin Hart weren’t the only funny men in the building; Robert Glasper, Marvin Sapp, and Raheem DeVaughn provided comedy relief in the press room.

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