Rapper Rick Ross shared a tender moment with BMI VP Catherine Brewton during a recent Grammy week event.
In honor of music’s biggest weekend, Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) held it’s annual pre-Grammy ‘How I Wrote That Song’ panel discussion event in West Hollywood (February 7, 2015).
The list of illustrious panelists included GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, GRAMMY-nominated scribe Ester Dean, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter & producer David Hodges, multiplatinum, GRAMMY-nominated producer Mannie Fresh and country music’s number-one-hit wordsmith Natalie Hemby.
Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, panelists shared their secrets to success in the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist also revealed the personal stories behind their greatest and most memorable hits.
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When it comes to the Grammy awards, there’s always something to discuss!
This year it’s all about Kanye West, who revisited one of his most infamous stunts during Sunday night’s Grammy awards, as he unexpectedly took to the Staples Center stage during Beck’s album of the year award acceptance speech.
The win was the unquestionably the shock of the evening, as Beck’s “Morning Phase” album beat out both Sam Smith, and Beyoncé for the coveted award!
Beck seemed as surprised as the rest of the audience when he won the award and appeared to be looking around for help. That’s when Yeezy seized the moment, jumping up on stage as if he was about to take the mic… (again)
[Never forget Kanye’s epic ‘Taylor Swift’ Moment during th 2009 MTV VMAs!]
Instead, West flaked out and quickly returned to his seat, but not before getting a few laughs from friends nearby (Beyoncé, Jay-Z, wife Kim Kardashian & John Legend).
But wait… West wasn’t joking at all. In fact, after the show he clarified his actions by ranting that Beyoncé should have won for her self-titled album and that ‘out of respect’ Beck should have given her the Grammy!
Watch full video of Kanye’s post-Grammy rant below… Continue Reading…
It was just last Summer that news spread of an NWA biography in the works and now it’s almost time for the film to make it’s big screen debut.
[READ: 1st Look! ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Promo Shots Released… (PHOTOS)]
‘Straight Outta Compton’ is directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Watch the official trailer for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ below… Continue Reading…
After taking a week off for the Super Bowl, The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned with the 13th episode of it’s 7th season last night (February 8, 2015).
[READ: RHOA RECAP: Season 7, Episode 13 ‘Beauties in The Fast Lane’ (FULL VIDEO)]
The ladies return this week with a slew of unresolved issues.
Kandi Burruss is forced to cancel her stage play tour, Phaedra Parks faces tough decisions around Apollo’s return to prison, Cynthia Bailey learns that her daughter has a real life ‘love life,’ Nene dismisses the drama as she prepares for broadway, Claudia is still struggling to ‘fit in’ and Kenya is still ‘twirling’ all up in some other woman’s man’s face.
Recap + full video below… Continue Reading…
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Comedian Katt Williams arrived in Atlanta for his ‘Born Again… Again’ concert last weekend but fans were left dazed and confused when he abruptly walked off stage!
According to several in attendance, Katt hit the stage and performed for about 30 minutes. During the show, he joked about being high on Percocet and after taking a few sips of whatever was in his cup, the comedian ran off stage and never returned.
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Porsha Williams of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is pretty much ‘Unbothered’ by Teyana Taylor but that didn’t stop the two ladies from beefing online.
[FLASHBACK: #BlackHistory – Meet Hosea Williams – Porsha Williams’ Grandfather…]
Taylor recently called out the reality starlit online over her attempt to sell “Unbothered” t-shirts. Apparently, Teyana is contesting Porsha’s entrepreneurial efforts because she feels that Williams ‘stole’ the ‘Unbothered’ term from her.
Teyana provided ‘proof’ of her claim online, while Porsha hit Dish Nation to dispute claim, stating that ‘Unbothered’ is a common term used by all.
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Rumor spread like wildfire this morning that Bobbi Kristina had passed away.
The inaccurate rumor spread after news outlets reported that Whitney Houston’s daughter had been taken off life support this morning. While that much is true, Bobbi Kris is still very much alive and fighting for her life.
The Brown family has issued an official statement to clear up any misconceptions.
The family didn’t address the reports that doctors have advised Bobby Brown to take his daughter off of life support, but they DID confirm she is NOT deceased and they dispute rumors that the 21 year old is brain dead.
Read full statement below: Continue Reading…