Jimmy begins a new career as co-founder of Interscope Records, cutting a deal with Death Row Records for Interscope to become the label’s distributor; Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur become embroiled in a violent feud with East Coast rap rivals. WATCH episode 3 BELOW! Continue reading WATCH: #TheDefiantOnes ep 3 [full ep]
N.W.A. evolves into a force to be reckoned with, but a series of calamities leaves Dr. Dre looking to make a fresh start; Jimmy continues to rise up the music ladder via successful collaborations with Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. WATCH ‘The Defiant Ones’ episode 2 BELOW! Continue reading WATCH: #TheDefiantOnes ep 2 [full ep]
“The Defiant Ones” tells of the unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between music legends Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, two street-smart men from different worlds who together defied traditional wisdom and transformed contemporary culture in the process. Filmed over a three-year period by director Allen Hughes, the four-part documentary traces the rise of two tough kids — Iovine the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, Dr. Dre straight out of the streets of Compton, Calif. — through an unconventional business until their paths crossed in the late 1980s, leading to this unlikely duo brokering one of the biggest deals in music history. In addition to extensive, frank interviews with Iovine and Dr. Dre, the series includes comments by such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and Bruce Springsteen. Also featured is never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions. WATCH episode 1 AFTER THE JUMP! Continue reading WATCH: #TheDefiantOnes ep1 [full ep]
If the ROMANCE rumors between Toni Braxton and Birdman were’nt high before, after this they are sure to be FEVER PITCH! Toni just dropped a new London On Da Track cut, ‘Heart Away’ featuring Birdman where she sings:
“He took my heart away,” sings Braxton over trap drums and and piano keys. “Bad man with good manner / Played me like I was a habit / Middle finger, he could have it / I used to dream of livin’ lavish / Now a girl’s a livin’ legend.”
Playing ”Clyde’ to her ‘Bonnie’ Birdman returns:
“in L.A. with Stunna. Overseas and we high, steering wheel on the right side,” Good girl with a bad guy, I took her heart, I won’t lie.”
OKAY….. Just take a LISTEN! Continue reading NEW MUSIC: #ToniBraxton ‘Heart Away’ feat. #Birdman
Now this should be a lesson to many. BEFORE you speak out publicly about someone or AGAINST someone, make sure your background is ‘SQUEAKY CLEAN’. Just DAYS after Seal urged sexual abuse victims to come forward, one did just that—AGAINST HIM! An actress by the name of Tracey Birdsall ALLEGES Seal was SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE with her!
Continue reading #Seal INVESTIGATED for SEXUAL BATTERY! [details]
SHE’S HERE!! Another Kardashian-West baby has arrived. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a lot to be happy about today. The CELEBRITY couple just welcomed their third child via surrogate. Continue reading #KimKardashian + #Kanye welcome baby girl! [details]
WAKE IT UP!!
Now what a way to wake up than with an Aaliyah JAM. Today, Aaliyah Dana Haughton would have been 39 years old! Hard to believe it’s been that long that she left this Earth, right? Today we are remembering the LEGACY that she left behind. Let’s go back with her HIT, ‘More Than A Woman’! Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #Aaliyah ‘More Than A Woman’ [vid]
Behind the sterile walls
No room in my mind for more
No room on mine
Wandering, wondering when
If the light will shine again.
At least that what my mind says, but my body is still here
But where is here?
So full of thoughts, yet still
At least that’s what the wasted time says
Trying to keep it together
But failing at best
But my best was less
Less a factor of my own trappings of the mind
Or his sudden decline into insanity
The pool is full and
You are sinking to the bottom
Like a cinder block
At least that what the clock says
as the minutes become DAYS
Falling, confused then I tripped
I gather my things and move to another place
How long determines how I feel.
Can I be stealth?
Flying under the radar, but still seen by one
Feenin for a slice of blood orange
The mean citrus drips down my lips and onto
Did it stain, or was that just me
Me looking for an excuse to be a mess
But no excuses needed, just gone
At least that what my mind says.
Since my past MOODS & MOMENTS are GONE, let’s start some new memories… Let’s melt into the night with Jill Scott’s ‘Gone’ featuring Paul Wall!
Miss Robbie and Michelle hustle to finish the final touches for Hamburger Heaven’s opening; in Houston, with chef Clark out of town, Bruce makes sweeping changes at Sweet Times, and Hurricane Harvey forces Tim to evacuate the staff. WATCH: ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies season 4 episode 9 BELOW!<!–more- Continue reading WATCH: Welcome To #SweetiePies season 4 ep 9 ‘ I Can’t Stand The Rain’
Do you want to be a PART of CIVIL RIGHTS history? Do you wish to teach your children and learn more about the movement from the people and places that shaped history? Now we can, and it’s about time. Continue reading States BAN TOGETHER for #CivilRights tourism trail! [details]
No MLK Day would be COMPLETE without this CLASSIC from the King Dream Chorus–‘King Holiday’! King Holiday is an R&B/Hip-Hop single released on January 13, 1986 by the King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler, it was released in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was first celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on January 20, 1986. All proceeds from the single were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The single peaked at No.30 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. Continue reading VIBES from the Vault: #MLKDay- #KingDreamChorus ‘King Holiday’ [vid]
Can’t make it home in time to watch the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards!? Well!! We got you covered! Watch all the BLACK EXCELLENCE after the JUMP!! Continue reading #WATCH: The 49th annual #NAACP Image Awards HER! [livestream]