Usher kept his UR Experience tour moving along last night at Chicago’s United Center. During Usher’s set, tour opener August Alsina returned to the stage and brought out Trey Songz for “I Luv This Shit”. Yup, we’re sure the ladies did.
It’s been a minute, but Timbaland was back on The Breakfast Club this morning. He discussed the unauthorized Aaliyah biopic, posthumous releases, and new artist, Tink.
The Twitterverse is currently ablaze with rumors that Atlanta rappers Migos were assaulted and robbed for their chains at Washington D.C.’s Stadium strip club. Photos have been circulating online of their stolen jewelry…
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J.Cole’s Fayetteville hometown serves as the backdrop for his junior album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The project drops December 9 with an unconventional roll out. Says Jermaine:
“What up? My New Album is finished. It’s called 2014 Forest Hills Drive and it’s very special to me. It’s available everywhere on 12/9. This time I’m releasing no singles, just the album. See you in 3 weeks. Thank you for the love and support.”
End Of The Road.
We’ve seen this movie before. But this time, it’s for good. On December 19, 106 & Park will air it’s final show. As a result, the brand will exist through various BET specials and live events. Says President Stephen Hill.
AJ accepting Janet Jackson’s challenge to…dance. Bow Wow laying that kiss on Tyra Banks (or was it the other way around?). Free crawling around the set LIKE Catwoman WITH Catwoman Halle Berry. Julissa’s taking over Halloween as “Wonder Woman”. Keshia brilliantly bonding with First Lady Michelle Obama. Paigion flying around the world with Rihanna on a 777. Rocsi salsa dancing with Victor Cruz and putting him to shame. Shorty and Ms. Mykie’s killer rap “The History of Justin Timberlake”, visably thrilling JT himself. Terrence on the beat boxing while Jamie Foxx rhymed. Tigger making Tom Cruise do the of-the-moment “motorcycle dance”.
It’s been a great 14 year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable. And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well…and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most; online. It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand…and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture. We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon.
As DJ Drama gears up for for his Quality Street Music 2, he’s stacking his chips in his new video wit Jeezy, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. Look out for cameos from Birdman, T.I. and 2 Chainz.
Nicki Minaj had the honor to host this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland this evening. After taking home the “Best Hip Hop” award, hit the stage for a medley which included a debut of her song “Bed Of Lies” with Skylar Grey.
During his New York visit, Kendrick made his return to The Breakfast Club. He broke down the meaning of his “i‘ record, mixed receptions as well as its initiatives. K-Dot also spoke on his forthcoming album, fan’s expectations for it, Scott Vener’s praise of his upcoming track, “King Kunta”, last week’s performance at the Cav’s game, addressed the rumor of an assault in Vegas, if he would date a celebrity chick and more.
Despite a few push backs, Nicki Minaj will finally release her new album The Pinkprint on December 15th.
Led by the meme-worthy and viral/platinum single “Anaconda” and most recently “Only” with Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Browh, the album’s artwork has now been revealed.
Along with his all-female band, 3rdEyedGirl, Prince made his return to Saturday Night Live for the evening’s musical guest. From “Cloud” to “AnotherLove”, Prince performed an 8 minute medley making it the longest musical performance in the show’s history. On a related note, Kendrick Lamar will return to the show on November 15.