Author: Ken Simmons

Starz ­A new documentary about the unsolved murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac is coming to Starz this month. Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac, is directed by Nick Broomfield, who previously directed Tupac & Biggie in 2002. The film includes newly sourced footage taken at the time of the rap icons’ killings. Broomfield claims […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Drake announced Monday he is withdrawing his two Grammy Awards nominations, as reported by Variety. Drizzy was nominated for Best Rap Album for Certified Lover Boy and Best Rap Performance for his song “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug. The Toronto, MC, who previously won four Grammys, has been a frequent critic of […]

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Variety Lil Nas X, Normani, City Girls, Jack Harlow and Polo G were among the honorees at Variety‘s Hitmakers Brunch in Los Angeles Saturday. The Innovator of the Year Award was presented to Lil Nas by Chloe Bailey. “By being exactly who he is and commanding attention, by creating a universe that is both undeniable and exceptionally entertaining, he’s kicked in […]

Gee Tree Creative Tina Campbell and her husband, Teddy, have been married 21 years, and Friday, they released first holiday album, A Married Christmas, featuring their new single, “Ask Away.” The couple wrote and executive-produced the album through their own label, Gee Tree Creative. Tina says the music is designed for couples to bring out the love in […]

John Lamparski/Getty Images Following Tuesday’s private funeral for the late Young Dolph, a public memorial is set for December 16 in Memphis. Pastor Earle Fisher told ABC Memphis affiliate WATN-TV that the event will be held at the 19,000 seat FedEx Forum, home of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. Young Dolph, born Adolph Thornton, Jr., was buried Tuesday at the Calvary Cemetery […]

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images The Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Verzuz nearly became violent Thursday night as the two groups faced off at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The tension began after Bizzy Bone performed “Buddah Lovaz” and accused Three 6 Mafia of disrespecting him, according to Billboard. “Ain’t finna to be mocking me while I’m on mutha f***in’ stage,” Bizzy said. […]

Netflix Bruised director and star Halle Berry recruited H.E.R. for the film’s all-female soundtrack, and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning music artist delivered the powerful track “Automatic Woman,” inspired by Halle’s character, Jackie Justice, who stops at nothing until she emerges victorious. Berry says in a new episode of the Netlifx Playlist Showcase video feature that the 24-year-old singer’s 2016 song “Focus” changed […]

AB + DM Mary J. Blige has a double holiday treat for her fans, dropping two new singles on Friday: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” and “Amazing,” featuring DJ Khaled. “Good Morning Gorgeous” is the title track of her upcoming 15th studio album, set to drop on Friday, February 11, 2022, two days before Mary performs at halftime of […]

Amy Sussman/Getty Images After receiving the Billboard Artist of the Decade Award in May, it’s no surprise that Drake was also named the Billboard 2021 Artist of the Year. Drizzy was also chosen the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Artist of the Year, and his Certified Lover Boy album ranked number two on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Album of the Year list, and number five on the Billboard 200. […]

ABC/Gavin Bond Brandy stars with Naturi Naughton, Eve and Nadine Velazquez as former rap stars hoping to make a comeback in the new ABC series, Queens. Brandy has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer during her 27-year recording career, including the number-one hits “I Wanna Be Down,” “Baby,” “Ever You Ever?” and “The Boy Is Mine” with Monica. However, she reveals that she’s […]

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