Originally released in 1976, Sparkle became a cult classic, and the trailer for its remake has now been released. The updated version stars the late legend, Whitney Houston, and American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. Unlike its 1976 predecessor, which was set in 1950’s Harlem, the new film is set in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1960s… Read more »
T.D. Jakes is back as an executive producer, and he’s bringing another potentially powerful story to the big screen. Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood (Madea’s Family Reunion, Set It Off) and Sharon Leal (Why Did I Get Married Too?, This Christmas), both star in the thriller, Woman Thou Art Loosed – On the Seventh Day. AllHipHop.com… Read more »
MACY GRAY’S PRESCRIPTION? “SMOKE TWO JOINTS” – READ THE REST HERE!
Back in 2007, Ray Lavender found success with his hot summer hit, “My Girl’s Got A Girlfriend” featuring Fabolous and Red Cafe’. Now he’s making a comeback with his club-inspired party anthem, “Tequila”. At 23 years old, Lavender was the first act signed to Akon’s KonLive Records via Geffen Records, now home of Pop-sensation Lady… Read more »
From our friends at Vibe.com Season Two of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” saw Detroit songstress, Teairra Mari, serve as a voice of reason in the midst of drama surrounding other cast members. She was also trying to find her own voice and prepare a new album after previous disappointing sales. Teairra Mari linked up… Read more »
Multi-platinum recording artist R. Kelly has returned with his world-famous “Trapped in the Closet” series. The R&B/HipHop soap opera premiered in 2005 and came with cliffhangers, drama, and everything we love about the R. The series first appeared on R. Kelly’s seventh studio album, TP.3 Reloaded, with its first five chapters introducing us to the… Read more »
Grammy-winning producer/singer The-Dream has released his new single, “Kill The Lights”, featuring his latest signee, Casha (who you’ve heard on Yung Berg’s “The Business”). During his recent trip to the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, The-Dream revealed that, not only is his new album scheduled to drop soon, he’s also been… Read more »
Okay. Enough with the comparisons. Miguel has officially put himself in his own league with this one. Hot off the press is R&B singer/songwriter Miguel’s latest video for “Arch n Point”, off of his three-part series mixtape, Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2. The video, reminiscent of Prince’s 1984 iconic visual for his song “Purple Rain”,… Read more »
Tank is on a roll. Not too long ago, he released his visual for the first single off of his new album “Next Breath”. Now, he’s hitting us with a visual for a track from his mixtape, Diary of a Mad Man. Check the Mike Ho-directed visual below: Tank’s fifth album, This Is How I Feel,… Read more »
“DRANK IN MY CUP’S” AUGUST ALSINA CHECKS IN WITH ALLHIPHOP.COM!
Twenty-seven-year-old R&B star Trey Songz just released his latest video, “Sex Ain’t Better Than Love” for the song that appears on his five-song EP, Inevitable. The video, possibly one of Songz’ best to date, takes a look at different relationships – those that are rooted in sincere attraction, and others that might just be infatuation…. Read more »
RYAN LESLIE RELEASES A VISUAL FOR “5 MINUTE FRESHEN UP”, HIS LATEST RAP REINVENTION!
At the beginning of March, eclectic R&B crooner Miguel released his much anticipated, mixtape short Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1. This Tuesday, he’s set to showcase his follow-up mixtape, Arch & Point. Check out the teaser below: Miguel recently graced the stage at the star-studded AllHipHop/SOBs 3oth Anniversary showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas, last week. Since his 2010… Read more »
LAURYN HILL IS ONE OF THE GREATEST FEMALE (OR OF ANY SEX) MCs OF ALL TIME…SALUTE!
Warner Bros. signee Sabi has released a video for her brand new single, “Wild Heart”. In 2011, Inglewood native Sabi was featured on Britney Spears’ “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” record, and even joined Britney and Nicki Minaj on the Femme Fatale tour. The song may sound familiar as it has been used in E!’s hit show… Read more »
MMG’S TEEDRA MOSES OFFERS THOUGHTS ON WHY 2012 IS HER YEAR
From our friends at Vibe Vixen Twenty-one-year-old Rita Ora’s name has been buzzing since her first single on Roc Nation, “Party & Bulls**t” dropped a few weeks ago. The blonde-haired UK bombshell recently sat with GQ.com (UK) to discuss her current climb to celebrity, touching on everything from her familial connection to the Roc Nation… Read more »
Someone’s got their eyes focused on the internet, having started his own social network and even discovering talented singers via YouTube (Dondria), super producer Jermaine Dupri is now bringing internet sensation Brandon Hines to the spotlight. Does he stand above the rest? You bet. Hines appeared on the scene in 2006 with his independent debut… Read more »
After a 15-year hiatus from the studio, one of the most successful R&B groups from the ’90s is back with a new album and a new tour to match. SWV (Sisters with Voices) are set to release their new album, I Miss Us on April 17 and have already seen their first single “CoSign” hit… Read more »
Move over Trey Songz. We’ve got a new R&B thug in town, and he goes by the name of August Alsina. If you’ve had your ear to the streets over the past few weeks, you’ve heard the New Orleans Native Alsina’s remix to the Kirko Bangz jam “Drank In My Cup.” (But at just age… Read more »
CHECK OUT THIS Q&A WITH NEW R&B GROUP SOUNDSICK…DO THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
The Princess of Hip-Hop and R&B is back! Ashanti returns with an all new video for her latest single “The Way You Love Me”, slated to be on her new album Braveheart. This is Ashanti’s first album since 2008’s The Declaration, the last album on the now infamous label, The Inc Records. Busta Rhymes also… Read more »
The last time we heard from Teyana Taylor – aside from her racy, leaked photos – was on her summer smash, “Her Room”, a cover of Drake’s “Marvin’ Room.” Now, she’s back with The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor, a mixtape that gives us more to work with as she tries to find her space in the music… Read more »
Looks like Rainforest Films’ Think Like A Man has the most star-powered film soundtrack in recent memory. Last week, it was Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo’s title track. This week, Grammy-award winners John Legend and Ludacris team up for “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”. In the video, Legend sings into the camera, insisting that will be “the best you’ve… Read more »
Odd Future member Frank Ocean and Roc Nation newbie Rita Ora are scheduled to join Alternative Rock group Coldplay on the Europe leg of their stadium tour. From May to September, the two will be playing with the band across the continent. Frank Ocean will join Marina and the Diamonds on Coldplay’s Copenhagen dates, starting… Read more »
Really? A modern day Marvin Gaye? With pop-infused R&B dominating the radio waves, Aloe Blacc’s bringing back a sound many have missed. A sound that makes people feel empowered and ready to get up and do something. “I Need A Dollar”, the theme song for HBO’s big hit (now canceled) “How to Make it in… Read more »
In 2011, Inglewood-native Sabi was featured on Britney Spears’ “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” record, and now she’s back, but this time she’s on her own and with a new video. In this clip, Sabi takes you behind the scenes in Los Angeles for her first video as a solo artist for the new single “Wild Heart”…. Read more »
One of the most anticipated R&B videos in recent times finds Monica and Brandy reuniting in “It All Belongs To Me”, a spicy video that will likely conjure up some nostalgic feeling from fans. From wardrobe to the set location, this video gets everything right, providing us with the perfect visual for what we haven’t… Read more »
After releasing a digitally-successful mixtape series and two appearances on Drake’s platinum album, Take Care, Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, is now heading to Barcelona! On June 2, The Weeknd will perform at his first-ever European show at Pitchfork’s “Primavera Sound 2012” concert. Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky are also newcomers to the… Read more »
You may not yet know the face, but you definitely know his music. Soulful singer/songwriter Jared Lee’s first radio single “It’s Over (Goodbye)” was featured on “American Idol’s” Season 10. Not to stop there, Lee just released his mash up cover of “Someone Like You” by Adele and “Because of You” by Ne-Yo. Recently selected… Read more »
After weeks of teasers, Atlantic Records recording artist Tank has finally released a video for his new single, “Next Breath”. The visual, directed by Mike Ho (Teyana Taylor’s “Her Room”), features a side that Tank says we rarely see in R&B. In a recent interview, he revealed that the record “digs deep into the male… Read more »
Soul Train-award winner Robin Thicke is giving us another taste of his creativity with the latest video for “Pretty Lil’ Heart”. The 34-year-old says he’s trying to embody “a little bit of that old Hollywood charm,” with the video. Set in a bar, Thicke explains the song saying. “How can you trust that a person… Read more »
President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama received a soulful group of performers at the White House recently, and one that stood out was new Warner Bros. signee Gary Clark, Jr., with his stirring performance. Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, the evening paid homage to the great figures of the Blues and their influence… Read more »
Last night, Portland, Oregon, native Esperanza Spalding performed her rendition of “What A Wonderful World” at the Oscars, dedicated to those who have past away in the past year. In the midst of a new album release, Spalding is looking to shock the world – again. In 2011 as a relative unknown, she surprised the… Read more »
Grammy-winners Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo, along with “The Bawse”, Rick Ross, have joined forces once again to bring the title track off the Steve Harvey adapted film, Think Like a Man. The video features a cameo from one of the film’s stars – the hilarious Kevin Hart. Think Like A Man stars Taraji P. Heson,… Read more »
Mr. “Sure Thing” himself has released his three-song EP entitled Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1, and it’s one of three he plans to give out – for free. On the meaning behind the visual, Miguel says: “The visual for “Adorn” is the projection of a dream I recently had. I wanted to use simple creative… Read more »
Some will recall Datari Turner’s early work as creator of BET’s hit show, “The Ultimate Hustler”, starring music mogul Damon Dash. Many others will remember Turner’s face (and body) being plastered up on Sean John clothing billboards. Now, this former model-turned-film producer is heating up Hollywood with his latest feature, “Dysfunctional Friends”, starring Stacey Dash,… Read more »
ALLHIPHOP.COM’S CLAYTON PERRY DEBUTS THE INTRO TO HIS FORTHCOMING BEY MASTERPIECE, SET FOR RELEASE IN FALL 2012!
R&B heartthrob Trey Songz is featured in the new issue of GQ magazine, which is on newsstands now. In the feature, titled “Trey Songz Gets It On,” the singer discusses his upcoming album Chapter V, as well as his approach to singing and songwriting. Trey said he was aiming to replicate the success of soul… Read more »
Just a few days after speaking with Slim from 112, former member Q Parker has released a new single entitled “Show You How” from his highly anticipated upcoming debut solo album, The MANual. “It’s an amazing feeling to have been in the music business since I was a teenager as part of a hugely successful… Read more »
ROBIN THICKE & LIL’ WAYNE TEAM UP FOR A WINNER…WATCH SOME BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO!
“The Real Hip Hop” painting by Demont Peekaso AllHipHop.com co-hosted a youth town hall meeting at the 82nd gathering of the Nation of Islam during its Saviours’ Day 2012 celebration in Rosemont, Illinois. The discussion, entitled “Our Generation Accepting Responsibility,” included participants such as rappers Jasiri X and Cormega, Wu-Tang Corporation CEO Divine, award-winning singer/songwriters… Read more »
OUTASIGHT FROM YONKERS BRINGS HIS UNIQUE BLEND OF SINGING & RAPPING TO HIS WARNER BROS. DEBUT
Grammy winner John Legend recently released a new song and video entitled “Woke Up This Morning”, created for the civil rights documentary, “Soundtrack For A Revolution”. Executive produced by Danny Glover, the film takes a look at how music shaped the American Civil Rights Movement, evolving from slave chants to the Black church and into… Read more »
In a recent interview, 31-year-old Olivia talks her misleading portrayal on “Love & Hip Hop, new album, and her forthcoming mixtape with Fred The Godson. As a cast member of Love & Hip-Hop, Olivia has been both loved and hated by the social network stratosphere, but it appears none of the criticism has phased her,… Read more »
Grammy-award winning producer The-Dream, also known as Terius Nash, has announced two show dates in New York City. The shows will take place at the famed SOB’s on March 11-12, the latter being a private, 1977 commemorative concert. Fans are in for a treat, as the first 100 who purchase tickets will be invited to… Read more »
RI-RI AND CHRIS BROWN ARE BACK AT IT? IN THE STUDIO, THAT IS! CHECK “BIRTHDAY CAKE” THE REMIX!
FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH, WE SALUTE SOME MONUMENTS WHO HAVE IMPACTED HIP-HOP!
SLIM OF FORMER FAMED BAD BOY GROUP 112 DROPS SOME WISDOM & NEW MUSIC ON ALLHIPHOP.COM!
Rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Kevin McCall has released a video for his latest song, “February XIV”. The mostly late-at-night visual takes us into the life of McCall’s during his studio sessions, as he raps and sings throughout the track. McCall asks that couples “fight for each other” and reflects on love, dreams and heartbreak…. Read more »
SWV, the Grammy-nominated R&B group known for their ’90s hits “Right Here” and “Weak”, have returned with a behind-the-scenes video for their brand new single, “Co-Sign”. It’s been 15 years since SWV’s 3x platinum-selling debut, “It’s About Time”, and they appear to have the same youthful, energetic voices they had when they debuted. The visual, directed by Israel… Read more »
Maybach Music Group’s (MMG) first lady and New Orleans native, Teedra Moses, has released the official video for her new single “Another Luvr” featuring labelmate, Wale. Directed by PhilTheGod (Common’s “Celebrate”, “Raw”), the highly effective visual takes us on a journey into the romantic life of Moses, offering us intimate shots and lots of wine-sipping…. Read more »
Grammy-nominated R&B crooner Mario gives viewers insight into his latest project, giving your woman what she wants, and what to do if you didn’t have a Valentine this year. “Being the prince of R&B, I wanted to bring it back in a real way,” singer Mario says about his mixtape as he sits in front… Read more »
R&B powerhouse Tank is giving us a sneak peek into his music video for his latest single, “Next Breath”. The visual, directed by Mike Ho (Teyana Taylor’s “Her Room’), features a side that Tank says we rarely see in R&B. In a recent interview, Tank revealed that the record “digs deep into the male ego,” and… Read more »
Grammy-nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn released his much anticipated mixtape, Destination Loveland, today, just in time for Valentines Day. The EP, hosted by Snoop Dogg, features 14 tracks and boasts appearances from artists and other figures, including Phil Ade, James Blake, and Dr. Maya Angelou. Although DeVaughn hasn’t released an official album since 2010’s The Love… Read more »
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THIS IS A GUARANTEED-TO-GET-THE-MOOD-RIGHT PLAYLIST FOR VALENTINE’S DAY – FROM US TO YOU!
WENDY WILLIAMS BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS OVER WHITNEY HOUSTON
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