Stars Honor Lena Horne

Today, the music world is mourning the loss of jazz legend and actress Lena Horne, who died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital last night (May 9) at the age of 92. The first African American to sign an extensive Hollywood movie contract, the incomparable singer/actress influenced a generation of stars. “Lena Horne is the reason that… Read more »



Jay Fenix: Temperature’s Rising

Jay Fenix is an up-and-coming producer, who gained massive industry notoriety, when Melanie Fiona’s #1 hit – “It Kills Me” – received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.  As the single spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s R&B summit, Fenix’s musical fortunes rose as well.  Currently, he is working on projects with Fantasia,… Read more »



INSIDE: The Losers

There are many factors that make people flock to the movie theater in droves to see the latest flick. Of course the story plot is a huge factor, but more important are the characters, the stars in the film that will give any potential movie-goer that extra push. With the help of an all-star cast,… Read more »



Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid Trailer

Janelle Monae continues to be one of the most provocative, confounding and interesting artists. With the upcoming opus, The ArchAndroid album, she is destined to push the envelope further. The “trailer” to the album is proof. Check it out here. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player



Tamela Mann: Singer, Songwriter & Actress

Tamela Mann is one of the most-recognizable names in the contemporary Gospel music industry. Her tremendous success story and long string of accolades are even more impressive, however, when one considers the difficulty religious figures often have in attracting and maintaining secular audiences.  Even so, Mann has captivated the hearts and minds of countless Americans… Read more »



The Last Word: Jamie Foxx Wrongs or Writes TV Classic? Prince Owes Taxes!

How’s everything? The week continues to go by as we reminisce over politicians going back and forth over healthcare despite the historic vote for reform in the House, NCAA basketball tournament brackets being ruined over the upsets taking place and Google and China disputing over the country censoring it among users.  Thoughts and prayers go… Read more »



The Last Word: Precious and Weight Loss, Todd Bridges Kills Willis, Karrine Steffans Divorced!

What’s good , good Wordists? It’s been a news-filled week with President Obama postponing a trip overseas to make one last push for health care reform, Tiger Woods announces his return to golf at this year’s Masters on April 8, Michael Jordan makes it official as the new owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and the Red… Read more »



IYAZ – 11 Million Views And Running

 In case 11 million youtube views weren’t enough…the interview begins after “Replay.”     As the newest addition to Beluga Heights Records, IYAZ is following in the footsteps of Sean Kingston to become one of the Caribbean’s greatest musical exports.  With the release of “Replay,” Keidran Jones has experienced chart-topping success in Australia, Britain and… Read more »



The Last Word: Michael Jackson’s BK Spot Gets Immortality! Another Quincy Jones Remake! Sober Morgan!

What’s good everybody? Another week has come, another week has gone.  The Chinese government strongly disapproving of the Dalai Lama’s visit with President Obama, Tiger Woods resurfacing to issue his first public statement three months after news broke of his infidelity, a man in Texas crashing his plane and killing and injuring people over an… Read more »



The Last Word: Will Smith For Pres? Chris Brown’s V-Day! John Legend’s Wait.

  How is everything, everybody? We made it through another week. So what came out of it? Well, there was the group of American missionaries that were charged Thursday (Feb. 4) with kidnapping and conspiracy for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti, Oscar nominations being announced, James Cameron’s Avatar surpassing Titanic to become… Read more »



Tricky Stewart: The Star Maker

Over the past decade, Christopher Stewart produced several of the industry’s biggest hits: “Umbrella” (Rihanna), “Single Ladies” (Beyonce), “I Look to You” (Whitney Houston) and “Touch My Body” (Mariah Carey). To date, his production talents are responsible for the sale of more than 25 million records. As the co-founder of RedZone Entertainment, “Tricky” has established… Read more »



The Last Word: Beyonce Kills Sasha Fierce, A New “We Are The World,” Don’t Diss Michelle Obama,

How’s the life folks? Things continue to be all over the place with aftershocks in Haiti, a Republican occupying the Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy, the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration, John Edwards finally admitting he’s the biological father of his former mistress’ daughter and the Supreme Court overturning federal… Read more »



The Last Word: Kelis Ethers PETA, Gary Coleman’s Peen Probs, Jill Scott Returns!

  What’s the word, smart people? I can’t even say it’s been an uninteresting five days. A lot has happened since I last checked in. From hundreds of thousands of people dead or wounded amid that devastating earthquake in Haiti to Mark McGwire finally admitting to using steroids to Simon Cowell leaving American Idol after… Read more »



Teddy Pendergrass’ Greatest Hits

Beloved R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass died Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 59 years old. The survivor of a 1982 car accident, Pendergrass was paralyzed from the waist down but continued his career, which began with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. As a solo artist he recorded many classics… Read more »



The 2009 Chronicles: Emotional Musical Rollercoaster Part 2

Rebellion “The 2009 Chronicles: Emotional Musical Rollercoaster” continues as AllHipHop Alternatives recaps the tumultuous year in R&B. We pick up with the death of Michael Jackson, a loss that eclipsed about everything that happened in entertainment. For part 1, which examines Chris and Rihanna, click here. Death of an IconWhere were you on June 25… Read more »



The 2009 Chronicles: Emotional Musical Rollercoaster

What a difference a year makes.  Within the confines of 365 days, a couple’s personal drama dominated headlines, a former group member became the target of child molestation allegations, three singing legends reintroduced themselves to music fans and a pop king took a permanent leave of absence. The year: 2009. Incredible highs. Devastating lows. All… Read more »



Sneak Peek: Sade’s Soldier of Love got an exclusive peek at Sade’s new album Soldier of Love. Here is how the magnificent event transpired. Few recording artists in the time of continuing shrinking record distribution, digital music downloads, and a never-ending recession, would receive the posh red carpet roll-out exhibited last night (Dec. 14) at New York’s historic Lincoln Center…. Read more »



The Last Word: 50 Wants Susan Boyle, R. Kelly’s Book Comes, Rihanna’s Lethal Lesbian

How’s life everybody? Feel a little bit under the weather and Tiger Woods and golf’s freaky other side gets exposed, the health care reform issue makes strides, Obama sets the stage for 30,000 more troops to occupy Afghanistan with an exit strategy, cold weather grips much of the country, leaders assemble for the U.N. climate… Read more »



The Last Word: Sade’s Still Sexy! Mariah Gets Acting Props! Ashanti Beats Recession!

What’s up everybody? It’s been a short but good week as we digest Allen Iverson announcing his retirement from basketball on Wednesday (Nov. 25), Adam Lambert’s S&M themed performance at the American Music Awards and the avalanche of Christmas shoppers who are invading stores right now on this Black Friday.   Shout out to Lady… Read more »