SOUL SINGER ANTHONY HAMILTON TEACHES THE FELLAS HOW TO KEEP A HAPPY HOME!
Last night (December 20), Toronto’s current musical sensation, The Weeknd, released his new mixtape, Echoes of Silence, the third and final mixtape in his Balloons trilogy. The Canadian crooner’s previous projects, House of Balloons and Thursday were released in the past year to critical acclaim and massive support from the both the online and music communities. The Weeknd, real… Read more »
Teen rap star Diggy Simmons hit the streets of New York yesterday for a number of charitable causes. Diggy, who is the son of rap pioneer Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, of Run-DMC fame, hit the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where he attended bedside visits with patients, handed out holiday gift bags, signed… Read more »
A variety of artists showed up to support WRKS, 98.7 KISS FM’s 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive, in partnership with the New York Cares Coat Drive Friday. Over 1,200 coats were collected during the charitable event, which was held at Regal Cinema in Union Square. Guests that attended included Anthony Hamilton, Carl Thomas, Miss… Read more »
TRINA’S TOY DRIVE A SUCCESS!
On Black Friday, the one day of the year where people fought to find the best bargains, R&B singer Tank gave away the gift of music absolutely free. Tank’s new mixtape, Diary of a Mad Man is a raw and uncensored musical journal that gives listeners a glimpse inside the mind of an R&B star…. Read more »
DETROIT’S MIKE POSNER TALKS UP HIS MIXTAPE AND THE HOMIE BIG SEAN! READ ON…
National TV/ NYC Top Ranked Radio Personality, Egypt Sherrod hosted her 2nd Annual Egypt’s Give Back Tour, in partnership with Egypt Cares Family Foundation, WBLS 107.5 Radio, and Egyptsaidso.com. Egypt launched the annual toy drive in 2010, as a way to provide well deserving, yet financially challenged residents of the NY/NJ area with joy through… Read more »
In a recent interview with Katie Couric on ABC’s 20/20, Beyonce discussed her pregnancy, including rumors that she was wearing a fake baby bump, opening her own production company, and her new concert DVD “Live at Roseland: Elements of 4.” The DVD includes footage from the four sold out performances at New York City’s Roseland… Read more »
The always mysterious Abel Tesfaye, better known as R&B singer/songwriter, The Weeknd, has released the visuals for “The Knowing,” the last track off his debut mixtape House of Balloons. The Mikael Colombu-directed video is open to interpretation in regards to its meaning, and features an array of shots of The Weeknd himself, women, lions, destruction,… Read more »
JEEZY, MONICA AND MORE CELEBRATE MARY J. BLIGE’S NEW ALBUM “MY LIFE II”
Andre Harrell discusses his latest business venture, Harrell Records, and Hamilton Park reflects upon the long road to success.
Mateo reflects upon the importance of his Morehouse experience, “urban modernism” and the musical standard set by his grandfather, Freddy Jordan (of King Records).
Ser’Darius Blain reflects on his long battle with shyness, the importance of a multicultural upbringing, and the valuable knowledge derived from his mother’s artistry.
HITMAKER FOR ALICIA KEYS & KEYSHIA COLE, KERRY “KRUCIAL” BROTHERS, SHARES HIS CREATIVE PROCESS WITH AHH!
LONDON’S ESTELLE DISCUSSES HER RAP ROOTS & THE REVOLUTION THAT HAD HER CITY IN FLAMES!
After enormous success in the United States last month with the “Five Out of Five” series, Red Bull Academy took their series to Madrid, Spain, to speak some to some more influential entertainers. The event featured seminal New York Hip-Hop groups like Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, Black Moon, and the Diplomats all sitting down for discussions… Read more »
TRIPLE THREAT TYRESE TEASES WITH HIS “OPEN INVITATION” TO NEW ALBUM
The cast of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop gathered last night in New York for a private screening of season 2 of the hit series. Monami Entertainment and Bartenura Wines hosted a the private screening at Pranna Restaurant’s Gold Room, where the first episode of season 2 was shown. “This season will bring you closer… Read more »
NICK CANNON TALKS BABIES, WIFEY, COMEDY, AND NEVER-ENDING RAP BEEF!
“Uncle” Charlie Wilson will continue his support for US troops fighting overseas, by making his fourth appearance in the Middle East in the past three years. The R&B icon, who launched his career as the lead singer of The Gap Band, is heading to Kuwait this month to perform five dates for the troops, as… Read more »
A variety of celebrities gathered to honor Stevie Wonder during the Artists 4 Peace “Never Again” Peace Concert. The annual event, which was founded by activist Flora Martirosian, took place at the Gibson amphitheater in Los Angeles. Celebrities like rapper Pras Michel, Malina Moye, Lalah Hathaway, Tommy Davidson, Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Bobby Brown and… Read more »
LADY OF ROC NATION, BRIDGET KELLY, GIVES IT UP TO ALLHIPHOP.COM!
Even if you weren’t old enough to play the “Kissing Game,” chances are you’ve heard Hi-Five’s single of the same name, at some point, on any number of urban, R&B stations around the world. Hi-Five debuted with their self-titled hit album in 1990, which spawned singles like “I Can’t Wait Another Minute” and their biggest… Read more »
Last night, the Braxtons hosted a private dinner celebrating the second season of their hit TV show, “Braxton Family Values.” Last night, Tamar, Trina, Towanda, and Traci (Toni was in LA filming) screened the new season’s premiere episode at Frank Ski’s Restaurant in Atlanta. The new season of “Braxton Family Values” premieres Thursday, November 10… Read more »
Lala Anthony celebrating her role as the newest cast member in the off-Broadway play “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” last night in New York. LaLa celebrating The off-Broadway play, which began running this month at the Westwide Theater in New York. Lala stars as a variety of characters in the play, which runs until… Read more »
KEYSHIA COLE CELEBRATED HER 30TH WITH SOME HIP-HOP HEAVYWEIGHTS!
60’s Activist Angela Davis Speaks On Barack Obama and Occupy Wall St.
Russ Parr has been entertaining for years. The Takeover has begun!
A hugely successful 90-city comedy tour. Top hosting duties at the BET Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards. Shooting a pilot for a new TV show. Dropping a concert film on September 9. More movies coming soon. All in 2011. Comedian/actor Kevin Hart might be the definition of “hustle, hustle hard.” He’s obviously tired,… Read more »
Right before the release of his bestselling book, Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Downlow in the Entertainment Industry from Music to Hollywood (2008), Terrance Dean sent shivers through the industry with the fear that he was about to “out” some of Black entertainment’s most popular artists. But, cleverly, the book was full of blind items… Read more »
Tatiana Yvonne has written a new book titled “King of My Heart” about her time and experience with the late great, Michael Jackson. Tatiana was a Julliard-trained ballerina and a successful cover girl model in Japan long before her “overnight success” as Michael Jackson’s leading lady in the video “The Way You Make Me Feel.” But… Read more »
Over the past three years, with regular appearances on CBS News, CNN, and MSNBC, Jamal Simmons has become one of the media’s most recognizable political analysts. Simmons’ candid commentary has established him as a “fresh voice,” and he has been featured in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and Politico. Channeling the power of… Read more »
Honestly, I’m not sure if rock-n-roll enthusiasts debate over the G.O.A.T. in the same manner Hip-Hop junkies discuss the best MC. If there is a raging discussion, I’d definitely throw the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in the arena of candidates right there with acts like The Rolling Stones and U2 (personal preference, people!). Now, it… Read more »
Jaheim, Musiq Soulchild, and Tank – some rappers just seem to fit better with rappers than others. Then, there’s Grammy-nominated Ryan Leslie. The Harvard-educated music man, Ryan Leslie, originally from Washington, D.C., has been known over the years for his Hip-Hop flavored anthems such “Diamond Girl” and “Addicted” with Cassie. The fact that he plays… Read more »
Album after album, Musiq Soulchild never fails to deliver. And with the release of his sixth album, musiqinthemagiq, the world has been reminded that there is quite a bit of “magic in the [music].” His latest release pays homage to the traditional elements of R&B, while incorporating contemporary elements of urban music. During a promotional campaign… Read more »
Shyvonne Sanganoo stands on stage at mid-sized bar in Manhattan. She didn’t scout this space out before opting to perform here on a blustery winter night. Men are fixated on the stage. Rock acts are on deck and an acoustic songstress just left for the crowd. Pinning down what sort of venue this represents is… Read more »
Teedra Moses is quite possibly the most underrated singer-songwriter to integrate R&B and rap in the new millennium. According to Teedra, she weathered one hell of a storm through the abrupt death of TVT Records and managed to stay highly appreciated within the foreign tour circuit. When most would have given up, she decided to… Read more »
Its 12:30 in the afternoon and Im weaving through the congested Atlanta traffic like an Indy 500 driver trying to make it to the offices of Upfront Megatainment, and not be late for an exclusive meeting with industry music mogul Devyne Stephens. Devyne Stephens is no ordinary individual. He is a vehicle that has been… Read more »
Ray-J has been many things during the various phases of his career and life. These days, the R&B star is part singer and part reality star with his new show with sister Brandy. But, Ray-J revealed that later in his evolution he would like to be mayor of Carson, California, the city in which he… Read more »
Its 8pm in Los Angeles and Jeremih and 50 Cent have just made it into production for the video “Down On Me, the latest and hottest collaboration from the young R&B singer and the G-Unit general. AllHipHop.com caught up with the Chicago-native to get the latest on his new album and recent success. Jeremih: Hey,… Read more »
Growing up I always played with Barbie dolls; I didn’t know years later I’d actually be able to speak to one. Up and coming artist Barbee is truly a doll who enjoys taking on the persona of every little girls best friend. Some may have heard of her through the Dancehall scene on tracks with… Read more »
AllHipHop is conducting an experiment. We teamed up with Youth UpRising in East Oakland, CA to find talented kids that can interview , videotape, edit and produce content for AllHipHop.com. After a visit to their complex, it is easy to see that the kids are surround by a talented support team and an environment that… Read more »
Ms. Drama sits down with Chrisette Michelle to talk about her upcoming album, Let Freedom Reign. She opens up about the importance of family and working with her brother on her recent mixtape, Love Thy Brother. She delves into the album theme and topic and talks about the rock-soul feel that the listeners will get… Read more »
To say that film director Tyler Perry has reached a pivotal point in his career with the release of the film-adaptation of Ntozake Shanges 1975 Tony Award-winning stage play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, is an understatement. Although, Perry does not reenact the play scene-by-scene, and some of… Read more »
As a graduate of Cleveland School of the Arts, it should come as no surprise that Conya Doss has found a way to utilize her craft in untraditional ways. A full-time teacher by day, and a critically-acclaimed singer by night, she has managed to balance the worlds of academia and entertainment with relative ease. Even… Read more »
Somebody up at Island Def Jam has a pretty wicked sense of humor. “Shot Down,” the new song by Ne-Yo, is pretty hot! The Boola-produced smoothie samples Shoot Em Up Movies by a group called The Deele. In the video, there are some familiar faces. An even more youthful looking Babyface is a group member… Read more »
The Smith Legacy rolls on, but Willow is paving her own roads. The world (love it publicly or in secrecy) has anxiously awaited and now its here…the video for “Whip My Hair.”
Hip-Hop is no longer just DJ’s beats, rappers’s rhymes, b-boying, and graff. The culture has expanded so much that the participants and the culture has permeated into the main vein of popular society. Dennis L.A. White is one of the younger, innovative talents to branch off from the Hip-Hop tree into Hollywood for greener pastures…. Read more »
Willow Smith is killin it right now and all of it is based on one song, Whip My Hair. Well the song didnt create itself. The production comes from the creative mind of one man Jukebox. He explains how the song with Willow came about and his lengthy relationship with Will Smith. He says Whip… Read more »