Slim of 112: Flying Solo

It was the year 1996 when Q, Slim, Mike and Daron, who the world would come to know as 112, dropped their first single, “Only You.” I thought I told you that we won’t stop, was the recognized catch phrase from the remix of their hit single, featuring the Notorious B.I.G and Mase. The ATL… Read more »



The Last Word: Beyonce Talks About the Wedding, Eva Mendes Talks More Nudity, and R. Kelly is Back in Court…AGAIN!

What’s the word, everybody? We have reached the end of another week and there’s still scandal in the air with Obama and McCain having their second debate, the government bailing out insurance giant American International Group (AIG) and mixed martial arts favorite Kimbo Slice getting knocked the f– out in 14 seconds by Seth Petruzelli…. Read more »



ALBUM REVIEW: Michelle Williams – Unexpected

While the curse that seems to haunt the females that surround Beyonce was seemingly lifted by Solange’s sophomore effort, the “other” Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams picked a good time to conjure up her first mainstream project. Instead of continuing with Gospel releases, Michelle tackled the world of Club/Dance with Unexpected. Maybe in an effort… Read more »



Brandy: The Evolution of B-Rocka Part Two (Brandy Raps and Talks About a Reunion with Monica)

Brandy’s road to the top didn’t have its fair share of bumps along the way. In Part Two, we learn about her sticking together with brother Ray J when the media gets brutal, her planning for her ’30s and her rap career that never was, and a “Boy Is Mine” Part Two? Alternatives: So… Read more »



Get To Know: Myko

Artist: Myko   Location: Atlanta, Georgia   Influences: The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics and The Delfonics, The Manhattans   Why You Should Know Myko:   Ever wonder if new solo artists stepping into the music industry feel like it’s their freshmen year on a high school basketball team? You know, the butterflies you get when you’re… Read more »



Tour Log: Heineken Red Star Soul – Keyshia Cole and Raheem DeVaughn

Date: Wednesday, October 1stLocation: Mansion Nightclub, New York CityThis past Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to check out the New York stop on Heineken’s Red Star Soul Concert series. The event, which took place at NYC’s trendy Mansion Nightclub, featured DC crooner Raheem Devaughn and BET reality show star Keyshia Cole. Upon entrance, it was… Read more »



The Last Word: Prince Preaches Celibacy, Terrence Howard Wants Women With Wet Wipes, and Will Smith as Captain America If Obama Wins?

What’s universal Planet Earth? With the House of Representatives voting today on the latest version of that $700 billion economic bailout package the Senate passed on Wednesday (Sept. 30), to the teams for this year’s World Series being decided with the MLB playoffs, Wall Street having its worst performance since the big stock market crash… Read more »



John Legend: Straight Talk

From his platinum selling debut Get Lifted and countless Grammy awards, to successfully launching HomeSchool records; Legend is a true American success story. Everything he touches turns to Gold. The most recent being that of British starlet Estelle’s album Shine, the first lady of Legend’s HomeSchool record label. It is definitely a far cry from… Read more »



Keri Hilson: It’s Showtime

Keri Hilson has probably been busy since birth. Having penned, produced, and arranged her first song at age twelve, she was quite possibly the musical prodigy that others in this new wave of “songwriters turned singers” boast themselves to be on their resumes. On a hot summer’s day, you can find her in the “A”… Read more »



The Last Word: Eva Mendes Reveals Naked Fetish, Aubrey O’Day Reveals a Porn Fetish, and Mariah Reveals a Bible Fetish?

What’s good, weekenders? Man, what a slow week. If it wasn’t for the government planning a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street and the financial system at the potential expense of us taxpayers, Obama and McCain’s first presidential debate being in danger of cancellation because of said financial crisis and Clay Aiken finally coming out,… Read more »



Karina Pasian: War Stories

At 17, Karina Pasian is a trained pianist with a soulful voice to match. Crediting jazz as her favorite genre of music, she frequently listens to Billie Holiday, Natalie Cole, and Sarah Vaughn. She is not your average teenager. After all, how many kids do you know have been invited to the White House to… Read more »



The Last Word: Mariah Is Tennessee Bound, R. Kelly Speaks On Child Porn Acquittal, Ne-Yo Calls Out the Phonies, and VIBE Responds to Ciara’s Nude Cover

How’s the life everybody? This week proved to be nothing to write home about as Texans deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, a tainted milk powder scandal results in thousands of babies being sick in China and a YouTube video surfaces that features Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard disrespecting the national anthem at a… Read more »



The Last Word: Chris Brown Writes For Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls Say No to Stripping, and Beyonce Talks Her Role As Etta James

What’s new, world conquerors? The end of the week is here and all we have to show for it is Obama and McCain coming together on the anniversary of 9/11 on Thursday, the federal government officially taking over mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as they battle this whole housing crisis, Lance Armstrong coming… Read more »



Ryan Leslie: Diamond in the Rough

Perhaps the resume of a music hopeful praying for superstardom in 2008 should detail how well they can multitask. Within the past several years, while witnessing the large scale success stories of singer/songwriter/producers like Ne-Yo and singer/songwriters like Amy Winehouse, it would seem that multitasking is the music business’ newest craze. Before the end of… Read more »



The Last Word: Kim Kardashian To Release An Album, Akon Goes On Trial, and VIBE Responds to Robin Thicke’s Remarks On Racism

What’s good, everyone? Nothing much to say about this week aside from John McCain making this year’s Presidential election even more historic with his running mate Sarah Palin being the first woman Vice Presidential candidate since Geraldine Ferraro to make run for the White House and Hurricane Gustav sparing a Katrina-like repeat on New Orleans… Read more »



Pussycat Dolls: On Dating Bow Wow, the Return of Nicole Scherzinger, and Working With R Kelly

A lot has changed his since the Pussycat Dolls’ seven million selling debut album PCD, but the world’s biggest girl group are back – all grown up and ready to send temperatures soaring with their new single taken from their new album Doll Domination.   AHHA chats with Melody Thornton about Carmit Bachar’s shocking departure,… Read more »



The Last Word: Chante Moore Reveals How Diddy Jacked Her Song, R Kelly Back In Court For South African Tour Scam, and Terrence Howard Reveals Stalking Past

What’s up, everybody? Happy Labor Day weekend. We’ve reached the end of another five days, as we witnessed history being made with Barack Obama officially accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination to become President (was there any other significant thing that went down this week?)   R.I.P to Aaliyah, who left us too soon seven years… Read more »



The Lauryn Hill Chronicles

Lauryn Hill. The name alone conjures up images of what an entertainer can aspire to become. Part rapper. Part singer. Part actress/activist. All woman. The consummate professional with countless awards to back it up. Which makes her current absence all the more puzzling, considering her influence among countless peers, veterans and rookies. As the lone female member… Read more »


AllHipHop Remembers Aaliyah

Seven years ago to the day, we lost Aaliyah Haughton. As we’ve witnessed talented artists pass on throughout history, we begin to relate their deaths with what we were doing when we found out. Our parents probably remember where they were when they found out John Lennon died or Jimi Hendrix or Bob Marley. For… Read more »



Sunday Selection: Aaliyah Collabs

I remember clearly when I learned of the death of Aaliyah. It was Sunday, the morning of August 26, 2001; about 5AM or so. I’d fallen asleep on the couch with the television on. Upon awakening I looked over at the TV, and to my surprise was a news reporter saying Aaliyah died tragically while… Read more »



The Last Word: Mario Reveals Drug Dealer Past, Bobby Brown and Kells Are Back in Court, and Janet Jackson Reveals the Pleasure Principle and Enters the Dictionary

What’s real, good people? Another week, another 25 cents made as the world spins with Florida feeling the effects of tropical storm Fay, anticipation running high over who Obama and McCain will pick as their running mates and world record breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt catching flack from IOC president Jacques Rogge for displaying a… Read more »



Really Lisa Raye?

The views expressed in this column are not the views shared by However, we don’t plan on watching Player’s Club for a very long time. It’s me b**ches! I have finally returned to you like those cold sores that periodically return to many of your privates!So I was in line awaiting my turn after… Read more »



The Last Word: Rohan Marley Speaks On Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse Gets Her Own Video Game, and Prince Hates On a Dentist’s Dream

What’s real, people? Another week in the can and talk is still going around about John Edwards coming clean about his marital indiscretion, the Russia-Georgia conflict and the tight medal race at the Olympics between the US and China. R.I.P. to Bernie Mac, who died Saturday (Aug. 9) at the age of 50. George Clooney said… Read more »



The Last Word: Rihanna Gets Nominated For Sexiest Stomach, Solange Becomes an Armani Ambassador, and Mary J Blige Is a Thief?

Happy weekend, warriors. Five days down and hopefully two very slow ones to go as we think how census figures show minorities becoming the majority in 10-20 years.Paris Hilton mocked the Presidential candidates with her own political ad and the world’s best athletes will square off against each other with the start of the Olympic… Read more »