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 »



The Last Word: Alicia Keys Becomes a Bodyguard, R. Kelly is a “Screamer,” and Jermaine Dupri Discovers Four Ways to Get You Wet

How’s life, everyone? Slowly but surely, we arrive at the end of another week. With a moderate 5.4 earthquake shaking up California, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio finalizing their long-awaited merger, and the House of Representatives passing a resolution apologizing for slavery and the Jim Crow era, there was something to talk about… Read more »



Janelle Monae: Alice in Wondaland

“I really would prefer this side,” Janelle Monae coos. The Atlanta native is nothing but classy even as she instructs the AllHipHop staff to switch seats because like she said, she prefers her left side. The Bad Boy artist is thoughtful, and her outfit reflects her thoughtfulness as she switches seats and neatly places her… Read more »



The Last Word: Ne-Yo’s On Michael Jackson’s Comeback, Rihanna Talks Tomboys and Light Skin, and Timberlake Pees In the Presence of Michael Jordan!

What’s shakin’ everybody? Another five gone down, another bit of loose change made. With Hurricane Dolly causing damage in Texas, Danica Patrick and Milka Duno catfighting on the racetrack, WNBA players brawling on the court, and John McCain trying to get some attention away from Barack Obama’s international trip overseas, it was just another week… Read more »



Teairra Mari: Former Princess of Roc-A-Fella Discusses Her Split From Jay-Z and Move to Interscope

It’s been two years since proclaimed princess of The Roc, Teairra Mari, stepped out the shower onto a clean slate when she received the fateful telephone call ending her contract with Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. She released her debut Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Mari spawning the major hit “Make Her Feel Good,” hoisting her to #5 on the… Read more »



Trials of TQ: The Buck Starts Here

ALLHIPHOP CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCEBack in 1999, I performed at the World Wide Sony Music Convention in Miami… I blew the roof off that bitch. Point Blank. That day I learned the most valuable and important thing in my career. Two guys pulled me to the side in the hallway after my performance. They were pretty high… Read more »



The Last Word: Keri Hilson Says No to Sex with Timbaland and Polow Da Don, Rihanna Gets Tattooed, and Chris Brown Bones With TI!!!

What’s good, folks? We have arrived at the end of another week. From the New Yorker catching heat over running a controversial cartoon cover of Barack and Michelle Obama to Anheuser-Busch being sold to a Belgian company to baseball fans taking in this year’s all-star game, it was another active five days. Congratulations to Black Eyed… Read more »



Get To Know: Jayms Madison

Artist: Jayms Madison Location: New York, NY Influences: Prince, Tina Turner, Nikka Costa, Imogen Heap, Dakota Staten Why You Should Know Jayms Madison: Within in her 20 years of existence, Jayms Madison is experiencing first-hand what many singer/songwriters strive to accomplish with an award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame at age 19, studio time with rap mogul Sean… Read more »



The Last Word: Beyonce’s Breasts Lost, Teairra Mari Talks Def Jam, and Mariah Carey Gets Kidnapped?

Hello, planet Earth. Here we are for another round after the Rev. Jesse Jackson apologizes for what he called “crude and hurtful” remarks geared toward Barack Obama, new DNA tests clear all members of Jon Benet Ramsey’s family of the young beauty contestant’s 1996 murder, and rumors of Brett Favre coming out of retirement to… Read more »



Michelle Williams Talks Her New Album, Rumors of Beyonce’s Pregnancy, and the Destiny’s Child Reunion

Having been a member of the biggest selling female group of all time Destiny’s Child for more than eight years, Michelle Williams is re-embarking on her solo career. With a single out and a hotly anticipated album on the way, Williams is preparing to silence the naysayers.In this in-depth interview, the 27-year-old star opens up… Read more »