President-elect Barack Obama wrote this essay for The Washington Times in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:
On the day of the first inauguration to take place in this city, a small band of citizens gathered to watch Thomas Jefferson assume office. Our young and fragile democracy had barely finished a long and contentious election that tested our founding ideals, and there were those who feared our union might not endure.
CultureVI.com caught up with Anthony Hamilton for an interview, where the R&B singer discussed his latest album 'The Point of It All', what he's learned since his 'XTC' debut, being mentioned in the same breath as Marvin Gaye, how songwriting comes naturally to him, having respect for John Legend, Beyonce and Ledisi, what he thinks about Kanye West singing on his new album, advice for aspiring artists, how the tour has been going, and much more. Listen to the interview… Continue
On Friday, January 16th, ABC's "World News" webcast exclusively presented the music video of Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist Young Jeezy's new song, "My President" off his album "The Recession."
Watch the complete video here.
The video reminds you in part of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," in which the whole community… Continue
The Dwyane/Siohvaughn Wade divorce just got extra grimey. Siohvaughn filed papers yesterday in Miami with her lawyers alleging Dwyane abandoned his children, committed adultery, and infected her with an unspecified sexually transmitted disease. And she wants the names of ”all of his sexual partners” during their six-year marriage. O snap!
O but there’s more:
`Dwyane has dissipated substantial sums of marital property including . . .… Continue
Rapper Young Jeezy made an appearance at the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival Friday night to host an Island Def Jam party with Mariah Carey in celebration of her film “Push”. Uh oh.
Jeezy + Paris = One HELL of an… Continue
Oh isn’t this special. Confirmation of Kimora Lee and Djimon Honsou’s pregnant status hit Us Weekly today. And I guess it takes for the “other” media to confirm before people believe what YBF’s been calling for months. Our sources tell us that she’s indeed 4 months pregnant. But this time around it’s a difficult pregnancy. Even though it’s her third one, she’s still insecure about the pregnancy weight–which is why she’s been hiding out and covering up… Continue
DJ Mike Nice is fresh off diggin in the crates to serve the world with that Brooklyn Bullshit. This mixtape features rare and unreleased gems from some of Brooklyns finest. You can catch some freestyles from the late great Christopher Wallace (at age 12 & 17) as well as some unreleased Jay-Z demo’s, Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap collaborations and much more. Hit the jump to dive into the vaults with the tracklisting and link. And on a related… Continue
Three months after former Def Jam Recordings executive vice president Shakir Stewart was found dead by an apparent suicide, his position has reportedly been replaced.
New York’s Daily News has learned that Atlantic Records’ VP of urban A&R Chris Hicks will be taking over for Stewart at the famed hip-hop label. A decade long veteran in the industry, Hicks is largely recognized for founding the publishing company Noontime, which he signed to a… Continue
YO BOY SAID HE WAS GONNA DO BIG THINGS THIS YEAR. JEEZY IS MAKIN BIG BUCKS AND KEEPIN IT REAL. HE'S DOING A AD FOR BELVEDERE, AND AT THE SAMETIME SHOT THE VIDEO FOR CIRCULATE COMING OUT NEXT MONTH GO TO DEFJAM.COM FOR MORE INFO . THE PIC LINKS ARE BELOW- JUST A LITTLE INFO FOR THE JEEZY FANS -KEEP IT MOVING… Continue
*Lil Wayne has been tapped to perform at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and broadcast on CBS.
The rapper – along with the Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney and Katy Perry – were the first performers to be announced Wednesday by organizers of the annual ceremony.
Perry's performance will be interactive. Fans can upload short videos of themselves singing along to her hit "I Kissed a… Continue
As you all may know, I was in Atlanta a few weeks ago working with my Atl family Coach K and NO ID. I feel like Atl is my second home. I lived in Buckhead for a year and spent a lot of time in the A during my Cash Money years. Shouts to all the homies at Patchwerk studios and the Waffle House staff!! Baby used to like working out of Atlanta because the clubs stayed open late, it was real industry there, and it was easy for us to jump on the tour bus… Continue