Archive for 01.14.2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Unleash Surprise Performance on NYC Bus

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Despite all their success, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis haven’t forgotten their humble beginnings. The Seattle duo took it back to basics and surprised a bus full of New Yorkers with an impromptu performance in a promo for the Grammys’ “Music Unleashes” campaign.

With boombox in hand, they boarded the bus and started performing their hit “Can’t Hold Us” for the surprised commuters, who weren’t sure what was happening. Macklemore threw a paper towel roll around while he rapped and eventually the whole bus was standing up and clapping along.

On January 26, the duo will perform on a much bigger stage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, where they are nominated seven times.

Watch them put a smile on the faces of some unsuspecting New Yorkers.

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Bruno Mars Announces Tour Dates with Pharrell, Aloe Blacc

Bruno Mars and Pharrell

After performing sold-out shows in over 90 cities around the world, Bruno Mars will return to the road for the next leg of his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” with special guests Pharrell Williams and Aloe Blacc.

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Ice Cube, Keri Hilson, & Nick Cannon Attend ‘Ride Along’ Premiere

Keri Hilson

Black Hollywood stepped out to the premiere of the action comedy Ride Along at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday night. The film’s stars, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, celebrated with their co-stars including David Banner and Tika Sumpter.

Cube, who plays a tough-talking Atlanta cop in the movie, brought his wife Kimberly Woodruff as his date, while Kevin Hart arrived with his girlfriend Eniko Parrish.

Keri Hilson stepped out of the studio and onto the red carpet, rocking long black hair, and Nick Cannon looked dapper in a tuxedo.

The film opens in theaters nationwide Friday.

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New Music: Isaiah Rashad – ‘RIP Kevin Miller’

Isaiah Rashad

TDE promises a big year ahead with new albums from ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar. The label’s newest signee Isaiah Rashad also plans to drop his eagerly-anticipated EP Cilvia.

On his latest release “RIP Kevin Miller,” the Chattanooga rapper seemingly pays homage to Master P’s younger brother, Kevin Miller, who was shot and killed during a 1995 robbery.

“I need diamond teeth/ Livin’ like it’s 1998/ Like when Percy was the King/ Back when Juve was the Great,” he raps.

Stream the Black Metaphor production below.

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JoJo Released from Blackground, Signs with Atlantic Records

JoJo

JoJo is free at last. After a multi-year battle, the singer has been released from her contract with Blackground Records.

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Rick Ross Announces ‘Mastermind’ Release Date

Mastermind

Mastermind is coming this March. Rick Ross has announced a new release date for his sixth album.

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New Music: Doe B f/ T.I. – ‘Why’

Why

Last month, Alabama rapper Doe B was killed during a club shooting in his hometown of Montgomery. In the wake of his tragic death, CBM and Hustle Gang have debuted a previously unreleased song from the 22-year-old called “Why,” produced by Soopa L and co-produced by Bao Pham aka CLASSIC.

On the chilling piano-driven track, Doe raises some questions about life, while his Grand Hustle boss T.I. salutes his protégé.

“It ain’t over though, Doe. I got you partner. You worked too motherfuckin’ hard. We ain’t gon’ let that shit go to waste,” says Tip.

R.I.P. Doe B.

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