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Dec
7
T.I. and Tiny Get Animated in ‘Holiday Hustle Special’

T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special

The Harris family is getting animated this Christmas. T.I. “Tip” Harris, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and their six kids lend their voices to the hour-long animated adventure “T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special.”

When Santa goes missing, the family travels from Atlanta to the North Pole in hopes of saving Christmas. They encounter familiar faces like Jack Frost and Mrs. Claus on their journey, all while trying to keep the Christmas spirit alive.

Will they find Santa before it’s too late? “T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special” airs Tuesday, December 17, at 8 p.m. on VH1.

Get a first look below.

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Dec
7
Robin Thicke, T.I., Miguel, Lorde, & Macklemore Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

T.I., Robin Thicke, and Verdine White

The race for Grammy gold kicked off on Friday night at “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Nominations in major categories were announced live on air during the one-hour CBS special, which featured performances from multiple nominees including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Robin Thicke.

Seven-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with “Thrift Shop,” which was nominated for Best Rap Song.

“Hopefully what we have been able to do this past year, it’s a model for other people to follow, that you do not need a record label, that you do not need a big company behind you,” said Macklemore, whose album The Heist was released independently.

Lorde delivered her Record of the Year-nominated hit “Royals,” and two-time nominee Miguel teamed with Keith Urban on a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

With some help from T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Thicke had the crowd in its feet with his Grammy-nominated hit “Blurred Lines.” His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke congratulated him backstage on his three nominations.

Kelly Rowland, who was nominated for Best R&B Song for Fantasia’s “Without You,” presented Best Country Album and caught up with Lorde and LL Cool J.

Check out some backstage pics and watch the performances below.

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Dec
2
Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, & Wale Perform at Soul Train Awards

K. Michelle

There were tears, tributes, and plenty of thrills when the Soul Train Awards 2013 aired last night on BET and Centric. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this year’s show paid homage to the soul soundtrack of the ’90s, with performances from today’s brightest stars and the legends before them.

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the two-and-a-half hour show at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena with her new single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” accompanied by Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan, and T.I.

An emotional Tamar Braxton picked up two awards for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award and later performed a medley including “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All the Way Home.”

Best New Artist winner K. Michelle delivered a very special performance of “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.,” while Wale teamed up with Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams for a mash-up of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and “LoveHate Thing.”

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Keith Sweat brought down the house with a medley of his greatest hits including “Make It Last Forever,” for which he was joined by Faith Evans.

Dionne Warwick was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded salute from Ron Isley, Ruben Studdard, Chrisette Michelle, Gladys Knight, and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover.

Slick Rick, Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane brought back memories with an old school hip-hop medley, while the “Blue-Eyed Soul” set starred Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, Dave Koz, and Vanilla Ice, who had the crowd in its feet with “Ice Ice Baby.”

Other big winners included Kendrick Lamar (Album of the Year), Janelle Monáe (Video of the Year for “Q.U.E.E.N.”), Robin Thicke (Song of the Year for “Blurred Lines”), and Ashanti (Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have”).

Watch highlights from the show below.

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Nov
28
Iggy Azalea and T.I. Perform ‘Change Your Life’ on ‘Letterman’

T.I., Iggy Azalea, and David Letterman

Iggy Azalea kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday with an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday. Dressed in all white, the Aussie rap sensation performed her latest single “Change Your Life” with some help from T.I. and a live band. She rocked out with her guitarist before the Hustle Gang chief joined her for his guest verse.

She also worked her charm on Letterman, who was captivated by the sexy blonde.

Feast your eyes on Iggy’s white-hot set.

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Nov
22
T.I. and Grand Hustle Announce Partnership with Columbia Records

T.I.

The King has found a new home. T.I. has inked a deal with Columbia Records, where he will release his next album.

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Nov
19
Jaden and Willow Smith, T.I. and Tiny Attend ‘Hunger Games’ Premiere

Jaden and Willow Smith

The stars came out to get a first glimpse of the most-anticipated movie of the fall at the star-studded premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Nokia Theatre in L.A. last night.

The youngest Smiths, Jaden and Willow, hit the red carpet in their fashionable attire. Jaden, sporting mismatched shoes, posed for some silly pics with his younger sister and the film’s star Jennifer Lawrence.

The 15-year-old actor/rapper gave the movie a glowing review. “I Don’t Like To Tweet But The New Hunger Games Is Literally Amazing,” wrote Jaden.

The King, T.I., arrived with his queen, Tiny, while Catching Fire star Lenny Kravitz brought his daughter Zoe as his date.

The movie opens in theaters on Friday, while the soundtrack, which is already No. 1 on iTunes, features The Weeknd, Christina Aguilera, and Lorde.

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Nov
13
Britney Spears Taps T.I. for New Album

Britney Spears and T.I.

It’s Britney, bitch—and T.I. The King of the South has collaborated with the pop queen for a song on her upcoming album.

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