Last night we had the pleasure of attending the Ruff Ryders Reunion Past, Present & Future Concert held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY . The sold out event was packed with fans who came out for a special celebration to see of some of hip-hops finest acts from the late 90s. Rapper Drag-On kicked off the show which got prepared fans for what was sure to be an epic night. The queen of Ruff Ryders EVE then hit the stage and took over as the only female on the bill could as she cranked out hit after hit from her huge catalogue. Now if that wasn’t enough hit-maker Swizz Beatz was up next and trust me he pulled out all the stops. Swizz catalogue alone production wise could it be a concert on its own but to make it even better he brought out special guest like Cassidy, Remy Ma , Fat Joe & French Montana which took the show to a whole other level. To be real the concert could of ended there and fans would’ve been satisfied like they were at summer jam but there was still more to come. The Lox took the stage next and took over as they cranked out some of their classics but trust they had some tricks up their sleeves as well. During their set they made sure to show Brooklyn love bringing out guest like Lil Cease , M.O.P & Uncle Murda which kept the crowd hyped. Now for the closer it was only right to have DMX end this concert and trust me he went out with a bang. The heartfelt rapper left it all the stage last night as he performed every smash hit you could think of which proved to the world why he was the king of Ruff Ryders with not one special guest might i add. Now trust me when i say my summary is nothing compared to what fans felt watching the concert, because it was an experience that just had to be seen in the flesh. Lucky for you i have exclusive footage up for a limited time so watch as they all take the stage for a historical moment that will definitely live on in hip-hop history for years to come below. Shout out to Francoise for having us last night and taking care of, its greatly appreciated as always.
Last night we had the pleasure of attending a private screening for the upcoming premiere of Centric TV‘ new reality series ‘ We Are The Joneses ‘ . The special event held at Rickeys in the Dream Hotel in NYC was packed with press , influencers and celebs who came out to celebrate with the couple on their long awaited series. Husband & Wife Dr. Michael Jones and Cathleen Trigg-Jones talked with guest about the series which will showcase their grind & hustle in and out of the work place as they take over the medical field and tv world. Check out pics & exclusive video from the event and tune into the season premiere this saturday April 22nd at 10pm on Centric.
This past Monday we were treated to a special evening out with the cast of WEtv’s new breakout hit series ‘ Hustle & Soul ‘ . The special screening & dinner held at The Cutting Room was packed with media and other VIP who were all in attendance to get a special preview of whats to come from Chef Lawrence and his crew at The Pink Tea Cup. Now of course his crew Thandi , Candice , Sana , Dominic, Stefan and yes his girlfriend Ana was all in attendance for the intimate viewing followed by a Q&A with AJ Calloway. The crowd was able to get a more in depth look at the chef behind the infamous restaurant which has been drawing crowds for years but now the whole world will know about the special eatery. Check out pics & video from the special event as guest were also treated to dinner while Questlove hit the 1&2’s as we partied the night away below. Make sure to tune into the new must see show Thursday nights at 10pm on WEtv.
Last night stars come out in NYC for the special advanced screening of the upcoming FOX series ‘ Shots Fired ‘ The 10 hour event written & directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood & Gina Prince-Bythewood was screened to press and special guest at the Paley Center for Media . Stars of the show Sanaa Lathan , Mack Wilds , Stephan James , Richard Dreyfuss & Jill Hennessy were all in attendance to promote the racially charged epic event which will have America talking. Check out pics & exclusive footage from last nights special presentation , and look for the must see series to premiere on March 22nd at 8pm on FOX.
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Tonight Hollywood’s biggest stars have come out for the 89th annual Academy Awards. The big event held at the Hollywood & Highland Center is jam packed with some of our faves who are dressed in their finest for the big night. Check out pics as some of this years nominees Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga , Mahershala Ali , Naomie Harris , Ava Duvernay & other stars including Janelle Monae , Taraji P Henson , Ocatvia Spencer , Pharrell Williams , Samuel L Jackson , John Legend , Terrence Howard , Halle Berry , Dwayne Johnson & more make their way inside for the big show below.
If you didn’t catch the show then of course you didn’t see all the black star power & controversy during the show. Goes time nominee Mahershala Ali took home the win for Best Supporting Actor in ” Moonlight “, while our girl 3 time nominee Viola Davis finally won for Best Supporting Actress with her stunning performance in “Fences” . Now if that wasn’t enough Barry Jenkins won Best Screenplay for the film “Moonlight” which also took home the biggest award of the night for Best Picture. The film which made such a huge impact to audiences also caused a bit of confusion last night on stage because due to an error in envelopes it was told to the audience that “LaLa Land” was the winner which came as no surprise until minutes later chaos ensued when executives had to interrupt their speech to announce that the actual winner was “Moonlight”. The crazy & eratic moment left everyone shocked but pleased with the real outcome but this will definitely be a moment in history that will always be remembered. Watch a recap of all the best moments from the show below.
Earlier tonight Grammy Award winning r&b superstar John Legend took over the court at Smoothie King Center in New Orelans during the 2017 NBA All Star Game. Watch as he performs a medley of his hits during the halftime show below.
Last night stars came out in Beverly Hills for BET’s 2nd Annual American Black Film Festival Honors. The event held at the Beverly Hilton was packed with Black Star Power as some of our favorites in Hollywood came out to celebrate the finest in television and film. Superstars like Queen Latifah , Denzel Washington , Viola Davis , Cicely Tyson , Diahann Carrol, Omari Hardwick, Pharrell Williams , Terrence Howard , Anika Noni Rose, Larenz Tate , Nia Long , Common , Maxwell , Issa Rae, Aldis Hodge , Lil Mama , Morris Chestnut , Kiersey Clemons, Jay Ellis ,Trai Byers , Elijah Kelly, Luke James , Keith Powers , Woody McClain , Cory Hardrict , Rutina Wesley , Kofi Siroboe , Dondre Whitfield, Chris Spencer , F.Gary Gray , Kandi Burruss , Laz Alonso , June Ambrose & more were all in attendance to celebrate excellence. Now of course they had to take over the red carpet in style before the big event and we got tons of pics & exclusive footage from BET from inside the show as well. Look for the show hosted by Regina Hall to air on Feb 22nd at 8pm on BET.
Last night we had the pleasure of coming out to Kola House in NYC for Pepsi’s Sound Drop Concert. The special event was in honor of Grammy nominated breakout star Jidenna , who finally released his highly anticipated debut album ‘The Chief’ . Watch as he celebrates with his Wondaland/Epic Records family , media & fans while lighting the stage on fire with one hell of a concert. Get into his 50 minute set as he performs tracks off the album including fan favorites ‘Chief Dont Run’ , Put My Knickers On ‘ , ‘ Long Live The Chief’ , ‘Little Bit More’ , ‘ Some Kind Of Way’ , ” Trampoline , ‘Classic Man’ , ‘Bambi’ & ‘The Let Out’ which left everyone just wanting more & more . This album is filled with the perfect balance of uptempos, mids and just straight head nodding tracks that showcases his versatility on record through any genre whether it be r&b or hip-hop. Cop the album which will definitely be on repeat in stores now.
Check out superstar couple Teyana Taylor & Iman Shumpert as they steam things up for the new issue of GQ Magazine. Get into their cover spread as they show off their steamy and lavish lifestyle as they open up about being married , parenthood , their careers HERE
Last night stars of the upcoming VH1 tv series ‘The Breaks’ came out for a private screening at the Roxy Hotel. The event filled with media and other celebs was jam packed with everyone in anticipation for the made for tv movie spinoff. Stars of the series including Mack Wilds, Afton Williamson, Antoine Harris , Wood Harris , Teyana Taylor , Sinqua Walls , William Jackson Harper, Ali Ahn & Daisha Graf were all in attendance along with special guest LaLa Anthony , Dave East , Angela Yee & J.R. Ramirez . Now if that wasn’t enough after screening the first two episodes, guest were treated to an after party/concert hosted by Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club. The party which was even more exclusive featured performances by rap legends Mobb Deep & Naughty By Nature who had the crowd rocking & singing along to every one of their classic hits all night. Trust me VH1 has outdone themselves this time and has a hit on their hands, which only makes us want to see more & more. Look for the series premiere to air on Monday Feb 20th at 9pm on VH1. Check out pics and exclusive footage from the red carpet and after party from us of course below.