Check out the legendary Vanessa Williams as she covers the new issue of Essence Magazine along side her daughter singer Jillian Hervey of (Lion Babe). Get into their cover story as they open up about how they inspire each other & more HERE. Look for the new issue to hit newsstands later this month.
Sultry r&b diva Jhene Aiko is the latest celebrity to team up with PETA for their fight against the treatment of animals. The songstress takes it off in her ‘Drop The Fur’ ad for their “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign . Watch a behind the scenes feature as she speaks on her decision to get naked , become vegan and more below.
So rap fans are in for a lucky treat. It has just been announced that rap superstar J.Cole is gearing up to release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ . The surprise album was unveiled via Itunes and now we have the tracklisting . Fans will have to wait a few more days till its release on Dec 9th to see whats to come.
4 Your Eyez Only Tracklisting
1. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
3. “Deja Vu”
4. “Ville Mentality”
5. “She’s Mine Pt.1”
8. “Foldin Clothes”
9. “She’s Mine Pt. 2”
10. “4 Your Eyez Only”
Last night stars came out in New Jersey for Hot 97’s annual ‘Hot 4 The Holidays’ Concert. The special event held at the prudential center was packed with fans & media who came out to see some of today’s finest in Hip Hop and R&B. The show kicked off some of today’s fresh faced talent like rising r&b stars Jidenna & Khelani while rappers Joey Badass and Lil Yachty took over the stage right after. Now that was just the beginning because up next was the king of the south T.I. and trust me he cranked out all of his hits which definitely kept the crowd on their feet. Legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex was up next with his all star line up of friends as guest like French Montana , Young M.A. , Jeezy , Fat Joe & Remy Ma tore down the stage as if they were the headliners. Rap star Travis Scott was up next and got the audience hyped as he cranked out some of his fan favorite hits before jumping in the crowd to sing right along with them.
But all of these acts were just the appetizer for last nights headliner the iconic Usher. The legendary r&b superstarstar hit the stage for a jam packed 35 minute set backed by a full band and 6 dancers who brought the house down the minute they touched the stage. Usher gave us hit after performing songs like ‘Good Kisser’ , ‘U Dont Have To Call’ , ‘Caught Up’ , U Got It Bad ‘ , ‘ Missing You ‘ , ‘ Confessions ‘ and more but when ‘ Bad Girl ‘ came on the crowd went wild as he brought out special guest Teyana Taylor to rock the stage with him. Now we all could’ve went home but there was still more in store from Usher. He closed out his set with his classic ‘Yeah’ and his hit single ‘No Limit’ with special guest Young Thug & ASAP Ferg. Now if you werent in the building last night then yes you missed out on one hell of a show. Check out pics & exclusive footage from the epic concert which i promise you will only get bigger and better next year.
Pics courtesy of Getty Images , Branndann Art & Walik Goshorn
Tonight stars came out for the big return of VH1’s Divas Live. This year their ‘Unsilent Night’ special took place at The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NY and trust me the house was packed to see some our faves. Stars like Mariah Carey , Teyana Taylor , JoJo , Chaka Khan , Remy Ma , Patti Labelle , Serayah , LaLa Anthony , BeBe Rexha , Diana Gordon , Mack Wilds & more came out for the special taping. Check out pics from the upcoming special which is set to air on Monday Dec 5th at 9pm on VH1.
Last night we hard the pleasure of seeing rising stars Chloe & Halle live at the PlayStation Theater in NYC Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment were the perfect choice to open up the show for the sultry siren Andra Day. The two ladies took over the stage like pros captivating the audience with their angelic voices and polished moves. Their 30 minute set flowed perfectly as the sisters not only sang & danced but played their instruments as if it was second nature to them. After last night performance we clearly could see what Beyoncé saw in them because these girls are what music has been missing. Now if you couldn’t be there check out footage from their set to see why they are truly bonafide stars.
Now of course we couldn’t pass up the chance to see the Grammy Nominated sultry powerhouse Andra Day live in the flesh and trust me it was well worth the wait. The sassy yet poised entertainer rolled her “Cheers To The Fall Tour “ into town and trust me the house was packed & ready for one hell of a show. The soulful songstress backed by a 4 piece band and 2 background singers gave the crowd everything they wanted & more as she performed some of her fan favorite hits like ” Rise Up ” , “Rearview ” , ” The Only Way Out ” , “Cheers To The Fall ” , along with new tracks and a cover of Nina Simone & Erykah Badu. Her performance last night just proved how much her voice & sound was needed to help fill the void of real music and from what we saw she most certainly has more on the way. Get into her performance below to see just some of what she has in store when her tour rolls into your town.
Earlier this year it was announced that superstar actress Vivica A Fox was teaming up with Lifetime TV for a special docu-series with male exotic dancers. Her show “Vivica’s Black Magic” will see the actress & her friends Eurika & Kiana search through hundreds of men to fill a coveted spot for 8 male dancers to bring her show to life in Las Vegas. Look for the 8 one hour episode series which is executive produced by Vivica and J.C. LaMarre to premiere on Wednesday, January 4 at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
Last night we head the pleasure of coming out for as special screening of The Bounce Back. The special event held at the AMC Loews Theater on 34th street was packed with press and special fans who wanted to come out and see the romantic comedy which stars Shemar Moore , Nadine Velazquez & Bill Bellamy. Now of course the film’s stars were in attendance along with other notable guest like Rob Riley , Cheryl Pepsi Riley & Meli’sa Morgan who definitely came out to support the film which was funded by Shemar and his supporters via IndieGoGo. Check out pics & footage from the red carpet and make sure you go see the film which hits theaters on Dec 9th.