In a video that appeared online late Monday afternoon (July 20), Chris Brown has apologized publicly for the first time about the domestic altercation that took place between him and Rihanna earlier this year.
In the clip, obtained by MTV News, Brown, dressed in a red long-sleeve shirt with buttons on the front, spoke directly to the camera and apologized to his former girlfriend and his fans.
We caught up with M-1 of the group dead prez to find about his recent trip to Gaza. For folks who don’t recall, last week M-1 made headlines along with former Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, New York City Councilman Charles Barron and UK Parliament member George Galloway. They along with over 200 people defied a blockade and warnings from the Israeli government and went to Gaza to bring humanitarian aid.
The Beastie Boys have announced that their upcoming tour and album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 have been postponed indefinitely, after a cancerous tumor was found in group member Adam “MCA” Yauch.
Representatives for the group told AllHipHop.com that a cancerous tumor was found in Yauch’s left parotid (salivary) gland.
Luckily, the tumor was caught early and is localized to one area, but the treatable tumor will require surgery and several weeks of treatment.
Also, reps said the tumor was in an area that would not impact Yauch’s vocal cords.
There is no small irony to the fact that the announcement of the folding of Vibe Magazine occurred the day after the death of Michael Jackson. Though Jackson’s career was on the downside in the United States when Vibe Magazine published its first issue in September of 1993, the magazine was the product of a cultural landscape that Jackson had a large hand in crafting. Presenting a glossy and urbane view of urban culture, Vibe became a preeminent venue for journalists and scholars chronicling contemporary Black popular culture. The lists of writers who can claim a Vibe by-line represent the cutting edge of a critical intelligentsia, many of them Black writers who would have had few other legitimate options to hone their craft.
What do you get when you need cash, your friend decides she can sell your body for a percentage of the profits, you decide to play along, and you both have a blast as Detroit sex workers?
In this case you get a female pimp and the man is the one who will be getting his hands dirty. HBO's new show Hung, with the tagline "It's hard to make an indecent living," is a beautiful window into sex work showing how a mainstream American might get started. The first episode was broadcasted this week, but it looks like this show is going to be a fun light-hearted look at a difficult subject.
So today after recieving news that a whooping record breaking 11 million viewers checked in to watch the BET Awards this past Sunday night in anticipation of seeing a Tribute to Michael Jackson just 2 or 3 days after his death, BET has finally responded to all the criticism. It responded by giving an exclusive statement to All Hip Hop where they denounce the performance of Lil Wayne and Drake. An exclusive statement to AHH? Wow.. there was no press release issued by Debra Lee or Stephen Hill.. There was no notification on their website BET.com as of 7:45 am PST… All I can do is shake my head.. Of course they do this on the day of our three day holiday when everyone is out and about..
When many of us who don’t live in the South think of rap music coming from that area, we sadly associate the music as being less then conscious or socially uplifting. And while it is true there are some artists who may just spit lyrics around the topics of bling, fancy rims and their pimping abilities, such topics were not created by Southern rappers nor are those topics their exclusive domain.
To the degree that one might label such topics as ignorance, bear in mind ignorance is everywhere. It's in New York - the birthplace of Hip Hop. It’s in Cali - home to numerous socially conscious movements and organizations. It's found in mainstream rap and it's found in the underground. Let’s not get it twisted.