Inspired by the TLC reality show Toddlers & Tiaras, Australian rap diva Iggy Azelea plays a pageant mom in the video for “Murda Bizness,” a collaboration with her Grand Hustle boss T.I. from her EP Glory.
Is Iggy Azelea the future of female hip-hop?
Fresh off his win for best R&B album at this year’s GRAMMYs, Chris Brown follows up with Fortune, released on July 3 via RCA Records. The 14-track (standard edition) picks up where his last album left off, showcasing multiple sides of the controversial singer. On one hand, he’s a fearless, 20-something whose only priority is partying and chasing women. On another he’s a defiant rebel who occasionally raps about coming from nothing to something and does not want to be judged by his past. He then adopts the typical bravado synonymous with R&B male singers, before displaying surprising sense of vulnerability and heartbreak.
During the era of TLC and En Vogue, SWV rose to the top of the charts with the hits “I’m So Into You,” “Weak” and “Right Here.” 15 years after the release of their last album, the trio — comprised of Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George and Leanne “LeLee” Lyons — make their long-awaited return with I Missed Us.
Largely produced Cainon Lamb, co-producer of hits for Keyshia Cole (“Let It Go”), Beyoncé (“Countdown”) and Monica (“Everything to Me”), I Missed Us is a fresh start for the ladies. The 13-track project doesn’t sound like an album by a group who’s already been to the top, but more like an album from a artists who are still hungry with new benchmarks.
Whether it’s the sample-heavy “All About You,” the Brianna Perry-assisted “Do Ya,” the booming bass on “Better Than I,” or the soaring vocals on the inspirational “Use Me,” SWV’s I Missed Us ranks as one of the year’s most solid R&B albums. Welcome back, ladies!
Watch the video for “Co-Sign” here
Listen to “Do Ya” featuring Brianna Perry below.
Following the success of “Stay,” Tyrese once again caters to the grown and sexy in his music video for “Nothing On You,” the second single from his latest album, Open Invitation. With the never-aging Chilli co-starring in the vid, “Nothing On You” is appropriate during this week of Valentine’s Day.
When Taylor Swift rolled into Philly last night for her Speak Now tour, the 21-year-old surprised fans by covering a slew of hits from artists, including TLC, Eminem, and Mya.
Taylor performed an acoustic version of TLC’s 1999 hit “Unpretty” before segueing into P!nk’s “Who Knew“. As in previous shows, the country crooner covered Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Pras, Mya, and ODB’s “Ghetto Supastar,” calling it her “seventh grade anthem.”
I’ve said it a million times, “ANYBODY CAN GET A REALITY SHOW”. After watching the trailer for Chilli’s upcoming reality venture titled, “What Chilli Wants”, my point was further proven. From the trailer, it’s clear that Chilli is alone because her expectations are UNREALISTIC–yes, that needed to be in CAPS!
The series will document her quest to find love and manage her life, and is set to air in April 11th on VH1.
Will you be watching?