Ashanti is definitely coming with the hits now a days as the March 4th release date for her new album Braveheart becomes closer. Her new single “First Real Love” features none other than Beenie Man as she goes for a reggae sound this time around and it absolutely works for her. The track also displays her vocal growth since she first entered the game back in 2001. Ashanti recently spoke with theybf.com, and when asked if her relationship with Nelly had any influence on her album she said:
Absolutely. It’s just about being real, being honest and being brave. Writing about what I really felt and what I really went through. Yeah, he was apart of it.
Check out her new single when you continue. . .
Rick Ross is currently gearing up to release his new studio album Mastermind, next month on March 4th. With features from Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Kanye West and others Rick Ross taps French Montana and Diddy to feature on his new track “Nobody”. The single was inspired by Notorious B.I.G’s 1997 hit “You’re Nobody (Until Somebody Kills You)” off of his Life After Death album. With French Montana on the hook and chorus and commentary from Diddy in the background, Rick Ross definitely channels Biggie.
Warning: This song is NSFW
Check out the single when you continue. . .
If you’re keeping track, Beyoncé is still touring and singing around the globe. Last night, Mrs. Carter performed at the BRIT Awards in London. Dressed in a skin-tight and gorgeous emerald sequined dress, Beyoncé dazzles with her live performance of her single XO.
The London Chamber Orchestra provided the musical accompaniment. Along with dazzling visuals and some great light work, this live performance made me like the song just that much more. Check out the video below:
It’s never too early for cake and ice cream when it’s your birthday! Happy birthday to everyone celebrating today! Enjoy it! We want to send special birthday wishes out to these celebrities:
Singer Rihanna turns 26 today and is enjoying her birthday on the slopes!
Legendary actor Sidney Poitier turns 87 today.
Former Basketball Player turned Witty Sports Analyst Charles Barkley turns 57 today.
Former NBA player, now Chinese Basketball Association player Stephon Marbury turns 37 today.
It’s been a minute since JoJo has released some music, and that is because she was in a bad deal with her former label Blackground Records. However, she was recently released from her contract after her music was being held hostage. Now she has found a new home with Atlantic Records. In the midst of working on her new album she released an EP entitled #LoveJo on Valentine’s Day. On the the EP JoJo does an amazing job as she covers the classic hit “Caught Up In The Rapture” by legendary singer Anita Baker. JoJo puts her own twist to the song, and shows exactly why she is the definition of a true artist.
Check out the song when you continue. . .
J Cole definitely has to be labeled as one of the most creative rappers of this generation when it comes to his lyrics and his visuals. “She Knows” appears on his 2013 album Born Sinner, and like his video for “Crooked Smile” J Cole delivers yet another symbolic/ cinematic video that keeps viewers wondering what’s going to happen next.
Check out the video below:
Baltimore Ravens’ running back, Ray Rice was reportedly in a fight with his fiancee, Janay Palmer, while at Revel Casino, in Atlantic City the day after Valentine’s Day. The two were arrested for misconduct which also included domestic violence– just shortly after the hotel footage (below). In the video Rice can be seen dragging Janay out of the elevator. Janay seems unable to move until she’s out of the elevator. Honestly, to me she looks inebriated, but TMZ is describing Janay as being out cold, as in she was knocked out.
Either way this video doesn’t really help anyone’s case. At this moment Ray Rice is not speaking to the media about the situation, and according to his lawyer Ray Rice is waiting for his day in court, if it comes to that.