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Kendrick Lamar, Drake Winners At BET Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Awards season is still a few months away, but in the music arena its in full-force as the 2013 BET Awards were held on Sunday, June 30 live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Big winners of the night included Kendrick Lamar who took home three awards including Best New Artist. Rapper Drake also had a good night taking...

“Unconscious State” Album Review

HOLLYWOOD—On Tuesday, July 2, Jon Connor released his anticipated album “Unconscious State." Connor dropped the 21-track album with a numerous amount of features throughout the album where he showcases his lyrical skill. He kicks the album off with “Unconscious State Prelude,” which is a instrumental that sets the somber and optimistic tone of the album. In the first track, “Unconscious...

“Born Sinner” Review

HOLLYWOOD—J. Cole released his second album “Born Sinner” On Tuesday going up against Kanye West and Mac Miller. J. Cole’s album is the most soulful, a dark album in which he showcases his progression and development as a musician. Cole’s second effort shows a complexity and realness about his celebrity status. He continues to walk and live a lifestyle that...

Kanye West “Yeezus” Album Review

HOLLYWOOD—Kanye West released his sixth studio album “Yeezus” on Tuesday to critical acclaim.  West’s sixth album had no pre-order or official track listing until a week before its release. He didn’t partake in much marketing, as he decided to put out the release which is expected to move over 500,000 copies. Kanye kicks off “Yeezus” with “On Site,” which combines...

Rapper 2 Chainz Robbed

SAN FRANCISCO—Rapper 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was robbed at gun point in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, June 9.  The rapper who was walking alongside several members of his entourage was approached by three individuals, one who possessed a handgun. According to reports, Epps had his cell phone and wallet stolen during the incident. The rapper...

P. Diddy Weapon False Alarm

WEST HOLLYWOOD—On Wednesday night, actor and singer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ vehicle was swarmed by police officers at gunpoint. According to officials, there had been a report that there were firearms inside of P. Diddy’s luxury Maybach. Diddy had been dropped off at SoHo house in West Hollywood by his bodyguard moments before the police blocked the vehicle from...

Chris Brown Graffiti Complaints

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The graffiti art that Chris Brown has drawn on the outside of his Hollywood Hills home is causing quite a stir with his neighbors. Brown has drawn monster-like figures on the outside of his home and after several complaints from neighbors, the singer has been cited and ordered to take down the drawings. The neighbors allegedly complained that children...

Kanye West Sued For Copyright Infringement

LOS ANGELES—The children of 70s rock musician, David Pryor, have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against rapper Kanye West on the basis that he used parts of their father’s song, “Bumpin’ Bus Stop,” in his 2005 hit song “Gold Digger.” Pryor, who died in 2006, recorded and released the song with his band, Thunder and Lightening, in 1974. His children, Lorenzo...

Beyonce Unleashes New Music For Fans

HOLLYWOOD—Well its looks like 2013 will be a stellar year in music.  Pop singer Justin Timberlake has already made his return to music; Lady Gaga is also expected to make a triumphant return.  Also throwing her hat into the ring is triple threat Beyonce who delighted fans with new music this week. Queen B unleashed two new singles for fans,...

Black Keys, Fun., Frank Ocean Grammy Winners

LOS ANGELES—On Sunday, February 10 the Recording Academy celebrated a remarkable year in music as the 55th Annual Grammy Awards which were held at theStaplesCenterinLos Angeles.  There was no clear act that was a frontrunner this year compared to Adele’s reign last year as Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Fun. all came into the ceremony with six nominations...
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