After forcing their most loyal fans to trek all over yonder to see them perform live, Outkast will finally perform a concert in their native Atlanta.
Many of you complain that you’ve never heard British chanteuse Rita Ora sing — even though Google is right at your fingertips. Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can watch Rita’s live performance at Radio One’s Big Weekend in Glasgow this past weekend.
The Internet is buzzing about an odd Michael Jackson impersonation that was billed as the King of Pop returning to perform a new song in the form of a Hologram at the 2014 Billboard Awards. Whether it was hologram technology or not, it clearly was a Michael Jackson impersonation.
The (Caucasian) impersonator did not look like Michael and the body wasn’t his. The technology is here to bring Michael Jackson back onscreen — using an impersonator and superimposing his face over the impersonator’s face. But that’s not what we saw on the Billboard Awards last night.
Rap artist Nicki Minaj released her latest track off the upcoming album The Pink Print. The track titled “Chi-Raq”, featuring Chicago rapper Lil Herb, was produced by Vinylz, Boi-1da, and Allen Ritter. While listening to the track my web browser crashed. I’m not sure what that means.
Nicki drops hints that her fans can expect a new track from her every week. “I might give you a new trick every week until this album drop.”
Listen to the tune after the break.
The Michael Jackson Estate in collaborated with Epic Records have announced a new posthumous track from Pop Icon Michael Jackson. Jackson died in 2009 at age 50. Epic Records released the official cover for the new Michael Jackson single “Xscape” which was executive produced by L.A. Reid, and produced by Timbaland, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and Stargate. The single is set for release on May 13.
Mega-producer Pharrell Williams is feeling the heat for neglecting to feature a black woman on the cover of his new album, titled simply “G I R L”.
The cover features Williams, 40. posing with three women — 1 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic and 1 LSLH. All four are clad in bathrobes and dark sunglasses.
Williams, who recently married a mixed race woman, said, “The woman I’m standing closest to, she is black and she’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”
I beg to differ. It is ignorant and racist to assume that people of mixed parentage are black. This is the type of backwards thinking that is reinforced by people who still believe in the archaic one drop rule.
Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj, 33, has apologized for using an iconic photograph of human rights activist Malcolm X to promote her new single “Lookin Ass Nigga”.
In a post on her Instagram page, Nicki, who is no stranger to controversies, said the photo was never intended to be the official cover art for her single.
“I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single,” wrote Minaj, who calls herself Harajuku Barbie.
Minaj added she has nothing but the utmost respect for Malcolm X’s family.