There was a huge debate recently about the Mt. Rushmore of the NBA.  Choosing the four greatest players to have ever played the sport of basketball proved to be quite the challenge and there is still no clear and decisive agreement on just four. The Mt. Rushmore of Hip-Hop may prove to be just as difficult, but we figured we'd give it a try and see what the readers think.


It’s a Marlon Wayne’s movie what do want me to say? It was bleeping hilarious. Literally as soon as the movie started the theatre was roaring in laughter and I’m not even exaggerating. The opening scene was arguably the most funny (actually during the Q&A after the screening an audience member said it was his favorite part). Co-star Affion Crokett is one of the first characters you’re reintroduced to and he had my stomach hurting early. I’m going to just say that I would’ve liked to see more of him in the film. Hey, Marlon told us to be honest in our critiques. With that said though, the film still surpassed the expectations of a sequel. 


Who would have ever thought a shy girl from Beaufort, South Carolina would be American Idol's Season 12 winner. She's grown a lot since only being able to sing for her parents. Life has changed for Candice Glover. Her Season 12 win is actually her third attempt at auditioning for American Idol. She's proven that she believes in herself. It was nothing short of courage to be able to face many at a third shot on the show to prove that she had what it took to take home the crown, even if she didn't know for sure herself at the time. She's motivated so many to go after what they want and to never give up. WIth the recent release of her debut album, Music Speaks, and her single, "Cried," Glover continues to motivate women everywhere.  Read the full interview to get Candice Glover a little better...


Drew 32, writer, producer, videographer—you name it he has done it. His hands on approach to his brand of music is admirable. From the D to the world, with stops along the way as an opening act for Gym Class Heroes, Kendrick Lamar, and the New Boyz hasn't hurt. His performances at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Music Conference have done wonders for his buzz, and odds are his production going forward will be just as stellar. Drew32 Recently released The Batch, an ode to his fans, and a teaser for what 2014 and beyond hold.  Judging by the attention his hit single “I Am King,” is getting along with his mantra, 'the more content, the better,' the future is very bright for this Greek-American artist.  Parlé with me as I introduce to you… Drew 32.


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t has been three years since Ledisi released her last project, Pieces of Me, but the sultry songstress has been touring worldwide and appearing on television screens ever since. Her latest project, The Truth, serves as a natural continuum to her previous works demonstrating the behaviors of a strong, confident woman in love.  


I’ve been a fan of this young woman since her YouTube days as Phatfffat, but nowadays she goes by Dondria Nicole. She started out as a YouTube sensation singing covers songs of artists like Usher, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Brandy and several others. After releasing her debut album with So So Def Records, Dondria became somewhat of a household name. Today, she is working on a new album to reintroduce the world to who she has become as a young woman. Miss Nicole is not only beautiful and ravishing, but home-girl can sing the heavens down!!! It was such a honor meeting and chatting with her. Check out the interview below and catch up on what this talented young lady has been up to.


 
 

 

 


During her set at SOB's Summer Concert Cruise, Elle Varner brought out her father, Jimmy Varner, an accomplished musician in his own right.  Together they performed "Not Tonight" from Elle's debut album, Perfectly Imperfect.  Her father, dressed in a blue collared shirt, with an LA fitted, took a seat at the keys and impressed, helping take the song to another level.  Check out the beautiful performance here....

Read more: Elle Varner Performs "Not Tonight " with Her Father, Jimmy Varner


Blackstreet performed in the Coca-Cola Lounge at the 19th Annual Essence Festival in New Orleans this year.  BS2 as they like to call themselves features Teddy Riley with new members, Sherman "J-Stylz" Tisdale, Lenny Harold & Tony Tyler.  The group was joined onstage by original member, Dave Hollister.  To end their show they performed their hit record, "No Diggity."  Check out video footage from the show here...

Read more: Blackstreet Performs "No Diggity" at 19th Annual Essence Festival

At her recent show at New York City's Gramercy Theatre, Lil' Kim went into a performance of her last major hit single, "Lighters Up."  She introduced it with her rendition of "Empire State of Mind," singing and rapping over the track Jay-Z and Alicia Keys made famous.  Check out the video of the entire performance here...

Read more: Lil' Kim Performs "Lighters Up" at NYC Show (Video)


Faith Evans gets it. She knows what fans want and she understands how the business of the entertainment industry works.  During her performance in the Coco-Cola lounge on Day 2 at Essence Festival, she proved all those things to be true, putting on an exceptional display of professionalism during a spectacular one hour plus performance. 

Read more: Faith Evans Brings That Ol' Feeling Back at Essence Fest 2013

Water is essential for color, clothes, and hair. It is the reason why many fashion lovers and neutral audience members enjoyed Pier 59 Studios, the site of this year's Nolcha Fashion Runway Show. Upon entering the pier, excitement arose within, for it was my first time there, and the welcoming environment immediately impressed. 

Read more: Nolcha Fashion Week Runway Show 2012: Baruni, Gulschachereli & Angelys Balek

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