- Written by Tina Pellicci
Reality TV seems to have this stigma. Nothing is real, everything is scripted, the scenes, the drama, it’s all set up. What you can expect from this season of Mary Mary is the complete opposite of this. What do we know about the "Shackles off My Feet So I Can Dance" singers? Well, yes we know that they are a gospel group, that they are siblings and women of God. But what we seem to forget, and what this season will exemplify is that they are human too—real people with real trials, real tears and real faith. If you never before had clear examples of what it’s like to fight real life battles with faith and come out on top, solid and true, this season will give you that.
- Written by Emily Reily
If your summer plans are not ironed out yet, the Hot 97 Summer Jam is the perfect way for hip-hop fans to kick off a sizzling season. Summer Jam is an annual Hip-Hop and R&B festival held in East Rutherford, N.J. at Met Life Stadium and is sponsored by New York’s Hot 97 FM.
- Written by Jerrol Pennerman
If you go to Youtube and type into the search field: “Lauryn Hill at the Apollo”, the first clip that will appear is an aged video recording of a 13 year-old Lauryn singing on the stage of the world famous Harlem theater. This is pre-Sister Act, pre-“Killing Me Softly,” and pre-Miseducated Lauryn Hill. About halfway through she had begun to slip off-key, and the notoriously rough Apollo crowd starting booing. In what could certainly be looked at now as a make-or-break moment for her, she defiantly pulled the microphone from its holder, took a step forward and belted her way through the remainder of the song.
- Written by Kevin Benoit
Diddy continues his reign on top of Forbes Magazine's list of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists in 2013. This list shouldn't be confused with the annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, which ranks the earned income for one calendar year. Instead the Wealthiest Hip-Hop artist list only ranks total net worth, a list Diddy has dominated since Forbes writer, Zach O'Malley Greenburg, started the list back in 2011. In 2011, Sean Combs had a slim $25 million dollar lead on his counterpart, Jay-Z, but thanks to his investments in Ciroc, he now tops runner-up Shawn Carter by a cool $105 million.
- Written by Thomas C. Burrell
VH1 will be premiering it's new reality series, “The Gossip Game,” this coming Monday April 1st at 9PM ET. Throughout the show, cameras will follow media personalities as they navigate through their personal lives, while also battling to come up on top among their competition, which just so happens to be each other. The cast consists of seven women who have made a names for themselves within the urban entertainment industry, reporting exclusive and breaking news as it pertains to R & B and Hip-Hop’s heavyweights.