Ever since Olivia Pope came on the scene a couple of years ago she has dominated the social media news feeds of Urban America.  She has elements of many women we all know and it's great having a familiar face on television to look to.  When Mary Jane Paul emerged on the scene a year or so ago, things got real.  Now that Being Mary Jane is a full season in, and with Scandal three seasons in, we figured it was time to look at the women that are these characters.  Given the chance who would you choose to date, to be a friend to?  Who could you actually stand to be around?


The latest Jason Derulo album, Talk Dirty, is chock full of party anthems and “get hype” tracks. The album starts off with Jason’s new smash hit, "Talk Dirty" (featuring 2 Chainz), which has spent the last sixteen weeks near the top of Billboard’s “The Hot 100” and currently sits at number four. Derulo has brought in many other popular Hip-Hop artists to collaborate on this record, including Snoop Dogg, TYGA, Kid Ink, and Pitbull. 


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.


 
 

 

 


Parlé was front and center on the red carpet as VH1 taped this year’s 2010 Hip Hop Honors "Dirty South" edition. The guests of Southern royalty ranged from Master P to Rick Ross up to the King of the south himself, T.I. and everyone in between. The list of who’s who covered the event as cameramen & writers alike screamed for just a quick smile and brief interview as the artists tried to hurry indoors. Luckily, Parlé was able to cop some updates on some of the red carpet’s special guests. Here’s some clips of our red carpet interviews…

Parlé: I’m here with Kid Capri. What are you working on right now?

Kid Capri: The Whole World Is Behind David Love, that’s my new album.

Parlé: okay, when is it dropping?

Kid Capri: I’m working on it now. I got a new single out called "Turn it Out". I just shot the video to it.

Parlé: Okay, we’ll be looking out for it.

 

Parlé: I’m here with Jim Beanz songwriter and producer. Who are you currently working with?

Jim: I’m working with Flo-Rida, Rihanna with Timbaland, I’m also working with Brandy and JoJo.

Parlé: Who have you worked with in the past?

Jim: I’m behind the scenes. I started off with Tim six years ago. That was around Nelly Furtado’s "Loose" album and since then I’ve been with him all the way down. So from Nelly Furtado to Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry’s "Starstrukk" her latest single I actually produced that and wrote it with Tim. I’ve done a lot of stuff I’m just more behind the scenes.

Parlé: How can your fans or our readers follow your career?

Jim: They can hit me up on Twitter. It is "DaRealJimBeanz".

Parlé: Okay Thanks!

Jim: Thank you very much.

 

Parlé: I’m here with Bone Crusher. Do you have an album coming out any time soon?

Bone Crusher: Yes, I got an album coming out August 23rd it's called Crush Is His Name,  first single called "This is it". I got productions from Dr. Dre, Lil Jon, and few other people. We’re just having fun.

Parlé: Okay.  I see you're limping, what happened to your leg?

Bone Crusher: I messed up in Germany. I jumped off the stage.

Parlé: What?!

Bone Crusher: Indeed, I leave it all on the stage. Really, I left it on the ground when I jumped off, but it’s wonderful.

Parlé: When did that happen?

Bone Crusher: Last year

Parlé: Damn, get well!

Bone Crusher: No, I won’t. Cause I’m going to do it tonight. You going to say this fool is crazy.

Parlé: I would like to see that.

Bone Crusher: You going to see it.

Parlé: I’m here with Eddie Griffin. Are you doing your show next season?

Eddie: I don’t know yet babe.

Parlé: Why, it was entertaining with you and your mother?

Eddie: It is 14 hours of following me and my mama around with a camera. You understand me.

Parlé: Yes and your girlfriends. Side note: Should you be smoking on the red carpet?

Eddie: Why shouldn’t I? I’m a free man. You let me know when we in the Soviet Union cause you know I don’t give a good God damn.

Parlé: (Laughs) I know you don’t. Who are you dating now?

Eddie: None of your God damn business

Parlé: Are you with any of your baby mamas?

Eddie: I’m with all of them.  We are attached at the hip for life because we have children together and I want any other brother out there to understand that. It aint about your ass no more it’s about them kids. So we can drop our little relationship problems and be adults about the situation and make sure them kids got a proper upbringing. That’s where it’s at.

 

Parlé: I’m here with the Ying Yang Twins. They have a new album coming out June 22nd called Gumbo the first single is "Make Em Holla". Can I ask you a question?

Ying Yang Twins: Yes, darling

Parlé: Have you been drinking tonight?

Ying Yang Twins: No!

What she say?

She asked if we’ve been drinking.

No, we ain’t been drinking. I’ve been drinking Coca-cola. This is what we try to get across to people we drink Crunk Juice. This is how we are. This the "A", welcome to my city. It’s enough of ya’ll where ya’ll don’t want to fuck with each other like that, down there it ain’t all that big like that.

She’s like oh my God quit yelling

Parlé: (laughs) Yes, I’m saying please stop yelling.

Ying Yang Twins: I know it and that’s why I’m going to keep on doing it. You gonna remember me. When you leave here you gonna remember me.

Parlé: I’m with Mr. Mixx from the "2 Live Crew". How does it feel to be honored tonight?

Mr. Mixx: It is overwhelming that they would let Southern rappers get the accolades we deserve. You know it is a New York thing a lot of time they wouldn’t really hate, but they just didn’t understand. Now it actually went down and people from the North can see what the big raucous is about. It’s a great thing that VH1 is letting it out.

Parlé: Are you guys ever going to reunite?

Mr. Mixx: I don’t know. They say when pigs fly, but I think we might be able to do something.

Parlé: Alright, congratulations.

Mr. Mixx: Thank you.

 

Parlé: Hey Juvy are you working on a new album?

Juvenile: Yes, Beast Mode.

Parlé: When is it due?

Juvenile: July 6th. I might move it back cause I’m getting these features right now.

 

Images by Christian Ortiz for Parlé Magazine 

 

Also Check Out:

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Photos Re-Cap

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Celebrates The South

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