Tyrese Says Mainstream Radio Won’t Play His Music Because He’s Not Sam Smith

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

File Tyrese Gibson under yet another artist who has a bone to pick with the entertainment industry. The singer/songwriter has been pushing his newest album, Black Rose, really hard, but he has run into some frustration. “Shame,” the lead single from the album, which features Jennifer Hudson, has held the number one spot on Billboard charts for several weeks, but apparently the song has only been getting play on urban radio stations, and Tyrese wants more mainstream (read White) love.

“I don’t create limits for myself so I don’t appreciate mainstream not playing my song,” stated Gibson.

He added that Sam Smith, Robin Thicke, and Justin Timberlake all sing R&B/Soul music just like he does yet they get play on both urban and mainstream stations.

“We don’t say, ‘Because they’re White, they should be played only on the White stations.’ If I’m number one, my song deserves to be…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Finds A Stylish Way To Appropriate Biggie’s & Tupac’s Legacies

Originally posted on The Urban Daily:

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Gwyneth Paltrow came through in the clutch with some overpriced purses that nobody actually needs because she’s totally down for appropriating hip-hop culture, you guys!
Paltrow collaborated with Edie Parker on two clutch designs: One reads HOV on one side and SHADY on the other, while a different version follows suit, reading BIGGIE and PAC on either side. A clutch will cost you $1,695 a pop.

Gwyneth, nooooo. Why did you do this?

Of course we’ve heard before that Gwyn and Jay and Bey are, like, totally chill, but we have to wonder if the real Slim Shady would be down with his own moniker emblazoned on a really expensive clutch?

Have two grand to spare and something to prove? Click here to buy on Gwynnie’s…

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Originally posted on Hard 2 Knock Shoppe:


Ice T and his wife Coco Austin recently announced that they are expecting their first child together.

“Oh shit! The news is out. YES. We”re having a baby,” Ice T tweeted yesterday (July 27). “We announced it on the Ice&Coco Talk Show taping Friday.. That show will air August 3rd

Coco Austin also confirmed the news via Twitter.

“I’m pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talkshow which airs Aug 3rd.,” Coco tweeted a short while after Ice T’s tweet.

This will be Ice T’s third child. The 57-year-old rapper already has two adult children from a previous relationship as well as a 20-year-old Grandson, who in June, was charged after he allegedly shot and killed his roommate in 2014. Elyjah Marrow’s charges include involuntary manslaughter, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm during commission…

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InterludesLIVE: Jill Scott Has The Magic To Make Couples Fall Back In Love

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

With a highly anticipated new album, Woman, on the way, Jill Scott blessed #TeamBeautiful and fans with an exclusive and intimate concert in Washington D.C.

Jill Scott hit the Interludes stage to perform her classic song It’s Love off her debut album Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Volume 1.

During her set, Jill discussed the impact of growing up in Philadelphia on her music.

“I’ve lived a lot of places since I lived in Philly,” she explained. “Philly is always in my heart, wherever I go. It is the mother of a lot of me in a lot of ways. The music, you know comes from Philly, Philly sound. The appreciation of storytelling: you know I went to Temple University and I went to the Philadelphia High School for Girls and I have a lot of friends and family there.”

One couple even said they fall deeper…

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Missy Elliott’s New Gospel Song Is Totally Not What You Expected

Originally posted on The Urban Daily:

21:03 Nobody BiggerMissy Elliott is most known for her dance-inducing rap songs from the early 2000s, but now she’s trying something a bit different. Yup, the Grammy award winning hip-hop artist has decided to chill on the rap front and is going for gospel. She’s teamed up with gospel artist 21:03 by adding an original Christian-inspired verse to their buzzworthy song, “Nobody Bigger.”  The remix to also features J Moss, Canton Jones, C J King, B-3, DJ PDA and Allegro’ Nevella.

Take a listen:

Missy Elliott’s had a pretty big year so far, as she teamed up with superstar Katy Perry at the Super Bowl.   Elliott is a multi-platinum rapper, singer and producer who won five Grammy’s in the early 2000s, including Best Rap Solo Performance for “Get Ur Freak On,” and Best Female Rap Solo Performance for “Work It” and “Scream a.k.a. Itchin’.”

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NEW MUSIC: Cee-Lo Green – Robin Williams

Originally posted on Majic 102.1:

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CeeLo Green is back! One sixth of Goodie Mob and half of Gnarls Barkley has released his new single titled “Robin Williams,” which pays tribute to the late comedian.

“We don’t know what the next man’s going through, wish I could say it in a better way / We don’t life, reminds me of Robin Williams,” Cee-Lo sings.

“Robin Williams’ is the lead single from Green’s new album, Heart Blanche, due everywhere on November 13th.  Check out the interactive lyric video, above.

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FIRST LOOK: Here’s The Preview Of ‘Empire’ Season 2 You’ve Been Waiting For

Originally posted on Majic 102.1:

FOX's 'Empire' - Season One

As we approach the premiere of Empire season 2, we are gifted with little goodies like the time Lee Daniels posted behind-the-scenes photos from the jail set where Lucious is “serving time.” Not to mention all the little guest surprises, like: Chris Rock, Tyrese, Brandy and Kelly Rowland.

And now, here’s the official 30-second teaser for the forthcoming season and it looks just as exciting as the first (maybe more).

Get into the exclusive clip, below.

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Lee Daniels And Taraji P. Henson React To ‘Empire’ Emmy News

Cookie Is Out For Blood In ‘Empire’ Season 2 Artwork

FOX Snags Kelly Rowland For ‘Empire’ & Gives Us Even More Reason To Tune In!

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50 Cent Claims He’s Really Worth Less Than $5 Million

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) Could Forbes richest people in Hip Hop list really be that far off? The magazine’s annual article about rap stars’ net worth put 50 Cent at $155 million. According to 50, he is worth far less than that amount.

[ALSO READ: Forbes Releases Their Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists of 2015]

The Get Rich or Die Tryin’ album creator appeared in Manhattan state Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 21) for the proceedings to decide possible additional punitive damages in his sex tape lawsuit. 50 was ordered to pay Lastonia Leviston $5 million for posting an explicit video of her to the internet.

According to TMZ, 50 claimed that his net worth is only $4.375 million. The G-Unit leader also reportedly told the court he exaggerates his lifestyle because flashing wealth is part of Hip Hop.

Court documents show 50 (born Curtis Jackson) owes approximately $26 million to various creditors. Besides the $5 million…

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