The West Coast may rejoice. Kendrick is here and it seems like he may be worth all the hype after all. To pimp a butterfly was one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of the year. As Kendrick dropped the first single, “i”, excitement grew.
TonightSaturday Night Live celebrated their 40th anniversary with a star-studded show that honored the stars (past and present), musical guests and hosts and killed John Lovits……. twice lol. During the show Kanye West took the stage and performed a medley of hits. Arguably his biggest; “Jesus Walks” and his latest two “Only One” (ft. Paul McCartney) and “Wolves” (ft. Sia and Vic Mensa, both of whom joined him on stage.
Looks like J. Cole is hitting the road to support his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album, which went gold in two weeks, when it was released last December! Cole took to Twitter to announce the first dates of the tour, which he says will be hitting cities that he feels don’t get any love, with more dates coming soon!
More dates next week @Dreamville
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 13, 2015
It looks like his three song Christmas Day EP, was an appetizer for the main event that is Miguel‘s third studio album, which we have impatiently waiting for since the release of his GRAMMY nominated Kaleidoscope Dream album. Well in an interview with Billboard, Marc PItts, the President of Urban Music over at RCA spilled the beans on the new album!
Tonight is “musics BIGGEST night” the 2015 GRAMMY Awards! Before the show started some awards have already been given out! Congrats to Pharrell who won Best Urban Contemporary Album for G I R L which is a pleasant surprise over Beyonce‘s self titled album. Kendrick Lamar has won two GRAMMY’s both for “i” for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. Eminem also won two awards; Best Rap Album for the MMLP 2 and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “The Monster” with Rihanna. Although I predicted that the internet would break with Iggy Azalea winning in the rap categories I was pleasantly surprised that she didn’t! Over the next three and a half hours I’ll be sharing my thoughts as well as some of those who I follow on Twitter’s thoughts on the show! Follow the madness @itsMeanJean.
I don’t know what the ratings say, but Jimmy Fallon is killing the late night game! The best part about it is that he isn’t trying to do it like anyone in the past, he is putting his own touch on it, which was the best way to go! Tonight he caught up with the crew from Bayside High! Yup, Zach, Slater, Kelly, Jesse Spano and even Mr. Belding. They squeezed a lot of Saved By the Bell history in eight minutes and it’s perfect! Mario Lopez and the pregnant Tiffani Amber Thiessen still look good, the other members of the show didn’t age as well.
If you love Chipotle as much as this little guy does, you’re in luck because you can get hooked up with a free burrito just for trying their new Sofritas, a tofu option, on Monday January 26th.
I recently got the opportunity to see the movie, Top Five. There was a scene where Chris Rock’s character went to his old neighborhood. While reuniting with his family during a get-together (picture the family cook-out scene in any 90’s era black movie) they started debating about their ‘Top Fives’ of hip-hop rappers. As a hip-hop head myself, I thought it would be fun to share mine.
During what I believe to be the most exciting 4th quarter in hip-hop/R&B, Nicki Minaj drops her “highly anticipated” album, The Pinkprint. Check out my thoughts.
Iggy Azalea is having a hell of a year, four hit singles; two as a solo artist and two featured, “Fancy” “Black Widow” (ft. Rita Ora) “Problem” as a featured artist with Ariana Grande and T.I.‘s “No Mediocre.” Four GRAMMY nominations; Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Song and Record of the Year for “Fancy,” the only thing left to do was a North American tour. Well that’s next on her list as she announced the dates for her North American tour, The Great Escape Tour, featuring Nick Jonas and Tinashe. The spring tour kicks off August 14 in Fresno, California and wraps up May 24 in Austin, Texas.
K. Michelle is the girl that I went to high school with that now has 4 kids and is on the 5th round of her on/off baby daddy relationship who she claims is her hubby, but ain’t no paperwork. She dropped an album earlier this week and I’m going to start writing more again…
Some might think I only review good music and those people are correct. Why waste words on bulls*it? Jermaine Cole released an album earlier this week that no one knew about until a few weeks ago. No Promo. No Marketing. No Scandal. Just Music.