Friday December 6, 2013
Lauryn Hill has released a video for her song, "Consumerism." When I saw L'Boogie perform this song live, it had the entire building in a trance. I felt like God himself had descended from heaven to deliver a speech set to music.
Hop on over to her website to watch the video.
(Photo © Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Friday December 6, 2013
Lil Kim is the queen of hip-hop...according to Lil Kim, that is. "I am definitely the queen," Kim told xxlmag.com. "I definitely see myself as the queen. I am the one who made it possible for females to be sexy. That's just the bottom line. And I still rap hard with the fellas."
Lil Kim, 39, is still as defiant as ever. In the interview, she goes on to tout her legacy. I'm dying this way. With the crown on my head. Nobody can take nothing away from me."
She adds that women in hip-hop lack unity today, compared to their predecessors. "When we made it to the top, the real divas--me, Missy, Eve--we had no problem standing in a line. Look, let's get this money. We did songs together."
Lil Kim is prepping her new set, Hardcore 2K13, a nod to her debut album.
Thoughts? Is Lil Kim the queen of hip-hop?
(Photo © Bryan Bedder/Dave Hogan/Getty)
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Today is Jay Z's birthday. It's also my son's birthday, because, duh, 12/4 is the birthday of greatness. Young Hov turned 44. Young Adaso turned 8. But that's not the only thing I have in common with Jay.
Awhile back, I ranked all of Jay Z's albums--solo, collaborations, compilations -- in an ascending order of superiority. Inevitably, Reasonable Doubt wound up at No. 1. It will probably always be Hov's best work.
Coincidentally, Jay Z also ranked his own albums today in a rare display of vulnerability. Surprise, surprise, his Top 3 mirrors mine. In fact, his Top 5 looks a lot like my Top 5, aside from some minor differences.
Peep the links below to compare the two rankings.
How would you rank Jay Z's albums? What are his Top 5 albums?
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian at San Francisco's AT&T Park in a superprivate ceremony. Now you'll get to see the event on national teepee. E! will televise the KimYe proposal in a new season of Keeping up with the Kardashians.
West popped the big question with a 15-carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz. A picture snapped by Kim's mom, Kris Jenner, shows a big jumbotron with the words "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" as a 50-piece orchestra played Lana Del Rey's "Young & Beautiful."