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Jermaine Dupri recalls time DMX robbed a journalist with “no guns, just the dogs” - www.nme.com - New York - Atlanta - city Columbia
nme.com
03.10.2023

Jermaine Dupri recalls time DMX robbed a journalist with “no guns, just the dogs”

Jermaine Dupri has shared a story of DMX robbing a journalist using his dogs in a new Instagram series called 30th Anniversary Stories.This series is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary Atlanta-based record label, So So Def Recordings – which Dupri has been the CEO of since its inception. In 1993, the prolific music producer created the label in a joint venture with Sony and Columbia and signed the R&B girl quartet Xscape as their first act.

Usher breaks silence on Justin Bieber’s Super Bowl halftime show absence: He wanted ‘to tell a different story’ - nypost.com
nypost.com
16.02.2024

Usher breaks silence on Justin Bieber’s Super Bowl halftime show absence: He wanted ‘to tell a different story’

Usher broke his silence on why his mentee and longtime collaborator Justin Bieber was not part of his star-studded halftime show at Super Bowl LVIII.“You know what, it didn’t work out with Justin,” Usher, 45, told the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, which posted the interview on Instagram. “I honor and recognize that my brother … I think it might’ve been the fact that he was just wanting to tell a different story right now and I understand that.”Before the Super Bowl, there was buzz that Bieber would be a surprise guest during Usher’s halftime show since Usher helped to sign Bieber when he was a teenager, and the pair have collaborated before.But it wasn’t to be, as Usher welcomed guests including H.E.R., Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri and Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas — but no Bieber.“We did have a brief conversation [and] we’re gonna do something in the future,” Usher told The Breakfast Club.

Lil Jon says Justin Bieber ‘wasn’t ready’ for ‘responsibility’ of Super Bowl halftime show - nypost.com
nypost.com
15.02.2024

Lil Jon says Justin Bieber ‘wasn’t ready’ for ‘responsibility’ of Super Bowl halftime show

Turned down for what?Lil Jon revealed the reason Justin Bieber did not perform during Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show amidst fan speculation and anticipated that the “Baby” singer would join his longtime mentor and collaborator on stage. “We wanted to put Justin in the show, so we had the idea of doing a version of the show with Justin in it,” Lil Jon, who performed alongside Usher on Super Bowl Sunday, told TMZ on Wednesday.

Swizz Beatz reacts to Usher and wife Alicia Keys’ steamy PDA at Super Bowl 2024 - nypost.com - Las Vegas - county Love
nypost.com
12.02.2024

Swizz Beatz reacts to Usher and wife Alicia Keys’ steamy PDA at Super Bowl 2024

Alicia Keys, got with Usher during the latter’s star-studded Super Bowl 2024 halftime performance. “Y’all talking about the wrong damn thing,” Beatz, 45, wrote on Instagram after several viewers commented on how Usher, 45, hugged Keys, 43, from behind during the Las Vegas set.“Yall don’t see that amazing dress covering the entire stadium,” the rapper continued. “Tonight’s performance was nothing but amazing with 2 amazing Giants!”“Congrats @usher and my love @aliciakeys that song is a classic,” the record producer added, referring to the pair’s “My Boo” duet.“We don’t do negative vibes on this side we make history,” Beatz, born Kasseem Daoud Dean, concluded.

Justin Bieber fans livid he didn’t join Usher’s Super Bowl 2024 halftime show - nypost.com - Las Vegas
nypost.com
12.02.2024

Justin Bieber fans livid he didn’t join Usher’s Super Bowl 2024 halftime show

Super Bowl 2024 for his star-studded Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show.Rumors swirled that the 29-year-old crooner may be joining the 45-year-old headliner on the field, and earlier this week, TMZ even reported that Usher “has been hitting up Justin Bieber lately to talk about the prospect of JB joining him during the Super Bowl Halftime Show … which now sounds like a very real possibility. Still no word on whether Justin agreed—but we know they’ve been chatting …A LOT.”The 29-year-old was spotted in the stands shortly before the halftime show began, sitting with his wife Hailey Bieber, giving fans hope that he might join the “Confessions” singer for the big show.Sadly, to the dismay of Bieber fans everywhere, he never made it to the field, and many viewers were so devastated that they flocked to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to share their disappointment.“lets laugh at all the women who thought justin bieber was coming out,” one person quipped.“usher brought all those people on stage and not one of them was justin bieber,” another fan lamented.

Usher Fizzles In Super Bowl Halftime Show Despite Alicia Keys & Guest Stars Galore – Review - deadline.com - Las Vegas - Taylor - county Swift - city Sin
deadline.com
12.02.2024

Usher Fizzles In Super Bowl Halftime Show Despite Alicia Keys & Guest Stars Galore – Review

With Taylor Swift in the 65,000 strong crowd at today’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Usher couldn’t have had any illusions about who had the greater star power and the media’s attention as he hit the field for the halftime show.

Usher Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show Video: Setlist Revealed, See Every Special Guest! - www.justjared.com - Las Vegas - county Love
justjared.com
12.02.2024

Usher Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show Video: Setlist Revealed, See Every Special Guest!

Usher headlined the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show and we have everything you need to know about that energetic set, including the setlist and special guests.

Usher ‘Coming Home’ review: A refreshing return to real R&B - nypost.com - Atlanta - city Uptown
nypost.com
09.02.2024

Usher ‘Coming Home’ review: A refreshing return to real R&B

Usher on Wednesday, I asked him if R&B had fallen off since he was one of the biggest stars of the genre in the late ’90s and ’00s. “I don’t think that R&B is not what it used to be,” he responded.

Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates For ‘Under The Bridge,’ ‘The Contestant’ & ‘Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told’ - deadline.com - Atlanta
deadline.com
09.02.2024

Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates For ‘Under The Bridge,’ ‘The Contestant’ & ‘Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told’

Hulu has announced the premiere dates for limited series Under the Bridge and the two docs The Contestant and the film Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told.

Davido, Tokischa, Uncle Waffles to Headline UnitedMasters Grammy Weekend Concert - variety.com - USA - South Africa - Dominica
variety.com
11.01.2024

Davido, Tokischa, Uncle Waffles to Headline UnitedMasters Grammy Weekend Concert

Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music The UnitedMasters music platform will again kick off Grammy weekend with a trio of buzzing independent artists: Nigerian-American singer Davido, Dominican rapper Tokischa and South Africa-based DJ-artist Uncle Waffles. The show takes places at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, Feb. 2.

Will Smith, Queen Latifah and Public Enemy Celebrate Hip-Hop in Star-Studded ‘Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop’: TV Review - variety.com - county Bronx
variety.com
11.12.2023

Will Smith, Queen Latifah and Public Enemy Celebrate Hip-Hop in Star-Studded ‘Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop’: TV Review

Steven J. Horowitz Senior Music Writer As the 50th anniversary of hip-hop comes to a close, the Recording Academy has one last trick up its sleeve to honor the pillars of the culture. The Academy joins forces with CBS for “A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop,” an aural spectacular that’s as much an ode to the culture as it is a documentation of it.

Soul Train Awards 2023 Complete Winners List: SZA Leads Night With Usher & Victoria Monét Also Taking Trophies - deadline.com - Chicago
deadline.com
27.11.2023

Soul Train Awards 2023 Complete Winners List: SZA Leads Night With Usher & Victoria Monét Also Taking Trophies

Keke Palmer helmed the 2023 Soul Train Awards that saw SZA lead the night taking home the most trophies including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

How To Watch The 2023 BET Soul Train Awards - deadline.com - Chicago
deadline.com
26.11.2023

How To Watch The 2023 BET Soul Train Awards

Keke Palmer hosts tonight’s 2023 BET Soul Train Awards, the annual celebration of music featured on the long-running TV show.

Grammys To Honor 50 Years of Hip Hop With LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Questlove & More - deadline.com - Los Angeles
deadline.com
13.10.2023

Grammys To Honor 50 Years of Hip Hop With LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Questlove & More

It’s been a half-century since DJ Kool Herc energized a West Bronx rec room and invented the most popular musical genre on the planet. Now the celebration is going primetime.

‘Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop,’ Helmed by Questlove, Airing in December - variety.com
variety.com
13.10.2023

‘Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop,’ Helmed by Questlove, Airing in December

Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music Hip-hop’s 50th anniversary got off to a rousing start at the Grammy Awards in February with a massive 15-minute medley orchestrated by Roots drummer and rap scholar Questlove and featuring LL Cool J, Ice-T, Public Enemy, Rakim, Queen Latifah, Method Man and many more — and the organizers promised that a much bigger show would be coming later in the year. However, the Hollywood strikes put the entire project on pause, and Quest declined to discuss it during an interview with Variety in August.

Watch the best performances from the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards - www.thefader.com - Atlanta
thefader.com
11.10.2023

Watch the best performances from the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards

The 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards were broadcast on TV last night after being held in Atlanta on October 3. The show featured a number of impressive performances, including a tribute to a local Atlanta favorite, Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings.

Offset, Sexyy Red, Ludacris Among 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards Performers - variety.com - Mexico
variety.com
28.09.2023

Offset, Sexyy Red, Ludacris Among 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards Performers

Steven J. Horowitz Offset, Sexyy Red and Ludacris are just a few of the artists on tap for performances at the upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards 2023. The network has announced a robust slate for its show, with Fat Joe set to host.

Lizzo Accepts Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at Black Music Action Coalition Gala: ‘I Needed This Right Now, God’s Timing Is On Time’ - variety.com - Los Angeles - county Jones
variety.com
22.09.2023

Lizzo Accepts Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at Black Music Action Coalition Gala: ‘I Needed This Right Now, God’s Timing Is On Time’

Steven J. Horowitz Lizzo was given top honors at the Black Music Action Coalition’s Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award on Thursday night. At the BMAC Gala, which took place on Sept.

Lizzo, Sylvia Rhone to Be Honored at the 2023 Black Music Action Coalition Gala - variety.com - county Jones
variety.com
07.09.2023

Lizzo, Sylvia Rhone to Be Honored at the 2023 Black Music Action Coalition Gala

Sophia Scorziello editor The Black Music Action Coalition has announced Lizzo and Sylvia Rhone as additional honorees at the 2023 BMAC Gala. Lizzo, an award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, will be presented with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award, while Rhone, Epic Records chair and CEO, will be awarded the Clarence Avant Trailblazer Award. “The Black Music Action Coalition is proud to honor Lizzo and Sylvia Rhone at this year’s Gala, as they join a group of trailblazers who have made immense impact within the music industry and beyond,” said Willie “Prophet” Stiggers, co-founder and chair of BMAC.

Alicia Keys Reacts to Request for Sequel to Her Usher Duet 'My Boo' On Its 19th Anniversary - www.justjared.com
justjared.com
29.08.2023

Alicia Keys Reacts to Request for Sequel to Her Usher Duet 'My Boo' On Its 19th Anniversary

Alicia Keys and Usher raced to the top of the charts 19 years ago when they linked up to release their sultry duet “My Boo.”

Justin Bieber And Scooter Braun Have Not Parted Ways, Still Working Together - etcanada.com - Atlanta
etcanada.com
18.08.2023

Justin Bieber And Scooter Braun Have Not Parted Ways, Still Working Together

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun are still working together, despite recent reports that the two have parted ways.

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun Have Not Parted Ways, Still Working Together (Exclusive) - www.etonline.com - Atlanta
etonline.com
18.08.2023

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun Have Not Parted Ways, Still Working Together (Exclusive)

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun are still working together, despite recent reports that the two have parted ways. Multiple sources tell ET, «Justin and Scooter are still working together.

Rapper Young Capone dead at 35 after going missing in Chicago - nypost.com - Atlanta - Chicago
nypost.com
18.08.2023

Rapper Young Capone dead at 35 after going missing in Chicago

on Instagram, but she did not share a cause of death.“This is with a heavy heavy heart that I’m even posting this. We made magic when we strategically put out projects, always,” her post began.She continued: “Young Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara was one of my first Hip Hop/ Rap clients, and I can’t believe the news I just got of his unexpected passing.”“A friend…a client and just huge in East Atlanta.

Young Capone Dies: Rapper Who’d Been Missing Since July Was 35 - deadline.com - Atlanta - Chicago
deadline.com
18.08.2023

Young Capone Dies: Rapper Who’d Been Missing Since July Was 35

Young Capone, a rapper protégé of Jermaine Dupri, has died, according to his publicist. He was 35. No cause of death was given.

Magoo dead at 50: Rapper worked with Timbaland, Missy Elliot - nypost.com
nypost.com
14.08.2023

Magoo dead at 50: Rapper worked with Timbaland, Missy Elliot

how to say anything at this point…this dude, always pushed me,” wrote singer Ginuwine, 52, in part, in an Instagram caption dedicated to Magoo Sunday. “Totally one of the best ever in my eyes always pressing forward I know we didn’t talk a lot but the love was and will be always there my brotha,” continued the “Differences” vocalist.

New Couple Katie Cassidy & Stephen Huszar Cozy Up at Malibu Rum's Pina Colada Party - www.justjared.com - Los Angeles - county Ross - city Mckinney
justjared.com
12.07.2023

New Couple Katie Cassidy & Stephen Huszar Cozy Up at Malibu Rum's Pina Colada Party

Katie Cassidy and Stephen Huszar are showing off how cute they are together in brand new pics!

Cole Brown, Drake’s Dreamcrew Entertainment, Jermaine Dupri, And Jami Gertz Wrap Production On ‘Magic City: An American Fantasy’ Docuseries Which Highlights Atlanta’s Magic City Strip Club - deadline.com - USA - Atlanta - city Magic
deadline.com
10.07.2023

Cole Brown, Drake’s Dreamcrew Entertainment, Jermaine Dupri, And Jami Gertz Wrap Production On ‘Magic City: An American Fantasy’ Docuseries Which Highlights Atlanta’s Magic City Strip Club

EXCLUSIVE: Cole Brown, DreamCrew Entertainment, Jermaine Dupri, and Jami Gertz announced that production has wrapped on the forthcoming documentary series Magic City: An American Fantasy – a three-part series uncovering the story behind the famed Atlanta strip club, Magic City, and its decades-long influence on hip-hop. Drake joins the production through his DreamCrew Entertainment, with Executive Producers Adel “Future” Nur and Peter Nelson. Dupri joins with music executive Michael Mauldin as Executive Producer, and production company Scheme Engine.

We found a hack for buying last-minute Essence Festival tickets - nypost.com - New York - state Louisiana - parish Orleans - city New Orleans, state Louisiana
nypost.com
27.06.2023

We found a hack for buying last-minute Essence Festival tickets

Essence Festival is returning to New Orleans, LA’s Caesars Superdome for three days of food and wine, film and most importantly, music.And this year’s lineup — which is celebrating Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary — is a doozy.Kicking off Friday, June 30, major stars Lauryn Hill, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Jagged Edge and Ari Lennox will perform.Then, on Saturday, July 1, icons Missy Elliott, Jill Scott, Ice Cube, DJ Quik, Ice T, E-40, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, T.I., Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Big Boi and Monica are set to take the stage.Finally, on Sunday, July 2, Megan Thee Stallion, Eve, Salt N Pepa, Remy Ma, Trina and Wizkid close the multi-day musical extravaganza.Plus, comedians Deon Cole and “Abbott Elementary” star Janelle James are set to bring laughs all weekend long.Best of all, you can get in for fairly cheap.While three-day passes cost $446 before fees on Vivid Seats, single-day passes can be found for as low as $64.That’s where the hack comes in.By buying single-day passes to one or more days rather than the multi-day pass, you can save big.Need to know more information before committing?We’ve got all the details you’re looking for and more below.All prices are subject to fluctuation.A complete breakdown of all the cheapest tickets available for this year’s Essence Festival can be found right here.(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time.

ASCAP Experience Returns With In-Person Event Featuring Top Songwriters, Producers - variety.com - Los Angeles - county Jones
variety.com
15.05.2023

ASCAP Experience Returns With In-Person Event Featuring Top Songwriters, Producers

Thania Garcia The ASCAP Experience will be hitting the Avalon in Los Angeles on June 21 for its first in-person iteration since 2019 to celebrate, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and composers. The informational event will host an impressive lineup of chart-topping creators such as Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello) and Leon Thomas III (Ariana Grande, Rick Ross), rapper and producer Hitmaka (Big Sean, Nicki Minaj), singer-songwriter and producer Steph Jones (Selena Gomez, Kelsea Ballerini), songwriter and producer Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes), producer Neff-U (Justin Bieber, Sia) and more to be announced. Formerly known as the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, the 2023 ASCAP Experience boasts a stacked schedule of curated motivational and informative panels about songwriting and music-making. This year’s panels are “The Hitmakers,” “Social Listening: Building a Music Career in the Social Media Age,” “Get Heard: Live Song Feedback,” “Writers Jam,” and “Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop,” a special conversation with some of the genre’s most influential contributors.

Diddy and Jermaine Dupri announce Verzuz at Madison Square Garden - www.thefader.com
thefader.com
09.05.2023

Diddy and Jermaine Dupri announce Verzuz at Madison Square Garden

Diddy and Jermaine Dupri will finally be participating in a Verzuz battle. Last August, the two hip-hop execs agreed to battle it out outside of Verzuz after Timbaland and Swizz Beatz filed a lawsuit against Triller for non-payment.

Diddy and Jermaine Dupri reportedly due to face off in ‘VERZUZ’ battle - www.nme.com - county Garden
nme.com
09.05.2023

Diddy and Jermaine Dupri reportedly due to face off in ‘VERZUZ’ battle

Diddy and Jermaine Dupri are reportedly set to face off in a VERZUZ battle this year in New York City.VERZUZ is the popular entertainment series that pits producers, songwriters and artists against each other in a rap battle style format. In 2021, the rights for the series were sold to Triller, who livestream the events on their app.Though the date hasn’t been confirmed by VERZUZ, a video circulating on social media appears to show Diddy revealing that he’ll go up against Dupri on September 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York.According to HipHop-N-More, the video was originally posted by Busta Rhymes on Sunday.

Maya Jama shows off amazing abs as she poses in bikini - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
06.05.2023

Maya Jama shows off amazing abs as she poses in bikini

Maya Jama looked incredible as she showed off her abs in a pink bikini while on a luxury getaway. Taking to Instagram Stories, the Love Island presenter, who recently wowed in a 90s mermaid-like denim dress, shared a video as she danced in her hotel's bathroom mirror to the song Sweetheart by Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey. Going makeup free, Maya, 28, oozed confidence and wrote alongside the clip: "The healthiest & most at peace I've ever felt tbh." Maya told her followers that her two-piece bikini was by her friend's brand Strait the Label, as she added: "She's launching sooon." The star - who has not disclosed her holiday location - also made sure to clear up that she didn't suffer a wardrobe malfunction.

Ashanti and Nelly Spark Rumors They're Back Together After Sightings in Las Vegas - www.etonline.com - Las Vegas - Arizona - Ashanti
etonline.com
24.04.2023

Ashanti and Nelly Spark Rumors They're Back Together After Sightings in Las Vegas

Ashanti and Nelly may be having a breakup-to-makeup moment! Over the weekend, the rapper and the singer were spotted together multiple times in Las Vegas. In a clip obtained by, Nelly, 48, and Ashanti, 42, held hands as they walked through T-Mobile Arena on Saturday during the Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight.

Hulu Sets Docs on Atlanta Spring Break ‘Freaknik,’ Jewel Thief Gerald Blanchard and ‘Park Avenue Peerage’ Blog (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Atlanta
variety.com
06.04.2023

Hulu Sets Docs on Atlanta Spring Break ‘Freaknik,’ Jewel Thief Gerald Blanchard and ‘Park Avenue Peerage’ Blog (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Maas TV Business Writer Hulu is adding three new titles to its growing lineup of original docs: “Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told,” “Queenmaker: The Making of An It Girl,” and “The Jewel Thief.” “Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told” “recounts the rise and fall of a small Atlanta HBCU picnic that exploded into an influential street party and spotlighted ATL as a major cultural stage,” per Hulu’s description. “Can the magic of Freaknik be brought back 40 years later? Executive producers include showrunner Geraldine L. Porras and director P Frank Williams, as well as Jermaine Dupri, Luther Campbell, Peter Bittenbender and Melissa Cooper for Mass Appeal, Eric Tomosunas for Swirl Films, Terry Ross and Alex Avant. Nikki Byles and Jay Allen are producers.

WEtv Programming Chief Lauren Gellert Exits - deadline.com
deadline.com
05.04.2023

WEtv Programming Chief Lauren Gellert Exits

EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Gellert, who oversees original programming at WEtv, is leaving the AMC Networks’ cable station.

Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion & Jermaine Dupri Headline Essence Festival Of Culture 2023 - etcanada.com - Atlanta - county Clark - New Orleans
etcanada.com
29.03.2023

Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion & Jermaine Dupri Headline Essence Festival Of Culture 2023

The star-studded 2023 Essence Festival of Culture line-up celebrates hip-hop’s 50th anniversary.

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