Erykah Badu x The Roots = Mashup Video The Hip-Hop Way

erykah-badu-black-thought-2015-billboard-650Erykah Badu performing with The Roots is a special occasion all on its own — add a 20-minute ode to hip-hop, complete with guest appearances from YG, the LOX, and Freeway, and it becomes one for the ages. At last month’s 8th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia (May 30), Badu and the Roots took it all the way back to hip-hop’s, well, roots with a mashup that encompassed not just their own songs, but everything from Afrika Bambaataa to “Gold Digger” — watch the full performance below:


South Park trolls Wendy Williams

On top of the world with her hit morning talk show and huge ratings, South Park – Eric Cartman trolls Wendy Williams as PewDiePie. Check it out:


NICKI MINAJ Covers The April ’13 Issue Of “ELLE” MAGAZINE

The April edition of ELLE featuring NICKI MINAJ hits newsstands everywhere Tuesday, March 26th.



NEW MUSIC:: Leikeli47 = “TheFlowerShop” Mixtape


Hailed as the next Missy Elliot: Brooklyn’s own Leikeli47 (pronounced: Leh-Kay-Lee) debuted her newest mixtape today, “The Flower Shop” as told by Brett Elway.

She might be the next Missy, but there is no comparison to any female MC we’ve ever seen. No seriously! No one’s ever seen what she looks like underneath her signature face masks.

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If you like discovering new music, listen to Leikeli47 and her alter-ego Brett Elway.

Click the link to download “The Flower Shop”:

The Flower Shop As Told By Brett Elway Cover


In tandem to the release of her 11-track mixtape, Leikeli47 reveals the music video to the first single, $$$-In-A-Bind. Watch Below:


Leikeli47 will make her debut performance tomorrow, Thursday, March 7th in NYC for HOT 97’s “Who’s Next” at SOBs. For tickets click below:

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The buzz on Dominic Lord is one I haven’t witnessed since I’ve been working in the music industry – way over a decade now.

Dom, only 19 and already achieving what many work their whole careers for – Recently inking a deal for his own label venture with Geffen/Interscope – Dominic Lord Recordings (DLR).

Defying the odds – releasing no music before his deal – word of mouth from one executive to another created a bidding war for this talented Harlem native. So talented he hasn’t even come close to what he’s capable of doing or becoming.

No doubt in my mind Dom will reach Stardom – the buzz is worth it. #HarlemRising – Get Familiar..


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If you haven’t checked out his recently released “Fashion EP” – hear it below:


Keep a look out for his next music video – “Mozart, Go” and more music at the top of the year ‘2013 – as Dom readies his highly anticipated debut LP.

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Instagram Socialmatic Camera

Another interesting concept design comes from ADR Studio. This time they imagined the Instagram icon becoming a real life digital instant film camera – the outcome is the Instagram Socialmatic Camera. Check out the full concept idea here below.  (Via…)

– 16 GB mass storage
– Wifi and Bluetooth
– 4:3 touchscreen
– 2 main lens, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing
– Optical zoom
– Led Flash
– Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real
– Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets
– Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks
– InstaOs 1.0, which put together Facebook and Instagram App feature


Rihanna’s Sizzling Elle Magazine Cover x Spread = Hotness!!

Rihanna covers Elle Magazine’s May 2012 “Women In Music” issue. Quite frankly, Rihanna is the hottest chick in the game, hands down.  Pick up your copy of the magazine when it hits stands on April 17th.

◙ | by: JR