The 2013 MTV Music Awards are right around the corner (literally–hello, Brooklyn!) which means it’s time to start unveiling a lineup of live acts that will blow your minds. Lady Gaga has been confirmed as a performer at the August 25 event, ending the drought Little Monsters have been faced with since injury forced Gaga to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way Ball in February. MTV’s own Sway, and a group of enthusiastic fans, announced the news earlier today:
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She encourages her fans to be “Brave,” but what songs give Sara Bareilles the courage to dance like no one is watching? In addition to breaking down all 12 tracks on her new album, The Blessed Unrest, Sara is sharing the music that’s made her feel strong, calm, and inspired throughout her life.
If you’ve seen footage from Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z‘s Wireless Festival performance, you’re likely prepared for the duo to trade verses and dance around overzealous band members (not that we’re complaining!) on their upcoming tour. As Hov and JT officially kick off Legends of the Summer in Toronto tonight, we’re taking the time to relive some of the greatest live treks featuring at least two big-time acts, including those that ended in feuds, record-setting ticket sales, and, welp, divorce.
It wasn’t too long ago that we were all taking shots at Drake, the Canadian rapper who liked to wax about his feelings and had the tendency to record (and release) his drunk dials to old girlfriends. Drizzy has made an impact with his thoughtful, introspective rhymes about fame and insecurity, but lately he’s been anything but mopey. And why should he be? Just look at how much fun his life is!
With all promotion and celebration around his new album The Gifted, Wale found time to visit the Bethune School in Atlanta, Georgia last week in support of Saving Our Daughters. The non-profit organization aims to spark positive activism and empower teenagers to act positively in their community, and has received celebrity support from the likes of T.I., K.Michelle, and Nas over the years.
T.I. and Tiny run a tight parenting ship in the ATL. In honor of our T.I. Father’s Day Weekend celebration, we asked the parents who’s the good cop and who’s the bad cop when it comes to doling out discipline.
“Sometimes I’m [going to] smack a b–ch with flowers, sometimes I’m [going to] wax a motherf–ker, but I’m still a lady,” K.Michelle told her adoring audience at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on Thursday night. Those who balk at hearing profanity in small spaces clearly haven’t been to a K show before. Seeing the Love And Hip Hop Atlanta star perform live is part comedy show, part therapy session, and, most importantly, a true example of a talented vocalist with personality to spare.
Have you been watching this season of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle? You should be. Tip’s parenting skills are on point, whether it’s encouraging his pack to diversify their hobbies or reminding them that the “gangster” lifestyle is not something they necessarily want to emulate. Although we’re seeing the casual, off-duty T.I.– a man who is responsible for bedtime and keeping his brood healthy–on screen that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about his collection of hits that remain in steady rotation.
On a chilly night in New York, it’s safe to say the last place you want to be is steps away from the West Side Highway where the risk of getting lost in a see of vacant car dealerships runs high and finding an acceptable watering hole or restaurant is nearly impossible. And yet, the streets are teeming with teenage fans all of whom are wearing far too little considering the fickle weather we’ve been having. I guess I should mention that I’m standing outside of Terminal 5 and we’re a few hours out from a Timeflies show. Ah, it all makes sense now.
Ten years have passed since 50 Cent encouraged us to party like it’s our birthday year-round. Can you do an upside down sit up yet? With impressive co-signs and a never-ending slew of public beefs, 50′s expanding resume has helped redefine the modern hip-hop era.