With releases from Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP 2), Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail) and even Kanye West (Yeezus), it’s clear that there’s no stopping rappers despite their increasing age. In fact, those three represent a new era in hip hop as rappers edge closer to 40 and are still producing new albums. However, as they go from mainstream artists to classic rappers, are they maintaining the sales they once were? Here at VH1 we decided to take a look at what the peak age is for the rap game and how just these artists are fairing in their golden years.
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Since day one of The Mrs. Carter Show world tour, Beyonce has been making headlines. Whether its for her nippled costumes, getting her hair caught in a fan or making fans freak out along the way, the singer has made sure all anyone is talking about is her. The latest highlight comes from a fan who snapped a selfie with the singer during her the Aussie leg of her tour.
The year was 1998 and a rapper by the name of Jay-Z (with the hyphen) was about to go from budding rapper to mainstream entertainer thanks to some help from little orphan Annie.
Earlier this week, we broke down the life of Katy Perry from A to Z and now we are breaking down the lyrics of all the songs from her past three albums. From One Of The Boys to PRISM, we counted hundreds of cliches, euphemisms and idioms. The best are collected here for your easy reference so you never have to question what the lyrics in songs, such as “Roar” or “Wide Awake,” means ever again.
The release of PRISM marks the return of Katy Perry but also several key musical players responsible for some of the best pop music of the past two decades. These producers and songwriters have had a hand in nearly everyone of Perry’s hit singles as well as mega hits by Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Ke$ha, and more recently, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas sit down with VH1 to talk about the group’s biggest hit, “Waterfalls,” which spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As powerful as the song was, it was made iconic by its accompaning music video, which the girls say almost didn’t happen.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas talk to VH1 Music about “Creep.” The song became the group’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 where it remained for four weeks, winning the girls their first Grammy award.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas talk to VH1 Music about “Baby-Baby-Baby,” the biggest hit from their debut album, Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip.
TLC‘s twenty year career is one that spans across MTV’s entire video area. From the very beginnings (“Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”) when the network just found its footing and become the go-to network as a way to discover new music to the height of music videos (“Waterfalls”) when budgets went through the rough as did the special effects and scale and finally, to a time (“No Scrubs”) when T.R.L. controlled what was hot and what was not. These are TLC’s five best videos brought to you in GIF form.
Welcome back to TLC Week as VH1 celebrates the group’s 20th anniversary ahead of the premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Over the past few days, we have been looking back on all our favorite moments from TLC‘s career.
Earlier this week, we sat with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins to find out what the two singers actually remembered about their career.