It’s Friday and that means Pharrell Williams‘ weeklong stay at Big Morning Buzz Live has come to a close. All week, the singer graced the stage, performing songs from his hit album, G I R L. Nick Lachey and fans were delighted watching him as he and his team of backup dancers tore through “Marilyn Monroe,” “Happy,” and “Come Get It Bae” and bringing the fun, funky vibe to the set. In addition to all the performances, the singer sat down with Lachey to discuss who he wants to work with (“I’d play the tambourine on Prince’s album”), if political office is in his future (He’s “happy with the bowling pins [he's] juggling now”) and his love for “nasty parts.”
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-By Georgette Pierre
Talk about a wedding to remember! Kanye West and reality queen Kim Kardashian finally tied the knot over the weekend with a luxurious ceremony in Florence, Italy. In addition to official wedding photos of the newly wed couple, portions of Yeezy’s wedding speech reportedly surfaced.
Side chicks are clearly not just a hip-hop thing. They’ve been around since the dawn of man, lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce when their dude’s wife, fiancé or legit girlfriend isn’t looking (hello, Camilla Parker Bowles, Liz Taylor, and Angelina Jolie). But lately, the mistresses of rap — which should be a reality show in and of itself — have been taking center stage. Possibly because they always keep it so entertaining.
As you know, Pharrell Williams has graced us with his presence by taking over Big Morning Buzz Live all week long! With more than 15 years in the music game, we can’t possibly rattle off all of the hits the spectacular producer has given us. But one thing is indisputable — the man is clearly a musical genius.
Picture this: you’ve just put in four long years at a college, studying hard and sleeping maybe twice a week. Now the all-nighters and exams are finally behind you, because it’s GRADUATION DAY, BABY! But before you can clutch that super expensive piece of paper called a diploma, the Dean hands one out to an A-lister who’s been making bank and living like a rock star while you’ve spent the last few years eating Ramen and popcorn 24/7! Do you get a little annoyed, or are you pumped to hang with the likes of Diddy, John Legend, Jill Scott, or other famous faces? It’s probably a mix of both!
Colleges and universities are never shy about handing out honorary degrees to some of your favorite celebs, adding a little Hollywood glam to their graduation processions. This past May, a few more were added to the list!
When hip hop music emerged from the South Bronx in the late 1970s it was the indisputable voice of the inner-city African-American and Latino experience. Musically it nodded to the hardest of R&B and funk rhythms and lyrically it reflected the often hardscrabble existence its practitioners and proponents lived. Like other musical forms that deal in real life and death struggles, such as heavy metal and hardcore punk, authenticity was paramount. As its popularity grew however, it escaped the cities narrow streets and the narrow definition of what could be considered authentic hip hop. Though sometimes problematic in a genre so implicitly connected to its original audience and roots, by the mid ’80s hip hop had begun to build a sizable suburban audience and the first white MCs began daring to get on the mic and appear on wax.
The lovely Iggy Azalea has been setting both the charts and our hearts on fire with her brand new album, The New Classic. She’s double trouble on the Billboard Top Ten with her Ariana Grande duet, “Problem,” and also her solo single “Fancy,” which features an awesome Clueless-inspired music vid! Despite her crazy life, she found time to swing by VH1 headquarters in NYC to answer questions and show off her fab fashion.
The four brothers of KONGOS (Danny, Johnny, Dylan and Jesse), may be among the most crush-worthy VH1 You Oughta Know artists, but let’s not forget that these guys know how to ROCK. Just listen to their brand new single, “Sex On The Radio,” for all the proof you need. The guys came all the way from South Africa to rock us in New York City with their unique blend of African rhythms and amp’d up guitars, and we had an expert photo crew on hand to document a day in the life of a world famous group.
-By Georgette Pierre
Last night’s Billboard Music Awards took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, land of fanny packs and sequin jumpsuits. In addition to a Michael Jackson hologram and Robin Thicke desperately trying to get his wife back, there were some incredibly poor fashion choices on the red carpet and beyond.