VH1′s latest Rock Doc The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop is about to get its grand TV premiere on February 24th, but we’re not going to make you wait that long to get a taste. The new jumbo-sized trailer just dropped, and it takes things to a presidential level.
Long before he trademarked the rat face, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Stevie J. had another career as an uber successful music producer and industry inpersario! Way back in the mythical time we call the ’90s, Stevie was a head honcho at Bad Boy Entertainment, where he worked side-by-side with Diddy (or Puff Daddy, at the time) to bring us some of our favorite songs of the decade. In honor of Stevie’s birthday today, we’ve decided to but the love triangles and his infamous facial expression behind us and celebrate his STELLAR recording career. Read on to check 10 classics we owe to Stevie J!
Who’s the highest-earning dead musician? Tyler, The Creator takes shots at an upcoming awards show, and we take a look back at three of today’s biggest stars.
Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star Stevie J. might be better known these days for being the focal point in a love triangle with Mimi and Joseline, but he’s been making paper for nearly two decades now thanks to his amazing talents as a music producer. And he wasn’t just a run-of-the-mill session guy, either: Mr. Rat Face himself was responsible for some of the biggest hits of the ’90s during his time at Bad Boy Entertainment, where he was P. Diddy‘s go to guy and leader of the Hitmen, a group of in-house producers and writers. Here’s a comprehensive look at STEVIE J’S TOP 10 SMASH HIT SONGS.
French Montana‘s iced out. Three big a*s diamond chains are draping his neck as he stands in VIP, entourage galore, hidden behind dark sunglasses. NYC’s HiLo is packed with industry heads, reality stars, other rappers and droves of ladies and gents there only for bragging rights to say they were there. Read more…
Don’t wave your ‘this is sexist’ flags just yet. At least hear us out. We haven’t gone all Tommy Mottola or Clive Davis on you by claiming these women owe their success to men. Woosah.
Whether or not it was a hint at an identity crisis, Gucci Mane‘s short-lived experimentation with the name “Guwop” is far from the only time a celebrity has made a high-profile name change in the prime of his or her career. Below, a toast to 30 stars who opted to do what unborn children are rarely allowed: create a different name for themselves–and at times, an accompanying persona.