Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on HBO last night after the rapper-turned-entrepreneur caught up with the big homie Bill Maher during Real Time. Between the celeb cameos and impromptu connections that Jay made with his captive audience members at the film’s taping, it’s definitely worth the almost 11 minutes of your life to take in. Here’s why.
In honor of Robin Thicke’s funk-tastic Blurred Lines album dropping on Tuesday, we’ve declared it Robin Thicke Week! One of the highlights of the new disc is the cut “Ain’t No Hat 4 That”, which features vocal help from Thicke’s 3-year old son Julian Fuego. With a name like that, you just know that this kid is gonna be a star! It’s pretty adorable, but Robin is far from the first doting parent to feature their pride and joy on one of their tracks. Read on the check out 10 of our favorite artists who’ve let their babies in on the family business!
J. Cole hits the VH1 stage at tonight’s 2013 Do Something Awards, honoring celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kelly Osbourne, LL COOL J and Patrick Dempsey for their amazing social change leadership. We caught up with the Roc Nation prince during rehearsals to get the details on his recently announced tour, artists he has his eye on, and what it was like to be partying with Jigga, Justin Timberlake, and Nas the other night.
We all know that sampling has been one of hip hop’s cornerstones for years, giving us ample opportunities for crate digging. But did you know that some of your favorite songs featured snippets of scores from classic films?
The grammar geek backlash from Jay Z‘s hyphen-dropping announcement didn’t cost the rapper another week in the SoundScan penthouse. He’s on top yet again with his Magna Carta Holy Grail, with VH1 You Oughta Know alum Sara Bareilles coming in second place. #SoundScanner investigates this week’s big chart stories:
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