Last night’s Soul Train Music Awards turned into “Ladies Night” with a surprise on-stage reunion performance by Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat. The femcee trio performed “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix),” their 1997 hit. Contemporary R&B singer Eric Benétopened the song before the three emcees joined in for their rendition.
The 2014 Soul Train Awards are set to air November 30 at 8 p.m. on BET, and we’re already getting pumped. So should YOU! The star-studded event will be hosted by Wendy Williams and feature performances from Chris Brown, Nico & Vinz and Tamar Braxton among several other special guests. The show will be filmed tonight at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and if the little tidbits we were able to find on the web mean anything, we’re in for quite the treat.
Beginning with her inflated-trash-bag-wearing debut in “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” to her Grammy Award winning “Lose Control,” Missy Elliott‘s collection of videos are nothing short of eye-bulging brilliance. And while we haven’t seen a clip from hip-hop’s funkiest diva in a minute – Miss E. will reunite with Lil’ Kim and Da Brat tonight at the Soul Trail Awards to perform their platinum selling 1997 hit “Not Tonight.”
Actress and R&B diva Faith Evans is dropping her new album Incomparable on October 28th, but you don’t have to wait that long for a taste. VH1 has the exclusive premiere of her new single “I Deserve It,” featuring a little musical help from her friends Missy Elliott and Sharaya J!
People. It’s time to reassess our approach to life – after all – the New Year is almost here (I know, sounds totes cray, ryyght?) WHICH brings me to my next point. When one door opens, another door must close… or a mouth. What I mean is, we need to get our vocabularies in check. You might not realize this, but the slang terms you’ve been using are dating you. Badly. (I’m lookin’ at you ’80s babies.) When we use words that have reached their expiration date, we not only risk vernacular food poisoning, but we put our “cool factor” at risk. And obvi, no one wants that. So please, have a seat, make yourself some Earl Grey and mosey through my comprehensive guide to 15 Slang Terms You Need To Retire.
This past Tuesday, May 14, was a good day. I got a chance to kick it with rap veteran and former Ruff Ryder Eve (through the phone) on the official album release day for her first project in 11 years, the much-anticipated Lip Lock. For Eve, it was an activity-laden day filled with seemingly endless phone interviews and appearances, but when I spoke to her, she was absolutely right in the pocket and in her element. During our conversation, not only did Eve share the inspiration for her long-awaited return to music, but also her thoughts on living large in London, sisterhood (or the lack thereof) among female hip-hop artists, collaborating with the likes of fellow female MC Missy Elliott and Snoop Lion, and what she’d say to her former paramour Stevie J if she were to bump into him on the street.
An old-new Aaliyah song hit the ‘net making fans miss the fallen singer even more. “Quit Hatin’” is the airy R&B drum heavy ballad produced by Knotch and Dre Sinatra. It’s the classic tale of a woman’s friends warning her against a new lover. And Aaliyah’s response is for them to quit hatin’. It’s been almost 12 years since the unfortunate tragedy so the vocals are at least a decade old. Plus, she’s singing about 20″ rims. People have either graduated to 24′s or no rims at all. The production however is much newer than the vocals giving the record a new millennium feel. Read more…