Over the years, tattoos have moved from being viewed as a form of rebellion reserved for select subcultures to fairly mainstream. With this growing popularity comes artists often being impulsively moved to express themselves via skin art. While some musicians become known for signature pieces that go down in cultural history, others simply have their idiocy immortalized for the world’s collective raised eyebrows. Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Drake are just some of the many celebs who got inked this past year with some interesting (and occasionally questionable) tats.
Artists are going H.A.M. these days with tattoos galore and it seems like they’re running out of places to get inked. Take for example, Ke$ha’s AND Miley’s mouth tattoo. Can anyone say ouch? And lest we forget Amber Rose’s arm tattoo of Wiz Khalifa’s face. Yeah, that definitely happened. But what about face tattoos? They’ve been popping up more and more over the past few years, with the most memorable ones being Gucci Mane‘s ice cream cone on the right side of his face and Lil Wayne‘s “Baked” stamped across his forehead.
It’s springtime, but the SoundScan charts are still under a deep freeze. That’s because the Frozen soundtrack is still going strong, and this week had its biggest sales week yet, thanks to the billion-dollar-movie-that-could’s release on DVD last week. Elsewhere, a slew of albums debut in this week’s Top 10 and everybody is still singing along to “Happy.” SoundScanner digs in!
They don’t call him “The Bawse” for nothing: Rick Ross tops this week’s Nielsen SoundScan albums chart with his latest album, Mastermind. Elsewhere, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” enjoys its best sales week yet on the singles chart, as Coldplay and Phillip Phillips arrive on the charts. With more, here’s this week’s SoundScanner update:
Biggie‘s friends and proteges referred to themselves as the Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Rick Ross is a self-proclaimed “Don.” When it comes to allusions to organized crime–both fictional and factual–we need look no further than the catalog of our favorite hip-hop act. Mob Wives: New Blood premieres tonight, and to get you prepared for what’s about to go down, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable mob references in music.
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…