Rihanna phoned in to Ryan Seacrest‘s LA radio show this morning and finally explained her controversial decision to collaborate with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on their recent hit single “Birthday Cake (Remix)” Of course, she’s taken a lot of heat for it, but… she couldn’t care less. Here’s what she had to say: Continue reading
Brandy and Monica are busy on the promo trail in support of their reunion duet “It All Belongs To Me.” Today, they stopped by Power 105.1 to chat with New York City’s #1 rated morning show crew, The Breakfast Club for an interview. Of course, Angela Yee, Charlamagne & DJ Envy didn’t hold back. Check out the first part below, in which the ladies discuss their former misguided disgust with each other, Monica’s “hood side”, and their love for Whitney Houston.
Part two after the jump: Continue reading
I’ve always enjoyed watching other people’s creative process. I like to know what drives people to tell their stories, or create their art. It’s inspiring. If you share the same sentiments, you’re in luck.
In promotion of her highly anticipated sophomore album The MF Life, Melanie Fiona is giving her fans a behind the scenes look at how the project was created. Track by track, Melanie discusses the stories that inspired her latest opus. Check out part one here, and part two after the jump.
Today, in our new artist spotlight, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to a rising MC from Chicago. His name is Rello, and he’s on a mission to inspire his peers and the world with the positive message in his music. Get to know Rello, and you’ll realize why he’s one artist you need to keep your eye out for:
Andrea: Introduce yourself to the people on TheUptownLounge that may not be familiar with you!
Rello: How are you doing, my name is Rello Dreamer. I’m 19, from Chicago, Illinois and I’m inspiring the world to chase their goals and dreams without limits.
A: Awesome! So talk to me a little about how you plan to inspire young people, and why it’s important to you. Continue reading
Proving that she is still the media queen, Oprah has nabbed the first interview with Whitney Houston‘s family since her untimely passing last month. As a part of her show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN, the interview she taped last week in Atlanta with Patricia Houston (Whitney’s former manager & confidant) Gary Houston (her brother) and her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina will air this coming Sunday (3/11) at 9/8c. Watch the preview below:
It’s been 6 years since we last heard a full project from Atlanta Hip-Hop duo OutKast. As you can imagine, fans have been clamoring for new material, especially from the ultra-elusive Andre “3000” Benjamin. In 2011, he answered in the form of a few features… one on Chris Brown‘s Deuces Remix, another on Ke$ha‘s “Sleazy” Remix, and of course on Beyonce’s #1 hit “Party”. Of course, that wasn’t enough, but never fear. In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Andre revealed plans for a new solo LP, and a resurgence of his quirky fashion line Benjamin Bixby:
GQ: You’re a spokesman for Gillette now. How did that partnership come together?
Andre 3000: Continue reading
The-Dream gets up close & personal with the ladies in the video that accompanies his new single “ROC”. The track is the first offering from Love IV: Diary Of A Madman, which will be in stores by the summer. He’s not reinventing the wheel here, but… it’s still worthy of a few spins.
Speaking of The-Dream, he stopped by MTV’s RapFix Live yesterday to discuss his role in the much talked about Rihanna/Chris Brown musical reunion “Birthday Cake” watch what he had to say below: Continue reading
This Sunday, Adele will make her triumphant return to the stage at the GRAMMY Awards in LA. She’s heavily favored to win in a variety of categories, as her latest album 21 has been setting sales records all around the world. She’s still perched atop the Billboard 200, 50 weeks after the album was released.
But the road hasn’t been easy. Much to fans dismay, the British soul singer was forced to cancel the full American leg of her most recent tour, due to hemorrhaging on her vocal chords. She had surgery last November, and has fought her way through recovery. On Sunday night, before the GRAMMY’s she’ll talk with 60 Minutes about the process to regaining her health, and her skyrocketing success. Check out this short preview of the interview below: Continue reading
Kelly Rowland was the featured guest on last night’s episode of Chelsea Lately. In their sit down chat, Kelly talks to hostess Chelsea Handler about working for Simon Cowell (on X-Factor UK) her new Sexy Abs DVD with celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins, and… her new man. All in all, the interview was fun, and Kelly looked fabulous. Check it out below:
Trey Songz wants you to know that he’s grown into a man over the last few years. Fans will get a glimpse of this maturity when his new album, Chapter 5, drops later this year. For now, he’s featured in VMAN Magazine’s Spring Fashion Issue… modeling a few pieces of wrist jewelry and… his signature tattoos. In the interview, written by model Selita Ebanks, he talks about the new album, his upcoming Anticipation 2our with Big Sean, and his Angels With Heart Foundation. Read a little of what he had to say below: Continue reading