Hip hop DJ legends Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grand Mixer DXT and Grandmaster Flash are inducted into Hollywood’s iconic RockWalk. (March 7)
*Grandmaster Flash, best known for the 1982 rap anthem “The Message,” was among those artists inducted into the store’s RockWalk museum, along with deejays Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grandmixer DXT.
The trio added their handprints and cement signatures outside Sunset Boulevard’s Guitar Center on Thursday, where the RockWalk is located.
The museum also honored the 25th anniversary of the song “Parents Just Don’t Understand” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, which ultimately launched the career of actor and musician Will Smith.
Big Boi at HBO’s Catch The Throne All Star Weekend Event, February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*Is Westeros in the house? Without a doubt.
HBO has released its hip hop “Game of Thrones” mixtape “Catch the Throne,” featuring tracks from Wale, Common, Big Boi, Daddy Yankee and more.
Each song starts out with a bit of dialogue from the series, setting the tone and establishing the beat’s subject before transitioning into the song.
*Well look at those french tips!
Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion) has rocked many looks (deemed metrosexual) in the past — hair rollers and relaxed hair. Now he’s rocking fresh french nail tips!
“House calls with Snoop are the best! #nailsformales #malenails #nailart #heynicenails #snoopdogg #longbeach #lbc,” they wrote on Instagram.
*Holy Crap, Batman!
The results are in for Brandon Howard’s claim of being fathered by Michael Jackson.
Organizers of a DNA test confirmed Thursday that the test proved the late music legend is Howard’s biological father.
But wait a minute, as our headline says, TMZ is claiming the test is a sham. OK, more about that further down. But first, here’s what the NY Daily News is reporting :
The results of the test were revealed by Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon who claimed he obtained a sample of Jackson’s DNA from a dental device that belonged to the vocalist and was purchased by Goodman at auction. Continue reading
Patti LaBelle (C) performs ‘Over the Rainbow’ during the event, ‘In Performance at the White House – Women of Soul’, on March 6, 2014 in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC.
*It wasn’t as horrific as John Travolta’s “Adele Nazeem” moment, but President Obama fumbled the spelling of Aretha Franklin’s signature song while saluting the Queen of Soul and other musical legends during a White House concert Thursday night.
“What a lineup!” Obama said to open the “Women of Soul” affair that included a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to Jill Scott and Janelle Monae, to 20-year-old Ariana Grande.
Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song “Respect” into “a rallying cry for African-Americans, women and then everyone who felt marginalized.”
According to the AP, the enthusiastic crowd fell out laughing, but was more than willing to forgive the president for spelling it “R-S-P-E-C-T.”