I’ve put up posts of this young lady Sara T (Thawer), from I believe India is a young lady that plays drums and percussion instruments like a veteran. I never seen anything like her at such a young age. She’s self taught and mixes music from different cultures and adds her own flavor to them. According to her she plays Drum set, Tabla, Dholak, Ghatam/Udu pot, Bhangra Dhol, Timbale, Djembe, Congas, Bongos, Darbuka, Cajon, Kanjri, Roto toms and other percussive instruments. Such an awesome young lady, check out her YouTube site to hear and see her playing. She’s a lot of fun because he has good fun antics such as focus and silliness, I love it! Check the video below her links as she goes off with the Hip Hop break beats!
Cash Money Records (CMR) officially became a joke when they signed Paris Hilton. Has made songs with Birdman, YMCMB in the past. “This is a lot different than my first album,” Paris said, “it’s really going to be house music.” Well the good thing about this is she isn’t rapping and CMR is expanding it’s horizons. But as far as street cred, CMR has none. Check out below what Birdman tweeted yesterday….
Hip Hop started out as artists keeping it real, no sell out, no fakeness just straight Hip Hop music, dancing and art. Then sometime in the early 90s, Michael Jordan made it cool to sell. Wasn’t too far behind him were Hip Hop artists started selling everything from soft drinks to clothing. The first Hip Hop artist to blatantly get plastic surgery was Lil Kim. She started with a simple nose job then went straight Michael Jackson on us. Nicky Minaj is now the queen of plastic surgery, from her face all the way down to her ass, she changed herself. But if you compare Lil Kim to Nicky Minaj, at least Nicky Minaj still looks great, a little fake but still good. Lil Kim looks like a damn clown, check out the pic below for a comparison.
The New York Jet’s latest addition to their quarter back controversy, Geno Smith has signed with Jay Z’s new sports agency, Roc Nation. As of last week, Smith said his mind wasn’t in a rush to decide which agency to sign with. Meanwhile, Smith is blasting pictures of Jay Z and himself on Instagram. Smith recently fired his representation, Erik Burkhardt and Jeff Nalley of Select Sports Group a few days after being drafted. When asked if Jay Z held a big part of his decision, he said Jay Z did not play “that big of a role” in his decision. Yeah OK…..
Michael Jackson accuser, Wade Robson, comes out of left field with this one. Same boy that testified at the original MJ trial and said he didn’t molest him. Story keeps changing, why are you coming out with this now when MJ isn’t here to defend himself?!? Watch the Today Show video…
Jimmy Lovine discovered Dr Dre back in the early 90s and they both started several artists careers such as, Snoop Dogg, Game and 50 Cent. The dynamic duo who also founded the Beats by Dre headphones are now donating $70 million to the University of Southern California to start a program of business, marketing, product development, design and liberal arts. Lovine says, “If the next start-up that becomes Facebook happens to be one of our kids, that’s what we are looking for.” Good deal giving back to the community.
Wayne Brady goes off on Bill Maher and says if he wants, he can be that black man that he feels is a real black man. Bill Maher says Obama should be more of a black man and not a Wayne Brady type of black man. The type of black man that speaks proper English and doesn’t act “niggerish.” For years Wayne Brady has been called a not so black black man. From Dave Chappel to Paul Mooney, “White people love Wayne Brady, because he makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.” Always love that line, but it never seemed to bother him enough to prompt a response until Bill Maher said it. Watch the video below to see how Wayne Brady goes off on Maher and gives him the “real” black man inside of him.
Eve’s long awaited album Lip Lock is finally coming out. Eve hasn’t released an album since 2004′s Eve-Olution. In 2007 she was supposed to release an album entitled Here I Am that was never released. Her label Interscope records was responsible for the delays and never being released. The single Tambourine was supposed to be on the album. Now here’s Lip Lock finally, I guess she was tired of seeing Nicky Minaj get all the shine in the female rap world. Looking really good in her 25 year old maturity and sporting a new rap style. Listening to Lip Lock, it has a variety of songs including some pop music inspired one’s such as, Keep Me From You featuring Dawn Richards. Most of the songs are hard and Eve doesn’t seem to have lost a step in her near decade long hiatus. Favorite bangers on this album are the lead single Eve featuring Miss Kitty and All Night Claude Kelly and Propain. Smooth track Never Gone featuring Chrisette Michelle is a really nice song. Michelle has the most beautiful voice and she makes the track oh so lovely. She Bad Bad is also a banger, she has a video for that as well. All and all this is a great album, you can purchase it at Best Buy on Union Square in NYC on Tuesday and have her sign it. She will also be in Philly on Wednesday to do the same thing. I’ll be there to get my copy signed, even though I get advance music to review it I’ll still buy the album and chat with her. Check out the video for She Bad Bad below.