Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Kelly Rowland Joins The Cast Of "Empire"
Fox drama "Empire" was aiming big for this next season, looking to get Eminem and Oprah on the show, but even if that doesn't pan out, they'll still have quite a stacked cast. In the past few weeks, they've announced that Chris Rock, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock and Marisa Tomei will show up for Season 2, and now the most recent addition is Kelly Rowland.
Kelly Rowland Gives Birth To Baby Boy
Kelly Rowland put her pregnant body on full display for Elle magazine around a month ago, and it was quite obvious by the photos that the singer would be ready to pop any day now.
Pregnant Kelly Rowland Poses Nude For Elle
In just a few weeks, Kelly Rowland will be giving birth to her first child. Surprisingly, she's taken this opportunity to pose nude for Elle magazine. Check out the prenatal photoshoot above.
Kelly Rowland Announces Pregnancy [Update: Baby's Gender Revealed]
It appears the Destiny Child's roster just got a little bigger. Kelly Rowland took to Instagram on Tuesday evening, announcing that she’s pregnant. With the caption that read, “I’ll be stuntin like my daddy…..,” Kelly posted a photo of a baby-sized Air Jordan sneaker sitting beside an adult sneaker. She also tagged her husband Tim Witherspoon in the photo as well, so its pretty safe that's confirmation. Rumors have swirled recently of Rowland’s possible pregnancy after she was spotted wearing loose clothing to last night’s premiere of "Think Like a Man Too."
Kelly Rowland Confirms She's Engaged
While the rumors have been circulating, it’s been confirmed by Kelly Rowland herself, that she is engaged! Kelly confirmed her new engagement while being a guest on "The Queen Latifah Show" Monday afternoon. The lucky man in her life is her manager and best friend Tim Witherspoon. When asked, Kelly admitted “He put a ring on it". Many people didn't even know she was dating, let alone getting engaged. The 32- year old singer has kept her relationship very private for years. “We’ve kept it very, very low—for years, to be completely honest.”
Pusha T Talks On Saying He Has Album Of The Year, Kelly Rowland Rumors & "S.N.I.T.C.H"
With Pusha T's new album My Name Is My Name finally on shelves and the internet, the rapper visited the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to continue promoting the LP. Pusha has been saying for awhile now that he has the best album of the year, and during his interview he talks about the bold claim. The Virginia native also speaks on rumors that he's smashing Kelly Rowland, and gives us the background story to his record that closes out the album, "S.N.I.T.C.H"
Kelly Rowland Talks On "Dirty Laundry," Collaborating With Beyonce & Michelle
Recently Kelly Rowland had a scare when the private boat she was on broke down at sea, leaving her and her friends lost at sea for a good twelve hours. Since she's recovered, she's already back on her grind, promoting her latest album, Talk A Good Game.
Kelly Rowland & Friends Rescued After Lost At Sea On Private Boat
Destiny's Child singer, Kelly Rowland had a close call this weekend as her private boat broke down, and her and friends eventually had to be rescued. With the intention of whale watching, Rowland had rented the boat with friends in Massachusetts, eventually big waves and foggy weather came in which lead to them being lost for over 12 hours, ""disoriented in the five-to-six-foot waves and fog that had rolled in. The US Coast Guard was able to triangulate their position" after learning that the group needed help," as reported by aTowboat US Provincetown employee."
Charts Don’t Lie: June 30
We now have the numbers for what was a monumental week in rap history, with Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller all dropping their respective albums on June 18th. And Kelly Rowland.
The-Dream Talks About Writing Kelly Rowland's Very Personal Track "Dirty Laundry"
From what we've heard of Kelly Rowland's new album Talk A Good Game, the singer is opening up much more than we've seen in the past. Specifically, on Kelly's single "Dirty Laundry" she vents about her relationship with Destiny's Child groupmate Beyonce, as well as an abusive relationship.
Kelly Rowland & The-Dream Reschedule "Lights Out" Tour
The-Dream and Kelly Rowland have been working closely together recently, contributing to each other's albums (IV Play and Talk A Good Game respectively), they even
Tracklist Revealed For Kelly Rowland's "Talk A Good Game"
With her 4th studio album, Talk A Good Game, less than a month away, Kelly Rowland decides to deliver the tracklisting for the project this evening.
Kelly Rowland Reveals Release Date For "Talk A Good Game" [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
Kelly Rowland, who was recently named on People's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013 list, has revealed a release date for her upcoming album, Talk A Good Game.
The-Dream Confirms Upcoming Tour With Kelly Rowland [Update: Tour Dates Revealed]
The-Dream, whose album IV Play finally comes out on May 28th, is also gearing up for a tour to begin around the time of the album's release.
Kelly Rowland Talks New Album, Keyshia Cole Beef & Beyonce's "Bow Down"
Kelly Rowland has definitely stepped out of Beyonce's shadow from the Destiny's Child days.