For those unfamiliar, Simone Battle was a member of the five-member group G.R.L. (a spin-off of The Pussycat Dolls) and an early contestant on the popular television series "The X Factor." Yesterday, she was found dead in West Hollywood at the age of 25-years-old.
On September 29th, Prince will release not one, but two new albums. One, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, will be a collaborative effort with his three piece 3RDEYEGIRL band, and the other, Art Official Age, will be a more standard offering from the Purple One.
Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
A$AP Rocky is no stranger when it comes to high fashion magazine photo spreads, he seems to be knocking them out consistently since he stepped his foot into the game. His boo thing, Chanel Iman, is even more on the high fashion tip, after all, she is a super model.
This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops.
Chris Brown has been spotted yachting out in St. Tropez, but he's missing his main chick Karrueche Tran . As it turns out, that's because the aspiring model has dumped C Breezy, and in turn, Brown reportedly took one of Karrueche's friends with him to St. Tropez instead.
As a member of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks helped pioneer the current “cool kid” rap and fashion swag, since borrowed by a number of your favorite artists. They were the next big thing, even featured in a nationally aired Rhapsody commercial, with future star Sara Bareilles.
The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief.
British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
Lil Kim has decided to share with the fans the very first photo of her newborn child, Royal Reign, which happened to be taken on the day she came out the womb. Lil Kim gave birth on June 9th, as we reported last month.
We've got some good/bad news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The good news is that a follow-up to 2013's Doris is dropping soon; the bad news (for those of you with plans to see Earl in the next two months) is that he won't be completing his current tour.