After much speculation, it has been confirmed that the 30 year will indeed be taking to the stage at the BET Awards 2011 in Los Angeles next Sunday (June 26th). Reliable sources reveal that the slot will serve as Rowland’s first televised performance of ‘Motivation’.

The singer is among a string of new performers added to the night’s impressive line up. Along with her, Trey Songz and Mary J Blige join the likes of Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Drake on the list of those taking to the stage.
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Man Writes From Jail “I Shot Tupac”

As we celebrate the life of Tupac Shakur, someone has come out admitting that he is responsible for the first shooting. Dexter Issac a current inmate has written a letter claiming he was paid $2,500 dollars by his former friend, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond inside New York City’s Quad Studios. Check out the interview below as well as an interview with Rosemond.

My name is Dexter Isaac. On Monday, May 23, 2011, James Rosemond released a statement in which he named myself and another individual, Mr. Winston Harris (who I do not know), as government informants. I would like to clear the record on that statement; I have never been a rat for anybody and I do not have any deals nor have I made any promises by any government agency for information on Mr. Rosemond.

Mr. Rosemond has crucified good reporters like Chuck Phillips, at the LA Times, and Alison Gendar, at the Daily News, for telling the truth about him and his activities. He claims they had no proof that he was a rat for the government, which is an outright lie, because Mr. Rosemond, you signed a proffer agreement with the U.S Attorney’s office in New York on 10-20-1998. Mr. Rosemond, I have copies of your presentence report from North Carolina dated 1-13-1997 and other documents about you working with the government sending people you befriended to prison so you can maintain your own freedom. I have met with individuals on whom Mr. Rosemond has told. READ MORE

In todays age in time being “Extra” is the new trend. Whether you are being extra with your personality, your occupation, relationship, or style if you are going to embark on anything in your life the trend is now to do it in an extra form of fashion. Recently when it comes to music artists their apparel has been everything outside of normal. From the Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kesha, and now they’re saying Lil Mama. Recently Lil Mama appeared at the MTV Awards looking extra spiffy and flamboyant. Critics Immediately compared her style to the beautiful Nicki Minaj, but when Lil Mama was asked was her inspiration behind her choice of evening wear from Nicki she quickly denies and says Nicki copied her.

On People Saying She’s Copying Nicki Minaj & Lady Gaga’s Style READ MORE

Cardin: The Next Great Music Producer

The Kingston Jamaica native is easily one of my newest producers on the come-up. With musical comparisons from such prominent artists like Quincy Jones and Kanye West, Cardin working his ass off for his love of music.

The musical geniuses behind the albums— none other than legends Quincy Jones and Micheal Jackson— became his biggest inspiration and aroused in him an unending fascination with songwriting and production.

Now LA based, Cardin is actively taking steps in the game to have the whole world hear his music.
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After Alicia arrived at her Black Ball–which raises millions of dollars of orphans suffering from AIDS in Africa and India–she took to Twitter to express her disappointment with scheduled performer George Michael.

She said:

“#Blackball Uk was a TREMENDOUS Success!!!! but one question…..what kind of person bails on 15million orphans…..#GEORGEMICHEAL???? ;-(.”

But what she likely didn’t realize at the time is that George tweeted three days ago that he was suffering from a jaw infection:

On the weekend, got some kind of infection in my lower jaw and the left side of my face now resembles a READ MORE

Brandy Lands New Role On TV Show

One of the loves of my life Brandy is returning to TV. the vocalist has landed a recurring role on the Lifetime drama “Drop Dead Diva.” Brandy will play a nurse named Elisa who has a romantic history with Josh Stamberg’s character, J. Parker. Brandy says she’s “thrilled” to be on the series for at least three episodes, adding that “Drop Dead Diva” is one of her favorite shows. Brandy isn’t the only famous face that will be appearing on the upcoming season of “Drop Dead Diva.” LeAnn Rimes, Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken and Kathy Griffin have also agreed to guest roles. The next season of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” will make its debut this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Brandy was previously a star on the TV series “Moesha.” She has also had guest roles on the shows “Reba” and “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.”

Sin City better start making room for Lil Wayne. The hip-hop heavyweight tells MTV News he would love to one day follow in the footsteps of artists like Elton John and Celine Dion and land a regular gig in Las Vegas. Weezy says being Vegas’ first rap act is definitely part of his “plan,” although he doesn’t want to make the move until “later on down the line.”

Fans all over the country will be getting another opportunity to see Wayne perform this summer. He’s kicking off the second leg of his “I Am Music Two Tour” next month. Lil Wayne says he’d like to perform “forever,” adding that even when he’s 50 he will probably be looking for some tour dates.
Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” will begin on July 13th with a show in Hartford, Connecticut. The rap star will also be dropping his new album, “Tha Carter Four,” on August 29th.

June 16, 2011 marks what would have been the 40th birthday of rap’s late, great fallen son, Tupac Amaru Shakur. His short but polarizing life – mixed with brilliant music and acting, personal triumphs and tragedies, and mysteries yet to be unraveled – is still fodder for media hounds and fans across the globe even today.

1) Tupac would have made peace with all of his enemies had he lived to 40. He was already doing this with groups in the east like Duck Down and Busta Rhymes, and he even reportedly made peace with Nas before he was gunned down in Vegas.

2) Perhaps, Tupac would have returned to his East Coast origins and aligned with Nas and one of the Marley sons to form a supergroup.

3) There was strong evidence that ‘Pac was going to move into some form of community activism had he lived.

4) ‘Pac probably would have started a revolution somewhere.

5) Tupac would have been a strong advocate for education equality, specifically targeting kids growing up in the inner city, as he understood the advantages of being in the know.

6) Tupac would have started a foundation geared towards drug rehabilitation, ex-offender reentry, and/or fatherhood given his experience growing up with a drug-addicted mother and absent father. He understood the implication on children and the overall family unit. Tupac loved the kids!

7) He would have received an NAACP Award or Nobel Peace Prize for having contributed to stop the violence campaigns across urban areas of the United States.

8) Tupac would have fully revived the Black Panther movement with the Thug Life movement, and they would have made social progress with respect to bettering race relations through understanding all cultures.

9) Tupac would have made a life-changing, international pilgrimage, returning after his experiences to record some of his best work ever and then retire.

10) Tupac would have lobbied on Capitol Hill for civil rights for ex-felons. Heck, why shouldn’t ex-cons carry guns? READ MORE