If you watched BET’s 106 & Park today you probably saw Nas make a surprise guest appearance on the show. Rocsi asked him a number of questions and one led him to mention family man Will Smith. Nas said that Will is a real hip hop dude and that he started out in hip hop. To further prove his point, Nas brought Will out on stage in Philadelphia (Will’s hometown) while he was performing his song Made You Look. Will came out on stage with a wife beater and some jeans on. READ MORE

Adidas has released their commercial for their Fall 2011 season All Originals campaign. The new ad features hip hops from the past and the present with scenes featuring Big Sean and Snoop Dogg. In the video we see Snoop Dogg sporting super fresh braids and Big Sean working up a sweat at a concert. Four styles of Adidas shown are Superstar, Gazelle, Campus, and my personal favorite Samoa. READ MORE

While Fergie came out and told the media, maybe a month ago, that the Black Eyed Peas would be taking a break as a group, they are still collaborating together to help the community. On August 6th, the Black Eyed Peas teamed up with Adobe Youth Voices to show off the new Peabod Adobe Youth Voices Academy in San Jose, California. The academy is just one of the five that the group has helped to launch. It only makes sense the Black Eyed Peas would back a project like this because the academy caters to underprivileged teens who have a high interest in the arts. READ MORE

Nicki Minaj has made history. Her certified double platinum song Super Bass has made Nicki the first solo female rap artist since 2002 to have their song climb the Billboard  Hot 100′s top 10. Even more interestingly, Super Bass is the 8th single by a solo female rapper to climb the top 10 in the history of the Hot 100. This sheds lights on the female rap game as a whole. READ MORE

Mary J. Blige released her new video today, “The Living Proof” in conjunction with release of The Help.  The film, starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer, is set in the South in the 1960s and takes a look at the relationship between black maids and their white employers. Check out the new video:

Also, Pharrell recently tweeted Mary J. Blige and himself working in the studio a few days ago. She’s be dropping her next album My Life II: The Journey Continues in September. Check out the photos: READ MORE

Jay-Z & Kanye Copy Rocko Da Don’s Wildlife

I was checking out my girl ATLien’s site Straight From The A, and, coincidentally, I had been wondering the same thing. Did Jay-Z and Kanye West copy Rocko Da Don’s mix-tape cover? The mix-tape entitled, “Wildlife,” dropped in 2010 and features Rocko with have of his face that of a lion. Kanye and Jay-Z’s picture is of them with fangs and whiskers. What do you think?

 

 

 

50 Cent hit the stage in Atlantic City, New Jersey as the headlining act at the Promo Only Summer Sessions Cocktail Party & Concert.

The event took place at the House of Blues and was the first time 50 Cent and Mann performed “Buzzin.” The event also included Lloyd Banks, Wynter Gordon, Iyaz, Kreayshawn and many more as performers and attendees.

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One lucky New England Patriots fan may soon get to call one of the team’s biggest stars their roommate. The wide receiver wants to live with a fan for the first few weeks of the season. Ochocinco recently joined the Patriots, and thinks living with a fan is a good way to get acclimated to the area. The NFL star says he’s not sure exactly how he’s going to find someone to live with, but notes they will definitely have to have the Internet and an Xbox. When asked by reporters if he’s serious about his plan, Ochocinco responded, quote, “Have I ever lied to you?”