The 2012 Soul Train Awards kicked off last night at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The red carpet was full of celebrities such as Anthony Hamilton, SWV, Melanie Fiona, Eric Benet, MC Lyte and more. Check out more photos inside.
Viewers are taken on a personal journey into the craft and skills of rap, and what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the pens of rap legends, when Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Ice-Tâ€™s critically-acclaimed film, debuts on DVD, Digital, and Video on Demand on September 18th. Directed and hosted by rap legend Ice-T, the release of The Art of Rap on DVD follows the documentaryâ€™s premier at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and successful theatrical runs in the United States and England.
A performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap features some of the genreâ€™s biggest talents, including Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Melle Mel, Q-Tip, Redman, Mos Def, Afrika Bambaataa, B Real, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Nas, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Common and Kanye West.
The film has won raves from hip-hop specialists and more mainstream media alike.
Allhiphop.comâ€™s Tim Sanchez wrote, â€œIce-T has produced one of the finest and most detailed film documentaries about Hip-Hop in existenceâ€¦a source of inspiration and education for all Hip-Hop fans young and old.â€
Time Out Londonâ€™s Tom Huddleston wrote, â€œOn the big screen, the sheer force and energy of these poets is extraordinary. These guys are legends for a reason.â€ Read More »
PHOTOS 2012 Essence Music Festival Mary J Blige, Kevin Hart Tank, Tyrese, Ledisi, Mary Mary, & Many More
For the last 18 years, the Essence Music Festival has been the go-to event for African-Americans, especially African-American women. For three days in New Orleans, hundreds of thousands show up for R&B and gospel concerts and panels on politics, financial planning and parenting.Â Over 300,000 Â people attended all the different events for this years Essence Music Festival as they, for the first time ever, held 4 days (use to be 3 days) of great music and entertainment.
Tamar Braxton,Â Toya Wright, was in the build to see MJB…. Tank, Tyrese, Ledisi and Mary Mary also hit the stage. I want to make sure to tell the people at Essence I had a wonderful time listening to great music.
MC Lyte, was in the building… For the first time ever the festival had aÂ Thursday kick off.
Saturdays act wowed me as I watched Mary J. Blige singed her a** off. She killed it….Â Now i’ve seen Mary perform over 20 times, but this was by far the best. The Queen of R&B sung her heart out on the stage for 2 hours and gave us all she got.
Actress Elise Neal was in the bulding… Kevin Heart wowed the crowd and showed that he’s actually a pretty funny comedian and not just an a**whole.
I also got to see for the first time Kevin Hart who I’ve never seen perform a live show as a headline comedian.Â If you missed it, you’ll be able to purchase it he Â filmed his performances for a new comedy special. Kevin threw his wife completely under the bus as he talked about his divorce and infidelity. Tooooooo Funnnnnnyyy….