Archive for the ‘R&B news’ Category

06.13
08

R. Kelly Acquitted Of Child Pornography

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Jurors in the R. Kelly trial have reached a verdict of not guilty on all 14 counts of child pornography.

According to CNN, the jury took a mere day to acquit the troubled R&B virtuoso who once married an underaged Aliyah.

The trial itself took six years to arrive at court.

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, 41, denied charges that he videotaped himself having sex with an underage girl. Both Kelly and the alleged victim, now 23, denied being on the tape.

06.2
08

Legendary Bo Diddley Dead At Age 79

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The music world is mourning because music uber-legend Bo Diddley passed away today at the age of 79 from heart failure. He was a pioneer of rock n roll and the electric guitar and was famous for his signature rhythm that melded rhythm and blues and rock

“This distinctive, African-based 5/4 rhythm pattern (which goes bomp-bomp-bomp bomp-bomp) was picked up by other artists and has been a distinctive and recurring element in rock ‘n’ roll through the decades,” according to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Diddley was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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05.28
08

New R&B Releases: Usher – Here I Stand

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Four years after his highly successful as well as controversial album, Confessions, the King of R&B is back to take the throne. Promising for a more grown-up and mature feel, this latest project will feature production from Polow Da Don, Jermaine Dupri, The Dream, Dre & Vidal and a host of other all-stars. The God MC Jay-Z and wifey Beyonce make guest appearances on the album, as well as Young Jeezy on the single, “Love In This Club.”

05.23
08

Rap/R&B News Roundup: 50 Cent, Nas, R. Kelly

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Nas changes title of next album – Looks like Nas and the people at Def Jam are having a change of heart, as the Queens MC has opted for the title of just Nas instead of the much more controversial title N****r for his next album. Slated for a July 1st release, this will be Nas’ ninth studio album, and probably his most anticipated since Illmatic. Too bad the name didn’t stick.

50 Cent Blasts 106 & Parks Rosci on DC Radio -A war of words has ensued between the G-Unit leader and the 106 & Park Co-Host. 50 Cent is reportedly “garbage” in Rosci’s eyes, so 50 took it upon himself to air her out on Radio, saying the outburst were because she hadn’t slept with him like she wanted. He also reportedly knows 4 people that she has slept with. Hmmm

MTV’s Top 10 Hottest MC’s In The Game ListMTV revealed their list of the Hottest MC’s this week, with the #1 going to Mr. West; Kanye wouldn’t have it any other way. 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Rick Ross and Lil Wayne also make the list, in their respective slots.

R. Kelly trial continues – The first days of R. Kelly‘s trial took place this week. With some interesting testimony’s from witnesses, including R&B singer Sparkle. The movie Little Man has been mentioned, and interesting facts about Kelly have been revealed. Wow.

05.19
08

Rap/R&B News Roundup: T.I., Remy Ma & Foxy Brown

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Remy Ma sentenced to 8 years in prison – 26 year old Remy Smith, aka Remy Ma was sentenced to 8 years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion. This is after an incident last year where she allegedly shot her friend in a money dispute outside of a nightclub.

Suge Knight gets K.O’ed – One for the history books, Monday night Suge Knight got into a fight outside of a Hollywood nightclub where he was reportedly knocked out cold for three minutes! Who would’ve thought…

Mariah Carey talks about new marriage – after a secretive wedding to actor Nick Cannon, Mariah wants to tell all. She recently when on the TV Show Ellen to discuss details like the ceremony, the custom-rings and the unexpected relationship all-together.

T.I. has new son – Shortly after midnight, T.I. and wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle welcomed their new son, Major Harris into the world. The baby weighed in at 5 lbs. and 15 oz.

Foxy Brown fires Manager – Days after her new album, “Brooklyn’s Don Diva” was released, Foxy Brown has fired her manager apparently ‘devastated by the handling of the release.

DMX pleads not guilty to charges – after arriving an hour late, DMX pleads not guilty to various felony drug charges. He is due back in court July 2.

05.9
08

Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Got Tatoos Before Wedding

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon confirmed to People magazine that they tied the knot at Carey’s Bahamas spread on April 30. The two had been dating for a few weeks since late March.

Before trading rings, however, the couple traded tats.

“To me rings are special and exciting, but tattoos mean more than anything,” Cannon gushed. “They’re forever and ever. They professed our love.”

Today’s People mag sports pics of the wedding that had only a dozen guests. Carey wore a Nile Cmylo gown that faded from off-white to pale pink. Held at sunset, the reception offered Maine lobster and Dom Perignon champagne.

Cannon said it was love at first sight when Carey cast him as the lover in the video for her new track, “Bye Bye.”

“From the first time we sat down to discuss the video at the Beverly Hills Hotel, we connected,” Cannon said. “We had so much in common spiritually, and we laugh at the same things. I didn’t have to put on my Mac Daddy suave mode. I was able to be myself with her. We are both eternally 12 years old.”

05.7
08

Mario’s Dancing Skills Called “Blood Ugly”, Gets Kicked Off Dancing With The Stars

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Mario said bye-bye to his Dancing With The Stars audience as he and his partner got the boot last night.

The 21-year-old crooner got dissed when the judges called his feet “bloody ugly” after his performance of a Latin dance.It was the ABC dancing competition’s 100th episode.

Mario’s third album, Go, features the hit “Crying Out For Me.”

05.6
08

New Video – Mariah Carey – “Bye Bye”

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Mariah Carey premiered her new video for “Bye Bye” on Comcast.net, featuring her new hubby Nick Cannon. Click here to watch or check it out below:

Mariah Carey Album Review

05.2
08

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon… Married?

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According to several published reports, Mariah Carey, 38, and Nick Cannon, 27, got married recently.

Among others, the New York Post, CNN.com and E! Online have reported the pair tied the knot at Carey’s spread in the Bahamas.

E! Online quoted a relative of Cannon’s who said the Drumline star had confirmed the news.

“He called us and told us all about it,” Linda Cannon said. “We are happy for him. If that is what he wants then we are happy for him.”

Last week, Carey flashed a huge diamond ring at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her movie, “Tennessee,” and was accompanied by Cannon.

Bling headquarters, Jacob & Co., reportedly sold the ring to Cannon, and released a statement describing the ring as “crafted from platinum and features a square emerald cut fancy light pink diamond as the center stone surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds and two half moon diamonds on each side.

“The total carat weight of the ring — center stone is 10 carats — is a jaw-dropping 17 carats with a value of $2.5 million.”

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04.30
08

New Rap/Hip-hop And R&B/Soul Albums

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New Rap R&B albumsNew Rap R&B albumsThis month saw a number of great releases from proven artists including Mariah Carey’s latest record-breaking set, and Lyfe Jennings‘ latest Lyfe Change which features the lead single “Never, Never Land.” We also have new stuff from The Roots, Clipse and Leona Lewis. Grab the complete list of new rap/hip-hop albums and new R&B/soul albums. Also check out Lyfe’s newest video, “Never, Never Land,” below.