[With a long-awaited Revelation Pt. II: The Fruit of Life project arriving July 22, singer Stephen Marley and hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes talk about their new "Pleasure or Pain" collaboration.]
"Pleasure or Pain is really from a man's point of view. It's a song about being open enough to admit wrong and admit that even though you mess up a relationship, you still have a lot of fun at one.
And throughout any given situation you still better see that the next man better treat you right because if he don't, I'm going to check him later on tonight. -Stephen Marley
Hooray to the beatmaker. Hooray to the programmer. But I can only salute a producer.
Quincy Jones is a producer.
So I say Stephen Marley is a producer. I'm putting him in that category. He's been producing a lot of things, he plays a lot of instruments, he sings, he writes, he does all of it and he's very in tune with everything that's happening from the elderly to the young.
I think that's what makes me a fan too. -Busta Rhymes
As Drake's Views stays put at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 - for a seventh week - Nick Jonas' Last Year Was Complicated arrives at No. 2 and the Hamilton cast album hits the top 10 for the first time, rising 13-3. Views earned 121,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 16, according to Nielsen Music (down 10 percent for the week). (Billboard)
Mariah Carey doesn't know what the hell Nick Cannon is ranting about in his angry rap about child custody and divorce ... sources connected to the singer tell TMZ. Nick released the song Thursday, in which he says, "And now I can't see my kids…
Growing private plane company JetSmarter is reportedly giving members a chance to meet and fly with "Shark Tank" celebrity judge Daymond John next week.
According to reports, members could rub elbows with John mid-week in California.
John will fly on Wednesday, June 22nd at 12:30 PM from Los Angeles to San Jose - and be joined on a private plane of JetSmarter members discussing entrepreneurial ventures. John, who recently launched his book The Power of Broke, recently renamed the term OPM, commonly known as "Other People's Money." John advises entrepreneurs not to get stuck with this definition, saying OPM could mean other things.
John is most known for the successful launch of clothing line FUBU.
And John - who of course is the founder of Fubu and one of the most successful African-American entrepreneurs in the United States knows about success. Other celebrities who have flown JetSmarter include Jamie Foxx, Chanel Iman - and of course Jay Z is an investor in the company. Membership is $10K annually which allows members to fly free on private planes to & from LA, NY, Chicago, Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and more. There are seats available on the flight with John by calling Gisele at 954-315-0035.
The high-rolling rap mogul recently invested in an app called JetSmarter - which allows users to book a private jet in a matter of seconds. The lavish company, which is often deemed the Uber of private jets, announced Thursday that it had closed a $20 million round of investments. (NY Daily News)
Marshawn Lynch just took the whole "Beast Mode" thing to another level -- surviving among WILD ANIMALS to tape an episode of Bear Grylls' survival show. The ex-NFL star touched down in what appears to be Corsica -- to spend 48 hours surviving…
Nick Cannon is firing back at Mariah Carey for claiming he's dragging his feet on signing the divorce papers -- and he's doing it with a freestyle rap. Nick dropped, "Divorce Papers" on SoundCloud -- it's a 4 minute rant about the divorce, his…
Helluva weekend for ex-NBA star Kenyon Martin -- who got married on a YACHT ... off the coast of Miami, TMZ Sports has learned. Martin tied the knot with his girlfriend Shakira Watson -- who went the non-traditional route and rocked a black…
Omar Mateen went ballistic during the BP oil spill, telling someone near the disaster the clean-up crews were only in it for the money. Mateen was featured in a 2012 documentary about the spill, when he was working as a security guard near the…
On the 28th of April, Claudio Marques performed LIVE in London @ BadManners. Although Claudio has had a lot of other shows, this was his first one after the release of the Overthinking EP & Kamikaze Official Music Video. It was a wild night as we can see Claudio allowed fans & friends to jump on stage with him and get crazy, was it a good idea?
Critics might say that the stage team should have been more strict and applied some rules on who was allowed to jump on that stage with Claudio as it got too wild at one point. Others might say that this made the show extra special and that it was a humble move from Claudio himself. What do you think? Leave your comments below.
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Amar'e Stoudemire's younger brother was arrested in Kansas Monday night -- after allegedly kidnapping the mother of his child, repeatedly beating her and then locking her in a basement ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources…
Turn Up Tuesday. It's a day to turn all the way up SOHH why not get things going with LeBron James making a huge decision before last night's Game 5 NBA Finals match? Speaking of big things, how about a motivational message from Game about suicide? With serious matters on your mind, is law enforcement on the prowl for Teairra Mari? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
1. Change Clothes
Did you watch that 41-point performance last night (June 13) by LeBon James and Kyrie Irving? Both of them went off for ridiculous performances but could it all be because of the jerseys they wore at Bron's request? Twitter has the skinny:
Is it all in the jerseys? Any chance they will bring them back for Game 6? Do you see any hope for the Cavs heading back home? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Read Closely
We all go through struggles in life and sometimes it feels like the battles you are going through are unique to only you. However, we've heard and seen people like Kehlani speak out after suicide attempts to speak on the beauty of living. Game has now provided his own reason for breathing. The Shade Room's on it:
Do you feel inspired? Do you remember when Game went through his dark days after G-Unit? Think Game should do more motivational speeches? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
Do you remember when Teairra Mari had her run with Def Jam and Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella? She has managed to remain relevant thanks to her indie grind and landing on "Love & Hip Hop" but are cops looking for her? TMZ is on it:
Here's the deal ... Mari was supposed to be in an L.A. courtroom on Monday to face charges that she beat the crap out of an Uber driver last year and stole his cell phone charger. But when her case was called, Mari was MIA - so the judge issued a warrant for her arrest. (TMZ)
Will she go down quietly? Does Mari still have a big career ahead of her? Any chance she will get off this case? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the scoop from your favorite gossip sites.
[With hip-hop's new elite of artists like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$ bringing self-awareness to the rap game, SOHH correspondent Kheron Blue highlights his "Lost Prophet" of the week. Today's pick: Prince and Kendrick Lamar's epic rare performance.]
Moments like this need to last forever, when lost prophets are created and legends are born.
Rest in peace to Prince; one of the most eccentric yet influential artists in the industry today. This post was truly a gem because of the talent that came together for this performance.
An important part of shaping the future for the younger generation is paying homage and showing them how to appreciate authentic original music. Kendrick Lamar, a voice for younger lost prophets, making music with someone who's already reached that peak of being remembered forever is truly remarkable.
I hope more artists continue to inspire each other and spark that creativity to feed that burning desire that every young up and coming artist has to achieve their dreams.
What is a Lost Prophet?
The "Lost Prophet" concept comes from the realization that we aren't perfect and we don't have all the answers. However it doesn't mean that we can't make an impact on this world based on the talents we were blessed with or the knowledge we obtain to spread the wisdom. Being "lost" means we were born into a world with limited answers but endless questions. So it's up to us to find ourselves and what makes us important to adding to the positive energy of the universe. Some people find themselves through music. Others find themselves through sports.etc. We were all created different to fulfill our own unique purpose. That's where the concept of a prophet comes in.
The rapper tells TMZ he's already dropped $21K for a machine to manufacture the paper, and plans to buy 2 more. Cam says, "When it's time to take a s***, you don't want no paper cuts in your a**. It's a real problem." He's promising AT LEAST 2 ply comfort. Cam'ron's brand, Dipset U.S.A., already hawks shower curtains, towels, various toiletries and even Ebola masks. (TMZ)
In late May, Cam shared a clip on Instagram and hinted at a new album being underway.
"N*gga, it's album time - I know we in the album [mode] but it's fabric season. That's why I'm schooling this n*gga right here because when it's fabric - it's Killa time right now. We doing the album so I gotta get my groove. Pardon the fabrics though."