Showing posts with label Artist Facts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artist Facts. Show all posts

Friday, June 24, 2022

What Was Prodigy Beef with Jay-Z & Nas?

 


American rapper Albert Johnson, better known by his stage name Prodigy, was born on November 2, 1974 in Hempstead, New York. His greatest professional successes were accomplished as one half of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep.


But almost as much as writing great rhymes, Prodigy loved a good rap beef. His career was filled with battles against many of the greatest rappers of all time, and he usually gave as good as he got.

What Happened To Kris Kross?

 


Don't try to compare them to another bad little fad! These two best friends with the same name didn’t have dreams of fame and fortune but, they would accomplish just that with their talent and unique fashion style. Then, after going radio silent for many years, followed by one special and nostalgic reunion performance, a shocking death ended it all for good. Let’s find out what happened to American ‘90s Hip Hop duo Kris Kross.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Understanding The Jennifer Lopez Documentary “Halftime” At Tribeca Festival

 


The Jennifer Lopez documentary “Halftime” is kicking off the 21st Tribeca Festival on Wednesday, launching the annual New York event with an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of the singer-actor filmed during the tumultuous year she turned 50, co-headlined the Super Bowl and narrowly missed out on an Oscar nomination.


The star-studded, musical premiere at the United Palace in Washington Heights serves as an appropriate opener for the Tribeca Festival, which has jettisoned “Film” from its name to better reflect the wide array of concerts, talks, television premieres, podcasts and virtual reality exhibits that increasingly fill its busy live-event schedule alongside movies.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Jay-Z’s $1.3 Billion Fortune Has Nothing to Do with Music


Jay-Z started his music career as Shawn Corey Carter in the ’80s. He rapped to escape the poverty around him. Carter met his mentor Jaz-O and joined the older man in recording “The Originators.” The duo’s song earned them an appearance in Yo! MTV Raps.


This was the moment when Carter took up the name Jay-Z, paying homage to his mentor. The moniker punned on his childhood hood name, Jazzy. It also referred to the subway station near his home known as J/Z. Little did Jay-Z know it would become a household name.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

This Is What Made Beyoncé A Cultural Force

 


One name says so much: Beyoncé. Throughout her 20-plus-year career, the 28-time GRAMMY-winning artist has inspired awe with a divine voice, top-notch performances and thorough bodies of work, demonstrating a complete mastery of her craft.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

How Jay-Z Became The Blueprint For Hip-Hop Success

 


From selling over 125 million records to becoming hip-hop's first billionaire, 23-time GRAMMY winner JAY-Z has more than enough mind-boggling feats to fill up his episode of Black Sounds Beautiful.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Why Elton John and Eminem Became Sober

 


Rapper Eminem and Sir Elton John share more than just decades of experience in the music industry. They both have been living a sober lifestyle for years — something that often requires a strong support system. Luckily, the Detroit-bred emcee has been able to rely on the “Rocketman” singer for advice.


Elton John has been living sober for over 30 years. And in that time, the Grammy-winning artist has been able to reflect on his life before and after he found his sobriety.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Behind The Beef - Foxy Brown Vs Lil' Kim

 


Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown are two all-time female MC’s who paved the way for so many female artists and many of those artists have cited them as influences and we can still see it today. Two people who started out cordial in the beginning but after a while things just weren’t the same and that’s that.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Beyonce Reacts To Jay Z Having A Secret Son

 


Jay Z is juggling another life drama — his longtime court battle with his alleged secret son, Rymir Satterthwaite! Satterthwaite has taken his paternity case to federal court, requesting that they assist him in moving the case forward. Satterthwaite has been involved in a paternity fight with the rapper since 2011.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Truth Behind G-Unit Vs The Lox

 


G-Unit and The LOX. Both are great all-time groups in hip-hop and have had success in their own ways. While I was doing research on 50 Cent and all the people he was beefing with one name really intrigued me and that name was Jadakiss

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Understanding R. Kelly & Mr. Biggs Beef

 


Ron Isley has been the lead singer of The Isley Brothers for decades as well as an active solo artist. He’s often taken on the persona of “Mr. Biggs” in several music videos over the years, and at one point, Mr. Biggs got into a beef with R. Kelly.

What Happened to Chanel West Coast on YMCMB?

 


Around 2012 young money was an established force in the hip hop game. Lil Wayne released the Carter 4 a year prior, an album that nearly sold a million copies in the first week. Since around 2008, young money had a foothold on the game but by 2012 the crew’s impact was beginning to deminish. 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Story Behind The Beef Behind Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

 


Bone Thugs and Three 6 Mafia. They definitely are two of the greatest rap groups of all time. Both have extensive catalogs and have etched their legacy into music history. However, way before both, these groups saw the heights of their success they would have a feud.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

The King of Hooks - Nate Dogg

 


American singer, rapper and songwriter Nathaniel Hale Jr., professionally known as Nate Dogg, was born August 19, 1969 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. By the age of 14, his parents would divorce and Nate would move with his mother to Long Beach, California. There he would meet rappers Warren G and Snoop Dogg when they attended the same high school. They bonded over their shared love of hip hop, with Nate singing over Snoop and Warren’s rhymes.

Friday, October 29, 2021

From Homeless To Powerful Celebrity - Jennifer Lopez

 


In this motivational success story you'll see that at the end of the day it doesn't matter if other people don't believe in you or your talents... only hard work pays off. You'll see how Jennifer Lopez went from a homeless girl with low self esteem to one of the most influential celebrities in the world. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

What Happened to Blackstreet?

 


Blackstreet were labeled the Kings of New Jack Swing. They sold millions of records worldwide, enjoyed multi-platinum selling albums, top ten singles and many prestigious awards. 

What Happened To R Kelly?


Back in the 90s, R Kelly was known as the king of R&B. He revived a dying genre with his monstrous hits like Bump n Grind, I Believe I Can Fly, and Ignition. Kelly was not only a singer he had a cultural impact, he made R&B mainstream.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

What Happened To 'Maxine Shaw' Of Living Single?

 


Erika Alexander would break out in the 90's as the witty and lovable attorney Maxine Shaw on 'Living Single'. It's been 28 years since the iconic sitcom would end, so what has Alexander been up to since then?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

What Happened To Lady of Rage

 


In the 90s, Dr. Dre was laying the foundation for his illustrious career, producing many hit records and working with some of the most respected artists in the game. It goes without saying that Dr. Dre has always kept his ear to the streets and is partly responsible for the rise of many MC’s. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Understanding The Beef Between Camron And Jay-Z

 


Now in 1995 Jay Z formed Rocafella Records with his partners Damon Dash and Kareem Burke. The first project that got released by the label was Reasonable doubt in 1996. The project did not do amazing numbers out the gate. Most of the project’s singles like dead presidents and can’t knock the hustle failed to reach the top 40, It debuted at number 23 on the billboard 200 and sold 43000 copies in it is first week. 

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