RAW: Azealia Banks Speaks Painful TRUTH, Tearing Up, The Challenges Of Being A Black Artist @AZEALIABANKS WATCH:


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Say what you want about the Cocoa Rap Goddess, but watch what you say! This Queen, only 23 years old, single handedly defined the state of music and entertainment, race, class, and culture in the United States. Passionately, Azealia Banks, the “212” viral sensation spoke intelligently about the erasing of Afrikan American innovation, creation, and presence that literally reigns supreme in the US, but is often looked at as ownership of another race.

SHE CANNOT BE TAMED, NOR DOES SHE NEED TO BE

          In this riveting interview with HOT 97, Azealia Banks gets personal, passionate, raw and uncut! Shit even made me cry, when its the truth its nothing you can do but feel, and share empathy. She speaks about her feelings towards Iggy Azealia, TI, Tiny, Executives in the music business, and how the media portray her as a bitter black crazy woman, when its so far from the truth! Aside from having one of the best rap albums/albums of the past century,

Azealia Banks is proving she is not just a catwoman; a free spirited, untamed, warrior, but a vulnerable aware Human being grateful for those who’ve come before her, knowledgeable of what, and where she comes from.

          I can tell you first hand, Azealia Banks is ANYTHING but crazy, or bitter, yes B.L.A.C.K, but she is so much more than that. Azealia Banks is the next reason to get inspired. She is what many try to sweep under the rug, but with knowledge like this, passion like this, and the will to go on in spite of her enemies, Azealia Banks is already a legend. Check out the interview below:

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SOUL Exposé: Nicki Minaj Most Revealing Interview Tears Flowed True Strength During Heartbreak @NickiMinaj WATCH:


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          On Dec 17th Nicki Minaj sat down with the Legendary Angie Martinez for a promotional interview for Nicki’s new album “The Pink Print” they had no idea the conversation would take this turn. Recently Nicki Minaj went through a terrible break up. Many speculate SB, Nicki’s hype man, and wing man to have been the cause of this “new Nicki”, but I think who it is, is irrelevant.

          Nicki Minaj is human. A phrase that is so painfully obvious it almost sounds ridiculous when saying it, but unfortunately people seem to forget. Real emotions, real feelings, a real soul exposed. No matter if you dislike her rapping, style of music, or fashion, you will understand and sympathize with Nicki as a woman, and a person who has gone through heart break.

          During the interview Nicki Minaj was asked about her recent change in her love life, exposing her raw feelings she opened up to Angie Martinez about her recent breakup. We all can recollect breaking up with someone we’ve loved and wanting so badly to call them and tell them the new good news of our life, but cannot due to the recent breakup. When explaining the difficulty, Nicki Minaj, had a break down. The camera goes off and when it comes back Nicki Minaj is gathered and a spin on Angie’s part was tarnished as Nicki held her head high and continued to speak about her pain.

If you haven’t already purchase The Pink Print as Nicki reveals more of her soul on this album which she claims is the most excited she’s ever been, the most confident. The album is great, the emotion is certainly there and I hope Nicki can pull it together and show more of that happiness that she is experiencing. This interview will forever go down in history as one of the greatest Angie Martinez interviews ever!

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LEGENDARY | D’Angelo Shocks The World With The NUMBER ONE Album In 40mins #BlackMessiah Trending @TheDangelo LOOK:


10801482_808384622554807_7277683512156175632_nWHAT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR! D’Angelo is back! For years the world has been waiting to hear new music from the King of Neo-soul. In 2012 he made his long awaited televised debut on B.E.T and millions tuned in as he blessed us with the song “Sugah Daddy” blowing everyone away!

Days before the release of “Black Messiah” he released the mp3 version; “Sugah Daddy” and Broke The Internet, as they say. Now, in less than 40mins of release, yes, at 12:40am today, “Black Messiah” climbed to the number one spot on the R&B charts!! (Now beating out Nicki Minaj for the number one spot ALL ALBUMS not just R&B that’s already two number ones for the King) Still trending since before 12am today, D’Angelo is proving, no matter how long you stay away, regroup, and grow, good music will carry you, and your fans will wait to hear from you. And he did not disappoint! 6

The album is absolutely amazing! It is a heavy instrumental based album. I am not surprised by that as D’angelo is a multi-instrumentalist, and handles a guitar with so much smoothness you’d think he was singing through the strings! The album is a movement, a piece, not just music, but a message, everything we can expect from D’Angelo. It is the kind of album you get LOST IN!


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If you haven’t already bought the album, SHAME ON YOU! Help D’angleo climb to the number one spot. Congrats to Nicki Minaj for claiming the number one spot on iTunes across multiple countries, but D’angelo is right behind her in the #3 spot for all albums world wide. I am excited to see what visuals will come after this amazing first day release that put him at the number one spot for R&B albums seemingly not going anywhere for quite some time. This is what music needs right now, he is so necessary!


From Number 9 to Number 3 And Still Climbing on Top Albums World Wide

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R&B CHARTS iTunes #1 Spot!

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HISTORY MADE: The 2015 Golden Globe Nominations Are In Afrikan American History Made You Won’t Believe Who LOOK:



Exciting news for the Golden Globes, actors, directors, and writers of colour all over the world! Next years Golden Globes will be nail biting as Ava DuVernay takes history as the first Afrikan American woman to be a Best Director Golden Globe nominee! Congrats are in order for her and her debut film “Selma” for also receiving best motion picture with John Legend and Common also nominated for the song “Glory” featured in “Selma”. Along with Ava comes the most talented young star Hollywood has ever seen! Who? Quvenzhané Wallis! This talented actress is the youngest actress in the World to have an Academy Award nomination, and now she is showing her acting/singing chops as “Annie” in the remake also starring Jamie Foxx for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for. And guess what? She’s only 11 years old! Many are calling her the young Viola Davis who is also a shoe in to win in her category for her breath taking performances in the hit tv show “How To Get Away With Murder” as she receives her nomination, rightfully so, best performance by an actress in a television series – drama. I cannot wait to see if they win, I absolutely hope so, who do you think will win?

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Boyhood”
“Foxcatcher”
“The Imitation Game”ava
“Selma”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Director — Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Annie”


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” from “Big Eyes,” by Lana Del Ray
“Glory,” from “Selma,” by John Legend and Common
“Mercy Is,” from “Noah,” by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
“Opportunity,” from “Annie,” by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler and Will Gluck
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” by Lordeviola-davis

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical
“Girls,” HBO
“Jane the Virgin,” The CW
“Orange is the New Black,” Netflix
“Silicon Valley,” HBO
“Transparent,” Amazon Instant Video

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Full List Here: ABCNEWS


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GRAMMYS: The 2015 Grammy Nominations ARE IN! @TheGrammys See WHO’S NOMINATED LOOK:



grammy          It looks like the 2015 Grammy Awards are piping up to be something magnificent! With surprising, yet well deserving nominations from veterans like Ledisi, Toni Braxton & BabyFace and Erica Campbell, and new comers like the talented Luke James, Aloe Blacc, and Lecrae hopefully this coming Grammys represents true talent. Last years disappointing show resulted in many top categories, that featured mostly Afrikan Americans, not being televised. And there was an obvious lack of…colour that hit the stage to perform. Hopefully that tragedy will change this year! It seems like this will be the year for veteran rapper/producer Pharrell Williams with multiple nominations, surely he will win at least…two! Ha! I’m excited, aren’t you? Let me know if you agree with the predictions below,

WHO DO YOU BELIEVE WILL WIN?

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Asterisk in red ** marks The BLACK Media’s winning predictions

Best Rap Album 

The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Because the Internet, Childish Gambino
Nobody’s Smiling, Common **
The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
“A Sky Full of Stars,” Coldplay
“Say Something,” A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang,” Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj **
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Best Rap Performance 

“305,” Childish Gambino
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake
“Rap God,” Eminem
“i,” Kendrick Lamar **
“All I Need Is You,” Lecrae

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Blak Majik,” Common ft. Jhené Aiko
“The Monster,” Eminem ft. Rihanna  **
“Tuesday,” I Love Makonnen ft. Drake
“Studio,” ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Song

“Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj
“Bound 2,” Kanye West & Charlie Wilson
“i,” Kendrick Lamar  **
“We Dem Boyz,” Wiz Khalifa
“0 to 100/The Catch Up,” Drake

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Sail Out, Jhene Aiko
Beyonce, Beyonce  **
X, Chris Brown
Mali Is, Mali Music
G I R L, Pharrell Williams

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Best Music Video 

“We Exist,” Arcade Fire
“Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams  **
“The Golden Age,” Woodkid ft. Max Richter

Best Pop Solo Performance

“All of Me,” John Legend
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams  **

Best Gospel Album

Help, Erica Campbell **
Amazing, Ricky Dillard & New G
Withholding Nothing: Live, William McDowell
Forever Yours, Smokie Norful
Vintage Worship, Anita Wilson

Best R&B Performance

“Drunk In Love,” Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
“New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
“It’s Your World,” Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly
“Like This,” Ledisi **
“Good Kisser,” Usher

Best R&B Song

“Drunk In Love,” Beyonce ft. Jay Z **
“Good Kisser,” Usher
“New Flame,” Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross
“Options (Wolfjames Version),” Luke James ft. Rick Ross
“The Worst,” Jhené Aiko

Best R&B Album 

Islander, Bernhoft
Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc
Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface **
Black Radio 2, Robert Glasper Experiment
Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

FULL LIST HERE: Billboard


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