Posted on March 13, 2016
It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the Notorious B.I.G. was murdered. March 9, 2106 marked the anniversary of this unsolved tragedy. Tributes came from around the globe on social media. One particular tribute came from B.I.G.’s best friend Sean “Diddy” Combs. He took to Instagram to share never-before-seen videos. One clip showed Biggie doing a voice over to his iconic song “Hypnotize” which was originally performed by Pamela Long of the group Total. Another clip showed him clowning in the studio. Diddy posted that the was extra emotional and on the verge of crying the whole day.
On March 9, 1997, Biggie (Christopher Wallace) was killed after leaving a party in Los Angeles. After all these years, the murder has remained unsolved. There have been several theories as to what happened and who’s responsible. The most noted theory is that it was in retaliation for Tupac Shakur’s death six months prior.
Posted on March 1, 2016
Nicki Minaj was born on 8 December 1982, in St James on the islands of Trinidad and Tabago. Her name at birth was Onika Tanya Maraj. She is the daughter of Carol and Robert Maraj. Nicki moved to the United States in order to pursue her musical career, and she has been recording songs since 2007.
When she moved to the United States Minaj settled in the Queens district of New York. In terms of musical styles her music is generally described as been hip hop and rap. Minaj writes her own songs and many in the music business believe she is the fastest female rapper.
Between 2007 and 2009 Nicki Minaj put out three mixtapes to draw attention to her music. The people at Young Money Entertainment liked what they heard and gave her a record deal. She quickly recorded her debut album Pink Friday, which eventually reached the number one spot after been released during 2010. It gave Minaj a number three hit single in the shape of Super Bass as well. At one point she had seven singles in the chart all at the same time, a first for a female artist.
Her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded made her even more successful, with the infectiously catchy single Starships in 2012. Two years later she released her third album Pinkprint featuring the smash hit Anaconda.
Minaj was also a guest judge on a season of American Idol and has already appeared in a couple of films.
Posted on February 18, 2016
Kanye Omari West, popularly known as Kanye West is a rapper, designer, producer and an established entrepreneur who hails from Chicago in the United States of America. Taylor Alison Swift, popularly known as Taylor swift is an American singer and songwriter who hails from Pennsylvania and came to the United States to pursue a career in country music.
Kanye west’s allegedly attacked Taylor Swift in an Audio believed to have been recorded at the Saturday Night Live show at the backstage. Kanye was frustrated by the producer’s decision to remove part of his set for his musical performance. This made him shout that no one should f*** with him.
Kanye goes ahead to mention Taylor swift in the audio saying, that he is bummed, due to the performance stage changes and Taylors fake a**. Kanye takes credit for Taylor’s fame in the song famous where he raps, about making Taylor famous and says that he and Taylor may still have sex. During her Grammy awards acceptance speech, Taylor swift struck back at Kanye asking all the women out there not to let anyone take credit for their accomplishments
Later, Kanye considers not continuing with his performance, saying he has gone through the same for the last six years.
He goes ahead and says, “Let’s get to it, bro,” and repeats himself. After what is heard like a jump in the clip, Kanye West goes ahead and compares himself with filmmaker Pablo Picasso, Paul the Apostle, Stanley Kubrick and drug lord Pablo Escobar – who was thought to be the motivation behind the title of West’s new album, The Life of Pablo
Briefly, Kanye’s beef with Taylor Swift is here to stay and more is expected from the two. There are more unsolved issues between them and some people are speculating that Kanye might be having an emotional breakdown but this has not been confirmed.