Circa 1994, Tupac Shakur and Entertainment Weekly’s Benjamin Svetkey sat down together and delved into the rapper’s most intimate thoughts on life, death, success, the media, the government and trouble with the law.
In their newest Blank On Blank segment, PBS Digital Studios put the audio recording to an animated cartoon sketch, bringing Tupac’s words to life.
If I was white I would have been like John Wayne. Somebody who pulled himself up from their bootstraps. From poverty. From welfare. Now I am kissing Janet Jackson. I’m doing movies. I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play, you know what I’m saying?
Rita Ora, best know for her music career, has been enlisted in the cast for the upcoming adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.
According to HollywoodReporter, the 23-year-old songbird recently garnered the role of Mia, the adopted sister of Christian Grey.
Ora now teams up with the announced cast which includes actors Jamie Dornan (Grey), Dakota Johnson (Grey’s love interest, Anastasia Steele), and Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, and Max Martini.
Compound Entertaiment’s RaVaughn has unveiled her latest single, giving us a taste of her holiday sound in “Just Another Holiday.”
The “Best Friend” singer, however, is not happy during the normally festive month as she sings “Memories fade, but I still see you in my mind. I can’t hold back/tears are falling like snowflakes outside.”
Listen to the Phatboiz-produced track below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
On Monday, December 2, Essence announced that Prince will be the headliner for their annual music festival held in New Orleans.
For the magazine’s milestone anniversary, the music legend will paint the town purple over the Fourth of July weekend in 2014. “Prince last performed at the Essence Festival for its 10th anniversary, back in 2004,” the publication remembers. Ten years later, he’s back again.
Essence will also partner with the “Purple Rain” singer-songwriter to support the #YesWeCode special initiative, led by the Rebuild the Dream Foundation, in efforts to encourage young people to utilize and awaken their creativity through media and technology outlets.
Ms. Alicia Keys was all foxy in her bold blue while working the red carpet at the Foxtel Music Channels Summer Launch event on Monday (December 3).
Held at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia, the multi-Grammy award winner / mother of one rocked a white low-neckline, a-line top, a royal blue two-piece suit with detailed pumps.
Peep more pics of Alicia up top as well as recent images of her at the 27th Annual ARIA Awards 2013.
There, she donned a yellow, sleeveless Stella McCartney dress and hit the stage with a performance of two songs, “Girl on Fire” and “Brand New Me”. You’ll find the video after the jump. Alright now!