Papoose & Remy Ma – Broken Slanguage (Freestyle)

Papoose and his wife Remy Ma bring back the golden era of hip hop as they remix the 1996 classic “Broken Language” from brothers Smoothe Da Hustler and Trigga Tha Gambler.

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Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright Join HBO’s Anita Hill Telepic ‘Confirmation’

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HBO has added Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright to its telepic “Confirmation,” which depicts the drama of the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill showdown in 1991.

The pair will have supporting roles opposite Kerry Washington as Anita Hill and Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas.

Also signing on is Greg Kinnear to play Joe Biden, who was a prominent voice in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Thomas during his tenure as a senator from Delaware.

The film is written by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Atlanta.

 

ASCAP to Honor Lauryn Hill with Golden Note Award

Singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill performs onstage at the Amnesty International Concert presented by the CBGB Festival at Barclays Center on February 5, 2014 in New York City

Lauryn Hill is about to add another honor to her collection.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will pay tribute to the singer at its 28th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hill will also perform at the invitation-only event, which honors the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2014 R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

During the ceremony, Hill will be presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award – among the most prestigious honors that ASCAP gives to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include: Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, Sean “Diddy” Combs, LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, Lionel Ritchie, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones and many more.

“Ms. Hill’s talent as a songwriter is undeniable and reflects her singular take on the world we live in,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “Her ability to push boundaries and capture the humanity that surrounds us has created a musical legacy that belongs with the greats.”

During the ceremony, other top awards will also be given for the Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song. The evening will feature performances by several award-winning songwriters/performers, and will be attended by some of the top names in the music and entertainment industry.

 

Karrueche Calls Rihanna ‘Beautiful’; Cursed Breezy Out after Love Child Reveal

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During a radio interview in Los Angeles this week, Chris Brown’s ex Karrueche Tran opened up about what she really thinks of Rihanna after the two were his off-and-on girlfriends at the same time, and also reflected on her rocky relationship with Breezy, reports Us Magazine.

“I am 100 percent single,” the model, 27, told local radio program Real 92.3 LA. “There are a few dudes trying to make their pass. I’m really just trying to focus on me.”

In fact, she makes a point to avoid Brown when at all possible. “I make it so we don’t have to cross paths so it’s not awkward,” Tran explained. “But I do get on Instagram and there’s people tagging us, or I’ll hear a song or something… I kind of just have to block it out.”

Tran also talked about the day she learned that Brown, 26, had fathered a love child with Nia Guzman.

“Yeah, when it hit TMZ, I was like ‘Oh, okay. Ugh,’” Tran recalled. “I called him. I cussed him out, and I was like [I’m done]. You know, because after the whole Rihanna thing, it’s been like a year or whatever — we’ve been trying to fix what was broken, and that was just the icing on the cake.”

Although Rihanna and Tran dated Brown at the time same in 2013, the model said she harbors no ill will toward the singer.

“We just dated the same guy, and that’s kind of what it is,” Tran said. “It’s always a competition thing and they compare us, but she is Rihanna. She’s a pop star and she’s beautiful and she makes great music, and I’m just me and I’m growing and working into myself. You can’t compare us because we’re two completely different girls.”

 

We Remember: Actor/Comedian Reynaldo Rey Dies at 75

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Actor/comic Reynaldo Rey has died. He was 75

Rey passed away Thursday morning in Los Angeles from complications of a stroke.

His manager, Vanzil Burke, told CNN that Rey suffered the stroke a year ago,

Rey was known for his stand up career as well as acting. He was seen in movies such as “Friday,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Do the Right Thing” and “Harlem Nights” among others.  Rey also appeared in the TV series “227,” ”Sister, Sister” and “The Parent ‘Hood.”

According to a biography on Rey’s website, the actor was born in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. He was reportedly a member of the Harlem Theater Group, and appeared in more than 50 films.

Rey is survived by his wife, Evelyn, daughter Harla Major and sons Golden Rey and Todd Murphy, as well as his 96-year old mother, Lillian Murray.

How about a few laughs as we remember funnyman Reynaldo Rey:

 

Man Arrested for Shooting Lil Wayne’s Bus Has Tie to Young Thug

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Atlanta PD has arrested a suspect in the shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour bus, and TMZ is reporting that the suspect has “very close ties” to the rapper’s rival, Young Thug.

The warrant was issued on May 21 for Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, who has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity.

Multiple sources in Atlanta tell TMZ that Winfrey has been Young Thug’s road manager — which is relevant because Thug has been engaged in a very public feud with Wayne for months.

Thug released a mixtape called “Tha Carter 6″ — mocking Wayne’s long delayed album — but changed it to “Barter 6″ when he was threatened with a lawsuit.

Wayne’s bus was shot up in April as he was leaving a gig in Atlanta. Police say Winfrey was trying to gain status in the Bloods by “committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist.”

 

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