Last week, Diggy Simmons had the honor of performing at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by the First Family. Having been around since 1878, the Easter Egg Roll has been one of the longest-standing American Traditions at the White House. The 2015 egg roll theme was #GIMMIEFIVE, celebrating the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama’s campaign to get kids to eat healthy and exercise.
More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn and took part in different activities including fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and the traditional egg roll. Check out some additional pictures from Diggy’s performance after the cut.
Supreme Team LA organized an official birthday party for Damien Wayans on November 5th at Friday Night Rox at Roxbury in Los Angeles. The actor was joined by ‘Real House Husbands of Hollywood’ star Kevin Hart and rapper Wale, who at one point took to the mic to give an impromptu performance. Also celebrating a special birthday was pregnant actress Eva Marcille, who declined to have her photo taken, but looked very happy with boyfriend Kevin McCall. Check out additional pictures after the cut. (more…)
WMG hosted a BET Awards after party on Sunday (July 1), presented by Coke Zero, Smart Water and Crown Royal Black at at Cecconi’s in Los Angeles. Among the attendees were Rick Ross, Common, Wale, Stalley, Meek Mill, Kirko Bangz, Gunplay, Jahill Beats, Brianna Perry, D-Nice and Diggy Simmons. Check out the images of the attendees after the cut. (more…)
Nicki Minaj has released her second studio album ‘Pink Friday… Roman Reloaded’ in standard and deluxe edition formats on Young Money. Producers on the project include Hit-Boy, Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Rico Beats, RedOne and Oak. The disc includes features from Cam’ron, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Drake, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Bobby V, and Beenie Man.
‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ Track List:
1. Roman Holiday
2. Come On A Cone
3. I Am Your Leader featuring Cam’ron & Rick Ross
4. Beez In The Trap featuring 2 Chainz
5. HOV Lane
6. Roman Reloaded featuring Lil Wayne
7. Champion featuring Nas, Drake & Young Jeezy
8. Right By My Side featuring Chris Brown
9. Sex In the Lounge featuring Lil Wayne & Bobby V
11. Pound The Alarm
12. Whip It
14. Beautiful Sinner
15. Marilyn Monroe
16. Young Forever
17. Fire Burns
18. Gun Shot featuring Beenie Man
19. Stupid Hoe
Deluxe Edition Tracks:
20. Turn Me On (David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj)
21. Va Va Voom
De La Soul Plug 1 & Plug 2 are out with a new track from their ‘First Serve’ album, out Monday (April 2) on Duck Down Music. ‘We Made It’ is produced by Chokolate & Khalid. Audio at Soundcloud has since been removed.
Diggy Simmons has released the album artwork for his debut effort ‘Unexpected Arrival’, which is in stores and online March 20th on Atlantic Records. The son of Rev. Run kicked off The Life Of The Jetsetter tour with Jacob Latimore, OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris and TK N Cash in Atlanta on Friday.
LMFAO performed for a crowd of fans at Ruby Skye in San Francisco for Walmart Soundcheck. The live set includes performances of ‘Sorry for Party Rocking’, ‘I’m In Miami’, ‘Sexy and I Know It’, ‘One Day’, ‘La La La’ and ‘Party Rock Anthem’.
During an interview, Redfoo and SkyBlu talked about their “Sorry for party rocking” saying, being okay with Flo Rida passing on ‘Sexy and I Know It’, not catching the love on radio before getting a Grammy nomination, how ‘Party Rock’ was an experiment messing around in the kitchen, while the new album ‘Sorry for Party Rocking’ is “hot dishes that we know tastes good”, and more.
“To us life is a party. In the studio just to us it depends. Sometimes we have that vibe where we wanna go out but we have to work, so let’s just bring the party to the studio,” Redfoo explained. “So you do your vocals and people are just right there, partying up… That’s actually one of my funnest ways to do it. You get inspired by the nice lookin’ ladies coming over, then you play the song, and then they’re dancing. So you see this is what it’s gonna be like. If you play it and you think it’s really great and they don’t dance, then maybe there’s something the matter with that and then you put in this sound…”
The concert and interview can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. Check out additional pictures from the appearance after the cut. (more…)
50 Cent checked in with his Twitter followers (@50cent) after attending the Every Woman, Every Child Millennium Development Goals reception hosted by the United Nations on Tuesday in New York City. The G-Unit mainman, sporting an Afro in a picture with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete he posted taken from the event, writes:
Me and President Kikwete president of United Republic of Tanzania as well as Chairperson of the African Union
Sen Dog checked in after Cypress Hill’s 20th Anniversary Show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California last month, thanking fans for their loyal support over the past two decades. The 45-year-old Cuban-American rapper writes:
We want to thank all of our fans from East to West and North to South all around the world. It is because of you guys that we have been able to do what we love for over 20 years strong. On behalf of B-Real, Muggs, Bobo, and myself, we love you guys and we’ll continue rocking the stages for many more years to come.
Check out Greg Watermann’s photos from the special concert at the group’s official web site, CypressHill.com.
The Away Team (Emcee Sean Boog and producer Khrysis) are set to release their new album ‘Scars & Stripes’ on October 11th through Jamla / It’s A Wonderful World Music Group / Duck Down Music.
The cover of the album depicts a photo from the 1965 Watts Riot, a large-scale riot which lasted 6 days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
The Away Team feel that “during the Watts riots of 1965, racial tension was at an all-time high, due to Desegregation and Police Brutality. The riots were a direct reflection of an angered society. This, however, placed a ‘Scar’ on American history. The riots, although violent and fatal, was a necessary turn of events in order to get where we are as a society today. We observe those monumental events in our country’s history and relate them to hip hop and the changes it has made worldwide. Through our music, we use our own ‘scars’ we’ve endured as a group, and as individuals, to show our growth and transformation, and how we’ve earned our ‘Stripes’.”
‘Scars & Stripes’ Album Track Listing:
2) Bad News feat. King Mez & Blue Raspberry
3) Scars & Stripes
4) 4 The People
5) Cheers (f/ Heather Victoria)
6) What Is This (f/ Evidence)
7) The Road To Redemption
9) Set It Off feat. Talib Kweli & Rapsody
10) Happenin’ Today
11) Hot Potato feat. Halo & Sundown (of Actual Proof)
12) I Ain’t Mad (f/ Jay Rush)
13) Paid feat. Laws & Big Remo
14) Proceed feat. Enigma (of Actual Proof)
15) Get Down feat. GQ
16) Picture This feat. Kelsy Lu
17) See U Later feat. Phonte