Wednesday, March 31, 2010

VIDEO: Nas, Damian Marley, Oliver Stone & More Talk About "Distant Relatives"...

Nas & Damian Marley Are Joined By Oliver Stone, Busta Rhymes, & More To Talk About Their New Project “Distant Relatives”.

Go in the studio with two musical legends as they explore their common African ancestry through their music. Oliver Stone makes a surprise appearance as he joined the pair in studio to offer his insight. Additional commentary is provided by Busta Rhymes, Ethiopian Hip-Hop sensation K’Naan, & the prolific poet Saul Williams.

VIDEO: Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley (Distant Relatives) - TRAILER

AUDIO: Poca The Papergirl - Light Up Freestyle

The Papergirl describes this one as "Exhibit Paper". Back with the "Light Up Freestyle" from her mixtape titled 'The Lost Paper Freestyles'. I know you've heard a million freestyles to this beat, but never a 'Femcee'!! Let me be the first to say, that this is #PapergirlApproved!!

AUDIO: Light Up Freestyle

Be sure to download Poca The Papergirl's latest mixtape,
...And keep up with The Papergirl Movement on Twitter @ThePapergirl...

VIDEO: Self Service | Commercial Mix...

Self Service is back with a 'Commercial Mix' playing his latest sample beats. Check it out.

VIDEO: Self Service - Commercial Mix

In case you missed it, be sure to check out video showing Just who 'Self Service' is.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

VIDEO: Check out TWO new Exclusive Clips from Why Did I Get Married Too!!

With THREE DAYS to go until the release of WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, we're excited to keep everyone up to date on all that's going on surrounding the film's release!

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: The guys discuss how demanding their wives can be.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: How do you know if your spouse is cheating on you?

Limited Edition Erykah Badu x GoodWoodNYC Jewelry...

Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh In Hot Weezy Stores Now!

The difference between a good and a great artist is the latter is not afraid to make you uncomfortable, and challenge you with the ugliness, beauty, and reality of this world and ourselves. Erykah Badu continues to do that with her career, and has crafted a worthy successor to 4th World War.” – Ismael Abdu Salaam (

Erykah Badu Joins Forces with GoodWoodNYC for Limited Edition Jewelry!

Universal Motown, GoodWoodNYC and ThinkTank Marketing have joined forces for a special venture to commemorate the release of Erykah Badu’s new album New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh. Fans will have the opportunity to win a custom “Erykah Badu Ankh” jewelry piece (as seen in above image) designed exclusively by the masterminds of GoodWoodNYC. The light wood custom Ankh measures slightly over 2 inches with a 30 inch long dark wood beaded chain. Only 50 custom Erykah Badu Ankhs were created for special online giveaways and will not be available for retail sale.

GoodWoodNYC specializes in custom rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, pins and earrings. They utilize a variety of exotic woods including, Zebrawood, Bloodwood, Lacewood, Purple heart and Birch. All GoodWoodNYC designs are hand sanded, painted and lasered by designer and founder Kerri O’Connell along with a team of wood carving elves.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

VIDEO: Kelis "Acapella" Premieres With Cameo From Her Newborn Son...

Kelis Runs Wild In A Stunning Visual Landscape In "Acapella" Video!

Watch for a surprise cameo from her newborn son, Knight!

VIDEO: Poca The Papergirl Presents 'Strangers In The Night' (feat. Skyzoo)...

Check out the debut video for Poca The Papergirl's first single "Strangers In The Night (feat. Skyzoo)'...directed by David Riley.

Be sure to download Poca The Papergirl's latest mixtape,
...And keep up with The Papergirl Movement on Twitter @ThePapergirl...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kelis Puts On Her Chef Hat For Belvedere Dinner In Miami...

Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Icon...Chef??
Kelis Shows Off Her Recent Culinary Training At Private Belvedere Vodka Dinner In Miami.

Last night, musician Kelis hosted a dinner presented by Belvedere Vodka to celebrate the launch of her upcoming album 'Flesh Tone' and to reveal her unknown passion, cooking. Held in a private bungalow at the W. South Beach, Kelis welcomed guests including Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, DJ Benny Benassi, DJ Rashida, Chicago Bears player Adewale Ogunieye, Kansas City Chiefs player Thomas Jones, DJ/musician Calvin Harris, Burns, Jack Splash and more, to try the menu she created and prepared herself. Kelis told her guests that awhile back she decided to take a step away from music and went to culinary school, where she found her a new love, cooking. Kelis is now on top of both of her games-- music and cooking-- and together they made a night to remember. In addition to the delicious food, which Benny Benassi and others raved about, guests were the first to hear Kelis' new album while sipping Belvedere cocktails.

Check out the menu from last night's dinner -- created and prepared by Kelis.

First Course


*Capuria's* - stuffed with crab meat and anapple jalapeno relish with sweet corn puree

* Duck Confit Salad* - with pomegranate vinaigrette

*Coconut Lobster Soup*

First Course Cocktail Pairing

*Belvedere 22nd Century* - Citrus essence & fresh herbs shaken with Belvedere Vodka

*Belvedere 4th of July* - Housemade raspberry syrup with fresh squeezed lemon, mix with thyme infused Belvedere Vodka

Second Course


*Fried Red Snapper* with Jasmine Rice

*Ribeye* with Pineapple Confit

Second Course Cocktail Pairing

*Belvedere Scream* - Citrus essence with a dot of Siracha hot sauce, fresh watermelon with Belvedere Vodka

*Carefree American* - Housemade flower blossom syrup with fresh basil and Belvedere Vodka

Desert Selections

*Mango Mousse En Toile*
*Chocolaté Grand Marnier Bread Pudding*
*Strawberry Vanilla Beggars Purse*

Desert Cocktail Pairing

*Belvedere Emancipation* - Housemade ginger syrup with fresh yuzu juice mixed with Belvedere Vodk

*Belvedere Ladida* - Housemade cardamom honey, organic blackberry ginger beer with Belvedere Vodka

Thursday, March 25, 2010

VIDEO: Kelis "Acapella" Video TEASER - High Quality Version...

Kelis Goes On The Hunt In Her Long-Awaited Video For "Acapella"

Check Out The 30 Second Teaser Below - Full Video Drops 3/29 on!

Watch the High Quality version of the "Acapella" 30 Second Teaser here:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

VIDEO: Self Service | Get To Know Just Who "Self Service" Is...

Get to know your producer's favorite producer, "Self Service". 'Self' has been in the music industry for 20+ years and currently has 15+ Platinum Records. Check out the video!

VIDEO: Self Service Beats

Thursday, March 18, 2010

'Why We Laugh' Ft. Bill Cosby, Chris Rock and More, On DVD April 27...

Robert Townsend’s Star-Studded Documentary WHY WE LAUGH Comes to DVD April 27th!

Groundbreaking Documentary Examines the Cultural Influence of Black Comedy

Directed by noted actor-producer-director Robert Townsend (“Hollywood Shuffle”), the documentary, which originally screened at Sundance in 2009 in the Premiere section, features interviews with prominent scholars, politicians, cultural critics, and a host of notable comics, including Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Steve Harvey, and Katt Williams.

EXTENDED TRAILER: Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy

Erykah Badu Reveals New Album Cover | New Song Leak...

Erykah Badu Reveals Visionary Album Cover

Yesterday on, the soul goddess unveiled the album cover for her latest project New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. The artwork was designed by EMEK.

Make sure you visit the site to hear the official song leak of Strawberry Incense (produced by Madlib).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AUDIO: Marzburg Presents 'No Mercy On 'Em'...

Marzburg drops 'No Mercy On Em' Hosted by DJ Bedtyme357 & Blackstorm featuring 14 brand new original tracks with guest appearances from Lexx9Eleven and Ricky Ruckus.

AUDIO: J Stackz & Guilty | Get Right or Get Left, Vol. 1 Mixtape...

J Stackz & Guilty presents 'Get Right or Get Left, Vol. 1' Mixtape hosted by DJ G-Money. Check it out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

VIDEO: Kelis Performs New Music In NYC

Kelis Performs "4th of July", "Acapella", & Gets Down To Major Lazer In NYC

Kelis returned to NYC this past weekend to bless her hometown with new music from her upcoming album Flesh Tone. On Saturday she rocked crowds at GLOW (Long Island) and Club 57 (NYC) with performances of her #1 hit "Acapella" and new song "4th of July". She even showed off her moves to Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor". The weekend was capped off by a surprise performance at her best friend Legendary Damon's birthday bash at Juliet where the crowd went nuts as she sung "Acapella", "4th of July", and yet another new track from Flesh Tone, "22nd Century".

Watch Kelis perform at Club 57 in NYC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

VIDEO: Tracy Morgan Delivers Big Laughs in NEW Clip from 'Laffapalooza! Live from Las Vegas'...

In this new clip from 'Laffapalooza! Live From Las Vegas', Tracy Morgan delivers big laughs as he explores alternative careers, online dating, and produce shopping.

VIDEO: Tracy Morgan in Laffapalooza! Live from Las Vegas

Laffapalooza comes to DVD March 16, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ja-Bar Talks Work Ethic and Shining On His Own + Soulja Boy On the Set of 'Daze' Video...

It's not easy to be a successful rapper in this game, but Ja-Bar knows exactly what it takes thanks to his mentor Soulja Boy.

"When you get signed, that don't mean you set for life... It means you have to work harder... You just signed up for work... You gotta work hard to get where you see these other rappers..." - Ja-Bar

Check out the full interview below!

VladTV also caught up with Soulja Boy on the set of Ja-Bar's video shoot for "Daze". Check it out!

Poca The Papergirl - "Don't Judge Me: The Mixtape" Hosted by "The Prince of NY" DJ Self...

Poca The Papergirl brings to you her long awaited mixtape…
Don't Judge Me” Hosted by Power 105.1’s “Prince Of NYDJ Self!!

Featuring Smash Hits:

Stranger In The Night (feat. Skyzoo of Duck Down & Jamla Records)
The Answer (feat. Jesse Boykins III of MTV2 Buzzworthy)
I Don't Need A Glass (Produced by 'LA The Producer')

Get Your Free Download from these links below!!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Poca The Papergirl Performs at Club Drom in NYC...

Poca The Papergirl performs at Drom. Video filmed by J Shotti.

Look out for Poca’s new mixtape, “Don’t Judge Me” hosted by DJ Self releasing this coming Tuesday on March 9th.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


[Above Photo] Janet Jackson and Malik Yoba as Gavin & Patricia Agnew (Courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment)

As the countdown continues to the release of WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, we're excited to bring you two new images from the film...

(L to R) Janet Jackson as Patricia Agnew, Sharon Leal as Diane Bobb and Jill Scott as Sheila (Courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment)

WATCH the Official Trailer for the film:

Monday, March 1, 2010

PHOTOS: Raven Symone & Taraji P. Henson Accept NAACP Image Award For Pepsi We Inspire Campaign...

Pepsi We Inspire Campaign Honored At 41st NAACP Image Awards

"Icons" Raven Symone and Taraji P. Henson, along with Pepsi Co's Lauren Scott, were on hand to accept an award honoring the We Inspire Campaign

[Above Photo] Raven Symone joins Lauren Scott of Pepsi Co. at the 2010 NAACP Awards to accept an award honoring the We Inspire program. Raven represents LAUGHTER in the program which was recognized for advancing positive multicultural images in advertising and media. (Photo credit Getty Images)

Pepsi We Inspire icons Taraji P. Henson who represents LOVE and Raven Symone, LAUGHTER joined by Gabby Sidibe beaming with pride at the 2010 NAACP Awards. (Photo credit Getty Images)