Friday, April 30, 2010

VIDEO: Nas Narrates ESPN Documentary On Liberian Amputee Soccer Team...

Nas Narrates ESPN Documentary On Liberian Amputee Soccer Team

Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm EST ESPN's E:60 presents the story of the Liberian Amputee Soccer Team, featuring narration and music by Nas.

Watch the teaser here:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

VIDEOS: Soulja Boy & Ja-Bar Premiere 'Daze' on 106 & Park + Official Video!

Soulja Boy and Ja-Bar hit 106 & Park to premiere Ja-Bar's brand new video for 'Daze'!

VIDEO: Ja-Bar & Soulja Boy on 106 & Park

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the official video for 'Daze' (feat. Soulja Boy)!

VIDEOS: Ludacris hits NYC, DC, and ATL on his 2010 CENSUS 'Luda on the Block Tour'...

In the previous two webisodes from the Luda on the Block Tour, Ludacris hit up Dallas and New Orleans successfully creating awareness and getting people to send back their Census forms! In these next three webisodes Ludacris hits New York City, D.C., and his hometown, Atlanta!

Ludacris Explains How Census Saves NYers Time

“It’s understandable,” says Ludacris, “but the Census can be attributed to getting the resources to increase subway and bus frequency so that they can actually get a seat instead of packing in. Children and adults can enjoy neighborhood parks that are maintained and upgraded to accommodate their community. Schools, seniors and emergency services will improve as well. I let them know they must be counted to see these types of changes.”

Luda tells DC Community ‘Get Your Part of $400 Billion in Federal Funds’

“It’s clear that there are still people in certain neighborhoods who really don’t understand the importance of being counted and need the facts fast,” said Ludacris. “As the bedrock for change, with President Obama and family residing right there on Pennsylvania Avenue, the nation’s capital at the time of this taping had a low 52% response rate for the 2010 Census. I went to help change that.”

Ludacris brings his daughter along as he leads the Luda on the Block tour to his hometown of Atlanta.

Ludacris, who has continued his mission through Dallas, New Orleans, New York, DC and now his hometown of Atlanta, has a greater understanding of reasons why people have ignored a chance to get their community’s share of $400 billion dollars in federal funding but works hard to dispell any false information and deliver the facts straight!

In case you missed it, check out the first two webisodes (New Orleans and Dallas) of this 5 part series!

VIDEO: Poca The Papergirl | Behind the Scenes of Poca's Place...

'...I was sick as a dog while filming this video. It's short and sweet...So get ready Papergirls!! At the end of the day, I know it was all worth it!! #HardworkPaysOff. Shoutout to David Riley, Spanish Joe, LA The Producer, Sonya Collins and everyone That has been a part of this 'Papergirl Movement'! #PapergirlApproved - Poca The Papergirl

Behind the scenes for Poca's second video, "Poca's Place" Directed by David Riley!!

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of Poca's Place

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

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

'Why We Laugh' feat. Bill Cosby, Chris Rock and More on DVD Today + New Clip!

The wait is over! Robert Townsend’s star-studded documentary 'Why We Laugh' is on DVD today!

Hear Bill Cosby, Stanley Crouch, Katt Williams and Keenen Ivory Wayans and more on the subject of self exploitation in Black Comedy in this brand new clip!

"Our people are so rich. So rich with thoughts, so rich with character. You don't need to have an 80 year old woman smoking a joint to get a laugh. Our people have so much intelligence, but you got to keep it in the legacy. Keep it going, keep it growing." - Bill Cosby

VIDEO: Self-Exploitation in Black Comedy

Behind the Scenes VIDEO from Mishon's New Video, 'Turn It Up' Ft. Roscoe Dash! goes behind the scenes on the video set for Mishon's new single "Turn It Up" featuring Atlanta sensation Roscoe Dash!

Special friends Pleasure P, Audio Push, and Lil Mama, also make guest appearances and co-sign the growing superstar!

"What sets him apart as an artist is his drive and his passion(...) You know that it's in his heart to do it, and not something that he's forced to do" - Lil Mama

VIDEO: Mishon feat. Roscoe Dash "Turn It Up" Music Video (

Monday, April 26, 2010

VIDEO: Kelis At Santos Party House In NYC + Reviews...

Kelis landed in NYC last week to perform for a sold out crowd at NYC's hippest of venues, Santos Party House! Check out the videos!!

VIDEO: Kelis performing "Millionaire"

VIDEO: Kelis performing "Get Along With You"

Want to know what else you missed? Check out these glowing reviews of Kelis' performance at Santos Party House:

ART: Garibaldi | A Little Creative Fun At The Airport...

Check out what Garibaldi did with his spare time at the airport.

"I got a Wacom Tablet (my design peeps know what I’m talking about) to have a little more creative fun while I travel. Here is something I did while I was waiting for my plane today. It is untitled, but all the color and the sketch is digital (still does not beat the real thing)." - Garibaldi

VIDEO PREMIERE: Nas & Damian Marley 'As We Enter' | Distant Relatives In Stores May 18...

Watch "As We Enter" the first official video from Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley are Distant Relatives.

BONUS: Check out the making of the "As We Enter" Music Video.

Friday, April 23, 2010

VIDEO: Watch clips from the HILARIOUS Tony Roberts!

Are you ready to LAUGH?! Detroit-native Tony Roberts (HBO's Def Comedy Jam and It's Showtime at the Apollo) brings down the house in this brand-new DVD, TONY ROBERTS: WIRED! Available on DVD May 4th!

VIDEO: "Be Different"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Raven-Symoné & Nick Cannon Star In Feeding America PSA...

Raven-Symoné is an Icon at the multi-cultural women’s website Along with Nick Cannon and 1,400 PepsiCo employees, she is helping to end the hunger problem in America. Watch Raven & Nick in the PepsiCo / Feeding America PSA...

VIDEO: Feeding America x Pepsi We Inspire

For more info about PepsiCo:

PepsiCo offers the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that each generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade – also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in more than 200 countries. With annualized revenues of nearly $60 billion, PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. In recognition of its continued sustainability efforts, PepsiCo was named for the third time to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and for the fourth time to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) in 2009. For more information, please visit

About Pepsi “We Inspire” (

Whether they spring from the mouths of loved ones, through the media or from within our hearts, stories inspire, motivate, inform and strengthen our relationships. Pepsi We Inspire will tap into the powerful bonds between women by creating a platform built just for them. Singers, thespians, and authors, whoever uplifts and entertains, will be a part of this community as they too share their own intimate moments, like the songs, movies and recipes that make their own lives just a little more blissful.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

VIDEO: Nas & Damian Marley Preview New Music, Talk Age In Hip-Hop, & More...

Check out part 2 of Nas & Damian Marley's exclusive Digiwaxx Music Meeting.

The Distant Relatives preview "Despair" from their upcoming album, talk about aging artists in Hip-Hop, and balancing talent with mainstream appeal.

Raven-Symoné & Nick Cannon Feed America With PepsiCo |

Pepsi We Inspire Icon Raven-Symoné is teaming up with Nick Cannon and 1,400 PepsiCo employees to feed America: PEPSICO FEEDS AMERICA WITH NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

—Actors Nick Cannon and Raven-Symoné Join 1,400 PepsiCo Employees at

Feeding America Network Food Banks across the Country—

New 'Why We Laugh' Clip Explores Social Issues Leading to Bill Cosby's 2004 Controversial Speech...

Angela Bassett narrates the social issues that fueled Bill Cosby's 2004 controversial address at the NAACP's 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education in this new clip from Robert Townsend’s star-studded documentary 'Why We Laugh', on DVD April 27th!

VIDEO: What Do We Owe The Past - From Why We Laugh DVD

Monday, April 19, 2010

Erykah Badu 2010 Tour Takeover Singer Announces Solo Dates...


ERYKAH BADU has confirmed dates for her 2010 North American tour, Out My Mind, Just In Time. The tour takes its name from the closing track on the multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, director, and actor’s new album, NEW AMERYKAH PART TWO: RETURN OF THE ANKH, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Digital Albums chart and No. 4 on the Top 200 chart.

ERYKAH BADU’s Out My Mind, Just In Time Tour will make stops at a mix of amphitheaters and concert halls throughout North America this spring, beginning on May 22 at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD and wrapping up on June 24 at The Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV.

A galvanizing live performer renowned for her electrifying stage presence and soulful vocal ability, ERYKAH BADU’s Out My Mind, Just In Time Tour promises to deliver a fantastically funky live experience not to be missed. The outing will also feature an exciting revolving cast of opening acts that vary by city, including N.E.R.D., Bilal, Janelle Monae, and drummer Ahmir?uestloveThompson from The Roots.


May 22 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion

w/ Bilal

May 23 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

w/ Janelle Monae

May 25 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom

w/ ?uestlove

May 26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater

w/ Bilal

May 28 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall

w/ N.E.R.D., Janelle Monae

May 30 Detroit, MI Chene Park

w/ N.E.R.D., Janelle Monae

June 2 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater

w/ N.E.R.D., Janelle Monae

June 3 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater

w/ N.E.R.D., Janelle Monae

June 5 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre

w/ Janelle Monae

June 6 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

w/ Janelle Monae

June 8 Kansas City, KS Midland Theatre

w/ Janelle Monae

June 9 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre

w/ Janelle Monae

June 13 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

w/ Janelle Monae

June 14 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre

June 16 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium

w/ Janelle Monae

June 18 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre

w/ Janelle Monae

June 19 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery

June 20 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater

w/ Janelle Monae

June 22 San Diego, CA TBA

June 23 Phoenix, AZ TBA

June 24 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater


June 11 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena

w/ Maxwell

June 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

w/ Maxwell


June 27 Calgary, AB MaMahon Stadium

Lilith Fair

June 28 Edmonton, AB Northlands Spectrum

Lilith Fair

June 30 Vancouver, BC Pitt Meadows Airport

Lilith Fair

July 2 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheatre

Lilith Fair

July 3 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre

Lilith Fair

August 4 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

Lilith Fair

August 8 Chicago, IL Grant Park, Hutchinson Field


August 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre

Lilith Fair

Sunday, April 18, 2010

VIDEO: Blanco The Silent Celebrity | Got Skillz Competition...

Watch as The Silent Celeb performs at the Got Skillz Competition.

...And of course, The Silent Celeb Wins the competition! Did you expect her not to? We hope not. :)

Be sure to follow Blanco @TheSilentCeleb on twitter.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

VIDEO: Rap-Up Talks To Nas & Damian Marley About New Rappers, State Of Music, & Distant Relatives...

The dynamic duo of Nas and DamianJr. GongMarley share insight on their rap-meets-reggae album Distant Relatives, Lil Wayne’s absence from music, the state of hip-hop, and the future of the music industry. Plus, what does Nas think about rap’s rising stars including Drake and J. Cole? Find out the answer in Rap-Up TV’s exclusive sit-down interview.

Watch the official Distant Relatives Album Trailer.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

VIDEO: Ludacris Knocks On Doors In New Orleans For 2010 CENSUS...

Who Dat? Ludacris Knocks On Doors in New Orleans for 2010 Census Webisode.

Luda On The Block 2010 Census Tour Heads to NY, DC, ATL Next!

Lucadris swept through New Orleans to motivate African Americans to fill out and mail back their 2010 Census form. He hit WQUE radio station to talk to listeners who may not have responded to the Census yet. Ludacris gave shout outs from his van to surprised fans on his way to the New Orleans main post office. By the time he visited a home on Mirtha Street, word had spread about his visit and fans looked on as he knocked on doors and toured formerly Katrina ravaged areas that are now on the mend but still in need of revitalization. “I hope people in this neighborhood know that resources from the Census will go toward rebuilding New Orleans,” Luda tells his guide Gretchen Bradford, a homeowner on the block. “I am counting on you to spread the word to people in the community,” said Ludacris.

VIDEO: Luda on the Block - New Orleans

In the meantime, stay tuned to The Luda On The Block tour stop videos in Dallas, New Orleans, New York City, Washington DC, and Atlanta from March to April. Get an up close, personal view of what some naysayers and other resisters really think about the Census.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Benny Cassette In His Own Words + "Bang Bang" Video...

"I will describe what my music sounds like in a few choice words…LOUD, POP, CLUB, ROCK" - Benny Cassette

Backwards Ballin! Benny Cassette & AND 1 street ball legend "The Professor" have a few tricks up their sleeve in Benny's "Bang Bang" video.

VIDEO: Benny Cassette - "Bang Bang"

VIDEO: Self Service | Working In The Studio...

Check out this video of Self Service in the studio at work with producers 'Tha Replacements'.

Be sure to also check out Mr. Service's 'Commercial Mix' and the video showing Just who 'Self Service' is.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

VIDEO: Kelis & Perform "Acapella" On Jimmy Kimmel Last Night...

Kelis & Will.I.Am Brought The Nightclub To Jimmy Kimmel's Set Last Night With A Special Performance Of "Acapella"


VIDEO: Kelis - Acapella

Erykah Badu Appears on Jimmy Kimmel and The Wanda Sykes Show...

Erykah Badu Takes Over Late Night TV! Check out her latest appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Wanda Sykes Show

Ms. Badu broke it down on the Jimmy Kimmel stage with her live band, cup of hot tea, laptop and top hat. No one rocks it quite like this!

Jimmy Kimmel Performance (VIDEO):

Wanda was so inspired by Erykah’s video for ‘Window Seat’ she made her own version. A must-see!

Wanda Sykes Parody (VIDEO):

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kelis Teams With Dance Music's Top Producers For "Acapella - The Remixes" EP...

Kelis Hooked Up With Benny Benassi, David Guetta, & More To Remix Her International Dance Hit "Acapella".

Watch Kelis & Benny Benassi premiere their "Acapella" Remix at Ultra Music Festival in Miami.


Monday, April 5, 2010

VIDEO: Ludacris Hits the Block in Dallas to Support 2010 Census...

Is that Ludacris knocking on your door?

The Luda On The Block tour stops in Dallas, New Orleans, New York City, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Ludacris stays true to his mission, even though skepticism is high among people in the black community about sharing information with the government. He walks a tight rope on several radio stations by cajoling, punking, educating, and shocking listeners. He literally knocks on doors to get the word out about how important completing the Census is to the black community. The folks he meets are ordinary people who often don’t know all the benefits of the 2010 Census. The tour is an ambitious undertaking that Ludacris felt strongly enough about to take time out from his music tour.

VIDEO: Luda on the Block - DALLAS

For more information on the US 2010 Census visit:

VIDEO: Nas & Damian Marley Talk New Album, Health Care, & Activism With OkayPlayer... Talks To Nas & Damian Marley About Distant Relatives, Activism, & Health Care At SXSW.

OkayplayerTV: Nas and Damian Marley Part I

OkayplayerTV: Nas Interview Part II

Thursday, April 1, 2010

World Premiere - Janet Jackson's video for NOTHING from WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO!

I'm excited to bring you the worldwide premiere of Janet Jackson's new video for 'Nothing', from WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?!

In theaters NATIONWIDE Friday, April 2nd!!

VIDEO: Nas & Damian Marley Perform "As We Enter" With K'Naan In NYC...

Nas & Damian Marley Make A Surprise Appearance With K'naan At NYC's Irving Plaza.

The Distant Relatives shocked the audience by joining K'naan on stage for his show at Irving Plaza last night in New York. The duo performed "As We Enter", which is the lead single from their upcoming collaborative project Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley are Distant Relatives (in stores May 18).

VIDEO: Nas & Damian Marley Perform "As We Enter" With K'Naan In NYC...

Just in case you've missed it, watch the Official Distant Relatives Album Trailer.