Daily Archives: April 8, 2017

Lenny Kravitz RRHF Prince Tribute

Lenny Kravitz performed a tribute to Prince at this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. He led the crowd through “When Doves Cry” and “The Cross” with the Love Fellowship Choir. Prince and Kravitz have shared the stage in the past and knew each other well. Fans still talk about Prince’s electrifying performance of “My Guitar Gently Weeps” after his 2004 induction. On April 21st it will be one year since Prince’s passing.

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Pharrell Presents RRHF Lifetime Achievement Award To Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night. Pharrell presented the award to him and gave an introduction where he described Rodgers has having been in the studio with him “spiritually for more than 25 years.” Pharrell and Rodgers worked together on Daft Punk’s massively popular “Get Lucky.” Watch Rodgers’s acceptance speech below.

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Tupac Is Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Tupac was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night during the ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Snoop Dogg gave the induction speech and later performed “Gangsta Party” with YG. Alicia Keys sang a medley of Tupac’s songs including “Ambitionz az a Ridah” “I Get Around,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “Dear Mama”  Treach later took the stage to perform “Hail Mary” and T.I. ended the tribute with “Keep Ya Head Up.”

Snoop Dogg accepted the award for Tupac and shared a personal story about smoking his first blunt with him but he also wanted people to know about his humanity. Tupac’s friend and former labelmate explained the importance of remembering him as an actual person and not some “thugged-out superhero.” Tupac’s biopic, All Eyez On Me will be released on his birthday June 16th.

 

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Media Questions Of The Week

 

Is Whoopi Goldberg right about weaves being a form of cultural appropriation?

Will the Justice Department reopen the Emmett Till case since Jeff Sessions met with the Till family after Till’s accuser, Carolyn Bryant admitted to author Timothy B. Tyson that she lied about Till’s actions?

Why did Pepsi think that Kendall Jenner ad’s that trivialized the Black Lives Matter movement and the Civil Rights Movement would be acceptable?

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