Category Archives: HipHop
Lil’ Kim joins the list of honorees at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen program in July. Kim will be honored along with Queen Latifah, Salt -N-Pepa and Missy Elliot. The Brooklyn legend is on the Bad Boy Reunion Tour this summer. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen will air on July 11th at 9PMET.
The first preview of Tupac’s All Eyez On Me biopic came out today on his birthday. Demetrius Shipp stars as Tupac in the Benny Boom-directed feature. The teaser was posted earlier today on Big Boy’s Neighborhood Instagram page. Tupac would’ve been 45 today and his legend in hip-hop and pop culture continues to grow. This clip shows the irony of his former Black Panther mother warning him about the tools of self-destruction and his battle with those tools in the commercial world of gangsta rap.
Queen Latifah will be honored at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen ceremony this year. Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot were honored in the past but this is the first time the event will exclusively recognize women in hip-hop. The other honorees will be announced later this week. Latifah will also be an executive producer of the show through Flavor Unit because of a recent partnership with VH1 after the success of the one-hour special Dear Mama earlier this year. VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queen will air Monday, July 11th at 9PM ET.
Yasiin Bey and producer Ferrari Sheppard are Dec 99 and earlier today they posted the single “Local Time.” There is no word on Bey releasing a proper album but the following quote seems to be a warning about seizing the day: “The local time is always now. Forever is a current event.”