Monthly Archives: December 2013
Every so often there is a wave of new rappers emerging on Twitter, Sound Cloud and even Youtube. With the internet being our source of the “first”, many talented young artist get their buzz and a lot of their shine on these networks. Rapper DUBWORK formally known as LE Double NY is no different.
Birth name Lenny Lavergne and respectively known as “Flaco” to friends and family, was Raised in New York later relocating to New Jersey with his family. According to DUBWORK, “It’s important to unite New York and New Jersey together because there are too many similarities – same radio stations, rapping tendencies, and swagger. Why not bridge the gap?”
Born to Dominican parents DUBWORK delivers an authentic style of hip-hop intertwining both his East-Coast American and Afro-Caribbean roots. His diverse background has only added to DUBWORK’s appeal as a skilled hip-hop artist and educated music-lover. “Since I was young, my parents have been listening to both English and Spanish music” he says. “Name any song from the Eighties – English or Spanish – I will know it, not to mention almost every one of my uncles can play a musical instrument.” With relatives
DUBWORK fell in love with music at the tender age of 11. Idolizing rappers before his time, he began re-writing song lyrics to personalize them to himself and his own experiences. Junior High he began writing and free-styling his own original music.
While attending Howard University in Washington, DC, DUBWORK began aggressively making music to fulfill his passion and dream and entertain an ever-growing fan base. He formed DTO Records with fellow artists and released a conglomeration of mixtapes, such as “THE LE DOUBLE NY n GORDO” Mixtape (2002) and “Step Your Game Up” (2004). DUBWORK’s latest project “Still Dreaming” is the sequel to his mixtape “Dreams.” Both readily available for download.
With a vibrant style and skilled talent DUBWORK is the epitome of how dreams do become reality.
Watch DUBWORK’s latest highly anticipated video “Please” off of Still Dreaming below
In case you missed the Soul Train Awards last night we got you covered !
Hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson at the Las Vegas Arena, this year’s award show featured emotional tributes and exciting performances, both from today’s entertainers as well as many inspiring musical legends and geniuses that have paved the way for many of the performers last night.
To start off the night right, Jennifer Hudson performed her new single, “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).” Joined by Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan, and T.I.
Tamar Braxton graced the stage with a sequence of songs including “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All The Way Home.” Taking home two awards for the night for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Read the rest of this entry
K. Michelle has proven that 2013 is her year and 2014 will be no different. Taking to Instagram K revealed that she will be releasing “Still No F–ks Given,” the sequel to her acclaimed 2012 mixtape “0 F–s Given,” on January 8.
She was supposed to release a Christmas edition of her debut album Rebellious Soul, but wasn’t able to complete it in time, instead, she released a two-song holiday bundle including the original song “Christmas Night” and her rendition of “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
Sitting here in deep thought before my show. 2more shows and the Rebellious Soul Tour is over. I still can’t believe I headlined my first tour and sold out every show accept two. Wow. You all are my everything. The rebels have brought life to my dreams. I f*ck up ALOT, and I want to apologize, but I’m no better than you.
I’m just trying to get it right. I know u all wanted a Christmas Album,but I’m a perfectionist and there was just no time left in the day 4me to get it PERFECT. All of this started from one little mixtape, “0 fucks Givin”. As a special thank you, I think it’s only fair we continue this legacy. Jan 8, 2014 I will present to you “Still No Fucks Givin.
K.Michelle is currently on her “Rebellious Soul” tour featuring Sevyn Streeter and Tiara Thomas which wraps up on December 3 in Boston, all but two tours have been sold out shows. K is also filming her own reality show with VH1 “No New Friends” which fans get to see the pop off K. Michelle which we all love and of course the real Kimberly Michelle Pate.
Meanwhile, her second Rebellious Soul single “Can’t Raise a Man” will hit radio in January. Listen below
R Kelly and Kelly Rowland are going “All The Way” on his latest single. The two artist have worked in the past when R.Kelly jumped on Kelly’s tracks Dirty Laundry and Motivation. The two make a perfect match on the track as Kelly Rowland starts off the track with a beautiful falsetto singing to Kellz telling him they might as well go all the way since theres no such thing as half with sex, in which R.Kelly responds on the second verse encouraging her making her reminisce about the times they went “All The Way.” Towards the end of the song they both sing in unison which is like the climax of the song *fans self*.
Black Panties is something that’s gonna be like the 12 Play. If anybody out there knows about 12 Play, you know about Black Panties ’cause it’s basically 12 Play upgraded, like a phone that’s got new apps on it. I’ve remixed my whole career.
Black Panties drops (no pun intended) December 10th
Over the weekend actor Paul Walker, notoriously known for his films Fast and Furious was killed in a fatal car accident killing him and the driver of the vehicle Roger Rodas. The two were coming from Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide, when the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames in the city of Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon. Investigators have been questioning whether or not speed played a role in this tragic accident that left both men dead.
Once the news went viral via the internet friends, fans and colleagues took to Twitter to send out their condolences and mourn the loss of the 40 year old actor. His Fast and Furious co star Tyrese paid a visit to the scene of the accident and at a lost for words, immediately broke down in tears as he examined the memorial.
Read some of the tweets below: Read the rest of this entry