Nas brought Lauryn Hill out on stage last night at Summer Jam 2012. Ms. Hill blessed the crowd with a few selections one of which included “If I Ruled The World“… Lauryn was in rare form, she looked healthy and her voice even sounds like its back to normal at this point. Many people are saying that Nas & Ms. Hill saved the concert due to controversy caused by Hot 97‘s DJ/Personality Rosenberg and the comments that he made about Young Money‘s Nicki Minaj which led to Lil Wayne pulling the artist from the shows lineup while the concert was in progress….
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
This Music Monday post is a throwback. I haven’t really been moved by any new releases so I thought I would take it back… I was watching Robin Thicke perform a tribute to Earth Wind & Fire on the Soul Train Awards last night and I began thinking about when I first became a “fan” of his music. The first time I saw the video for Shooter I was like “who is this white boy?!” LOL
So here it is… #MUSICMONDAY “THROWBACK” Lil Wayne – Shooter ft. Robin Thicke ENJOY!!!
Wow, so K. Michelle released a remix to Lil Wayne’s “How To Love” and it looks like R. Kelly‘s protege used this remix as an opportunity to take shots at some of her exes (Memphitz) and her exes current wife (Toya Wright). How ironic is it that she does all of this on a track by said exes current wife’s ex.
LOL I know it’s a bit confusing but basically K. Michelle took shots at Memphitz and Toya in this remix and when Memphitz heard about it he made a few comments and of course his wifey Toya chimed in… Check out the tweets and the track below!