Yo! MTV Raps legendary journalist, Fab 5 Freddy, sits down with the original members of N.W.A and talks with the group about their legacy and about filming STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.
#StraightOuttaCompton releases nationwide August 14, 2015.
Synopsis: In 1980s California, a group of young men (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell) form the hip-hop group N.W.A and revolutionize music and pop culture with brutally honest songs about life in the ‘hood.
SFPL has received some exclusive pics of rapper Raekwon was on set yesterday shooting a music video with Atlantic Records’ artist Lauriana Mae for the remix of her song “Protect Ya Neck” — birthed from her new EP City Of Diamonds.
The track was produced by Grammy Award Winning producer Jack Splash and samples Wu-Tang Clan’s 90’s hit. Raekwon and Lauriana Mae was seen shooting their visual in Lauriana’s Hometown via New Jersey.
The video also showcased Lauriana’s popular band The Pains. The video was styled by Kendrell Bowman(K.Michelle, Kanye West, Dawn Richard).
Lauriana’s style shows her in a 90’s Aaliyah Inspired look with a army green flight suit, a cropped top, and multiple gold necklaces to compliment Raekwon’s black and gold ensemble.
Video was directed by Arturo Lewin (Alliance Media) and will be dropping in a few weeks.
Recently, in Los Angeles, Singer/songwriter Kelly Rowland stopped by Samsung Studio LA by The Grove to check out Samsung’s latest device offerings including the Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge, the Galaxy Tab S and more.
Kelly says, she’s always traveling around town with her family, husband Tim Witherspoon and 7-month-old son Titan Jewell, who were in tow during the visit to the Samsung Studio LA as well.
Rowland snapped selfies and hammed it up with her family using the Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge’s camera! While shooting photos of her family, husband Tim and son Titan shouted out “Cheese!” and “Capture!” to trigger the voice-activated photo command to snap photos without touching the shutter button on the phone’s screen.
The Westside-LA loving family mentioned they’re ready for BBQs and summertime while visiting the Samsung Studio LA.
So good to see Kelly out & about!
[Photos by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung]
Recently, Kim Kardashian and her “Clique”, as she stated, hit up Cannes on Tuesday and had dinner that evening with a few familiar faces in tow for the festivities.
Pictured above are: British Formula One Racer/Kendall Jenner‘s Alleged Boo – Lewis Hamilton, Comedian & Talk Show Host – Steve & Marjorie Harvey, Producer of ‘The Kardashians’ franchise show/Radio Show Host — Ryan Seacrest, Rapper Tyga, Kris Jenner‘s Beau – Corey Gamble and more.
The most shocking part was seeing Steve and his wife Marjorie, and Tyga on-hand. Could this be the new “Clique.” Or what is momager Kris cooking up? We know she all about building relationships and brands! You can’t be mad at her!
But, all in all, we’re sure everyone has a good time!
Also, in case you missed it, Kim turned heads in Cannes wearing a Balmain Fall/Winter 2015 two-piece look. #WeLike!
Samsung continued their Supper Club Series with an intimate performance by singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige. Upon arrival, attendees were welcomed with a cocktail hour to the beats of DJ Mel(DeBarge), followed by a specialty curated sit-down dinner menu by Chef Paul Qui. Taking a break from the busy festival, guests enjoyed dinner amongst the backdrop of a candle-lit tables, fresh flowers and a rooftop view of downtown Austin.
Blige serenaded the audience with favorites such as “Real Love”, “ No More Drama“ and “I’m Going Down.“ At the end of her set, excited attendees chanted “Mary, Mary, Mary!” and succeeded in keeping the singer on stage for an encore which included a version of U2’s “One Love.” Even the onlookers from the street hoped to catch some of Mary’s tunes were seen singing and dancing along. Following the performance, popular electronic rock duo Phanotogram took to the turntables and got the crowd dancing into the night.
Actress Danielle Brooks from Orange Is the New Black stopped by to visit Mary and congratulate her on an amazing performance, but Mary was noticeably equally as excited to be meeting an actress from one of her favorite shows.
Throughout the evening, guests were able to interact with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 devices, which displayed the specialty menus on the tables.
On Sunday, March 15th, Girls With Gifts, Inc. hosted their 3rdAnnual Celebrity Bowling Event, sponsored by Hennessy V.S at AMF Bowling Lanes in Santa Monica, CA. First, spotted in the building were trio Brandy Norwood, Keyshia Cole and Keisha Epps (of Total).
The non-profit organization,founded by Antoinetta Hairston, raised funds at the event to further their mission to mentor, inspire, and empower young girls from the inner-city or low-income households to help them develop their talents and gifts in arts and entertainment from an early age.
Others in attendance: Julissa Bermudez, Stephen Hill, Head of Programming for BET, Alesha Renee, Gloria and Laura Govan, Shamicka Lawrence, NY Giants Wide Receiver, Kevin Ogletree, and Denver Broncos Safety, Omar Bolden were a few of the celebrities and tastemakers bowling for a great cause as donors enjoyed custom Hennessy cocktails, and music by Jae Murphy.
Drake, Russell Simmons, Tony Rock, Steve Rifkind, Kenny Burns, Eva Marcille, Laura Govan, Gilbert Arenas, Karrueche , LiL Twist, Kendall Jenner and more show up for ‘The Special BET Awards Weekend All Def Comedy Live’ kicking off the celebration for Tony Rock birthday week with MYX Fusion drinks flowing.
NAS, Fat Man Scoop, DJ BEN, Daphne Joy, Chevy Woods , Christina Milian, J.R. Smith and more spent their beautiful Los Angeles Saturday at the summer’s favorite Day Party , ‘ToXic Day Party’ presented by LAs Finest Enterprises. Peep more of the popular festive event below…
Since the release of the debut EP ‘Coalition’ Dora Martin have been name checked by various brands and artists such as; ‘The R&B vocal bible’ Brandy, Coca Cola, Nokia, Puma, and Casio… to add to that list is the multi-platinum, Brit Award winning singer/song writer Gabrielle.