The very vibrant, comical, adventurous, and animated Nicki Minaj is back with her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. From mixtapes to being on every artist’s songs, and from Pop to Hip Hop to being on radio stations around the world, this unique beauty raised in Queens, NY is making a big name for herself in the short time she’s been the music industry. Two years ago, her first album Pink Friday was a huge success debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 375,000 copies in its first week, which hadn’t been done since Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Pink Friday has spawn over seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously making her the first artist to accomplish such a feat.
The spirit of Gospel music transforms the lives of millions through its faith filled melodies and lyrics. More than a handful of Gospel greats have risen from the city of Chicago, artists such as Mahalia Jackson, the Staples Singers, Albertina Walker and Darius Brooks to name a few. As the old principal of the church goes, the “oil has been passed” and there is a new crop of young, contemporary gospel artists making their mark in the gospel industry.
The lyrics simply say, ...Lord I'm split in two/Part of me loves the world and the other loves you so/.../what do I do/I wanna be saved but I gotta stay cool too/.../And no I'm not a fool/I know eventually I'm gonna have to choose and/.../really I don't wanna lose/.../my ticket into heaven and a chance to be used by You... These raw lyrics that seemingly tap into the spiritual toil many people face come from a young man who is heaven bent, literally, on making transparent music while representing Christ.
In honor of the fifteen-year anniversary, writer and director James Cameron re-released Titanic in 3D. Seeing as though the movie couldn't be re-shot using 3D cameras, the update was still pretty darn effective using 3D technology. Known as the No.1 movie of all time, many years after its release, the revision of Titanic is even more powerful than the first. James is not only a perfectionist, he is a genius. He uses 3D to capture the audience in a way that is not only rare, it is also extremely tasteful.
The laugh out loud comedy has caused a tug of war between men and women across the world, eager to prove which sex can outwit the other. Starring comedian Kevin Hart, who is also the narrator, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson, Think Like a Man brings to life comedian/actor Steve Harvey’s popular novel, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was released in 2009.
How many people can say they love their job and the journey it took to get where they are today? Cleo King, co-star of CBS’s Mike & Molly, exclaims it from the rooftop as she talks about her recent gig and her co-workers.
Actress turned producer/writer Yuri Brown, presents “Cursed”––the first supernatural television drama centered on an African American family. The series follows angel incarnate, Crystal Jones, as she juggles single motherhood and her “job” as a killer of killers, with a desire to return to heaven or “ascend.”