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Alicia keys New Charity “buy life”

Alicia Keys Swizz Beatz buy a life
Expectant mom  and singer Alicia Keys and her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, have launched a new campaign called Buy Life, which is an extention of Alicia’s charity, Keep A Child Alive.

Jermaine Dupri, Usher disrespected him

In an interview with Vibe, Jermaine Dupri revealed that he felt a little disrespected after Usher failed to ask him to executive produce his new album:

Q: How surprised were you when you beat out Irv Gotti in VIBE’s Greatest Hip Hop Producers of All-Time?

Jermaine Dupri: In the beginning, I didn’t pay much attention to it. I go into all this stuff thinking that niggas don’t fuck with me [laughs]. So I went into the contest like, “Ain’t nobody paying no attention to me.” You have some people who say that I helped contribute to Jay-Z’s national success when I produced “Money Ain’t A Thing.” But I have been fortunate enough to make [history-making] records such as the Da Brat being the first solo female rapper to go platinum as well being the first person Jay-Z actually made a record with from the South. People in the South say it was the beginning of them actually knowing who Jay-Z was. It’s not like I just make beats. I make movements. I can even go back to Kriss Kross as being the first kid hip-hop group that we will remember. And 10 years later, I did it again with Bow Wow. Then I ushered in the snap music era with the Dem Franchise Boyz. Things changed when you heard these records. Continue reading

Clive Davis pre-Grammy Party

Clive Davis pre-grammy party
Clive Davis annual pre-grammy party kicked off on (Jan. 30) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
This year’s   gala honored Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris and featured performances from the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, and many more. This dinner/party is considered one of the highlights of Grammy weekend. Continue reading