GQ magazine decided to make a list of the 21 best albums released in the 21st Century. Of course, several Hip Hop projects made the final countdown with Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy actually taking the top spot.
GQ explained why they honored Ye's 5th studio LP with the title of best album since the year 2000. The site wrote:
It could've been any one of the seven albums West released this century, as fascinating a catalog of celebrity, triumph, love, loss, terrible puns, pretty decent puns, that was ever fucking put together by a single artist. MBDTF was just the record where he talked about all those things at once—a portrait of a man seizing the spotlight, drowning in it, and then somehow finding a way to turn that harrowing experience into art. Anybody who wants to be famous or make music for a living—or do both at the same time—should be forced to listen to MBDTF first. The rest of us are free to enjoy it for the bloody, hard-won, titanic achievement that it is.
Other rap albums the publication suggests "every man should hear" include OutKast's Stankonia (3), Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele (10), Jay Z's The Blueprint (12), and J Dilla's Donuts (19).
R&B was held down by D'Angelo with Voodoo (6), Frank Ocean with channel ORANGE (7), and Beyoncé with Beyoncé (18). To see the full list visit GQ.com.
Orange is still Remy Ma. According to reports, Remy Ma's scheduled release from prison has been postponed due to disciplinary action.
A New York State parole officer informed Revolt that Remy Ma would not be released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, reportedly due to a recent fight with an inmate which had the rapper spend her final week in solitary confinement. No official word on if the fight was the reason, but Remy Ma was sent to solitary confinement on July 21st, the same day she phoned in to Angie Martinez's radio show.
Papoose, along with Remy's family and friends waited outside of the prison and were not informed of her delayed release until around noon, according to Miss Info.
Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison on May 14th, 2008 after she was convicted of shooting former friend Makeda Barnes Joseph.
AllHipHop will update this story as more develops.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have announced that they are expecting a second child.
Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys are expecting a second child.
This was announced via Keys' Instagram page with the following caption:
"Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here's to many many more years of the best parts of life!"
Swizz also commented on this via Instagram with his own caption:
"Love is life & life is love and we're so excited for another GIFT from up above Happy Anniversary my Goddess 4 years of greatness & cheers to 100 plus more inshallah "
Wow. What do we have here? Beyonce is a hate magnet. The super star singer can’t seem to get a break these days and apparently Kerry Washington is the latest culprit. Now, this is definitely not from the “horse’s mouth,” but a source at Dish Nation says that Kerry is mad at B for staying with Jay. Peep the un-scientifcal data:
Emmy nominated TV star Kerry Washington has privately ripped the singer for not doing enough to empower young African American girls. The 37-year-old star of the hit ABC show, who’s a political activist and outspoken feminist, “hates how Beyonce relies on her body and sexual innuendo to sell records,” an insider toldDish Nation.
“Kerry thinks Beyonce should spend less time shaking her booty and more time pushing other agendas, like the value of education and healthy eating, as well as promoting book reading.”
“To Kerry, it seems like Beyonce is sending a message to young women that standing by your man, even if he cheats on you, is perfectly acceptable. While Kerry’s peers, like Beyonce, exploit themselves for career advancement, she’s happy to keep her private life under wraps and let her talent do the talking. Kerry wishes Beyonce would do the same.”
Jamie Foxx and Mike Tyson are soon to be linked together forever. During a recent interview, Mike Tyson revealed that Foxx and himself are in discussions for Foxx to portray the former heavyweight champion in an upcoming biopic.
Tyson reveals that “within a year to 18 months” an as-of-yet untitled biopic of his life will begin production with Foxx as the lead actor. According to Tyson, Foxx will portray him through multiple stages of his life with the aid of the same technology that transformed Brad Pitt in 2009’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:
Within a year to 18 months, we’re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he’s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie’s pretty much my age so he can’t portray me but they have this new system.
In May, Foxx appeared on Live With Kelly and Michael discussing his interest to play Tyson. According to Foxx, he actually dressed up as Tyson and spent time with the controversial ex-boxer before the two ever agreed to do the film:
I got a chance to hang out with Mike when Mike was at his height and I watched [him] go from his height to where he is now, and I talked to him about doing his story. I think that story would be fantastic … and I had my makeup artist dress me up as Mike Tyson … People were literally coming up asking for autographs. So hopefully, Mike, if you’re listening, let’s make history.
Tyson says that Martin Scorsece will be involved in the film.