Another Rihanna music video and another episode of controversy!
Rihanna’s recently-released ‘Man Down’ music video, in which she is depicted as a rape victim who finds her rapist and murders him in front of everyone, is the subject of some major criticism from the Parents Television Council (PTC).
The video has been condemned by the PTC, which claims that the violence-filled clip shows RiRi in an “implied rape scene with a man whom she later guns down in an act of premeditated murder.”
The PTC along with a few other entertainment industry watchdogs released a statement after the controversial video’s release, condemning the gory contents of the clip and claiming that the video encourages young females to opt for violent methods to get justice. Continue reading Rihanna Stirs Up Controversy with ‘Man Down’ Music Video »
Dr. Dre’s friendship with The Game may have some competition as now there is a new ‘Dre’ in town, with whom the Los Angeles-born MC is getting buddies with. Well actually it’s the production duo of Cool and Dre, who we’re talking about. The Miami-based producers are the creative force behind ‘Red Nation’-the first single of Game’s forthcoming studio collection The R.E.D. Album.
Speaking with MTV from his hometown city of Los Angeles where he was busy shooting the Red Nation video, Game lavished immense praise on his longtime collaborators. He said that from his very initial days in the rap business to his current project, Cool and Dre have always been supportive and have provided him with great material for him throughout his rap career. Game considers the two as his brothers in the music industry and they have always responded by repaying the respect that the Game has for them. ‘Red Nation,’ ‘Big Dreams’ and the Ne-Yo featuring ‘Camera Phone’ are all shining examples of the trio’s understanding and hitmaking combination.
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Ludacris may be one of the premier rap stars in the game at the moment, but that doesn’t deter him from lending a helping hand to up and coming MCs.
Earlier today, the actor cum rapper was in attendance at NYC’s Highline Ballroom as a star guest for a rap competition Live Large Project 2. The winner of the competition will be given a cash prize of $5,000 and the chance to perform with Ludacris at Miami’s Springfest 2011.
Ludacris was also part of the inaugural Live Large project last year and according to Disturbing Tha Peace Records owner, the event reminds the Atlanta-based rapper of his days of struggle when he used to try hard to get what the Live Large contestants crave for now. Continue reading ‘Live Large’ Rap Contest MCs Inspire Ludacris »
More than twelve months after the filming, 30 Seconds to Mars has finally unveiled the music video for the song ‘This is War.’ The video was released earlier today (April 6) after the band became tired of answering constant questions regarding the suspicious delay of the video, which contains heavy doses of message as well as special effects.
The video opens up with a famous H.G. Wells quote, “If we don’t end war, war will end us.” The anti-war theme is set in the very beginning and therefore the end, in which all kinds of heavy war weapons (computer generated) are destroyed, seems very fitting to the whole concept. However, while the band makes sure that their anti-war and pro-peace message is heard by all and sundry, it remains confusing that why the group chose to wear US Army costumes in the video, as the American army is considered anything but anti-war in global circles.
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‘California King Bed’s music video featured a soft side of Rihanna’s personality. A post-love affair look was perfectly packed in the visuals by the director Anthony Mandler.
Rihanna and Mandler are quite familiar with each other, having previously collaborated for the videos of ‘Russian Roulette’ and ‘Only Girl (In the World).’ Hence, their track record suggests that a working musical chemistry certainly exists between the two. During a recent interview with MTV News, Mandler talked about how he and RiRi discovered a brand new side of the singer’s ever-evolving personality in their latest joint venture.
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It hasn’t been long since Chris Brown found his big break on the US musical scene and one while many think that his experiences in his young career might be limited, but the singer has a lot to talk about, what seems like a very eventful journey so far. On the most recent episode of MTV program ‘When I Was 17,’ Breezy shared a few of his most embarrassing memories that took place in the early part of his musical career.
The F.A.M.E. star said that when he was 17 years old, he was traveling to perform in different parts of the world, as part of his world music tour. He recalled that just before the start of one of his shows, he ate something that gave him food poisoning and as a result, his stomach started to bubble right in the middle of his musical act on stage. The R&B singer tried to resist the temptation like any professional musician would do and tried to finish the show. But when the nature comes calling, there is nothing much one can do. Continue reading Chris Brown Shares His Embarrassing Musical Incidents »
Britney Spears is the headline-making personality at events where she is not even the main guest or even performing. It’s this media-attracting power of hers that forced KIIS FM to hand her the responsibility of co-hosting their yearly Wango Tango along with the famed A-list anchorperson Ryan Seacrest. The Los Angeles-based radio station organized the event yesterday night (May 14) at the city’s famous Staples Center.
The guests included a blend of hip hop and pop artists such as, Ke$ha, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, “Glee” ‘s Matthew Morrison, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Jason Derülo, Far East Movement, New Boyz, Cobra Starship and new arrival on the music scene Cody Simpson.
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