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WATCH ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestants meet Tyra Banks (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Here is a sneak peek of tonight’s season premiere of VH1’s “America’s Next Top Model.” The contestants have no clue that they are about to come face-to-face with their idol and “Top Model” creator Tyra Banks. In addition to seeing her in the flesh, the girls are whisked away to participate in their very first challenge. TAKE A LOOK!

As previously reported, the new installment of “America’s Next Top Model” features the multi-talented Rita Ora as host along with a panel of new judges—celebrity stylist Law Roach, PAPER Magazine’s Drew Elliott and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and full-figured diva Ashley Graham. Reportedly the changes in the show’s panel are just a reflection of the shifts that are happening in fashion today said Banks to USA Today over the summer.

“It’s no longer just about having the highest cheekbones and best pout and the best hair.  My goal is to really get into these girls’ heads that I’m not looking for some successful model and I’m not looking for some social-media star. I’m looking for both. I’m looking for a hybrid, because that’s where the world is!”

Banks will remain an executive producer of the show and will make a few cameo appearances on the new season including the one tonight. Other celebrity judges include actress Zendaya, DJ Khaled, singer Tinashe, singer Jason Derulo, model and talk show host Amber Rose, hip hop star French Montana and model Chanel Iman.

The winner of “America’s Next Top Model” will receive $100,000 and a commercial feature on behalf of Rimmel London. Additionally, the winner will be featured in a fashion spread in Paper Magazine, along with an exclusive one year talent deal with VH1.

“America’s Next Top Model” premieres tonight at 10 p.m. EST

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WATCH New Trailer for ‘The Land’ feat. Erykah Badu (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out the trailer for the new skate movie “The Land” starring Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Erykah Badu and Machine Gun Kelly.

According to the film’s IMDB page, “The Land” tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local Queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.  The film is executive produced by Nas and also stars Rafi Gavron, Mosies Arias and Micheal Kenneth Williams. It is written and directed by Steven Caple Jr.

The soundtrack will feature music from the film’s stars Badu, Kelly and Nas as well as Kanye West, French Montana, Pusha T, Jeremih, Ezzy and Nosaj Thing.

“The Land” opens in theaters July 29, 2016

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ATL Stars attend Advanced Screening of ‘Perfect Match’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

A number of Atlanta celebrities came out Tuesday night for the advanced screening of the new romantic comedy “Perfect Match” starring Terrence J and Cassie.

DSC_6967Toya Wright, Monyetta Shaw, SWV’s LeLee Lyons, Nicci Gilbert and Drea Kelly were just a few of the famous faces who came out to support the film executive produced by Queen Latifah. Also spotted were actress Reece Odum, Gary with Da Tea from The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and Chaka Zulu, founder of Disturbing Tha Peace Records.

“The Perfect Match” follows Charlie (Terrence J) a bachelor who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister (Paula Patton), a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. An unconvinced Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love… until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva (Cassie Ventura). Charlie is sure that he will win the bet and prove his friends and sister wrong, so he rises to the occasion and takes on the challenge. Turning on his irresistible charm, Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair, but soon finds out that Eva has turned the tables on him. Unsure of what to think or how to feel, he finds himself trying to navigate in a foreign territory. Now, Charlie is left questioning whether he may actually want more than just a one-night stand.

“The Perfect Match” also stars Lauren London, French Montana, Donald Faison, Dashcha Polanco, Joe Pantoliano, Timothy Delaghetto, Brandy Norwood, Kali Hawk, Beau Casper Smart with star studded cameos by Robin Givens and Jessica White.

Click here to see the trailer and check out pics below:

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Photo Credits: Paras Griffin for Getty Images for Codeblack Films

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Take A Look ~ 2nd Trailer for Rom-Com ‘The Perfect Match’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Watch the 2nd trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy “The Perfect Match” opening in theaters March 11. It comes from Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit Entertainment and is directed by Bille Woodruff.

In “The Perfect Match,” Terrence J. stars as Charlie, a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead. His two best friends, Donald Faison and Robert C. Riley, bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to get attached. Charlie denies this until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva, played by singer/actress Cassie. They may agree to a casual affair, but eventually Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more.

“The Perfect Match” also stars Paula Patton, Lauren London, Dascha Polanco, French Montana, Brandy Norwood, Robin Givens, Casper Smart, Draya Michele, Kali Hawk, Chantel Jeffries, Timothy Delaghetto and Joe Pantoliano.

Check it out below:

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First Look at Terrence J and Cassie in ‘The Perfect Match’ (VIDEO)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out the latest offering from Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit. It’s a new romantic comedy titled “The Perfect Match” and it opens nationwide in theaters March 11.

In “The Perfect Match,” Terrence J. stars as Charlie, a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead. His two best friends, Donald Faison and Robert C. Riley, bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to get attached. Charlie denies this until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva, played by singer/actress Cassie. They may agree to a casual affair, but eventually Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more.

“The Perfect Match” also stars Paula Patton, Lauren London, Dascha Polanco, French Montana, Brandy Norwood, Robin Givens, Casper Smart, Draya Michele, Kali Hawk, Chantel Jeffries, Timothy Delaghetto and Joe Pantoliano.  

Check out the trailer and full poster below:



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She Said What? Tichina Arnold ‘goes in’ on French Montana over Instagram Meme

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

I was checking my Instagram this morning and ran across a heated message actress Tichina Arnold left on French Montana’s page. Apparently, the rapper, who has been linked to Khloe Kardashian, posted the above meme of Arnold on his page with the caption: “I wish Martin could see this right now. He would tear her ass up…” Arnold saw the unflattering post and read Montana from “top to bottom.” #WHOA

Check out what Arnold said below:

Montana34Man oh man. Mr. Montana, I’ve perused (read through with thoroughness and care) your #instagram profile description, pictures & posts… but despite my determined effort, I STILL don’t have a CLUE to one very simple question… “Who ARE you?”.. I mean other than reading that you’ve dated a Kardashian, and you seem to enjoy taking extraneous pictures with LEGITIMATE celebrities, I’m baffled (perplexed, confused) as to WHO you are & WHAT you actually DO? How do you contribute to society? What do you do to HELP those in need? What philanthropic works have you done? Are you on the board of any charitable organizations? Do you posses your own charitable organization? Do you own your name? How many of your followers are actually REAL followers and not computer generated? Oh.. And one other thing, if you are gonna post or repost things about other people (such as myself). FYI: Maybe you should put more effort into aligning yourself with people who can ASSIST you with building your brand for longevity, only THEN will you be prepared to (as your boy Martin would so clearly put it) “Stomp with the big dogs”. But either way, I’m pleased to know you are a true fan of the Martin show despite what criticisms you have. Your continued support is proof that for over 30 years, I have CONTRIBUTED something of VALUE on television to many people (including yourself) and many generations and hopefully more to come. Hit me up and maybe I can hook you into individuals who have “Serious Inquiries” regarding hiring you. I just need to know what exactly it is that you are SELLING, because unfortunately, I STILL don’t know. Keep your head up & GOD Bless! TICHINA … Oh! One more thing, if you know of anyone who has an auto immune disease such as #Lupus, go check out my 501c3 organization at – Unfortunately thousands of women (and men) battle with this constant life threatening #autoimmune #disease everyday. It would be AMAZING if you made a donation instead of losing 40k in one on one basketball bets with your cohorts. Your positive & monetary support would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for your time.”

What are your thoughts?

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New Music Monday ~ Marques Houston, Chris Brown & TGT (VIDEOS)

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Sup RC Fans!

It’s New Music Monday and you already know what that means—brand spankin new tracks from some of your favorite artists. First up is a sexy slow jam from former Immature front man Marques Houston titled, “The Way Love Is.”  The single is from his current CD, Famous.  Check it out below:

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The next selection comes from Chris Brown. The single, “Loyal” features Lil Wayne & French Montana and is the latest from his 6-track “X Files” mixtape. According to ThisIsRnB, Breezy will release the full album in 2014. Check this out and tell us what you think…

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The last selection comes from TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank). The Grammy-nominated R&B trio has released a holiday track titled, “Be My Holiday.” Take a listen!

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BET Hip Hop Awards RECAP + Complete Winner List

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night and was “turnt up” from the beginning to the end. Filmed in the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, the ceremony was hosted by none other than Uncle Snoop and gave viewers a show like no other.

Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the night and won five “BET Hip Hop Awards.”  Drake received 4 awards.   Rapper Eve honored hip hop pioneer MC Lyte with the “I Am Hip Hop” Award presented by Sprite, making sure the ladies were recognized for their contributions to hip hop as well.

The highly anticipated cyphers exceeded expectations, and were only matched by the stellar performances from some of hip hop’s top artists including Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and many more.

The 2013 complete list of “BET Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

Best Hip Hop Video

Drake – Started From the Bottom

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems

Best Live Performer


Lyricist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

 Producer of the Year

Mike WiLL Made It

MVP of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)

Album of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

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A$AP Ferg

Hustler of the Year


Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

A$AP Rocky

Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Best Club Banger

French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)

Best Mixtape

Big Sean – Detroit

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

Impact Track

J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile

People’s Champ Award

Drake – Started From The Bottom

Catch encore presentations of the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”on Thursday 10/17/13 at 9P-11P; Saturday 10/19/13 at 10P-12M; and Friday 10/25/13 at 8P-10P.

“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.

Thanks BET Network!


Rick Ross and others set to perform at charity concert…

Posted by | RayCornelius

Get ready Atlantic City!  Rick Ross and Meek Mill are coming to shut it down!

The Maybach Music Group leader and a host of emerging hip-hop stars will take part in a charity concert today that will benefit the Team Hope organization of New Jersey.

The show is called “MMG Invasion” and also features French Montana, Future and Travis Porter.  Celebrity barber Lenny Hansen will lend his support as host and had this to say about the opportunity to give back to the impoverished citizens of New Jersey.

“Our objective is to inject a sense of hop into the hip hop community that will empower young fans with the desire to prosper.”

Meek Mill sure has a lot to celebrate these days. In addition to being a part of Drake’s Club Paradise Tour, he has recently signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and is slated to release his forthcoming album on August 28th.

Looks like things are shaping up quite nicely for the 23 year-old Philly rapper.

Tell us what you think about the Hip Hop community giving back?



2012 Summer Jam Line-up announced!

Posted by | Cyrena Rose

 Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 music concert is Sunday June 3rd from 2p-6p at MetLife Stadium!  The artist for the ultimate Hip-Hop festival experience have been announced.  The annual festival is held in East Rutherford, New Jersey and is sponsored by New York-based radio station Hot 97FM. 

Check out the full line-up:


Waka Flaka is ready to tear the ‘Club’ up!

Posted by | RayCornelius

Atlanta hip hop star Waka Flaka is ready to set it off during Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. The “Round of Applause” rapper told MTV he feels privileged to be a part of the tour’s all-star line-up that also includes J. Cole, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana.

“He’s like, ‘We the new era, we the new faces of rap, we the new generation,’ “the Atlanta rapper said of a conversation he and Drake had. “So why not put us all together? I salute him for that. You know I’m about to smash that.”

Although Drake is the tour headliner he doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with some of the rising talent. The Canadian rapper spoke earlier this week during a press conference about his excitement for the show and his hopes to collaborate on a couple of songs at some point during the tour.

“I want to go out on tour with the most exciting artists right now, and I want to make sure that I have songs with all of them. If we start getting into it and we start really vibing, maybe the last few nights, it’s a collaboration show; maybe we do all of our songs onstage together.”

The 27-city tour kicks off on May 7th in Concord, CA and will make stops in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, DC, Detroit, and Philadelphia.

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