Tag Archives: hhw

Michelle Obama Shares Star-Studded Workout Playlist

VIETNAM-US-RIGHTS

Source: NHAC NGUYEN / Getty

Michelle Obama has been a proponent of fitness and health since her days at the White House, and that trend continues even in civilian life. The former First Lady shared an epic workout playlist that features Lizzo, Kanye West, Meek Mill, and many other stars.

“It’s about that time when New Year’s resolutions get a bit harder to stick to. To offer a little inspiration, I want to share my go-to #WorkoutPlaylist with you,” Obama wrote in the caption for her playlist via Twitter.

She continues, “These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts. What’s on your playlist?”

Among the songs, “Soulmate” by Lizzo, “3005” by Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover, “My Money My Baby” by Burna Boy, and “TINTS” by Anderson .Paak featuring Kendrick Lamar opens the high-energy collection. The playlist features clean versions of the songs in question and there’s also a “cool down” section that highlights tracks from Meek Mill and Ella Mai with “24/7” and “I Want You Around” from Snoh Aalegra.

Mrs. Obama’s hubby, former President Barack Obama, shared some of his favorite songs a few weeks ago and this past summer, the Obamas gave the world insight into what they were jamming to.

Check out the playlist below.

Photo: Getty

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Slim Shady Back: Eminem Drops 11th Studio LP ‘Music To Be Murdered By’

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Source: Gary Miller / Getty

Eminem is at a stage of his career where he could easily rest on his laurels and bask in his lyrical legacy, but it is apparent that he’s not yet content in that aspect. The Detroit rapper shocked the world with the surprise drop of his 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By and Twitter has all the reactions.

The rapper born Marshall Mathers turned 47 last October, but it’s clear that his long years in the game haven’t dulled his desire to rhyme, and ultimately offend. Music To Be Murdered By is typical Em fare; over-the-top lyrics, expert delivery, and perhaps subject matter that might come off as offensive to many but without a doubt on-brand for the veteran wordsmith.

Music To Be Murdered By also features a healthy number of guests. Young M.A shows up for a scene-stealing turn on “Unaccommodating,” while Em’s longtime friend and Bad vs. Evil rhyme partner Royce Da 5’9 dropped another top-shelf verse on “You Gon’ Learn.”

Other features Ed Sheeran on “Those Kinda Nights” and Skylar Grey on “Leaving Heaven” are standard offerings based on his releases over the years. Nickel Nine makes another appearance alongside Denaun Porter, Q-Tip, and Black Thought on the blistering posse cut “Yah Yah” and three-quarters of Slaughterhouse show up for the track “I Will.”

However, one of the more unexpected guests was the late Juice WRLD on “Godzilla,” which appears to be an early fan favorite if the reaction online is any indication.

On Twitter, Eminem’s name and his Slim Shady nickname are both trending and we’ve collected some of the reactions to Music To Be Murdered By below.

Check out the album while you’re here and peep the video for “Darkness” as well.

Photo: Getty

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Joyner Lucas “Revenge Intro/ADHD,” Snoh Aalegra “Whoa” & More | Daily Visuals 12.16.19

Gold Link Joke Ting screen cap

Source: RCA Records / RCA

A few weeks ago Joyner Lucas really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way when he dropped the Eminem assisted cut “What If I Was Gay,” and though he turned off many listeners, he’s not throwing the rap towel in anytime soon.

Today the MA MC continues to get on his grizzly and drops some new visuals for “Revenge Intro/ADHD” in which he finds himself strapped with a bomb facing down a SWAT team before waking up from that nightmare and going about a blessed day.

From Hip-Hop to R&B, Snoh Aalegra lives many a woman’s dream and gets boo’d up by Michael B. Jordan for her clip to “Whoa.” She might get hated on for this. Just sayin.’

Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Solange, Stormzy, and more.

JOYNER LUCAS – “REVENGE INTRO/ADHD”

SNOH AALEGRA – “WHOA”

SOLANGE – “WHEN I GET HOME (DIRECTORS CUT)”

STORMZY – “DO BETTER”

DOMANI – “I’M NOT A RAPPER”

PAUL WALL & STATIK SELEKTAH FT. NEMS & HAILE SUPREME – “PART OF THE GAME”

JAH CURE & MYA – “ONLY YOU”

FAST CASH BOYZ – “OPEN”

SIMXSANTANA FT. KING VON – “FOR A FACT”

GOLDLINK FT. ARI PEN SMITH – “JOKE TING”

BABY KEEM – “MOSHPIT”

FIVIO FOREIGN & RICH THE KID – “RICHER THAN EVER”

CHINESE KITTY – “STORIES OF A GHETTO KITTY”

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Hip-Hop Legend Scarface Came Close To Nabbing Houston City Council Seat

Legends of Hip Hop Concert - Atlanta

Source: Paras Griffin / Getty

Scarface is known for putting Houston on the map in Hip-Hop and now the veteran rapper wants to put on for his city in politics.

As previously reported, back in June Scarface, who’s real name is Brad Jordan, announced he was running for Houston’s City Council seat. In an announcement made via Instagram, Face revealed that he planned on doing more than. just talking about Houston’s problems-he wanted to be a part of the solution.

”We are off and running and the momentum couldn’t be better. We are running a grassroots campaign powered by we the people.”

The momentum and sentiment echoed throughout his campaign as Jordan acknowledged that his celebrity carried him into a run-off election that took place Saturday (Dec. 14) against then opponent former educator Carolyn Evans-Shabazz; but he had high hopes that his plan would enable him to represent the council’s District D.

“You can sit back and point out the problems or you can address them and bring solutions to the table,” Jordan said last week. While his first time campaign had huge success, it wasn’t enough to edge out Shabazz who narrowly beat out Jordan. As the night came to a close, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz secured the seat by scoring 62.27% of the votes, while Scarface earned an impressive 37%.

While Scarface has yet to announce if plans to follow up his successful campaign by diving into politics full time, his success proves that the political scene is ready for real change. Hopefully he will continue his run in 2023.

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Dyn-O-Mite: Viola Davis, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Pharoah & More Set To Star In Live Taping of ‘Good Times

Viola Davis Will Play Florida Evans In Recreated 'Good Times' Episode

Source: Stefania D’Alessandro / Getty

The all-star cast for the live recreation of the classic Black sitcom, Good Times, is set, and it is boasting some big names. Deadline reports that How To Get Away With Murder star and Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is set to play iconic TV mom Florida Evans.

Davis will be joined by Andre Braugher, who will play her television husband, James Evans, when ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience returns on Dec.18 featuring the show created by Mike Evans and Eric Monte. Also joining the cast will be Tiffany Haddish, who we are sure will be ready when she plays Florida’s best friend, Willona Woods. As for the Evans’ children, comedian/actor Jay Pharoah will play the character made famous by J.J. Walker,  J.J. Evans, Asante Blackkas Michael Evans, and Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans. The breakout star from When They See Us, Jharrel Jerome, is also a part of the ensemble of talent, but his role is unknown.

If you’re wondering who will sing the iconic Norman Lear Good Times theme song, that will be handled by Anthony Anderson, and the living legend Patti Labelle Deadline is also reporting.

Announced last month, the recreated live episodes of Good Times and All in The Family are the follow-ups to The Jeffersons and a previous recreated event of All in the Family that aired earlier this year. ABC is hoping that the two new live specials recapture that energy the Live in Front of a Studio Audience generated when it first premiered. The program first received a 2.9 favorable rating among adults in the 18-49 age range and generated 14.3 million viewers in the Live+35 ratings.

The show also was nominated for three Emmy Awards and went on to win an Emmy for  “Best Live Variety Special.” Kerry Washington, star of ABC’s hit drama Scandal, will be a producer on the event alongside Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, and Justin Theroux.

Photo: Stefania D’Alessandro / Getty

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Melodious Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine “Incredibly Nervous” As Sentencing Date Approaches

Tekashi69

Source: @JustInMyView / R1 Digital

After all the dime dropping, finger pointing, and naming names, Tekashi 6ix9ine is on the verge of possibly being granted his freedom for turning states evidence when he finally finds out his fate this week in a court of law but according to TMZ the rainbow haired rapper is as nervous as a snitch in general population.
This Wednesday (Dec. 18) the hottest rapper of 2018 turned radioactive Hip-Hop pariah will finally be sentenced for his own criminal activity and though he snitched on seemingly everyone in the Tri-state area, he still faces up to 47-years in prison for idiotically capturing himself post hits on rivals and throwing them up on social media amongst other things.

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

After Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh Miss World Victory, Black Women Hold Crowns In 5 Major Pageants

Following Tori-Ann Singh's Win, Black Women Now Have Crowns In 5 Pageants

Source: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / Getty

Over the weekend, Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World. Her win put an exclamation point on the 2019 pageant circuit because, for the first time ever, Black women now hold five crowns in top beauty contests.

With the 23-year-old Florida State University grad’s victory in the London pageant, Singh joined Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, Miss America Nia Franklin, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, and Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris. Each woman plans to tackle substantive issues and with like prison reform, gender-based violence, as well as working in the medical and education field while addressing conventional beauty standards that have only benefited white women.

After being crowned, Singh addressed that “little girl in St. Thomas” and girls around the world in a touching  Instagram post:

“To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica, and all the girls around the world – please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine, but yours. 

View this post on Instagram

My Jamaica, sweet Jamaica🇯🇲we did it! Wah we seh? LIKKLE BUT WE TALLAWAH. My heart is filled with love and gratitude. Thank you so much for believing in me. You pushed me to believe in myself. I am not only honored but humbled to be the 69th Miss World. Thank you to my family and to my friends. The love and support you poured into me now allows me to pour into the world. My mother @jahrinebailey, I love you I love you I love you. I wish to become even half the woman you are. You are my strength, my number one supporter/cheerleader/fan and my absolute best friend. _____________________________________________________________ To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world – please believe in yourself. Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. It’s for you to truly understand that no matter where you’re from and the cards you’re dealt in life – your dreams are valid. You have a PURPOSE. _____________________________________________________________ To the @missjamaicaworld franchise, thank you for taking a chance on me and leading the way. I wouldn’t have accomplished my dream without your efforts. To @hon.oliviagrange, you held my hand and lifted my head up high. I could not have reached this far without you. To the @missworld franchise – I am willing and ready to do the work; to officially be the face that represents the core of Miss World – Beauty with a Purpose. _____________________________________________________________ And last but of course not least, thank you GOD. Thank you for allowing me to walk the path towards my purpose. My heart is full🇯🇲💛💚🖤 One Love.

A post shared by Toni-Ann Singh (@toniannsingh) on

Whether this fantastic trend continues in the pageant world that has been historically plagued with racism, segregation, and gender stereotyping remains to be seen. But it’s a step in the right direction for significant beauty competitions. Recently pageants have begun to focus more on what contestants do off the stage, highlighting and emphasizing accomplishments and charity work rather than just physical beauty.

Just last year, the Miss America Organization announced it will no longer have a swimsuit competition. Well, it’s about damn time the pageant world for finally realized what we knew for a long time, that Black women are the sugar honey iced tea.

Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / Getty

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Hit ‘Em with the Flex: Cardi B Gives Offset $500K For His Birthday, In A Fridge

2019 Getty Entertainment - Social Ready Content

Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty

What do you give a man who has everything? According to Cardi B, it’s $500,000.

On Saturday (Dec. 14) Cardi B took to her Instagram page to showcase the gift that she had finally decided to get Offset for his 28th birthday.

“You got every car. You got every jewelry. You got everything. You got every shoe. You know what I’m saying. What else can I give somebody that got everything?” she asked before making the absurd reveal: “The fridge!”

In the video, you see surprised Offset glance back at a seemingly empty fridge, that wasn’t empty but instead served as a vault for his real gift—$500,000 in cash.

“You don’t have to give me this money,” an emotional Offset said.

“I know I don’t have to give you this money, but I don’t know what to give you and I gotta give you something,” Cardi replied. “You could buy a car, you could buy more clothes, you could buy jewelry, you could buy me more Birkin bags. Sh*t, you could do whatever the hell you want.”

But the cash did come with one condition, according to Cardi B this big gift would be Offset’s only gift for the holidays.

“Happy birthday, but don’t expect no Christmas gift from me. Ain’t no Christmas gift. Only for the kids,” Cardi said. “I love you.”

The $500,000 wasn’t the only way Cardi celebrated her husband’s birthday. After the “Press” rapper shared her gift, she continued to celebrated his big day with a party in downtown Los Angeles and a lot of strippers.

“HAPPY GDAY TO THE 🐐 LAST NIGHT WAS 🔥,” Offset captioned a photo of himself surrounded by exotic dancers.

View this post on Instagram

HAPPY GDAY TO THE 🐐 LAST NIGHT WAS 🔥

A post shared by OFFSET (@offsetyrn) on

While Cardi B and Offset are living in wedded bliss, it took a lot of work. As previously reported, during an interview with Vogue, the “Clout” rapper opened up about her and Offset’s relationship and their struggles earlier this year after the couple split for a few months after Offset cheated last year.

“My thing is, everybody on social media acts like relationships is perfect. And that’s crazy to me,” Cardi said. “I’m around so many women, and there’s always a woman talking about how she loves her man, but her man is not financially stable, or she has a problem with his mom, or the sex is not as good anymore. Everybody has issues.”

Despite the setbacks and criticism, the two are going strong and Cardi contributes the bond to their faith, but also issued a stern warning to Offset if the situation were to happen again.

“I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world,” Cardi continued. “He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything, so when you cheat, you’re betraying the person that has your back the most. Why would you do that? We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way. I’ll beat your a** if you cheat on me.”

It’s clear the message was received.

View this post on Instagram

🖤

A post shared by Cardib (@iamcardib) on

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Girl, Stop Talking!: Whoopi Goldberg Gathered Meghan McCain Like Dirty Laundry, Twitter Applauds

ABC's "The View" - Season 22

Source: Jenny Anderson / Getty

Whoopi Goldberg was just not having it today. On the latest episode of The View, Meghan McCain was spouting her usual talk over someone if they disagree antics and Goldberg had to intervene and strenuously tell her to “stop talking.”

From what we can gather (no pun), Sunny Hostin was trying to make a point, but McCain refused to get her an uninterrupted word in. After trying to be civil about, Goldberg resorted to saying, “Girl, please stop talking. Please stop talking right now.”

You can watch a clip of the back and forth, and Goldberg’s subsequent sonning, below.

It should comes as a surprise to absolutely no one that Twitter was elated at Goldberg putting her foot down and acted like the adult on the panel. We must mention that McCain kept yapping even after she was scolded, because that’s what petulant children tend to do.

In fact, Whoopi had to cut to commercial because McCain still couldn’t figure out the instructions.

Peep the jokesr, and praise for Whoopi, below.

 

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The Wu-Tang Clan & Hip-Hop Reacts To The Passing Of Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah

RZA & Friends In Concert - New York, NY

Source: Al Pereira / Getty

As the news of Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah‘s passing continues to send shockwaves throughout the industry, many who knew and loved the wise spiritual guide of The Wu-Tang Clan. Taking to Twitter and Instagram, Popa Wu’s loved ones are joined in mourning after losing one of the most memorable voices of the culture.

Earlier, we reported on the news that Popa Wu transitioned with details scant at the time. Since our published work from earlier Monday (December 16), we’ve learned Popa Wu was 63 years of age and that there was an alternative spelling of his attribute (name) listed as “Freedum.”

U-God was among the first Wu-Tang Clan members to pay their respects for their fallen comrade, and other members such as GZA sharing a video clip of Popa Wu “building” (teaching Five Percent Nation lessons) in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. and Method Man reposted an older photo of the pair. Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and Raekwon also gave tribute on their respective social media pages.

Others such as R.A. The Rugged Man, Five Steez, and Justis Hype also shared kind words for Popa Wu, and it was Hype who reminded many that Popa Wu was far more than just a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate. He also operated a record label out of Brooklyn, and he also was an adviser to many up and coming rappers and producers all hoping to soak up his wisdom and outlook on life.

A common refrain among those who met Popa Wu in passing is that he imparted the same bristling gems of advice to them as he did across several Wu-Tang Clan tracks. We’ve collected some of those responses in the gallery below.

Peace to the God Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah. Rest Powerfully.

Photo: Getty

Source: HipHopWired.com

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •