From South Side Jamaica, Queens to the glitz and glam of the big screens, there is no doubt that the last few years have been nothing short of mind blowing for Rap Empress Nicki Minaj and her militia of ‘Barbz’.
Now, just days after it was revealed she is to star in both The Cleveland Show and Ice Age 4 she has given details as to how she landed the role in the movie.
Despite the numerous controversies she has faced, X Factor UK alum Cher Lloyd celebrated her first UK #1 this Sunday with her debut single ‘Swagger Jagger‘ much to the delight of both she and her loyal ‘Brats’.
To thank them for their support, the pint sized songstress met and spoke them with on her way to BBC’s Radio 1 just hours ago.
This summer Channel 4 takes to the streets – from street dance, urban sport, street art to Hip-Hop to spoken word. Featuring an all-star cast, Street Summer explores the influences that have shaped what it means to be “cool” in the Urban arena, while also showcasing the most exciting new talent from the underground!
Presented by actor and lifelong Hip-Hop fan Idris Elba and featuring stars from both sides of the Atlantic (Snoop Dogg, Nas, Rakim, Jessie J, and Chipmunk, to name just a few) How Hip Hop Changed the World countdowns the defining moments of a culture that exploded out of the wastelands of 1970’s New York and went on to become one of the most dominant global, economic, political and social forces of our time. From the birth of turn-tabalism, to the UK grime artists which pervade the airwaves, this two hour special reveals everything you need to know about Hip Hop and beyond.
For the very first time, Concrete Circus, directed by Mike, brings together five of the world’s best street sport talents and their amazing filmmakers. Their recent films have it all: beauty, danger, jaw-dropping action, and – between them – nearly 50 million online views. You already know this’ll be a must-see!
The season includes the UK TV premiere of Banksy’s documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, as well as Graffiti War, a documentary looking at the creative tension between street art and graffiti.
Elsewhere, three-part series Street Dance Wars tells the story of up-and-coming street dance crews at the Street Dance XXL UK Championship.
A specially commissioned dance, film One Man Walking is a powerful and stylish collision of Krump, Hip-Hop, B-boy and Parkour, set on the night-time streets of London town!
Street Summer starts on Friday 12 August and will be complemented by a range of programming on T4, More4, Film4 and 4Music.
Prior to then, hit ‘PLAY’ on the video above to get a taste of what you can expect!
‘Pretty Girl Rock’ singer Keri Hilson maybe currently rocking across the country with hip-hop heavyweight Lil’ Wayne, but now Miss Keri Baby is telling fans how they can join her on stage as well. Speaking with WILDAtlanta, Hilson dished on this as well as her latest happenings, from the album to the ‘I Am Still Music Tour’.
Seems Chris Brown shouldn’t look for friends in the CNN newsroom either. For, like FOX News, host Anderson Cooper recently aired a scathing clip slamming the ‘She Aint You’ singer; this time, for his participation in the upcoming romantic comedy ‘Think Like a Man’ (a movie adaptation of the famed Steve Harvey self-help book).
See Brown’s Twitter response and the clip that prompted it after the jump: