Rihanna Covers Today's Black Woman Rihanna has hit the magazine trail once again in support of her ‘Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded’ record, this time featuring on the cover of the latest issue of ‘Today’s Black Woman’. I’ve definitely seen her look better on many of the other covers she’s graced recently. Rihanna herself, however, isn’t even the focal point of this cover for me; it’s the big sweeping tag-line ‘Fashion Icon…The Face of Beauty’. Hmmm….

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Danity Kane star Aubrey O’Day rocked this “interesting” frock at the ‘Vitamin Water Celebrates MLB All Star Week’ which took place last night. There’s not much more to say other than, the whole look is very ‘Aubrey’. Take that as you will…

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Nas - 'Untitled': Will You Be Buying?Nas’ controversially ‘untitled’ new album finally hit stores today. That Grape Juice wants to know…
Will you be buying Nas’ new LP?
Have Janet and Def Jam Reconciled? There is mounting speculation that Janet Jackson and label Island Def Jam have put aside their much publicized differences and have opted to continue working together. The news comes as Jackson’s previously scrapped new single ‘Can’t Be Good’ was officially sent to Urban Adult Contemporary radio for adds by Def Jam this week. {Source}
A reconciliation? Hopefully. A final parting shot? Maybe. I’m still not entirely sold on ‘Can’t Be Good’ getting the single treatment ahead of cuts from ‘Discipline’ such as ‘2Nite’, ‘The 1’ and a more proper release of ‘LUV’. If there’s no promotion, I really can’t see this making much of an impact. Still, I’m hoping Janet and Def Jam have patched things up, the ‘Discipline’ project really is too good to go so un-supported IMO.

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Alicia Keys really is churning out these singles, isn’t she? The video for the latest, ‘Superwoman’, premiered a couple of hours ago on the singer’s official website. Pretty simplistic, yet captures the essence of the song really well. Good stuff.

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After Pretty Ricky’s last single ‘Cuddle Up’ pretty much tanked upon arrival, the group rebound with the second single to be lifted from their new LP ’80s Babies’, ‘Knockin’ Boots 08′. The video, which really should be renamed ‘4 Play & Spectacular (ft. Pretty Ricky)’ (you’ll know why eventually…) serves up all kinds of wackness. Peep the vid below:

A mess.

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T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Album Cover Jail-bound rapper T.I. is gearing up for the release of his brand new studio album ‘Paper Trail’ (due September 9th). The official cover art for the LP (above) was revealed recently. Pretty cool, if not a little predictable.

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Will you be checking for T.I.’s ‘Paper Trail’?
Peep Kanye West’s hilarious new commercial for Absolut Vodka. The aptly titled ad, ‘Kanye’s Vision Of An Absolut World’, depicts the rapper’s ‘vision’ of everyone wanting to be like him (ok, Kanye lol). Check it out below:


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Shock jock Wendy Williams launched her FOX daytime talk show today. Set to air first in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit, the show will – providing it gets picked up after its initial 6 week run, will air is the US nationally this fall. You can check a 10 minute preview of the show below:
Hmm. Does Tyra have anything to worry about?
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After featuring on several high-profile releases over the past year, Keri Hilson’s debut video for single ‘Energy’ finally premiered literally a few moments ago. Put simply, the Melina directed clip is artistic, original and more than does the song justice. Having initially been somewhat sceptical about the track, it sure has grown on me recently. As one of those who has been following Keri’s project for nearing two years now, it’s great to see everything coming together so well. Here’s hoping Keri garners the success she deserves.

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New Brandy Promo Shot {Click pic to enlarge}

Check out this new promotional picture of R&B songstress Brandy for her as yet untitled Epic Records debut. It’s good to see her looking on-point again, as there were some image issues IMO the last go round with her ‘Afrodisiac’ project.
The 29 year old’s forthcoming LP is tentatively set for a ‘late 2008’ release. Roll on ‘late 2008’ lol.

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Former Fugees star Pras performed his 1998 hit ‘Ghetto Superstar’ at the AFI Awards in honor of Warren Beatty – who starred in the film the song was the title track to ‘Bulworth’. In somewhat of an odd pairing, R&B singer Amerie joined him onstage to perform the song. Though her rendition added a fresh slant to the track, I’m not so sure I was actually feeling it; I can’t put my finger on what was ‘off’ about it, other than the fact that something was. Where the hell was Mya (the original feature artist), anyway?

What do you think of the performance?