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It’s a Rap 4.24.14
By Shonassee Shaver
Published April 24, 2014

Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty”

Jason Derulo is on top with his hit single “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chaniz off his fourth album “Talk Dirty released April 15. He captures fans once again with mass sex appeal and swagger. Currently dating girlfriend Jordin Sparks they heat it up with sultry single “Vertigo,” Derulo states regarding his album, “I’m very, very honest on this album,” he told


Coachella rocks out Indio, CA with star studded performances

The music festival was set off by Outkast who performed their classic hits “B.O.B,” “Hey Ya,” “Rosa Parks,” “Gasoline Dreams,” “Aquemini” and “ATLiens. Rocking the stage while bursting out of a giant see through cube onstage, Big Boi and Andre 3000 kicked off Coachella with Janelle Monae, Future and Sleepy Brown on their comeback performance.

Beyoncé and Jay Z surprised Coachella fans popping up after four years when Jay Z headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and brought Beyoncé out for a surprise duet of “Young Forever,” this time around the duo both hit the stage giving bombshell performances separately.

Solange who performed April 12 was joined by big sis Beyoncé who randomly hopped on stage during the performance to dance along with Solange to her song “Losing You,” while Nas performed his new album “Illmatic” ended his last set bringing Jay Z onstage to perform “Dead Presidents II.” The “Happy” singer Pharrell performed his classics “Get Lucky,” Blurred Lines,” “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me),” and “Hot in Here.” Not one to disappoint, he  invited a roster of A-list artists on stage including Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Gwen Stefani, Nelly and Diddy.

Songstress Jhene Aiko’s performance at Coachella brought chill vibes to music goers. Joined by Drake, Aiko performed the duet “From Time” from his “Nothing Was the Same” album. Childish Gambino hit the stage with Aiko with “Bed Peace.


Janelle Monae and Swizz Beats are Harvard Bound

Janelle Monae was honored April 14 with the “Women’s Center Award for Achievement in Arts and Media” by The Women’s Center of Harvard College and “2014 Women of the Year” by the Black Man’s Forum of Harvard College.  Monae joins the ranks of Jada Pickett Smith and Phylicia Rashad who were honored with “Women of the Year.” The eclectic singer spoke on being a minority in music as well as in college stating, “When I got into the music industry, there were not a lot of African American girls wearing tuxedos and rocking natural hair on a mainstream level. I was not status quo, and I can relate to the students here who come, and they may be the minority.”

Swizz Beats joins Monae at Harvard as he has been accepted into Harvard Business School. Thrilled with the news, he instagrammed a photo of his acceptance email, captioning, “this might be one of the happiest days of my life. From the BX to Harvard #hardwork #dedication #levels #discipline #BX #makehistory #owner #Boss #humbled #formykids.”

Ice Cube

Ice Cube keeps it real or real harsh as he explains his snub at the MTV Movie Awards. Ice Cube spoke publicly that he should have been awarded the Best Onscreen Duo  from “Ride Along” with co-star Kevin Hart in an interview with USA Today, “We was robbed. Shame on you MTV. We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy. We were the best onscreen duo, period. They should have gave it to him before he passed away.” Instead of sweeping the award, the late Paul Walker and Vin Diesel were honored with it for their duo in the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Rectifying his statement he tweeted that his comments were taking out of context, “Re: [regarding] The MTV Awards. I wasn’t really mad we didn’t win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people! Don’t believe the hype. We should honor people before they die. That’s all.” 


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