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It’s A Rap MARCH 14
By Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor
Published March 14, 2013



Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are among a dozen celebs and political figures who have become the victims of a hacker who posted detailed information about what appears to be their finances.

According to TMZ, a website has posted social security numbers, mortgage amounts, credit card information, car loans, banking and other info of major celebs, including Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Joe Biden, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

LAPD has already launched an investigation, according to TMZ, and the FBI is also reportedly on the case.


Booked for Obama

Michelle Obama won’t turn the big 5-0 until January, but plans for her birthday party are already underway, with Beyonce and Adele reportedly booked for the milestone celebration.

That’s if an unnamed source for the UK’s Daily Mail is telling the truth.

“America’s first lady will be holding a huge celebrity-packed party for her birthday at the White House next year and, as she adores Adele and Beyonce, she has asked them both to sing,” the source supposedly told the tabloid. “Adele has graciously accepted and waived her usual fee for the high-profile private performance. She will sing a selection of her most-loved hits for the first lady and her friends.”

Beyonce, meanwhile, performed at President Obama’s inauguration earlier this year, and, along with her husband Jay-Z, was a major supporter of Obama during his run for presidency and reelection.

She also wrote the first lady a birthday card earlier this year for her 49th. “Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that [you] do for us,” Beyonce wrote. “I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”

Michelle Obama will turn 50 on January 17, 2014.



Brian McKnight must have found out that his grungy nasty new style of sexually infused lyrics was not so welcome. So he’s gone back to his conventional style with his new eOne Music release.

On April 2, fans of his original style will get to enjoy 16 new tracks on his first album in two years.

In an interview with the Huffington Post he admitted that though he told the public he doesn’t want to do another album ever again, the project found its way into his studio.

“I really didn’t think I would have this much to say anytime soon. And when the label came to me to say, ‘would you like to do another record,’ I said, ‘Well I got these sixteen songs sitting here, so let’s do it,’” he said.  “And that was pretty much it… I never stopped writing, it’s just the way that the business is now you just try to find a different model. But once I started writing I said to myself, ‘Maybe, I’ll do one more, let’s see what happens.’”

But what about his adult mixtape attempt? He says the attention he received about the song, “If You’re Ready to Learn,” wasn’t a bad thing.

“I don’t think it cost me anything at all, really. I think that it did what I thought it would do, which was to let people know that I don’t take myself as serious as they do,” Brian explained. “And hopefully they don’t take their self that seriously. Nobody’s out there protesting the music of today, they just decided that they only want that from certain people. And I think that’s wrong. So I decided to make a parody based on that fact, and I was right. I make songs all the time and none of them made me the number one trending topic in the world for three days in a row. And that’s where this whole ‘social media’ thing kind of sucks, because no one ever runs with something that’s good and wholesome.”



TMZ is reporting that West Coast rapper 40 Glocc is looking for $4.5 million from fellow Cali emcee Game.

After video footage of 40 Glocc  being attacked by Game surfaced on the internet last year, 40 filed a lawsuit against Game in October, but the specific damages and amount of the suit were not announced.

According to legal documents attained by TMZ, White is now seeking $2 million for punitive damages, $750,000 in lost earnings, $500,000 in pain and suffering, $500,000 in emotional distress, $25,000 in medical expenses, and other damages.

It was reported last year that 40 claimed Game, along with 15 other people, jumped him as he was leaving a party in the Hollywood Hills resulting in serious injuries to his eye, ribs, kidneys, shoulder and back. He also accused Game of  pointing a gun at him and threatened to “end it all” if he tried to fight back.

The two rappers have since repeatedly taunted each other in interviews, videos, and in songs.

Game threw lyrical shots at 40 in the “Cough Up A Lung” freestyle in November of 2012.

40 later released a diss track called “The Full Edit” aimed at Game in order to explain the entire situation since he felt that the video recording by Game didn’t show the full incident.


Los Angeles native Karyn White is best known for her female anthem “Superwoman” and the smash hit singles “Secret Rendezvous,” “The Way That You Love Me,” “Romantic.” and “Love Saw It” with Babyface.  Karyn is back on the scene promoting her new album Carpe Diem and will have national tour dates to announce soon along with a few TV shows in the works.  She has definitely been a busy woman after taking a 17 year break from the industry to raise her daughter and now Karyn is looking and sounding better than ever.  She is making moves with her new album Carpe Diem which has been released via her own record label Karyn White Enterprises (KWE) distributed by EMI. 

The new single “My Heart Cries” is an emotional ballad about the struggles a grown woman goes through when love has ended.  The the single is available on iTunes and Amazon (3/12/13) and the video will debut soon on Karyn’s website

The concept of the album Carpe Diem, which means “Seize the Day,” exemplifies Karyn’s decision to take control of her destiny and embrace the confident woman she is today.  With a strong spirit and positive energy poured into this album, the music that has come out of her is simply great R&B music.  For fans that are nostalgic for a simpler time in music when R&B was king, this is your album.



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