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FULL List Winners: BET Hip Hop Awards 2014


The BET Hip Hop Awards took place last night, and Drake, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Mustard came out on top copping the most awards. Check out the full list of 2014 winners below:

Album Of The Year
Drake ‘Nothing Was The Same’

Best Club Banger
Future feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino, ‘Move That Doh’

Best Collab, Duo Or Group
YG Feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan ‘My Hitta’

Best Hip Hop Online
World Star Hip Hop

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake ‘Worst Behaviour’

Best Live Performer
Kanye West

Best Mixtape
Wiz Khalifa 28 Grams

DJ Of The Year
DJ Mustard

Hustler Of The Year
Dr. Dre

Impact Track
Common Feat. Vince Staples ‘Kingdom’

Lyricist Of The Year
Kendrick Lamar

Made You Look Award
Nicki Minaj

MVP Of The Year
DJ Mustard

Producer Of The Year
DJ Mustard

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Kendrick Lamar ‘Control’

Track Of The Year
‘My Hitta’ YG feat. Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan

Video Director Of The Year
Hype Williams

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea

NEW!! PICS: Ray J finally speaks out on Whitney Houston’s death

by Natalie Monique

It is now being reported that Ray J was home when he learned of Whitney’s passing, and quickly rushed to the Beverly Hilton Hotel but was turned away by law enforcers. Ray J had been involved with Whitney sometime ago, and it is alleged they were actually dating again, even up to days before her death. According to TMZ sources, the two were spotted out at dinner, before leaving in Ray J’s Rolls Royce. Reports had been surfacing that it was Ray J who had found the well loved singer dead, however, from what sources are reporting , the two had not seen each other for two days before Whitney’s death.

Sources say he had this to say, ‘Over the past few days, I’ve tried to process the emptinessthat i’m experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon, but I lost my close friend….Nippy, I miss you so much.You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever.’ (Nippy a nickname given to her by her Dad)

Whitney was found dead with her face underwater, and feet up in a bath tub in her hotel room by her assistant, as they were preparing to leave for Clive Davis’ party. Pop Crush reports that Whitney’s only daughter Bobbi Kristina is also taking the death badly, as she has been hospitalized twice for Alcohol and Sedative overuse, and it was reported that she too (as well as Ray J), was turned away on arrival at the hotel where Whitney died.

The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place tomorrow, February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Wow, still unbelievable #RIPWhitneyHouston R&B Queen, beautiful woman….one of my favorite singers…so sad!

Check out some of the pics below:

Ray J being turned away

Ray J and Whitney few days before at dinner

Ray J being a lady’s gentleman seating Whitney in the car

NEW!! Jay Z reveals Beyonce had a previous miscarriage in new song ‘Glory’

by Natalie Monique
Jay Z recently released a song, ‘Glory’, in tribute to his new Princess Blue. The song reveals the struggles he and Beyonce had in having a baby, before the recent birth of Blue Ivy Carter, and was released on Jay Z’s website, LifeAndTimes.com.

In the song, he spoke of ‘False alarms and a line from the song said, “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic, we was afraid you disappeared….the most amazing feeling I feel, Words can’t describe what a feeling, for real, Baby I’ll paint the sky blue, My greatest creation was you.”

Beyonce’s website posted a joint official statement about the birth of their miracle bundle, “Hello, Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support. Beyonce & JAY Z.”

US Weekly posted a pic of a crib the pair allegedly purchased for Blue (below)

So much for the naysayers, who were constantly hounding the couple about having a baby, being pregnant, faking the pregnancy, and then the ‘alleged meaning’ behind the baby’s name….hmmm

Again, we congratulate Jay and Bey, on finally welcoming their little ‘power baby‘, Blue Ivy Carter🙂

NEW!! Jay Z’s RocNation gifts Rihanna with a brand, new car

by Natalie Monique
Rihanna recently showed off her spanking new, jet black Jeep Wrangler wrapped in a cute bow wih custom built tires, from her boss, Jay Z on Twitter. She tweeted, “Foot out dat b**ch! Ride that shi* like a skateboard.” A line from Jay Z’s song, ‘On To The Next One.’

RiRi also tweeted on the arrival of Jay Z and Beyonce’s baby girl, she wrote, ‘Welcome to the world Princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih!. Hmmm…wonder what the Island Diva Superstar is going to get baby Blue Ivy🙂

NEW!! Music Video: Hip Hop artiste Common releases new video shot in Haiti ‘Sweet’

by Natalie Monique

Common’s new single ‘Sweet’ from his album, The Dreamer/The Believer to be released December 20. The video was filmed over four days, in the gritty streets of Haiti, where himself and talented Haitian-American Director, Phillipe Scaglietti aka. Phil The God captured the beauty of the island despite the damage fom the recent devastating earthquake that ravished the island back in 2010.

Behind The Scenes

One may ask, Why Haiti? and Why this deep, thought provoking song? Well, the prolific writer/musician told MTV sources: “When I started ‘Sweet,’ as soon as I started talking on it, I was like, ‘Yo, this is hip-hop, this is what I do…It was a lot I had to get off my chest on that. And at the same token, I love hip-hop music and raw rap music, for me it was like, ‘Man, I’m gonna go ahead and give them this side of me too.’ ” He went on to explain, “The great thing about hip-hop, you definitely get motivated by other hip-hop artists…You get in the ring and you’ll be like, ‘Let’s go,’ but for me, it’s like, I’m talking to whoever feels it, whoever when they hear it, they’re like, ‘Ooh, is that person talking about me?’ ”

Sources say Common used the popularity of this fresh video, to raise funds for the Disaster ridden island. He previously live streamed a sneak peek of the video, where fans would have to first pay $1 to view it. The proceeds they say were in aid of the Sean Penn led J’P Haitian Relief Organization.

Can we say SWEEEET (Pun Intended), taking the Caribbean to the world through Music… not sure about the extremely ‘colorful’ lyrics though, lol but love this move by Common…happy for the Island love:)! Check out the video below, what are your thoughts?

WARNING: Very explicit lyrics

New! Video: Making of Jamaican-American VH1 star Olivia’s new single ‘Happened to Me’

by Natalie Monique

Olivia Longott aka. Olivia, Caribbean-American singer, actress and model, (of Jamaican and Cuban descent) has released another single off her upcoming album, ‘Happened To Me’. The ‘CandyShop’ Olivia was formerly a member of 50 cent’s, G Unit camp, and has since been doing her own thing, in Music and on the big screen.

Her last single ‘December’ created waves worldwide, also climbing to No. 10 on I Tunes, and ‘Happened To Me’ has also already been getting good reviews so far.

Olivia is just about beginning the 2nd season of the hit Reality Show VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop‘, and her album ‘Show The World’ is set to be released shortly.

The video shows Olivia in studios, making magic happen during the recording of ‘Happened To Me’ with producers Big Sound Music…How she describes it, ‘Insaneeee’


Remember Shaggy’s song ‘Wild 2Nite’ ft. Olivia ….Loved it