Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah Named Honorees at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

#PropsToWomenInHipHop 

“Oooohh, ladies first. Ladies first!” Yes!

I’m SO here for this! After six years, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is making a comeback and recognizing the women in the rap game!  That’s what I’m talking about! Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott are named honorees on VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens, which airs July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

With me doing #PropsToWomenInHipHop you can only imagine how happy I am that women  are shown some love in the music industry! Get it, ladies!

Missy Elliott’s “style can’t be duplicated or recycled!” Elliott exemplifies a true risk taker and  trend maker.  She came out with a plastic trash back as her outfit in her first video, for “The Rain!” She definitely set the tone that she’s going to stay true to who she is and succeed. And she’s doing it!!

Queen Latifah demands respect and “U.N.I.T.Y.!” I LOVE that about her. Plus, she doesn’t believe in limits in her career. Actress.  Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Talk Show Host. Model. The list goes on!

I’m not sure who else will be acknowledged at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, but these two women already set the bar. I can’t wait to see the show!

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Most Memorable Prince Moments

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate this thing called life.” – Prince

1958-2016

Prince.

I loved Prince. How could I not? My sister is the biggest Prince fan ever and she would blast his music throughout the house, car, wherever. Huge fan. She went to so many of his shows and I was there with her (and her purple outfits) during his Forum run and saw the happiness on her face. My sister loved that man.  When I heard the devastating news that Prince passed away at a short 57-years-old I immedicately called my sister and of course she didn’t answer the phone because her heart was broken.

I’m sure this was the story of many fans yesterday.

Prince was in his own lane; he dared to be himself. He wore his heels and makeup, played over 20 instruments, won countless awards, and inspired so many artists that it’s hard not to feel this loss. I remember playing his music in band, performing to his music in dance, airing his music on the radio.

There’s no other and will be no other.

Here are a few memorable moments of one of the greatest artists of all time. Prince.

That time Prince, James Brown, and Michael Jackson performed together. May they all rest in music paradise.

The 2012 SuperBowl when Prince performed Purple Rain, in the rain.

The shade was always real.

When Prince kicked Kim Kardashian off stage.

Prince FULL performance on The Arsenio Hall Show.

He surprised the audience at our 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival.

When the tickets for his Forum run was as low as $25 because he cared about his fans that much and wanted us all to witness the greatness that is, Prince. I was there. We love and ADORE you, Prince. Thank you.

The Forum changed their lights to Purple after the passing of Prince.

The Forum changed their lights to Purple after the passing of Prince.

I think I speak for most fans when I say Prince, no one, and “Nothing Compares 2 You.”

Rest in peace.

Women In Hip Hop: YoYo Talks Nicki Minaj, Iggy, School of Hip Hop + MORE!

Props to Women in Hip Hop

yoyoI can’t believe it’s been 25 years since YoYo dropped her debut album, Make Way for Motherlode which features her hit single, “Can’t Play With My YoYo.”

Since then she has become an actress and activist, and continues her love of hip hop by opening, “YoYo’s School of Hip Hop.”

I caught up with YoYo to discuss her organization and of course we talked about the music industry. She opens up about Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and she has a surprising theory on  why there aren’t so many women in hip hop anymore.

By the way, no, you still can NOT play with her Yo-Yo! Listen to our interview below!

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Kel Mitchell, Tommy The Clown + More on UniverSOUL Circus Red Carpet!

I got the chance to host the UniverSoul Circus red carpet and had SO much fun! Kel Mitchell sang “All That” and did his infamous “Good Burger” line. Jon Jon from Troop gave me a sample of his classic, “All I Do is Think of You,” Dawn Lewis of Major Crimes and Ro Brooks of “The Haves and the Have Nots” opened up about what they’re excited to see at the circus, and I got “krump” with the Tommy The Clown Dancers. TOO much fun. Watch below and see some snippets of the show!

UniverSOUL Circus Red Carpet:

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Too Short Talks SxSW, Kendrick Lamar, West Coast Hip Hop + MORE!

Can you believe Too Short has been in the game for 30 years???

He’s having a 30th Anniversary celebration Wednesday, March 16th, at South by Southwest (SxSW), an annual music festival which takes place in Austin, TX.

You can stream his performance on www.tooshort.tv

Listen to our interview where we talk about his 30 years in the business, Kendrick Lamar’s success, West coast hip hop, George Clinton, politics and more!

By the way, he gives some advice to aspiring artists, too! Take a listen below.

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