Today’s post could probably be entitled, “Hip Hop out of Town,” because the celebrities mentioned are enjoying some end of summer “fun in the sun” in exotic locations around the world. Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West appear to be on a never-ending vacation. Photos of the couple on a Monday night dinner date at a luxurious Mexican resort appeared on Kim’s Instagram page. Queen Latifah, on the other hand, prefers to relax at the Capa di Volpe hotel in Sardinia. She was spotted there on a romantic getaway with her reported girlfriend, Eboni Nichols. All we can say is every emcee deserves a vacation now & then…and these emcees in particular, can afford to take one anytime they want! Ahh, the life. Lets toast these superstars with more videos.
AZ goes all “Scorsese” on us in the video for his latest song, “Red Magic.” Check it out.
Odd Future’s very own, Earl Sweatshirt went IN on Taylor Swift via “everyone’s” current favorite form of communication – Twitter. In response to Taylor Swift’s new “Shake It Off” video, which showcases her dancing around ballerinas, break dancers and women twerking, Earl says: “Haven’t watched the Taylor Swift video and I don’t need to watch it to tell you that it’s inherently offensive and ultimately harmful perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture. For instance, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it’s ok for you to be trill or twerk or say nigga.” Yikes! Anyway, one controversial video begets another. Here’s Earl’s notorious self-titled video that introduced the brilliant lyricist to the world, followed by Taylor’s clip.
Treach has been doing a lot to raise his visibility lately. In a few weeks we’ll be treated to the latest edition of VH1’s “Couple’s Therapy” featuring the Naughty By Nature front man…and now he drops a new cut called “Come On” with female rapper, Stori. Grammy nominated producer, Scoop Deville produced the track. Damn, Treach loves The Jackson 5! Then again, who doesn’t?
According to Cindy Adams of The New York Post, Queen Latifah’s daily talk show may be facing cancellation. It seems that the ratings-challenged program has difficulties attracting viewers because it doesn’t air at a prime viewing hour. Regardless of whether the show will be pulled or not, we have no doubt that the Queen will bounce back as she has done many, MANY times before. Below is a throwback CLASSIC, “Latifah’s Had It Up 2 Here.”