And the nominees are IN! The 2014 BET Awards are set to take place on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET Networks from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. The network just revealed the nominees today with JAY Z, Beyonce and Drake leading the nomniations with five a piece. Pharrell and newcomer, August Alsina are right behind them snatching four. The host for the show will be announced tonight on 106 & Park at 6pm! Peep the nominee list, below!
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – Hold On (We’re Going Home)
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – My Hitta
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Rich Homie Quan
Best Gospel Artist
Michael B. Jordan
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Aloe Blacc – The Man
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – The Worst
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
Best International Act: Africa
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan
Coca-Cola’s Viewers’ Choice to be announced on “106 & PARK” tonight at 6 pm/ET.
Rising Southern artist and 2014 XXL freshman, Kevin Gates, just announced that he’ll be embarking on a new tour on July 15th. Check out the tour dates above!
TDE’s Ab-Soul revealed earlier tonight that the title of his next album will be These Days. Stay tuned for a release date of the album.
Now the official cover for the 2014 XXL Freshman list has been revealed and although it was what I expected there were a few I thought were interesting. I will elaborate more on this tomorrow but here’s the list. Chance The Rapper, Rich Homie Quan, Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dollar Sign, Lil Durk, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Troy Ave, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor, Jarren Benton, August Alsina
So a few weeks back Funk Flex took to ESPN and answered a few questions, one of them being “Who is the worst freestyler to come on your show”? The answer was “2 Chainz”.
Well 2 Chainz has lashed back with some not so encouraging words last night at DJ Prostyle’s birthday event in NYC. Check the video above for the whole clip.
Former Kentucky Wildcats guard James Young has declared for the NBA Draft and is now the second basketball player (Kevin Durant being the first) to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Rihanna made it public by tweeting out the big news. Click the jump for more info. Read More
Every once in a while someone comes along and gives hope to the hopeless and inspiration to the uninspired; for the 757 area of Virginia that someone is Terrion Jones BKA Young Money Yawn. Raised in Norfolk, referred to as Shark City by those who reside there, in a little over a year the local street legend transitioned from a young entrepreneur into a rising rap icon. Passed the ceremonial torch by critically acclaimed Clipse member and successor Pusha T, Yawn is next in the natural order of Hip-Hop royalty from the Commonwealth state. Click the jump to read more. Read More
With the NBA Commissioner laying the law down on Donald Sterling for his racially driven comments towards African Americans, specifically the L.A. Clippers, the team he owns, Diddy and Ross are now voicing their interest in the team.
Moments ago, Diddy & Ross took to Twitter to reveal that they would interested in investing in the L.A. based team who are now in the midst of a playoff battle with the Golden State Warriors. Ross first tweeted, “I’d be interested investing in @LAclippers !!!! Make It #WingstopArena @WingstopCEO Lets Goooo !!! Diddy later followed up with his tweet, “I will always be a Knicks fan, but I am a business man. #DiddyBuyTheClippers #NameYourPrice.”
The seriousness from these two is questionable but I’m sure their buisness buddies are on the prowl in finding out logistics to get things rolling. I can tell you one thing: I damn sure don’t find a WingStop Arena appealing in ANYWAY lol.
One of the hottest producers in the game today, DJ Mustard, recently revealed that the title of his upcoming album will be 10 Summers. DJ Mustard has produced hits such as “Rack City”, “My N*gga”, “Who Do You Love”, “Sanctified”, and much more. Can’t wait to hear what heat is on his album. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Mac Miller recently announced that he’ll be releasing his new project, Faces, on May 11th.