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Is The Institution of Marriage Dying? [Commentary]

There’s a state of emergency in America: married couples just can’t seem to stay together. In Black Hollywood alone there have been at least seven reported divorces, including Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson, and more recently Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. Whether over infidelity or irreconcilable differences, it seems celebrity couples are calling it quits left and right with no sign of hope in sight. So much so that a couple actually surviving is mythical in theory (hey, Jada and Will!) Other marriages that have joined the divorce roll call this year include Randy Jackson and wife Erika Riker, celebrity chefs Gina and Pat Neely, Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally, and Paula Patton and Robin Thicke…. Continue Reading

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Kelly Rowland Nails Live Performance of ‘Gone’ With Wiz Khalifa on Jimmy Fallon

Just hours after her new song leaked on the internet, Kelly Rowland performed “Gone” with Wiz Khalifa on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Like Ms. Kelly does best, the Destiny’s Child alum gave a velvety rendition, with Mr. Taylor Gang making a suave cameo. Kelly nailed it. This performance only confirms that it deserves the single treatment. I’d be interested to see how the song fairs on the charts and radio. I have a sneaky suspicion that it could do pretty well. And kudos to Kelly showing people why she sang beside Beyonce for so many years – vocals were… Continue Reading

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New Song: Kelly Rowland Scores With ‘Gone’ (Ft. Wiz Khalifa)

Kelly Rowland continues her hot-streak of single releases with a new track “Gone” featuring Wiz Khalifa. Kelly puts a sassy spin on the old adage, “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone,” on this Joni Mitchell-sampled tune. If there are any Kelly Rowland doubters left in the world, this track may make you eat your words. Putting pause on her trademark sensual anthems (Motivation, Kisses Down Low), Gone – along with Dirty Laundry – is a stellar showcase of Rowland’s vocal ability, not to mention the familiar sample and melodious hook. Kelly is sanging and slaying with this track,… Continue Reading

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Not About That Life: Is Hip-Hop a Culture of Inauthenticity?

Everyone knows that hip-hop music often gets flack for glorifying violence, misogyny, homophobia and the like, but very little is hip-hop held accountable for its inauthenticity. In an interview with Hardknock TV, rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson touched on hip-hop artists and being authentic about the things in which they rap about. “I don’t like when [rappers] are fronting,” he said, “When you’re writing about something you’re not.” See below around 7 minutes and 30 sec: The rapper also said that if a rapper didn’t go through any “rough spots” in his life – presumably a life on… Continue Reading