Posts tagged "Notorious B.I.G."

Chris Brown Released From Probation: Morning Mix

Plus: Danity Kane’s remaining members form a brand new duo and Cody Simpson poses (almost) naked. Be sure to also see which artists are performing on TV today.

By: Christina Lee / March 23, 2015

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from…

By: Robbie Daw / November 20, 2014

I Got You Babe!: The 12 Best Duets By Real-Life Musical Couples From The Past 20 Years

Musicians have been dating each other for decades, and when they join together in the studio, the results are pretty magical. One of the first mainstream pop duets performed by a real-life couple was 1965’s “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher. This feel-good song has become the platform for the artists of today to create their…

By: Bianca Gracie / July 25, 2013

Rihanna Hangs Out With Justin Bieber Impersonator: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Looking decidedly dressed down from her fishnets-and-leather Hackney Weekend ensemble, Rihanna took to Twitter to pose with a Justin Bieber-mask-wearing friend. The Only Girl In The World tweeted: “Me and the beebs yesterday! Shoutout to my photographer @jennnrosales” [PopDust]

:: 50 Cent, who recently collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, was involved in a car…

By: Idolator Staff / June 27, 2012

Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed But Can Be Hurt By Sharp Objects: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Miley Cyrus was rushed to a hospital after her finger encountered the business end of a blender. [MTV]

:: Lil Wayne is splashed across the cover of the new XXL, which focuses on live performance. (Who were you expecting, 2Pac?) [XXL]

:: Speaking of falle…

By: Idolator Staff / April 18, 2012

Lana Del Rey Gets Mashed Up With Notorious B.I.G. On ‘Born Ready To Die’

On the 15th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death comes a mashup that may have him rolling in his grave —  DJ and mixtape artistTerry Urban has paired Biggie’s debut album Ready To Die with hipster chanteuse-du-jour Lana Del Rey’s divisive Born To Die. Genius, or heresy? Head to Mixstream to download or stream…

By: Becky Bain / March 9, 2012

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize”: Still Hypnotic 15 Years After His Death

Today marks the 15-year anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, and a decade and a half later his music continues to hypnotize. (Even Britney Spears referenced him on last year’s “Drop Dead Beautiful.”) On March 9, 1997, at age 24, Biggie (real name: Christopher George Latore Wallace) was gunned down in Lo…

By: X. Alexander / March 9, 2012

Rappers Know How To Spell, As Evidenced By This Video Montage

Fergie isn’t the only performer who would be a force to be reckoned with during a spelling bee. Pretty much every rapper – from Biggie (“B-I-G, P-O, P-P-A”) to Snoop Dog (“The S-N-double-O-P”) to Jay-Z (“H-O-V-A!”) and beyond – makes sure the world knows who they are by providing the correct spelling of their MC…

By: Becky Bain / January 5, 2012

Justin Bieber Freestyle Raps Over A Biggie Song

Justin Bieber is working on his flow again, as the “Fa La La” pop star freestyled over Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?” while appearing on Bootleg Kev’s radio show on Las Vegas’ Hot 97.5. However, our favorite part of Justin’s sit-down wasn’t his rap — his freestyle over “Otis” will be hard to top —…

By: Becky Bain / December 20, 2011

Lil Kim Gets The Boot From Biggie’s Mom On A New Monica Track

Who’s a big fan of Lil Kim? Monica. Who’s not? Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace. That’s what we’ve taken away from the controversy over the “Love All Over Me” singer’s new single “Anything (To Find You),” which Lil Kim has already laid down her vocals for and Monica is happy with, but now may not be…

By: Idolator Staff / July 15, 2011

The Morning Mix: Justin Timberlake Gives It Another Go With Jessica Biel

Did You Hear?

:: Though the two broke up in March, Justin Timberlake is reportedly back together with Jessica Biel. And we thought he only had eyes for MySpace. [PopCrush]

:: Pink explains the meaning of her daughter Willow Sage’s name. It’s cuter than you think. [Pink Is The New Blog]…

By: Becky Bain / July 7, 2011

The Morning Mix: Watch Avril Lavigne’s “What The Hell” Video Preview—In 3-D!


Did You Hear?

:: Avril Lavigne films the video for her new single in 3-D. We’re sure it will be just like Avatar, but 300% shorter. [Music & Lyrics]

:: Nicki Minaj tells E! she just shot the video for her tracks “Moment 4 Life” with Drake and “Fly”…

By: Becky Bain / January 10, 2011

The Morning Mix: Miley And Liam Are “Deeper” Than You

Did You Hear?

:: Miley Cyrus tells Teen Vogue that she and her boyfriend/co-star Liam Hemsworth are “deeper than normal people.” We’re still waiting for Teen Vogue to publish Miley’s thoughts on the apparent contradictions in Nietzsche’s arguments about perspectivism and universal truth. [Just Jared]

:: D’Angelo went and…

By: Becky Bain / March 9, 2010

Miley Cyrus And Biggie Smalls Walk Into A Party…

The inevitable mashup between Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus’ relentlessly sunny “Party In The USA” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1993 track “Party And Bullshit”—called, of course, “Party And Bullshit In The USA,” and thrown together by a self-proclaimed pro skier who calls himself “Andrew Hathaway”—probably won’t make the spawn of Billy Ray come crawling back

By: Maura / October 8, 2009

Idolator Presents: A YouTube Tribute To Presidents’ Day

The Electric Six’s “Jimmy Carter” is, as far as I’m concerned, the single best song ever written about the American presidency. (Well, the American presidency and boy bands.) But there are a lot of excellent runners-up!

By: Mike Barthel / February 16, 2009

“Notorious” Tries To Be Bigger Than Life

Occasionally there are other music-related events that could use the “Last Word” treatment, so we’ve collected the closing lines of reviews for Notorious, the new Notorious B.I.G. biopic. (It’s 55% fresh on RottenTomatoes.com at the time of this writing.)

By: Dan Gibson / January 16, 2009

Project X Hits the Hip-Hop Nostalgia Circuit

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Michaelangelo Matos breaks down top-ten lists from every genre imaginable. After the jump, he sits through VH1’s latest TV-based listicle, 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs, and finds a few poignant moments

By: Michaelangelo Matos / October 6, 2008

“He was just hanging out at the barber shop, used to party over there up on St. James Place. He used to come down to the store and say, ‘Birdell, I want you to help me get beats, tracks, ’cause I know you know them old blues and the good music.’ I said: ‘Aw, Biggie,…

By: Maura / June 23, 2008

Brooklyn Record-Store Owner on Notorious B.I.G.

“He was just hanging out at the barber shop, used to party over there up on St. James Place. He used to come down to the store and say, ‘Birdell, I want you to help me get beats, tracks, ’cause I know you know them old blues and the good music.’ I said: ‘Aw, Biggie,…

By: Maura / June 23, 2008

“LA Times” Finally Retracts Latest “Diddy Knew!” Tupac Expose

The Los Angeles Times has retracted its controversial March 17 story “An Attack on Tupac Shakur Launched a Hip-Hop War,” which claimed that Sean “Diddy” Combs was aware that Shakur would be attacked in late November 1994, and that the attack was orchestrated by associates of the Bad Boy CEO. The paper acknowledged that it…

By: anthonyjmiccio / April 7, 2008
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