Archive for the 'National news' Category

Sanders, who spoke in Hbg., receives promotion

Photo of Symone Sanders by Leon Laing.

On Nov. 29, Symone Sanders received an early birthday present. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named Sanders senior advisor and chief spokesperson for the Vice President.

Sanders celebrated her 31st birthday on Dec. 10.

On Sept. 30, 2017, Sanders, gave a lecture in Harrisburg. The Harrisburg Chapter of The Links Inc. held the event at the National Civil War Museum. I didn’t attend the lecture, but a source says Sanders delivered an articulate speech. Before receiving her promotion, Sanders served as senior advisor on the Biden-Harris campaign, was a commentator on CNN and worked as national press secretary for Bernie Sanders. Continue reading ‘Sanders, who spoke in Hbg., receives promotion’

‘What’s My Name’ video


I predict this song to dominate the charts like Ri Ri’s other smash single—“Umbrella.” Continue reading ‘‘What’s My Name’ video’

‘Whip My Hair’ video


Previously, we posted a video about Diggy Simmons, son of hip-hop vet Rev Run. Here’s another heir to hip-hop royalty: Willow Smith. Willow inked a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label (and Rihanna collaborates with Jigga). So the song has a Rihanna-esque feel to it.

‘Runaway’ video


Ye’s short film for “Runaway” airs tonight at 8 p.m on BET, MTV and MTV2.

Def Jam Rapstar


The video game hits stores Oct. 5.

‘Babblin’ video’


Aug. 29 marks the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. With that said, check out Stalley’s video that was filmed in N’awlins.

‘Fan of a Fan’ videos

Fan of a Fan: Chris Brown and fan. Photo by Leon Laing.

Chris Brown and Tyga (of Young Money Entertainment) collaborated for a solid mixtape titled Fan of a Fan. Peep the recent videos from that mixtape: “Deuces” and “No Bullsh*t.”

Gucci is free


Hotlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane was released from jail this morning after serving a six-month bid. Click here to see footage from the press conference.

‘The Other Side’

B.o.B. (left) and Bruno Mars

Check out and download “The Other Side,” a track from Bruno Mars’ upcoming EP, It’s Better If You Don’t Understand. Previous collaborator B.o.B. and the eclectic Cee-Lo Green assist Mars on this Gnarls Barkley-esque song.

Philly Day on MTV Jams

Photo of Philly-based rapper Peedi Crakk (left) and fan by Leon Laing.

MTV Jams will host Philly Day, a collection of videos by Philadelphia-based artists, on May 2nd.