Louisiana’s “Pick of Da Litter,” Kevin Gates has been making moves for a while now. However, “mainstream” media hadn’t really picked up on the New Orleans-borm artist until making XXL’s freshman list. Now, By Any Means — his latest mixtape — has given him a much bigger push. If you ask him yourself, this ordeal is nothing but a creative outlet to him: the bi-product of a self diagnosis. “I suffer from unresolved grief, so I have to record. That’s why I make music. I just allow the beat to play in, you can’t think a feeling.” See for yourself after the jump.
VH1′s Hollywood spinoff of their popular ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ series debuts on Monday, September 15, but before it does, we’ve got our hands on another preview. Showing a lot more than the original teaser, the 30-second trailer gives us tons of drama as exes and now co-stars Ray J and singer Teairra Mari come to blows. We also get a sneak peak at Soulja Boy’s relationship with his new beau as they adjust to living together, and Omarion’s girlfriend/son’s mother Apryl as she goes at it with his mom. The full cast also includes Omarion’s former B2K groupmate Lil Fizz, Yung Berg, radio personality Yesi Ortiz and more, which you can check out here.
Draya, known for being admist the drama on Basketball Wives: LA, is taking some time to try day-time television. She’ll be featured on the upcoming episode of The Doctors, a spin-off of Dr. Phil’s show, where health specialists sit down and discuss various wellness topics with the audience.
She recently captioned her IG photo as: “Just a little daytime television for me today…. #TheDoctors #Paramount”
Tune in to see Draya on the next episode of the show!
Ne-Yo is starting to understand the price for reality TV can be a lot of criticism from fans. Ne-Yo’s ex-fiancee Monyetta Shaw stars on the new season of VH1′s Atlanta Exes, and recently cried about how she won’t be able to conceive any more kids after Ne-Yo had her get her tubes tied during their relationship. Although, Monyetta and Ne-Yo are still cool, Ne-Yo has been getting a lot of backlash for the whole breakup.
Ne-Yo did not stay quiet about the criticism he received from it and took to Instagram with a picture quote about nobody being perfect. His caption was a vague plea for forgiveness his childish ways.
Stevie J is fighting off allegations that Joseline was cracked out on Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta. TMZ gets an earful from Stevie J on how he plans to counter sue Althea Eaton on her claims about Joseline being cracked out. Yikes! This is reunion is getting pretty messy, and there’s still two more parts left.
After rallying alongside is fans, campaigning for Marvel to cast a black actor for a superhero, Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino has been revealed as Miles Morales—a half-Hispanic, half-black Spider-Man counterpart—in the upcoming Disney XD animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. More info after the jump!
Last night, the final episode of the Chelsea Lately show debuted a hilarious video of Ellen DeGeneres confronting Chelsea Handler about never inviting her as a guest on her show. Keep in mind that the two women are known for their keen sense of humor. Watch the video below as they have a ‘nude’ shower disagreement!
Since the news of Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s break-up, a lot of people still may have been in denial. Stories here and there about who broke up with who…Now it seems the break up is real because last night… More after the jump!
Longtime friend and collaborator with Travis Scott, DJ Chase B was caught by REVOLT to offer some insight to the artist’s upcoming mixtape, “Days Before Rodeo.” In the interview, Chase notes the fact that Scott took some risks when it came to recording this project. “This one was much more organic. Owl Pharaoh was a working process for a good two, three years, but this one was a lot more organic. There’s a lot of instrumentals that Travi$ typically wouldn’t hop on like, ‘Drugs You Should Try It,’ ‘Grey,’ and even ‘Backyard.’ You wouldn’t [normally] hear Trav or even features on instrumentals like that.” See the interview after the jump.
Just last week, REVOLT premiered Brooklyn rapper Maino’s latest video, “All About You,” which is a tribute to Tupac; so it’s only right that they follow up with the storied MC. In the follow-up interview, Maino mentioned that “this was a concept that was made almost 20 years ago and it still fits for today” — speaking on the impact Tupac had on not only his life but also all of music. “If you was n**** in these streets or dealing with a certain kind of lifestyle, you may have related to ’Pac. That type of music touches you.” See the interview after the jump.