Cardi B made history this week becoming the second female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 without any other billed artists, with her summer anthem “Bodak Yellow,” following Lauryn Hill’s first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), “Doo Wop (That Thing),” for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1. -VIA Billboard.
The song has been burning up the airwaves all summer long and Cardi has been receiving an overwhelming amount of love. After Cardi’s appearance on “the Breakfast Club,” Charlamagne, one of the hosts started a campaign to get Cardi to #1, calling for fans to stream the song, video and download it.
Congrats to Cardi B!!!
Rihanna celebrated her third annual “Diamond Ball,” which benefits the Clara Lionel Foundation. Dave Chapelle hosted the event and Kendric Lamar handled performing duties. Other celebs in attendance included La La Anthony, Lil’ Kim, Beyonce and Jay Z, Future, and Jamie Foxx to name a few. Rihanna launched the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012 and named it after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
The foundation said at the event they were among the first responders to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and that they’re currently strategizing how best to support victims of Hurricane Irma. The organization has a scholarship program and an oncology and nuclear medicine center in Barbados.
Fresh of the Press debuts a new preview video of the upcoming vlog series which is set to cover an array of entertainment/media and community activism/leadership in the DMV area and abroad. First up is Mike D’Angelo, upcoming artist from Edgewood Northeast, DC who has been grinding it out and making a name for himself. He recently signed a deal with MHG/Cash Money and has a real story to tell. Check out the preview below:
Happy Born Day to Michael Jackson!! One of the greatest to ever do it!! He has been a inspiration to us all in some way!! May he continue to rest in power, his legacy is forever.
Aaliyah died on this day 08/25/01 in a plane crash while traveling back to the U.S. after shooting her iconic “Rock the Boat,” video in the Bahamas. Aaliyah’s presence and time in the industry was precious, she paved the way for starlets like Beyonce, Ciara, and Tinashe. Her work with Timbaland and Missy Elliot was innovative and groundbreaking. There was a certain mystery about Aaliyah that kept her fans intrigued and in tuned to whatever she was doing.
Sixteen years later, Aaliyah’s life has been made into a movie, books have been the subject of her life and her music has been sampled and revered in past and current generations. She will continue to be a standard that upcoming starlets are held too.
We are still missing you!! Continue to rest in power!!