T.I Joins TIDAL Wave

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Paperwork, was T.I‘s last album released under Columbia Records in 2014. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. This week,  T.I had a pop-up performance and he also announced that he is a new artist co-owner of TIDAL.

He has signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation and he will be releasing his upcoming album, Dime Trap in the near future. TIDAL will have exclusively have T.I’s album as of now. Sorry non-TIDAL folks. Stay tuned for more updates on T.I’s new merger. Congrats to the Grand Hustler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIHANNA JOINS #1 GREATS

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Rihanna recently released her eighth album under Def Jam entitled, Anti. The album has already gone platinum and her first album single,“Work” featuring Drake sits in the number one slot on the Billboard 200. This song makes it Rih’s 14th number one hit, which surpasses the King of Pop Legend, Michael Jackson. The Beatles still sit in the number one spot with 20 number one hits followed by Mariah Carey and Elvis Presley who’re tired with 18!

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Since the hit has blazed the Billboard charts, the duo has released a steamy video for the number one hit “Work” that has rumors flying. Let’s back track a little bit. This is the first time Rihanna and Drake have collaborated together since 2012 with Drake’s, “Take Care”.  The two artist also steamed up the press with their relationship and single ,”What’s My Name”! This past weekend they were spotted leaving a club in London, separately! Hmmm. Rumors have it that the couples on again, off again but right now it seems to be ON!

Representing for the Bajans out here! Keep up the grind Rih!

KEYSHIA COLE POSTS PICS FROM SECRET ENGAGEMENT PARTY?

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Last night, Keyshia Cole posted photos from her secret engagement party at Foxwoods Resorts in Connecticut. There still hasn’t been any word on who the new lucky guy is, since she casually announced it a few days ago. What we do know is, K.C is still legally married to estranged NBA husband, Daniel “Booby” Gibson.  After Keyshia’s little announcement, Booby posted a response on his Instagram (seen below)

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Damn Booby… No reveal in who her new Beau is, however, Mr. Gibson isn’t here for it at all. There really isn’t a clear story about the estranged couples separation and why it happened. But… this sounds like it’s going to be a rocky engagement for K.C and whatever legal battles she may have to fight. Good luck KC! Miss Kai’s Juice is rooting for you and your happiness!

SHOTS FIRED BY BADU

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If you missed the Soul Train Awards this year, hosted by Ms. Erykah Badu… Then you might want to find a place to watch it again. During her opening skits, she makes hilarious jokes and puns to get things started. However the biggest shot went out when she SHADED female artist, Iggy Azalea. (Whoops was the shade too?)Iggy has been silent thus far, as she has been laying low post her T.I. drama. We think she knows whats best for the business. Take a look at the clip below

We know that’s right! You better preach that Baduism! The REAL question is… Who else needs to be shot at? What other artist are out here claiming to be rappers and are far from what a real rapper is?  Iggy is just the bare tip of the iceberg. Let us know who you think should go on the “Shots Fired” List today.

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Moniece Chats With MKJ

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   Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood cast member, Moniece Slaughter was on the East coast in the Big Apple recently and took the time out to chat with Miss Kai’s Juice. Moniece, is more than just the mother to the child of former B2K group member, Lil Fizz (Dreux) . She’s a loving mother of Kameron first, she’s also, a singer, an entrepreneur and REAL. While being on Love and Hip Hop, Moniece experienced many ups and downs as she expected. Struggling to maintain your identity in the public eye, due to lack of full stories being told and being frustrated with the production teams being around 24 hours practically. What was unexpected of her was, the many positives she gained, better communication with Dreux and even mended her relationship with her mother. Aside from reality television, Moniece is a singer and business woman.

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Before the show came along and before Dreux, she was always in music but she also feels as though she wasted a lot of time when she was younger and now she knows what to do and not do. She’s back in the music game and is currently working on an EP. As an artist, she says she falls somewhere between R & B and Urban Pop and describes her style like a, Prince and Rihanna fusion.  On the business side of things, she’s in the early stages of producing her own adult toy line. Some of the toys will have heat features and she plans to produce a lubrication and lingerie as well. Know that Miss Kai’s Juice will support both projects. Moniece says, through it all, she would definitely do Love and Hip Hop Hollywood again.  Good luck to all of your upcoming endeavors!!!!

1st Lady of GOOD Music Teyana Taylor Drops Album!

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Harlem’s Princess, Teyana Taylor released her long awaited debut album VII. The album has 14 tracks and feature collaborations with artist like, Fabolous, Pusha T, Yo Gotti and Chris Brown. Fans can find her hot singles, “Maybe” and ” Do Not Disturb” on the LP.

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Teyana toured with R &B singer August Alsina on his Testimony Live Tour this summer and recently performed at the Meccafest Concert in Washington, DC.  Go and get your copy of her new album today!

Lil’ Wayne Delays “Tha Carter V” Release

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Mr. Carter’s 11th studio album “Tha Carter V” was set to release yesterday, however he made the decision to push the date back. There was justification from the artist while he explained in a video that he’s been working hard on the LP.

Due to cd track limits, he’ll be dropping the project in two parts. There’s a current count of 31 songs and the first part was confirmed to be coming out on December 9, 2014.  Sorry fans. I’m sure the wait will be worth it .

“Not Tonight” Reunion Set For Soul Train Awards 2014

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   Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot and Da Brat are set to reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Awards,is set to record on November 5 and air November 30. The trio are going to perform their 90s hit and pay homage to Kool & The Gang.

    Kool & The Gang were the originators in 1978 with “Ladies Night”. In 1997, the track was remade by Lil’ Kim, Missy, Da Brat, Angie Martinez and the missed Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez. The 2014 Soul Train Awards will air on the Centric Network.

HU HOMECOMING and the MECCAFEST

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Thousands of people come from near and far to attend the famous Howard Homecoming. The anticipation and excitement for the yardfest and all the other events were present, however, this year things were definitely different. “Crown” the theme of the 2014 of HUHC, included many of the traditional events like the Parade, the Fashion Show and the R&B Show… However, the Yardfest was a new pace. Unlike the past several years, the Yardfest wasn’t a live concert. It consisted of celebrity DJs Biz Markie, Drama and Quiksilva spinning hits, vendors selling clothing and food and inflatable fun activities. To replace the popular free concert, a Hip Hop Concert was put on featuring headliners, Fabolous (below)  and Dom Kennedy. 

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There were mixed emotions from attendees about the change. Former students stopped and gave their opinions:

“It’s a brilliant business move for Howard and a detriment to alumni because a lot will skip Friday or the event all together. The tailgate was still litt and the parties were fun but Yardfest is missed.”

-Brendan Francis | B.S Risk Management  | C/O 2012

“It’s one of the driving reasons why I had no desire to come this year! Music festivals are music festivals, Yardfest is Yardfest. They’ve officially changed homecoming.”

-Coreen WIlliams | B.A Political Science| C/O 2013

Aside from the unwanted event changes, the fashion still flourished on the runway and the alumni, students and family poured onto campus to see old face and visit special places.

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What was the most shocking this year was how a group of Alumni decided that not having “yardfest” wasn’t an option! They produced a music festival featuring some of today hottest acts entitled, Meccafest.

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Defined as,

“an art, culture, and music festival that diversely unites people from all areas within the DMV community for one common goal – to showcase talent. Centered around numerous homecoming events, The MeccaFest festival is designed to encourage and showcase existing and up and coming art, fashion, creativity, education, music, and technological advances in a social environment.”

Artist like Wale (above), Teyana Taylor, Jeremih and more showed out in DC. Unfortunately, due to time constraints all acts were not able to perform. The Meccafest was a wonderful testament to what Howard gave many of its students… Hustle. It truly is a beautiful thing to see these alumni keep alive the traditions in which many have become accustom.