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10 slept-on songs by whitney houston


with “i wanna dance with somebody,” “i will always love you” and “saving all my love” forever stealing the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that whitney houston had other songs that may not have gotten mainstream airplay, but still have her incredible vocal talents in tact.read: vibe’s whitney houston ‘death of an angel’ digital cover featurevibe has compiled a list of the top ten biggest slept-on songs performed by the late-great singer. check out the gallery above for some of the ditties you need to add to your nostalgia radar asap.read: whitney houston’s version of the “star-spangled banner” is still amazing 25 years later






vibe uncovers grammy snubs and potential underdogs


not every grammy award nomination is clearly deserving of the honor — in our opinion — and some ians who are on the ballot may have more difficulty along their road to grammy glory for factors that have nothing to do with their . as loyal viewers of the annual award show, we’ve witnessed a fair share of hip-hop travesties throughout the years, but 2017 looks to like it will be a better one. read: in a perfect world, here are our 2017 grammy award winnersvibe compiled a shortlist of some of the stars that we feel may get the shaft this year. despite having had certified hits and all-around success in 2016, thanks to their infectious songs and celebrated bodies of work, we have some gut feelings about a few artists that we love. read: not alternative facts: here are 59 rare tidbits about the






bel biv devoe deliver 'three stripes ='


after kicking off the first night with record-smashing ratings, bet’s the new edition story left fans with nostalgic smiles and a newfound appreciation for the iconic group’s journey in . to keep the momentum going, bel biv devoe debuted their fourth studio album in 16 years, three stripes .read: the cast of ‘the new edition story’ land vibe's january 2017 digital coverstaying true to their hip-hop infused sound with r&b, ricky bell, michael bivins and ronnie devoe deliver a solid 10-track project — featuring the one and only doug e. fresh, swv and boyz ii men. feel-good highlights from the project include a sample of the late and legendary soul train host don cornelius, “i’m betta,” “run,” and “finally.” sit back and vibe out to the new sounds (and flow) of bel biv devoe below.






the week in ios accessories: trianium's new battery case for the iphone 7


pylethe karaoke vibe ($275 msrp; on sale for $180 through the manufacturer or $203 on amazon) lets you get the party started easily, featuring bluetooth wireless streaming so you can start singing along with the rendition of “i will survive” that’s in your phone. it also features a front-loading cd-dvd player, a memory card slot, a microphone input, and more.  pyle-pro pdmic58 professional moving coil dynamic handheld microphone and pyle karaoke vibe bluetooth pa speaker system, audio & video wireless entertainment system, microphone included bundle $203.48msrp $203.48viewon amazon






the week in ios accessories: trianium's new battery case for the iphone 7


pylethe karaoke vibe ($275 msrp; on sale for $180 through the manufacturer or $203 on amazon) lets you get the party started easily, featuring bluetooth wireless streaming so you can start singing along with the rendition of “i will survive” that’s in your phone. it also features a front-loading cd-dvd player, a memory card slot, a microphone input, and more.  pyle-pro pdmic58 professional moving coil dynamic handheld microphone and pyle karaoke vibe bluetooth pa speaker system, audio & video wireless entertainment system, microphone included bundle $205.97msrp $203.48viewon amazon






remember when serena played tennis against jay z in the "do my" video


serena williams set the australian open record with her 23rd grand slam win.after her latest win over her sister venus in the final on urday (jan 28), there isn’t much left in tennis for the compton native to accomplish. shoot, even air jordan blessed the 35-year-old with her own signature pink air jordan i.read: serena williams beats venus in australian open, makes history with 23rd grand slam titlein her honor, vibe dug around youtube to be bring back serena’s forgotten eo in memphis bleek’s “do my” video. a blonde-braided, teenage serena throttled jay z in a tennis match scene from the video. you defintely remember serene’s more recent appearance in beyonce’s “sorry” video, but the williams sister was down way before queen bey ran the game. credit: giphyread: serena and venus a nce, set






nike unveils their 'black history month' collection


nike returned to unveil one of their most celebrated annual collections. the yearly black history month collection includes three air jordans, two renditions of the air force 1, the nikecourt flare, and the lunarepic flyknit. all sneakers have confirmed release dates within the next 15 days. the sports giant is more than just a brand, nike wants to invoke social change.“the message has also evolved from an honoring of african-american athlete achievement to a wider celebration of black heritage and the power of sport to fuel community action to create positive change,” says nike.read: kyrie irving and questlove make beautiful in new nike adcredit: nikethe three nike basketball silhouettes (lebron 14, kyrie 3 and kd 9) as well as serena williams’ nike flare, air force 1 hi , and special-edi






new york knicks walk in grungy gentleman f/w 2017 show


founder jace lipstein had another successful season after he showcased his upscale sportswear clothing line, grungy gentleman, on thursday (feb. 2) during new york fashion week. the collection included a number of fall/winter ensembles. adding athleticism to high fashion, the signature six stripe insignia orchestrated a show that somehow flawlessly combined sports, clothing and hip-hop into one spectacle.read: #latep : jadakiss and styles p hit the runway in h-towncredit: joe schildhorn, bfa.com 97’s dj drewski set the tone with a mix that included tracks from kanye west’s “good life” to the number one record in the country, migos’ “bad and boujee.” new york pride was on display when knicks’ guard justin holliday, and forward mindaugus kuzminskas hit the runway. given their performance, th






sir makes his tde debut with 'her too' ep featuring anderson .paak & king mez


it’s been about a month since the announcement of sir’s new deal with top dawg entertainment. tde. the new kings of west coast hip-hop and their newest inglewood signee wasted no time with delivering sir’s project, her too, under their watchful eye.read: sir the baptist reflects on past career as a lyft driver on “driver appreciation daythe six-song ep, which is the follow-up to 2016’s her, has features from anderson .paak and king mez (“new la”), and masego (“ooh nah nah”). back in december, vibe spoke with sir about his past as a driver for lyft as well as the content of his .“my father was a preacher in chicago when i was growing up,” the burgeoning crooner said to vibe. “when he p ed away when i was 11 years old, i was able to get a little further away from the church and find hip-hop,






migos launches valentine's day card collection


in honor of valentine’s day (feb. 14), migos is spreading the love to all of the sweethearts out there by putting a twist on an old, romantic tradition. the rap trio has teamed up with spotify to generate it’s own custom v-day card collection, inspired by their no. 1 single “bad and boujee.”read: jim jones previews new music with migos and juelz santanafans will no longer have to  sift through aisles in search of the perfect card or sign their notes with the typical “roses are red, violets are blue” poem. instead, they can download a modern version online. each card begins with “rain drop. drop top,” from their hit track, and is customizable to swap in different names or endings. an example of one of the cards would be: “rain drop. drop top. ____ really makes my heart stop.” additionally,






kotaku


katana zero has a new trailer that shows off some of the game’s story in addition to fast-paced “neo-noir” action shown previously. being developed by askiisoft with a release targeted for sometime later this year, the game features time-dilation and a synth-80s vibe that still feels fresh.






federal court may decide if employers can reject older job seekers to protect ‘i


boston — texas roadhouse is a nationwide chain of steakhouses with a casual vibe, a partner in country singer willie nelson and, according to federal officials, a history of labeling workers over 40 such things as “old ‘n chubby” and rejecting them for jobs where the customers see them. a lawsuit being heard by a federal…






the big winners from the 59th annual grammys


it’s music’s biggest night, and the year’s brightest stars arrived sunday (feb. 12) in sunny l.a. to attend the 59th annual grammys. this year, singers, songwriters, producers, instrumentalists and those who do it all, all brought their a-game to create great music that either spoke to the times, or helped listeners escape them.read grammys 2017: chance the rapper & beyonce win big at premiere ceremonywhile most of the awards were handed out before the ceremony even began, the night’s big winners in the big categories were saved for the actual broadcast. take a look at who took home the prized gramophone.read beyonce leads 2017 grammys with 9 nominationsbest new artist:kelsea ballerinithe chainsmokerschance the rapper (winner) maren morrisanderson .paakcredit: getty imagesbest urban co






check out the list of winners for the 59th annual grammys


it’s music’s biggest night, and the year’s brightest stars arrived sunday (feb. 12) in sunny l.a. to attend the 59th annual grammys. this year, singers, songwriters, producers, instrumentalists and those who do it all, all brought their a-game to create great music that either spoke to the times, or helped listeners escape them.read grammys 2017: chance the rapper & beyonce win big at premiere ceremonywhile most of the awards were handed out before the ceremony even began, the night’s big winners in the big categories were saved for the actual broadcast. take a look at who took home the prized gramophone.read beyonce leads 2017 grammys with 9 nominationsbest new artist:kelsea ballerinithe chainsmokerschance the rapper (winner) maren morrisanderson .paakcredit: getty imagesbest urban co






20 songs you need to hear before ‘superbowl li’


before the superbowl li takes over our lives, vibe put together a playlist of new tracks that should help your sunday party get off the ground. like our previous mixes, these 20 songs have been getting burn online — and received major coverage on the blogs.take flight with the 3rd edition of vibetribe radio featuring new from juvenile & young thug, ralo, sylvan lacue, fetty wap, ill ille, b.o.b., ugly god and more. previously:vibetribe radio: 20 songs you need to hear right nowvibetribe radio: 20 songs to help cure the winter blues






federal court may decide if employers can reject older job seekers to protect ‘i


federal court may decide if employers can reject older job seekers to protect ‘image’boston — texas roadhouse is a nationwide chain of steakhouses with a casual vibe, a partner in country singer willie nelson and, according to federal officials, a history of labeling workers over 40 such things as “old ‘n chubby” and rejecting them for jobs where the customers see them. a lawsuit being heard by a federal…






delxi delivers stirring debut single, “unicorns”


international songstress erika morgan riley — known as delxi — is ready for the world to witness the next chapter in her career. today (feb 1) on vibe, she unveils her debut single, “unicorns,” which is a powerful mix of stirring vocals and a cinematic instrumental that propels her ery voice. produced by hitmaker extraordinaire krazy figs, “unicorns” serves as the charlotte, n.c.’s theme song until the rest of the world catches wind of this gorgeous talent. delxi is currently working on her debut album for release on five star empire ent. later this year.






new balance and new era team up for a limited-edition collaboration


two of the biggest brands in sporting apparel – new balance and new era – are embarking on a year-long partnership and have released the first few products from their capsule wednesday (feb. 15). the first items revealed from the collaboration are a pair of signature new balance 3000v3 cleats and the new era 39thirty cap to go along with it, two things that the companies know much about.read: bun b teams up with new era for exclusive houston themed hat collectioncredit: new era“this project is just one of a year-long partnership between two global iconic sportswear brands,” said christina mcadam-director, custom product & projects at new era cap. “the synergy between both new balance and new era cap represents one of industry-leading technology performance and consistent product qualit






adele breaks 'album of the year' grammy in half by accident


many were rendered shocked about beyonce’s loss in the album of the year category at the 59th annual grammy awards last night (feb. 12), including the actual winner of the award, adele. read: grammy 2017: the big winners from the 59th annual ceremony the musician, whose album 25 bested lemonade as well as drake’s views and justin bieber’s purpose, gave a tear-filled acceptance speech, saying that she “can’t possibly accept the award” due to beyonce’s “monumental, so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing” visual album. what you may not have seen, however, was that adele accidentally broke her trophy for the honor in half. social media caught wind of the happy accident, with many believing she did it intentionally to share half of the award with beyonce. while there’s not any c






dj whoo kid & a nab o.t. genasis for “ride daddy” video


vibe presents the official “ride daddy” video from dj whoo kid and a ’s recent vict kartel: vol 1 mixtape. filmed in los angeles, eos in the video include waka flocka, entrepreneur tail lopez and an abundance of curvaceous women.read: lil’ boosie vs. dj whoo kid on the whoolywood shuffle (video)“ride daddy” also features a & o.t. genasis on the track. read: waka flocka and dj whoo kid become ‘turn up godz’ in their new video






puerto rican photographer honors 7 afro-latina icons


after honoring the likes of selena quintanilla-perez and rita moreno, puerto rican photographer linda nieves-powell returns with the second edition to her “latina icons” series. by no coincidence, the visual artist unveiled her tribute to seven game-changing afro-latina women on wednesday (feb. 15), just in time for black history month.“the african diaspora has a caribbean component. the latino story cannot be told without acknowledging our african roots,” she told vibe viva over email. “as we celebrate black history we should acknowledge the depth of that history. our story is black history.”read: new york-based artists honor selena, frida, rita moreno, & more in photo tributecredit: linda nieves-powellbeyond a mere re-creation of queen of latin soul la lupe to queen of salsa celia cr






these are vibe's 2017 grammy award predictions


with the 59th annual grammy awards just nights away, artists, labels and fans alike are all waiting anxiously to see if their names will go down in history.read: not alternative facts: here are 59 rare tidbits about the grammysas is customary, ’s biggest night isn’t without its snubs—somehow, solange’s a seat at the table and rihanna’s anti weren’t contenders for album of the year. but, whether it’s the new artist prepping for their big breakout or the veteran finally getting the gramophone they’ve been eyeing since their career’s infancy, if done right, many of the categories will give deserving artists their just due.read: relive some of beyonce’s most captivating grammy performancesif we could have it our way, we’d have these creatives walking away from the stage with the w.






check out the list of winners for the 59th annual grammys


it’s music’s biggest night, and the year’s brightest stars arrived sunday (feb. 12) in sunny l.a. to attend the 59th annual grammys. this year, singers, songwriters, producers, instrumentalists and those who do it all, all brought their a-game to create great music that either spoke to the times, or helped listeners escape them.read grammys 2017: chance the rapper & beyonce win big at premiere ceremonywhile most of the awards were handed out before the ceremony even began, the night’s big winners in the big categories were saved for the actual broadcast. take a look at who took home the prized gramophone.read beyonce leads 2017 grammys with 9 nominationsbest new artist:kelsea ballerinithe chainsmokerschance the rapper (winner) maren morrisanderson .paakcredit: getty imagesbest urban co






stay empowered during black history month with netflix


there’s nothing like binge-watching movies or shows on netflix. if you find something worthwhile that caters to your interests and teaches you something in the process, the hours at the computer or television don’t end up feeling unproductive at all.that’s why we at vibe have compiled a list of the top five shows, movies or specials from our friends at netflix that you’ll be able to watch during black history month. this netflix content aims to empower you throughout these 28 days, rather that just acting as black entertainment content. if you haven’t seen these specials, feel free to take our recommendations. even if you have checked the above five specials off of your must-watch list, hey, what’s wrong with viewing them again?check out the gallery above to see what you should watch throu






meet r&b artist eyme santos, rémy martin's circle of centaurs winner


québec born, south florida bred singer eyme santos is gunning for her crown. the 20-somethings miramar resident is not only ready to take the  world by storm, she’s dead set on leaving behind a legacy of ingenuity. “the industry right now is monotonous, and everyone is trying to pretend to be a creative,” quips santos, who is sure she is fated to become the “female version” of producer extraordinaire pharrell williams.recently chosen as the winner of rémy martin’s 2016 circle of centaurs mentorship competition – the serendipitous result of a series of intuitive actions – santos describes her sound as something coming back from the future, blending r&b, cl ical, soulful melodies, and experimental and progressive melodies and rhythms. the dominican-haitian artist credits the likes of mic






nao unleashes 'for all we know


the east london melodic angel, nao, just gifted us with a remix ep of some select favorites from her debut album, for all we know. the sonically-spun ep features layered beats from mura masa, stormzy, kaytranada, sam galleitry, and sbtkrt. the songs featured on the reworked nao fawk remix ep includes “in the morning,” “get to know ya,” “feels like,” and more. get lost in the mixes below, and if you like what you hear, check out upcoming tour dates for the uk vocalist here.read: review: nao is an open book on ‘for all we know’ debut credit: twitter






bizzle chooses to treat all women like “royalty”


one rapper who is truly needed in these uncertain times is bizzle. to put it frankly, the lyricist is actually doing something positive for hip-hop, when the billboard charts tell us evil sells.read: bizzle and h.u.r.t. pay homage to their own “king”in the new vibe premiere for his “royalty” video, the god fearing entrepreneur talks about his ups and down with love — the christian way. the visuals for bizzle’s crowns & crosses track reflects his true thoughts on why women are the true treasures of this earth.read: christian rapper bizzle talks making ‘truth music’ for new album ‘crowns & crosses,’ premieres ‘oh yeah’ video






relive beyonce's best grammy performances


it’s being reported that beyoncé will perform at sunday’s grammy awards ceremony (feb. 12), marking her first appearance and performance since announcing she is expecting twins with husband jay z.read: beyonce breaks yet another record, thanks to her bundles of joywhile it’s always uncertain to fans and critics alike what queen bey will do, it’s especially interesting to imagine what stops she will pull out now that she is pregnant. choreog her jaquel knight teased on twitter a few months ago that the performance will be “a movie.”read: blue ivy’s going to be a big sister! beyonce announces she’s pregnant with twinsto gear you up for her upcoming performance, vibe has compiled our favorite beyoncé performances from grammys past. did your favorites make the cut? check them out in the galler






lion babe taps into a new sound on “rockets” (feat. moe moks)


new york city’s soulful duo lion babe comes back around with their newly released single, “rockets,” featuring per moe moks. the laid back collaboration is their first single from their forthcoming yet-to-be-titled ep — which is slated to be released this spring.read: lion babe’s vibrant “got body” video“rockets” is a soothing tune that features jillian hervey melting her vocals over lucas’ afterhours-lounge-like b and flute melodies. moe adds another dimension to the song as he spits some strong bars to compliments the groovy vibrations. read: vibe goes record shopping with lion babe and discusses hip new ‘sun joint’ mixtape






j. cole's fans praise his genius on his birthday


hip-hop fandom is something of an enigma, and if you are a j. cole fan, people probably hate you. as you jam to “wet dreamz” or “cost me a lot” while walking down the street, best believe someone is looking to trip you. why is this so? because the internet. while jermaine lamarr cole has been wowing critics since his mixtape days, his third album 2014 forest hills drive turned him into the king arthur of the game after he famously sold two million copies without any features on the project—the first hip-hop act to do so in 25 years.read j.cole’s ‘4 your eyez only’ goes gold with no featureslovers of the dreamville star used this to their a ntage on social media, where praise about cole’s wordplay and relatability spread like wildfire. bloggers and journalists were agitated by the fandom, w






j. cole's fans praise his genius on his birthday


hip-hop fandom is something of an enigma, and if you are a j. cole fan, people probably hate you. as you jam to “wet dreamz” or “cost me a lot” while walking down the street, best believe someone is looking to trip you. why is this so? because the internet. while jermaine lamarr cole has been wowing critics since his mixtape days, his third album 2014 forest hills drive turned him into the king arthur of the game after he famously sold two million copies without any features on the project—the first hip-hop act to do so in 25 years.read j.cole’s ‘4 your eyez only’ goes gold with no featureslovers of the dreamville star used this to their a ntage on social media, where praise about cole’s wordplay and relatability spread like wildfire. bloggers and journalists were agitated by the fandom, w






what if 'lemonade' doesn’t win album of the year?


critics and fans alike have been predicting the potential winners of the 59th annual grammy awards this sunday (feb. 12). while many are expecting the night’s biggest nominee beyoncé to win album of the year for her magnum opus, lemonade, we at vibe got to thinking—what if lemonade doesn’t win album of the year?read: relive some of beyonce’s most captivating grammy performanceswhile she’s got a great s at her first aoty win, the grammys are extremely unpredictable. here are some of our wildest predictions of what might happen should queen bey lose the night’s most coveted honor.read: beyonce reportedly plans to host a few guests onstage for grammy awards performance






ball greezy serves up a mixtape for the lovers, ‘bae day’


miami rapper ball greezy has been in the lab cooking up something special for the lovers out there. in honor of valentine’s day, greezy dropped off his latest mixtape called bae day. the 10-track project is a collection of love songs for all couples celebrating the emotional holiday whether they’re in the hood or not. read: ball greezy airs out his frustrations with life in his ‘feel my pain 2′ mixtapebae day features a couple of dade county’s favorite mc’s like billy blue and ice billion berg just to name a few, but what stands out about the tape is the play on love songs of the past like usher’s “nice & slow,” aaliyah’s “come over” and webbie’s “i miss you.” the ultimate mixtape for your valentine’s day festivities has a song for lovers to vibe with and get freaky to. stream ball gre






animal face download


download download this app is made for all the people out there who have a bit of a. wild side. animal face is a photo editor specifically made for those moments where you need to let your inner animal out. included are a handpicked selection of real animal stickers to place over your photos, custom hand drawn frames in various different styles, and finally a nice selection of filters to basically make unlimited possibilities for creativity. we even included an eraser and draw tool to either blend your face into the animal's, or have objects in front of the stickers, to give it that extra realistic vibe. thanks to all the tumblr photographers and photo editors that inspired this app, we hope you enjoy it. whats your spirit animal?






joey bada$$ talks nba all star 2017, chance’s grammys wins and more


joey bada$$ has grown into one of hip-hop’s new leaders, and has built a growing empire all as an independent artist. after shutting down rumors about possibly signing with jay z’s roc nation early in his career, he followed through with his first album b4.da.$$ which helped him lay his blueprint to success for others to follow.read: joey bada$$ scores another “victory” with nba all star themed songright now, the brooklyn star is down in new orleans for the 2017 the all-star weekend, joey teamed up with mountain dew’s courtside project to create “victory” — a track that will have you fueled to keep up with all the hardwood action. as he holds court at dew’s consumer experience, courtside hq, vibe spoke to the brooklyn artist about his favorite all-star moment, his experience working on “vi






joey bada$$ talks nba all star 2017, chance’s grammys wins and more


joey bada$$ has grown into one of hip-hop’s new leaders, and has built a growing empire all as an independent artist. after shutting down rumors about possibly signing with jay z’s roc nation early in his career, he followed through with his first album b4.da.$$ which helped him lay his blueprint to success for others to follow.read: joey bada$$ scores another “victory” with nba all star themed songright now, the brooklyn star is down in new orleans for the 2017 the all-star weekend, joey teamed up with mountain dew’s courtside project to create “victory” — a track that will have you fueled to keep up with all the hardwood action. as he holds court at dew’s consumer experience, courtside hq, vibe spoke to the brooklyn artist about his favorite all-star moment, his experience working on “vi






cardi b reminisces on cute times with offset for v-day


cardi b and offset haven’t confirmed dating rumors, but the former love and hip hop ny star is doing a good job of fueling the flames.read cardi b doesn’t give a f**k, and neither should youon tuesday (feb. 14), better known as love day, cardi posted a throwback of her outing with the migos member at super bowl li. with the caption “oooh hey babe,” the two are seen goofing around during the game between the new england patriots and atlanta falcons. the clip is just part of an instagram live video that helped spark dating rumors. since then, cardi has entertained them by retweeting joyful fans who are here for the relationship. the vibe vivacover star ended her relationship with longtime boyfriend tommy earlier this year.oooh hey babe






6 netflix movies to watch in black history month


there’s nothing like binge-watching movies or shows on netflix. if you find something worthwhile that caters to your interests and teaches you something in the process, the hours at the computer or television don’t end up feeling unproductive at all.read: 6 books that may have inspired some of your favorite hip-hop songs of 2016 that’s why we at vibe have compiled a list of the top five shows, movies or specials from our friends at netflix that you’ll be able to watch during black history month. this netflix content aims to empower you throughout these 28 days, rather that just acting as black entertainment content. if you haven’t seen these specials, feel free to take our recommendations. even if you have checked the above five specials off of your must-watch list, hey, what’s wrong with






watch mya’s romantic beach excursion, “coolin”


grammy nominated songstress mya joins vibe (feb 14) today to debut the official music video for her sensual smoove jones cut, “coolin.” the valentine’s day treat comes on the 1-year anniversary of her 2017 grammy nominated album and the 19th anniversary of her first single, “all about me.” read: mya gives thanks to fans with “team you”filmed in sydney, australia, director matt sharp captures the singer’s unmistakable beauty while she lets her vocals do the rest on a sandy beach. her latest album, smoove jones, was self-executive produced and serves as her 12th studio project.read: mya’s latest strip club performance turned more than a few heads“happy valentine’s day 2017, ladies and gents!,” mya added with the video. “sending you lots of love this valentine’s day.”






stan sono steps out on his own with new single, “need it”


stan sono spent his early years in the ukraine, where he lived with his parents until he was 6 years old. it wasn’t until the artist’s family found a new home in the states, when he was introduced to english, but stan quickly realized was his pathway to picking up the language.as a teenager, stan feverishly listened to albums like eminem’s marshall mathers lp, which helped him pursue his own p ion for singing, ping and producing. as he developed a unique vocal style, along with a ery flow for his s, sono began to link with other youngsters making for today’s generation of hip-hop listeners. chicago artists like g herbo, lucki eck$, and save money’s sterling hayes are just a few of the names who have clocked studio hours with young creative firecracker in recent years. he is also 1/2 of duo






barack obama's vacation pics will brighten your life


barack obama continues to inspire us, by simply living his best life. billionaire richard branson shared footage of obama enjoying his vacation and diving into a few new watersports on branson’s private island.read too cool: the internet was loving obama’s casual vacation attirethe former president is back in washington d.c., but branson posted a few p os from their hangout at moskito island on his personal blog on tuesday (feb. 7).  brandon explained how he hoped to be a good host to obama and former first lady michelle obama. branson took part in a few watersports competitions with obama. branson, who owns necker island and moskito island, is the founder of virgin airlines, virgin records and 400 other companies.after obama had shared with branson his past interest in surfing (just too c






wale & lil wayne are "running back" in new video


the new england patriots walked away with another super bowl win last night (feb. 5) after they defeated the atlanta falcons in super bowl li. while the nfl season is officially over, wale and lil wayne are still in the football spirit. read: wale & phil ade share several reasons to “smile” on new tracktoday (feb. 6), folarin and weezy released the video for their collaborative track, “running back.” directed by acrs, the sports-loving fanatics displayed their footwork as they take handoffs from each other, make sharp cutbacks, and dance around models.“running back” will appear on wale’s forthcoming album, s.h.i.n.e (still here ignoring negative energy). just last week, the mmg artist released the visuals for “groundhog day,” his response track to j.cole “false prophets.”read: for vibe






dominican radio hosts murdered on facebook live broadcast


on tuesday (feb. 14), two dominican journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast on facebook. according to billboard, 103.5 hicc announcer luis manuel medina and station director leo martinez were targeted at a shopping mall studio in san pedro de macorís, east of santo domingo.read: 26-year-old former nba player, fab melo, found dead in brazilmedina was killed while reporting news on his show milenio caliente, and martinez was shot in an adjacent office. police also say a secretary was injured and is undergoing surgery, the associated press reports. although three men have been detained in connection with the crime, no one has been charged and no motive has been determined as yet.read: current and former mlb players yordano ventura, andy marte killed in separate car accidents on






virtual reality homebuying on the horizon


southern california’s home market is so competitive that some buyers make down payments on houses over mobile streaming applications. soon, thanks to virtual reality, showing a home may become p é, too. calgary, canada-based builder brookfield residential will offer virtual tours of model homes at its new san marcos home project starting in february. the homes don’t open until spring, but the builder will be showcasing the technology at the carlsbad premium outlets from feb. 2 to may 1.while the technology began working its way into real estate circles early last year, this is likely the first time it will be used on a large scale in san diego county and the first place brookfield is trying it out.brookfield spokeswoman april harter-enriquez said the technology is a way to get potential bu