“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill goes” Diamond!
Lauryn Hill has become first female rapper to have a diamond album. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill peaked to Diamond status on Tuesday February 16.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced the impressive feat via Twitter and officially welcomed Hill to the elite standing of musicians who have recieved this stuature including Micheal Jackson, Adele, Tu Pac and more.
Welcome to the RIAA Diamond Club @MsLaurynHill! #TheMiseducationofLaurynHill is now a ? (10X) certified album! @ColumbiaRecords #BlackHistoryMonth #RIAATopCertified pic.twitter.com/mWWByv74kp— RIAA (@RIAA) February 17, 2021
Hill’s album has yet again made history since it’s No. 1 debut on Billboard charts in 1998.
Though the album achieved major success and spelled out a prolific solo career for the artist, Hill never released a follow up album. The singer however opened up on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums podcast recently stating:
“The wild thing is no one from my label has ever called me and asked how can we help you make another album, EVER…EVER. Did I say ever? Ever!” Hill said. “With The Miseducation, there was no precedent. I was, for the most part, free to explore, experiment, and express. After The Miseducation, there were scores of tentacled obstructionists, politics, repressing agendas, unrealistic expectations, and saboteurs EVERYWHERE. People had included me in their own narratives of their successes as it pertained to my album, and if this contradicted my experience, I was considered an enemy.”
She continued: “I think my intention was simply to make something that made my foremothers and forefathers in music and social and political struggle know that someone received what they’d sacrificed to give us, and to let my peers know that we could walk in that truth, proudly and confidently. At that time, I felt like it was a duty or responsibility to do so. … I challenged the norm and introduced a new standard. I believe The Miseducation did that and I believe I still do this—defy convention when the convention is questionable.”
50 Cent Reveals He’d Star In A Romantic Comedy With Nicki Minaj
50 Cent says he wants to share the screen with Nicki Minaj.
During his appearance on “Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man Podcast,” Fifty was asked who he would want to star alongside in a romantic comedy and Nicki was the first name that came to mind. “You know who would probably be fun to work with? Nicki,” said Fif. “Nicki Minaj would be fun to be in a romantic comedy with.”
The two both grew up n the New York neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens. As a result of this the rapper feels a kinship towards Nicki saying he understands Nicki “I kinda understand her a little bit more than the other people,” he said. “When she’s being an asshole because she’s telling you, ‘You’re not going to take advantage of me.” And while others may not like the”Seeing Green” rapper because of her tough personality 50 applauded Nicki for being an assertive “alpha female.”
The rapper is known to show his support for Minaj. Just last year while speaking with Lil Wayne on Young Money Radio he had nothing but praises for Nicki.
“I love me some Nicki. This n***a actually happens to come from my neighborhood. It happens to be a girl, but that n***a is tough!” he said. “She be harder than the n***a she f**k with. She be harder and she’s an alpha female! That motherf**ker tough! You see what I’m saying, son? You got to watch her or she’ll go–she’ll do something that’s pulling a move to assert herself.”
50 is fresh off the premiere of his new Starz series “BMF,” which has already been renewed for a second season.
Tyga Unmasked As Dalmatian On Masked Singer
Tyga has been unmasked as the Dalmatian on season 6 of “The Masked Singer”.
The rapper’s run on the Fox singing competition came to an end when he was eliminated on Wednesday night’s episode. For his final performance, he rapped Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful.”
The judges were shocked when Tyga took off his dog mask to reveal himself. Robin Thicke guessed it was Nelly, while Nicole Scherzinger thought it could be Nelly or Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, or Lil Boosie. Jenny McCarthy guessed Kevin Hart, and Ken Jeong guessed Reggie Bush.
Nick Cannon claimed to have known that it was Tyga underneath the Dalmatian costume all along. Tyga decided to do the show after Lil Wayne’s appearance as “Robot” in season 3. He stated that seeing Wayne do it had inspired him. Thicke, who collaborated with Tyga on “This Is Like,” remarked, “We’re lucky to have you on the show. Every time we have the young, hottest cats on the show it makes us look cooler.”
Last week’s double elimination, saw Toni Braxton unmasked as the Pufferfish and Vivica A. Fox as Mother Nature. Tyga is the latest rapper to appear on Fox’s Masked Singer.
Some honorable mentions of Masked Singer reveals are T-Pain as “The Monster” winner of the first season, former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams as “Butterfly”, Wayne Brady as “Fox” and Bow Wow as “Frog”.
Natty Looking For a Wife
Reggae star Natty Conqueror has agreed to find love in the most unconventional but not uncommon way. On Wednesday’s Morning Riot during a surprise birthday call to the “Black Cinderella” singer, Natty said that he was okay with finding love in the form of a reality show.
Natty is known for his reggae hits but more so his viral videos on his plight and frustrations with the difficulties of finding a good woman in Saint Lucia. Natty has listed all the aspects of his ideal partner time and again. Our only hope is that the casting directors can get it right. With MBC Studios ready to film and a potential sponsor to back it up, we might just all bare witness to Natty finding love.
Let us know if Natty’s journey to finding his Black Cinderella something you’d watch. Also stream Black Cinderella & Be Your Lover.