Erykah Badu Givenchy 2014 Collection

Ms.Badu was the unlikely but ever so perfect muse for Givenchy's New 2014 Collection Riccardo Tisci says

“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!” Tisci said by phone from Paris. “What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.” He said, he’d had her image in the back of his mind when he was designing the Spring 2014 collection, a mash-up of African and Japanese influences. “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life,” he said. “She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.”


C.Carter - Don't Tell Me Ft. Keisha Renee

Rest in Paradise Mandela

 A man of courage and hope, a revolutionary. May his legacy live on...

MJG Live Monday Nov. 25th

New Music Internet Radio with Dj Nia BooM on BlogTalkRadio

Femi Fatale Performing Live at WIP New York

Check out one of the Hottest Up and Coming Female Emcees "Femi Fatale" @Femi_Fatale Performing Live at Club WIP in New York City. Follow her @Femititi on Instagram and look out for her Mixtape soon! 

J Holiday on 360 Arise

Lauryn Hill Announces Tour Dates

Lauryn Hill is slated to perform two shows in New York City at New York's Bowery Ballroom November 27, according to The shows will be on the same day, with one scheduled for 6 pm and one at 10:30 pm, as per

"Only a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements could put someone who has accomplished the things that I have, financially in need of anything," she wrote. "I am one artist who finds value in openly discussing the dynamics within this industry that force artists to compromise or distort themselves and what they do, rather than allowing them to make the music that people need. There are volumes that could and will be said."

Can't Wait! 

11-27  New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Two Shows On This Day)

12-15  Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12-18  Boston, MA – Le Royale
12-22  Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
12-26  Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12-28  Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre


Wake up with "Kimye"

Kanye may not like it but I'm dead lol. Jay Pharoah got this one right on point!

MJG - "Too Pimpin"

Eve's New Movie Role

Check out Eve in "All Wifed Out"  the story is about a man and the Love of His Life vs. The Night of His Life! After his girlfriend asks him to move in with her, a mid-20’s guy and his two best friends plan an epic night out in New York City to help him decide if he wants to be a bachelor. Check it out now on Itunes

Tyson Poses with Transgender Model

Veteren Model Tyson Beckford is creating quite a buzz on the net with photos of his seductive editorial for french Magazine OOB with Transgender Model Ines Rau. The pictures were so racey Rau Instagram's was disabled twice. I am not surprised but a little taken aback. Why a transgender model? Do you think this is Art or Porn? Does this mean he is gay? What you think, leave comments below! 

RIP Renisha McBride


(CBS) -The attorney representing the family of a Detroit teenager who was shot and killed while apparently seeking help after a car accident says the girl was injured and may have wandered a Dearborn Heights neighborhood for as long as an hour before arriving on the porch of the man who shot her. 
According to attorney Gerald Thurswell, McBride hit a parked car and "sustained bruises and lacerations" late Nov. 1 or early Nov. 2. Thurswell said that he spoke with people at a home near the scene of the accident who told him they came outside to help McBride and found her bleeding from the head.
"She kept telling them, 'I want to go home, I want to go home,'" he said.
Thurswell said that the neighbor went into her home to call 911, and when she came back outside and saw McBride was gone, got in her car to look for her - but couldn't track her down. Thurswell said McBride, whose cell phone was apparently dead, likely wandered the neighborhood for about an hour.
"She knocked on several doors and no one answered," said Thurswell. 
The one man who did come to the door, apparently came armed with a shotgun. McBride was shot in the face and died on the man's front porch.

Police have said the man, who has not been identified but is reportedly 54-years-old, told them he thought McBride was trying to break into his home and that the shotgun fired accidentally. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy reportedly asked the Dearborn Heights police to continue investigating the case before deciding whether to press charges against the man.
Cheryl Carpenter, the attorney representing the homeowner, told The Detroit News that the shooting was "justified."
"I'm confident when the evidence comes it will show that my client was justified and acted as a reasonable person would who was in fear for his life," Carpenter said. 
Thurswell said that explanation sounds implausible.
"If he was in fear for his safety he could have called 911," he said. "He decided to open the door, go out on the porch and put a shotgun in her face...It's pretty hard for it to be an accident: your finger is on the trigger and the shotgun is in her face."
Thurswell said that he has confidence that police and prosecutors will thoroughly investigate the case and file "appropriate charges."
"We don't want a rush to judgment," he told Crimesider.
Thurswell said that McBride graduated from Southfield High School in 2012 and was working full-time at an auto plant and living at home with her mother at the time of her death. 

NEW Smif & Wessun "Born and Raised"

NEW EP Title Born and Raised EP  Drops Dec 3rd!

Lil' Kim - "Looks Like Money"

Lil Kim's latest track "Looks like Money" was set to be released July 2011 but will now be featured on her upcoming "Hardcore 2k13" Mixtape set to drop Black Friday November 29th The flashy throwback 90's video is filled with Bentleys, Macbachs, ATV's and Ice glore.  Cameos include Kimbella (Juelz Santana BM and Love and Hip-Hop Star) Lil Mama, her protege "Tiffany Fox" and Rich Homie Quan. I luv me some Lil Kim and honestly expected more from the Queen B. The album artwork is fly but I need more I need different. Come on Kim bring back "Quiet Storm, Junior Mafia Kim!

New Sephora in Brooklyn

Get Ready Fashion and Beauty Divas Sephora is coming to Downtown Brooklyn! Don't miss the Grand Opening of the Newest edition the luxury beauty brand on Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. Get there early for the free goodies, beauty consultations and more!

Ciara and Future Engaged!

Congrats to Ciara and her Future! This past weekend Atlanta based Rapper Future proposed to his R&B love Ciara with a 15 carat ring. Just a week after Kanye ask Kim Kardashian to take his hand, Hip-Hop has new nupitals. Ciara and Future are both from Atlanta GA and made their undeniable love for each other public in January. I, personally am excited about this new wave of love and marriage in the hip-hop community. #LoveandHappiness

Kevin Hart's "Let Me Explain" The SoundTrack




Mister Cee Resigns from Hot 97

Today is my last day on Hot 97,” he announed to Hot97 listeners. “In reality, I kind of knew this day would come.”
In a previous interview with Hot 97 Morning show, Mister Cee mentioned he was on limited time. “If ya’ll want to fire me or get rid of me, I understand that. No company should have to be subjected to the the of negative activity I’ve been bringing to this company the last couple years.  I’m getting help. I go to therapy and I’m dealing with it.”
Hot 97 VP of Programming Ebro Darden accepted Cee’s resignation, tweeting, “This goes against everything I believe in..I must support his wishes. #familyfirst.” However, rumors are floating that Cee was indeed fired, but allowed to complete his last show.
Hot 97 released the following official statement regarding Cee’s departure:
Due to some personal circumstances that have become public, after 20 years of service, Mr Cee has chosen to resign. We feel that this is in the best interest of both HOT 97 and Cee’s personal well-being. While we do not endorse the alleged activities, he is clearly facing a personal dilemma that is for him and only him to comment on. We are saddened by his departure; his contributions here at HOT 97 were great and we know him as a friend, a caring individual and significant hip hop advocate. We wish Mr Cee the best and will always consider him a family member of HOT 97. Moments ago, he officially signed off, on the air and will finish out his last show today on September 11, 2013, an already sad day for New York City.” – Alexandra Cameron, SVP/General Manager of HOT97

Nicki Minaj live at Alexander Wang After Party #FWNY

Arsenio Hall Returns to Late Night

The Posse 2.0. with hoots of "Woof!" from the "Dogpound 2.0. Arsenio Hall returned to latenight last night and I am personally really excited about it. I miss Arsenio it's been 20 years too long. Congrats Areseniooooooooooooo Hall! Happy to have you back.

Halls longtime friend, Chris Tucker, was the first guest to sit for an interview and Snoop Dogg joined them on the couch later in the show.

Source: The Daily News

Big L - Large On The Streets (Remix) feat. Prodigy 2013

Monica Gives Birth!

Is it me or does it seems like there's some sort of Baby Boom (no pun intended)going on. R&B Singer Monica has become the newest mom in entertainment when she gave birth for the third time last week to her daughter "Laiyah Shannon" with her NBA player husband Shannon Brown on Tuesday. Laiyah weighs 6lbs and has two big brothers Rocko and Romelo. Congrats! to Monica and her beautiful family.



New Release Neek The Exotic - 'Hustle Don't Stop'

Download "Hustle Don't Stop Now" on iTunes 
Queens MC and Producer "Neek The Exotic" first stepped on the scene in 1992 with a verse on Main Source’s classic joint “Fakin’ The Funk”.  His new joint “Hustle Don’t Stop” contains underground hits “Get The City Warm” featuring Bumpy Knuckles & Satchel Page with “Real Deal Hip-Hop”. The album features production by Confidence of Rashad/Purpose & Confidence, The Audible Doctor, Alterbeats, Tommy Tee, Ras Beats, The Arcitype, Big Malk, Weirdo. Neek the Exotic has also worked closely with Industry Heavy Hitter - Large Professor on ’Still On The Hustle" which marks their first true collaboration. The Queens natives first project together was for the White Men Can't Jump soundtrack, which launched them into the global spotlight. Since then, the two producer/MCs have been cementing their legacy in collaborations with the likes of Pete Rock, Busta Rhymes, The X-Ecutioners, and Mobb Deep. Still On The Hustle stands testament to the rich history of golden HipHop. Check out mu Interview with Neek Live Monday September 9th at 9pm Est on BTR 

A$AP Rocky Directing Music Videos?


A$AP Rocky was in good spirits when he strutted down the red carpet at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards with his Supermodel, Super Bad Lady Friend Ms. Chanel Iman. "Rocky" revealed that he was diving head first into directing music videos.
"I'm directing videos for various artists including B.o.B. but that's the only one I'm a tell you."
The upcoming A$AP Mob Album will be released this Fall. -DJ Nia Boom

Source: VibeS

MTV Video Music Awards Recap

Eddie Murphy - Redlight feat. Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg

R.I.P Aaliyah

12 years ago today we gained an angel in heaven.
RIP Aaliyah a.k.a Dana Haughton
January 16, 1979 - August 25th 2001 
You are greatly missed 

 -DJ Nia B

Live! from the MTV Video Music Awards

Catch me Live! at this year's MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Live Interviews and more! Tune In with your smart phone by dialing 323-443-7518 Let's Go

2013 AfroPunk Festival

The ninth installment of the free event will take place this weekend August 24 and 25 in Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. Last year’s festival brought over 40,000 people to the Fort Greene neighborhood for two days to check out an eclectic lineup of artists like TV on the Radio, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Gym Class Heroes, Reggie Watts, Toro y Moi, Das Racist and many more.  This year's line up includes ?uestlove, Danny Brown, Rye Rye, The London soul, Jean Grae and more. In addition to the music, there will be cuisine catered by Chef Roble and a VIP lounge sponsor by Absolut. Although its fre  VIP tickets can be purchased to bypass lines and hang with artists.

NorthWest is a Cutie!

Finally North makes her debut (via picture anyways) on The Kris Jenner Show this past week and she is adorable! Like any parents Kim and Kanye have been very protective of their little princess but I am glad they finally let us see her. I think she looks like Kim who do you think she looks like?

Essentials of Audio Engineering with Young Guru

Young Guru and his team will pick the 10 best-mixed songs out of the class and the winning students will be provided with a final mixed track courtesy of The Young Guru Mixing and Mastering Studios, along with a pair of AIAIAI headphones," the press release says. "One winner will also win a special prize pack from, including lifetime membership to the website, access to their full library of soundkits, and admission to Beat Camp NYC at SAE Institute November 1-3."
Requirements for students include a payment of $20 (Click here to save $10) , a solid internet connection, and their personal Digital Audio Workstation that has the basic tools for mixing songs such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Garage Band, or Fruity Loops," according to the press release. The class includes four parts, organizing a mix, determining levels, adding effects and recognizing perfect tonal balance. Participants must be registered for the Skillshare class by September 4. More about Young Guru's class can be found below via Skillshare.


Save 5 Pointz Queens

Living in New York is a dream for any artist. Whether you paint with canvas or on the landscape itself, art fills this city like no other place in the world. This past weekend I had the pleasure of finally seeing the Iconic "5 Pointz" up close and personal at the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Celebration and it was better than I ever imagined. I was in awe at the intricate artwork created by the thousands of imaginative graffiti artist who were able to create and express (without being arrested). This lost art and landmark cannot be destroy so I need your help. If you are passionate about art or the culture of Hip-Hop please support >>>>

Joell Ortiz - Outta Control (Kendrick Response)


Big Sean - Control ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica

So Apparently Hip-Hop was dying and Kendrick Lamar gave it much needed CPR. Everybody from Diddy to Missy are wetting their pants hailing Kendrick the savior and much needed prescription for Hip Hop. Claiming he was on a mission to murder Pusha T, Big Krit, Drake and Mac Miller (and more) Kendrick is declaring war or maybe he's creating an opportunity. In any case it made social media burst with commentaries eluding Kendrick's skills as creme de la creme and he is unstoppable, But, for some reason I'm not convinced are you?

-DJ Nia Boom

DJ Nia B Interviews WordSpit

This week we welcome Wordspit "The Illest" from East New York Brooklyn!  This Emcee Extraordinaire is relentless in his technique and pursuit to produce nothing but the real. He's performed on stages of all kind all over the world. Including America's Got Talent and Nationwide spots for Mcdonald's and Rocawear  He has been featured in top publications including The Source, DX Hip Hop, The New York Post and of course right here on NBR *Ijs. His passion is transparent and bold and he cannot be denied Tune in Monday August 12th at 9pm Est. to find out why Let's Go! Call: 323-443-7518 to listen by phone.

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