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Cardi B Makes History As First Solo Woman to Win Best Rap Album at the Grammys

Cardi B took home the award for Best Rap Album tonight at the 2019 Grammy Awards and made history at the same damn time. READ MORE: Is It Disrespectful That Cardi B Won Her First Grammy Before Nicki Minaj? The award, which was presented to Cardi at the 61st Grammys, was for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, which is a huge accomplishment for a new artist. She accepted her award with her husband Offset by her side. SEE MORE: Cardi B & Offset Reunite, Lick Tongues on the Grammy Awards Red Carpe...
Tags: Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, Awards, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Grammys, Trending, Lauryn Hill, Cardi B, Cardi, Fugees, Bodak Yellow, Invasion of Privacy (Cardi B Album

Ex-Fugees member Pras fights US forfeiture complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapper and founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees is fighting the U.S. government over a multimillion-dollar forfeiture complaint. Prakazrel “Pras” Michel faces allegations in a civil forfeiture complaint that he participated in a scheme to try to influence a Justice Department investigation into corruption involving a Malaysian investment […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Justice Department, Fugees, Pras, Prakazrel Pras Michel

Soul Serenade: The Delfonics, “Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)

Do you remember when you first fell in love with Philly Soul? For me, it was in 1968 because that was the year when the Delfonics’ “La La Means I Love You” came pouring out of radio speakers everywhere to offer a balm in a very troubled time. There had certainly been great Philly Soul records before. Several of the Intruders hits come to mind but there was something so magical about the Delfonics sound that it transcended everything else. I remember seeing the Delfonics on television around that...
Tags: Music, Philadelphia, Mafia, Detroit, Bell, The Jackson 5, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, The Temptations, Hart, William Hart, The Delfonics, Missy Elliott, Stylistics, Thom Bell

Netflix Orders Animated Wyclef Jean Movie From Greg Silverman’s Stampede

Netflix has given the greenlight to a CG animated musical movie that will revolve around the life story of Fugees founding member Wyclef Jean. The project hails from Stampede, the production banner recently launched by former Warner Bros. Pictures executive Greg Silverman. Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”) is on board to write the script. The […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Wyclef Jean, Greg Silverman, Warner Bros Pictures, Fugees, Greg Silverman Justin

Pras Michel Wants His Blockchain-Powered Phone to Help Users Own Their Data

Pras Michel, the Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, wants smartphone users to start controlling--and monetizing--their own data. Michel, a founding member of the Fugees and now founder of the blockchain platform Blacture, is getting ready for his company to debut its first blockchain-enabled smartphone. The phone will let users eventually get paid for sharing data with marketers...
Tags: Advertising, Blockchain, Michel, Fugees, Pras Michel, Pras Michel the Grammy

Me and Wyclef: Peas in a pod on copyright

The battle-lines have been clearly drawn for several years now, but as the European Parliament vote on copyright reform in the EU looms tomorrow, both sides are bringing out the big guns. Speaking at a press conference today in the European Parliament, former Fugees founder and global music star, Wyclef Jean called on MEPs to reject Article 13 of the copyright directive to support artists and creators. “We will never forget the past, but we live in the present, so that we may see the future. Mus...
Tags: Startups, Eu, Wyclef Jean, European Parliament, Contributors, Wyclef, Fugees

Lauryn Hill Responds to Robert Glasper’s Stolen Music & Professionalism Accusations

Grammy Award winning musician Robert Glasper made headlines earlier this month following an appearance on Houston’s The Madd Hatta Morning Show. During the lengthy interview, Lauryn Hill came up as a subject, where Glasper opened up on bad experiences fellow colleagues and himself experienced working with Ms. Hill. In the sit-down, Robert Glasper also accused The Fugees member for stealing music to create her 1998 solo classic debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. “Respect, I respect. You c...
Tags: Quotes, Jazz, Drake, Houston, Robert, Lauryn Hill, Hill, Robert Glasper, Fugees, Glasper, Lauryn Hill Responds

Judge Jed Rakoff sentences rapper DMX to one year in federal prison for tax fraud

US District Court Judge Jed Rakoff has long been a vocal advocate against mass incarceration and other problems he seeing is the operation of the federal criminal justice system. But that view did not preclude him from thinking he needed to send a notable white-collar criminal to federal prison yesterday as reported in this local article (which provides a nice short review of the parties' sentencing arguments): Embattled rapper DMX was sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison for tax fraud — b...
Tags: Law, US, Manhattan, Irs, Joe, Murray, Lauryn Hill, Simmons, DMX, Earl Simmons, Fugees, Douglas A Berman, Jed Rakoff, Jeffrey Atkins, Rakoff, Stacey Richman

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $82,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a consultant who makes $82,000 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on wine.Occupation: ConsultantIndustry: Healthcare ITAge: 28Location: Chicago, ILSalary: $82,000-$87,000, Travel Bonus: $3,000-$9,000My Husband's Salary: $55,000, plus $...
Tags: Home Depot, Fashion, Music, Aldi, Walgreens, Chicago, Heineken, Starbucks, Tsa, Scorsese, Hulu, Skype, Joe, American Airlines, Jackie Brown, Ray Liotta

Amid #TakeAKnee, Pras Buys Super Bowl Ad Promoting Black Culture

At the end of a football season marked by controversy over player protests for racial equality, the rapper Pras is running a Super Bowl ad to promote black culture and his new digital platform for black culture, Blacture. Blacture will include content from artists and influencers and tell stories that are underreported in mass media, according a press release. The goal, it says, is to "promote black excellence and increase awareness and understanding of the tremendous influence the black artisti...
Tags: Advertising, McKinney, Antoine Fuqua, Fugees, Jeanine Poggi, Pras

Pras Producing Hip-Hop Cops TV Drama

Pras (of the Fugees fame) is developing a television series about the NYPD's "rap intelligence unit" that was started after Biggie and Tupac's murders. "The idea for this project was born out of my own experiences as an artist and hearing about the experiences that others had with the RUI," Pras told More »
Tags: Music, News, Biggie, Fugees, Pras, Pras Producing Hip Hop Cops TV Drama, RUI Pras

Marketer's Brief: Budweiser Brings on Another Agency

Pass the syrup and play the countryWe don't know if there's a trophy, but we do know Keith Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color" was named the most-played song on Waffle House jukeboxes over the past 12 months. Ed Sheeran snagged two of the top spots in the first-ever official Waffle House top 10 ranking. The announcement, made Nov. 22 on National Jukebox Day, includes plenty of recent hits. No word on why 1996's "Killing Me Softly" by Fugees is in the top 10 (perhaps cholesterol has something to do w...
Tags: Advertising, Ed Sheeran, Waffle House, Keith, Fugees, J Schultz, Budweiser Brings on Another Agency

Wyclef is making an 'insane' mixtape

The Fugees star is putting his own spin on songs by Kendrick Lamar, Future and Giggs.
Tags: News, Wyclef, Fugees, Kendrick Lamar Future

Book Notes - Ray Padgett "Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. For almost ten years Ray Padgett has been featuring cover songs on his blog Cover Me along with insightful commentary. In Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Song...
Tags: Music, New York, Georgia, David, Atlantic, Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger, Elvis Presley, Boy George, Houston, Whitney Houston, Leeds, Will Ferrell, Slayer, Elvis, Roy Hamilton

Hear A Previously Unreleased Track By The Fugees

Though rumors of a reunion from the Fugees are already dispelled by members, a previously unheard track from the long-disbanded hip-hop trio surfaced last night. Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex premiered the song on his radio show Saturday evening, after tweeting out he had a “new Fugees record.” The untitled song features verses from … More »
Tags: Music, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Fugees, Funkmaster Flex, Pras Michel

'I Have a Huge Idea:' Wyclef Jean Wants to Work With Brands

Wyclef Jean showed at Cannes he's about as friendly toward marketing as a musician can get. Besides serving on the Entertainment Lions for Music jury, he appeared on a panel about the business side of music alongside FCB Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle and executives of his label Heads Music and Shazam, which created an augmented-reality promotion around his new album.Cannes wants to be careful not to become "the Cannes Music Festival," Jean said in an interview, but organizers didn't...
Tags: Advertising, Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Cannes, Fcb, Jean, Fugees, Jack Neff, Susan Credle, Entertainment Lions

The Female Singers From The '90s We LOVE

Fair warning: You're about to enter a place of extreme '90s nostalgia. But we're not going to talk about Kurt Cobain or Friends or get wistful about the days of less digitally connected existence. Nope, this homage is dedicated to all the ladies who rocked that decade — and their way into our hearts (and eardrums) forever.We're talking Sarah McLachlan and Lauryn Hill. Kathleen Hanna and Gwen Stefani. Brandy, Monica, and Melissa Ethridge. And then there's all the ladies of the Lilith Fair stage....
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Vogue, Britney Spears, West Coast, Carrie Brownstein, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, Meredith, Kurt Cobain, Lauryn Hill, Sarah Mclachlan, Corin Tucker, Don, Joey

Sacs de Douche à Québec: Part 1

THIS CAN BE TAKEN SO MANY WAYS. I THINK IT WAS THE THEME OF OUR TRIP. I am not a real photographer; I think I should start by saying that. Yes, I take photos, and sometimes they even come out well, but when people ask me what I do, photography is usually somewhere near the bottom of the list. Yet somehow, I found myself up to my neck in snow in Quebec last winter as the official photographer on a snowboard video shoot. Well…let me classify “official”: I was the only photographer, and I was invi...
Tags: Sport, Features, Canada, West Coast, Montreal, Snowboarding, East Coast, Quebec, Eric Clapton, Random, Burlington, Josh, Montreal Canada, Killington, Justin, Casanova

Festival day-tripping around Montréal!

Whether you’re into yoga, jazz, classical or electronic music, hot-air ballooning or the country scene, Montréal’s surroundings are teeming with festivals to satisfy your cultural and spiritual cravings. Time to sharpen your pencils and start planning some day trips for a taste of Québec’s joie de vivre and creativity. Craving classical music? 40 years old already! The Festival de Lanaudière invites classical music lovers and world-renowned artists (Alain Lefèvre, Kent Nagano and more) to cel...
Tags: Travel, Music, Summer, Canada, Tremblant, Festivals, North America, Montreal, Wyclef Jean, Nightlife, Electronic, Concerts, John Hammond, Laval, Igloofest, Carillon Park

Lauryn Hill played a surprise Coachella set with DJ Snake (pics, videos)

The Fugees singer played a few hits before letting DJ Snake get back to the EDM. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Coachella, Music News, Migos, Lauryn Hill, Dj Snake, Fugees, Hip Hop News, BrooklynVegan Staff, Electronic Dance Music News

Lauryn Hill played a surprise Coachella set with DJ Snake (videos)

The Fugees singer played a few hits before letting DJ Snake get back to the EDM. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Coachella, Music News, Migos, Lauryn Hill, Dj Snake, Fugees, Hip Hop News, BrooklynVegan Staff, Electronic Dance Music News

Lauryn Hill played a surprise Coachella set with DJ Snake

The Fugees singer played a few hits before letting DJ Snake get back to the EDM. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Coachella, Music News, Migos, Lauryn Hill, Dj Snake, Fugees, Hip Hop News, BrooklynVegan Staff, Electronic Dance Music News

Hear Tagline Episode 3: Wyclef Jean Talks Creativity, Music and Politics

Wyclef Jean, the Fugees cofounder and former candidate for president of Haiti, joined Ad Age and iHeartMedia at SXSW for the latest episode of the "Tagline" podcast series, sponsored by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, this time focusing on music and marketing.With a lively streak of politics."You write 'Hips Don't Lie' and after you write this song you go, 'Okay, this one is perhaps the biggest air-played song of all times,'" Wyclef said. "Then you go, 'Well, is this how I want to leave the earth?' I ...
Tags: Advertising, Wyclef Jean, Haiti, Sxsw, Don, Wyclef, Fugees, Hips Don

Was Wyclef Jean Arrested? LAPD Handcuffs And Detains Star For 'Absolutely Nothing'

Musician Wyclef Jean was handcuffed in Los Angeles early Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department after he was mistaken for a suspected robber of a nearby gas station. Jean, 47, founder of the rap group The Fugees, said the LAPD targeted him for “absolutely nothing” in an 18-second video clip he posted to his Twitter account.   In the video, Jean can be seen standing between two police officers, a male, and female, with his arms behind his back.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, Jean, Fugees

John Legend's 1st concert was cooler than yours

In case you needed it, here's further proof that John Legend is cooler than you: His first concert was the Fugees, with opening act (and then up-and-comer) Jay-Z.
Tags: News, Stories, John Legend, Fugees

Spotify launch controversial Refugee playlist in show of solidarity against President Trump’s “muslim ban”

As swathes of citizens and companies come out against Trumps country-banning executive order Spotify are celebrating the some of the music world’s amazing refugees. One of President Trump’s first actions was to sign an executive order banning travel from 7 countries with high muslim populations to keep out “radical islamic terrorists”. The ban has caused chaos for many people returning home, to families, work, education and much more, igniting protests and efforts around the world to create ha...
Tags: Spotify, Music, US, President, Refugees, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Muslim, Ban, Executive Order, Islamic, Sri Lanka, Refugee, Zanzibar, Digital Music News, Playlist

New Video: Young Thug “Wyclef Jean”

The song “Wyclef Jean,” inspired by The Fugees member, was one of many standouts off Young Thug’s highly-praised JEFFERY project. Thugger Thugger decides to revist that record, by giving it an official music video. Directed by Pomp & Clout, everything that can possibly go wrong during a video shoot happens in the Atlanta rapper’s new visual. With a playful and comedic twist, despite all the missteps, Young Thug and everyone involved takes the chaos in stride. Watch below and get JEFFERY on i...
Tags: Videos, Atlanta, Jazz, Wyclef Jean, Young Thug, Jeffery, Fugees

How To Make White People Uncomfortable As An Act of Grace and Mercy

It is the unfair and uneasy burden of the minority; to explain the bad behavior of some members of our communities, to the majority and apologize for their actions. You see it when there’s a terrorist attack and Muslims have to condemn other Muslims or when there’s a police shooting and Black folks are forced to condemn Black on Black crime. When a member of a minority community fucks up, we all step up and say “Hey, that won’t us, but sorry about that shit anyway.” And then, the white people wh...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Corporate America, America, Blogging, History, Pop Culture, Slavery, Starbucks, White People, Lists, Bob, Donald Trump, Uncomfortable, NICK, Usc

ListenUp: Laura Mvula: Ready or Not

It's a bold move to cover The Delfonics' "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)"—especially when considering The Fugees did so years ago with huge success—but British singer Laura Mvula has created a version, "Ready or Not," that does it...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Listenup, Newmusic, Laura Mvula, Fugees, Lauramvula, Coverversions