Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
The new DMX album Exodus was released posthumously
By Deon C. JeffersonIn April, hip hop legend and rapper DMX passed away due to a heart attack. Def Jam released his last album Exodus last week. Those words reminded fans of the power and importance of a classic DMX album. Hip Hop is known for being influenced by samples, and today’s artists are relying on it more than ever. Throughout his career, he has been seen in movies like hip hop classic Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, and Last Hour.thewestsidegazette.com
Rapper DMX found unresponsive at New York home
Embed from Getty ImagesRapper DMX reportedly collapsed at his home in White Plains, New York on April 2, around 11 p.m. 2 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, but acting credits in movies like “Romeo Must Die.” The New York rapper is also credited with many TV appearances where he played himself. Chance the Rapper tweeted out on Saturday saying “DMX prayed over me once and I could feel his anointing. I’m praying for his full recovery https://t.co/xVaid2NYqC — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 3, 2021Other celebrities such as Missy Elliott, T.I. The motorcycle group known as the “Ruff Ryders” appeared Sunday in front of the hospital DMX is currently at to pay tribute to the rapper.themiamihurricane.com
Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong
FILE - Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ. Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage. If there's one word that defines the lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, it's BIG. The over-the-top Tuscan wedding of Kim and Kanye, her third and his first, unfolded on May 24, 2014. Kanye has made it big in shoes, and Kim rolls out beauty and attire on a regular basis.
New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck wrote in her review that Garner, Does a lot with a little. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICSnoop Dogg vs. DMX: Its the battle of the canines in the latest Verzuz series. Rap icons Snoop Dogg and DMX will go toe-to-toe Wednesday on Instagram Live at 8 p.m. EDT. That changes with Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, which is downright daring in its approach if not content.