Posts Tagged ‘family’

2 Chainz, Jeezy Keep Friends Close, Money Closer in ‘BFF’ Video

Atlanta MC 2 Chainz  adheres to the old adage, keep your friends close, your enemies closer and your stacks of cash closest in the extravagant new video for a remix of “BFF,” featuring Jeezy. See 2 Chainz Debate Weed Legalization With Nancy Grace The video, directed by the Stupid Geniuses, revels in its own luxuriousness and takes its cues from 2 Chainz’s latest opulent, indelible hook, “Whole lot of money that my BFF / Keep a Glock. 40 in my Fendi belt / Getting so much cash I don’t need a wallet.” Fittingly, 2 Chainz and Jeezy spend the “BFF” clip sauntering among beautiful women and through a gold laced mansion where cash spills out of the cupboards and rains from the shower, while coins cover the tables and fill up the tub. The Zaytoven produced “BFF” originally appeared on 2 Chainz’s latest mixtape, Trap-A-Velli Tre , which arrived in August (the mixtape version did not feature Jeezy). The collection marked the rapper’s first solo release since 2014’s FreeBase  EP, but also followed January’s T.R.U. Jack City , a collaborative mixtape featuring artists from his new label, The Real University. While fans await 2 Chainz’s official follow-up to his 2013 album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time , the rapper has continued to diversify his revenue streams in characteristically unique ways, announcing a new line of ugly Christmas sweaters .

Sly and the Family Stone Co-Founder Cynthia Robinson Dead at 71

Cynthia Robinson, a founding member for  Sly and the Family Stone who played trumpet, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician’s Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news Tuesday. She was 69. The trumpeter was best known for her joyous melodies and inspired vocals and ad-libs on songs like “Dance to the Music” and “I Want to Take You Higher.” She commanded listeners to “get up and dance to the music” at the beginning of the former song and sang “hey, hey, hey” background vocals on the latter. Robinson’s career with Sly Stone began in 1966 when the bandleader put together a group called the Stoners. They fell apart quickly, though, and she became a fixture of the Family Stone – a group whose members were male and female and represented different races, a novel idea at the time – alongside her cousin Larry Graham. Hear Sly and the Family Stone ‘Dance to the Music’ in 1968 Although the ensemble’s A Whole New Thing was not a hit, its second LP Dance to the Music scored a hit in 1967 with the title cut, paving the way for a string of successful songs that included “Everyday People,” “Stand,” “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again),” “Family Affair” and many others

David Nail Talks Touring With Twins: The Ram Report

“It’s been an amazing year on so many fronts,” David Nail told Rolling Stone Country on last week’s CMA Awards red carpet. “I’m really looking forward to closing out 2015 out on the road and spending the rest of it figuring out how I’m going to change a diaper.” CMA Awards 2015 Prove Unpredictable: The Ram Report Make that, lots of diapers. Nail and his wife, Catherine are expecting twins next month — a boy and a girl. The country singer will spend the holidays at home with his family but now has to plan out the 2016 juggling act of fatherhood and the inevitable travels that come with promoting his upcoming album, Fighter . “For me, the biggest thing is going to be the guilt of leaving home,” he says. “You have a job to do but at the same time you feel like you’re kinda missing out on all these things.

Chester Bennington Leaves Stone Temple Pilots to Focus on Linkin Park

Two-and-a-half years after replacing Scott Weiland as the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots , Chester Bennington announced Monday that he was departing the band to focus on his other group, Linkin Park . Bennington and STP members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz issued simultaneous statements insisting the split was amicable. Scott Weiland Weighs in on His STP Replacement “The last few years have been an amazing experience,” Bennington said. “I got to create and perform with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up. With the amount of time STP deserves, in addition to being in Linkin Park, and with the needs of my family, one of them always seems to fall short. “Going into this, the four of us … Robert, Eric, Dean and myself knew what we were up against. We decided in due fairness to friends, fans and the legacy of STP that it needs more than time was allowing me,” the singer added

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