MUSIC NEWS// Millie Jackson Performs at B.B. King’s Blues Club in NYC, Rick Ross Talks Andre 3000 Directed Video & Drake Pursues High School DiplomaPublished by Blair Bedford on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 9:07 am.
1. Concert Review: Millie Jackson Rants on Robin Thicke and Contemporary R&B
Some artists lose their edge as they age. Gone are the days of Prince’s sexpot performances. By the 1980s, Donna Summer vowed to not sing her biggest hit “Love to Love You Baby” — something about those 23 orgasms didn’t feel very Christ-like. Even Coko from SWV refuses to perform sexually explicit songs like “Downtown.” Therefore, minutes before the raunch and soul diva hit the stage at the B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York City on Saturday night, the audience buzzed: “Will she ‘go there’ as she once did in her heyday?” [MORE]
2. Drake Pursues High School Diploma
As one of hip hop’s biggest stars of the past few years, Drake has a growing list of accolades to his name. But there’s still one distinction that has eluded the 25-year-old: His high school diploma. [MORE]
3. Andre 3000 Will Direct Rick Ross’ “Sixteen” Music Video
Andre “3000” Benjamin has become a renown rapper, actor and musician, producing influential artistic works for pop culture. Now, he’ll have a chance to shine once again as the music video director for Rick Ross’ “Sixteen.” The multi-talented artist is featured on the track, which is part of Ross’ new album, God Forgives I Don’t. Dr. Dre, Meek Mill, Drake and Usher also make appearances on the album but it is the collaboration with Benjamin that Ross showed the most excitement when talking with MTV. [MORE]