Indeed, many seek the prestige that accompanies unprecedented royalty. However, 34-year-old Beenie Man, who’s been lighting up stages for 28 consecutive years, has rightfully earned the title of “undisputed king of dance hall music.” Beenie (born Anthony Moses Davis) proudly interprets the genre as music that represents the authenticity and militancy of Jamaicans–beats, rhythms and lyrics that represent the culture of his people, and nothing else.
As a jack of all trades, Ben Baller is infamous in every sector of the entertainment industry; he’s been a DJ for the stars, been an executive at major music labels, been a world renowned sneaker collector, consulted for Nike, co-produced and acted in a film, and is currently on fire as the new jewelry man in town.
Similar to his Matrix counterpart, Ne-Yo believed all would happen in due time, and that he wouldn’t become “the chosen one” overnight. “I let everything happen when it was supposed to happen,” said the talented singer and songwriter.
On the set of her new music video “Ridin’” from her upcoming fourth album Liberation, Mýa gracefully sits in a salon-like chair while people continuously work on her hair and makeup. Instead of wanting the peace and quiet a woman usually wants when getting pampered and primped by others, she kindly accepts to be interrupted.
In the English language “Buck” means quite a few things. It refers to males of some animals (such as deer, rabbits and squirrel) or it’s used as a slang word for a human male or a sexually adventurous boy. But in the hip-hop world, Buck refers to only one thing: the Nashville, Tennessee hustler turned rapper Young Buck, who made it big after meeting 50 Cent and joining G-Unit. “I got the biggest break in my career meeting 50,” he recalls.
Surrounded by an entourage consisting of his publicist, manager, “hype” man, - video man, stylist and personal trainer, Daddy Yankee converses with his troops in a fast-talking Spanish that would make fluent speakers second guess their linguistic abilities...
While growing up, Mike Rumph used to spend all day outside playing football with his neighborhood friends. And don’t get him started on how serious his family was while watching games on TV. “My family made a big deal about football when I was younger,” the 6-ft cornerback for the St. Louis Rams said. “I remember seeing them as gladiators. After watching them on TV, I knew I wanted to play professional football, too.”