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Nicki & DrakeEarly last week, hip-hop star, Nicki Minaj, released the video for her song Moment 4 Life featuring Drake. As soon as I watched the video, I knew immediately that it would be a Nicki Minaj prom season for 2011. Nicki's looks show future prom goers a great way to be individual, chic, and a showstopper. Nicki came correct in this video, making sure to fully commit to the Cinderella/Fairy Godmother

 

 

Drake n RhiannaIt looks like Aubrey Drake Graham will be sharing the stage with Rihanna to perform “What’s My Name” for the 1st time at this year’s 2011 Grammy Awards. Drake has 4 nominations including one for Best New Artist and Best Rap Solo Performance for “Over”.The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air on February 13 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS.In other news Drake is nominated for 6 JUNO awards:album of the year, artist of the year, songwriter of the year, single of the year, rap recording of the year and the Juno fan choice award. Drake will host this year’s JUNO awards in Toronto on March 27 at the Air Canada Centre.

 

Pitbull

Rapper Pitbull has shown his disgust at Arizona's controversial new immigration law by cancelling an upcoming gig in the state. 
The Cuban American star, real name Armando Perez, has joined a host of celebrities who have protested the new bill, which requires police to determine if people are in the country illegally and calls for state residents to carry identification papers with them at all times. And Pitbull has chosen to show his solidarity to U.S. immigrants by scrapping his Phoenix show altogether. 
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "I am cancelling my concert in Phoenix on May 31... How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz (because) of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them?? ...It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4." 
Fellow hip-hop stars Cypress Hill have also pulled out of planned gigs in Arizona as a result of the immigration law. 

 

Chris Brown

So we know that Chris Brown and Justin Bieber have been working together over the last few months on a couple of tracks. Well today it was officially confirmed that one of those songs has made the final cut for Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never – The Remixes album. Chris will feature on the remix to ‘Up’. According to MTV,  Justin and “Chris Brown have been sending stuff back and forth to each other.” So expect a few more songs between the two in the future.The Never Say Never – The Remixes album is slated for release this Valentines day.

 

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THE BOOMBOX GUIDE TO 2011 SUPER BOWL ANTHEMS
When 'Black & Yellow,' Wiz Khalifa's ode to Pittsburgh, started making the rounds last year, it was quickly adopted by his city and became the official anthem for a Steelers team trying to battle for a championship. In the hip-hop world, it has also been the subject of too many remixes to count. Now, with the big game upon us, the Packers have their own marquee remix in Lil Wayne's 'Green & Yellow.' There are others, too. Here is our guide to the most notable 2011 Super Bowl anthems.
'Black & Yellow,' Wiz Khalifa
Love it or hate it, Wiz dropped the original 'Black & Yellow.' The beat, the rhyme scheme, the bombastic chorus -- it's all his, and Khalifa has created the blueprint for anyone with a microphone to make a current song for their favorite city, team or college.
'Green & Yellow,' Lil Wayne
"You know what is/ I'm a cheesehead/ Y'all n----s Cheez Whiz," raps the rejuvenated Wayne in his official support song for the Green Bay Packers. Ever the football fan, it's still surprising that Weezy has come out so hard for a Wisconsin team that he seemingly has no ties to. Of course, the Super Bowl anthem works well for him. Wayne has always been a specialist at namedropping athletes and coaches on mixtape-type tracks.