Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 9, 2013
The feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will probably be more memorable than whoever wins this season of “American Idol” — but is all their fighting real?
“It’s authentic,” FOX’s president of alternative programming Mike Darnell told the crowd at today’s 2013 TCA in Pasadena.
“The two of them were always angry,” added the show’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 7, 2011
This was probably a long time coming, and although I don’t watch the talent-based reality shows (especially not the ones dedicated to singing…So You Think You Can Dance might find its way onto my screen from time to time), it makes sense that the next one would involve the search for the next great rap/hip-hop artist.
Who’s leading the charge for this show intent on discovering untapped hip-hop talent? Snoop Dogg (pronounced Snoop Dee Oh Double Gee, for those not hip to the lingo). That’s right, in a recent interview with the The New York Post, Snoop revealed his plans to create, as the paper calls it, “rap’s answer to American Idol.” The paper’s source suggests that some networks have been biting, including E! and MTV. They add that Snoop’s currently looking to recruit some celebrity hip-hoppers to fill the panel, with names like Jay-Z and Wiz Khalifa being tossed about.
Snoop himself describes the show like this: “I’m looking for a deal from a network to find America’s hottest ‘hood artists.” There you have it, hood artists, you may get your chance to become famous the new-fashioned way.