WATCH: Nicki Minaj behind the scenes footage for Marie Claire Magazine

Hip-Hop’s reigning Queen Nicki Minaj recently slammed dunked a photo shoot for Marie Claire Magazine. The petite beauty stroke various poses flaunting a blonde mane, but Nicki’s style game has definitely turned up a few notches over the past year as showcased in her new photo shoot with the maga in which the MC sported high end fashion and ditched her signature pink lipstick for a more subtle approach. In the interview spoke on her childhood, her come up in the industry as well as her time on American Idol. Young Money’s princess recently gave behind the scenes video access to her photo shoot with Marie Claire, peep the femcee in action..

BLAZIN JOINT: Crunchy Black, DJ Paul and Gangsta Boo from the original Three 6 Mafia reunites for ‘Da Mafia Six’

Now it’s about damn time that these Memphis legends put their differences aside and linked back up.. Word has it that Juicy J, Crunchy Black, DJ Paul and Gangsta Boo from the original Three 6 Mafia crew have all reunited again but this time under the moniker “Da Mafia 6ix” for a new untitled project. This is great news for us real Hip-Hop heads of a certain age who really knows the impact that these MC’s made on the game. They have all maintained their own successful solo careers over the years since they split ways years ago but they are now back to cook up some new heat rocks on the people.. Stay tuned. Get em Boo

BLAZIN MIXTAPE: Gangsta Boo heats up the Summer with her new mixtape “Its Game Involved”

There has recently been a reemergence of female rappers in Hip-Hop over the past couple years and we’re all for it.. Rap has pretty much been an all boys club for the past 10 years, so we welcome the ladies back into the forefront of Hip Hop so that we can have a more diverse and dynamic environment opposed to the one-trick-pony trend that seems to be lingering around Hip Hop lately with everyone pretty much rapping about the same things and the media praising the same artists over and over.. Which now brings me to Memphis, TN legend Gangsta Boo..

WATCH: Beyonce, Faith Evans and Tamia Essence Festival performances

The 19th Annual Essence Festival was in full swing these past few days and brought out some of R&B’s biggest and brightest singers and performers. Maxwell, Brandy, Blackstreet and many more all graced the Essence stage with amazing performances over the weekend and these three ladies surely kept that trend going as well with their stellar performances at the event. Faith Evans brought her “R&B Divas” crew out to the event and she performed a solo set that brought the crowd to it’s feet. Tamia also brought her angelic voice to the stage and performed a great set of old and new material. Queen B herself was the headliner of the event and the biggest act of the weekend, Beyonce did it how only she can do.

WATCH: Brandy opens up about her Essence Festival performance and career

B-Rocka was just recently in New Orleans over the weekend for the 19th annual Essence Festival, at the event that draws over 400,000 people Brandy took to the stage and brought the crowd to its feet as she performed a dynamic set of all of her older classic as well as her new material from her current project 2/11. After her performance Brandy took to the press room for a Q and A session and also spoke on her career as well as the current state of R&B.