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Patti Labelle snatched out souls last night (Dec. 18), as she ignited the stage at WBLS' Christmas in the City concert in Newark, N.J.

The 2015-2016 NBA season will be Kobe Bryant‘s last. The five-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers announced the news in a poem on The Players’ Tribune, aptly called, “Dear Basketball.” The poem periodically shut down the internet, as viewers flooded the site to read the farewell. Kobe’s 20th season is capped with NBA milestone […]

Black Friday just delivered the illest gifts from two of the illest rappers of 2015. J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar hopped on each other’s samples for some tag team freestyles, both named “Black Friday.” Cole glided over Kendrick’s “Alright” beat, reminding us of his major boss move this year: “I sold out the Garden/ I […]

  At just the tender age of eight, Kenny Thomas began to lose a significant amount of weight, suffered from a persistent cough and would wake in the middle of night in a sweat. Following one doctor’s analysis, Lori, Kenny’s mother, insisted on taking him to the emergency room. Thanks to her maternal instincts, doctors […]

Forbes has finally released its annual “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list, and the top three earners are a bit more surprising than usual. It should come as no surprise that Diddy is in first place with $60 million, and Jay Z comes in second with a cool $56 million. But rounding out the top three is […]

“Anybody can tell you how to do it/ but they never did it…”– “Already Home,” The Blueprint 3 New York City is the best city in the world. I say this with the unabashed pride of a native New Yorker, as I’ve called this place home my entire life. Those who visit for the holidays, or […]

Labor Day around the nation usually calls for a final round of family BBQs, drinks on the beach and all-white fashion. But for New York City, it’s a day when West Indians of all islands come together to celebrate the culture. It’s a day for waving flags, Caribbean cuisine and sweet sweet soca. Whether you’re […]

Let’s face it, the summer really didn’t go Meek Mill‘s way. After Meekageddon ended in an undisputed  Drake win, it’s safe to say that Meek is trying to move past the beef gone wrong. The smartest move? Play your hometown, the City of Brotherly Love, with two superstar cameos. Meek took the Made In America […]

Beyonce takes no losses. The birthday grown woman shut down Benjamin Franklin Parkway to close out the first night of Jay Z‘s Made In America Festival in Philly. She teased fans in thigh-high red boots, as the crowd bounced and screamed to her every whim throughout her set. Philadelphia residents aren’t particularly fans of the […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, folks―football season is upon us. And while you’re setting up your ultimate fantasy rosters, the most powerful men on the football field are also charging up with superhuman workouts and practices, all set to a soundtrack that fuels them. We spoke with star running back Rashad Jennings of […]

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are going down tonight, and we’re keeping track of the night’s big winners right here. Will Miley Cyrus pull a Miley or keep it tame? Will Nicki Minaj shade Taylor Swift over their Twitter rift, or will they surprise everyone with a performance hand-in-hand? Most importantly, what will Kanye […]

In case you forgot, Cam Calloway is a grown-ass man. That’s the theme of the second season of the STARZ comedy hit, Survivor’s Remorse. The all-in-the-family baller series also has some of the best music featured in every episode. As you keep up with the Calloways each week, keep it locked here for the music […]