Arts & Entertainment

Busta Rhymes has a unique way of saying “please.” The 36-year-old MC has a cigarette-stained baritone that gives weight to even the most polite requests. “Please, you can’t leave,” he told me in the midst of what would become a six-hour celebration/listening session for his newest project, Blessed. “It’s important that you hear it from […]

On Sunday June 1st The Urban Daily is blogging live from the V.I.P section at HOT 97s Summer Jam 2008! We’ll be giving you the play-by-play on who rocked and who flopped, who took the stage and who made history.

In the June 2008 issue of GIANT magazine Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-Lo Green reminds us that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. In a candid convo about their new project, The Odd Couple, the singer/MC pulled no punches. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom was dense with Making the Band loyalists Wednesday night (May 28) as giddy fans anxiously waited for Bad Boy’s reality rookies to kickoff their first collective tour.

I’m on a campaign to make Jay-Z mad. Why? Because he’s bored and somebody has to do it. Case in point, that WWE style nonsense he got involved in a few weeks ago. At first I just chuckled when he jumped into a little hyped-up battle with his boy Lebron James during the Cleveland Cavaliers/Wizards […]

Common seems to be a busy man lately. After continuing to hone his acting chops alongside Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman in Street Kings and Wanted, respectively, the Chi-town lyricist steps up his profile by appearing in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

28-year-old Virginia native Nate Parker landed the kind of role young actors dream about when he was tapped to star in Denzel Washington’s inspirational period drama The Great Debaters, which tells the true story of the first African-American debate team to win a national debate award.

The Urban Daily crew made its trek out to New York Comic Con a few weeks ago at the huge-as-hell Jacob Javitz Center. While GIANT was talking to all the stars, we hung out with the geeks, nerds and fanboys as they all crowded the place to get a glimpse of their favorite stars and […]

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Before I launch into my review of 2008’s first summer blockbuster Iron Man, I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve never seen the point of Iron Man. Growing up a confirmed comic-book geek, my Top 5 favorite heroes were, in order: Robin (the Tim Drake version), Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Superman. Compared to those outsized […]

This past Sunday (April 27), the cast and crew of the summer’s first comic-book blockbuster Iron Man gathered in New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel to discuss the film with press from all over the world.  (Funnily enough, the Iron Man junket unfolded while one of next year’s sure-to-be-blockbusters—The Taking of Pelham 123 with Denzel Washington […]