Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint was one of her most personal albums and it was filled with lyrics about her break-up from her longtime rumored boyfriend Safaree Samuels. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Minaj spoke about how the break-up fueled her album and life changes. “One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my […]

“I think I know you would be black revolutionaries all too well / Standing on a box on the corner talking about blowing the white boy away…” – Gil Scott-Heron, “Brother.” In 2014, cultural appropriation was all the rage. It manifested itself in the form of Taylor Swift crawling through a galley of voluptuous, black […]

LL Cool J has confirmed that Eminem is set to be a featured guest on his upcoming album, G.O.A.T. 2. The song is a “super hard” collaboration, according to LL, who also explained what Eminem sounds like on the cut. “Me and Em have a song,” LL told Rap-Up. “He just recently let me hear his verse and […]

Fans may know SZA as a member of the Top Dawg Ent. collective, but the TDE singer is also an established songwriter. SZA recently spoke about penning one of this year’s most touted collaborations, “Feeling Myself,” a Beyonce-assisted cut that appeared on Nicki Minaj’s album The Pinkprint. “Yeah, I wrote parts of that,” SZA said during […]

When Drake dissed Kanye West’s lyrics on Yeezus during a Rolling Stone interview this year, he also sent a shot at Fabolous. “There were some real questionable bars on there, like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.” According to Fab, Drake eventually apologized for this. “He apologized that I was even brought into […]

President Barack Obama is the man Americans say they admire most, while Hillary Clinton is the woman living anywhere in the world whom they admire…

Lil B and Frank Ocean are reportedly working together. Lil B posted a photograph of himself and Ocean sitting side-by-side on several social media networks. The caption? “Rare photo of Lil B and Frank Ocean in the studio together! New music coming soon. Collect this.” Beyond this potential collaboration, it’s safe to say that Lil B has had […]

It’s official! Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz welcomed their second son, Genesis Ali Dean, on December 27, 2014. Check out the Instagram announcement from the happy mother below.


  Increasingly a fashion icon as much as a musical one, Kanye West has been voted GQ’s Most Stylish Man of the Year, facing off against Idris Elba in the final bracket of a user-based poll for the site. Earlier this year, West was featured on the magazine’s cover for a feature article about his status in the fashion […]

Tyler, The Creator hosted a Christmas party that he wanted to share with the world. In the video, Tyler celebrates his snazzy swag, a “gold flute” player and a fireplace. Of course, he also boasts about a “baller-ass Christmas tree” and the presents under it. “And I bet you’ve never seen a dog on a […]

French Montana and Detail have crafted a reworking of Beyonce’s “7/11” single. The track, which reuses portions of Bey’s cut, blends ‘Yonce’s vocals with French Montana’s auto-tuned crooning. Fans of Montana’s rapping won’t find it on this cut. Instead, Montana sings along to what became one of Beyonce’s most celebrated tracks of the year. The […]

The critics panned “The Interview,” but that didn’t stop Christmas-goers across the country from packing theaters for the Christmas Day release.  Hundreds of theaters throughout…