Erica Mena might be following in her fiancee Bow Wow’s footsteps as she enters the battle world. Of course, Bow was a host of BET’s Ultimate Freestyle Friday. Now, Mena is set to star as the host of Ether Daily, a show that is at least partially (if not fully) going to focus on the battle […]

Although he’s currently in the midst of a legal palaver with Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne is still focusing on the music. The Young Money emcee took to Twitter earlier today (Feb. 5), to announce The Free Weezy Album. Although the news of a potential Lil Wayne project will excite some fans, Weezy’s diehard aficionados […]

  No matter how many examples need to be made of people, there’s always that one fan that needs a reminder of what not to do during a concert. We’ve seen Action Bronson slam a guy, Pitbull knock a guy out after being hit with a handful of cash, and who could forget this overzealous […]

As Bobbi Kristina continues to battle for her life, her family has gathered to say their goodbyes to the 21-year-old. Just four days after being found unconscious in her tub, doctors have informed members of the family that nothing more can be done. The very grim circumstances have made this entire ordeal an extremely painful one to […]


While rumors that Kanye West will hit the road for a North American tour at some point in 2015 have plenty of fans already saving up for tickets, some Yeezy devotees will get to see Ye live in concert next week for free as a part of a Roc Nation hosted NBA All-Star Weekend event in Manhattan. […]

­ (Editor’s Note: & partnered together to present this co-branded debut Digital Cover Story) Across the country, it’s the coldest November 18th in decades, but…

After being called out by 2Pac on the scathing diss track “Against All Odds”, Haitian Jack’s name grew to mythical status. After almost two decades of silence, Shakur’s former associate reappears to set the record straight. As a high-profile club promoter in the 1990’s, Jack rubbed shoulders with the who’s who in the entertainment business, including […]


Three years after the killing of Trayvon Martin, and subsequent killings of unarmed Black men sparked a national reaction movement in the form of #BlackLivesMatter, Dartmouth College is now set to offer a spring semester course dedicated to the politics of the hashtag. Dartmouth’s “10 Weeks, 10 Professors: #BlackLivesMatter” course will consider “race, structural inequality and violence in both a […]

We have much to remember and be thankful for during Black History Month, but there’s also much to mourn. Today would’ve been Trayvon Martin‘s 20th birthday. The 17-year-old Fla. teen was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012. The senseless deaths of unarmed Black men haven’t stopped: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice were all killed in 2014 […]

Larry Wilmore — seasoned black sitcom writer and host of the great The Nightly Show — will have his hands on another television show. And this one is developed by a familiar name. Issa Rae, best known as the creator of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, will be handing a series for HBO called Insecure. HBO announced it was […]

One would think gender transition is a personal process. It’s also good TV, and the Kardashians know this. In fact, the family is so sure that they’re going into a media blackout so they won’t risk spoiling what’s to come — specifically Bruce Jenner‘s transition — in the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In other […]

Bobby Shmurda and GS9 are facing a number of serious charges. The group’s first bit of good new in a while — albeit ephemeral — will have to wait. Shmurda’s bondsman Ira Judelson secured his $2 million bail last Friday, but the New York Times has reported that amount has just been withdrawn. Thus, he’ll remain […]