In 1999 New York rap duo Mobb Deep unleashed the dark and brooding, “Quiet Storm,” the first single from their fourth album, “Murda Muzik.”  Thanks to a rumbling bass line courtesy of the classic Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five  cut “White Lines,” Havoc crafted one of the most aggressive yet danceable tracks since the days of […]

The Godfather of Soul gets the big screen treatment with “Get On Up,” which follows James Brown from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most iconic figures in American music history. Must Watch: What Chadwick Boseman Found In James Brown’s Closet [EXCLUSIVE] Far from having an idyllic Cosby-esque existence, Brown’s childhood years were fraught […]

Bringing an eccentric and larger than life icon like James Brown to film can be a daunting task for even the most talented of actors, but Chadwick Boseman was more than ready for the challenge. Boseman, who lit up the screen in last year’s “42,”  shows he’s more than a one-trick pony with an electrifying performance […]

Chicago rapper Twista has clocked more than twenty years in the hip-hop industry and is still considered an underdog. While some artists would be discouraged by their underdog status, Twista uses it as motivation to keep spitting rapid-fire rhymes over catchy beats. The “Overnight Celebrity” rapper refuses to allow anything or anyone get in the […]

R&B singer Ashanti has been the fantasy girl for plenty of men since her debut in 2002. But what would happen if your dream girl woke up in a man’s body? The “Braveheart” bombshell said she’d be a ball player. We’re not talking about that type of ball either! Check the video and see how Ashanti […]

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. aka Common (or Common Sense if you’re an OG fan) has never been the type of MC you can place in a box. Certainly he is regarded as one of the best pure lyricists to bless a mic, but his subject matter has run the gamut from crime ridden streets to sex between the […]

It’s Thursday July 10th and actor/poet Saul Williams is still navigating that ever changing distance between rock and stardom. It’s about an hour before the veteran poet dons an orange jumpsuit and takes his place levitating above the stage in a cage in Kenny Leon’s Tupac inspired musical “Holler If You Hear Me.” His character John, […]

When 2013’s dystopian film “The Purge” was released, audiences weren’t exactly sure what to make of it. The concept of a decriminalized 12-hour period where all police, fire and hospital services are suspended and all crime–including murder–is legal under the premise that one night of unpunished lawlessness would allow America to flourish the rest of the […]

In the next installment of “My First Car” Compton MC YG reveals what he slid into once he had the money to get off of the bus. “It was a white BMW 745Li. White on white. I bought that with the ‘Toot It and Boot It’ money. I went straight to the [dealership],” he tells […]

Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane has incorporated veteran styles from different regions in his production process scoring over a dozen hit records and chart topping albums. So it only makes sense that he takes a similar approach to how he dresses himself. The L.A. based hit man behind YG’s “My Krazy Life” debut and countless radio hits for […]

Marsha Ambrosius‘ second solo album, “Friends & Lovers,” drops July 15 and she can’t contain her excitement about it. In this exclusive interview with the singer, she spoke about how “Friends & Lovers” is a continuation from her debut “experimental” album, “Late Nights and Early Mornings,” and gets real about her sexuality. She also spoke candidly about the […]

  On July 2, 2014 actor,  rapper and TV producer Nick Cannon takes his multi-tasking skills to the next level making his feature film directorial debut in the comedy “School Dance.” The flick features an all-star cast of Kevin Hart, Mike Epps , Katt Williams, George Lopez and Lil Duval just to name a few. […]