A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.


Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter John Legend plays well with others. In addition to his numerous solo hits, the Ohio native has been spreading his vocals across the hip-hop landscape for over a decade completing some great collaborations. RELATED:  Busta Rhymes Top 10 Guest Verses [VIDEO] | The Urban Daily With his fourth studio album “Love In […]

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James Todd Smith, known to the world as LL Cool J, is a hip-hop icon. His career has spanned three decades and produced over a dozen albums. The native of Hollis, Queens has been nominated for nine Grammys and won two and has numerous chart-topping songs to his credit. Hip-Hop has a short memory, so […]

Two and a half decades ago Capcom changed the lives of video game fans forever when they released the game Street Fighter in 1987.  The head-to-head fighter was a modest hit until the sequel, “Street Fighter II”, was released in 1991. Once denizens of the arcades got the hang of the button press and joystick […]

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Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg made quite a splash at this year’s Coachella Festival when they performed with a hologram of the late Tupac Shakur. Those close to the slain rapper, like his mother Afeni, were thrilled with the idea and even rappers like Common told TheUrbandaily that they’d use the technology to pay tribute […]


Despite the best efforts of the police department, the Klan and the KFC Double Down, Black people are determined to survive in the future. Well, at least Hollywood gives us a fighting chance. As The Hunger Games devours the competition at the box office, we look back at our favorite characters that battled the post-apocalyptic […]

As Hollywood continues its assault on our childhood by persecuting cherished kids games with big screen adaptations like Candyland, Monopoly and the Rihanna-starring action film Battleship, we’ve thought of five other sacred board games we’d hate to see on the big screen, and their worst synopses. Operation: A whole room of wannabe doctors trying unsuccessfully […]

Mary J. Blige just dropped her tenth album, My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1), at the end of 2011. Grooving to it got us the thinking of her many classics—so much so that bam, a top 10 list had to be whipped up. Where do we begin (or end)? Since the early ‘90s […]

Once upon a time it seemed that rap was filled with fictional characters, but the art of storytelling has since fallen to the wayside. However, our peeps at TheSmokingSection.net put together a pretty thorough list of the top fictional females in rap. Hip-Hop is full of misogyny and sex acts with the most random, nameless […]

TheUrbanDaily.com’s Bill Johnson has graciously gifted Hip-Hop’s 10 Greatest Christmas Songs and a running list of the 12 Jams of Christmas but our friends at Vibe had to pour some Bah Humbug on some hip-hop Christmas jams that should never have been unwrapped. “There have been a number of hip-hop acts that have tried to […]

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” says  the old saying. This is none truer than in a hip-hop, where you only get a few bars if you’re lucky to capture the attention of a fickle fan base. Most classic songs are set-up by a wonderfully quotable opening line and the […]