Here are a few of our favorite rappers who just couldn't stay away from the music and the fame

The Voice

Solange Knowles has become known for speaking her mind when dealing with matters concerning her family, but one bold Instagrammer must not have gotten the memo. Earlier this week as the Halloween festivities kicked off, Solange shared a photo of her 11-year-old son Julez dressed in a red adidas track suit, mid-rise adidas sneakers and a black fur Kangol […]

Najee Smith, son of rapper LL Cool J, was arrested after an altercation at a New York restaurant in the Meatpacking District.

We can’t say this isn’t well deserved! Actor-comedians Tracy Morgan and Kevin Hart, and rapper-actor LL Cool J will each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 ceremony. They will also be joined by other 2016 honorees Shirley Caesar, Adam Levine, Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino and Cyndi Lauper, among others. From Comedy Hype: […]

Cross Post Now

Everybody’s favorite celebrity lip sync competition, Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, is on its way to a second season come 2016. The cable network has order 20 new episodes of the LL Cool J-hosted hit series, which is executive produced by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Merchant, and John Krasinski. On the strength of episodes pitting John […]

Despite the often-truculent image portrayed in the media, hip-hop artists have been known to lend a hand when it comes to educating, helping and inspiring the world’s next generation. And one lane rappers frequent is the the realm of children’s books. Pharrell Williams is the latest to annex his name to the growing list with […]

Arts & Entertainment, Television

Earlier today, it was announced that the G.O.A.T., LL Cool J, was set to host this year’s Grammy Awards, airing on Sunday, February 8 on CBS. This will be LL’s fourth year hosting the Grammys. Artists slated to perform on this year’s broadcast include John Legend, Common, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Usher, and Pharrell Williams.  Common […]


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 […]


Darrell Steven Lighty was given the nickname “Baby Chris” as a young kid, which later became the hip-hop mogul known as Chris Lighty. Chris Lighty got his first break while working as an assistant for DJ Red Alert in the late 80’s. Lighty was then hired by Russell Simmons to work for his Rush Management […]

  Def Jam Recordings is on the cusp of its 30th anniversary, and to this day it still looms large as one of hip-hop’s most powerful labels. The label is hosting a 30th anniversary show with a long list of signees past and present set to perform, though there’s one glaring omission: LL Cool J.    […]