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Mike Tyson Explains How He Used Hypnotism To Become The World’s Best Boxer

Mike Tyson is the latest guest on Snoop Dogg's GGN. Like Snoop, the celebrity has become a force in media with his Hotboxin With Mike Tyson Podcast platform. There, the 53-year-old former champion interviews other celebrities, athletes, and media personalities. It also is a celebration of Tyson's longtime affinity for... Read more

Dr. Dre Produces A Tribute Video That Shows Love To Kobe Bryant

This past weekend's NBA All-Star festivities paid major tribute to Kobe Bryant. Kobe, an 18-time all-star selection, passed away last month (January 26) along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, and seven others aboard a helicopter. Shortly after takeoff, the vessel crashed in Calabasas, California. For Sunday (February 16)... Read more

Floyd Mayweather Got Out Of A $750K Deal & Then Made $750 Million (Video)

Following a high-profile interview with Lil Wayne, champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is the latest guest on Drink Champs. As a guest on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's series, "Money Mayweather" opened up for over two hours on the show during Super Bowl weekend. Although he did not drink or smoke, he... Read more

J. Cole’s Short Film Is About Basketball & The Drive To Make Dreams Come True (Video)

While many Heads are waiting for The Fall Off to make its way, J. Cole, the face of Dreamville Records, is making his own dreams come true. The now-Grammy Award-winning MC/producer announced this morning (February 13) a multi-year partnership with Puma. Notably, Cole's Roc Nation family member JAY-Z is the President... Read more

Colin Kaepernick To Tell His Story In A Memoir & He’s Helping Others Tell Theirs

Colin Kaepernick is being silent no more. The former NFL quarterback and current civil rights activist announced today (February 13) that he will release an autobiography this year through his own publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing. Amazon's popular audio-book wing, Audible, will release the Spoken version of the as-yet-to-be-revealed title and... Read more

Joaquin Phoenix Is No Joke As He Calls Out Film Industry’s Lack Of Diversity (Video)

Actor Joaquin Phoenix delivered a moment of clarity at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (February 2) that encouraged the film industry to step up its efforts to become more diverse. I feel very honored and privileged to be here tonight, and the BAFTAs have always been very supportive... Read more

JAY-Z Has Gotten The NFL To Commit $100 Million To Criminal Justice Reform

Last August, JAY-Z and Roc Nation partnered with the National Football League. The result of the agreement gave Jay and his company input into the annual Super Bowl Halftime Show and other music events surrounding the league. Additionally, it gave Jay and Roc Nation a stake in "Inspire Change," a... Read more

JAY-Z & Yo Gotti Are Demanding Prison Reform. A New Video Shows Why

In recent years, JAY-Z has devoted lots of energy and resources to prison reform. Since late 2016, the Roc Nation founder has used his power, his influence, and his company to take on the bail bond industry by paying for the release of incarcerated fathers, condemn many of the criminal reform... Read more

J. Cole & Marshawn Lynch Discuss Drug Addiction, Capitalism & Paying Dues (Video)

Hosted by Blackout for Human Rights, the fifth annual MLK Now event took place at the Riverside Church in Harlem, New York, and was where Dr. King gave his historic "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in 1967. Hip-Hop superstar J. Cole returned after participating in the inaugural... Read more

Will Smith Discusses His Jealousy Of Jada’s Relationship With Tupac (Video)

This week, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's Bad Boys For Life hits theaters for a January 17 premiere. The longtime friends and fellow actors sat down with the Breakfast Club to discuss the new film, including the franchise's beginnings, personal growing pains, and their impact on Black culture. At one point... Read more

Dave Chappelle Explains Why He Defends The Rights Of All Standup Comedians (Video)

In a ceremony held last October, Dave Chappelle was formally presented with the Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Alongside family and friends, including Yasiin Bey, Common, Kenan Thompson, Jon Stewart, and Tiffany Haddish, Chappelle’s more than 30 years in comedy... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Explains How Being “Woke” Isn’t Enough To Confront The Issues (Video)

A few days before the conclusion of 2019, MC/producer Earl Sweatshirt scheduled a public talk at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California, with his mother, Cheryl Harris, a law professor at the University of California.  The talk was called “In/between us: a conversation on art, music, and life."... Read more

Hip-Hop Peers Are Helping Scarface Get What He Needs To Become A Politician

Today (December 4) is the final day allowed for fundraising in Brad Jordan's pursuit to become the District D Councilman in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Like all campaigning politicians, Jordan is letting his supporters know that he needs their help. However, donors from far beyond H-Town are helping the... Read more

Bun B Gets Trill About Aging Gracefully in Hip-Hop

Like Rock & Roll music before it, Hip-Hop began as a form of youth culture rebelling against the old machine. Grandmaster Melle Mel warning society not to push him any further, the shrilling screeches of Public Enemy's "Rebel Without A Pause," or the provocative nature of 2 Live Crew were... Read more

Sources Credit JAY-Z’s NFL Partnership With Getting Colin Kaepernick A Workout

On Tuesday (November 12), it was reported that Colin Kaepernick will be participating in a workout for NFL franchises. The news came almost three years since Kaep' took an NFL snap. Since then, he settled with the league on a formal grievance surrounding collusion between team owners against his playing.... Read more

Colin Kaepernick Is Working Out For NFL Teams This Weekend

Colin Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since the 2016 preseason. In the nearly three years since the then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a snap, he has presumably won millions from the NFL in a settlement following a 2017 grievance filed surrounding collusion among franchise owners. Through representatives,... Read more

Scarface’s Political Agenda Is Just Like His Music: Revolutionary (Video)

Scarface is the latest guest on The Connect Podcast. Hosted by fellow Houston, Texas native and longtime 'Face collaborator Slim Thug, as well as O.G. Chi, Rico, and DJ Young Samm, the H-Town cast interviewed Brad Jordan at length. The interview was filmed as the legendary MC-turned-politician advanced one step... Read more

Kevin Hart Breaks The Silence On His Life-Changing Car Accident & Road To Recovery

Over Labor Day weekend (September 1), comedian and actor Kevin Hart was involved in a car accident that very nearly cost him his life. The 40-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native's custom 1970 Plymouth Barracuda left the famous Mulholland Highway near Calabasas, California. It was reported that Hart was a passenger in... Read more

Doctor Dré Reveals He Has Lost Eyesight To His Ongoing Battle With Diabetes (Video)

Doctor Dré and Ed Lover are behind many fans' fondest memories of Hip-Hop on television. The former Yo! MTV Rap hosts added comedy, swagger, and lots of authenticity to the show between 1989 and 1995. Those TV talents extended to making music, 1993 film Who's The Man?, and radio. For... Read more

Dave Chappelle Accepts Comedy’s Highest Honor With Heartfelt Words For His Peers

On Sunday night (October 27), Dave Chappelle received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The prestigious award was given just miles from where the 46-year-old spent a big part of his youth. "That's why I love my art-form.... Read more

Shaq & Dame Lillard Foul Each Other With Diss Tracks Over Who’s The Better Rapper

Shaquille O'Neal and Damian Lillard never played in the NBA at the same time. Shaq hung up his size 23 sneakers in 2011 after finishing up with the Boston Celtics. A little over a year later, Dame laced up for the Portland Trailblazers for the very first time. Although the... Read more

Eddie Murphy Explains How His Next Standup Special Will Be Different Than His Past Work

More than two months ago, reports suggested that Eddie Murphy is in negotiations to return to standup comedy. The speculation came with a Netflix appearance on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld asked his peer about a possible comeback for his show on a platform that is paying... Read more

Futura 2000 Is A Graffiti Legend Who Continues To Leave His Mark On The Globe

Futura 2000 is a Hip-Hop trailblazer in more than one facet. Now in his sixties, the New York City graffiti writer, artist, and cultural conduit tells his story in the latest episode of  The Masters. This veteran creator has been in the game for half a century, and in that... Read more

Flavor Flav Speaks Candidly About His Addiction & Why It Was Time For Change

From Public Enemy to reality television, Flavor Flav has been a star within music and culture. While his legendary Hip-Hop group condemned drug addiction, Flav publicly battled substance abuse. Since the group's success in the early 1990s, Flav had several high-profile arrests, including several with drug charges. In one of... Read more

Common Launches A Progressive Charter School In Chicago’s South Side (Video)

Less than two weeks ago, Common released his 12th album, Let Love. Featuring production from Karriem Riggins as well as the late J Dilla, the LP also involves Swizz Beatz, A-Trak, and BJ The Chicago Kid, among others. The music campaign coincides with Common's latest book, Let Love Have The... Read more

Ice Cube Explains Why He Does NOT Want To Be On The Forbes List (Video)

Ice Cube once co-wrote, produced, and starred in the film All About The Benjamins. However, the 50-year-old mogul seemingly does not live his life under that tenant. From a chart-topping music career, to becoming a power-player in film, to launching a professional three-on-three basketball league, O'Shea Jackson is at the... Read more

JAY-Z Is Partnering With The NFL On Social Justice & Entertainment Initiatives

Since 2016, JAY-Z has been one of the highest-profile supporters of Colin Kaepernick in his battle against the NFL. In addition to wearing his jerseys in solidarity, Jay used his profile and art to mirror Kaep's demonstrations in support of justice for people of color. In February of this year,... Read more

T.I. Says Blacks Should Celebrate Veterans Day For Surviving The Drug War

T.I. is the latest guest on People's Party With Talib Kweli. In a nearly one-hour conversation that also involves co-host Jasmin Leigh, Tip discusses how his cult-lauded debut album, I'm Serious, lit a path to Rap superstardom. The three-time Grammy winner also explains the risks (and rewards) of putting his... Read more

Eddie Murphy Is Reportedly In Talks For His 1st Standup Special In 30 Years

This weekend, Netflix released the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. With the new batch of episodes, Eddie Murphy appeared as a guest. The two comedians who helped make NBC a destination network for comedy in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively, share memories of their trade... Read more

Sean Price’s Brooklyn Mural Is In Danger & Hip-Hop Ain’t Havin’ That

Next month will make it four years since Hip-Hop artist Sean Price passed away. The member of Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik, and Random Axe was in top creative form. Although accolades came to Price during the 1990s alongside Rockness Monsta, the Brownsville, Brooklyn native had catapulted himself to elite... Read more

Why Kanye West Will Be JAY-Z’s Billionaire Brother

Five weeks ago, Forbes determined that JAY-Z has become the first Hip-Hop artist to reach billionaire status. The Roc Nation figurehead with an elaborate and diverse investment portfolio spanning streaming platforms, champagne, ride-share services, and much more. The milestone accomplishment follows a longstanding race between Jay and collaborators Dr. Dre... Read more

Willie D & Scarface Could Both Become Houston City Councilmen

Last month, Brad Jordan (aka Scarface) announced his campaign to run for Houston City Council. With that step, the legendary lyricist and Geto Boys hit-maker revealed that he is putting his Rap name to bed, and beginning a trajectory that Jordan believes could go as far as the White House.... Read more

Talib Kweli & B-Real Discuss People Of Color Being Blocked Out Of Legal Cannabis

B-Real is the latest guest on People's Party With Talib Kweli. There, the member of Cypress Hill and Prophets Of Rage tells the co-founder of Black Star and Reflection Eternal about the origins of his groups. The Los Angeles, California native breaks down Cypress' distinction among the the handful of... Read more

LL Cool J Tells Mike Tyson About The Boxing Royalty In His Family (Video)

LL Cool J and Mike Tyson's relationship goes back nearly 35 years. Cool James name-checked Iron Mike on 1987's "I'm Bad" with the boxing-inspired bars: "I'm like Tyson, icin', I'm a soldier at war / I'm makin' sure you don't try to battle me no more / Got concrete rhymes,... Read more

Meek Mill’s Story Is Being Told In A Docuseries Produced By JAY-Z (Video)

Meek Mill is not only one of the biggest rappers of this decade; he has become a high-profile activist behind the ongoing efforts in criminal justice reform. Having been arrested at 19 years-old, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC has been on probation for more than 10 years. The terms of his... Read more

JAY-Z Provides Legal Assistance To A Family Terrorized By Phoenix Police

On May 29, an on-duty, in-uniform police officer was caught on video pointing his weapon, shouting profanity, and threatening a young Black family in Phoenix, Arizona. The footage quickly went viral, sparking much controversy and social outrage. Following the incident, 22-year-old Dravon Ames and 24-year-old Aisha Harper officially filed their... Read more

It’s Official: JAY-Z Is Hip-Hop’s 1st Billionaire

Twelve years ago, JAY-Z projected that he would "see about a billion" in a guest verse on Freeway's "Roc-A-Fella Billionaires." At the time, the head of Def Jam Records was speculating on the maturation of his real estate portfolio and other assets. In 2019, Forbes reports that the net worth... Read more

Billionaire Robert Smith Will Pay The Student Loans For An Entire College Class

At today's (May 19) graduation keynote address, 56-year-old billionaire Robert Frederick Smith made a monumental pledge to the 2019 Morehouse University grads in Atlanta, Georgia. The CEO of the San Francisco, California-based Vista Equity Partners told approximately 396 students at the historically Black, all-male college that he wanted to provide... Read more

Ladies First: Monie Love Discusses Being A Mother In Hip-Hop (Audio)

Happy Mothers Day. Approaching this holiday, the hosts of Father Hoods Podcast KGB, DJ EFN and Manny Digital decided that they would change up their regular programming, which focuses on interviewing men in the Hip-Hop industry about raising children. This time around, the cast put the ladies first. The Father... Read more

Dave Chappelle Will Receive Comedy’s Most Prestigious Award

Dave Chappelle has won multiple Grammy and Primetime Emmy Awards during his incredible career as a comedian, actor, and writer. This October, the 45-year-old Washington, D.C. native is slated to collect the most prestigious honor available to a comedian. He will do so just miles from Silver Spring, Maryland, where... Read more

The Cast Of In Living Color Reunites To Discuss Changing TV 25 Years Ago (Video)

Next month marks 25 years since In Living Color wrapped its fifth and final season. The FOX sketch comedy series started by Keenen Ivory Wayans introduced two handfuls of household names. The series, which debuted 29 years ago this month, also broke more boundaries in television than even its most... Read more

Geoffrey Owens Has Gone From Working At Trader Joe’s To Making Billions

Last August and September, actor Geoffrey Owens became part of the news cycle in an unexpected turn of events. The 58-year-old actor who famously portrayed "Elvin Tibideaux" on The Cosby Show throughout the late 1980s and early '90s was spotted by a customer at a Trader Joe's location in Clifton,... Read more

T.I. Helped Bail Out 23 Non-Violent Inmates To Spend Easter With Their Families

Over this past weekend, thanks to the help of T.I., an Atlanta church, and VH1's Love and Hip Hop personality Scrapp Deleon, 23 non-violent offenders were able to spend the Easter holiday with their respective families. Thanks to contributions raised by Tip and others, bail was made for these offenders, as... Read more

Lil Dicky Has Gone From Saving Money To Trying To Save Earth (Video)

Today (April 22) is Earth Day. The day of observing environmental awareness was instituted in 1970. It demands greater recognition as our planet continues to suffer from global warming, depletion of resources, deforestation, and many more blows to its health. Lil Dicky is a Rap artist who cares about what... Read more

This Derrick Rose Video Shows The Raw Emotion Players Feel When Being Traded

In sports, transactions happen every day. In an era of salary caps and free agency, few athletes can stay "franchise players." The business of team sports has changed that, and while some of the greats in past decades wore only uniform their whole career, many contemporary athletes will not even... Read more

A New Video Shows Why Dwyane Wade’s Legacy Is Bigger Than Basketball

Shortly before the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA Season, Dwyane Wade announced it would be his last. The 6'4" shooting guard from Marquette University began his professional career with the Miami Heat, and after brief sojourns to the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, insured he would end his career with... Read more

L.A. Gangs Have Called A Historic Truce To Honor Nipsey Hussle (Video)

Less than one week after the March 31 passing of Nipsey Hussle, many communities are still recovering from the sudden tragedy. In addition to mourning the slain artist, activist, and entrepeneur, many people are taking action too. Yesterday (April 5), a vigil and peace treaty was held by street leaders,... Read more

Russell Westbrook Fills The Stat Sheet With 60 In Dedication To Nipsey Hussle

Last night (April 2), Russell Westbrook mourned the death of his friend Nipsey Hussle the best way that he knows how, with a historic performance on the basketball court. The 30-year-old Point Guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder finished his team's defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers with a stat... Read more

T.I. Is Recognized By Georgia State Senate For His 2 Nonprofit Organizations

T.I. is officially completing his transformation from trapper to philanthropist. The Georgia State Senate is celebrating the Atlanta native born Clifford Harris' work in the community. The veteran rapper and executive appeared at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Friday (March 22). Tip was recognized for his nonprofit organizations... Read more

Killer Mike Speaks About The Importance Of Voting In Local Elections (Video)

Outside of his work as a veteran solo artist and one-half of Run The Jewels, Killer Mike is a well-known entrepreneur and social activist. In the latest episode from BET's Finding Justice, Mike uses his platform to discuss yet another important topic as one of Rap's more trusted social voices.... Read more