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Michel’le’s Biopic Shows Her Being Abused By Dr. Dre & Her Relationship With Suge Knight (Video)

Despite its commercial success and critical acclaim, N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton also drew criticism for some of the misogyny seen in the film, as well as that which was withheld. In particular, there was a renewed focus on Dr. Dre's past abuse of women. As a result, in August... Read more

Episodes Of Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Will Be Named After Gang Starr Songs

For a run lasting more than 14 years, Gang Starr cast a profound impact on Hip-Hop music. The duo of Guru and DJ Premier released six albums together, along with gold-certified compilation, Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr. The group participated in legendary tours, introduced a host of enduring... Read more

Queen Latifah Honors Hip-Hop’s Women Pioneers In An All-Star Showing Of U.N.I.T.Y. (Video)

Last night (July 11), Hip-Hop Honors returned to television, with a special dedication to the ladies. Queen Latifah was one of the honorees of the evening. The MC-turned-actor-turned-singer returned to her late 1980s and early 1990s catalog of hits from the burgeoning days of the Flavor Unit. One of the... Read more

Kwamé’s Story Is So Much More Than Polka Dots (Video)

Writer, producer and performer Kwamé is the subject of a recent episode of Unsung, the docuseries that explores the lives and careers of entertainers who have gone unheralded, over time. As is the case with most installments of the show, Kwamé's story is told from the beginning to the present,... Read more

“MTV Cribs” & “Unplugged” To Return In 2016

MTV is bringing back two of its legacy programs for 2016, closely associated with the network's programming of the 1990s and early 2000s. MTV Cribs launched in year 2000, and included more than 100 episodes. The series was a behind-the-scenes look at musicians and celebrity homes, toured by the owner.... Read more

Channing Tatum Lip Sync Battles With “Run The World (Girls) & Beyonce Appears…(Video)

Last night (Jan 7), Spike TV's show, Lip Sync Battle, hosted Channing and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The spouses went head to head in an epic showdown. Given that they both had the chops to star in the dance film, Step Up, each was able to execute both elaborate lip-synching and choreography.... Read more

This Film Shows The Amazing Story of The Release Of J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Video)

On November 17, 2014, J. Cole posted to social media that he was releasing an album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, in less than a month. He did so with no single, no video and no clear idea of how he was going to roll out the new project. Here's an... Read more

Narcos Supplies the Raw Power & Grit of the Purest Form of Hip-Hop (Video)

Since Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's seminal 1982 song, "The Message," Hip-Hop, in its purest form has been a window into worlds otherwise unseen. It was that raw and uncut reporting that catapulted acts like N.W.A. and Public Enemy, with their commentary on their respective worlds, as well as... Read more

Imagine The Fresh Prince With No Hilary or Carlton. It Almost Happened…

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the debut episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," an NBC-aired television show that not only helped launch the career of Will Smith but also cultivated a strong Hip-Hop presence in American living rooms throughout its six-year run. In recent years, a nostalgic... Read more

Did You Know The Carlton Dance Was Completely Improv? The Man Explains

In the last week, grumblings hit the media that Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment production company is in talks to re-boot "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air." While Smith's title character, who shared his real-life name helped define a 1990s cool, confidence, and charm, many of the shows laughs are credited to... Read more

Cam’ron Raps. He Acts. He Can Also Run A Human Resources Department (Video)

Frequently, major companies make the news for questionable practices regarding employee rights. Human Resource departments are put in place to enforce best ethical relations in making a work space, both internally and externally—with everybody's rights respected. Larry Wilmore's "The Nightly Show" opted to make light of recent reports of a... Read more

Following Near Fatal Accident, Tracy Morgan Will Return To Host SNL

It has been more than one year since actor/comedian Tracy Morgan was nearly killed on the New Jersey Turnpike. On June 7, 2014, a six-car accident left comedian James McNair dead, and Morgan (along with other passengers) severely injured. Morgan, who was in a coma for nearly two weeks, suffered... Read more

Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Ease Into “The Wiz” Remake

1970s remakes are all the rage these days. As Questlove partakes in an upcoming Roots remake starring Laurence Fishburne, NBC has revealed plans to remake The Wiz. Originally an adaptation in its own right (of The Wizard of Oz), the 1978 film was co-produced by Berry Gordy's Motown film division, and starred... Read more

Will Smith & Jay Z To Produce Mini-Series On Life & Murder Of Emmett Till

Today (July 25) is the birthday of Emmett Till. He would have been 74 years old. The Chicago, Illinois native was murdered on August 28, 1955 while visiting family in Money, Mississippi. Then just 14 years old, Emmett—who was Black—spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant. In the hours that followed, Till... Read more

This Extended Season 6 Trailer Is a Must Watch For Walking Dead Fans (Video)

Comic-Con 2015 is in full swing in San Diego and with it comes a host of epic announcements and trailers. Today brought an extended look at the next season of America's most watched TV series. Since its October 2010 debut, AMC's The Walking Dead has steadily grown into the most... Read more

The End of an Era? Homer and Marge Simpson Are Separating.

From money problems, to troubled children, FOX's "The Simpsons" have been built on dealing with the problems facing many modern families. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Santa's Little Helper, and Snowball have been making it work for more than 500 episodes (574, if you're counting at home). However, one of... Read more

In A 1-Minute Trailer, True Detective: Season 2 Gives Goosebumps (Video)

In the opening days of 2014, HBO's "True Detective" came, and rocked worlds with its circular storytelling, gripping suspense, and commanding performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson (who also produced). In just an eight episode format, this show was one that had many Heads talking. By design, Nic Pizzolatto's... Read more

Redman Reflects On MTV Cribs and What It Said About Who He Is

Whether you're a Def Squad Head or a lover of pranksters, Redman's episode of "MTV: Cribs" is that of legend. At a time when celebrities—especially rappers were showing gold-leaf wallpaper, infinity pools, personal chefs and garages that looked like Italian car dealerships, Reggie Noble was the antithesis. In year 2001,... Read more

Cookie Lyon Meets Cookie Monster. No One on Sesame Street is Safe (Video)

The season might be over for FOX's breakout hit, Empire, but that doesn't mean the show's matriarch, Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson), is taking a break. Instead, she's taking over a new show and a new street. In a hilarious SNL spoof, Queen Lyon invaded the world of... Read more

Snoop Dogg Developing New HBO Series With Makers Of Menace II Society & Boondocks

In the last 15 years, Snoop Dogg has launched two television series: the 2002-2003 MTV-spawned "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle" and the 2007-2008 two-season go for E!, "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood." Neither show made it past 18 episodes, respectively. However, the Long Beach, California Hip-Hop icon is not done. According to The... Read more

Watch a 21-Year Old Eddie Murphy Talk About His Experiences on SNL (Video)

Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th anniversary tonight (2/15) with an all-star special involving several of its alumni and guests from the last several decades. One of the most highly-anticipated moments will be the return of Eddie Murphy, who has not been on the SNL stage since he left... Read more

Bad Day For Super Heroes, Black Dynamite TV Series Cancelled After 2 Seasons

"Black Dynamite," the Adult Swim animated adaptive series following the action film ran for two seasons. Film director and writer Scott Saunders joined actor Michael Jai White for the cartoon, including vocal contributions from Kym Whitley ("The Boondocks") and Tommy Davidson ("In Living Color"). After some cult acclaim—especially by Blaxploitation... Read more

An Animated Action Bronson Guest Stars on Lucas Bros. Moving Co. (Video)

Action Bronson and Questlove made guest appearances last night on FXX's animated series Lucas Bros. Moving Co. The show is built around Kenny and Keith Lucas, twin brothers who are NYC-based stand up comedians. The pair run a moving company in the series. In the most recent episode, Bronson plays... Read more

Starz Unveils the Trailer for Season 2 of Power and It’s Looking Strong (Video)

Starz's original series Power took many by surprise when it premiered last year. The show, which is executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" and stars Omari Hardwick (Being Mary Jane), Naturi Naughton (Notorious), 50 and others, was a fresh new take on the proverbial crime boss who is trying to... Read more

What If The Wire Was Set In Gentrified Brooklyn? Kevin Hart Illustrates… (Video)

HBO's "The Wire" awakened a multitude of viewers to the grittiness of Baltimore, Maryland's underbelly. The hit show magnificently highlighted the total characterization of the drug trade, from corner-boys, to kingpins, henchman, to police officers, media, government, and transporters. David Simon's crime drama has been off the air for almost... Read more

Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson Reunite for Empire…Buckle Up (Full Episode Stream)

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson are back together again on screen in Fox's new series, Empire, and the show looks to be a wild ride. The duo, who worked together in Hustle & Flow and co-hosted several Soul Train Awards, play an estranged couple waging war over control of... Read more

Watch The Full Premiere Episode Of 50 Cent’s Starz Drama, “Power” (Video)

Lining up perfectly with Animal Ambition's June 6 release, 50 Cent's first executive produced premium cable show, "Power" will air next week. In a draw to attract out-of-market viewers to the Starz program, the premiere episode is available online, in full. Starz describes the show as follows: "James 'Ghost' St.... Read more

Lauryn Hill Performs an Inspired 11-Minute Reggae-Influenced Version of Ex-Factor (Video)

Over the years, Lauryn Hill has re-arranged her classics many times with varying results. Recently, she performed at New York's Bowery Ball Room and unleashed this version of Ex-Factor. It replaces the tender soul of the original with a muscular reggae-tinged groove. It's different but also very compelling. Check out... Read more

Kevin Hart & Sam Jackson – The Real Husbands of Hollywood (Video)

Kevin Hart and Sam Jackson provided one of the highlights of the BET Awards last night with their Real Husbands of Hollywood skit. Check out the hilarity that ensues when Sam Jackson takes over Kevin Hart's house and uses the force on him. Recommended: Peter Gunz confronts Affion Crocket (Video)... Read more

Behind The Music: Game (Video)

Vh1 premiered its Behind The Music: Game earlier in the week. The show covers Game's childhood, his entry into rap, the beef with 50 Cent, his split and reconciliation with Dr. Dre and more. Here's the full video. Previously: Game - The City ft Kendrick Lamar (Video)... Read more

DJ Brans – Worldwide ft M-Dot & Armageddon

Here's a hot new joint by DJ Brans featuring M-Dot & Armageddon.  It's got that BOOM BAP and lyrics to go.  Check out the video for Worldwide. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1WrSyMOX3o Click here to download.  ... Read more