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Vic Mensa’s Latest Performance Makes A Powerful Plea For World Peace (Video)

In between a show in Cleveland and heading onto Quebec as the sole opening act on JAY-Z’s 4:44 Tour, Vic Mensa stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan for an impassioned performance of "We Could be Free" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Toting a string quartet, pianist,... Read more

LL Cool J Recites The 1st Rhyme He Wrote. He Was Already A GOAT At 11 (Video)

2017 makes 33 years since LL Cool J released debut single "I Need A Beat." James Todd Smith was not old enough to drive a car when he signed his contract with Def Jam Records, where he would remain a superstar into the 2000s. The Queens, New York MC elevated... Read more

Nick Grant Makes His Network TV Debut & Brings Down the House (Video)

With a Martin Luther King, Jr., themed slideshow adorning the set's ceiling, Nick Grant made his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (January 16). It was the biggest look yet for the South Carolina MC, who just last week released his debut studio effort,... Read more

Stephen Colbert’s New Trailer Shows What To Expect From “Hidden Fences” (Video)

Amidst the excitement over Golden Globe wins from Viola Davis, Donald Glover, and Tracee Ellis Ross and projects like Atlanta, Fences, and Moonlight, some are sensing that Hollywood's long history of overlooking African-American storytelling in film and television may be nearing its end. However, there still remains a general sense... Read more

Maxwell Performs A New Song On TV For The First Time In 7 Years (Video)

From the beginning of his career, Maxwell has shown that live performance is a major component of who he is as an artist. Shortly after his debut, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he recorded an MTV Unplugged episode that still stands as one of the finest in the series. In fact,... Read more

Anderson .Paak Makes His TV Debut On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Video)

The same week Anderson .Paak confirmed signing to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, he appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Joined by his touring band The Free Nationals (with whom Paak will perform at this year's Roots Picnic), the MC/singer/producer/drummer broke out two goodies from last month's Malibu release.... Read more

Killer Mike Schools Stephen Colbert on Systemic Racism in America & How To End It (Video)

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Killer Mike (born Michael Render) dropped some knowledge on the state of race relations in this country, something he's been doing for years through his music but which has only recently become something that mainstream media have begun to acknowledge.... Read more

Hip-Hop’s Shining Moments of 2015: The Big, The Small, & The Revolutionary

Each and every year, there is no shortage of moments in time which crystallize the development of Hip-Hop's growth, and 2015 is no different. Over the course of the previous 12 months, the culture played larger-than-life roles in film, health, politics, television, and of course, music history. Here are just... Read more

Chance The Rapper Praises The Angels Around Him in a Spirited Performance (Audio)

Late yesterday (October 26), Chance The Rapper unveiled his latest single, "Angels." Always planned to premiere on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (posted below), the song hit digital waves sooner. Like the SURF album, Chance and company opted to release the Donnie Trumpet, Nate Fox, Lido, Peter Cottontale, and guest... Read more

One Of Raury’s First Televised Performances Proves He’s Ready For Primetime (Video)

Less than one month away from All We Need, Raury got a major look appearing on last night's (September 22) "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." The revamped late night program is winning with Heads, giving the musical mic to a plethora of top Hip-Hop acts. Taking chances on Columbia... Read more

Run the Jewels Perform on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ & Bring Along a Big Name Backup Band (Video)

Now in his second week of his new tenure as host of the "Late Show," Stephen Colbert has already amassed an impressive list of musical guests including Toby Keith and Kendrick Lamar. Last night, El-P and Killer Mike graced the stage as Run the Jewels, performing "Angel Duster" off their... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Gives the First Ever Performance on Colbert’s Late Show & Tears It Down With FUNK (Video)

As the new talk television season kicks into gear this week, morning, daytime, and evening shows are booking the elite guests in culture. As Stephen Colbert eases into the seat of "The Late Show," one of the higher profile moves in media, he called upon Kendrick Lamar to stop by.... Read more

Stephen Colbert Takes Over Local TV In Monroe, MI and Makes It the Eminem Show (Video)

Monroe, Michigan (pop.20,733). 25 miles south of Detroit, the small town's glory days during the war of 1812 make it an important American city for history buffs, and as the home of La-Z-Boy, it enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in the '70s. Today, it has become a city buzzing with... Read more

Kendrick Lamar World Premieres a New Song on The Colbert Report (Video)

As The Colbert Report winds down, Kendrick Lamar had the distinct honor of being the show's last musical guest ever. Following in the footsteps of artists like Paul McCartney, R.E.M., Jack White and Nas, Kendrick stepped up with a world premiere of a brand new untitled song. Not to be... Read more