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Who Killed Tupac? Las Vegas Police Have Been Reviewing the Case Again But No Arrest is Imminent Who Killed Tupac? Las Vegas Police Have Been Reviewing the Case Again But No Arrest is Imminent

Nearly 22 years after he was gunned down in Las Vegas, the mystery of who killed rapper and actor Tupac Shakur still remains unsolved. A gangster’s admission in a new documentary may finally lead to some answers.

10 Questions We Really Wish Quincy Jones Had Answered 10 Questions We Really Wish Quincy Jones Had Answered

Quincy Jones’ recent viral interviews have proved that he’s thoroughly fuck-deprived. And also, to quote the homie Sai Grundy, “the antithesis of Sway”—because while Sway AIN’T GOT THE ANSWERS, Quincy Jones definitely does.

How Do You Listen to Hip-Hop? How Do You Listen to Hip-Hop?

On Feb. 2, 2018, Brooklyn, N.Y., wordsmith Skyzoo released an album called In Celebration of Us. I don’t know exactly how I decided to listen to it—I can’t call myself a Skyzoo fan—but since I did, it’s been in heavy rotation. Skyzoo, as any hip-hop head will tell you, is a noted lyricist in the ’90s tradition. He’s…

This Painting of the Obamas as Janet and Tupac From Poetic Justice Is the Blackest Thing I’ve Ever Seen This Week

When I was a kid, my dad used to make a Kool-Aid concoction he’d call “Kool-Aid wine.” It was reserved for special occasions—Thanksgivings, birthdays, Super Bowl parties, that time Cops was in Pittsburgh (and on our block!) and we invited people over to watch, etc.—and many of my favorite childhood memories are…

Why Black Thought Doesn’t Rank As High on Rap GOAT Lists as He Should Why Black Thought Doesn’t Rank As High on Rap GOAT Lists as He Should

Last week, Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought, frontman for the Roots, tried to break the rapper-nets with a 10-minute freestyle with Funkmaster Flex over the Mobb Deep “Burn” instrumental that even had people who think Kevin Gates is the best rapper of all time impressed.

Why Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Keep Snubbing LL Cool J? Why Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Keep Snubbing LL Cool J?

Perhaps there are bigger fish to fry. Racism is still alive; they just be concealing it, after all. Or more likely, I’m dazed by the fact that Alabama did the unthinkable, entirely thanks to black people, so I’m feeling greedy. Yo no sé.

I Threw My Back Out This Morning by ... Waking Up. I Think I’m Officially Old Now I Threw My Back Out This Morning by ... Waking Up. I Think I’m Officially Old Now

I realize that talking about the aches and pains of getting older is a pretty cliché thing to do. But since I try to be at least six or seven stereotypes a day—it really is empowering in an ironic way—I feel like being one age-appropriate cliché is OK.

Canada’s Ex-Poet Laureate Stole From Tupac and Maya Angelou in the Greatest Cultural Appropriation of All Time Canada’s Ex-Poet Laureate Stole From Tupac and Maya Angelou in the Greatest Cultural Appropriation of All Time

Move over, Taylor Swift. Kendall and Kylie, have as many seats as you need. There’s a new front-runner for The Root’s second-annual Wypipo Awards, and even though the nominations have not yet been formally submitted, I have a feeling that Pierre DesRuisseaux might be 2017’s runaway winner.

Jada Pinkett Smith: ‘I Was a Drug Dealer’ Jada Pinkett Smith: ‘I Was a Drug Dealer’

Apparently, Jada Pinkett Smith was the plug. ... Stop laughing. She’s serious.

Tupac Shakur’s ‘Breakup’ Letter to Madonna and Her Panties Removed From Auction Tupac Shakur’s ‘Breakup’ Letter to Madonna and Her Panties Removed From Auction

Remember earlier this month when a letter written by Tupac Shakur in prison to Madonna went up for auction? In the letter, the late rapper gave his reasons for breaking up with the singer, and somehow, the letter made it to an auction.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Still in Her Feelings About That Tupac Film During an Atlanta Radio Interview Jada Pinkett Smith’s Still in Her Feelings About That Tupac Film During an Atlanta Radio Interview

Jada Pinkett Smith’s outrage over the Tupac Shakur film All Eyez on Me has not subsided one bit. During an appearance Wednesday on The Ryan Cameron Morning Show With Wanda Smith on Atlanta radio’s V-103, while promoting her latest film, Girls Trip, with co-star Regina Hall and producer Will Packer, Pinkett Smith had a…

Tupac Photographer Hits Kendall and Kylie Jenner With Lawsuit Over T-Shirt Line Tupac Photographer Hits Kendall and Kylie Jenner With Lawsuit Over T-Shirt Line

Well, well, well. It looks as if Kendall and Kylie Jenner are going to have to actually put their money where their mouths are after attempting to sell their tasteless, “vintage” T-shirts that feature photos of hip-hop legends Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Prison Letter Reveals He Dumped Madonna Because She’s White Tupac Prison Letter Reveals He Dumped Madonna Because She’s White

A prison letter written by Tupac Shakur is up for auction and is likely to fetch over $100,000. But it’s the subject matter that’s gotten everyone’s attention. In the letter to Madonna, Tupac admitted that he ended their relationship because she’s white.

Kendall Jenner Issues Apology and Removes Shirts From Website Kendall Jenner Issues Apology and Removes Shirts From Website

Updated Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5:12 p.m. EDT: Kendall Jenner has issued an apology on Twitter. Hopefully it’s not too late and the families of Tupac and Biggie won’t sue.

10 Thoughts About "All Eyez On Me", Both A Day Late and a Dollar Short 10 Thoughts About "All Eyez On Me", Both A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I finally saw All Eyez On Me, the Tupac Shakur biopic that’s been years in the making after a bunch of fits and starts. It was pretty universally panned by critics, but I loves me a good bad Black movie so a bad review is like catnip to a thug. Also, I’m a big fan of Tupac so there’s almost no way that I wasn’t going…

All Eyez on Me Not So Much a Box-Office Flop All Eyez on Me Not So Much a Box-Office Flop

The new Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, released on what would have been the rapper’s 46th birthday, came in third place at the box office this weekend, behind Wonder Woman and Cars 3.

Jada Pinkett Smith Is Not Impressed With Tupac Biopic All Eyez on Me: ‘The Reimagining of My Relation to Pac Has Been Deeply Hurtful’ Jada Pinkett Smith Is Not Impressed With Tupac Biopic All Eyez on Me: ‘The Reimagining of My Relation to Pac Has Been Deeply Hurtful’

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is not taking too kindly to the new Tupac biopic, All Eyez on Me, which just opened in theaters Friday on what would have been the hip-hop legend’s 46th birthday.

Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy  Juice at 25: Director Ernest Dickerson Talks Tupac, Hip-Hop and the Film’s Enduring Legacy 

Twenty-five years ago, longtime cinematographer Ernest Dickerson made a deep impression with his directorial debut, Juice, a hip-hop-era film noir revolving around four teenage boys growing up in Harlem at a time when crack and violence were first emerging as devastating norms for urban youths. Juice, released Jan.…

2Pac Back! Snoop, T.I., Alicia Keys Pay
Respect at Late Rapper’s Rock Hall of Fame Induction 2Pac Back! Snoop, T.I., Alicia Keys Pay Respect at Late Rapper’s Rock Hall of Fame Induction

At last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fete, Snoop Dogg inducted late, great rap icon Tupac Shakur into the newest class, which included Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who was given the Award for Musical Excellence.

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