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.
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…
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…
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.
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 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.
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.
Apparently, Jada Pinkett Smith was the plug. ... Stop laughing. She’s serious.
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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.…
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.
OK, this one is pretty funny.
It’s interesting—and somewhat sad—that this decade’s only two meaningful rap beefs have involved attempts to sink the same floating dead body.