The day has finally come that Barack Obama is relieved of his duties as President of the United States. Tonight, the Head of State will address the nation for the last time with an emotional speech in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. In a message sent to the White House email list last week, Obama […]

The admiration rapper Jay-Z and President Barack Obama have for each other has been well documented; at various times over the years, both have often talked fondly of each other. PHOTOS: Barack Chills With Jay-Z & Beyonce At 40/40 Club!   The friendship between the two reached new heights yesterday, when Jay-Z hosted a fundraiser for Obama […]

Once again Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum continues to distance himself further and further away from the right to the extreme right. Santorum said on Sunday that President Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech pledging to keep Pope and politics separate “makes me want to throw up.” He spoke about the importance of political leaders respecting people […]


First Lady Michelle Obama hits the slopes for Presidents’ Day weekend with her two daughters Sasha and Malia in Aspen, Colorado. While President Obama stays in Washington, the ladies of the house are spending time at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners of the Aspen Skiing Company and operators of four ski mountain […]

Our President is officially ballin’. Last night Spike Lee hosted a political fundraiser at his Upper East Side New York home for President Obama. Among the guests were Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, retired NY Knicks guard Allan Houston and of course, President Obama himself. VIDEO: Golden Voice Obama! The Prez Sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay […]

Last night President Barak Obama annouced the withdrawal of more than 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer, bringing an end to the conflict launched in response to the 2011 terror attacks on the United States. (Via Huff Post) Five thousand troops will be pulled out immediately, with another 5,000 leaving at […]


One of the members of XXL’s Freshman Class, Big K.R.I.T. has just leaked ‘Dreamin,’ the first taste of his new album ‘Returnof4eva.’ The 24-year-old from Mississippi released his album, ‘K.R.I.T. Wuz Here,’ which has gained the new MC widespread praise and earned him a deal with Def Jam. He’s also appeared on mixtapes with Wiz […]


Tampa,Florida-based emcee Laws, who we profiled last month as a part of our Global Radar series, has just dropped the video for the ‘Hold You Down’ remix, which features fellow Global Radar-alumni Big K.R.I.T and up-and-coming emcee Emilio Rojas. Directed by Derek Pike, the video definitely fits the vibe of the song perfectly. The track […]


Two of the rap games newest rappers got together on this joint titled ‘Hometown Hero’. Actually it just seems like Yelawolf liked this joint & decided to throw a verse on it. The track was originally Big K.r.i.t.’s record & if you haven’t heard of Big K.r.i.t. he is Def Jam’s newest artist & Yelawolf […]


On “Something,” one of the standout tracks from his debut album K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Mississippi-born rapper Big K.R.I.T. spits, “I always had this  feeling it was something that God gave me as a gift/The power to make words fit.” Throughout K.R.I.T Wuz Here the Mississippi-bred MC displays that gift, doing his part to further shatter the idea […]