Nicki Minaj recently caught some heat for her “Lookin Ass N*gga” single cover, which features a photograph of Malcolm X, gun in hand and peering out a window. While the pop star has since apologized for the cover, we couldn’t help but think about the other album covers that caused a stir over the years. […]

This week, M.I.A. finally released her long-delayed Matangi album to mostly strong reviews.  The Sri Lankan powerhouse has been doing her usual pop star duties of promoting the record, and one of her stops was at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Backed by the show’s house band, The Roots, M.I.A. performed her hit “Come Walk With Me.” Compared […]

Miley Cyrus’ fifth solo album (or first, depending on who you are) officially hit stores yesterday. So for the past couple of weeks, the singer has been making all the necessary stops to try and sell Bangerz, from Saturday Night Live to The Today Show. Last night, she hit up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. […]

Over the last four years, we’ve seen many, many acts perform with The Roots on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. However, we’ve never seen a performance like this. Last night Robin Thicke was on Fallon, and he seemed like he was in good sprits (a number one single and album will do that). In fact, […]

Hip-hop and Bagpipes go together like…well, actually they don’t really go together at all.  In fact, just thinking about it, you realize how awkward the clash of two sounds really are.  PHOTOS: Celebrities Wearing Green For St. Patrick’s Day  Still, we like to have a lot of fun with you guys, and since it’s St. Patrick’s […]

We really don’t say this as often as we should around here, but thank God for the Internet. Because without the World Wide Web, we probably wouldn’t have seen this super dope eight-minute jam session between the legendary Roots crew and Bon Iver’s lead singer, Justin Vernon.  DETAILS: Meet Grammy Best New Artist Nominee: Bon Iver Apparently, the jam session happened […]

Even in the middle of rap beef with Drake, Common still has time to “Celebrate.”  VIDEO: Common “Celebrate”  The veteran rap spitter was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night performing his latest single off of his The Dreamer, The Believer album. DETAILS: Common And Serena Re-Kindle Over “Loving I Lost”  As confetti fell from […]

The Roots are a Grammy award winning hip-hop band that’s kept percussion and the elements of a solidified band in hip-hop for the past 20 years.  Today, The Roots drop their 13th studio album entitled Undun. Undun tells the stories of a fictional character that’s very theatrical and cinematic.  EXCLUSIVE: Black Thought On Michele Bachmann GlobalGrind […]

This morning Lil Wayne gave us a montage visual of “How To Love” and we must say, we’re quite impressed with sensitive Weezy.  From R&B classics to hit pop songs, artists from every genre have made heartfelt and thoughtful videos that capture the essence of love or teach you how to love.  NEW VIDEO: Lil […]


I need your help….this is serious business and a personal endeavor. Today (September 4) I turned 31 years of age….like many of you reading this blog I don’t know who my biological father is. First, I am grateful to God for my mother who was the vessel that brought me forth into this world. She […]