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In late December, the internet was shook when it was learned that Joe Budden, co-host of Complex’s Everyday Struggle would be leaving the show. A lot of the fans, including myself, criticized the move, to the point that many anticipated the show’s ending soon in 2018. But that sentiment soon changed – sort of – […]
“It’s 2017 and people are still defending R. Kelly” That’s because it’s 2017 and people are still wasting their energy on what this man is doing. Don’t get me wrong, he’s been accused of some bad shit and has had some questionable behavior but this latest incident proves we gotta let the shit go. Monday, […]
Apparently Jay-Z dropped his latest album, “4:44”, but I couldn’t tell from all the quotes and download links people posted. In all seriousness, it was a great moment for hip hop, from the rollout all the way to the differing opinions. As far as the latter goes, there are only 4 details I got from […]
2pac was arguably one of the greatest rappers and most interesting individual in the history of hip hop. Producer L.T. Hutton and director Benny Boom wanted to make sure you knew that in the film, All Eyez on Me. The movie, titled after the emcee’s famous double album, focuses on the life and times of […]
For years, the Best Female Rapper category at the BET Awards has always been dominated by Nicki Minaj, the same way Lebron James has dominated the NBA Eastern Conference; probably because, just like the East, there was not much competition to nominate. Outside of Nicki, female rappers have not really been that plentiful in hip hop […]
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Sometimes you might go to a hip hop show and the theme just might be singular. However, with the debut of The Beat Down, that dynamic may soon be changing. Austin, Texas artist Big Mic recently put on an event that not only featured some of the city’s polished spitters and beat makers. Big Mic […]
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Fall is right around the corner so the underground, low vibe rap records will be in full effect. This is where Austin, Texas rapper Profit Z and contributes to that feeling with his debut EP, “Way We Live”. The 7 track project can only be described as an underground opus that does nothing short of […]
Before Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, there was 50 Cent’s music career. A movement that was built on entertainment propelled by the disdain he had for his peers and slanderous statements he would spew. As he is getting older, beef is being forgiven but music is not so much popping anymore. Yet, you continue to hear […]
A few weeks ago, the hashtag #Oscarssowhite dropped in response to this year’s major nominees not having any a representation of color. Many felt that the world’s greatest super villain, the white male, was once again flexing his super power of dominating mediocrity over a more worth diverse set of candidates. But it did not […]
Two of the biggest factions in the world of black entertainment are Love and Hip Hop and anything that Tyler Perry makes. And by factions I mean two of the things that black people love to hate. Love and Hip Hop is a reality show centered around pseudo-important music industry people and their significant others/jumpoffs. Karlie […]
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