File this in the “Why Wasn’t I There?” section. Two of comedy’s biggest names shared the stage early Tuesday morning in an impromptu performance at New York City’s Comedy Cellar. Throughout the week the two have performed separately at the Cellar, trying out new material; Rock because he’s preparing for an new standup special, and Chappelle because…well, who knows, just be thankful he’s still doing standup. After performing solo for about 45 minutes, Dave Chappelle was joined by Chris Rock who took the stage to tell the audience, “Aw, you lucky motherf*ckers.” Read More
Those in the know realize that Law & Order: SVU is the most superior brand of crime drama on television today. I mean they have Ice T playing a wise cracking cop — this Ice T — and all of the stories are ‘ripped from the headlines.’ Well, SVU made a bold move last night by airing an episode based on Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna. Read More
Asher Roth is one hungry MC. Don’t believe me? Then check out this video, directed by Rik Cordero. Asher shows off his lyrical prowess and his appetite in this one, sampling some NYC’s finest fast foods (most notably Shake Shack). His outfit looks eerily similar to the one in this video though.
J. Cole stopped by Harvard University today to drop some knowledge on a lecture hall full of Ivy Leaguers. In somewhat of an open forum lecture, entitled “The Next Move: A Conversation with J. Cole,” the Roc Nation artist discussed his influences, his family’s support of his rap career, and how he rocked his first show at the age of 14. This piece definitely gives us some insight on J. Cole, but it can really compare to the brilliance of Lil B’s NYU lecture. Hit the jump for the full video.
Pitbull isn’t particularly known for being lyrically complex, but he has recently been the center of attention for throwing jabs at Lindsay Lohan on his hit “Give Me Everything.” Now Pitbull, who is a proud Miami resident, is taking aim at Lil Wayne for dissing the Miami Heat with his new track, “Welcome 2 Dade County” on which he goes in over Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” Read More
Lil Wayne isn’t the only rapper that’s being thrust into the spotlight for causing a commotion at an NBA game. During a Wizards-Raptors game on Tuesday, commentator Matt Devlin said sarcastically, “Wale is inspiring” after the cameras cuaght the MMG rapper sitting court side. Devlin then added, “I‘m sure someone on Twitter could tell me if they’ve exactly ever heard of Wale. He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.” Moments later, Wale tweeted, “@MattDevlinRaps watch ur mouth” and was seen approaching the announcer’s table. Read More
Everyone expected Lil Wayne to catch some flack for outright dissing the star players of the Miami Heat, but no one was expecting Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell to air out Tunechi in his Miami New Times blog. Read More
Last week, Lil Wayne was allegedly ejected from a Miami Heat game while cheering for the Laker’s Kobe Byrant. The claim was made via Weezy’s Twitter account although a representative for the Heat denied these accusations, claiming that Wayne made the decision to leave the game on his own. Now, Wayne is making headlines for badmouthing the team during an All-Star Weekend event, even going as far as making personal attacks against Chris Bosh and other team members. Read More
J. Cole may have taken a brief hiatus from the public eye after the success of 2011’s The Sideline Story, but as of late he’s proved that he never really left. Already releasing a FreeEp this week, Cole followed up today, as promised, with the first single from his forthcoming album, Born Sinner. Read More
This probably won’t surprise anyone, but DMX was arrested this morning. After going nearly two whole years without a legal issue, the rapper legally known as Earl Simmons, was caught driving without a license in the early hours of the morning. This seems to be pattern for Mr. X who was last arrested for driving recklessly with, you guessed it, a suspended license. I seriously wonder if people were placing bets on this in Vegas. Read More
After delivering an appreciation letter to his fans via his blog, J. Cole dropped the new FreeEp, Truly Yours, today. Even though the release of Truly Yours was truly unexpected, there’s no way anyone could be mad at some new (let alone free) material from the Prince of the Roc. The whole release sounds like vintage J. Cole, so if you’re a fan you definitely won’t be disappointed with this short listen. Read More