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Fights, Guns and Awards: A Recap of The 2017 BET Awards

The 2017 BET Awards wrapped up over the weekend, even though Meek Mill and Safaree’s fight, Lil Kim’s crew supposedly robbing someone and Chris Brown and Migos getting into it stole most of the headlines.

Jun 23, 2017

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

In a nod to the integral role African-American musicians play in the country’s rich musical legacy, we’ve decided to highlight our own “playlist” of articles, pieces that feature icons like Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur, along with forgotten – but no less important – voices...

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Jun 23, 2017

MySpace Founder’s Latest Company Uses A.I. To Hook Gamers And Get The Cash

Just like his pioneering business MySpace.com, Chris DeWolfe’s new business is one of the hottest, and fastest growing in the $40 billion gaming space.

Jun 23, 2017

What We Think About: Young Thug’s “Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls”

"EBBTG," which was produced by Drake, blends together rap, R&B, pop, and country that sounds heavily inspired by Lil Wayne, even down to the cover that depicts Thugger with a guitar, reminiscent of Wayne’s 2010 "Rebirth" cover.

Jun 22, 2017

Remembering Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, And How Society Treats Its Sports Heroes

The world today seems very different to that of Joe Louis’ heyday. Yet the appeal of boxing as a spectator sport remains strong and there are some noticeable parallels in the way in which we think about and portray our sports heroes.

Jun 21, 2017

Here’s Why Dubai Was The Perfect Backdrop For 2 Chainz’ New Video “Sleep When U Die”

Dubai had already cornered the market for luxury goods in the Middle East, but now the country is becoming a powerhouse on the world stage.

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Jun 21, 2017

Steakhouse In Japan Makes Eating A Technology Adventure

Sagaya, a Steakhouse in Ginza, Japan is quickly becoming known as one of the world's first restaurants to fuse technology into the dining experience...

Donald Trump’s Beef With China Means Nothing To The Higher Brothers, Or Hip-Hop

Donald Trump may be attempting to agitate a trade war with China, but there can be no restrictions on the cross-border flow of hip-hop culture...

#WCW Sachia Vickery: How Shootouts Helped Tennis Wiz Shoot To The Top

Sachia's mom witnessed shootings and random acts of violence on a regular basis, just to push her daughter forward...

What We Think About: 2 Chainz’ “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”

On this trapped out album, you hear 2 Chainz reflective on his previous Trap lifestyle as he thanks it for getting him to where he is now, yet acknowledges it’s downfalls.

Jun 20, 2017

Lonzo Ball Explains The Process Of Playing On The Next Level

Staying under the radar and working harder than most everyone else is the reason Lonzo Ball will be the #2 overall draft pick...

Jun 20, 2017

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Jun 20, 2017

Logic Showcases Knowledge Of Sneakers And His Fashion Inspirations

Logic shows off his knowledge of sneaker culture and revealed the rappers who inspire his fashion.

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Jun 19, 2017

This Hip-Hop Album Cover Cost A Former Student His Job At A Christian College

Another college in Indiana took action against an employee, over a hip-hop album cover and posted a Facebook page.

Jun 19, 2017

“Manspreading” – The Latest Hassle For Travelers Could Finally Be Banned

Is “manspreading” becoming a public epidemic for travelers?

Jun 19, 2017

Slim Thug Isn’t Feeling The #FloydMayweatherChallenge and Offers Up A Better Hashtag

Slim isn't feeling Floyd's challenge and called on people to stop wasting their money, by creating his own new challenge.

Jun 17, 2017

The Spotifive: New Hip-Hop Singles From DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty, Migos, Action Bronson (June 16-23)

Check out the reviews of the latest singles you need to listen to this week, from DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty, PND and more...

Game College: Professor Ken Explains Why You Should Choose Prosperity Over Popularity

Professor Ken’s reveals his rules for “prosperity over popularity"...

In Tupac’s Life, The Struggles and Triumphs of a Generation

Since his death in 1996, Tupac’s place in the pantheon of cultural icons has been firmly cemented. Scores of books and documentaries have detailed his life, career and tragic death, while musicians continue to pay tribute to his influence in their songs.

New U.S. Mexican Beer Mocks Donald Trump – And Flies Off The Shelves

This beer playing out Donald Trump was dreamt up by Cru Cru, Mexican partner Error de Diciembre and Epic Brewing of the United States shortly before Trump's victory...

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Jun 15, 2017

Everything You Need To Know Before Floyd Mayweather Beats Up Conor McGregor This August

Floyd Mayweather is going to square off against Conor McGregor this August in a fight that is supposed to rake in an estimated $180 million.

Jun 14, 2017

Spanish Golfer Jon Rahm Learned English Listening to This Classic Hip-Hop Song

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm did not learn English in a conventional way per se. He credits one of his biggest language influences as none other than Kendrick Lamar.

Jun 14, 2017

McDonald’s Is Using Snapchat To Find Employees – And Loving It

Snapchat is quickly becoming the social media app of choice for young people 16 to 24 years old. One major company that wants to take advantage of that demographic is fast food giant McDonald's.

Jun 14, 2017

#WCW October Gonzalez: The Real “Fox” On “Beat Shazam”

Jamie Foxx has been making the rounds to publicize his new show “Beat Shazam," but the real "fox" on the show is his sidekick, October Gonzalez.

Jun 13, 2017

Will Microsoft’s Xbox One X Be Worth The $499 Price Tag?

Xbox has unveiled their new consumer console titled "X-Box One X” as a rival system to Sony’s PlayStation’s PlayStation 4 Pro.

Jun 13, 2017

This Is Why Amber Rose’s Vagina Is Really Dangerous

If you were scrolling through your Instagram around midnight Saturday morning, chances are you came across a picture of Amber Rose’s vagina.

Jun 13, 2017

Golden State Warrior Fans Torture LeBron James With Meme after Meme

How does the Internet react to The Warriors’ win over LeBron James and The Cav’s? Memes of course…

Jun 12, 2017

Homeless to Billions: The Founder of Patron Gives Up The Keys To Success

One would assume that being homeless would turn someone rich into a greedy bastard. Instead, Patron's founder has committed to giving away his $3 billion fortune...

Jun 9, 2017

“Romeo and Juliet” Gets Real-Life Twist In Documentary “Romeo is Bleeding” Backed By Russell Simmons

A new documentary chronicles the efforts of educator Donte Clark and real-life drama, as he leads a cast of high school students in a remake of "Romeo and Juliet.

Jun 9, 2017

YFN Lucci Makes A Day “Unforgettable” For Valdosta High Wildcats

Rapper YFN Lucci maybe a new platinum artist thanks to his song "Key to the Streets," but he hasn't forgotten the keys that open the door to his success – his fans...

Jun 9, 2017

New Marijuana Infused Pizza Is A Hit

This new pizza could be the next big thing, with the best topping...weed

Jun 7, 2017

Apple’s First TV Show With will.i.am Shows What It Takes To Build An App

"Planet of the Apps" came from musician will.i.am, who with producer Ben Silverman had shopped the series to traditional TV players before approaching Apple.

Jun 6, 2017

These Stupid (and Offensive) Memes Cost Students Their Education At Harvard

This set of memes that aren't even funny have cost a group of Harvard students from the Class of 2021 dearly...

Jun 6, 2017

How Pop Culture Can (And Should) Change Legal Views On Swearing

Swearing in pop culture can diminish the taboo status of swear words, rendering them less offensive.

Jun 5, 2017

Jay Z’s Nephew Nahziah Carter Is Planning To Shoot His Way Out Of His Uncle’s Shadow

Nahziah Carter is becoming one of the most sought-after players – not just because of his famous family connection – but because of his extraordinary abilities on the court.

Jun 2, 2017

The Weeknd Shows His Knowledge of Art With New Line Designed By Futura

The Weeknd links with graff legend Futura for a new line of clothing...