Childish Gambino Performs “Terrified” with Simba at the Grammys

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By: Othman Chebli Danny Glover’s third album, “Awaken, My Love!”, was nominated for 5 Grammys, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Childish won one Grammy for “Best Traditional R&B Performance”, but his live performance of the song “Terrified”, caught my attention. The live performance featured a brief appearance by JD McCrary, […]

Family Feud? The Carters Show Otherwise

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By: Othman Chebli Jay-Z has released another video for a single from his latest album, this one has quite the cast. In fact, the video to the song “Family Feud”, was directed by Ava DuVernay and features several heavy weight actors including: Michael B. Jordan, Thandie Newton, Trevante Rhodes, Brie Larson, Rashida Jones and more. There is bound to […]

Jay-Z Returns to Grammys, But Not to the Stage

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By Josh Weiner They may have awarded him 21 times over the years, but Jay-Z has never quite been on such golden terms with the Recording Academy. Way back in 1999, he refused to attend the Grammy Award ceremony– despite winning Best Rap Album in absentia that evening for Vol 2… Hard Knock Life— on […]

E= MC≠ Not Performing at New Year’s Eve Again

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By: Lauren Robinson A.K.A Nobody’s Millennium Happy New Years to everyone who comes in contact with this article! Mariah Carey started the tradition of performing live at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special, but as of recently she has been known to butcher the performance. In 2016, Carey was surrounded angelically by white feathers, […]

Veteran New York MCs Join Forces on Friday on Elm Street

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By Josh Weiner Jadakiss and Fabolous share a fair amount of overlap: their veteran status, their hometown of New York City, and a plethora of tracks (“Respect It,” “The Hope,” and “OJ” among them). Now, those ties have been strengthened as the two of them paired up for their first collaboration record: Friday on Elm […]

Not So Def: Russell Simmons Faces Serious Abuse Charges

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By Josh Weiner   Without Russell Simmons, there might not be mainstream hip-hop as we know it. That is how significant the birth of Run-DMC and the founding of Def Jam Recordings remain, three full decades later. During that period, Simmons has also maintained a consistent “good guy” image, advocating vegetarianism, encouraging rappers to tone […]