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‘The Boondocks’ returns


The Boondocks returns for its third season on Cartoon Network on May 2nd.

‘Gone’ video


Check out the new video, “Gone,” by ATL-based newcomer Donnis.

T.I.’s clothing line

AKOO clothing is available at local retailers.

T.I.’s free. And his release from prison is just in time for the unveiling of the spring/summer 2010 line for AKOO, his clothing line. Continue reading ‘T.I.’s clothing line’

‘Sponsor’ video


Check out Teairra Mari’s new video for “Sponsor.” It features Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy.

Leader of the new school

Drake, hip-hop’s next big thing, at PSU. Photo by Leon Laing.

June 15.

That’s the new release date for Drake’s highly anticipated Thank Me Later album, Drake said at his April 9 concert at  Bryce Jordan Center in State College. His collaborator, Jay-Z, performed at BJC on Oct. 9, 2009. Initially, Thank Me Later was slated for release on February 14 but was pushed back to May 25. Continue reading ‘Leader of the new school’

Nobody beats the Wiz

Khalifa gets his jig on at Chameleon Club. Photo by Leon Laing.

The 1979 film, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, tells the story of a struggling pro basketball team. Pittsburgh-based rhyme spitter Wiz Khalifa didn’t rescue the city, but he definitely put them on the hip-hop map. Continue reading ‘Nobody beats the Wiz’

Badu charged for video

Photo of Erykah Badu by Leon Laing.

 This past Friday wasn’t so good for Erykah Badu.

On Good Friday, (April 5), the Dallas Police department charged Badu for disorderly conduct for her new video.  The po-po also fined her $500. Since 1997, Badu has been changing the game with her left-of-center music. If you haven’t seen her new video for her single “Window Seat,” you gotta check it out. Inspired by Matt and Kim, the singer continues to push the artistic envelope by disrobing in public. Continue reading ‘Badu charged for video’

Diggy Simmons


Diggy Simmons is one of the heirs to Rev Run’s throne. Check out his freestyle to Nas’ classic beat.

We’ll always love Big Poppa


Today marks the 13th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death. My parents are longtime friends with Voletta Wallace (Biggie’s mom), so I had the pleasure of meeting B.I.G., his family and friends. I was a child when I visited Biggie’s Brooklyn home, so I can’t remember much about the visits except that he used to wear glasses. Continue reading ‘We’ll always love Big Poppa’

Spiz’ike sneakers


Michael Jordan, Spike Lee and Nike released the Spiz’ike kicks this month. Check out the commercial.