November 21—Various online hosts report Kanye West being admitted in a Los Angeles Hospital earlier today.
According to the reports, the incident took place while West was lodging at personal trainer Harley Pasternak's household, with further allegations of the GOOD Music boss “acting erratically”. When paramedics and the local police arrived, reports indicate West was hesitant upon medical admission but eventually complied and was handcuffed to a gurney whilst being transported to the hospital.
While other online sources appear in disarray regarding the event, NBC recently reported that West is “under observation,” and that the admission intends to “protect his own health and safety.” While further information is still aRead more
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's dinner party and lifestyle show Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party is (inexplicably,) a success, and the show has reportedly been renewed for another season.
Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party premiered earlier this Fall, and while only three episodes of the show have aired so far, the show is apparently successful enough for VH1 to renew the series for another season.
The show features the Long Beach rapper teaming up with the East Hampton's most famous ex-convict to host a series of high-end dinner parties for celebrity guests. The first season has so far seen the unlikely duo host parties for Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and more. The show has been a surprise successRead more
Yesterday was the birthday of the late, great Phife Dawg and fans have honored the fallen hip hop legend by helping the latest and final A Tribe Called Quest album, We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, the number one album in America.
According to Billboard, We Got It Here... Thank You 4 Your Service sold approximately 135,000 copies in its first week, earning it the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 chart. This is ATCQ's first #1 album in twenty years, with their last #1 debut being 1996's critically acclaimed Beats, Rhymes, and Life.
The album was recorded before Phife Dawg's sudden and unexpected passing earlier this year. Earlier this week, a street sign in Phife Dawg's home neighboRead more
The historically themed hip hop musical "Hamilton" became the center of a political firestorm earlier this week when President-elect Donald Trump and his future VP Mike Pence claimed they were disrespected by the show's cast during a performance of the hit show.
Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who made the statement that so thoroughly offended the future President of the United States of America, appeared on CBS News this morning to defend himself. "There's nothing to apologize for," he said proudly. “The producers, the creators and the cast, we recognize that Hamilton is an inherently American story told by the definition of the American community. We are men and women of different colors creeds and orientations.”Read more
November 19--This day in Hip-hop celebrates twenty years of Foxy Brown's debut record Ill Na Na.
Upon being discovered by production team Trackmasters and appearing on multiple singles with Case, LL Cool J, and Jay-Z, a solo record from the Brooklyn rap diva proved both inevitable and highly-anticipated, thus, Def Jam released Foxy Brown's memorable debut, which sold well over 100,000 copies nationwide in its first week.
Synonymous for her impressive resume of collaborative performances, the album marked a myriad of guest appearances from artists like Blackstreet, Havoc, Method Man, Kid Capri, and Jay-Z, all of which only complimented Brown's braggadocio themes anchored upon fashion, flirtation, and mainstream media.
The album reapRead more
This day in Hip-hop caters two iconic artists celebrating their day of birth: Mike D and Phife Dawg—both respectively renowned in their well-characterized careers and for the significant impact they've punctuated in rap music altogether.
First of the two is Michael Diamond (Mike D for short) and is best known as one-thirds of the legendary rap group, the Beastie Boys, who along with Adam “MCA” Yauch and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, ushered in a new era for Golden Age Hip-hop.
Following their experimental rap radio-hit “Cooky Puss”, Diamond and the boys made their memorable debut with their groundbreaking record Licensed To Ill, which apart from its extensive list of awards, accolades,Read more