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The Present: Founder of TheWellVersed.com & Producer for Jay-Z Life+Times YouTube Channel. Contributor for Fightnews.com, The Root, JET Magazine, Fight! Magazine and more. The Past: Former Editor-in-Chief of HipHopDX.com, former Executive Editor of Music at BET.com and former Managing Editor of HipHopSite.com

Stephen Curry Topples LeBron James As NBA All Star Game’s Top Vote-Getter
January 23, 2015 – 5:25 pm | Comments Off
Stephen Curry Topples LeBron James As NBA All Star Game’s Top Vote-Getter

 
Just think, a couple of years ago, Stephen Curry was snubbed from the NBA All-Star team. Today? Well, today is a little different as Curry has not only been named an NBA All Star, but …

Anthony Mackie Gives His Take On Selma Oscar Snub: “People Are Tired Of Being Bombarded With Race”
January 22, 2015 – 6:17 pm | Comments Off
Anthony Mackie Gives His Take On <i> Selma</i> Oscar Snub: “People Are Tired Of Being Bombarded With Race”

Ever since the nominees for the 2015 Oscar Awards were announced, people have struggled with the idea that the Martin Luther King, Jr. film Selma was completely snubbed by the awards committee. Originally pegged as …

Check Out The Trailer For The Sundance Film Festival Bound Dope With A$AP Rocky
January 22, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
Check Out The Trailer For The Sundance Film Festival Bound <i>Dope</i> With A$AP Rocky

From The Wood and Talk To Me director Rick Famuyiwa comes this Sundance Festival-bound coming-of-age story about Inglewood, CA teens in the wrong place at the wrong time, titled Dope.
Starring Shameik Tony Revolori and Kiersey …

Jon Jones’ First Interview Since Failed Drug Test: “I’m Not A Cocaine Addict”
January 21, 2015 – 9:01 pm | 2 Comments
Jon Jones’ First Interview Since Failed Drug Test: “I’m Not A Cocaine Addict”

In his first interview since failing a drug test which detected benzoylecgonine, the primary metabolite of cocaine, in his system, Jon Jones addressed the situation and his usage of cocaine over the years. Jones, the …

A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead At 26
January 19, 2015 – 3:48 pm | 3 Comments
A$AP Mob Founder A$AP Yams Dead At 26

In a shocking bit of news that transpired over the weekend, A$AP Yams, founder of the A$AP Mob, reportedly passed away on Sunday.
Yams, born Steven Rodriguez, was 26 years old at the time of his …

Watch The Trailer To The Nicki Minaj “My Time (Again)” Documentary
January 10, 2015 – 9:15 am | 2 Comments
Watch The Trailer To The Nicki Minaj “My Time (Again)” Documentary

On January 18, MTV will premiere their new documentary on Nicki Minaj titled “My Time (Again).” The doc will take a look at Nicki’s build toward the release of The Pinkprint album and how she …

Jay Z Signs Boxer Andre Ward To Roc Nation Sports
January 10, 2015 – 9:12 am | No Comment
Jay Z Signs Boxer Andre Ward To Roc Nation Sports

In arguably the biggest news to come out of Roc Nation Sports’ boxing division since its inception, Jay Z has staged his biggest coup by signing the recognized #2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Andre …

Watch The Full Trailer For Marvel’s Upcoming Film Ant-Man
January 8, 2015 – 1:33 pm | Comments Off
Watch The Full Trailer For Marvel’s Upcoming Film <i>Ant-Man</i>

After a couple of short teasers, Marvel released the full trailer for Ant Man.
Set to hit theaters on July 15, the film will star Paul Rudd in the lead role and is yet another fragment …

Swizz Beatz Shuts Down Rumors Surrounding DMX Comeback Album
January 8, 2015 – 1:29 pm | Comments Off
Swizz Beatz Shuts Down Rumors Surrounding DMX Comeback Album

So that surprise DMX comeback album that appeared to come out of nowhere and is supposed to drop next week? Yeah, pure nonsense.
After word spread on the web that Dark Man X was making a …

Drake Rings In 2015 In Las Vegas
January 5, 2015 – 1:53 pm | Comments Off
Drake Rings In 2015 In Las Vegas

Drake hit Marquee in Las Vegas for a raucous NYE party. And it was ridiculous. I just happened to be there and can attest to the madness that was NYE in Las Vegas with Drizzy …

Jon Jones Beats Daniel Cormier At UFC 182; Says He Hopes He’s Crying Somewhere
January 5, 2015 – 1:53 pm | Comments Off
Jon Jones Beats Daniel Cormier At UFC 182; Says He Hopes He’s Crying Somewhere

Usually, beef before a fight is squashed once the two combatants throw down inside of the UFC’s Octagon. But when it came to the heated rivalry between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel …

Kendrick Lamar Talks Protests, Racism & His Single “I”
December 16, 2014 – 9:16 pm | One Comment
Kendrick Lamar Talks Protests, Racism & His Single “I”

In the wake of the turmoil that has swept the nation and resulted in protests across the country, Kendrick Lamar sat down with MTV at a recent Reebok event to explain the significance his single …

Undercover Police Officer Aims Gun At California Protesters
December 12, 2014 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Undercover Police Officer Aims Gun At California Protesters

An officer in plainclothes was photographed aiming his gun at protesters in Oakland, California. He alleges that he was protecting himself and his partner from a “mob” that had surrounded them on Wednesday, according to …

President Obama Says It’s Good To Hear Athletes Social Views
December 12, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment
President Obama Says It’s Good To Hear Athletes Social Views

President Barack Obama appeared on ESPN’s “The Herd” to tackle a number of subjects. But the one that was the most significant is his support of the many athletes that have utilized their platform to …

Beanie Sigel Shot In Front Of New Jersey Home
December 5, 2014 – 7:10 pm | One Comment
Beanie Sigel Shot In Front Of New Jersey Home

According to reports, Beanie Sigel was shot in front of his home in Pleasantville, New Jersey.
His attorney believes that Sigel was not the intended target. It appears that Sigel was returning home after dropping his …

NYPD Union President Says Cop Is ‘Eagle Scout’ & Blameless In Eric Garner’s Death
December 5, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment
NYPD Union President Says Cop Is ‘Eagle Scout’ & Blameless In Eric Garner’s Death

What’s it going to take for black lives to matter?
Two grand juries in two weeks, both in St. Louis and Staten Island, cleared Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo of any wrongdoing in the respective …

Check Out The Trailer To Spike Lee’s Horror Film Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus
December 4, 2014 – 5:15 pm | One Comment
Check Out The Trailer To Spike Lee’s Horror Film <i>Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus</i>

Spike Lee returns with his first true foray into the horror genre with his newest film Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus.
It’s difficult to decipher exactly what the film is about from the trailer but this …

Why We Should Have Expected The Grand Jury’s Decision In Ferguson
November 25, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment
Why We Should Have Expected The Grand Jury’s Decision In Ferguson

November 24, 2014 will forever live in infamy as the night that a grand jury decided that there was not enough evidence to bring Officer Darren Wilson to trial for the killing of 18-year-old Michael …

Two Men Ran From Atlanta To Ferguson In Memory Of Michael Brown
November 24, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
Two Men Ran From Atlanta To Ferguson In Memory Of Michael Brown

As we still wait for a grand jury to decide the fate of Officer Darren Wilson, Atlanta residents Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills took matters into their own hands to keep the death of Michael …

Floyd Mayweather’s Son: “(My Dad’s) A Coward”
November 20, 2014 – 1:42 pm | 2 Comments
Floyd Mayweather’s Son: “(My Dad’s) A Coward”

The domestic violence allegations that have kept a dark cloud above the luxurious career of Floyd Mayweather are not going away anytime soon. The incident against the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, still …

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