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Watch Killer Mike “Rate The Bars” (Video)

Killer Mike calls 2 Chainz’s and his RTJ partner El-P’s bars “nasty” and weighs in on other rhymers word work.

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Tunde – “Fire In The Booth” (Part 1) [Video]

Okaaaay, respek on the name Tunde. Did he even take a first breath before around the 4-minute mark though? That’s Fire In The Booth (Hadouken! Perfect!)!

Tunde from Manchester with his first Fire In The Booth on The Charlie Sloth Rap Show from Apple Music’s Beats 1 Studio in London.
Charlie Sloth

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The Continuing Rise In Brazilian Butt Lifts & The Pressure To Be Curvy (Video)

Hmm. Did not know that Oprah brought this trend to light way back when it started. SUre wish the ladies did not feel like they need to risk their health and lives to get those bumps and humps we like. Please find those who love you just as you are ladies and rock with them. We cannot appreciate anything about that ‘new’ body if you are gone. Don’t give in to the pressure.

That said, I know it cannot be easy to live in a world where there is such social pressure to do what others (stars especially) already do to be more appealing. Watch this discussion on it whether you are thinking of doing something to your body or not, or know someone who might. Understanding is key.

In today’s social media society, Black women are faced with the pressure to be curvy. With the rise of the Kardashian Klan and the affordability of a Brazilian butt lift, the panel comes together to discuss the recent surge in plastic surgery amongst Black women. Can you go under the knife and still love yourself?
– The Grapevine

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Big Daddy Kane Speaks On Battling Biz Markie And Getting Guaranteed A Record Deal (Video)

DeNiro, Byrd, Big Daddy Kane. Number 3 on Rapaport’s dream list of interviewees. Not bad. Not bad at all.

It’s an honor and a privilege to have someone who Michael Rapaport discussed as a dream guest on Episode 1 of the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST. None other than one of the greatest MC/Rapper’s of all time Big Daddy Kane. Dark Gable & The Dingo are here to discuss: Michael seeing him perform in 1986, When Antonio Hardy became Big Daddy Kane, How he got his name, How he became a MC, Writing Battle Rhymes, Sarah J Hill High School, Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Get Fresh Crew, Roxanne Shante, “I’ll Take You There,” Having a song on the radio but still being broke, Downstairs Records, “Raw,” His closest friends from the street, Michael’s Big 3 MC’s, The Reality of The Rakim Battle, Being tight with Eric B, How he separated himself from Rakim & KRS-One, Backup Dancers, The Wildest Club Fights he’s ever seen, Becoming a Star, Going to Europe for the first time, Dapper Dan, Meeting Jay-Z, Who his influences were coming up, What music he listens to today, Top 5 Groups, The State of Hip Hop Today, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Bobby Womack, James Brown & a whole lotta mo’! This episode is not to be missed!
Michael Rapaport

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One Last Look Before Jeffrey Wright’s HBO Prison Drama “O.G.” Debuts (Trailer)

Latest teaser before the February 23rd premiere of “O.G.”

PREVIOUS: JEFFREY WRIGHT STARS IN HBO’S NEW PRISON DRAMA (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

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Hasan Minhaj On ‘Drug Pricing’ (Video)

Hard work keeping the funny in this half-hour monologue on a very serious matter: Price gouging by Big Pharma at the expense of more than half the U.S. citizenry. But Hasan did it.

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects one of America’s most pressing issues: the rising cost of prescription drugs. Hasan breaks down how America’s complicated healthcare industry has lead to these price hikes over the past few decades, and looks specifically at how increases in insulin prices have impacted the millions of Americans that need it to survive.
– Patriot Act

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Afro B | Funk Flex Freestyle Hosted By Rich The Kid | #Freestyle121 (Video)

Calling out the clout chasing ‘Glory Hunters’ to a chant vibing 50’s “Window Shopper”… flavor! Funk Flex gave up the host chair (sorta) to let Rich The Kid bring us Afro B on this freestyle ep. Word.

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Don’t Undervalue, Or Overvalue, Social Media’s Impact On The Music Industry Today (Video)

Older heads in the grind are still probably trying to ‘get’ social media, but like Too Short says here… They MUST at least be glad that it wasn’t around when they were young and wild. Hahaa!

In ep. 108 of RTTS, Dreezy, Tokyo Jetz, London Jae, Domani, 30 Roc, D Dot & more discuss how being active on social media is important for your career.
– BETNetworks

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Michael Jai White Speaks On Being Addicted To The Streets And Having Violent Thoughts (Video)

Wow. Never really thought of Michael Jai White coming from the streets like that. Sure he has an edge that comes through in his acting, but according to what he is telling Vlad it is coming from a real gangsta-influenced background. He just went the other way in his life.

In this clip, Michael Jai White detailed his tough upbringing and the time he spent in the streets. Michael said that he loved fighting growing up and was addicted to the street life. He revealed that he’d been in 12 shootouts over the course of his life and explained how he ended up taking guns from adversaries after beating them up.
– DJ Vlad

And dude loved to fight. So much so he would rather be in a gang fight than hook up with the finest Honey in town! His words. Watch the clip.

(At least he gets to do both as ‘Black Dynamite.’ Ha!)

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Saudi Arabia Banning ‘Patriot Act’ & Chinese Censorship (Video)

Aw, look at that. Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” is growing up before our eyes… It got major enough to make Saudia Arabia ban the show.

On the first new episode of Patriot Act in 2019, Hasan addresses the government of Saudi Arabia’s legal demand to take down an episode of the show in that country and turns his focus to another country with restrictive censorship laws: China. But by using the Internet, Chinese activists are making their voices heard and a determined #MeToo movement may be creating lasting change.

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“Black, White, & Blue” Film Interview (Video)

The truth is… when you get stopped by the police, what you’ve got to realize – not to be disrespectful to anybody – but you’ve got to take into consideration that that’s an idiot stopping you.

And recognize that that ‘idiot’ has a gun. Raw talk from Scoon about his life and about the documentary right from the start. Scoon hit ’em with the way they flipped the American flag’s colors for the title right away.

Curtis Scoon And Asia Norris Talks ‘Black White & Blue’ Film, Jam Master Jay + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Kamala Harris Speaks On Her 2020 Presidential Run And Where She Stands On Legalizing Marijuana & Criminal Justice Reform (Video)

“But I don’t know anything about any of the candidates…”

See, that there. That statement, or anything like it, is what I will NOT hear from y’all over the course of Campaign 2020… at least not when it comes to Democrats and maybe even some third party candidates for U.S. President. We already heard from Cory Booker on here a couple of months ago. Now we get to see what Kamala Harris is talking about.

Politician Kamala Harris stops by to explain why she decided to run for presidential office in 2020. The U.S. Attorney also touched on where she stands on marijuana legalization and the “nasty game” she’ll have to play going up against President Donald Trump in 2020.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Kevin Hart & Floyd Mayweather Jr. Throw A Few Jabs At Each Other While They Chill In The Ice Tubs (Video)

Like him, hate to like him, or just plain ol’ hate him, Money Mayweather is an undisputed boxing champ and a legend in his own time. Kev has had stars sitting in the tub opposite his, but Floyd is on a whole other [fight] card. And he will let you know that.

Floyd Mayweather sinks into the ice tub and talks to Kevin Hart about his journey to becoming a boxing champ, the possibility of joining the UFC and his true feelings about former opponent, Conor McGregor.
– LOL Network

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Tezlyn Figaro On Repping The Independent Party On Fox News, Her Connections In Politics And To The Streets (Video)

So… this sista worked on Bernie Sanders’ campaign then went to work for Fox News??? Leaning in for this interview. And listening with an especially critical ear.

Tezlyn Figaro, former racial justice director for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, talks how it is to represent the independent party on FOX News and explains how Trump runs the country is gangster.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Killer Mike Speaks On How Buying Black Benefits Society As A Whole (Video)

Mike calls Vlad a friend and vice versa. Wonder if he considers Vlad an ‘ally’ like his RTJ homie El-P. Gotta watch “Trigger Warning” to really get the fullness of the difference, but an ‘ally’ is down for the cause; way past friendship.

Killer Mike spoke to VladTV about working for ten years to get his new show “Trigger Warning” picked up before Netflix came along. He explained that FX was originally interested and allowed them to use the footage that they filmed for a demo roll to shop to other networks. During the conversation, Killer Mike spoke about the first episode, where he lived within a Black-owned economy for 60 hours, which he offered as a challenge to viewers. To hear more, including Killer Mike’s thoughts on why it should be easier to live in a Black economy.
DJ Vlad

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‘Method’ Acting: How Does Method Man Prepare To Play An Angry Character? He Googles Himself (Video)

Middle name: Tyrone. Yes, in Stephen T. Colbert, the ‘T’ is for ‘Tyrone’ (wow). Light & lively interview from the Iron Lung of the Wu, and current host of the ‘Drop The Mic’ series… Cliff Method Man.

How does ‘Drop the Mic’ host Method Man turn off ‘rapper mode’ when he goes out for acting auditions? He doesn’t.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Gabrielle Union & Jessica Alba Are “L.A.’s Finest” (Series Trailer)

Interesting that this will be on Charter, a cable platform. Word on the Interwebs is that the pilot for this “Bad Boys” spinoff-for-TV series was passed on by NBC (which is owned by Comcast, a huge Charter competitor) first. Let’s see if ‘little bank’ can take from ‘big bank’ on this occasion.

Looks like a dope trailer, setting up ‘Syd’ (Gabrielle Union reprising her role as Martin Lawrence’s character’s sister from “Bad Boys II”) as the centerpiece for some good storytelling on the small screen.

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay “Bad Boys” franchise, “L.A.’s Finest” follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.

The first three installments in the 13-episode series will be exclusively available to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand (and without ads) on May 13, after which new episodes will release every Monday until the finale.

Debuting in 2019, Spectrum Originals is a premier destination for premium original series available exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers on-demand and ad-free. This free service will launch with the Sony and Bruckheimer-produced drama “L.A.’s Finest,” starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. An initiative of Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals is the latest expansion of Charter’s market-leading video offerings, which include regional sports networks and its award-winning Spectrum News services. More information on Spectrum Originals can be found at www.spectrumoriginals.com/lasfinest.

– Spectrum Originals

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Kevin Hart & Baker Mayfield Talk Off-Field In A ‘Cold As Balls’ Ice Bath (Video)

‘BM’… ‘Bowel Movement’… ’cause you the sh!t…

Okay, Kevin. Leave the nickname game to someone else. Baker will not be going with ‘BM’ for now (or ever). Watch him tell his story, and get to take a ‘BM’ on Texas Tech for blocking his transfer in the college days. Haha!

Football star Baker Mayfield steps into the #ColdAsBalls tub! He tells Kevin Hart about his rise to football superstardom, winning the Heisman trophy and getting drafted by the Cleveland Browns.
– LOL Network

(BWAAAAHAHAAA! Kev said a lot of them Cleveland Browns fans look ‘defeated in the face.’)

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Rhythm Roulette With Maaly Raw (Video)

Maaly scored huge with so many source sounds to pick from as a result of his blindfolded wax pull. Albums though? I’m not mad, because he definitely made use of his gift given the gift of all those tracks to work with to make this beat. Really digging that last beat he made.

“I can kinda hear anyone rapping on this one right here.”

Maaly Raw tried his hand at Mass Appeal’s famed #RhythmRoulette challenge. After strolling through New York City’s Good Records and selecting three albums at random, the Philly trap producer behind Lil Uzi Vert’s “Do What I Want” chops up a few beats on the spot. Utilizing the soundtrack to 1983’s ‘The Big Chill,’ John Cougar Mellencamp’s ‘Scarecrow,’ and Oscar Peterson’s ‘Put On A Happy Face’ the young producer locks in and delivers three unique beats.

– Mass Appeal

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Becoming A Mogul In The Music Game Doesn’t “Just Happen”… There Are ‘Rules To This Sh!t’ (Video)

Interestingly enough, when the fellas on here talk about going to the studio like it’s an exciting thing… I have seen MANY artists run off after accepting an invitation to go to a recording/mastering session. It is not all fun times, weed smoke, and bottle popping. At all! #RulesToThisShxt

“I’m not a businessman; I’m a business man.” In episode 106 of Rules To This Sh!t, Common, D Dot, Dreezy and more discuss how Diddy, Jay-Z and more went from music to business millionaires.
– BETNetworks

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