How Cardi B & Offset are a Love Alternative in the Trump Era

On October 27th, Migos frontman Offset popped the golden question to the current queen of the Hip Hop charts — stripper turned reality star turned rapper — Cardi B. And of course, she said, “Yes.” Offset and his squad have had a great year, despite the bruhaha with DJ Akademics, while Cardi’s Bodak Yellow instantly made her a hot commodity in 2017. This weekend, at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia, the two officially joined forces and the Hip Hop world has been gushing ever since. ( I believe he proposed because she’s pregnant. Stay tuned…) Having been married for 15 years myself, I wish them all his success and blessings in the world. What…

Marshall Mathers for Mayor? Maybe.

When Marshall Mathers (also known as Eminem) decided to take a stand against the tyranny of Mr. Donald Trump by performing a razor sharp acapella battle rap at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, he did three things. The first thing that he did was become the unofficial leader of the Hip Hop revolt against Donald Trump. Other rappers have dropped anti-Donald Trump songs as well, but clearly, none rose to the notoriety of Eminem’s staccato hot take on the president’s performance. The song that immediately comes to mind is Compton rapper YG’s “FDT.” While that song did make noise on the west coast and beyond, it’s controversy was limited because it’s exposure was limited….

Lena Waithe Show “The Chi” to Premier in January on @Showtime (Video)

Emmy award winner Lena Waithe’s new Showtime series “The Chi” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m., the cable network has announced in a press release distributed on Wednesday. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following). Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites…

“You Know You’re A Smartphone Addict If”

Nomophobia isn’t the fear of not getting any more of something. It’s the scientific term for the fear of not having your smartphone. Sufferers of nomophobia are easy to spot because they appear unable to free their hand from their mobile device. According to scientists and experts, mankind is currently experiencing a mass volume mobile device addiction crisis. (Global warming, however, is still a myth.) For a hundred logical reasons, smartphones have become America’s third hand. (Or fourth leg.) Men, women, privileged children, and some really fortunate animals have lent so much of their souls to their digital companions that it seems we can literally no longer live without them. I’ve no data on the…

Opinion: Tell Jay-Z To Keep His “Old Man Raps”

Change is good, evolution is necessary. However not all things need reassignment. Some stuff in life is just fine the way it is. About a month ago, everybody’s favorite drug dealing rapper, Jay-Z, released his 4:44 album. Though the album was scrutinized and highly criticized by the female listeners, for a lot of different reasons, it is still regarded as a milestone in rap music. To most people, it marked Jay-Z’s attempt at ushering in a more mature attitude towards the music. And let’s be honest; what Jay-Z does we all follow. Overall, the album was Shawn Carter’s admission of having flaws and making his way through life as a man. 75% of Hiphopolis praised…

Why Mumble Rap Really Isn’t That Bad (Video)

Without giving specifics, I am probably just as old or a little bit older than most of you. I can remember telephones with chords, smoking sections in restaurants, cars with tape decks, and life before cable television and the glorious internet. And I’ve been a part of Hip Hop for as long as Hip Hop has been Hip Hop, if that makes any sense. *Insert old man emoji* I’ve digested tons of music, mostly rap, over my lifetime. And one thing that I’ve always heralded as an important aspect of any musical genre is its lyricism. Seriously. What’s the point of having a song if the words don’t mean anything? Well, that’s what I used…

GLORY 39 Featherweight Contender Tournament Participants Announced

GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the four featherweight fighters competing on Saturday, March 25 when Forest National in Belgium plays host to GLORY 39 Brussels and GLORY 39 SuperFight Series. Former GLORY featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk (33-7, 16 KO), ranked No. 2 in the division, meets Uzbekistan’s Anvar Boynazarov (79-20-2, 45 KO), ranked No. 8, in the first of two tournament seminfinal match-ups. On the other side of the tournament bracket, 21-year-old Petchpanomrung “The Professor” Kiatmookao (152, 34-2, 25 KO) of Thailand matches up with Russian Muay Thai champion Alexei Ulyanov (21-2-1, 7 KO) in his first fight for the organization. The tournament winner will face No. 1 contender Robin van Roosmalen…

Charles Oakley Gets In Fight Then Escorted Out of Knicks Game (Video)

Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7 — Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017 Charles Oakley may be 53 years old but he still got hands for anyone who wants em. Courtside for Wednesday night’s Knicks game, Oakley engaged in a war of words with someone near him for some unknown reason. In the video Oakley can be seen pointing at the floor before shoving security and punching a man behind him. No word on what the term ramifications will be for Oakley but I bet he won’t say sorry.

Lebron James Sinks CLUTCH Three Pointer Seconds After Traveling (Video)

🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/aeFkUKtJhd — SB Nation (@SBNation) February 7, 2017 From slander to slam duck…or three pointer rather. At the conclusion of Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards, LeBron James just in time to sink a buzzer beating three pointer to tie the game and send it to overtime. At the time of this writing, the game is still in progress with the Wizards up by 3.

Glory 39 To Feature Cédric Doumbé Defending Against Yoann Kongolo

Nearly five years after GLORY made its sole appearance in the Capital of Europe, the world’s premier kickboxing league returns for GLORY 39 Brussels and GLORY 39 SuperFight Series on Saturday, March 25. Forest National once again plays host to the top strikers on the planet, including many of Western Europe’s best, as they put it all on the line for the Belgian crowd. Newly crowned GLORY welterweight champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (65-4-1, 39 KO) of France headlines GLORY 39 Brussels, defending his belt for the first time against Swiss striker and No. 2 ranked welterweight Yoann Kongolo (64-8, 46 KO). The challenger Kongolo holds two victories over the champion Doumbé, earning a unanimous decision in each previous encounter…