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Aaliyah Movie Lifetime: TLC's T-Boz Slams Film Wendy Williams, 'I Was Disappointed, Told Nothing About Her True Story'

TLC's T-Boz has shared her thoughts on the <i>Aaliyah: Princess of R&B</i> biopic and dished on why she believes TLC's <i>CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story</i> received …

Wendy Williams

FKA Twigs: ‘I’m appealing to people who want something different’

With her hypnotic videos, provocative album and singular image, the mysterious FKA Twigs has quickly become pop’s most intriguing talent. Over a tearful lunch in New York, the singer talks to Tom Lamont about her incredible year<p>Known to her friends and colleagues as Twigs, and successfully …

Ferguson Protesters Shut Down D.C. Freeway

Ferguson demonstrators in Washington, D.C., briefly shut down a portion of Interstate 395 on Sunday afternoon.<p>According to The Washington Post, a human chain formed across the highway shortly before 1 p.m., blocking traffic in both directions. Traffic was moving regularly by 1:40 p.m., police told …

Maybe it’s time to rewire and unplug the next generation

A decade has passed since BlackBerry led the transformation of mobile phones into e-mail and Internet access devices. By the end of 2014, more than 1.7 billion of global mobile phone users – some 40 per cent – will own smartphones.<p>In that breathtakingly brief period, the smartphone has transformed …

Text Messaging

There may be languages lurking in your unconscious mind

How much do the experiences you have as a baby shape your mind? A Canadian researcher devised a clever experiment to tease out the answer, using Canadian children who had been adopted from China.<p>These kids heard Chinese spoken during the first year or two of their lives, but left China before …

Paul on Ferguson: Criminal justice reforms part of answer

Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential contender, made a renewed call for reforming the criminal-justice system after a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury opted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.<p>Paul said in an interview Tuesday that he didn’t have …

HYPETRAK Speak with Yasiin Bey in "Soul Connection"

A man of many names, from Black Dante to the famous Mos Def and now Yasiin Bey, the Brooklyn native<p>A man of many names, from Black Dante to the famous Mos Def and now Yasiin Bey, the Brooklyn native is arguable one of the most socially aware rappers of our day. Although he attributes his musical …

This Artist Brought A Little More Mos Def To The Streets Of Brooklyn

<i>By Christopher Harris</i><p>Plastering rap quotes all over your social media accounts is cool, but painting them on a public wall in New York City is way …

These Slain Civil Rights Workers Are Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Monday, President Obama will award 19 people with the highest honor possible for an American civilian, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though …

A Weekend of Protest at UVA as Rolling Stone Rape Story Jolts Campus

National leaders respond to RS investigation as students and faculty protest for change<p>Debate about how to halt campus rape and the crisis at the …

Rights & Freedoms

Raekwon Says "Meth Vs. Chef" "Was A Miniature Battle"

After Method Man addressed the track in yesterday’s DX Daily, Raekwon offered his explanation of “Meth Vs. Chef” in today’s. The collaboration …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Today in Hip-Hop: LL Cool J Drops 'Radio' Album - XXL

<i>On this day, Nov. 18, in hip-hop history...</i><p><b>1985:</b> Recorded when he was just 17 years old, LL Cool J's <i>Radio</i> is a true landmark in the history of …

Big Daddy Kane Says He’ll Finally Battle Rakim For Half A Million Dollars

This week, VladTV asked Big Daddy Kane, in the multi-part interview, if he’d battle longtime rival, contender as one of the greatest MCs of all-time, …

RZA on why the Wu-Tang Clan put its new album inside a speaker

Back in October, RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan revealed that the group's upcoming album <i>A Better Tomorrow</i> (no, not that one) would be released ahead of its official December 2nd date on a Bluetooth speaker. Of course, that early option was limited to a few thousand units from Boombotix and emblazoned with …

Flying Lotus Shares New Grand Theft Auto V Track "Medication Meditation" Featuring Krayzie Bone

Flying Lotus: "Medication Meditation" [ft. Krayzie Bone] (via SoundCloud)<p>The new next-gen edition of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, out now on Xbox One and Playstation 4, features 162 new songs across the game's 17 radio stations. One of the new ones on FlyLo FM is a new Flying Lotus track featuring Bone …

40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation

Refurbished Soviet rocket engines involved in the accident will draw the attention of investigators.<p>The fiery destruction of an Antares rocket left behind a launch pad covered in debris and questions about the rocket's use of refurbished Soviet-era engines.<p>Investigators combed through the wreckage …