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The Xbox One's Reinvention Of Watching TV And Sports Will Start Slowly

The Xbox One's reinvention of television, both hyped and heckled for months, will begin with a baby step, if a recent demonstration of the November …

J Dilla — ‘Diamonds (The Shining Pt. 1)’

Though J Dilla passed away in 2006, the revered rap producer and occasional MC only seems to catch more shine as the days roll on. Most recently, his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Brandon Jennings Deal a Sign of Desperation for Detroit Pistons

On Tuesday night, the Detroit Pistons pulled off a major deal, sending Brandon Knight, Slava Kravtsov and Khris Middleton to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Brandon Jennings.<p>It is safe to say that it isn't a surprise that the Pistons pulled off a deal for a point guard. In a lot of ways, the …

NBA

Brandon Jennings Acquisition Makes Detroit Pistons a Playoff Team

The Detroit Pistons have finalized a sign-and-trade to acquire Brandon Jennings from the Milwaukee Bucks. As the Associated Pressreported via the <i>Boston Herald</i>, Detroit will send Brandon Knight, Viacheslav Kravtsov and Khris Middleton to Milwaukee.<p>Upon completing the trade, the Pistons have become a …

NBA

EA Sports' College Football Series Survives Another Three Years

When word passed the NCAA was pulling its name and logo off EA Sports' 21-year-old NCAA Football series, many immediately assumed it was the death of …

Patriots fans flock to jersey trade-in

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Hundreds of fans flocked to the New England Patriots pro shop at Gillette Stadium on Saturday morning, taking part in a two-day …

NFL

Marijuana: Blood Sugar Wonder Drug?

A new study suggests marijuana and blood sugar level may be linked.<p>The study claims that marijuana smokers have lower blood sugar levels and can …

Diabetes

Watch: Jean Grey Seduce Logan In New ‘Wolverine’ Trailer

The folks at 20th Century Fox and at Marvel proudly present to us their second full-length clip for <i>The Wolverine</i> which stars Hugh Jackman in the …

Comics

Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar

BADU: How do you choose chicks from backstage? LAMAR: How do I choose chicks from backstage? BADU: Yeah, what is the protocol? LAMAR: I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid. BADU: [laughs] So you just pass? LAMAR: I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head. BADU: So who is your asshole-checker? LAMAR: Who is my what? BADU: Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole. LAMAR: I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element. BADU: What’s your favorite cereal? LAMAR: Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks. BADU: What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman? LAMAR: There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante… BADU: That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.