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Charlyne Yi Accuses Marilyn Manson of Harassment, Racist Comments

Comedian and actor Charlyne Yi has accused Marilyn Manson of harassment and racist comments. Taking to Twitter, Yi detailed an instance from filming of long-running medical drama “House,” which she joined for the final season. “On the last season of ‘House’ [Manson] came on set to visit because he …

Marilyn Manson

The Samples Behind 2Pac's 'Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...'

Power 106’s <i>Wax Only</i> series has examined the samples behind 2Pac’s second studio album, <i>Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…</i>. The project, which is celebrating …

Rap & Hip-Hop

‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z’: The Album That Turned 2Pac Into A Rap Icon

It's hard to believe that, 25 years ago, one of the West Coast's most controversial imports went from street-level rapper to icon, debuting on the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why Black People Are Always Bringing Up Old Stuff, Explained

Hey bruh, I’m back again for our weekly explainer. I thought we might talk about Black History Month this time.<p>Sure! I always enjoy our talks.<p>In …

Black History

Today In Hip Hop History: Big L Was Shot And Killed In Harlem 19 Years Ago

On February 15, 1999 the Hip Hop legend was murdered at 45 West 139th Street in Harlem after being shot nine times in the face and chest in a …

RIAA

Make This Flank Steak with Chimichurri for Valentine's Day

I have a hard-and-fast rule that you should not eat out if you can make the dish better at home — especially on Valentine's Day. This recipe for …

Cooking

5Pointz graffiti artists awarded $6.7m in lawsuit after renowned work torn down

Twenty-one artists sued the owner of 5Pointz, a New York site that was an international graffiti mecca beginning in the 1990s<p>A New York judge has awarded $6.7m to graffiti artists who sued after their work was destroyed on buildings torn down to make room for luxury apartments in Queens.<p>The federal …

Streetwear

Thanks, Boston Dynamics! We are doomed.

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

Robotics

Talk down to Siri like she's a mere servant - your safety demands it

In the middle of the night, the eight-three year old woman received a call. A caller identifying himself as a policeman angrily reported that her …

Barack Obama

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Clean Energy

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Space Exploration

This gadget lets you scratch and play vinyl without a needle

Turntablism, no tonearm needed<p>French company MWM has announced a new product called Phase that sits on your turntable and allows you to DJ vinyl without the use of a needle. Phase wirelessly translates a record’s movements into timecode, which can then be read by Digital Vinyl System (DVS) software …

Music Production

Report: California Police Protected White Nationalists Who Helped Them Hunt Anti-Racism Activists

When anyone insinuates that cops are racist, they’re willfully painting with too broad a brush. Sure there might be a few bad apples, but the fact …

Rights & Freedoms

Lovebug Starski, Rapper And DJ Who Stood At The Vanguard Of Hip-Hop, Dead At 57

Pioneering DJ and rapper Lovebug Starski, who helped develop the nascent form of hip-hop in the Bronx in the late '70s, died Thursday afternoon of a heart attack at his Las Vegas home, his manager has confirmed to NPR. He was 57.<p>In a genre built on catchphrases, Lovebug Starski is often credited …

Rap & Hip-Hop

US releases crazy video of an A-10 Warthog decimating a Taliban vehicle in Afghanistan

Arguments about weapons systems tend to be circular and hard to win. The discussion about close air support, the retirement of the aging A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the entry of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — along with the relevance of the recent Light Attack Experiment— continue to swirl.<p>But one …

Military

Rakim

Rakim Biography<p>Rapper(1968–)<p>4<p>SHARES<p>Rakim is an American rapper who is considered one of the greatest MCs of all time. As one half of the famous hip …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Become a Deep Learning Coder From Scratch in Under a Year

Machine learning (aka A.I.) seems bizarre and complicated. It’s the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds …

Machine Learning

Duckworth calls out 'Cadet Bone Spurs' after Trump's 'treasonous' remark

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An Illinois Democrat who was seriously wounded in Iraq derisively referred to President Donald Trump's draft deferments after Trump called Democrats "treasonous" for not clapping during his State of the Union speech.<p>"We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an …

Donald Trump

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king....The post An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and …

Sean Hannity

Ghostface Killah Confirms New EP For 2018

The musical consistency of <b>Ghostface Killah</b> shall remain unmatched! The legendary <b>Wu-Tang Clan</b> emcee is amid the launch for what is a profound method …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pharoahe Monch, Apathy & Pete Rock Keep On Repping Boom Bap Hip-Hop (Audio)

In the name of balance, Apathy took a more traditional Hip-Hop approach on “I Keep On,” the second single off his forthcoming LP, <i>The Widow’s Son</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nas Performs "N.Y. State of Mind," "The World Is Yours" and More With an Orchestra at the Kennedy Center

This is illmatic!Continue reading…

Rap & Hip-Hop

Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey and Kanye West Hit the Studio Fueling New Black Star Album Rumors

It’s no doubt that <b>Talib Kweli</b> and<b> Yasiin Bey</b> (formerly Mos Def) are two of the most prolific MCs and together formed one of the most innovative …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ex-Bush strategist concludes Nunes memo proves ‘Trump campaign hired an agent of a foreign power’

Former communications strategist Steve Schmidt couldn’t help but notice that the anti-FBI memo released Friday ultimately proved the worst for …

Donald Trump

Trump ‘gave secret information’ to Russians at the White House — and it’s worse than we thought: Israeli reporter

An Israeli investigative reporter says President Donald Trump revealed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office — and …

Donald Trump

Calling Tomi Lahren "Tammy" is the joke that keeps giving

<i>Fox News</i>’ Tomi Lahren is living proof that <i>The Picture Of Dorian Gray</i> is a work of non-fiction, as a soul so bitter and fundamentally out of touch as …

Tomi Lahren

Watch Nas And The National Symphony Perform A Vibraphone-Filled Version Of “One Love”

A few weeks ago came the announcement of a new concert film centered around <b>Nas</b>‘ performance of his seminal album <i>Illmatic</i> with the National Symphony …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Large Professor on Producing Nas' 'It Ain't Hard to Tell'

Nas‘ “Ain’t Hard To Tell” was the second single off the rapper’s iconic debut album, <i>Illmatic</i>. It was the only track from the project to enter the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Naked mole rats just threw science a huge curve ball, and it might lead to the Fountain of Youth

Naked mole rats might not be the most appealing members of the animal kingdom, aesthetically speaking, but what they lack in visual appeal they more …

Biology

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, finds study

Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.<p>With the number of people with a religious belief on the rise – …

Religion