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Kendrick Lamar And Hip Hop Had Some Power Over The Chicago Protests Against Donald Trump

The violent rhetoric and actual violence reported at Donald Trump’s rallies and overall presidential campaign came to a head on Friday, when protestors successfully got his campaign event canceled. While Trump himself lamented that the protests were an attack on free speech (I wonder what right …

7 Charts Show How Drastically Kanye West's Music Has Evolved

The School of Yeezy has been in session for 11 years — and we've seen so many Kanye Wests come and go.<p>The "pink-ass polos with a fucking backpack" …

Hubris takes them all down: This is why every president makes the same dumb mistakes

<b>(AP/Charles Dharapak/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>We fight on both sides of wars. We think we can identify good terrorists and moderate rebels. We are always wrong<p>Mike Lofgren<p>January 10, 2016 10:59am (UTC)<p>From DEEP STATE: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government<p><b>ISIS: Iraq War 3.0</b><p>…

Hear Dr. Dre’s Simmering ‘Back to Business’ With T.I.

Dr. Dre reopened his <i>Pharmacy</i> Beats 1 radio show Saturday, and for his first episode of 2016, the G-funk legend dipped into his vaults to unearth a …

'Killer Mike' and other hip-hop stars filed a Supreme Court brief exposing a big double standard for rappers

The brief argues that the violent rhetoric rappers sometimes use to decry social injustice shouldn't be taken literally. When listening to other genres of music, the brief suggests, many people <i>don't</i> take violent lyrics at face value.<p>"In 'Folsom Prison Blues,' country artist Johnny Cash famously …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Donald Trump leads an insane white cult — and Pat Buchanan just explained how it works

<b>(Reuters/Gary Cameron)</b><p>GOP front-runner leads cult of personality centered around white alienation, racial resentment and authoritarianism<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 23, 2015 10:34pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is the front-runner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. He leads his closest rival, Ted …

Nicki Minaj Announces Title and Cast for Her ABC Family TV Show

<i>Photo via Nicki Minaj's Instagram</i><p>In September, it was announced that ABC Family was developing a show based on Nicki Minaj's life. Today, the show's cast was revealed, as Minaj pointed out on Instagram.<p>Ariana Neal (<i>Fruitvale Station</i>) will play the young Minaj. Whoopi Goldberg will guest star as …

Hip-Hop

Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 4 hours ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in pop culture history.<p>Caitlin White 06.21.18 5 …

Chicago's Chance The Rapper Joins With Nonprofit To Give Coats To Homeless

The goal of Warmest Winter 2016, a project co-created by Chicago artist Chance The Rapper and a Detroit-based nonprofit called The Empowerment Plan, is to give 1,000 coats to Chicago's homeless.<p>This project, though, isn't your ordinary coat drive.<p>For one thing, the coats manufactured by Warmest …

Today in Hip-Hop: Nas Goes After Jay Z In \

<i>On this day, Dec. 18, in hip-hop history...</i><p><b>2001:</b> One of hip-hop's greatest rap feuds ever, Nas vs. JAY-Z goes down in history. After Jay released …

It's the Strategy, Stupid! The Secret of Trump's Success

In June, when Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, many pundits dismissed him as not a serious contender. Six months have proven that wrong. Trump is a wily political operator with, so far, a winning strategy.<p>In order to win the Republican nomination for president, a candidate has to …

Square Enix Montreal gets what makes mobile games great

Apple recently named <i>Lara Croft Go</i> its game of the year, and deservedly so. But the back-to-basics 2D puzzler wasn't developer Square Enix Montreal's first stab at mobile gaming. The studio was initially formed to work on a now-cancelled <i>Hitman</i> project for consoles and then transitioned to making …

FBI Tweets It Did Not Seize Wu-Tung Clan LP From Martin Shkreli

The FBI has confirmed – in an incredible, hard-to-believe-it-exists tweet – that the agency did not seize Wu-Tang Clan’s <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> …

Lupe Fiasco Announces 'The Cool 2' for Winter 2017 - XXL

Lupe Fiasco hinted at the possibility of a sequel to his sophomore album <i>The Cool</i> back in September. Today (Dec. 18), the Chicago rapper has confirmed</i> …

Trump and Merkel Are Proof That Fear Drives Politics

This week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reversed her open-door policy for migrants following political backlash against her promise to take in …

The Pussification of America: New York Edition

<b>By Kevin Wilson</b><p>In a thousand years, scholars and historians will look back on our society much like we look back on the civilizations of our past. …

Mother Nature: Female Hip Hop Duo Empowered to Bring Social Change

Maya Angelou once said, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." And like the quote, women within in communities across the United States are assuming bold stances and using their voices and talents to become key …

Donald Trump Utilizes Racism, but Hillary Clinton Used Similar Tactics Against Obama in 2008

To say Donald Trump is a racist ideologue might be an understatement, given his overtly xenophobic statements about Muslims, as well as his views on undocumented immigrants. He's insulted everyone from John McCain and Megyn Kelley to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, so it's obvious that Trump is either …

Hillary Clinton

The real reasons Donald Trump’s so popular — for people totally confused by it

By Jeff Guo<p>It has taken a long time, but even Democrats are starting to realize that Donald Trump is not a sideshow but the main event in the GOP presidential race.<p>Explanations for his enduring appeal fall into two rough categories: his personality and his politics. Some people not only love his …

America's shrinking middle class could be at a 'tipping point'

In 2015, middle-income Americans (adults in a three-person household with annual income between $42,000 and $126,000) made up about half of the U.S. population, down steadily from 61 percent since 1971. In absolute numbers, this middle-income band now contains around 120 million people, which is …

Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System

Forget Angry Birds, Let's Crush Some Koopas<p>Portable Game Console Plays Old Nintendo SNES and NES Games<p>Connects to television for big screen gaming<p>Up …

Retrogaming

Shaq Fu 2 is real and there’s a trailer to prove it

Last year we brought you news that former NBA star and retired genie Shaquille O’Neal was putting together a sequel to <i>Shaq Fu</i>, the old game that …

Chicago

The animated The Boy And The World is a hand-drawn stunner

“The Boy” in Alê Abreu’s animated fable <i>The Boy And The World</i> is a dinky little guy, with a big round head that contains three wispy hairs and two …

Fish

Selena Gomez strips down to underwear in tease for sexy new music video

Mickey Mouse is blushing somewhere!<p>Selena Gomez has unveiled a look at her new “Hands to Myself” music video, and it’s easily the former Disney star’s most revealing yet. In the 30-second clip, the pop star strips to her bra and panties, climbs in bed, and then flees when she hears police …

Woman Who Claims to Have Been Raised as a Muslim in the Middle East Reveals What She Says Is the Truth About Islam

A woman who claims to have been raised in a Muslim family in the Middle East recently released a fiery Facebook video lambasting the Prophet Muhammad and imploring people to stop “sugarcoating” details surrounding the Islamic faith.<p>Woman rants against Islam (Facebook)<p>The woman pushed back against …

THE WHITE HOUSE: Donald Trump disqualified himself from the presidency — and he has 'fake hair'

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tore into Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, when he was asked about the proposal during his daily media briefing.<p>"The Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin-of-history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering to the outright …

Donald Trump

The PlayStation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing

During its PlayStation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the PlayStation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten no more information on dates aside from early 2016. However, the games we saw during today’s keynote look …

Virtual Reality

As a Japanese Man Living in America, Gun Violence Is My New Reality

When I was growing up in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan, I remember watching stories of American gun violence unfold on a television screen with confusion. Japanese news analysts and I had similar questions: Why do so many Americans have guns? What are they afraid of? If gun violence is such an issue, …

Guns