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The Tupac Biopic: What Took So Long?

Though he had been releasing music for only five years when he was killed in 1996 at age 25, Tupac Amaru Shakur’s surplus star power has fueled dozens of posthumous albums, books, documentaries, online conspiracy theories and even a short-lived Broadway musical. In recent years, he has popped up as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen to Lorde’s dazzling new album, Melodrama

If the rumours are true and good things really do take time, Lorde’s new album, <i>Melodrama,</i> is set to be a classic. The 20-year-old New Zealand artist secured a spot at the forefront of the pop music scene in 2013 with her debut full-length album <i>Pure Heroine,</i> which gained wide success. Her single …

Lorde

Tupac Shakur Quotes, Lyrics To Celebrate Late Rap Legend's 46th Birthday

Rapper Tupac Shakur would have celebrated his 46th birthday on Friday if alive. Shakur, who was shot and killed in 1996 at the age of 25, is one of …

Lyrical Exercise: 10 Verses That Made JAY Z

<i>From the most memorable and culture-shifting moments, to the most lyrically dextrous lines, here are 10 times when JAY Z’s songwriting blew our minds.</i><p>…

Jay Z Makes a Splash at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Without Even Being There

Jay Z may not have turned up for his induction as the first rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, but he managed to make the most of it anyway.<p>At a ceremony on Thursday in Manhattan that featured the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Berry Gordy, Ed Sheeran and Pitbull, this Brooklyn rapper, born Shawn …

Barack Obama

Barack Obama paid tribute to Jay-Z during the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction

Barack Obama has a few kind words for his friend and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Jay-Z.<p>In a pre-recorded clip that played during Thursday …

Grip Training: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world …

Fitness

Teju Cole’s Rules On Writing

<i>In this guest post Emmanuel Iduma, co-publisher and creative director of Saraba Magazine, shares some inspiring and practical advice from Teju</i> …

Kendrick Lamar 'Damn.': A glossary of all the spiritual, political and personal references

Kendrick Lamar's releases are not like other albums. They're great American novels in sonic form, literary epics disguised as blockbuster rap …

Steve Jobs Practiced This 1 Habit That Triggers Creative Ideas, According to Neuroscience

Several new studies and books say this is the best way to spark novel ideas.<p>Visitors to Steve Jobs's house in Palo Alto or to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel ideas.<p>Jobs biographer …

Creativity

Mysterious Kendrick Lamar Producer Bekon Unmasked

The credits for Kendrick Lamar’s new album <i>DAMN</i>. solved a couple of mysteries, primarily the one involving “ELEMENT.” co-producer and composer “J. Blake,” who is, indeed, James Blake. One question mark remained over Bekon, an artist credited with production on several tracks, as well as some …

Rap & Hip-Hop

It's Brinner Time! 12 Easy Breakfast-For-Dinner Recipes

Your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.<p>Brinner, Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast is arguably the best meal of the day, but normally it’s too rushed to enjoy. That’s why I love breakfast for dinner — from Blueberry Pancakes to Spinach & Cheese Strata, your happy taste buds …

Tip: Do This First, Trigger More Muscle Growth

Tap into Type II muscle fibers first in your workout and turn on growth. Here's how to do it.<p>Grow Stubborn Muscle Fibers<p>One of the prevailing …

Tip: How to Activate the Pecs for Better Benching

Do this before you bench press to activate the pecs, get better results, and prevent injuries.<p>This preparation drill for the bench press is a …

Stretching

Today's Workout 11: The 100-rep dumbbell challenge

They say there's no rest for the weary. And as this 100-rep dumbbell challenge proves, there's also no rest for guys looking to stack some extra size …

How Bodybuilder Julian Smith Sculpted the World’s Most Impressive Quads

Julian “The Quad Guy” Smith reveals the 4 most important quads exercises in his leg-day workouts<p>I first saw Julian Smith when I was browsing through the explore section on Instagram one day. The dude is built like a brick $hit house, but there is definitely one body part that stands above the rest: …

Graphics

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Corned Beef Recipes To Make For St. Patrick's Day

No more store-bought!<p>First, let’s just set the record straight: corned beef does not involve corn. Corned beef is just a cured piece of brisket that has been salt-brined. The reason corn is part of the name is because the old British word for grain was corn (i.e. a corn of salt).<p>Next, you should …

KXNG Crooked "Alternative Facts"

KXNG Crooked’s #AlternativeFacts is inspired by President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Kellyanne Conway, falsely spreading misinformation about …

Willie Dixon – The Greatest Blues Songwriter

He was a fixer, arranger, talent scout, boxer, performer and songwriter, who did more to shape the sound of post war Chicago blues than any other …

Genetic Limits and Muscle Migration

Are Hardcore Gains Worth It?<p>The Reality of Genetic Limitations<p>What's more important: continuing to pile on muscle or aging well? That's the question …

Fitness

Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Stew

Place the meat and flour into a 6qt (6 litre) slow cooker bowl. Stir to coat meat and add in the rest of the ingredients (except for the bay leaves …

Cooking

22 Whole30 Soup Recipes to Keep You on Track Through Winter

Whether you’ve resolved to start eating cleaner or you’ve been adhering to that lifestyle for a while, great Whole30 dinner recipes are like gold. Warm winter salads are super tasty, but if you want something a <i>smidge</i> more comforting, hearty winter soups come in *very* handy. They’re absolutely …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Candied Cinnamon Pecans - Dinner, then Dessert

December 16, 2016 47 Comments »<p>This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.<p>Slow Cooker Candied Cinnamon Pecans are a total …

Gimme Some Oven Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup<p><i>This Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Soup recipe is quick and easy to prep, made with feel-good ingredients, and full of</i> …

Cooking

Crock Pot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa

Crock Pot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa is a 3 ingredient gluten-free appetizer recipe that couldn’t be simpler. Perfect for parties and game day!It’s …

Cooking

Watch Kendrick Lamar Freestyle Over Kanye West's "So Appalled" in Awesome Throwback Video

A lot has changed for Kendrick Lamar since 2009. The Compton MC is widely considered to be the best rapper in the game and for good reason. He …

The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.<p>Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it …

Creativity

Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Recipes