T.I. has finally parted ways with his breakout star. What took him so long? In 2011, when radio and television personality Charlamagne Tha God said that Iggy Azalea — then fresh off the success of “Pussy” — was gonna be...
“That’s why I fucked your bitch, you fat muthafucka!” This was Tupac’s opening lyric in one of the most notorious diss records in hip hop history, “Hit ‘Em Up.” Considered an iconic staple in hip hop culture, the song was...

Uncle Don Gotta Go

Last night, CNN anchor Don Lemon — in his latest anti-Black stunt — justified the racist and violent actions of Sr. Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen on camera assaulting a Black female-bodied student at Spring Valley High School...
I haven’t watched or heard Lemonade. I haven’t read bell hooks’ critique. I haven’t read any think pieces related to Beyonce’s latest work nor do I intend to. But from what I gather from my social media feeds, bell...
To be a woman who loves hip hop at times is to be in love with your abuser. Because the music was and is that. And yet the culture is ours. — Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) August 16, 2015 Robert Kelly is...
As white queerness moves into the mainstream, there may be certain unearned benefits and advantages that come with being a white gay man in American society. The highly controversial Stonewall tanked this weekend. Thankfully. The movie — based on the...
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift exchanged words on Twitter. And I’m completely annoyed. Here’s all the reasons why. 1. Seeing rich people go back and forth over something ultimately meaningless is infuriating. Yes, I get it. Artists who demonstrate talent and...