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Essence Music Festival 2010
As thousands of gallons of BP's crude oil continued to dump into the Gulf of Mexico and a blistering heat wave crept across the Eastern American seaboard over the long Fourth of July weekend, the Essence Music Festival played on. Nothing can stop the New Orleans institution and America's largest cel…
Ice Cube: From Music to Movies
Call him one of the godfathers of rap, but Cali's own Ice Cube is arguably the king of rappers with successful acting and production gigs on the side. While it's easy to bestow LL Cool J or Ice-T with the thespian crown, O'Shea Jackson has not only consistently lit up the silver screen in hood class…
LL Cool J Releases Second Fitness Book
Rap legend and fitness enthusiast LL Cool J released a new fitness guide last week. According to LL, the program -- 'LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle' -- has helped him to achieve his life's goals, both in and out of the gym, yielding extremely positive results for his…
LL Cool J Says He Never Agreed to Be on Sarah Palin’s Show
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be debuting her new television series on April Fool's Day, and has announced that Queens rapper LL Cool J will be one of her first guests. In addition to LL, the premiere will also features country singer Toby Keith and former General Electric CEO Jack We…
Black Music Milestones
Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here a…
Color-Coded in Hip-Hop
February is more than just Black History Month -- it's a time of remembrance and a period to reflect on just how far the struggle for equality has come since the darkest days of America's Civil Rights Movement. And while the commercialization and digitization of music has caused hip-hop to lose some…
LL Cool J Denied Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor
LL Cool J has a number of accolades to brag about, but unfortunately he won't be able to add the Rock Roll Hall of fame to the list just yet. The self-proclaimed 'G.O.A.T' (Greatest of All Time) failed to make the cut this time around and although he meets the criteria to be an honore…
LL Cool J to Host Grammy Nominations Concert
LL Cool J will reprise hosting duties at this year's Grammy Nominations Concert. This will be the Queens rapper-turned-actor's, a two-time Grammy Awards winner himself, second consecutive time hosting the 'Countdown To Music's Biggest Night,' when the event is broadcast live…
Ol’ Dirty Bastard Peed on LL Cool J’s Platinum Plaque
Respected industry veteran Dante Ross has A&R-ed, produced and worked with artists ranging from the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill to De La Soul and Del. So when he dubs notorious Wu-Tang rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard "the craziest person I ever worked with in my life," he&a…

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