Why You Feel The Need To Label Women

I wish I could tell you that Amber fought the good fight, and the Sisters let her be. I wish I could tell you that – but the entertainment business is no fairy-tale world. Let’s recap what happened over the last few days: Tyga is dating a Kylie Jenner. Amber says that Tyga is a […]

Best Quotes from Last Night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show with Kanye West

I was on my way to bed when I scrolled through my timeline and saw that it was almost time for Kanye West to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. For those of you who don’t know a few weeks ago, Kimmel did a Kanye West spoof and Kanye West went ballistic. You can check […]

Yeezus – Disgustingly Awesome Art

The fall of 1973 found on the doorsteps of the jazz industry an album much different than anything they’d heard before. Herbie Hancock’s iconic album, Head Hunters was like nothing before it, it was what people describe as groundbreaking, trailblazing, a radical shift from the norm and a bold attempt to go where no other […]

5 Things We Can Look Forward To With KimYe’s Love Child

I received several text messages and tweets about a week ago when it was announced that Kanye West got Kim Kardashian pregnant. Everybody thought I was distraught, in tears, or somewhere reenacting the way I felt when the Niners lost last year’s NFC Championship game. I was actually celebrating. I was happy for them and […]

The 10 Best Jay-Z Features of All Time

Anyone who knows me know that I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the musical catalogue of Sean ‘Jay-Z’ Carter. I’m ashamed to admit it – but I probably quote Jay-Z lyrics more than I quote the bible. I’m the type of Jay-Z fan who’s never read the second half of Decoded because after reading the […]

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Cuffin’ Season Tips: Phone Etiquette

It’s Cuffin’ Season people!!! Cuffin’ Season – Running from the Tuesday after Labor Day until first day of Spring, it’s the time when people shack up with a person just for the purposes of not being lonely in the colder months. Furlough days of Cuffin’ Season include; Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays. (Not everybody gets […]

Hip Hop Is for Lovers: Reflections on Being Kanye West’s “Perfect B*tch”

By Patia Braithwaite It started with a text message: BFF: How would you feel if someone dedicated a song to you called, “Perfect Bitch.” Me: [sarcasm] Honored and humbled. You? BFF: Not so much. Apparently that’s the title of Kanye’s new song for Kim Kardashian… FLASHBACK: The year was 2008, and I was 24 years […]

Does Hip Hop Ruin Black America’s Spotlight?

Hip hop, no matter how much we love it, contributes to racism in our world. I’m prepared to defend this point to everyone and anyone at any given time. While we love our genre, we have to keep in mind, that it’s hurting us, more than helping us. A close friend of mine always likes […]

Should You Worry If Your Man’s Friends Hate You?

Check out the latest post from Dr. J via Madame Noire: It’s no secret to anyone who follows Hip Hop and Entertainment that the rumor’s out; Jay-Z and Beyonce aren’t taking too nicely to Kanye’s girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. My initial reaction to this news was that it was pretty obvious that not all four of […]

Why Success and True Love Always Seem to Misalign

Like most people, when I left home for college, I told my high school sweetheart that we would be together forever. However, three years later we had grown so far apart our relationship seemed impossible to ever repair. It wasn’t because high school seniors don’t know what love is. It was simply because we grew […]