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After Empire: What’s The Future Of Hip-Hop On Scripted Television?

The recent announcement that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson would be developing a single camera comedy called My Friend 50 for FOX was surprising for a…
Stereogum | December 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am
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The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night's endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 2:38 pm
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More LL Cool J stories

LL Cool J Discovers His Mom Was Adopted On PBS’ Finding Your Roots

PBS celebrity ancestry show Finding Your Roots, the same one responsible for Ben Affleck's freakout over finding out his ancestors once owned slaves, has another…
James Rettig | February 10, 2016 - 9:55 am

LL Cool J Will Host The Grammys Yet Again

Hopefully, the fifth time's the charm for LL Cool J. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced today that LL would be hosting…
Collin Robinson | December 16, 2015 - 12:12 pm
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Watch Alanis Morissette Update “Ironic” For The Social Media Age

It would seem that the late-night hosts of the world have jokes about Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" that they've been waiting decades to make. This year,…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2015 - 8:49 am
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Watch Big Sean Play Pictionary, Perform “One Man Can Change The World” On Fallon

Still nursing the wounds from his recent split with Ariana Grande, Big Sean made an appearance on Fallon last night to perform his Dark Sky
James Rettig | April 21, 2015 - 7:30 am

Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm
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LL Cool J Will Host The Grammys For The Fourth And Hopefully Final Time

"LL Cool J did a great job hosting the Grammys" is a thing that nobody in human history, with the possible exception of LL Cool…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 11:24 am
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BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

It's not uncommon for a festival's last day to be something of a comedown. It's Sunday, and everyone's sunburnt and hungover and staring down the…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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Nirvana, Replacements Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced 16 acts eligible for induction in 2014: Nirvana, Kiss, the Replacements, Hall And Oates, the Paul…
Scott Lapatine | October 15, 2013 - 11:23 pm
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Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix)” (Feat. LL Cool J & Lloyd Banks)

Action Bronson has turned "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" into a Queens affair by enlisting LL Cool J and Lloyd Banks for the remix. The original…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 5, 2013 - 10:53 am
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Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am
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Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm
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Rock Hall 2011 Nominees Announced, Sorry Duran Duran

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its 2011 Nominees and Alice Cooper, Donovan, Dr. John, and Neil Diamond are first time nominees.
Brandon Stosuy | September 28, 2010 - 1:48 pm
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KISS, RHCP, Genesis, LL Cool J Among First Time Rock Hall Nominees

The 2010 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees are here and progressive rock has finally been shown some respect via a nod to Genesis.
Brandon Stosuy | September 23, 2009 - 10:17 am
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The Rich Little Of Hip-Hop

MADtv alum Aries Spears stopped into the Live 105 radio show for a freestyle rap, joined by LL Cool J, Snoop, DMX, and Jay-Z. Honestly…
Stereogum | November 16, 2006 - 9:28 am
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