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Craig Mack & The Golden Age Of The Posse-Cut Remix

It would be a terrible shame if the entire legacy of Craig Mack, who passed away last week at a way-too-young age, boiled down to…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2018 - 12:17 pm

The Week In Pop

Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore

Once upon a time it was weird to hear Green Day on pop radio. At this late date, when they've long been one of rock's…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2016 - 5:11 pm

Essay

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…
Al Shipley | December 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm

More LL Cool J stories

Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Devo, The Cure Lead 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

It's time to start arguing again! The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced this year's wave of nominations: 15 artists who will have…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2018 - 9:11 am

LL Cool J Becomes The First Rapper To Receive Kennedy Center Honor

LL Cool J became the first rapper to receive a Kennedy Center Honor at a ceremony in Washington, DC tonight. Singer Gloria Estefan, musician Lionel…
Peter Helman | December 3, 2017 - 9:49 pm

Watch The Cast Of SNL Impersonate Cardi B, Offset, Eminem & More To Audition For The Lion King

Earlier this month, Disney revealed the cast for their upcoming "pseudo-live-action remake" of The Lion King, with Beyoncé as the voice of Nala, Donald Glover…
Rob Arcand / Spin | November 12, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Radiohead, Kate Bush, Rage Against The Machine Lead Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees

Early next year, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will induct a new class of honorees -- usually about five bands or artists. And…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2017 - 8:52 am

Watch A Tribe Called Quest Perform With LL Cool J At The Meadows

LL Cool J played a set at The Meadows festival in Queens, New York City yesterday. The Queens-born rapper brought out fellow Queens rappers Q-Tip…
Grace Birnstengel | September 17, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Trump Will Skip Kennedy Center Honors After Lionel Richie And Other Honorees Threaten Boycott

Since its inception in 1978, the annual Kennedy Center Honors has celebrated the "extraordinary careers of five artists whose talent and ingenuity have enriched and…
Pranav Trewn | August 19, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Maia Campbell Rejects LL Cool J’s Offer Of Help Following Gas Station Video

Former actress Maia Campbell has rejected an offer of help from her one-time sitcom co-star LL Cool J. The actor and rapper asked…
Associated Press | July 12, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Kodak Black – “I Need Love”

The 1987 release of LL Cool J's single "I Need Love" is a notorious moment in rap history: A point where one of the world's…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2017 - 11:47 am

Black Eyed Peas Reunite For All-Star Remake Of “Where Is The Love?” To End Gun Violence

After a five-year hiatus, Black Eyed Peas have reunited for an all-star remake of their 2003 song "Where Is The Love?" to end gun violence.
Peter Helman | September 1, 2016 - 1:01 am

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

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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