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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

List

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

More LL Cool J stories

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

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

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

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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