In a sad bit of news, Common’s father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn, passed away last Friday at the age of 71. The Chicago-bred MC, who’s real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., broke the news during an interview with ABC where he praised his father for the way he looked at life. “He was truly a natural poet and master of words. His personality and soul shined through his work,” said Common. “The way he said things made me look at life and the world in a new way, in a different way. They always sparked a thought in my head. His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words.”
Our thoughts are with Common and his family during this difficult time. Rest In Paradise, Pops.
Born and raised in Carol City, Fla., Flo Rida exploded on the scene with his debut album Mail On Sundays with four singles that charted on Billboard 100 with “Low,” “Elevator,” “In The Ayer” and “Roll.” He would go on and release three more albums, amassed over 75 million downloads worldwide and many hit records
Happy Birthday, Flo Rida!
Hip-hop has been very vocal against police brutality in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Mo. over the recent weeks, garnering a visceral reaction from hip-hop fans all across the world.
California native Vince Staples has decided to join in on the conversation with his brand new single entitled “Hands Up.” The menacing production, fully equipped with police sirens, sets the tone for a passionate Vince Staples to go off on law enforcement, especially the police departments in his neck of the woods. “LBPD, no they ain’t bout s**t/LAPD, no they ain’t bout s**t/LASD, no they ain’t bout s**t/Ridin’ round these streets givin’ out full clips. Check out the track below.
Vince Staples’s Def Jam debut, Hell Can Wait will be dropping on Sept. 23.
Hundreds of children across the nation are getting sick, flooding hospitals with respiratory conditions caused by the spread of the enterovirus.
Cedar Point is no longer the number one amusement park in the world, according to a leading amusement park awards ceremony.
Power couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé have been making divorce rumors seem like a thing of the distance past, recently. While whispers of a split swirled throughout the summer, and an alleged mistress adding to the reported scandal, the couple has been all smiles and showing PDA in recent outings. Now, finished with their uber popular On The Run Tour, Hov and B were recently spotted kicking it in Italy on vacation for Bey’s 33rd birthday. Once again, the couple seemed happier than a fat kid with cake as they cooled out in Portofino. Is everything now all good in the Carter camp?
Check out the some that were captured of their outing, above.
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Jay Z And Beyonce Look Very Happy At At Made In America
Mathew Knowles Suggests Beyonce And Jay Z Circulated Divorce Rumors To Boost Ticket Sales
XXL wants to wish Wiz Khalifa a happy birthday, The 2010 XXL Freshman turned 27-years-old today (September 8).
From signing his first major label deal, to scoring his first platinum selling hit with “Black and Yellow” to linking up with Amber Rose, the Pittsburgh, PA MC has had one helluva year with some wild rides in between (no pun intended).
So light one up for the Taylor Gang leader! —XXL Staff
Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran’s relationship status on FaceBook shouldn’t be allowed to read anything other than, “it’s complicated.” After a public breakup with each claiming responsibility for cutting the other off, and even more recent rumors that he might be getting back in the saddle with Rihanna, it looks like Breezy and his less-famous boo thang might have patched things up. In recent video obtained by TMZ, Brown and Tran are seen kicking it and showing PDA at a charity football game in Los Angeles. Brown even seems to show off Tran for cameras when he notices paparazzi snapping photos.
Are they back together? If so, how long do you think it will last?
Peep the footage, above.
Seems like Chris Brown may have already moved on from Karruenche Tran. According to the Daily Mail, he’s linked back up with his ex-girlfriend. The “Loyal” singer was recently spotted in Los Angeles over the weekend at Rihanna and Eminem’s joint Monster Tour.
An insider told the Daily Mirror, ”Chris turned up to the second show and watched it from the crowd, but he made his way backstage after the gig was finished to be closer to Rihanna. He was making a huge effort to see her and be seen with her again.”
In addition to seeing her perform, they have also been exchanging texts. “He’s been texting her loads since he got out of prison last month and she is part of the reason he broke up with Karrueche,” said a source to Daily Mirror. ”He’s drawn to her and believes that they’re meant to be together.”
Back in July Tran admitted to Keke Palmer that Chris’ love triangle with Rihanna had caused relationship issues. She recently claimed that she broke up with Breezy because of his immature ways. He later confirmed that it was he who in fact ended things.
Many people were struck with shock and devastation after the untimely passing of actor Robin Williams. Many rappers and entertainers provided their condolences via Twitter and Instagram. Today, Kanye West went on Twitter and paid his respect to the late comedic actor by posting a picture on Twitter.
If you know Kanye, you know that he rarely tweets. This tweet marked his first one in over a month. Currently, Kanye is putting the finishing touches to his next album. Earlier this week, we received the rough version of his first single, “All Day”. Let’s see if Ye can show love and give us the full version asap. ‘Yeezy Season‘ is upon us.
Previously: 21 Hip-Hop Songs That Shout Out Robin Williams And His Movies
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Robin Williams
A Brief History Of Robin Williams Rapping
Young Chop Is Working On Kanye West’s Next Album