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Ice Cube Says Developing Big3 Into Global Brand Has Been Harder Than Rap & Acting Careers

Ice Cube Says Developing Big3 Into Global Brand Has Been Harder Than Rap & Acting Careers

Ice Cube has solidified his G.O.A.T. legendary status in hip-hop and the entertainment business as a whole. While the rapper, actor, and entrepreneur has trail blazed for the West Coast when he first made noise with N.W.A., the multi-faceted pioneer has revealed that his greatest venture that has challenged him the most has been the…

Eminem Reflects On Iconic “I’m Bad” Inspired Gold Chain LL Cool J Gifted Him

Eminem Reflects On Iconic “I’m Bad” Inspired Gold Chain LL Cool J Gifted Him

If you didn’t know already, Detroit G.O.A.T. Eminem has always expressed his respect and admiration for the pioneering LL Cool J. The now Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer has had a great impact on Em, as the ‘Kamikaze’ rapper was once inspired by not only LL’s brash prowess on tracks like “Mama Said Knock…

Original ‘Space Jam’ Director Slams Sequel: “LeBron’s No MJ”

Original ‘Space Jam’ Director Slams Sequel: “LeBron’s No MJ”

With the huge interest in nostalgia and the resurgence of the reboot, nowadays, it is not uncommon to see some of our favorite throwback television shows and movies come out of the vault for a brand new take on a classic. The latest film to receive the 2021 remake treatment is the popular  1996 Space…

Fat Joe Called Biz Markie’s Wife To Check On Him Every Week Prior To Passing

Fat Joe Called Biz Markie’s Wife To Check On Him Every Week Prior To Passing

Last week’s news of the passing of beloved hip-hop legend Biz Markie was a loss that the hip-hop community felt deeply. As we have experienced great loss over the past few months, with the deaths of the late DMX, Shock G, and Black Rob, hip-hop has banded together to honor and pay their respects.  …

Budweiser Drops Exclusive Limited-Edition Biggie Smalls Tall Boy Collab

Budweiser Drops Exclusive Limited-Edition Biggie Smalls Tall Boy Collab

photo credit: Adger Cowans/Getty Images The Notorious B.I.G.’s legacy has continued to permeate hip-hop influence and pop culture lifestyle since his passing in 1997. Whether it be from his musical catalog or the many merch and branding partnerships, Biggie Smalls’ likeliness continues to reinvent itself and that proves true for the recent Budweiser announcement which…

50 Cent Embraces Mentoring DaBaby: “I Lost Pop [Smoke] Before He Could Get It”

There’s no doubt that mentorship and inspiration have driven the hip-hop community and while many OG’s are still thriving in their own careers, newer generations continue to look to those who came before them for guidance. For rapper DaBaby, it looks as though mogul and vet in the game 50 Cent has committed to bringing…