Brandy - 'No Such Thing As Too Late' x 'Paint This House' (Snippets) | New Music

With Two Eleven just under a month away from release, Brandy shared a pair of snippets during a recent appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to serve as an appetizer of what's to come. Read more


Mint Condition f/ DJ Jazzy Jeff - 'Girl of My Life' | New Music

For the latest release from their recently-released album Music @ The Speed of Life, R&B vets Mint Condition link with the equally-legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff for yet another smooth cut called "Girl of My Life." Read more


Photos from set of 'RoboCop' remake released | Film News

The 80s may be over, but films from the decade live on. With remakes of 1982's Annie and '84's Red Dawn already in the can and a retooling of '87's Dirty Dancing being rumored, it's only natural that a classic from later in the decade also gets modernized.

To that end, director Jose Padilha has taken the reigns of the reincarnation of '87's RoboCop, which, of course, is about the near-killing and roboticized reincarnation of a cop named Alex Murphy.

ComingSoon.net recently released a couple flicks from the set of the new film, offering a glimpse of Murphy's updated, modernized robot suit. Read more


G.O.O.D. Music freestyle on Hot 97 [Audio]

Just hours before the official release of G.O.O.D. Music's highly-promoted and eagerly-anticipated Cruel Summer compilation, Grammy Family reps Common, Big Sean, Pusha T, CyHi The Prynce and Teyana Taylor swung through Funk Flex's show at Hot 97 go drop some bombs with a good ol' fashioned freestyle session. Read more


Emeli Sande marries longtime beau in secret ceremony | Music News

Just a week after wooing the crowd at BBC Radio 2's Live In Hyde Park festival, the lovely Emeli Sandé tied the knot with boyfriend of seven years Adam Gouraguine in a secret ceremony in the coastal city of Kotor, Montenegro. Read more


Nas introduces 12Society lifestyle brand, talks e-commerce + artist accessibility | Business

As a 20-year entertainment veteran, Nas has a unique, experienced perspective on what it takes to remain visible in the industry's ever-evolving landscape. In a recent commentary written for TechCrunch's e-commerce blog, the Queensbridge MC discussed the importance of artists utilizing technology to heighten accessibility and give a bit of insight into the recently-launched 12Society lifestyle brand. Read more


T.I. announces new 'Trouble Man' release date on '106 & Park' | TV Catch-Up

Grand Hustle head honcho T.I. paid a visit to BET's most famous address Monday to push his just-released second novel Trouble & Triumph: A Story of Power & Beauty, and while there he gave Rocsi and the crowd at 106 & Park an update on his highly-anticipated album Trouble Man. Read more


T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle Season 2 Episode 4 'Bitter Sweet 16' | TV Catch-Up

In the latest episode of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Tip and the family Harris prepare to celebrate Zonnique's 16th birthday with an unrivaled shindig. Read more


Missy Elliott, Timbaland discuss new Aaliyah album | Music News

During a recent interview with Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez, Timbaland and Missy Elliott once again addressed the posthumous Aaliyah album reportedly in the works, explaining why they aren't currently interested in getting involved with it. Read more


Kendrick Lamar - 'Who Shot Ya Freestyle' | New Music

While his Music Matters Tour was running through the East Coast, Kendrick Lamar stopped by Hot 97 to put his bars on live display for Funkmaster Flex and the entire city of New York. The Compton MC kicked an extended freestyle over the instrumental to Big's classic "Who Shot Ya." Read more


Texas Chainsaw 3D starring Trey Songz | Film Trailer

R&B crooner Trey Songz has landed his biggest film role to date as one of the main characters in Texas Chainsaw 3D, the latest installment of the 38-year-old horror franchise. Read more


Nas f/ Amy Winehouse - 'Cherry Wine' | Music Video Trailer

We got a few snapshots from the set a couple weeks ago, now Nas provides us with a some moving pictures from Life Is Good's fifth visual, for the laid-back "Cherry Wine" featuring the late Amy Winehouse. Read more


Miguel announces 'Kaleidoscope Dream' Tour | Music News

Along with his unique promo strategy of releasing two preview EPs ahead of his sophomore LP Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel also has plans to do things the traditional way. The singing superstar will be taking his show on the road later this month with the Kaleidoscope Dream Tour, a 12-city jaunt that runs through colleges, mid- and large-scale venues throughout the Eastern, Southern and Midwestern U.S. Read more


The Weeknd - 'Wicked Games' (Remastered) | New Music

As The Weeknd preps the official, Universal Republic-backed re-release of his storied Trilogy collection, the soulful Canadian crooner serves up a taste of what we can expect with a remastered, re-mixed and absolutely professional-sounding revision of "Wicked Games," which originally appeared on 2011's House Of Balloons. Read more


T.I. - 'Trap Back Jumpin'' | New Music

T.I. is ready to bring thangs back to how they used to be with "Trap Back Jumpin'," his latest drop that may or may not be on Trouble Man when it drops. Read more


Ice-T's 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap' | TV Catch-Up

From the time I first wrote about Ice-T's directorial debut Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap back in April, I knew it would be something that I'd love; and when the movie finally hit theaters I paid to see it twice because I knew that it was something the culture needed.

Apparently, my enthusiasm wasn't shared by enough people, as The Art of Rap has made a hasty departure from the big screen and is already being broadcast for free on cable, seemingly forgoing even the DVD/BluRay stage. That kinda sucks but it's also kinda sweet, 'cause it gives those who didn't bother going to see it a chance to see what they've missed. And who knows, maybe the early move to TV will help bolster DVD sales once they begin.

Whatever the reason, The Art of Rap premiered on VH1 Thursday night and we've got the TV version -- edited for length and to appease the network censors, of course -- for you to check out.

If you're a rap fiend like me, you're gonna love it.