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'Do You Hear That Bass, Mom?' Asks Super Hip 3-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Little Bostyn is too hip and too cute. We're convinced she's going to be a musician or a record producer someday. Watch her get down to LL Cool J's...

Shelters to Sold Out Shows: Fred the Godson

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.13.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

The pen is mightier than the sword is a popular quote that gets thrown around a bunch. Many do not understand what it means though. Through the power of the pen, Fred The Godson went from a childhood in shelters to achieving personal and financial freedom.

The 2015 Grammys: Robbing (Cradles) and Stealing (Spotlights)

Mark Carpowich | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Get your "how many times will we get to see Taylor Swift dancing in the front row" scorecards ready... it's show time!

A New York State of Mind

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

A bounty of exemplary singer/songwriters have embraced their native New York as their core inspiration and a powerful component to their personal brands. Let's look at five top pop artists among the many greats who personify the grit, elegance and power of their beloved city.

LL Cool J Squashes Legendary Rap Feud | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment

LL Cool J and Canibus' rap feud is finally over ... and we got video evidence to prove their on stage bro-down was totally legit. ...

LL Cool J, Chaka Khan Honor Quincy Jones At Ebony Gala

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his life. ...

I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!

Brad Puet | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and...

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

NAS is a symbol of hope for so many who come from broken homes, single parent households, those who are caught up in the system or on the edge of madness and insanity.

LL Cool J Reclaims Mic With G.O.A.T. 2

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

LL Cool J has been defined as a rapper, an actor, and let's face it, an international sex symbol. Besides the occasional lip-licking and topless video...

Dog Ears Music: 'They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The Civil Wars, LL Cool J, Sly & the Family Stone, John Prine, and more.

Triple Crown Trash Talk

Rob Taub | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Like so many others, I've been inspired by the story of California Chrome. So much in fact, that despite not being a fan of horse racing, I decided to make the pilgrimage to Belmont Park.

Hugh Jackman Rapped With LL Cool J And T.I. At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment

Hugh Jackman is a man of many talents, and now he can had rapper to the list. While hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday night, the actor recounted a sto...

Re-heat The Beatles

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, we -- and by we, I speak now of my cohort, the Baby Boom generation -- seem to be the ones who have turned nostalgia into an industry. Which takes most of the fun out of it.

LL Cool J Proves Old Habits Die Hard

Posted 01.26.2014 | Celebrity

Last year, LL Cool J's onstage habit at the Grammy Awards caught a lot of attention. And it appears that this year, well, nothing has changed. The ...

21 Rock Song Titles That Would Make Terrible Bar Pickup Lines

John K. Herr | Posted 03.28.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

"I want you to want me." -- Cheap Trick "Don't stand so close to me." -- The Police "I wanna be sedated." -- The Ramones "I know what boys like." -...

10 Reasons to Watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday Night

David Wild | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Wild

7) Recent research proves televisions give off a considerable amount of heat, and for many of you on the East Coast, that will be a good thing because to quote a great song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Miley Cyrus, Kanye West Among This Year's Major Grammy Snubs

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

The 2014 Grammy nominations were announced on Friday, and with them came a plethora of notable snubs. Two of this year's chief overlords of music (...

The Full Grammy Nominees List

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Music's biggest stars hit Los Angeles on Friday night for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" Held at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, the live concert served...

The Grammy Nominations For 2014

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were unveiled Friday evening during "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" Hosted by LL Cool J, the eve...

Jay Z Leads All Grammy Nominees

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations with nine, but left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of...

Drake Hits Grammy Gold Despite Canceled Performance

Posted 12.13.2013 | Entertainment

Despite a last minute performance cancellation due to scheduling complications, Drake received three Grammy nominations: Best Rap Performance for "Sta...

Kanye West's Grammys Surprise

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Kanye West was nominated for two Grammy awards on Friday night as a part of CBS' "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" He received nominations for Be...

LL Cool J Announces Grammys Nominees

Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

At the CBS Grammy nomination concert, "The GRAMMYS Nominations Concert Live!!," LL Cool J took to the stage clad in a velvet suit and the black-tie ve...

The Best Rap Albums Of The Year

Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Drake's "Nothing Was The Same," Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist," Kanye West's "Yeezus," and Kendrick Lamar's "G...

Record Of The Year Nominees Are ...

Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke were nominated for the Grammy Awards' Record of the Year trophy at "The GRAMMY Nominati...