Joe Cocker pass away Monday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. The well-deserved tributes are coming fast and furious from colleagues, fans, and anybody who had any sort of connection to Cocker's distinctive voice and unique performance style. But let's give the man himself a minute to reflect on himself, as culled from years of interviews.
The past few days have seen a handful of rappers sound off on Iggy Azalea’s place in the hip-hop community, from mentor T.I. defending her skills to Q-Tip teaching her a lesson to Azealia Banks effectively ripping her apart. Add Will.i.am to that list of artists: the Black Eyed Peas rapper fired off a round of tweets praising Azalea for her impact as a white female within the genre.
According to TMZ, Kasem was buried Tues., Dec. 16 at Norway’s Vestre Gravlund Cemetery. The news broke today (Dec. 22), almost a week after a small ceremony. Kasem’s own children were not at the ceremony and did not know it took place until today, the report says.
On Saturday, Dec. 20, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and fatally wounded his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson in Baltimore, then traveled to Brooklyn and killed two NYPD officers Officer Liu and Officer Ramos. Two days later, Russell Simmons shares his thoughts on the matter and on president of police union Pat Lynch on Huffington Post.