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.
Fame has Chief Keef feeling lonely. On his Auto-Tuned collaboration with Kanye West, "Nobody," released a week ago, features Keef rapping about how fame has affected his life, from the good ("now can buy her ass anything") to the bad (“what’s all around? fake ni--as act friendly).
Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu will be lending their vocal talents to an hourlong special of Black Dynamite on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Set to premiere Jan. 10 at 10:30 p.m. (ET), the new episode of Michael Jai White's blaxploitation parody/tribute will take on police brutality.
T.I. is now stepping up on Twitter to give his opinion about the recent onslaught of critcism against Iggy Azalea, which started when Azealia Banks gave an emotional interview last week about white artists appropriating black culture.
For nearly 30 years, Darlene Love has helped bring the holiday spirit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" by singing her classic song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." The tradition recently came to end, as Letterman preps for retirement in 2015.