LL Cool J & Russell Simmons Visit NYC Jail

LL Cool J & Russell Simmons Visit NYC Jail

A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and rapper/actor LL Cool J.
Common, 2014

Common Returns to No. 1, 'No Flex Zone' Flies Into Top 20

Common commandeers the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as Nobody's Smiling enters with 24,000 units sold in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The opening grants the rapper his third chart-topping debut on the list, following his 2007 set Finding Forever, which opened with 37,000 units, and 2005 album Be (50,000).
Richard Nichols from The Roots

Questlove Writes Poignant Tribute to Late Roots Manager Richard Nichols

On July 17, Roots manager Richard Nichols lost a long battle with leukemia and the music world lost a figure who was almost as instrumental in forming the band as Questlove and Black Thought. Unsurprisingly, the Roots drummer found the right words to pay tribute to his dear friend in a gripping obituary.