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Hip-Hop Rumors: The Roots Get Screened by NBC?! T.I. Mentoring Son to Be a Rapper!! Introducing Mac Lethal!!

NBC to Screen The Roots’ Song Choices From Now On!

What happens when you perform Fishbone’s 1985 track “Lyin’ *ss B*tch” as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachman makes her entrance to “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?” Here’s what…NBC decides that they will screen all of your opening song choices from here on out. Before the “incident,” (if you even want to call it that…we don’t), drummer Questlove was allowed to choose whatever song his heart desired as guests made their way to Fallon’s desk. Here’s the clip:


Could T.I.’s Son, Domani, Be the Next Bow Wow or Romeo??

It definitely doesn’t hurt when your dad is Grammy-winning rapper T.I. And, Will and Jada’s daughter, Willow, certainly had a lot of buzz last year, but we want to hear your thoughts so please, SOUND OFF!

Mac Lethal: The 9 Million View Man Who Speed-Raps About Pancakes…

That just happened! You know that was impressive, too!


-There could very well be a Watch the Throne Pt. II next year, according to Mr. Carter himself.

-Musical and film composer Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight) and producer Pharrell Williams have been brought onboard as musical supervisors for 84th Academy Awards which airs on 12/26.

-Bad Boy/Purple Ribbon singer, Janelle Monae, has plans to release not one, but TWO albums in 2012!

-Eddie Murphy fans rejoice! He’s done with that kiddie sh*t and has just signed on to do an HBO Original Film that will be executive produced by Spike Lee about former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Berry.

-For you non-news readers, Jay-Z announced yesterday (December 8), that he will be performing two shows at Carnegie Hall on February 6th and 7th. He’ll be the first Hip-Hop artist to headline a show there!

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  • Romia Blue

    NBC banned Martin Lawrence for his seemingly raunchy mouth. This doesn’t surprise me. Freedom of speech ain’t free

    • freedom of speech doesn’t apply to your place of employment.

  • mike malarkey

    white boy ripped it

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  • *sigh* a lawyer…doctor…fireman…ANYTHING but another rapper TI cmon!

  • Pancake dude gets props for his skills & Patrice O’neal dedication.

    Eddie Murphy as Marion Barry?

    T.I. son to rap?
    Yeah, ok, but school too!

    Roots censored? They lucky then not fired.

    • latisha riddle

      like they need a job with Jimmy Fallon,please!!

  • mac’s been at it for a minute- that shits funny as hell tho


    YEAH YEAH YEAH  ???????


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    • MrTroyMercy

      Succk my nuts and stop biting my ish chump!

  • Brendget Jones

    wooo that dude can spit

  • MrTroyMercy

    Perfer mine to go to schol annd get good grades …DADDY GOT MONEY ….but to each its own… I consider my children a celeberity if the get ALl !’s and B’s and rise at hnors …they don’t need to do hat poppa do..just enjoy life….

    I wish the best for lil fella though. When I say pops got money I ain’t talking about t.I…I see niggas at the palce of ahills when Um play oakland…. fyi R.O.O.T F them politic and do you she is a lyin bitttch!smh.

  • Mongo Slade

    YO! Dude killt that Pancake Rap…. damn!