MIA: The Natural La

From The definition of a refugee according to a United Nations Convention is “a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself… Read more »



Damian Marley: Rising Son

Damian Marley has been making beautiful music for awhile now, but lately that music has become a thunderous roar. With the release of his searing single, “Welcome to Jamrock”, Jr. Gong has rekindled the mainstream Reggae movement and stirred hearts with his vivid depictions of a ravaged Jamaica much different than the turquoise waters and… Read more »



Tiara: Dream Girl

There are vixens and there are hustlers. Tiara, the epitome of the internet dream girl, happens to be a little of both. She has appeared in multiple videos for the likes of G-Unit, Kanye West, and The Terror Squad, and has been raking in dough from websites featuring her own images as the main attraction…. Read more »



Stevie Williams: Renegade, Pt 1

You don’t have to just grind – you can skate out of the hood too. North Philadelphia’s skateboard dynamo Stevie Williams has been doing just that since turning pro as an adolescent. Fine tuning his trade in Philly’s infamous Love Park [where skating is now banned], Williams quickly ascended to be one of street skating’s… Read more »



R. Kelly: Still Number One

The controversy surrounding R. Kelly is still a sensitive issue for many people. With a very public arrest haunting him, most people wondered whether such an influential musical icon would be able to shake off the stigma to win back fans and return to the top where his slow, sexual grooves once dominated. Like him,… Read more »



Wendy Williams: Gift Of Gab

Wendy Williams has forged her own path in radio show entertainment by dishing the latest dirt on celebrities, including herself. From battling a weight issue to a drug addiction, she has seen and been through it all. Since her first appearance on the radio nearly 20 years ago, Wendy’s main focus is to bring her… Read more »



John Singleton: Director’s Cut

In the ‘hood and abroad, John Singleton is a legend—the man responsible for bringing such classic characters as Ice Cube’s Doughboy from Boyz n the Hood and Tupac’s Lucky in Poetic Justice to the big screen, while placing much-needed emphasis on the poignant tales the inner city has to offer. While some Hollywood heads might… Read more »



Jaguar Wright: Different Day

When she first came on the scene three years ago with her first album Denials, Delusions, and Decisions, Jaguar Wright found herself aligned with a debatable category of music labeled Neo-Soul. You might remember seeing her on stage with one of Hip-Hop’s most intriguing groups, The Roots, or maybe you remember how she kicked out… Read more »



Tori Alamaze: Lost In Translation

In an industry where styles are copied and images are duplicated on a daily basis, it’s hard to find the originator of anything. In the last few months, Atlanta-based singer Tori Alamaze (pronounced al-lah-MAH-zay) has witnessed fellow newcomers the Pussycat Dolls pilfer her song “Don’t Cha”, a sassy adaptation of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Swass”. Tori initially… Read more »