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Nas and his father became one of hip-hop’s favorite father-son teams when Nas released one of the genre’s greatest odes to father’s, “Bridging the Gap,” which featured has famous dad, jazz musician Olu Dara. Now, father and son are recreating that magic once again, as they appear together in Gap’s new holiday ad, “Fatherly Love,”…

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There were many looks at the BET Hip Hop Awards over the weekend. One thing for sure, leather, motorcylcle jackets, studded vests, spikes and more were very trendy on the red carpet. Host Mike Epps wore a custom-made leather jacket, Wiz Khalifa donned a grey motorcycle jacket, and Joe Budden came in a custom-made sleeveless…

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  It’s starting off as an eventful week in hip hop music.  As Lil Wayne continues to murder industry beats with his own lyricism, T.I. releases more music to hold down his street cred. Cee Lo lends his vocals to DJ Drama’s trac,k which also features Jadakiss, Nipsey Hussle, and Young Jeezy, and Diggy Simmons comes…

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  Diggy Releases J. Cole Diss Track  If you thought the bubbling beef between a 17-year-old rapper and an emcee 10 years his senior was long over, you apparently thought very wrong. Diggy Simmons is continuing to perpetuate the rap beef between himself and J. Cole and has released a new track calling out the…

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The recent passing of Chris Lighty has brought the music industry and hip-hop community together to reflect on it’s current state, and the effect it has had on it’s bright and talented minds.  Though the hip-hop mogul appeared to be a bigger than life being to many of us on the outside looking in, many…

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  The ESSENCE Music Festival is the nation’s largest African American live musical and cultural experience attracting over 400,000 people from around the world. This four-day event is packed with must-see concerts and events that you definitely don’t want to miss. Each day boasts a jumping block party, a number of outrageous concerts and plenty of…

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Samuel L. Jackson is set to host the 2012 BET Awards show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Kanye West takes the lead with seven nominations, while Beyonce follows with six and not far behind is her hubby, Jay-Z with five nominations. The 2012 BET nominees are as follows: Best Female R&B Artist: Marsha Ambrosius, Beyonce, Mary…

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Will Smith may be one of Hollywood’s hippest and coolest dads, but when it comes to his daughter, Willow, well, he’s an old-fashioned papa. According to reports, Smith has apparently banned Willow from dating until she’s middle-aged. In a new video report floating around the Web, Smith apparently told reporters that his superstar daughter isn’t…

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  Rapper and rolling out cover boy Diggy Simmons has released a new video. The 17-year-old Atlantic Records signee stars in the Clifton Bell video for the track off his Unexpected Arrival album that dropped in February. Take off with Diggy below. -danielle canada

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It can a double-edged sword being the offspring of famous parents. Oftentimes, children of transcendent stars get crushed under the oppressive weight of their parent’s or parents’ fame, unreasonable expectations and, especially, from the public’s unforgiving and extremely discriminating eye, particularly the media who often transmits the children’s awkward forays into adolescence gleefully to an…

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A number of people were taken aback last week when they heard a J. Cole diss track from Diggy Simmons. Now the 17-year-old is explaining its origin. As previously reported, a Diggy track titled “What You Say To Me” hit the Web leaving a number of people confused about his beef with Jay-Z’s protegé. Now…

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