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LL Cool J opens up about the advice he gave Kobe Bryant about gangster rap. The 52-year-old rapper has recalled a time when his late pal — who was killed, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, in a helicopter crash last month at age 41 — played him a hip hop record…

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LL Cool J opens up about how cancer has touched his family LL’s wife, Simone Smith, was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in 2004, and had to undergo a 15-hour operation to have her right tibia removed and replaced with her left fibula, a steel rod, screws, nails and micro veins from her other leg, but…

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Valentine’s Day is here, which means couples will be indulging in gifts, love and appreciation for one another. Today always brings out the best in people who are looking to either enhance or redeem their love lives. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to have a solid playlist to wine and dine to?…

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Hollywood is mourning one of their own. On Thursday, Jan. 19, Miguel Ferrer, who starred on “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan” died after a long battle with cancer. He was 61. “Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a beloved family member,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill told People in a statement. “Miguel was…

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Photo credit: @ApolloTheater – Instagram The Apollo Theater, a leading nonprofit performing arts institution and one of the nation’s greatest cultural treasures, today announced the star-studded line-up for its 11th annual Spring Gala — its biggest fundraising event of the year — to be held on Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. The concert portion…

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LL Cool J, the host of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège invited celebrity friends and tastemakers to a private dinner at Ysabel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The evening honored the excellence and continued accomplishments of those within the music, entertainment and sports industries who “Never stop. Never settle.” Celebrity guests,…

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Not so cool. Najee Smith, LL Cool J’s son, has been arrested. On Tues., Sept. 29, the 26-year-old was apprehended outside a restaurant in Manhattan following a nasty fistfight. According to authorities, Smith refused to leave the restaurant Catch on Ninth Avenue near West 13th Street in New York’s Meatpacking District and began fighting with…

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Looks like the brass over at Spike TV have a hit on their hands with their new series, “Lip Sync Battle.” An estimated 2.2 million viewers tuned in to the series premiere April 2, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, to watch Dwayne Johnson take on Jimmy Fallon to make it the highest ranking debut for an…

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Legendary group EPMD recently blew through Chicago to give fans both old and new a taste of hip-hop’s golden era. Playing to a sold-out audience at The Shrine, Erick and Parrish Making Dollars easily breezed through their sizable catalog of classics, including “So Whatcha Sayin’,” “You Gots to Chill” and “Strictly Business.” Since their debut in 1987, the pair…

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With the onset of technologies such as satellite radio and streaming music services, traditional broadcast radio has been on a constant search for something new to maintain its viability and make sure it’s able to compete with the ever changing ways people listen to music. According to a recent New York Times article, the new blood…

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Ne-Yo kicked off his 11-city “Live in Concert” tour on October 12 in San Francisco. After the show, in downtown Los Angeles was “Ne-Yo’s Concert After Party presented by Conga Room and Big Boy Promotions” Photogs captured the R&B crooner slash songwriter with his girlfriend. The pair were boo’ed up. LL Cool J was also…

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