William E. Ketchum III

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DJ Collective Teklife: The Musical Conductors Keeping Chicago’s Footwork Scene Alive

After a July 19th live taping of Red Bull Radio’s daily show Peak Time Live at the stylish eatery The Promontory, on the south side of Chicago—centered…


Mac Miller’s Metamorphosis Shows Hope For Growth From The New School

Mac Miller's growth has shone through, even though he’d previously been written off. It's time to give younger artists in his shoes the chance to…


‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ Emphasizes Childhood On Episode 1

What resonates most in the first hour of 'Rest In Power' is how it frames Trayvon Martin for exactly what he was: a child.


LeBron’s I Promise School Is Bigger Than Any Championship Ring

Through recollection of his own childhood, a writer from the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif. shows why LeBron James' new I Promise School can change lives.


Live From JA: Popcaan Sets Tone For Dancehall Now And ‘Forever’ On New LP

The Unruly Boss launches his new album ‘Forever’ with a release party in the streets of Kingston and a powerful set at Red Stripe Reggae…

Movies & TV

Warren G’s Brilliance Revealed In YouTube’s ‘G-Funk’ Documentary

In the 1990s, three best friends at Long Beach's renowned Polytechnic High School polished a new sound at the intersection of funk and rap music. Warren G,…


Is Nicki Minaj Being Held To A Different Standard Of Artistic Growth?

Some critics and fans have been saying that Nicki Minaj needs to show growth with her upcoming album, 'Queen.' But are those expectations fair?


WWE Bringing Back Hulk Hogan Is An Insult To Black Wrestling Fans

It was early 1985. I was 5 years old sitting on the floor of my living room in Detroit. My dad had gotten…


Peabo Bryson and Jimmy Jam Talks ‘Stand For Love’ At The Art Of Romancing Women 

Grammy-Award winning pop icon Peabo Bryson is the quintessential master of passion, with his romantic songs and gifted vocal range leaving behind 40 years of…


C-Murder’s Lawyer And Loved Ones Hopeful After Recanted Testimonies: Exclusive

"I'm cautiously optimistic," says C-Murder's lawyer.


Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul Talks Producing Drake And JAY-Z’s “Talk Up”: Exclusive

"This song is hard as fu**! Drake killed that motherfu**er."


2018 BET Award Winners: Complete List

The 2018 BET Awards are live! Stay updated here all night for the full list of winners.


JAY-Z and Beyonce Have Rebranded Themselves As Vulnerable, Endearing Superstars

The Carters have been peeling back the curtains in all facets of their empire.

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