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Big Daddy Kane Proves Why He’s The “Smooth Operator” During NPR Tiny Desk Concert

New York, NY – Big Daddy Kane was the latest guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, where the Hip Hop great ran through renditions of “Smooth Operator,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” and “Raw.” Backed by a sax, keyboard, bass and drums, the Juice Crew alum delivered his polished rhymes with the same swagger we’ve come to expect. “It’s that intimate jazz club feel,” BDK tells HipHopDX of the performance. “You get to see everyone’s faces and party with them as opposed to standing over them.” Elsewhere in the performance, Dark Gable also delivered an impromptu freestyle and touched on the divisiveness in rap during an interlude. Kane started carving out his legacy in 1988 with Long Live The Kane and followed up with It’s A Big Daddy Thing in 1989. Although he hasn’t released a proper solo album...

Bun B Drops Album Announcement During “Trill Mealz” Cooking Video

Bun B unveiled the title of his next album in a unique way. The UGK legend slipped in the announcement on a piece of paper during an episode of his cooking series, Trill Mealz. “New album alert,” Bun says around the 50-second mark of the video. The clip shows the LP’s title, Return Of The Trill, along with a March 16 release date. [embedded content] Last year, HipHopDX spoke to the Southern Hip Hop pioneer about the upcoming project. Bun revealed Big K.R.I.T. was acting as the LP’s “musical coordinator” and shared insight about how it would be far different from his previous work. “This album is crazy,” he explained. “I don’t think people are really gonna have an idea of what I’m coming with. There’s going to be songs from me that you would expect but there’s going to be a level of depth t...

Cardi B Tackles School Shootings: “Stop Bullying These Kids”

In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Cardi B offered some ideas on how such tragedies could possibly be avoided. The “Bodak Yellow” MC logged on to social media this week to speak directly to her fans who are students. Cardi shared her observation that school shooters appear not to be “the popular kid” and encouraged those who follow her to be kind to those who may be socially awkward. “I been seeing a lot of school shootings happening,” Cardi said. “And the school shooter never looks like the jock, the cheerleader, the popular kid. It’s always a kid that looks a little bit socially awkward and everything. And it’s just like, I feel like one of the best ways to prevent these type of tragedies is stop picking on these kids. Stop bullying these kids....

“Black Panther” Cracks Top 5 For Biggest Opening Weekend

Marvel’s Black Panther has proven to be a juggernaut at the box office. The Ryan Coogler-directed film scored the fifth-best domestic opening weekend of all time, raking in over $201 million. The staggering numbers added Black Panther to a Top 5 that includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and Marvel’s Avengers. The film has been a strong performer globally as well, debuting at $370.5 million and surpassing $400 million based on Monday’s domestic estimates, according to Deadline. The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular character, also made waves on Sunday (February 18) by grossing $60.1 million. The figure was enough to make it the second-best Sunday gross of all time, narrowly trailing Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $60.5 million on Dec...

Josh Duhamel Visits Fergie with Roses, Son After National Anthem Disaster

Josh Duhamel Dear Fergie … These Should Cheer You Up! 2/19/2018 3:09 PM PST Josh Duhamel knows Fergie sings “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” but he also knows she could definitely use a little pick-me-up after her national anthem debacle — and Josh delivered. Fergie’s ex showed up at her house Monday with a bouquet of roses and their 4-year-old son, Axl … pretty much what the doctor ordered. The uproar over her All-Star Game ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ has been so intense, the singer felt the need to apologize.   Apparently, he dropped off Axl to cheer up Fergie … Josh left the house after just a few minutes, according to photogs. The flowers, btw, came with a note from Axl to his mom.  Pretty classy move on Josh’s part.  As Fergie said in...

Travis Scott Breaks Silence on Birth of His Daughter Stormi

On Feb. 1, Travis Scott and his girlfriend Kylie Jenner welcomed their first daughter, Stormi Webster, to the world. While both parents appeared in a sweet video entitled “To Our Daughter,” documenting Kylie’s pregnancy, both have been pretty mum regarding their first few weeks of parenting. But in an impromptu interview with TMZ, Scott recently dished about what it’s like to be a first-time dad. TMZ caught up with Scott on Saturday night (Feb. 17), when he updated the paparazzi on the status of his little girl. “How’s the baby?” one reporter asked, to which Scott replied, “She’s beautiful.” Unfortunately, that’s all the “Pick Up the Phone” artist was willing to give up before jumping in a car and fleeing the scene. According to previous reports, Scott’s recent introduction into fath...

The Lagos State Police Command advises NBA Ikeja branch not embark on planned protest

The Lagos state police command has released a statement warning the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to desist from conducting their planned protest. Read the statement below… The Lagos State Police Command hereby advises the Ikeja branch of the Nigeria Bar Association led by Mr. Adesina Ogunlana to shelve their planned protest slated for tomorrow  20th February 2018 as all avenues to resolving their grievances have not been exploited. The CP is deeply worried about the security implication of such protest at this time when the resources of the Police command is overstretched. Thus, it is expected that  the NBA chairman whose  office is a shouting distance away from the CP’s office, should have at least briefed him on the matter and indeed any issue  of intere...

Love Nerd-Culture and Geek Music? This Nerd Cruise Takes Those Things Out to Sea

Cruises aren’t for everybody, unless you happen to love gaining 20 pounds, getting drunk every minute of the day, and possibly becoming violently ill. Some basement-dwellers would rather stay home where they can play Dungeons & Dragons without showing their face out in public and being ridiculed. Being on a ship where you can’t go anywhere if you’re not quite into the whole “being in public” thing doesn’t really sound like fun for them. If you’re anything like this, however, then we may have found the perfect cruise for you. The JoCo Cruise runs annually and aims to cater to the, well, nerds. The cruise was started in 2011 by singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton (hence the name JoCo) along with geek-music-comedy duo Paul & Storm. The first cruise contained only 375 people, mostly sub...

Tomi Lahren Doubles Down on Prayer Solving Mass Shootings

Tomi Lahren Yes, Jesus & Prayer Will Stop Mass Shootings 2/19/2018 8:04 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Tomi Lahren doubled down on her stance the Florida school shooting wasn’t about guns … it’s about a lunatic who wouldn’t have slaughtered 17 people if he had more religion in his life. We got the FOX News contributor at LAX Sunday and asked her about Trump tweeting that the FBI could have thwarted Nikolas Cruz if it wasn’t so focused on him and Russia. Tomi dodged that controversy, and stuck to her own social media crisis. Tomi’s getting a ton of backlash online for calling for Christians to pray more in the wake of the shooting, instead of talking about gun control.  We’ll say this … she’s sticking to her story. Backlash be damned. 

Dana Stubblefield Released After a Month In Jail In Rape Case

Dana Stubblefield Released After Month In Jail … In Rape Case 2/19/2018 8:15 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Ex-NFL star Dana Stubblefield spent nearly a month in jail in connection to his rape case — but he was released this weekend on a $500,000 bond … TMZ Sports has learned.  47-year-old Stubblefield was first arrested back in May 2016 for allegedly raping a mentally disabled woman. He was hit with 5 felonies. Bail was initially set at $250k. He immediately posted it and was released.  But in January 2018, prosecutors uncovered evidence they believe proves Stubblefield used a gun to commit the alleged rape. Bail was revoked and he was remanded back into custody on Jan. 19.  He spent the next several weeks locked up in Santa Clara County Jail. But now, Stubblefield’s attorneys h...

Fergie Apologizes for NBA All-Star Game National Anthem

Fergie Sorry About The Anthem … But I Tried My Best!! 2/19/2018 12:49 PM PST EXCLUSIVE [embedded content] Fergie has finally broken her silence on last night’s botched NBA All-Star Game’s National Anthem … saying she was trying to take a risk, and it clearly didn’t pay off. The singer tells us, “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.” Fergie took a lot of heat after her slowed-down/jazzy take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” Sunday night … and it appeared she had a lot of celebs and athletes ...

Odell Beckham Jr. Trolls Russ and Harden in All-Star Roast Sesh

Odell Beckham Jr. Trolls Russ & Harden … in All-Star Roast Sesh 2/19/2018 2:16 PM PST Breaking News Odell Beckham Jr. came out FIRING on his NBA bros from courtside at the All-Star game — from James Harden to Russell Westbrook to Victor Oladipo — and it was pretty damn hilarious. To Dipo: “Little Foot! I seen you on ‘Land Before Time’ before!” To Russ: “You like a human turtle man — Donatello.” To Harden: “Beard man — yeah, you … is that thing attached to you or is it real?  To Team Steph (when they threw away the game): “YEEEEESSSSS!!!” Odell also might’ve poked fun at Kyrie Irving‘s infamous flat-earth theory … enlisting the help of Dave Chappelle to joke about the moon not bei...