Nicki Minaj is too hardcore for BET. Viacom-owned Black Entertainment Television is refusing to air the rapper's "Stupid Hoe" music video. Evidently, naked Barbie dolls and fishnets are far too risque for the network. We've embedded the 210-second, Hype Williams-directed video below. You'll ... More >>
Maybe Marco Rubio is addicted to late-night Wikipedia binges. You know, the type where you go to look up the director of whatever movie you're absentmindedly watching on cable and then somehow, an hour later, end up reading about the indigenous bird species of Alabama. Because this morning, the R ... More >>
Tyler, the CreatorThe swag-hop absurdists of rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them are once again being called out for what critics decry as misogyny and homophobia in their lyrics. A few months ago, Sara, from Tegan and Sara, wrote a blog attacking Tyler The Creator, as well as his music ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke prepares to be honored by VH1 and explains why Miami-Dade County is the birthplace of Southern hip-hop. I'm feeling g ... More >>
Image via Random PixelsIf there are two prominent figures in South Florida's small blogosphere, they are definitely former Stuck on the Palmetto, current South Florida Daily Blog blogger Rick, and Val Prieto and company at Babalu. And they couldn't be more polar opposites: Rick is decisively libera ... More >>
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Not everybody hates Buju. According to a story that came out in the Jamaica Star last week, Apple Inc has recently removed some songs deemed homophobic from their catalog. Buju Banton's "Boom Bye Bye" was one of those songs and according to this article, some Canadian gay rights organizations are h ... More >>
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But the album's sales are up, up, up. No wonder so many more cops are dying now.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The state gets into a righteous - dare we say fundamentalist? - huff