WATCH: Vince Staples On Scriptwriting And Breaking Stereotypes With New Netflix Series

WATCH: Vince Staples On Scriptwriting And Breaking Stereotypes With New Netflix Series

Created by Vince Staples and executive produced by Kenya Barris comes a limited series of satirical tales full of comedic tension, pulling inspiration from his own life as a rapper from Long Beach, California, and filtering it through his irrefutable point of view.

“In 2019, I was fortunate to receive an opportunity to make a television show,” Staples said in a statement. “After years of researching, brainstorming, global pandemics, and breakthroughs, we are finally here! I am honored to share with you the fever dream that is The Vince Staples Show. Created at the crossroads where David Lynch meets Dave Chappelle, this slow burner forces you to find the humor in life’s little things. I hope you have as much fun viewing as we did creating it.”

In addition to Staples and Barris, The Vince Staples Show is executive produced by Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Corey Smyth, and William Stefan Smith.

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VIDEO: Big K.R.I.T. – “King Pt. 5” (In Studio Performance)

VIDEO: Big K.R.I.T. – “King Pt. 5” (In Studio Performance)

“Big K.R.I.T.’s in-studio performance of ‘King Pt. 5’ is a captivating and raw showcase of the rapper’s lyrical prowess and musical artistry. The video provides an intimate look into the creative process as Big K.R.I.T. delivers his verses with passion and precision, backed by a soulful and immersive beat. The production quality captures the essence of the moment, emphasizing the authenticity of the performance. Big K.R.I.T.’s verses are filled with insightful storytelling, addressing personal experiences, societal issues, and the journey to self-discovery. The in-studio setting creates a genuine atmosphere, allowing viewers to connect with the artist on a deeper level. Overall, the video is a testament to Big K.R.I.T.’s dedication to his craft and his ability to convey powerful messages through his music.”

Dr. Umar Says Eminem Isn’t A Rap G.O.A.T. Because He’s The White Man

Dr. Umar Says Eminem Isn’t A Rap G.O.A.T. Because He’s The White Man

Over the holiday weekend, Joe Budden gave Hip-Hoppers a different kind of Christmas present when he shared a few clips of Dr. Umar Johnson off the next episode of his podcast. WAnd while there were a few entertaining and intriguing topics that were broached, the internet exploded over his take on Eminem being the rap G.O.A.T.

Sitting down with Joe Budden and crew for a Patreon exclusive episode, Dr. Umar was asked about his thoughts about Eminem being considered one of the G.O.A.T.’s in the Hip-Hop game, which prompted quite the spirited response from the man who bluntly stated “No non-African can ever be the best of anything African.”

Continuing to drive his point home, the good doctor expounded on his opinion saying, “It is an insult to the ancestors. It is an insult to the race. It is an insult to every Black person. Do you think I can go to Palestine and be the best anything of Palestinian culture? You never see that! You think I can go to Israel and be the best of anything in Israel whether it be a cook, an instrumentalist, a dancer? Hell no!”

Well, he’s not wrong. Also, Lord Jamar is probably somewhere clapping right now.

Dr. Umar doesn’t like people crowning Eminem the best of anything in Hip-Hop culture. While Umar acknowledges Marshall Mather’s talent as an artist, he added, “For you to put him at the top, that’s white supremacy, brother!”

Naturally, people on social media either agreed or disagreed with Dr. Umar’s take on Eminem’s legacy in the rap game, but regardless of how you may feel, Dr. Umar isn’t going to have his mind changed on the matter so long as Eminem is a Caucasian and that’s the kind of a forever thing.

Check out Dr. Umar Johnson break it down for the people in the back below and let us know your thoughts on the take in the comments section below.

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VIDEO: Scarface Delivers an Intimate and Powerful Performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

VIDEO: Scarface Delivers an Intimate and Powerful Performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Scarface Delivers an Intimate and Powerful Performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series has long been a platform for showcasing the raw and unfiltered talent of musicians across various genres. In a recent and highly anticipated episode, legendary hip-hop artist Scarface took center stage, delivering a performance that left a lasting impression on both fans and newcomers alike.

An Icon in an Intimate Setting:

Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, is a pioneer in the hip-hop industry, known for his influential solo career and his role as a founding member of the iconic group Geto Boys. His appearance on Tiny Desk marked a departure from the grand stages often associated with hip-hop performances, offering fans a rare glimpse into the artist’s skill and storytelling prowess in an intimate setting.

Unplugged and Unfiltered:

The Tiny Desk Concert series is renowned for its stripped-down and acoustic performances, allowing artists to showcase their work in a more personal and unplugged manner. Scarface embraced this setting, delivering a set that highlighted the raw emotion and lyrical depth that has defined his career.

A Journey Through Classics:

The performance was a journey through Scarface’s extensive catalog, featuring renditions of classic tracks that have become synonymous with the artist’s legacy. From the gritty narratives of “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” to the introspective storytelling of “I Seen a Man Die,” Scarface’s setlist resonated with the authenticity that has endeared him to hip-hop enthusiasts for decades.

Intimate Connection with the Audience:

What set Scarface’s Tiny Desk Concert apart was not just the quality of the music but the intimate connection he forged with the audience. Between songs, Scarface shared anecdotes, reflections, and personal insights, creating a genuine and unfiltered experience that transcended the traditional concert format.

A Reminder of Hip-Hop’s Rich Legacy:

Scarface’s Tiny Desk performance served as a powerful reminder of hip-hop’s rich and diverse legacy. In an era often dominated by trends, his timeless artistry and lyrical mastery shone brightly, reaffirming the lasting impact of his contributions to the genre.


Scarface’s appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series was a testament to the enduring power of his music. In the intimate confines of this unique setting, he proved that the essence of hip-hop lies not only in grand stages and elaborate productions but in the raw, unfiltered talent of its artists. As fans eagerly await the release of the Tiny Desk episode, Scarface’s performance is sure to be remembered as a standout moment in the series’ storied history.

2023 BET Awards: From Performers To Host, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

2023 BET Awards: From Performers To Host, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

2023 Governors Ball Music Festival

Ice Spice performs during Governors Ball Music Festival 2023 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 9, 2023, in New York City. | Source: Astrida Valigorsky / Getty

The 2023 BET Awards a.k.a Culture’s Biggest Night, air this Sunday, on BET, and this year’s lineup celebrity boasts an exciting array of performers, presenters, nominees, and tributes. With this year being the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, BET has, in-store, an iconic lineup of acts for their highly anticipated Hip Hop 50 tribute.

“For five decades, Hip Hop has not only influenced American culture but has become a global phenomenon and one of the most influential musical genres of our lifetime,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET said in a statement.

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While the 2023 BET Awards host has yet to be announced, Bow Wow is the official host of The House of BET — a 4-day weekend of events related to the BET Awards.

Taraji P. Henson hosted the 2022 BET Awards, so we’re eager to see who will follow the queen’s act.

Who’s Performing At The 2023 BET Awards?

Busta Rhymes

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It was recently announced, Busta Rhymes will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 BET Awards. Bia, Coi Leray, Cutty Ranks, Dexta Daps, M.O.P., Rah Digga, ScarLip, Spice, Supercat, Swizz Beatz, and more surprise guests will take the stage to celebrate Busta Rhymes and his 30-plus-year musical legacy.

And the lituation doesn’t stop there.

The Hip Hop 50 mini-concert will feature performances by Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, E-40, Fat Joe, Kid N’ Play, Ja Rule, MC Lyte, Warren G, Sugar Hill Gang, Dem Franchize Boyz, D-Nice, Erick Sermon, Fabolous, Jeezy, Redman, Styles P, YG and more!

Ice Spice and Latto, and hip hop artist Mad Lion are also set to perform LIVE. Kaliii and BET Awards” 2023 nominee Lola Brooke will perform on the BET Amplified stage.

“We have an incredible lineup of performers who will take us on a musical journey, covering Hip Hop spanning every decade, style, and region. From music to dance and fashion, we are digging through every crate as we celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop and its diversity, evolution, and global impact,” said Connie Orlando, BET EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy.

“This wall-to-wall party will reverberate with the amazing energy and passion these artists bring to the stage and the culture. Prepare for an unforgettable night of reunions and surprises as we celebrate Hip Hop’s rich history, enduring legacy, and promising future.”

Who’s Nominated At The 2023 BET Awards?

BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 - Arrivals

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Glorilla had summer 2022 on lock with her anthem FNF and follow-up single featuring Cardi B, Tomorrow 2, so she scored six nominations at the 2023 BET Awards. Drake leads the pack with seven nominations. 21 Savage and Lizzo scored five each, and Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZA, come in with four.

The 2023 BET Awards air on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8 PM ET/ PT.


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