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Ice Cube’s Son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Makes Powerful Speech at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly

“Straight Outta Compton” may have debuted in theaters this summer, but the movie is still making headline in the media.

Check out Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr. celebrating at the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly party premiering Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. Ice Cube presented the honor to his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and recognized “Straight Outta Compton’s” powerful message…

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Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 6 [Extended Trailer]

The wait is officially over;  Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 6 premiers Monday, December 14 at 8PM ET/PT.

While some of our favorite cast members return for the new season, there will be a few additions to the series, which make for an interesting line-up.

The first round of new cast mates Mariah Lyn, Young B (of “Chicken Noodle Soup” fame) and SexxyLexxy and MissMoeMoney from the rap duo BBOD battle to make themselves heard. These aspiring artists have had their share of managers, which hasn’t done much for their career.

Rah Ali puts on her managerial hat to manage these talented young ladies, but can the “Love & Hip Hop” veteran navigate her new career as a music manager and keep these girls out of trouble? Will they let past beef and love triangles hold them back? Who will rise to the top?

It’s been a big year for “Love & Hip Hop: New York” veterans Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris, who recently tied the knot on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding” special, and welcomed their daughter Skylar. This season, it’s back to business for the newlyweds and time to focus on finding a bigger place to live and blending their families. Yandy is ready to get back to managing artists and focus on her career but with Mendeecees’ jail sentence, their newly wedded bliss may not last long.

Since her recent release from prison, it’s fresh onto the “Love & Hip Hop” scene for rap superstar Remy Ma and her ride-or-die rapper husband Papoose. Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 6 follows Remy as she navigates through life on the outside and reclaims her crown as ‘Queen of NY,’ all while getting ready for a long-awaited official walk down the aisle.

Founding member of the “Creep Squad,” Rich Dollaz finds himself contending with the newest lady of the house — his daughter! Rich learns that when it comes to his number one girl, he has no control. Can she inspire her dad to completely change his messy ways or will he get wrapped up in some hot new talent?

Peter Gunz attempts to bring his two families together under the same roof, but will he finally be able to have his cake and eat it too? Or will Tara and Amina shatter the love triangle once and for all?

Cisco Rosado is now single and on the prowl. Mixing business with pleasure never ends well but which new, female talent will he choose to produce and who will have him ready to get down on one knee?

Newcomer DJ Self from New York radio station Power 105.1 bursts into “Love & Hip Hop” as we follow his relationship with Yorma, one of the hottest dancers in New York City, and their tangled web of drama. Can Self balance his packed schedule with his equally packed love life?

Firecracker and Instagram sensation Cardi B. leaps from the pages of IG to the small screen with a bang! It’s certain this tough cookie will deliver raw and real emotion as she entangles with her fellow cast members.

Check out the extended trailer for Love and Hip Hop: New York Season 6.

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Billboard’s 10 Best Rappers of All Time: Reasons Why List is Inaccurate

Last week Billboard’s 10 Best Rappers of All Time list was published. The article is still trending online, rappers and hip hop fans alike couldn’t help but feel that there was some inaccurate information.

#Billboard named their 10 greatest rappers of all time. What do y’all think about the list? #RoommateDiaries

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Many feel a couple of rappers were missing on the list, most notably the infamous Tupac Shakur. The fact that Billboard failed to add the “All Eyez On Me” rappers name as one of the 10 Best Rappers of All Time makes the list highly inaccurate.

How can you NOT have Pac listed? Tupac was one of the most influential rappers of all time, fans recite his rhymes til this day. Moreover, rappers STILL look up to him and cite him as inspiration!

In addition to the absence of Tupac’s name on Billboard’s  10 Best Rappers of All Time, Kanye was also missing. We can all agree that Kendrick Lamar has made a name for himself in the small amount of time he’s been in the mainstream music industry, but let’s face it, Yeezy has put in his work no matter how cocky he is, you have to give credit where it’s due. When “College Dropout” came out, he had everyone wearing book bags whether or not they were in school.

Which brings us to our next observation…Eminem. The “Recovery” rapper has also paid his dues to the rap game, but…does he really deserve to be in the top 3? Over Nas?

Should Eminem be on the list, yes, probably. But we can’t wrap our heads around the fact that he is number three on the list while Nas is number five. Something there just doesn’t add up.

Do you agree with Billboard’s 10 Best Rappers of All Time? Who do you think is missing? Do you agree with the order of the best rappers?