Stepping out of the shadows of her ex-husbands’ success, Torrei Hart is hell bent on making a new name for herself. She’s much more than just Kevin Hart’s ex-wife, and she wants to make it clear. First and foremost, she’s a mother, but she is also an actress and she’s also passionate, spiritual, driven, straightforward and a mogul in the making.


The name Meesha Mink stands out in urban fiction like no other, simply because it speaks to the uniqueness and creativity of it's owner. After making her debut in 2008 with the well received, Desperate Hoodwives, Mink has continued to release page turning quality both as a co-author and with her individual works. Her latest book to make a mark on readers is Kiss The Ring, a modern day Foxy Brown type story, about a woman on a mission to avenge the death of her son. Released in August, it's the first book of her latest series and a dynamic read for lovers of all genres. We interviewed the author to discuss the series, the state of urban fiction and much more. Check it out here...


Telling anyone's story can be tricky because it can go wrong in a number of ways. From focusing on the wrong details or overlooking something that viewers were looking forward to. When the subject is someone like Jimi Hendrix, who few really knew, it gets that much more difficult. Though he is well regarded as one of the greatest guitarist ever, his career really only spanned 4 years. That gives you a specific time period to focus on, but it also demands that you show why he deserves all the acclaim in huge chunks.


Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson star in No Good Deed, the tale of what happens when a criminal escapes from prison and finds his way into an unsuspecting woman's home. We've seen this story before but with a full African-American cast, and no Tyler Perry involvement, it feels like a fresh idea and a worthy watch. Plus the stars make for pretty great eye candy, which I think the production team knew would be good for the big screen.


I was first introduced to Jhené Aiko on Kendrick Lamar's "Growing Apart." Her voice is gentle and somewhat tinged with a sultriness that often encroaches on cutting aggression. Aiko understands where to emphasize her voice, wrapping it around the lyrics to achieve a hypnotic mix of hip hop and R&B. Souled Out, the debut from the singer is made up of mid-temp melodies that emerge as freestyles, rather than songs. This is not a bad thing because Aiko has stated that her process of recording music is one of letting it unfold rather than rushing.

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Originality is such a hard thing to come by these days that it’s no wonder you’ll see so many movies, TV shows and music that look and sound the same.
 When is the last time you heard a song or movie that you couldn’t compare to something else prior? Probably never. That doesn’t mean that originality or creativity has died, but just means that people have a brand new way of seeing things. One of the greatest movies of all times, Star Wars is often compared to Star Trek. They have forums of geeks and nerds sighting the familiarities between these two, I’ll save you the time and say that I’ve seen all the Star Wars series and none of the Star Trek franchise despite their many TV shows and spin-off movies but I'm aware of how they tend to overlap each other in some aspects.

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Rich Homie drops the remix to his certified hit, "Type of Way."  Not surprisingly Jeezy makes an appearance, but Meek Mill also tears down the track.  Check it out here... 

Read more: Rich Homie Quan ft. Meek Mill & Young Jeezy - "Some Type of Way" Remix


Hip-Hop newcomer, Troy Ave has constructed a New York anthem with his latest single, "New York City."  The track features Raekwon, Noreaga & Prodigy, all NY veterans.  Check out the track here...

Read more: Troy Ave ft. Raekwon, Noreaga & Prodigy - "New York City"


New music from Bun B and friends.  This one has a bit of a reggae feel thanks to some help from Serani.  The track is called, "Fire."  Check it out here...

Read more: Bun B ft. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & Serani - Fire


New music from Yo Gotti. Get the feeling this one's going to catch on.  With a quick verse from Meek Mill the song has just about everything it needs to be a success as Gotti prepares for the release of his sophomore album.  Oh, and the track is called, "F*ck You."  Check it out here...

Read more: Yo Gotti ft. Meek Mill - "F*ck You"


Swizz Beatz drops a new single featuring some of the hottest acts currently in the game.  Pulling a DJ Khaled move, the single, titled "Hands Up," features Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Lil' Wayne and 2 Chainz.  It's a decent track too.  Check it out here...

Read more: Swizz Beatz ft. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - "Hands Up"


Joell Ortiz fires off a quick reply to the Kendrick Lamar verse.  He's obviously not happy with the young emcee.  Cleverly titled, "Outta Control," Ortiz goes in.  Check out the track here...

Read more: Joell Ortiz - "Outta Control" freestyle


The Internet went crazy over the last 24 hours when this Big Sean released his latest record, a possible bonus record on the upcoming Hall of Fame album.  Unfortunately for Sean this isn't providing much needed buzz about his album, its just helping overload the Kendrick Lamar bandwagon.  Make your own opinions.  Check out the record here... 

Read more: Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica - "Control"

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