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WATCH: TLC - Sleigh Ride [VIDEO]

Watch TLC's Klassic Joint for Christmas in their "Sleigh Ride" video below:



WATCH: RUN-DMC - Christmas In Hollis (Video)

Watch RUN-DMC's video for one of the most Klassic Joints for Christmas below:

 

The Rock Explains Why Tupac's "All Eyez On Me" Is His Anthem

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hopped on Instagram to reminisce on his days before the WWE.

Watch the Rock explain why Tupac's "All Eyez On Me" will always be one of his anthems.


Ludacris - Ludacrismas

Get in the Christmas spirit with Klassic Joints radio!

Listen to Ludacris's "Ludacrismas" below and keep listening for more Klassic Joints all day long!



Wu Tang Clan Performs On NPR's Tiny Desk [VIDEO]

The Wu-Tang Clan performed altogether at NPR's Tiny Desk to celebrate 25 years since Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Watch their performance of a medley of classic songs from the Wu below:

WATCH: Break Machine's "Street Dance" Video From 1984

One of the biggest mainstream break-throughs hits for hip-hop called from the group Break Machine.

Watch Break Machine's "Street Dance" video from 1984 below:



Kurtis Blow Performs "Christmas Rappin" On TOTP [VIDEO]

Kurtis Blow became the first rapper to be signed by the major label "Mercury" and released "Christmas Rappin."

Christmas Rappin' sold over 500,000 copies and became one of the first commercially successful hip hop singles.

Watch Kurtis Blow perform Christmas Rappin live on Top of the Pops below:

WATCH: Ice Cube Performs "That New Funkadelic"

Ice Cube is back with a brand album called Everythang's Corrupt.

Watch Ice Cube perform his new single "That New Funkadelic" on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

[LISTEN] Ghostface Killah and Czarface (Inspectah Deck) Announce New Album & Song


Ghostface Killah and Czarface (Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric) announced a new joint album called Czarface Meets Ghostface.

The album is set to release next year on February 15, 2019.

Listen to the new song “Iron Claw" below and check out the new album's tracklist.
 


Czarface Meets Ghostface:
01 Back at Ringside
02 Face Off
03 Iron Claw
04 Czarrcade ’87
05 Powers and Stuff
06 Masked Superstars
07 Morning Ritual
08 Super Soldier Serum
09 The King Heard Voices
10 Listen to the Color
11 Mongolian Beef
12 (Post Credits Scene)
via: Pitchfork

Happy Birthday HOV! [VIDEOS]

Celebrate Jay-Z's birthday today with a few Klassic Joints below:

Pimp C - Knockin Doorz Down [VIDEO]

Rest in peace to the legendary Pimp C. Watch Pimp's "Knockin Doorz Down" video below:

Fat Pat - Tops Drop [VIDEO]

Rest in peace to the legendary Fat Pat. Watch the long version of his hit "Tops Drop" below:

Jay Z Ranks His Own Albums

In honor of Jay Z's birthday, remember the time HOV ranked his own albums in 2013?

Peep Hov's picks of his own Klassic Joints in order of best to worst.


Read Jay's reasoning below:

1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)

[Listen] Mary J. Blige Breaks Down During Kim Porter Eulogy

Mary J. Blige gave a very emotional eulogy at Kim Porter's funeral.

Mary said she believes Kim Porter tried to protect her from walking down the aisle into a doomed marriage.

Listen to the eulogy she gave for her longtime friend and mother of Diddy's children at the Atlanta funeral.

WATCH: Will Smith Posts Emotional Tribute About Oldest Son


Will Smith and his relationship with his oldest son Trey (of his first marriage) has come a long way.

Watch the tribute Will posted to Trey below:


[Listen] Diddy Gives Emotional Eulogy At Kim Porter's Funeral

Listen to Diddy's eulogy at the funeral of the mother of his children Kim Porter.

Netflix Announces True Crime Series About Jam Master Jay, Bob Marley & More

Netflix has announced a new documentary series about the unsolved deaths of high-profile artists.

The series titled "ReMastered" starts with one of hip-hop's most iconic DJs, Jam Master Jay from Run D.M.C.

Other artists included in the 8-part production starting on December 7th include Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, and more.

Watch the first trailer for "ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay" below:

LL Cool J Files Trademark Against Hip-Hop Festival


LL Cool J is ready to knock somebody out! 

According to The Source, LL Cool J has filed a lawsuit against the "Rock The Bells" festival. 

LL says the event's founder and promoter attempted to trademark "Rock The Bells" in 2004, although his single came out in 1985. 

In 2017 LL was granted the trademark that he petitioned against to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Now LL wants a judge to grant an injunction prohibiting the promoter and founder from using the name. 

WATCH: Stevie J Says Biggie Wouldn't Trip About Him Marrying Faith Evans

In a recent interview on BET, Stevie J and Faith Evans say if Biggie was alive he wouldn't mind that the two are now married.

Do you think Biggie would've been down with his ex-wife and his potna getting married?

Stevie J one of Big's producers, friends, and Stevie is even the godfather (and now step-father) to Big and Faith's son C.J.

Watch the full clip below:

Snoop Dogg Accepts Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame [VIDEO]

Congratulations to the OG Snoop Dogg on receiving his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Alongside Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, and more, watch Snoop Dogg's acceptance speech below:


Tupac's Love Letters Are On Sale For...


Before he became one of the greatest rappers of all-time, Tupac was just a teenager in love.

14-year-old Tupac wrote two letters in 1985 to his classmate Averel and is on sale now for $15,000.

Averel allegedly sold the letters to Moments In Time and wasn't "too impressed" with his writing.

The first letter opens with Shakur introducing himself as 'Tupac (Two Pack),' a hint at his future rapper name, 2Pac.

He also explains that his name is of Puerto Rican descent, that he's 1/4 Puerto Rican and 3/4 black, and that he's from the Bronx, New York.

Pac's nickname was apparently 'New York,' since he signed the first letter 'Tupac A. Shakur (or New York) and the second 'Tupac "New York" Shakur.'

Click HERE to read the letters.

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan Performs "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" On GMA

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan's Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album.

Watch the Wu perform "Protect Ya Neck" on Good Morning America:

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan's "For The Children" Trailer [VIDEO]

The 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is on November 9, 1993.
The Wu is celebrating the release with their upcoming documentary "For The Children: 25 Years Of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). 
Watch the trailer below for the full documentary this coming November 9, 2018.

Dez Bryant Agrees To Deal With New Orleans Saints


Dez Bryant is back in the NFL and he's joining the New Orleans Saints.
The former Dallas Cowboys receiver agreed to a one-year deal with one of the league's top Super Bowl contenders for this year.
Although the Saints (7-1) have a seven-game win streak and are the No. 2 scoring team in the NFL, they're thin on receivers. 
Do you thinkn Dez Bryant will be a good addition to get the Saints to the Super Bowl?
via: ESPN

Guess Which Rapper Was Next Up For A Role In "Belly?!?"

Hype Williams recently revealed hidden details about his classic 1998 film Belly.

The famed video director, Hype Williams, celebrated the 20th anniversary of Belly with cast members including T-Boz, and Nas during ComplexCon in LA.

At ComplexCon, the filmmaker revealed that Jay Z was considered for a role in Belly.
Apparently Hov could have played Tommy "Buns" Bundy as Nas' co-star.

Would you have rather seen Jigga play "Buns" rather than DMX?

Wanna Know Your Wu-Tang Name?

Have you ever wondered what your name would be if you were a member of the Wu Tang Clan?

Wonder no more my fellow Wu!

Thanks to their site's "name generator" you can find out your own custom name in seconds!

Enter your name here HERE to get Wu'd!

Wu Tang Clan Launches A Lipstick Collection

The Wu-Tang Clan has branched out from music and clothing...and now they're on to makeup.

In collaboration with Milk Makeup and Teyana Taylor (who's the face of the ad), the Wu wants to show more love to the ladies.

RZA says, “In previous generations, the feminine energy has been dampened by the world. But now, women’s strength, beauty and wisdom is finally being celebrated."

The Wu OG also adds, "Warriors come in all forms, but right now women are the modern warriors, unapologetic in their strength and speaking out about things they’ve held in or feared they’d be shunned for on, both a personal and political level.”



WATCH: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Nightmare On My Street" [VIDEO]

The video for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Nightmare On My Street" video has resurfaced after 30 years!

The video is currently at risk of being taken down after mysteriously appearing on YouTube.

DJ Jazzy Jeff said "No one's ever seen that video; we got sued for "Nightmare" because of Freddy Kruger's character.

He also said, "I had a copy of the video and I had an old girlfriend that taped soap operas over it...Will had a copy of the video and gave it to his dad and his dad lost it. I don't know anyone who has that video."

Apparently only 20 people in the world had seen this video. So enjoy for now and watch below!!!

Guess Which Klassic Joint Is Coming Back To Theaters?!?

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is officially in the works!

The third installment of the "Bad Boys" franchise is set to drop in January 2020.

Watch Will's announcement on Instagram with Martin below:

Too Short Doesn't Agree Eazy-E Died From AIDS

Too Short celebrated his upcoming album drop '"The Pimp Tape" while recalling his start.
During the interview with PageSix, Too Short says “Eazy-E was the person to take me on my first tour, and there was nobody telling him to do it.”
He also said “After the show, Eazy-E would go places . . . we are going out chasing women. Dre wasn’t even really into that, even back then. Eazy was my homie. We ran together, we did the strip clubs.”
Although Eazy-E died of complication from AIDS in 1995, Too Short says “I don’t necessarily agree.”
He added, “But that is not how I think it happened. I just like to think of it like this: Since you brought up Eazy-E. Let’s say if there was no Eazy-E, how does that impact hip-hop? If you had no Eazy-E, you got no NWA, no Dr. Dre, no Ice Cube, no Tupac Death Row years . . . no Bone Thugs. No Aftermath, no 50 Cent, no Eminem — the way we know them. The branch that is called Eazy-E on the hip-hop tree is massive.”
via: PageSix

Would Michael Jordan Have Kept Lebron James...[VIDEO]

Do you think MJ would've kept Lebron James from becoming "the King" currently?

After Lebron James replied to Michael Jordan's video about who is the 'Greatest of All Time' a big debate sparked! 

Watch the discussion on Clash of the Titans below:


WATCH: Bizzy Bone Says Tupac's Murder Was An Accident

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Bizzy Bone shared his thoughts on Tupac's unsolved murder.

While on Instagram Live, Bizzy Bone claims the gunman was trying to start a street war and never intended to kill Pac.

Watch the full video of Pac's collaborator Bizzy Bone as he unpacks the 1996 shooting.

Brooklyn Nets Honor Biggie With 'City Edition' Jersey [PHOTOS]


Today the Brooklyn Nets revealed their "City Edition" uniforms paying tribute to Biggie.

This year's jersey features the classic Coogi sweater design that B.I.G. was known for.

Check out the Brooklyn Nets' City Edition jersey below:


via: XXL 

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan Performs "Protect Ya Neck" On Jimmy Kimmel

Watch the Wu perform their #KlassicJoint "Protect Ya Neck" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan Performs C.R.E.A.M. On Jimmy Kimmel

Watch the Wu perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week in NYC.

WATCH: 9 of Slim Shady's Best Videos

Happy Birthday to one of the realest MC's Slim Shady aka Eminem.

Canada Legalizes Marijuana


Canada officially legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001.

Canada will also pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana.

Adults at least 18 years old will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams. 

They will also be allowed to grow up to 4 plants in their homes and make products for personal use such as edibles.

How High Without Redman And Method Man?


The sequel to the cult classic "How High" will not include Redman and Method Man.

Fans are so upset that the two OG's aren't even making an appearance in the film, they've started a petition online demanding the duo be included.

Redman said "me and Meth was not aware that they were doing this transaction with the movie."

He also adds "when you have a brand, like Red and Meth, that kind of helped built and created this entity of How High and shooting a movie on How High -- I mean, marijuana and being in college. Those were all our ideas. And when the new deal came about, we wasn't involved in it."

Listen to Redman explain the entire situation at the 52:00 mark on the Grass Routes podcast below:

Wu-Tang Clan Gets A TV Series

Wu-Tang Clan will be the focus of a new 10-episode TV series called "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" based on their true story. 
The series will be set in '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic. 
The group's formation, RZA's vision for the group, and more will be included in the storyline.
RZA and Method Man will executively produce the series which was also co-created by Tse and RZA.
Will you be watching the Hulu series?

Kool G Rap Gets Charged With "Shopping While Black"


Hip-hop legend Kool G Rap was charged with stealing a pair of shoes.
According to TMZ, the charge was dropped and Kool G Rap claims it all happened because he's black.
A Finish Line store employee accused him of jacking a pair of Nike LeBron 15s worth about $185.
The employee described a thief in the mall as a black male in his 40s. 
While Kool G Rap was shopping at the same mall that day, he was tracked down by an employee who called the cops on him. 
KGR was hit with a misdemeanor theft. His lawyers say the cops never reviewed the store's surveillance video and if they did, they would've seen KGR never went into the store.
Prosecutors dropped the case but KGR and his legal team are gearing up for a massive lawsuit against Finish Line.

RZA Gets Cops Called On Him For...


RZA had to get rowdy on behalf of an emergency involving his son on Saturday. 
According to TMZ, his son was rushed to the emergency room and RZA became increasingly upset as his son wasn't receiving the level of care he needed.
RZA allegedly became aggressive and started screaming at the hospital staff which caused a supervisor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to call the police. 
Once the police arrived, they say RZA had already calmed down so no arrest was made.
Although the severity of RZA's son emergency room visit is unclear, sources say RZA and his son are still at the hospital. 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees



The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction into the Class of 2019.

Nominees include Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Rage Against The Machine, Def Leppard & more.

This is LL Cool J's fourth time being nominated while 6 out of 15 nominees are on the ballot for the first time.

Inductees will be announced in December 2018 and the ceremony occurs on March 29, 2019.

Ain't it about time LL gets into the Hall Of Fame?

Biggie Speaks On 2Pac's Death In 1997 [VIDEO]

Just days before his death, legendary artist Biggie Smalls sat down for an interview with Rap City in 1997.

Watch Biggie speak on Tupac's death and more in the full interview below:

Suge Knight Gets Sentenced To...


After a long-awaited trial and spending 3 years in jail, Suge Knight has been sentenced. 

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Thursday.

Knight was sentenced for the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident in 2015.

The former Death Row Records co-founder had been facing life in prison for Terry Carter's death and one count of attempted murder in the case of Cle "Bone" Sloan.

Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter.

Wu-Tang Clan Members Go To Space [VIDEO]

RZA, GZA, and Ghostface Killah of the Wu are embarking on "an interstellar quest to spread earthly love."

Watch the Wu travel through the universe aboard the Wu-F-O ship through trials and tribulations.

Plus, fans can ask the trio questions to be answered on the show using the number: 1-833-4-Slider.

 

Nelly Settles Lawsuit With Rape Accuser


Nelly has mutually settled his lawsuit with the woman who claims he raped her on a tour bus.

According to TMZ, the woman named Monique Greene, says Nelly assaulted her with both oral and vaginal sex against her will.

Greene then says she screamed she wanted off of the bus and Nelly threw a $100 bill at her and said "bye-bye."

Nelly countersued Greene claiming the sex was consensual and that she defamed him.

Nelly's lawyers say both parties agreed to dismiss their cases and no money changed hands.

An attorney for Monique says it's true both parties dismissed their cases but disputes Nelly's lawyer's statement that no money changed hands.

Two New Tupac Albums?

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

At least two new Tupac albums are reportedly set to be posthumously released. 

Shakur's estate finally settled a lawsuit with Entertainment One after a five-year battle. 

The unreleased music is a part of the settlement in which the estate will receive a collection of Tupac's music. 

Sources say his amount of music is enough for "two, and possibly three" new albums.

Do you want to hear new Tupac music?

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