Common Unveils That Rakim Was An Inspiration While Making ‘Nobody’s Smiling’

As Common gears up for the release of his homage to the state of Chicago ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, he has revealed the inspiration and collaborations within the piece! From the intro itself ‘The Neighborhood’ featuring Lil Herb and James Fauntelroy, to the beautiful Jhene Aiko assist. Common continued to unveil his influences in creating ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ which include the sounds of Rakim!


It is annoying to turn on the TV and to hear a character like Stevie J say that his daughter had to be treated like a princess at all times.

Now, this is coming from an individual,  that belittle females on a regular I mean calling women hoes, s**** and b******! But still you want your daughter treated like a princess!

Hip Hop Doctor

Lets talk about Hip Hop!!! I want to introduce myself to you- I am the Hip Hop Head Doc- Sheddy D. We will be exploring the evolution and the state of hip hop in the up coming editions of The Konnected! Please send questions and suggestions. I welcome your feedback!

Hip hop and rap music in the beginning was the essence of how we expressed ourselves and our culture to others through musical lyrics. It was a way to tell our stories about our neighborhoods and our life experiences so that those on the peripheral could sympathize with the struggle even if they could not empathize the feelings of our hip hop communities. It was a form of therapy for us to be able to convey our feelings into musical, lyrical and artistic forms so we could dance and have fun. There was minimal violence, no beef, just fun as evidenced by break dancing and rap battles. 

Love should not hurt by: IJS

It’s a damn shame how we choose jacked up relationships and then expect sympathy when things don’t work out. This is mainly for my ladies but some men fall victim to this also but I just have to voice my opinion on this “epidemic” of toxic relationships we are entertaining in today’s society.

I base my opinion solely on circumstances that I have read or watched on TV so I plan to keep this brief and blunt. Ladies you have to realize that the majority of men that are in clubs aren’t looking for relationships, they are mainly looking for a “good time” girl with no strings attached. A ball player, an entertainer or

Check out our interview with Model/Actor Asti Tucker from Daytona Beach

KM- First off let our readers know your name and where you're from.

Asti- Asti Tucker, Daytona Beach, Fl

KM- I know most people know Daytona Beach as a vocation spot or for NASCAR racing. Let us know how it is growing up in Daytona Beach.

Asti-  I love Daytona Beach. My hometown, my city. Growing up in Daytona was cool as a child but its more so of where I grew up. I lived in Bethune Village AKA Pine Haven. I grew up in a single parent home so everything was much more solid. Growing up here you got to have the will to want to make it out and achieve your dreams. We have so many ambitious and determined people who can go places. You have to not get caught in the street life and fast money.

Robin Thicke Completely Opens Up About Paula Patton

Robin Thicke came by Ebro In The Morning to talk about his new album and open up about his break-up with Paula Patton.

Ebro asked Thicke if the break-up was a real break-up or just a publicity stunt used to sell albums. Seeing as the couple had been together for 20 years, it’s reasonable to think the break-up might have been fake and for promotion.