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T.I. Says He is a Combination of JAY-Z, 2Pac, and Two More Hip-Hop Icons

T.I. Recalls On Set Advice from Denzel Washington During 'American Gangster' Rehearsals

T.I. is undoubtedly the King of the South and a Hip-Hop legend. If you were to ask him who he is a combination of, his answer would be four titans of our genre: JAY-Z, 2Pac, Diddy and Snoop Dogg. Visit for more information During an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, T.I. […]

[WATCH] T.I. Recalls On Set Advice from Denzel Washington During ‘American Gangster’ Rehearsals

T.I. Recalls On Set Advice from Denzel Washington During 'American Gangster' Rehearsals

T.I. has done a bit of everything in his storied career. In 2007, he found himself alongside Denzel Washington in the film classic American Gangster. Visit for more information T.I. played the nephew of Washington’s character, Frank Lucas, who was ditching a promising baseball future aside to join the family drug business. Appearing on […]

JAY-Z’s ‘American Gangster’ Was Released 10 Years Ago Today

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American Gangster is JAY-Z’s tenth studio album, and it turns 10 years old today. Visit for more information It was a conceptual album that was inspired by the film of the same name. The album spawned hits like “I Know”, “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)”, and “Blue Magic”. Guest features include Idris Elba, […]

The Larry Davis Story: Is This The Solution To Police Brutality?


*This story is a reprint from Feb. 20, 2014 Visit for more information On February 20, 2008, Adam Abdul Hakeem aka Larry Davis, was stabbed to death in Shawangunk State Prison in New York by a fellow inmate after serving 23 years for an illegal weapons charge. Most would say that people die […]

I AM: Lyrics Inspired By Hood Hero Larry Davis


On this date in 1986, a 19 year old Bronx man by the name of Larry Davis was engaged in a shootout with over 25 NYPD officers who came after him in what appeared to be a murderous hit. For those that don’t know what makes this such a unique story is that Davis not […]

The Father Of The Street Documentaries Movement: Troy Reed


Exclusive interview with “The Father of The Street Documentaries Movement” Troy Reed Visit for more information When Troy Reed’s name is brought up, it’s mostly in conjunction with arguably his most well-known production, Game Over. That particular documentary was about the AZ, Rich Porter, and Alpo story. Of course, that story also inspired […]