September 13 marked the 20th anniversary of Tupac’s death. We revisited the day he was shot, the seven days he spent in the hospital, wondered what life would be like if he were #StillAlive, and watched the timely and newly-released trailer for his upcoming biopic.
Jay Z’s The Blueprint turned 15. And despite the new artists who now lay claim to the throne, none of their empires would exist without it.
So did Fabolous’ debut album. Ghetto Fabolous was imperfect, but undeniable.
September 14 would have been Amy Winehouse’s 33rd birthday. So we paid our respects by rounding up 5 phenomenal covers of her timeless classics.
Bobby Shmurda cut his losses. The Brooklyn rapper accepted a seven-year deal upon pleading guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy. Had he been convicted at trial, the rapper could have faced up to 25 years to life in prison.
Lil Wayne denied he was retiring. But still said he’d never work with Birdman again. But then Birdman claimed Weezy was the one holding up the release of Tha Carter V. The beef continues.
Twitter threw a #HotInHerreStreamingParty. After it was revealed that Nelly owed the IRS $2,412,283 in federal taxes. We rounded up the 20 funniest internet attempts to save him.
Tracee Ellis Ross made history. As the first black woman in 30 years to be nominated for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series by The Emmys.
Sandra Bland’s family got bittersweet justice. They received a $1.9 million settlement in their federal wrongful death lawsuit.
Kid Cudi came for his former friend Kanye West. And Drake too in a fiery Twitter rant. Both men responded during their, uh, ahem, sold-out concerts. Sips tea.
Tidal drowned in a tidal wave. After reportedly taking a $28 million loss.
But Jay Z took us through the war on drugs anyway. 45 years in 4 minutes. And referred to it as an “epic fail.”
“They” didn’t want Desiigner to win. The rapper was arrested for drug and gun possession and charged with a felony following an alleged “road rage” incident, but no weapons were recovered from the vehicle, the charges were dropped, he was released without bail, and the pills found weren’t even his.
New York Fashion Week went down. And we reviewed Yeezy Season 4, VFILES Runway, Jerome LaMaar, Sammy B, VIPE by Angela Simmons and Yeroc eyewear.
Jerrika Karlae shared her five-piece swimsuit line with us. That is, after revealing how she really felt about her fiancee Young Thug’s new album cover.
Nick Gordon was found “legally responsible” in the death of Bobbi Kristina. The ex-boyfriend failed to appear in court for the second time.