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Digital Underground's Shock G Dead at 57

Digital Underground's Shock G Dead at 57

Gregory Jacobs, the charismatic, affable rapper-producer who performed as Shock G and Humpty Hump, was found dead Thursday at a hotel room in Tampa, Florida. Jacobs’ father confirmed the musician’s death to , though a cause of death remains unknown. He was 57.“34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a band and take on the world through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some,” Digital Underground’s Chopmaster J . “And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!! .”Over the...

Apr 23
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'Family Matters' Star Jaleel White to Launch Purple Urkle Cannabis Line

'Family Matters' Star Jaleel White to Launch Purple Urkle Cannabis Line

Actor Jaleel White, whose character Steve Urkel in Family Matters was a cultural mainstay in the Nineties, is getting into the business with his own brand, as . His ItsPurpl line, which he is producing in partnership with 710 labs, comprises variations of the Purple Urkle strain. ItsPurpl will launch in California on April 20th.“The thing that always stood out to me was there [was] no clear brand leader for fire purple weed,” White told Forbes. “It made no sense to me, that no company of significance had claimed this lane, so why not me?”In addition to a classic Purple Urkle strain, White...

Apr 14
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'Yasuke' Trailer: LaKeith Stanfield Voices 'Legendary Black Samurai'

'Yasuke' Trailer: LaKeith Stanfield Voices 'Legendary Black Samurai'

has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming anime series, Yasuke. The series premieres on April 29th.Created, directed and executive produced by LeSean Thomas along with Japanese animation studio MAPPA, the series features , who voices Yasuke and also serves as an executive producer. The series also features music by .Set in a war-torn feudal Japan that includes fantastical elements, the series tells the story of Yasuke, a boatsman who is trying to live peacefully after leaving a life marked by violence. When a nearby village becomes ensnared by the warring factions, he is compelled to...

Apr 2
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Trent Reznor Rebukes Marilyn Manson in New Statement

Trent Reznor Rebukes Marilyn Manson in New Statement

has issued a statement denouncing his former friend and collaborator , as reports. His statement comes in the wake of Manson’s former partner that Manson groomed her and abused her during the course of their relationship. Following Wood’s statement on Monday morning, at least four other women made similar accusations.After news of the accusations came to light, a story involving Reznor that appears in Manson’s 1998 autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell, resurfaced. In it, Manson claims he and Reznor sexually and physically assaulted an inebriated woman in the Nineties. The passage...

Feb 4
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'Framing Britney Spears' Documentary About Conservatorship to Air

'Framing Britney Spears' Documentary About Conservatorship to Air

Framing , a documentary addressing her conservatorship, is set to air via and on February 5th (). It will be the sixth episode of The New York Times Presents series’ first season.For more than a decade, Spears has been subject to a conservatorship, where a judge appoints a guardian to manage the financial and personal affairs for someone who is incapacitated or incapable of making those decisions soundly on their own. Her father, James “Jamie” Spears was her conservator until the fall of 2019 when he stepped back due to health issues and a licensed conservator took his place.Last year, the...

Jan 22
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'Wet Hot American Summer' Cast to Reunite in Support of Biden Victory Fund

'Wet Hot American Summer' Cast to Reunite in Support of Biden Victory Fund

Camp Firewood’s former counselor and instructor band of misfits are reuniting once again for a live read of the original Wet Hot American Summer script in support of the Biden Victory Fund, as . Original cast members , , Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and are among the actors participating in the October 24th live read. can be obtained via a donation to the Biden Victory Fund.Director David Wain shared the news with a video on Instagram on Tuesday. In addition to original cast members, the event will feature actors from the cult film’s spin-offs — 2015...

Sep 30
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'South Park' to Address Covid-19 in Upcoming Special

'South Park' to Address Covid-19 in Upcoming Special

returns with a special episode, which will focus on the Covid-19 pandemic. Set to air on September 30th via Comedy Central, it’s the first hour-long episode in the series’ 23-year history.The new teaser for the special opens with Stan’s dad Randy Marsh announcing a “Pandemic Special,” which is also the name of the episode, to apparently coax larger weed sales profits from the crisis.Meanwhile, the kids are bracing themselves for school. Eric Cartman and Kyle Broflovski have a heated exchange about having to return to class and express worry over social distancing. Despite Cartman’s protests...

September 16, 2020
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Addresses Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Addresses Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood

legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addressed in the sports world and Hollywood in a new column for In his piece, he questioned why in the midst of the Black Lives Matters movement, there has not appeared to be much outrage against anti-Semitic messages that several prominent celebrities have shared online. Instead, running contrary to social justice, he described the response to anti-Semitism as “meh-rage.”“When reading the dark squishy entrails of popular culture, meh-rage in the face of sustained prejudice is an indisputable sign of the coming Apatholypse: apathy to all forms of social justice,”...

July 15, 2020
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'Cops' TV Series Canceled Amid Police Brutality Protests

'Cops' TV Series Canceled Amid Police Brutality Protests

The long-running series Cops has been canceled after 32 seasons, as reports. Paramount Network officially nixed the series in the wake of worldwide protests against and systemic racism following the killing of .The ViacomCBS-owned cable network initially delayed Monday’s premiere of Season 33 per , before announcing its official decision to pull the reality TV series altogether on Tuesday.“Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a network spokesperson said in a statement.Originally launched in 1989, Cops aired for 25 seasons on...

June 10, 2020
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Snoop Dogg Apologizes to Gayle King After Verbally Attacking Her for Discussing Kobe Bryant Rape Allegations

Snoop Dogg Apologizes to Gayle King After Verbally Attacking Her for Discussing Kobe Bryant Rape Allegations

publicly apologized to Gayle King on Wednesday after he verbally attacked her on social media for bringing up the rape allegations against the late in an interview with WNBA’s Lisa Leslie.In an from CBS This Morning last week, King asked Leslie if she thought by a 2003 sexual assault charge against him, which was ultimately dropped after the accuser declined to testify. A civil suit followed, which was settled. Bryant admitted to adultery, but claimed it was consensual. In a separate incident, a Washington Post journalist also reportedly for simply bringing up the allegations by tweeting a...

February 13, 2020
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