Posts By Rahsheeda Ali
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are coming at us Sunday night, and we really had no choice but to indulge in a bit of Grammy nostalgia. But when we started to take a look back, we realized we still had some raw emotions over some stars who’d been overlooked in past years. Which artists suffered some serious snubs back in the day?
Alicia Keys is hosting “We Are Empowered,” an earnest conversation about HIV and AIDS, streaming on VH1.com at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). The singer believes that many communities in the U.S. don’t know enough about the disease and are more likely to believe the myths rather than the facts. Keys is stepping up to set the record straight, and who better to help her than five strong women who have faced the disease head on?
With Ice Cube‘s latest film, Ride Along, coming out in theaters today, we couldn’t help but briefly reminisce about the hip-hop hits Cube dropped back in the day. Whatever prompted him to switch gears and make forays into TV and film, we’re just glad he’s still on the scene. And of course, he’s far from the only rapper who got the itch to flex his or her acting chops, so we decided to take a look at some of the other hip-hop stars who’ve graced the big screen.