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Is The Institution of Marriage Dying? [Commentary]

There’s a state of emergency in America: married couples just can’t seem to stay together. In Black Hollywood alone there have been at least seven reported divorces, including Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson, and more recently Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. Whether over infidelity or irreconcilable differences, it seems celebrity couples are calling it quits left and right with no sign of hope in sight. So much so that a couple actually surviving is mythical in theory (hey, Jada and Will!) Other marriages that have joined the divorce roll call this year include Randy Jackson and wife Erika Riker, celebrity chefs Gina and Pat Neely, Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally, and Paula Patton and Robin Thicke…. Continue Reading

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When To Know It’s Too Late To Repair A Relationship

Robin Thicke’s got it bad. Since his separation from wife Paula Patton, the blue-eyed soul singer has gone on a very public, national pity tour to get her back. City to city, venue to venue, Thicke has practically begged for a second chance from Paula, who not-so-ironically is the namesake of the his new album and the muse behind its lead single “Get Her Back.” Thicke’s charades have come off quite pathetic to say the least, and social media made that very clear when the #AskThicke Q&A hashtag with VH1 turned into a meme of users defending Paula and demanding that… Continue Reading

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XXL: Macklemore Wins Big, Jay-Z a No-Show at 2013 MTV VMA’s

Check out my XXL recap of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards: With plenty of stars in tow, last night’s MTV Video Music Awards entered a terrain it had yet to explore. Hosted at the less-than-year-old Barclays Center in Brooklyn, this year’s VMA’s were supremely significant to hip-hop’s growth, with the red carpet lining the streets where the likes of Biggie, Jay Z and Big Daddy Kane all got their start. As expected, this year’s VMA’s marked a great night for rap music, packed with surprise performances and notable appearances. Early on, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz hit the stage to… Continue Reading

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. Sue Marvin Gaye’s Family Over ‘Blurred Lines’

When it comes to their music, artists will do whatever it takes to protect it and their pockets, as in the case of Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I.‘s recent lawsuit against the family of Marvin Gaye. The trio filed the lawsuit in California to protect their hit song, “Blurred Lines,” which is at the center of a dispute over the defendants’ – Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music (which owns some of Funkadelic’s compositions) – claims that song has striking similarities to Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” and Funkadelic’s “Sexy Ways.” “Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration… Continue Reading

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New Song: Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar Get Feisty on ‘Give It To You’

Off the momentum of his number one single, Blurred Lines (Featuring Pharrell and T.I.), Robin Thicke has released a follow-up called “Give It To You,“ which features Kendrick Lamar. The track takes a departure from Blurred Lines‘ Motown sound, and dips into the EDM pond with plenty of bass and dupsteps. But no worries, the soul is still there. Kendrick’s sexually-laced rhyme adds just the right amount hip-hop to make Give It To You a musical melting pot of sorts. Get into it below: Pretty solid record. This mutli-genre track falls in line with Thicke’s album title, Blurred Lines, which will be… Continue Reading