It's time for three of the most significant figures in music history to get their flowers.

Viewers noticed on Monday’s 2019 MTV Video Music Awards that Michael Jackson’s name was not being said when mentioning the Video Vanguard Award. Fearing potential backlash from HBO’s eye-opening documentary Leaving Neverland, the network quietly removed the King of Pop’s name from the award. Page Six first reported MTV was considering the move due to […]

Rapsody — Eve Rapsody’s back. Two years after releasing her Laila’s Wisdom LP, the critically-heralded rapper rolls out her newest album, Eve. As each song title indicates, the conceptual project draws inspiration from iconic Black women throughout history, including Oprah Winfrey, Nina Simone, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, and Sojourner Truth. Queen Latifah, J. Cole, GZA, […]

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  Missy Elliott is one of the greatest Hip-Hop artists of all-time, and it’s most definitely not up for debate. Finally, MTV is giving her the recognition she deserves with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s Video Music Awards.   She took to Instagram to reveal the news, captioning the video, “I […]

The trailblazing duo has been at this for a minute.


Here is an unimpeachable fact about American pop culture: Black people determine what moves the needle. We always have. There’s no bigger testimony to that fact than award shows, especially MTV’s Video Music Awards — and Monday night’s fiasco was no different. The MTV VMAs were promoted around Black artists: would Nicki Minaj’s Twitter shenanigans of the […]


Many in the hip-hop community thought Missy deserved that award at last night's VMAs instead of J Lo.