Elise Neal Behind the Scenes w/ Kontrol Magazine


You may remember Elise Neal playing the role of Yvonne Hughley, the wife of comedian D.L. Hughley, in the ABC/UPN sitcom “The Hughleys”, but she is talented actress who is multifaceted and states that “the Hughleys was the first ‘Blackish’ meaning that it was the first sitcom with a black family trying to survive and intermix within a different demographic.” 

Accounting for five other television shows since the Hughleys, and now taking her on screen talents to the reality television hit, “Hollywood Divas“, Ms. Elise Neal has not stopped working since hitting the streets of Hollywood stating, “I never left the spotlight. I never stopped working!” When asked about working Read more

Elise & Kingsmen

Nas To Receive W.E.B DuBois Medal From Harvard University

Nas will be honored at Harvard University today (Sept. 30) when he receives the W.E.B Dubois Medal. 

Other honorees include Muhammad Ali, Marian Wright Edelman, who is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Charlayne Hunter-Gault who is the first black woman to enroll in the University of Georgia, president of Ariel Investments and chairman of the board of Ariel Investment Trust Melody Hobson and artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Source AllHipHop

Young Thug Explains WHY He Wears Women’s Clothing 

Young Thug told GQ magazine, “Because women’s clothes are [slimmer] than men’s clothes. The jeans I got on right now, they’re women’s jeans. But they fit how they’re supposed to fit. Like a rock star.”

He broke it down more.

“The only thing I probably have in men’s is like briefs. T-shirts. Ninety percent of my clothes are women’s,” he added.

DJ Chip Banks Interview


DJ ChipBanks, born Charles Colvin Jr, is a DJ and music producer. The Youngstown-born native has coined the “ChipBanks Xperience” sound, bringing a hot, new and energetic sound to any venue when he DJs Live.. In just five years, ChipBanks constructed a registry of memorable events from working with the likes of Covelli Centre, Deyor Center, Stambaugh Auditorium, Rich Center for Autism and even owned his own Venue Downtown Youngstown and is also the Co Founder of StarLyfe Entertainment LLC. You can now find DJ ChipBanks still following his dreams and passion, and DJing in North East Ohio at the hottest venues. You can follow @ChipBanks on Twitter, Instagram & FaceBook. 

Rich Homie Quan Under Investigation by Child Protective Services 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Georgia authorities saw the video of RHQ’s 1-year-old on his lap as he puffed away, and they were alarmed. Child Protective Services and the Fulton County Police Department have now teamed up to investigate.
Our sources say CPS wants to sit down with Quan and ask a slew of questions … notably, what was he smoking? They also want to know if this was a one-off or his standard operating procedure. 
Law enforcement tells us the probe goes beyond RHQ’s fitness as a parent … he could face possible criminal charges, including endangering a child and reckless behavior.  

Did Usher Remarry??

According to one source, the duo planned on marrying before 100 guests in Atlanta but decided to elope instead. Following their secret nuptials, the newlyweds celebrated their honeymoon in Havana, Cuba.

I have an incredible partner and manager,” he gushed to Billboard in October 2014. “She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career. She’s someone who’s been able to support and understand all of who I am. Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a business man and as a person.” 


 The “I Am Hip Hop” Award, recognizing legends in hip hop music, returns to honor legendary rapper Scarface. Scarface is undoubtedly one of the most prolific rappers of all time. Hailing from Houston, TX he sharpened his skills growing up listening to Public Enemy and NWA, groups that not only peaked his lyrical delivery but his social consciousness. In 1991, he recorded and released his first big hit, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me,” with the Geto Boys; a song in which Rolling Stone rated as the #5 Best Hip Hop Song ever to be recorded. Scarface went on to deliver twelve stellar and critically acclaimed solo albums with the most recent, Deeply Rooted, debuting in the Top 10 of Soundscan’s Top Albums Sales chart (#8), Top 10 on four Billboard Charts (#2 Rap, #3 Indie, #3 R&B/Hip Hop, #8 Digital) and Top 20 on The Billboard 200 (#11). Scarface recently penned and released his memoirs, Diary of a Madman earlier this year.


Previous “I Am Hip Hop” Award honorees include Doug E. Fresh (2014), MC Lyte (2013), Rakim (2012), LL Cool J (2011), Salt-N-Pepa (2010), Ice Cube (2009), Russell Simmons (2008), KRS-One (2007) and Grandmaster Flash (2006).

‘Empire’ Season 2

     TV’s latest, greatest family dynasty that rules the new Empire on FOX returns for a second season. The hip-hop drama outrageously dressed as a primetime soap turned out to be the surprise breakout hit of last season, showing impressive ratings growth every single week. Led by a refreshingly diverse cast, the show has mainstream appeal – and that’s a big deal.

Hackers stole 5.6 million government fingerprints

On Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management said hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file. That’s significantly higher than the agency’s original estimate of 1.1 million fingerprints.This is extremely sensitive information that poses an immediate danger to American spies and undercover law enforcement agents.

As an OPM spokesman told CNNMoney in July: “It’s across federal agencies. It’s everybody.”

Hackers now have a gigantic database of American government employee fingerprints which can be used to positively identify the true identities of those employees.

Anyone with these records could check to see if a diplomat at a U.S. embassy is secretly an employee of an American intelligence agency. That person could then be targeted for arrest or assassination.