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jon stewart mike huckabee

Just weeks after ripping into Fox News’ Sean Hannity for referring to Jay Z as a “former crack dealer,” Jon Stewart came to Hov’s defense against another old, white figure of ignorance on last night’s episode of The Daily Show. This time the target was Republican Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and potential 2016 Presidential candidate, who claimed in his new book that Jay Z is “crossing the line from husband to pimp” when it comes to Beyonce’s career by “exploiting his wife as a sex object.”

Watch below with pleasure as Jon puts another wildly out-of-touch politician in his place.

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black dynamite the wizard of watts

Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite — an animated adaptation of the 2009 film of the same name — is capping off its second season with a special musical episode packed with powerful racial commentary and a star-studded cast. Titled “The Wizard of Watts,” the season finale is set in the Magical Land of Oz-Watts, where its army of oppressive pigs finally become defeated through the melting powers of good old fashioned camcorders.

The primary villain in the Magical Land of Oz-Watts, where the story takes place, is a vicious pig clad in riot gear. Water does not neutralize this Oz villain; instead this baddie gets melted with a camcorder. “Oh, no! Not an irrefutable visual record of my illegal actions!” the anthropomorphized pig wails as he turns to mush at the musical’s climax. (via New York Times)

The episode was actually conceived two years ago, but feels all the more timely given the tragic events that took place in Ferguson and Staten Island last year. Tyler, The Creator, Chance The Rapper and Erykah Badu all lend their voices to the musical special, which airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim tomorrow night (January 10).

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danny brown childrens book

Some of Danny Brown’s songs may not be very family-friendly (you ever accidentally played “Handstand” in front of your grandparents?), but there’s no denying that his music carries an important message for kids, especially those who don’t have it all. Taking his talents outside of the studio, the Detroit rapper is trying his hand at writing a children’s book that he hopes will improve self-confidence and promote a positive body image in young black girls.

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nas millions march

As many as 60,000 people gathered in the streets of New York City on Saturday (December 13) in support of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two cases that have come to epitomize the racial injustice that has forever existed in the American judicial system. With cameras handy, REVOLT managed to pick out two of hip-hop’s most recognizable faces — Nas and Russell Simmons — in the massive crowd.

“This is beautiful, man,” Nas said. “We need justice, that’s why we here.” Russell, meanwhile, was hopeful that a change will soon come: “It’s the culmination and beginning of — at the same time — a lot of hard work and the beginning of a shift, and I know for sure that there’ll be a change in the way the police police the police.”

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lebron i cant breathe

Monday night’s showdown between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center drew extra attention thanks to a royal visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton, but the game also earned headlines due to players from both sides wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts before tip off, in honor of Eric Garner. Unbeknownst to many, however, the process of actually getting those T-shirts in the hands of the players was more complex than any of us could have imagined.

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killer-mike

Killer Mike appeared on CNN to discuss the Ferguson decision with Brooke Baldwin. The Atlanta rapper and activist opened up on his emotional speech following the decision, the moments after hearing officer Darren Wilson will not be tried in court, his thoughts of President Barack Obama’s comments on the situation, and what he would say to Darren Wilson if he stood in front of him.

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joey badass gives back to high school

‘Tis the season of giving, and Joey Bada$$ gave back to his old high school in a big way. After his collaboration with the J Dilla Foundation and Akomplice Clothing, which included unreleased music and a line of tees and crewnecks, raised over $10,000, the Pro Era rapper donated 100% of the profits to provide music production equipment to his alma mater, Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn. Akomplice caught Joey’s charitable return on camera, where he spent time with students and enjoyed a performance from the school band. Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.

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j cole fans house

Beyoncé’s surprise album may have rewritten a few rules in the music industry, but J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive campaign is affecting the people who really matter: the fans. Not only has he sent out an open invitation to his childhood home in Fayetteville, NC for the exclusive listening session at the end of the month, but Cole decided to surprise one fan at her house in Dallas last night to play her his new album.

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uber spotify

As if Uber haven’t already beaten taxicabs at their own game, they’ll soon be bringing an end to the age-old backseat request, “can you please change the station?”

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rihanna-eminem

Over 80,000 spectators gathered at The National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night for The Concert For Valor. A celebration and tribute to Veterans Day, some of today’s biggest stars came together for a special three-hour concert present by HBO. Artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Jessie J, Carrie Underwood, and more rocked the event which was also streamed live on Ustream.

Closing the night was Rihanna and Eminem, who each delivered a 20-minute set of some of their biggest hits, including their latest No. 1-hit collaboration “The Monster.” Re-live the show below.

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