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Ice-T Breaks Down The Secret History Of 'New Jack City'

New Jack City: A 25th Anniversary Retrospective By Dart Adams

Twenty-five years ago on this day, New Jack City opened in theaters across America and detonated the “Black Film Explosion” of the early 1990s. In 1991, numerous films by black directors starred black leads, which included Robert Townsend’s The Five Heartbeats and Julie Dash’s The Daughters of the Dust.” New Jack City was responsible for…

Grammy Predictions: Will Kendrick Lamar & D'Angelo Win Big?!
Will Kendrick Lamar & D’Angelo Win Big At The Grammys!? Okayplayer’s Picks…
Dart Adams Remembers Challenger Astronaut Ronald McNair
Dart Adams Remembers Challenger Astronaut Ronald McNair
Rebel Rebel: How David Bowie Influenced Hip-Hop Culture
Rebel Rebel: How David Bowie Influenced Hip-Hop Culture

Image Courtesy of DavidBowie.com The iconic artist known to the world as David Bowie passed away…

LL Cool J's 'Radio' Turns 30 Years Old
LL Cool J’s ‘Radio’ Turns 30, Allow Us To Celebrate Its Legend

Young James Todd Smith—yes, the future LL Cool J—was so enamored with rap music that…

4th of July playlist, Okayplayer's staff selections
4th Of July Playlist: Okayplayer Staff Picks Of Essential Independence Day Picnic…

Cue the fireworks, the 4th of July is here! And whether you view Independence Day…

Year's Best: Okayplayer's Top 13 albums of 2013
Year’s Best: Okayplayer’s 13 Best Albums Of 2013

The big day is almost here, children. The 12 days of Christmas are almost to…