S Rocque

Zany entertainment journalist/blogger who sometimes aspires to be a shotgun toting B-Movie heroine (#PamGrierApproves). Also cofounder of .

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G-Tunes: Blitz the Ambassador ft. Nneka – ‘Love on the Run’

The post G-Tunes: Blitz the Ambassador ft. Nneka – ‘Love on the Run’ appeared first on GangStarr Girl Blitz the Ambassador tapped his African sistren Nneka to provide adlibs on his latest single, “Love on the Run,” from his upcoming album Afropolitan Dreams (Available April 28th). The instrumentation (driven by horns and guitar as per the usual Blitz), Nneka’s flirty falsetto and Blitz’s clever rhymes make this worth...more

Fuse TV to Air Nas ‘Illmatic’ Special For 20-Year Anniversary

The post Fuse TV to Air Nas ‘Illmatic’ Special For 20-Year Anniversary appeared first on GangStarr Girl Can you believe that Nas’ classic debut Illmatic is 20 this year? Neither can I but obviously time gives no effs about us so here we are scratching our heads, but also celebrating the milestone. As of today, there is a special 20th anniversary 2-disc edition of this groundbreaking album entitled, Illmatic XX, available for all the Stans and collectors ....more

Pharoahe Monch Gets Candid With Melissa Harris-Perry About Mental Illness

The post Pharoahe Monch Gets Candid With Melissa Harris-Perry About Mental Illness appeared first on GangStarr Girl Pharoahe Monch stopped by the Melissa Harris-Perry show to chat about his next album, PTSD, which drops tomorrow. The album is important because he addresses the causes and effects of addiction, gun violence, depression and societal pressures and expectations that prevent people from seeking help. The album is deeply personal as he even reveals his own struggles with depression and he revealed to MHP that in his case, his depression was worsened by a cocktail of medication that he was taking ....more

Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo Reunite

The post Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo Reunite appeared first on GangStarr Girl Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Yo-Yo reunited on the Queen Latifah show to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their classic remix of Brandy’s “I Wanne be Down.” It was a surprise that caught Brandy off guard. Um…20 years though? These ladies got together to record back when Brandy was a 15-year-old newbie! ...more

Cover Love: Essence Took a Chance on Ledisi, Solange, Erykah Badu

The post Cover Love: Essence Took a Chance on Ledisi, Solange, Erykah Badu appeared first on GangStarr Girl We’ve all noticed that magazines tend to put the same people on the cover. Who gets repeated varies by brand, but they do it because that particular person is guaranteed to sell. It’s unfortunate, but such is life in the pursuit of the dollar ....more

Checking Back in With ‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 4

The post Checking Back in With ‘Alpha Girls’ Episode 4 appeared first on GangStarr Girl Remember when I posted about Alpha Girls? It’s the MNet America series following four women of Asian descent. Have you started watching yet? ...more

G Vids – La Femme Nikita in ‘Honest’

The post G Vids – La Femme Nikita in ‘Honest’ appeared first on GangStarr Girl La Femme Nikita is one of my FAVS! I love her Texas-style swagu (sorry, couldn’t resist). Anyway, here’s a freestyle where she doing what she does best–being gritty and pretty ....more

G Tunes: Nitty Scott MC ft. Ab-Soul, “Apex”

The post G Tunes: Nitty Scott MC ft. Ab-Soul, “Apex” appeared first on GangStarr Girl Brooklyn native Nitty Scott, MC teamed up with Carson, California’s Ab-Soul for her newest track, “Apex.” They’re rapping about what rappers rap about–people not being on their level. However, it’s a cerebral song ....more

About the Ban Bossy Campaign: The Boss Vs. Leader Debate

The post About the Ban Bossy Campaign: The Boss Vs. Leader Debate appeared first on GangStarr Girl Sheryl Sandberg and Lifetime recruited Beyonce, Condoleezza Rice, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jane Lynch and other notable women for the “Ban Bossy” campaign, which calls for a ban on the word using the hashtag #banbossy on social media. The theory behind the movement is that whenever little girls display traits that may be seen as assertive or aggressive, they get labeled as being bossy while little boys, when displaying the same behavior, are encouraged to continue behaving that way ....more

Cool Web Series Alert: Mnet’s ‘Alpha Girls’

The post Cool Web Series Alert: Mnet’s ‘Alpha Girls’ appeared first on GangStarr Girl I discovered Alpha Girls while browsing the Hellz Bellz blog. It’s a new series on MNet, a network geared toward Asian pop culture interests, that chronicles the lives of four women who are working hard and making major career strides in their respective industries. The subjects of this docu-series are Miss Lawn, founder of Hellz Bellz, Tokimonsta, producer and DJ, SooJoo, a fashion model, and Mina Kwon, an artist ....more