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  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Jay Z Once Wrote a Song for Bugs Bunny

    As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    A History of Rappers and Boxing

    Yesterday, headlines were made and stomachs were turned with the news that Trayvon Martin-shooter George Zimmerman would be taking part in a "Celebrity Boxing" event. As if the notion of killing a teenager qualifying one as a "celebrity" wasn't enough, it was announced that Zimmerman's opponent woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Props to the Pops: A Father's Day Hip-Hop Playlist

    As you're probably aware, this Sunday is hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur's birthday. But you might not know it also happens to be Father's Day, the day of the year we set aside to give our Dads thanks for all the great Dad-stuff that they've done for us. While the hip-hop canon has largely dealt with over ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2013

    After Earth: Smith Family Robinson

    The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film

  • Film

    May 29, 2013

    After Auteur: How M. Night Shyamalan Became Just Another Director

    Quick -- name the new M. Night Shyamalan summer blockbuster.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    25 Actors Who Turned Down Amazing Roles

    Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    We Interviewed the Guys Behind the Fresh Prince Google Translated Video

    By now you've no doubt seen the YouTube video wherein the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is pushed through 64 languages of Google Translate and back into English. The collective known as CDZA--who make experimental music videos--are responsible for the inventive clip. We spoke to CDZA co-fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    The Top 13 Hip-Hop Songs For Summer

    Free lunch, fire hydrants on full blast and beach chairs on the sidewalk—yep, the summer's here Need a hand composing a playlist to go along with a hot and lazy day's activities? Just in time for the official start of summer (and today's 90-plus temperatures), SOTC has put together a list of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Will Smith's Violence With Male Kisser Is Sad!

    As you know, Scientologist Will Smith was greeting the press at the Moscow premiere of the esteemed Men In Black III the other day when he was approached by a male reporter who double kissed the star on the cheek, which is apparently the guy's shtick. At first, Will smilingly went along with it and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Sound Of The City's 11 Clickiest Posts Of 2011

    We're about to close up shop here until 2012, and what better way to send out the year that birthed trollgaze than to run down the 11 posts on Sound of the City that generated the most pageviews over the course of the past 52 weeks? Enjoy this look back on the psyche of our readers, and have a happy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Beyond Jay And Kanye's Throne: Ten More Regal Seats In Hip-Hop

    Coming to an arena near you this weekend: Jay-Z and Kanye West. ​Kanye West and Jay-Z's grandiose Watch The Throne tour comes to the New York City area tomorrow, and sticks around through next week—the pair perform at the Izod Center on Saturday and Sunday, and at Madison Square Garden o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    12 Supporting Characters From Music Videos Who You Can Use As Quick (And Cheap) Inspiration For Halloween Costumes

    Picturesque Americana or pop-cultural moment waiting to be ripped off? It's your call! ​Halloween is coming! In case you're someone who doesn't have the time or money—or patience—to head out to the costume shop and figure out what alter ego you're going to take on during this weeke ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Q&A: DJ Jazzy Jeff On The Enduring Appeal Of "Summertime"

    "Drums, please!" 20 summers ago, Jazzy Jeff's opening command in the hip-hop classic "Summertime" kickstarted countless barbecues, picnics and long nighttime drives. Little has changed since. In 1991, as producers K. Fingers and Hula were lifting Kool & the Gang's leisurely dulcet "Summer Madness" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Robots Have Their Own Language Now

    ​In all of our robots-take-over-the-world fantasies, there's usually one last conversation between "us" and "them." The robots always speak English, of course! But what if the robots didn't speak English at all? What if robots had a language of their own composed of bleeps and bloops? Scenes o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Reimagining The Will Smith Catalog In Honor Of His 53-Foot Trailer That's Taking Up, Like, Half Of Soho

    A snapshot from a more innocent, less street-clogging time. ​You'd think that the dire prospects of Men In Black 3 would have Will "No Longer The Fresh Prince" Smith trying to make friends wherever he goes, but he's apparently getting people annoyed in Soho with the big-ass movie-star trailer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Willow Palin To Star in Annie!

    ​Kidding. That was just another attempt for me to get the Palin name into print so the whole family can become even more overexposed and hopefully implode. It's actually Willow Smith--the little daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith--who looks ready to play Little Orphan Annie in a screen m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Twitter's #famouscheese List Heats Up, Turns Into Fondue, Disappears​Eight hours ago, I received the first of a massive wave of tweets adding to a list called #famouscheese. The first one was from Jonathan Gold (@thejgold), but I can't be sure he started it. The purpose of the list was to pun by merging cheese and celebrity names, and soon the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The 10 Greatest Rap Songs About Video Games

    ​Def Jam Rapstar is the latest attempt to merge the worlds of hip-hop and video games. In the past, this has involved shoehorning playable rapper characters into cliched genres -- a Wu-Tang Clan beat-'em-up! 50 Cent's first-person shooter! -- or rappers licensing a few throwaway songs to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Will & Jada's Son Under Wraps

    The Smiths in The Pursuit of Happyness​Jaden Smith is the talented star of the Karate Kid remake, and obviously his folks, Will and Jada Smith are OK with him doing that. In fact, Will produced the movie and reportedly nabbed him the part. And the kid previously starred with dad in the well r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Borat Sign On for Men in Black 3-D

    The good news: After months of uncertainty from the Tommy Lee Jones half of Men in Black's brilliantly deadpan duo, Agent Kay is officially signed on for the third installment of what we're hoping will be the final film in the MIB trilogy. Will Smith has reportedly been on board for quite some time. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Black Celebrities on the Down Low

    ​A regular on has posted his list of black male stars on the down low! Someone else on the site responded that a lot of it is just wishful thinking, and someone else chimed in that a lot of these guys are more likely bi, but I'd have to say a lot of this is pretty spot on too. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Good Afternoon, Vintage Photo Of Will Smith Playing RBI Baseball

    ​Titled "World's Most '90s Pic," here we have the Fresh Prince playing the best baseball video game of all time, with some Mariah Carey jams lurking nearby. Also: nice pants. [Thanks to SFJ.]

  • Theater

    October 13, 2009
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    December 11, 2008
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    October 22, 2008

    Will Smith Likes 'Mo 'Hos?

    Will Smith is married with kids, right? And he's a totally devout Scientologist, true? So there's no way in hell he could ever have been interested in male pleasure engineers. None whatsoever! Still, as you may have heard, a certain madam just told an award winning journalist that where there's a Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Will Smith Shows Off Scientology Brainwashing

    Last December, while promoting his movie I Am Legend, actor Will Smith made an appearance on Tavis Smiley. So why does that matter all these months later? Well, since then Smith has been in the news for what appear to be strengthening ties to Scientology, the wacky sci-fi religion that Will's budd ... More >>

  • Film

    July 2, 2008

    Hancock: Superzero

    Super-flick squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008


    It ain’t nothin’ but a G-string thing

  • Film

    December 4, 2007

    Legend Has It

    That old 'last man on earth' setup? It really works.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007
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    February 25, 2007
  • Music

    November 28, 2006

    Lips Inc.

    Hip-hop disrespects them. Subway patrons love them. Beatboxers make some serious noise.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2005
  • Specials

    May 10, 2005
  • Music

    May 3, 2005

    Signifying Nada

    Mr. Smith violates an immutable celebrity-universe law

  • Film

    February 1, 2005

    The Ladykiller

    The man who screwed too much: Will Smith charms in faux-cynical V-Day romantic comedy

  • Film

    September 21, 2004

    Jumping the Shark

    DreamWorks creates stereotype-heavy, pop-culture–addled society—like ours, only wetter

  • Film

    July 13, 2004

    System Failure

    Do androids dream of electric sheep crap?

  • Film

    July 22, 2003
  • Music

    August 13, 2002
  • NYC Life

    September 4, 2001


    Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance

  • Long Island Voice

    December 7, 1999
  • Music

    November 30, 1999
  • Music

    August 17, 1999

    Sex and the Singles Girl

    Pubescent Genie Tops Pop Chart; No New Zapp Remixes This Month

  • Columns

    July 6, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.

  • Film

    July 6, 1999
  • Music

    June 22, 1999
  • Music

    January 5, 1999


    Records We Overlooked That Made a Splash in 1998

  • Film

    November 24, 1998
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