The Olympics has banned protests and shirts containing the words "Black Lives Matter" after polling international athletes who are reportedly in favor of the ruling.

It’s that time again where we at Hip-Hop Wired present to you the brain behind the beauty, and in most cases, the booty.

Rosa Acosta celebrated her birthday in style thanks to a party with a star-studded guestlist that included Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Ne-Yo. It all went down last night at the Supper Club in Hollywood.

Kendrick Lamar’s viral video for “Backseat Freestyle” was a hit not just because it was many a listener’s favorite tune from his good kid, M.A.A.D. city debut. The visual also put a face, and butt cheeks, to the infamous Sherane, sort of. 

Hate him or love him, we can all agree Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco in one talented and genuinely interesting artist. GQ Magazine caught up with the “Dumb It Down” MC to talk about his “10 essentials.” Some of them included: