Common Freestyles At Ohio State University

Watch Common Sense enlighten the crowd at Ohio State University.


David Banner Interviews With VladTV About Trayvon Martin

The famed rapper details his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case, the impact on our culture and what he thinks should result from the incident.

— Courtesy of VladTV.

Complex Breaks Down The 100 Best Style Trends Of The Last Decade

The 100 Best Style Trends Of The Complex Decade

In case you haven’t heard already, it’s our 10th Anniversary at Complex. We celebrated in many ways: beating up Justin Bieber on our cover, having Miss Info interview the colorful and talented Nicki Minaj, and even getting wistful as we reminisced over A Decade of Style.

Of course, all that looking back got us thinking: what were the fashion trends that really had us hyped? Sure, over time, what’s cool has changed, but even if it’s seen as wack now, you couldn’t deny the kind of swag certain trends had back in the day. We’re looking at you, tall tees. So hop in our time machine and come along as we trip through the best trends of yesterday and today. Here are The100 Best Style Trends of The Complex Decade.

Peep game here:

Russell Simmons Says A Prayer For Trayvon Martin

Justice is not enough for Trayvon Martin.

Yes, justice is what we all want for Trayvon.

Justice is what he and his family deserve.

And justice is what I’m confident that they will one day receive, hopefully in the not too distant future.

But no, justice alone is not nearly enough for Trayvon.

If his senseless death can somehow lead to anything of lasting value, it will only be an awakening to a much larger truth.

And that is that we are ALL connected.

President Obama touched on this truth when he said that if he had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon. But if we are to learn anything from these past weeks, we must wipe off our collective lenses and see the larger truth as well: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich’s sons all look like Trayvon too. This is because no matter what color our skin, no matter whether or not we wear a hoodie, no matter who we fall in love with, or even what gender we are, at the end of every day, we are ALL the same.

Not 50 percent the same, 75 percent the same, or even 90 percent the same. No, we are all 100 percent the same. From Trayvon Martin to George Zimmerman to Barack Obama to me to you, there is not one degree of difference between us. We are all just little drops of water tossing around in the same big ocean of God.

Read the rest here:

Rihanna’s Sexy New Hairstyle

Rihanna is tempted to return to her mowhawk hairstyle of yesteryear. The ‘Man Down’ singer tweeted a series of pictures showing off a small portion of the side of her head shaven. The new look comes after RiRi finally decided to ditch the blonde locks – yeah! – for a jet black look.

The trio of pictures were accompanied with the caption,
“Cuz I’m black b**ch.”

The ‘Birthday Cake’ singer who’s in Japan to attend the premiere of her debut film ‘Battleship’ shared her inspiration with her followers. Under an image of a complete Mohawk look she wrote:

“I was missin she, but I aint ready to chop ha”.

What do you think of Rihanna‘s new hairstyle?

— Props to Popular Critic for sharing the news with the world. Check out the pictures below.


Jay-Z Decodes His Life And Times With Charlie Rose

I love watching Jay-Z interviews. He’s an interesting character defined by a provocative dichotomy in his personality – his dual talents for business and rhyme. As a young man growing up in the Marcy Housing Projects section of Brooklyn, New York, he practiced his emcee penmanship while surviving off his mastery of the street corner hustle. It’s hard enough just getting by in the environment he was raised in but he proved to be quite the prodigy at whichever trade he chose.

His is a tale of talent too grand to fail.

Here he sits down with Charlie Rose to discuss topics ranging from his childhood home, street hustling days, peers, and future aspirations. It’s a eye-opening glimpse into the character behind the persona of a truly genuine artist.