Black TV Watch: Family Pets and Hip-Hop Vets

T.I. gets the kids a rabbit. Plus: RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan play soccer on late-night TV.


“It’s not legitimate leave. She’s gonna call me for money sooner or later.” —Jimmy

“I really wanted to drag Chrissy out that f—ing hotel. Enough is enough. Take your ass back home. Work it out.” —Mama Jones

Highlights: So Chrissy left home last episode, to everyone’s surprise. Jimmy’s been home eating chocolate-chip cookies and donuts, marinating, and Mama Jones says he needs to go get his woman when she comes over to cook. In the meantime, Chrissy’s in Times Square with her girls, chilling at a nice hotel, until Mama Jones comes over to have a chat with her, and she even ends up getting emotional. This is a far cry from her “Psychotic B–ch” days.


Kendrick Lamar on Conan (Monday, 11 p.m. ET; TBS)

“I’ma drown in some poison abusing my limit/I think that I’m feeling the vibe/I see the love in her eyes/I see the feelin/The freedom is granted as soon as the damage of vodka arrive/This how you capitalize/ This is parental advice.” –Kendrick Lamar

Highlights: Compton’s back, and it’s not the Game. This week, Kendrick Lamar has released the major label album co-signed by Dr. Dre that really has the quality to put the city back on the rap map. His good kid, mA.A.d city has most of the hip-hop intelligentsia praising it as a truly great rap record. He performs “Swimming Pools (Drank)” for our listening pleasure.

Watch his performance here.

Wu-Tang Clan on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Monday, 12:35 p.m. ET; NBC)