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FBI Releases Photos of Drugs & $1.5M in Cash from Fetty Wap’s Alleged Drug Ring

The FBI has released multiple photos of the drugs and money seized during its investigation into Fetty Wap’s alleged drug ring. Last week, the 30-year-old rapper was arrested on allegations that he and five others distributed at least 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Bags of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl were seen in the […]

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Birdman and Slim’s Brother Gets Released From A Life Sentence After Cooperating With Feds

Possible Cash Money founder “provided information to the state authorities regarding a number of murders” for early release, records state. The half-brother of Cash Money Records co-founders Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams, who has been incarcerated for over two decades, has recently been released from jail.  Terrance “Gangsta” Williams was sentenced to a […]

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Man released from custody years after twin brother confesses to murderKevin Dugar was convicted of a 2003 murder in Chicago. A decade later, his brother wrote to him confessing to the crime.

A Chicago man has been released from custody nearly 20 years after being convicted of a murder to which his twin brother later confessed. According to The Chicago Tribune, Kevin Dugar was convicted of the gang-related 2003 murder of Antwan Carter and the wounding of Ronnie Bolden on the city’s north side. However, a decade later, his brother, Karl Smith, wrote him a […]

Read More Man released from custody years after twin brother confesses to murderKevin Dugar was convicted of a 2003 murder in Chicago. A decade later, his brother wrote to him confessing to the crime.

IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 28, 2003 THE NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY KICKS OFF WITH A ‘MESSAGE

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington demurred yesterday when asked if he is a particular fan of “The Message,” a 1982 rap hit by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. But he assured an audience at the library’s Madison Building that the song came with all the requisite bona fides to secure a place on […]

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RZA Files $2 Million Lawsuit Against Wu-Tang Clan Bootleggers for Trademark Infringement

RZA has filed a lawsuit against multiple e-commerce stores for selling products that have the Wu-Tang Clan logo on them. In legal documents obtained by Complex, the rapper accuses these bootleggers of trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and false designation of origin. These bootleggers—who are thought to be running their businesses from China—have also used the rap group’s brand to […]

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FABDON’S FREESTYLE ON SET THE TONE PODCAST RUFFLE’S THE FEATHERS OF FAITH EVANS & STEVIE J FROM LOVE & HIP HOP

Southside Jamaica Queens rising star Fabdon Recently was a guest on Set The Tone Podcast and  dropped a freestyle that has turned heads of many Love & Hip Hop stars Faith Evans & husband Stevie J. Fabdon displayed skills of a vet as he staked his claim as one of, if not the best coming […]

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Family says man killed in ‘modern day lynching’ at coworker’s cabin

Jamaican immigrant and father-to-be Peter Bernardo Spencer was shot nine times on a Pennsylvania camping trip last month When 29-year-old Peter Bernardo Spencer accepted an invitation to hang out at a rural cabin belonging to a former coworker, his family never fathomed that they would never see him alive again.  The Jamaican immigrant and father-to-be lived in […]

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ASCAP ELEVATES THREE EXECUTIVES TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today announced the promotion of three executives to Senior Vice President (SVP): Elizabeth Rodda to SVP of International Affairs; Matt DeFilippis to SVP of Licensing; and Alex Grout to SVP of Membership and Business and Legal Affairs. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews commented: “Liz, Alex and Matt are three strategic executives who have been important contributors to […]

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Game Over: El Chapo’s Final Escape Plan Just Failed. The former drug kingpin tried to use VICE News reporting to appeal his life sentence. Here’s how that went.

El Chapo just ran out of options.  The infamous former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, whose given name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole in 2019, but his case was not fully resolved until Tuesday, when the 2nd Circuit Court of appeals upheld his conviction.  The […]

Read More Game Over: El Chapo’s Final Escape Plan Just Failed. The former drug kingpin tried to use VICE News reporting to appeal his life sentence. Here’s how that went.

IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 26, 2020 KOBE BRYANT, DAUGHTER AMONG 9 KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

Kobe Bean Bryant (/ˈkoʊbiː/ KOH-bee; August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time,[3][4][5][6] Bryant won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 26, 1993 KING TEE RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM THA TRIFLIN ALBUM.

Tha Triflin’ Album is the third studio album by West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It was released on January 26, 1993 via Capitol Records. Recording sessions took place in 1992 in California. Production was handled by nine record producers, including DJ Pooh, DJ Aladdin, Bobcat, Marley Marl, Tha Alkaholiks, Broadway, SLJ, Mr. Woody, and King T himself. It also features guest appearances from Ice Cube, Deadly Threat, Nefretitti, Mad […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 26, 2005 IRV AND CHRIS GOTTI SURRENDER TO THE FBI 17 YEARS AGO

On this day in 2005, millennial music powerhouse Murder Inc. was put under pressure by the FBI, thus, forcing the surrender of label heads and brothers Irving and Christopher Lorenzo aka the Gotti Brothers on money laundering charges. The FBI spotlighted the Gotti brothers as record execs with criminal ties, alleging that the Murder Inc. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 26, 1996 FOXY BROWN RELEASED HER SECOND STUDIO ALBUM CHYNA DOLL

Chyna Doll is the second studio album by American rapper Foxy Brown. It was released on January 26, 1999 by Ill Na Na Entertainment,Violator Records and Def Jam Recordings. After the commercial success of her debut album, Ill Na Na (1996), Brown began working on her second record. This time, she insisted on being the executive producer to have a creative […]

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Slim Jxmmi Arrested for Domestic Violence, Girlfriend Disputes Police Allegations

Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd has been arrested on a battery charge stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident. According to Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate records obtained by XXL, the Alabama-bred rapper, born Aaquil Brown, was arrested and booked at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on Tuesday (Jan. 25) for battery following an alleged incident with […]

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‘They’re Shooting Live Bullets at Us’: Guards Keep Firing Guns at Edmonton’s Federal Prison

Inmates, corrections guards, and advocates tell VICE World News that they’re extremely worried at the rapidly deteriorating situation. Tensions are mounting in one of Canada’s most dysfunctional federal prisons after corrections officers fired their service weapons for the second time in a matter of weeks. Since reporting on a chaotic brawl that sent two inmates to hospital […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2011 TUPAC UNCENSORED AND UNCUT: THE LOST PRISON INTERVIEWS FEATURING AN UNCUT AND NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN INTERVIEW AT THE CLINTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Featuring an uncut and never-before-seen interview at the Clinton Correctional Facility, TUPAC UNCENSORED AND UNCUT: THE LOST PRISON TAPES presents a raw look into Tupac’s world, as the rapper riffs on topics ranging from his involvement with gang life to prisons in America to his relationship with his mother. What emerges is a moving self-portrait […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2011 TUPAC UNCENSORED AND UNCUT: THE LOST PRISON INTERVIEWS FEATURING AN UNCUT AND NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN INTERVIEW AT THE CLINTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 1980 B.E.T (BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION) NETWORK WAS LAUNCHED

Black Entertainment Television (acronym for BET) is an American cable television channel targeting African-American audiences. It is owned by the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks unit of ViacomCBS via BET Networks and has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago,[3] and was formerly headquartered in Washington, D.C.[1] As of February 2015, approximately 88,255,000 American households (75.8% of households with television) receive the channel.[4][5] After stepping down as a lobbyist for the cable industry, Freeport, Illinois native Robert […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2019 WESTSIDE BOOGIE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM EVERYTHINGS FOR SALE

Everythings for Sale [sic] is the debut studio album by American rapper Boogie. It was released on January 25, 2019, by Shady Records, Interscope Records. The album includes guest appearances from 6lack, Christian Scott, Eminem, JID, and Snoh Aalegra, with production mainly coming from Keyel, Jeff Gitelman, and Dart, among others. The album’s first single, “Self Destruction”, was released on May 25, 2018. The promotional single “Deja Vu” was released […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JANUARY 25, 2000 THE LOX RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM WE ARE THE STREETS

We Are the Streets is the second studio album by hip hop group The Lox. The album was released on January 25, 2000, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records.[2] It was their second album as a group, and is mainly produced by Swizz Beatz. Its commercial success was driven primarily by the hit singles “Wild Out,” produced by Swizz Beatz, and “Ryde or Die, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2003 YOUNG JEEZY RELEASED TRAP OR DIE SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION ON GANGSTA GRILLZ

Young Jeezy released Trap Or Die, a project that would forever change his career and ultimately serve as a street anthem mixtape around the world. The DJ Drama/Gangsta Grillz produced mixtape featured 26 tracks with a plethora of collaborations including Fabolous, Yo Gotti, T.I., Bun B, USDA, Slick Pulla, Jody Breeze, Bleu DaVinci, Gucci Mane, Boo, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2011 TALIB KWELI RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM GUTTER RAINBOWS

Gutter Rainbows is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Talib Kweli. The album was released on January 25, 2011, by Blacksmith Music and Javotti Media. The album was originally intended to be released in only a digital format. However, on November 16, 2010, it was announced that Duck Down Records would step in to see the album got a CD release. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25TH, D’ANGELO RELEASED HIS SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM VOODOO

Voodoo is the second studio album by American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist D’Angelo, released on January 25, 2000, through Virgin Records. D’Angelo recorded the album during 1998 and 1999 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, with an extensive line-up of musicians associated with the Soulquarians musical collective. Produced primarily by the singer, Voodoo features a loose, groove-based funk sound and serves as a departure from the more […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, 2005 THE GETO BOYS RELEASED THEIR SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the seventh and final studio album by hip hop group Geto Boys, released in 2005. It is their second group reunification album since The Resurrection in 1996. Its only credited guest appearance comes from Z-Ro and it has production by Tone Capone, Mike Dean, Scarface, Mr. Mixx and Cory Mo. It did fairly well commercially, reaching #19 on the Billboard 200 chart. The two singles released […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 25, LAYZIE BONE RELEASED THE RETAIL MIXTAPE THUG LOVE!!

Thug Luv is a retail mixtape by the American recording artist and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Layzie Bone, released on January 25, 2011, on Siccness.net Entertainment. Layzie has stated that he did not know that this project would be released. He also stated that the tracks were recorded years ago, and that these songs are remixes.

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The Ghetto: Spirit Airlines Employee Arrested For Allegedly Stealing from Passengers’ Luggage At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

A 25-year-old Spirit Airlines employee was arrested after purloining passengers’ belongings from their luggage at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport. According to the arrest report, Cush Karlson Joseph Vengeto was arrested while on the job at 300 Terminal Drive in Fort Lauderdale on January 18 for catching the spirit of thievery. Broward County Deputies and Spirit Airlines […]

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JAY ELECTRONICA CROWNS JAY-Z LINE ‘GREATEST’ DOUBLE ENTENDRE IN RAP HISTORY

Fat Joe isn’t the only rapper who holds JAY-Z’s rhymes in high regard. On Sunday (January 23), Jay Electronica heaped high praise of his own on Hov’s pen game — specifically, one of his lines from their “Shiny Suit Theory” collaboration. The greatest [double] Entendre ever said by any rapper ever is the Immaculate Conception/My God is so […]

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Jazmine Sullivan Announces New Heaux Tales Deluxe Edition

Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe is out February 11 via RCA Jazmine Sullivan has announced a forthcoming deluxe edition of last year’s Heaux Tales. Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe arrives on February 11. According to Variety, the release will include “Tragic,” on which Congressional representative Maxine Waters makes a guest appearance.  Sullivan told Variety that the deluxe edition is an extension […]

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Accused NYPD cop-killer dies after being shot by officer during Harlem ambush

Lashawn McNeil, 47, had been in critical condition since being shot by a third officer after gunning down Finest Jason Rivera. The “distorted” career criminal accused of shooting two Manhattan cops, killing one and leaving the other clinging to life, has died of his wounds from the incident, law enforcement sources said. Lashawn McNeil, 47, had been […]

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Jim Jones Shares ‘Fair Warning’ for Up-and-Coming Artists, Stands by Comments on How Dangerous Being a Rapper Is

Following the release of his new Gangsta Grillz mixtape, Dipset member Jim Jones stopped by the Breakfast Club and spoke further about his the dangers of being a rapper. Jones, who also took a moment to address rumors regarding his run-in with Freddie Gibbs, explained what his advice is for younger people coming up in the world of hip-hop. He believes there’s “no […]

Read More Jim Jones Shares ‘Fair Warning’ for Up-and-Coming Artists, Stands by Comments on How Dangerous Being a Rapper Is

IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 24TH, 2006 CUNNINLYNGUISTS RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM A PIECE OF STRANGE

A Piece of Strange is the third studio album by the Southern hip hop trio CunninLynguists, consisting of Kno, Deacon the Villain and Natti. It was released January 24, 2006, by The LA Underground, a record label based in New Mexico. The “high-concept record” tells the “tale of the pathway to and from sin”. The album was produced entirely by Kno, and […]

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Kanye West Documentary Jeen-Yuhs Premieres: Here’s What Happens

The first act of the three-part film showcases a young West as he navigates the music industry, learns from his mother Donda, and more Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy – Act 1 (Vision), a documentary on the life of Kanye West (also known legally as Ye), premiered at Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night, January 23. The first of three parts totaling seven […]

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IT WAS IN THIS DATE JANUARY 24, 1995 TOO SHORT RELEASED HIS NINTH STUDIO ALBUM COCKTAILS

Cocktails is the ninth studio album by American rapper Too Short. It was released on January 24, 1995 via Jive Records, making it his sixth album on the label. It is certified platinum and features performances by 2Pac, Ant Banks and The Dangerous Crew. Cocktails debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 101,000 copies in its first week, in all it sold […]

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Post-Funeral Shooting Sees Man Gun Down Attendees Paying Last Respects: Police

A shooting left two people critically wounded after an argument at a funeral luncheon escalated to violence this weekend. The incident occurred on Saturday during a repast luncheon in North Minneapolis. Approximately 100 people were gathered in the community room of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center following a funeral for a man named […]

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JAY-Z’S LAWSUIT WITH ‘REASONABLE DOUBT’ PHOTOGRAPHER HEADS TO TRIAL

JAY-Z’s attempt to have a lawsuit regarding photographs from his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt tossed out has failed. Now, the Brooklyn-bred mogul will have to head to trial. In court documents obtained by AllHipHop, Hov and famed photographer Jonathan Mannion couldn’t come to a settlement agreement regarding photographs Mannion took for the album. Hov is suing the photog for using […]

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NLE CHOPPA PUSHES ‘ME VS. ME’ ALBUM BACK FOR ‘MEMPHIS’ A.K.A. YOUNG DOLPH TRIBUTE ALBUM

Fans of NLE Choppa are going to have to wait an extra week before they can get their hands on the Memphis rapper’s forthcoming project. In a message the “Too Hot” rapper tweeted and deleted on Thursday (January 20), Choppa reveals he pushed back the release date of his Me vs. Me album out of respect for the Long Live […]

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NYC man pushed onto subway tracks near Wall Street as new mayor struggles to control surging crime

A 61-year-old man was pushed onto subway tracks near Wall Street in Manhattan on Sunday morning, police said.  The victim was able to get off the tracks and was transported from the Fulton Street Station to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.  A suspect was not arrested and the NYPD did not immediately have a description. It’s the latest in a […]

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At least 16 killed, several injured in nightclub fire in Cameroon’s capital

At least 16 people were killed after a fire tore through a nightclub in Cameroon’s capital city Yaoundé early on Sunday morning, according to the country’s government. Eight other people were seriously wounded in the fire at the Liv Nightclub, according to the government’s statement. During a press conference held at the scene of the […]

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JAY-Z’S ROC NATION APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

JAY-Z’s Roc Nation continues to shuffle its executives into new positions. The Roc promoted Brett Yormark into the Chief Operating Officer role earlier this week, according to MusicBusinessWorldwide. In the upgraded role, Yormark is set to “provide leadership and strategic vision across Roc Nation verticals, while continuing to develop and execute long-term organizational objectives to support the company’s growth.” While […]

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Shenseea Gushes Over “Lick” Success, Explains Title Of Upcoming “Alpha” Album

Shenseea’s “Lick” with Megan Thee Stallion is a huge moment for her. Although Shenseea has been steadily rising as a prominent pop and dancehall artist for the past few years, the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 have been monumental for her. After Kanye West recruited her for two features on his August 2021 Donda album, Shenseea […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 22, 2010 NEW JERSEY RAPPER APACHE PASSED AWAY

Anthony Peaks (December 26, 1964 – January 22, 2010), better known as Apache, was an American rapper. Apache emerged from New Jersey in the late 1980s as a front man for the Flavor Unit, a hip-hop group. He first appeared on the Flavor Unit album, The 45 King Presents The Flavor Unit, in 1990. Apart from his individual records, he also featured […]

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DOUG E. FRESH EXPLAINS REASON FOR SLICK RICK SPLIT DESPITE ICONIC HIP HOP COLLABORATIONS

Hip Hop pioneers Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh created magic in 1986 with “The Show” and “La Di Da Di” as members of the Get Fresh Crew. Known as MC Ricky D at the time, Slick Rick eventually went on to find unimaginable solo success as the third artist signed to Def Jam Recordings, leaving fans to wonder […]

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Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular Becomes First Black CEO w/ 1 Trillion Impressions

Spectacular of Pretty Ricky has reportedly become the first Black CEO ever to reach 1 trillion impressions on social media. The founder of Adwizar made a name for himself in advertisement and music tech with his innovative approach to running Pretty Ricky’s Facebook page, long after the multiplatinum group took its first hiatus nearly a […]

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Regina King Calls Son Ian Alexander Jr. “A Bright Light” Following His Death at 26

Regina King’s son Ian Alexander Jr. has died at 26, HipHopRaised# has confirmed. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” said King in a statement obtained by THR. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private […]

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LIL DURK FUELS NBA YOUNGBOY & NLE CHOPPA BEEF TRIANGLE WITH MONEY MESSAGE OF HIS OWN

The brewing three-way feud between Lil Durk, NLE Choppa and NBA YoungBoy has come to a boiling point after the latter seemingly kicked things off a few weeks ago. Lil Top escalated the tension on Thursday night (January 21) by posting a pair of photos to Instagram in which he’s lying down amidst a massive stack of cash. The dollars in the photo […]

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Megan Thee Stallion’s Cut-Out Bikini is Giving Everything And Then Some

New Megan Thee Stallion drops this Friday and you know I’m going to be refreshing Spotify the second “Lick” drops, just waiting for those beats to carry me off to another dimension. In the meantime, I’ll be here, appreciating Megan’s latest bikini pic with all the precision and care of a seasoned art critic. To hype up the upcoming […]

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WATCH LIVE: Officials Provide Update After 1 NYPD Officer, Suspect Killed In Harlem Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer was fatally shot in Harlem on Friday evening. Sources tell CBS2 the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Lashawn McNeil, was also shot and killed. A second officer, who is 27 years old, was shot and last reported to be in grave condition. A third officer was also injured. The extent of their injuries is […]

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Ari Lennox Asked If She’s Being “F*cked Good Right Now,” Says She’s Never Interviewing Again

The “Pressure” singer sat down with “Podcast and Chill” host Macgyver Mukwevho but was taken aback by his controversial questioning. Ari Lennox appears to be feeling disrespected once again. This time around, the “Pressure” singer tweeted and deleted a post about never wanting to do an interview again after facing some controversial questions from Podcast and […]

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Jay Electronica asks to jump on “Eazy (Remix),” Kanye West responds

Another Jay Electronica and Kanye West collaboration may be in the works. On Thursday (Jan. 20), the “Exhibit A” emcee shared a screenshot of an old text exchange in which he and Ye discussed their musical reunion. “We working on music in LA and Miami,” the “Bound 2” emcee told Jay, who responded, “We got more music to make.”  Ye […]

Read More Jay Electronica asks to jump on “Eazy (Remix),” Kanye West responds

Accused Bronx cop shooter is rising 16-year-old hip hop drill star C Blu, friend of suspected killer rapper Kay Flock

A 16-year-old Bronx boy accused of shooting a cop during a struggle over the teen’s stolen gun is the rising rap star C Blu — and a close associate of Kay Flock, the popular hip-hop artist recently arrested for murder, the Daily News has learned. Camrin Williams, known as C Blu in the Bronx drill rap scene, has multiple […]

Read More Accused Bronx cop shooter is rising 16-year-old hip hop drill star C Blu, friend of suspected killer rapper Kay Flock

Louie Anderson, Iconic Stand-Up Comic and ‘Baskets’ Star, Dies at 68

Louie Anderson, the big-hearted everyman who rose to fame as a stand-up comic, then channeled the spirit of his late mother for his Emmy-winning turn as Christine Baskets on the FX series Baskets, has died. He was 68. Anderson died Friday morning due to complications from cancer, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz told The Hollywood Reporter. Anderson was being […]

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The Mack,’ ‘Abby’ actress, Carol Speed, dies at 76Speed also appeared in “Julia,” “Sanford and Son,” and more.

Carol Speed, known for her work in blaxploitation-era movies such as Abby, and The Mack, has passed away at the age of 76. In one of her more famous roles in The Mack (1973), Speed played Lulu, the prostitute girlfriend of Max Julien’s character, Goldie. She also had a role in the cult movie, Dynamite Brothers (1974) and appeared in Black Samson (1974) as the girlfriend of […]

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SLIM 400 LAID TO REST

Slim 400 has been laid to rest. On Wednesday (Jan. 18), friends and family members of the BompTTon spitter gathered for his funeral. YG, who was close friends with Slim, was photographed as one of the pallbearers who carried his casket to the gravesite. One photo showed Slim’s casket covered with red bandanas and red and white Chuck Taylors, […]

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RAEKWON JOINS WITH DIADORA AND FOOT LOCKER TO LAUNCH A NEW COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

Raekwon’s debut studio album, Only Built For Cuban Linx, was released in 1995. Raekwon, Diadora, and Foot Locker, Inc. have collaborated to produce “Community Linx,” a series of product capsules built with and linked to local communities, more than 25 years later. The trio will empower developing local music talent with the tools, resources, and information […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 20, 1998 DJ QUIK NEPHEW SHOT & KILLED HIS PERSONAL ASSISTANT REPORTS SAY

WOODLAND HILLS —  A nephew of rap artist D.J. Quik shot and killed one of Quik’s employees at the rapper’s home, apparently after a long-running rivalry flared out of control, police said Wednesday. Thaddeus Davis, 22, was booked on suspicion of murder in the death of Darryl Reed, 36, described as a personal assistant to the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 20, 1998 YOUNG BLEED RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ALL I HAVE IN THIS WORLD IS MY BALLS & MY WORD.

All I Have in This World, Are… My Balls and My Word is the debut studio album by American rapper Young Bleed. It was released on January 20, 1998, through No Limit/Priority Records. Production was handled by Happy Perez, Beats By The Pound and Pimp C, with Master P and C-Loc serving as executive producers. It features guest appearances from Lay-Lo, C-Loc, Master P, Lee Tyme, Lucky Knuckles, Fiend and Mystikal. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 20, 2015 LUPE FIASCO RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM TETSO & YOUTH

Tetsuo & Youth is the fifth studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco. The album was released on January 20, 2015, by 1st & 15th Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Tetsuo & Youth was supported by the lead single, “Deliver”. The album received generally positive reviews from critics, citing it as a significant improvement and return to form in comparison to Fiasco’s previous […]

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PRODUCER CLAIMS IRV GOTTI STOLE HIS BEATS FOR A DMX ALBUM WHILE YOUTUBE COMMENTER CLAIMS KARMA

While music is an art form, the business side can get grimy. A producer by the name of Self Service — who has worked with DMX, JAY-Z, Fat Joe, Nas and more in the past — recently joined Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast, where he exposed the alleged unethical business practices of Murda Inc. co-founder Irv Gotti. Self claimed Gotti took half of his publishing […]

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIVES INTO UNTOLD HISTORY OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

Ahead of Black History Month, National Geographic is launching a powerful new podcast, “INTO THE DEPTHS”, on January 27, 2022, that uncovers the deep history of the transatlantic slave trade as it follows a group of Black divers who are dedicated to finding and helping to document slave shipwrecks. The podcast series trailer is now available on Apple Podcasts and […]

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Ex-NYPD Cop Who Dated Nine Trey Bloods Member During 6ix9ine’s Time With Gang and Helped Moved Drugs Avoids Jail

Former New York Police Department Sergeant Arlicia Robinson will not spend time in jail. A judge instead hit her with a four-year supervised release on probation for her role in ferrying drugs for the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods during 6ix9ine’s time with the gang.  Manhattan Federal Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein sentenced the ex-NYPD cop after Robinson admitted what she “did was wrong” during a virtual court hearing, […]

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Bronx native Cardi B to cover funeral costs for all 17 victims of deadly borough high-rise blaze

Grammy-winning Bronx native Cardi B pledged Wednesday to cover the funeral costs of all 17 victims of a high-rise building fire in her home borough. The hip-hop star’s commitment includes the expenses to return some of the dead for burial in their native Gambia, and Cardi B expressed her continuing support for the families still reeling from the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 19, 2020 HOSTYLE FROM HIP HOP GROUP SCREWBALL PASSED AWAY

Hostyle, a member of the Queens rap group Screwball, reportedly died this past weekend. The cause of death is still unknown. On Monday (Jan. 20), the official Screwball Instagram account announced the passing of Hostyle, born Frederick Ivey. “Deeply [saddened] to [announce] the passing of our brother HOSTYLE. Thank u to everyone who has reached out,” reads […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 19, 1999 SILKK THE SHOCKER RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM MADE MAN

Made Man is the third studio album by American rapper Silkk the Shocker, released on January 19, 1999, on No Limit Records, Priority Records, and EMI. Production for the album was handled by hip hop producers Master P and Beats By the Pound and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Mýa and Jay-Z. The album debuted at number one on both the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album made Silkk one […]

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‘The Park Bench’ Trailer: Film From ‘The Princess And The Frog’ Writer, Featuring Musical Direction By Nas

Aflac’s first animated short film, The Park Bench, hails from a team of Black American creators, animators, agencies and producers with musical direction by Nas. The short film, directed by Rob Edwards, will premiere on Twitch Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT. It’ll also be available to stream on Roku. The film follows a girl whose father […]

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Cleveland Browns player arrested after caught nude at a school

The Cleveland Browns’ troubled defensive lineman, Malik Dowell, has been arrested after he allegedly walked naked into a children’s learning center in Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. McDowell was also reportedly walking nude around a neighborhood before entering the school in Deerfield, Florida, about 45 miles north of Miami. Local police said McDowell then became belligerent and […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 15, 1994

Gin and Juice” is a song by American rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on January 15, 1994, as the second single from his debut album, Doggystyle The lyrics depict a party filled with sex, marijuana, and alcohol continuing into the small hours of the morning. The iconic chorus, sung by David Ruffin Jr (D-Ruff), the son of former Temptation David Ruffin is: Rollin’ […]

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André Leon Talley, Icon of Fashion Journalism and Former Editor-at-Large at Vogue, Dies at 73

André Leon Talley, a titan of fashion journalism who served as creative director and editor-at-large at U.S. Vogue, died on Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, N.Y. He was 73 years old. A cause of death was not immediately available. Talley’s death was confirmed through the figure’s official Instagram page. One of the most […]

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Cop and suspect shot in the Bronx

NEW YORK – A New York City police officer and a suspect were shot and wounded in the Bronx on Tuesday night, officials said.  The shooting happened on Lorillard Place in the Belmont section at around 9:30 p.m.  The officer was wounded in his leg and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, the NYPD said.  Cops […]

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Deputy dead after allegedly shooting herself in head in argument with Houston firefighter boyfriend

HOUSTON – A 33-year-old Harris County sheriff’s deputy has died in the hospital after a gunshot wound to the head, which her boyfriend says was self-inflicted. Houston Police say around midnight on Monday, the couple had an argument after leaving Kung Fu Saloon on Washington Ave. in a pickup truck. During the argument, the woman […]

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Rihanna Shares Spicy Red Lingerie Pics Just In time For Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is for me….but you can watch” Savage X Fenty’s official Instagram page also shared the jaw-dropping pics, writing: Can y’all handle this heat? Rih is locked and laced in her @savagexfenty with a purrfected pout in an XCLUSIVE shade of #GLOSSBOMBHEAT that will only be available at savagexfenty.com SOON.” Rih’s photos photos mark […]

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KANYE WEST & BIG SEAN REUNITE FOLLOWING ‘DRINK CHAMPS’ SPAT

LOS ANGELES, CA – Everything now looks to be all G.O.O.D. between Big Sean and Kanye West. The “Marvin & Chardonnay” collaborators were spotted together hitting the studio in California on Monday night (January 17) on the heels of their Drink Champs-sparked feud.  Kanye and Sean Don were photographed leaving the studio side-by-side as the Detroit native rocked a New York […]

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Fivio Foreign says he stopped going back to his Brooklyn neighborhood: “I don’t like the energy”

Fivio Foreign is from Brooklyn, but you will never see him back in his stomping grounds. During a recent interview on Maino‘s “Kitchen Talk” podcast, he revealed that he stopped visiting his old neighborhood because he wasn’t fond of the energy in that area. “I don’t go,” he responded when asked how often returns to his Brooklyn […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 18, 2005 THE GAME RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE DOCUMENTARY

The Documentary is the debut studio album by American rapper The Game. It was released on January 18, 2005, by Aftermath Entertainment, G-Unit Records, The Black Wall Street Records and Interscope Records. The record serves as his major-label debut, preceded by his independently released debut Untold Story in 2004. In 2001, while The Game was in hospital recovering from a shooting, he decided to pursue […]

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Vic Mensa Reportedly Arrested at Airport for Carrying Shrooms

According to reports, rapper Vic Mensa was apprehended at Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. on Saturday for the illegal possession of shrooms. The Chicago native was booked for this felony charge upon his return from a trip to Ghana, where alongside fellow musician Chance the Rapper, he met with the country’s President, Nana Akufu-Addo, amongst other things […]

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