IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1995 KOOL G RAP RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 4,5,6

4,5,6 is the debut studio album by American rapper Kool G Rap, released on September 26, 1995, on Cold Chillin’ Records. The release followed his break-up with DJ Polo in 1993. The album was mostly received neutrally among critics, but was warmly accepted by underground fans. Despite the album’s dark, grimy street sound, it peaked at number one on the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 2000 SHYNE RELEASED HIS DEBUT SELF TITLED ALBUM

Shyne is the self-titled debut album by rapper Shyne. It was released by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records on September 26, 2000.[1] Shyne had been hyped prior to the album’s release as similar in style and delivery to the deceased Notorious B.I.G.. Shyne had also drawn unfavorable media attention for being convicted in June 2000 for his involvement in a […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2003 OUTKAST DROPPED SPEAKERBOXXX/ THE LOVE BELOW

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on September 23, 2003, by Arista Records. Issued as a double album, its length of over two hours is spread across solo albums from both of the group’s members. Big Boi’s Speakerboxxx is a Southern hip hop album with a P-Funk influence, while André 3000’s The Love Below features psychedelic, pop, funk, electro, and jazz styles. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below was supported […]

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Nicki Minaj and Her Husband’s Associate Accused of Threatening Rape Victim’s Life

Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, have been hit with hefty claims from Petty’s alleged rape victim, who filed a lawsuit last month, accusing the couple of harassment, intimidation and several other charges. Jennifer Hough made an appearance on daytime talk show, The Real, this morning (Sept. 22), and has revealed that not only was she harassed, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1992 DIAMOND D RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM STUNTS, BLUNTS & HIP HOP

Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released on September 22, 1992. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond’s later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe da Gangsta, as well as his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album’s production, other popular beat makers such as Large […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines Seem to Affect Periods, And That’s Finally Being Investigated

Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of women in the UK have been saying that their periods have been disrupted, say experts. After more than 30,000 women said their menstrual cycle being somewhat altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, reported Sky News. The UK’s Yellow Card scheme, where people can voluntarily report their side effects to any medication […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1993 DE LA SOUL RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM BUHLŌŌNE MINDSTATE

Buhloone Mindstate (stylized as Buhlo͞one Mind State on the album cover) is the third studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul. It was released on September 21, 1993, by Tommy Boy and was the group’s last record to be produced with Prince Paul. Buhloone is a phonetic spelling of the English noun “balloon”. This theme is laid out in the intro track, which starts with the sound of […]

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Video shows ‘horrific’ Border Patrol chase of Haitian migrants as White House says it must not happen again

More than 12,000 migrants, many of them Haitians, are waiting for asylum at the US-Mexico border The White House has condemned the way Border Patrol has been treating Haitians massed at the border, where agents have been filmed berating the migrants and using whip-like lengths of cord to enforce their orders. I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would […]

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The Fugees to reunite for tour for the first time in 15 years

The hip-hop trio released their acclaimed debut “The Score” 25 years ago. Their tour will be their first in over 15 years. The Fugees have announced their plan to embark on a reunion tour.  The celebrated hip-hop trio released their critically-acclaimed debut album, The Score, 25 years ago, and their outing together — which launches Wednesday with a […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 20, 1998 MARLEY MARL RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM IN CONTROL VOL 1.

In Control, Volume 1 is the debut studio album by American hip hop record producer Marley Marl of the Juice Crew. It was released on September 20, 1988 through Cold Chillin’ Records with distribution via Warner Bros. Records. The album compiles ten studio recordings by fellow Juice Crew members and artists affiliated with Marley Marl. It showcased his style of hip hop […]

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ICE-T RESPONDS TO TRENDING FAN LOVE AFTER SOMEONE TWEETS HE HAS ‘ZERO JOINTS’

Ice-T was in the middle of shooting an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit when his name became a trending Twitter topic on Thursday night Questlove was among the many who were shocked by the comment and replied, “wait what?—-as someone who lived through it—yes he was regional—but uh….High Roller/New Jack Hustler/Original Gangsta/Colors/6 In The Mornin’ are […]

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Vado said some things about Cam’ron on the Math Hoffa show that Cam did not appreciate.

So he fired back at Vado or anyone who becomes disloyal. “Anybody I used to work with and you throw dirt on my name, I’m going to expose you.  Stop going on these shows lying on me cause I’m going get greasy. Then he got specific without naming names. “I’m gonna talk about your girlfriends, […]

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South Florida Rapper WizDaWizard Reportedly Found Dead

South Florida rapper WizDaWizard, who worked with Kodak Black’s Sniper Gang imprint, was reportedly found dead in Florida early Friday morning. According to Miami’s WSVN, the Broward County artist’s body was found around 6 a.m. Friday in the front yard of a Hallandale Beach home. Although there were no reports of gunshots or a struggle in the area, investigators believe foul play […]

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Kanye West flies high in “24” visual

The clip looks to have been partially filmed during Kanye’s second ‘Donda’ listening session in Atlanta. Last month, Kanye West blessed us with his tenth studio LP Donda, an album that contains a whopping 27 tracks with contributions with the current who’s who of hip hop and R&B — The Weeknd, Fivio Foreign, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Baby Keem, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Conway The Machine, Westside […]

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Listen to Mozzy’s New Album ‘Untreated Trauma’ f/ EST Gee, YFN Lucci, Babyface Ray, and More

Mozzy tha Motive continues to keep his foot on the gas with the release of his latest album Untreated Trauma.  Mozzy tapped in with hot acts like EST Gee, Babyface Ray, Kalen.FrFr, and YFN Lucci to help him deliver the project. The Gangland Landlord-creator from Oak Park continues to carry his Sacramento roots by giving guest spots to Celly Ru and E. Mozzy.  […]

Read More Listen to Mozzy’s New Album ‘Untreated Trauma’ f/ EST Gee, YFN Lucci, Babyface Ray, and More

Lakeyah Drops Video for “313-414” f/ Tee Grizzley, Announces Upcoming ‘Gangsta Grillz’ Project

Lakeyah taps Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley to join her on her newest single, “313-414,” which comes with fresh visuals shot in her hometown of Milwaukee. Lakeyah has also just announced the release of her upcoming Gangsta Grillz project, My Time. rocking the team’s jersey as we get glimpses of championship banners on the street. The cover art for Lakeyah’s Gangsta Grillz tape, My […]

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D Smoke Taps SiR for New Song “Common Sense,” Announces ‘War & Wonders’ Album

D Smoke has enlisted his brother SiR for his news single “Common Sense,” and announced the forthcoming arrival of his new album War & Wonders. “Common Sense” features a pared-down, jazz-laden beat, with percussion, strings, and trumpets. The song questions the state of humanity and encourages us to embrace what makes us unique. “War & Wonders is about capturing the […]

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Animated Video for FXXXXY’s “Yeah Kool” f/ Lil Uzi Vert Released on Anniversary of Artist’s Passing

On the anniversary of his passing,  FXXXXY’s estate has just dropped new animated visuals for his posthumous song “Yeah Kool,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. FXXXY and Uzi go searching for the planet the rapper just purchased in the new tripped-out visuals for “Yeah Kool.”  Directed by animator Yung Kazi and produced by PRTND Studios, the unique claymation style of […]

Read More Animated Video for FXXXXY’s “Yeah Kool” f/ Lil Uzi Vert Released on Anniversary of Artist’s Passing

This Aint Tidal: Nas, Pusha T & Other Big Names Invest In Audius, Spotify’s Rival

Audius, a three-year-old San Francisco-based company built on blockchain, promises a new way to put more coins in artists’ pockets.  A bunch of music artists coming together to promote a music streaming platform the benefits them? Now, where have we heard this before? Hip-Hop stars Nas and Pusha T are among the many names who […]

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T.I., Tiny will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in L.A.

Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in Los Angeles.  According to court documents obtained by several news outlets, including PEOPLE magazine, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not be charging the couple due to an expired statute of limitations.  “In 2021, the complaining witness reported […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 17, 1991 NICE & SMOOTH RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM AINT A DAMN THING CHANGE

Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed is the second studio album by American hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth, released on September 17, 1991 via Rush Associated Labels and Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place at Unique Recording Studios and Power Play Studios in New York City. Production was handled primarily by Gregg Nice and Smooth Bee, except song “Paranoia” produced by Louie Vega. Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed spawned four singles: “Hip Hop […]

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SpotemGottem Shot Multiple Times in Road Rage Shooting

SpotemGottem has been shot in Miami. The Florida rapper, born Nehemiah Harden, was reportedly shot multiple times on Florida’s I-95 highway, north of NW 125 Street. A rep for the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to XXL on Friday (Sept. 17) that the driver and rear passenger, which they did not name, were victims in the incident stemming from a road rage incident on the highway. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1996 DJ SHADOW RELEASED HUS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ENTRODUCING….

Endtroducing….. is the debut album by American music producer DJ Shadow, released on September 16, 1996, by Mo’ Wax. It is an instrumental hip hop work composed almost entirely of samples from vinyl records. DJ Shadow produced Endtroducing over two years using an Akai MPC60 sampler and other minimal equipment. He edited and layered samples to create new tracks of varying moods and tempos. In the United […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1979 SUGAR HILL GANG RELEASED RAPPERS DELIGHT

“Rapper’s Delight” is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson. Although it was shortly preceded by Fatback Band’s “King Tim III (Personality Jock)”, “Rapper’s Delight” is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the United States, as well as the top three in the United Kingdom and number-one […]

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EXCLUSIVE’LOVE & HIP HOP’ STAR MO FAYNEGETS 17 YEARS IN PRISON IN PPP LOAN FRAUD CASEGotta Pay Back $4.4M!!!

Rapper Mo Fayne’s going away for a long, long time for his role in a PPP loan fraud case … he’s just been sentenced to 210 months in prison — that’s 17.5 years. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star was hit with the prison sentence after pleading […]

Read More EXCLUSIVE’LOVE & HIP HOP’ STAR MO FAYNEGETS 17 YEARS IN PRISON IN PPP LOAN FRAUD CASEGotta Pay Back $4.4M!!!

NYC moves to suspend Rikers Island correction officers who don’t show up for work

City officials moved Wednesday to persuade Rikers Island officers to show up for work. Department of Correction investigators delivered suspension notices to the homes of roughly 20 AWOL officers, jail sources told the Daily News. “If you worked at Starbucks, and you didn’t show up, would you be able to keep your job?” asked a […]

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Video Shows Duke Deuce Running for Cover When Gunfire Breaks Out During Livestream

Memphis rapper Duke Deuce was seen running to safety after he got caught in a hail of gunfire while live streaming with his fans on Monday. “Peppertree what’s poppin!” Deuce said on IG with a smile on his face, likely referring to the Peppertree Apartment Complex, which is located in his hometown of Memphis. He began urging […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 KID CUDI RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAY

Man on the Moon: The End of Day is the debut studio album by American rapper Kid Cudi. It was released on September 15, 2009, through Dream On, GOOD Music, and Universal Motown Records. A concept album, narrated by fellow American rapper Common, it follows the release of his first full-length project A Kid Named Cudi (2008), and is the first installment of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1990 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT.

Mama Said Knock You Out is the fourth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was produced mostly by Marley Marl and recorded at his “House of Hits” home studio in Chestnut Ridge and at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. After the disappointing reception of LL Cool’s 1989 album Walking with a Panther, Mama Said Knock You Out was released by Def Jam […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 OL’ DIRTY BASTARD RELEASED HIS SECOND AND FINAL STUDIO ALBUM NIGGA PLEASE.

Nigga Please (stylized as N☆☆★a Please) is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard. It was released on September 14, 1999 via Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Quad Recording Studios, at Chung King Studios and at 36 Chambers Studio in New York City, and at American Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled by RZA, The Neptunes, Irv Gotti, Buddha Monk, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 13, 1994 THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM READY TO DIE

Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy Records and Arista Records. The album features productions by Bad Boy founder Sean “Puffy” Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier, and Lord Finesse, among others. It was recorded from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical […]

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Dan Sur Says He’s The First Rapper To Get Gold Chains Implanted Into Their Scalp

Dan Sur had gold chains surgically implanted directly into his scalp. Mexican rapper Dan Sur says he is the “first rapper … in human history” to have gold chains implanted directly onto his head. The new implants hang from his scalp similar to hair. “The truth is that I wanted to do something different because I see that everyone […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 12, 1990 MC LYTE RELEASED EYES ON THIS.

Eyes on This is the second studio album American hip hop recording artist MC Lyte.[1] It was released on October 3, 1989, via First Priority and Atlantic Records, and featured production from Audio Two, as well as Grand Puba, The King of Chill, Marley Marl and PMD.[2] The album became the first by a female solo rapper to appear on the Billboard 200 (then called Billboard Top Pop Albums), on which it remained for […]

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EXCLUSIVEPOP SMOKEGRAVESITE CRYPT BADLY VANDALIZEDCasket Dragged Out???

Pop Smoke’s gravesite was found utterly destroyed this weekend — this after apparent vandals smashed his crypt … and apparently tried dragging his casket out. TMZ has obtained photos of what an eyewitness says they stumbled upon Saturday morning at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY — where the rapper was buried and laid to […]

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She Thought She Was There To Interview R. Kelly. Instead, She Was Allegedly Imprisoned, Drugged, And Raped.

The woman testified she feared coming forward after being told by the singer’s associates, “Don’t fuck with Mr. Kelly.” She Thought She Was There To Interview R. Kelly. Instead, She Was Allegedly Imprisoned, Drugged, And Raped. Britney SpearsR. Kelly TrialSummer Of AngerVaccine MandateElizabeth Holmes TrialTexas Abortion LawAAVE Appropriation She Thought She Was There To Interview […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 11, 2001 JAY Z RELEASED HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM THE BLUEPRINT

The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on September 11, 2001, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Its release was set a week earlier than initially planned in order to combat bootlegging. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2001 at Manhattan Center Studios and Baseline Studios in New York City. Contrasting the radio-friendly sound of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2007 KANYE WEST DROPPED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM. GRADUATION

Graduation is the third studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West, released on September 11, 2007, through Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. Recording sessions took place between 2005 and 2007 at several studios in New York and Los Angeles. It was primarily produced by West himself, with contributions from various other producers. The album also features guest appearances from […]

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You Go Girl: Singer Kaash Paige Becomes The First Female Artist To Invest In An Esports Organization

R&B singer Kaash Paige became the first female recording artist to invest in an esports organization. According to Afrotech, on September 2 Paige invested in Team 33, which is a Hollywood-based invite-only esports team. Aside from making infectious R&B music, the Texas singer is a seasoned gamer. She believes the future of music will tie into the world of gaming and hopes […]

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Burger King is banning 120 artificial ingredients from menus — see the full list

Burger King just announced that it has banned 120 artificial ingredients from its menus, including high-fructose corn syrup and several food dyes. The move is a continuation of an earlier strategy to publicly distance Burger King from artificial dyes and preservatives, including a 2020 ad campaign featuring a time-lapse of a Whopper growing old and moldy […]

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Tom Brady leads great game-winning drive in thrilling opening night victory over Cowboys

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a little sloppy in their first game after a Super Bowl title. But there’s a reason they’re champions. And they still have Tom Brady.  In a thrilling NFL season opener, perhaps the best one since the NFL started opening the regular season with a Thursday night game, the Buccaneers rallied for […]

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Freddie Gibbs Reacts To Kanye West Claiming GD On “Life Of The Party”

The Kanye West and Drake Cold War continues to escalate and we are all just watching the fallout. Since Donda and Certified Lover Boy both dropped within a week of each other, it lined Kanye and Drake up for a battle of brilliance. There was no doubt that Drake would outsell Kanye— Drizzy’s last album Scorpion sold over 700k its first week— however, the quality […]

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Shaquille O’Neal Drops a Bombshell About His Kobe Bryant Feud: ‘The One Thing I Understood Was Marketing’

For years, the Shaquille O’Neal vs. Kobe Bryant beef dominated sports headlines. Even though the duo teamed up for four NBA Finals appearances and three titles over their eight seasons together with the Los Angeles Lakers, it was their frosty relationship off the court that captivated many. But a recent revelation from The Diesel casts doubts onto how bad the […]

Read More Shaquille O’Neal Drops a Bombshell About His Kobe Bryant Feud: ‘The One Thing I Understood Was Marketing’

Memphis Bleek says “Nas doesn’t have enough songs to compete” against JAY-Z in a Verzuz

“There’s no comparison,” said Memphis Bleek. With a storied beef that has since ended, their longevity in the rap game and their titles as two of New York’s rap GOATs, Nas and JAY-Z’s names have consistently come up as desired contenders for a Verzuz. Memphis Bleek, however, doesn’t seem to believe that a competition between the two […]

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BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s Solo Debut ‘Lalisa’ Is Here: Stream It Now

BLACKPINK’s Lisa is the latest member of the K-pop girl group to make her solo debut with her single album Lalisa, which was released on Friday (Sept. 10). After releasing multiple video teasers, the 24-year-old singer released the two-song project, featuring the title track “Lalisa” and another song titled “Money.” Instrumental versions of both songs are also included in […]

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PHILADELPHIA FILMMAKER GREGORY COOKE HIGHLIGHTS BLACK ROSIE THE RIVETERS IN NEW DOCUMENTARY

West Philadelphia filmmaker Gregory Cooke‘s new documentary highlights the Black women who were overlooked during World War II despite their efforts to keep America thriving Cooke wants to tell the stories of the women like Ruth Wilson and other Black riveters who worked during World War II in factories, naval yards, and other industrial plants while men went off to […]

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Beyoncé And JAY-Z Partner With Tiffany & Co. To Provide Scholarships For HBCU Students

Applications for the scholarship will open at each school on Friday and close on Sunday. Beyoncé and JAY-Z, who were recently featured in an ad for Tiffany & Co., are now teaming up with the jewelry company to provide scholarships for historically Black colleges and universities.  Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD and JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation joined Tiffany & Co. to pledge $2 […]

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Fivio Foreign returns with new visual for “Story Time”

Fivio’s latest is expected to appear on his forthcoming release ‘B.I.B.L.E.’ It’s been well over a year since Fivio Foreign began building momentum towards his official debut LP, said to be titled B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth). In that time frame, we’ve already received a project’s worth of loose cuts, including “Move Like A Boss” with Young M.A, […]

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Bill Cosby Headed Back To Trial, Comedy Tour Postponed After Woman Comes Forward With Claims From 70s

Bill Cosby had grand plans to celebrate his release and get back to his life with family and friends. In July, TMZ reported that the newly freed television icon was eager to get back into the world and reclaim his narrative by announcing a Comedy Tour. Despite the Comedy Cellar, a famous comedy club in NYC, refusing […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT, 9 2000 M.O.P RELEASED THE SINGLE ANTE UP (ROBBIN HOODZ THEORY)

Ante Up (Robbin-Hoodz Theory)” (also simply known as “Ante Up“) is a song by American hip hop duo M.O.P. from their fourth studio album Warriorz (2000). Seen as their breakthrough single, it was released in 2000 and reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. A remix of the song features Busta Rhymes, Remy Martin and Teflon. The remix CD includes an additional version which features Funkmaster […]

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2 Rappers Face Murder Charges in Wake of Alleged Drive-By Shooting

Two Connecticut rappers are facing murder charges, in the wake of an alleged drive-by shooting incident. Complex reports that 29-year-old Andre Reed was placed under arrest on Aug. 10. 31-year-old Reginald Miles was taken into custody more than a week later, on Aug. 19. Both men are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and two counts […]

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A deputy mayor in New York faces charges after federal authorities found him with dozens of unregistered guns and bogus FBI badges

A deputy mayor of a city in New York state faces federal charges after authorities discovered unregistered firearms and bogus badges for federal agencies, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. Last week, Brian Downey, a Republican who serves as deputy mayor of Airmont, New York, was taken into custody for “purchasing a rifle suppression […]

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4 Of The Most Slept On Albums Of 2021

2021These are the albums you might have skipped over. 2021 has been one of the best years in hip hop in recent memory Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost was a moment: His performance of “Lumberjack” at the BET Awards 2021 — vintage aquamarine Maybach and all — was an instant classic that complimented the project’s genius.  Similarly, […]

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Comedian Fuquan Johnson dies aged 42 after ‘suspected drug overdose’ as Kevin Hart leads tributes

Fuquan Johnson has died at the age of 42 with reports of a suspected drug overdose at a house party. The comedian was said to have attended a gathering at a property in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Friday.  According to TMZ, Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene when police officers arrived […]

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Rihanna Drops Nasty Lawsuit Against Her Dad Ronald After Accusing Him Of Making Money Off Her Name, Weeks Before They Were Set To Face Off

Rihanna has reached a settlement with her father in court and the pop superstar has agreed to drop her lawsuit weeks before they were scheduled to appear in court. According to court documents obtained by Radar, earlier today, the Umbrella singer informed the court she is dismissing her entire suit against Ronald Fenty. The parties were ordered to […]

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FORMER BESTIE TO JAY-Z, DEHAVEN IRBY, OPENS UP ABOUT ALMOST TAKING OUT THE BILLIONAIRE RAPPER

Jay-Z may have spilled some long-overdue tea on the long-running beef between him and former Roc-A-Fella associate and bestie DeHaven Irby. On Drake’s latest joint, “Certified Lover Boy,” on the track “Love All,” Jigga dropped a verse that raised eyebrows.  “N*ggas wanted to kill me and y’all still with ’em. N*gga, y’all chill with ’em, and y’all […]

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The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Williams, 54, was discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said.  The acclaimed actor’s nephew […]

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A former Marine killed 4 people, including a baby. Here’s what we know about the shooting

A former Marine who told his girlfriend he was receiving visions from God broke into two homes outside Lakeland, Florida, early Sunday morning and fatally shot four people, including a 3-month-old baby, according to authorities. Outfitted in body armor, the suspect barricaded himself in one of the homes and shot at law enforcement officers before […]

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NIKE ADDS “RED LIPSTICK” TO THE AIR JORDAN 14 LOW

Here’s when the sleek women’s exclusive colorway is dropping. Following Aleali May’s “Fortune” iteration, Nike‘s Air Jordan 14 Low has been reworked once again — this time, in “Red Lipstick.” The upcoming women’s sneaker is dominantly covered in stark black and crafted from premium matte leather material. Meanwhile, striking pops of red can be found on the tongue, throat and collar. Sticking […]

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A lot of new Kendrick Lamar songs get registered with ASCAP

Does this mean a new Kenny album is just around the corner? It looks like Kendrick Lamar truly is in album mode. On Saturday (Sept. 4), images of what appear to be new Kendrick Lamar song registrations with The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hit the internet, fueling increased speculation about the Compton rapper’s forthcoming […]

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VIDEO: Man leaving Manhattan gambling den with cash in hand wounded by pair of gunmen in ambush

A man leaving an illegal gambling den in Upper Manhattan with a handful of cash was shot by a pair of gunmen — but ultimately managed to escape with his life, police said Sunday. The 25-year-old victim was leaving the underground gambling hotspot on Amsterdam Ave. near W 176th St. in Washington Heights with a […]

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Bobby Shmurda Nearly Fights Fan After Water Bottle Thrown at Him at Made in America Festival

Bobby Shmurda nearly came to blows with a fan Saturday night at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. TMZ captured footage of the incident, which sees the Brooklyn rapper having to be restrained by his crew after someone throws a water bottle in his direction. A source told the news outlet that the near altercation happened during Megan Thee […]

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NBA Star Damian Lillard And Kay’La Hanson Tie The Knot In Celebrity-Packed Wedding

Common, Snoop Dogg and Tevin Campbell performed for guests. NBA star Damian Lillard and Kay’La Hanson were married, with celebrity performers on hand to celebrate their nuptials. Bleacher Report said the couple got engaged in February 2020–shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation. The Portland Trailblazers point guard tragically lost at least six loved ones to the pandemic. In […]

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Comedian Fuquan Johnson Among 3 Dead After Overdose on Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

Comedian Fuquan Johnson died Saturday after overdosing at a party in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Two other victims, who have not been officially identified, were also pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, fellow comedian Kate Quigley, who TMZ says lives next door to where the gathering took place and recently dated Darius Rucker, was hospitalized in critical condition. Police […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 5, 1989 YOUNG M.C RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM STONE COLD RHYMING

Stone Cold Rhymin’ is the debut album by rapper Young MC. It was released in 1989 on Delicious Vinyl and was later re-issued by Rhino Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.[1] The third track, “Bust a Move”, was Young MC’s biggest hit and is his best-known song, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100[5] and topping the charts in Australia.[6] His follow-up single, “Principal’s […]

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A lot more’ than 700,000 people are still in the dark a week after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana, governor says

(CNN)More than 700,000 people in Louisiana woke up in the dark Saturday as power restoration persists in being a difficult feat after Hurricane Ida battered the state. “Electricity is one of the biggest challenges that we have across Southeast Louisiana. … There’s not an even rate of restoration going on, and that’s always going to be the case. […]

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Andre 3000 Responds to Drake Leaking Kanye West’s Drizzy Diss Track Featuring Three Stacks

André 3000 has released a statement in response to Drake leaking a new song he is featured on with Kanye West. On the track, titled “Life of the Party,” Yeezy takes multiple shots at Drizzy, while Three Stacks asks Kanye’s late mother, Ms. Donda West, to send her his heartfelt messages to his deceased mom Sharon Benjamin Hodo. In […]

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Best Music Videos Of The Week: Bobby Shmurda, Isaiah Rashad, Rico Nasty & More

The best videos of the week include selections from Drake, Meek Mill, Jorja Smith, Victoria Monét, Ray Vaughn, and more.  It’s New Music Friday again and we’re here to share a lineup of videos we’re into that feature compelling elements. Up first is Bobby Shmurda’s six-minute visual for his newest single “No Time For Sleep Freestyle.” In it […]

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NATION’S SECOND-LARGEST BLACK-OWNED BANK RECEIVES $3M DEPOSIT TO HELP MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES

Mechanics and Farmers Bank (M&F Bank), one of the country’s largest Black-owned banks, has received a $3 million deposit from ChannelAdvisor Corp. to help minority-owned businesses grow and reach sustainability. ChannelAdvisor, which provides cloud-based e-commerce technologies, and M&F, a historic community bank located in Durham, North Carolina, have partnered to increase support to North Carolina-based minority-owned businesses, according […]

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JAY-Z and Lil Baby spark memes after appearing on ‘Donda’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy’

The two rappers dropped bars on Drake and Kanye West’s latest albums. JAY-Z and Lil Baby have become the center of viral memes following their appearances on Drake and Kanye West’s latest albums. After months of teasing their long-awaited projects, Ye’s Donda and Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy finally dropped this week, revealing more than 20 tracks complete with collaborations from some of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPT 3, 1991 NAUGHTY BY NATURE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT SELF TITLED STUDIO ALBUM NAUGHTY BY NATURE

Naughty by Nature is the self-titled second album from Naughty by Nature, released on September 3, 1991, through Tommy Boy Records. It was a critical and commercial success, having been certified platinum on February 6, 1992, thanks in large part to the hit single, “O.P.P.,” which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. The album is now out of […]

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RACIST FANS THROW CUPS, SHOUT RACIAL SLURS AT BLACK SOCCER PLAYER

Soccer fans threw cups at an England soccer player and reportedly shouted racial slurs at him. Jamaican-born Raheem Sterling, a winger and attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team, scored the opening goal in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Budapest on Thursday. That move put England up 1-0. As he celebrated […]

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Looking for a Deep Dive on All Things Hip-Hop? Well, The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Might Have You Covered

The recently released anthology chronicles the growth of the music and culture from its early beginnings to eventual global expansion. My name is C.E.O Dream, writing stuff about Black entertainment is my thang. Today, we’re talking about hip-hop, the who’s who, what’s what and how they made it pop. So take a read if you […]

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Kanye West previews André 3000 collaboration, says he’s designing Chicago school in new interview

The rapper gave his first interview since releasing ‘Donda’ in Berlin, Germany. Kanye West is already back to work, according to a new interview he gave while in Berlin, Germany. The rapper, who just released Donda four days ago, spoke to the German news outlet Bild while visiting the country on Thursday (Sept. 2). During the chat, which was […]

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R. Kelly And Aaliyah Had A Shotgun Wedding In A Hotel Room, Minister Who Married Them Tells The Court

On Wednesday, the minister who officiated R. Kelly and Aaliyah Haughton’s 1994 wedding testified under subpoena at Kelly’s ongoing federal racketeering and sex trafficking trial. In his testimony, 73-year-old minister Nathan Edmond claimed he’d never met either Kelly or Aaliyah before the ceremony and that he’d been asked to officiate the marriage between the two singers by Keith […]

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