A black woman was missing for 12 days before she was found dead inside a parked police van in Alabama

A Black woman was missing for 12 days before she was found dead in a prisoner-transport van parked in Huntsville, Alabama, The Washington Post reported.  Surveillance footage released by the Huntsville Police Department on Friday showed Christina Nance,29, going into the van parked outside police headquarters and moving around on September 25.  Nance was reported […]

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17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 15)

This week there’s an assortment of releases from Young Thug to KIRBY. Albums from Reggie Becton, Tone Stith, and Ego Ella May also caught our attention this week. It’s been one hell of a week, between singles, videos, and the like. New Music Friday has got a bountiful lineup this time around, and there are […]

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2 Flee After $1 Million Jewel Heist From Brooklyn Trunk in Broad Daylight: Officials

Two men apparently threatened another man, possibly with a gun, before stealing bags of jewels worth more than $1 million from the trunk of his car in Brooklyn Friday, according to police officials. The men allegedly grabbed bags of jewels from the trunk of a man’s car in Borough Park, on 47th Street between 14th […]

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Waffle House employee pulls gun on a customer during a dispute over eggs, according to Atlanta police reports

The incident occurred at a Waffle House restaurant in Atlanta, police say. An Atlanta Waffle House employee has been accused of pulling a gun on a customer in a dispute over his order. According to police reports, Candy Franklin, the alleged victim, said he complained to the employee, Angelic Patterson, because his food order was […]

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Meek Mill Addresses “Expensive Pain” Numbers, Wants To Be Taken Off Billboard Charts

“If Jay-Z talkin’ ’bout he don’t believe Billboard…he been in the game for 30 years,” said Meek. Meek Mill Regardless of the numbers, Meek Mill is proud of Expensive Pain. He has gone on record to say that his most recently released record was better than 2018’s Championships in his eyes, and Expensive Pain went on to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. […]

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Bystanders Doing Nothing While Woman Raped on Train ‘Speaks to Where We Are in Society’: Police

Passengers on a Philadelphia area train not intervening while witnessing a woman’s rape on Wednesday “speaks to where we are in society,” said a police superintendent on Friday. The assault occurred on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train in Upper Darby Township, a Philadelphia suburb. Surveillance video showed several other people on the train […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 17, 2000 LUDACRIS RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Back for the First Time is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris. The album, his major label debut, was released on October 17, 2000, under Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam South. Most of the tracks are taken from his first album, the independently released Incognegro (1999), except for “Stick ‘Em Up”, “Southern Hospitality”, a remix of “What’s Your Fantasy”, and “Phat Rabbit”. The album […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 15, 1991 DIGITAL UNDERGROUND RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM SONS OF THE P

Sons of the P is the second album by American rap group Digital Underground, released in 1991. The album contained two hit singles, “No Nose Job” and “Kiss You Back,” both of which were written by and featured the lead vocals of Greg Jacobs (a.k.a. Shock G/Humpty Hump). The latter featured multi-layered choruses and background vocals sung by Boni Boyer, […]

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‘Shameless’ Actor Ricarlo Flanagan Dead At 40, Weeks After Telling Fans ‘Covid Is No Joke’

“Ricarlo was truly one of the nicest people on the planet, a wonderful performer and we are heartbroken by the news of his passing,” Golfman told the publication. On October 1, Flanagan tweeted that “covid is no joke. I don’t wish this on anybody.” A GoFundMe was set up to bring Flanagan home to his family. “The news of a […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 15, 1996 JERU THE DAMAJA RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM WRATH OF THE MATH

Wrath of the Math is the second album by the hip hop artist Jeru the Damaja. The album spawned the 2 singles “Ya Playin’ Yaself” and “Me or the Papes”. The album peaked at number 3 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, and number 35 on the US Billboard 200. The album was completely produced by DJ Premier and continues […]

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R&B Singer Emani 22 Dead at 22

The cause of death for the 22-year-old singer, whose real name was Emani Johnson, has not yet been revealed. The singer and dancer, whose real name was Emani Johnson, was most known for songs like “Feelings” and “Inside” featuring rapper Trippie Redd. Frequent collaborator J Maine reflected on her life in a statement, saying, “Emani 22 was […]

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Kim Kardashian Wins Big In Divorce From Kanye West

Despite being spotted out together over the weekend, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are still in the middle of a divorce, and moves are quickly being made. According to reports, Kim has been awarded the $60 million Hidden Hills estate that the couple shared together, and raised their four kids in. Court documents from the proceedings reveal that negotiations were “extremely […]

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Jay-Z Invests In 24-Year-Old Technologist Iddris Sandu’s Tech Incubator Spatial LABS

While the music industry has been diving into blockchain and cryptocurrency, Jay-Z is now tapping into a collaboration that aims to make the metaverse more accessible. Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners is investing in spatial LABS (sLABS), a tech incubator that focuses on the metaverse and blockchain-based products, Billboard reports. Roc Nation vice-chairman Jay Brown and longtime venture capitalist Larry Marcus are […]

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Bun B Shares Jay-Z’s Response When Pimp C Refused to Take Off Mink Coat For “Big Pimpin’” Video

By this point, the story of how Jay-Z and UGK’s “Big Pimpin’” came together is the stuff of rap legend, and it turns out Hov knew that at the time, according to Bun B. During an interview with B High ATL, Bun B broke down the story of the song from recording it to shooting the iconic video. As he’s explained before, it […]

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Jay-Z’s Reaction to Unexpectedly Seeing Kelly Rowland Is Getting the Meme Treatment

As Netflix’s upcoming all-Black Western The Harder They Fall starring Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, and more continues to premiere in different cities across the globe, one of the film’s notable co-producers, Jay-Z, shared a special moment on the red carpet in L.A. with longtime friend Kelly Rowland. Netflix captured the exchange and shared it on social media. “Obsessed with this […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 14, 1994 DEATH ROW RECORDS RELEASED MURDER WAS THE CASE SOUNDTRACK BY SNOOP DOGGY DOG

Murder Was the Case is a 1994 short film and soundtrack album starring and performed by Snoop Doggy Dogg. The 18 minute film was directed by Dr. Dre and Fab Five Freddy and chronicles the fictional death of Snoop Dogg and his resurrection after making a deal with the Devil. The film’s title comes from Snoop’s song of the same name from his debut […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 14, 1997 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM PHENOMENON

Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. Smith, the same basic principles are followed here, with several R&B-influenced tracks, and a couple of more hardcore rap tracks. The album was certified Platinum, unlike Mr. Smith, which was certified 2x Platinum. The album is executively produced by Sean “Puffy” Combs and therefore features production from his […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 12, 1993 LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL RELEASED THEIR SECOND & FINALE STUDIOB;

T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind’s Eye) is the second and final studio album from Long Island hip hop group Leaders of the New School. This effort didn’t fare nearly as well as their debut album A Future Without a Past…, receiving mixed reviews. After the album’s release, the group began having both creative and personal problems resulting in their disbandment. Elektra Records […]

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St. Lunatics’ Ali Claims He’s Nelly’s Ghostwriter: ‘My Career Was Writing You A Career’

Dilemma’ rapper Nelly has had just that on his hands with former friend/St. Lunatic groupmate, Ali. The two made headlines in the past for a dispute stemming from Ali’s belief that Nelly (born Cornell Haynes Jr.) ‘hustled the group’ out of airtime and finances in their heyday, an accusation the latter vehemently denied. And while some thought the beef between Ali and […]

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R. Kelly’s Music Sales Skyrocket 500 Percent After Guilty Sex Crimes Verdict – Report

R. Kelly being found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes hasn’t hurt his music sales. In fact, the opposite seems to be happening. The disgraced R&B legend’s music sales have jumped up 517 percent since a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the Kelly’s federal sex crimes case on Sept. 27, according to Rolling Stone. The uptick hasn’t just […]

Read More R. Kelly’s Music Sales Skyrocket 500 Percent After Guilty Sex Crimes Verdict – Report

IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 10. 1995 AZ RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM DO OR DIE

Doe or Die is the debut studio album by rapper AZ, released October 10, 1995 on EMI Records. The album features guest appearances by artists such as Nas and Miss Jones, and production from N.O. Joe, Pete Rock, L.E.S., and Buckwild, among others. The album spawned the single “Sugar Hill” – which was certified gold by the RIAA in 1995. Upon release, Doe or Die received notable critical and […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 10, 1995 KRS ONE RELEASED HIS SELF TITLED SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM KRS ONE

KRS One is the second solo studio album by American hip hop artist KRS-One. It was released on October 10, 1995 via Jive Records. Production was handled by DJ Premier, Diamond D, Big French Productions, Norty Cotto, Showbiz and KRS-One himself. It features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Channel Live, Das EFX, Dexter Thibou, Fat Joe and Mad Lion. The album made it to number 19 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 10, 1989 BIZ MARKIE RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM THE BIZ N

The Biz Never Sleeps is the second studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on October 10, 1989, on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz, his cousin Cool V and producer Paul C, instead of Cold Chillin’ in-house producer Marley Marl. The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as […]

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NYC correction officer busted for smuggling razor to detainee; ‘unconscionable’ says Correction chief

A New York City correction officer has been arrested for smuggling a razor blade into a Rikers Island jail and slipping it to a detainee, the city Department of Investigation announced Friday. Travis Simms, 33, was caught by an assistant deputy warden handing the blade to detainee Johnathan Sanchez, 31, in the George R. Vierno […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 9 2001 T.I. RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM I’M SERIOUS

I’m Serious is the debut studio album by American rapper T.I., released on October 9, 2001 through Arista Records. The album included guests appearances from Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (who called T.I. “the Jay-Z of the South”),[2] Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Mac Boney, Pastor Troy, P$C and Youngbloodz. The album featured production from DJ Toomp, Craig Love, Maseo, Brian Kidd, The Neptunes, Jazze Pha, Yung D, Lil Jon and T.I. himself. Despite the album’s […]

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Bodybuilder George Peterson Dead At 37, Found Deceased In Hotel Room

Bodybuilder George Peterson — AKA “Da Bull” — unexpectedly passed away this week at only 37, just days before he was scheduled to compete in a top bodybuilding competition. “It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of George Peterson, a champion on stage and off,” officials from the Mr. Olympia competition announced on social media. […]

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Kim & Kanye Head to NBC Studios Together for Her ‘SNL’ Debut

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West put on a united front ahead of her “Saturday Night Live” appearance — well, sorta … dude still seems hesitant to acknowledge they’re rekindling. The recently estranged couple — who are still technically in the middle of a divorce — were seen leaving a hotel Saturday … surrounded by a crush of paps, presumably on […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 8, 2013 NIPSEY HUSSLE RELEASED HIS EIGTH MIXTAPE CRENSHAW HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA

Crenshaw is the eighth official mixtape by American rapper Nipsey Hussle. The mixtape was released as a free digital download on October 8, 2013, on mixtape hosting websites. It was also released in a limited first edition of 1,000 copies for $100 each including other incentives via his All Money In record label. The mixtape features production by The Futuristiks, 1500 or Nothin’, 9th Wonder, DJ Dahi, Mike […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1998 CYPRESS HILL RELEASED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM IV

Cypress Hill IV is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released on October 6, 1998 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. After 3 years from their previous album, Cypress Hill released the ‘IV’ album. The skeletons on the cover are posing as the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). Rappers MC Eiht and Barron Ricks were featured on […]

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IT WAS IN THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1992 COMMON SENSE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAN I BORROW A DOLLAR ?

Can I Borrow a Dollar? is the debut studio album by American rapper Common Sense, now known as Common, which was released on October 6, 1992, by Relativity Records. The album was entirely produced by No I.D. (then called Immenslope) and The Twilite Tone, with additional production by The Beatnuts, and includes guest vocals from Immenslope, Miss Jones and Common’s then-girlfriend Rayshel. Entertainment Weekly’s Neil Drumming described […]

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Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number

The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google to provide data on anyone typing in certain search terms, an accidentally unsealed court document shows. There are fears such “keyword warrants” threaten to implicate innocent Web users in serious crimes and are more common than previously thought. In 2019, federal investigators in Wisconsin were hunting men they […]

Read More Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number

Wild NYC shooting caught on camera

NEW YORK – A shocking video released by the NYPD shows a wild shootout in the Bronx. The video shows the gunfight between two groups in front of 635 E. 169th St. in the Morrisania section of the borough. It happened on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at about 9:45 p.m Two groups exchanged multiple rounds of gunfire […]

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Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle

It’s official — Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle. According to a tweet posted by series organizers on Tuesday (Oct. 5), the highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for Oct. 17 and will be the second event in a “TrillerVerz” weekend. “TrillerVerz III Weekend | Brooklyn, NY | October 16-17,” the tweet read. “Tickets […]

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NYC woman charged with attempted murder in unprovoked Times Square subway shoving

NYPD arrested 29-year-old Queens woman seen pushing 42-year-old woman into moving train New York City police said Tuesday that an arrest was made in connection to an unprovoked attack caught on camera at a Times Square subway station a day earlier, where a female assailant was seen getting up from a bench and shoving another woman into a moving […]

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Lil Durk Allegedly Posts “Top 50 Greatest Rappers” List & Fans Have Questions

People believed he was giving the co-sign to the viral list. Kendrick, Eminem, Jay-Z, Tupac, Nas, and Biggie were left out. Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on another journey through a “Top” list. Ever so often, Hip Hop fans get themselves ensnared in discussions regarding who the GOATs are in the genre, and what follows […]

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FBI Agents Descend on Headquarters of NYPD Sergeants Union

Federal agents on Tuesday raided the Manhattan headquarters of the New York Police Department’s Sergeants Benevolent Association to execute a search warrant in an investigation, a law-enforcement official confirmed to The Daily Beast. The raid into the Worth Street office of the SBA, the city’s second-largest police union, with more than 10,000 active and retired […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 5, 1991 ROXANNE SHANTE RELEASE SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM THE BITCH IS BACK.

The Bitch Is Back is the second and final album released by rapper Roxanne Shanté.[4] It was released on October 5, 1992, on Cold Chillin’ Records sub-label Livin’ Large, was distributed by Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records, and featured production by Kool G Rap, Grand Daddy IU, Large Professor, Mister Cee, Trackmasters, and Grandmaster Flash.

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Passenger on flight arriving in Miami opens emergency door, jumps on wing

An American Airlines passenger on a flight arriving at Miami International Airport opened an emergency door and jumped onto one of the wings just as the aircraft reached the gate Wednesday night, authorities said. The bizarre incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on a flight arriving from Cali, Colombia, and ended within minutes as cops immediately […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 5, 1999 INSPECTAH DECK RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM UNCONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

Uncontrolled Substance is the debut studio album by rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. The album was released on October 5, 1999 under Loud Records. Originally slated for release in 1995, the record was indefinitely postponed after a flood destroyed over 100 beats in RZA’s basement, including his original productions for the album. Eventually released four years later, Uncontrolled Substance received mostly […]

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BOOSIE BADAZZ BALTIMORE AFTERPARTY ENDS WITH MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

BALTIMORE, MD – Trouble seems to follow Boosie Badazz wherever he goes. Days after the Legendz of the Street concert was shut down in Atlanta due to an onstage brawl during his set, a man was reportedly shot multiple times at a Boosie Badazz afterparty in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, the incident took place in the wee hours of Monday […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 29, 1998 JAY-Z RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM VOL. 2….HARD KNOCK LIFE

Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life is the third studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on September 29, 1998, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. It went on to become his most commercially successful album, selling over 5 million copies in the United States. In the liner notes of the album, Jay-Z gives his thoughts on various tracks. The […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 29, 1980 KURTIS BLOW RELEASED HIS DEBUT SELF TITLED ALBUM KURTIS BLOW

Kurtis Blow is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Kurtis Blow. It was released on September 29, 1980, by Mercury Records. The record includes the song “The Breaks”, which was often sampled later in hip-hop records, mainly for its introduction made by Blow’s a cappella vocal, and for the drum break, giving a wordplay dimension to the title. “Rappin’ Blow, Pt. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 1993 SOULS OF MISCHIEF RELEASES THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM 93 TIL INFINITY

93 ’til Infinity is the debut studio album by American hip-hop group Souls of Mischief. It was released on September 28, 1993, on the Jive label. The sound of 93 ’til Infinity is characteristic of the distinct style explored by the collective, including a rhyme scheme based on internal rhyme and beats centered around a live bass and obscure jazz and funk samples. 93 ’til Infinity was […]

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‘I Gotta Hear My Daddy’s Mouth’: ‘BMF’ Star Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr. Talks Portraying His Dad and Shares the ‘Smallest’ Details His Dad Wanted in the Series

“Black Mafia Family” star Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. and executive producer Randy Huggins recently talked about the portrayal of characters in the new Starz series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. In the series, Flenory plays his real-life father Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory Sr., one half of the brothers who founded the Black […]

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Scientists Sank Three Dead Gators to the Seafloor and They Have Only Scary Explanations As to What Happened to One of Them

A new experiment to find out what kind of life exists on the seafloor has raised the possibility of a truly gigantic animal lurking in the dark depths of the ocean. Is it a huge shark or a giant squid? Or something we don’t even have a name for? So far, we have only explored […]

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Kanye West Will Executive Produce Ghostface Killah’s “Supreme Clientele 2”

Ghostface Killah announces Kanye West & Mike Dean are executive producing his forthcoming album, “Supreme Clientele 2.” Kanye West has several active projects on his hands right now. While some are non-music related, like his GAP partnership and the recently announced Jeen-Yuhs documentary heading to Netflix, there’s a couple of albums that he’s working on that aren’t actually […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1994 THUG LIFE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT & ONLY STUDIO ALBUM THUG LIFE: VOLUME 1

Thug Life: Volume 1 is the only studio album by American hip hop group Thug Life, started by rapper Tupac Shakur, it was released on September 26, 1994 by Interscope Records. The group featured Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R and Tupac Shakur. Due to heavy criticism on gangsta rap at the time, the original version of the album was scrapped and re-recorded with […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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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