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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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!!!

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, 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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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DRAKES CERTIFIED LOVER BOY HAS FINALLY DROPPED FEATURING A HOST OF TALENT FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.

The Boy is back. After much anticipation and a series of delays, Drake’s sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy is here. Executive produced by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre, the 21-track set arrived Friday along with a star-studded lineup including Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Young Thug, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Project Pat, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 2, 1997 MASTER P DROPPED HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM GHETTO D.

Ghetto D is the sixth studio album by American rapper Master P, released on September 2, 1997 on No Limit Records and Priority Records. Originally slated to be titled as Ghetto Dope, the name was shortened to the current title before the release due to the drug reference in the aforementioned title. The album would be one of Master P’s biggest albums. The original […]

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50 Cent On Patina Miller Being The Queen B Of The ‘Raising Kanan’ Cast”SHE IS EXACTLY THAT,” THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SAYS OF MILLER WHO PORTRAYS RAQ IN THE STARZ SERIES.

I became a fast fan of Patina Miller just one episode into Power Book III: Raising Kanan, and after a group interview with the cast during ESSENCEFest this year, it was obvious I wasn’t the only one. Miller portrays Raquel “Raq” Thomas on the Starz series and is as revered by her fellow castmates behind the camera as her character is on […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 29, 1995 JUNIOR MAFIA RELEASED THIER STUDIO ALBUM CONSPIRACY

Conspiracy is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A., released on August 29, 1995, by Big Beat Records and Atlantic Records.Upon its release, the album garnered much attention, gaining hype with the release of singles such as “Get Money” and “Players Anthem”. The album features rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who contributes to the album’s production in addition to appearing […]

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Lil Wayne Reveals Drake Has Inspired Him To Change His Verses “A Billion Times”

Lil Wayne gets candid during his “Tha Carter IV” Q&A on Twitter. Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV reached its ten-year anniversary last week, but Tunechi isn’t done celebrating his ninth studio album quite yet. Today, the rapper has been hosting a Q&A with fans on Twitter, in which he’s been answering questions that strictly pertain to the fourth installment in the Carter series. One […]

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NICKI MINAJ, LIL NAS X, YOUNG THUG + MORE SET FOR ELTON JOHN ALBUM – BUT NO DABABY

Sir Elton John has a career that spans over seven decades, beginning in 1969 with his official debut studio album Empty Sky. Over 30 studio efforts later, the rock music icon is preparing a new album called The Lockdown Sessions, a nod to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday (September 1), the multi-platinum singer tweeted the album’s tracklist, which comes […]

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21 SAVAGE MAKES ‘MORE MONEY OFF ALBUM SALES THAN TOURING’ THANKS TO OWNING HIS MASTERS

ATLANTA, GA – JAY-Z, Yo Gotti and Russ aren’t the only rappers who own their masters. 21 Savage is also part of that elite club of shrewd MCs — and as a result he’s making bank from his music. During a recent appearance on Gillie Da King and Wallo’s Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, the Slaughter Gang rapper explained the importance of his […]

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Drake Confirms Release Date for ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Drake has formally announced the release date for his new album, the long-teased Certified Lover Boy, as well as shared the cover art. The official Instagram announcement comes just days after the OVO boss teased the Sept. 3 release date of the long-awaited follow-up to his 2018 album, Scorpion. The drop date was revealed in a cryptic clip during ESPN’s SportsCenter program last week. […]

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The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Explains Why Hip-Hop Conquered the World

One of the project’s curators, Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, explains why the ambitious box set was intended to go beyond a greatest-hits collection The new Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap—a nine-disc collection of 129 songs accompanied by a 300-page book—is an imposing object. Yet hip-hop itself is a pretty imposing subject, because it’s not just a […]

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Take an On-Foot Look at the Air Jordan 4 PE “Oklahoma Sooners”First revealed in 2018 before the Orange Bowl

Unveiled back in 2018, new images of the Air Jordan 4 “Oklahoma Sooners” have surfaced on the internet thanks to the Instagram account yankeekicks. With past collaboration releases such as the Air Jordan 1 PE and Air Jordan 5 PE variations, the Sooners have been racking up player exclusive Jordans in the past few years. Right before the 2018 Orange Bowl […]

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JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST REPORTEDLY DROPPING ‘WATCH THE THRONE 2’ AT THE END OF 2021

According to a tweet from social media influencer Justin Laboy, the track played by Kanye at his DONDA listening event featuring Hov is reportedly a prequel to another Kanye/Jay-Z project already in the works. Staying in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a million dollars a day to finish up a project was just a part of […]

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Rihanna officially becomes a billionaire: Forbes names her the ‘richest female musician’

Rihanna shines bright like a diamond, or several diamonds: The multi-hyphenate star is now a billionaire.  Forbes announced Wednesday that Rihanna joins the ranks of Oprah Winfrey as one of the richest entertainers in the world. The publication estimates her net worth at $1.7 billion, with most of it coming from her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty.  In lieu of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 17, 1990 BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS DROPPED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM EDUTAINMENT

Edutainment is the fourth album from Boogie Down Productions. Released on July 17, 1990, it is an album whose lyrics deal with afrocentricity and socio-political knowledge. It has 6 skits/interludes known as ‘exhibits’ that all talk about or relate to Black people. Many skits feature Kwame Ture (né Stokely Carmichael) a leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. The album was certified Gold by […]

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“Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit record

Home » Basketball » “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit recordBASKETBALL “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the […]

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History Is Black: Zaila Avant-garde Becomes 1st Black American Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion

Zaila Avant-garde is a name we’ll be hearing for a while, this after the 14-year-old became the first Black American Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion after properly spelling the word “Murraya” with confidence. The Louisiana native and budding basketball player set the Internet ablaze after the news of her historic feat went wide. Avant-garde, who lives […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 13, 2000 QUASIMOTO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE UNSEEN

The Unseen is the debut studio album by Quasimoto, a hip-hop duo composed of Madlib and his animated alter ego Lord Quas. It was released under Stones Throw Records on June 13, 2000. It was re-released in 2005 as a deluxe edition with a bonus CD containing the instrumental version of the album Madlib took mushrooms for a month while creating the album. […]

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Ja Rule & Irv Gotti Celebrate 22 Years Of “Venni Vetti Vecci”

Ja Rule and Irv Gotti reflect on twenty-two years of “Venni Vetti Vecci,” the album that introduced the label to the world. These days, Murder Inc’s reputation tends to vary depending on who is asked, though the label’s early millennium run and Ja Rule‘s commercial dominance remain undeniable. And to think, it all began with the release […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 30, 1996 EAZY-E RELEASED HIS SECOND & FINAL SOLO ALBUM STR8 OFF THA STREETZ OF MUTHAPHUKKIN COMPTON

Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton is the second and final studio album by American hip hop recording artist Eazy-E. It was released posthumously by Ruthless Records and Relativity Records on January 30, 1996, ten months after Eazy-E’s death from AIDS in March 1995. The album spawned the single, “Just tah Let U Know”. Released posthumously after Wright’s 1995 death from AIDS, Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton was, […]

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CJ: New York drill’s newest star looking to inspire like Pop Smoke

Responsible for viral smash ‘Whoopty’, the Staten Island rapper is determined to raise the energy in his home cityByLuke Morgan Britton13th January 2021 Facebook Twitter Each week in Breakout, we talk to the emerging stars blowing up right now – whether it be a huge viral moment, killer new track or an eye-popping video – these are the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 7, 2004 CAM’RON RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM PURPLE HAZE ON ROCK-A-FELLA RECORDS

Purple Haze is the fourth studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron. The album was released on December 7, 2004, by Diplomat Records, Roc-A-Fella Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group. The release of this album was delayed several times from November 2003, the first single “Get Em Girls” was released a year prior to the actual album release. The album debuted at number 20 […]

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