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 […]Read More 17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 15)
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 12, 1993 LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL RELEASED THEIR SECOND & FINALE STUDIOB;
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
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 […]Read More IT WAS IN THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1992 COMMON SENSE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAN I BORROW A DOLLAR ?
Legendary rapper Jadakiss has always been around, but his resurgence into the limelight via his epic ‘Verzuz’ with The Lox against Dipset brought him all the way to the front. Recently, Jada had a performance at LIV Miami and called out Lil Wayne who was also in the venue. When speaking on Wayne, Jadakiss gave […]Read More Jadakiss Gives Praise to How Fast Lil Wayne Writes His Verses
ATLANTA — A fight between a group of women outside an Atlanta food truck was caught on camera and appears to depict two current Atlanta Dream players. The video, which was posted to Twitter on Sunday, shows a group of several women punching and grabbing at one another at a Tenders & Bites food truck. […]Read More Atlanta Dream player apologizes after being involved in fight near food truck
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 1993 SOULS OF MISCHIEF RELEASES THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM 93 TIL INFINITY
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 […]Read More Scientists Sank Three Dead Gators to the Seafloor and They Have Only Scary Explanations As to What Happened to One of Them
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1994 THUG LIFE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT & ONLY STUDIO ALBUM THUG LIFE: VOLUME 1
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1995 KOOL G RAP RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 4,5,6
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2003 OUTKAST DROPPED SPEAKERBOXXX/ THE LOVE BELOW
A broad daylight shooting near Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons sent passersby and nearby vendors ducking for cover Tuesday afternoon. Police say a man was shot in the arm at around 3 pm in or around 6 MetroTech. The building is part of NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s campus and also houses a Starbucks. The victim’s […]Read More MAN SHOT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT METROTECH COMMONS
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 […]Read More COVID-19 Vaccines Seem to Affect Periods, And That’s Finally Being Investigated
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1993 DE LA SOUL RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM BUHLŌŌNE MINDSTATE
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 […]Read More Video shows ‘horrific’ Border Patrol chase of Haitian migrants as White House says it must not happen again
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 20, 1998 MARLEY MARL RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM IN CONTROL VOL 1.
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 […]Read More T.I., Tiny will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in L.A.
Young Thug is one of the most respected artists in Atlanta’s rap scene, and he’s built a special catalog of high-powered mixtapes and chart-impacting singles over the years. He’s also the leader of Young Stoner Life Records, the record label that introduced the world to artists like Gunna, Lil Keed, Karlae, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti, and more. Young Thug confirms […]Read More Young Thug Confirms “Punk” Release Date
Young Thug is one of the most respected artists in Atlanta’s rap scene, and he’s built a special catalog of high-powered mixtapes and chart-impacting singles over the years. He’s also the leader of Young Stoner Life Records, the record label that introduced the world to artists like Gunna, Lil Keed, Karlae, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti, and more. Young Thug confirms […]Read More Young Thug Confirms “Punk” Release Date
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 17, 1991 NICE & SMOOTH RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM AINT A DAMN THING CHANGE
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1996 DJ SHADOW RELEASED HUS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ENTRODUCING….
“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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1979 SUGAR HILL GANG RELEASED RAPPERS DELIGHT
Styles P may not be able to get into the 2021 Met Gala, but he’s going to leave his opinion when he feels like it. The Yonkers rap legend gave his thoughts on the Drake and Kanye West feud that’s been dominating social media during his recent visit to I Am Athlete and it’s safe to say Styles is over it. “It’s […]Read More STYLES P GIVES HILARIOUSLY HONEST OPINION ON KANYE WEST VS. DRAKE BEEF
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!!!
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 […]Read More Video Shows Duke Deuce Running for Cover When Gunfire Breaks Out During Livestream
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 KID CUDI RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAY
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1990 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT.
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, […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 OL’ DIRTY BASTARD RELEASED HIS SECOND AND FINAL STUDIO ALBUM NIGGA PLEASE.
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 13, 1994 THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM READY TO DIE
Russell Westbrook made waves by wearing a dress at New York Fashion Week. Russell Westbrook will be playing with the Los Angeles Lakers this season and fans cannot wait to see what he is going to do out on the court. He is still looking for that first championship and there is no doubt that this […]Read More Russell Westbrook’s Dress Has Fans Predicting Boosie’s Reaction
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 […]Read More Dan Sur Says He’s The First Rapper To Get Gold Chains Implanted Into Their Scalp
Eyes on This is the second studio album American hip hop recording artist MC Lyte. 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. 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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 12, 1990 MC LYTE RELEASED EYES ON THIS.
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 […]Read More EXCLUSIVEPOP SMOKEGRAVESITE CRYPT BADLY VANDALIZEDCasket Dragged Out???
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 […]Read More She Thought She Was There To Interview R. Kelly. Instead, She Was Allegedly Imprisoned, Drugged, And Raped.
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 11, 2001 JAY Z RELEASED HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM THE BLUEPRINT
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 […]Read More You Go Girl: Singer Kaash Paige Becomes The First Female Artist To Invest In An Esports Organization
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’
“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 […]Read More Memphis Bleek says “Nas doesn’t have enough songs to compete” against JAY-Z in a Verzuz
According to a confirmed report from Billboard, Chicago rap star Polo G has been released on a $35K bond after being arrested for a concealed firearm in Los Angeles earlier this week. The charge is classified as a felony, and Polo faces a possible prison term if convicted As previously reported, Polo G, whose real name […]Read More POLO G RELEASED FROM L.A. JAIL ON $35K BOND
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 […]Read More BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s Solo Debut ‘Lalisa’ Is Here: Stream It Now
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 […]Read More PHILADELPHIA FILMMAKER GREGORY COOKE HIGHLIGHTS BLACK ROSIE THE RIVETERS IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
The New York rapper lived at the apartment with his then-wife Faith Evans and her daughter. The Notorious B.I.G.’s Brooklyn home is up for sale, The New York Post reported on Wednesday (Sept. 8). According to the outlet, the apartment where the legendary rapper resided with his then-wife Faith Evans and her daughter Chyna Tahjere Griffin is now […]Read More Biggie’s New York apartment on sale for $1.7 million
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 […]Read More Beyoncé And JAY-Z Partner With Tiffany & Co. To Provide Scholarships For HBCU Students
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, […]Read More Fivio Foreign returns with new visual for “Story Time”
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 […]Read More Bill Cosby Headed Back To Trial, Comedy Tour Postponed After Woman Comes Forward With Claims From 70s
Rapper Sukihana released a new music video that had twitter in a frenzy. If you thought WAP was bad you’re definitely not ready for this, it’s far more explicit. I’ll just say, remember when we thought Tip Drill was top tier raunchy….it’s been demoted. Sukihana posted the full music video for Everywhere, or P**sy Everywhere […]Read More Move Over Tip Drill There’s A New Sheriff In Town
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT, 9 2000 M.O.P RELEASED THE SINGLE ANTE UP (ROBBIN HOODZ THEORY)
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 […]Read More A deputy mayor in New York faces charges after federal authorities found him with dozens of unregistered guns and bogus FBI badges
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, […]Read More 4 Of The Most Slept On Albums Of 2021
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 […]Read More Comedian Fuquan Johnson dies aged 42 after ‘suspected drug overdose’ as Kevin Hart leads tributes
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 […]Read More A former Marine killed 4 people, including a baby. Here’s what we know about the shooting
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 […]Read More A lot of new Kendrick Lamar songs get registered with ASCAP
LIL UZI HURT A stage dive at the Miami hip hop festival Rolling Loud took a turn for the worse for Lil Uzi Vert when fans grabbed a piece of the musician’s jewelry—Not a chain or an earring, but the $24 million diamond implanted in his forehead. TMZ reports that the ‘XO Tour Llif3’ rapper […]Read More Festival Attendees Rip Out Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant After Stage Dive
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 […]Read More VIDEO: Man leaving Manhattan gambling den with cash in hand wounded by pair of gunmen in ambush
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 […]Read More Bobby Shmurda Nearly Fights Fan After Water Bottle Thrown at Him at Made in America Festival
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 […]Read More NBA Star Damian Lillard And Kay’La Hanson Tie The Knot In Celebrity-Packed Wedding
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 […]Read More Comedian Fuquan Johnson Among 3 Dead After Overdose on Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine
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. 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 and topping the charts in Australia. His follow-up single, “Principal’s […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 5, 1989 YOUNG M.C RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM STONE COLD RHYMING
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 […]Read More Andre 3000 Responds to Drake Leaking Kanye West’s Drizzy Diss Track Featuring Three Stacks
Kodak Black is undeniably one of the most controversial rappers in the Hip-Hop world. Black is also a very outspoken rapper, and he is also known to do good things from time to time. He also wanted Drake to mentor him for some reason. He is also known to do good things from time to time. Back […]Read More KODAK BLACK FACING LEGAL TROUBLE AFTER DONATING ACS TO HOUSING PROJECTS
THE LATEST VIDEO OF PAPA BEAR WILL CERTAINLY MELT YOUR HEART — AND POSSIBLY MAKE YOUR OVARIES EXPLODE Motherhood looks amazing on Nicki Minaj. The rapper gave fans a glimpse at her baby boy, whom she publicly refers to as Papa Bear, as he spent time with mom and dad, Kenneth Petty. The little one sported […]Read More Nicki Minaj’s Son Surprises Her By Saying ‘Hi’ For The First Time On Camera
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 […]Read More Best Music Videos Of The Week: Bobby Shmurda, Isaiah Rashad, Rico Nasty & More
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 […]Read More NATION’S SECOND-LARGEST BLACK-OWNED BANK RECEIVES $3M DEPOSIT TO HELP MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES
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 […]Read More JAY-Z and Lil Baby spark memes after appearing on ‘Donda’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy’
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPT 3, 1991 NAUGHTY BY NATURE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT SELF TITLED STUDIO ALBUM NAUGHTY BY NATURE
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 […]Read More RACIST FANS THROW CUPS, SHOUT RACIAL SLURS AT BLACK SOCCER PLAYER
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 […]Read More Looking for a Deep Dive on All Things Hip-Hop? Well, The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Might Have You Covered
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 […]Read More R. Kelly And Aaliyah Had A Shotgun Wedding In A Hotel Room, Minister Who Married Them Tells The Court
Before the heavy rains of Hurricane Ida’s remnants pummeled the city, police in Brooklyn responded to another deadly episode of gun violence on Wednesday afternoon. Law enforcement sources said Duel Collins, 38, was shot to death at the corner of Krier Place and East 92nd Street in Canarsie at about 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 1. Officers […]Read More Pre-flood shooting in Brooklyn leaves man dead steps from home
Fat Joe and Ja Rule facing off in VERZUZ battle live in-person from NYC Following the much-talked-about VERZUZ battle between The LOX and Dipset in NYC in front of a live audience, another in-person VERZUZ between two New York rap veterans has been announced: Fat Joe and Ja Rule. It goes down September 14 at 9 PM in NYC. Venue doesn’t […]Read More FAT JOE VERSUZ JA RULE LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY
According to an exclusive report from HipHopDX, Shyne will be spitting his “Bad Boy” bars again after two decades as the former Bad Boy signee and current Belizean politician says he will be filming a biopic film, TV series, and documentary In his exclusive interview with DX, Mr. Barrow said, “I will be doing a bio […]Read More FORMER BAD BOY RAPPER SHYNE TO JUMP IN THE BOOTH AGAIN FOR UPCOMING BIOPIC SOUNDTRACK
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, […]Read More DRAKES CERTIFIED LOVER BOY HAS FINALLY DROPPED FEATURING A HOST OF TALENT FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Paul Millsap has been dangling in free agency for a while now and not because he did not have good options. He is nearing 36 years of age and might not be as great as he was when he was younger, but he still has skills that can prove to be very useful to any […]Read More Brooklyn Nets Bolster Super Team By Signing Paul Millsap
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 2, 1997 MASTER P DROPPED HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM GHETTO D.
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 […]Read More 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.
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 29, 1995 JUNIOR MAFIA RELEASED THIER STUDIO ALBUM CONSPIRACY
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 […]Read More Lil Wayne Reveals Drake Has Inspired Him To Change His Verses “A Billion Times”
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 […]Read More NICKI MINAJ, LIL NAS X, YOUNG THUG + MORE SET FOR ELTON JOHN ALBUM – BUT NO DABABY
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 […]Read More 21 SAVAGE MAKES ‘MORE MONEY OFF ALBUM SALES THAN TOURING’ THANKS TO OWNING HIS MASTERS
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. […]Read More Drake Confirms Release Date for ‘Certified Lover Boy’
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 […]Read More The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Explains Why Hip-Hop Conquered the World
Game Theory is the seventh studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released August 29, 2006, on Def Jam Recordings. The group’s first release for the label after leaving Geffen Records, the album was recorded by the Roots mostly using the Apple-developed software application GarageBand. A darker, grittier album with minimal emphasis on hooks in comparison to their previous work, Game Theory features a stripped-down sound similar to […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 29, 2006 THE ROOTS RELEASED THEIR SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM GAME THEORY
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 […]Read More Take an On-Foot Look at the Air Jordan 4 PE “Oklahoma Sooners”First revealed in 2018 before the Orange Bowl
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 […]Read More JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST REPORTEDLY DROPPING ‘WATCH THE THRONE 2’ AT THE END OF 2021
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 […]Read More Rihanna officially becomes a billionaire: Forbes names her the ‘richest female musician’
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 17, 1990 BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS DROPPED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM EDUTAINMENT
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 […]Read More “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
Houston, Texas consistently breeds some of today’s hottest artists in the music industry. Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott and Don Toliver are just a few of Houston’s best creations. The city’s newest talent to watch is an up-and-comer in the rap and hip-hop scene, 20-year-old Aaron May. May is wise for his years as he delivers sophisticated lyricism paired with hypnotizing […]Read More Here’s why you need to stream Houston’s new hip-hop icon Aaron May
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 […]Read More History Is Black: Zaila Avant-garde Becomes 1st Black American Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion
A$AP Rocky continues to pioneer the fashion space, with his latest business move. The rap star has been named the first-ever guest artistic director of the PacSun brand. Rocky’s A$AP Worldwide business signed a partnership deal with PacSun that will last for the next 18 months. Under the agreement, the fashion Maven’s business will oversee PacSun’s […]Read More A$AP Rocky Launches PacSun Partnership With Line Of Vans
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at homeHaitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated overnight in an attack at his private residence, Haiti’s interim prime minister said on July 7. A group of gunmen wielding assault weapons assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in their home in the hills of the capital overnight, plunging […]Read More Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated overnight in his home by gunmen, says acting prime minister
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. […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 13, 2000 QUASIMOTO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE UNSEEN
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 […]Read More Ja Rule & Irv Gotti Celebrate 22 Years Of “Venni Vetti Vecci”
Jeezy took a moment to look back on the ten-year anniversary of his DJ Drama-hosted mixtape “The Real Is Back.” Jeezy‘s mixtape catalog has reached legendary status, and the trap music innovator recently took a moment to flex an important milestone. Yesterday, Jeezy celebrate the ten-year anniversary of his classic The Real Is Back, his tenth mixtape and one that […]Read More Jeezy Flexes 10 Years Of “The Real Is Back”
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 7, 2004 CAM’RON RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM PURPLE HAZE ON ROCK-A-FELLA RECORDS
Nashville’s music industry has never given homegrown hip-hop the support it deserves, so the city’s artists and entrepreneurs are creating their own institutions.ilbusca/Getty Images It’s no wonder that journalistic surveys of Nashville’s hip-hop underground typically frame the mere fact of its existence as a big reveal. To a large degree, the scene here is the […]Read More Hip-Hop In Nashville Is Making Its Own Way