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Mary J. Blige To Receive ‘Icon’ Award at Billboard Women in Music 2017

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Heralded as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige will be awarded the ‘Icon’ award at Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music awards. Since her 1992 debut, What’s the 411?, Mary’s display of her hip-hop persona mixed with soul-bound expression situated the involvement of women in hip-hop to a new angle. She became the ultimate […]

Access Hollywood Checks Trump: ‘The tape is very real’

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In response to President Donald Trump denying his vocal expression justifying “grabbing women by the p***y” on Access Hollywood, the show is clarifying the reality of the recorded statement. During Monday’s broadcast, host Natalie Morales announces, “We wanted to clear something up that has been reported across the media landscape.” She continues, “Let us make […]

SZA Set To Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Without any type of doubt, 2017 is the year SZA broke into prime time in the music world. The “Drew Barrymore” singer will make her debut on Saturday Night Live next month, Dec. 9th with actor James Franco serving as the comic-sketch show’s host for the night. SZA shared the news on social media via […]

LL Cool J Has Completed A Course At Harvard Business School

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Hip-hop icons seem to be on a roll on the Harvard tip. Earlier today, (Nov. 27th) hip-hop legend LL Cool J announced on Instagram that he has completed The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports program at Harvard Business School. According to the school’s official website, the program is described as follows: “In the business […]

Rihanna Has Always Wanted To Be The Center of Attention

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The “Wild Thoughts” songbird has been robbing attention spans since birth. Rihanna is set to cover the December cover of Vogue Paris, which will come in three separate covers and hit the stands Dec. 1st. In the fashion hub’s “A Girl Like Me” slot, she opens up about her privy lifestyle, personal battles, and explains […]

Big Boi on New Outkast Album: Whenever “Dre Is Ready, I’m Ready”

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Big Boi and André 3000, the bodies of Atlanta based funkadelic hip-hop duo Outkast have allowed 11 years to go by without putting out an album. Since their 1994 debut, Southernplaylistcadillacmuzik Outkast has exposed their mesmerizing, bouncy, and distinctive sound to the hip-hop masses and beyond, causing outsiders to develop a profound outlook on the […]

Harlem Corners: A Look Into Ma$e and Cam’ron’s Relationship

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In hip-hop, recognition, humility, and respect are perhaps the main forms of behavior rappers expect to receive from each other. When the aforementioned behaviors are absent between two rappers, what is known in hip-hop as beef, arises. This is exactly what happened between Ma$e and Cam’ron. While attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this past […]

Eminem Stans Hint At December Release of ‘Revival’ Physical Copies

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While participating in some joyous Black Friday shopping at Target, an Eminem stan came across a very interesting sighting-the label for Eminem’s patiently awaited 9th studio album, Revival. Out of excitement, the fan took to Reddit to share his findings with fellow hip-hop heads. With the DPCI number (Target’s inventory checker) being exposed, another Em […]

Jay-Z Cancels Nebraska Show Due To Technical Difficulties

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The perfectionist in Jay-Z will not allow him to cut any means short when it comes to the 4:44 tour. On Friday (Nov. 24th), Jay-Z released a statement announcing his Dec. 6th show in Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena was cancelled due to technical difficulties.   According to the Brooklyn rapper, there seems to be […]

Kendrick Lamar Reveals he Wants to Collab with Anita Baker and Sade

Kendrick Lamar Reveals he Wants to Collab with Anita Baker and Sade

In a new interview with Variety, Kendrick Lamar journeys through a Q&A that is centered around his most direct thoughts and emotions. When asked about his favorite movie, the Compton rapper appoints the Jordan Peele Oscar contender, Get Out.  “It’s a great movie. It’s entertaining,” says Kendrick. He connects his likening to the film with […]

Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri are “Getting Close Again”

Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri are "Getting Close Again"

After being broken up for 8 years, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri are “getting close again.” The once Hip-Hop/Pop power couple split back in 2009 after a 7-year relationship and ever since their split, culture enthusiasts have yearned for the couple to join forces once again. A source recently revealed to E! News that the […]

21 Savage to Old School Rappers: “Don’t Use us as a Scapegoat”

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21 Savage just might need some classic Hip Hop schooling… On Sat. Nov. 18th, Virgina 90s rapper Mad Skillz posted a tweet that expressed his thought about the generation gap in hip-hop culture. “The generation gap on the music is actually really simple…we were in a era making drug dealer music…these kids are making drug […]

Rock The Bells! LL Cool J Launches His Own Classic Hip-Hop Show

Thanks to Ladies Love, Classic Hip-Hop fans have something worth looking forward too. With the energy of restoring the legacy of hip-hop culture, LL Cool J is launching his own classic hip-hop channel on Sirius XM, “Rock The Bells Radio.” The radio show’s name originates from LL’s innovative hit single, “Rock the Bells,” which reigns […]

Forbes Crowns Beyonce as Highest Paid Woman in Music

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After a very successful run for her sixth solo debut, Forbes has crowned Beyoncé as the highest paid woman in music. Concluded by a yearlong period from June 2016 to June 2017, Beyoncé earned an immense $105 million. The victory of The Formation World Tour propped her earnings, which grossed a whopping $250 million. Moreover, […]

Angela Rye Receiving Death Threats After Sparked Bond With Common

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Angela Rye, a CNN political analyst is reportedly receiving alarming death threats and states the threats began after she went public with her new boyfriend, Common. TMZ reportedly got a hold of court documents which state Rye has revealed receiving “annoying, harassing, and threatening” messages on her phone, social media and email. The messages began to […]

Jay-Z Tells a Young Girl She Can Be President Someday

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As Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour made its stop in Cleveland this past weekend, the hip-hop mogul put his show on pause for the sake of spreading inspiration. Upon spotting a young 9-year old female fan who was seated among one of the hot selling front row seats, Hov stopped the show with an urge to change […]

Happy Birthday to a Hip-Hop Legend: Phife Dawg

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Today, Nov. 20th marks the birthday of A Tribe Called Quest’s funkiest lyricist, Phife Dawg. The 5-foot assassin would have turned 47 years old today. In March 2016, Phife Dawg passed away from complications deriving from diabetes. “When’s the last time you heard a funky diabetic?” The swift flow and eloquent lyrics of Malik Izaak […]

Model Accuses Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct, Simmons Denies

Model Accuses Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct, Simmons Denies

Along the heat of multiple women posing allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons has been officially dropped in the mix after model Keri Claussen Khaligi alleged a new case against both men. Reported by the LA Times, Khaligi, who was 17 years-old at the time, claims in 1991 after a dinner at […]

Meek Mill Out of Solitary Confinement, Back In General Population

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On Saturday morning, the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania reported to TMZ Meek Mill has been transferred to another prison moving him out of solitary confinement and into general population, where he has his own cell. Mill requested to be removed out of solitary confinement because he feared losing control of his mental state. Prior […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

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On Friday afternoon, Nov. 17th, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr took to Twitter and shared a press release which revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. According to the document, Jackson and his family began to notice changes in the minister’s physical performance three years ago. After contemplating for some time, he finally […]