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Today in Hip Hop History: EPMD Releases ‘Business As Usual’ LP 25 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, Strong Island rap duo EPMD released their third studio album, Business as Usual under Def Jam. Although upon its released it wasn’t as commercially popular as its two predecessors, this album is still considered to be a success. In the year of its release, Business As Usual peaked at #36 on the Billboard […]

All Major Airlines Now Ban Hoverboards

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It’s happened folks. The hoverboard trend has now officially pissed off airport security. Friday, Southwest Airlines became the last of the USA’s major airlines to say they would no longer permit these devices on their aircrafts. This was following statements by Delta and United made Thursday. When asked Alaska Airlines is quoted saying, “As cool […]

Three Year Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Tragedy: How Has The U.S. Changed?

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Today marks a dark day in United States history. Three years ago today, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was terrorized by a maniac who murdered 26 people, including 20 children. The story and details surrounding this incident are common knowledge worldwide and have become a sad memory of an issue that this country […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Nas Releases ‘God’s Son’ 13 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, Nas released his sixth studio album, God’s Son, in 2002. This may be Nas’ most emotional album coming at a rough time in his personal life. With the passing of his mother and his bout with fellow New York rapper Jay-Z at its height, Nas catered his lyricism […]

President Obama Denies Proposal of Muslim Federal Holidays

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This past Friday, the proposal to honor Muslim holy days Eid al-Adha, which celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God, and Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and breaks the fast coupled with it, as federal holidays was denied by President Barack Obama. This denial was […]

Hyperloop Industries to Test High Speed Propulsion System in Las Vegas

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If you aren’t up to speed on the latest in science fiction type transportation to materialize in real life, then you probably have no clue who or what is Hyperloop Technologies. Hyperloop Technologies is one of the two known companies working to make super high speed transportation a reality. Two days ago, they announced that […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Common Releases ‘Electric Circus’ 13 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, Chicago rap icon Common released his fifth studio album Electric Circus. This album may have not been Common’s most commercially successful release, selling under 300,000 copies, but it was one of his most highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album. Common is quoted saying he “wasn’t feeling hip hop” […]

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded En Route To The United States

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For the past couple month, 5,000 Cuban migrants have been trying to make their way to the United States. Since the beginning of their journey, they have faced trouble being allowed to cross borders of several Central American countries. Their most recent blockade has them stranded on the island of Costa Rica. For what has almost […]

Happy Birthday Redd Foxx! Top 10 Comedians He’s Influenced

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Who doesn’t love some good standup comedy? Since the beginning of entertainment history, there has always been a strong need for someone who is able to make people laugh hysterically. Comedy is a necessary part of our culture. Today marks the birth of one of the most influential, groundbreaking and side busting comedians to ever […]

Police Will Not Be Charged With Murder of Ronald Johnson III

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Today, prosecutors in Chicago will not file criminal charges against George Hernandez, a Chicago police officer who shot and killed 25 year old Ronald Johnson III in October of 2014. This incident happened a week before the tragic murder of Laquan McDonald which has led to major scrutiny of the Chicago police department. The decision […]

Police Report Details Differ With Laquan McDonald Murder Video

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The release of more information in regards to last October’s murder of Laquan McDonald has begun to create outrage in Chicago and in the black community. The surfacing of the official police report reveals that details around the fatal attack have been skewed and do not line up with what can be seen in the […]

Happy Birthday Treach! Six Degrees of Success

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This day in Hip Hop history ushers in the bornday of the king of “OPP”, better known as Treach. For those who don’t know, Treach was the front man for the New Jersey rap collective Naughty By Nature. Born Anthony Criss in East Orange, New Jersey, Treach got his musical start in his hometown. He, […]

Black Friday Sales Down More Than $1 Billion

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For American shoppers, Thanksgiving is more than just a day that brings family together to enjoy a feast of turkey, stuffing, and homemade macaroni and cheese. It is the eve of the cheapest day of the year to spend money. Black Friday has become a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday season, serving as the day […]

Battle Rapper Charron Gets Slapped In Rap Battle

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As all fans of battle rap know, the hostility that fuels battle rap style lyricism can sometimes turn physical. That is exactly what happened this past weekend at Don’t Flop’s “First Anniversary” event in Atlanta. Battle rappers Charron and K-Shine engaged in an altercation that left one of the two humiliated and temporarily scarred. In […]

The Official Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary Limited Edition by BUA

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New York street artist BUA has been privileged with the honor to paint the official commemorative painting for the 75th birthday of Bruce Lee. Set to release on November 27th, Lee’s actual birthday, the painting features Bruce Lee in stance and a dragon lurking in the background, paying homage to his popular film Enter the […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Soulja Slim Was Murdered 12 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, we lost one of the South’s hottest up and coming artists. James Adarryl Tapp Jr., aka Soulja Slim, was shot and killed in front of his mother’s house in the Gentilly neighborhood in New Orleans in 2004. It was later reported that the gunman was hired and was […]