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30 Years, Later Eric B and Rakim still letting the ‘Rhythm Hit ‘Em’

Rakim allowed Black urban masculinity to have depth. Not only did he and his partner let young boys be men without fear, but he and Eric B. also change the way that the public received rap music —content-wise and lyrical-creativity— they gave to the world a treasure chest of intellectualism that mandated that Hip-Hop grows […]

Oprah Asks Black Leaders What’s Next After the Protest

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People seem to think that Oprah is a bunch of car-gifting, “my favorite things” celebrating and Black soap operas. But Winfrey has made her name tackling tough subjects. Remember when she brought her show, only five months into existence, to Forsyth County (outside of Philly)? The town that she went to had not had a […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gets Tested for COVID-19 on Live TV

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Everyone seems to love New York’s governor because of his “tell it like it is” disposition and seemingly political transparency. People are going to love him even more now that he went on live television to demonstrate for nervous citizens afraid to actually get tested for the potentially deadly coronavirus disease. He took the nose […]

Baseballer Carl Crawford Has His Own ‘Perfect Storm’

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Many have nicknamed Carl Crawford “the Perfect Storm” during his MBL career because of the way that everything seems to come together to create the space for his hurricane-like manic to be realized against opposing teams. However last night, according to TMZ, the ex-Dodger’s Houston house became the center of a double drowning —an adult […]

Momma Savage: Tina Lawson Does ‘Savage’ Challenge … Sorta

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Real talk Ms. Tina dancing is not the trademark of a SAVAGE, it that red lipstick: you see her red lips and you know she is about business. “I’m a boss, I’m a leader, I pull up in my two-seaterAnd my momma was a savage, nigga, got this shit from Tina” Now Queen Bey, please […]

Rapper Lil Nas X Says Tekashi 69 ‘Looking Kinda Cute’

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Troll love is popping out of control. While so many people are keeping their distance from rapper Tekashi 69, there are some have no problem giving compliments. One of the 2M viewers to catch him on his Live was superstar Lil Nas X, digitally batting them eyes at him on The Gram. Folk joined for […]

Evidence of the Coronavirus Found in Male Semen

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While the world is worried about the spread of the coronavirus via saliva (spit particles that exist in slipstreams), new research out of China states that there was been evidence of COVID-19 in the semen of men who are currently in recovery after contracting the potentially deadly disease. Anne Rimoin, an epidemiologist, says that this […]

Hip-Hop, Mental Health and the Shame of Silence

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Record exec Shanti Das’ non-profit, ‘Silence the Shame‘ partners with Jermaine Dupri, Kwamé, DJ Trauma and more to Raise Awareness about Mental Health. As this country enters into her third month of quarantine, many people are suffering from isolation, fear, and depression. To be quite honest, professionals have noted that even before the pandemic, Americans […]

Five Movers and Shakers in Hip-Hop’s Cannabis Scene

Fans React to Snoop Dogg in the Studio With Kanye West and Dr. Dre

Leo Bridgewater believes that the legal cannabis business is the new civil rights movement, set up for only a select few to benefit substantially from. It is political also. Billions are being made by people plugged-in enough to have access to the inner workings of this new business (usually white men), and the people who […]

Who Knew that Toni Braxton was So Funny?

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Toni Braxton, like 400K other music lovers, tuned in to watch the VERZUZ battle between Teddy Riley and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. And like all those other people, she started out excited about the musical warfare about to go down. But her excited swiftly turned to annoyance as technical difficulties took over the stream. While jokes […]

Did Orlando Brown Try to Break into Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch?

Orlando Brown Makes Bizzare Claims That Michael Jackson, Will Smith Sexually Assaulted Him

It is hard not to feel overwhelming sad when you think of the promise that the 90s and early 2000s child star Orlando Brown had. Hearing parts of his story, pieced together from various interviews and celebrity anecdotes, his mental breaks were inching … and inching … and now like “POW” … it seems like […]

Study Warns Exercising, Walking and Jogging Outside Can EASILY Spread COVID-19

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Reports say that people who jog and ride their bicycles could share and be exposed to the COVID-19 disease via something called slipstream. Slipstream is a region behind a moving object in which a wake of fluid is moving at velocities comparable to the moving object, relative to the ambient fluid through which the object […]

Kanye Cancels His Easter Performance with Joel Osteen

Joel Olsteen to Host Virtual Easter Sunday Service With Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry

There was no beef, but Kanye West and his Sunday Service choir canceled at the last minute their Resurrection Day service performance at Joel Osteen’s church. While preparing the songs, Yeezy took into consideration that his 100 person choir (even with masks) would not be exercising the best judgment gathering for the Easter celebration. Pastor […]