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Digital DeeJaying: DJs Take to Gram to Shake up Social Distancing Blues

Hip-Hop is the best. As a culture, we were birthed our of inventive ingenuity. When we didn’t have big-time generators, we plugged up to the light post. When we didn’t have community centers, we make the playground our dance halls. No instruments? Borrow from your parents’ record selection, sampling to making instruments of recycled beats. […]

Beyoncé’s Mom Takes to IG and Speaks to The Really Grown and Sexy

We have seen Ms. Tina on runways, red carpets, behind the scenes and always appearing as glamorous as her famous two daughters. The 66-year-old grandma has seemed to defy time and generation, always looking flawless and youthful. Pulled together, she brings the beauty of her Creole heritage and the pizzazz of her own creativity to […]

FRIDAY HORRORS; COVID-19 Claims One Death Every Hour in NYC

Friday was a day of horror for the city that never sleeps. According to the New York City Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, this might be a new way of life for residents as coronavirus related deaths continue to rise and the rates of infections rise at an ungodly rate. “I wouldn’t be surprised if […]

Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders joins Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Ava Duvernay and Janet Jackson at D-Nice’s Homeschoolin’ Virtual Party

While the world is cocooned up in their homes, many of them on lockdown, DJ D-Nice has been working to bring people together through a free concert! Some of the special guests on his Saturday offering were Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Ava Duvernary and Janet Jackson. Black politicians like Mayor Ras Baraka (NWK), Mayor Keisha […]

Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Star Hitman Holla Released for Fulton County Jail; Says He Will Put Money of Commissary for Inmates That Held Him Down

The Hip-Hop community was up in arms about the arrest of rapper, actor and comedian Hitman Holla earlier this week. The celebrity personality, whose real name is Gerald Fulton, Jr., was arrested after an Atlanta police patroller followed him and his party for several exits and pulled him over only after her allegedly for illegally […]

Memos Stating that Cops are Not Arresting People at Night for Crimes

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone. All kinds of workers that interface with the public in the United States are compromised, and so many cities and local municipalities are making changes to some of their essential workforce staffing. Hours are being adjusted. Access to the community is being limited. Drastic measures are being discussed that […]

D-Nice Breaks Instagram Less Than 1 Hour Into His Virtual Party

So many people are having virtual concerts and performances… but none have broke Instagram. Well… not until D-Nice started his Friday evening “Homeschoolin’: Social Distancing Dance Party.” About a half an hour in the digital dance party, stars, and influencers like J- Lo, Gabby Union, Will Packer, MC Lyte, Everlast, Posdunous, Sheri Riley, Shanti Das, […]

Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Freeway join DJ Aktive to Celebrate The City

Diddy, Alicia Keys, Nas, and Janet Jackson tapped as their tour DJ because DJ Aktive has his finger on what various cities are feeling— what moves them and what makes them special! Now, here is time for him to capture that spirit on one track. He does that masterfully with his new single, “The City” […]

PRISONS’ WORST FEAR! Rikers Island Has its First Inmate to Contract the Coronavirus

NY City Council Backs Mayor De Blasio in Closing Rikers Island

One of the most dangerous scenarios to possibly happen in New York state regarding the global coronavirus pandemic has come to pass. The first inmate in Rikers Island prison has tested positive for COVID-19 has been identified, shortly after a correction officer was diagnosed with the disease. On Wednesday, the first city Department of Correction […]

Drake Has a Health Scare, Might Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Drake Reassures Old Kylie Jenner Lyric Wasn't a Diss

TMZ breaks the news that rapper and now businessman Drake has been jet-setting and schmoozing so much that he has been exposed to the COVID-19 disease. Drake posted a fuzzy picture last week on Instagram of he and Kevin Durant last week. Ironically, his caption says “life is a race and the grim reaper catches […]

Idris Elba Tested Positive for COVID-19

Idris Elba Recovers From Coronavirus, Launches $40M Relief Fund

British actor and dj, Idris Elba has just confirmed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He took to social media to tell friends, family, and fans about his diagnosis: “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” he tweeted. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I […]

Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta Tackles Alcoholism in Premiere

While we have seen many different types of disfunction on Love and Hip Hop, occasionally the franchise takes on subjects that are meaningful. One of the strongest storylines this season is looking at Lil’ Scrappy’s mother, Mama Dee’s current bout with alcoholism. In the episode, it is clear that her health has been compromised, and […]