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Hidden Gem: Public Enemy Invades London, 1987


“I’d like to make sure that our message that we came to deliver gets across” – Flava Flav Visit for more information On November 3, 1987, Public Enemy invaded London as part of the Def Jam ’87 Tour with LL Cool J and Eric B. & Rakim. Recorded a few months after the release […]

Bread and Butter: 5 Rappers That Probably Cook Better Than You

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Certain rapper’s have claimed to be “chefs” and “cooks” all throughout their music. However, only a select few can handle the heat in the kitchen for real. Visit for more information While 2 Chainz hasn’t yet stepped in a kitchen to show us his culinary skills, one can imply by the cook book he […]

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New Music Fridays: Shenseea Drops Sophomore Album Featuring Wizkid, Coi Leray, and More

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GRAMMY-nominated and chart-topping Jamaican artist Shenseea has just released her highly anticipated sophomore album, Never Gets Late Here, via Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records. The album, now available for streaming, features an array of special guest artists, including Wizkid, Coi Leray, Anitta, Masicka, and Di Genius, offering a vibrant mix of rhythms and genres that reinforce Shenseea’s […]

Happy Heavenly Birthday To Former Bad Boy Craig Mack!

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On this date in 1971, rapper Craig Jamieson Mack was born in the birthplace of Hip Hop and went on to become one of the most impactful emcees on Hip Hop’s most pivotal label in the mid-late 90s, Bad Boy Records. Visit for more information Produced by Easy Mo Bee, “Flava In Ya Ear” […]

Shenseea Unveils Sophomore Album ‘Never Gets Late Here’

Shenseea Unveils Sophomore Album 'Never Gets Late Here'

Jamaican sensation Shenseea is set to drop her highly anticipated sophomore album, Never Gets Late Here, on May 24th via Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records. Available for pre-save now, the album promises to be a vibrant fusion of rhythms and genres, showcasing Shenseea’s distinctive style. Visit for more information Executive produced by hip-hop producer London on […]

The Recording Academy Adds Three New Grammy Categories Including Best African Music Performance

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The Recording Academy has made significant changes for the upcoming 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Three new categories have been added, including Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording. Visit for more information Moreover, the categories of Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, and Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical, have […]

Nigerian-American Artist Lisa Yaro Drops Visuals For “YARO” Feat. Zlatan

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Lisa Yaro, the talented and tentalating Nigerian-American artist who attracted the attention of fans and the industry alike in 2021 is dropping her much anticipated self-titled follow up single “YARO” featuring none other than “Mr. Zanku” Zlatan worldwide on September 16th, 2022. Lisa Yaro is emerging as one of the premiere Afrobeats female artists with […]

NYC’s Swaggy Sie Takes Her Talents To FAMU Workshop

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Brooklyn’s very own, Sienna ‘Swaggy Sie’ Garraway, a SiriusXM multi-media personality, brought her talents to Tallahassee to the students of Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism program. The workshop featured Swaggy’s journey into the media industry, tips on conducting interviews, and staying true to yourself in the media.  Visit for more information Swaggy Sie, a […]

Superhero DJ Jon Quick Cops New Afrobeat Show On Major Station in Top Music Market


As Afrobeat music grabs the music game by the throat, terrestrial radio has been working to fill the hole missing in programming. However, New York’s iconic urban contemporary radio station 107.5 WBLS has stepped up to the plate to bring to the airwaves the cool vibes that the people want. This summer, the station launched […]

Tiffany Haddish Partners With McCormick & Company

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Words by: Symone Daniels From the big screen to the kitchen, actress Tiffany Haddish is leaving her footprint across all industries. The “Girl’s Trip star partnered with McCormick & Company for Lawry’s Seasoning Salt to give food a little extra flava this holiday season.  Haddish’s signature recipe “Joyful Greens” was featured on the Ellen Show […]

Hip-Hop Mourns The Passing of 90s Hip-Hop Icon Craig Mack

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Craig Mack, whose 1994 hit single “Flava In Ya Ear” thrilled the era of 90’s hip-hop, died on Monday (Mar. 12) from heart failure near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was 47 years old. Visit for more information During the wee hour of 2 am on Tuesday, legendary hip-hop DJs Funk Flex, […]

Bad Boy Legend Craig Mack Dead at 46

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It started with him…. Visit for more information His classic “Flava In Ya Ear” cracked open the dynasty for Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records. You don’t remember? Puffy in the background whispering a re-interpolated swipe from the classic New York gang film The Warriors, “Bad Boy… come out and playyyyyy.” Today is a very […]

A Tribute to Notorious B.I.G.: 21 Years Gone And Still The Punchline King

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Words by Nick Slay Visit for more information In modern hip hop, it may feel like mumble rappers (as Samuel L. Jackson calls them) are king. However, many of Biggie’s verses still hold up today as when he originally penned them. If you turn on any Hip-Hop radio station (terrestrial or satellite), you’d be […]

Snoop Dogg Thinks Lavar Ball Put Too Much Pressure on Lonzo Ball

Snoop Dogg was not impressed with Lonzo Ball’s performance during his NBA debut, and thinks his father Lavar Ball set the bar too high for the rookie. “I think his father put him in the lion’s den with some pork-chop drawers on,” Snoop said. Visit for more information The West Coast rapper stopped by Kevin Garnett’s […]

LaVar Ball Is Pulling His UCLA Commit Son MeLo Out Of High School To Be Homeschooled


LaVar Ball will not have a third son graduate from Chino Hills High School. Ball is pulling his youngest son, junior LaMelo Ball, from the school. Instead, LaMelo will be a home-schooler and train for the next two year, according to media reports. Visit for more information The UCLA commit’s oldest brother, Lonzo […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Craig Mack Releases ‘Project: Funk Da World’ 22 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history Craig Mack released Bad Boy’s second LP as a label Project: Funk Da World. This successful debut introduced Craig Mack as one of Bad Boy‘s original artists alongside The Notorious B.I.G., 112, Faith Evans, and Total. Visit for more information Unlike like Bad Boy’s debut, Biggie’s Ready […]

Today In 1995: The 2nd Annual Source Awards Makes Hip Hop History

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In 1991 The Source started giving out trophies on a special episode of Yo! MTV Raps and in three years the magazine had developed a full-fledged awards show to honor Hip Hop and R&B performers for their contributions to the game. The 1995 Source Awards, however, is the event that would resonate with Hip Hop for years to come. […]

Lance Gross Speaks On How He Knew His Wife Was ‘The One’ & Hosting the 365Black Awards


The 22nd Annual Essence Music Festival just got hotter. Aside from New Orleans’ sweltering summer heat, actor Lance Gross has been announced to co-host the McDonald’s 365Black Awards, a ceremony dedicated to recognizing celebrities and influences who have made significant contributions in the African American community. Visit for more information The Oakland native, known […]

Alikiba Becomes the Second African Artist to Sign a Global Music Deal With Sony Music

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Today Sony Music Entertainment announced their 2nd major artist signing in Africa with East African act Alikiba. Visit for more information There was much excitement in African and European Afrobeat music circles last year when Sony announced their first African major label signing: West African act Davido, from Nigeria, and that excitement will peak again with […]