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New Jersey Legalizes Adult Recreational Use Of Marijuana

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It is a new day as New Jersey becomes the 15th state in the country to completely legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Gov. Phil Murphy vowed to make this a priority during his term and has lived up to his word. Gov. Murphy signed three bills on Monday, Feb. 22nd to make it official […]

Fivio Foreign Arrested On Assault Charges in NJ

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According to court documents posted by DJ Akademiks on IG, Brooklyn rapper Fivio Foreign was arrested over the weekend on simple assault charges on New Jersey. Visit for more information The arrest record shows that Fivio, whose real name is Maxie Ryles, was booked in Edgewater, New Jersey, but no more information is available […]

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Appear On NJ Presidential Ballot

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Appear On NJ Presidential Ballot

According to a report from the Associated Press, music mogul and long-shot presidential hopeful Kanye West was forced to withdraw from the New Jersey ballot. Visit for more information An email thread between Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson and what AP describes as “an unidentified person writing from a Kanye 2020 address” confirmed the withdrawal, […]

Three People Charged Following 700 Person New Jersey Airbnb Party

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After spending three months in quarantine, and barely having a summer, most U.S. residents have reached their breaking point with the coronavirus restrictions, in efforts to save the summer season. That very decision is the reason why three New Jerseyans have been charged with violating Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order that limits outdoor gatherings to […]

Tsu Surf Releases New Project ‘MSYKM’ Feat. Dave East, Jim Jones, G Herbo, and More

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Newark, New Jersey artist Tsu Surf has today released his highly anticipated new 13-track project MSYKM, executively produced by Sharke & Clicqout on Raw Bunch records. Visit for more information The stacked release features the likes of Dave East, Jim Jones of Dipset, Chicago’s G Herbo, Shady Records’ Benny The Butcher, talented female rapper […]

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Released Spoken Word Piece That Lays Action Items

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The Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Ras Baraka, has released a powerful spoken-word piece demanding social justice. Visit for more information The new video for “What We Want,” features the Mayor and a microphone. Dancers with face paint reminiscent of characters in the movie “Dead Presidents”, also express his words through dance. The song […]

Hip-Hop Pioneer Eric B. Released From Jail in New Jersey

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Eric Barrier, who is best known to the Hip-Hop world as “Eric B.”, was released from jail in New Jersey after he was held for two weeks behind a 17-year-old warrant. Visit for more information The legendary DJ for rap icon Rakim came to court in Bergen County in an orange prison jumpsuit but […]

New Jersey Law to Require Schools to Teach LGBT History in School


What a requirement to come up with during Black History Month. Visit for more information New Jersey has become the second state in the United States following California’s lead to pass a law requiring schools to teach LGBT history in their classrooms. Under this latest move by the LGBT community, public schools must include […]

Tekashi 6ix9ine is Sued for Skipping Howard University’s Homecoming


Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing even more legal trouble in addition to his federal racketeering charges that can land him into prison for life. Visit for more information The Brooklyn rapper’s team was issued legal papers by Before Fame & DMV Events claiming that he owes $500,000 for canceling his performance at Howard University’s Homecoming […]

New Jersey Sets October 29th As Date For Cannabis Legalization To Be Voted On


Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey lawmakers finally have a date in mind for passing what could be the biggest legislation in years: marijuana legalization and they want to get it done by Halloween. Visit for more information There is one potential stumbling block; a tax. Lawmakers are talking about a pretty hefty tax […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Redman Drops Debut ‘Whut? Thee Album’ 26 Years Old

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On this date this in 1992, Brick City, NJ’s own Reggie “Redman” Noble dropped his debut solo release ‘Whut? Thee Album’ on the Def Jam imprint. Visit for more information Produced primarily by the legendary EPMD’s Erick Sermon, Whut? introduced the world to Redman; the newest recruit to the supergroup The Hit Squad. The […]

Former NJ Drug Dealer Slated To Open Marijuana Dispensary

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A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Visit for more information Trenton City Council introduced an ordinance last week that would designate a section of the city as a medical cannabis area. “Who’s in […]

Black Hairstylists Face Arrest for Braiding in New Jersey

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Confirmed reports from NBC unveil a strict law that requires hairstylists to have cosmetology licenses for braiding has come under fire in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy vetoed a bill on Monday that would have decriminalized the act in the state. Visit for more information The law threatens the occupation and means of living […]

Queen Latifah is Set to Host ‘Black Girls Rock!’

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Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark. Visit for more information The Center […]

Tsu Surf Reportedly ‘Not In Good Shape’ Following Shooting In Newark, NJ


As the unfortunate news of battle rap sensation Tsu Surf being shot in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey spreads across the Internet, it is being reported that the URL favorite isn’t doing well after undergoing an emergency surgery following the shooting. Visit for more information According to a tweet from one of his […]