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Today In Hip Hop History: Jay-Z’s ‘The Black Album’ Turns 20 Years Old!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z released he would-be retirement album The Black Album. Although there was virtually no pause between The Black Album and new Jay-Z music (collaboration albums with both R. Kelly and Linkin Park were released the following year), this album is easily the greatest retirement project of all time. Visit for […]

Pharrell to Open Up Private School in Virginia For Low-Income Families

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Six months ago, Pharrell started his non-profit, Black Ambition a non-profit aimed at supporting Black and Latino entrepreneurs launching companies in the tech, design, and healthcare industries. Recently, Pharrell is expanding his philanthropic efforts by opening up a private school for low-income students. Visit for more information Through Yellow, Pharrell’s education-based non-profit, the multi-platinum producer […]

Justin Timberlake Hasn’t Worked With Pharrell Since “Justified” Due To Clipse’s Label Issues With Jive

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In 2002, Justin Timberlake and The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) made pop magic with the release of Timberlake’s solo debut; Justified. Although fans of Timberlake rejoiced upon hearing the news that the iconic production duo would be creating tunes for Timberlake’s upcoming fifth album Man in the Woods, Timberlake addressed why the collaboration between he and […]