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Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’s Jason Mitchell Defends Roseanne

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Actor Jason Mitchell, who is best known for his role as Eazy-E in the landmark N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, stepped up this weekend at the BET Awards to offer support to actress Rosanne Barr after her racist tweets got her revamped, self-titled sitcom indefinitely discontinued by ABC. Roseanne landed herself in hot water after […]

Attorneys For Suge Knight Indicted On Bribery And Conspiracy Charges In His Murder Case

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Attorneys Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper, the lawyers representing Marion “Suge” Knight in his murder case, have been indicted on conspiracy charges to bribe potential witnesses, according to the LA County District Attorney’s office. On January 24, a grand jury returned indictments against the two lawyers, for one count each of conspiracy to commit bribery, […]

Suge Knight Allegedly Threatened ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray

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Chronicles from the days of real gangsters in Hip Hop… Transcripts just released from a grand jury hearing earlier this year indicate rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight allegedly gave multiple menacing warnings to “Straight Outta Compton” director F. Gary Gray during the filming of his Academy Award-nominated film. Transcripts from the February hearing were just […]

O’Shea Jackson Jr. Accepts Best Picture Award At ADMA With A Powerful Speech

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While most of America was tuned into last night’s Academy Awards, Russell Simmon‘s All Def Movie Awards aired on Fusion. Simmons quickly put together an award show to celebrate all things African American in film in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, and even booked Academy Awards host Chris Rock‘s brother, Tony Rock, to host the […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Wins Two NAACP Image Awards

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Last night, the critically acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton received two coveted NAACP Awards; one for “Outstanding FIlm” and another Image Award for Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., for “Best Supporting Actor”. Along with the N.W.A. biopic, the NAACP Image Awards also recognized other films that weren’t nominated for an Oscar. This includes Beasts […]