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Overpolicing: Neighbors Call Police on Black Doctor For Playing ’90s Hip-Hop

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Mary Branch was in the gist of celebrating the precious news of her pregnancy until the police disrupted her joyful moment due to a noise complaint. Branch revealed the rather vexatious experience in The Washington Post, where while she cannot conclude if the report is centered around bias, she describes the act as a recognized […]

The Notorious Way: How Biggie’s Style Defined An Era


Each time B.I.G. stepped out, his style showed what he was all about. No matter what he wore, he wore it proudly. As Brooklyn’s unofficial ambassador–his style defined an era. As we celebrate the life and career of The Notorious One, take a look back at. THE JESUS PIECE Advertisement Before you saw Jesus’ flooded […]

Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’ Is Still The Ultimate Rap Album


Life After Death is the Notorious B.I.G.’s Bad; it’s considered a classic but sometimes can’t escape the shadows of its predecessor Ready to Die (Michael Jackson’s Bad couldn’t escape Thriller’s shadow.) Generally, Biggie’s debut album, Ready To Die gets the praise for his best work. But since the 21 years of his death on March 9th, 1997, Biggie’s legacy has […]

Lord Jamar Thinks Chinx’s Murder Suspects Were Found “Fast”

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Words by Roman White Brand Nubian rapper Lord Jamar sat down with DJ Vlad‘s VladTV on Tuesday to talk about the prison system, snitching, court systems, and the recent arrests of two suspects behind the murder of Queens rapper, Chinx. In 2015, Chinx was shot and killed on Queens Blvd. Upon finding out during the […]

Happy 48th Birthday Diddy!

Words by Jiggy Jones Happy born day to the D the I the D the D the Y. Music mogul and entrepreneur, Sean “Diddy” Combs turns 48 today. Combs is a renowned record producer, songwriter, and also three-time Grammy award winner. He is the founder of Bad Boy Records, which has produced some of the […]

Lil Kim Speaks On Her Relationship With Faith Evans

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We’re all aware of the relationship Lil Kim had with the late The Notorious BIG. Their rap mentorship escalated to a more intimate partnership that left the two Bad Boy labelmates in some sticky situations. BIG eventually married another Bad Boy labelmate, Faith Evans, which resulted in a feud between Kim and Evans. Even years […]

Girl Group Tribute: Total, The “Bad Girls of Bad Boy”

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In 1995, Sean “Puffy” Combs signed New Jersey trio Kima, Keisha and Pam to his heavy hitting roaster of chart-topping artists known as the Bad Boy Family. Keepin’ it sexy, sultry and street, Total made their debut in the R&B world as a feature on the chorus of The Notorious B.I.G‘s rap classic, “Juicy.” As Biggie’s ground-breaking single controlled the […]

Watch J.Cole Perform Biggie’s “Hypnotize”


J.Cole had fans who attended the opening night of Los Angeles’ second-annual Air + Style festival on Saturday in an absolute daze. After figuring out which side of the crowd was most engaged during his headlining set by asking concertgoers to repeat the chorus to his debut album’s lead single, “Who Dat,” at the top […]

Unsigned Hype Revisited: The Notorious B.I.G. (March, 1992)

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In an effort to highlight the hottest unsigned rapper in the streets in 1992, Matty C. chose to write about the Brooklyn upstart The Notorious B.I.G., who, at the time, unbeknownst to the rap world, was two years away from releasing one of the biggest, most successful, and most important debut records by any artist […]

15 Lyrics You Shouldn’t Play At Your Next Family BBQ

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15 songs to add to your “NOT WHILE RENTS ARE AROUND” playlist Sometimes rappers go and do outrageous things like buy cars they probably don’t need. But we don’t demand them to apologize for those purchases because this is America. And in America, you don’t apologize unless you’re a celebrity and someone demands it first. […]