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Prince releases new protest song, BALTIMORE.

10 May


Prince has released a new protest song entitled BALTIMORE in support of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, the protesters, and the people of Baltimore. Check out the track here:

Lauryn Hill sentencing postponed; singer has two weeks to pay $504k in back taxes

23 Apr


She appeared in court for sentencing after failing to report $1.8 million in income to the federal government, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo postponed it saying that Hill has two weeks to pay $504,000 in back taxes. Read more here:

President Obama video appearance at Jay Z’s Made In America concert

4 Sep

President Obama video appearance at Jay Z’s Made In America concert


President Obama made an appearance during Jay Z’s Made in America Concert event.In a pre-recorded video, Obama said Jay-Z’s personal story is “what Made In America means” and urged concert-goers to vote. Watch that video here: Obama at Jay Z Concert  

Did CNN exploit Whitney Houston ” homegoing” coverage?

19 Feb

Did CNN exploit Whitney Houston ” homegoing” coverage?

Like many I watched CNN’s coverage of Whitney Houston’s “Homegoing” coverage. I was happy that they aired the event because not only was it a great sendoff for Whitney Houston but it gave the entire world a positive view of what goes on in the black church. At the same time some of my friends had the uneasy feeling that CNN was exploiting Whitney’s death for their own benefit. I think it’s a very close call here between exploitation and covering an event. I don’t think it was exploration at all. What do you think?

Give your opinion here: Did CNN exploit Whitney Houston’s “homegomg” coverage?


43 NAACP Image Awards Winners

18 Feb

43 NAACP Image Awards Winners

Complete list of the 43 NAACP Image Award winners. Winners include LL Cool J, Cee-Lo Green, Laurence Fishbourne, Kirk Franklin, BET, and movies such as The Help And Jumping the Broom. Read the list here: Complete list 43 Image Award Winners

A Video Tribute To Heavy D

9 Nov

RIP Heavy D real name Dwight Arrington Myers . Heavy D was a positive and inspiring rapper who stayed so even when it was more profitable to be a thug. Even to the end he was inspiring others as his last tweet was “Be Inspired”. Check out five of Heavy D’s greatest hits. A Tribute To Heavy D

Listen to Herman Cain sing

15 Jul

Check this out. Herman Cain can actually sing. No matter what you think about the man’s politics he can actually carry a tune as he shows on a 1999 gospel album tltles “Sunday Morning,” I mean no one in the Winans Family has nothing to worry about but not bad. Listen to 6 of his songs here:

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

28 May

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and musician best known for the song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died Friday. Read more and listen to “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised here:

Rappers plea: Fathers spend time with your kids

28 Nov

Rappers plea: Fathers take care of your kids

Everyone including me is quick to bash Hip Hop for all of the negativity it puts out there so I think it’s only right we give it love when it puts positive messages out there. Check out this video by Scram Carolina titled Deadbeat Daddys in which he implores fathers to spend time with their children. His song can do something many of us can’t and that’s reach these young men in a langauge they understand.

Watch his video here:

When did being a ho become a requirement for female rappers?

18 Nov

When did being a ho become a requirement for female rappers?
I grew up in a era with Queen Latifah and MC Lyte when female rappers prided themselves on their skills on the mic and not on trying to see who could swallow it. What happened to wanting to be respected as an artist? Read more: