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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: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/prince-releases-new-protest-song.html

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: http://aareports.com/2013/04/lauryn-hill-sentencing-postponed-singer.html

Stevie Wonder surprises young singer in studio.

14 Dec

Stevie Wonder surprises young singer in studio.

Stevie Wonder surprised a young up and coming singer named Ashan by sneaking into the studio while he was singing. Stevie then ask can he play piano while Ashan sings ” Ribbons in the sky”. A great moment “caught” on video. Watch that video here: http://aareports.com/2012/12/stevie-wonder-surprises-young-singer-in.html

Russell Simmons Trying to Buy Ad Time During ‘All-American Muslim’

14 Dec

Russell Simmons Trying to Buy Ad Time During ‘All-American Muslim’

Hip-hop mogul and practicing Buddhist Russell Simmons is throwing his financial support behind the TLC reality series “All-American Muslim,” tweeting on Monday that he is trying to purchase ad time during this week’s episode of the show. Read more here: Russell Simmons Trying to Buy Ad Time During ‘All-American Muslim’

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

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: http://aareports.com/2010/11/rappers-plea-fathers-take-care-of-your.html

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: http://aareports.com/2010/11/when-did-being-ho-become-requirement.html

President Obama to appear on Viacom Networks

6 Oct

President Obama to appear on BET, MTV, CTM

BET will air a one-hour, commercial free town hall event with President Barack Obama on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. (ET). “A Conversation with President Obama” .

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/10/president-obama-to-appear-on-bet.html

Bob Marley family loses case over hit records

14 Sep

Bob Marley family loses case over hit records

Bob Marley’s family lost a lawsuit seeking the copyrights to several of the late Jamaican reggae singer’s best-known recordings.

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