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Cash Kings 2011: Hip-Hop’s Top Earners

These stars banked more than any of their peers over the past 12 months. This week, Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped their long-awaited collaboration, Watch the Throne. The album’s timing and title couldn’t have been more appropriate-the Empire State of Mind rapper is hip-hop’s top earner with $37 million in the past 12 months, claiming [...]

Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston’s Female Jet Ski Passenger Speaks Out

Sean Kingston’s passenger, Cassandra Sanchez, is speaking out about the pair’s reckless jet ski romp turned serious hospital stay. Sanchez, who is Kingston’s longtime friend, recalls begging the singer to slow down before the pair crashed into the Palm Island bridge in Miami. “Both jet skis pulled out of the dock at the same time [...]


Questlove’s ‘Philly-Paris Lockdown’ On World Cafe

LISTEN: Questlove\’s \’Philly-Paris Lockdown\’ On World Cafe Questlove, born Ahmir Khalib Thompson, is the renowned drummer of Grammy-winning Philadelphia band The Roots, but that’s just the beginning. He’s also a DJ, journalist and record producer. He’s worked with Common, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Jay-Z, Bilal… the list goes on and on. And, of course, he’s [...]


Back to the 90′s

MC Eiht Tyler grew to fame on the West Coast as one of two MCs in the four-man crew, Compton’s Most Wanted. After enjoying increasing success with the group, which peaked with 1992′s Music to Driveby, Eiht took a role in the hit movie Menace II Society as well as a high-profile spot on the [...]


Do you remember Eric B. & Rakim?

“MICROPHONE FIEND” – Hip/Hop Legends Eric B was born in 1965 and raised in the Elmhurst section of Queens, and raised in Wyandanch, Long Island, William Michael Griffin converted to The Nation of Gods and Earths (also known as the 5 Percent Nation) at age 16 and began writing rhymes. Barrier, who had played [...]


What happened to the hip/hop stars of “yesteryear”

Three Times Dope is a hip hop trio from Philadelphia consisting of EST (Robert Waller), Chuck Nice (Walter Griggs) and Woody Wood (Duerwood Beale). 3xD, as they were called for short, were a part of the Hilltop Hustlers Crew (which also included Steady B, Cool C, Da Youngstas, Mentally Gifted, and others). At first, they [...]


“Hit or Miss”

 Spice 1 – Trigga Gots No Heart


Wynton Marsalis – Jazz Missionary

Jazz Missionary Wynton Marsalis Shares His Love of America’s Most Distinctive Art Form Part I PART II


Let’s Play a Game!! “Hit or Miss”

Let’s get the conversation going. Every week I’ll drop a new school or old school link. The only thing I’m asking is for a simple “Hit” or “Miss”, or if you need to express yourself leave a comment! Rap, Hip Hop, & Hood Music will be evaluated! I’m on a  mission to lace the generations of commercialized lost souls! In other words inform [...]


RIP Teena Marie

The R & B world has lost a legend.  Teena Marie passed away over the holiday at her home.