Lil’ Kim & Tayy Brown Spark Dating Rumors With Instagram Post
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by O Mazariego
1h ago
Source: Aaron J. Thornton / Getty Are Lil’ Kim and Tayy Brown boo’d up? We don’t know for sure, but if social media is any indication about their current relationship statuses, it certainly seems like love (or at least “like”) is in the air for the pair. Yesterday (Feb. 27), the OG Queen Bee took to her IG page to wish the up-and-coming rapper a happy belated birthday. Lil’ Kim went so far as to say that she was “blessed” enough to have spent Tayy Brown’s entire born day with him and that they were still “celebrating.” Did they see each other in their birthday suits though? Inquiring minds ..read more
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Candace Owens Links With Joe Budden For Interview, X Slams The Move
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by Christopher Smith
1h ago
Source: handout / Candace Owens Candace Owens is making some eye-raising decisions, from meeting up with Joe Budden for an upcoming interview to defending Beyoncé. Candace Owens has long positioned herself at the forefront of Black conservatism in America, quite often criticizing the Black community in the process. And that hasn’t gone unnoticed, with many Black people disparaging her for behavior that ultimately comforts the worst of white right-wingers and conservatives, such as promoting the fallacy that George Floyd wasn’t killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. But as ..read more
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Donna Summer’s Estate Sues Kanye West For Copyright Infringement
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by O Mazariego
3h ago
Source: Mattia Ozbot – Inter / Getty Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s collaborative album, Vultures 1, has only been out for a second, but already the two artists are being taken to court over it. Both artists are being accused of copyright infringement (kinda) by the Donna Summer’s estate. According to Digital Music News, Kanye West tried to clear a sample from Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” from her estate. Though he was denied permission to do so at the time, the sample ended up on their song, “Good (Don’t Die)”, anyway in a weird way. Taking to Instagram to express their anger over the situ ..read more
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7 Ways New York City Mayor Eric Adams Is NOT Hip-Hop
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by Christopher Smith
3h ago
Source: Noam Galai / Getty New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been actively positioning himself as “Hip-Hop,” but a close look at his tenure thus far shows why he’s the opposite.  Ever since being elected as the first Black mayor of New York City since David Dinkins, Eric Adams’s tenure has been rife with controversy, missteps, and arrogance directed back at his constituents. Mayor Adams has also earned a reputation as a party-goer, placing himself in the spotlight as a champion of Hip-Hop as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. One major example was the press conference where Hip-Hop ic ..read more
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The Urgency Of The ‘As We Speak: Rap Music on Trial’ Film [EXCLUSIVE]
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by Christopher Smith
4h ago
Source: Paramount+ / Paramount+ HipHopWired sat down and talked with the director and star of the Paramount Plus documentary As We Speak: Rap Music On Trial.  One of the more pressing situations affecting Hip-Hop culture and the communities who love it is the persistent weaponization of rap lyrics in criminal cases throughout the United States and abroad. The most vivid example is the current RICO trial being brought against Young Thug by Fulton County prosecutors in Georgia. Sadly, the general public is still unaware of the scale of these actions by the criminal justice system and its ..read more
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Dr. Todd Boyd Breaks Down Hip-Hop’s Cultural Significance In New Book ‘Rapper’s Deluxe’ [EXCLUSIVE}
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by D.L. Chandler
8h ago
Dr. Todd Boyd and his professorial career date back to the early 1990s and over the years has lent his research and views towards cultural happenings, most notably Hip-Hop music and culture. In his new book, Rapper’s Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made The World, Dr. Boyd examines the early beginnings of Hip-Hop and looks at the massive sway it has on fashion, language, and more. Dr. Todd Boyd was gracious enough to speak with Hip-Hop Wired about Rapper’s Deluxe, which transformed into a discussion about Dr. Boyd’s engagement with Hip-Hop as a young student and into his current position as a college pro ..read more
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Diddy Sued For Sexual Assault By Male Producer, Claims He’s A Cancel Culture VIctim
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by Martin Berrios
17h ago
Source: Rolling Stone / Getty Diddy has more explaining to do. A former male producer is making some stunning claims that the mogul sexually assaulted him. Variety Magazine is reporting that the Bad Boy Entertainment founder is now facing some new allegations regarding his behavior. On Monday, Feb. 26 producer Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones filed a lawsuit against Sean Combs stating the music executive made several sexual advances toward him during the recording of The Love Album: Off the Grid and was “subjected to unwanted advances by associates of Diddy at his direction.” Jones also faced “constan ..read more
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Uncle Murda & Jadakiss “Money,” Fivio Foreign & Sheff G “Waiting” & More | Daily Visuals 2.27.24
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by O Mazariego
17h ago
For a while now Uncle Murda’s been known for his year-end rap up’s, but the man does have bars outside of a summary of the previous year cultural events and he shows and proves just that in his latest offering. Linking up with Jadakiss for the visuals to “Money,” Uncle Murda and the Verzuz GOAT show the lengths that people will go to in order to stack that paper. From pulling juxes to killing their own homies, Murda and Kiss remind us that money is indeed the root of all evil, yet, we still love it. Keeping the scene in NYC, Fivio Foreign takes to the block with his crew in tow and in the Shef ..read more
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Bishop Lamor Whitehead Allegedly Used One His Parishoner’s Life Savings On Car Payment & Designer Clothes
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by Tron Snow
20h ago
Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty / Bishop Lamor Whitehead Canal Street shopper and real-like scamming villain Bishop Lamor Whitehead’s fraud trial has begun, and the allegations coming out are very eyebrow-raising. The “Bling Bishop,” who became a household name after thieves relieved him of his jewelry during a live stream of his church service, could be in serious trouble if these accusations about him are true. The New York Daily News reports that Whitehead allegedly abused the trust of members of his flock and lied about getting “the key to the city” from Mayor Mixxy, aka Eric Adams, to make ..read more
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Jury Finds Men Accused Of Jam Master Jay’s Murder Guilty
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by Christopher Smith
20h ago
Source: Bob Berg / Getty Two men who were charged with the death of Hip-Hop icon Jam Master Jay were found guilty of his murder in federal court. On Tuesday afternoon (February 27), a jury found Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington guilty of the murder of Jason Mizell, better known as Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the legendary Hip-Hop group Run DMC. Jam Master Jay was slain inside a recording studio on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens on October 30, 2002. Jordan, who is the DJ’s godson, was charged with firing the fatal shot into Mizell’s head. The verdict came after three days of delibera ..read more
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