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Chris Lighty, hip-hop manager extraordinaire, dies

Chris Lighty, the prolific manager who managed the careers of artists including Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, P. Diddy, 50 Cent and many more, died last night… Read

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Remembrances on MCA: Cosmo Baker, SFJ, and Questlove

With Adam “MCA” Yauch’s prolonged illness and everyone preparing for the worst, it’s not hard to imagine people were collecting their thoughts on MCA and the… Read

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Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys, dies at 47

Adam Nathaniel Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away today at the age of 47. Read

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Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train, passes away

Don Cornelius, creator, producer and host of Soul Train, the long-running black music showcase that ran from 1970 to 2006, has died of an apparent… Read

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Heavy D passes away suddenly at 44

Dwight Myers, known by millions as Heavy D, died suddenly today at the age of 44 today. Heavy D apparently collapsed at his home in Beverly Hills and was… Read

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Sylvia Robinson, mother of hip-hop, passes at 75

Sylvia Robinson, recording artist turned record producer who headed Sugar Hill Records, died early this morning. She was 75. Robinson is not a name that’s… Read

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Why Nick Ashford will be remembered

In 1984, hip-hop was in full swing. By now, Run-DMC were in full force, LL’s “I Need A Beat”, “8 Million Stories” by Kurtis Blow, and Whodini’s Escape album… Read

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Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Black Panther, Godfather to 2Pac, dies

Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, former Black Panther, political prisoner and inspiration to many rappers, not the least was his godson, Tupac Shakur, has passed away… Read