Kendrick Lamar and the entire Top Dawg Entertainment camp are among the savviest of recording label entities in the game. That fact was secured after K-Dot signed a long-term publishing deal with BMI.

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Thursday, September 18, BMI honored Future for his BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations at a private dinner in his native Atlanta.

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Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has been collecting plaques and awards for his music since 2000, and now he’ll be granted another high honor. Next month, Ludacris will be bestowed with the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards President’s Award.


Curren$y is billed to headline BMI’s 15th annual Unsigned Urban Showcase at Atlanta’s Terminal West, April 11. Earlier today, Spitta was announced as the lead performer for the event, sponsored by V-103 radio station, and Uber  (a product on-demand service owned by Monster).

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As pre-Grammy events commenced and music’s biggest stars packed their week’s agenda’s,  BMI snagged a slot Saturday  (Feb. 9) afternoon for their annual “How I Wrote That  Song” panel.  This year’s event  featured Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and B.o.B, all of whom spoke about  some of their most praised songs and creative process.


Sean Garrett needs to start paying his bills. The singer/songwriter clocked a hefty debt to Uncle Sam, according to TMZ. Garrett as skipped out on paying back taxes in 2006 and 2007, and owes the government $732,553.57.

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Meet Makeba Riddick, a hit songwriter and vocal producer to the top acts in music. Riddick has worked with Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige to name a few. The “Déjà vu” writer dishes on her humble Baltimore beginnings, the hustle and the moxy that have taken her to the top of the […]

[ooyala code=”dia243MzoQGfZqkX9JqXOTgZaAIzNi2T”] Busta Rhymes and DJ Khaled were two more Hip-Hop celebrities attending the BMI Urban Awards over the weekend. Adding his thoughts on Snoop’s career, Busta says: “Snoop has come a long way, however ain’t proud of what he’s has done, they differently ain’t in their right mind state.” DJ Khaled also added his […]


“Lose weight to graduate” is the mantra that administrators at Lincoln University are shouting to undergraduate students that are on the cusp of receiving their degrees. Designed to combat the health devouring monster known as obesity, which is especially prevalent within the Black community, faculty and staff at the Philadelphia Historically Black College have instituted […]