Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of mogul Chris Lighty‘s passing. The co-founder of Violator Management, all around conduit for Hip-Hop culture, and a host of other things was one of the few truly standup guys in the industry, leaving many shocked and distraught that he would allegedly take his own life.
For years, leaders such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael brazenly and heroically spoke out and became powerful men who influenced great change, for the betterment of all people. What if today’s rappers spoke out to regain unity and create great movements?
Snoop Lion has yet to make a statement regarding a potential lawsuit that questions the the sincerity of Rastafarianism. However, one of the late, great Bob Marley’s son has gone on the record to say he has the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper’s back.
Marley’s Mellow Mood, an all natural relaxation beverage, was removed from schools after several students in New Jersey got sick, according to a school report released Friday (Nov. 30). The Bob Marley name was given to the drink to parallel its “anti-energy” effects, but unfortunately, it left students ill. Some students suffered headaches, lethargy, and elevated heart rates while […]
Gil Noble, one of the most influential African-American journalists of all time, has died today at the age of 80. For over 40 years, Mr. Noble was host of the weekly public affairs program Like It Is, which still stands as the longest-running show of its kind in television history. Noble interviewed some of the […]
More than 30 years after his death, a new Bob Marley documentary, Marley, hopes to give a previously unseen view of the famed Reggae star. Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin McDonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touch the Void), the film takes a look at Marley’s life and legacy through past interviews with the […]