Doug E. Fresh said that he served as a mentor to warring rappers Tupac “2Pac” Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, and tried to keep the pair of the wrong path. Speaking at a recent panel event, the legendary rapper and entertainer called their tragic deaths a “sacrifice” and put the onus on the media […]


Veteran Hip-Hop act Doug E. Fresh has reportedly joined forces with a publishing company to launch a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Fox hit series, Empire. According to the recently announced suit, season two of the series lifted a Doug E. Fresh song for a sample on a track produced by Timbaland.


Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons are gearing up to host Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 15th annual Art For Life benefit.

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Today marks the 17th anniversary of Life After Death, The Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy‘s final album together. To commemorate the project’s legacy, we take a look back at the classic samples used to imbue soul into Big’s second effort.

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Although only two teams can compete in the actual The Big Game, NFL players still found a way to duke it out on the field this Super Bowl Weekend thanks to Madden NFL 25 and Madden Bowl XX.

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Here today, and gone later today. That’s how fast your career in rap can last if you are not careful with how you handle your business. Luckily there are rappers that have lasted the test of time and are still rocking microphones to this very day.


First Lady Michelle Obama is gearing up to release a Hip-Hop album. That is not a misprint. Although Mrs. Obama won’t be dropping any verses, she has collected a handful of rap vets and younger acts for the record as part of her “Let’s Move” anti-child obesity campaign.

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Surprise, surprise. Along with sharing the new release date of his oft-delayed debut album, Excuse My French, French Montana revealed that his next official single, “Freaks,” featuring Nicki Minaj, will feature a recognizable sample. 

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The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball was held last night (January 20) at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. Artists like 2 Chainz, MC Lyte, Meek Mill and John Legend were honored with awards. Legend also stated that he believe Hip-Hop helped Barack Obama become President of the United States.

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Sometime this past Saturday night (October 27th) at Gabrielle Union’s 40th birthday party, Will Smith again was the Fresh Prince. With Doug E. Fresh on the beatbox, the actor, rapper and reporter slapper kicked a freestyle before going on to perform his hit “Summertime” and the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Every father (notice we said “father”) wants to be a good example to their children. But when you’re a rapper who promotes violence, misogyny and bucking the system on a daily basis, sometimes balancing being a shining example to your chirren and being a good entertainer can get tricky. Often times a rapper’s bad habits can […]