Sad news on this Father’s Day. Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of a pool in Rialito, CA, reports TMZ. King’s fiancée found the former Celebrity Rehab participant at the bottom of the pool and law enforcement authorities removed him and administered CPR. Unfortunately, King was pronounced dead at 6:11am.
Graf legend ‘Stay High 149,’ born Wayne Roberts, died on Monday (June 11th) at Calvary Hosptial in the Bronx, reports the New York Times. The influential graffiti artist made his mark in the 70’s and 80’s and disappeared from the scene before realizing his popularity in the 2000s.
It’s still tough to believe that Heavy D is gone. The Mt. Vernon representing MC passed away due to a pulmonary embolism last November, but nevertheless remains in our Hip-Hop hearts thanks to the pioneering musical legacy he left behind. Today is the Overweight Lover’s birthday and longtime collaborator Tony Dofat and renowned Hip-Hop producer […]
Yesterday, we lost “Queen of the Disco” Donna Summer, who passed away at 63 years-old after battling cancer. Summer will live on forever thanks to her music, which spawned a groundbreaking legacy that paved the way for many contemporary female singers. Beyoncé recognized this, releasing a statement on her website that says the late artists was […]
In news that will surely rock the Nation’s Capital to the core, the “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown has died today after battling complications from pneumonia. Chuck Brown’s daughter confirmed the death of her father to Washington ABC affiliate WJLA news reporter Sam Ford. Although reports are a bit scant at this time, Chuck Brown […]
It’s a sad day in Hip-Hop. TMZ reports the Adam “MCA” Yauch of seminal Hip-Hop act the Beastie Boys has passed away. Yauch had been battling cancer for years. Recently, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Yauch was scheduled to attend and perform before cancelling at the […]
Gil Noble, a pioneering journalist, who happened to also be African-American, died on April 5th, 2012. Thanks to his long running Like It Is program on WABC-TV, Noble leaves an indelible legacy of documenting and revealing the plight of African-Americans in the United States, and throughout the world, via the mainstream media. WABC, where Noble […]
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 […]
Today, 15 years ago, Hip-Hop took its biggest loss to date when The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in California. Since then, theories of who gunned down Christopher Wallace has ranged from rival rappers, gang members, the Nation of Islam, police officers, and more; but Greg Kading believes he knows exactly who killed Biggie Smalls.
Watch Whitney Houston’s homegoing live from Newark, NJ at the New Hope Baptist Church. Pay your respects, however you may choose to do so. Rest In Power Whitney Houston.
World renowned singer Whitney Houston died this afternoon, reports TMZ. A rep of the singer told the Associated Press that she died in the afternoon (February 11). Just earlier today, it was reported Houston was being considered to become a judge on X-Factor. Houston was a six time Grammy Award winner and sold over 170 […]
An unfortunate passing of a rising young talent hangs heavy over the West Coast today. Carson, California songbird Alori Joh has passed away at the age of 25 for reasons yet known. The R&B singer was best known for several collaborations with Top Dawg Entertainment artists Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and other West Coast […]