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Biz Markie — April 8, 1964 — July 16, 2021 — Rest In Power, this is for you.
July 22, 2021
Biz smashed all of his “shortcomings” through talent, innovation, and charisma which was a Herculean feat. ... read more »
Hip Hop Goes Home to the Bronx with Star-Studded Ceremony for New Museum
May 28, 2021
“Hip hop is one of those things that really gave my life meaning,” LL Cool J, perhaps the greatest of them all, stated during the ceremony that included Nas, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, EMPD, Naughty By Nature, and other superstars and trailblazers. ... read more »
TV ONE Slated to Air the Final Interview Captured with the Late Iconic Rapper DMX
May 5, 2021
Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes announced TV One will air a special episode of its hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED featuring the late rapper DMX. ... read more »
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National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville 
March 26, 2021
From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people's style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn.  ... read more »
UPDATE: Lauren London Confirms She is Not Pregnant
February 8, 2021
Actress Lauren Nicole London has confirmed via Twitter that she is not pregnant. ... read more »
Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition
February 4, 2021
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, D Smoke talked about the pressure of finding success outside ``Rhythm + Flow,'' how being a teacher matured his lyrics and his thoughts on why Grammy voters nominated him and other 35-and-up rappers in the best rap album category. ... read more »
Legendary Rapper Ice Cube Discusses the Importance of Black Media
May 28, 2020
Hip-Hop legend talks new movie ‘The High Note’ and Black life in exclusive interview. Black Press USA is the harmonious sound of media publication in America for the Black community; ... read more »
Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas
April 9, 2020
Simmons is leading a group of producers who, on Sunday, April 5, will premiere “Def Comedy Jam Presents: Healing Through Laughter,” a marathon fundraiser hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The program will air online beginning at 10 p.m. EST, and Simmons’ Instagram page will be updated to provide more information. Simmons has established a GoFundMe page with the hopes of raising as much as $100,000 to help with supplies to assist those in need. ... read more »
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Michelle Obama, Janet Jackson and More Joined D Nice for an Epic (Virtual) Party
March 23, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, ... read more »
Grammy-Winning Producer Hit-Boy Reflects on the Past Year, His Growth and His Vision for 2020 and Beyond
February 20, 2020
With his Grammy win and a new album, the world for Hit-Boy remains full of opportunity and advancement. ... read more »
Andrew “Boobie” LaVelle Price II Killed in Gardena Shooting
December 5, 2019
Police searching for suspects ... read more »
In Defense of Fair Investigative Journalism
October 31, 2019
A recent Daily Beast article written by Sil Lai Abrams is the latest example that in the age of social media, factchecking and accuracy are no longer criteria to getting a story published. ... read more »
Marketers Should Show More Respect for the Black Consumer, According to a Report
October 18, 2019
"Take a look at how African Americans make their decisions, whether it's physically or digitally… what we found is that when it comes to making decisions, we abundantly are going to use recommendations as our first line of research," Cheryl Grace, Nielsen's Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
West Coast Hip-Hop Unites at the Welcome to the West Festival
September 26, 2019
At the time of entrance, the building was filled with smiles and an essence of kinship; safe to say, everyone was there for the music. ... read more »
Hip Hop Artist 24 Hrs & Friends Unite at the Roxy
August 29, 2019
The Atlanta-based rap artist put on an intimate performance while being accompanied with special guests ... read more »
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