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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 »
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 »
Now free from legal limbo, Meek Mill eyes prison reform
August 29, 2019
The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the arresting officer’s credibility. ... read more »
Real Street Festival Brings Out Hip Hop’s Hottest Artists!
August 15, 2019
Many fans got the chance to take pictures and talk music with their favorite artists, as well as participate in the varied festivities ... read more »
WATCH: Jay-Z and Meek Mill Join Forces to Launch Dream Chasers Record Label and Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform
July 29, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. ... read more / watch video »
Set in the West The Genesis of L.A. Hip Hop
June 27, 2019
Hollywood, CA – As a young man growing up in Compton in the late1970s, Wolfgang Amadeuz witnessed the rise of West Coast Hip Hop in the city that would become synonymous with this iconic sound. ... read more »
Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall
June 20, 2019
Near the end of her 10-minute speech, the Grammy winner broke down after telling funny and deep stories about how her creative mind worked as a child. ... read more »
UPDATE: Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Dead at 52
June 9, 2019
A publicist for rapper Bushwick Bill says the founder of the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys has died. Bill’s publicist, Dawn P., told The Associated Press that the rapper died Sunday at 9:35 p.m., ... read more »
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