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I was born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s. As much as anyone, I have been a witness. To this remarkable enigma called hip hop. A music, a movement, a culture, a community…hip hop has taken on many meanings since its late 1970’s Bronx beginnings—meanings that all of us—fans, intellectuals, opponents, proponents, and even […]
The entertainment world was blown away on Thursday, when reports of hip hop mogul/manager, Chris Lighty’s apparent suicide hit the internet. According to the New York Daily News, Lighty, 44, who represented a multitude of artists, including 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Souljah Boy, LL Cool J, and Diggy Simmons, and brokered the deal between 50 […]
Last year, when my extended circle became entrenched in the Troy Davis cause, I had a conversation with an extremely passionate lawyer colleague of mine. She had donated money, signed petitions, made calls to political representatives…She had done everything that the average, every day citizen could be expected to do—more than what most did. So, […]
Heartthrob R&B singer, Tyrese Gibson, recently sat down with Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club to discuss a few important matters. Gibson spilled the goods on his upcoming album, which was completed within his home. “I had 14 people sleeping at my crib for three weeks,” said Tyrese. Amongst discussion was also Tyrese’s new book deal, and […]
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Event Together Following Reports of Swizz’ Infidelity The chickens have come home to roost. Literally. And they’re laying eggs all over Alicia Keys’ household. Unconfirmed reports have been all but confirmed. In a letter submitted exclusively to Bossip.com, Christina Elizabeth–the aspiring singer/songwriter from Houston, Texas, whose “lost” telephone resulted […]
The internet was set ablaze this week when renewed reports of the existence of a Jay-Z love child arose. The story, which was first broken in 2007 by Sandrarose.com, then in print days later by Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, is that Jay-Z fathered a child with Trinidadian model, Shenelle Scott. Jay-Z has consistently denied these reports, […]
Dallas Austin On Saturday (July 23), Grammy Award winning producer, Dallas Austin, was given a Mayoral Proclamation by the City of Atlanta, and Hip Hop Enquirer was in the house to help him celebrate.
It is undeniable. There has been a recent shift in the hip hop culture. The hip hop of old largely revolved around urban living, life in the hood. You know, that hood sh*t. The hip hop of new, however, has brought with it a group of talented youth, whose lyrics and style are about something […]
Breaking News!! Former Grand Dragon of the KKK Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Soliciting Sex with 14 Yr. Olds
Neal Ray Schmidt, 59, of St. Louis Missouri, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today, for soliciting sex with two underage Georgia girls. Schmidt, who is a former Grand Dragon for the Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, travelled from Missouri to McDonough, Georgia, after meeting who he believed to be two […]
TMZ.com is reporting that Sugar Shane Mosley’s ex-wife, Jin Mosley, will receive three of Mosley’s championship belts as part of their divorce settlement.
Taraji Henson The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the 63rdPrimetime Emmy Award Nominations.· Amongst the nominees for the Awards, which will air live on September 18, 2011, are Idris Elba, “Luther” (Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie), Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood” (Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie), Taraji P. Henson, […]
Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. was in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend, helping Gucci Mane celebrate his very recent release from the Fulton County Jail system. On Sunday, Mayweather partied at the infamous Velvet Room alongside Gucci, Lil’ Kim, and the rest of the urban Atlanta Glitterati that typically comes out for Alex Gidewon’s (of AG Entertainment) parties.
Well, it’s official. Michael Bullerdick has been hired into the position of managing editor at Essence Magazine. For all of you who don’t know, Essence Magazine is a monthly magazine geared towards Black women, containing, amongst other things, articles and features about fashion, business, health, arts and entertainment, and politics.
Christopher Wallace It’s been fourteen years since the man we all knew as the Notorious B.I.G. was brutally shot and killed in Los Angeles, California. And fourteen years later, the question of “Who killed Biggie?” remains one of hip hop’s most talked about subjects/mysteries. Today, it appears that we may finally have an answer.
On June 24, 2011, the New York State Senate passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage. This got me thinking. The United States appears to be evolving, albeit slowly, into a more progressive and tolerant society. So, when will the multitude of gay and bisexual hip hop artists, producers, and executives finally going to be truthful […]
Minister Hashim Nzinga This is not the Black Panther Party of old—although Party leaders recognize the “tremendous work” that the original Party has done. This is the New Black Panther Party (“NBPP”)—founded in Dallas, Texas in 1989. And, although the NBPP upholds many of the same principles as the original Party (anointing Black history, educating […]
The First Annual Atlantic City Summerfest will take place at Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Sandcastle Stadium on July 2, 2011. The concert, which will be the first hip hop event of its magnitude held in Atlantic City, has brought “tremendous excitement,” according to one of the event promoters, Kareen Harris.
Donald Golver aka Childish Gambino The game is changing, the beats are speeding up, and the talent is improving. A new era is vastly approaching, where an emphasis on lyrical styling is even more appreciated. Lil Wayne has been known for his puns, Drake has an unparalleled flow, but Gambino, he’s the self-proclaimed “mastamind.”
Just In!!! FBI Expert Warns of Increased “Desperation” from Al-Qaeda Following Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Ronald Kessler Conservative author and chief Washington correspondent of Newsmax.com, Ronald Kessler, reported this week, in an article entitled “Al-Qaida Becoming More Desperate,” that al-Qaeda members are becoming more “desperate,” in the midst of Osama bin Laden’s death, and thus likely, to execute quick terrorist plots (as opposed to the long term conspiracies of terrorism past).
The Icelandic government is rewriting its constitution, and has turned to popular social networking site, Facebook, in an effort to garner the input of the Icelandic citizens. Iceland, which gained independence from Denmark in 1944, never drafted an original constitution. It merely adopted the Danish constitution and made minor revisions. But after the financial crisis of […]
Let’s stop beating around the bush. Everyone has been thinking it; nobody has said it. But I will. How the hell did Hoopz of the infamous “Flavor of Love,” not only manage to snag Shaquille O’Neill, one of the biggest ballers in the game (no pun intended), but get en-fianced to that previously very eligible […]
You receive a text from someone. Someone you have been dating (or whatever). You read the text. But it doesn’t appear to be meant for you. You text the person back and tell them that they texted the wrong person. End of story, right? Wrong. You may have been the victim of a phenomenon which […]