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Hip Hop Enquirer Predicts The Winners of this Year’s BET Awards and They Are..

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Enquirer Predicts The Winners of this Year’s BET Awards and They Are..

The Hip Hop Enquirer’s editorial team has taken a look at the list of nominees for the 2015 BET Awards and we have handpicked this year’s winners based on a careful analysis of why those picked we believe should win. Award shows are generally nothing more than a popularity contest where the artist wins because […]

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Is Jay Z Taking The Pro-Black Approach To Ensure #Tidal’s Success?

Is Jay Z Taking The Pro-Black Approach To Ensure #Tidal’s Success?

Jay-Z has been under a lot of pressure ever since Tidal launched. Tidal’s mission is for the artists to make the money they deserve from the streaming of their records and at the same time, have a direct-to-consumer relationship thus cutting out the middle man (record companies). Well the music streaming service which promised customers […]

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Happy Birthday Biggie Smalls & His 5 Best Songs of All Time! #TBT

Happy Birthday Biggie Smalls & His 5 Best Songs of All Time! #TBT

From one of the classic hip-hop songs, ‘One More Chance’, Biggie described himself as, “Black and ugly as ever”. Only he could get away with those self-deprecating lyrics and still be loved all the same. Notorious was one of a kind and today May 21st, would have been his 43rd birthday. The Brooklyn MC only […]

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Report: Marvel Films Is Courting Ava Duvernay to Direct Upcoming Black Panther Movie

Report: Marvel Films Is Courting Ava Duvernay to Direct Upcoming Black Panther Movie

The talented Ava DuVernay is reportedly, via The Wrap, being courted by Marvel executives to direct one of their upcoming movies. Marvel, which has a slate of movies listed all the way up until 2019, have been big for the box office. Only three films due out in this schedule do not have directors and […]

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Breaking: Damon Dash Have Warrants Issued For His Arrest (Larry King Exclusive)

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Breaking: Damon Dash Have Warrants Issued For His Arrest (Larry King Exclusive)

Damon Dash, hip hop mogul and super entrepreneur, sat down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated show, “Larry King Now” to address his recent legal issues (arrest warrants) with his ex-wife Rachel Roy and he even commented on his relationship with Jay-Z. In the first of two clips Dash sounded off on his fashion […]

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Oh Really Now? New Holiday Added to The Calendar “White Appreciation Day”

Oh Really Now? New Holiday Added to The Calendar “White Appreciation Day”

‘White Appreciation Day’…let it sink for a second and see if that sounds like a good idea. No? Well then you have already put in more thought than Colorado BBQ restaurant owners Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez. Both are of Hispanic heritage, declared June 11th ‘White Appreciation Day’ where white people would receive a ten […]

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Beatles Who? Scientists Find Hip Hop As The Most Influential Genre Since 1960

Beatles Who? Scientists Find Hip Hop As The Most Influential Genre Since 1960

Considered the greatest band ever and ushering in the great British invasion in 1964, The Beatles impact on music is unrivaled…not so fast. A study by Royal Society Open Science finds that hip hop has had a far greater impact on the charts. There were three periods that the study found revolutionized music the most; […]

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Killer Mike Talks Baltimore Uprising: ‘Riots Are The Language Of The Unheard’

Killer Mike Talks Baltimore Uprising: ‘Riots Are The Language Of The Unheard’

Killer Mike wrote an op-ed to Billboard in which he detailed the media’s sensationalism of the violence in Baltimore as well as his personal thoughts on the situation. He recently was invited to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner by Arianna Huffington and spoke on that experience as well. When I first heard I’d been […]

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Breaking News: Lawyers, Community Activist Come Out in Support of VSU Student Eric Sheppard

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Breaking News: Lawyers, Community Activist Come Out in Support of VSU Student Eric Sheppard

Attorneys for Eric “EJ” Sheppard held a press conference along with several leaders in the African-American community who all voiced their support in solidarity for the safe surrender of Sheppard and for him to receive his due-process of law. Sheppard has been in the national spotlight ever since he held a protest on the campus […]

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Cause & Effect: Do Not Paint Baltimore Rioters With A Broad Brush

Cause & Effect: Do Not Paint Baltimore Rioters With A Broad Brush

The City of Baltimore since Monday has been presented as a city in chaos. Images of violence shown on the television screens. The youth of the entire city being labeled thugs and misfits. Following the funeral of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted as police and protesters clashed in what became a series of riots. The narrative […]

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The Systematic Extermination of The Black Man in America

The Systematic Extermination of The Black Man in America

An alarming report came out of the New York Times detailing that there are 1.5 million black men missing from everyday life in the United States. Some statistics included that in New York alone there are 120,000 black men from the ages of 25-54 that are no longer around. In Chicago that number is 45,000 […]

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Racists Chop Down Michael Brown Tree Memorial in Ferguson

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Racists Chop Down Michael Brown Tree Memorial in Ferguson

Vandals have destroyed a small memorial less than a day after it was erected in memory of Michael Brown. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association dedicated the memorial to Brown on Saturday and by Sunday morning the vandals had already struck. The memorial was located along a walking trail in January-Wabash park in […]

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Changes! John Singleton No Longer Directing Tupac Biopic and Blasts the Movie

Changes! John Singleton No Longer Directing Tupac Biopic and Blasts the Movie

John Singleton who has directed movies such as Poetic Justice, Higher Learning ,and Baby Boy is no longer directing on the Tupac Shakur biopic. The film is under production with Morgan Creek and had been in development hell for a while. It gained some real traction when John Singleton was announced as the director over […]

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New Music Alert: Young Dougie ft Jadakiss “Nobody” (Interview)

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert: Young Dougie ft Jadakiss “Nobody” (Interview)

Komrad Entertainment’s Young Dougie dropped his debut single titled “Nobody” which features NYC native Jadakiss. Young Dougie has been making an impact on the urban scene lately expanding his brand and has been featured on media outlets jackthriller.com, vladtv, sohh.com and more. His song has been added to a number of radio station’s playlist across […]

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Not So Common? New Jersey School Cancels Common as Commencement Speech

Not So Common? New Jersey School Cancels Common as Commencement Speech

While rapper/actor Common can get over the past with genuine ease, The State Troopers Fraternal Association Of New Jersey does not. It was announced that Common would give a Commencement speech at Kean University on Monday but by Tuesday that had all changed. Kean University spokesperson had this to say about the change in direction. […]

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Blackish? Laurence Fishburne’s Mother Facing Eviction!

Blackish? Laurence Fishburne’s Mother Facing Eviction!

It is always difficult to speak on someone’s personal life, but what is going on with Laurence Fishburne’s mother needs to be addressed. Hattie Crawford Fishburne who is 80 years old reached out to the New York Post and says she has been unable to pay her rent for several months now. Her apartment is […]

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Death and Taxes: Dr. Dre Still Awaits His Billion

Death and Taxes: Dr. Dre Still Awaits His Billion

Almost a year ago Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and Jimmy Iovine made a blockbuster move when Apple acquired Beats by Dre for a 3 billion dollars. This move certainly jolted Dre to the top of Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings List. While looking at the deal at face value, Dr. Dre has been dubbed the […]

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#TIDALForAll: How Jay-Z’s New Streaming Service Can Change the Game

#TIDALForAll: How Jay-Z’s New Streaming Service Can Change the Game

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business mannn” Jay-Z launched the new streaming service Tidal that is subscription based. There is a $9.99 standard package and the $19.99 premium that includes the much talked about Hi-Fi audio,which consits of 16-bit Flac files allowing you to have the original audio data. You are getting CD quality […]

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Feature: The Blame Game with Kevin Gates

Feature: The Blame Game with Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates has used the medium of Instagram to create a buzz. From admitting to sleeping with his cousin to kicking a woman out of his home for not giving his dog fellatio of all things. Well over the weekend the ‘I Don’t Get Tired’ rapper talked politics. Niggas so stupid, talking ’bout a change […]

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First Look: ‘Dope’ Teaser Trailer Drops

First Look: ‘Dope’ Teaser Trailer Drops

One of the biggest darlings at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Rick Famuyiwa’s(The Wood, Brown Sugar) film Dope. This film is a coming of age tale centered around Malcolm(Shameik Moore) who is a hip hop nerd growing up in Inglewood, California with big dreams of attending Harvard University. Famuyiwa spoke to EW about the […]

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Not Cool! Lil Twist Faces 6 Felonies and 25 Years in Jail

Not Cool! Lil Twist Faces 6 Felonies and 25 Years in Jail

Rapper Lil Twist, best known at this point as the friend of Justin Bieber, has been charged with six felonies. TMZ has reported that the L.A. County D.A. has charged Twist with making criminal threats, burglary, grand theft, battery and 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon. These counts stem from an incident this […]

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The Game Eyes New Release Date for Documentary 2

The Game Eyes New Release Date for Documentary 2

It always gets fans excited when an artist announces the sequel to an album. Especially one that is highly revered by many fans and critics. Well that is exactly what The Game did when he originally looked to drop The Documentary 2 exactly 10 years after the first one. That date would have been January […]

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Congrats! @Ludacris Honored at Georgia State Capital for Community Service

Congrats! @Ludacris Honored at Georgia State Capital for Community Service

Rapper, actor and philanthropist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges had a run in with potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the Georgia State Capital. While it is not quite Easy -E dripping jerri curl juice in the Oval office, it is always a big moment when politics and hip hop collide. Especially given the past history with […]

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Damon Dash: Be a Boss or Die Trying

Damon Dash: Be a Boss or Die Trying

Damon “Dame” Dash was recently on the Breakfast Club and things got pretty intense with host DJ Envy and ruffled the feathers of almost every employee in the United States. The biggest takeaway has been the former co-founder of Roc-a-fella records take on being an employee. “All these so-called moguls y’all talkin’ about name one […]

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The Legacy of Super Producer Rodney Jerkins #DarkChild

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Legacy of Super Producer Rodney Jerkins #DarkChild

When it comes to the music industry, there aren’t many people who have reached the level that Rodney Jerkins has at the relatively young age of 37 years old. Jerkins was born into a musically centered household with his Dad being a minister and his Mother, a choir director. Resident of a small town in the […]

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Remembering Whitney Houston 3 Years After Her Tragic Death

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Remembering Whitney Houston 3 Years After Her Tragic Death

Three years ago on the eve of the 54th annual Grammy Awards the music world lost one of the greatest voices ever heard. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. She was found unconscious and submerged in the bathtub of her hotel suite. The cause of death was originally determined to be accidental drowning but […]

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Rico Love: My Turn To Shine [Exclusive Interview]

Rico Love: My Turn To Shine [Exclusive Interview]

Rico Love is one of the premier producer’s and songwriters in the game today and has lent his platinum touches on projects from the likes of Beyoncé, Usher, Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa and Omarion just to name a few.  Recently dropping his new video “Somebody Else,” he’s now ready to step into the forefront and […]

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Jay-Z Drops $56 Million to Purchase Scandinavian Streaming Company

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jay-Z Drops $56 Million to Purchase Scandinavian Streaming Company

Hip hop mogul Jay-Z just dropped $56 million to buy Aspiro, a Scandinavian music streaming company. The Sweden-listed company was purchased for 464 million Swedish crowns ($56 million) through Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company controlled by Shawn Corey Carter. Aspiro runs the music streaming services WiMP and Tidal. The services launched in 2010 and […]

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Norfolk State Student Attacked By Police Dogs for Not Cooperating

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Norfolk State Student Attacked By Police Dogs for Not Cooperating

London Colvin, a Norfolk State University Student, allegedly was attacked by police dogs after refusing to offer information to police officers about a fight. Colvin, a junior and sociology major, was seen on at the scene of the fight which happened off-campus near Norfolk State early Sunday morning.  Even though she had nothing to do […]

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Interview: Erick Sermon Talks about New Album and Today’s Hip Hop Lacking Creativity “50 Cent Is The Last Rapper To Shock The World”

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Interview: Erick Sermon Talks about New Album and Today’s Hip Hop Lacking Creativity “50 Cent Is The Last Rapper To Shock The World”

In part two of an interview with Thisis50 and Young Jack Thriller, Eric Sermon spoke on 16orbetter, his E.S.P album, and what today’s hip hop artist are lacking. Sermon gives his props to Jack Thriller for his cypher series “16orbetter” which takes aspiring rappers and gives them a platform spit their best bars in an […]

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