From the NY Daily News: Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper hailed as the starting foundation of Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News. Mack, who launched to hip-hop acclaim with the platinum summer hit “Flava in Ya Ear” in 1994, died of heart failure at […]Read More Craig Mack, Former Bad Boy Records Rapper, Died
From The Root: Reggie Ossé, aka Combat Jack, host of the popular Combat Jack Show podcast, has died at the age of 48, just months after disclosing his colon-cancer diagnosis. The attorney-turned-podcaster announced his diagnosis in October via Twitter. “Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed […]Read More R.I.P. Combat Jack
From Rolling Stone: Christopher Wong Won, a.k.a. Fresh Kid Ice, the pioneering Asian rapper and co-founder of the influential Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew, died Tuesday at the age of 53. 2 Live Crew’s longtime manager Debo confirmed Wong Won’s death to Rolling Stone. According to Debo, the cause of death was a “medical […]Read More R.I.P. Fresh Kid Ice
From Independent: The rapper Prodigy, who made up one half of the group Mobb Deep, has died aged 42. The hip hop star, whose real name is Albert Johnson, was on tour in Las Vegas performing with the “Art of Rap” tour alongside Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T, amongst others. Mobb Deep performed Saturday. […]Read More R.I.P. Prodigy
After news of Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment claims became public, advertisers started running. Close to 20 sponsors dropped The O’Reilly Factor after the New York Times exposed O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company, paid $13 million dollars to five women who said he harassed or abused them. But here’s the thing though. […]Read More Remember Bill O’Reilly’s Pepsi commercial controversy that would prove his hypocrisy?
From the Seattle Times: Attrell Cordes, who formed the hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn with his brother and was also known by the name Prince Be, has died. His representative confirmed Cordes’ death on Saturday. He was 46. “It’s true,” said Jeff Epstein, of Universal Attractions Agency in an email, responding to a query about the […]Read More R.I.P. Attrell “Prince Be” Cordes
During my youth, a female rapper by the name of Lil’ Kim emerged into the mainstream during the mid to latter 1990’s. When I heard her spit her rhymes, I admittedly was stunned, but in a good way. Her lyrics were raunchy, in-your-face, unapologetic and downright hardcore. And she seemed to give no fucks about […]Read More Lil’ Kim and Society’s Problem With Black Skin