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Jay-Z to Produce NBC Drama about First African American Sniper

As always, Jay Z is consistently making moves and now he has ventured into the world of television. Shortly after signing a first-look deal with the Weinstein Company, Jay Z will produce an NBC drama about Nicholas Irving — the first African-American to serve as a special ops sniper in his battalion, according to PageSix.…

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Skyzoo and Apollo Brown Take us Behind the Scenes in New Documentary

After releasing their anticipated collaborative album, The Easy Truth, on September 30th, Skyzoo and Apollo Brown gives fans a small peak into the creation of the project with a mini-documentary. Fans can get an idea of why Apollo Brown went in the direction he went with the beats, why the project was created, and the…

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Ma Dukes Creates Children’s Book ‘The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey’ in Honor of J Dilla

It's a tragic situation anytime a parent has to bury their own child. In spite of her loss, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey continues to make positives out of a negative.Ma Dukes recently sat down with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg to discuss many things related to her son, the late great J Dilla. Among them was…

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Master P Announces Video Game ‘Get Money’

While Hip-Hop served as an introduction for most of us to Percy "Master P" Miller, he never limited himself to just making music. Now, years after No Limit dominated the rap game, Master P takes a major swing in the world of video games announcing his latest game, Get Money. Set in New Orleans, Get…

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Problem Teams Up with L.A. Rams for Team Anthem

With NFL football returning to Los Angeles, it's only right to have an official anthem for the team. The Rams have done just that with a little help from Compton's own, Problem. The Diamond Lane founder's song "My Squad" has been inducted as the team's official song. The Ram's return to Los Angeles has built…

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Jay-Z Talks About the Failure of the War on Drugs (Video)

In a New York Times animated opinion piece, Jay-Z provides a summary of the war on drugs and as he says, its "epic failure." With artwork by Molly Crabapple providing visualization of Jay-Z's narration, the video details the policies and politicians that have not only harshly sentenced and targeted black men, but ultimately failed in…

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Bilal, MixedByAli, and Patrick Paige II and More Perform at 5th Annual South L.A. Power Festival

Every year the Community Coalition organizes the premier music political festival, The South L.A. Power Festival, where families engage in a full day of music and fun activities while also receiving information regarding the importance of voting in local and midterm elections. This past Saturday was the 5th time it has taken place and it…

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Diddy Talks Reforming Education, Starting his Own School, and Value of the Black Vote

Diddy is giving back to his hometown of Harlem by starting his very own charter school. His inspiration from this came from the fact that other schools are far ahead in getting the latest education on topics, while Harlem is behind. The school is called Capital Prep Harlem and provides for grades 6–12. The Bad…

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Dame Dash to Launch his Own Streaming TV Network

Hip-Hop Music Mogul, Damon Dash, will be launching his own TV network with streaming television provider which will air shows produced and developed by Dash's Damon Dash Studios. Programming will include 'Intelligent Boss Moves', which will star Dash and Dr. Boyce Watkins where they layout the blueprint of running your own business, a talk…

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