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Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys Has Died

  Prince Markie Dee, who was one-third of the Fat Boys, was known for being one of the first Latin… Read More

February 18, 2021

Toots Hibbert, Reggae’s Soulful Forefather, is Dead at 77

Hibbert's group, Toots and The Maytals, pioneered the genre with a string of politically-charged hits throughout the late-60s and 70s.… Read More

September 12, 2020

John Thompson Jr. Was Black America’s First Coach

With an unapologetic Black coach and an all-Black team based in "Chocolate City," John Thompson Jr.'s Georgetown Hoyas reveled in… Read More

September 1, 2020

Legendary Comedian John Witherspoon — aka “Pops” — Dies at 77

Witherspoon, who died suddenly in his home, has had parts in some of the most iconic movies of the last… Read More

October 30, 2019

Pioneering ‘Dynasty’ & ‘A Different World’ Actress Diahann Carroll Dies at 84

Carroll died after a long bout with breast cancer. Diahann Carroll, the pioneering actress best known for being the first… Read More

October 4, 2019

Man Suspected in the Shooting Death of Nipsey Hussle Has Been Captured

Update: According to CBS Los Angeles Eric Holder, the man wanted for shooting Nipsey Hussle, has been captured. https://twitter.com/CBSLA/status/1113176738031271936 Read… Read More

April 2, 2019

Nipsey Hussle: More Than Music, More Than a Rapper

Despite the fact that he only released one official album, Nipsey Hussle is leaving a legacy that goes far beyond… Read More

April 1, 2019

Kendrick Lamar, Nas, J. Cole & More React to the Death of Nipsey Hussle

Hip-hop community is in mourning Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles… Read More

March 31, 2019

Trailblazing Transgender Soul Singer Jackie Shane Dies at 78

Renowned transgender soul singer Jackie Shane died in her sleep on Friday (Feb. 22) at the age of 78. Complete details… Read More

February 22, 2019

Mac Miller & Madlib Recorded an Album Together, According to Producer Thelonious Martin

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mac (@macmiller) on Aug 25, 2018 at 4:38pm PDT… Read More

February 20, 2019

R&B Legend James Ingram Dies at the Age of 66

Update: Quincy Jones, who collaborated with James Ingram frequently, put out a statement. From Jon Caramanica of the New York Times: Quincy… Read More

January 29, 2019

Mac Miller Died From a Mixture of Fentanyl & Cocaine According to Autopsy

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mac (@macmiller) on Aug 23, 2018 at 2:10pm PDT… Read More

November 5, 2018

Update: Ariana Grande Shares Touching Instagram Post Dedicated to Mac Miller

  View this post on Instagram   i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen… Read More

September 14, 2018

Watch J. Cole Get Emotional Before Dedicating Performance to Mac Miller

J. Cole says goodbye to a friend On Friday, September 7th,  J. Cole took his KOD tour to Las Vegas.… Read More

September 10, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller Found Dead at the Age of 26

A sad day for hip-hop Rapper Mac Miller has died at the age of 26. WATCH: Mac Miller & Thundercat… Read More

September 7, 2018

DJ Premier Honors His Gang Starr Partner Guru with Heartfelt IG Post

A post shared by @djpremier on Jul 17, 2018 at 6:03pm PDT DJ Premier honors his old partner Tuesday, July… Read More

July 18, 2018