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How The Notorious B.I.G.’s Biggest Hit Almost Didn’t Happen

When Notorious B.I.G.’s funeral procession rolled through his native Bed-Stuy in 1997, mourners began blasting his track “Hypnotize,” and it subsequently turned the rapper’s wake into a party. Just weeks later, it gave Biggie (a k a Christopher Wallace) his first Billboard No. 1, and was…

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Charlamagne Tha God And Rolling Stone Make Peace

“The Breakfast Club” DJ Charlamagne tha God and Rolling Stone have buried the hatchet over the magazine’s misidentifying Charlamagne as a rapper who made controversial “transphobic” comments on his show — by making a joint donation to charity.

The brouhaha began when transgender rights activist Janet…

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Solange Announces Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concerts

Solange Knowles has announced a new show to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

The Houston native announced on Instagram that the concert, titled “Orion’s Rise,” will take place in Boston’s Orpheum Theater on Sept. 28. Knowles will be joined on…

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Former Boxing Champ Zab Judah Jailed For Being A Deadbeat Dad

Brownsville-bred fighter Zab Judah was sent to a neutral corner by a Queens County Family Court judge who pulled no punches in sentencing the 39-year-old pugilist to three months in jail.

Judah was in court on Wednesday over $120,000 in back child support payments and didn’t have the dough. In fact,…

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Flavor Flav Sues Chuck D Over Public Enemy Royalties

Flavor Flav needs money. So says a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday, in which Flav accuses Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D and two business managers of cheating him out of royalties and merchandising revenue.

Flav — real name, William Drayton — contends that his Public Enemy royalties have…

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Former Soul II Soul Lead Singer Melissa Bell Has Died At 53



The former lead singer of Soul II Soul, Melissa Bell, has died at the age of 53.

Bell was best known for her stint in the Grammy award-winning band, which she joined in 1993. Among her recordings with the band were the singles ‘Wish’ (1993) and 1995’s ‘Be A Man’, but Bell left Soul II…

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Master P Criticizes Kevin Hart’s Hurricane Harvey Challenge

Not everyone is thrilled with Kevin Hart’s Hurricane Harvey challenge.

In a series of Instagram videos, the comedian called out several celebrities to donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts but while many heeded the call, Master P wasn’t too pleased with Hart’s method.…

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John Legend Isn’t The ‘Perfect Spouse’



As Chrissy Teigen cuts back on drinking, her husband, John Legend, is right by her side.

“When she was thinking about how she wanted to drink less, we talked about it,” Legend told Cosmopolitan. “I just want to support her. I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most…

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Tweet Hospitalized For Blood Clots In Lungs And Arm

Singer Tweet is in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs and right arm.

Missy Elliot alerted her 1.2 million followers to the news, saying, “Sending prayers up for my sis @Tweet_ who has blood clots in both lungs… We are asking for your prayers for healing… Amen.”

Tweet’s longtime…

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Will Smith And DJ Jazzy Jeff Reunite After Nearly 20 Years On New Track ‘Get Lit’

Will Smith, 48, and DJ Jazzy Jeff, 52, collaborated on a track called “Get Lit” — almost 20 years after the pair collaborated during the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” era.

The duo’s last jam was “Lovely Daze” back in 1998.

But why get back together after all this time? Well, they…

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Kanye West Faces Countersuit From Insurance Company

Kanye West may have had a nervous breakdown, but he has to prove it if he wants the money back from his canceled tour.

In a countersuit filed by a syndicate for his insurance company Lloyd's of London, documents alleged that West's team is refusing to provide the necessary proof…

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Biopic Releases It's First Trailer

The upcoming made-for-TV biopic about Bobbi Kristina Brown unveiled a new trailer Tuesday, and the clip reveals a young woman stuck in the throes of a controversial relationship while crumbling under the pressures of living up to the star power of her famous mother.

"You never heard her…

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Netflix Releases It's Own Marijuana Strains

Puff, puff, pass the remote!

Netflix has officially taken binge watching to new heights, releasing their own line of show-inspired marijuana strains.

According to a press release obtained by Variety, the streaming giant teamed up with a West Hollywood, Calif., dispensary to brand weed after some of…

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Man Fined After Spreading Wedding Rumor About Dr. Dre And Former South Korean First Lady

A South Korean man has been ordered to pay 5 million won ($4,400) for spreading a strange rumor about Dr. Dre's plans to wed former first lady Lee Hee-ho, according to the Korea Times.

On Friday the 73-year-old was fined for cyber defamation and defamation against the deceased.

Charges…

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Carl Thomas Evacuates Houston Home On A Boat

The flooding in Houston has had catastrophic effects causing mandatory evacuations in some areas as more rain is expected to drench the city. Of the thousands who have been displaced after Hurricane Harvey, former Bad Boy Records artist Carl Thomas was one of those lucky enough to…

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The Weeknd Didn’t Show Up to 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

The Weeknd has always been a mystery wrapped in an enigma. The Toronto singer was set to perform at the 2017 Video Music Awards and was nominated for five awards including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Direction. Unfortunately, he was…

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Yo Gotti Earns His First Spot in the Top 10 On Billboard Hot 100

Yo Gotti is having one of the best years of his career, and now he gets to add a new accomplishment to his growing and extensive list. “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki Minaj is Gotti’s first top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Billboard, Yo Gotti’s “Rack It Up” jumped 14…

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R. Kelly Blames Promoter For Memphis Concert Cancellation

R. Kelly's "After Party" is over.

The southern leg of the controversy-plagued singer's After Party tour came to a halt when the final show, set to be played in Memphis, was canceled by the promoter due to "unforeseen circumstances."

Kelly was set to take the stage Sunday night, but the FedEx…

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Mayweather-McGregor Streaming Glitches Prompt Lawsuit Against Showtime



An Oregon fight fan who ordered Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight has filed a class action lawsuit against Showtime after he said his and many others’ livestreams failed during the bout, in which Mayweather TKO’d the upstart UFC champ in the 10th round.

The much-hyped fight will certainly…

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Added by WORLD WRAP FEDERATION on August 28, 2017 at 3:58pm — No Comments

L.A. Reid Is Launching A New Entertainment Company Next Year

L.A. Reid is making money moves.

The long-time label exec will be launching his own entertainment company in 2018, reports Billboard.

The new company will be multi-faceted, with a record label and publishing unit. Producers will also be represented by the imprint, which Reid is currently looking to…

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Added by WORLD WRAP FEDERATION on August 27, 2017 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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