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Former Bad Boy Rapper Black Rob Dead At 51



After a rough week since the passing of famed rapper DMX, the hip hop community is now mourning the loss of another star. According to close friends such as Mario Winans who posted about his passing on IG, Black Rob has sadly passed away.

Last week, video surfaced of Rob in a hospital bed. That caught many fans off-guard considering that we hadn’t heard from or…

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‘Black Panther II’ Will Not Move Production From Georgia



Director Ryan Coogler announced Friday that he will continue making the much-anticipated Marvel movie Black Panther II in Georgia despite the intense criticism over new voting restrictions enacted by the state government.

Coogler has condemned the voter integrity law signed into effect by Georgia governor Brian Kemp, but said he realized pulling production of…

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Memorial For DMX Planned At Barclays Center

A memorial will be held for DMX at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next week, two weeks after the Yonkers rapper died from complications of a drug overdose.

The hip-hop icon, who died at the age of 50 after spending a week in a coma, will be honored by family and friends on April 24.

A source working on the event told Page Six that it will be closed to the public.…

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R. Kelly’s Brooklyn Sex-Trafficking Trial Set For August



R&B superstar R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking and racketeering trial is expected to go forward in August — after the pandemic had delayed the proceeding four times, a federal judge said Thursday.

Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth Geddes told US District Judge Ann Donnelly during a virtual hearing that prosecutors would, “begin that process of moving [Kelly] to…

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Juelz Santana's Miami Trip Canceled After Feds Say He Tested Positive For Meth & Opiates



Juelz Santana won’t be leaving New Jersey anytime soon.

On Thursday, TMZ reported that the Dipset rapper was denied permission to travel out of the state after allegedly failing a drug test. According to legal documents obtained by the outlet, Santana wanted to fly to Miami for work this month. But, his alleged travel plans and behavior leading up to the trip…

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Eazy E’s Daughter Claims Ice Cube Has Been Avoiding Participation In Eazy-E Documentary



It has almost been 26 years since the death of NWA legend, Eazy-E. The rapper’s contribution to Hip Hop still remains relevant to this day, leaving behind eleven children to tell his story. His daughter, Ebie Wright has been in the process of making a documentary to honor her late father for years but admits to TooFab that there is one roadblock along the…

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Judge Rules Dr. Dre Must Find Another Lawyer In Nicole Young Divorce Case



Dr Dre has to get a new lawyer in his divorce case.

A judge has ruled that power divorce attorney Laura Wasser — and Dre’s lawyer Howard King — cannot represent him in his blockbuster split from estranged wife Nicole Young.

Wasser is known as one of LA’s biggest divorce attorneys, repping clients including Kim Kardashian.

But Young and her…

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Two People Shot Blocks Apart After DMX Vigil In Westchester



Two people were shot Wednesday night near the scene of a Westchester vigil honoring the late rapper DMX, a report said.

One of the gunshot victims from near Fourth Street Park in Mount Vernon sought refuge in the back seat of the News 12 vehicle, which was occupied by reporters who had covered the event, according to the outlet.

The shootings happened…

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Bobby Brown Says His Son Bobby Jr. Was Just Experimenting With Drugs



Bobby Brown said his late son Bobby Brown Jr. wasn’t addicted to drugs prior to his fatal overdose in March.

The New Edition crooner opened up in a new interview about his son’s death and explained that he knew he had dabbled in some narcotics.

“He wasn’t a user. He would experiment with different things. It wasn’t like he was dependent on…

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Jay-Z, Nas And Diddy Endorse Ray McGuire For Mayor Of New York City



It’s the “Empire State of Mind” collaboration New Yorkers didn’t see coming.

Hip-hop icons Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy are lending their voices to city politics for the first time — endorsing Ray McGuire for New York City mayor. The rappers appeared on a Zoom call with McGuire, Angie Martinez and Steve Stoute to discuss their mayoral candidate’s “inclusive comeback”…

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Jam Master Jay’s Sons Memorialize Dad With Cannabis Brand



Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay’s sons — TJ and Jesse Mizelle — are paying homage to their legendary dad with a new pot product.

The Mizelle brothers are behind Queens OG, four pre-rolled joints in a cassette tape for its packaging, by Strain Theory in Los Angeles.

TJ proudly told us, “Jam Master Jay was a pothead — he smoked a lot of marijuana. Growing up,…

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A Pair Of Kanye West’s Sneakers Are On Sale For $1 Million



Kanye West superfans soon can own a piece of the rap legend’s sneaker collection — for a steep price.

Sotheby’s has listed the sample pair of Air Yeezy sneakers West, 43, wore on stage at the 2008 Grammys for his performance of “Hey Mama” and “Stronger.” They’re currently valued at $1 million — more than any sneaker previously listed with the auction…

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Nas Could Net $100M When Coinbase Lists On Nasdaq



U.S. rapper Nasir Jones (better known by his stage name, Nas) is among the fortunate few to have made early investments in Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange expected to reach over $100 billion in valuation when its COIN stock lists on Wednesday.

Jones’ investment firm, QueensBridge Venture Partners, got into Coinbase’s Series B round back in 2013 when it…

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Usher Slammed For Allegedly Using Fake Money At Las Vegas Strip Club



R&B singer Usher is getting flack on Twitter for allegedly using fake money with his own name and face on it at a strip club.

Dubbed “Ushbucks” by one wag on the social media site, the alleged counterfeit cash apparently came in denominations of $100, $20 and $1, and indeed previously popped up on Usher’s official social media channels — stuffed in a…

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Added by WORLD WRAP FEDERATION on April 12, 2021 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Jeezy’s Snowman Logo To Be Sold As An NFT



Jeezy is joining the NFT world and partnering with Liquid Avatar Technologies to sell the iconic snowman logo.

According to Hip Hop N More, Jeezy’s logo will be sold in partnership with Liquid Avatar, a global blockchain, along with Imagine AR Inc. and DreamView Studios.

The limited-edition animated file will come with an audio clip of Jeezy talking…

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‘Baldwin Hills’ Star Gerren Taylor Dead At 30



Ashley Taylor Gerren, star of BET show “Baldwin Hills,” has passed away. The 30-year-old died in her sleep at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Essence reported. The LA native was professionally known as Gerren Taylor.

Her cause of death is as yet unknown, however, Essence reported that it may have been related to the reality TV show star’s battle with the…

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Diddy Called Out Over Business Practices

Sean “Diddy” Combs may have had the best of intentions when calling out corporate America for failing to invest in black media, but the move appears to have backfired.

The music exec is now being called to the carpet for his own alleged shady business dealings, particularly as they pertain to artists signed to his label, Bad Boy Records.

Many immediately…

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Added by WORLD WRAP FEDERATION on April 10, 2021 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Rapper DMX Dies At 50



DMX has died, as a representative for his family told Pitchfork. The rapper was hospitalized on April 2 after suffering an apparent drug overdose and subsequent heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York. He was 50 years old. DMX’s family issued the following statement via the press representative:

We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved…

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Dr. Dre’s Alleged Mistresses Ordered To Testify In Big-Money Divorce



Three of Dr. Dre’s alleged mistresses have been ordered to testify in his divorce case, according to a recent ruling.

The three women — Jillian Speer, Kili Anderson and Crystal Rogers (aka Crystal Sierra) — have been fighting to stay out of the bitter divorce case. But Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young, won a round in court this month when it was ruled the…

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Nike Plans To Recall Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’



Nike said Thursday the Brooklyn company that made “Satan Shoes” in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X has agreed to voluntarily recall the shoes, as part of a legal settlement with the athletics giant.

The settlement with MSCHF Product Studio resolves a trademark infringement lawsuit that Nike filed last week over the black-and-red, devil-themed sneakers,…

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