Time For Hip-Hop Artists to Stand For Black Community

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, Black males. Jasiri X, an internationally-known rapper, […]

BET Networks Presents The “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award To Legendary MC, Rakim

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NEW YORK – BET Networks today announced that legendary MC, Rakim will be the recipient of the “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award at this year’s BET HIP HOP AWARDS filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Rakim will be acknowledged and honored for his contribution to […]

Jay-Z’s Rocawear Could ‘Fade to Black’

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NEW YORK – Rapper Jay-Z’s Rocawear has hit hard times. Like many companies in today’s economy, Jay-Z’s clothing line is experiencing some rough times. According to the New York Post, half the staff of the rapper’s Rocawear men and boys division in its Big Apple headquarters was laid off in early January. According to the New […]