The music world was rocked yesterday with the news of Violator Management founder Chris Lighty death. The 44-year-old who has managed Buster Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Diddy, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott and Mariah Carey apparently committed suicide after an argument with his estranged wife. Problems with his wife as well as a $5 million dollar […]

I’ve read quite a few intellectually dishonest articles in my day, but never one so blatant in its intent than that of  The New Republic’s…

Last month I had the pleasure of speaking in New York City at Columbia University for the Fathers and Families Coalition of America’s inaugural regional summer institute. During my workshop presentation I had a chance to speak with attendees about the relationship between Hip Hop and Fatherhood.  The workshop entitled “The Gift And The Curse: Understanding The […]

  Novacane rapper Frank Ocean set the Hip Hop world on fire when he came out of the closet earlier this week. It has not been openly accepted but it is known that there are several gay people in the hip hop community who try to stay in the closet. Frank Ocean may have given […]

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Rodney King’s death on Sunday (June 17, 2012) was a tragic and unfitting ending for the man who was at the center of one of…

March 5th – Grand Wizzard Theodore was born Theodore Livingston in The Bronx, New York, on this day in 1963. Theodore was an apprentice under Grandmaster Flash who had a DJ mobile sound for hire with Theodore’s older brother Mean Gene. Flash and Theodore were both forbidden by Gene to allow Theodore to touch the […]

March 3rd – De La Soul release their classic debut album “3 Feet High And Rising” on Tommy Boy Records, on this day in 1989. The album, considered one of the finest in hip-hop history, was praised by fans and critics alike. Along with producer Prince Paul, the group crafted a sonic landscape of sampled […]

March 2nd – DJ Scott La Rock of Boogie Down Productions was born Scott Monroe Sterling in Queens, New York, on this day in 1962. After his parents’ divorce when he was 4 years old, La Rock moved with his mother to the Morrisania and then later Morris Heights district of The Bronx. La Rock […]

March 1st – Common releases the hit single “The Corner” on Geffen Records, on this day in 2005. The gritty track from Common`s sixth album “Be”, was produced by Kanye West and also features West on the chorus, as well as spoken word lyrics by The Last Poets. Kanye West directed the video for “The […]

February 29th – Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Atkins in Queens, New York on this day in 1976. Ja Rule made his debut on wax in 1995 on Mic Geronimo’s track “Time To Build” which also featured Jay-Z and DMX. In 1998 Ja Rule collaborated with Jay-Z and Amil on the smash hit “Can I […]

February 28th – After a nearly two year-long battle with cancer, Guru of Gang Starr suffers a heart attack and goes into a coma following surgery on this day in 2010. Guru would never awaken from his coma and would pass away on April 19th of the same year. Guru who was born Keith Edward […]