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      Long lost 'Book of the Dead' discovered in newly-unearthed cemetery

      Posted by Harriet Brewis on Sunday, March 31, 2024, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
      Canopic jars would have held organs extracted during the mummification process ((The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities))

      You might think that once you’re dead, you no longer have to worry about maps and directions (that’s one silver lining, at least).

      Well, no such luck for the Ancient Egyptians, who were buried with detailed guides on how to navigate the underworld.

      These so-called “Books of the Dead” were filled with spells and instructions, and considered a form of supernatural “travel insurance”, Sara Cole, an antiquities expert at the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA, told the New York Times.

      Now, it’...


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      Gene Deal Exposes Diddy’s Dark Secrets: Exposes Lawsuit Involving Usher, Stevie J, Cuba Gooding Jr.

      Posted by The Art Of Dialogue on Saturday, March 23, 2024, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 
                           

      Gene Deal breaks his silence on Lil Rod lawsuit against Diddy.



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      Converse Launches ‘Black Joy' Collection Including a Reimagined Chuck Taylor All Star

      Posted by Melody Rivera on Saturday, March 23, 2024, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 

      BHM SP24 Black Joy© Provided by Footwear News

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      o celebrate Black History Month, Converse has released a new footwear and apparel collection, including a reimagined version of two iconic silhouettes.

      Designed by Converse's Black design team, The Black Joy collection was made with the intent to encourage Black creatives to grow within their communities. Each style was inspired by the artistic roots of the Harlem Renaissance. Along with an assortment of cropped and standard-fit T-shirts, the caps...


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      Erick Sermon Says His 4 Percent Cut of Metro Boomin’s "Creepin'" Nets Him $240,000 Quarterly

      Posted by Goyo Large on Saturday, February 10, 2024, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 
                           

      Erick Sermon says he gets $240,000 every four months thanks to Metro Boomin’s “Creepin’” track featuring The Weeknd and 21 Savage.

      In a recent interview with Bootleg Kev, the producer and EPMD member spoke about the importance of owning publishing, particularly in the current climate of streaming hits that are often short-lived.

       

      “This is not no boast or nothing, but me owning my own publishing, everybody calls me,” Sermon explained around 35 minutes into the ...

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      Roc Nation’s co-presidents say talent isn’t enough for success: Here’s how they’re building a new era of music icons for Jay-Z’s empire

      Posted by Payton Kirol on Sunday, January 21, 2024, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
      Roc Nation's Co-presidents Shari Bryant and Omar Grant sat down with Fortune at their New York City headquarters.
      Roc Nation's Co-presidents Shari Bryant and Omar Grant sat down with Fortune at their New York City headquarters.

      Sitting at the heart of Roc Nation’s music empire are two executives masterfully orchestrating a roster of distinct artists all united by one specific trait: authenticity. 

      From Rihanna to J.Cole to Maeta, each individual artist signed under the Roc Nation label is strategically positioned to unleash the next major music sensation, guided by the expertise of co-presidents Shari Br...


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      ‘First Lady Of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story’: Vivica A. Fox Emotionally Recalls The Journey To Her Directorial Debut

      Posted by Shanique Yates on Sunday, December 31, 2023, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 
      ‘First Lady Of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story’: Vivica A. Fox Emotionally Recalls The Journey To Her Directorial Debut | BET+

      Tonesa Welch wants to be known for more than her role within the Black Mafia Family, so she’s taking control of her narrative with the new film directed by Vivica A. Fox.

      “I really wanted to tell my story because of the whole BMF series, the perception, and the misconception people had of me,” Welch told Shadow and Act in a recent interview. “I wanted to show who I was, the way it was, the way that I saw it with my own eyes. What I am doing now. I didn’t want it just to be a glorifyi...


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      Ayo Edebiri And The ‘Wrong Kind Of Black Girl’ Discourse

      Posted by Tayler Adigun on Sunday, December 10, 2023, In : 848CINEMA 
      Ayo Edebiri And The ‘Wrong Kind Of Black Girl’ Discourse | Photo: Corey Nickols/Getty Images for IMDb


      It is undoubtedly the year of Ayo Edebiri. From a second-season Emmy nomination for her role as Sydney Adamu on Hulu’s culinary dramedy The Bear to her portrayal of Josie in the satirical coming-of-age teen comedy Bottoms, there was nary a red carpet, premiere or screen untouched by Edebiri’s presence, and I’d like to think we’re all the better for it.

      Outside her fictional kitchen garbs, the 28-year-old star has been pulling off look after look with zero hesitation. A Thom Browne muse...


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      Dr. Umar Exposes The Truth: Speaks On Diddy, 2Pac, Keefe D, Deion Sanders, Akon, Jada Pinkett & More

      Posted by The Art Of Dialogue on Sunday, December 10, 2023, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
                          


      Dr. Umar breaks his silence on the current state of the world and gives his honest opinion

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      Clipse Respond to André 3000 Saying He Has Nothing to Rap About at 48 Years Old: 'It's Kind of Stifling to the Genre'

      Posted by Goyo Large on Sunday, December 10, 2023, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
                           

      Clipse thinks that André 3000 still has a lot in him in regards to hip-hop.

      Last month, the Virginia rap duo, composed of brothers Pusha T, 46, and No Malice, 51, guested on the live podcast Idea Generation, hosted by former Complex Editor-in-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever. Held on the night that Three Stacks released his solo debut New Blue Sun (Nov. 16), which showcases him playing the flute instead of rapping, Bever asked Clipse if being of an older age was a deterrent to ...


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      The Notorious B.I.G. Vs. Nas, JAY-Z, Wu-Tang, Big L, Roots etc - Beef Analysis [King Of New York]

      Posted by hiphop universe on Sunday, September 17, 2023, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
                             

      Biggie Vs Nas, JAY-Z, Big L, Ghostface, Raekwon, Wu-Tang, The Roots, Craig Mack, OGC, Jeru The Damaja, Royal Flush & 2Pac, Beef Analysis (King Of New York), Evolution Of Disstracks - Hip-Hop Universe

      Competition has always played a big role in hip hop. Battle rhymes, diss songs, trying to outshine someone on his own song, it’s all in the spirit of competition.

      But in the mid-90s, the competition in New York was especially heavy. Let’s think about the rappers were com...

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      For years, Diddy’s lavish White Party ruled Labor Day. Here are some of the most unforgettable celebrity fashion moments.

      Posted by David Artavia on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 
      Fifteen years ago, Diddy held the first White Party. For more than a decade, the event attracted A-listers who celebrated hip-hop, community and the evolution of culture. (Getty Images)


      When it comes to era-defining soirées, few rival Diddy's lavish White Parties. For more than a decade, from 1998 to 2009, the annual extravaganza over the Labor Day holiday was pop culture's hottest ticket, with an unmatched guest list delivering indelible fashion moments. 

      "I remember the first party he threw in the Hamptons," Paris Hilton recalled to The Hollywood Reporter in 2008. "It was iconic and everyone was there."

      In the early aughts, an invite to the exclusive bash solidified one's A...


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      Pras Claims He Learned Of Fugees Reunion Tour “Through The Media”

      Posted by DeMicia Inman on Sunday, September 3, 2023,

      Pras Claims He Learned Of Fugees Reunion Tour “Through The Media”

      Ms. Lauryn Hill is headed on the road with The Fugees as an additional act, however all members may not have been in on the plan. Pras shared that he learned of the fall performances online.

      “I ain’t even know this tour was happening until last week to be honest with you,” detailed the 50-year-old to TMZ.

      “I heard about it through the media… I’m going, obviously, I just heard about it last week.”

      Musicians Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel of the band the Fugees pose backsta...

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      Lil Peep’s Estate Will Drop Rapper’s ‘Last Cohesive’ Body of Work With ILoveMakonnen

      Posted by Tomás Mier on Saturday, September 2, 2023, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 


      A posthumous album from Lil Peep is coming next week. On Friday, the late rapper’s estate released the single “November,” and his mother Liza Womack announced that Diamonds will be released Sept. 8.

      Womack said that the upcoming record is Lil Peep’s “last cohesive full body of work” made with iLoveMakonnen.

      Lil Peep’s Estate Will Drop Rapper’s ‘Last Cohesive’ Body of Work With ILoveMakonnen

      “Lil Peep and Makonnen completed the first fifteen of what would be twenty-one songs and would later be known as the album Diamonds in Los Angeles, exactly 6 years ago in Augus...


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      Irv Gotti Shares Why He’s Against Giving Artists Ownership Of Their Master Recordings

      Posted by Ngozi Nwanji on Friday, September 1, 2023, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
      Irv Gotti Shares Why He’s Against Giving Artists Ownership Of Their Master Recordings

      Irv Gotti appears to not be a believer in giving artists their masters recordings.

      During an interview with “Drink Champs,” the Murder Inc. founder broke down his reasoning for why he is against it. 

      “When people talk about the masters…and they’re like, ‘Oh you should give your artists their masters.’ No, because that’s how I make my money,” Gotti said. “Like Ja, Ashanti, millions of dollars they make every year [from their shows]. I don’t get a dime of that. I don’t get...


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      Who Keeps Releasing Footage of Rappers in Jail?

      Posted by Andre Gee on Friday, September 1, 2023, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 

      Who Keeps Releasing Footage of Rappers in Jail?
      Who Keeps Releasing Footage of Rappers in Jail?© Provided by Rolling Stone

      Earlier this month, bodycam footage of the aftermath of rapper and Lil Durk signee King Von’s November 2020 death reached the internet. One clip shows Atlanta Police patrolling outside the Monaco hookah lounge, where a dispute between Von and rapper Quando Rondo erupted into gunfire (charges against Rondo affiliate Lul Tim were reportedly dropped after police determined that APD fired the fatal shot).

      An additional cl...


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      C-Murder Calls NBA Youngboy “Soulja Slim Of The New Generation”

      Posted by Marc Griffin on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, In : #HOODKNEWGLOBAL 
      C-Murder Calls NBA Youngboy “Soulja Slim Of The New Generation”

      C-Murder labeled NBA Youngboy as the “Soulja Slim of the new generation.” On Sunday (Aug. 20), the rapper, né Corey Miller, took to Instagram to give the Gen Z artist, and his contemporaries, their flowers for their contributions to Hip-Hop. The incarcerated man also told his generation to stop “hating” and let the young bulls cook. 

      “I want to ask the older cats to stop hating on our new generation that rap. These dudes really eating and it’s all legal,” C-Murder’s captioned ...


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      Afro Nation Detroit kicks off day one of inaugural festival with performances by Burna Boy, Ari Lennox, Latto, Dej Loaf, Skillibeng, and mor

      Posted by Goyo Large on Monday, August 21, 2023, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 
      Burna Boy, Ari Lennox and more kick off Afro Nation Detroit festival 

      Burna Boy, Ari Lennox and more kick off Afro Nation Detroit festival 

      On Saturday afternoon, Afro Nation officially kicked off its first ever festival in Detroit. This took place at the Bedrock’s Douglas Site near the downtown area, as Hip-HopVibe was on site.

      The day featured performances from various Afrobeats and hip-hop stars, which include Skillibeng, Diamond Platnumz, Detroit native Dej Loaf, Latto, Ari Lennox, as well as Burna Boy closing out the night as the headliner. Dej, Flavour, a...


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      Jury finds film academy member guilty of three counts of child molestation

      Posted by Stacy Perman on Friday, May 27, 2022, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 



      A jury on Friday found Hollywood architect and film academy member Jeffrey Cooper guilty of three counts of child molestation.

      The two-week criminal trial began May 9 at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys, four years after Cooper was arrested and a grand jury indicted him on eight counts involving two children. Cooper, a resident of Calabasas, pleaded not guilty.

      The jury convicted him on three felony charges of a lewd act on a child involving one of his accusers.

      Jurors, however, were u...


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      Elon Musk wants to hire thousands of new employees at Twitter, shed some existing staffers, and quintuple revenue by 2028, report says

      Posted by stabahriti@insider.com (Sam Tabahriti) on Sunday, May 8, 2022, In : Syndicated Locals 


      • Elon Musk plans to hire 3,600 new employees, shed some, and quintuple revenue, according to The NYT.
      • In a pitch deck, the Tesla CEO claimed he could boost Twitter's user base to over 931 million.
      • Musk told investors he'd probably double or triple their money if they backed him, it was reported.

      Elon Musk wants to hire thousands of new employees at Twitter while shedding some existing staffers, create a secretive new product known as "X," and more than quadruple the size of the social media platf...


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      26-year-old fatally shot outside his mom's home one day ahead of Mother's Day

      Posted by Chicago_Work848 on Sunday, May 8, 2022, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES 



       screams could be heard as loved ones learned that aspiring rapper Brandon Slater was shot and killed right outside his mother's home Saturday -- just one day ahead of Mother's Day. 

      Family members say the 26-year-old had just picked up a cake for Mother's Day. His mother, Diane Archer, was at a Mother's Day brunch, where people were praying for her after losing her other son in December.

      "I am so tired of this nonsense," she said. "Something has to be done." 

      The shooting took place in the 1160...


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      Kevin Hart's New Tequila Brand Will Donate A Portion Of Its Proceeds To Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs

      Posted by Samantha Dorisca on Sunday, May 8, 2022, In : #GORILLAHITTT 84.8FM LOS ANGELES