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Hip-Hop Rumors: Common’s Mother Shares How His First Writing Experience Led To A “Butt Whoopin'”

In honor of Mother’s Day, Common’s mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, shares a throwback story about how a then 10-year-old Common snuck out of the house and left a poetic note explaining his absence. The note was his first attempt at writing, but it landed Common in hot water. Check out what Dr.Hines told Necole Bitchie.com… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Rumors: Is G.O.O.D. Music Dropping “Mercy” on Good Friday? Album Coming This Spring!

According to Pusha T’s Twitter, G.O.O.D. Music will soon be dropping “Mercy”, the highly anticipated first single from the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. We hear the single is reportedly dropping this Friday, April 6, which just so happens to be the Easter holiday, Good Friday. Check out his tweet below: The song reportedly features Kanye… Read more »

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R&B Legend Etta James Dead At 73

(AllHipHop News) Legendary R&B singer Etta James has died at the age of 73, it was announced today (January 20). The singer died from complications related to leukemia, in a Riverside, California hospital. Etta James was discovered by R&B pioneer Johnny Otis, who recorded James’ first hit “Dance with Me Henry.” She was later signed to… Read more »

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Stars Attend BET Honors After Party In Washington, DC

A variety of stores gathered Saturday evening (January 15) in Washington DC, to celebrate the BET Honors. Hennessey hosted the “Hennessey Vs BET Honors After Party” at The Park on Fourteenth and at The National Portrait Gallery. Celebrities like Common, Aretha Franklin, Raekwon, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, India Aire and DJ D-Nice, all came out… Read more »

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Legendary Poet Maya Angelou "Shocked, Disappointed" Over Common's Lyrics

(AllHipHop News) Legendary poet Maya Angelou has publicly chastised rapper Common over his track “The Dreamer,” from his album The Dreamer, The Believer. Maya Angelou, who wrote the poem contained on “The Dreamer,” was offended by Common’s lyrics on the track. She was especially offended at Common’s usage of the “N-word.” “I had no idea… Read more »

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