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The 20th Anniversary 2014 Essence Festival Brings Out The Stars! Prince and More Headline

Photo Credit: Maya Washington Essence hit it big again this year for their 20th anniversary. The Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community, and black culture between the New Orleans’ convention center and the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The festival attracted… Read more »

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Mary J. Blige

More Drama For Mary J. Blige, Singer Hit With $3.4 Million Tax Lien

(AllHipHop News) Even with a national scandal consuming the I.R.S. over the last week, the government agency still continued its pursuit of missing taxes from high-profile citizens. The latest celebrity to have to face the tax man is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. According to TMZ, Blige is being accused of not paying all… Read more »

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Pepsi & Hot 97 Team Up For ‘Road To Summer Jam’ Webseries

(AllHipHop News) Two of the biggest brands in the country are linking up this summer. Hip-Hop station Hot 97 and soft-drink giant Pepsi presents Road To Summer Jam. The 8 episode internet docu-series will follow Hot 97’s program director Ebro Darden, marketing director Donyshia Benjamin, and host of The Rush Hour DJ Enuff as they prepare… Read more »

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Macklemore

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ Breaks Chart Record

(AllHipHop News) Sorry DJ Khaled, but you’re no longer the best. At least not when it comes to holding the record for the longest running #1 rap single on Billboard Magazine’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. That distinction now belongs to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis after their mega-hit “Thrift Shop” topped the chart for the 12th consecutive week. Previously,… Read more »

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Mary J. Blige

Hip-Hop Rumors: Illseed’s Quickies! Love and Hip-Hop, Ciara & Future, Azealia Banks and MORE!

ILLSEED’S QUICKIES Did Erica Mena get fired from “Love And Hip-Hop”? Rumors say maybe, but I don’t think so. People are now saying that the financial woes of Mary J. Blige may result in the singer getting evicted from her high-end Manhattan apartment. The apartment complex is so nice, it has a bowling alley, basketball… Read more »

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The Last Word 2012: Colonel Mary J’s Chicken Flies The Coop

Our satirical and funny friend, Andre Leroy Davis, was back at it again in 2012 with “The Last Word”, his unique brand of cartoonish commentary on current events and politics. In the multi-billion dollar world of celebrity endorsements…all “gwop” ain’t good “gwop.” Just ask the reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. We’ve loved Mary J. Blige… Read more »

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Mary J. Blige

AHH Stray News: Mary J. Blige Sued Over $2.2 Million Loan, Kevin Hart's "Real Husbands", Ryan Leslie Ordered To Pay $1 Million Reward Over Laptop

(AllHipHop News) Mary J Blige a.k.a. “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” was hit with a lawsuit yesterday (November 28), claiming that she and her husband defaulted on a $2.2 million loan from Signature Bank. According to Reuters, documents were filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeking to recoup the $2.2 million loan… Read more »

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D'Angelo

D’Angelo And Mary J. Blige Hitting The Road To Co-Headline “The Liberation Tour”

(AllHipHop News) Following his recent re-emergence and highly praised performances at the Essence Music Festival and last weekend’s BET Awards, D’Angelo has announced that he will co-headline the upcoming “Liberation Tour” with nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer, Mary J. Blige. The pair have only revealed details for four East Coast dates; however, more are expected to… Read more »

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Starshell

Mary J. Blige's Protege Starshell Releases "Birthday Girl"; Is It Any Good?

Mary J. Blige’s signee, Starshell, is carving our her own lane in “Birthday Girl”, the first single off of her upcoming debut Liberation. In 2008, Starshell came to the industry’s attention when she co-penned Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”, a song that appeared on his 808’s & Heartbreaks effort. Are you feeling Starshell? (And doesn’t she… Read more »

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