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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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Road To Summer Jam

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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