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Big Tigger Expands Annual Celebrity Classic

Big Tigger has vowed to give supporters a “bigger, bolder and better” version of his Annual Celebrity Classic this year.   With the nearly week-long community awareness event now in its seventh year, the BET and syndicated radio host and his Street Corner Foundation will bring together a list of sports and entertainment luminaries.  … Read more »

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Afrika Bambaataa Honored By Bronx Musuem

Hip-Hop “godfather” Afrika Bambaataa will be among those honored by the Bronx Museum of the Arts at “A Bronx Feast,” the museum’s Spring benefit gala.   Noted for being one of the founders of Hip-Hop Culture, Bambaataa has influenced other musical genres, as his creation of “electro funk” helped fuel the development of Freestyle or… Read more »

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AARP Gets Down With Hip-Hop For 50th Anniversary

Rapper Queen Latifah is among the headliners of the “Songs of Soul and Inspiration” concert being produced by AARP, the world’s largest advocacy organization for the 50+ community.   The company announced today (April 28) that Latifah, along with Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Patti Austin, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Jamia, CeCe Winans, The Fire Choir… Read more »

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Jean Grae Retires From Hip-Hop?

Jean Grae, one of Hip-Hop’s revered underground lyricists, has issued a message that suggests she is walking away from Hip-Hop music. The rapper issued a statement through a message from her myspace blog.“It’s been a wonderful and awful journey all at the same time. Mostly leaning towards the wonderful part,” she stated. “Thank you for… Read more »

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Activists, Rappers React To Sean Bell Verdict

Seventeen months to the day since the November 25, 2006 shooting of Sean Bell, a queens judge found three undercover detectives involved not guilty on all charges today (April 24).   Detectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora who faced the most charges, were both acquitted on first and second degree manslaughter, which carries a possible… Read more »

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