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Rakim Embarking On 22-Date Nationwide Tour

Rapper Rakim has announced a 22-date national tour starting later this month. The tour kicks off on August 19, when Rakim makes an appearance in Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.The tour will make stops in Texas, Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Georgia, before winding down in Washington, DC…. Read more »



Rhymefest: Resume before Rap

“That’s what makes me different from every other rapper. When rappers be like, ‘What’choo want me to do, work at Mickey D’s?’ I’m the rapper that’s like, ‘Hell yeah, muthaf**ka. Then you know what it’s like. It teaches you to be a man so you can take care of your business. If you don’t never… Read more »



Blue Collar

Artist: RhymefestTitle: Blue CollarRating: 4 StarsReviewed by: Max Herman As much as the masses love to cheer on a hustler turned rapper, Chicago native Rhymefest is living proof that you can make it big in the game even if the only thing you’ve sold on the corner is your music. ‘Fest spent years working random… Read more »



Jason Weaver: Maximum Effect

Jason Weaver has been a stellar entertainer for years, with numerous successful movie, television and musical projects. He stole the hearts of fans as a young actor, appearing in television sitcoms such as Sister Sister, Thea, and Smart Guy. One of the most recognized highlights of his early career was his role as the young… Read more »



Wu-Tang Clan Announce U.S. Summer Tour Plans

Wu-Tang Clan has announced dates for a month-long summer tour that will include performances at San Diego’s Street Scene, two Rock the Bells concerts and a pair of intimate shows at New York’s Webster Hall. The tour will feature all the original members from the clan, whose roots go back nearly 15 years. In addition… Read more »



Block Music

Artist: ShawnnaTitle: Block MusicRating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Eb Haynes Shawnna’s second studio album Block Music (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam) paints a befitting mural for the street wise, former member of the disbanded girl group Infamous Syndicate. Gritty tracks such as the “Gettin’ Some Remix” which features Hip-Hop royalty, Too Short, Lil Wayne, Ludacris and… Read more »



Gnarls Barkley Announces Nation Tour

Critically acclaimed group Gnarls Barkley has announced a fifteen city US tour which is set to kickoff later this month. Consisting of Goodie Mob rapper Cee-Lo and DJ Danger Mouse, the Gnarls Barkley tour will begin on July 18 in San Francisco, CA and coincidentally wraps in San Francisco, CA on September 17th. The announcement… Read more »



Sammie: Deja Vu

Long before anyone stepped to the tunes of Chris Brown, made out to the melodic voice of Ne-Yo, or chilled out to the smooth sounds of Mario, a teen sensation by the name of Sammie had already been there and done that. While most 12-year-olds were thinking about whether or not to finish their homework,… Read more »



Alabama Rapper Gunnz Links With Czar Entertainment and Don P

Emerging Alabama rapper Gunnz has quickly emerged as a premier artist in the area with a blossoming, catchy song and a high-powered management team in Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond’s Czar Entertainment and Jeremy Geffen. Gunnz’s tune “Janky” has garnered significant radio airplay in markets like Birmingham, Miami, Memphis, Chicago, Los Angeles and other key regions. Now,… Read more »



Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Names New Executives

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation executives Ellen Haddigan and Tangie Murray have been named as the organization’s new board president and managing director. The appointment was made Thursday (June 29) by foundation chairman Russell Simmons and vice chairman Danny Simmons, who welcomed Haddigan’s vision as board president. "Ellen has been crucial to the growth of this… Read more »



Common Tapped To Headline Europe’s Largest Anti-Racism Festival

Chicago rapper Common has been added to London’s anti-racist festival, Rise: London United. The event is Europe’s largest anti-racism festival, taking place in Finsbury Park. The rapper, known for his conscious lyrics and positive stance, joins London rapper Sway, Killa Kela, DJ Kayper, jazz legend Roy Ayers, The Wailers, Graham Coxon, Buzzcocks, MC Inja and… Read more »



Day One (Mixtape)

Artist: DJ Drama/Young DroTitle: Day One (Mixtape)Rating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Alejandro Mojado DJ Drama and Grand Hustle are back at it again with another scorching mixtape. This time Young Dro is up to bat for the Atlanta based team with a better batting average than the Braves. For this outing, Drama and the self… Read more »