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Hudson Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

William Balfour has pleaded not guilty today (January 20) on first degree murder and home invasion charges stemming from the triple homicide of Jennifer Hudson relatives Jason Hudson (brother), Darnell Donerson (mother), and 7 year-old nephew Julian King.   Balfour is the estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister Julia, and remains in custody without bail.  … Read more »

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Classic Clashes: Death Certificate Vs. Me Against The World

2009 is here and the streets are uncertain.  The economy is deteriorating. Political change and turmoil abound and socially we have police killing unarmed cooperating men.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.The 1990s had similar issues and historically, in the tradition of Melle Mel, MC’s have generally risen to the occasion… Read more »

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AHH YEAR IN REVIEW: Who Was The King In The Midwest In ’08?

The oft-underestimated Midwest region continued to carve out their own distinct identity with a nice mix of mainstream and underground stars. Chicago elites Kanye West and Common were joined by Lupe Fiasco, who courtesy of the well-received The Cool began to receive recognition as one of the game’s premier young artists.   Detroit’s Hip-Hop scene… Read more »

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2008’s Biggest Stories #2: Hip-Hop Artists Rally Around Obama

President-elect Barack Obama’s landmark 2008 presidential run not only galvanized the nation, but ignited a renewed sense of political awareness and music from Hip-Hop artists.                 The noticeable trend began slowly at the end of 2007 through artists such as Common and Talib Kweli, both of whom publicly supported Barack Obama’s then perceived long shot… Read more »

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The Last Word: 2008 Edition

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Quite simply, it was 2008.   From the highs of watching history unfold with a new President to the lows of wading through an economic cesspool of unemployment and changing food and gas prices, there was always entertainment. And our stars did not… Read more »

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The Last Word: Cosby Porn? Fantasia Loses Her House, Janet Jackson IS Pregnant? and Bobby Brown Has a New Group

How is everything? Another week gone by, another twenty cents made as OJ gets sent to prison for at least nine years, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich gets arrested for trying to sell President-elect Obama’s senate seat, and unemployement continues to rise with Bank of America planning to cut more than 35,000 jobs in the next… Read more »

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