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Meckelle: Spoken Silence

The tones that are thrust from Meckelle’s vocal chords create a warmth steamy enough to melt the thickest snowbed, and that may be what just what her native city of Chicago needs during the winter months. As many artists come and go, showing promise and making strides to be the best, Meckelle plans to show… Read more »



David Banner Added To “Chicken & Beer” Tour

Mississippi’s David Banner will join Ludacris,Chingy and I-20 on the upcoming "Chicken & Beer" tour. Kicking off February 16th in Portland, Oregon, the tour will hit 28 cities and end March 21st in Los Angeles, California. In addition to the "Chicken & Beer" tour, Banner will do six extra dates for the Bud Lounge tour,… Read more »



The College Dropout

Artist: Kanye WestTitle: The College DropoutRating: 4 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Robert De Gracia What does it take to legitimize an acclaimed producer in the release of his own rap album? To gain that respect, he must be more than just a notoriously good-bad singer, have an affiliation with the Roc-a-fella Family, and the reputation of… Read more »



Kanye West Headlines First Tour

Kanye West will headline his first tour in the United States, after scoring a #2 debut and selling almost 500,000 copies the first week his album, The College Dropout hit stores.The 34 date tour will also feature Dilated Peoples, who will serve as West’s opening act. The group is gearing up to release their highly… Read more »



Twista Rocks NYC, Earns Roc-A-Fella Chain

Dame Dash made a surprise appearance at New York club S.O.B.’s during a performance by Chicago native Twista.Dash bestowed upon the rapper a platinum and diamond Roc-A-Fella Records necklace.The performance took place last night (January 21) as part of and S.O.B.’s ongoing “Plain Rap” concert series.While the chain giving is a symbolic gesture that… Read more »



Twista: Back For The First Time

In Webster’s Dictionary, a “kamikaze” is described as “an extremely reckless person who seems to court death.” If you listen to Twista spit his trademark voracious lyrics in his usual reckless, yet precise manner, you would know his career is nowhere near death. In fact, with the release of his long-awaited album, Kamikaze, scheduled to… Read more »



Chingy, Ludacris, I-20 Hit The Road

Disturbing Tha Peace crew members Chingy, Ludacris and I-20 will embark on a 27-city tour, which kicks off February 16.The tour kicks off at Oregon’s PDX Ballroom and winds down in Las Vegas at the House of Blues.In related news, Chingy wrapped the video for “One Call Away,” the third single from his double platinum… Read more »



Kanye West Dominates Rap Chart

As 26-year-old Kanye West prepares his highly anticipated debut, College Dropout, the producer and rapper is already dominating the charts.The Kanye West produced song “You Don’t Know My Name” By Alicia Keys occupies the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.In addition to Key’s massive hit, “Slow Jamz” by fellow Chicago natives… Read more »



Killah Priest Clears Album Confusion

Wu-Tang member Killah Priest cleared confusion surrounding his upcoming recording projects.On a website purporting to be the official Wu-Tang site, an article was printed claiming the rapper was seeking pre-orders to record his new untitled album.”That article is completely untrue,” Priest told “I am in the process of contacting the website in order… Read more »



Fred “Rerun” Berry Passes At Age 52

Fred "Rerun" Berry, star of the hit 70’s situation comedy "What’s Happening!" has passed away at age 52, apparently by natural causes. Friends said that Berry had been in ill health and the legendary actor/dancer had recently suffered a stroke. "What’s Happening!" ran from 1976-1979 and was based on Eric Monte’s 1975 smash movie, "Coolie… Read more »



Eminem Book And Artwork On The Way

A new book on rapper Eminem has hit the stores, titled “White Noise: The Eminem Collection.”The book focus isn’t about Eminem as much as it is about what others have written about him.The book takes excerpts from newspaper articles and websites, in an attempt to show his influence on American culture.The book examines all sides… Read more »



Michael Jackson’s Tragedy

With Michael Jackson’s arrest and indictment on charges of child molestation, the American public is now being subjected to the latest scandal involving celebrities and sex. The various media outlets have yet another opportunity to indulge in their customary feeding frenzy, to compete for the latest rumor, innuendo and salacious detail. We are guaranteed the… Read more »