Hip-Hop

RAPPER T.I EXPECTED TO PLEAD ‘GUILTY’ TODAY

   “The 27-year-old singer, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was expected to be sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service talking to youth groups around the country, followed by about 12 months in prison, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plea deal had not been finalized yet Thursday morning. His prison time could be increased or reduced, depending on his fulfillment of the terms of the deal and good behavior, the []

RUSSELL ‘FACT FINDING’ SIMMONS ANNOUNCES HIS PERSONAL ENDORSEMENT OF BARACK OBAMA…..

“Today I am announcing my personal endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States,” announced entertainment mogul Russell Simmons Sunday. The co-founder of Def Jam said he arrived at t …   Read More Thanks for announcing this important news to the people of the world Russell! Barack can now breathe easy and move forward with his already successful campaign, safe in the knowledge that he now has your support… On another note, I have my fingers and toes crossed for Barack. I []

ESTELLE APPEARS ON TRL’S SPANKIN NEW MUSIC WEEK

  Atlantic Records/Homeschool are really putting the publicity machine behind singer/rapper Estelle and her fouthcoming album ‘Shine’. She was present at the Grammys, featured on E! News as the next artist to watch out for, and now she’s appeared on TRL.  And on top of all that Estelle is also getting a lot of love from black bloggers/entertainment sites Stateside. So, after years of toiling away here in the UK, going nowhere fast, in a country where extremely talented black homegrown talent, continue to be despised, ignored and shoved to one side by the industry, in order to make way []

KOOL HERC CALLS ON HIP-HOP FANS TO SAVE GENRE’S BIRTHPLACE

  Hip-Hop co-founder DJ Kool Herc is issuing a call for supporters of the genre to help save the culture’s official birthplace, 1520 Sedgwick Avenue. AllHipHop.com has learned that Kool Herc’s clothing company Sedgwick & Cedar Corp will launch Save 1520, a charitable collection of tees, hats and jackets. One hundred percent of net proceeds from the sale of Save 1520 clothing will go toward helping the 1520 Sedgwick Tenant Association obtain governmental and philanthropic assistance to purchase the building, in addition []