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David Goodson

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Ripping Rick Ross and Reebok

Miami ... no bueno. I borderline hate that place and it all stems from events...

We love you L.L., but you've got some researching to do

Sometimes, you don't want to be called radical or militant. In fact, it's funny how...

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Bronx Week celebration brings Apollo Theater's first global festival of hip hop

In the spirit of the ongoing Bronx Week celebration, the biggest export the borough has...

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King's Men Tour hits Brooklyn

As a shorty, I thought I was doing a good deed by trying to help...

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At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

Everyone's demeanor changes once the plane lands at McCarran International Airport. Smiles are bountiful with...

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Gotta always be for the kids

I had an idea of where this week's words were gonna go when I put...

Bluey and the new British invasion

Promises of worldwide fame and wealth have for years sent people running to the recording...

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Oh, great, more Braxtons ...

When the proverbial "they" concocted the phrase "Big Brother is watching," they weren't lying. With...

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We still love you, Biggie!

"You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far..." Depending on the side of...

Real music, real impact, real inspiration

When speaking to some cats about the music game, it's wise to take heed of...

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The Summer Music Festival brought out the big guns

The mark of a true professional is that they go all out at all times....

Teen talk and girl power

As the calendar year changes, along come new challenges and promises to oneself. These self-affirmed...

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Jammin' in Brooklyn with Beres Hammond and them

It started out as a "rest and relaxation" type of weekend, atypical for New York...

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Miguel's 'Adorn' was the jam of summer 2012, right?

At any moment, the chill of December will settle in, and the 20-degree days that...

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The results are in, and, well, we did it!

Once again, for four more years, it's on. In terms of popular votes, the race...

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Harlem remains our home base

A plethora of societal ills hindering dwellers in urban America is pushing people over the...

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Giving Nina Simone her propers

Remember back in 1996 when the Fugees came out with "The Score"? The game is...

Roc Boyz take over

Since the rhetorical question of "who's the best MC, Biggie, Jay-Z or Nas?" was posed...

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Lyfe's good, my dude!

It was at about this time of the year in 2010--Aug. 31 to be exact,...

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Smooth jazz and a 'Red Hook Summer'

South Central L.A. The mention of that area conjures images of decay, menace and danger...

Apollo Spring Gala brings out cream of the crop

Deftly handling his duties as host of the Apollo Theater 2012 Spring Gala, actor-comedian Sinbad,...

Cyber connects making it big

"If there's any sort of collabo like that, it'll be on musical merit rather than...

Thanking our moms with love, song and the Whispers

When the climate changes, there are certain things about New York City that you appreciate...

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Filmmakers blazing a trail with pride and reason

You'd have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the impending...

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Vy Higginsen, the life of a pioneer

Take a gander at the resume of Vy Higginsen and you'll see it is riddled...

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Remembering Biggie 15 years later

The great KRS-One somberly recited on a single from his Marly Marl-collaborated 2007 CD, "Hip...

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Kerry Washington doing it big for Da Bronx

Quite as it's told, the Bronx is still doing it big. Aside from hip-hop, some...

Celebrities and fans remember Whitney's legacy in New Jersey

"Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" she asked in 1987. On Saturday, Feb. 18, for a...

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Another star gone too soon

Still reeling from the Don Cornelius situation, I thought this week would provide a sense...

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Candice Anitra gives her all for Haiti

Sometimes you get to speak to artist who gets it, for whom love of family...

Just what you needed for the start of 2012-Tamar Braxton?

Hello, 2012. Glad to welcome you. As we delve into the New Year, we at...

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Welcome back, Carl, good to hear you!

Interviewing two brothers while "SportsCenter" is on is probably not the best idea, but a...

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Ledisi gives us her talent and vision

On her last project, the twice-Grammy-nominated album "Turn Me Loose," Ledisi Young queried, what can...

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Steve Harvey says he's mentoring for manhood

"Do what you say you're going to do!" The statement sounds pretty straightforward yet somehow,...

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The very accomplished Phil Perry reflects on his great career

In the span of minutes, the standard Q & A interview had subsided and it...

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Surfin' da Ultimate Rap League

While industry in the United States as a whole is on the decline, you gotta...

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Royce Da 5'9" got a new lease on life

"Talent will take you far." That's one of life's biggest misconceptions. On the contrary, many...

ESPN presents the 19th Annual ESPY Awards

Favorite teams and athletes somehow represent personal traits and qualities of individuals and cities, so...

El DeBarge talks love, life and redemption

Mary J. Blige has long since established that the title the "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul"...

Say hello to Miss Teairra Mari

What do you do when you seemingly have the perquisites (talent/looks) to make a huge...

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