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The Game – “Rest In Purple” feat. Lorine Chia (Prod. By Bongo By The Way) [Prince Tribute]

So I jump in the purple lambo…It’s “Purple Rain.” It’s “Purple Rain.” Man, it’s “Purple Rain” on repeat. First Michael Jackson. Then Whitney Houston. Now Prince, it’s a three-peat.
The Game

The world is still stunned, but give a dope lyricist a track and some time… and wow. Check out how The Game says RIP. Lorine Chia with him, and Bongo By The Way on the beat. This is “Rest In Purple.” #RIPPrince


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BLITZ – 2/8/13: Donald Byrd R.I.P.

donald-byrd-160Donald Byrd – “Places And Spaces”Donald Byrd & The BlackByrds – “Walking In Rhythm”Donald Byrd & The BlackByrds – “Rock Creek Park”


Jazz Great Donald Byrd Dies At The Age Of 80 According To His Nephew

Monster Snowstorm Similar To Super Storm Sandy Expected To Slam The Northeast

EX-LAPD Cop Christopher Dorner Is Either On The Run Or Hunting Police Officers

Why J Dilla Maybe Jazz’s Latest Great Innovator

The Cast Of The Mini-Series ‘Roots’ Speak On Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Nas Announces ‘The Movement 2013’ Festival Beginning In Australia

Baltimore Ravens Planning To Erect A Statue Of Ray Lewis Outside Their Stadium

74-Year-Old Man Defies Time Using Human Growth Hormone

Spain Seizes 4 Tons Of Cocaine Worth $340 Million Dollars

Pubic Hair Grooming Injuries Are On The Rise Over The Last Decade

Fried Chicken & Sweet Tea: A Recipe For A Stroke

Puerto Rican Hip Hop Icon Tego Calderon Mixes Prose & Politics

Beat By Dre: The Inside Story Of How Monster Lost The World

R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan

Sad, sad news to report. New York Daily News‎, E! Online‎, CNN, Chicago Tribune, and many other major news outlets have confirmed that actor Michael Clarke Duncan died at a Los Angeles hospital today after suffering a heart attack from which he could not recover. He was 54 years old. Best known for his larger-than-life Academy Award-nominated performance as death row inmate John Coffey in the 1999 film “The Green Mile,” our brother truly led a rich, fruitful life before and after that. Having worked as a ditch digger, then as a bodyguard, before landing a supporting role in “Armageddon,” the “Green Mile” star has walked a mile in shoes of every walk of life. But he never forgot where he came from. It was evident in the way Michael played even comedic roles with a presence that made viewers say, “I know that guy”; and he kept a presence in the community that made it easier to really “know that guy.”

We’re gonna miss that guy, Michael Clarke Duncan. Though we may finally make peace with him not being around or coming soon to a screen near you, we must never forget that the brother was just that – a brother – to us… all of us left to mourn. Rest in peace, Michael. Rest and God bless.


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R.I.P. Kile Glover (Cover Story)

It is with a heavy heart that we at report the passing of young Kile Glover, 11, stepson of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher Raymond. The LA Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution both affirm that Kile died this past Saturday, nearly two weeks after sustaining critical injuries in a boating accident on Metro Atlanta’s Lake Lanier. When news of Kile’s death was first released, it was said that Kile’s mother, the former Tameka Foster-Raymond, requested an end to Kile’s suffering once it was determined that he could not possibly recover from the injuries he had sustained. Later, it was clarified that Kile had succumbed; a result of congestive heart failure. Regardless, Kile’s battle has ended. We cannot imagine the grief being suffered by those left to mourn little Kile. We can only offer our deepest sympathies to the extended family left to mourn in the wake of this tragic loss. However, to you our reader, we offer the following admonishment: If you have been so blessed to have a little angel or angels in your life, hug and kiss them NOW; while they are on this side! Whatever else you think is more important…it’s not. Rest in peace, Kile.
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R.I.P. Ms. Melodie (Cover Story)

We saw and heard word of the passing of Hip-Hop diva Ms. Melodie (formerly of BDP) many hours ago throughout the blogosphere and over the airwaves. However, everyone was reporting the same information (death, with no known cause); and none of the so-called majors had yet committed its resources or reputation to confirming the tragic loss. Well, though no new information of note has been shared, New York Daily News and MTV sources (and others) affirm that our beloved Ms. Melodie passed away yesterday, July 18 2012. We at express our deepest condolences and heartfelt sorrow at the passing of a sister that never did wrong by the culture of Hip-Hop, any of its elements, or the people who follow it and her. Rest in Peace, Ma…Rest in Power.


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Jackmaster Solomon – “The 2pac Birthday Mix” [6/16/71 – 9/13/96]

Atlanta based DJ Jackmaster Solomon puts together this special mix celebrating the birthday of one of hip hop’s most prolific entertainers in Tupac Shakur. Once again it proves that Tupac still lives on through his music & into the future even in hologram form….

R.I.P. Davy Jones of The Monkees


Whitney Houston Last Performance & Red Carpet Interview (Video)

In what was Whitney Houston’s last & final performance before her death, she hopped on stage to perform “Jesus Loves Me” with Kelly Price during Ms. Price’s Pre-Grammy party. Under the hood check out what is believed to be her last red carpet interview. Spotted at HHNM
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Whitney Houston Grammy Moments (Video)

Props to Yardie for this compilation of every Grammy moment that Whitney Houston was ever a part of. Rest in peace Nip!
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Classic Clips: Christopher Lee Rios aka Big Pun (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000)

Today we remember the life of Big Punisher, the 1st Latino in hip hop to go platinum and in my eyes one of the best lyricists ever. He could destroy verses with a merciless rapid delivery like “Super Lyrical” or give you smooth quality radio joints without selling out like “Not A Player”. With all Pun’s positive attributes as emcee, his passing gives us one constant reminder, YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH! Make sure you take care of yourself and get them check up’s….

“Dead in the middle of little Italy little did he know that we riddle to middle men who didn’t do diddly” is still the greatest 4 bars ever!


BLITZ – 11/8/11: Joe Frazier R.I.P.

Yeah we haven’t had a BLITZ news segment is quite awhile & we promise to get back on it a little more than we have in the past. For now we honor the legacy of Joe Frazier… Rest In Power Champ.

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Former Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier Dies Of Liver Cancer At Age 67

Penn State’s Child Sex Abuse Case Hurts Head Coach Joe Paterno’s Legacy

Sexual Harrasment Allegations Haven’t Hurt Hermain Cain’s Bid For Republican Presidential Candidacy…yet

Occupied Cities Becoming A Big Problem For Mayors

Interracial Marriage: More Accepted & Still Growing

Former NFL Wide Receiver Terrell Owens Huge Child Support Payments Are Ruining Him

Conrad Murray Found Guilty In Michael Jackson Trial

White House Denies Any Knowledge Of Aliens Or That Life Exists Outside Our Planet

49.1 Million Americans Now Live In Poverty According To U.S. Census Estimates

The State Of Maryland Leads The List For The Most Millionaires In The U.S.

Magic Johnson Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Being Diagnosed With HIV

NBA Players Union Unlikely To Agree On The Owner’s Offer

Eddie Murphy Speaks On Why He’s Quitting Family Movies & His Return To Standup Comedy

Detroit Lions Fans Still Pissed Off About Nickelback Performing During Thanksgiving Halftime Show

ESPN: Philadelphia Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Was His Own Man (Video)

Legendary: Gil Scott-Heron R.I.P. (April 1, 1949 – May 27th, 2011)

“Revolutionary poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, best known for his 1970 work “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died May 27th at a New York City hospital. The exact cause of death is currently unknown, though he had been battling a severe drug addiction and other health problems for years. He was 62.” – Rolling Stone

More twitter comments from celebs after the jump……
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R.I.P. Nate Dogg – August 19, 1969- March 15, 2011 (Video Tribute)