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RIP Mac Miller (Rhythm Roulette Rewind) [Video]

So very sad to hear of the passing of one of the talented emcees who was considered ‘new’ but kept it True School. Kept him in solid rotation on the old Beatz & Lyrics Show since his early hits. He really seemed to have fun with the craft and rode the hell out of his lane through his very short trip through life. Rest Well, Mac Miller aka Larry Fisherman.

The Mac in the ‘Rhythm Roulette’ above and the bonus embed after the jump (with the late great Sean Price…wow) – that’s how we should remember him. Full of life, a little off but always on beat, zany and dope, a fun dude with amazing talent and wit.


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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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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing: Rest In Power Queen!

Screen Shot 2016-01-02 at 8.07.43 PMAs the new year of 2016 begins we have to take a moment to reflect and pay tribute to Dr. Frances Cress Welsing who has passed away at the age of 80 on January, 2nd 2016.  Born in Chicago, IL March 18th 1935 daughter of Henry N. Cress (physician) & Ida Mae Griffen (teacher) she was always in an academic background.  She went on to obtain her B.S. degree from Antioch College and her M.D. at Howard University in the 1960’s in psychiatry.

She made DC her home after her time at Howard University where she worked at many hospitals especially children’s hospitals.  She is probably most known for her book “The Isis Papers” where she discussed the Melanin Theory and tackles the topic of White Supremacy.  For decades she tirelessly worked to make sure that her works would help teach black people especially black children to have a love of themselves and their rich history.

She has spoken at numerous universities and taken part in a number of documentaries and she was a part of the Hidden Colors Documentary produced by Tariq Nasheed who worked with her as his mentor.  Dr Welsing will truly be missed but her great works will not be forgotten! (March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016) Rest In Peace………

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A Sean Price Tribute: Atlanta Celebrates The Life Of Sean P! Wednesday 8.19 @ the SoundTable

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.03.01 PMThe Hip Hop world is still mourning the passing of Sean Price. His music will live on forever and the lives of the people he touched as well. With that said he still leaves behind a wife and children and if you reside in Atlanta you have the chance to attend a cool event and help his family out as well. DJ Kerosene of The Coalition DJ’s has teamed up with Louisville Sluggah of OGC/Boot Camp Click to organize this tribute going down Wednesday August 19th at the Sound Table (485 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA). It will be hosted by Fort Knox & Louisville Sluggah $5 entry from 9pm-2am with proceeds going directly to Sean Price family. There will be original art of Sean Price on display along with Jeremy Avalon, DJ Dug Boogie, & Jaycee on the tables so this is official. Not to mention Kerosene will do a special Sean P tribute mix as well.

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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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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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!


DMC Speaks On The Life Of Heavy D (Video)

DMC spoke on the life & legacy of Heavy D & the significance of what he represented in hip hop…

Reflection Eternal Show Tribute To ‘Guru’ In San Diego (Video)

It’s hard to believe that its been a year since the legendary Guru of Gangstarr has passed. Guru Rest In Peace!! July 17th 1961 – April 19th 2010

Jean Grae – R.I.P. feat. Styles P & Talib Kweli (Video)

Glad Jean’s camp decided to drop a video for this banger! Been playing it on my radio show too! ILL!!! Jean Grae’s new album ‘Cookies Or Coma’ is on the way…..


Happy Birthday Teddy Pendergrass (1950-2010)

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest R&B legends ever…..Teddy Pendergrass makes me proud to be from North Philly. Take a moment to remember how his life & music continues to lives on….check out some of my favorite songs from Teddy P & a few tribute mixes that follow….. Happy Birthday Teddy P!  (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010)





R.I.P. Nate Dogg – August 19, 1969- March 15, 2011 (Video Tribute)

R.I.P: Nate Dogg Dies At 41

Nathaniel D. Hale, known in the music industry as Nate Dogg, died Tuesday according to announcement made by his family. The crooner with arguably one of the most memorable voices of the last 20 years succumbed to health complications at the age of 41. Nate Dogg was a part of the soundtrack to our lives often appearing on a long list of popular hits with friends & associates such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, 50 Cent, Mos Def, Eminem, Jay-Z, The Game, Shaquille O’neal, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, Freeway, Brian McKnight, DJ Quik, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Kurupt, & many more.


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Putting It On Forever: RIP BIG L (May 30th 1974 – Feb 15, 1999)

Big L – ‘Put It On’ Remix

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Big L – Platinum Plus feat. Big Daddy Kane

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Happy Birthday Jay Dee: J Dilla Forever (Feb 7th 1974 – Feb 10th 2006)

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest producers ever in hip hop….. J Dilla. A producer’s producer in every sense of the word. J Dilla Forever. Forever & Ever…Forever & Ever. Rest In Power