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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Inspires Guide to Mastering the Game of Money

  Jay-Z really shook a lot of people’s world causing them to wake up, and pay attention to their financial future with his latest album 4:44.  Finance expert and entrepreneur Jeremiah Brown was another inspired to illustrate a guide to mastering the “game of money.”   Brown’s book Financial Freedom My Only Hope differs from...

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Notorious B.I.G. is Still Notorious

DISCLAIMER: this was written last year (2017) for BIG’s 20th anniversary, but for some reason or another, I never published it.  Here ya go!   Can you believe it’s been twenty years already?  The phrase “how time flies” couldn’t be further from the truth.  Especially since most of us can recall exactly where we were,...

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School Daze: Class Still in Session 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, during Black History Month.  Spike Lee returned with his second joint School Daze.  Who knew exposing black college life on the big screen would be so impactful. Daze was actually written before Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, but budget prevented it from becoming his first release.  School Daze, which was originally titled...

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Welcome New Baby Girl

The West family welcomed a new addition to their family. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West welcomed their third child and second daughter into the world via surrogate.  Kardashian West revealed the news via her website Tuesday. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian West wrote...

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Mark Donavin Goes From Teacher to Singer!

From Teacher to Singer: How Mark Donavin is balancing life in the classroom and the studio.   B-radio sat down with Mark Donavin to discuss the ins and outs of his upcoming debut project.  Along the way we dove into his professional transition, and how it aligns with his passion.   B: So, you’re doing...

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2017 Year End Music Review!

Music: that thing that’s part of our everyday lives.  That thing that helps us with our ups, and helps us with our downs.  That thing that heals, and that thing that brings many together.   New Edition kicked off 2017 with their epic three-part biopic.  The biopic smashed records in the ratings department for BET,...

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She’s STILL Gotta Have It

Filmmaker Spike Lee reboots his first joint into a ten episode Netflix series.  She’s Gotta Have It is based in modern-day Fort Greene Brooklyn, and chronicles the life of the sex-positive, polyamorous, pan-sexual Nola Darling, (DeWanda Wise) and the three men she’s dating all at once!  Three completely different men, from different walks of life...

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Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Steps Down from Companies Following New Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations. Simmons, who’s the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Records and CEO of Rush Communications, released a statement on Thursday following alleged accuser Jenny Lumet’s guest column published by The Hollywood Reporter. “As a woman of color,...

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Hip-Hop Takes Over the Grammy’s: The Nominations Are In

It’s been a good year for hip-hop, as the category leads this years nominations! Jay-Z has racked up the most nominations this year with eight, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year.  Carter now has 74 nominations to his name with 21 wins. Kendrick Lamar slid in behind...