New York City honors Wu-Tang Clan with their own district in Staten Island

  Photo: Spin   Wu-Tang Clan is legendary in the hip-hop game, but also on their stomping grounds of New York City. Due to their exceptional resume in the music industry, Staten Island also known as Shaolin named a district after the group. Last December, Lawmakers approved a unanimous vote to approve the Wu-Tang Clan

Flashback Friday: Soul II Soul X “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)”

    Photo: Trench   Soul II Soul made big noise back in the late 80s with their seductive and deep R&B sound. The group consisted of producers Jazzie B, Nellee Hooper, and instrumentalist Philip "Daddae" Harvey. According to Allmusic.com, the group had a residency at the Africa Centre in London’s Covent Garden. This

Florida prosecutors seek the death penalty for rapper YNW Melly

    Photo: Urban Islandz   MC YNW Melly (born Jamell Maurice Demons) remains behind bars at Broward County Jail on double murder charges. Florida prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in his case. The 19-year-old is accused of murdering his two friends 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr. and 21-year-old Anthony Williams back on Oct. 26.

Did Kodak Black go too far on “Expeditiously” diss to T.I.?

    Photo: VIBE   Florida native MC Kodak Black received significant backlash following an inappropriate comment about actress Lauren London, who was the long-time girlfriend of late MC Nipsey Hussle and mother of his son Kross Asghedom. Nipsey was fatally shot outside of his The Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles on March

Recap Friday: Music industry professionals discuss Nipsey Hussle’s legacy

    Photo: L-R (Walter J. Tucker, Yaasiel “Success” Davis, Angela Yee, Vashon Straws, Its Bizkitt, Q-Smith, and Datwon Thomas)   The tragic and sudden death of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle is still on the hearts and minds of his family, friends, and industry professionals. Last weekend, I attended the Leadership Music Conference & Showcase

Suspect charged with killing Nipsey Hussle pleads not guilty

    Photo: KOLO   Eric R. Holder Jr., the man charged with killing Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle plead not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges Thursday.   The 29-year-old made his first court appearance after Sunday’s shooting and only spoke to say “yeah” to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan’s questions. Holder is

Hip-hop mourns the death of Grammy-nominated MC Nipsey Hussle

    Photo: TVNZ   Hip-hop has lost one of their greatest sons. Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down Sunday in Los Angeles near his Marathon Clothing store. Two other people were injured in the shooting around 3:30 p.m. They were transported to a hospital, where both are in stable condition. The 33-year-old born Ermias