Hip-hop icons farewell to Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys

    Photo: Pitchfork   “My mind playing tricks on me,” no, literally. Hip-hop has lost one of it’s fallen sons, one-third of the Geto Boys, Bushwick Bill. The 52-year-old (born Richard Shaw) passed away Sunday, June 9 surrounded by family in Houston. In February, Bill was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and

Cheers to Black Excellence: Jay-Z becomes the first billionaire rapper

    Photo: US Weekly   What a way to kick off Black Music Month, Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) has officially made history by becoming the first billionaire rapper. The Brooklyn native has formally reached a 10-figure income. Forbes reported today that the 49-year-old's wealth is due to several business endeavors including his champagne

Flashback Friday: Snoop Dogg rare interview

    Photo: Very Smart Brothas - The Root   What's his name? Snoop Doggy, Dogg (Dogg)! That's right CeeSoDope readers; I'm back for another Flashback Friday with everyone's favorite uncle, Snoop Dogg. The MC stepped on the hip-hop scene in 1992 appearing on Dr.Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic. On November 23, 1993,

Philadelphia DA says Meek Mill should get a new trial

    Photo: ABC News   It's no secret that rapper Meek Mill has had his runaround with the law, but that may soon be coming to an end. According to USA Today, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner filed paperwork calling for a new judge and trial on Wednesday in the rapper's ongoing probation

Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer gets indicted by Grand Jury

    Photo: TMZ   Eric Holder, the man who allegedly murdered late rapper Nipsey Hussle, was indicted by a Grand Jury and faced new charges on Tuesday, May 21. L.A. County District Attorney previously charged Holder with four crimes, including premeditated murder. The D.A. had the case revisited by a Grand Jury which

Chris Brown announces ‘Indigo’ album release date

  Photo: iConvo.com   Chris Breezy is planning to drop his new project Indigo this summer on June 21. The argumentatively “King of R&B” also unveiled the cover art for his latest project via social media. Brown is planning a backup date for June 28 just in case there are any delays for his album.     View this post

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

Get to know the man behind the lyrics: J Alston

    Photo: Str8OutDaDen.com   As the saying goes, “college isn’t for everyone.” For North Carolina native J Alston (born John Alston Williams) that proved to be true. Growing up, J Alston had a love for sports, but that love shifted to arts and music when he was in the sixth grade. After battle

India.Arie returns to the music scene with ‘Worthy’ album

  Photo: Visitseattle.org   Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie swooned the masses when she released her debut album Acoustic Soul in 2001. Her debut led to seven Grammy nominations including Record of the Year, Song of the Year for her single "Video," Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. Signed to