Hip Hop and R&B

Are female rappers too raunchy?

Jermaine Dupri slams she-rappers.  Blog King, Mass Appeal ATLANTA — “So So Def” mogul Jermaine Dupri is under fire for a series of comments he made regarding the risqué deportment of contemporary female artists. During a recent interview with People Magazine, the 46-year-old producer referred to today’s ladies of hip-hop as “strippers rapping” — drawing both the ire and vitriol ...

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Spinderella ‘pushin’ infringement lawsuit against former groupmates Salt-N-Pepa

Spinderella sues Salt-N-Pepa duo. Blog King, Mass Appeal DALLAS — “Push it good!” After nearly 35 years of working together, Spinderella is ‘pushin’ a trademark infringement lawsuit against longtime groupmates Salt-N-Pepa for skulduggery and breach of contract. The 47-year-old DJ believes she was swindled out of millions of dollars in purloined royalties and withheld performance wages. According to court docs, ...

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Legendary artist Stevie Wonder ‘suspends’ concert tour to undergo kidney transplant

Stevie Wonder seeking kidney.  Blog King, Mass Appeal LONDON — From a ribbon in the sky to a kidney with a bladder. Legendary artist Stevie Wonder has suspended his concert tour to undergo surgery for a kidney transplant in September. The blind vocalist, who’s reportedly on dialysis, disseminated the morbid news Saturday night while performing at England’s Summer Time Hyde ...

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“Geto Boys” star Bushwick Bill deceased following a battle with pancreatic cancer

Geto boys rapper dead from cancer.  Blog King, Mass Appeal HOUSTON — Unfortunately, our minds aren’t playing tricks on us. It’s confirmed. Bushwick Bill, the diminutive member of Houston rap trio “The Geto Boys,” passed away Sunday night amid complications from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The Jamaican-born artist was 52. Several media outlets reported Bushwick died earlier that morning. Those ...

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Summer Jam ’19: See Full Show!

Summer Jam 2019 delivered big-time. Blog King, Mass Appeal NEW YORK — “Ain’t no party like…” Summer Jam ’19 was “Must See TV” Sunday night at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey where roughly 50,000 fans showed up. Moderated by Hot 97’s Bobby Konders and Jabba, the annual hip-hop celebration was headlined by rappers Cardi B, Meek Mill and ...

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‘Black Eyed Peas’ star Fergie is seeking divorcement after 10 years of marriage

Fergie heading towards divorce.  Blog King, Mass Appeal PASADENA — Fergie’s “humps” and “lovely little lumps” apparently ain’t enough to keep a man. That’s because, after 10 years of holy matrimony, the 44-year-old singer is headed towards living single. Fergie filed divorce papers Friday afternoon in Pasadena, California citing irreconcilable differences. But the Black Eyed Peas alum has been sundered ...

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