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Nas Makes Us Look At The Real Reasons Young Black Men Are Dying Too Young (Audio)

Since his days as a teenager, Nasir Jones has been gifted in telling the stories surrounding his experiences and the lives of others. On "One Love," he put the correspondence between friends—one free and one incarcerated into song. On "U.B.R.," Nas narrated, in verse, the journey and success of Rakim—one... Read more

The Numbers Show Police Don’t Care About Dead Rappers

For millennia, mankind has been at war. Whether in the name of religion, territory, love, greed, revenge, or duty, human casualties have remained constant throughout civilization, and as society is said to progress, murder remains a dark spot on our collective report card. For many Americans, particularly those of color,... Read more

Chinx Murdered In Queens, New York In Drive-By Shooting

Chinx has been confirmed dead. The artist born Lionel Pickens died this morning (May 17) after being shot multiple times in his native Queens, New York around 4am, according to The Associated Press. The incident, which critically injured another man, was reportedly a drive-by shooting. Pickens and the man were... Read more