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Kim Porter, Mother Of 3 Children With Puff Daddy, Has Been Found Dead

For much of the 1990s and 2000s, Kim Porter was Puff Daddy's companion. They have three children together. Today (November 15), the 47-year-old Columbus, Georgia native was found dead in her Toluca Lake, California home. A representative for Kim Porter confirmed the news and asked for privacy for the family.... Read more

Swizz Beatz Reveals The Hidden Secrets He Learned At Harvard (Video)

Less than one week ago, Swizz Beatz released his first album in more than a decade. The arrival of POISON has the hit-maker for DMX, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, T.I., and Styles P promoting the Epic Records LP. However, few interviews in Swizzy's 20-plus-year career are as engaging as his second sit-down... Read more

Nas Responds To The Allegations That He Physically Abused Kelis

In April of this year, Kelis went public with accusations against her ex-husband and son's father, Nas. In a video conversation with Hollywood Unlocked, the songstress detailed physical and mental abuse she endured at the hand of the legendary rapper. She also accused Nas of having extramarital affairs. Although Nas... Read more

Salute To Hip-Hop Couples. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris Are Now Married

Remy Ma and Papoose. Offset and Cardi B. Solé and Professor Griff. There are multiple marriages of two rappers throughout history and currently. Hip-Hop can add a new couple to that list after last weekend. Jean Grae and Quelle Chris have married. The couple and friends, including Tanya Morgan's Donwill... Read more

Will Smith Reminds Jaden Who The FIRST Icon In The Family Was With A New Freestyle (Video)

For the Smith family, entertainment is the trade. In the last year, Jaden Smith has made some impressive music, even winning over some skeptics of the celebrity son to Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Jaden is serious about his musical craft, evident on last year's SYRE. In two days (June 8),... Read more

Pusha-T Accuses Drake Of Fathering A Child He Abandoned (Audio)

In the last 24 hours, Pusha-T upped the ante in a longstanding beef with Drake. The release of "The Story Of Adidon" took a conflict that sprung out of a dozen-year-old Clipse vs. Lil Wayne problem and mentioned Drake's father, mother, and an alleged lover and child—who Pusha claims is... Read more

Pusha-T Takes Off The Gloves & Makes His Beef With Drake A Family Feud (Audio)

Hours after Pusha-T took his latest shots at Drake on Friday (May 25) with the song "Infrared," Drake rebounded with a scathing diss of his own. The holiday weekend passed while Hip-Hop fans measured both attacks. Pusha's six-year conflict with Drake is a byproduct of T's longtime feud with Lil... Read more

Andre 3000’s First 2 Songs Of The Year Are In Loving Tribute To His Mother (Audio)

André 3000 does not release solo songs, at least not recently. The OutKast co-founder has spent the last dozen years making key appearances alongside other artists, and fans clamor for them. 3000's sought-after guest words have knighted the likes of Frank Ocean and Travis Scott. Three Stacks has dropped dazzling... Read more

Kelis Accuses Nas Of Physically & Mentally Abusing Her (Video)

Singer and chef Kelis and ex-husband Nas recently settled a tense and public custody battle. The former Star Trak Records artist conducted one of her first interviews in nearly a decade and made some powerful claims against her former marital partner of five years. Kelis describes her time with Nas... Read more

Joe Budden’s Son Makes His Own Mood Music About His Father’s Shortcoming (Audio)

From Jaden Smith to Chris Rivers, Hip-Hop is witnessing second-generation MCs flourish on the mic. Joe Budden's son, Trey, is the latest "Rap kid" to come forth with music. Approaching 18 years old, Trey Budden appears to share his father's penchant for venting stress over catchy beats. However, in what... Read more

DJ Envy Attacked Desus & Mero On His Show. Now They Savage Him On Theirs (Video)

Yesterday (March 15), two major forces of media clashed in real-time when Desus and Mero (from their eponymous late-night show) were guests on The Breakfast Club. DJ Envy almost immediately revealed that he felt his wife and family had been disrespected by the two men sitting across from him. On Desus... Read more

DJ Envy Blasts Desus & Mero Then Walks Out Of His Own Interview (Video)

Two top forces in modern media are The Breakfast Club and Desus & Mero. These video talk-shows and interview platforms have helped give Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, DJ Envy, Desus, and Mero household-name status as cultural pundits. Podcasts, books, traditional television shows and appearances, and endorsements have followed. Those... Read more

Chris Rivers & Star Rios Honor Their Father Big Pun With Verses (Audio)

February 7 is a milestone day in Hip-Hop. It marks the birthday of J Dilla (in 1974), and also the day that Big Pun passed away, back in 2000. Typically, Pun's son Chris Rivers uses the date to pay tribute to his father, a personal and controversial figure within the... Read more

Black Thought Lists His Top 5 MCs & The Reasons He’s A GOAT (Video)

The latest episode of the Touré Show podcast released this week, and the guest is none other than Black Thought of The Roots. This insightful conversation (named "How To MC") took place in late 2017 at the Brooklyn Museum and was filmed in front of a live audience of a... Read more

Fabolous & Jadakiss Show That Being A Father To Your Child Is Timeless (Video)

2017's Friday On Elm Street album from Jadakiss and Fabolous was years in the making. As any Hip-Hop Head would expect, the Def Jam Records album is chock full of wordplay, clever punchlines, compound rhyme structures, and grabbing production (especially from Swizz Beatz). However, there is plenty of substance too,... Read more

DOOM Mourns The Death Of His 14-Year-Old Son

DOOM (aka MF DOOM) has a career marred by tragedy. On April 23, 1993, the MC/producer lost his brother and KMD band-mate DJ Subroc when, as a pedestrian, the man born Dingilizwe Dumile was struck by a car on the Long Island Expressway. DOOM now publicly mourns the loss of... Read more

Kevin Hart Comes Clean On Cheating & How He’s Fixing A Family Feud (Video)

One of the biggest themes for top entertainers in 2017 is admitting the mistake of marital infidelity while saving the family. JAY-Z took it to music with many of his most personal lines in the Grammy-nominated 4:44. In his own way and circumstances, Kevin Hart is doing the same. The... Read more

Taylor Bennett Makes A Birthday Song For Chance That Moves His Brother To Tears (Audio)

Today (April 16) is Chance The Rapper's 24th birthday. Presumably, "Lil Chano" may be celebrating his big day with family. The MC's younger brother, Taylor Bennett made some of the festivities public with his own song, "Only Brother (A Special Remix)." Reworking some of Chance's 2016 cut "D.R.A.M. Sings Special,"... Read more

Beyonce & Jay Z Are Expecting Twins As Music’s Royal Family Expands

Beyoncé and Jay Z's 14-plus-year journey together has been something that music fans have watched transpire and develop, in real-time. Dating back to their early 2002 courtship, both music giants were guarded about the details of their private life. Their 2008 wedding was a testament to that. Eventually bringing that... Read more

Joe Budden Discusses Why His Music & Personal Life Are At Their Best In 2016

If you're not constantly challenged, you're probably not doing it right. Joe Budden entered 2016 with a proven career—decorated with a cult music following, reality television history, a podcast, and an Eminem-backed super-group at his side. However, throughout the last 15 years, Joe Budden never seems to get complacent. When... Read more

KRS-One & R.A. The Rugged Man Trade Verses On A Beat That’s Ready For Primetime. (Audio)

UPDATE (12/21): Predator Prime has released the music video to "Primetime," posted below: Hip-Hop can often be a family business. Dr. Dre and Warren G are half-brothers. ONYX's Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr are cousins. Peter Gunz and Cory Gunz are father and son. Across the landscape of the Rap... Read more

R.A. Shows That Even Rugged Men Change With Fatherhood (Video)

R.A. The Rugged Man is one of Hip-Hop's true wild hearts. The Long Island, New York veteran was famously banned from numerous label offices (including his own) during the 1990s for his storied antics. R.A.'s live shows play host to bloody and sweaty mosh pits, make-out sessions with fans, and... Read more

Faith Evans Is Working On A Duets Album Featuring Vocals Of Her & Biggie (Audio)

The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans were husband and wife, parents, Bad Boy Records label-mates and collaborators together. Married for just two-and-a-half years before Biggie's 1997 murder, Evans would appear on "One More Chance," in addition to B.I.G. tribute song, "I'll Be Missing You." Approaching 20 years since the unsolved... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Criticizes Kanye West’s New Album Title. Kanye Goes Nuclear

So much can change in 24 hours. Late last night (January 26), Kanye West announced that his seventh solo album had been re-named. The album known as Swish since mid-2015 suddenly was rechristened to Waves, less than one month away from its February 11 release date. Upon the announcement, made... Read more

Erykah Badu Details The Making of “Hello” With Andre 3000

On November 27, Erykah Badu released mixtape But You Cain't Use My Phone. The Thanksgiving week freebie is also available for online purchase. The closing song of the 11 included in the Motown Records project is "Hello," a duet with the father of Erykah's son, Andre 3000. The parents honored... Read more

Through Thick & Thin Puff Daddy & The LOX Still Make Great Music Together (Audio)

Last week, Puff Daddy released a surprise free album on his birthday (11/4) titled, MMM, an ode to "Money Making Mitch," from the film Paid In Full. While the entire project might not appeal to all, there are 2 tracks featuring some of his greatest proteges, that stand above the rest.... Read more

Macklemore & Ed Sheeran Present Lessons To His Daughter & All Of Us (Audio)

After dominating 2012-2014, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back. The Seattle, Washington MC and producer tandem are masters at finding Pop sensibility through making Hip-Hop songs about issues that seemingly relate to us all. Mack' and his wife recently welcomed their daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty into the world (in May,... Read more

What If Biggie’s Warning Was a Real-Life Situation Happening to a Family? (Video)

This one slipped through the cracks...Earlier in the year, the CatManCan Do Film Posse decided to do a short film based on a re-enactment of the lyrics to the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Warning." The catch? The song's conversation is held among a small town family in their kitchen and the bedroom... Read more

Diddy Talks To Arsenio About Catharisis As It Relates To His Father (Video)

Heads probably know that Sean "Diddy" Combs' father, Melvin Combs was a known '60s and '70s hustler and Frank Lucas associate, Uptown. (Diddy would later work extensively on Jay Z's American Gangster album) You've heard it in raps and in interviews, as Puff has also spoken that he barely got... Read more