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Charlie Murphy Dead at 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy, older brother to Eddie Murphy, has died of Lukemia today. He was 57. According to TMZ, family was shocked to learn of his passing at an NYC hospital where he was receiving treatment. Best-known for his comedy on Dave Chappelle’s “Chappell Show”, he is survived by three children. Advertisements

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Brown Sugar Adds Google Chromecast Capabilities [Bounce TV]

New Streaming Service for African Americans Can Now be Enjoyed on TVs in Addition to Mobile Devices & Desktop ATLANTA,Ga.– Consumers of the new subscription-video-on-demand service Brown Sugar will be able to watch the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time on their televisions as well as on their mobile devices and desktop computers as it was announced today that Brown Sugar has added Google Chromecast capabilities. Google Chromecast is a media streaming device that allows video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices and it is…

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Performer Line-Up Revealed for BET Experience June 22-25, 2017

Today, BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the first wave of star-studded talent that will take the stage at the 5th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®.

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National Geographic Digs Deep Into The Secret History of Grillz

The National Geographic explores the history of jeweled teeth, stemming back to ancient Mayan times. NG links grillz to history in the Americas to the explosion of African diaspora in the United States and hip-hop, where many prominent members of the culture wear variations of custom grills to date. Check it out below!

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UMG Starts New Funding Round For Mass Appeal

Usher, Steve Stoute and others have joined Universal Music Group (UMG) as investors for Mass Appeal Records, home to Nas & Dave East.

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World Star Hip Hop Founder “Q” Dead at 43

Q was found unconscious last night at his home. As of now, it is believed he passed way in his sleep via heart attack. Born Lee O’denat, he founded the popular video tube “World Star Hip Hop” Worldstarhiphop.com in 2005 which features hot new music in hip-hop, politics, and was controversial for its fight clips and x-rates content.  From there, World Star Hip Hop Honeys was founded as well as the record label. I am sending much love, prayers and uplifting spirits to the World Star HipHop family and Q’s…

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Aaliyah Music Finally Available For Streaming 

Via Complex Magazine: As we at Complex covered in-depth last month, very little of the late r&b star Aaliyah’s catalog has made its way to streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify, or even to iTunes. The reasons for this are complicated, but mostly revolve around the man who owned her label, set her up for stardom—and, oh yeah, was also her uncle: Barry Hankerson.  Back in 2013, a company called Craze Digital, who didn’t actually own the rights to any of Aaliyah’s music, put some of it up for…

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