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The Great John Singleton Has Passed Away

Everyone should thank John Singleton for the way he paved for African-American film makers. He gave us movies that we can relate too but most of all learn from. John singleton passed away on Monday, April 29 2019 after suffering from a stroke on April 17. He was 51 years old. John touched so many people in a way that many can’t. He gave most of the African-American actors that we know now, a chance to become who they are today. Singleton was the writer/director of a plethora of movies and tv series. His films included Boyz N The Hood, Baby Boy, Shaft, Poetic Justice and Four Brothers just to name a few. He was just 23 years old when he wrote and directed “Boyz N The Hood”. Singleton became t

4/20 Friendly Culture Fest is Brooklyn’s New Reign of Fire!

First of anything is never so easy,  but the creator of Culture Fest makes it look as simple as a walk in the park. Culture Fest is Brooklyn’s only festival that will be happening every year in the spring in Williamsburg, New York. It was created to highlight new upcoming artist to raise a platform for their artistry. The outcome is expected to be larger than any show during its first year. Celebrities like Hot 97’s very own Funk Flex , and TT Torez will be an attendance, and the Afrobeats king himself Afro B, will be performing his hot song “Joanna!” Smaller acts like Gangtivity and Leeky Bandz have set the bar high for any upcoming artist hitting the stage after them. Shabaka Shakur the

Billy Ray Cyrus saves "Old Town Road"

In 2018, Lil Nas X released his song “Old Town Road”. The song was on on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart but wasn’t going to be there for long. Billboard decided “Old Town Road” wasn’t country enough, and took it down. While the song “incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version,” Billboard said in a statement to Rolling Stone. This was the 19 year old rappers biggest hit and they ruined his hard work. Lil Nas X realized that this wasn’t going to stop him. Yesterday evening, Billy Ray Cyrus dropped a big hint to the world. He is officially on the Old Town Road remix. This hit is guaran

Grammy-Nominated Rapper, Nipsey Hussle Has Passed Away

On March 31, 2019, Ermias Davidson Asghedom also know as Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot and killed. His death was confirmed by a Los Angeles city official. Nipsey was shot six times outside of his store he opened back in 2017, “The Marathon Clothing Store”. The shooting occurred in the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard around 3:25 p.m. Two other people were injured and they were transported to a hospital. The two other victims are in stable condition, while Nipsey succumbed to his injuries. Nipsey was working on making his neighborhood a better place. He seemed to always share his incredible thoughts with everyone. In 2017 he opened his clothing store “The Marathon Clothing” for

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