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Remembering NIPSEY HUSSLE: Celebrating His Legacy

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Today In Hip Hop History: Remembering “Eazy E”

On this day, in 1995 (25 years ago), the late N.W.A. rap music star Eric “Eazy E” Wright was diagnosed with a deadly virus known as AIDS – in which he announced this diagnosis via his record label Ruthless Record. Due to the “so-called” complications from this infectious disease , Eazy E would pass away just ten days later, on March 26, 1995.

Born in Compton, California – Eric Lynn Wright, (his government name) – propelled and motivated West Coast rap and gangsta rap by leading the group N.W.A. and its label, Ruthless Records, which shed light to vulgar lyrical content of rap music – and life in the hood, at that time.

Following several legal issues and a life of crime before founding Ruthless in 1987, Eazy E would start a short solo career with frequent collabs with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre – which later became the group known as N.W.A.

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N.W.A’s debut studio album, Straight Outta Compton, released in 1988 and caused much controversy between themselves and the police, with their lyrical content – which also spoke of social injustice and police brutality during those times. The album is now ranked among the greatest and most influential albums. One famous song in particular – which became a favorable chant amongst the urban community during those times – was their infamous “Fuck The Police” record. Louisiana rapper, Lil Boosie would later release a single with the same title.

Written shortly after the group was harassed by the torrence Police Department, the lyrics protest police brutality and racial profiling and the song was ranked number 425 on rolling Stone’s list of 500 greatest Songs of All Time. This song would also, later, get them kicked off stage during a concert – where they were warned not to perform the controversial song.

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After the group released their third and final studio album , Niggaz4Life, in 1991, the group parted ways.

During one of the most famous stories of police brutality at the time, the Rodney King story – and the group’s splitting, there were many disputes over money. While Ice Cube and Dr. Dre went on to start solo careers, Eazy E was more focused on bitter revenge. He later released two EPs.

Although Eazy was getting the short end of the stick with his former group mates, he did significant work behind the scenes, signing and debuting the rap group Bone Thugs-N-harmony from 1993 to 1994.

Sadly, in 1995, he [Eric Wright] was suddenly hospitalized and diagnosed with AIDS, and died through complications of the disease.

Many people speculate that this was a murder dressed up by the government or CIA. As many celebrity deaths such as PAC & Biggie remain uncertain, the majority of the fans of their music are certain in their conspiracy theories against powerful black rappers and entertainers with a voice and backing. The stories of Eazy E’s and the group’s life were depicted in a 2015 film, titled “Straight Outta Compton” – starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Today we celebrate the life of an icon and mogul!

I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin because I want to save [them] before it’s too late

Rest on Eazy E!

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Yung Berg flips out and Pistol Whips His Girlfriend

This past weekend – former Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star and Mr. “Sexy Can I”, Yung Berg – who is now known under his producer byname Hitmaka, is being accused of an alleged assault on his girlfriend. It was reported that he “pistol-whipped” her to the point, in which, it led to her being admitted into the hospital.

An LAPD report, which was obtained by The Blast, – states that the incident reportedly occurred sometime around 5:00 a.m., at a private residence in Los Angeles.

Young Berg and the woman reportedly got into a verbal dispute when he, [Berg] allegedly struck the victim upside her head multiple times, resulting in verifiable injuries,” according to The Blast’s report. She was reportedly taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday (March 14) where she was diagnosed with a “closed head injury, closed fracture of nasal bone, and facial laceration” that require stitches, according toThe Blast.

Hospital records have confirmed that her injuries stemmed from an “assault.” which were provided with evidence of graphic photos that allegedly reveal the injuries Berg’s girlfriend suffered. 

The LAPD has also reportedly classified the incident under “intimate partner violence.” The Blast added that the LAPD put an emergency protective order in place which prohibits Berg from coming within 100 yards of his alleged victim. Furthermore, he is reportedly banned from contacting her and cannot go near her home until the order is no longer effective on March 20.

Currently, it’s unclear whether the LAPD will arrest Hitmaka or bring him in for questioning. Thus far, the LAPD are in the midst of investigating the incident, according to The Blast., it is unclear if has been arrested and/or brought for questioning at this time.

Maybe he is still not over being let go from Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood following an arrest for allegedly physically assaulting his co-star and then-girlfriend, Masika Tucker, in 2014, per E! News.

Hitmaka [Yung Berg], nor any representatives from his team have released statements on the report at this time.

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6th. Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day [Crunk Edition]

The 6th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival is a FREE FESTIVAL that pays tribute to the four elements of Hip Hop and Atlanta’s contribution to Hip Hop as a whole. The Festival is held downtown Atlanta at Robert Woodruff Park. Continue reading 6th. Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day [Crunk Edition]

Marco Pave wins MTVu Round of The Freshmen!

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” Substantively, Marco Pavé is Kanye meets KRS-One, spitting an urban country consciousness with a confidence that could only emerge from coming of age as a Muslim millennial in North Memphis.

As a rapper and songwriter, Marco Pavé appeals to a diversity of rap enthusiasts, from purists to radio lovers to hipsters, with a soulful style of hip-hop storytelling and community engagement that appeals to racially and geographically diverse millennial audiences. Marco’s lyrics are often painting pictures with his songs. Marco’s content is abundant yet both understandable and relevant, speaking on topics fans would agree are distressing and all too common in the life of a person his age in today’s society, using these experiences to encourage others like him to persevere.  As a sought-after public speaker in community and university contexts, he lectures on hip-hop and conducts workshops on hip-hop and social justice. “- KingOfMarco.com

“I come from the heart of North Memphis, society didn’t want me to make it out. I did make it out, and I will continue to strive for success and BE success.” – Marco Pave

“Marco Pave” won last week’s round of “mtvU’s” the Freshmen with his hit single “Black Tux”, with over 80,000 votes!!!

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You can download Marco Pave’s amazing EP on iTunes NOW!!!

CMJ named Marco Pave’s new EP “Perception” the #1 added hiphop album in the country!!

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EP “Perception”  hits #1 in the country!

 

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