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Nas To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of ‘Illmatic’ With Trio Of Vegas Shows

Nas is a long way from his days in the famed Queensbridge housing projects and the debut of his classic debut album, Illmatic and later this summer, a celebration will be in order. Nas will honor the 30th anniversary of Illmatic by way of a trio of shows in Las Vegas backed by an orchestra.

The 30th anniversary of the release of Illmatic took place this past April with the rapper, real name Nasir Jones, taking to Instagram to bring light to the milestone.… Read more

Will Kevin Garnett attend a Timberwolves/Mavericks game? ‘I got to’

By Jeff Wald

Published  May 20, 2024 7:29pm CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Timberwolves open the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night at Target Center.

One big question looms: Will Kevin Garnett be there? The Timberwolves haven’t been this deep in the NBA Playoffs since Garnett led them there in 2004. He appeared on Stephen A. Smith’s show Monday night, and was asked that very question.

I got to, I got to.… Read more

Indiana Pacers Set New Playoff Mark In Blowout Game 7 Win Over New York Knicks

And just like that, the New York Knicks Cinderella story comes to an end as the injury plagued team was routed by a red-hot Indiana Pacers team in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon (May 19).

As ESPN, reports, the Indiana Pacers set a playoff mark with their hot shooting in the first half of the game and though they cooled off in the second half they still ended the game with a 67.1% field goal percentage which is the highest ever recorded in an NBA playoff game.… Read more

MC Lyte Announces Her First Album In 10 Years

One of our greatest pioneers is making a return. MC Lyte has announced her first album in over 10 years.

As reported by WBLS the Brooklyn, New York native is preparing a comeback. On a recent episode of That’s That Joint on Rock The Bells Radio she revealed that she has a project in the works. I got a new record. I’m working on it right now” she said. The new single is out, it’s [called] “Woman”.… Read more

Why Black Couples Need To Embrace Therapy

Despite the prevalent stigma surrounding mental health in many communities, seeking therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience, especially for Black couples navigating the challenges unique to their lived experiences.

Historically, seeking therapy has been stigmatized within the Black community. Deep-rooted cultural beliefs often discourage openly discussing personal struggles or seeking professional help. However, therapy could offer Black couples a safe space to confront these stigmas, dismantle harmful stereotypes, and prioritize their mental and emotional well-being.… Read more

50 Cent Trolls Diddy But Never Gave Dr. Dre’s Abuse The Same Energy

Rapper, 50 Cent, didn’t waste time trolling Sean “Diddy” Combs, who released an apology video on social after heartbreaking footage of his brutal attack on ex-girlfriend Cassie was leaked to CNN over the weekend. 

50 Cent, who notedly was accused of domestic abuse in 2013, took to his Instagram, reposting Diddy’s apology with the caption, “This is not going to work, who is advising him right now? SMH bad move.”

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This past Friday (May 17), CNN aired surveillance footage of Combs hitting, kicking, and dragging Cassie down a hallway at the now-defunct InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles in 2016.Read more

Happy 83rd Birthday to singer, songwriter, and record producer Ronald Isley

A founding member and long-time lead singer of The Isley Brothers, whose timeless track “This Old Heart Of Mine” inspired the name for this page. There are so many fabulous tracks to choose from. How about this one? It was originally an album-only track written by Stevie Wonder and Ivy Jo Hunter in 1967 “My Love Is Your Love (Forever).”

At age 90, America’s first Black astronaut candidate has finally made it to space

Scott Neuman, NPR

May 19, 2024 6:08 PM

Former NASA astronaut Ed Dwight poses for a portrait to promote the National Geographic documentary film “The Space Race” during the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. America’s first Black astronaut candidate has finally made it to space 60 years later, flying with Jeff Bezos’ rocket company. Ninety-year-old Dwight blasted off from West Texas with five other passengers on Sunday, May 19, 2024.… Read more

Timberwolves rally to eliminate Nuggets, advance to Western Conference Finals

By Jeff Wald

Updated  May 19, 2024 11:09pm CDT

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – For the first time in 20 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are headed to the Western Conference Finals.

It took a massive third quarter to get there, trailing by 15 at half and as many as 20 before starting their rally. The Timberwolves went on a 21-3 run, and ended the frame on a 28-9 advantage to make it a one-point game going to the fourth quarter. … Read more

Diddy’s Drug Mule Cuts A Deal With Feds To Avoid Jail Time

It’s been weeks since Diddy was getting all the slander on the internet after authorities raided his property following all kinds of shocking accusations and though things have since died down on social media, the case continues to move forward.

According to People, the alleged drug mule that was employed by P. Diddy has cut a deal with the feds and will cooperate in the investigation in return for some leniency as he faces prison time for his alleged participation in Diddy’s drama.… Read more