[NEWS] HipHop Mogul Chris Lighty Found Dead

According to the New York Daily News Hip-Hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after he shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife at his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News.
Lighty, 44 a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey stepped outside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., after a spat with his wife, Veronica, police sources said. Suddenly, a gun shot was heard and Lighty was found lying faceup with a 9-mm. pistol next to his body, sources said. Law enforcement sources said Lighty whose wife filed for divorce last year may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS.Lighty, founder of Violator Management, merged with another talent company to form Primary Violator around the time of his divorce. It's real people! All over the world everyday stress is killing people one way or another.  My prayers are with his family and friends. Rest in Paradise Luv you will be missed....

Here's what some of his closest colleagues and friends tweeted Today after hearing the news:

R I P Chris Lighty SMH to the mongrels that have made the BLACKmusic industry a depressing game to drag such good cats into a pit of bullsht 

R.I.P chris lighty!! Chris is hip hop, a friend & a gr8 person! When I came in the game he acknowledged me ...


Black men if we don't come together n support one another we're gonna continue to loose great men! R.I.P. Chris Lighty. We love u..

Erykah Badu and Mos Def behind the scenes at the AfroPunk Festival

in Commodore Barry Park: Brooklyn August 2012

[VIDEO] Remedy Da Franchise- "Goin' Stupid" Official Music Video

Check out One of my Favorite Female Emcees "Remedy da Franchise" from tha 407 my old hood doin tha damn thang!She held nothing back on this joint. Make sure you support her and Follow her #TheRealRemedy

[NEW VIDEO} Kapo Mann! Behind the Scenes:" One and Only"

Check out Miami Bred Rapper Kapo Mann @KapoMann Behind the scenes wit n @LeePoitier @LiyahMorgan91 @iamyonique @dahDigitals @locngrowent in the building!
Check out his new single "One and Only" available on iTunes http://itun.es/iBf4Tw and Amazon

Xclusive Interview w/ CEO and Recording Artist "LAK"

Larry "LAK" Henderson also known as the HipHop Educator is on a mission to teach and reach the youth through Hip-Hop music. As soon as you hear the first lyrics off of any of his tracks it's easy to see that he has taken much time and effort in piecing together vital facts and flow atop some of the hardest hiphop beats Ive heard in a long time. As CEO, Recording Artist and Co- Executive Producer of Smart Music Entertainment he has taken full advantage of the knowledge he's gained and is not selfish about sharing (Thank God). During our conversation we spoke about his passion for gaining knowledge, his favorite books! and his thoughts on slavery in the 21 century. In his latest project Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education he has succeeded in his mission to elevate the minds of the people!. It is a hit on Amazon's bestseller lists, reaching #1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in all Educational Music. Songs on Lesson One hit on topics such as money management, female empowerment, African-American impact, history, politics, and more. It is refreshing and exciting to see a young man be so prolific and passionate in his pursuit. He reminds me a lot of Rakim and KRS-1. Shoutouts to LAK keep Doin ya thing.


-DJ Nia B.

[VIDEO] Congress Women by "LAK"

Xclusive Interview w/ St Louis Rapper Darris Robins

Had a dope! interview last night with Darris Robins from "The Lou". This Brotha is definitely enlightened. Just watch his video "May I have some Change" where he references the challenges and hopelessness that stains the spirits of  the homeless population. Listening to his thoughts on Hip-Hop and life in general was refreshing. Darris has even ushered in a new genre of Music called "Experimental Hip-Hop Fusion" We talked about that, his "BDFYIC" lol, why he respects Lupe Fiasco and much more!. Listen to the interview  Anytime On-Demand checkout his dope website www.darrisrobins.com


DJ Nia B. 

Xclusive Interview on NBR

{NEW VIDEO] Lupe Fiasco: Bad Bitch

Lupe did it again! This video is a must watch, hear and apply. Our youth are being misled as well as some adults. When you know better you do better and you show others how.


Check out R&B Singer and Songwriter Shaheed in his new Video "Cool Flow" www.shaheedsworld.com


Don't know why I never saw this on BET but it's long overdue. We need more education in entertainment Enjoy...

Somaya Reese Looking Fabulous! You go Girl.

Check out about 50 lbs lighter and looking like a million bucks. Now Olivia really gone be sour faced.Congratulations to Somaya keep doing ya thing Mama you look magnificent!

[Xclusive Interview] Yonkers Bred Emcee "Chance"

My interview last night with "Chance" was dope! He definitely has a story to tell and from his lyrics and delivery you know he is not playing games. After surviving a stroke a couple years ago Chance gained a new respect for life and began taking his grind to the next level the passion in his music is felt from the very first bar he spits! During our convo we talked about his influences, his music and his after hours activities lol. He was just as cool as he looks and most definitely holding it down for Yonkers. Check out his full Bio on his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @CHANCECDR

[New Music] June Casztro "MONEY"

[NEW VIDEO] Nicki Minaj ft 2 Chains "I Luv Dem Strippers"

I only posted this because well I don't know. It's not really music I don't know what it is but I wanted ya'll to see this Bull being passed off as Hip-Hop. Just because a song as a nice beat doesn't mean you should listen to it...

[BREAKING NEWS] Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) Arrested!

It's really sad that a lover's quarrel turned so ugly. However this isnt the first time that Evelyn has suspected Chad of cheating. Back in January she postponed the wedding because of his being unfaithful. Honestly, I think she knows what type of man she's dealing with. No offense but he has always been a "Ladies Man" I don't know what really happened only Chad and Evelyn do but I hope the truth sets everyone free... It's so unfortunate the wedded bliss didn't last too long for Johnson (Ochocinco) and his Basketball Wives star spouse Evelyn Johnson. According to reports in Florida, the Miami Dolphins receiver was arrested last night (Aug. 11) and charged with domestic violence after a heated confrontation. Police reports state that the conflict arose after Evelyn found a receipt for condoms while the couple was driving home and things erupted from there.
According to Davie police Capt. Dale Engle, Evelyn told cops that in the midst of an intense argument, the controversy the NFL star head-butted her in front of their Miami abode. Evelyn was taken to a hospital and treated for a forehead cut. Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, was charged with simple battery, domestic violence. All this, just as the couples Vh1 Basketball Wives spin-off series, Ev & Ocho, premieres next month. Hmm....Stay tuned!

DJ Nia B.

Source: Vibe

R.I.Paradise Al Freeman a.k.a Elijah Muhammad

Emmy-winning actor, director and screenwriter Al Freeman, Jr., who played Capt. Ed Hall on “One Life to Live” for more than a decade, and Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s 1992 film “Malcolm X,” has died.
Freeman, 78, lived on a boat outside of Washington, D.C. and taught at Howard University.
“It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our beloved Professor Al Freeman, Jr. is confirmed,” Kim James Bey, chair of Howard University’s theater department, told the Star Tribune Friday afternoon.
Freeman was best known for his screen roles. He appeared on such programs as "Roots," “The Cosby Show,” “Law and Order” and “Homicide: Life on the Streets.” He won Emmys for “One Life to Live” and “Malcolm X." He also won an NAACP Image Award for his Elijah Muhammad.
Freeman first gained acclaim for his stage work in Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman,” in a 1967 off-Broadway production. He played a black subway rider who is tormented by a white woman.

Miami's Heat JT Money: Xclusive Interview on NBR 8.6.12

 It was 1999 when JT MONEY dropped  the "Pimpin on Wax" album which gave him international recognition and propelled him to the Top. But before that JT was apart of the Miami based group, Poison Clan discovered by 2 Live Crew's "Luke" during a local talent show. JT is about educating his audience with lyrics of substance and achieved mainstream commercial success with the hit single "Who Dat" featuring Sole. It reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Top Rap Single at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards! Now He's Back and Stronger than ever with his Highly Anticipated Album "Regeneration" The first Cut "Miami's Heat" is most definitely a Banga! Check out his Exclusive Interview with DJ Nia

[NEW] Mariah Carey: "Triumphant" Feat Meek MIll & Rick Ross

Mariah Carey just released her latest single "Triumphant" (Get Em') off her upcoming album set to drop this Fall. She's teamed up with long-time producers and hitmakers Jermaine Dupree and Brian Michael -Cox. This track features current industry heavy hitters Rick Ross and Meek Mill from the MayBach Music Group better known as MMG.  First, let me say I'm glad she's back I've miss that voice... and the sincerity she brings to the game. You know Mariah keeps it 100. But, I feel the song itself is nothing special sorry "MC" I do like the hook and love the horns on the track, always inspirational. But having a hard time figuring out whose song it is. Why are you only singing on the hook? I want more Mariah! It sounds like she's the one being featured. Anyhow, Love the Single cover as well reminds me of "Honey"...  it's Mariah she on Fire! and we love her. Overall I give this track thumbs up! but next time I want more....Can't wait for the follow up - NBR

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