According to reports, Mandela lost his life due to medical complications he had fought since last summer.
The prominent political leader, whose life-long work to end apartheid in his native South Africa and subsequent election as the country's first black president made him an icon and furthermore, a global symbol of peace and social change, died Thursday, the government of South Africa confirmed. He was 95. According to reports, Mandela died from complications due a recurring lung infection. He had been hospitalized since June 8. (E! Online)
Renowned boxing icon Muhammad Ali issued a statement on the fellow global symbol's passing.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mandela. His was a life filled with purpose and hope; hope for himself, his country and the world. He inspired others to reach for what appeared to be impossible and moved them to break through the barriers that held them hostage mentally, physically, socially and economically. He made us realize, we are our brother's…
Aftermath Records CEO Dr. Dre and longtime business partner Jimmy Iovine's Beats By Dre empire is on the verge of taking the music business by storm with plans to launch its Beats Music service in the coming weeks.
According to reports, popular streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Radio will have to make way for new competition this January.
Dr Dre is to launch a new music streaming service, Beats Music, following the extraordinary success of his Beats By Dre headphone line. Dre first announced the service late last year under the name Daisy, and originally built it out of the streaming service MOG, but will launch it with the Beats Music brand in January 2014. He previously appointed Nine Inch Nails bandleader Trent Reznor as chief creative officer on the project, who in an interview last year talked up the "intelligent curation" that would be a feature of the site - moving away from the algorithmically-derived recommendations of Spotify, and towards artist-curated playlists and suggestions. "It's like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn't necessarily have encountered," said Reznor. (The…
According to reports, the Anti-Defamation League is demanding a public apology from Mr. West.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) denounced as "classic anti-Semitism" remarks by the rapper Kanye West, who in a radio interview last week attempted to explain President Obama's inability to gain momentum on his priorities in Washington, D.C. with the outrageous statement that, "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people." "If the comments are true as reported, this is classic anti-Semitism," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended." (ADL)
The non-profit organization…
Barring any setbacks, Mane's The State Vs Radric Davis 2: The Caged Bird Sings is slated to come out on Christmas Day.
Big news from Gucci Mane today. Just days after news broke that Gucci was charged in federal court today with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon after two September incidents during which he showed a gun and threatened police. He took to Twitter to announce his new project. The State Vs Radric Davis 2 : The Caged Bird Sings will drop on Christmas day (Dec. 25) to fans worldwide. Big Guwop hasn't had a great year. Feds want him to turn over any weapons and ammunition he has. He is also suing his former friend Waka Flocka Flame and his mother Debra Antey in a federal lawsuit accusing them of fraud, racketeering, theft and breach of…
Rap mogul Jay Z has released a special treat on his 44th birthday by giving diehard UGK fans an unreleased Pimp C verse for the new "Tom Ford" remix.
In honor of his special day and the anniversary of Pimp C passing, Young Hov dropped the unexpected anthem to the masses.
December 4th not only marks Jay Z's birthday, it also serves as rememberance in the hip-hop community as UGK member Pimp C passed on this day. Continuing the celebration, Jay Z gives his current Magna Carta...Holy Grail single the remix treatment with an unreleased verse from the southern rap legend. (Miss Info TV)
Although he did not react to Jay's tribute, UGK's Bun paid his respect to the rapper's 44th birthday and remembered Pimp's life.
"Prayers up to the Butler family today. To all the friends and family of Chad Lamont Butler. Do something good today in his name. #RIPPIMPC"
"All I wanna do is laugh with my brother again. Mama Wes you know we were just 2 boys from PA that made...…
Although Ashanti said there is no feud or real dispute between them, she is upset about Irv's portrayal of her during their Murder Inc. run.
"Me and Irv, we are, um, there's no beef," Ashanti promised in an interview referring to Irv Gotti. "There's definitely no beef but, for me, again, just me talking about my movement and being brave and brave heart and kind of just revealing a little bit more of myself at this point in my , I feel like Irv kinda paints a picture of 'what happened' with me and Murder Inc., very one-sided. I hear him talk a lot about, 'She's disloyal,' and 'Oh, she didn't throw up the M's and she didn't do this and that.' And I feel it's time to kinda set the record straight on what it really is." ("The Hot 97 Morning Show")
The New York native also talked…
Kanye's Yeezus and Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 both managed to land within the Top 25.
1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City 2. Kanye West - Yeezus 3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 4. Paul McCartney - New 5. Arcade Fire - Reflektor 6. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork 7. Lorde - Pure Heroine 8. The National - Trouble Will Find Me 9. Arctic Monkeys - AM 10. John Fogerty - Wrote for Everyone 11. Parquet Courts - Tally All the Things That You Broke 12. Jake Bugg - S/T 13. Disclosure - Settle 14. Drake - Nothing Was The Same 15. Atoms for Peace - AMOK 16. David Bowie - The Next Day 17. Danny Brown - Old 18. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose 19. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks 20. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle 21. Sky Ferreira - Night Time My Time 22. Phoenix - Entertainment 23. My Bloody Valentine - MBV 24. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 25. Elton John - The Diving Board (Brooklyn Vegan)
Pop star Miley Cyrus'…
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