R.I.P

The Screen

Michael Jackson’s presence at the annual MTV Video Music Awards was among the most anticipated of celebrity guest appearances when he was still alive and scorching stages one effortless dance move at a time, and to this day, not many VMA performances can top MJ’s medley masterpiece from the 1995 show. Kanye West is set […]

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Rapper GBE Capo [pictured left], most known for his affiliation with 19-year-old rapper Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment label, was murdered earlier today in Chicago according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Details on exactly what happened to Capo are still unfolding, but he reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center […]

The Life

Yet another up and coming rapper has lost his life to senseless gun violence. Rising Louisiana rapper Young Ready of Baton Rouge, who’s real name is Shannen Hduson, was reportedly one of the victims in a shooting that claimed his life early Wednesday afternoon. Louisiana NBC affiliate KPLC News offered these details on the shooting: […]

Multi-faceted entertainer Geoffrey Holder, most famous as the “uncola” spokesman for 7 UP in the 1970s and 80s and for the role of Nelson in the Eddie Murphy-starring “Boomerang,” passed away from complications due to pneumonia October 5, according to the family attorney. His imposing 6-foot-6 frame and booming baritone were just two of his trademarks.      The […]

It is with heavy hearts that we report that Rich Nichols, manager and friend of The Roots, has died after battling Leukemia. A brilliant musician and guiding force for the band, Nichols was admired for his encyclopedic grasp of music and no nonsense approach to business. In Questlove’s book “Mo Metta Blues,” he was described […]

  The nation and the world are still reacting to the news that poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. The “phenomenal woman” touched the lives of countless fans with her words, even when they didn’t know they were hers. Many of her peers and those who were inspired […]

We are sad to report that after holding on to life an entire week longer than his doctors anticipated, TMZ says that  Snoop Dogg‘s uncle June Bug has passed away after a hard fought battle with colon cancer. Snoop was reportedly the last one to be with him. June Bug’s other nephew rapper Daz Dillinger spoke to TMZ […]

According to TMZ Anna Gordy Gaye — Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife and older sister to Motown founder Berry Gordy — died early this morning in Los Angeles. She was 92 years old. Sources close to the family told the site that Anna died at home from natural causes. Family members discovered she had died around 3AM. Anna and Marvin were married from […]

Chinese billionaire and film producer Run-Run Shaw had a gang of credits under his name. The philanthropist who donated billions to colleges, the investor that helped saved Macy’s department store with cash for a chapter-11 bailout, the man who was knighted in Great Britain, the guy who lived past 100 or even the fellow with […]

As we previously reported Grand Hustle Records rapper Doe B was shot and killed recently in his native Alabama. Funeral services were held on January 4, 2014 and by all accounts it was standing room only. The True Divine Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama was filled with mourners looking to salute and pay final respects to the young […]

As we previously reported, actor James Avery, lovingly known by many TV fans as “Uncle Phil” on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 65. It did not take long for those who knew and worked with Avery to express their condolences on Twitter. Actor […]