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Rick Sullivan the "Godfather of Black Comedy" (Image Source: Courtesy of Rick Sullivan Productions)

Today’s Black comedy scene is large and thriving, but few people know the big names behind the scenes who are the first to spot young talent. One of those well-known talent management veterans is Rick Sullivan. He is one of the most sought after consultants for comedy production. He has worked with Russell Simon’s “Def…

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Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl week got off to a strange start. On Feb. 2, TMZ reported that criminals broke into Snoop’s parked SUV and stole laptops, suitcases and other items. However, Snoop denounced the report on Instagram and stated that he was not in the Bay Area during the reported car burglary. Snoop eventually made…

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Dominic “The Jacka” Newton was shot and killed.  According to CBS San Francisco, The Jacka, 37, was murdered on MacArthur Boulevard in East Oakland, California. Residents heard several shots fired on the evening of Feb. 1. The Jacka was one of the more respected rappers from the Bay Area. He started his career in a…

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You read that right, Mangoscato. Earl Stevens, better known as West Coast hip-hop veteran E-40, has remixed the sweet white wine moscato, adding the flavor of mango, making it his top-selling and currently sold-out bottle. With an above average alcohol index of 18 percent, you can taste sweet mangos but don’t sip too fast, it will…

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Adrian Marcel remembers exactly what album and what artist inspired him to become a singer. The R&B star from East Oakland knew that he was destined to be a performer after he heard Ginuwine’s 1998 album 100% Ginuwine. “That’s when I knew for sure that [music] was where I wanted to go,” he recalls. “I was always into music but that was around the age when you start liking girls, and I realized you get girls from singing. [laughs]”

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Since the release of Prophet or Playboy Vol.I: The Rebirth, the success of his single “Lavish” featuring Bobby V, catching the attention of Def Jam Records’ EVP, the late Shakir Stewart and independently selling over 300,000 units nationwide, Metro P has continued to build on his brand and create music that helps people focus on…

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Artist to Know: C-Money Who he’s worked with: ESG, Sacramento Kings’ C-Bo and X-Raided, Bay Area notables Ad Kapone of Totally Insane, Chunk and the late Cougnut of the San Francisco-based group The IMP. His big break: Former member of San Jose, Calif.- based rap group UTG known for such hits as “The Evil That…

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