Skip to content

Hip-hop and America were both in the throes of a major transition in 1986. The government found itself fixated on the War on Drugs while also playing a major role in distributing cocaine to poor communities through the Iran Contra Affair. HIV/AIDS changed the dynamics of sexual health and President Ronald Reagan’s Reaganomics policies increased…

Read More

Despite having considerable net worth and power, Suge Knight has not escaped serious legal troubles. His latest troubles may send him to jail for the rest of his life. Here is a list of the legal troubles of Suge Knight. 1987: Knight was arrested for domestic violence, allegedly stealing a car, carrying a concealed weapon…

Read More

He is infamous and a rap music mogul, but he can’t seem to escape the thug life. Marion “Suge” Knight is now facing very real charges of murder for striking and rolling over the head of Terry Carter with his vehicle. Knight also struck and seriously injured Cle “Bone” Sloan. The tragic incident reveals once…

Read More

Compton based rapper YG and producer DJ Mustard have squashed their short lived beef that recently played out on Instagram. Earlier this week, Mustard, who worked on YG’s critically acclaimed debut album, My Krazy Life, complained on Instagram that he had not received compensation for his work. YG then took a screenshot of Mustard’s post, uploaded…

Read More

  Compton, the newest rapper on the L.A. scene and actress Kyla Pratt’s baby’s father, celebrated signing his new record deal with celebrity friends Eric Bellinger, model Daphne Joy, “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’s” Amanda Secor, Revolt TV’s DJ Damage and DJ Carisma of Power 106. Check out more photos in the gallery. Photo Credit:…

Read More

Last week, hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre was reported as becoming hip-hop’s first billionaire following Apple’s purchase of his Beats Electronics headphone brand. Though it was later disputed–Dre reportedly only netted around $800 million from the deal–the news put Dre in a new and even more exclusive economic bracket. The mayor of Compton, California, Aja Brown says she wants to give Dr. Dre a key to the city, according to TMZ.

Read More
Taalib Pecantte

  Taalib Pecantte, age 7, was a terrific kid and promising athlete with the “Pop Warner” league  Compton Vikings who was killed by a hail of bullets.  Four people  have now been arrested in connection with his murder and one of them is a teenager.  Those arrested were Tradel Faniel, 28; Windell Faniel, 24; Paul Jamar,…

Read More
State of California to be split up?

California is a huge state both physically and economically. The amount of revenue it generates makes it the eighth largest economy in the world. But has it become ungovernable? That is the question that Tim Draper, a venture capitalist, has asked and the answer may surprise the nation. Draper proposes splitting California up into six…

Read More

Some socially- and fashion-conscious Twitter users took fashion retailer Forever 21 to task for launching a “Niggaz With Attitude” product line and social media campaign intended to pay homage to the rap group N.W.A., citing “cultural appropriation.” “This was unacceptable to me for obvious reasons. What ever one’s feeling is about the ‘N’ word, I believe…

Read More

Chris Brown was in Compton, LA this week filming his video for a new song featuring the vocals of late pop star, Aaliyah. Brown is also slated as a BET awards nominee. It has been a rough week/month/year/life for Chris Brown. Making news for tagging his home and terrifying the neighborhood kids, his recent second…

Read More