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As a founding member and the first lady of Disturbing Tha Peace, rapid-fire rapper Shawnna remains one of eight female emcees to register a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with her appearance on Ludacris’ on 2003’s “Stand Up.” Along with an appearance on “What’s Your Fantasy,” her career seemed poised for superstardom.…

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Hip hop mogul Birdman, the man who started a musical dynasty in New Orleans through Cash Money Records, wants to pay the rent for his entire childhood neighborhood in the Crescent City. Bryan “Birdman” Williams, 51, founded the iconic hitmaking label in 1992 with his older brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams, which has churned out numerous…

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Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis has died. He was 85. Marsalis passed away in a New Orleans hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and his son Branford told The New York Times his death was due to complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took to Twitter to pay tribute to the musical “icon.”…

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Doug Evans is a fashion and marketing cultural expert with a wealth of business experience — from owning and operating two Atlanta-based boutiques, to being a former vice president and creative director in marketing for 8732/Rocawear. Most recently, the serial entrepreneur has been immersed in the creation of Born to Skate, a streetwear brand that…

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Former Cash Money-Young Money rapper Flow will never taste freedom again. The New Orleans-based rapper Flow, who was on Lil Wayne’s Young Money record label, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Flow was convicted for the double-murder of Kendrick Bishop, 22 and his brother Kendred, 18, in New Orleans in…

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