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A two-year-old mural depicting the Notorious B.I.G in Bed-Stuy, New York is scheduled to be removed, according to the landlord of the property Samuel Berkowitz, who has plans to renovate the entire building. The two-story mural located at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street has become a staple for the local community and…

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  Legendary producer DJ Premier has had a long and storied career. From being one of the founding members of true school favorites Gang Starr, to working with hip-hop ‘s most elite lyricists Jay Z, Nas and Notorious B.I.G., Premier has continuously provided his trademark boom bap sound to music lovers for more than 25…

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Netflix recently announced that respected journalist and TV producer Cheo Hodari Coker (NCIS, Ray Donovan) has been tapped to executive produce and run the production of Luke Cage, the upcoming series based on the street hero. The series, which is being produced in conjunction with Disney’s Marvel Television, will star Mike Colter (Men In Black…

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In hip-hop there is fine line between paying homage to a fellow emcee and biting an emcee’s style or lyrics. According to Chicago-based group Hotstylz, superstar rapper Eminem has crossed that line. On Dec. 30, group member Raymond Jones, aka Raydio G, filed an $8 million copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that Slim Shady used a 25-second sample of their 2007…

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With the onset of technologies such as satellite radio and streaming music services, traditional broadcast radio has been on a constant search for something new to maintain its viability and make sure it’s able to compete with the ever changing ways people listen to music. According to a recent New York Times article, the new blood…

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If ever there was a musical formula that you can always count on, it would be the marriage of R&B vocals over hip-hop beats. On her latest offering, The Notorious J.A.Y., Brooklyn singer Jay Elle utilizes that marriage, but takes it a step further by paying homage to fellow Brooklynite Notorious B.I.G., by singing over some of his most popular songs. In fact,…

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Chico Del Vec, a former member of the 90s rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. blasted Christopher “C.J.” Wallace, Jr., son of the late Notorious B.I.G., for being “gay.” In an interview with Forbez DVD, Chico said that he believes C.J. is gay after seeing a graduation picture of the teenager hugging another another man from behind. Chico originally made the statement on Facebook and was criticized by Biggie fans and others.

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Sean Puffy Combs is not new to the music industry nor is he new to Throwback Thursday on Instagram. Posting photos with catch phrases on his page, you never know who might show up or just how far he will go back. He recently shared the above photo of him and Nasir Jones quoting, “You can…

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