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The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony has been canceled due to COVID-19. In its place, HBO is broadcasting a pre-recorded special on November 7 to celebrate this year’s honorees. The ceremony was originally due to be held on May 2, before being pushed back to November and being pulled altogether. The…

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  Jay-Z is suing a children’s bookstore. The 49-year-old rap star – who is one of the wealthiest people in the music business – has decided to take legal action against a store in Sydney, Australia, for using his image and lyrics, according to the New York Times newspaper. It’s claimed that the row centers…

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The name COOGI is synonymous with hip-hop and equally connected to the legacy of Biggie Smalls. The brand became a full-fledged part of hip-hop via Biggie’s lyrics such as “However living better now, COOGI sweater now” on Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” and  “However I stay COOGI down to the socks” from the hot “One More Chance” remix. After…

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  Notorious B.I.G.’s house The former home of the Notorious B.I.G. is up for sale in Brooklyn, New York. According to The Intelligencer Biggie’s former Chelsea Hills townhouse is on the market for $725,000. Located on 226 Saint James Street, the home is three bedroom one bathroom unit on a tree-lined street. It previously sold for $424,866.…

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On what would have been the 41st birthday of The Notorious B.I.G, French Montana releases “Excuse My French” and discusses the artist’s influence on his music and the “genius ass idea” that got his career started. In an intimate conversation with The Round Up’s Shaheem Reid, French opens up about rejecting Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music for…

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If there was ever any question if Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious BIG, aka Biggie Smalls, aka Big Poppa, was assassinated or the victim of a random shooting, his never-before-seen autopsy report revealing he was shot in the chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum during a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1997…

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Mention pioneers of Southern rap and original member of the legendary Screwed Up Click, ESG, certainly will be included. With more than a million records sold independently and 10 albums to his credit, ESG remains relevant in this changing game by continuing to release quality music true to his signature style. –callye peyrovi Being a…

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