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Big Bank Hank Of The Sugarhill Gang Passes Away At 57
We are sad to report that Big Bank Hank (born Henry Jackson), founding member of seminal hip hop group The Sugar Hill Gang has died. Reports indicate that Hank lost his battle with cancer around 2AM this morning in the greater NYC area.
Manager Of The Roots Rich Nichols Reportedly Passes Away [Update: The Roots Release Official Statement]
According to several artists via Twitter, The Roots' manager Rich Nichols has passed away, although the details remain muddled.
Maya Angelou Passes Away At 86 Years Old, Artists React
Maya Angelou may not have direct ties to hip-hop, but regardless she left a mark on culture as a whole, and hip-hop is no exception.
Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
Doe B was killed in an Alabama club shooting last December, and as tragic as the incident was in itself, the wasted potential only made it worse.
Remembering Aaliyah: 20 Great Tracks From The Late Singer
13 years ago, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash at the tender age of 22 when returning from the Bahamas after shooting the video for “Rock The Boat.” Her death deeply affected her fans and the hip-hop community at large.
Wiz Khalifa Speaks On Uncle's Passing
Wiz Khalifa comments on how his family is handling his uncle's passing in the wake of his tragic death, and reveals what he will miss about his late relative the most.Watch Wiz Khalifa Speaks On Uncle's Passing, the latest video from Wiz Khalifa, which dropped
Musical Based On Tupac Shakur's Songs To Premiere On Broadway [Update: Musical Hits Broadway In June]
As reported by Playbill, it seems Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon is directing a new musical based on Tupac Shakur's body of work. The musical will be called "Holler If Ya Hear Me," the title taken from a track on 'Pac's 1993 album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Second Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Doe B [Update: Third Victim Dies]
Last week we reported on 25-year old Jason McWilliams turning himself in for the murder of Hustle Gang's rapper Doe B.
Hustle Gang's Doe B Killed In Alabama Club Shooting [Update: Suspect Identified / Charged]
We are very sad to report that rising rapper, Doe B, known for his role in Hustle Gang, and his recent Baby Jesus mixtape was killed in an Alabama club shooting early this morning.