Bernie Worrell, a groundbreaking keyboardist, composer, singer, and founding member of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, died on Friday (June 24) at age 72. He was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer earlier this year.
Prince Be, one half of the hip-hop/R&B duo, P.M. Dawn, passed away yesterday. The entertainer, whose real name is Attrell Cordes, was 46 years old, and is said to have been dealing with complications brought on by diabetes.
A week away from Mother's Day, we've received some unfortunate news about the death of the mother of one of hip-hop's biggest stars. Afeni Shakur, mother to the legendary Tupac Shakur, passed away last night at 69 years old.
Last night, "A Celebration Of Phife" was held at the Apollo, an event which saw a number of special guests speaking and performing in honor of Phife Dawg, the legendary rapper and member of A Tribe Called Quest who passed last month.
Over the weekend, founding member of A Tribe Called Quest Jarobi White posted a wish list of things he wanted for the late Phife Dawg. The list included renaming a section of Sayres Ave in Queens, New York, adding his likeness to a mural in St.
It's a sad day when you lose one of the great MCs to ever do it. Malik Isaac Taylor, known to us as Phife Dawg, was an essential part of the golden era of hip hop, lending his voice to classic records alongside Q-Tip in A Tribe Called Quest.
All morning, the hip hop community worldwide has been mourning the death of founding A Tribe Called Quest member and influential emcee Phife Dawg. His family has just released a statement on the tragic death of Phife Dawg, real name Malik Taylor.
Yesterday (Mar. 9), rap fans everywhere put their differences aside and came together to pay tribute to a undisputed legend, Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G., on the 19th anniversary of his untimely death.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton passed away on August 25, 2001, and her legacy still lives on a decade and a half later. She has influenced countless artists, from Drake to Rihanna, with her fantastic body of work.
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars.
News of the death of Bankroll Fresh Friday night has had the rap world in mourning this weekend, with many friends, fans, and collaborators sharing their condolences on social media following reports of the shooting outside his Atlanta studio.
The hip-hop world is suffering through yet another tragedy today, as it has been confirmed that rising Atlanta rap star Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed last night outside of his recording studio.
This is a real bummer of a way to start off a Monday. 21-year old business owner and sneakerhead Jamaal “Mally” Gaines was shot and killed at his Rahway, NJ sneaker store East Coast Boutique over the weekend.