GRAND RAPIDS — After the drive-by murder of a 16-year-old boy he did not know, Kyle Keenan — alone and on the lam — made a phone call to relatives talking about heaven and suicide.
"He was asking the family would he still go to heaven if he committed suicide. We told him, 'Don't kill yourself, boy,'" said his uncle, Larry Keenan.
Tuesday afternoon Larry Keenan recalled those words moments… Continue
Honoree and recipient of the ‘Champions Of The Millennium Goals Award’ rapper and entrepreneur Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter attends 2008 Global Leadership Awards gala at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Wednesday in New York City.
Carter received the award for his visionary leadership of “Water for Life” and his partnership with… Continue
In the November issue of Vibe, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama urges readers to vote, saying “We are at a defining moment in our history.” He continues..
“I am running for president to take this country in a new direction. But I can’t do it alone. I need you. Whether it’s the first time, or the first time in a long time, I need you to register and vote on November 4.”
This marks the first presidential endorsement ever made… Continue
Record labels are approaching another financially weak year, as a minimum of 200 million albums in the last quarter is now required in order to break even with last year’s low total.
According to Variety, the music industry officially closed out with a total of 297.9 million albums sold for the third quarter making it already 12 percent less than the previous year. 2007 saw a total of 500.5 million in sales with over 30 percent of the records… Continue
It's no secret that Jay-Z loves Barack Obama. He's putting his money — or time, at least — where his mouth is this weekend. He's throwing two free concerts in support of the presidential candidate. He'll perform in Detroit this Saturday, and then he's flying to Miami to do another show Sunday. The tickets will be available at the local Obama campaign office.
Recently on MTV, Barack Obama expressed admiration for the entrepreneurial spirit of… Continue
Mrs Officer Music Video (Behind the Scene)
Lil Wayne and Bobby Valentino shot the video for “Miss Officer” down in Miami earlier this month. Here is a Behind the Scenes look at the video shoot. (Mad at Wayne for tonguing the video chick down in the back of the whip. I’m sure that won’t make the cut… Continue
T.I.’s last major release, T.I. vs. T.I.P., was akin to a story about a hero without obstacles- though the protagonist (and in T.I.’s case, two lead characters) were interesting enough on their own, a sense of complacency on the writer’s part put a serious hamper on the well-produced proceedings. This time around, T.I. has simplified the writing process to a pen and a pad, and there is no shortage of drama for Tip to sort through. Juggling emotions… Continue
Coca-Cola has announced rapper Big Boi as the new spokesmodel for its energy drink in a bid to expand the brand’s reach into the African-American demographic.
Coca-Cola’s senior brand manager Rafael Acevedo, said it was Big Boi’s “drive to excel” which made him perfect for the brand relaunch of Coca-Cola’s “Full Throttle Fury” promotion, according to AllHipHop.com.
“He truly embodies the Full Throttle mindset of ‘Go Full Throttle or Go… Continue
Video: T.I. and Jay Z Live at the Highline Ballroom Last Night
T.I. and Jay Z hit the stage last night at the Highline Ballroom in NYC to perform their joint hit track “Swagga Like Us”. The track is on T.I.’s album Paper Trail, which dropped yesterday. It’s also on Jay Z’s upcoming disc,… Continue
MEMPHIS, TN -- Police say a man has been charged for crashing a truck into an East Memphis McDonald’s restaurant to steal the safe, leaving a huge hole in the side of the building.
It happened at the McDonald’s on Mendenhall at Winchester Tuesday, September 30, 2008, around 2:30 a.m.
Police say James Norman was trying to steal a safe out of the restaurant, but all he got was a big mess. Investigators charged the 37 year-old with one… Continue