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(CNN) DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side […]

Vincent Jackson — a 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver — was found dead in a hotel room in Florida on Monday, officials confirm. He was only 38. The former San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Bucs star was discovered by a housekeeper inside his room at the Homewood Suites hotel in Brandon, Florida (located in the […]

 Ice Cube is the latest business-savvy rap legend to dive into the cannabis business. Taking cues from JAY-Z and Lil Wayne, the gangsta rap pioneer has launched his own cannabis line, the aptly named Fryday Kush. Cube, who played Craig in the iconic, weed-friendly Friday film franchise, announced his new endeavor on Friday — because of course — with an Instagram […]

Dr. Dre is currently in the middle of a contentious divorce with his wife of 24 years Nicole Young, but the 55-year-old Hip Hop mogul has apparently moved on. Last week, Dre was photographed leaving a Los Angeles steakhouse with a bra-baring “mystery woman” who was later identified as Apryl Jones, the mother of Omarion’s child. As the rumors continued to swirl […]

Nicki Minaj‘s father, Robert Maraj, has died after being struck in a hit-and-run accident … 1073VIP.COM has learned. Nassau County Police in New York say he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue Friday evening around 6 PM ET, when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound. Cops say the driver […]

Many landlords and tenants are taking a financial beating in the COVID-19 pandemic. One Chicago property owner lost thousands in rent, and his troubles don’t end there. Robert Dickerson calls his two flat in Auburn Gresham his baby. “Re-did the first floor and second floor apartments in the hallway, put a lot of money into […]

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees have arrived. Par for the course, there are a couple of Hip Hop and R&B legends up for the honor. According to the Rock Hall website, JAY-Z, LL COOL J and Mary J. Blige are all in the running to be forever immortalized in rock history. 2021 marks the first […]

It’s a historic day for all Americans … who love pancakes — “Aunt Jemima” is officially out, and Pearl Milling Company is in. PepsiCo — the parent company of the syrup giant — announced this week it is “starting a new day with Pearl Milling Company … rooted in the brand’s historic beginnings and its […]

With the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack set to arrive on Friday (February 12), the film rolled out its star-studded tracklist on Wednesday and fans’ eyes immediately were glued to a posthumous collaboration between Nipsey Hussle and JAY-Z. Executive produced by Hit-Boy, “What It Feels Like” marks Nip and Hov’s first official collaboration. HipHopDX’s 2020 Producer of the […]

Cardi B made her first move of 2021 over the weekend with the release of her new single “Up.” Despite many fans having fun with dances across social media, the Bronx native noticed people suggesting she makes music specifically for TikTok challenges — something she outright denies. The Invasion of Privacy Grammy winner took to Twitter to […]

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