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Mobb Deep Blood Money Released 15 Years Ago Today

First things first, rest in peace to Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Unfortunately, the Mobb Deep spitter passed away almost four years ago. The duo beefed with some of the biggest stars to ever to the mic in hip hop. 2Pac, Nas and Jay-Z are three of those stars they beefed with throughout the years. After their 6th album, they became free agents and signed with 50 Cent and G-Unit Records. During this time, you knew that Mobb Deep would drop some heat. Mobb Deep had already established themselves as one...
Tags: Music, Jay Z, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Party, Mary J Blige, Blood Money, G Unit, Nate Dogg, Mobb Deep, Outta Control, 2Pac Nas, Outta Control Stole Something and Put Em, Lloyd Banks Creep, Tony Yayo Pearly Gates

Listen and Stream DMX First 2 Albums for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. This week will be a little different. We are honoring the late, great DMX who passed away last Friday. DMX had a heart attack on April 2nd and succumbed a week later. He was 50 years old and was preparing for his comeback. There is a completed album he finished before passing away. DMX hit the scene by dropping 2 platinum albums in one year. It’s Dark and Hell is Hot dropped in May of 1998 and went 4x platinum. Flesh of my ...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Mary J Blige, Jay, Marilyn Manson, DMX, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Slippin, Ruff Ryders Anthem, Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, Swizz Beatz Mary J Blige, Lox Mase Flesh of My Flesh Blood

Jay-Z, LL Cool J, & Mary J Blige Are Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 Nominees

This list of this year's nominees is stacked.
Tags: News, Jay-z, Jazz, Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, LL Cool J amp, Are Rock

Jazmine Sullivan: 'I want to get to the root of why people do things'

With 12 Grammy nominations since her 2008 debut, the US singer is already a genre leader – and her new EP seals her reputation with a cinematic portrait of six women commodified by their beauty“Did you see the message from Issa?” Jazmine Sullivan asks me excitedly. For all the acclaim and Grammy recognition the R&B star has accrued over the past 12 years, she still reacts to starry praise with joy and disbelief. A hopeful tweet suggesting Insecure’s Issa Rae turn Sullivan’s latest EP into a shor...
Tags: Music, US, Soul, Culture, Pop and rock, R&B, Philadelphia, Mary J Blige, Sullivan, Missy Elliott, USP, Jazmine Sullivan, Issa, Issa Rae, Blige

Mary J. Blige Family Affair for Throwback Thursday

Welcome to another Thursday and that means we are getting closer to the weekend. Unfortunately, I’ve been sick all week and didn’t listen to a lot of music. The only albums I’ve listened to was Amerikkka’s Nightmare from Spice 1 and a Mary J. Blige mixtape. Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Juice in the Hood, which turned 25 was the other one. We are going with Mary J. Blige to be the featured artist this week. The Queen of Hip Hop/Soul just celebrated her 50th birthday this we...
Tags: Music, Jazz, Mary J. Blige, Spice, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Throwback Thursday, No More Drama, Blog Hops & memes, Family Affair, South Central While Drinking Juice, Dre Family Affair

Stream Busta Rhymes’ New Album Extinction Level Event 2 Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & More

Rap veteran Busta Rhymes has released a new album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God, a sequel of sorts to his 1998 album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. It was announced back in August with an introduction from Chris Rock and we've already heard the Vybz Kartel and … More »
Tags: Music, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Mariah Carey, Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige, Q-tip, Busta Rhymes, Anderson .paak, Louis Farrakhan, Pete Rock, Rapsody, Bell Biv DeVoe, Rakim, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Vybz Kartel

Singer Jaguar Wright Says Mary J. Blige is a Closeted Lesbian: “And If I’m Lying, Sue Me!”

Philadelphia singer Jaguar Wright made headlines last month when she accused Common of sexual assaulting her while she was trying to sleep and claimed Black Thought used ghostwriters. Since then, she’s continued to make shocking claims against notable musicians and industry figures (especially Neo-Soul artists), including a strange claim that she could tell Summer Walker has been sexually assaulted before … and now she has her sights set on Mary J. Blige. On Wednesday (Sep. 23), Jaguar went on a...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jaguar, Philadelphia, Mary J. Blige, Mary, Wright, Kendu Isaacs, MARY J, Kendu, Mary If, Summer Walker, Jaguar Wright

Mary J. Blige Enters Oscars Race for Original Song (EXCLUSIVE)

At the 2018 Oscars, Mary J. Blige made history with “Mudbound” — by becoming the first Black woman to earn multiple Oscar nominations in the same year (for best supporting actress and original song). Now, she’ll be back in the Oscar race for her new song. Variety has learned the Grammy-winning singer’s latest “See What […]
Tags: Music, News, Awards, Musicians, Oscars, Mary J. Blige, Best Original Song, Belly of the Beast

Dave East Completes Trilogy with ‘Karma 3’ Project

Featuring Benny the Butcher, Mary J Blige, and more.
Tags: Albums, Karma, Dave, Jazz, Mary J Blige, Benny, Dave East

Adele Reportedly Teams Up with Raphael Saadiq & John Legend, Wants New Album to be “Full of Soul”

It’s been five years since Adele released 25 and anticipation for her next album is right up there with fans desperately waiting for Rihanna to drop “R9.” While the release date for the superstar’s upcoming fourth album has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, she has reportedly enlisted some musical heavy-hitters to work on the project. According to The Sun, Adele is looking for a soulful sound and has asked R&B producer Raphael Saadiq to oversee her upcoming album. She has also worked...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Instagram, Rihanna, Adele, Pop Culture, Jazz, Raphael, Solange, John, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Whitney Houston, Skepta, Raphael Saadiq, Tony Toni Tone

Betty Wright, US soul, funk and R&B singer, dies aged 66

Singer with remarkable vocal range had been sampled by generations of hip-hop and R&B artists, including Beyoncé and Mary J BligeThe soul, funk and R&B singer Betty Wright, celebrated across pop genres for her remarkable vocal prowess, has died aged 66. The cause of death was not immediately known but Wright’s niece confirmed the news, writing on Twitter: “Sleep in peace aunty Betty Wright. Fly high angel.” Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US news, Soul, Culture, Pop and rock, R&B, Mary J Blige, Wright, Betty Wright, Mary J BligeThe


We are, of course, living through a moment in which both the threat and presence of death feels suffocating. I’ve always been wary of Soul Sides turning into one long death roll of musicians and artists that I admire because it would feel unrelenting but I also don’t want to ignore all these giants that we seemingly are losing on a daily basis. In the end, we can mourn their passing but also celebrate what will survive them for years to come: the music that made them memorable to begin with. Th...
Tags: Music, Florida, Africa, In Memoriam, Mary J Blige, Detroit, Sean Puffy Combs, Dakar, Wright, Campbell, Allen, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Manu, Bill Withers, EPMD

Trolls World Tour Is A Poptimist Nightmare

Before we take a dive into the rich text that is Trolls World Tour, a brief disclaimer: This is a movie for children. I feel the need to state this essential fact up front, since you are almost certainly reading this in quarantine (if you are not: get inside immediately), and quite possibly running out … More »
Tags: Music, Anna Kendrick, Trolls, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Sounding Board, Rachel Bloom, Anderson .paak, Sam Rockwell, George Clinton, Red Velvet, J Balvin

Anderson .Paak, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, & George Clinton – “It’s All Love”

Nearly every tour in the world has ground to a halt thanks to coronavirus concerns, but Trolls World Tour rolls on. I guess you really can't stop the feeling! … More »
Tags: Music, Daft Punk, Ozzy Osbourne, Anna Kendrick, Spice Girls, Heart, Parliament, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Psy, Mary J. Blige, Haim, Marky Mark, Dierks Bentley, Chic

Daddy’s Hangout Best of Jay Z for Mixtape Friday

With this being the final Friday of the year and decade, we have one more Mixtape Friday. With Jay-Z having his albums on Spotify now, why not do a Jay-Z playlist? The playlist will be his best tracks from his solo albums and the Watch the Throne collabo with Kanye. Jay-Z is definitely in my top-15 rappers of all-time and one of the greatest to ever do it. Everything from Reasonable Doubt to his 4:44 album was included in this selection. There’s a total of 101 tracks and I’m sure some will thi...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Jay Z, America, Rap, Paris, Jazz, Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Jay, Otis, Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West Rihanna, Bonnie Clyde, Blog Hops & memes, Kanye Jay Z

Tical from Method Man Released 25 Years Ago Today

When the Wu-Tang Clan dropped their first album, a lot of people gravitated to Method Man. Method Man was my favorite from the Wu-Tang Clan and I couldn’t wait for some solo material. 25 years ago today, Method Man dropped his solo debut, Tical. Before the album was released, Method dropped his first single Bring the Pain. Bring the Pain was a straight classic and that Wu Tang music we all loved. Bring the Pain helped Tical to go platinum and making Method Man an instant star. Method Man relea...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Wu Tang, Wu Tang Clan, Mary J Blige, Method Man, Tical, Tammi Terrell Marvin Gaye, Purple Tape

Mary J Blige: HERstory Vol. 1

Featuring some of her big hits, rarities and remixes, Mary J Blige’s HERstory Vol. 1 is a set of eight standard-weight, seven-inch records (also available as a double-LP) that’s made for fans of ’90s R&B. With a remix of “What’s the 411” featuring Notorious BIG and K-Ci, and “Can’t Knock The Hustle” with Jay-Z, the album features a bunch of versions not previously available on …
Tags: Music, Design, Albums, Records, Vinyl, Rb, Mary J Blige, Jay, Collectors Edition, Box Set

Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron Cast In Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect

Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans have joined Jennifer Hudson in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. More »
Tags: Music, News, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, MGM, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Tituss Burgess, Marc Maron, Audra McDonald, Tate Donovan, Mary J Blige Marc Maron

Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Acquires Timbaland Catalog

The Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Songs Fund buying spree continues with the acquisition of the catalog of Grammy-winning producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ, Timbaland. The catalog included 108 albums and songs performed by the likes of Missy Elliot (“Get Your Freak On,” “One Minute Man”); Justin Timberlake (“SexyBack,” “My Love” and “What Goes Around…Comes Around”); Nelly Furtado (“Promiscuous,” “Say it Right” and “Maneater”); Jay Z (“Holy Grail”), Aaliyah (“Try Again”); 50 Cent;...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay Z, US, Merck, PAC, Madonna, Aaliyah, Timbaland, Drake, Missy Elliot, Mary J Blige, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado

The Beautiful Struggle Dropped 15 Years Ago by Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli is someone that many people haven’t even heard of or paid attention to. Jay-Z gave him props talking about how lyrical he is. Talib Kweli teamed with Mos Def to form Black Star and they dropped one of the dopest albums ever. Talib Kweli have released eight solo and collaborative albums and a plethora of mixtapes in over 20 years.  Talib Kweli released his debut album, Quality a couple years prior and I loved that album. The Beautiful Struggle was his second album and my expectation...
Tags: Music, Jay Z, Albums, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Jazz, Mos Def, Mary J Blige, Talib Kweli, Black Star, The Beautiful Struggle, Evans Anthony Hamilton Mary J Blige, Kanye West The Neptunes, Anthony Hamilton Common Black Girl Pain Never Been

New Music: Mary J. Blige Feat. Nas “Thriving”

Mary J. Blige and Nas are hitting the road on ‘The Royalty’ North American tour this summer. Running from July 11 – Sept 10, the 22-date trek amphitheatre trek will make stops in major cities like Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, and Toronto. To promote their upcoming road show, the two heavyweights release the uplifting “Thriving.” Premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Wednesday (May 8), stream it below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Mary J...
Tags: Toronto, Nas, Jazz, Mary J Blige, New Music, Zane Lowe, Nas Mary J Blige, Mary J Blige Feat Nas

New Music: Sheek Louch Feat. Uncle Murda “Good Good”

Sheek Louch is coming with with the third installment of his Beast Mode EP series this summer. Part three is set to feature collaborations with Styles P, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Havoc and more. Before the full course arrives, the D-Block general offers a taste of what’s to come on “Good Good.” Featuring Uncle Murda, the record flips The Ohio Players classic “Pride and Vanity,” famously used by Mary J. Blige on “What’s the 411?” Listen below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Sheek Louch Feat...
Tags: Jazz, Mary J Blige, New Music, Uncle Murda, Sheek Louch, Good Good, Sheek Louch Feat Uncle Murda, Jadakiss Fat Joe Havoc, Sheek Louch Beast Mode Vol

Mathangi Subramanian's Playlist for Her Novel "A People's History of Heaven"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Mathangi Subramanian's novel A People's History of Heaven captures the strong spirits of the women who fought for their Bangalore neighborhood. Booklist wrote of the book: "The po...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, David, New York Times, Delhi, Mary J Blige, Bangalore, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Hill, Rahman, Tori Amos, Booklist, Padma

Nas & Mary J. Blige Announce North American Tour

Mary J. Blige and Nas are hitting the road together this summer. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and Queensbridge King announce their 22-date North American tour. Presented by Live Nation, the amphitheatre trek kicks off July 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The show will make stops in major cities like Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Boston, before wrapping up September 10 in Toronto, Canada. Tickets for the general public goes on sale this Friday, April 19 at 10am local time a...
Tags: Florida, Boston, Nas, Jazz, Atlantic City, Mary J Blige, Tours, Walnut Creek, Toronto Canada, Las Vegas NV, West Palm Beach Fla, FL State Fairgrounds, Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion, Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater, Toronto ON Budweiser Stage, Chastain Park

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