ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

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Art imitates life, and so does rap. More than anyone else, legendary rapper and beatbox phenomenon Doug E. Fresh understands this idea.

Ok so what she’s not really rapping.  I had to get you to click on this link so you could bear witness to this awesome project she’s working on. Her “Let’s Move!” program plans to release a hip hop album  complete with 19 songs and 10 music videos in conjunction with the Partnership for a […]

Will Smith and Doug E. Fresh took party goers back to the old school as they rocked Gabrielle Union’s 40th birthday party in Miami on…

Watch out Diggy Simmons. It seems that progeny of another hip-hop vet are ready to stake a claim in the music business.  Brothers Solomon “Trips” Davis, 20, and Dayquan “Slim” Davis, 22, are the off spring of Harlem, NY’s own Doug E. Fresh. Together they perform as the duo Square Off but are not trying […]

As a new group Cali Swag District has had an amazing year with their now platinum single “Teach Me How To Dougie.” The four-man group (C-Smoove, Yung, Jay Are and M-Bone) hail from Inglewood, California and were discovered by former Death Row artists Big Wy and Dairold Potts. The single “Teach Me How To Dougie” […]

In 1946 Bobby Robinson opened his record store Bobby’s Happy House on 125th street in Harlem becoming the first black owned business on the famous Harlem street. The music business legend died yesterday at the age of 93. Five years after opening the shop he expanded into the music recording business working with hundreds of […]

Doug E Fresh is the latest entertainer to find themselves in the sights of the IRS.

The remix for Jazmine Sullivan’s new single “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)” dropped late last week and capitalized on it’s 90’s throwback sound by adding the inventor of this hip-hop soul s**t, Mary J Blige, to the track. In the video, which just hit today, Jazmine takes it back to the classic 1990 film, […]