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RIP to the mother of hip-hop. Credited as the mother of hip-hop, Sylvia Robinson passed away early last Thursday (Sept. 29) in New Jersey from congestive heart failure. Robinson is best known as the founder of Sugar Hill Records and produced the the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979 and Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message” in 1982. Robinson was 75 years old.
Welcome home T.I. After serving his second consecutive sentence, T.I. was released from prison last week and chose to make a night of it. B.o.B, DJ Drama and Nelly were some of the notable attendees. Tip also promises that he will be going back to the “Old T.I.” I’m having a hard time deciding whether or not that decision is a good or bad one.
Common’s NY Times Best Seller. Com Sense from the city of wind wants to thank everyone for helping his memoirs One Day It’ll All Make Sense make it on to the pretigious New York Times Best Sellers chart. The Author Formally known as Com (a nick name I think that everyone should pick up on) showed his gratitude via video after his debut release took the No. 20 spot on the list.
Jigga’s team. As you may have known for quite some time, the New Jersey Nets of the NBA are scheduled to start their inaugural season as the Brooklyn Nets next season. Talks about moving the team from Jersey to BK have been circling around for only God knows how and it looks like partial owner, Jay-Z’s wish will finally be coming true. The hip-hop mogul is super ecstatic about the move that he has announced an eight-show concert series in Brooklyn to welcome the team next fall. Jay announced that he will also be collaborating with Adidas and the Nets staff to create the team’s new logo and uniforms. Imagine. Going from an under privileged youth in Marcy projects, to becoming one of the biggest musical acts in the world and then being able to take a professional basketball franchise and move it to your home town! Just sayin’.