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Celebrating Nipsey Hussle

Imagine snagging a ticket to LA’s famous Staples Center for one of the most anticipated entertainment events of the year. Traffic is nauseating, security is tight, paparazzi and news media all around.…

Nipsey Hussle

The king of L.A. is young Nipsey

Los Angeles, fans, and fellow artists mourn the passing of rapper, entrepreneur, and community organizer Nipsey Hussle, shot six times outside his Marathon clothing store on March 31st. Nipsey, born Ermias Asghedom,…
Prodigy: Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Mobb Deep’s Prodigy opens up about his new book, H.N.I.C.

[minnosh_ext_dropcap font-size="75" font-weight="700"]P[/minnosh_ext_dropcap]rodigy has had a storied musical career as one-had of the celebrated hip-hop duo, Mobb Deep. After emerging from a three-year prison stint in 2011, the New York emcee refocused…
Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele drops new album and embraces new lifestyle

[minnosh_ext_dropcap font-size=”75″ font-weight=”700″]S[/minnosh_ext_dropcap]ometimes it takes more than a new hairdo and a stylist to reinvent yourself in preparation for a new album. For recording artist and go-to “hook girl” for some of…

Kanye: Big Baby Yeezus

What’s So Bad About Naming Your Album “Yeezus”?

It seems like the Illuminati and anything having to do with comparing yourself to God is pretty popular in Hip Hop right now. Whether you are down with the Illuminati and all…

Nas: The tone deaf emcee

The Tone Deaf Emcee

[minnosh_ext_dropcap font-size=”75″ font-weight=”700″]L[/minnosh_ext_dropcap]ast week we celebrated legendary Queens rapper Nas’ esteemed career by commemorating the 18th anniversary of his classic debut release ‘Illmatic’. Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums in…

The Break-up

The Break-up

Breaking-up is hard to do, but alleged break-ups are even worse. When Havoc of Mobb Deep went off the deep end calling out long time partner in rhyme Prodigy via Twitter it…

Dame Diddy or Dame Daddy

Dame Diddy, Dame Daddy or Dame Dummy

[minnosh_ext_dropcap font-size=”75″ font-weight=”700″]T[/minnosh_ext_dropcap]here was a time when the name Dame Dash rang bells in the music industry. Before the Roc split, before Dash got sued by his latest and now former artist…

Mega Millions lotto tickets

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems

Hey, didn’t win the record setting Mega Millions over half a billion dollar jackpot?? Me neither. Here are a few reasons why that might have been a good thing. Anyone who plays…

Motivation Kitten

Motivation

Internet motivation posters don’t provide much motivation, but they are good for a few laughs. Enjoy this random list.

Best Rappers Alive

Best Rappers Alive

The Record: Eminem 4 — The Slim Shady LP (1999) 9 — The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 8 — The Eminem Show (2002) 4 — Encore (2004) 2 — Curtain Call: The…
Oldtimers

Oldtimers

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, Right? …At least according to Chi Ali, but he’s doing 25 to life for murder so his judgment can’t exactly be trusted. Rap has always been…

10 Best Apocalyptic Movies

10 Best Apocalyptic Movies

The end of the world as we know is one of Hollywood’s favorite plot lines. From space invaders to zombies to war hungry humans movie producers have been cranking out scenarios on…

Headgames

Head Games

Everybody got his or her start somewhere. Check out these 10 celebrities and what they had to do to earn a buck before Hollywood came knocking. He pulled in $80,000 per episode…

Wackest Rappers, Vanilla Ice

Top Ten Wackest Rap Personas

We here at Alumnah know that the only thing that Hip Hop loves more than Rap Beef and Mixtape Exclusives are Top Ten Lists. This list is about the Top Ten Wackest…

Captain Picard Locutus of Borg

What Blogging In a Collective Has Taught Me…

  This post could have also been titled ‘Kumbyah my blog… Kumbyah’… lets examine what blogging in a collective has taught me shall we? So it’s obvious that the blog game (not…

Father/son

The Validation of Father’s Day

Faceless are the fathers who raise the sons of tomorrow. I can’t sleep. Maybe I’m over anxious, maybe I’ll still amped up from one of the longest days I ever had. Either…