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Could Mase Make History As The First Artist To Be Signed To Bad Boy And Death Row?

While the whole “East Coast, West Coast” beef is mostly a thing people hear about in Tupac and Biggie documentaries, it seems like rapper Mase is making strides to be the official bridge between the two. As a former artist of Bad Boy Entertainment, the Harlem, New York rapper announced his plans to join Death Row Records.

Josh Rodgers

Aug 5, 2022

Diddy Announces Plans To Launch An R&B Only Label, 'We Can Own The Genre; We Don't Own Hip-Hop Right Now'

Diddy has plans to revive R&B with a new business venture. According to Rap-Up, the music mogul, born Sean Combs, has plans to launch a new record label that will be exclusive to R&B artists. As he enters what he’s deemed his “love” era, the Bad Boy founder also announced that he’ll drop his first project in nearly six years, an album titled “Off The Grid.” “I’m coming back into music, you know?” said the 51-year-old during an interview with Vanity Fair. He’ll also return to his R&B roots. “Yeah, [an] all R&B label, because I feel like R&B was abandoned and it’s a part of our African American culture,” he continued.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LOVE (@diddy) In the past, Diddy has been criticized for his questionable Bad Boy contracts, but in this new era, he plans to do things differently. “And I’m not signing any artists,” said Diddy. “Because if you know better, you do better. I’m doing 50-50 partnerships with pure transparency. That’s the thing. [The new...

Shanique Yates

Aug 4, 2021

Meet The Spirits Industry Vets Helping The Black Community Generate $2B In Economic Value In The U.S.

Diageo is on a mission to diversify the spirits industry! According to a press release, the global leader in beverage alcohol has teamed up with industry veterans Dia Simms and Erin Harris in order to build an inclusive and diverse economic initiative with the goal of creating the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs, executive leaders, and founders in both a sustainable and scalable way. Pronghorn is the name of the all-new partnership and it will create a standalone business with a primary focus on expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the spirits industry. “Diversifying the industry accelerates innovation and competitiveness, and our strategic approach to recruit, retain and advance the Black community and communities of color within the industry alongside Diageo North America couldn’t be more necessary and timely,” said Pronghorn co-founder, Erin Harris in a statement. “We understand first-hand the importance of being motivated and the critical need for ownership...

Shanique Yates

May 27, 2021

‘From Hip Hop to the House of Representatives!’ Former Rapper Shyne Wins Election in Belize

Former Bad Boy rapper, Moses Barrow — known to the world of hip hop as Shyne — has been elected to Belize’s House of Representatives, reports REVOLT. “Thank you MESOPOTAMIA!!! It is with the greatest humility that I accept this victory for us,” he wrote in a post via Instagram. “We won today! This victory is for all those who are just like me in Mesopotamia, Belize, and the world over! All those who have taken a fall! All those who have stumbled on their life’s journey.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Shyne (@shyne_bz) He also used this as an opportunity to encourage people that you can always find a way to win, no matter the circumstances. “We all fall! But to get up and walk, run, and rise again is the purpose of life,” he continues on his post. “We are all destined to be challenged but we are all capable of overcoming those challenges! My story is testament of human fortitude! We all have what I have! We just have to dig deep within and find it! I hope I inspire...

Shanique Yates

Nov 16, 2020