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Styles P and Jadakiss are promoting healthy living with their Juices For Life chain of juice bars. Elite Daily profiled the Yonkers rappers on their healthy business endeavour which first opened in 2011, providing a different much cleaner option in the hood verses fast food chains, how their lives have changed from making a more conscious effort to eat healthy, and much more.

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After facing criticism for omitting certain aspects of his life in the N.W.A. movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre is coming out and apologizing to the females who he is accused of abusing in the past. In a statement to the New York Times, Dre blamed the fact he had no structure in his life at the time, but vows to have changed for his family and does not excuse his actions.

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In Toronto, Drake’s 6th annual OVO Fest which featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Pharrell, J. Cole, Big Sean, Future and more, was overshadowed by two shootings at the OVO Fest after-party at Muzik nightclub last Tuesday. Ten days after the incident, which took the lives of Duvel Hibbert, 23, and Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, Drake has released a statement on the tragic incident.

The last few days I have been in a moral bind. I am used to the fact that my life and the things I say to my fans are‎ closely watched,” he opens the statement, which was released on his website. “It’s tough in situations like this where there’s a tragedy and I consider the advice of my trusted advisors and counsel who worry that anything I might say could be misinterpreted.”

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With Father’s Day right around the corner this weekend, some fathers out there like Meek Mill are taking the time to reflect of what it’s been like after having children. Meek is not really known to open up about his life, unless it’s about the street dealings he’s seen in Philadelphia, but he took the time to write a letter for everyone who is a father and give his first-hand experience of what it’s been like.

Before I leave, I always explain to him that everything I do, I do for him. All the shows, all the nights in the studio, I do with my son in mind.

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After performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar stayed in the Garden State for a special visit on Monday. The TDE rapper stopped by High Tech High School in North Bergen, NJ, to visit an English class taught by Brian Mooney.

In the class, Mooney uses Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly LP to teach his freshman class. Along with a spoken word session, Lamar signed student’s artwork and took selfies before closing out by performing the song “Alright.” “When I talk to kids, I’m really listening,” Lamar said to the students. “When I do that, we have a little bit of a bigger connection than me being Kendrick Lamar and you being a student. It’s almost like we’re friends. Because a friend listens.”

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Without realizing, music can lift your spirits when you’re having a bad day and change your mood completely with one song or the listen to one album. At the same time, it can trigger emotions you may be repressing and make you even more emotional. Whatever the case is, one Kendrick Lamar fan was rehabilitated from depression thanks to his music and she always wanted the opportunity to thank him.

And she got that this past weekend at the Sweetlife Festival in Maryland.

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Monday (May 11) was a a big day for the Kendrick Lamar. While Kanye was in the Chi receiving his honorary doctorate from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, California State Senator Isadore Hall of the 35th District awarded Kendrick Lamar with the 35th Generational Icon Award. K. Dot was recognized for his countless efforts and donations to the Compton Unified School District and other non-profit organizations in his community.

“It’s definitely an honor to be right here in front of you guys,” said Kendrick. “Being from the city of Compton and knowing the parks that I played at and neighborhoods, I always thought how great the opportunity would be to give back to my community.”

While most rappers would have made this a big media spectacle, Kendrick quietly and humbly accepted his award — and called it a day.

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Can’t find the perfect card for Mother’s Day? Don’t worry — Killa Cam and Mom Dukes have you covered for the low.

Purchase at HugginTheBlock

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Wednesday marked the 23-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. As the world’s attention is on America, specifically Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, Game pens a guest column for Billboard. As many in Baltimore began to riot on Monday, April 27 following protests, the L.A. rapper gathers his thoughts, foregoing getting his point across via social media.

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The situation in Baltimore, Maryland this week has been a powder keg, or a raisin in the sun. The tweet that floored me was from @Shugah, who quoted a very prophetic James Baldwin Esquire interview from 1968. (Read that for some head crack.) But back to Baltimore, 2015…the complex issues from Freddie Gray’s unexplained spinal injury, his death, the release of his unrelated police record, the days of peaceful protest, and then this week’s explosion of violence, looting, and vandalism…can not be summed up neatly or patched up with a meme. It has to be added to the growing list of issues and incidents that are festering around the country.
But…I just wanted to share an interview that CBS did with Toya Graham, the Baltimore mom who angrily pulled her 16-year-old son off the street when she spotted him throwing rocks at riot police.

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