Life Beyond Rap


Hip-Hop icon Snoop Dogg received his just due on Monday afternoon (Nov. 19), as the Long Beach native was the 2651st honoree to be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony took place in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard, where Jimmy Kimmel Live! is taped weekly.

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The comic world is in mourning today as Marvel’s co-creator Stan Lee has passed away. TMZ was notified of his death by Stan’s daughter. They were told Stan was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from his Hollywood Hills home and shortly after was presumed dead. He was 95 years old.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to the renowned Capitol Preparatory Schools network to open a third location of in the Bronx. This network provides inner city communities with with high quality education. The third location, slated to open in September 2019, will serve 160 students in the 6th/7th grade, and will grow to help as many as 650 in the 6th to 11th grade during it’s initial 5-year term. Already having locations in Harlem and Bridgeport, CT, Capital Prep Bronx will expand the network in helping over 2100 students to a higher affirming curriculum.

The announcement represents an expansion in the partnership between Diddy and renowned educator, Dr. Steve Perry, who is also the founder of Capital Prep Schools.

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Last night, a vigil for Mac Miller was held at the Blue Slide Park section of Frick Park in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Fans gathered in their thousands to mourn the 26-year-old rapper, who tragically passed away from a suspected overdose last Friday (September 7). Music was played, weed was burned and candles were lit in memory of the beloved MC.

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They say the truth will set you free and for Corey “C-Murder” Miller (the younger brother of Master P) hopefully, that reigns true following a huge break in his highly publicized murder case that left 16-year-old Steven Thomas dead. Kenneth Jordan, the lead eye-witness, has recently admitted to lying about Miller’s involvement in an affidavit filed with the 24th Judicial Court.

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Over the weekend, Steve Harvey hosted a mentoring program for at-risk youth outside of Atlanta with the help of Jeezy. The event took place at The Rock Ranch and was orchestrated through the decorated comedian’s ‘Harvey Foundation’ in association with Snowman’s ‘Street Dreams’ Foundation.

Check out some photos from the outreach occasion below and watch a video recap here.

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Meek Mill was set to make an upcoming appearance at the White House to sit down and speak about prison reform. The visit was for Donald Trump’s Prison Reform Summit, an event that included the Philadelphia rapper, CNN’s Van Jones, other activists and members of congress. The recently freed MMG artist has now decided to bypass the scheduled appearance, choosing to cancel his appearance.

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Mac Miller. Just days after news broke that he’d split up with his girlfriend of almost two years, Ariana Grande, the Pittsburgh rapper has been arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges (don’t worry, no one was hurt).

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For the latest installment in their PLAN B series, All Def Music links with “Plug Walk” rapper Rich The Kid. Before he transitioned into Billboard Chart topping boss we see today, Rich was briefly employed at Wendy’s. Looking to redeem himself after being fired from the fast-food staple, the ATL native had the opportunity to manage Dino’s Burgers for the day.

Peep the hilarious clip after the break and purchase his platinum single via iTunes here.

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Fabolous was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting his long-time partner and Love & Hip-Hop: New York star Emily Bustamante, aka Emily B, according to TMZ.

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