Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

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Kanye Doesn’t Disappoint With New Album Ye. It is Short but Sweet [Album Stream + Review]

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

In the midst of Kanye West creating controversy with his statements on Donald Trump, slavery and anything else that he thought would create headlines, he promised to deliver music. So far he has kept good on that promise. Coming on the heels of dropping his production on Pusha T’s Daytona album last week, he has released his own seven track album titled simply Ye. Continue reading

BLACK TRUTH NEWS PICKS THE BEST 25 HIP HOP GROUPS OF ALL TIME (#1-5)

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

5. Public Enemy

I kind of struggled with putting Public Enemy in this slot. My apprehension definitely was not based on accolades or influence. PE is not only one of the handful of Hip Hop groups in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, but their album Fear of a Black Planet is preserved in the Library of Congress. In terms of influence, Public Enemy was at the forefront of bringing political and social awareness in Hip Hop. What made me hesitant to put them in my top five was the music. Of course their music is legendary, but honestly there are other groups who music I like better than PE. However this list is not just based on my musical taste. This is a countdown of who  I believed had the best music, biggest influence and the most success as a Hip Hop group. Even with that said, I still listened to PE’s It Takes A Million to Hold Us Back album for more persuasion on their selection. And let’s just say that even though the album was released in 1988, it stills sounds fresh and dope. Not too many artists can or will say that about their music after 30 years. 

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Chicago Hip Hop Community Still Saddened By Vlogger’s Zach TV Death

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Zachary Stoner, 30 who best known by his vlogger name Zach TV was shot and killed in Chicago earlier this week (May 30th). Zach became popular on the Chicago Hip Hop scene from providing an outlet to aspiring artists in the city of Chicago. His Youtube page is filled with several interviews of rappers and entertainers. Stoner was shot in the head and neck while driving his jeep and ultimately crashed the vehicle into a pole. No suspects have been charged and no one is in custody. To read more about this story click here.

Evelyn Lozada Sues Ex-Publicist For Allegedly Spreading Lies To ‘Basketball Wives’ Co-Stars

By: CHERIE SAUNDERS

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*“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada has accused her former publicist of defamation for allegedly spreading lies about her to her co-stars in an attempt to have them featured on the reality series, according to The Blast. Continue reading