Today’s top story comes from Joshuah Bearman of GQ.com. He tells the story of Hip Hop pioneer T La Rock and how he lost memory after being attacked in 1994 in the Bronx. Suffering from transient global amnesia, T La Rock was placed inside a nursing home and struggled to find his memory. The article chronicles the journey it took to get him to not only to remember he was a legendary rapper but his name. To read more about this story click here.
It was an odd sketch, tucked near the end of Saturday Night Live‘s season premiere, long after Alec Baldwin’s crowd-pleasing Trump imitation and two performances by Jay-Z. Actor Ryan Gosling played a soft-spoken rock flutist performing with a motley trio in a run-down bar. He gets a call from the police during the show, and has to tell his bandmate/roommate that his good jeans have been stolen. Read More
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One of hip-hop’s founding fathers has a new book that he hopes will keep rap’s origins alive.
By: JEFF SLATE
There’s no doubt that Public Enemy’s Chuck D. is one of the founding fathers of modern hip-hop, but the icon has never been one to rest on his laurels. “Right now, at my age and stage, if I can’t teach I shouldn’t even open my mouth to speak,” D. says flatly when asked about how he views his current status as elder statesman of rap. Read More
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Kaya Jones, a former member of the hit-making Pussycat Dolls, has taken to Twitter to allege that the members of her girl group were a part of a “prostitution ring.”
“My truth. I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring. Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $,” she began by writing to her fans.
“How bad was it? People ask—bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my bandmates & a 13 million dollar record deal. We knew we were going to be #1.”
Article Appeared @http://www.eonline.com/news/887030/former-pussycat-dolls-member-kaya-jones-calls-the-group-a-prostitution-ring
Victory over Wladimir Klitschko hasn’t changed the hardworking guy who won gold at London 2012, says Sky’s Jacquie Beltrao.
By Jacquie Beltrao
(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
“Can you be the best heavyweight of all time?” The answer from Anthony Joshua surprised me. It’s an emphatic “No”.
Spend a few hours in his company and it becomes clear why – he’s a humble, hardworking guy, still keen to learn without forgetting where he’s come from.
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By: Chris Chavez
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora spoke with NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick off-camera on Saturday night and provided an update on his free agency status. Read More
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T.I. led a big group of demonstrators in a protest against Houston’s Restaurant in Buckhead, outside Atlanta, claiming the joint treats African Americans like second class citizens.
The protest was ignited after Deb Antney and Momma Dee from “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” were denied service. They tried to get a seating for 7 but couldn’t get a table. They say they tried to split up the group but still were blocked from being seated.
The restaurant says the policy of not seating 6 or more walk ins is applied fairly and equally.
Tiny joined T.I., who said the African American community would now speak with their wallets.
Article Appeared @http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/08/t-i-protest-houstons-restaurant-discrimination-african-americans-atlanta/
Walker and the Titans remained in the locker room during the anthem on Sunday, and the tight end has defended his right to protest
By: Ed Malyon
To call last weekend in the NFL a momentous one would be somewhat underplaying it. A week when the football was extraordinary but still comprehensively overshadowed by what went on before a whistle had even been blown. Read More
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