SONGSTRESS KEIDRA’S SINGLE “BODY” GIVES THE BAY AREA A NEW SOUND

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Beyond the revolution, prostitution, the drug scene, tech, and independent Hip Hop, Oakland is known for its production of talented female vocalists that either were developed in the Town, or that passed through to hone their craft. Former Oakland residents like Kehlani, Ledisi, and Keyshia Cole have lived and breathed the Oakland experience growing up, while Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child, India.Arie, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., and many others came, actively studied while here, and recorded with the legendary D’Wayne Wiggins of the Oakland R&B…

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Roddy Ricch: A Rapper Could Never Put Out A Diss Record About Me

Battling has a long tradition in Hip Hop culture. Many of the all-time greats – such as KRS-One, Ice Cube, 2Pac, Common, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Pusha T – have all engaged in a war of words on wax. One of the perceived leaders of the new school of contemporary rap music was recently asked about the chance he could be the target of one of his peers’ lyrical assaults. 22-year-old “The Box” hitmaker Roddy Ricch spoke about that…

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Quavo Hits The Studio With Migos & DJ Khaled As They Work On New Album Following Saweetie Split

It’s been a few days since the news of Quavo and Saweetie’s split shook the Internet and in the time since, both have seemed to be keeping things pretty lowkey—but Quavo switched it up and hit the studio to work on new music. Along with DJ Khaled and his fellow Migos members, Quavo recently got in a studio session to finish the next Migos album, “Culture 3.” Unless you’ve taken a complete break from the Internet and social media, you’re likely aware that Quavo and Saweetie, once one of the most beloved…

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NBA Youngboy’s Mom CUSSED OUT Wendy Williams For Negatively Commenting On His Arrest

Wendy Williams has sparked some beef with the mother of rapper NBA Youngboy after commenting on his recent pursuit and arrest that went down in Los Angeles this week. Apparently, Wendy had NOTHING kind to say about the father of seven on her “Hot Topics” segment, sparking his mom Sherhonda Gaulden to cuss Wendy out. The 21-year-old rapper was arrested on a Federal warrant after being caught with illegal guns in 2020 and had to be chased down by police to turn himself in. Sharing her feelings on his arrest, Wendy stated YB…

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Evanston, IL Becomes First U.S. City to Offer Reparations to Black Residents

  According to reports, Evanston, IL, has become the first U.S. city to offer black residents reparations. After the city council voted on a historic reparations program that will grant black families $25,000 per, in the form of housing grants. “We think this is one small step for Black people in Evanston that have suffered through discrimination in so many areas,” said Evanston North Shore Branch NAACP president Dr. Michael Nabors. “But it is a giant step for the entire Black community.” The program will grant families up to $25,000…

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Sauce Walka’s Artist Sauce Gohan Shows Injuries After Being Shot

Update 03/24/2021 10:06am: Sauce Gohan, who is signed to Sauce Walka, took to Instagram to show off his injuries after recently being shot in the head in Chicago. He captioned the photos, “LIFE Comes With Da Ups ⬆️ & Da Downs ⬇️ Da Good & Da Bad 🤷🏽‍♂️ But LIVING For A Purpose Is One Of Tha Main Reasons I Say I’m Alive Right Now 💪🏽 Having A Bullet Still In Tha Head Thru Tha Temple & Still LIVING 🙏🏽💧Is A Dream To 99% Of People But Reality To Me 🏋🏽‍♂️ ALMIGHTY…

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Oakland Launches ‘Guaranteed Income’ Pilot Program for Low-Income Families

Staff Writer   According to reports, Oakland, CA, is launching a “guaranteed income” pilot program for low-income families. “Oakland Resilient Families” is the name of the pilot program announced by Mayor Libby Schaaf on Tuesday via Twitter. Low-income BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) families and individuals will be the beneficiaries of the new 18-month pilot program that will provide families with $500/month. “Our vision is an Oakland that has closed the racial wealth gap and where all families thrive,” said Schaaf. “And we believe that guaranteed income is the…

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