Today Marks The 20th Anniversary Of Aaliyah’s Passing

   Today is a very sad day in the world of music, as it’s officially been 20 years since R&B singer/dancer/actress Aaliyah tragically passed away in a plane crash at the age of 22. To celebrate her life and career, fans have flooded social media with memories of her short, but incredibly impactful career.   One of the most notable ways that Aaliyah’s memory is being celebrated on the 20th anniversary of her passing, is that her full musical catalogue was finally announced to be released. Her ground-breaking second album “One In A Million”…

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Aaliyah’s Estate Slams ‘Unscrupulous’ Effort to Release Her Music ‘Without Transparency’

Aaliyah‘s estate is standing firm in their effort to protect the late singer’s legacy.   Weeks before the 20th anniversary of her tragic death, Aaliyah’s estate released a statement slamming an effort by the singer’s former label to drop her music on streaming services. (On Instagram, Blackground Records 2.0 shared a website and hashtag #AaliyahIsComing earlier this week teasing the return of her music.) “Protecting Aaliyah’s legacy is, and will always be, our focus. For 20 years we have battled behind the scenes, enduring shadowy tactics of deception with unauthorized…

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MONEY MAN GETS 1ST OF PLATINUM-SELLING EMPIRE CHAINS

EMPIRE is one of the buzzing names in distribution when it comes to Hip Hop artists. With a stacked roster, their clients will now have even more incentive to acquire plaques in the future. EMPIRE CEO Ghazi Shami has promised an EMPIRE chain to every platinum-selling rapper on the label and he dished out the first piece of ice to Money Man earlier this week.   Money Man was presented with the glistening EMPIRE pendant chain along with a plaque by Shami for his dynamic Lil Baby collaboration “24” going double-platinum. “Double platinum let’s…

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‘EMPIRE’ STAR BRYSHERE GRAY PLEADS GUILTY IN FELONY DOM. VIOLENCE CASE Must Do Jail Time

Bryshere Gray — known for his role as Hakeem Lyon on “Empire” — has entered a guilty plea in his domestic violence case … and he’ll have to spend some time behind bars. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Gray pled guilty to felony aggravated assault and, as part of his plea agreement, he’s been sentenced to 10 days in county jail and 3 years probation. GoodYear Police Dept. As part of the deal … Gray has also been ordered to pay restitution. He must also enroll in a…

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