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Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

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Shock is only one of the many emotions friends, family, and fans are feeling this morning at the sad news of the death of Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo. Among that reality are also feelings of pain, lostness, and overwhelming grief. The 40-year old rapper was killed shortly after midnight on September 21, 2016 in what is now being detailed by media as a single vehicle crash. Driving with two females passengers, Shawty Lo is said to have lost control of the 2016 Audi, striking a tree before the vehicle finally overturned and caught fire. Initially, he was thought to be the victim of a hit and run. The two passengers, according to reports, are fine, but currently hospitalized.

 

Shawty Lo, whose real name was Carlos Walker, was known around the world as a founding member of the rap group D4L, as well as founder of D4L Records. He released his debut solo effort, Units in the City, in 2007. Several mixtapes would follow throughout the years between his debut and 2016. The official follow up, Still Got Units", had yet to be released at the time of his death.

 

Stay tuned to UGDigital.com for continued updates and coverage as more becomes available.

THE GAME'S "1992" RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, PLUS TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED...

The Game, 1992

The Game, 1992

Compton rapper The Game is thrilled to announce that the pre-order to his forthcoming 1992 album is now available along with his new single and instant-grat track "True Colors/It's On." The 1992 album is set to be released on October 14th via Entertainment One Music/5th Amendment/Blood Money.  The Game is currently on the road for his national 1992 Block Wars Tour which kicked off August 31st in Los Angeles with stops in Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland and many other major cities.  Full track listing and upcoming tour dates included below.

LISTEN TO "TRUE COLORS/IT'S ON" VIA SOUNDCLOUD

For his new hard hitting single "True Colors/It's On," Game flips Ice-T's classic "Colors" to reveal vivid, intimate details of his own upbringing in Compton. Produced by Bongo Da Drum Gawd, The Game further delves into his childhood and life of gang banging during a time of the nation's high racial tensions.

The Game explains, "1992 was inspired by what was going on in my life, my city & the world when I was 12 years old coming into my teenage years: The Los Angeles Riots, Michael Jordan & the Dream Team who won Olympic Gold... Crips & bloods were pulling me in both directions & joining one of the gangs was almost a normality for a young African American male growing up in Compton & the surrounding areas of Los Angeles County... Rodney King getting abused by the cops was an unforgettable incident & caused mass hysteria worldwide & the famous OJ Simpson car chase/trial was a huge worldwide televised situation that racially divided a country... So these are some of the many topics based around my childhood touched on in this album. To understand my life you have to understand what I've been thru, live where I've lived & watch lives of people you loved get erased because of their colors. #1992"

PRE-ORDER THE GAME'S 1992 ALBUM ON ITUNES

1992 TRACKLIST:

1. Savage Lifestyle

2. True Colors/It's On

3. Bompton

4. Fuck Orange Juice

5. The Juice

6. Young Niggas

7. Soundtrack

8. I Grew Up On Wu-Tang

9. However Do You Want It

10. Baby You

11. What's Your Life Like

12. 92 Bars

Bonus Track: All Eyez ft. Jeremih

1992 TOUR DATES:

09/16 Atlanta, GA // Center Stage

09/17 Raleigh, NC // Club Divas (appearance)

09/18 Charlotte, NC // Label

09/22 Reading, PA // Reverb

09/23 Silver Springs, MD // The Fillmore

09/25 Providence, RI // Lupos

09/30 Minneapolis, MN // The Venue

10/01 Chicago, IL // Portage

10/05 Boise, ID // Revolution

10/06 Portland, OR // Roseland Theatre

Lil' Wayne Calls it Quits, Officially Leaves the "Rap Game"...

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So, it's official...sort of! With a series of tweets today via his official Twitter account, rapper Lil' Wayne has stepped away from the rap game, citing his feelings of "defenselessness and defeat". 

The hip-hop world has followed for much of the past year as he has publicly feuded with Cash Money Records CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams over monies owed, among other things. The rapper tweeted, "I am now defenseless and mentally defeated & I leave gracefully and thankful." He went further by saying "I ain't looking for sympathy, just serenity." 

While no additional details were made available, one can only speculate as to why Wayne would make such a rash decision, but as it goes, to each their own.  It definitely poses the question of what will happen with Young Money Entertainment. 

So how do you feel about it all? Should Wayne call it quits? 

THE LOVE SAGA CONTINUES, AND IT'S "VOW OR NEVER" FOR JIM JONES & CHRISSY LAMPKIN!

New York, New York (August 22, 2016) – Rapper Jim Jones and his longtime fiancée Chrissy Lampkin are back on reality television in the new series “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never” premiering in just another week on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv. 

Their latest ride on reality television follows the ride or die couple as they spend time in one of their favorite cities, Miami, finally deciding that it's time to make it official and get hitched. However, when Jim suggests having the nuptials live on national TV for the world to see, Chrissy begins to have serious doubts, especially given that their infamous engagement has been on and off for the last five years. 

Jim and Chrissy have been together for more than a decade, have each other’s backs and consider themselves best friends but that might not be enough to keep this couple from being pushed over the edge by meddling friends, a longstanding family feud and the pressures that come with planning a wedding. The road to the altar is going to be a very bumpy ride which begins with Jim missing the couple’s first appointment with their wedding planner to party.  And then there’s Jim’s mother, Nancy “Mama Jones,” who’s always had a difficult relationship with Chrissy, and decides to fly to Miami unannounced because she’s heard rumors of an impending union…and she’s not having it. They also have input from several of their own friends, who show up periodically throughout the series. 

Catch “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never” Thursdays at 10:00 p. m.  ET/PT on WE tv to see how this journey ends.

For more on “Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never,” visit www.wetv.com for sneak peeks, full episode, photo galleries and blogs. You’ll also find weekly behind-the-scenes scoop and exclusive videos. “Like” WE tv on Facebook and follow @WEtv on Instagram and Twitter for the full insider experience.

@Drizzy Leads the 2016 #BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations...

Drake; 📸 courtesy of Republic Records

Drake; 📸 courtesy of Republic Records

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be going down very soon, and the Republic Records roster is dominating the nomination list with Drake leading in almost every category. Checkout the abbreviated nominee list below. 

The 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards are scheduled to tape on Sept. 17 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and premiere on Oct. 4 (8 p.m. ET/PT). A host has yet to be announced, but should be announced soon.

A complete list of this year’s nominees is available at BET.com

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
Kanye West Ft. Rihanna – “Famous”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
Drake Ft. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”

DJ Khaled Ft. Drake – “For Free”
DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – “I Got the Keys”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

Best Live Performer

Drake

Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Drake

Chance the Rapper
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

MVP of the Year
Drake

DJ Khaled
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

“Controlla” – Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)“Hotline Bling” – Produced By Nineteen85 (Drake)

“All the Way Up” – Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared)
“I Got the Keys” – Produced By Southside (DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future)
“Panda” – Produced By Menace (Desiigner)

Album of the Year

Drake – Views

DJ Khaled – I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre – Compton
Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
Future – DS2
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Hustler of the Year

Drake

DJ Khaled
Future
Jay Z
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Drake

Nicki Minaj

A$AP Rocky
Future
Kanye West

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – “Work” (Rihanna Ft. Drake)

Nicki Minaj – “Down In the DM” – Remix (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)

2 Chainz – “No Problem” (Chance the Rapper Ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom” (Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black – “Lockjaw” (French Montana Ft. Kodak Black)

People’s Champ Award

Desiigner – “Panda”
DJ Khaled Ft. Drake– “For Free”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Ft. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”
O.T. Genasis Ft. Young Dolph – “Cut It”
Travis Scott – “Antidote”
Young Thug – “Best Friend”

Ohio-Based Gospel Trio @HalfMileHome Announces New Dates for the ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Fall Tour

Half Mile Home

Half Mile Home

 (New York, NY – August 12, 2016) – Ohio-based contemporary Gospel trio, Half Mile Home’s new single, “Thinking of Me,” from their current album, Don’t Judge Melands at No. 25 this week on the BillboardGospel National Airplay chart. “Thinking of Me” is a heart-warming single and features longtime group members Terence “Buttons” Burton, Darryl “Deaken” Brownlee and Todd Burton. The single is composed by brothers Terence and Todd with co-writer David “Ready Writa” Felder. Take a listen: https://soundcloud.com/halfmilehome/thinking-of-me.

Half Mile Home announces new dates for the “Don’t Judge Me” fall tour. The tour will continue its summer dates at the Taking It to the Streets event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on August 20th and 21st in Buffalo, NY. In September, the trio will head to the Harvest Fest at Harvest Studios in Streetsboro, OH (September 4); Ojibway Island in Saginaw, MI (September 10); the New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown, OH (September 16); the First Apostolic Faith Church in Akron, OH (September 17); the Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY (October 14); the Northern E. Ohio Quartet Bowl in Lakewood Village in Cleveland, OH (October 15); and New Fellowship Baptist in New Orleans, LA (October 22).

The “Don’t Judge Me” summer tour kicked-off on June 11th in Columbus, GA at the Family Day Music Festival with additional dates that followed in Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL; Saginaw, MI; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI, and Wilmington, DE.

For more on Half Mile Home and updated concert information, please visit: www.halfmilehome.com.

@Phantogram Announce New Album and Tour...

Dynamic duo Phantogram have announced a new album in the works. "Three", the group's third album, is currently planned to be released in September, 2016.

Fans will recall the highly successful Big Grams, a collaboration album they released in the past year with Outkast alumni Big Boi. Together with the rap legend, they undoubted aided in expanding the boundaries of urban music and opened the ears of millions to their authentic sound.

For the last month, the duo have been teasing their new single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The song premiered yesterday with Zane Lowe on Beats 1Radio and the band did their first interview with Pitchforkabout the single. “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is available now through all digital retailers, as well as being offered as an instant grat with the pre-order of Three.

Phantogram will also be embarking on a tour in support of the new project. Tickets for the shows will be coupled as a bundle with a digital pre-order of "Three". See dates below for the upcoming tour...

 

+ Fall Tour Dates

*** Pre-order ticket bundles not available
06-16 NYC – Samsung 837 – SOLD OUT
07-31 Chicago, IL – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
09-29 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
09-30 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10-01 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
10-02 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10-04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10-05 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
10-06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10-07 Seattle, WA – The Paramount
10-08 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar Nightclub ***
10-09 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom ***
10-11 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
10-12 Denver, CO – The Fillmore ***
10-15 Ames, IA – Great Hall Memorial Union
10-16 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-18 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Pavilion
10-19 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre ***
10-20 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre ***
10-21 Boston, MA – House of Blues ***
10-22 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10-24 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ***
10-25 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10-28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz ***
10-29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore ***
10-30 Knoxville, TN – The Mill and the Mine

10-31 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works ***
11-02 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11-03 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
11-05 Dallas, Texas – Bomb Factory

New @YG Now Available....

Rapper YG is back with the new release, “Still Brazy”. Available NOW through all online retailers, the album features a variety of guest appearances, including Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nipsey Hussle. It also boasts production from Hit Boy, Terrace Martin, DJ Swish, P-Lo, 1500 or Nothin, CT Beats, and Ty Dolla $ign. 

 

“Still Brazy” has been anticipated for quite some time, with the initial single, “Twist My Fingaz”, being released nearly a year ago. Two more singles, “FDT” and “Why You Always Hatin?”, would surface throughout the next year, leading up to the album finally being released. 

 

As a whole, Still Brazy shows the growth YG has made in the short time he has been here. The album stands as his 3rd studio release (he released both “My Krazy Life” and “Blame It On the Streets” in 2014), in addition to multiple mixtape released prior to his studio efforts.

 

Fans will definitely be pleased with “Still Brazy”.

 

Look for "Still Brazy" in Apple Music, as well as all other online/digital retailers. 

 

BOOSIE BADAZZ RELEASES "BLEEK MODE [REST IN PEACE LIL' BLEEK]...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - Rapper Boosie Badazz has released yet another project, this time the album “Bleek Mode (Thug In Peace Lil’ Bleek), an album meant to honor his slain friend, darryl “Bleek” Milton. Milton was murdered in 2010. Featuring appearances from OG Dre, Lil’ Durk, and Tony Michael, the album is now available in all online mixtape outlets. 

You’ll also find a stream of the new mixtape in our media section for your listening pleasure.

COULD A FULL-ALBUM RESPONSE TO "LEMONADE" BE IN THE WORKS FROM JAY-Z?

What more could one need after a tall glass of lemonade? Could a response album be in the works from rapper Jay-Z? Sources are hinting at just that. If speculation is correct, the rapper may indeed be working on a full album in response to Beyoncé’s hit album “Lemonade”, which saw a surprise release nearly two weeks ago. 

 

Beyoncé dropped the album, which instantly soared to the top of the Billboard charts, exclusively via Tidal 2 days before it was released via streaming giants like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play. The album, which chronicles the supposed strife in their marriage following alleged cheating, caused a fire storm of rumors, including who Beyoncé was referring to in the lyrics “he better call Becky with the good hair”. Of course, Beyoncé has been mum about the situation. Currently, she can be seen out on her Formation tour, which kicked off a week ago in Miami, FL. 

 

“Lemonade” is currently available via most online streaming services.

Beyoncé Sets New Records With #1 Release, "Lemonade"...

Beyoncé has broken yet another record with the release of “Lemonade”. In addition to the newly released visual album debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200, each separate track has landed on the

Billboard Hot 100 charts, according to a story published by The Hollywood Reporter. It makes Beyoncé the first female artist to have charted 12 or more tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 all at once. The record was previously held by Taylor Swift, who in 2010 released Speak Now, and charted 11 tracks at that time. 

 

Four tracks from Lemonade, “Formation”, “6-Inch”, “Hold Up”, and “Sorry”, rest in the top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, also making her the only woman to have 4 concurrent top 10 tracks on the charts. 

 

“Lemonade” has been available for just over a week, and has already pushed 485,000 in sales, in addition to 653,000 equivalent album units. It stands as Beyoncé’s 6th #1 release. 

 

Physical copies of “Lemonade” will be available May 6!

Prince's Publicist Releases Statement Regarding Death...

Prince's Publicist Releases Statement Regarding Death...

Prince

Prince

As the world is dealing with the recent blow of legendary performer Prince's death, his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, has released the following statement: 

 "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.

There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

Earlier today, it was reported that Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park estate, after having suffered a short time from the Flu. 

Stay tuned for additional updates as the story continues to unfold... 

 

Prince Reportedly Found Dead in Home..

Prince Reportedly Found Dead in Home..

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In news that is shocking the world as we speak, superstar singer Prince has reportedlybeen found dead in his home in Carvery County, Minnesota.

According to reports from TMZ, the singer's body was found in his Paisley Park compound early today (April 21, 2016).

It is being reported that he was suffering from the Flu as recent as the past week. He was said to have been hospitalized in Moline, Illinois, following an emergency landing in his private jet.

Stay tuned for more information has the story develops....

REVIEW: Lil' Kim - Lil' Kim Season

Lil' Kim - Lil Kim Season

Lil' Kim - Lil Kim Season

Lil' Kim is back like never before with her new mixtape, "Lil' Kim Season". Loses with ten tracks, it's the perfect set to let doubters know just why she's the queen! The hunger shines through more than ever right now, and it's definitely a sign of more greatness to come from Kim.

Guests on this kid include Kevin Gates on "Mine", TLz on "Cut" & "Panda", and Main on "Did It for Brooklyn". It's never been a question the impact Kim has made on this industry for women. She's deals with a considerable amount throughout her career, from people in the beginning following BIG's untimely death thinking she didn't have what it took to continue, and people thinking her career was dead when she went in for jail time - only for her to release the highly regarded "The Naked Truth", to others in the game coming for her. With Lil Kim Season, while only a mixtape, she makes it clear that she's here to stay.

Lil Kim Season can be heard here at UGDigital by visiting the Media section, and can be downloaded at www.datpiff.com

ALBUM REVIEW: ANTHONY HAMILTON: WHAT I'M FEELIN....

ALBUM REVIEW: ANTHONY HAMILTON: WHAT I'M FEELIN....

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Just after promoting his new Christmas offering, Anthony Hamilton is back, this time with a 12-track set that is sure to set the industry ablaze. Led by the melodic tune “Amen”, Hamilton is digging deep into his emotions and sharing both his pain and happiness with this LP. He’s dealt with so much throughout the past year, most significantly his divorce, and it’s easy to see that this album was his way of releasing and coming to grips with it all.

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Hamilton worked with a few familiar names on this LP who have helped him throughout the years in building, including Salaam Remi, James Poser, and Mark Batson, who has worked with a who’s who of entertainers throughout the years, and contributed heavily to Hamilton’s 2003 So So Def release, Comin’ From Where I’m From.

On a personal note, it’s always great to get new music from Anthony Hamilton. With each release, he ventures down new avenues, trying different things with his music, and it always results in multiple masterpieces that long-resonate with his fanbase. Examples of that include “Never Letting Go”, which features Vince Gill, and “Ain’t No Shame” with Gary Clark, Jr. Personally, I’m loving “What I’m Feelin” which features the Hamiltones.

It’s difficult to single out specific tracks as standouts, because truthfully, the entire album gels quite nicely. What’s nice with Hamilton is that while you’ve come to know what to expect with his releases, the flip side is that you still get something new each time around. He makes it a point to deliver what his fanbase has come to expect while still evolving with the industry and times. Fans will thoroughly enjoy “What I’m Feelin’”.

The Art of Organized Noize Hits Netflix...

The Art of Organized Noize Hits Netflix...

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For all you Dungeon Family fans, you’ll be happy to see the new documentary that recently hit Netflix. Executive produced by Queen Latifah's & Shakim of Flavor Unit and directed by Quincy "QD3" Jones III, The Art of Organized Noize will give you a play by play of their storied rise to fame.

The documentary opens with Joi Gilliam describing the ONP sound just as millions of fans across the world know it: unapologetically black, unapologetically southern, gutter, funky, thoughtful, sophisticated, fearless, and fuckin' bad ass. Most would undoubtedly agree with her comments. The collective, comprised of Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown, and Ray Murray, became the driving force behind groups like Outkast, Goodie Mob, and all the other acts who would eventually become a part of the Dungeon Family. Their movement was one that the world of music took notice of, and in many ways tried to emulate time and time again. Their nurturing of Outkast, even when the group had been turned away on multiple occasions, led to Big Boi and Dre eventually signing to LaFace Records, and it catapulted Organized Noize Productions to unspeakable fame and success.

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Their subsequent work with groups like Goodie Mob, Cool Breeze, Backbone, and Witchdoctor would solidify their names in music, and allow them to navigate their own lanes to amazing career heights. Rico Wade takes you on a personal tour of the infamous "Dungeon", which served as their own production launching pad. You hear & see first hand accounts from the likes of Pebbles, LA Reid, Big Boi, Andre 3000, Big Rube, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Cool Breeze, Joi Gilliam, members of Goodie Mob, Bryan Michael Cox, and so many others. Marquez Etheridge tells the story behind the smash hit Waterfalls, the hit single that took ale of their sophomore album from 2, while Puff Daddy tells the story behind Outkast’s first video, “Player’s Ball”. So many people still don't realize that he directed the group's debut visual. Even for those who have followed Organized Noise from the beginning, there’s so much to learn about the Atlanta collective. The artists they’ve produced for over the years is nothing short of amazing. They’ve provided the backdrop on hits for so many, including TLC, EnVogue, Toni Braxton, Ludacris, and the list goes on.

Later in the documentary, you'll see what it took to maintain their fame, and how pressure, money, and drugs began to separate the crew and slow things to a screeching halt. You'll also see what brought it all back together and helped them to evolve into the bigger powerhouse they've come to be. Current generation artists like Future, 2 Chainz, Sonny Digital, and Metro Boomin also weigh in on the overall influence of Organized Noize and how it helped them to grow in their own careers.

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The Art of Organized Noize is definitely a must-see for followers, as well as any artist/group out today working to build the same type of success with their own respective crews. Not only is it a story and history of hip-hop in Atlanta; it's also a story of three friends who conquered the world together, fell apart, and the happy ending of them putting it back together and reviving their magic. They ultimately showed what it took to bring a crew like Dungeon Family together and build success, and most importantly, they showed that black artists could work together with one common goal without the unnecessary drama. Organized Noize created their own sound and built a sense of unity among the city of Atlanta that still lives strong today.

The Art of Organized Noize is currently available and streaming via Netflix.

Phife Dawg Passes Away at 45...

Phife Dawg Passes Away at 45...

Phife Dawg

Phife Dawg

In sad news, rap legend Phife Dawg of the group A Tribe Called Quest has passed away. He was 45.

Just a few short hours ago, tweets from the likes of Aesop Rock, Chuck D, and others began pouring in, seemingly confirming Phife's untimely death. The first tweet came from DJ Chuck Chillout. While an official cause of death has yet to be mentioned, it is known that he has battled the effects of Diabetes for more than two decades. He also had a kidney transplant in 2008.

Phife Dawg is most known for his role in Native Tongue, which also included the Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, and De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Stay tuned for updates as the story continues to develop.

HUDSON, A NEW DRAMATIC SERIES FROM HAVE FAITH PRODUCTIONS AND CANADIAN BROADCASTER CHANNEL ZERO….

HUDSON, A NEW DRAMATIC SERIES FROM HAVE FAITH PRODUCTIONS AND CANADIAN BROADCASTER CHANNEL ZERO….

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March 16, 2016 - It was recently confirmed that a new dramatic series is in the final stages of development for Have Faith Productions and Canadian Broadcaster Channel Zero, with the U.S. network to be announced shortly. The show, titled Hudson, will be shot in Toronto, and will focus on the divide of community and neighborhoods and the police precincts that hold both sides together through intertwined relationships, pitting the wealthy against the not-so-wealthy, and vice versa. With this series, you'll see who has landed where, how they fit, and if they ultimately belong.

Have Faith Productions has made quite an impressive name for themselves, having recently been behind the major film production Sons 2 the Grave, which stars Brad James, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Trevor Jackson, Justin Martin, Messiah James, Maria Howell, Demetria McKinney, and a host of other major names in the business. Sons 2 The Grave is currently screening, with plans of a theatrical release soon.

Hudson will feature a laundry list of amazing talent, including some hip-hop royalty who will join the cast.

While no official timeline has been announced in regard to debut of Hudson, the time is coming rather soon. Stay tuned to UGDigital for updates regarding the debut.

@NuShoozMusic Prepares to Reach the World through PledgeMusic..

@NuShoozMusic Prepares to Reach the World through PledgeMusic..

With decades of great music behind them, the legendary Nu Shooz Music is geared up to release their new project, Bagtown! With that comes their all new campaign, PledgeMusic! Learn more about PledgeMusic by clicking HERE.

Don't forget to check them out in the latest issue of UG Digital in the LEGENDARY series, where we talk about the influence they've had on urban culture and entertainment throughout their career. 

 

@kekewyattsings Launches First Artist, @Iamkissielee , via Her Own Label, Aratek Entertainment...

@kekewyattsings Launches First Artist, @Iamkissielee , via Her Own Label, Aratek Entertainment...

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R&B Superstar Keke Wyatt is thrilled to introduce the first artist signed to her Aratek Entertainment label. Kissie Lee, a global superstar in the making, is hitting the ground running as the first signee on Aratek Entertainment with the release of her new single, “You’re Right.“ The upbeat track is available for pre-order now on iTunes –

https://itun.es/us/GNy3ab,

and officially available on March 18th.

 

Get a listen to “You’re Right” here:

https://soundcloud.com/aratekentertainment/kissie-lee-youre-right