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Tupac's Love Letters Are On Sale For...


Before he became one of the greatest rappers of all-time, Tupac was just a teenager in love.

14-year-old Tupac wrote two letters in 1985 to his classmate Averel and is on sale now for $15,000.

Averel allegedly sold the letters to Moments In Time and wasn't "too impressed" with his writing.

The first letter opens with Shakur introducing himself as 'Tupac (Two Pack),' a hint at his future rapper name, 2Pac.

He also explains that his name is of Puerto Rican descent, that he's 1/4 Puerto Rican and 3/4 black, and that he's from the Bronx, New York.

Pac's nickname was apparently 'New York,' since he signed the first letter 'Tupac A. Shakur (or New York) and the second 'Tupac "New York" Shakur.'

Click HERE to read the letters.

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan Performs "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" On GMA

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan's Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album.

Watch the Wu perform "Protect Ya Neck" on Good Morning America:

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan's "For The Children" Trailer [VIDEO]

The 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is on November 9, 1993.
The Wu is celebrating the release with their upcoming documentary "For The Children: 25 Years Of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). 
Watch the trailer below for the full documentary this coming November 9, 2018.

Dez Bryant Agrees To Deal With New Orleans Saints


Dez Bryant is back in the NFL and he's joining the New Orleans Saints.
The former Dallas Cowboys receiver agreed to a one-year deal with one of the league's top Super Bowl contenders for this year.
Although the Saints (7-1) have a seven-game win streak and are the No. 2 scoring team in the NFL, they're thin on receivers. 
Do you thinkn Dez Bryant will be a good addition to get the Saints to the Super Bowl?
via: ESPN

Guess Which Rapper Was Next Up For A Role In "Belly?!?"

Hype Williams recently revealed hidden details about his classic 1998 film Belly.

The famed video director, Hype Williams, celebrated the 20th anniversary of Belly with cast members including T-Boz, and Nas during ComplexCon in LA.

At ComplexCon, the filmmaker revealed that Jay Z was considered for a role in Belly.
Apparently Hov could have played Tommy "Buns" Bundy as Nas' co-star.

Would you have rather seen Jigga play "Buns" rather than DMX?

Wanna Know Your Wu-Tang Name?

Have you ever wondered what your name would be if you were a member of the Wu Tang Clan?

Wonder no more my fellow Wu!

Thanks to their site's "name generator" you can find out your own custom name in seconds!

Enter your name here HERE to get Wu'd!

Wu Tang Clan Launches A Lipstick Collection

The Wu-Tang Clan has branched out from music and clothing...and now they're on to makeup.

In collaboration with Milk Makeup and Teyana Taylor (who's the face of the ad), the Wu wants to show more love to the ladies.

RZA says, “In previous generations, the feminine energy has been dampened by the world. But now, women’s strength, beauty and wisdom is finally being celebrated."

The Wu OG also adds, "Warriors come in all forms, but right now women are the modern warriors, unapologetic in their strength and speaking out about things they’ve held in or feared they’d be shunned for on, both a personal and political level.”



WATCH: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Nightmare On My Street" [VIDEO]

The video for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Nightmare On My Street" video has resurfaced after 30 years!

The video is currently at risk of being taken down after mysteriously appearing on YouTube.

DJ Jazzy Jeff said "No one's ever seen that video; we got sued for "Nightmare" because of Freddy Kruger's character.

He also said, "I had a copy of the video and I had an old girlfriend that taped soap operas over it...Will had a copy of the video and gave it to his dad and his dad lost it. I don't know anyone who has that video."

Apparently only 20 people in the world had seen this video. So enjoy for now and watch below!!!

Guess Which Klassic Joint Is Coming Back To Theaters?!?

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is officially in the works!

The third installment of the "Bad Boys" franchise is set to drop in January 2020.

Watch Will's announcement on Instagram with Martin below:

Too Short Doesn't Agree Eazy-E Died From AIDS

Too Short celebrated his upcoming album drop '"The Pimp Tape" while recalling his start.
During the interview with PageSix, Too Short says “Eazy-E was the person to take me on my first tour, and there was nobody telling him to do it.”
He also said “After the show, Eazy-E would go places . . . we are going out chasing women. Dre wasn’t even really into that, even back then. Eazy was my homie. We ran together, we did the strip clubs.”
Although Eazy-E died of complication from AIDS in 1995, Too Short says “I don’t necessarily agree.”
He added, “But that is not how I think it happened. I just like to think of it like this: Since you brought up Eazy-E. Let’s say if there was no Eazy-E, how does that impact hip-hop? If you had no Eazy-E, you got no NWA, no Dr. Dre, no Ice Cube, no Tupac Death Row years . . . no Bone Thugs. No Aftermath, no 50 Cent, no Eminem — the way we know them. The branch that is called Eazy-E on the hip-hop tree is massive.”
via: PageSix

Would Michael Jordan Have Kept Lebron James...[VIDEO]

Do you think MJ would've kept Lebron James from becoming "the King" currently?

After Lebron James replied to Michael Jordan's video about who is the 'Greatest of All Time' a big debate sparked! 

Watch the discussion on Clash of the Titans below:


WATCH: Bizzy Bone Says Tupac's Murder Was An Accident

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Bizzy Bone shared his thoughts on Tupac's unsolved murder.

While on Instagram Live, Bizzy Bone claims the gunman was trying to start a street war and never intended to kill Pac.

Watch the full video of Pac's collaborator Bizzy Bone as he unpacks the 1996 shooting.

Brooklyn Nets Honor Biggie With 'City Edition' Jersey [PHOTOS]


Today the Brooklyn Nets revealed their "City Edition" uniforms paying tribute to Biggie.

This year's jersey features the classic Coogi sweater design that B.I.G. was known for.

Check out the Brooklyn Nets' City Edition jersey below:


via: XXL 

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan Performs "Protect Ya Neck" On Jimmy Kimmel

Watch the Wu perform their #KlassicJoint "Protect Ya Neck" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan Performs C.R.E.A.M. On Jimmy Kimmel

Watch the Wu perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week in NYC.

WATCH: 9 of Slim Shady's Best Videos

Happy Birthday to one of the realest MC's Slim Shady aka Eminem.

Canada Legalizes Marijuana


Canada officially legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001.

Canada will also pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana.

Adults at least 18 years old will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams. 

They will also be allowed to grow up to 4 plants in their homes and make products for personal use such as edibles.

How High Without Redman And Method Man?


The sequel to the cult classic "How High" will not include Redman and Method Man.

Fans are so upset that the two OG's aren't even making an appearance in the film, they've started a petition online demanding the duo be included.

Redman said "me and Meth was not aware that they were doing this transaction with the movie."

He also adds "when you have a brand, like Red and Meth, that kind of helped built and created this entity of How High and shooting a movie on How High -- I mean, marijuana and being in college. Those were all our ideas. And when the new deal came about, we wasn't involved in it."

Listen to Redman explain the entire situation at the 52:00 mark on the Grass Routes podcast below:

Wu-Tang Clan Gets A TV Series

Wu-Tang Clan will be the focus of a new 10-episode TV series called "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" based on their true story. 
The series will be set in '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic. 
The group's formation, RZA's vision for the group, and more will be included in the storyline.
RZA and Method Man will executively produce the series which was also co-created by Tse and RZA.
Will you be watching the Hulu series?

Kool G Rap Gets Charged With "Shopping While Black"


Hip-hop legend Kool G Rap was charged with stealing a pair of shoes.
According to TMZ, the charge was dropped and Kool G Rap claims it all happened because he's black.
A Finish Line store employee accused him of jacking a pair of Nike LeBron 15s worth about $185.
The employee described a thief in the mall as a black male in his 40s. 
While Kool G Rap was shopping at the same mall that day, he was tracked down by an employee who called the cops on him. 
KGR was hit with a misdemeanor theft. His lawyers say the cops never reviewed the store's surveillance video and if they did, they would've seen KGR never went into the store.
Prosecutors dropped the case but KGR and his legal team are gearing up for a massive lawsuit against Finish Line.

RZA Gets Cops Called On Him For...


RZA had to get rowdy on behalf of an emergency involving his son on Saturday. 
According to TMZ, his son was rushed to the emergency room and RZA became increasingly upset as his son wasn't receiving the level of care he needed.
RZA allegedly became aggressive and started screaming at the hospital staff which caused a supervisor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to call the police. 
Once the police arrived, they say RZA had already calmed down so no arrest was made.
Although the severity of RZA's son emergency room visit is unclear, sources say RZA and his son are still at the hospital. 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees



The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction into the Class of 2019.

Nominees include Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Rage Against The Machine, Def Leppard & more.

This is LL Cool J's fourth time being nominated while 6 out of 15 nominees are on the ballot for the first time.

Inductees will be announced in December 2018 and the ceremony occurs on March 29, 2019.

Ain't it about time LL gets into the Hall Of Fame?

Biggie Speaks On 2Pac's Death In 1997 [VIDEO]

Just days before his death, legendary artist Biggie Smalls sat down for an interview with Rap City in 1997.

Watch Biggie speak on Tupac's death and more in the full interview below:

Suge Knight Gets Sentenced To...


After a long-awaited trial and spending 3 years in jail, Suge Knight has been sentenced. 

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Thursday.

Knight was sentenced for the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident in 2015.

The former Death Row Records co-founder had been facing life in prison for Terry Carter's death and one count of attempted murder in the case of Cle "Bone" Sloan.

Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter.

Wu-Tang Clan Members Go To Space [VIDEO]

RZA, GZA, and Ghostface Killah of the Wu are embarking on "an interstellar quest to spread earthly love."

Watch the Wu travel through the universe aboard the Wu-F-O ship through trials and tribulations.

Plus, fans can ask the trio questions to be answered on the show using the number: 1-833-4-Slider.

 

Nelly Settles Lawsuit With Rape Accuser


Nelly has mutually settled his lawsuit with the woman who claims he raped her on a tour bus.

According to TMZ, the woman named Monique Greene, says Nelly assaulted her with both oral and vaginal sex against her will.

Greene then says she screamed she wanted off of the bus and Nelly threw a $100 bill at her and said "bye-bye."

Nelly countersued Greene claiming the sex was consensual and that she defamed him.

Nelly's lawyers say both parties agreed to dismiss their cases and no money changed hands.

An attorney for Monique says it's true both parties dismissed their cases but disputes Nelly's lawyer's statement that no money changed hands.

Two New Tupac Albums?

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

At least two new Tupac albums are reportedly set to be posthumously released. 

Shakur's estate finally settled a lawsuit with Entertainment One after a five-year battle. 

The unreleased music is a part of the settlement in which the estate will receive a collection of Tupac's music. 

Sources say his amount of music is enough for "two, and possibly three" new albums.

Do you want to hear new Tupac music?

Happy Birthday Weezy F Baby

Happy Birthday to Lil Wayne aka Weezy F Baby!

Today Lil Wayne is dropping his highly anticipated, long-awaited album Tha Carter V.


Watch a few of Wayne's classic joints below while we wait for Wayne's big birthday surprise.





Trick Daddy - I'm A Thug [VIDEO]

Turn up for Trick Daddy's birthday today to one of his classic joints below:

WATCH: The Best Rhymers of All Time Deconstructed

Wanna know how some of the greatest rappers make rhymes?

Watch "Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all time" to get into the rhymes of Andre 3000, Eminem, Biggie, and more!

WATCH: 5 Will Smith Videos For His 50th Birthday

Big Willie Turns 50

Will Smith aka Fresh Prince celebrates his 50th birthday today (Sept. 25). The rapper and actor celebrates his big day by bungee jumping from a helicopter. It's supposed to be over the heart of the Grand Canyon but the actual jump will take place over a smaller gorge on the Navajo Nation, a tribe whose reservation borders the east rim of the national park. Below Will Smith's hit, "Miami".

H-Town Thanksgiving Concert Is Giving You Life


Thanksgiving Day in Houston, Texas the city will host the ultimate throwdown.  The giants of Houston Hip-Hop are hitting the stage for one night at White Oak Music Hall.

It's your chance to see the Mo City Don, Z-ro, Lil Keke, Slim Thug, Lil Flip, Paul Wall & Yung Martez.

Tickets go on sale October 5, 2018 at http://htownthanksgiving.com

Bell Biv Devoe Biopic On The Way




First it was New Edition. Then, it was Bobby Brown. Now, it's been confirmed. The Bell Biv Devoe biopic is on the way. On Saturday (September 22, 2018), when the RBRM (Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Michael Bivins) took the stage at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York, during the sold out performance Bobby Brown made the announcement that the biopic with BBD was in the making. You would think that maybe we had enough of the Boys of Boston but we haven't. If you were wondering how the guys are doing without Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill on their tour, let's just say they continue to sell out and the 4-man crew hasn't missed a beat without the other two members.

Watt Is Wrong With The Texans?

The Houston Texans are.....not doing well.   Following the loss to the New York Giants, 27-22, the Texans are now 0-3 for the season.  They now have the NFL's longest losing streak with nine consecutive losses.
The only saving graces were JJ Watt is back to being JJ Watt.  Wide receivers, DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller are standouts, the kicker, Ka'imi Fairbairn seems to have been a great selection for the Texans and safety, Tyrann Mathieu, were all good.
There is work to do or maybe it's time for a new Coach?

Tiger Woods Ends His 5-Year Drought


Congratulations to Tiger Woods on winning his 80th PGA Tour championship.

Tiger's win ends a five-year drought for him. It had been 1,876 days since he won a pro event. The last event he won was in 2013.

In an interview after his win Tiger says, "This one is going to be up there as one of my better accomplishments, considering where I've been."

Looks like Tiger still got it!

Suge Knight Gets 28-Year Plea Deal In Murder Case



Suge Knight struck a plea deal in his murder case from 2015.

According to TMZ, Suge will get 28 years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

Knight will get credit for the 3 1/2 years he's already served and will also be on parole for 3 years after serving his prison sentence. 

Knight claimed he wasn't trying to run over the men he hit -- but "merely trying to escape" because he thought they were about to shoot him.

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Suge Knight's Murder Trial Set To Finally Begin


Suge Knight's murder trial for fatally running a man over with his truck is finally set to begin. 
The jury selection begins Monday where the jurors will determine if Knight was trying to run over Terry Carter or if he was trying to flee.
WARNING: Graphic content of the video below:


Suge claims he wasn't trying to run either man over but instead was trying to escape out of fear he would be killed.

Suge's legal team claimed Bone and Terry both had guns. We'll see what unfolds as the trial begins.

Nas Performs "If I Ruled The World" On Showtime At The Apollo [VIDEO]

Happy Birthday Nas!

Watch an epic performance of Nasty Nas' "If I Ruled The World" on Showtime at the Apollo:

Happy Birthday Nasty Nas! [VIDEOS]

Whose world is it? Nasty Nas!

Happy Birthday one of hip-hop's finest legends Nasir Jones.

Celebrate Nas' birthday with a few Klassic Joints below:


Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic Reportedly In The Works

An Ol' Dirty Bastard film produced by RZA is reportedly coming to the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Sony Columbia Pictures biopic is currently searching for a director.

RZA discussed the possibility of the long-rumored O.D.B. movie saying, "'Straight Outta Compton' showed that with the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories."

Will you be seeing this one?

22 Years Since Tupac Passed Away [VIDEO]

Today marks 22 years since Tupac passed away on September 13, 1996.

We'll never forget the life and legacy of one of the greatest artists ever.

Watch one of Pac's first interviews in high school in 1988 below:

Jay-Z's Blueprint Album Turns 17 Years Old

Today Jay-Z's 6th album "The Blueprint" turns 17 years old!

What was your favorite song off of the Blueprint? Watch a few of Jay-Z's klassic videos below:

JAY-Z "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS" from Loon on Vimeo.



JAY-Z "IZZO (H.O.V.A.)" (MTV VERSION) from Jriko on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday Big Daddy Kane! [VIDEO]


Happy Birthday to B.D.K.!

Kick it to one of his Klassic Jointz below:

Michael Jackson Samples In Hip-Hop [VIDEOS]

In honor of Michael Jackson's 60th birthday, listen to klassic joints that sample the great MJ.

WATCH: Michael Jackson Beatboxes & Dances For Oprah [VIDEO]

Remember the time Michael Jackson taught Oprah how to beatbox? 

Watch the dope moment these two black icons shared below:

WATCH: Michael Jackson's "Jam" Video With Heavy D, Kris Kross, & More

Michael Jackson's video for "Dangerous" featured classic cameos from Heavy D, Kriss Kross, Naughty by Nature, and Michael Jordan.

Watch one of MJ's classic videos below:

Happy 60th Birthday Michael Jackson! [VIDEOS]

Happy 60th Birthday to Michael Jackson the KING of Pop, leader of the Jackson 5, one of the greatest entertainers EVER and so much more.

Remember the times of MJ with a few of his best videos below:

Robert Glasper Says Lauryn Hill Steals Music, Mistreats Staff & More

Multi-time GRAMMY winner jazz musician Robert Glasper claims Lauryn Hill steals music.

Glasper speaks on the Madd Hatta Morning Show on 97.9 The Box about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album saying "the one thing you did great, you didn't do."

Glasper also tells stories about Lauryn Hill's mistreatment of staff, not being able to tune her own guitar, and more.

Watch the full video below!

 

Haitian Jack Talks Tupac Quad Studio Shooting [VIDEO]

Former music executive Jacques “Haitian Jack” uncovered details about the infamous 1994 Quad Studio incident in which Tupac was shot five times.
Haitian Jack was a close friend of Pac's at the time and also allegedly suspected of playing a role in the shooting. He denied those claims multiple times.
In a new interview, Jack explains why he would never take part in killing a friend like Pac. 
Watch the full video below starting at the 22:30 minute mark.

Geto Boys DJ Ready Red Passes Away At 53


A founding member of the Geto Boys, DJ Ready Red, passed away on Friday.

DJ Ready Red reportedly died from an apparent heart attack at his home in New Jersey. He was 53.

Geto Boys member Willie D shared the sad news in an Instagram video saying, "Red was the Geto Boys’ first DJ and producer, he gave us our sound.”
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“To say that he was a pioneer would be an understatement,” Wille D says.

He also says Red was before his time and "a lot of producers today are eating off of Red and don’t even know why their bellies are full.”

RIP DJ Ready Red.

WATCH: Redman - "Tonight's Da Night" Video

Another Klassic Joint just played with "Tonight's Da Night" by Redman on our radio station!



2 Live Crew - Me So Horny [VIDEO]

Flash back this Friday to 2 Live Crew's Klassic Joint "Me So Horny" video below!

Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty [VIDEO]

Watch Mos Def's Ms. Fat Booty video sampling the great late Aretha Franklin.

8 Hip-Hop Songs Sampling Aretha Franklin [VIDEOS]


The legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away this Thursay at the age of 76.

According to TMZ, Franklin passed away after a long battle with "advanced pancreatic cancer."

Franklin's classics are appreciated by the r&b and hip-hop community in various samples of her astonishing vocals.

Listen to some of the best Aretha Franklin samples below:



Ghostface Killah Announces New Album "The Lost Tapes"


Ghostface Killah is back with a new album called "The Lost Tapes."

"The Lost Tapes" is set to arrive on October 5th featuring production by Big Ghost.

The upcoming album will feature Snoop Dogg, E-40, Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon, and more. 

Check out the full track list below: 

1. "Introduction" f/ Michael Rappaport
2. "Buckingham Palace" f/ KXNG Crooked, Benny the Butcher & .38 Spesh
3. "Majestic Accolades" f/ Planet Asia & Hus Kingpin
4. "Cold Crush" f/ LA the Darkman, Ras Kass, Chris Rivers & Harley
5. "Put the Ghostface On It"
6. "Saigon Velour" f/ Snoop Dogg & E-40
7. "Constant Struggle" f/ Killah Priest & Bishop Lamont
8. "Done It Again" f/ Big Daddy Kane, Cappadonna, Styliztik Jones & Harley
9. "Reflections of C.R.E.A.M"
10. "Watch Em’ Holla" f/ Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna & DJ Grouch
11. "I Think I Saw A Ghost" f/ Sheek Louch, Vic Spencer, Reignwolf & Luke Holland
12. "Outroduction" f/ Michael Rappaport
13. "Saigon Velour" f/ Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Tricky (Bonus Track)

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