Former Diddy Rapper Shyne Is Now Celibate, Refuses to Curse in His Lyrics


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Music artist and ex-convict Shyne is apparently done sowing his wild oats. Perhaps it is better stated that when he tried to sow his wild oats, his crop failed horribly, so he decided to give it up.HipHopWiredreports, “After serving nearly 10 years in prison, the rapper was released in 2009, […]

Jay-Z and Kanye West Begin Their “Throne” Tour


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Jay-Z and Kanye West are collaborating their great lyrical minds in a music venture that is to sweep the nation.  Entertainment Tonightreports that the two “have launched a new group, the Throne, and the duo will hit the road in a nationwide tour beginning in September.” Read more »     […]

Rapper Vigalantee Makes New Song about Police Brutality


The rapper Vigalantee (aka Roger Suggs) is tired of seeing police brutality devastating his community.  He is the founder of the “No Jangle Movement,” which advocates for enlightenment among African Americans, especially black men.   He has pushed thousands in the Kansas City, KS area to understand the role of black men and women to […]

Rapper Bow Wow Writes Sad Letter to His Fans


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World RealNews… Just this morning Bow Wow took out time to write a letter to his fans, speaking of his daughter, wanting her to have a normal life, thinking about taking his own and keeping his daughters identity a secret. On his website, Bow Wow Today, he sends this letter to his fans to […]

PatriceJohnson: Man Says He Knows Who Killed Biggie Smalls


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World HipHopNews… An incarcerated member of the Nation of Islam confesses to his involvement in the murder to Christopher “Biggie” Wallace. Clayton Hill has recently come clean to HipHopDX on the murder of Biggie, claiming that he was an accessary after the fact of the murder. Hill claims that the man who committed the […]

Poll: 3/4 of African Americans Believe BET Award Sponsors Should be Boycotted


Your Black World reports. In a recent Your Black World survey, nearly three out of every four (74.4%) African American respondents believe that the corporate sponsors for the BET Awards should be boycotted.  The survey asked a series of questions to measure the African American reaction to the most recent BET Awards show, which featured […]

Dr. Boyce: BET Has Officially Become the New and Improved KKK


Click to see a video with Dr. Boyce Watkins explaining his position on BET in more detail I just spent the week in New Orleans, the powerbase for one of the most talented, powerful and destructive forces in the history of music: Lil Wayne.  I’ve admittedly bopped my head to the tunes of Lil Wayne […]

Cee Lo Green Abruptly Set to Leave Rihanna’s Tour


According to Billboard, Cee Lo Green is leaving Rihanna’s “Loud” tour.  The artist’s reps claim that he’s bouncing out to work on his new book, his album and other commitments, including serving as a judge on “The Voice,” a new reality show on NBC. “He always puts 100 percent into his work and with the […]

Dr. Boyce: Why I am Ditching Lil Wayne Completely


I love hip-hop.  I want to support it.  I try to understand those who are a few years behind me and support their efforts to become empowered and thoughtful individuals.  But after hearing the lyrics from a Lil Wayne song (an artist who’d already pushed me to the edge), I had to take a moment […]

Diddy Settles Suit from Shooting in 1999


Your Black World Reports Rapper Shyne did the time, and Diddy paid the fine. Sean “Diddy” Combs recently settled a civil case against him stemming from a shoot out at the no longer existing, Club New York in 1999. Combs and former Bad Boy Artist, Jamal “Shyne” Barrow were entangled in the details of the […]

Two Female Artists Win National Contest for Top Female Rapper


Los Angeles, June 2011 – In March of this year, newly formed S&H Public Relations launched a national talent search for the next great female rapper.  Hundreds of artists submitted their music in an attempt to meet the May 31 deadline but very few met the criteria set forth by S&H.  However, shortly before the deadline, […]

Rapper T.I. Prepares to Re-Enter the Real World


The rapper T.I. has written a letter to the public stating that he’s ready to get back to work once he’s released from prison.  The artist is serving an 11-month sentence after a parole violation involving drug possession.  His greatest obstacle has been that he’s not been able to create new music while being incarcerated, […]

Rapper Jersey Demic Records a Song about the Great Black Depression


A young rapper by the name of Jersey Demic sent his video to the Your Black World inbox ( in which the artist expresses his sentiments about the Great Black Depression that has occurred over the last three years.  According to a recent Your Black World Survey, 38% of our respondents said that they lost […]

Happy Birthday Tupac: Man Finally Confesses to Shooting Shakur


by PatriceJohnson, Your Black World. R.I.P. & Happy Birthday Tupac… The late rapperTupac Shakur went to his grave believing that Biggie Smalls, Diddy, and Andre Harrell were the ones behind the attack that occurred November 30th, 1994 in the Quad Recording Studios in New York City.  That night, Shakur was robbed and shot in an […]

Soulja Boy Refers to White Fagg*ts on Facebook Page; Claims He was Hacked


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World Soulja Boy… Sit down somewhere… Soulja Boy recently tried to clear the air after being accused of posting hateful messages onto his Facebook page about white people… Calling them fagg*ts and stating that he hates them… His statuses stated: “IM TIRED OF WHITE PEOPLE DOING US LIKE THIS MAN!! THEY TREAT […]

Should a White Rapper Be Allowed to Use the N-Word? Should Anyone?


A white rapper by the name of Natassia “Kreayshawn” Zolot feels that she has the right to use the N-word like black artists.  In a recent tweet, the artist said the following:   “People are acting so funny OMG lol.  I got 200k views, not 200k dollars. WTF YOU WANT FROM A NIGGA. DMX VOICE.”   […]

Artist Flo-Rida Arrested for DUI in Miami


Your Black World reports. The artist Flo Rida (aka Tramar Dillard) was arrested this morning in Miami Beach on charges of driving under the influence.  Around 4 am, Miami Beach police said that the artist appeared to be intoxicated and also had a suspended driver’s license.  He is 31-years old and no other details have […]

PatriceJohnson: Overhype – Kanye Says Big Sean Is as Big as Beyonce?


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World Kanye West and newest artist, Big Sean… The Detroit hip-hop sensation, Big Sean, even has the great Kanye West singing his praises… Being that Kanye West has been ultimately my favorite rapper since 2004, I believe him when he says that someone has great potential… Last night was the listening party for […]

Dr. Boyce: Lupe Fiaco’s Words were Harsh, but at Least a Black Man is Taking a Stand


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The rapper Lupe Fiasco is not your average hip-hop artist.  He doesn’t buy into the buffoonery that has come to define the industry that makes itself into one of the hottest minstrel shows in America.  He’s thoughtful, empowered and everything that rappers and black men are taught not […]

Rapper Lupe Fiasco Says President Obama is a Terrorist


Your Black World reports. The Chicago-based rapper Lupe Fiasco is in hot water after saying that President Barack Obama is a terrorist and that U.S. government policies are responsible for the terrorism that occurs around the world.  During an interview on CBS News, the rapper said the following: “My fight against terrorism, to me, the […]

Dr. Dre in Legal Hot Water Over Unauthorized Sales of “The Chronic”


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Rap star Dr. Dre, born Andre Young, is in hot water for selling his album “The Chronic” without authorization, but he filed to settle the lawsuit just one day before his federal courthouse trial. At a Los Angeles federal court, Dr. Dre’s lawyers filed a notice of settlement on Monday […]