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Chad Ochocinco and R&B Singer Syleena Johnson’s Father Dies After Bout With Cancer

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Black Like Moi reports: VH1 reality star Chad OchoCinco  has had to deal with a lot of drama since the beginning of his relationship with Evelyn Lozada, but nothing compares to the loss of a loved one. The Patriot wide-receiver’s father, Syl Johnson, has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Johnson was a Blues and Soul singer in the late 70 & 80′s. He was recently embroiled in…

Kirsten West Savali: Would We Rather Jay-Z Still Said B*itch?

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World So, after years of using derogatory language to describe women, Blue Ivy’s father, Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, has decided to immediately cease and desist using the word “B*itch” in honor of his new-born daughter, reports GlobalGrind.com In a touching verse, he rhymes: “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich, I didn’t think hard about using the word Bitch. I…

Lenox Hill Hospital Fires Back: Beyonce and Jay-Z Did NOT Shut Down Hospital

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Black Like Moi reports: With reports swirling that severely question the integrity and quality of service that Lenox Hill Hospital in New York provided to the Carter family during the birth of Blue Ivy Carter, the well respected hospital decided that enough is enough and responded with a statement of their own. Lenox Hill Hospital Executive Director Frank Danza issued the following statement in response to inaccurate news media reports…

Kim K and Kanye in LA

Kim K and Kanye Get Cozy In Los Angeles

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Black Like Moi reports: Well, they say once you go black you never go back. With speculation swirling that Reggie Bush is back in the picture and now rumors heating up that Kanye West may be throwing his hat in the ring as well, this certainly seems to be the case for Kim Kardashian Humphries. The sex-tape aficionado that everyone loves to hate is blowing the ink dry on her…

No, Jay-Z is NOT The First Hip-Hop Artist to Perform at Carnegie Hall

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It is being reported that Jay-Z’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall is the first hip-hop concert series to be offered at the venue. Perhaps the word “series” is being used to strategically place the event in a unique light, but we’re here to set the record straight. Other hip-hop artists, including the great MC Lyte, have performed at Carnegie in the past, so Jigga is not the first. In the…

Al Duncan: Should Michael Eric Dyson Be Teaching a Class on Jay-Z?

Al Duncan: Should Michael Eric Dyson Be Teaching a Class on Jay-Z?

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    An article on USAToday.com—Jay-Z provides the blueprint for college course—has rekindled the polarizing topic of whether or not author, radio host, and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson’s course on the hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur is a good idea or bad idea. One thing is for sure: It’s brilliant marketing and publicity. The class has been mentioned in the news plenty of times. Critics and supporters have been quoted in…

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson's Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson’s Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

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Your Black News reports: When word spread in October that Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, known for dropping a Hip Hop verse mid-conversation, was offering an in depth look into the life and times of Shawn Carter at Georgetown University, he received his share of criticism. According to Dyson, the course, titled “Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z” tackles the same topics of any sociology class: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism…

Jay-Z and Beyonce House Hunting in Miami…Peeping Out Ricky Martin’s House

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According to TMZ  Jay-Z and Beyonce went mansion-hunting last week in Miami Beach — and one of the SUPER-EXPENSIVE homes they checked out belongs to one Señor Ricardo Martin … TMZ has learned. We confirmed with the realtor that J&B took a walk-through the 9,491 square-foot ocean-front pad  last week — but it’s unclear if the couple is interested in making an offer. According to official records, Ricky’s trying to…

Jay-Z Portrayed As A Symbol of the 1% in Awesome Scrooge McDuck Sculpture

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Jay-Z’s Man of the Year profile in the latest GQ extols the rapper’s appreciation for art. Still, he probably won’t want to add sculptor Daniel Edwards’ latest work to his collection. As a response to Hova’s recent Occupy Wall Street Rocawear T-shirt debacle, Edwards has created this rendering of Jay-Z with a big dollar-sign medallion around his neck and the heads of Mr. Burns, Scrooge McDuck, and Richie Rich stacked…

Jay-Z: Beyonce Announced Pregnancy to Beat Tabloids

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By: Jahbrielle Henning-Rayford, Your Black World According to a recent article in GQ. magazine, Hip-Hop heavyweight, Jay-Z, says that it was Beyoncé who made the decision to announce her pregnancy on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. With a glowing smile, Queen Bey surprised audiences when she showed off her baby bump after performing “Love on Top” at the VMAs. It has been confirmed by Kelly Rowland, the diva’s form…

Drake and Lil Wayne Cancel Collab Album To “Watch the Throne”

Drake and Lil Wayne Cancel Collab Album To “Watch the Throne”

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    Are Drake and Wayne showing respect to the “Throne” or are they afraid to face the Kings on the charts? In a recent interview with XXL, Drake explained that he and Lil Wayne have decided to put their collaborative album joint on hold and maybe for good. The reason, because he felt fans would compare the project to Watch The Throne rather than judge it as an individual…

Daddy Knowles’ Mistress Claims He Wanted Her To Give Her Baby To Beyonce To Raise

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Another day, another Knowles Controversy… In the midst of the drama surrounding Beyonce and what people believe could be a ‘fake baby bump’, the mistress and mother of Mathew Knowles’ love child is spilling some crazy tea. According to Mathew’s mistress Alexsandra Wright, he suggested that she give up her baby to Beyonce and Jay-z when he found out that she was pregnant. If things went as planned, Beyonce would…

beyonce's mother tina says she knows the sex of the baby

Grandma Tina Knowles: We Know the Sex of the Baby

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Tina Knowles has been speaking about her new grandchild, expected to be arriving in February. “I’m the most excited I can be. This is my second time around,” Knowles said to US Weekly.  Beyonce’s baby won’t be the first grandchild for her.  Her daughter Solange actually has a 7-year old son, Julez, by her daughter Solange Knowles. “She’s going to be an awesome mom,” Tina said about Beyonce. The family is…

Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Syl Johnson Over Uncleared ‘Throne’ Sample

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Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo’s latest album, “Watch the Throne.”  In a complaint filed in Illinois federal court on Friday, Johnson claims the two famous hip hop artists plus UMG and Def Jam took a portion of his song, “Different…