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On August 25, 2001, the world lost one of its young, promising stars, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, simply known as Aaliyah to her legion of fans. As Jay-Z so aptly put it in his ode to her, the world’s been missing her, the game ain’t been the same since she left us. Since her premature death, […]

Each day, there seems to be some new controversy with male artists and their mistreatment of women. Let’s see — we have the Usher spreading herpes to unsuspecting women story, R. Kelly and his long laundry list of misdeeds, but most recently his sex cult allegations, Rick Ross admitting he can’t sign a female rapper […]

Tha Afterparty Radio is pleased to announce the latest addition to its all-star lineup. Added to the roster is “New Dallas Era” hosted by all-star cast Hottboyy, AB and DJ Chiz. Billed as the “hottest underground show,” listeners are treated to the latest in local music, culture and more. Catch the show on Thursdays 8-10 […]

Yep, you read it right, the moment you’ve been waiting for is officially here. Beginning today, you, yes, you can make your voice heard and submit your nominations for this year’s 2017 The Party Awards. Submit in such exciting categories as: Artist to Watch, Song to Request, Party Starter, Community Hero and more. Nominations run […]

Tha Afterparty Radio is pleased to announce the latest additions to its all-star lineup. Added to the roster is “King vs. Queen,” starring KingPaul “KP” and Ladie J. This battle of the sexes show speaks on various topics from both a man’s and woman’s point of view, on everything from relationships to blended families and […]

A movie that has been years in the making, marking the accomplished, controversial and ultimately, tragic life of famed rapper and visionary for the ages, Tupac Shakur, is set to hit the big screen today. “All Eyez on Me,” derived from the name of his seminal album, chronicles the troubled rapper’s life and untimely death […]

Music is music and fans are fans, right? Not so much in the case of singer Tank who has been ridiculed, mocked and questioned since his performance at a Pride event over the weekend. Performing shirtless in front of a crowd of gay men, of course, the inevitable questioning of his sexuality came into play. […]

He did what nobody had ever done before in the history of the Grammys – Chance the Rapper won three of the coveted awards without a physical album, but instead the streaming-only “Coloring Book.” The Chicago rapper won Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance. In the spotlight, Chance brought […]

June is Black Music Month, so celebrate the genre as a whole with your favorite artists, mainstream and underground. Since black music is such a pivotal part of society and culture, it’s only fitting that it gets a whole month of recognition. Whether you’re into old school, new school, R&B, hip-hop, soul, rock, sub-genres, or […]

We probably all know that one person who has called him/herself a rapper for years but has never quite made any real inroads. They may have released a few songs over the years, made a video or two and maybe even made a mixtape or three, but nothing has really hit. At a certain age, […]


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