Duke Bootee, Rapper and Co-Writer of Hip-Hop Classic ‘The Message,’ Dead at 69

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s historic 1982 single was largely penned by Edward Fletcher, a session musician in Sugar Hill Records’ famed studio band

Duke Bootee, the pioneering rapper who co-wrote and appeared on G...


Trump has told staff not to pay Rudy Giuliani over irritation at being impeached again

(CNN)President Donald Trump, irritated at being impeached for a second time, has told people to stop paying Rudy Giuliani’s legal fees, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN, though aides were not clear if the President was...


Andrew Yang announces run for New York City mayor

Former Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang has officially announced his campaign to become the mayor of New York City...


Final days bring new urgency to Trump’s desire to pardon himself and his children

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has discussed issuing pardons for himself and his children with new urgency since the attack on the US Capitol, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN...


More Than 5,000 Independent Artists Demand Reinstatement of Their Music on Spotify

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Six days back, Digital Music News was first to report that Spotify had removed hundreds of thousands of indie tracks over alleged “artificial stream” violations...


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting a divorce: ‘She’s done’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are over.

Multiple sources tell Page Six that “divorce is imminent” for the Hollywood couple, with Kardashian hiring divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser.

“They are keeping it low-key but the...


US Capitol secured, 4 dead after rioters stormed the halls of Congress to block Biden’s win

Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: Trump supporters take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.,  comforts Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., while taking cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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(CNN)The US Capitol is once again secured but four people are dead — including one woman who was shot — after supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, engulfing...


Pastor Killed and 3 Injured in Texas Church Shooting, Police Say

The pastor of a Methodist church was killed with his own gun by a fugitive who had taken shelter in the building overnight, the authorities said.

The shooting happened at Starrville Methodist Church in Smith County, Texas, about 100 miles east of Dallas.
The shooting happened at Starrville Methodist Church in Smith County, Texas, about 100 m...

Whodini Hip-Hop Legend John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher Dead at 56

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John Fletcher, who under the name “Ecstasy” was a founding member of the influential early hip-hop group Whodini, died Wednesday in Atlanta at 56, The New York Times reports.

His daughter confirmed his death, for which...


Vanessa Bryant accuses mother of extortion over lawsuit demanding financial support

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow has denounced a lawsuit from her mother claiming she is owed years of pay for working as an unpaid assistant and support promised by the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Ja...