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Pioneering Hip-Hop DJ Eddie Cheba Has Died

Hip-Hop pioneer Eddie Cheba has died AllHipHop can confirm. According to close friend Van Silk, he passed away from a cardiac arrest at 7:16 a.m. ET on Tuesday (February 13). Cheba's sister, Sarah Shawn, confirmed the news on social media. Cheba had been sick for at least six months and suffered not one but three strokes. The trailblazing DJ was considered one of the biggest club DJs in New York City throughout the 1970s and could easily pack the house on any given night.

"I met Eddie back in 1975, the same time I met DJ Hollywood and Reggie Wells," Van Silk told AllHipHop. "Reggie Wells and Eddie Cheba grew up in Douglas Houses in Manhattan. My experience with Eddie Cheba is very sentimental. He played for many of my parties and we did Broadway International

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André 3000 Is Taking "New Blue Sun" On Tour

André 3000 is taking his jazz instrumental album, New Blue Sun, on tour. The intimate live shows will include multi-instrumentalist Carlos Niño, Nate Mercereau, Surya Botofasina, Deantoni Parks, Diego Gaeta, Matthewdavid, V.C.R, Diego Gaeta, Jesse Peterson and Mia Doi Todd. The tour kicks off on January 29 in Brooklyn and is followed by a three-night residency at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan, where André and his collaborators will play two shows per night. They’ll make stops in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco before finishing with a five-night stint at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, a cemetery in Los Angeles.

New Blue Sun arrived in November 2023. Outkast fans were devastated to learn he wouldn’t be rapping on the album

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Diddy Opts Out Of 2024 Grammys Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Diddy won't be attending the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4 despite his nomination in the Best Progressive R&B Album category for The Love Album: Off the Grid. The news comes weeks after his ex Cassie Ventura sued him for sexual and physical assault, which led to a cascade of lawsuits from other alleged victims. A rep for the Bad Boy Records founder confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that he's skipping the ceremony altogether. 

The Love Album debuted at No. 19 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart, and its single, “Another One of Me,” spent a single week on the Hot 100 chart, landing at No. 87. The album didn’t dominate streaming services or earn critical acclaim but was still recognized by music professionals and showed up at the awa

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Public Enemy's Flavor Flav + Chuck D Connect On "Everywhere Man"—In 27 Languages

Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav have connected on a new single called "Everywhere Man," the first of many collaborations to come. Co-written and produced by Sam Hollander, the innovative track stems from the spirit of Flav's clear omnipresence—but with a twist. Using A.I. technology, it comes in 27 different languages—from Chinese and French to German and Japanese. 

The concept was initially sparked by Chuck D, who noticed Flavor Flav was quite literally popping up everywhere. But it really came together last spring when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was a guest speaker at Harvard University. Flav and Hollander worked with students from the Harvard Business School’s Innovation Lab and together, they came up with the idea to translate the song into various

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DILLA DAY L.A. FEATURING SLUM VILLAGE, J. ROCC & MA DUKES SET FOR FEBRUARY

Dilla Day L.A. is going down on February 10 at 930 Mateo Street in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. PT. Featured performers include Slum Village, J. Rocc and surprise guests. Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, will also be on deck for a meet-and-greet as the celebration of her son gets underway. Local vendors, a donut pop-up and more will provide food and beverages for the event. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (January 10) and are available here.

J. Dilla is one of Hip Hop's most revered producers. He died in 2006 at the young age of 32 from complications stemming from TTP and lupus. Over the years, his legacy has been preserved by Ma Dukes and many more who loved him and appreciated his art. 

Dilla was also part of Slum V

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Czarface's New Video Is Reminder Of Just How Innovative Hip-Hop Is

Czarface has dropped a new visual for "Czarchimedes' Death Ray," one of 14 new singles from the group's recently released album, CZARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Silver Age/Virgin Music). Directed by Hoku & Adam—best known for their animated video for Katy Perry’s “Harleys In Hawaii"—the visual pushes the creative boundaries of what Hip Hop can do. 

“We needed a visual that captured Czarface's brand of justice and a kid's boundless imagination,” Esoteric said. “But also one that also kept a comic-like pace to match the track.” 

And they succeeded. The video continues Inspectah Deck, 7L and Estoteric's comic book aesthetic while delivering top tier bars and captivating beats. CZARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE arrived on December 1 with guests like L

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