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Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dead at 68, Soulja Boy’s Fans Scold Him Over Sizzurp & More

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Motown songwriter Deke Richards, who penned hits like the Jackson 5's "ABC" and "I Want You Back" with production team the Corporation, has died of esophageal cancer. He was 68.

Today is also the 18th anniversary of Eazy-E's death. Check out a documentary that just dropped about his life, and pay respect

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Co-Founder Bobby Rogers Dead at Age 73

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in South

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Mr. Magic Dies: Former No Limit Rapper Passes Away in Car Crash

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No Limit rapper Mr. Magic (real name Awood Johnson) was reportedly killed in a car accident in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Friday, March 1. He was 37 years old.

According to the Times-Picayune, the

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Damon Harris of The Temptations Dead at Age 62

Otis "Damon" Harris, of the venerable Motown group The Temptations has died. He was 62-years-old.

According to his daughter Erica Harris Outlaw, the singer was suffering with prostate cancer for the last 14 years, but recently he'd really been struggling. He officially passed away on Feb. 18 at Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore, MD.

"He

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Kenny Clutch Dies in Las Vegas Shootout, Kendrick Lamar Drops ‘Poetic Justice’ Video & More

A wild shootout took place on the Las Vegas strip yesterday (Feb. 21), which left tourists aghast, and at least three dead. Killed in the gunfight was Bay Area rapper Kenny Clutch, who was shot in his Maserati and crashed into a taxi, which subsequently exploded

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Tim Dog Dead: ‘F— Compton’ Rapper Dies of Seizure at 46

Bronx rapper Tim Dog died of a seizure earlier today, after a lengthy battle with diabetes. He was 46.

The Kool Keith affiliated MC, born Timothy Blair, rose to fame after his West Coast diss record "Fuck Compton," which appeared on his celebrated, contentious 1991 debut LP, Penicillin on Wax.

Dog went on to appear on several songs with Kool Keith's Ultrama

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Donald Byrd Dead: Legendary Jazz Musician Dies at 80

After rumors began circulating earlier this week, it has finally been confirmed that legendary jazz musician Donald Byrd has died.

According to a family member, the trumpet player and bandleader, born Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II, died Monday,Feb 4., at the ag

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Johnny ‘Boy Da’ Prince Murdered: Yet Another Chicago Rapper Gunned Down

As the violence in Chicago escalates, yet another young rapper has been shot down in the streets.

Earlier this week, 23-year-old up-and-comer Johnny 'Boy Da' Prince, born Johnny Taylor, had been planning a trip to New York, where he was me

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Rebbie Jackson, Husband Death: Nathaniel Brown Loses Cancer Battle

Michael Jackson's sister Rebbie Jackson is mourning the passing of her husband, Nathaniel Brown.

After fighting a long battle with cancer, Brown died on Sunday, Jan. 6. He leaves behind not only his wife, but three childre

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Freddy E Suicide: Rumored Ex-Girlfriend Honey Cocaine Addresses Death

22-year-old Seattle rapper Freddy E died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Saturday (Jan. 5), after posting a series of suicidal tweets, and now his rumored ex-girlfriend Honey Cocaine has addressed his death.

Freddy

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