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Carl Davis Dead: Famed Chicago Soul Producer Dies at Age 77

Chicago music impresario Carl Davis has died at the age of 77. The record producer was known as the King of Chicago Soul for his work in the 1960s, including his first No. 1, which was Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl," and

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Brandy Breaks Into Tears Upon Hearing Whitney Houston’s Final Song

Brandy made a live appearance on HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" yesterday (June 28), where the 33-year-old singer broke into tears upon hearing her late mentor Whitney Houston's final song.

The interview began rather typically, with Brandy discussing a variety of current topics, including her re

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Michael Jackson’s Family Pays Tribute on Death Anniversary, Ludacris Deads Big Sean Beef & More

Michael Jackson's family and fans are paying tribute to the fallen King of Pop, who died three years ago today (June 25). "RIP Michael Jackson .. Dad you will forever be in my heart <3 i love you," twe

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Graffiti Writer Wayne ‘Stay High 149′ Roberts Dead at 61

Seminal graffiti artist Wayne Roberts, better known as "Stay High 149," the tag he painted on New York City subway cars throughout the early '70s, died yesterday (June 11) from complications of liver disease in the Bronx, N

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Lil Phat Dead: 19-Year-Old Rapper Shot and Killed in Atlanta

Lil Phat, a 19-year-old rapper, was shot and killed Thursday evening outside Atlanta's Northside hospital.

According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Melvin Vernell III (Lil Phat's birth name) was shot multiple times inside a park

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Pete Rock, Tony Dofat Remember Heavy D on His 45th Birthday

On what would have been his 45th birthday (May 24), two of fallen rapper Heavy D's frequent collaborators, Pete Rock and Tony Dofat, spoke to The Urban Daily about his legacy, and his unexpected passing, remembering him fondly.

"He was an enter

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Whitney Houston ‘Celebrate:’ Jordin Sparks Joins ‘Sparkle’ Co-Star for Last Song

As reported by AOL Music, the very last song Whitney Houston ever recorded has premiered. Produced by R. Kelly, "Celebrate" is a duet with Whitney and her "Sparkle" co-star, Jordin Sparks. After performing a moving tribute to her late idol and mentor at last night's (May 20) Billboard Music Awards, the "Americ

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Chuck Brown Dead: Go-Go Pioneer Dies After Being Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Chuck Brown, pioneer of Washington D.C.'s go-go funk scene, died earlier today at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. He was 75.

Brown, who is best known for his hit "Bustin' Loose" (interpolated on Nelly's 2002 single "Hot in He

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Beastie Boys’ MCA Dead: Music Community Bids Legendary Rapper Farewell

The music community came out in full force to mourn the loss of rap pioneer Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died earlier today (May 4), after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47.

Many relied on Twitter to pay their respects, relate the impression he made

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Jennifer Hudson, 911 Call: Sister Julia’s Screams Heard on Audio After Seeing Murdered Mother

CHICAGO (AP) - Moments after finding her mother's body, the sister of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sobs as she pleads for help in a disturbing 911 recording released to the news media Monday (April 30).

"Oh my God ..

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