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Howard Tate Dead: Soul Singer Dies From Leukemia

Veteran soul crooner Howard Tate died late last week at the age of 72 from complications of multiple myeloma and leukemia.

The Georgia-born Philadelphia-bred singer passed away on Dec. 2. Tate's death comes at a time when he was reviving his music career. The singer, who made a name f

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Amy Winehouse Had No Plans to Adopt Child Before Death

After reports surfaced Amy Winehouse was planning to adopt a 10-year-old from St. Lucia days before her death, a rep for the fallen singer has come forward denouncing the rumors.

The Sunday Mirror reported that the child, Dannika Augustine and her grandmoth

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Amy Winehouse May Have Died From Alcohol Withdrawal

Amy Winehouse's family has come forward about their late daughter's death, stating that the singer had died from alcohol withdrawal, People reports.

According to Britain's The Sun, via People, a source clo

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New Orleans Hip-Hop Pioneer Tim Smooth Dead at 39

New Orleans based rapper Tim Smooth passed away Tuesday, July 26 after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 39 years old.

Smooth, whose real name is Timothy Smoot, first established himself as a teen MC in Louisiana's burgeoning '90s hip-hop scene. The MC was a member of Rap-A-Lot Records early on in his care

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LRG Co-Founder Jonas Bevacqua Dead at 33

LRG co-founder Jonas Bevacqua was found dead in his Laguna Beach, Calif. home on Tuesday (May 31), and news of his sudden death sent shock waves through the hip-hop community.

The 33-year-old, who founded the popular Lifted Research Group clothing brand in 1999, along with CEO Robert Wright, died suddenly in his sleep on Monday. The Orange

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Lupe Fiasco Writes ‘Revolution’ Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Lupe Fiasco is a rapper of substance, which is why he would not let the passing of Gil Scott-Heron go by without paying tribute to the hip-hop pioneer. Inspired by Scott-Heron, who Lupe called a "guiding light of a human being," the Chicago MC expresse

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Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

Gil Scott-Heron, renowned musician and hip-hop pioneer has died at age 62. 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' author passed away in New York from causes that are currently unknown.

The news of Heron's death came by way of Twitter, th

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Bernie Wilson, Baritone of the Blue Notes, Dead at 64

Bernie Wilson, baritone singer of the legendary R&B group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, died this past Sunday at the age of 64.

Wilson was a founding member of the Blue Notes, who were one of the most popular Philadelphia

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Acclaimed Indie Rapper Eyedea Dead at 28

Respected indie rapper Eyedea died this weekend at the age of 28. The Minneapolis MC, born Michael Larsen, was discovered by his mother early Sunday morning, and news of his death hit the internet in a matter of hours.

"It is with great pain and sadness that I te

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DJ Hideo Dies of Cancer

Yet another member of the global hip-hop community died this week. Respected Los Angeles tastemaker DJ Hideo passed away on Saturday, April 24 after a long bout with colon and liver cancer at the age of 42.

In February of 2009, after being diagnosed wit

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