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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...
Fantasia Hides Baby Bump at Essence Music Festival
While the rumormill is still buzzing about whether or not she is pregnant with boyfriend Antwuan Cook's baby, singer Fantasia hit the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday (July 1) without missing a beat.
Decked out in an empire-waist black sequin dress, the 25-year-old took to the stage wi…
Lil Wayne, Juvenile Attend Magnolia Shorty Funeral
Several New Orleans rap luminaries were in attendance at the funeral service for slain rapper Magnolia Shorty, held earlier today. Juvenile, B.G., Mack Maine and Lil Wayne were all sighted at the private service, which was only open to close friends and family...
Magnolia Shorty Remembered at NOLA Benefit Concert
While family and friends continue to mourn the murder of New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty, local MCs have come together to raise money for her funeral. A slew of performers including rapper 5th Ward Weebie, Cheeky Black, Rude Jude and singer Kourtney Hart, hit the stage at Club Red Velvet in New O…
Lil Wayne Performs at New Orleans Bayou Classic
Lil Wayne made a surprise appearance in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, for a performance at the 37th Bayou Classic on Saturday (Nov. 27). Wayne took the stage alongside his Young Money crew members Tyga, Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee and Lloyd for a rendition of 'Bedrock' at the Fan Fest…
Soulja Slim’s Cousin Twelve A’Klok Killed in New Orleans
New Orleans rapper Twelve A'Klok was shot and killed on Monday, Aug. 2.
Born Argell White, Twelve A'Klok was a member of rap group/label Cut Throat Committee, which featured rappers Re-Nitty, Doubla Crossa, Logga Black and Twelve A'Klok's cousin, former No Limit rapper Soulja Slim…
Jay Electronica Tried to Hide His Southern Upbringing
Jay Electronica has the sort of sprawling roots that legendary MCs are made of, but he mostly reps his home base in New Orleans nowadays. In a recent interview with MTV News, he explained how he used to hide these southern roots because he perceived that other regions of America think of slowness an…
Master P Not Celebrating Saints Victory … Yet
Though former No Limit Records owner P. "Master P" Miller is excited about his Super Bowl champions, the New Orleans Saints, he won't be celebrating any time soon.
The former gangsta rapper has announced plans to build a school in Haiti, in an attempt to help the earthquake-st…

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