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Glennisha Morgan

Singer Talks 'R&B Divas,' Sexuality And The Music Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Monifah burst onto the scene underneath the wings of the late Heavy D with her first album, "Moods...Moments," featuring hits like "I Miss You (Come B...

Health Is The New Priority In Hip Hop

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Hip-hop may need a checkup. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series o...

Hidden Treasure- Robinne Lee

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Once in the land of opportunity, you better take from it what it has to offer. And take she did. Earning a BA degree from Yale University, and JD from Columbia Law School, she made her parents proud by honoring their request for her to become a lawyer.

Nas' Announces That His 'Life Is Good'

Posted 04.25.2012 | Black Voices

Following a four year hiatus Def Jam recording artist Nas has finally announced that his 10th studio album, “Life Is Good,” will hit stores on Jul...

Heavy D's Bio-Documentary Set To Air On Centric

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The story of late rap pioneer Heavy D will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV. "Be Inspired: The Life of H...

Heavy D's Pulmonary Embolism From A Long Flight: How Can You Prevent It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has ruled that Heavy D, the influential 44-year-old rapper who died on Nov. 8, was killed by a pulmonary embol...

Heavy D's Cause Of Death Revealed

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles coroner's office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes. The self-proclaimed "overweight lover"...

Heavy D's Cause Of Death Revealed

www.tmz.com | Posted 02.26.2012 | Celebrity

Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis ... this according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. ...

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Remember Carl Thomas?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices

1999 was a good year for Carl Thomas. His first single, "I Wish," held the top spot on the U.S. R&B chart for six weeks straight, a success that would...

Common's "The Believer" With John Legend (Exclusive), Plus Chatting With Carl Thomas and Straight No Chaser's Charlie Mechling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On December 20, Grammy award winning rapper/actor Common drops his new album, The Dreamer/The Believer, and presented here is an exclusive, advance track from the project.

Trymaine Lee

A String Of Early, High-Profile Deaths Sparks Concerns Around Black Men's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

Over the years, Jamie Dukes, a former NFL offensive lineman, has watched friends, former teammates and colleagues -- most of them black men and all of...

PHOTOS: The Hottest Styles At The Soul Train Awards

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Black Voices

The Soul Train Awards 2011 aired last night on BET with tons of celebs and star-studded tributes. The show, which taped on November 17 at the Fox Thea...

PHOTOS: Will & Jada, Jay-Z And Other Stars Line Up For Iconic Rapper's Funeral

cdn.mediatakeout.com | Posted 01.19.2012 | Entertainment

November 19, 2011: Heavy D was finally laid to rest yesterday in a star studded private funeral in his home town of Mount Vernon, NY. ...

Stars Turn Out To Remember Heavy D

AP | By MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears Friday during a star-studded funeral service that included Jay-Z and Will Smith, ...

Heavy D's Family: Rapper A 'Kind Spirit'

The Huffington Post | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.14.2011 | Black Voices

The family of Dwight Errington Myers, aka, Heavy D, the rapper and 90s Hip-Hop icon who died last week, released a statement calling him “a kind and...

WATCH: Heavy D Through The Years

Posted 01.08.2012 | Black Voices

As the music community mourns the tragic loss of Heavy D, HuffPost BlackVoices figured that it would be an appropriate to pay homage to the "Nuttin' B...

Heavy D Dead: Rapper Dies At Age 44

www.tmz.com | Posted 01.08.2012 | Celebrity

Rap legend Heavy D -- one of the most influential rappers of the '90s -- died earlier today ... TMZ has learned. ...

Brennan Williams

EXCLUSIVE: Nas Talks New Album Release

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.08.2013 | Black Voices

As one of hip-hop's most influential and prolific MCs, Nas (born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) has always defined the genre more than it has defined him....