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Biggie’s Daughter, Tyanna Wallace remember’s her Dad

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Tyana Wallace was clearly a BIG BIG important piece of her Iconic dad?s life.

She said that every May 9th she goes to visit him bringing him flowers and talks to him where he is buried.

And on his Birthday May 21, she loves to get the invites from fans throwing parties celebrating Biggie?s life.

She took to twitter answer many questions from her fans.

R.I.P B.I.G

Check out her tweets below.

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Patti LaBelle: Just Gets Better With Time

Originally posted on BlackDoctor:

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Patti LaBelle, Auntie Patti, Ms. LaBelle, Lady Marmalade…whatever you want to call her, Patti’s name is synonymous with good music and big smiles. Born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards in Philadelphia on May 24, 1944, her career spans over a half of century with awards, critical acclaim and a string of hits.

Recently, BlackDoctor.org sat down with Ms. Patti as she turns 71 years old and found out that she’s not slowing down anytime soon.

BDO: Your birthday is coming up, what are your plans?
Patti:  You know it just feels good to do nothing sometimes.  By doing so much (shows, appearances, etc), I’m looking forward to just relaxing and truly enjoy doing nothing.

BDO: How is that you have a knack for making everyone feel like family?
Patti: Thank you. It was really my dad. I grew up in a household where my mom and dad made everyone feel welcome.  My dad was…

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Doing everything but paying attention to the road while driving

Originally posted on Talking Stuff:

According to research from AT&T, drivers are doing more than just talking and texting while driving. Many are now posting on Facebook and Twitter, snapping selfies and video chatting while driving. This is some scary mess. People, can we put the phones down and pay attention to the roads? I don’t know what’s worse. Drinking while driving or posting to Facebook/Twitter while driving.

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Phones are getting smarter, drivers seemingly less so.

A survey released this morning shows that many motorists have expanded their behind-the-wheel activities beyond texting to include using Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, taking selfies and even shooting videos.

The survey was commissioned by AT&T, itself a phone company, but one that has invested heavily in discouraging distracted driving through its “It Can Wait” public service campaign. The telephone survey was conducted by Braun Research, which polled 2,067 people who own a smartphone and drive at least once…

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Empire Stars Perform Hits From the Fox Series at 2015 Billboard Music Awards

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Desperate for your Empire fix during this long summer hiatus? Don’t worry, ABC’s got you covered. (No, I didn’t mistype “Fox.” I meant ABC.)

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Crazy Legs And Chuck Creekmur Discuss The Elements Of Hip-Hop

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Hip-Hop came from the Bronx, but the originators had influences from all over. Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop talked with Crazy Legs of the legendary Rock Steady Crew and they chatted over the origins of Hip-Hop.

RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Crazy Legs Says No One Person Can Take Credit For Creating Hip-Hop (VIDEO)

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Damon Dash Gets Visit From Cops, Courtesy of Ex-Wife Rachel Roy [WATCH]

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They may have called it quits in 2009, but Damon Dash and Rachel Roy continue to go back and forth as their kids are caught in the middle.

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Reports say Roy had police waiting for Dash at his house in light of her kid been “AWOL from school. Adding to the drama are claims from the fashion designer that Dash is an abusive stoner with a history of domestic violence.

Court documents reveal that Roy wants Dash’s visitation rights taken away amid claims that the music mogul is an unfit father to his two daughters, Ava and Tallulah.

Dash counters his ex, saying that Roy is using the kids as pawns in what he believe is some kind of power play. Despite all this, TMZ noted that Dash isn’t specific as far as what he believes Roy wants from him. To further emphasize his point that Roy is guilty of…

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T.I. Opens Upscale Restaurant In Atlanta

Originally posted on CocoaFab:

T.I. is now a restauranteur and cut the red ribbon his his new upscale, Scales 925 restaurant in Atlanta.

No telling what prompted Tip to tackle such an enthusiastic business venture, especially after Ludacris tried it (STRAITS). Puffy tried it (Justin’s), and Jermaine Dupri tried it (Cafe Dupri) and those music moguls all watched their Atlanta eateries close down.

READ MORE: SIDE HUSTLIN': T.I. Set to Open Southern Restaurant and Lounge

The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Friday and boasts “upscale southern cuisine” in the south’s epicenter. Atlanta officials, Mayor Kasim Reed, Kwanza Hall, and Andrea Boone attended the ceremony as well.

The general public can stop by April 14th when the restaurant officially opens to the public.

Executive Chef Messiah Gonalez, formerly of The Spence in Atlanta, and Chef Ashley, longtime personal chef to T.I., will lead up the kitchen and serve up the cuisine. Scales 925 will have relatively affordable…

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De La Soul Follow’s TLC’s Lead + Uses Kickstarter To Fund Album

Originally posted on The Urban Daily:

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De La Soul has been quietly working on a new album, but now they are looking to their fans to help them with the rest. The rap trio just launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish things up.

From Kickstarter:

What we’ve done is created our own crates of records; album upon albums to mine and sample from. In our world, what we’ve created is freedom, freedom to make the art you believe in without having to compromise your vision. That’s what we’ve always wanted most, that’s what we’ve always believed in, that’s what we’ve fought for, and that’s why we’re doing this Kickstarter with you.

We’re crowdfunding it to help pay for recording, mixing, marketing, and everything else. Your support will keep us in the studio, help us continue to sample and manipulate the music we’ve recorded, will help us get additional production work done; and will help us…

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Idris Elba to Play Gangster Rapper in ‘The Trap’; Replaces Jamie Foxx

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Idris Elbawill replace Jamie Foxx as a gangster rapper in Harmony Korine’s “The Trap,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Benicio Del Toro, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino also star in the film, which Focus Features is in negotiations to acquire for U.S. distribution.

Set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene, “The Trap” finds Del Toro playing an ex-con out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend (Elba) who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Franco will play Elba’s drug-addled manager, while Pacino will play Del Toro’s parole officer. Pattinson will play a surfer who helps Del Toro exact revenge.

John Lesher (“Birdman”) will produce via his Le Grisbi banner along with Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz and DCM Film’s Marc Schmidheiny.

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Here’s Patti LaBelle Dancing to 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’

Originally posted on 1059 SUNNY FM:

It’s been a big week for Patti LaBelle—the 70-year-old singer guest-starred on Empire last week, and last night she had a big moment on Dancing with the Stars.

LaBelle flaunted her stuff and showed off her salsa moves to none other than 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.” LaBelle was shaking what her mother gave her with such intensity that host Tom Bergeron remarked,  “Patti LaBelle holding it together, literally in places.”

Related: An Animated Questlove Chases Patti LaBelle & Fried Chicken: Watch

LaBelle earned a 28 out of 40 score from the judges.

Judge Bruno Tonioli compared the “Be Yourself” singer to a character from Empire: the high-powered record exec Cookie Lyon played by Taraji P. Henson. “So Cookie! So Empire!” Tonioli exclaimed.

Read more on Radio.com.

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