Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), known by his stage name DMX (“Dark Man X”), was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copiesContinue Reading

Hello and welcome back! As we are nearing the end of February and Black History Month, just a few thoughts. We, as black people, have made some significant contributions to this country and have accomplished so much. I come from a predominantly black community (Muskegon Heights, MI), where, from theContinue Reading

Beyoncé is teasing a new collection for her activewear line, Ivy Park. The superstar’s brand has dropped campaign images and a teaser video for the upcoming launch, called Icy Park. In addition to Queen Bey, celebs such as Hailey Bieber and Gucci Mane star in the wintery, ski-themed campaign. The model sports a printed pink matching set, beanieContinue Reading

Ramon Ibanga, Jr., professionally known as Illmind (often stylized as !llmind), is a Filipino American record producer, songwriter, and educator. As of 2012, he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Illmind has co-written and produced hip hop, trap, pop, soul, and electronic music for labels such as Cash Money, Def Jam, and Aftermath, and has worked with artists such as Andy Mineo, Kanye West, Drake, J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Ariana Grande,Continue Reading