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Charlie Mack Interview on AM Caffeine Show

Check out our recent interview with Entertainment Legend, Charlie Mack

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died at age 76

(CNN reports)- Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76.

Aretha Franklin-02_i.jpgFranklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.

The “official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit,” the family statement said.
Her death comes three days after a source close to Franklin told CNN’s Don Lemon that the singer was is hospice care.
“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” Franklin’s family said.
“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days, the statement said.
We send our deepest condolences to the Queen’s family. She will be missed but her legend will live on forever.

AM Caffeine 10-Minute Break with Vina Love and Kittie KaBoom

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The up and coming multi-talented Vina Love takes some time to have a sit down to discuss her journey with Kittie Kaboom for the first installment of the AM Caffeine 10-Minute Break. Check out the full interview:

Jay-Z Releases Star-Studded Short for Family Feud, directed by Ava Duvernay

As DJ Khaled would say…Another One! Jay-Z drops another music video/short film from the Grammy-nominated “4:44” album that is now available to the masses on Youtube after premiering on his TIDAL streaming service.

“Family Feud” stars Jay-Z alongside Beyonce and Blue Ivy, with tons of cameos from the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Omari Hardwick, Thandie Newton, America Ferreria, Brie Larson, Niecy Nash and Rosario Dawson.

There has been some backlash from those in the Catholic community who feel the video is “gratuitous” and “exploitive.” Nevertheless the video shows Jay confessing his infidelities to Preistess Bey in a stunning creative visual piece.

WATCH HERE and let us know what you think….

Skillz 2017 Rap up

Like he always does about this time…Our boy Skillz is back with his 2017 Rap Up!

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Virginia rapper Mad Skillz is back for his annual year end wrap up, and 2017 gave the artist a bunch of topics to touch on, from Lavar Ball to Sean Spicer.

Skillz wraps up the year over 50 Cent’s “Big Rich Town” beat, the opening track for the popular crime-drama Power. “I never seen a year like this year, so many twists and turns, a whole lot of losers, we all lived and learned,” Skillz spits.

He talks about various milestones and happenings through 2017, like the Women’s March that took place in the nation’s capital, Beyoncé’s announcement that she had twins, and Jordan Peele’s blockbuster film Get Out, calling it a “modern day masterpiece.” Skillz refers to the film as “a slave movie disguised as a horror movie.”

He then name drops North Korea, as well as Kendall Jenner’s advertising fiasco. “You can’t stop a protest with a can of Pepsi,” Skillz said.

With plenty of references to Trump, Skillz year end rap up is sure to jog your memories about this eventful year. Listen to the full track here.

 

Enjoy…..Let us know what you think!