(Photo) Kool DJ Red Alert Celebrates 30 Years At Union Square

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On August 29th, 1986 one of the most iconic clubs representing hip-hop in NYC opened it’s doors, giving the newer generation of artists a platform to show off their stuff. This laid the foundation for what many call the golden age of hip-hop. From Boogie Down Production, Biz Markie, Eric B & Rakim, Just-Ice, Stetsasonic Salt-N-Pepa, U.T.F.O, Ultra Magnetic & many more, Union Square set a trend of having legendary performing artists. The performances weren’t the only luxury Union Square had to offer, as the music lead to a great party atmosphere which brought people from all 5 NYC boros together. Spinning at the club was the legend himself and hottest NYC DJ at the time, 98.7 KISS FM’s own Kool DJ Red Alert (now with WBLS). Red went on to break many artists under his Red Alert Productions management company. Union Square was also the spot where the Violators first formed as part of Red Alert’s entourage named by Red for their reputations for stealing other guys girlfriends. When you mention the mystic of Union Square, Kool DJ Red Alert has to go hand and hand. Any mention of the golden age of hip-hop should include these two iconic names. Big congrats to Union Square for 30 years to the day the doors opened to pave the way for hip-hop and DJs in NYC and around the world. Be sure to check out Red’s Master Mix Party celebrating the occasion. Ryan Flannery (Twitter:@Flannery15)


Here’s Why Taylor Swift Wasn’t At The VMAs Last Night!

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Taylor Swift was absent at the VMAs last night, but it’s not because she was scared of what Kanye West might say! Well, more than likely, anyway. TMZ reveals that Taylor had to go to Tennessee, as she was actually selected to serve jury duty, and this morning the selection process began. Now, she probably definitely could have still made it with a late night flight or even a private jet…but we’ll let her cook. The criminal case in Nashville involves charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault. Taylor’s one of 30 potential jurors, but she hasn’t been selected just yet. Highly doubt she will either, but let’s see!


Squad Goals: Jay & Beyonce, Swizz & Alicia, Diddy & Cassie + Kim & Kanye Link Up For Dinner

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Now this is what you call #SquadGoals. Following the VMAs last night, some of hip-hop’s most elite moguls linked up, and it made for quite the round-table. Dining at Pasquale Jones in NYC were Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, Jay Z and BeyoncĂ©, Cassie and Diddy and Steve Stoute and his wife, Lauren Branche.


(Photos + Videos) The Best Reactions To Puff Daddy’s “Drake Is Stuck In Traffic” Comment

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I can’t with this stuff lmao. Last night Drake won “Best Hip-Hop Video” for Hotline Bling and he was nowhere to be found (maybe bc Meek & Nick were present). But anyway, Puffy was there to present the award and wound up accepting on Drizzy’s behalf, saying Drake was simply “stuck in traffic”. The internet then went nuts and we’ve got the best reactions and memes after the jump.


(Photo) MTV Confirms Beyonce Will Perform at the VMAs

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Not only will Beyonce be in attendance tonight for the VMAs, but Queen B will be performing as well!


(Photo) The Game Calls For Donation After Man Was Killed

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Through all the police violence that we’ve experienced this summer, it hasn’t ended yet. The Game posted on his Instagram this morning that a man was killed 2 days ago by police and is asking people to donate to the family of the man who was killed.


(Photo) Man On the Run After Admitting Murder On Facebook

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A situation like this has become all too common in today’s world. People committing a crime and admitting it through social media. This man actually admitted to committing a murder on Facebook and is currently on the run.


(Photo) More Evidence Of A Drake-Kanye West Album In a LA Billboard

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This colab album might actually be a reality. Hit the jump to see what I mean.


(Photo) NFL: THAT’S Not Mark Sanchez In The Broncos’ Starting Roster!

So…the Broncos managed to somehow mix up their star quarterback….of 8 years with a couple other teammates.


(Photo) Twitter Roasts Yung Joc’s New Hairstyle

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Rapper and former Love & Hip Hop star Yung Joc found a way to be the butt of everybody’s jokes. He got a new hairstyle and it is one that you have to see for yourself to believe.


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