Drake and Larry Graham

I bet you didn't know Kanye West sampled Drake's uncle, old skool singer Larry Graham, on his track "No More Parties in L.A.," featuring Kendrick Lamar.

Drake posted a photo of his Uncle Larry's album cover on Instagram.com. Kanye sampled Graham's song "Stand Up and Shout About Love" from this album.

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Keith Sweat and Sisqo of Dru Hill

R&B crooner Keith Sweat celebrated his birthday at his new restaurant Fuego in Duluth, Ga. Old skool R&B superstars from past and present came out to wish him a Happy Birthday and enjoy good food. This birthday celebration bought to you by event planner Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S Events.

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Rapper Diamond shootng a video in Brooklyn

Rapper Diamond is back. The 25-year-old Atlanta native was seen strutting her stuff on the set of her music video in Brooklyn, NY today. Diamond burst onto the rap scene in 2004 as a member of Crime Mob. The group's hits included "Knuck If You Buck" and "Rock Yo Hips". Diamond left Crime Mob in 2007 to pursue a solo career. She has been struggling ever since.
Photo: TNYF/WENN.com

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Guess Who

This precious baby girl grew up to be a self-absorbed, self-centered, delusional pop singer who can't get enough of the spotlight. This woman will do anything for attention -- even fake giving birth to her daughter. Millions of gullible young girls look up to her for guidance and advice, but she is no role model. Can you guess who she is?

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Bernard Bronner of Bronner Brothers

Long before they became pillars of the community and men of the cloth, Nate and Bernard Bronner were once a funk band duo in the 1980s. Nate and Bernard released 4 albums as The Bronner Brothers. Nate wrote most of their songs, including "Pretty Boys," "I'm Not That Bad," and "A Man To Love". The group was active from 1983 through 1987.

Bernard Bronner (pictured above in 1985) is now President of Bronner Brothers, one of the largest manufacturers of hair and skin care products for African Americans. He is also publisher of Upscale magazine, partner in Rainforest Films, and Show & Sales Director for the Atlanta-based Bronner Bros. He and his wife Shiela have 5 children.

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Nas

Aging rapper Nas was seen walking talking on his cell phone while strolling the streets of NYC on Wednesday. Rapper J. Cole's recounted how he acted like a groupie the moment he played his Born Sinner track "Let Nas Down" for the god MC. The encounter took place at a Houston airport at 6:30 a.m. "My homeboy's like can I hear that song you just did?" Cole recalls. After letting his friend hear "Let Nas Down" they spotted Nas, 39. "He's handing me the laptop back and he says 'Yo is that Nas right there?' I never run into this dude, I had only met him like one other time" said Cole. "I ran on the plane. He was in the seat directly behind me" Cole then played him the song, "He went nuts!"
Photo: Blayze / Splash News

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Johnny Gill Opens Up About His Sexuality

Johnny Gill R&B crooner Johnny Gill was featured on last night's edition of TV One's acclaimed music series 'Unsung'.

One of the subjects that viewers tuned in to hear Gill discuss were the rampant bisexual rumors that have dogged him over the years.

Gill, 46, who dated R&B singer Stacey Lattisaw when he was 15-years-old, seemed conflicted when talking about the persistent gay rumors.

On the one hand he says he has "compassion" for homosexuals, but on the other hand, he says, "it just doesn't feel good."

"If I could tell you why I sure would have by now … at this point in time I would have been able to cure that issue … to get rid of that issue," he explained.

"I took (sic) for the life of me never, never understood where it came from, why it lasted as it's lasted."

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Prince

You don't understand how the young girls swooned over this man when his single "Soft and Wet" was released in 1978. We didn't have blogs or even the Internet back then, so we didn't see Prince's Metrosexuality gradually transform before our very eyes. Prince emerged on the scene at a time when the Jackson 5's popularity was waning, and he was so beautiful with his piercing brown eyes and big afro.

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According to former 'Football Wives' star Chanita Foster, music producer Teddy Riley proposed to his longtime girlfriend Tuesday night at the ATL Live in the Park music event in Atlanta. Riley, 44, already has 6 kids (four daughters and two sons) ranging in age from 25 (Nia Riley) to 7 (Samar Riley).

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An unreleased throwback photo of Beyonce and Jay Z was emailed to me by a loyal reader. The undated Olan Mills-type photo shows a nerdy looking Jay Z posing with Beyonce who is wearing no makeup. Beyonce's should-length hair appears to be thinning. This photo explains why she relies on custom made lacefront wigs. The photo was obviously never intended for public release.


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